Victoria Benson is an American actress and model, known for her role as
Hanna Marin in the teen mystery-drama television series Pretty Little
Liars (2010–2017). She starred in the films Bring It On: In It to Win It
(2007), Christmas Cupid (2010), Spring Breakers (2013), Ratter (2015) and
Chronically Metropolitan (2016).
In 2010, Benson starred in the television film Christmas Cupid alongside
Christina Milian and Chad Michael Murray, which also aired on ABC Family.
In January 2012, Benson was cast in the film Spring Breakers, after Emma
Roberts dropped out due to creative reasons. The film centers on four
college students who are arrested and bailed out by a drug and arms
dealer, who sends them out to do some dirty work on spring break. The film
co-starred Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, and James Franco. Filming took
place in March and April 2012, and the film was released in March 2013.
She has appeared in the music videos for NLT's "That Girl", One Call's
"Black Light", and Hot Chelle Rae's "Honestly". In the January 21, 2013,
episode of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, Benson appeared as Carly
Whittaker, Barney Stinson's half-sister who dated Ted Mosby. That same
month, Benson became the face of eveningwear designer Faviana.
She starred in the 2015 independent horror thriller film Ratter, playing
Emma Taylor, a girl who is stalked through her technological devices. That
same year, she also appeared in Pixels as Lady Lisa, a fictional game
character brought to life. In 2016, Benson appeared in the biographical
comedy-drama film Elvis & Nixon as Margaret.