Oxford's Florence Pugh was hit in the face by an object thrown by someone in the crowd at a Comic-Con event earlier this month.

Ms Pugh was born in Oxford in 1996 where she lived until she was three before her family relocated to Spain.

In 2022, the daughter of Oxford restaurateur Clinton Pugh starred in the thriller Don't Worry Darling opposite One Direction singer Harry Styles, directed by Olivia Wilde. 

She has also starred in Midsommar, Little Women and Marvel's Black Widow.

This year she starred in arguably the biggest - alongside Barbie - film of the year, Oppenheimer, playing the supporting part of Communist Party USA member Jean Tatlock.

Earlier this month a video posted on X showed the actor posing onstage at the Sao Paolo CCXP comic festival with her Dune: Part Two castmates when the unknown object came flying at her.

"Ow," Pugh appeared to say, before bending down to inspect the object.

The 27-year-old actor's castmates — including Austin Butler, Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya — looked down to see what the object was.

This incident is far from isolated and adds to a worrying trend of fans throwing objects at celebrities onstage.

In July, Pugh's former co-star Harry Styles appeared to get hit in the face by an object while performing in Vienna.

'This trend of throwing things at performers while they are on stage must come to an end'

June saw a string of notable onstage incidents.

Bebe Rexha was hit in the face by a concertgoer’s phone. The man responsible was arrested and charged with assault.

Pop singer Ava Max was slapped by an audience member, and Country artist Kelsea Ballerini was hit in the face by a bracelet thrown by a fan while she was playing the guitar.

That same month, a bag containing ashes was thrown onstage while pop singer Pink was performing live in London.

"This trend of throwing things at performers while they are on stage must come to an end," singer Charlie Puth tweeted in July.

"It’s so disrespectful and very dangerous."