You can’t mention queens in Hollywood, without mentioning Ashley Benson. The American actress and model who rose from fame at a young age has gone on to cement her place in Hollywood as one of the best actress to ever exist.
Hailing from Anaheim, California, Ashley’s acting career first began when her passion for dancing and being in the spotlight bloomed even before kindergarten. Her love for all things artistic led her into performance as a dancer and singer by the tender age of four.
As if that wasn't enough, she went into modeling, signing with the Ford Modeling Agency at just eight years old. However, her true calling came to light in the early 2000s when she shifted her focus to acting.
As soon as she decided to push into acting in the early 2000s, Ashley left her mark with notable roles in various projects, including Days of Our Lives and movies like 13 Going on 30, Bring It On: In It to Win It, and Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal.
But her big break came in 2009 when she landed the role of Hanna Marin on the hit series "Pretty Little Liars," solidifying her status as a household name. Let’s see her journey from childhood star to Hollywood celebrity.
Her childhood dreams to Hollywood
Ashley Benson was born on December 18, 1989, and is currently 33 years old going to 34 years by this December. She grew up in a well-settled family with parents Shannon and Jeff Benson and an older sister Shaylene, who supported her love for stardom and took care of her during her days as a child star.
From the young age of three, Ashley was already very vocal for her passion for dancing leading her to explore ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop. She was among those little kids who enjoyed being on stage and had a big smile on their faces when they had to perform in front of an audience. She also had a huge love for singing and was nurtured through choirs and musicals, and she began performing at the age of four.
Ashley’s Early Life and Breakthrough Role
Following her brith in Anaheim Hills, California, Ashley Victoria Benson displayed her love for all things that put her on the spotlight at a very young age. However her first role in the movie industry that put her on the map was when she was cast as Abby Deveraux on the beloved soap opera “Days of Our Lives” in 2004. This early success provided Ashley with a solid foundation to build her career in the entertainment world.
Rise to fame
Ashley Benson’s career took a turn for the better in 2010 when she landed the role of Hanna Marin in the hit television series “Pretty Little Liars.” Following the release of the movie, it gained a very massive fan base and Ashley’s portrayal of the stylish and witty Hanna earned her praise from critics and fans alike, solidifying her position as a rising star in Hollywood.
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Cementing position as a Hollywood celebrity
As her fame continued to increase, Ashley successfully made a debut to the silver screen. In 2012, she starred in the provocative film “Spring Breakers” alongside fellow young talents like Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens. The movie just solidified her position in the entertainment industry and showcased her versatility as an actress and opened doors to bigger opportunities in Hollywood.
Since Ashley rise to fame in the early 2000s she has come so far from where she started and has become so famous that you only need to see her face in the front of a movie poster to know that the movie will definitely be a hit.
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