What's Right Now | Subscribe to InStyle | Inside this issue | Style Finder
instyle australia
home Star style fashion beauty lifestyle news Videos style finder women of style 2014
| | | | | |
Latest News
InStyle interviews Phoebe Tonkin
InStyle interviews Phoebe Tonkin
Actress Phoebe Tonkin mesmerises in a selection of the season's most alluring textures and silhouettes

With a coy grin, Phoebe Tonkin confesses, "I love to play the bad girl." But, according to the 23-year-old Sydney-born actress, "playing" is precisely what it is. "I was awkward at school and definitely wasn't cool. It's fun to [portray] someone so different to who I am."

Her latest role, as a popular witch with a taste for dark magic in the US teen drama The Secret Circle (FOX8), has given her a chance to explore this contrasting side—so too, this photo shoot. "It's like the housewife waiting for the pool boy," she laughs.

Tonkin first hit screens in 2006 as mermaid Cleo Sertori on television's H2O: Just Add Water. Her star quickly rose with appearances on Packed To The Rafters (2009) and Home and Away (2010), and a role in the Australian big-budget film adaptation of Tomorrow When The War Began (2010).

A move to the US in 2010 delivered more fortune. "I was in LA for pilot- season auditions, and when I did eventually get [The Secret Circle], I was very grateful because I knew what it was like not having a job." It didn't take long for the actress to find her feet in Tinseltown. "LA can be lonely, but I admit I got lucky," she explains. "I met two of my good friends—[actresses] Teresa Palmer and Tahyna Tozzi—at auditions, and they kind of took me under their wings. They're such beautiful girls."

Pick up the new issue of InStyle to read more of Phoebe Tonkin's interview and see her stunning fashion shoot.

By Chris Urankar
Photographed by Pierre Toussaint
Styled by Tavlin Moline

Star Style
InStyle Cover Girl: Miranda Kerr
The 7 Lip Colours You Need This Summer
More Cool Collaborations
Stars Share Their Christmas Shopping Strategies
The 7 Lip Colours You Need This Summer
Essential shades to get you through the months ahead.  Read more ...
Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Kids
Don't panic! We've got the little ones sorted.  Read more ...
Transformations: Cate Blanchett
See how the Aussie talent's look has changed over the past decade.  Read more ...
Style Finder
Discover Australia's best beauty hot spots with our one-stop style directory.
Find a store
Find a salon or spa
HOME|Star Style|Fashion|Beauty|LifestyleNews|Style Finder
STAR STYLE|Look of the day|Red Carpet Central|Behind The Scenes
FASHION|Latest News|Shopping|Style File|How to wear...|Steals & Deals|Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia|Closet Confidential
BEAUTY|News & Trends|How to wear...|Transformations|The Goods
STYLE FINDER|Hair Salons|Beauty Salons|Day Spas|Waxing|Professional Make-Up|Tanning|Hair Removal
ABOUT|Subscribe|Contact Us|Advertise with Us|The Magazine|Privacy Policy|Terms of Use|InStyle US
Copyright © 2011 Pacific Magazines. IN STYLE is a trade mark of Time Inc. used under license. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. | Designed & Developed by Tonic
Subscribe NowLike us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Pinterest Sign up for our newsletter