Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

Remember The Little Girl From ‘Matilda?’ Well, Here’s How She Looks Today.

Some child stars go on to have long and diverse careers in film, continued from when they're kids and spanning into adulthood -- think Dakota Fanning, Lindsay Lohan, and others like them. Then there are child stars who remain a memory in our heads, but that we ultimately forget about over time: If you show us a picture of their character, we recognize them immediately, but have absolutely no clue about what's going on with them today.

This is one of the latter. She was definitely a memorable character in one of the most memorable movies of your childhood, but she kind of disappeared into the Hollywood ether. Now, we've seen some photos of her 19 years later, and it's clear that this formerly precocious and adorable kid has turned into a beautiful, successful young woman. Find out who we're talking about below -- you'll be surprised how quickly you remember her character.

Remember this childhood fave?

For some of us, this was a staple of our childhood afternoons. Just seeing this movie poster brings back memories.

Remember this childhood fave?

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The film was based on a book by the legendary Roald Dahl.

The children's author created some of the most iconic stories in the children's literature lexicon, and Matilda was one of the most successful.

The film was based on a book by the legendary Roald Dahl.

It was also made into a very successful movie.

The story was about a very misunderstood little girl, whose family didn't appreciate just how smart she actually was.

It was also made into a very successful movie.

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She taught herself to read, and eventually, her brain started doing strange things.

But this story isn't about Matilda -- she's cool, but there was another character that often gets overlooked.

She taught herself to read, and eventually, her brain started doing strange things.

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It was Matilda's best friend.

Her name was Lavender, and she seemed to instantly understand what made Matilda so special. She becomes one of her strongest allies throughout the story.

It was Matilda's best friend.

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