Elle Fanning Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


9th January 2017

Quote: "I recently turned my Instagram public on my 18th birthday, but I still don't post everything I do, and I'm not on Twitter or Facebook. You have to leave a little mystery. With old movie stars, all you saw were rare interviews where they only shared what they wanted to - that's what made them so interesting." Child star Elle Fanning plans to keep her private life private.


11th September 2015

Quote: "I was really nervous not to screw up, because this is for transgender kids out there. We had trans kids at my school. They come back after the summer and you have to use different pronouns." Actress Elle Fanning on the pressure of portraying a transgender teen in new film About Ray.


4th September 2015

Quote: "I am big on Tilda Swinton! She’s unbelievable. Her hair! Her suits! She looks ethereal." MALEFICENT star Elle Fanning is a big fan of British actress Tilda Swinton's style.


4th September 2015

Quote: "I want to be in yellow. Pale butter, since everyone else will wear black." Teenage actress Elle Fanning plans her outfit for the prom.


6th October 2014

Quote: "It worked for that film really well. I was excited to take that step... It was completely comfortable. It didn't show anything... I wouldn't be naked... I think that's not even allowed. I'm way too young for that. There's all these rules." Maleficent star Elle Fanning, 16, on her innocent sex scene in new movie Young Ones.


10th July 2014

Fact: Actress Elle Fanning has reportedly been cast to star in the movie adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 2006 short story How To Talk To Girls At Parties. John Cameron Mitchell will direct the film, which will centre on an alien tourist who wants to escape her tour group and finds love with a schoolboy who enjoys art and music.


29th May 2014

Quote: "My mum got it for me for Christmas, so I can colour Ryan whenever I want." Actress Elle Fanning's mum bought her a colouring book featuring images of her celebrity crush Ryan Gosling.


27th May 2014

Quote: "When I was little people would ask me, 'What do you want to be when you grow up?' and I would always say 'a Disney princess'. That was the goal." Actress Elle Fanning insists playing Princess Aurora in new movie Maleficent is a dream come true.


22nd May 2014

Quote: "My party was two months before my actual day, because I wanted my sister to be there... We had a dinner; it was Marie Antoinette themed... We had masks and a lot of flowers." Actress Elle Fanning celebrated her recent 16th birthday early so sister Dakota could make the trip from New York University, where she is currently studying. She actually marked the milestone on 9 April (14).


14th May 2014

Quote: "That condescending thing gets me. The 'you’re young now but you'll know in a couple of years what life is about' kind of thing. I don't think in a couple of years I'm going to have this huge revelation. I'm still going to be the same person. When you are an adult not everything changes. Teens are who they are. Trying to change us to be older before we should doesn't make sense. I always want to have a free spirit - I don’t want to be strict with life." 16-year-old Elle Fanning on the downside of being a young actress in Hollywood.


14th May 2014

Quote: "That would be Ryan Gosling! He once gave me a hug. It was pretty intense because he's dreamy. I have a Ryan Gosling colouring book so whenever I want, I can colour Ryan." Teen actress Elle Fanning on her ideal leading man.


11th January 2014

Fact: Hollywood newcomer Lupita Nyong'o has landed a new role as the face of Miu Miu's Spring 2014 fashion campaign. The 12 Years A Slave star joins Elizabeth Olsen, Elle Fanning and Bella Heathcote in the colourful clothing ads, in which they each model patterned dresses, bags, shoes and stockings.


21st March 2013

Quote: "The highlight of Christmas morning, we walked downstairs and sitting there was a Ryan Gosling colouring book. My mum got it for us. It's very specific; it's pictures of him from different movies... You have to go on the Internet and look at the specific image, so you get the colour of the shirt right." Teen actress Elle Fanning has a huge crush on the Drive star.


14th March 2013

Quote: "I do take ballet, like, very strictly. And I take voice lessons too, but I take ballet every day except Sundays." Actress Elle Fanning is passionate about dance.


14th March 2013

Quote: "We definitely got super close while filming. She's the coolest person, she's so motherly. We had a lot of fun together, and she's gorgeous." Elle Fanning on her Maleficent co-star Angelina Jolie.


12th March 2013

Quote: "They wanted us to be in sports. They tried. My mum saw my sister acting around the house and coming up with crazy characters, so she put her in a little playhouse acting place in Georgia... Then they said my sister should get an agent and move to L.A. or New York, and so my mum and my sister moved out to L.A. My sister got a lot of commercials, and then she got I Am Sam... and then my dad and me moved out and I saw my sister doing it and I wanted to do it too." Actress Elle Fanning on following her sister Dakota into the movies.


30th January 2013

Quote: "I freaked out. He stares into your soul... I didn't kiss him goodbye. I didn't have the confidence." Child star Elle Fanning was a bag of nerves around Hollywood hunk Ryan Gosling.


12th October 2012

Quote: "I saw The Seven Year Itch at about seven years old. That Halloween I was Marilyn Monroe in the white dress, with the mole. I went to the vintage Levi's store in London yesterday, and the lady said that the '50s jeans were the ones Marilyn Monroe used to wear - the same style. I'm still thinking about them. Maybe I'll get them for Christmas. Then I can look like Marilyn Monroe." Elle Fanning cites Marilyn Monroe as her Hollywood icon.


8th July 2011

Fact: Super 8 actress Elle Fanning has taken on a glamorous new project - she has become the face of Marc by Marc Jacobs. Her older sister also has ties to the fashion branch - Dakota has been modelling for the parent company since she was a teenager.


9th June 2011

Quote: "J.J. (Abrams) gave all of us a packet of 70s slang words, like, 'Can you dig it?' And this one my mom was laughing at me because I didn't know what it meant - 'Goodnight John-Boy', 'Be there or be square', and 'Gag me with a spoon'." Teenage actress Elle Fanning had to be schooled in 1970s-speak so she could play a 1979 kid in new movie Super 8. Goodnight John-Boy is a reference to hit 1970s show The Waltons.


20th December 2010

Quote: "I'm about two inches taller than Dakota now and it bugs her out! She hates it!" Actress Dakota Fanning, 16, is annoyed her 12-year-old sister, BABEL star Elle Fanning, is surpassing her in height.


29th October 2007

Fact: Sibling actresses DAKOTA and Elle Fanning have signed up to play Cameron Diaz's daughters in new movie MY SISTER'S KEEPER.


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