THE FAVS: Actresses

by RogueDiabolik | created - 14 Jul 2016 | updated - 26 Dec 2019 | Public

This is an ongoing list featuring all of my favorite actresses. They are listed in order of favoritism, starting with number 1.

1. Betsy Russell

Actress | Saw III

Born in San Diego, California, Betsy Russell is best known for her starring role as "Jill Tuck," the ex-wife of the Jigsaw Killer in the "Saw" film series. Russell was born into a family of educators--her father, iconic economist Richard Russell, wrote a news letter about the stock market for over ...

2. Ana de Armas

Actress | Blade Runner 2049

Ana de Armas was born in Cuba on April 30, 1988. At the age of 14, she began her studies at the National Theatre School of Havana, where she graduated after 4 years. At the age of 16, she made her first film, Una rosa de Francia (2006), directed by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón. A few titles came after ...

3. Alison Doody

Actress | Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Alison Doody was born in Dublin in 1966, in a well-off family. She is the youngest of three children. She was educated in a convent, where she gained a passion for the arts. She later studied at the National College of Fine Arts in Dublin, but left because she lacked the motivation and thought she ...

4. Chen-Chi Lin

Actress | Di yi lei xing wei xian

Chen-Chi Lin was born on December 1, 1955 in Taiwan. She is an actress, known for Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind (1980), Shaolin Hellgate (1980) and Da da xiao xiao yi jia chun (1980).

5. Valentina Forte

Actress | Blastfighter

Valentina Forte is an actress, known for Blastfighter (1984), The Teddy Bear (1994) and Cut and Run (1984).

6. Julianna Guill

Actress | The Resident

Julianna Guill was born on July 7, 1987 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA as Julianna Minetree Guill. Her parents are Ann and Earl Guill. She is one of three children who all grew up singing and acting. She began tap, ballet and jazz dance at an early age, and continued singing in the choir ...

7. Conchita Airoldi

Producer | Duplicity

Conchita Airoldi is a producer and actress, known for Duplicity (2009), We Believed (2010) and Machan (2008).

8. Jennifer Connelly

Actress | A Beautiful Mind

Jennifer Connelly was born in the Catskill Mountains, New York, to Ilene (Schuman), a dealer of antiques, and Gerard Connelly, a clothing manufacturer. Her father had Irish and Norwegian ancestry, and her mother was from a Jewish immigrant family. Jennifer grew up in Brooklyn Heights, just across ...

9. Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe

Actress | Final Destination 3

Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe was born to a Chinese father and a Scottish mother on January 20th in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. At a young age, Crystal and her family moved to Hong Kong, where she spent a few years, becoming fluent in Cantonese. Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe started her professional acting ...

10. Luciana Paluzzi

Actress | Thunderball

Luciana Paluzzi is an Italian American actress. She is best known for playing S.P.E.C.T.R.E. assassin Fiona Volpe in the fourth James Bond film, Thunderball.

In the film Thunderball she had auditioned for the part of the lead Bond girl, Dominetta "Domino" Petacchi, but producers cast Claudine Auger,...

11. Karine Gambier

Actress | Gefangene Frauen

Karine Gambier was born in France. She is an actress, known for Caged Women (1980).

12. Edwige Fenech

Actress | Hostel: Part II

Edwige Fenech was born (as Edwige Sfenek) on December 24, 1948, in Bone, Constantine, France, to a Maltese father and an Italian mother. She began her show-business career as a participant in beauty contests (she won the title of "Miss Mannequin de la Cote d'Azur" at age 16 and even won a Miss ...

13. Anna Maria Rizzoli

Actress | Play Motel

Anna Maria Rizzoli was born on August 26, 1951 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for Play Motel (1979), Crazy Navy (1982) and The Week at the Beach (1981).

14. Serena Grandi

Actress | La grande bellezza

Serena Grandi was born on March 23, 1958 in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy as Serena Faggioli. She is an actress, known for The Great Beauty (2013), Donne sottotetto (Centro storico) (1992) and The Adventures of Hercules (1985). She was previously married to Beppe Ercole.

15. Asia Argento

Actress | Land of the Dead

Asia Argento was born in Rome, Italy, into a family of actors and filmmakers, both occupations which she has herself pursued. She made her debut when she was only nine years old in Sergio Citti's Sogni e bisogni (1985). In 1988 she had the leading role in Cristina Comencini's first film, Zoo (1988)...

