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Julie Estelle: The making of a star

Jakarta   /   Sat, April 12 2008   /  11:17 am

  In our wild entertainment jungle, where new celebrities keep appearing out of nowhere faster than the tick of the clock, Julie Estelle stands out from the crowd. Consider this: her first leading role, in Alexandria ( 2005 ), helped the film become one of the sleeper hits of the year, and its soundtrack by pop/rock band Peterpan is arguably one of the most memorable soundtracks in recent memory. Then she jumped into the starring role in Kuntilanak (literally translates as Female Ghost, but the film went by the English title The Chanting, 2006), which interestingly set aside the titular creature and put Julie's character up front. The box office success of the film generated two sequels, Kuntilanak 2 ( 2007 ) and Kuntilanak 3 ( 2008 ), and together these three films have been seen by millions across the region. In between, she took a 180-degree tur...