In a cast stacked with impressive dancers (Harry Shum Jr.! Alyson Stoner! Adam Sevani! tWitch!), Sharni Vinson knows how to hold her own. As the leading lady in Step Up 3D she manages to simultaneously dance, act and look super hot. It’s no surprise she’s a natural on camera: Sharni has been prepping for her big movie break nearly her entire life. The Australian beauty attended the Australian Theatre for Young People for four years before she began training at the Brent Street school of performing arts. Now, she’s made a home for herself in the U.S., where she’ll be tearing up the big screen on August 6.
What did you want to be when you were a teen? The center of attention.
Do you have any bad dance habits? I was always told I had pointy fingers in ballet and used to tape them together to break the habit.
If you weren’t a dancer, what would you be? Working with animals, or a marine biologist.
Performer you would drop everything to see: Lady Gaga
Most-played song on your iPod: Ne-Yo "Miss Independent"
What’s your biggest guilty pleasure? Cadbury chocolate
Photo of Sharni Vinson by Andrew Eccles.