16. Christina Lindberg

Actress | Furyô anego den: Inoshika Ochô

Gorgeous and voluptuous brunette beauty Britt Christina Marinette Lindberg was born on December 6, 1950, in Gothenburg, Sweden, to a working-class family, with one sister and two brothers. She studied Latin at school and initially planned on being an archaeologist. Doing some modeling while still ...

17. Rose Byrne

Actress | Spy

Rose Byrne was born in Balmain, Sydney, Australia. She is the daughter of Jane, a primary school administrator, and Robin Byrne, a semi-retired statistician and market researcher.

She landed her first role in a movie, Dallas Doll (1994), when she was 15 years old.

Since then, Rose has appeared in a ...

18. Annie Belle

Actress | La casa sperduta nel parco

Annie Belle was born Annie Brilland on December 10, 1956 in Paris, France. Belle comes from a family of engineers and first developed an interest in acting while attending the Rue Blanche acting school in Paris. Annie acted in her first film while still in her teens in 1974. Among the notable ...

19. Marie Avgeropoulos

Actress | The 100

Marie Avgeropoulos currently stars as "Octavia Blake" in the CW's post-apocalyptic drama series, The 100 (2014). The Emmy- nominated series chronicles the surviving population living on a space station, called the ARK, who send a group of 100 delinquents down to earth. THE 100 set out to see if ...

20. Chelsea Field

Actress | Masters of the Universe

Chelsea Field was born on May 27, 1957 in Glendale, California, USA as Kimberly A. Botfield. She is known for her work on Masters of the Universe (1987), Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991) and The Last Boy Scout (1991). She has been married to Scott Bakula since 2009. They have two ...

21. Rosamund Pike

Actress | Gone Girl

Born on January 27, 1979 in London, England, actress Rosamund Mary Elizabeth Pike is the only child of a classical violinist mother, Caroline (Friend), and an opera singer father, Julian Pike. Due to her parents' work, she spent her early childhood traveling around Europe. Pike attended Badminton ...

22. Helga Lovekaty

Actress | Hardcore Henry

Helga Lovekaty was born on April 7, 1992 in Saint Petersburg, Russia as Olga Korobitsyna. She is an actress, known for Hardcore Henry (2015).

23. Mindi Miller

Actress | Body Double

Mindi Miller was born on July 10, 1950 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Body Double (1984), Dark Vengeance (1992) and Caged Fury (1990).

24. Borisa Tyutyundzhieva

Actress | Lake Placid: The Final Chapter

Borisa Tyutyundzhieva is Bulgarian model and actress. Borisa began her career in 2006 when she won the "Beauty Queen". The same year represent Bulgaria in "Miss Beauty Queen" in China. Then Boris began a modeling career in Italy, as advertised brands Nivea, Cavalli and Ducati. In 2010 shoot for ...

25. Femi Benussi

Actress | Il boia scarlatto

Femi Benussi was born on March 4, 1945 in Rovigno, Istria, Italy as Eufemia Benussi. She is an actress, known for Bloody Pit of Horror (1965), Poppea... una prostituta al servizio dell'impero (1972) and The Bloodsucker Leads the Dance (1975).

26. 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 ...

27. Eva Green

Actress | Casino Royale

French actress and model Eva Gaëlle Green was born on July 6, 1980, in Paris, France. Her father, Walter Green, is a dentist who appeared in the 1966 film Au Hasard Balthazar (1966). Her mother, Marlène Jobert, is an actress turned children's book writer. Eva's mother was born in Algeria, of French...

28. Cinthia Fernández

Actress | Ciega a citas

Cinthia Fernández is an actress, known for Ciega a citas (2009), Todos contra Juan (2008) and La cocina del show (2010). She has been married to Matías Defederico since June 26, 2015. They have three children.

29. Karen Mok

Actress | Do lok tin si

Karen Mok was born on June 2, 1970 in Hong Kong as Karen Joy Morris. She is known for her work on Fallen Angels (1995), Around the World in 80 Days (2004) and Black Mask (1996). She has been married to Johannes Natterer since October 1, 2011.

30. 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, ...

31. Stacie Randall

Actress | Trancers 5: Sudden Deth

Stacie Randall is known for her work on Trancers 5: Sudden Deth (1994), Together & Alone (1998) and Eddie Presley (1992).

32. Alana Soares

Actress | Beverly Hills Cop II

The gorgeous Alana Soares was born on February 21, 1964 in Redondo Beach, California. Her father was Hawaiian-Japanese and her mother was Spanish-Irish. She's the older sister of Leilani Soares, where they both became featured in the April 1985 issue of Playboy Magazine. Alana was the Playmate of ...

