A True labour of love for Anna
For this 28-year-old Canadian-born, New Zealand-raised actress, that glitter came early when, aged 11, Paquin won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for The Piano. She remains the second-youngest winner of a major Oscar, a 10-year-old Tatum O'Neal being the youngest for Paper Moon in 1973.
Since that fateful day, we've been witness to her growing pains as Paquin has mumbled through the likes of Almost Famous, The Squid and The Whale and the currently dormant X-Men franchise.
Paquin's role as Sookie Stackhouse in TV's vampire drama True Blood has brought the young actress both a new audience and a husband, co-star Stephen Moyer (who was married when the two first began working together). They're together in happy matrimony now, and in a show that never quite lives up to its sexy, blood-drenched promise. But that hasn't stopped it becoming a major hit.