Rising Starlet: Solly Duran

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Beguiling and talented, Latin cutie Solly Duran could be one of this year’s most watchable actress. Television roles, independent movies, commercials and stage performances, this Dominican-born beauty has done them all and she’s about to enchant us ever more. With the second season of “Orange Is The New Black” heating up Summer, it’s time to feature the hotties that are stirring our senses on the hit series! Solly appears as prisoner Araceli who together with her cellmates introduces herself in fierce fashion to poor Taylor Schilling’s Piper Chapman after she accidentally stomps on Yoda the cockroach (a prized insect as we discover). With her spider/crown tattoos, intimidating scowl and history of violence, Araceli is one jailbird not to be messed with! Don’t you love how “Orange Is The New Black” promotes the believability of the prison system by casting actresses such as Solly who un-glam themselves to create the perfect look of these group of incarcerated women.


Apparently many are already having an infatuation for Solly with some even being girl crushes as evident on her Twitter feed! She is after all a model who can channel quite the allure. Solly was also eye-catching in the horror flick “Cabin Fever: Patient Zero” which had its fair share of grossed out moments. Playing Dr Camila, one of the more righteous characters on the film, she didn’t deserve the fate she was dealt with at the end. Isn’t it great to see Solly going from the sympathetic victim to the trouble incarnate with her turn in “Orange Is The New Black”. Solly’s versatility could well be her passage to more enthralling roles in the future which we’re anticipating with eagerness.

Rising Starlet: Amber Chaney

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2014 is off to great start especially with actress Amber Chaney who radiates both as striking beauty and confident grace. With a slew of new indie horror releases, the spotlight falls on the ladies who are touted for great things and Amber comes to mind with her appearance in the World Premiere of “The Morningside Monster”. The horror flick stars Nicholas Brendon of “Buffy” fame as a history teacher in Morningside, New Jersey which has been shattered by a brutal murder. Amber plays his wife, Abby, a character of strength who is regarded as the pillar of the town having faced hardships head on. Those lucky enough to be at Days Of The Dead, Atlanta can attend a Q & A after the screening with select cast and crew which include the gorgeous Amber Chaney! Catch her on Sunday, Feb 8th around 6pm.

Thus far, she’s taken on diverse roles such as Herschel’s wife turned zombie in Season 2 of “The Walking Dead” and as a woman who is kidnapped in a perverted ruse by her ex to win her back in “Cupid’s Requiem”. The latter is a dark comedy with the highlights being her verbal spars with the crazy ex and her piercing screams which would make any scream queen proud! Just check out a clip from “Cupid’s Requiem” where she amazes us with her lung power as her character Andrea Wilson is held captive. Her interviews reveal an actress who has a fiery passion for her craft and a dedicated work ethic. These are admirable qualities which could see Amber scaling the dizzying heights of stardom.