Life's a beach for our budding TV beauties

Laura Butler

SOME of our budding superstars have joined up for a stunning new photoshoot on a Dublin beach.

Taking time out from filming the third season of hit gangland series Love/Hate, actresses Susan Loughnane and Charlie Murphy showed off why they're two of the country's up-and-coming talents.

Wearing a peach floor-length gown, redhead Susan proves she is the quintessential Irish beauty -- worlds apart from her on-screen character Debbie in RTE's Love/Hate.

The former catwalk queen, who many fans will remember as one of the hopefuls in season six of Britain's Next Top Model, trained in acting at New York's Lee Strasberg Institute.

Susan hopes to land a comedic role and revealed to Stellar magazine that her role model is Amy Adams.

Susan's co-star, Charlie, who plays Siobhan in the Ifta-winning drama, landed her big break as Eliza Doolittle, in the Abbey's production of Pygmalion.

The duo teamed up for a Bright Young Things shoot out in Stellar's May issue.

They posed alongside top models Stella Tattan, Clare MacDoughald and Eve Connolly, as well as RTE comedy Trivia starlet Aisling Franciosi.

Signed to 1st Option, leggy brunette Clare divulged that her ideal ad campaign would be for Prada or Chanel. "It's definitely not all fun and games, but I do love being on set and surrounded by people have as much passion for the industry as I do."

Blonde Eve Connolly, who is on the books of Assets, made it into the Top 10 finalists of the Kiss magazine model search in 2011. Eve's is dream to pose for British label Burberry.

Rounding out the models is Stella Tattan, who began her career when she was 15 and sported a pale pink number for the shoot.

Stella says the biggest misconception about models is that "they're dumb or bitchy, which is completely untrue".

She added: "Some of the smartest and nicest people I've met so far are models."

Meanwhile, Aisling Franciosi ventured into acting full-time when she was cast in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

Her acting icon is US-born star Gena Rowlands. "Her performances are just incredible and watching them makes you want to strive and work hard to be better."