Camilla Belle Routh (born October 2, 1986), known professionally as Camilla Belle, is an American actress. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Belle began her acting career with appearances in numerous television commercials before landing her first lead role in NBC's thriller, Trapped Beneath the Earth in 1992. She has since appeared in a variety of films and television shows, including The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Practical Magic (1998), Rip Girls (2000) and 10,000 BC (2008). Belle has also been recognized for her work in independent films such as The Quiet (2005) and The Mad Whale (2017).

Camilla Belle
Belle in 2009
Camilla Belle Routh

(1986-10-02) October 2, 1986 (age 37)[1][2]
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active1993–present

In addition to her acting career, Belle has been the face of Vera Wang's "Princess" fragrance and has made appearances in advertisements for brands such as Nespresso and Cotton. She is also known for her fashion choices, having been featured on the cover of numerous fashion magazines and frequently attending New York Fashion Week. Belle's personal life, including her relationships and her bilingual upbringing in English and Portuguese, has also garnered media attention.

Early life edit

An only child, Belle was born to Deborah Cristina Gould[3] and Jack Wesley Routh, a country music performer and composer. She attended Marlborough School, an all-girl high school in Los Angeles.[4] She grew up speaking English and Portuguese.[5] During her childhood, she frequently visited her mother's family in Brazil.[6] She was raised in her mother's devout Roman Catholic faith.[7]

Career edit

Belle began her career as a child actor appearing in television commercials for brands such as Cabbage Patch Kids, Campbell's Soup, Public Broadcasting System and Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical. In 1992, she was cast in her first lead role in a film, the NBC thriller Trouble Shooter: Trapped Beneath the Earth.[2] In 1995 she appeared in A Little Princess based on the novel of the same name. 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).[8] 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).[9]SFStation wrote that "performance-wise The Quiet belongs to Camilla Belle and Elisha Cuthbert".[10] 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.[11] Her contract ended in July 2009.[12][13]

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).[14] In 2007, she appeared in coffee brand Nespresso's television commercial alongside actor George Clooney.[15] She then played a lead role in the Roland Emmerich-directed big-budget film 10,000 BC (2008),[16] which grossed $269 million at the worldwide box office.[17] In 2012, Belle sang in an advertisement for Cotton.[18][19][20] 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.[21] 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.[22][23][24]

Belle in 2009

Public image edit

Belle's appearance and fashion choices have been a subject of media attention.[25][26] She has appeared on the cover of numerous fashion magazines, including Teen Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Tatler, Ocean Drive, Glamour, Nylon, Vanidades, Lucky, ES Magazine and Genlux.[27] She is a frequent guest star at New York Fashion Week, among other fashion events.[28] She has also been a runway model for Alberta Ferretti[29][30] and The Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection.[31]

Her style has received noteworthy praise from periodicals such as Cosmopolitan, InStyle and People.[32][33] In 2007, People magazine named her "Fashionista of the Week" during Mercedes-Benz Fall Fashion Week in New York City.[34] 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."[34] Belle has never worked with a professional stylist and credits her mother as her stylist instead.[35] In her fashion choices, Belle and her mother are inspired by Elizabeth Taylor and Old Hollywood.[36]

Filmography edit

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

Film edit

Year Title Role Notes
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
1999 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
2005 The 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[37] Tubi original film[22]
2022 Carter Agnes Netflix original film

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Empty Cradle Sally Television film (ABC)
1993 Trouble Shooters: Trapped Beneath the Earth Jennifer Gates Television film (NBC)
1994 Deconstructing Sarah Young Elizabeth Television film (USA Network)
1995 Annie: A Royal Adventure! Molly Television film (ABC)
1996 Marshal Law Boot Coleman Television film (Showtime)
1998 Walker, Texas Ranger Cindy Morgan Episode: "Code of the West"
1999 Replacing Dad Mandy Television film (CBS)
2000 The Wild Thornberrys Calf (voice) Episode: "Where the Gauchos Roam"
2000 Rip Girls Sydney Miller Television film (Disney Channel)
2001 Back to the Secret Garden Elizabeth "Lizzy" Buscana Television film (Hallmark Channel)
2018–19 Mickey and the Roadster Racers Almanda (voice) 2 episodes: "Daisy's Photo Finish!/Super-Charged: Daisy's Grande Goal", "Mickey's Thanksgiving Family Fun Race!/Happy Thanksgiving Helpers!"
2019 Dollface Melyssa Guest role; 2 episodes
2022 Law & Order: Organized Crime Pearl Serrano Recurring role, NBC series
2023 Love Can Surprise You Carina Television film (Great American Family)

Music videos edit

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 edit

Year Title Notes
2016 Looking at the Stars Executive producer [38]
2021 Phobias Director (segment Hoplophobia) [39]

Awards and nominations edit

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

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