A movie costume designer is a long way from her roots, but she says she has never felt more at home than in the Hollywood hills.
Georgina Curtis, from Forest Hill, knew from a young age that she wanted to pursue a career in the creative arts.
She said: “I adored my childhood in South East London, I used to spend hours in Horniman Park and sketching in the museum.
“Being brought up in fabric stores such as Rolls & Rems in Lewisham and Allders in Croydon definitely had a creative effect on me as a child and shaped where I am today. ”
Georgina remembers a key moment at Virgo Fidelis primary school in Norwood, which has stuck with her throughout her career.
“When I was in year six I wrote the script for our end of year play,” she said. “To have that much creative responsibility and freedom at 11 years old was so important.
“At the end of the play our head teacher got up in front of the whole school and said to me: ‘One day we’re going to see your name in lights’.
“When you are a kid and you hear your head say something like that it really sticks with you. That encouragement made me feel like I had so much creativity to share in the world. That school was really a blessing in my life and changed a lot in me.”
Georgina continued to nurture her creative talents attending Sylvia Young summer camps in Croydon and studying Art & Design at the London College of Fashion.
“But I always felt like America was where opportunity and success were waiting for me,” She said.