Amber Heard

Like many up-and-coming actresses in Hollywood, Amber Heard made her mark playing overtly sexualized teens. But she steadily proved herself to be more than just a pretty face by tackling roles in a variety of genres, whether it was comedy, action or adventure. Heard launched her career with small parts on television shows like the hit teen drama "The O.C." (Fox, 2003-07), and had featured roles in "Friday Night Lights" (2004) and in "North Country" (2005). She also proved her comedic chops in the comedy "Pineapple Express" (2008) opposite Seth Rogen and James Franco. Although her much-promoted drama series "The Playboy Club" (NBC, 2011), about the Bunnies and patrons of the famed Playboy Chicago hot spot in the 1960s, was quickly canceled, Heard remained heavily in demand. Eclectic projects like "The Rum Diary" (2011), opposite Johnny Depp (whom she went on to marry in 2015 and divorce in early 2017), Robert Rodriguez's gleefully over the top "Machete Kills" (2013), and the art house drama "The Danish Girl" (2015) further bolstered the young actress' increased visibility on the big screen before her role as Mera in the DC Comics franchises "Justice League" (2017) and "Aquaman" (2018) increased her mainstream visibility. Beautiful, talented and not afraid to tackle controversy in either her professional or personal choices, Heard quickly became one of the most watched actresses in the business.