2021 was a year that brought a lot of fresh faces to the stage and screen, from rap music newcomers to gifted young actors and runway queens.

It can take just one stellar film or campaign to put an actor or model on the map.

A new year brings in the chance to keep a watchful eye on certain stars who have been blazing a trail.

Stars to watch: Upcoming Elvis biopic stars Olivia DeJonge (left) and Austin Butler (right) are among the 10 actors, singers and models who will rule 2022 that you need to know

Stars to watch: Upcoming Elvis biopic stars Olivia DeJonge (left) and Austin Butler (right) are among the 10 actors, singers and models who will rule 2022 that you need to know

Stars to watch: Upcoming Elvis biopic stars Olivia DeJonge (left) and Austin Butler (right) are among the 10 actors, singers and models who will rule 2022 that you need to know

Olivia DeJonge

Baz Luhrmann’s much anticipated Elvis is set to make a star out of Olivia DeJonge.

Best known for playing Elle in Netflix’s The Society, the Melbourne-based actress, 23, starred in a handful of smaller projects before being cast as Priscilla Presley in the biopic.

As well as Elvis, DeJonge will be starring in HBO Max’s true crime series, The Staircase, based on the life of Michael Peterson and the death of his wife Kathleen, alongside Colin Firth and Toni Collette.

Superstar in the making: Baz Luhrmann's much anticipated Elvis is set to make a star out of Melbourne actress Olivia DeJonge (pictured) who star as Priscilla Presley in the new film

Superstar in the making: Baz Luhrmann's much anticipated Elvis is set to make a star out of Melbourne actress Olivia DeJonge (pictured) who star as Priscilla Presley in the new film

Superstar in the making: Baz Luhrmann’s much anticipated Elvis is set to make a star out of Melbourne actress Olivia DeJonge (pictured) who star as Priscilla Presley in the new film

Austin Butler

He beat out stars like Ansel Elgort and Harry Styles to be chosen to play the King of Rock and Roll himself, Elvis Presley, in Luhrmann’s upcoming biopic, Elvis.

The 30-year-old American actor who made a brief appearance in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, will star alongside Tom Hanks in the film, and the high-profile natural of the biopic looks set to thrust Butler into superstardom.

His previous film credits include Sex and the City spin-off, The Carrie Diaries and The Shannara Chronicles.

Star: Austin Butler (pictured) beat out stars like Ansel Elgort and Harry Styles to be chosen to play the King of Rock and Roll himself, Elvis Presley, in the upcoming Luhrmann biopic, Elvis

Star: Austin Butler (pictured) beat out stars like Ansel Elgort and Harry Styles to be chosen to play the King of Rock and Roll himself, Elvis Presley, in the upcoming Luhrmann biopic, Elvis

Star: Austin Butler (pictured) beat out stars like Ansel Elgort and Harry Styles to be chosen to play the King of Rock and Roll himself, Elvis Presley, in the upcoming Luhrmann biopic, Elvis

BeBe Bettencourt

BeBe made her feature debut in gripping mystery-thriller The Dry, starring alongside Eric Bana and most recently appeared in Stan Original series Eden. 

The 25-year-old will return to screens in 2022, starring alongside Chris Hemsworth and Miles Teller in upcoming action comedy, Escape From Spiderhead.

Hot right now: BeBe Bettencourt (pictured) made her feature debut in gripping mystery-thriller The Dry, starring alongside Eric Bana and most recently appeared in Stan series Eden

Hot right now: BeBe Bettencourt (pictured) made her feature debut in gripping mystery-thriller The Dry, starring alongside Eric Bana and most recently appeared in Stan series Eden

Hot right now: BeBe Bettencourt (pictured) made her feature debut in gripping mystery-thriller The Dry, starring alongside Eric Bana and most recently appeared in Stan series Eden

Marlo Kelly

Marlo made her acting debut playing Skye Peters on Channel Seven’s long running soap Home and Away in 2015 to 2016.

She had a starring role on short-lived US crime mystery series Dare Me.

Marlo will next appear in Peacock’s Joe Exotic centered on Carole Baskin, the subject of the Netflix docuseries Tiger King.

Marlo Kelly (pictured) made her acting debut playing Skye Peters on Channel Seven's long running soap Home and Away in 2015 to 2016. She will will next appear in Peacock's Joe Exotic centered on Carole Baskin, the subject of the Netflix docuseries Tiger King

Marlo Kelly (pictured) made her acting debut playing Skye Peters on Channel Seven's long running soap Home and Away in 2015 to 2016. She will will next appear in Peacock's Joe Exotic centered on Carole Baskin, the subject of the Netflix docuseries Tiger King

Marlo Kelly (pictured) made her acting debut playing Skye Peters on Channel Seven’s long running soap Home and Away in 2015 to 2016. She will will next appear in Peacock’s Joe Exotic centered on Carole Baskin, the subject of the Netflix docuseries Tiger King

Tom Grennan

His breakout single Little Bit of Love has had over 190 million streams worldwide and was featured in the promo for Channel Seven’s Farmer Wants A Wife in Australia. 

In September, Tom announced that was working on a new album, following the success of his debut LP Evering Road.

