Favorite Actresses

by tmckimm | created - 17 Feb 2013 | updated - 08 Oct 2020 | Public

My favorite females of film and TV

1. 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, ...

2. Tania Raymonde

Actress | Lost

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Tania Raymonde began her career on Malcolm in the Middle (2000), and is known for her portrayal of Alex Rousseau in the J.J. Abrams series Lost. She played the title role of notorious murderer Jodi Arias in the Lifetime original feature Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret...

3. Allison Scagliotti

Actress | Warehouse 13

Allison Scagliotti was born on September 21, 1990 in Monterey, California, USA as Allison Glenn Scagliotti. She is an actress, known as Claudia Donovan on Warehouse 13 (2009), as Maddie Clifford on Redemption Maddie (2007) and as Sawyer on Read It and Weep (2006). Her most recent television series ...

4. Julia Benson

Actress | Seasoned with Love

Canadian actress Julia Benson (born June 26, 1979 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) finished her theatrical studies in 2001 before starting her professional acting career in 2003 around the age of twenty-four. Julia's screen credits include an impressive range of film shorts, feature-length films and ...

5. Ashley Scott

Jumanji: The Next Level

Ashley McCall Scott is an American actress and model. She was born on July 13, 1977 in Metairie, Louisiana, but raised in Charleston, South Carolina. She began her modeling career as a young girl. She was a 1993 Elite Model Look finalist and became a Model for Elite Miami, she modeled ...

6. Alicia Coppola

Actress | National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Alicia Coppola is an American actress, primarily known for television roles. In 1968, Coppola was born in the town of Huntington, New York, which is located on the north shore of Long Island. The town is a major bedroom community for nearby New York City.

Coppola attended the Kent School, a ...

7. Sarah Jones

Actress | For All Mankind

Sarah Jones was born on July 17, 1983 in Winter Springs, Florida, USA. She is an actress, known for For All Mankind (2019), Damnation (2017) and The Path (2016).

8. Pauley Perrette

Actress | NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Pauley Perrette is known to millions around the world as Abby Sciuto, the brilliant but offbeat forensic scientist on CBS's NCIS (2003), the #1-rated drama in the world. Her additional credits include appearances on such shows as Almost Famous (2000), The Ring (2002), 24 (2001), CSI: Crime Scene ...

9. Cote de Pablo

Actress | NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Cote de Pablo was born in Santiago, Chile, but was raised in Miami, Florida. She attended Arvida Middle School in Miami and then Carnegie Mellon University. She graduated in 2000 after studying music theater. Whilst at Carnegie Mellon she appeared in several theater productions, including "...

10. Liza Lapira

Actress | 21

Liza Lapira was born in Queens, New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for 21 (2008), Fast & Furious (2009) and Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011).

11. Katee Sackhoff

Actress | Battlestar Galactica

Kathryn Ann "Katee" Sackhoff (born April 8, 1980) is an American actress known for playing Lieutenant Kara "Starbuck" Thrace on the Sci Fi Channel's television program Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009). She was nominated for four Saturn Awards for her work on Battlestar Galactica and won the award ...

12. Anna Torv

Actress | Fringe

Anna Torv (born 7 June 1979) is an Australian actress known for her role as FBI agent Olivia Dunham on the Fox television series Fringe (2008-2013). Torv was born in Melbourne, Victoria, the daughter of Susan (née Carmichael) and Hans Torv, also grew up in Gold Coast, Queensland. Her father is of ...

13. Yunjin Kim

Actress | Lost

Yunjin Kim (born November 7, 1973), also known as Kim Yun-Jin is a South Korean-American film and theater actress. She is best known for her role as Sun on the American television series Lost, and as the North Korean spy Bang-Hee in the South Korean film Shiri. She also starred as Dr. Karen Kim in ...

14. Michelle Rodriguez

Actress | Fast & Furious 7

Mayte Michelle Rodriguez was born on July 12, 1978 in San Antonio, Texas to Carmen Milady Pared Espinal, a housewife, and Rafael Rodríguez Santiago, a U.S. Army solider. Known for tough-chick roles, Michelle is proof that there is a cross between beauty and brawn. Michelle always knew she was ...

15. Kate Micucci

Actress | When in Rome

Kate Micucci was born in New Jersey and spent most of her school years in Pennsylvania. As a kid, she focused on playing outside in the woods and playing classical piano. In college, she majored in art, focusing on painting and making puppets. She received an A.A. in Fine Arts from Keystone College.

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16. Selena Gomez

Actress | Monte Carlo

Actress and singer Selena Gomez was born on July 22, 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas. She is the daughter of Mandy Teefey and Ricardo Gomez. Her mother is of part Italian ancestry, and her father is of Mexican descent. She was named after Tejano singer Selena, who died in 1995.

Her first acting role ...

