Atrizes

by giovani-colombo | created - 25 Feb 2018 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public

1. Judy Garland

Actress | The Wizard of Oz

One of the brightest, most tragic movie stars of Hollywood's Golden Era, Judy Garland was a much-loved character whose warmth and spirit, along with her rich and exuberant voice, kept theatre-goers entertained with an array of delightful musicals.

She was born Frances Ethel Gumm on 10 June 1922 in ...

2. Vivien Leigh

Actress | A Streetcar Named Desire

If a film were made of the life of Vivien Leigh, it would open in India just before World War I, where a successful British businessman could live like a prince. In the mountains above Calcutta, a little princess is born. Because of the outbreak of World War I, she is six years old the first time ...

3. Barbara O'Neil

Actress | Gone with the Wind

Barbara O'Neil was an American actress, mostly remembered for playing Ellen O'Hara in "Gone with the Wind" (1939). She was once nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress .

O'Neil was born in St. Louis, Missouri to a prominent family. Her father was businessman David O'Neil (1874-...

4. Evelyn Keyes

Actress | The Seven Year Itch

No shrinking violet this one, but despite her talent, vivacity and sheer drive, lovely and alluring blonde Evelyn Keyes would remain for the most part typed as a "B" girl on the silver screen. In spite of her ripe contributions to such superior pictures as Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941), The Jolson ...

5. Alicia Rhett

Actress | Gone with the Wind

Alicia Rhett was born on February 1, 1915 in Savannah, Georgia, USA as Mary Alicia Rhett. She was an actress, known for Gone with the Wind (1939). She died on January 3, 2014 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA.

6. Olivia de Havilland

Actress | The Heiress

Olivia Mary de Havilland was born July 1, 1916, in Tokyo, Japan, to British parents, Lilian Augusta (Ruse), a former actress, and Walter Augustus de Havilland, an English professor and patent attorney. Her sister, Joan, later to become famous as Joan Fontaine, was born the following year. Her ...

7. Isabel Jewell

Actress | Gone with the Wind

Isabel Jewell, like other actresses in Hollywood in the 1930s, suffered from chronic typecasting. The diminutive, platinum-haired daughter of a doctor and medical researcher seemed to be often playing hard-boiled, tough-talking broads: gangster's molls, dumb blondes, prostitutes and, of course, ...

8. Lillian Kemble-Cooper

Actress | Gone with the Wind

Lillian Kemble-Cooper was born on March 21, 1892 in London, England. She was an actress, known for Gone with the Wind (1939), The White Angel (1936) and Ready, Willing and Able (1937). She was married to Guy Bates Post, Louis Bernheimer and Charles Mackay. She died on May 4, 1977 in Los Angeles, ...

9. Marcella Martin

Actress | Gone with the Wind

Marcella Martin was born on June 5, 1916 in Champaign, Illinois, USA as Elsie Marcella Clifford. She was an actress, known for Gone with the Wind (1939), West of Tombstone (1942) and The Man Who Returned to Life (1942). She was married to Robert Lee McGratty, James Ferguson and John Martin. She ...

10. Mary Anderson

Actress | Lifeboat

Mary Anderson was born on April 3, 1918 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. She was an actress, known for Lifeboat (1944), Gone with the Wind (1939) and The Song of Bernadette (1943). She was married to Leon Shamroy and Leonard Marion Behrens. She died on April 6, 2014 in Burbank, California, USA.

11. Paulette Goddard

Actress | The Ghost Breakers

Paulette Goddard was a child model who debuted in "The Ziegfeld Follies" at the age of 13. She gained fame with the show as the girl on the crescent moon, and was married to a wealthy man by the time she was 16. After her divorce she went to Hollywood in 1931, where she appeared in small roles in ...

12. Jane Darwell

Actress | The Grapes of Wrath

Missouri-born Jane Darwell was born Patti Woodard, the daughter of William Robert Woodard, president of the Louisville Southern Railroad, and Ellen (Booth) Woodard, in Palmyra, Missouri, where she grew up on a ranch . She nursed ambitions to be an opera singer, but put it off because of her ...

13. Nita Pike

Actress | The Great Dictator

Nita Pike was born Juanita Magda Pike on August 1, 1913 in Paris, France. Her father, James Pike, was an American who worked in advertising. When she was a child her family moved to Los Angeles, California. At the age of eighteen Nita was hired by Samuel Goldwyn to be one of his "Goldwyn Girls". ...

