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Camilla Belle in June 2009
Camilla Belle Routh
October 2, 1986
Camilla Belle Routh (born October 2, 1986), known professionally as Camilla Belle, is an American actress, director, and producer.
Belle was born to Deborah Cristina Gould and Jack Wesley Routh, a country music performer and composer. She attended Marlborough School, an all-girl high school in Los Angeles. She grew up speaking English and Portuguese. During her childhood, she frequently visited her mother's family in Brazil.
Early in her career, Belle appeared in numerous television commercials for well-known brands, including Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical, Cabbage Patch Kids, Campbell's Soup and Public Broadcasting System. In 1992, she was cast as a lead in her first film, NBC's thriller, Trapped Beneath the Earth. Belle began her career with a small role in the film version of the novel A Little Princess (1995). In The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), she played Cathy Bowman, a young wealthy British girl attacked by a pack of Compsognathus. In 1998, she played Aubrey Shepard on the Focus on the Family radio drama Adventures in Odyssey. Following a turn as Steven Seagal's daughter in The Patriot (1998), she earned a 1999 Youth in Film Young Artist Award nomination for her portrayal of Sandra Bullock's character as a girl in Practical Magic (1998), as well as another nomination the same year for her guest appearance on the TV series Walker: Texas Ranger.
She received her third and fourth Young Artist Award nominations respectively for the television film Replacing Dad (1999) and for her first lead role, in the Disney Channel television film Rip Girls (2000). Belle played the lead role in the television film Back to the Secret Garden (2001), then took a break from acting before returning with a role in the independent film The Quiet (2005). SFStation wrote that "performance-wise The Quiet belongs to Camilla Belle and Elisha Cuthbert". In 2006, she signed a multi-year contract to become the face of Vera Wang's "Princess" fragrance, appearing in print advertisements and television commercials. Her contract ended in July 2009.
She returned to performing after a short break with the lead role of sixteen-year-old Jill Johnson in the remake of When a Stranger Calls (2006). In 2007, she appeared in coffee brand Nespresso's television commercial alongside actor George Clooney. She then played a lead role in the Roland Emmerich-directed big-budget film 10,000 BC (2008), which grossed $269 million at the worldwide box office. In 2012, Belle sang in an advertisement for Cotton. Belle played Isabel Wallace in The Mad Whale (2017), a student project produced by James Franco's Elysium Bandini Studios and the USC School of Cinematic Arts. She starred as Carina in Fox's streaming platform Tubi's original romantic comedy film 10 Truths About Love (2022), which anchored the platform's Valentine’s Day programming event.
Belle's appearance and fashion choices have been a subject of media attention. She has graced the cover of numerous fashion magazines, including Teen Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Tatler, Ocean Drive, Glamour, Nylon, Vanidades, Lucky, ES Magazine and Genlux. She is a frequent guest star at New York Fashion Week, among other fashion events. She has also been a runway model for Alberta Ferretti and The Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection.
Her style has received noteworthy praise from periodicals such as Cosmopolitan, InStyle and People. In 2007, People magazine named her "Fashionista of the Week" during Mercedes-Benz Fall Fashion Week in New York City. People wrote that Belle "managed to look appropriate and fashion-forward at every event she went to this week, including Max Azria, Oscar de la Renta and Miss Sixty." Belle has never worked with a professional stylist and credits her mother as her stylist instead. In her fashion choices, Belle and her mother are inspired by Elizabeth Taylor and Old Hollywood.
Belle dated Joe Jonas from late 2008 to mid-2009. They met when she appeared in the Jonas Brothers' "Lovebug" music video. Taylor Swift wrote the song "Better than Revenge" about their relationship, after Jonas left her for Belle.
|1995||A Little Princess||Jane|
|1996||Poison Ivy II: Lily||Daphna Falk||Direct to video|
|1997||The Lost World: Jurassic Park||Cathy Bowman|
|1998||Practical Magic||Young Sally Owens|
|1998||The Patriot||Holly McClaren|
|1998||Secret of the Andes||Diana Willings|
|1999||The Invisible Circus||Phoebe O'Connor, age 10–12|
|2005||The Ballad of Jack and Rose||Rose Slavin|
|2005||The Chumscrubber||Crystal Falls|
|2006||When a Stranger Calls||Jill Johnson|
|2007||The Trap||Hermia||Short film|
|2009||Adrift||Ângela||À Deriva (Brazilian title)|
|2010||Father of Invention||Claire Axle|
|2010||Dirty Dancing 3: Capoeira Nights||Baby||Short film|
|2011||From Prada to Nada||Nora Dominguez|
|2011||Breakaway||Melissa Winters||Speedy Singhs (Hindi title)|
|2013||Zero Hour||Paula||Short film|
|2016||The American Side||Emily Chase|
|2017||The Mad Whale||Isabel Wallace|
|2022||10 Truths About Love||Carina Franklin||Tubi original film|
|2022||Carter||Agnes||Netflix original film|
|1993||Empty Cradle||Sally||Television film|
|1993||Trouble Shooters: Trapped Beneath the Earth||Jennifer Gates||Television film|
|1994||Deconstructing Sarah||Young Elizabeth||Television film|
|1995||Annie: A Royal Adventure!||Molly||Television film|
|1996||Marshal Law||Boot Coleman||Television film|
|1998||Walker, Texas Ranger||Cindy Morgan||Episode: "Code of the West"|
|1999||Replacing Dad||Mandy||Television film|
|2000||The Wild Thornberrys||Calf (voice)||Episode: "Where the Gauchos Roam"|
|2000||Rip Girls||Sydney Miller||Television film|
|2001||Back to the Secret Garden||Elizabeth "Lizzy" Buscana||Television film|
|2018–2019||Mickey and the Roadster Racers||Almanda (voice)||Episode: "Daisy's Photo Finish!/Super-Charged: Daisy's Grande Goal"
Mickey's Thanksgiving Family Fun Race
|2019||Dollface||Melyssa||Guest role, Hulu series|
|2022||Law & Order: Organized Crime||Pearl Serrano||Recurring role, NBC series|
|1993||"This Christmas"||Gloria Estefan|
|2011||"Shera di Kaum"||Akshay Kumar featuring Ludacris|
|2011||"Ne Aaja Veh"||Vinay Virmani|
|2013||"Heart Attack"||Enrique Iglesias|
|2021||Phobias||Director (segment Hoplophobia)|
Awards and nominations
|1999||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a TV Drama Series – Guest Starring Young Actress||Walker, Texas Ranger||Nominated|
|1999||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress||Practical Magic||Nominated|
|2000||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a TV Movie or Pilot – Supporting Young Actress||Replacing Dad||Nominated|
|2001||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a TV Movie (Drama) – Leading Young Actress||Rip Girls||Nominated|
|2005||Gotham Awards||Breakthrough Actor||The Ballad of Jack and Rose||Nominated|
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