Naomi Ellen Watts is an English actress and film producer. She made her screen debut in the Australian drama film For Love Alone and then appeared in the Australian television series' Hey Dad..! , Brides of Christ , Home and Away , and the coming-of-age comedy-drama film Flirting . After moving to the United States, Watts appeared in films, including Tank Girl , Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering , and Dangerous Beauty , and had the lead role in the television series Sleepwalkers .After years as a struggling actress, Watts came to attention in David Lynch's psychological thriller Mulholland Drive . The following year, she enjoyed box-office success with her role as Rachel Keller in The Ring , the remake of a successful Japanese horror film.