Yvonne Zima is going from soap actress to Marvel movie star next year.

The 23-year-old is set to co-star alongside Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow in ‘Iron Man 3,’ which is schedule to hit theaters in 2013.

Zima is reportedly playing a character named “Miss Elkridge” in the Marvel threequel, which we’re pretty sure is a villain’s name. I mean, it don’t sound like a name from Amerikuh, now does it?

Zima is a tall beauty with a striking face and smoky eyes. We’re glad she’s finally graduating from soaps to the silver screen in a big way next year.

You may have also seen her in the films ‘Heat,’ ‘Bed of Roses,’ and ‘The Long Kiss goodnight,’ Of course, she was a kid in those movies, and so you may not recognize her.

Lucky for us, she’s all grown up now. And we think she bares a resemblance to one of our favorite celeb crushes, Alicia Silverstone. What do you think?