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Women in Entertainment 2010 - Power 100 List

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    Hylda Queally
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    Hylda Queally
    Motion picture talent agent, CAA

    Today, 21 years after Queally left her own small agency in Dublin, her Gaelic accent largely has faded, but her client list retains a foreign flavor. Cate Blanchett, Marion Cotillard and Penelope Cruz have won Oscars under her guidance. She has placed others in such international tentpoles as Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Cruz and Astrid Berges-Frisbey), Rise of the Apes (Freida Pinto) and Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (Lea Seydoux). Her U.S.-born talents, including Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine) and Evan Rachel Wood (the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce), also work nonstop. Queally’s workload leaves little time for outside interests. “If you’re going to spend time away from your children, it better be worth it,” she says.

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