Hollywood star Emma Stone made her film debut in 2007 in the coming-of-age comedy Superbad. Stone made her strong debut when she was only 19 years old and since then the award-winner has performed in a diverse range of films.
Stone has won 31 awards, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and a Golden Globe Award.
From playing a badass zombie apocalypse survivor in Zombieland to playing Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man, Stone has impressed audiences and critics with her performances.
As Stone turns 34 years today, let’s take a look at her most iconic roles.
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Emma Stone’s Iconic Roles
Olivia Penderghast – Easy A
One cannot mention Stone’s iconic roles without mentioning the romantic comedy film Easy A.
The film starred Stone As Olivia Penderghast, a high school student who Is labelled as a “dirty skank” when her lie turns into high school gossip. The film explores sexual liberation as Stone’s character embraces her new reputation and uses it to boost the popularity of other students in exchange for gift cards.
Stone’s performance in the film was praised by critics and audiences alike.
Cruella de Vil – Cruella
The crime comedy film Cruella is based on the titular character Cruella de Vil from The Hundred and One Dalmations.
Stone played the role of Cruella in the film set in London during the 1970s. It follows Estella Miller’s journey as a fashion designer as she becomes the notorious fashion designer known as Cruella de Vil.
Stone embodied the Disney villain with style and was praised for her performance.
Mia Dolan – La La Land
Stone starred opposite Ryan Gosling in the romantic musical film La La Land. She played the role of Mia Dolan, an aspiring actor who falls in love with Gosling’s character.
The film won a record-breaking number of awards at the Golden Globes with seven awards from seven nominations. The film also received 14 nominations at the Academy Awards and Stone won the Best Actress award.
Abigail Masham – The Favourite
Stone’s remarkable performance in the period black comedy The Favourite, set in the early 18th century in Great Britain is considered as one of her best roles.
The film revolves around the relationship between Stone’s character Abigail Masham and Sarah Churchill (played by Rachel Weisz) as they attempt to become the court favourite of Queen Anne (played by Olivia Colman).
Stone’s performance earned her a nomination for Best Supporting Actress for the Oscars.