She is the new girl Directioners love to hate, now Harry Styles has shown how serious he is about Taylor Russell by jetting to the Caribbean with his new love.

And not only has the 29-year-old super-cool Canadian actress bagged one of the world’s most eligible bachelors, but her career is on the up too.

Having played the lead in acclaimed film Bones And All last year, she has just conquered the stage at the National Theatre in London, where she starred opposite Paapa Essiedu in The Effect to rave reviews.

But life has not always been as breezy for the actress and model, who endured racism and hard graft while growing up. Taylor’s family faced financial struggles and relied on benefits to get by.

Before Taylor started acting, her family was forced to relocate 16 times around Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal to support her father's career.

Taylor’s first major TV appearance was in The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story, on US channel Lifetime, in 2014, in which she played Lark Voorhies.

But it was her starring role as Judy Robinson in the science-fiction series Lost In Space, a Netflix remake of the original 1965 series, which really got her recognition. And she hasn't looked back since!