Her older sister Abbie is one of the biggest Australian exports in Hollywood, and 19-year-old Isabelle Cornish looks to be following in the footsteps of her famous sibling.
The Puberty Blues actress recently landed her debut role in a US series, and could be shaping up to have just as successful a career after she secured the position in her very first pilot audition.
The 19-year-old Australian is set to appear on new ABC drama Sea of Fire, where she plays the teenage daughter of Smash actor Jack Davenport.
Currently filming in Vancouver, Canada, the fresh-faced beauty told Australia’s OK Magazine she is loving the experience.
'I feel like this is one of the first steps in a new chapter,' she said, 'I'm learning a lot over here on set, its a great cast and I'm really enjoying every moment of it.'
The young starlet also says her older sister Abbie, 31, had been very supportive.
'If I need her i just call her up, and when I'm in America she reads the other lines from scripts and we tape auditions together,' she said.
Set in a small town filled with dark secrets and mysteries, Isabelle will know if the series gets the go-ahead in May.
The bubbly blonde landed her first major acting role in Australian drama Puberty Blues playing girl-next-door Vicki.
Now in its second series, her character is involved in a controversial relationship with her high school teacher Mr Candy, and Isabelle says she is relieved the romance is only implied this time around.
'There weren't any blowjob scenes like I did in season one, which were pretty full on,' she said.
ISABELLE Cornish must be growing accustomed to wearing a “next big thing” label.
Cornish is on the phone from Vancouver, where she’s working on the drama pilot, Sea of Fire.
If Sea of Fire goes to series, the career stocks of the Puberty Blues star will skyrocket.
Sea of Fire is about three girls whose double lives tear their families apart.
Mayhem ensues when the girls make an X-rated movie and one of them goes missing.
“I was really lucky. I came here towards the end of summer for pilot season and the pilot I auditioned for was the one I got,” Cornish says.
“I’m playing a cheerleader with a dark side.”
Cornish is no stranger to dealing with heavy subject matter, having faced testing times in the role of Vicki on Puberty Blues.
Vicki is touted as a character who knows the power of sex.
Cornish, the sister of actor Abbie Cornish, says: “The sex scenes were the most challenging thing to do. We were lucky because as a cast we became very close and open so it (shooting the scenes) wasn’t that weird.”