Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Kiruna Stamell is an Australian actress. She was born in Sydney, Australia at the Royal Woman's Hospital and diagnosed with restricted growth (dwarfism). Stamell first learnt to dance at the age of 3 in Sydney, Australia, where she learned ballet, contemporary dance and tap. In 1994, she won the South Pacific Silver Star Tap Dancing Championships and in 2000 tap danced at the opening of the Sydney Olympics with the Tap Dogs. While studying dance, theatre and film at the University of New South Wales, Stamell developed a passion for theatre and acting. In the summer holiday of her first year, she got her first major role when she submitted herself for extra work in the film Moulin Rouge!. Her initial casting as an extra led to the part of La Petite Princess being created especially for her.