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Camilla Belle in June 2009
Camilla Belle Routh

(1986-10-02) October 2, 1986 (age 36)
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993–present

Camilla Belle Routh (born October 2, 1986), known professionally as Camilla Belle, is an American actress, director, and producer.

Early life

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.

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Belle in 2009

Public image

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.

Personal life

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.


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Belle arrives at the premiere of the motion picture Push in Los Angeles in January 2009


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Little Princess, AA Little Princess Jane
1996 Poison Ivy II: Lily Daphna Falk Direct to video
1997 Lost World: Jurassic Park, TheThe Lost World: Jurassic Park Cathy Bowman
1998 Practical Magic Young Sally Owens
1998 Patriot, TheThe Patriot Holly McClaren
1998 Secret of the Andes Diana Willings
1999 Invisible Circus, TheThe Invisible Circus Phoebe O'Connor, age 10–12
2005 Ballad of Jack and Rose, TheThe Ballad of Jack and Rose Rose Slavin
2005 Chumscrubber, TheThe Chumscrubber Crystal Falls
2005 Quiet, TheThe Quiet Dot
2006 When a Stranger Calls Jill Johnson
2007 The Trap Hermia Short film
2008 10,000 BC Evolet
2009 Push Kira Hollis
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)
2012 Lovelocked Cyd Short film
2013 Open Road Angie
2013 Zero Hour Paula Short film
2014 Cavemen Tess
2014 Amapola Ama
2014 Bald Linda Short film
2015 Diablo Alexsandra
2016 The American Side Emily Chase
2016 Sundown Gaby
2017 The Mad Whale Isabel Wallace
2022 10 Truths About Love Carina Franklin Tubi original film
2022 Carter Agnes Netflix original film


Year Title Role Notes
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

Music videos

Year Title Artist(s)
1993 "This Christmas" Gloria Estefan
2008 "Lovebug" Jonas Brothers
2011 "Shera di Kaum" Akshay Kumar featuring Ludacris
2011 "Ne Aaja Veh" Vinay Virmani
2013 "Heart Attack" Enrique Iglesias

Other credits

Year Title Notes
2021 Phobias Director (segment Hoplophobia)

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
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

See also

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