Cute, Sweet, & Outta My League!

by jamstar52 | created - 30 Dec 2011 | updated - 18 Aug 2012 | Public

The girls I love seeing work on the screen.

1. Charisma Carpenter

Actress | Angel

Charisma Lee Carpenter was born July 23, 1970, in Las Vegas. She studied classical ballet from age five. Her family moved around often. As a youngster, she entered many local beauty contests, and attended Gorman High School in Las Vegas. At 15 the family moved to Rosarita City, Mexico, and then to ...

At 41, Charisma still has it going on. A Vegas native, she's done mostly 'bimbo' roles, but has had some serious drama chops such as her appearance on CSI and her character in Veronica Mars. Her 2004 Playboy shoot, after the birth of her child, shows she still has it in the looks department.

She's consistently underrated, and consistently underplayed.

2. Ksenia Solo

Actress | Black Swan

Ksenia Solo is a Latvian-Canadian actress. She was born in Riga, Latvia in to an artistic family. She is a recipient of many prestigious Canadian awards, including 3 Gemini Awards and a nominee of the first ever Canadian Screen Awards. Ksenia was the youngest actor in Canadian television history to...

A Latvian native, Ksenia has made her mark on Canadian TV, most recently on 'Lost Girl', currently scheduled to be reshown in the US on the SyFy network.

3. Emilie Ullerup

Actress | JPod

Emilie Ullerup-Petersen was born in Denmark, where her father Ove Ullerup-Petersen, a Jurist and Diplomat and a decorated Ambassador of Denmark in Vietnam, held the title of Lord Chamberlain for the Danish Royal Family.

It was always been her ambition to become an actress. When she graduated from ...

Born and raised in Denmark, she got her start in Canadian TV, most notably as Kaitlyn Joyce on jPod. She clinched the role of Ashley Magnus on Sanctuary by learning a fight scene in minutes for her audition.

4. Indiana Evans

Actress | H2O: Just Add Water

Indiana Rose Evans born 27 July 1990 is an Australian actress and singer-songwriter, best known for her roles in Home and Away (1988) as Matilda Hunter, H2O: Just Add Water (2006) as Bella Hartley, and Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012) as Emmaline Robinson. Evans had an interest in performing since...

An Australian mostly unknown to American audiences, Indiana's latest role was that of Tatum Novak in the legal drama Crownies. Previous works include the kids show H2O: Just Add Water, and a 4 year run on the long-time Australian soap Home And Away.

5. Amanda Redman

Actress | Sexy Beast

Amanda Redman was born on August 12, 1957 in Brighton, East Sussex, England as Amanda Jacqueline Redman. She is an actress, known for Sexy Beast (2000), New Tricks (2003) and Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001). She has been married to Damian Schnabel since September 4, 2010. She was previously ...

Fairly unknown in the US, Amanda has been doing the Brit cop dramedy 'New Tricks' as Det Superintendent Sandra Pullman, a savvy cop saddled with 3 retired 'characters' for her Unsolved Cases squad.

6. Billie Piper

Actress | Secret Diary of a Call Girl

Billie Piper studied at the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School. She caught the eyes of record producers who were interested in signing a young vocalist when she was the poster girl for the ad campaign of a British pop music magazine, "Smash Hits". She released her first single, "Because We ...

Mostly known as Rose on Doctor Who, she recently did 3 series of 'Secret Diary of a Call Girl' that had limited US showings on Showtime. She was also a pop star in Britain, with a #1 song at age 15.

7. Amanda Tapping

Actress | Stargate SG-1

Born In England, raised in Canada. BFA Acting University of Windsor. Amanda spent 12 seasons on Stargate SG-1 (1997) and its spin-offs, Stargate: Atlantis (2004) and Stargate Universe (2009), as "Samantha Carter". She then took on the lead role of "Dr. Helen Magnus" on the television series ...

She's like a fine wine, just keeps getting cuter with age. Looks like marriage and motherhood seriously agree with her.

8. Tara Spencer-Nairn

Actress | New Waterford Girl

Tara Spencer-Nairn's big breakout role came in 1999 when she was cast as the tough Bronx-raised teen in the festival darling, New Waterford Girl (1999). The film screened at the Sundance Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival, and received seven Genie Award nominations including Best...

Most famous for being the rookie cop 'Karen Pelly' on CBC's Corner Gas, she also does drama well, especially on the pilot of ReGenesis opposite Peter Outerbridge. Currently seen as Nurse Sandy on 'The Listener'.

9. Gabrielle Miller

Actress | Corner Gas

Gabrielle Miller is on the fast track to becoming one of Canada's foremost actors. She has lead roles in two of Canada's hottest shows - Corner Gas (2004) and Robson Arms (2005). But these are not the first popular screen appearances that she has made. Gabrielle has been acting since she was ...

