Emma Stone's Story So Far: How She's Become Film Fans' Favourite Sweetheart

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Emma Stone at The Amazing Spider-Man premiere | PA

Emma Stone is fast becoming one of the most popular female stars in Hollywood - boys want to date her and girls want to be her best friend.

On Monday night at London's premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man, in which she stars as Peter Parker's girlfriend Gwen Stacy, she sparkled as she promoted her highest-profile role yet.

The bubbly young actress embarked on a frenzied autograph-signing session, attempting to speak to every single fan and apologising as she was pulled away by minders. She was even friendly when it came to speaking to the press.

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Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield at The Amazing Spider-Man premiere

But it wasn't until last year that Stone reached the A-List ranks of fame, after playing two highly-likeable characters in two of 2011's most commercially successful films.

As Skeeter in The Help, a bright Southern girl seeking civil rights for the black women in her community by telling their stories in a novel, Stone won both critical acclaim - scooping a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress and winning a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Cast - and more fans.

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Emma Stone with Allison Janney, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer at the 37th American Film Festival in Deauville

And her popularity was recognised this month when, at the MTV Movie Awards, Stone was awarded with the first-ever Trailblazer Award for her wildly successful career - all this at the age of 23 - and her ability to connect with audiences.

During her touching and heartfelt acceptance speech, she almost brought the room to tears as told her fans: "Thank you, I'm a crier... I hope that you'll find your trailblazers. And, trust me, I do not need to be one of them. I probably shouldn't be one of them.

"But that you'll continue to harness your own originality and what makes you unique 'cause I know that when you're a teenager — sometimes when you're an adult — what sets you apart can sometimes feel like a burden and it's not. And a lot of the time, it's what makes you great. So I kind of sound like I live in a van down by the river right now."

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Emma Stone at the MTV Movie Awards

Stone's sense of humour is partly what makes her so appealing and what sets her apart from other contenders like Emma Roberts or Kristen Stewart, for the title of America's newest sweetheart.

It was showcased to the masses in Easy A, one of her first big starring roles, where she played high-schooler Olive, who agrees to pretend to have had sex with friend to stop people taunting him about him being gay and ends up embracing her new image as the school tramp for the notoriety.

The film earned her a nomination for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy and grossed over $70m at the Box Office.

Then last year she starred as perky lawyer Hannah in hit rom-com Crazy, Stupid, Love, alongside one of the biggest film heartthrobs of the moment Ryan Gosling. As this quirky, vulnerable character, it was once again hard not to like her, and it can't have harmed her credentials that Gosling went about singing her praises.

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Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling at the Crazy, Stupid, Love premiere

At the film's premiere in New York he told MTV: "She's everything, all the time, there's no one like her. As soon as she signed on for this movie, I knew it was going to be good."

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