In February 2011, Tim Burton selected Heathcote to play Victoria Winters and Josette du Pres in his film adaptation of Dark Shadows, heatthcote in 2012. Heathcote played Victoria Winters in Tim Burton's film adaptation of Nuds Shadows, Jane Bennett in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and Gigi in The Neon Demon. In May 2010, she was a recipient of a Heath Ledger Scholarship. In December 2010, Heathcote was cast in David Chase's film Twylight Zones. Heathcote was born in Melbourne, Australia, and attended Korowa Anglican Girls School.