Before becoming a female Hollywood star, Margot Elise Robbie was once a true country girl. Few people know that, to get to this day, the actress had to go through a lot of difficulties.
Margot Elise Robbie was born on July 2, 1990, in Dalby, Queensland, Australia. At that time, she did not expect that in the future, she would become one of the most influential people in the film industry. At just 31 years old, she has been nominated for an Oscar twice and it is her outstanding talent that has helped her have many opportunities to collaborate with big stars of the entertainment industry.
However, achieving that is not easy. Margot replied in an interview, “If I want something, I have to make it happen,” and she did. When she was only 5 years old, her father and mother decided to separate, and her fate since then seems to have taken a decisive turn.
She is the third child in a family of four siblings, the daughter of Sarie Kessler – a physical therapist and Doug Robbie – a real farmer. After Doug left, Sarie had to take care of their children, so their financial situation was not simple. Margot has always been a strong and independent woman, understanding her mother’s difficulties, so she worked at the same time as a maid, cum waitress and worked at Subway.
In an interview about performing for the Australian television series Neighbors, Margot recalled she achieved this after sending a letter to the show’s producer. “I was there for months, before realizing that no one was around.” At the time, Robbie was working at Subway.
But when you are born to achieve great things in life, then nothing will stop you. Proof of that is the story of Margot. After appearing in a few productions in Australia, she decided to break through with a new background in Hollywood, which we all know is not easy, especially if you are a young expat. nothing but circus certificates and studies from Somerset College.
Despite all the hardships she seemed to want to resist, she finally decided to move to the United States at the age of 20. Then just a few months later, the actress was cast in the lead role in the movie Pan Am. “Everybody said, ‘You’re crazy to come to America! You’ll never make it!’ But I made it,” she said.
“When I was growing up, I always saw people receiving gifts from Tiffany & Co. in little blue boxes. And I always wondered, ‘Will someone give me a little blue box?’ So when I came to New York for the first time, after entering this industry, I took my first paycheck, went straight to Tiffany’s on Fifth Avenue, and bought a little bracelet to wear. It was the cheapest thing in the store, but it came in a little blue box.”
But her big career breakthrough came only after the actress was cast as Naomi Lapaglia in The Wolf of Wall Street. This role brought her recognition throughout the industry and catapulted her to international fame. Thanks to that, she paid off the mortgage on her mother’s house.
Without a father, her mother became her role model: “Mom has always worked to raise us. She’s a physiotherapist. Sometimes I think she’s lying, because I don’t understand. How does she have so much energy. I still wonder how she can tolerate us – 4 naughty kids fighting with each other all the time.”
Margot said, “My mother is the sweetest person on Earth, and if I became her, I wouldn’t be sad at all; in fact, it would be an honor.”
In 2014, she met Tom Ackerley, whom she later married. Tradition says that the father of the bride should come to his daughter on her wedding day; however, Margot’s mother took his place to do it. Her father, on the other hand, was not even invited to the event. The actress has said that they hardly communicate: “I’m not like him”.
Doug Robbie paid for Margot and her siblings to go to a private school, but he wasn’t exactly the typical father figure. His two daughters, Margot and Anya, say they “don’t want to know him”. However, his two sons, Cameron and Lachlan, have a little more affection for their father.
Dreams come true, it’s true, but it takes discipline, courage, and dedication. And Margot Elise Robbie is a person who has all those elements. She has proven that she is as skilled as a chameleon and can take on different roles. Think movies like Focus, Suicide Squad, The Legend of Tarzan, I, Tonya, Mary Queen of Scots and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. In 2023, audiences will see her on screen as Barbie in this popular live-action doll movie.
Overcoming a difficult childhood financially – despite having a wealthy father, two-time Oscar-nominated Margot Robbie went from being a subway conductor, to now. became a person with a net worth of up to 15 million dollars. And indeed, art has much more to offer for the talented Margot, both as an actress and as a producer.