17. Jill St. John

Actress | Diamonds Are Forever

An incredible piece of 1960s eye candy, Jill St. John absolutely smoldered on the big screen, a trendy presence in lightweight comedy, spirited adventure and spy intrigue who appeared alongside some of Hollywood's most handsome male specimens. Although she was seldom called upon to do much more ...

18. Penélope Cruz

Actress | Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Known outside her native country as the "Spanish enchantress", Penélope Cruz Sánchez was born in Madrid to Eduardo Cruz, a retailer, and Encarna Sánchez, a hairdresser. As a toddler, she was already a compulsive performer, re-enacting TV commercials for her family's amusement, but she decided to ...

19. Salma Hayek

Actress | Frida

Salma Hayek was born on September 2, 1966 in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. Her father is of Lebanese descent and her mother is of Mexican/Spanish ancestry. After having seen Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) in a local movie theater, she decided she wanted to become an actress. At age 12, she...

20. Claudia Black

Actress | Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars

Claudia Lee Black was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. Her parents Jules and Judy Black are both Australian Medical Academics Doctors. She has lived in Australia, New Zealand, England and the US. Throughout her career Black has played in many Australian and New Zealand films and guested on ...

21. Sonita Henry

Actress | Krypton

Sonita Henry was born on January 23, 1977 in Dover, Kent, England. She is known for her work on Krypton (2018), Star Trek (2009) and The Fifth Element (1997).

22. Amber Midthunder

Actress | Legion

Amber Midthunder is a Native New Mexican actress who uncovered a deep love of acting at a young age. Growing up with an actor father and casting director mother, she began her own on-screen career early in life. Her first speaking role was at the age of 9 opposite Oscar winner Alan Arkin in the ...

23. Gina Bramhill

Actress | Us

Gina Bramhill was born on July 30, 1989 in Eastoft, England. She is an actress, known for Us (2020), Sherlock (2010) and Brief Encounters (2016).

24. Lauren Cohan

Actress | The Boy

Lauren Cohan is a British-American actress and model, best known for her role as Maggie Greene on The Walking Dead (2010) and recurring roles on The Vampire Diaries (2009), Supernatural (2005), and Chuck (2007). After her film debut on Casanova (2005) as Sister Beatrice, she starred in the sequel ...

25. Carole Weyers

Actress | Manhattan

Carole Weyers was born in Anderlecht, Belgium.

She began her acting career in Belgium, where she received her training from the well-respected drama school IAD (Institut des Arts de Diffusion). Upon graduation, she attended LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts) in a year-long program ...

26. Danay Garcia

Actress | Prison Break

Danay Garcia is an actress, writer and producer. She is currently a series regular in the AMC hit television show "Fear the Walking Dead" and recently costarred in two feature films. Garcia has been working steadily in film and television since arriving in the United States from Cuba in 2003.

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27. Bex Taylor-Klaus

Actress | Voltron: Legendary Defender

Bex Taylor-Klaus has always marched to the beat of their own drum. A fourth generation Atlantan who moved to LA to start their professional acting career while still in high school, their first professional role was as the iconic street kid Bullet in season 3 of AMC's "The Killing," which was ...

28. Karolina Wydra

Actress | Europa Report

Karolina Wydra was born on March 5, 1981 in Opole, Opolskie, Poland as Karolina I. Wydra. She is an actress, known for Europa Report (2013), After (2012) and Be Kind Rewind (2008).

29. Camille Guaty

Actress | Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Camille Guaty, raised in Northern California and New Jersey, studied at Boston University and continued her education at R.A.D.A, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. There she learned the great works of William Shakespeare.

After a ten day trip to meet her new Los Angeles reps, they ...

30. Laurence Leboeuf

Actress | Transplant

Laurence Leboeuf was born on December 13, 1985 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is an actress, known for Transplant (2020), Turbo Kid (2015) and 19-2 (2014).

31. Abigail Savage

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Abigail Savage is known for her work on Orange Is the New Black (2013), Precious (2009) and Half Nelson (2006).

32. Mercedes Mason

Actress | Fear the Walking Dead

Mercedes Mason immigrated to the United States at the age of 12. At age 13 she was discovered by FORD modeling agency, launching her into an international modeling career while attending high school. While studying psychology in college, she booked her first audition opposite Vince Vaughn in The ...

33. Valorie Curry

Actress | Detroit: Become Human

Curry grew up as the youngest of three children in Orange County, California. She graduated from Sonora High School in La Habra, California in 2004. She attended California State University Fullerton, receiving a degree in theater. She has worked with The Second City, Phantom Projects theater ...

34. Emily Ratajkowski

Actress | We Are Your Friends

Emily O'Hara Ratajkowski was born in London, England, to American parents, Kathleen (Balgley), a professor, and John David Ratajkowski, a painter. She is of British Isles, German, Polish, and Jewish ancestry. Emily was raised in Encinitas, California, near San Diego. She traveled a lot, and also ...