Another Corner Gas alum, this Vancouver native just picked up a run on the Jason Priestly comedy 'Call Me Fitz'.

10. Leah Pinsent

Actress | Made in Canada

Leah Pinsent was born on September 20, 1968 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress and writer, known for The Industry (1998), April Fool's Day (1986) and The Bay Boy (1984). She has been married to Peter Keleghan since December 2001. She was previously married to Michael Capellupo.

Daughter of Canadian 'treasure' Gordon Pinsent, Leah is becoming a treasure in her own right. From the scathingly sarcastic inside look at TV ('Made in Canada)' to high drama ('The Murdock Mysteries') and science fiction ('ReGenesis'), Leah does it all.

11. Kathleen Robertson

Actress | Scary Movie 2

Kathleen Robertson was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and launched her career in nearby Toronto, in the George Lucas-produced Maniac Mansion (1990) and continues to work with prolific producers. She transitioned from David E. Kelley's acclaimed Girls Club (2002) into Farhad Safinia's Golden ...

Loving her in 'Boss'.

12. Sarah Strange

Actress | ReGenesis

Sarah Strange was born on September 6, 1974 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress, known for ReGenesis (2004), Da Vinci's Inquest (1998) and The L Word (2004).

From 'DaVinci's Inquest' to 'ReGenesis' to 'Life As We Know It', this elfin beauty shines. Currently filming 'Level Up' in Vancouver.

13. Maxim Roy

Actress | October Faction

Maxim is a multi-award nominated actress who has most recently starred in the English version of the mold-breaking police drama 19-2, leading to a Canadian Screen Award nomination for her role. She has garnered four Lead Actress Gemini nominations for the hugely popular series O'. In addition to ...

Maxim Roy. That is all.

14. Nicole de Boer

Actress | Cube

Nicole de Boer began her acting career as a child in her hometown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A shy child, she one day came home and, to the astonishment of her family, told them she had gotten the lead in the play "The Wizard of Oz". With the blessing of her parents, her grandmother helped her to ...

A veteran sci fi actress, working in everything from Deep Space 9 to Mission:Genesis and Haven. Sadly, she's been stuck in some very bad sci fi and drama lately. Hopefully, they'll get her off the 'Z' list.

15. Siobhan Hewlett

Actress | Hummingbird

Siobhán Kathleen Mary Hewlett.

Irish Actor, writer, producer, artist Siobhán hails from a theatrical dynasty stretching back to the 1800's. Her great grandparents 'Loch & Lomond' were renowned Variety and Vaudevillian performers, as were her grandparents who met whilst performing for the judges and ...

Rapidly becoming a fixture in British TV, Siobhan has guest starred in such diverse projects as Trinity, New Tricks, and (most familiar to Americans) Torchwood.

16. Sitara Hewitt

Actress | The Young and the Restless

Sitara Hewitt is originally from Toronto, Canada. Her performing career began in dance and she is trained in classical ballet, jazz, hip-hop and modern, with dance roles in productions like Deepa Mehta's Bollywood/Hollywood (2002). She is a model as well and has appeared in countless magazines in ...

A familiar face to Canadians, she's currently starring in Little Mosque on the Prairie, one of my fave Canadian comedies. She's also hosted game shows and has done some big screen work as well.

17. Erin Karpluk

Actress | Being Erica

Erin Karpluk was born on October 17, 1978 in Jasper, Alberta, Canada as Erin Marie Karpluk. She is an actress and producer, known for Being Erica (2009), Reasonable Doubt (2014) and Wyvern (2009).

I'm loving her in Being Erica, a cute dramedy I wish would come down to the Lower 48.

18. Mayko Nguyen

Actress | ReGenesis

Mayko Nguyen was born in 1980 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress, known for ReGenesis (2004), Going the Distance (2004) and Killjoys (2015).

My favorite bioinformatics expert in ReGenesis, currently in Against The Wall as the heroine's best friend.

19. Melissa Biggs

Actress | Luckytown

Melissa Biggs spent the first nine years of her life in a log cabin with her family outside of a small town in Oregon. Her father was a general contractor and her mother was a legal secretary. After the family left that rural existence they moved frequently, and Melissa attended 14 grammar schools ...

20. Jewel Staite

Actress | Firefly

Born in White Rock, BC, Canada. Spent first three years of life in Maui. Started out modeling, was recommened to act at age 6. Won best actor in "Meeting Dad", a Vancouver Film School short.

She was good in Stargate Atlantis, she was better in Firefly.

21. Christine Horne

Actress | The Captive

Christine Horne was born on December 14, 1981 in Aurora, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress, known for The Captive (2014), The Stone Angel (2007) and The Dresden Files (2007).

Saw her in Republic of Doyle & King. Why she doesn't get more exposure below The Line I have no idea.