33. Lil Debbie

Actress | Ratchets

Lil Debbie is an actress, known for Ratchets (2013), Brooke Candy: I Wanna Fuck Right Now (2013) and Lil Debbie & RiFF RAFF: Squirt (2012).

34. Jennifer Jason Leigh

Actress | The Hateful Eight

Jennifer Jason Leigh was born Jennifer Lee Morrow in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of writer Barbara Turner and actor Vic Morrow. Her father was of Russian Jewish descent and her mother was of Austrian Jewish ancestry. She is the sister of Carrie Ann Morrow and half-sister of actress Mina ...

35. Kelly Rutherford

Actress | The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.

Best-known to television audiences as Lily van der Woodsen on the hit show Gossip Girl, Kelly played the sophisticated, fashionable matriarch on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for all six seasons. Kelly is also known for her former roles in television shows Melrose Place, Homefront, and Brisco ...

36. Roxanne Carrion

Actress | Emmerdale Farm

Roxanne Carrion (née Pallett) is an English actress, best known and loved for playing Jo Stiles (Sugden) in ITV's 'Emmerdale' (2005-2008). With mocha brown skin and almond eyes from her Persian and Italian descent, she is an exotic mix of ethnicity which sets her apart from other actresses in the ...

37. Daniela Poggi

Actress | Viaggio d'amore

Daniela Poggi was born on October 17, 1954 in Savona, Liguria, Italy. She is an actress and director, known for Viaggio d'amore (1995), Incantesimo (1998) and St. Paul (2000).

38. Maika Monroe

Actress | It Follows

Santa Barbara-born Maika Monroe's initial desire was to pursue a career in professional freestyle kiteboarding (kite surfer). Following in her father's footsteps, she started the sport at the age of 13. She moved to the Dominican Republic's north coast of Cabarete in her senior year of high school ...

39. Angela Covello

Actress | I Leopardi di Churchill

Angela Covello was born on July 9, 1953 in Roma, Italy. She is an actress, known for Churchill's Leopards (1970), So Sweet, So Dead (1972) and Torso (1973).

40. Lisa Eilbacher

Actress | Beverly Hills Cop

Lisa Eilbacher was born in Saudi Arabia, the daughter of an oil company executive. She spent her most formative years in Paris. After moving to Beverly Hills, California with her family, she soon appeared on television on episodes of Wagon Train (1957), Laredo (1965), My Three Sons (1960), and ...

41. Mary Miller

Actress | Raw Force

Mary Miller is an actress, known for Raw Force (1982), Across the Killing Bay (1990) and Tiger Commando (1988).

42. Laura Haddock

Actress | Guardians of the Galaxy

Laura Haddock was born on August 21, 1985 in England. She is an actress, known for Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) and Transformers: The Last Knight (2017). She was previously married to Sam Claflin.

43. Diane Kruger

Actress | Inglourious Basterds

Diane Kruger was born Diane Heidkrüger in Algermissen, near Hildesheim, Germany, to Maria-Theresa, a bank employee, and Hans-Heinrich Heidkrüger, a computer specialist. She studied ballet with the Royal Ballet in London before an injury ended her career. She returned to Germany and became a top ...

44. Vanessa Hudgens

Actress | High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Vanessa Anne Hudgens was born in Salinas, California. Her family moved to San Diego, California, while she was still a toddler. She has a younger sister, Stella Hudgens, who is also an actress. Her mother, Gina Hudgens (née Guangco), an office worker, is from the Philippines. Her father, Greg ...

45. Nina Dobrev

Actress | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Nina Dobrev is a Bulgarian-born Canadian actress. Her best-known television roles are Mia Jones in Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001) and Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce on The Vampire Diaries (2009). Her film work includes The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), Let's Be Cops (2014), The ...

46. Nieves Navarro

Actress | La morte cammina con i tacchi alti

Nieves Navarro was born on November 10, 1938 in Almería, Andalucía, Spain as Nieves Navarro García. She is an actress, known for Death Walks on High Heels (1971), Death Walks at Midnight (1972) and The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion (1970). She was previously married to Luciano Ercoli.

47. Bingbing Li

Actress | Transformers: Age of Extinction

Li Bingbing (born 27 February 1973) is a Chinese actress and singer. She rose to fame with her role in Seventeen Years (1999) and since then received critical acclaim for her roles in A World Without Thieves (2004), Waiting Alone (2005), The Knot (2006), The Forbidden Kingdom (2008), The Message (...

48. Melody Anderson

Actress | Flash Gordon

Melody Anderson was born on December 3, 1955 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is an actress, known for Flash Gordon (1980), Dead & Buried (1981) and Firewalker (1986).

