In the UK, she is known as the person behind Effy Stonem on Skins, where she played Nicholas Hoult’s younger sister, but American audiences will become more familiar with her after The Maze Runner, which is set in a post-apocalyptic world. The half-Brazilian, half-English star was dyslexic and bullied at school, and it was acting that gave her confidence. Though, when she was 16, she ran out of an audition in tears because she didn’t look like the blonde girls auditioning. “I though I didn’t deserve to do a period film,” she told the Standard. She overcame that and went on to star in Wuthering Heights.