Aussie fans can catch the English singer-songwriter when he plays his first series of shows Down Under in June 2022.

He will play Brisbane’s The Triffid on June 8, before performing at Melbourne’s 170 Russell on June 9, and Sydney’s The Factory Theatre on June 10.

Look out: UK singer Tom Grennan's breakout single Little Bit of Love has had over 190 million streams worldwide. It was also featured in the promo for Channel Seven's Farmer Wants A Wife

Look out: UK singer Tom Grennan's breakout single Little Bit of Love has had over 190 million streams worldwide. It was also featured in the promo for Channel Seven's Farmer Wants A Wife

Look out: UK singer Tom Grennan’s breakout single Little Bit of Love has had over 190 million streams worldwide. It was also featured in the promo for Channel Seven’s Farmer Wants A Wife

Sean Keenan

He may be best known for his role as Gary Hennessey in Puberty Blues, but he’s an adept and interesting actor who deserves his own narrative.

Sean, 26, recently appeared in AACTA Award-winning Nitram, based on the events leading up to the 1996 Port Arthur massacre on Tasmania in an attempt to understand why and how the atrocity occurred.

He will next be seen in Netflix drama The Power of the Dog alongside Hollywood star Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst.

Star on the rise: Sean Keenan, 28, (pictured) may be best known for his role as Gary Hennessey in Puberty Blues, but he's an adept and interesting actor who deserves his own narrative

Star on the rise: Sean Keenan, 28, (pictured) may be best known for his role as Gary Hennessey in Puberty Blues, but he's an adept and interesting actor who deserves his own narrative

Star on the rise: Sean Keenan, 28, (pictured) may be best known for his role as Gary Hennessey in Puberty Blues, but he’s an adept and interesting actor who deserves his own narrative

Georgie Stone

She made television history when she joined the cast of Neighbours in the regular role of Mackenzie Hargreaves, becoming the first ever transgender character on a long-running TV show.

She is a transgender advocate and was honoured with a Medal of the Order of Australia for her efforts in 2020.

Making her mark! Georgie Stone (pictured)made television history when she joined the cast of Neighbours in the regular role of Mackenzie Hargreaves, becoming the first ever transgender character on a long-running TV show

Making her mark! Georgie Stone (pictured)made television history when she joined the cast of Neighbours in the regular role of Mackenzie Hargreaves, becoming the first ever transgender character on a long-running TV show

Making her mark! Georgie Stone (pictured)made television history when she joined the cast of Neighbours in the regular role of Mackenzie Hargreaves, becoming the first ever transgender character on a long-running TV show

Charlee Fraser

She made her fashion week runway debut at the Alexander Wang fashion show at Sydney Fashion Week in 2016.

Now, 26-year-old Charlee Fraser is ranked as one of the Top 50 models in the fashion industry by models.com.

She is the first Australian model with an aboriginal ancestry to reach the status of an international model, gracing two Vogue covers already. 

Turning heads: Charlee Fraser, 26, (pictured) is ranked as one of the Top 50 models in the fashion industry by models.com, and putting her time in the spotlight to good use

Turning heads: Charlee Fraser, 26, (pictured) is ranked as one of the Top 50 models in the fashion industry by models.com, and putting her time in the spotlight to good use

Turning heads: Charlee Fraser, 26, (pictured) is ranked as one of the Top 50 models in the fashion industry by models.com, and putting her time in the spotlight to good use

Rhys Sherlock

Recently signed to GTR Global, Melbourne-based model Rhys Sherlock is about to launch his international career.

Rhys already has a strong name in the fashion market and has appeared in several ad campaigns for Chadstone Shopping Centre, Silent Theory, Glue and B.T BOY.

The green-eyed hunk rocks a 179cm height and 10″ shoe size. 

Look out: Recently signed to GTR Global, Melbourne-based model Rhys Sherlock (pictured) is about to launch his international career

Look out: Recently signed to GTR Global, Melbourne-based model Rhys Sherlock (pictured) is about to launch his international career

Look out: Recently signed to GTR Global, Melbourne-based model Rhys Sherlock (pictured) is about to launch his international career

Harry Cook

As he strives to make his mark in tinsel town, British-Australian actor Harry Cook has something to talk about.

The 30-year-old recently made his return to television appearing in several episodes of Stan Original series Bump and FX’s Mr Inbetween.

He will next star in upcoming TV series Freeloaders, in which he will also serve as executive producer. 

Exciting things: British-Australian actor Harry Cook recently made his return to television appearing in several episodes of Stan Original series Bump and FX's Mr Inbetween. He will next star in upcoming TV series Freeloaders, in which he will also serve as executive producer

Exciting things: British-Australian actor Harry Cook recently made his return to television appearing in several episodes of Stan Original series Bump and FX's Mr Inbetween. He will next star in upcoming TV series Freeloaders, in which he will also serve as executive producer

Exciting things: British-Australian actor Harry Cook recently made his return to television appearing in several episodes of Stan Original series Bump and FX’s Mr Inbetween. He will next star in upcoming TV series Freeloaders, in which he will also serve as executive producer

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