This biography tells the story of the woman behind the actress and describes how the Guelph native went from being one of the National Ballet School of Canada’s best young ballerinas to one of Hollywood’s most popular stars. It recounts in detail—through interviews with her associates and Neve’s own words—the circumstances that drove her to abruptly quit dance and turn her energies to acting. It goes on to explore the fierce ambition that drove her forward along each step of her near-meteoric rise, from her breakthrough part in the Canadian series Catwalk, to the move to Hollywood where she became part of the cast of the hit TV series Party of Five, and beyond to her roles in films such as The Craft, Scream, and Wild Things. Equal attention is paid to Campbell’s private life, including her self-professed insecurities, her difficulty adjusting to fame, and her short-lived marriage to Canadian actor Jeff Colt, a relationship that was certainly a victim of Neve’s success. But as Kathleen Tracy discovers, behind all these apparent weaknesses lies a steely will.