Favorit female actorsby carinaholm-72573 | created - 12 Nov 2018 | updated - 09 Apr 2020 | Public
Actress | Applaus
In Okay (2002), director and actress Paprika Steen shows off her multi- faceted acting talent as the loud-mouth control-freak Nete. It is Paprika Steen's first major part for which she has already been nominated for The Best Actress Award from the European Film Academy. The actress has won the ...
Actress | Scary Movie 2
Tori Spelling was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of author Candy Spelling and Hollywood producer Aaron Spelling. With her father producing many popular television shows in the 1970s, Tori had an early flair for showbusiness. She appeared on many of her father's shows, which gained her more ...
3. Laura Dern
Actress | Jurassic Park
Laura Dern was born on February 10, 1967 in Los Angeles, the daughter of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd. Dern was exposed to movie sets and the movie industry from infancy, and obtained several bit parts as a child. Her parents divorced when Dern was two and Dern lost contact with her father for ...
Actress | Scream
Neve Campbell was born and raised in Guelph, Ontario, to Marnie (Neve), a Dutch-born psychologist and yoga instructor (from Amsterdam), and Gerry Campbell, a Scottish-born teacher (from Glasgow). Campbell first came to our TV screens in the hit Drama series Party of Five (1994). Described as TV's ...
Actress | I Know What You Did Last Summer
Jennifer Love Hewitt was born in Waco, Texas, to Patricia Mae (Shipp), a speech-language pathologist, and Herbert Daniel Hewitt, a medical technician. She has English, Italian, French, Scottish, and German ancestry. She got her first name from her older brother Todd Daniel Hewitt (b. November 8, ...
Producer | The Proposal
Sandra Annette Bullock was born in Arlington, a Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. Her mother, Helga Bullock (née Helga Mathilde Meyer), was a German opera singer. Her father, John W. Bullock, was an American voice teacher, who was born in Alabama, of German descent. Sandra grew up on the road ...
10. Rebecca Gibney
Actress | Wanted
Rebecca Gibney is one of Australia's most beloved and respected actors. Born in Levin, New Zealand she is the youngest of six children. Before crossing the Tasman Sea at age 19, Rebecca appeared in several New Zealand television series including Inside Straight, Pioneer Women and Sea Urchins. Her ...
11. Aisha Hinds
Actress | The Next Three Days
When Aisha Hinds' junior high school tap dance instructor observed that she needed an outlet for expression that surpassed her tap shoes, she was guided to the High School of Performing Arts in New York - where her formal acting training began.
Hinds' numerous television credits include a supporting...
12. Kellie Martin
Actress | ER
Kellie Martin was born on October 16, 1975 in Riverside, California, USA as Kellie Noelle Martin. She is an actress and producer, known for ER (1994), Life Goes On (1989) and A Goofy Movie (1995). She has been married to Keith Christian since May 15, 1999. They have two children.
16. Whoopi Goldberg
Actress | Ghost
Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on November 13, 1955. Her mother, Emma (Harris), was a teacher and a nurse, and her father, Robert James Johnson, Jr., was a clergyman. Whoopi's recent ancestors were from Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. She worked in...
Actress | Anja og Viktor - brændende kærlighed
Sofie Katrine Lassen-Kahlke was born on July 18 1979 in Denmark, and was discovered by producer Regner Grasten. She attended an acting academy in Hollywood in 1998 along with Robert Hansen, and made her debut as Anne in The Rascal (1994). Her big break came as Kaffe-Hanne in the TV series Brø...
20. Angela Bassett
Actress | Strange Days
Captivating, gifted, and sensational, Angela Bassett's presence has been felt in theaters and on stages and television screens throughout the world. Angela Evelyn Bassett was born on August 16, 1958 in New York City, to Betty Jane (Gilbert), a social worker, and Daniel Benjamin Bassett, a ...
24. Melissa McCarthy
Actress | The Heat
Melissa McCarthy was born in Plainfield, Illinois, to Sandra and Michael McCarthy, and was raised on her family's corn and soybean farm. She began her performing career as a stand-up comedian in New York where she appeared at the famous clubs, Stand Up New York and The Improv. She worked on her ...
