In the third class of the Titanic there is partying and dancing. Little Cora floats across the floor with Jack. At the time, the actress was just eight years old.
The multiple Oscar-winning Hollywood film “Titanic” from 1997 was not just about its demise and a love story that transcended social classes. Not everything was dramatic, fun and freedom also played a role.
This also became clear in the scene in which Jack Dawson (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) first swings the dance floor with the little Cora Cartmell (Alexandrea Owens-Sarno) from his class and finally brings his love Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) onto the floor . “You’re still my best friend, Cora,” Jack promises the girl with the wide eyes. You can watch the scene again here.
When the film hit the cinemas, Alexandrea Owens-Sarno was just eight years old – and known to millions of people overnight. However, while Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet celebrated huge successes in the film business even after “Titanic”, the then child actress has become quiet. At least when it comes to the big Hollywood flicks.
“Actress, Writer, Nerd with Attitude”
Alexandrea Owens-Sarno is now 34 years old and regularly keeps her almost 19,000 followers up to date via Instagram. On the social media platform, she describes herself as an “actress, writer, nerd with attitude.” She is also a producer. In addition to new pictures, she also shares insights into the shooting of “Titanic” 25 years ago on her profile.
Her mother brought her to the casting for the film. Her younger sister also auditioned, but only one could be accepted. In 2015, Alexandrea Owens-Sarno shared on Instagram a snippet of an essay she wrote in elementary school about her time before, during and after filming Titanic.
“I will never forget the day”
“I’ve always wanted to be an actress… I’ll never forget the day my mother said, ‘This is your chance to be in a movie.’ That hot day in third grade hearing those words was the best day of my life.”
When she got the news that she got the role, she was overjoyed. “There was a clip for ‘Titanic’ at the Oscars and I, Alexandrea Kathryn Owens-Sarno, was in it. I was so proud of myself. I couldn’t believe it. That was the beginning of my career,” read more excerpts from the touching text.
The actress ended her post at the time with words from her adult self: “Everyone has difficult times and we often have doubts, but the little child in us chose the path we should take. We owe it to this child, our dreams to follow, no matter what. Nobody can tell you that you can’t do something, especially not yourself.”
This is what Alexandrea Owens-Sarno looks like today
25 years have now passed and the little girl has grown into a grown woman. The actress still wears her dark curly mane, as shown by pictures on her Instagram profile.