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Isabella Heathcote (born 27 May 1987) is an Australian actress. She began her acting career in 2008. The following year, she had a recurring role as Amanda Fowler on the television soap opera Neighbours.

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Heathcote at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con International
Isabella Heathcote

(1987-05-27) 27 May 1987 (age 32)
OccupationActress, model
Years active2008–present
Partner(s)Andrew Dominik (2010–2018)

Heathcote has since portrayed governess Victoria Winters in Tim Burton's film adaptation of Dark Shadows, Jane Bennett in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, model Gigi in The Neon Demon, Nicole Dörmer in the dystopian alternate history thriller series The Man in the High Castle, Leila Williams, a deranged ex-lover of Christian Grey, in Fifty Shades Darker and Olive Byrne in Professor Marston and the Wonder Women.

Early lifeEdit

Heathcote was born in Melbourne, Australia. Her father was a lawyer.[2] She attended Korowa Anglican Girls' School. She began her career in 2008. In May 2010, she was a recipient of a Heath Ledger Scholarship.[3]


In December 2010, Heathcote was cast in David Chase's film Not Fade Away.[4] In February 2011, Tim Burton selected Heathcote to play Victoria Winters and Josette du Pres in his film adaptation of Dark Shadows, starring opposite Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Helena Bonham Carter.[5][6] She was later cast in Nicolas Winding Refn's thriller film The Neon Demon, which was released in 2016.[7][8]

Heathcote was named as one of the 10 Actors to Watch: Breakthrough Performances of 2012 at the 20th Hamptons International Film Festival.[9] The following year, she starred alongside Max Minghella in The Killers' music video for "Shot at the Night".[10] Heathcote was part of the Spring/Summer 2014 campaign for Miu Miu alongside fellow actresses Lupita Nyong'o, Elle Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen.[11]

In 2017, Heathcote played Leila Williams in the film Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey.[12] She also joined the season 2 cast of television drama The Man in the High Castle, as Nicole Dörmer, a Berlin-born filmmaker.[13] Heathcote starred as Olive Byrne, partner of psychologists and comic book authors William Moulton Marston and Elizabeth Holloway Marston, in the 2017 biographical film Professor Marston and the Wonder Women.[14]

Heathcote was cast as Susan Parsons in the CBS All Access drama Strange Angel in 2018. The show is an adaptation of George Pendle's novel Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons.[15]

Personal lifeEdit

Heathcote was engaged to film director Andrew Dominik in 2017, after seven years together.[16]


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Acolytes Petra
2010 Glenn Owen Dodds Julie Short film
2010 Beneath Hill 60 Marjorie Waddell Credited as Isabella Heathcote
2011 In Time Michele Weis
2012 Dark Shadows Maggie Evans/Victoria Winters/Josette du Pres
2012 Not Fade Away Grace Dietz
2014 The Rewrite Karen
2015 The Curse of Downers Grove Chrissie Swanson
2016 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Jane Bennett
2016 The Neon Demon Gigi
2017 Fifty Shades Darker Leila Williams
2017 Professor Marston and the Wonder Women Olive Byrne
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Neighbours Amanda Fowler Recurring role
8 episodes
2016 The Man in the High Castle Nicole Dörmer Series regular
7 episodes
2018 Strange Angel Susan Parsons


  1. ^ Manelis, Michelle (5 May 2012). "Bella Heathcote admits kissing Johnny Depp but says she never slept with Brad Pitt". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
  2. ^ Kaufman, Amy (6 November 2012). "Young Hollywood: Breaking the news that acting is your calling". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Peter (14 May 2010). "Young Aussie stars shining in Hollywood". Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  4. ^ Fleming, Mike (14 December 2010). "Bella Heathcote Lands 'Twylight Zones'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  5. ^ Swerdloff, Alexis (20 May 2012). "Bella Heathcote on Her Upcoming Role in Dark Shadows". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  6. ^ Fleming, Mike (2 February 2011). "Jackie Earle Haley And Bella Heathcoate In 'Dark Shadows' Talks". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  7. ^ Squires, John (5 February 2015). "Keanu Reeves and Christina Hendricks Grab Hold of Nicolas Refn's Neon Demon". Dread Central. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  8. ^ Squires, John (2 February 2011). "Filming Begins on The Neon Demon; Official Plot Synopsis". Dread Central. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  9. ^ Kilday, Gregg (7 October 2012). "'Silver Linings Playbook' Wins Audience Award at Hamptons Film Fest". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  10. ^ Coulehan, Erin (27 September 2013). "The Killers Give Lovers a Chance in 'Shot at the Night'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  11. ^ Smith, Lauren (10 January 2014). "There's an Olsen in the new Miu Miu ad campaign". Glamour. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  12. ^ Kroll, Justin (5 February 2016). "'Fifty Shades Darker' Adds Bella Heathcote as Christian Grey's Ex". Variety. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  13. ^ Petski, Denise (6 April 2016). "Bella Heathcote Joins 'Man In The High Castle'; Warren Christie In 'Eyewitness'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  14. ^ Lincoln, Ross A. (7 October 2016). "Biopic 'Professor Marston & The Wonder Women' Acquired By Sony". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  15. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (13 February 2018). "'Strange Angel': Bella Heathcote Cast As Female Lead In CBS All Access Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  16. ^ "Bella Heathcote Is Engaged". The Hollywood Reporter. 20 March 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017.

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