The 9-Step Guide To Becoming An A-Lister

Even the most stage fright-afflicted have dreamed of becoming big stars (or, maybe they were nightmares?). It's no secret that becoming a household name in Hollywood is one of the toughest shoot-for-the-moon goals in the entire world. Becoming a respected household name, though? Damn near impossible.
It's a rarified air that inflates the lungs of the A-list, and though scandal may erase certain names, others remain for life and beyond. We've observed the careers of some of today's brightest young stars, women who've ascended the ranks in a matter of years. These aren't just the Oscar winners of the world but the ladies who attract mass hysteria and major box-office points in addition to their accolades. We're not saying this guide will make you famous, but okay: That's exactly what we're saying.

R29 Original Series

Watch Now
Film
Hey Hollywood - you can't win without women. We helped 12 female directors claim their power.
Watch Now
Fashion
In fashion, what's seen on the streets is just as important as what goes down the runway.
Watch Now
Beauty
The craziest trends, most unique treatments, and strangest subcultures in the beauty world.
Watch Now
Documentary
A premiere series about the important moments, powerful women and pressing issues of our time.