How She Did It: From Unknown Actress To Star Wars Heroine Daisy Ridley

CREDIT: Christian MacDonald/Interview magazine

Daisy Ridley, the star of the new and super-amazing Star Wars movie is an actress to keep an eye on. She worked her butt off to get to where she is today, and that’s why she’s a super inspiring career girl.


Daisy attended a performing arts college in Hertfordshire from when she was just 9 until 18. She then went on to study at University. However, after realising that acting was her dream, she dropped out to pursue her career as an actress. Ridley is a go-getter, and this just proves her strive and quest for greatness is unstoppable!


Daisy has been in multiple TV shows growing up, including Casualty and Mr Selfridge. However, the auditions for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, were open – anyone could audition. That’s why we admire Daisy that little bit more; she had to fight off thousands of women going for the same role. Even with such little experience in the acting world, she came out of the other side a true champion – one every career girl should admire!

Daisy Who?

After landing the role as Rey in Star Wars, Ridley was getting questioned as to actually who she was. No one had heard of her, she had no IMBD biography and only a few hundred followers on Instagram. Who was this woman? Where had she come from? Critics reviewing the show couldn’t believe the hidden talent J.J Abrahams had given to the world – she was seen as the star of the show – pardon the pun.

Pursuing Dreams

Daisy pursued her dreams, and ended up being involved in one of the largest film franchises ever. If this teaches us anything, it’s that we ought to believe in ourselves no matter the goal!

  • Carina

    She’s so inspiring. Sometimes success can seem to fall into people’s lap overnight, but what we don’t know is the effort that they have put in years and years prior.

    X Carina / Running White Horses – Fashion, Travel, Life

    • Lois

      True! We often only focus on the success, not on the journey! Which is often the period we can learn the most from.


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