Who is Tom Cruise's new 'girlfriend'? 5 things to know about Vanessa Kirby
Meet the British actress who has reportedly stolen Tom Cruise's heart.
1. You might know her better as Princess Margaret
Before she was given the dubious title of the 'future-rumoured-Mrs-Tom-Cruise', Kirby was still riding high in Hollywood thanks to her breakout role in The Crown on Netflix. She depicted a cigarette smoking, affair having and party-loving princess with aplomb and gave the title crown-wearing Queen Elizabeth a run for her on money on being the most popular character from the biggest show the streaming service has ever made.
2. She grew up in Wimbledon
English rose Vanessa grew up in Wimbledon, London before attending the Lady Eleanor Holles School in Hampton and later studying English at Exeter University.
3. Creativity runs in her family
While her father is a well-respected prostate surgeon, her mother was one of the founders of Country Living and worked as a magazine editor for several years. Her sister Juliet also works in the industry as a theatrical agent, while her brother Joe is an assistant headteacher.
4. She is no stranger to celebrity romances
The actress previously dated actor Douglas Booth, whom she met on the set of BBC's Great Expectations, for more than a year in 2012.
5. She is a bonafide rising star
Thanks to her role in The Crown, Vanessa has gone from supporting roles in rom-coms to Hollywood blockbusters. She is a critically acclaimed stage actress but is transitioning onto the big screen, most notably with her MI:6 role, which has already propelled her to tabloid superstardom.
"He’s blown her away with his endless charm and energy. He thinks she’s perfect to be his next wife," a source told InTouch Weekly.