14. Hedy Lamarr

Actress | Samson and Delilah

Hedy Lamarr, the woman many critics and fans alike regard as the most beautiful ever to appear in films, was born Hedwig Eva Kiesler in Vienna, Austria. She was the daughter of Gertrud (Lichtwitz), from Budapest, and Emil Kiesler, a banker from Lember (now known as Lviv). Her parents were both from...

15. Olive Deering

Actress | The Ten Commandments

Olive Deering was born on October 11, 1918 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Olive Corn. She was an actress, known for The Ten Commandments (1956), Samson and Delilah (1949) and Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958). She was married to Leo Penn. She died on March 22, 1986 in Manhattan.

16. Kasey Rogers

Actress | Strangers on a Train

Kasey Rogers was born Josie Imogene Rogers in Morehouse, Missouri, to Ina Mae (Mocabee) and Eben Elijah Rogers. She moved with her family to California at age two and a half. She got the nickname "Casey" when her neighborhood playmates discovered how well she handled a baseball bat ("I could hit a ...

17. Greta Granstedt

Actress | Street Scene

Greta Granstedt was the San Francisco room mate of explorer Bessie Hyde, who vanished, under mysterious circumstances, along with her husband Glen, while attempting to become the first couple to navigate the length of the Grand Canyon solo.

Miss Granstedt's parents were aboard the liner San Juan, ...

18. Leota Lorraine

Actress | Ruggles of Red Gap

Leota Lorraine was born on March 14, 1899 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. She is known for her work on Ruggles of Red Gap (1935), The Promise (1917) and Luck in Pawn (1919). She was married to Robert F. Lakenan Jr. She died on July 9, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

19. Karen Morley

Actress | Scarface: The Shame of the Nation

Born Mildred Linton in Ottumwa, Iowa on December 12, 1909, Karen Morley was adopted by a well-to-do family who moved to Los Angeles in the mid-1920s. She enrolled at Hollywood High School and studied for a career in medicine at UCLA, but a class in theater changed her career ambitions.

After ...

20. Silvana Mangano

Actress | Dune

Silvana Mangano was born on April 21, 1930 in Rome, Italy and was raised in poverty during World War II. She trained as a dancer for seven years and supported herself as a model. In 1946, at age 16, she won the Miss Rome beauty pageant and through this, she obtained role in a Maria Della Costa film...

21. Sophia Loren

Actress | Una giornata particolare

Sophia Loren was born as Sofia Scicolone at the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome on September 20, 1934. Her father Riccardo was married to another woman and refused to marry her mother Romilda Villani, despite the fact that she was the mother of his two children (Sophia and her younger sister ...

22. Anne Baxter

Actress | All About Eve

Anne Baxter was born in Michigan City, Indiana, on May 7, 1923. She was the daughter of a salesman and his wife, Catherine, who herself was the daughter of Frank Lloyd Wright, the world-renowned architect. Anne was a young girl of 11 when her parents moved to New York City, which at that time was ...

23. Yvonne De Carlo

Actress | The Ten Commandments

Yvonne De Carlo was born Margaret Yvonne Middleton on September 1, 1922 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She was three when her father abandoned the family. Her mother turned to waitressing in a restaurant to make ends meet--a rough beginning for an actress who would, one day, be one of ...

24. Debra Paget

Actress | The Ten Commandments

An acting career was always in the cards for Debra Paget (nee Debralee Griffin) and her siblings, coming from a show biz family and being the offspring of a "stage mother" anxious to get her kids into the movies. Paget's sister Teala Loring got her movie breaks in the 1940s, Lisa Gaye was a film ...

25. Joan Woodbury

Actress | Forty Naughty Girls

Tall, provocative actress Joan Woodbury (aka Nana Martinez) was born Joanne Elmer Woodbury in Los Angeles, California, on December 17, 1915. Of Danish, English and Indian heritage, she was educated for seven years in a convent. Trained in dance, she was already performing in her mid-teens by the ...

26. Shirley MacLaine

Actress | Terms of Endearment

Shirley MacLaine was born Shirley MacLean Beaty in Richmond, Virginia. Her mother, Kathlyn Corinne (MacLean), was a drama teacher from Nova Scotia, Canada, and her father, Ira Owens Beaty, a professor of psychology and real estate agent, was from Virginia. Her brother, Warren Beatty, was born on ...