35. Maria Grazia Cucinotta

Actress | The World Is Not Enough

Maria Grazia Cucinotta (born 27 July 1968) is an Italian actress who has featured in many films and television series since 1990. She has also worked as a producer, screenwriter and model. Cucinotta was born in Messina, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy. She is well known in Italy as a movie and ...

36. Ella Purnell

Actress | Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Ella Purnell was born in London, U.K. She is best known for her roles in Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (2016), in BBC One's Ordeal By Innocence (2017) and Starz' Sweetbitter (2017), in which she plays the series lead role of Tess in the adaptation of Stephanie Danler's ...

37. Angélica Celaya

Actress | Constantine

Angélica Guadalupe Celaya born July 9, 1982 is an American actress and model born in Tucson, Arizona to Mexican parents. Celaya was born July 9, 1982 in Tucson, Arizona of Mexican parents. She has a younger brother named Jesus. Celaya speaks Spanish, English and Italian. Her debut was in the 2003 ...

38. Brigitte Auber

Actress | To Catch a Thief

Brigitte Auber was born on April 27, 1925 in Paris, France as Marie-Claire Cahen de Labzac. She is an actress, known for To Catch a Thief (1955), The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) and Under the Paris Sky (1951).

39. Camren Bicondova

Actress | Gotham

Camren Bicondova was born on May 22, 1999 in San Diego, California, USA. Camren is an actress and producer, known for Gotham (2014), Girl House (2014) and Gotham Stories (2016).

40. Hayley Law

Actress | Riverdale

Hayley Law is an actress, known for Riverdale (2017), Altered Carbon (2018) and The New Romantic (2018).

41. Milana Vayntrub

Actress | Werewolves Within

Milana Vayntrub is an Uzbekistan-born American actress, writer and stand-up comedian. She began her career making YouTube videos amounting over 11 million views, then turned her web content into an MTV pilot. In 2016 is was recognized by Adweek on the cover of their Creative 100 issue for her ...

42. Grace Park

Actress | Battlestar Galactica

Grace Park (born March 14, 1974) is an American-Canadian actress. She gained recognition as Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii and Lt. Sharon 'Athena' Agathon on Battlestar Galactica (2004), as well as Shannon Ng in the Canadian television series teen soap Edgemont (2000). From 2010 to 2017, Park starred ...

43. Bryony Afferson

Actress | House of Anubis

Bryony Afferson was born on March 9, 1983 in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England. She is known for her work on House of Anubis (2011), Luther (2010) and Survivors (2008).

44. Merete Van Kamp

Actress | Poison Ivy: The New Seduction

Merete Van Kamp is a Danish born model turned actress that found success in American television and film, known from blockbuster mini-series Princess Daisy and as Grace van Owen on Dallas TV-series: Merete Van Kamp appeared in TV-Series Remington Steel and in Aaron Spellings TV-Series Hotel...she ...

45. Elodie Yung

Actress | Gods of Egypt

Elodie Yung was born in Paris, France, of Cambodian and French descent. She grew up in Seine-saint-Denis, in Le Bourget, where she practiced karate and obtained her black belt. She graduated from University of La Sorbonne in Paris and has a law degree. She then decided to study acting at London ...

46. Brigitte Auber

Actress | To Catch a Thief

Brigitte Auber was born on April 27, 1925 in Paris, France as Marie-Claire Cahen de Labzac. She is an actress, known for To Catch a Thief (1955), The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) and Under the Paris Sky (1951).

47. Natalie Knepp

Actress | A Joyous Christmas

Natalie Knepp is originally from Aurora, Ohio. She grew up playing the harp and at the age of 12 she found her love for the theatre. A graduate of Interlochen Arts academy with a major in Theatre and a minor in Harp and a B.F.A from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, her passion ...

48. Lilli Stein

Actress | The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Lilli Stein is an actress, known for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017), Veep (2012) and The Blacklist (2013).

49. Elena Rusconi

Actress | 6 Underground

Elena Rusconi is an actress, known for 6 Underground (2019), Medici (2016) and The Catch (2016).

50. Marisa Pavan

Actress | The Rose Tattoo

Maria Luisa Pierangeli and her twin sister Anna Maria were born in Sardinia, Italy. They were fraternal twins with different personalities as well. Anna Maria was dreamy and innocent; Maria Luisa was independent and studious. They moved to Rome in the late 1940s. In 1948 their lives changed when ...

51. Pier Angeli

Actress | Battle of the Bulge

Anna Maria Pierangeli was born June 19, 1932, in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. Anna and her twin sister, Marisa Pavan, both had their eyes on becoming film stars, since that was one of the big Italian pastimes. Anna adopted her surname and split it in half, and it was as Pier Angeli that she would ...

52. Barbara Lee-Belmonte

Stunts | The Bodyguard

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Barbara entered the film industry as an actress. While working as a Production Assistant at Warner Bros. Studios and a Special Assistant coordinating events for Jerry Buss, owner of The Staples Center and Los Angeles Lakers, she found early acting success in ...



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