From dancing teen to Star Trek and Hollywood star

Film fans may recognise the face – but not necessarily know the name of French-Algerian actress Sofia Boutella, who stars alongside Tom Cruise in this summer’s  blockbuster The Mummy (screened in French cinemas from June 14).

But it surely will not be long before the in-demand Boutella is a household name.
She already has big-budget action film credits to her name.
She was the near-silent blade-running assassin and Samuel L. Jackson’s right-hand woman in sweary all-action spy comedy Kingsman: The Secret Service. And she played alien warrior Jaylah in Star Trek: Beyond, the third film in JJ Abrams’ reboot of the sci-fi franchise.
The buzz around Boutella is so ...

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