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Abbie Cornish — Aussie Gold

Abbie Cornish
"The first time you get nude in front of someone, it's hard, and then it's, 'Well, you've seen everything now; it's OK, we can shoot the rest of the day'."
Full name: Abbie Cornish
DOB: 7 August 1982
Place of birth: Lochinvar, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Actress

Abbie Cornish facts

  • Abbie's an actress – you might have seen her in Sucker Punch or Limitless.

  • She grew up on a 170-acre farm in Australia – if you don't know how big 170 acres is, imagine the wood in Winnie-the-Pooh, double it, and remove a bit.

  • She was voted Australia's Sexiest Vegetarian in 2008 and she hasn't eaten meat since the age of 13.

Why we love Abbie Cornish

Abbie Cornish is, confusingly, not Cornish. Instead she was born in Lochinvar, which sounds like it's in Scotland but is in fact in New South Wales, which is nowhere near actual Wales and is about as far away as possible, in Australia. What a dizzying trail of wrong-footing and red herrings.

She's an actress – you're most likely to have seen her in 2011's premier psychological abuse/giant robot battling/burlesque-dancin' flick Sucker Punch, in which she played the armour-clad, sword-toting Sweetpea. She also narrated the film, like a young, blonde female Morgan Freeman.

Abbie Cornish has, of course, done other things as well. Her first role was alongside Hugo Weaving (the guy who played both Elrond and Agent Smith) in the award-winning short film Everything Goes back in 2004, she played Wally Winthrop in Madonna's W.E., and she was the female lead in Limitless, a film in which Bradley Cooper takes a load of drugs and that's basically OK because SCIENCE.

Oh, and this one time, Abbie Cornish was an owl. In Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, Zack Synder's foray into children's films and needlessly long titles, she played Otulissa, who is both an aspiring navigator and a short-eared owl. Although, y'know, it was all done with CGI. They didn't dress her up in an owl suit or anything.

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