How Lily Collins proved she is not just Phil Collins' daughter
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Lily Collins, now 29, is a British actress. Perhaps you know her because she is the daughter of mega famous singer and former member of Genesis, Phil Collins. And perhaps you think she is just the spoiled child of a celebrity, with a permanent position in Hollywood only thanks to her family ties. Let me tell you, if you think this, you are wrong. It is true that sons and daughters of celebrities often find the doors of fame wide open for them. This may or may not have been the case for Collins' daughter, but to stay at the top, talent and hard work are necessary. Having mommy or daddy calling a few friend producers will only do so much if you don't have what it takes to be an actor or a singer. Lily Collins has proved she has it. In 2009, she debuted in the film The Blind Side as Collins Tuohy, a feature which was nominated to the Academy Award for Best Picture. Many other roles have followed, and we have seen Collins in popular movies like Mirror, Mirror (2012), where she starred as Snow White alongside Julia Roberts, or Abduction (2011), where she shared the screen with teen idol Taylor Lautner. Before her acting career kicked off, Lily Collins worked as a journalist. She started working as a correspondant for Elle Girl UK, a job she got after pitching the idea of having young writers for young readers to several editors. Hard work paid off and she got to report live from the orange carpet at the Kids' Choice Awards and to take part in the Kids Pick the President Campaign during the 2008 election.
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