Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens at the Melbourne premiere of High School Musical 3: Senior Year, which was both critically and commercially successful.
In late 2005 Vanessa Hudgens landed her breakout role of shy and meek Gabriella Montez in High School Musical, opposite to Zac Efron. Her performance received numerous nominations and awards. With the success of the film, the BBC predicted that Hudgens would be a "household name" in the US.