Alice Englert

Alice Englert
Born Alice Allegra Englert
(1994-08-15) 15 August 1994
Sydney, Australia
Nationality Australian
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present
Relatives Colin David Englert (father)
Jane Campion (mother)
Jasper Englert (brother)

Alice Allegra Englert (born 15 August 1994) is an Australian-born actress best known for her roles as Rosa in the film Ginger & Rosa, and as Lena Duchannes in the 2013 film Beautiful Creatures.

Life and career

1994–2008: Early life and career beginnings

Englert was born on 15 August 1994 in Australia.[1][2] She is the daughter of New Zealand-born, Australia-based director Jane Campion, and Australian filmmaker Colin David Englert.[3][4] She was raised in Sydney and on locations where her mother's work took the family, explaining, "I’ve spent half my life on planes. I have a lot of love for New Zealand, though. That is where the really arty, whimsical side of the family resided — in hobbitland."[3] She attended schools in New York City, London, New Zealand, Rome and Australia, one of them being Sibford School, a boarding school in Oxfordshire, England. Her parents divorced when she was seven and she made her film debut at the age of eight in Listen, followed, at 12, by her mother's short film "The Water Diary".[2] She left high school to become an actress.[3]


Englert is featured in epic romance time travel adventure film The Lovers, which was showcased at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival; it has yet to be released.[1] In 2012, Englert starred in Ginger & Rosa, opposite Elle Fanning.[1] In 2013, she starred in the low-budget horror film In Fear, and in the supernatural romance film Beautiful Creatures, which was based upon the novel of the same name by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.[5] A poet and singer, Englert's self-penned song "Needle and Thread" was used in the film.[6] In an interview, Englert stated that she "recorded ["Needle and Thread"] in the bathroom of the apartment I was staying in the warehouse district of New Orleans."[6]


Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Water Diary Ziggy Short film
2008 Flame of the West Casey Short film
8 Ziggy Segment: The Water Diary
2012 Ginger & Rosa Rosa
2013 In Fear Lucy
Beautiful Creatures Lena Duchannes Disney Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated—Teen Choice Awards for Actress Romance
Nominated—Teen Choice Awards for Breakout Star
The Lovers Dolly The film is also known as Singularity
2014 New Worlds Hope Russell TV mini-series
2015 Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Lady Pole TV series
2016 The Rehearsal

Awards and nominations

Year Ceremony Category Work Result
2012 British Independent Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Ginger & Rosa Nominated


  1. 1 2 3 Pringle, Gill (8 February 2013). "Beautiful Creature: Alice Englert is set to soar as star of 'the new Twilight'". The Independent. Retrieved 9 February 2013. ...The Piano, for which Campion received the Best Screenplay Oscar in 1994, the same year that Englert was born.
  2. 1 2 Sampson, Des (24 January 2013). "Alice Englert stars in Twilight successor". The New Zealand Herald. Archived from the original on 31 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  3. 1 2 3 Aftab, Kaleem (n.d.). "Alice Englert". Interview. Archived from the original on 16 February 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  4. "A raw Meg Ryan, wrestling love's myth". Philadelphia Inquirer. 26 October 2003. p. H09. Retrieved 20 April 2014 via (subscription required (help)). Those themes are close to Campion, who turns 50 in the spring and is separated from her husband, Australian TV director Colin Englert
  5. Wilkinson, Amy (9 May 2012). "'Beautiful Creatures': Exclusive First Look At The Magical Set!". Viacom Media Networks. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  6. 1 2 "Alden Ehrenreich and Alice Englert Talk 'Beautiful Creatures'". 12 February 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2014.

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