27. Martine Carol

Actress | Lola Montès

France's major sex siren of the early 50s, this lesser-remembered post-war French dish pre-dated bombshell Brigitte Bardot by a few years. Martine was born Marie-Louise (Maryse) Jeanne Nicholle Mourer on May 16, 1920, but little is known of her childhood. A chance meeting with comedian André Luguet...

28. Marlene Dietrich

Soundtrack | Witness for the Prosecution

Her father was a police lieutenant and imbued in her a military attitude to life. Marlene was known in school for her "bedroom eyes" and her first affairs were at this stage in her life - a professor at the school was terminated. She entered the cabaret scene in 1920s Germany, first as a spectator ...

29. Glynis Johns

Actress | Mary Poppins

Musical-voiced Glynis Johns is the daughter of actor Mervyn Johns. Best known for her light comedy roles and often playful flirtation, Glynis was born in South Africa while her parents were on tour there (her mother was a concert pianist) but was always proud of her Welsh roots and took delight in ...

30. Beatrice Lillie

Actress | Thoroughly Modern Millie

Dubbed "the funniest woman in the world", comedienne Beatrice Lillie was born the daughter of a Canadian government official and grew up in Toronto. She sang in a family trio act with her mother, Lucy, and her piano-playing older sister, Muriel. Times were hard and the ambitious mother eventually ...

31. Inga Landgré

Actress | Det sjunde inseglet

Inga Landgré was born on August 6, 1927 in Stockholm, Sweden. She is an actress, known for The Seventh Seal (1957), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and Crisis (1946). She was previously married to Nils Poppe.

32. Gunnel Lindblom

Actress | Det sjunde inseglet

After acting studies at the Gothenburg City Theatre from 1950-52, she made her breakthrough debut in Gustaf Molander's Kärlek (1952). When Ingmar Bergman became head of the Malmö City Theatre he asked her to join him there and with him as a director she played the role of Margareta in Goethe's...

33. Marilyn Monroe

Actress | Some Like It Hot

Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, comedienne, singer, and model. She became one of the world's most enduring iconic figures and is remembered both for her winsome embodiment of the Hollywood sex symbol and her tragic personal and professional struggles within the film industry. Her life and ...

34. Haya Harareet

Actress | Ben-Hur

Born in Palestine before the inception of the Israeli state in the city of Haifa, she first distinguished herself by winning one of the first beauty contests in the nascent Israel. Haya Harareet (also spelled Hararit) made her debut in Thorold Dickinson's film Hill 24 Doesn't Answer (1955) ("Hill ...

35. Cathy O'Donnell

Actress | The Best Years of Our Lives

Born and raised in Alabama as Ann Steely, O'Donnell attended high school and college in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, then worked as a stenographer to finance a trip to Hollywood, where she was spotted by a talent scout, leading to her being signed to a contract by producer Samuel Goldwyn.

Recognizing ...

36. Janet Leigh

Actress | Psycho

Janet Leigh was the only child of a couple who often moved from town to town. Living in apartments, Janet was a bright child who skipped several grades and finished high school when she was 15. A lonely child, she would spend much of her time at movie theaters. She was a student, studying music and...

37. Vera Miles

Actress | The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Born in Boise City, Oklahoma, Vera Miles attended school in Pratt, Kansas and Wichita, Kansas. The patrician beauty of Miss Miles won her the title of "Miss Kansas" in 1948, leading soon to small roles in Hollywood films and television series. Fame came to the forthright, spirited Miles when she ...

38. Tracy Reed

Actress | Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Tracy Reed was born on September 21, 1941 in Barnet, Middlesex, England as Clare Tracy Compton Pelissier. She was an actress, known for Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), A Shot in the Dark (1964) and Casino Royale (1967). She was married to Bill Simpson, ...

39. Marianne Koch

Actress | Per un pugno di dollari

Marianne Koch was born on August 19, 1931 in Munich, Germany. She is an actress, known for A Fistful of Dollars (1964), The Devil's General (1955) and Heldinnen (1960). She was previously married to Gerhard Freund.

