My Favourite Actresses

by auntie_grezilda | created - 14 Dec 2010 | updated - 17 Feb 2019 | Public

1. Doris Day

Soundtrack | Pillow Talk

One of America's most prolific actresses was born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff on April 3, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Alma Sophia (Welz), a housewife, and William Joseph Kappelhoff, a music teacher and choir master. Her grandparents were all German immigrants. She had two brothers, Richard, who ...

2. Jane Fonda

Actress | Klute

Born in New York City to legendary screen star Henry Fonda and Ontario-born New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw, Jane Seymour Fonda was destined early to an uncommon and influential life in the limelight. Although she initially showed little inclination to follow her father's trade, she was ...

3. Hayley Mills

Actress | Pollyanna

Born Hayley Catherine Rose Vivien Mills in London, England, on Thursday, April 18th, 1946, she is the daughter of the great actor Sir John Mills and the well-known novelist-playwright Mary Hayley Bell. Her sister is the actress Juliet Mills. She grew up in her parents' home, an outgoing, funny ...

4. Pam Grier

Actress | Jackie Brown

Pam Grier was born in Winston-Salem, NC, one of four children of Gwendolyn Sylvia (Samuels), a nurse, and Clarence Ransom Grier Jr., an Air Force mechanic. Pam has been a major African-American star from the early 1970s. Her career started in 1971, when Roger Corman of New World Pictures launched ...

5. Goldie Hawn

Actress | Overboard

Goldie Jeanne Hawn was born on November 21, 1945 in Washington D.C. to Laura Hawn (née Steinhoff), a jewelry shop/dance school owner, and Rut Hawn, a band musician. She has a sister, Patti Hawn, and a brother, Edward, who died in infancy before her birth. She was raised in the Jewish religion. Her ...

6. Audrey Hepburn

Actress | Breakfast at Tiffany's

Audrey Hepburn was born as Audrey Kathleen Ruston on May 4, 1929 in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. Her mother, Baroness Ella Van Heemstra, was of a Dutch descent, and her father, Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston, was born in Úzice, Bohemia, of English and Austrian ancestry.

After her parents' divorce, ...

7. Barbara Harris

Actress | Grosse Pointe Blank

Barbara Harris began acting while still a teenager in Chicago, playing small parts in the Playwrights Theatre Club (whose other players included such youngsters as Edward Asner, Mike Nichols and Elaine May). She was also in "The Compass Players", the first ongoing improvisational theater troupe in ...

8. Lea Joutseno

Actress | Dynamiittityttö

Lea Joutseno was born on November 6, 1910 in Helsinki, Finland. She was an actress and writer, known for Dynamite Girl (1944), Kilroy sen teki (1948) and Tositarkoituksella (1943). She died on June 20, 1977 in Helsinki.

9. Tarja Nurmi

Actress | Jengi

Tarja Nurmi was born on July 5, 1938 in Turku, Finland. She is an actress, known for The Gang (1963), Älä nuolase... (1962) and Minkkiturkki (1961).

10. Helena Kara

Actress | Aktivistit

Helena Kara was born on August 16, 1916 in Salo, Finland as Aini Helena Dahl. She was an actress, known for Aktivistit (1939), Vain sinulle (1945) and Valkoiset ruusut (1943). She was married to Hannu Leminen. She died on February 26, 2002 in Helsinki, Finland.

11. Tuulikki Paananen

Actress | Juha

Tuulikki Paananen had a short but an impressive career as an actress. Her father was a Finnish concert violinist and her mother an accompanist from Michigan USA, an area with fairly heavy Finnish population. Tuulikki was born in Finland but the family returned to the USA in 1919. She lived in there...

12. Anna Maxwell Martin

Actress | Becoming Jane

The rather striking Anna Maxwell-Martin is a rising star on both stage and screen. Anna had dreamed all her life of becoming actress even though her family had no background in the arts whatsoever. She starred in school plays and an acclaimed production of "Breezeblock Park" in the role of Betty.

At...

13. Kristen Wiig

Actress | Bridesmaids

Kristen Carroll Wiig was born on August 22, 1973 in Canandaigua, New York, to Laurie J. (Johnston), an artist, and Jon J. Wiig, a lake marina manager. She is of Norwegian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish, English, and Scottish descent. The family moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, before ...



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