49. Eva Habermann

Actress | Lexx

Eva Habermann was born on January 16, 1976 in Hamburg, West Germany as Eva Felicitas Habermann. She is an actress and producer, known for Lexx (1996), Under ConTroll (2020) and Feuer, Eis & Dosenbier (2002). She was previously married to Hans-Ullrich Hauenstein.

50. Julia Nickson

Actress | China Cry: A True Story

Julia Nickson was born on the beautiful island city of Singapore. Her early years were spent in the vales of Wiltshire, England, followed by the red rock canyons of the Zambezi river in Africa, but she returned to Singapore after her father's death, when she was six. From the age of seven to ...

51. Ellen Barkin

Actress | The Fan

Offbeat, unconventionally pretty, and utterly mesmerizing, Ellen Barkin was born on April 16, 1954 in the Bronx, New York, to Evelyn (Rozin), a hospital administrator, and Sol Barkin, a chemical salesman. Her parents were both from Russian Jewish families. Raised in the South Bronx and Queens, New ...

52. Angie Dickinson

Actress | Rio Bravo

Angie Dickinson was born in Kulm, North Dakota, in 1931, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Brown. Mr. Brown was the publisher of The Kulm Messenger. The family left North Dakota in 1942 when Angie was 11 years old, moving to Burbank, California. In December of 1946, when she was a senior at ...

53. Taylor Cole

Actress | Dumbbells

Born and raised in Arlington, Texas, Taylor Cole had a fulfilling high school experience. Proving to be a gifted athlete, she played on her high school's volleyball team and traveled around the country with the Junior Olympics squad.

Her stunning good looks also allowed her to travel around the ...

54. Chiaki Kuriyama

Actress | Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Chiaki Kuriyama was born in Tsuchiura on October 10, 1984. She was a popular model during Japan's child model boom in the mid-1990s. In 1997, she appeared in the photo books Shinwa-Shojo (Girl of Myth) & Shojokan (Girl's Residence), photographed by Kishin Shinoyama. Shinwa-Shojo became a ...

55. Awkwafina

Actress | Ocean's Eight

Nora Lum, known professionally as Awkwafina, is an American actress and rapper. She has played supporting roles in the comedy films Ocean's 8 and Crazy Rich Asians (2018), and her leading role in the comedy-drama The Farewell (2019) earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress nomination.

She ...

56. Sahara Ray

Actress | The Great American Mud Wrestle

Sahara Ray is an actress, known for The Great American Mud Wrestle (2018) and Access Hollywood (1996).

57. Dianna Agron

Actress | The Family

Dianna Elise Agron was born in Savannah, Georgia to Mary and Ronald Agron and grew up in a middle-class family in Savannah before moving to Texas and, later, San Francisco, California, because her father was a general manager for Hyatt. Dianna and her brother Jason were raised Jewish and she ...

58. Alonna Shaw

Actress | Double Impact

Alonna is a writer and editor living in Northern California. She utilizes her background in theatre, film, television, and appreciation of nature in her work. Storytelling interests include adventures, travel, biography, and social science fiction.Her hobbies are painting, photography, hiking in ...

59. Poppy

Actress | Poppy

Poppy grew up in Nashville, Tennessee.She recalls wanting to be a Rockette as a child and grew up dancing, which she did for 11 years. Her father was a drummer in a band, the name of which remains unknown, and she recalls watching his band play when she was very young.

Prior to 2014, Poppy performed...

60. Scarlett Johansson

Actress | Lost in Translation

Scarlett Ingrid Johansson was born on November 22, 1984 in Manhattan, New York City, New York. Her mother, Melanie Sloan is from a Jewish family from the Bronx and her father, Karsten Johansson is a Danish-born architect from Copenhagen. She has a sister, Vanessa Johansson, who is also an actress, ...

61. Audrina Patridge

Actress | Sorority Row

Patridge was born in Los Angeles, California, to Lynn (Clelland) and Mark Patridge, and is the eldest of four children. She has English, German, Belgian (Walloon and Flemish), Italian, and Polish ancestry. Audrina always aspired to become an actress in Hollywood and, as soon as she turned 18, she ...

62. Madison Pavone

Actress | Malibu Surf

Madison Pavone is an actress, known for Malibu Surf (2017), LA Story (2015) and La Story: The New Class (2016).

63. Lacey Chabert

Actress | Mean Girls

Lacey Nicole Chabert was born in Purvis, Mississippi, to Julie (Johnson) and Tony Chabert, a representative for an oil company. She is of Cajun (French), Italian, English, and Scottish ancestry. Chabert started in drama and music performances in and around her hometown in Mississippi from an early ...

