You Need To Know: Sasha Lane

The young, beautiful actress taking Cannes 2016 by storm

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Sasha Lane, the 19-year-old actress from Texas, was the breakout star of Cannes 2016, wowing spectators both on red carpet – in head to toe Louis Vuitton - and on screen.

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The newcomer stars in British director Andrea Arnold's latest film, American Honey, which took home the prestigious Jury Prize.

Sasha plays Star, a runaway teenage girl who gets caught up with a travelling gang selling magazine subscriptions for a living and is thrown into a life of partying and law-bending.  

Her character immediately falls for leader of the gang, played by Shia LaBeouf.

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There were rumours linking the actors off screen too but it was Sasha's brother who got the call-up to be her date at Cannes, which makes us like her even more.

How does one ask for more , you were the best part of this experience ❤️ #brotherlove

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That, and she definitely won the Elle Jury Prize for best red carpet hair, fashioning her brunette dreads into Princess Leia-style buns.

She's also become BFF with her other American Honey co-star Riley Keough, Elvis Presley's granddaughter, who posted an Instagram picture of Sasha chilling out in their hotel room with the caption: 'My Angel, my Star, my Baby'.

My Angel, my Star, my Baby ⭐️🇺🇸✌🏿️

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Before Hollywood came calling Sasha worked as a hostess at a Mexican restaurant near her hometown in Texas and decided to give acting a go after talent scouts told her she had 'a face for movies'.

She's now been linked to the lead in a new YA project Hunting Lila, based on the books by Sarah Alderson.

It won't be long before we're seeing a lot more of Sasha Lane's 'face for movies'.

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