40. Margarita Lozano

Actress | Per un pugno di dollari

Margarita Lozano was born on February 14, 1931 in Tetuan, Spain as Margarita Lozano Jiménez. She is an actress, known for A Fistful of Dollars (1964), Viridiana (1961) and Un ángel tuvo la culpa (1960).

41. Klaus Kinski

Actor | Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht

Klaus Kinski was born as Klaus Günter Karl Nakszynski in Zoppot, Free City of Danzig (now Sopot, Poland), to Susanne (Lutze), a nurse, and Bruno Nakszynski, a pharmacist. He grew up in Berlin, was drafted into the German army in 1944 and captured by British forces in Holland. After the war he began...

42. Anne Bancroft

Actress | The Graduate

Anne Bancroft was born on September 17, 1931 in the Bronx, the middle daughter of Michael Italiano (1905-2001), a dress pattern maker, and Mildred DiNapoli (1908-2010), a telephone operator. She made her cinema debut in Don't Bother to Knock (1952) in 1952 and over the next five years appeared in a...

43. Katharine Ross

Actress | The Graduate

Katharine Juliet Ross was born January 29, 1940, in Hollywood, CA, to Katherine (née Washburn) and Dudley Tying Ross. Her father, who also worked as a reporter for the Associated Press, was a commander in the US Navy when she was born. His navy career shuttled the family around to Virginia, then ...

44. Elisabeth Fraser

Actress | A Patch of Blue

Elisabeth Fraser was born on January 8, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Elisabeth Fraser Jonker. She was an actress, known for A Patch of Blue (1965), Young at Heart (1954) and The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942). She was married to Charles K. Peck Jr. and Ray McDonald. She died on ...

45. Elaine May

Actress | Small Time Crooks

Elaine May was born on April 21, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Elaine Iva Berlin. She is an actress and writer, known for Small Time Crooks (2000), A New Leaf (1971) and Primary Colors (1998). She was previously married to David L. Rubinfine, Sheldon Harnick and Marvin May.

46. Edwina Carroll

Actress | 2001: A Space Odyssey

Edwina Carroll is an actress and manager, known for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Department S (1969) and The World of Suzie Wong (1960).

47. Isa Miranda

Actress | Le mura di Malapaga

Isa Miranda was one of the most significant actresses in Europe from the 1930s-'50s. Her remarkable talent expressed itself both in cinema and theater. She reached international popularity in the 1930s, especially in France, Germany and Austria, and became the only international movie star produced...

48. Claudia Cardinale

Actress | C'era una volta il West

Like many other female Italian film stars, Claudia Cardinale's entry into the business was by way of a beauty pageant. She was 17 years old and studying at the Centro Sperimentale in Rome when she entered a beauty contest, which resulted in her getting a succession of small film roles. Her earthy ...

49. Doris McCarthy

The Intern

Doris McCarthy is known for her work on The Intern (2015), Mortal Thoughts (1991) and Brooklyn Animal Control (2015).

50. Maureen Mooney

Actress | Space Force

Maureen Mooney is an actress, known for Space Force (1978), B.L. Stryker (1989) and All My Children (1970).

51. Adrienne Corri

Actress | A Clockwork Orange

Born and raised in Scotland, Adrienne Corri attended the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts in London as a teenager and then appeared on both the English and American stage. While still a teenager, she made her film debut in Naughty Arlette (1949). One of her most memorable film performances was in ...

52. Carol Drinkwater

Actress | A Clockwork Orange

Carol Drinkwater was born on April 22, 1948 in London, England. She is an actress and writer, known for A Clockwork Orange (1971), Father (1990) and Chocky (1984). She has been married to Michel Noll since 1988.

53. Ruth Gordon

Actress | Rosemary's Baby

When Ruth Gordon convinced her father, a sea captain, to let her pursue acting she came to New York and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She acted in a few silents made at Fort Lee, New Jersey, in 1915. She made her Broadway debut in "Peter Pan" as Nibs the same year. The next 20 ...

54. Vivian Pickles

Actress | Harold and Maude

Vivian Pickles was born on October 21, 1931 in London, England as Vivian Kay Pickles. She is an actress and writer, known for Harold and Maude (1971), Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) and The Avengers (1961). She was previously married to Gordon Gostelow.