26. Halle Berry
Actress | Catwoman
Halle Maria Berry was born Maria Halle Berry on August 14, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio & raised in Bedford, Ohio. Halle was born to Judith Ann Hawkins, a psychiatric nurse & Jerome Jesse Berry, a hospital attendant. Halle first came into the spotlight at seventeen years when she won the Miss Teen ...
27. Lashana Lynch
Actress | Captain Marvel
Lashana Lynch (born 27 November 1987) is a British actress. She plays the leading role of Rosaline in the ABC period drama series Still Star-Crossed.
Lynch is a graduate of the BA Acting course at ArtsEd drama school in London. She made her film debut in the 2011 drama film Fast Girls. She later ...
28. Ghita Nørby
Actress | Hamsun
Ghita Nørby was born on January 11, 1935 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is an actress, known for Hamsun (1996), Freud Leaving Home (1991) and Nøgle hus spejl (2015). She was previously married to Svend Skipper, Jørgen Reenberg, Dario Campeotto, Henrik Rosing Wiehe and Mogens Garth-Grüner.
29. Jane Seymour
Actress | Live and Let Die
Jane Seymour was born as Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg in 1951 in Middlesex, England, to a nurse mother and gynaecologist/obstetrician father. She is of Polish Jewish (father) and Dutch (mother) descent. She adopted the acting name of "Jane Seymour" when she entered show business as it was ...
30. Jennifer Hudson
Soundtrack | Dreamgirls
Jennifer Kate Hudson was born on September 12, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois to Darnell Donerson (née Hudson) & Samuel Simpson. She is an Academy Award-winning actress, Grammy Award-winning recording artist and best-selling author. This bright, beautiful and booming-voiced talent is a perfect example ...
32. Kirsten Lehfeldt
Actress | Flamberede hjerter
Kirsten Lehfeldt was born on December 19, 1952 in Skanderborg, Denmark as Kirsten Eli Lehfeldt. She is an actress and writer, known for Flamberede hjerter (1986), Arthur and the Invisibles (2006) and Jul i den gamle trædemølle (1990). She has been married to Stig Hoffmeyer since 1975. ...
33. Mira Wanting
Actress | L'auberge espagnole
Mira Wanting was born on April 19, 1978 in Denmark as Mira Herfort Wanting. She was an actress, known for L'auberge espagnole (2002), Anja & Viktor - Flaming Love (2007) and Love at First Hiccough (1999). She died on December 22, 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
36. 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 a Dutch noblewoman, while her father, Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston, was born in Úzice, Bohemia, to English and Austrian parents.
After her parents' divorce, ...
40. Vanessa Williams
Actress | Ugly Betty
Vanessa Lynn Williams was born in Millwood, New York, to Helen L. (Tinch) and Milton Augustine Williams, Jr., both music teachers. Vanessa and her brother grew up in suburban New York in comfortable surroundings. Vanessa sang and danced in school productions and signed her high school yearbook with...
45. Anette Støvelbæk
Actress | Italiensk for begyndere
Anette Støvelbæk was born on July 27, 1967 in Denmark. She is an actress, known for Italian for Beginners (2000), Park Road (2009) and In a Better World (2010). She has been married to Lars Mikkelsen since October 10, 1989. They have two children.
48. Iben Hjejle
Actress | High Fidelity
Iben Hjejle (22 March 1971) is a Danish actress, notable for starring in the Stephen Frears film High Fidelity (2000). In Denmark, she is perhaps best known for appearing in the Danish television sitcom Langt fra Las Vegas (Far from Las Vegas) and playing the girlfriend of Danish comedian Casper ...
50. Susse Wold
Actress | Jagten
Susse Wold is a well-known Danish stage and screen actress. Daughter of famous actress Marguerite Viby - her parents were divorced early and they never lived together as a family - Wold was given the chance to become an actress herself but also fought to find an identity for herself as something ...
