Film Career: After breaking out in Almost Famous, Deschanel made a name for herself by playing unorthodox objects of desire in light fare like Elf and 500 Days of Summer.
Transition Role: New Girl, 2011
Small-Screen Success: Deschanel's sitcom became Fox's breakout hit of the 2011-2012 TV season, helping Deschanel secure her status as quirk's leading lady and win nods at both the Golden Globes and the Emmys. And she did it all in kitten heels! Hillary Busis