55. Ellen Geer

Actress | The Postman

Ellen Geer, the daughter of actors Will Geer and Herta Ware, has worked continuously for 40 years in television and motion pictures since making her debut in Richard Lester's "Petulia (1968)" (1968) in support of Julie Christie and George C. Scott. Probably best remembered for her turn as the ...

56. Shari Summers

Actress | Harold and Maude

Shari Summers was born on February 28, 1946 in Santa Clara County, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Harold and Maude (1971), The Bad News Bears (1976) and Only You (1994). She has been married to Charles Mulvehill since 1971.

57. Diane Keaton

Actress | Annie Hall

Diane Keaton was born Diane Hall in Los Angeles, California, to Dorothy Deanne (Keaton), an amateur photographer, and John Newton Ignatius "Jack" Hall, a civil engineer and real estate broker. She studied Drama at Santa Ana College, before dropping out in favor of the Neighborhood Playhouse in New ...

58. Julie Gregg

Actress | The Godfather

Julie Gregg was born on January 24, 1937 in Niagara Falls, New York, USA as Beverly Scalzo. She was an actress, known for The Godfather (1972), The Godfather Saga (1977) and Man of La Mancha (1972). She died on November 7, 2016 in Van Nuys, California, USA.

59. Simonetta Stefanelli

Actress | The Godfather

Simonetta Stefanelli was born on November 30, 1954 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for The Godfather (1972), Young Lucrezia (1974) and Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana (1983). She was previously married to Michele Placido.

60. Sofia Coppola

Actress | The Godfather: Part III

Sofia Coppola was born on May 14, 1971 in New York City, New York, USA as Sofia Carmina Coppola. She is a director, known for Somewhere (2010), Lost in Translation (2003), and Marie Antoinette (2006). She has been married to Thomas Mars since August 27, 2011. They have two daughters, Romy and ...

61. Ratna Assan

Actress | Papillon

Ratna Assan was born on December 16, 1954 in Torrance, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Papillon (1973), Mister Roberts (1965) and Destry (1964).

62. Anne Byrne Hoffman

Actress | Manhattan

Anne Byrne Hoffman was born on September 28, 1943 in Chappaqua, New York, USA as Anne Byrne. She is an actress, known for Manhattan (1979), A Night Full of Rain (1978) and Why Would I Lie? (1980). She was previously married to Ivan Kronenfeld and Dustin Hoffman.

63. Francesca De Sapio

Actress | The Godfather: Part II

Born in Rome, Italy. After completing her undergraduate studies in 1965, she moved to United States. Became a member of the Actor's Studio in 1969. Began her movie career and worked with Al Pacino and Arthur Penn. In 1985 she founded the "Duse Studio" with Giuseppe Perruccio. Currently works on ...

64. Marianna Hill

Actress | High Plains Drifter

A familiar character actress, Mariana Hill's the daughter of a building contractor. Growing up, in her native Southern California, her family moved around quite a bit, including Canada, Spain and Great Britain. As a result, she became quite adept with doing different accents and dialects. Whether ...

65. Fay Spain

Actress | The Godfather: Part II

Fay Spain was was your typical B-movie drive-in bad girl - sometimes blonde, sometimes brunette, always bodacious. A tease, a taunt, and a temptress throughout most her career, Fay Spain was born in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1932, as Lona May Spain to R.C. Spain and Arminta Frances Cochran. She headed ...

66. Kathleen Beller

Actress | The Godfather: Part II

Kathleen Beller was born on February 19, 1956 in Westchester County, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for The Godfather: Part II (1974), The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982) and Dynasty (1981). She has been married to Thomas Dolby since July 2, 1988. They have three children. She was previously...

67. Ivonne Coll

Actress | Instinct

"A formidable actress as she continues to deliver breakthrough performances on television, film and theater" -Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

Ivonne Coll is a Theater, Television, and Film award-winning actress born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico where as a child she trained in classical ballet and ...

68. Madeline Kahn

Actress | Paper Moon

Madeline Kahn was born Madeline Gail Wolfson of Russian Jewish descent on September 29, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Freda Goldberg (later known as Paula Kahn), who was still in her teens, and Bernard B. Wolfson, a garment manufacturer. She began her acting career in high school and went on to...

69. Cloris Leachman

Actress | The Last Picture Show

The legendary actress set a record when at age 82, she appeared on Dancing with the Stars (2005). Cloris Leachman was born on April 30, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa to Berkeley Claiborne "Buck" Leachman and the former Cloris Wallace. Her father's family owned a lumber company, Leachman Lumber Co. She ...

