Camilla Belle (born October 2, 1986) is an American actress of
Brazilian descent. Some of her works include The Lost World: Jurassic Park,
When a Stranger Calls and 10,000 B.C. She has dual US-Brazilian citizenship.
Camilla was born in Los Angeles,California, to parents Cristina Routh, a Brazilian fashion designer, and Jack Routh, the owner of a construction company. Camilla was raised in a Catholic household, and attended St. Paul's Catholic Elementary School and then the Marlborough School, an elite all-girl school in Los Angeles.
Belle landed her first national commercial at the age of 9 months old. At age 5 she was cast in as a lead in her first film, NBC's thriller, Trapped Beneath the Earth. Belle began her career with a small role in the film production of the novel A Little Princess starring Liesel Matthews. Her first lead role was in Rip Girls in 2000, a Disney Channel original movie. After taking some time out of filming, she came back with the lead role in the remake of When A Stranger Calls. Her next role was in the feature film 10,000 BC, directed by Roland Emmerich, a film about prehistoric humans. Belle's next big release was playing the role of Kira Hudson in Push, a sci-fi thriller involving a group of super-powered youths, hiding from a clandestine U.S. government agency.
Camilla Belle has been the face of Vera Wang's "Princess" fragrance since 2006.
Belle lives with her parents and her grandmother Deborah. She has three Miniature Pinschers named Tokya, Keiki, and Evolet, which she named after her character in 10,000 BC. Belle, an aspiring classical pianist, speaks fluent Portuguese (her mother's native language), as well as Spanish.
Camilla is proud of her Brazilian heritage and considers Brazil her favorite place in the world. Camilla Belle learned how to speak Portuguese at her mother's insistence and reports to live, along with her parents, in a "totally Brazilian" home.
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