She's passionate about global change
Tonkin is an advocate for climate change and sustainability, previously revealing: “If you live on this earth, I think it’s our responsibility to make sure it’s still here for future generations. I think it would be incredibly selfish to think, ‘it’s not going to affect me’ because, by the time it does, global warming will truly devastate this world.’’
She's got a killer sense of style
Often invited to sit front row at Chanel shows, Phoebe's effortless sartorial sensibility has won over legions of fans including the late Karl Largerfield
She got her big break on the Australian teen show, H2o: Just Add Water.
Plus, she has a history with her Originals co-star Claire Holt. The fellow Aussie plays Rebekah Mikaelson on The Originals, but she actually played Phoebe's bestie and a fellow mermaid on H2O: Just Add Water.
She grew up in Sydney, Australia
Don't let her onscreen American accent fool you. Phoebe's five million Instagram followers will know that she grew up locally and loves a #TBT to her primary school days.
She has a secret talent: Dancing
The brunette has been practicing her skills since the tender age of four, taking classes in ballet, hip hop, contemporary dance, and tap dance. To this day, Phoebe still posts videos of her dancing to Instagram.