Ashley Victoria Benson born December 18, 1989 is an American actress and model, known for her role as Hanna Marin on the mystery television series Pretty Little Liars.
She has also portrayed Abigail Deveraux on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives, Mia Torcoletti on the supernatural television series Eastwick, and Brit in the 2012 crime thriller film Spring Breakers.
Ashley Victoria Benson was born and raised in Anaheim Hills, Anaheim, California,the daughter of Shannon (née Hart) and Jeff Benson. She has a sister, Shaylene, who is a year older.
She started dancing competitively in ballet, jazz, hip hop, and lyrical at age four. She also enjoys singing, and has appeared in several musicals. At age four, she was asked to audition to sing solo at four Christmas services at her church.
At five, she modeled in dance catalogs, and at age eight, she began modeling under The Ford Modeling Agency in print advertisements. She also appeared in a Lil’ Romeo music video as a schoolgirl in 2002.
She made a brief appearance in the Zoey 101 episode “Quinn’s Date” in March 2005. She has also appeared in the music videos for NLT’s “That Girl”, One Call’s “BlackLight”, and Hot Chelle Rae’s “Honestly”.