11/07/2013 15:58 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Five Things You Need To Know About Teresa Palmer

You'd be forgiven for not knowing much (or anything for that matter) about Aussie actress Teresa Palmer, BUT now's the time to get to grips with this rising star. We've got a feeling everyone will be seeing a lot more of her in 2013.

With her latest flick Warm Bodies, a living dead gore fest, out on February 1 and another four blockbusters in the pipeline, it's time to get up to scratch on all things Palmer.

teresa palmer facts

1. She used to have a normal job
Until her acting career kicked off Teresa worked at the Australian clothes shop Cotton On. We wonder if she's still eligible for discount?

2. She found fame almost by accident
It was a sure case of being in the right place at the right time for Teresa, who was discovered and cast on the spot - without an audition - for her feature film debut.

3. She's starred in The Grudge 2
OK so it wasn't The Grudge proper but who doesn't love a good horror flick?

4. She was trumped for a role by Rachel Bilson (aka Summer from The OC)
Teresa was originally cast in 2008's Jumper but the director and producers later decided they wanted to cast a famous actress - burn! It's okay because Teresa TOTALLY stole Seth (she briefly dated Adam Brody).

5. She's down to Earth
When she first hit the silver screen Teresa confessed, "I was earning like $100 a week a year ago, so this is money I never expected to earn! But I am trying not to listen to the hype or listen to my own media because you can't go through it like that."

Oh, and one more for luck...

5.1. Teresa and EastEnders actress Jacqueline Jossa have VERY similar dress sense
Is that a good thing?

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