Anneliese van der Pol from That's so Raven, Bratz, Disney, Vampires Suck etc, etc, etc, is not only an "it" girl actress topping the STARmeter charts, she has a magnificent soprano voice that she showcases on Broadway, and in Disney, Vanities A New Musical and That's so Raven albums. In fact, I just watched her interview online (we posted below) which she did as Belle, the star on Beauty and the Beast on Broadway and it gave me chills. She has a WOW factor that has clearly contributed to her success.
This drop dead gorgeous red-head has checked in with The Global Townhall to share some tips on harnessing her talent and good looks. We hope they help you in the development of your own talent ad beauty.
Gabrielle Reilly: What are you currently working on?
Anneliese van der Pol: I actually just finished shooting a film in Louisiana called "Vampires Suck." It's a comedy spoofing the Twilight trilogy. Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the producers/directors of Date Movie and Disaster Movie, will be releasing this film in cinemas nationwide in August!
Gabrielle Reilly: What advice can you offer for building such a successful career?
Anneliese van der Pol: Being professional and generous to all those you work with so they would be glad to hire you again. This builds for a long and successful career. A successful career depends upon successful work relationships.
Gabrielle Reilly: What advice can you offer people on emotionally handling the word "no" and the rejections that the entertainment industry (and life) throws at everyone sometimes?
Anneliese van der Pol: Surround yourself with people who are saying "yes." Yes to being proactive in their career and their classes. Try to believe that the "yes" will come. It has to if you try hard enough. In the meantime, try to let the "no's" work in your favor. Learn from each and every one of them.
Gabrielle Reilly: How did you develop your skills?
Anneliese van der Pol: COMMUNITY THEATRE! And classes, classes, classes. Dance, acting, voice, wherever your interests lie. I have been taking classes since I was six years old. I develop my acting skills on a day to day basis by really trying to observe other people and how they relate to each other in order give the most human and honest performance I can. This comes in handy when I feel at first, that I cannot relate to the character I am trying to portray. Everybody has homework. Try to enjoy it.
Gabrielle Reilly: What are your favorite beauty tips?
Anneliese van der Pol: Good quality make-up. My favorite brand at the moment is Make-Up Forever. Also, good quality self tanner. I love Clarins Gelee rub-on. Perfect for a pasty Dutch girl like me. Also, Nars sparkly body make-up can transform your legs especially if you put the highest nude heel on that you can find. Legs for days...
Gabrielle Reilly: What do you consider to be your first break as an actress?
Anneliese van der Pol: "That's So Raven."
Gabrielle Reilly: What does your exercise routine look like?
Anneliese van der Pol: I go to a circuit training gym that involves a weight training and cardiovascular workout. I want to kill myself when I am there but the results are worth it!
Gabrielle Reilly: What does your diet look like?
Anneliese van der Pol: On a good day, a lot of salmon, chicken, artichokes, whole wheat toast, hard boiled eggs, cottage cheese.
On a bad day... Mexican food with a Cadillac margarita to wash it all down!
Gabrielle Reilly: Do you have any hair tips for us?
Anneliese van der Pol: An old-fashioned curler set. SERIOUSLY. I never need a blow-out. You can pick them up at any yard sale or Good Will.
Gabrielle Reilly: How do you manage your beauty/grooming when you are working long hours on the set?
Anneliese van der Pol: Luckily, I don't have to manage it. I have highly skilled, lovely people doing that for me. I will say, that I am one of those lucky people that wears make-up really well. For me, the more the better.