70. Teri Garr

Actress | Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Teri Garr can claim a career in show business by birthright. She was the daughter of Eddie Garr, a Broadway stage and film actor, and Phyllis Garr, a dancer. While she was still an infant, her family moved from Hollywood to New Jersey but, after the death of her father when she was 11, the family ...

71. Ethelreda Leopold

Actress | Hart to Hart

Ethelreda Leopold was born on July 2, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Hart to Hart (1979), He Stayed for Breakfast (1940) and Race Suicide (1938). She was married to Joe Pine. She died on January 26, 1998 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

72. Connie Booth

Actress | Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Connie Booth was born on December 2, 1940 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA as Constance Booth Bollinger. She is an actress and writer, known for Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), And Now for Something Completely Different (1971) and Fawlty Towers (1975). She has been married to John Lahr since ...

73. Carol Cleveland

Actress | Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Born in England, Carol moved to the United States as a youngster after her mother remarried a man in the U.S. Air Force. She attended grammar school in San Antonio, Texas, then John Marshall Junior High and Pasadena High School both in Pasadena, California. She returned to London in 1960 and soon ...

74. Joni Flynn

Actress | Octopussy

Joni Flynn was born on December 18, 1949 in Assam, India. She is an actress, known for Octopussy (1983), Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) and Felicity (1978).

75. Ayn Ruymen

Actress | Private Parts

Ayn Ruymen was born on July 18, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Private Parts (1972), Police Story (1973) and Circle of Fear (1972).

76. Penelope Allen

Actress | Dog Day Afternoon

Penelope Allen is an actress, known for Dog Day Afternoon (1975), The Thin Red Line (1998) and Bad Lieutenant (1992).

77. Carol Kane

Actress | The Princess Bride

American stage, screen and television actress, and comedian Carol Kane (b. Carolyn Laurie Kane, June 18, 1952, in Cleveland, Ohio), was born to Elaine Joy (née Fetterman), a jazz singer and pianist, and Michael Myron Kane, an architect. Her family is Jewish (from Russia, Poland, and Austria). Due ...

78. Amy Levitt

Actress | Dog Day Afternoon

Amy Levitt is an actress, known for Dog Day Afternoon (1975), The Streets of San Francisco (1972) and One Life to Live (1968).

79. Lynette Sheldon

Actress | Let My Puppets Come

Lynette Sheldon founded her Studio in New York 18 years ago. She is an internationally renowned Acting Teacher / Coach / Theater Director. Highly regarded for Advanced Teaching in the Stella Adler / G. Stanislavski system of Acting. She has developed a series of transformational Acting Exercises. ...

80. Louise Fletcher

Actress | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, to Episcopal minister Robert Fletcher and his wife Estelle, both of whom were deaf, Louise Fletcher was introduced to performing at a young age by the aunt who taught her to speak. After graduating from the University of North Carolina, she took a trip out west with her...

81. Louisa Moritz

Actress | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Lovely, buxom, and vivacious blonde bombshell Louisa Moritz was born as Luisa Cira Castro Netto on September 25, 1936 in Havana, Cuba. Many members of Louisa's family which include her father Luis, sister Aurora, and her older brother Rafael all worked in the law profession. Moritz left Cuba and ...

82. Mews Small

Actress | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Mews Small was born on March 20, 1942 in Pasadena, California, USA. She is an actress, known for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Sleeper (1973) and Man on the Moon (1999).

83. Aurore Clément

Actress | Apocalypse Now

Aurore Clement was born in Soissons, France. Her parents were farmers, and after the death of her father, she left for Paris where she found work with a modeling agency. She quickly made a name for herself, preferring a natural style and refusing to wear make-up. In the seventies,Louis Malle, ...

84. Anjelica Huston

Actress | The Grifters

Anjelica Huston was born on July 8, 1951 to director and actor John Huston and Russian prima ballerina Enrica 'Ricki' Soma. Huston spent most of her childhood overseas, in Ireland and England, and in 1968 first dipped her toe into the world of show business, taking on the lead role of her father's ...

85. Audrey Landers

Actress | Dallas

Audrey Landers is an accomplished actress, singer, writer, composer and producer. She is best known to fans all over the world for her memorable role as Afton Cooper for eight years on Dallas (1978), her controversial Playboy pictorial (with her clothes on) and hundreds of television gigs in the ...