22. Kristina Pesic

Actress | Defiance

Kristina Pesic was born in Toronto, Canada.A first-generation Canadian of Serbian and Danish descent, her father is an artisanal ice cream maker and her mother is an accountant.

Kristina was plucked out of high school to be the face of Rogers Wireless; a 4 year commercial campaign that launched her ...

Quirky girl, I loved her in Lost Girl and Being Erica.

23. Amy Price-Francis

Actress | The Purge: Anarchy

Amy Price-Francis was born on September 16, 1975 in England. She is an actress, known for The Purge: Anarchy (2014), Fifty Shades Freed (2018) and Fifty Shades Darker (2017).

Awesome. Absolutely adored her in Californication and The Chicago Code (two of my all time favorite TV shows, but she REALLY blew me away in King.

24. Katharine Isabelle

Actress | Ginger Snaps

Katharine Isabelle was born Katharine Isobel Murray in Vancouver, British Columbia to Graeme Murray, an art director and production designer who has won two Emmy Awards for his special effects work on the television series The X-Files (1993) and Gail Murray, an amateur Vancouver writer and producer...

She broke my heart in Endgame.

25. Krystin Pellerin

Actress | Republic of Doyle

Krystin Pellerin was born on July 12, 1983 and raised in St. John's Newfoundland.

She starred as Lady Macbeth in the Stratford Festival's critically acclaimed production of Macbeth.

She is well known for playing the role of Sgt. Leslie Bennett in the CBC series Republic of Doyle. She was nominated ...

The chemistry between her and Allan Hawco in 'Republic of Doyle' is mindblowing. She makes a cute cop.

26. Tanya Allen

Actress | Silent Hill

Tanya Allen was born in Toronto in 1975. She developed a love of acting young and at fifteen attended the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. She launched her professional acting career in her late teens, and spent several years guest-starring on such series as "the ...

The highlight of 'Starhunter'. This sci fi veteran needs more work. So what are the studios waiting on?

27. Caterina Scorsone

Actress | The November Man

Caterina Scorsone has been a professional actress since the age of eight, when she was a regular on the daytime children's program Mr. Dressup (1967) for Canada's CBC. A veteran of series television, her other series credits include Shock Treatment (2004), Once a Thief (1996) and Power Play (1998),...

I loved her in SyFy's 'Alice'. This Canadian girl has been around for a bit, in everything from Goose Bumps to Private Practice, but my favorite role for her was Michelle Parker in 'Power Play'.

28. Crystal Allen

Actress | Maid in Manhattan

Crystal Allen was born in California, where she now resides; however, she was raised in Camrose in Alberta Canada.

With dual Canadian/American citizenship, she has landed many leading roles. Crooked Arrows (2012) opposite Brandon Routh and Ghost Storm (2011) with Carlos Bernard, both to be released ...

29. Eve Myles

Actress | Torchwood

Eve Myles was born on July 26, 1978 in Ystradgynlais, Wales. She is an actress and writer, known for Torchwood (2006), Keeping Faith (2017) and Dragon Age II (2011). She has been married to Bradley Freegard since May 18, 2013. They have two children.

Definitely the girl who made Torchwood.

30. Suki Kaiser

Actress | The Virgin Suicides

Suki Kaiser was born in 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand, but because her mother was a missionary, spent a lot of her childhood traveling. She immigrated to Canada when she was five but later moved with her mother to Newport, Rhode Island. Suki's adolescence was a mixture of high schools, boarding schools...

31. Ahney Her

Actress | Gran Torino

Ahney Her was born in Lansing, Michigan, USA as Whitney Cua Her. She is an actress, known for Gran Torino (2008), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Night Club (2011).

She blew my mind in 'Gran Torino', and has only done one other film project afterward. I'm thinking she should be in more stuff. Wake up, Hollywood!!

32. Olga Kurylenko

Actress | Quantum of Solace

Olga Kurylenko, a Ukrainian-born actress and model, went from sharing a cramped flat with her aunt, uncle, grandparents and cousin to starring as a Bond girl opposite Daniel Craig.

She was born Olga Konstantinovna Kurylenko on November 14, 1979, in Berdyansk, Ukraine, Soviet Union. Her mother, ...

Just goes to show that the Soviet Union didn't just export AK-47s and depressing writers. Loved her in 'Quantum of Solace'.

33. Elena Satine

Actress | Cowboy Bebop

Elena Satine hails from the Black Sea coast of the "Russian Riviera" in Sochi. She began her professional career at the tender age of 6 when she appeared on the popular Russian children's variety show "Morning Star". On a spontaneous trip to New York City, the young actress attended an open call ...

When the Beatles wrote "Moscow girls really knock me out, they leave the West behind", I think they were talking about Elena Satine.

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