64. 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...

65. Amanda Cerny

Actress | The Babysitter: Killer Queen

Amanda Rachelle Cerny was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and attended Florida State University. With more than 35 million followers across YouTube, Facebook and Instagram, she has emerged as one of the top five most viewed Instagram story accounts in the world. Amanda has acted as an actress in ...

66. Aubrey Plaza

Actress | Safety Not Guaranteed

Aubrey Christina Plaza (born June 26, 1984) is an American actress and comedian known for her deadpan style. She portrayed April Ludgate on Parks and Recreation (2009), and after appearing in supporting roles in several films, had her first leading role in the 2012 comedy Safety Not Guaranteed (...

67. Kaylyn Slevin

Actress | Video Game Reunion

SAG-AFTRA / actress, dancer, model since age 9 / volunteer and advocate for many charities and organizations including The Hazing Prevention Organization, S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions), and Heal The Bay / social media influencer with a following of over 400K on Instagram and ...

68. Danielle Harris

Actress | Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

Danielle Harris was born on June 1, 1977 in Plainview, Long Island, New York, USA as Danielle Andrea Harris. She is an actress and director, known for Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991), Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) and Halloween (2007). She has been married to David ...

69. Kim Novak

Actress | Vertigo

Kim Novak was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 13, 1933 with the birth name of Marilyn Pauline Novak. She was the daughter of a former teacher turned transit clerk and his wife, also a former teacher. Throughout elementary and high school, Kim did not get along well with teachers. She even ...

70. Elizabeth Gillies

Actress | Animal

Elizabeth Gillies (born July 26, 1993) is an American actress, singer and songwriter. Elizabeth began acting professionally at the age of 12. With a strong background in musical theater, Elizabeth made her Broadway debut at age 15, starring as the character "Lucy" in the original Broadway cast of "...

71. Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Actress | 10 Cloverfield Lane

Mary Elizabeth Winstead is an actress known for her versatile work in a variety of film and television projects. Possibly most known for her role as Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), she has also starred in critically acclaimed independent films such as Smashed (2012), for which...

72. Scout Taylor-Compton

Actress | Halloween

Scout Taylor-Compton began acting with a featured role in the A.F.I. film A.W.O.L (2006) starring David Morse. Since then, her performances in seven independent films, over fifteen student films, and three music videos formed a firm foundation that led to her leading role in MGM's Sleepover (2004). ...

73. Brenda Bakke

Actress | L.A. Confidential

Born in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and raised in Portland, Brenda Bakke moved to Los Angeles to study acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She began to work in the mid-1980s on episodes of television series and playing minor characters in low budget comedies. She appeared in the Charlie ...

74. Dara Tomanovich

Actress | Bio-Dome

A native of Toronto, Canada, Dara Tomanovich's career as a model and actress started thanks to a fateful trip to visit a friend working in Paris. While abroad, Ms. Tomanovich happened to meet with the internationally renowned German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld who, after recognizing her talents...

76. Hannah Jeter

Actress | Vacation

Hannah Jeter was born on May 5, 1990 in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands as Hannah Bethany Davis. She is an actress, known for Vacation (2015), Rush (2008) and Hollywood Game Night (2013). She has been married to Derek Jeter since July 9, 2016. They have two children.

77. Corinne Cléry

Actress | Moonraker

Corinne Cléry was born on March 23, 1950 in Paris, France as Corinne Madeleine Picolo. She is an actress, known for Moonraker (1979), The Story of O (1975) and Yor, the Hunter from the Future (1983).

78. Brittany Sheets

Actress | Dinner in America

Brittany Sheets is an actress, known for Wrestling Isn't Wrestling (2015) and Caged (2016). She is also known for her work as a singer/songwriter, voice over artist, and as a YouTube content creator. She was born in Saginaw, Michigan, USA. She is known internationally in the Equestrian sport as a ...

79. Frankie Thorn

Actress | Bad Lieutenant

Frankie Thorn was born on August 27, 1964 in Minnesota, USA as Frankie Lou Thorn. She is an actress, known for Bad Lieutenant (1992), He Was a Quiet Man (2007) and Stigmata (1999).

80. Yayaying Rhatha Phongam

Actress | Only God Forgives

Born Rhatha Phongam, Thai actress and pop star Yayaying (Ying for short) is the daughter of famed comedic actor Noi Phongam. Yayaying has recorded with some of Thailand's top talents, and released her debut album when she was only 16. She is also an excellent dancer, and has studied ballet since ...



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