51. Charlotte Fich
Actress | Kærlighed på film
Charlotte Fich ended her education at Theater school at Århus Theater in 1989, and thereafter worked at the theater until 1993, when she continued in Copenhagen. She's had several great roles in "Turandot" (1993) at Rialto Teatret, "Den flagrende gæst" (1994) at Bådteatret, "Mysterier" (1996) at ...
52. Lisbet Lundquist
Actress | Næste skridt
Lisbet Lundquist was born on March 25, 1943 in Hellerup, Denmark. She is an actress and writer, known for Next Step (2007), Body Switch (1995) and Flemming og Berit (1994). She has been married to Søren Østergaard since 1993. She was previously married to Eddie Skoller and Peter Steen.
57. Jessica Alba
Actress | Fantastic Four
Jessica Marie Alba was born on April 28, 1981, in Pomona, CA, to Catherine (Jensen) and Mark David Alba, who served in the US Air Force. Her father is of Mexican descent (including Spanish and Indigenous Mexican roots), and her mother has Danish, Welsh, English, and French ancestry. Her family ...
69. Erika Eleniak
Actress | Under Siege
Erika Maya Eleniak was born on September 29, 1969 in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale, California. She is the eldest daughter in a family of four girls and one boy. Erika began her acting career at the age of 10, starring in numerous productions for television, film, commercials and theater. Her ...
Actress | Keeping Up Appearances
Daughter of Catherine and Isaac Routledge. Her father was a haberdasher, and, during WWII, the family lived weeks at a time in the basement of her father's shop. She attended Birkenhead High School, where she sang in the choir and ran the Sunday School. She studied English at Liverpool University, ...
71. Shannen Doherty
Actress | Mallrats
Shannen Doherty was born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, on April 12, 1971, to Rosa (Wright) and John Doherty. Her father worked in a bank, while her mother owned a beauty parlor. She has an older brother, Sean. Her ancestry includes Irish, English, Scottish, and French. In 1978, at the tender age of ...
73. Carmen Silvera
Actress | 'Allo 'Allo!
Carmen Silvera was born on June 2, 1922 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Carmen Blanche Silvera. She was an actress, known for 'Allo 'Allo! (1982), Doctor Who (1963) and Compact (1962). She was married to John Cunliffe. She died on August 3, 2002 in Denville Hall, Northwood, Hillingdon, London, ...
Actress | Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead
Christina Applegate was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, to record producer/executive Robert Applegate and singer-actress Nancy Priddy. Her parents split-up shortly after her birth. She has two half-siblings from her father's re-marriage - Alisa (b. October 10, 1977) and Kyle (b. July 15...
76. Heather O'Rourke
Actress | Poltergeist
Heather Michele O'Rourke was born on December 27, 1975 in Santee, San Diego, California, to Kathleen, a seamstress, and Michael O'Rourke, a construction worker. She had German, Danish, English, and Irish ancestry.
Heather entered American cinematic pop-culture before first grade. She was sitting ...
77. 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.
Actress | Network
In her long career, Beatrice Straight actually did very little work in the movies, plying her trade mostly onstage. But when she did grace the silver screen, she did it with great skill. Her first love was theater, having debuted on Broadway in the 1935 "Bitter Oleander". Her work garnered her much...
79. Dominique Dunne
Actress | Poltergeist
Dominique Dunne was born to a life of privilege in Santa Monica, California, the daughter of Ellen Beatriz Griffin Dunne and Dominick Dunne, a producer, actor, and writer. Actor Griffin Dunne is her brother. After her parents' divorce, she moved first to New York, and then to a posh home in Beverly...
80. Zelda Rubinstein
Actress | Poltergeist
A marvelously quirky and distinctive 4' 3" character actress, with a larger-than-life presence on film and TV, Zelda Rubinstein gave up a long and stable career in the medical field as a lab technician in order to strive for something more self-fulfilling as middle age settled in. At the age of 45,...
81. Theresa Saldana
Actress | The Commish
Theresa Saldana was born on August 20, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Commish (1991), Raging Bull (1980) and I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978). She was married to Phil Peters and Alfredo Feliciano. She died on June 6, 2016 in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles...
