Time Poll

You can vote for Natalie on Time Magazine’s annual 100 most influential people list, although if memory serves, voting numbers is not the only factor that they use. In any case, couldn’t hurt to throw a vote in her direction over here.

Age: 29
Occupation: Actress
Previous TIME 100 appearances: 0

Her performance in Black Swan as a New York City ballet dancer who cracks under the pressure is both haunting and exhilarating. Portman was a widely respected actress beforehand, but the grueling requirements of this role put her on another level in 2010. She won multiple awards for her performance, including an Oscar for Best Actress.