Kaya Scodelario

Kaya Rose Scodelario (born on 13 March 1992) is a British actress and model. She is best known for her role as Effy Stonem in the E4 drama Skins.

Scodelario is fluent in Portuguese, her father was English, and her mother is Brazilian. Her parents were divorced and Scodelario was brought up by her mother, subsequently adopting her surname. She was bullied in early childhood and dealt with low self esteem, so her passion for drama became an outlet for her. She has revealed in her twitter account that she has been struggling with dyslexia saying "Watching a interesting doc on BBC Three about dyslexia, something that I have struggled with my whole life. It really affected my self-esteem."

She still has a strong connection with Brazil. All her mother's family lives in Itu, a city in São Paulo state, Brazil, and she usually spends some time there.

Scodelario revealed in an interview that she dated Skins co-star Jack O'Connell for about a year before splitting, though they remain good friends.

From 2008 to 2010 Scodelario lived alone in a flat in North London, stating that it is important for women to be "independent and strong". She is currently dating English actor, Elliott Tittensor who also appeared in Plan B's music video "Stay Too Long" with her.

She was voted 13th in the UK edition of FHM's 100 World's Sexiest Women 2010.

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