82. Matilda Ziegler
Actress | Lark Rise to Candleford
Matilda Ziegler was born on July 23, 1964 in Ashford, Kent, England as Matilda F. E. Ziegler. She is an actress, known for Lark Rise to Candleford (2008), EastEnders (1985) and The Rhythm Section (2020). She has been married to Louis Hilyer since July 2004. They have three children.
83. Sigourney Weaver
Actress | Alien
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, ...
85. Carol Potter
Actress | Beverly Hills, 90210
Carol Potter was born on May 21, 1948 in New York City, New York, USA as Carol Williams. She is an actress, known for Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), Tiger Heart (1996) and Just One of the Gynos (2008). She has been married to Jeffrey Josephson since October 20, 1990. She was previously married to ...
86. Tiffani Thiessen
Actress | Saved by the Bell
Tiffani Amber Thiessen was born on January 23, 1974 in Long Beach, California to Robyn Ernest, a homemaker & Frank Thiessen, a park designer. She grew up in Long Beach with her parents and her brothers, professional cyclist Todd (born August 1, 1968) and Schyler (born May 10, 1977). When Tiffani ...
88. Mädchen Amick
Actress | Dream Lover
Born and raised in Sparks, Nevada, Mädchen Amick was encouraged by her parents to follow her own creative instincts where she learned the skill of playing the piano, bass, violin and guitar as well as being able to do tap, ballet, jazz and modern dancing. In 1987 at the age of 16, she traveled to ...
89. Denise Crosby
Actress | Pet Sematary
Denise Michelle Crosby was born on November 24, 1957 in Hollywood, California. Denise graduated from Hollywood High School in 1975 and attended Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz where she enrolled in the Drama Department. Forming part of the extensive Crosby family dynasty, this striking leading ...
91. Lupe Ontiveros
Actress | As Good as It Gets
Lupe Ontiveros was born on September 17, 1942 in El Paso, Texas, USA as Guadalupe Moreno. She is known for her work on As Good as It Gets (1997), Selena (1997) and Real Women Have Curves (2002). She was married to Elias P. Ontiveros. She died on July 26, 2012 in Whittier, California, USA.
93. Robin Tunney
Actress | The Craft
Robin Tunney studied acting at the Chicago Academy for the Arts, spending her summer performing in such plays as "Bus Stop" and "Agnes of God". She moved to Los Angeles at the age of eighteen and shortly landed roles in such television shows as Life Goes On (1989), Class of '96 (1993) (recurring), ...
94. Fairuza Balk
Actress | The Craft
"Fairuza!" ("Turquoise" in Farsi), her father exclaimed as he saw her blue eyes: Fairuza Alejandra Balk had just been born on May 21, 1974 in Point Reyes, California. Her father, Solomon Ben Feldthouse, was a traveling musician originally from Idaho, and her mother, Cathryn Balk, was a belly dancer...
95. Rachel True
Actress | The Craft
Rachel True has been working for most of the 1990s. She broke into the business with a pair of guest roles on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show (1984) In 1993, Rachel moved to L.A.; she then appeared in the rap parody CB4 (1993) with Chris Rock. She also landed another pair of guest spots on the HBO ...
96. Christine Taylor
Actress | Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Christine Taylor was born on July 30, 1971 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA as Christine Joan Taylor. She is an actress and writer, known for Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004), The Wedding Singer (1998) and Zoolander (2001). She has been married to Ben Stiller since May 13, 2000. They have two...
97. Helen Shaver
Actress | Desert Hearts
Helen Shaver has built a lasting legacy, both behind and in front of the camera. She has directed hundreds of hours of television ranging from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) to Castle (2009), from The Unit (2006) to The Outer Limits (1995). Her film, Summer's End (1999), a Showtime ...
99. 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 ...
100. Annette O'Toole
Actress | Superman III
Beautiful red-haired film/stage actress, dancer, writer, singer, producer and composer Annette O'Toole was born on April 1, 1952 in Houston, Texas, to Dorothy Geraldine (Niland) and William West Toole, Jr. She started with acting at a very young age and during the 60s, she began a career in theater...