Happy birthday to Lily Collins who turns 24 today (March 18! The actress – who is the daughter of English musician Phil Collins and American-born Jill Tavelman – has grown up in Los Angeles since she was five.
Her film credits include Mirror Mirror, Abduction and The Blind Side. Her newest role is playing Clary Fray in the adaptation of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Playing her on-screen love is her real life boyfriend Jamie Campbell Bower. In an interview Collins recalled meeting him during the Mortal Instruments auditions back in 2010.
“I read with a couple of different guys. Jamie just came in and… that was it. He was just himself. He had this perfect mixture of being this witty, kind of jokey, cocky in the best sense of the word. But also extremely vulnerable, emotional and this great mixture of emotions. And that’s what Jace is. He has to walk in a room and make people turn their heads and that’s what Jamie does.”
As for her looks – she once talked about her recognizable eyebrows.
She said to Glamour, “Big brows weren’t the look in L.A., where I grew up. But my mom instilled in me that it’s the quirky things that make you beautiful.”