86. Talia Shire

Actress | Rocky

Talia Shire was born on April 25, 1946 in Lake Success, Long Island, New York, USA as Talia Rose Coppola. She is an actress, known for Rocky (1976), The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974). She was previously married to Jack Schwartzman and David Shire.

87. Jodi Letizia

Actress | Rocky

Jodi started out life as a native Philadelphian and later became a "native" New Yorker. With the unique combination of bawdy humor and a beautiful singing voice, this comedienne has played to packed houses and rave reviews in her shows, "Love is A Four Letter Word", "A Big Girl's Blouse", "My Balls...

88. Lee Grant

Actress | In the Heat of the Night

Academy Award-winner Lee Grant was born Lyova Haskell Rosenthal on October 31, 1925 in Manhattan, New York City, to Witia (Haskell), a teacher and actress, and Abraham Rosenthal, an educator and realtor. Her father was of Romanian Jewish descent, and her mother was a Russian Jewish immigrant. Lee ...

89. Monica Lewis

Actress | Earthquake

For almost two decades, Monica Lewis was the idealized, wholesomely sexy sound and image of apple-pie America, lending a curvaceous, dimpled smile and melodious voice of hope to thousands of U.S. troops through two of the 20th century's greatest wars. She starred on the very first "Ed Sullivan Show...

90. Pamela Bellwood

Actress | Airport '77

Pamela Bellwood was born on June 26, 1951 in New York City, New York, USA as Pamela King. She is an actress, known for Airport '77 (1977), Dynasty (1981) and Serial (1980). She has been married to Nik Wheeler since December 30, 1984.

91. Arlene Golonka

Actress | Hang 'Em High

A native Chicagoan of Polish descent, veteran character actress Arlene Golonka seemed destined for acting from the start, having been named after silver screen actress Arline Judge, and her childhood was dominated by singing and acting classes. She headed to New York at the age of 19 and began a ...

92. Elizabeth Cheshire

Actress | Airport '77

Elizabeth Cheshire was born on March 3, 1967 in Burbank, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Airport '77 (1977), Our Town (1977) and Strange Behavior (1981).

93. Carrie Fisher

Actress | Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

Carrie Frances Fisher was born on October 21, 1956 in Burbank, California, to singers/actors Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. She was an actress and writer known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return ...

94. Colleen Camp

Actress | Clue

Colleen Camp was born in San Francisco, California. She began working as a juvenile actress at the age of 3 and was eventually 'discovered' while working as a bird trainer at Busch Gardens. She appeared on The Dean Martin Show (1965) and made her film debut in Battle for the Planet of the Apes (...

95. Sigourney Weaver

Actress | Alien: Resurrection

Sigourney Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver, on October 8, 1949, in Leroy Hospital in New York City. Her father, TV producer Sylvester L. Weaver Jr., originally wanted to name her Flavia, because of his passion for Roman history (he had already named her elder brother Trajan). Her mother, ...

96. Veronica Cartwright

Actress | Alien

Born in Bristol, England, Veronica is the older sister of the popular child actress Angela Cartwright. In her early career, Veronica was cast in a number of popular movies such as William Wyler's The Children's Hour (1961), Spencer's Mountain (1963) and Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963). As such,...

97. Gwen Taylor

Actress | Life of Brian

Gwen Taylor was born on February 19, 1939 in Derby, England. She is an actress, known for Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979), The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978) and A Bit of a Do (1989). She has been married to Graham Reid since 1996.

98. Meryl Streep

Actress | Out of Africa

Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 21 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William ...

99. Jane Alexander

Actress | Kramer vs. Kramer

Angular in features, reserved in demeanor and more-or-less plaintive in appearance, actress Jane Alexander has played down the glamour card for the most part. Her true brilliance has come from the remarkable range and depth of her talent. Heralded as one of the finest 70s actresses to arrive in ...

100. JoBeth Williams

Actress | Poltergeist

The product of a musical family, (Margaret) JoBeth Williams was born on December 6, 1948, in Houston, Texas, to Frances Faye (Adams), a dietitian, and Fredric Roger Williams, a wire/cable company manager and opera singer. Her father encouraged her early interest in theater during high school.

She ...



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