The Best Actresses and Actors - Born in the 1940s

by dziwnytenswiat | created - 4 months ago | updated - 2 days ago | Public

The current year of the competition: 1983 - Film No. 9 Here is the link to the current year:

Points from my "The Best Films Ever Made"-Lists: Vol. 1 = 100%, Vol. 2 = 50%, Vol. 3 = 33%, Vol. 4 = 25%, Vol. 5 = 20 %, Vol. 6 = 17%

1. 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 ...

4877 points

2. Al Pacino

Actor | Serpico

Alfredo James "Al" 'Pacino established himself as a film actor during one of cinema's most vibrant decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies.

He was born April 25, 1940 in Manhattan, New York City, to Italian-American parents, Rose (nee Gerardi)...

4031 points

3. Gérard Depardieu

Actor | Cyrano de Bergerac

Gérard Depardieu was born in Châteauroux, Indre, France, to Anne Jeanne Josèphe (Marillier) and René Maxime Lionel Depardieu, who was a metal worker and fireman. Young delinquent and wanderer in the past, Depardieu started his acting career at the small traveling theatre "Cafe de la Gare", along ...

3901 points

4. Harrison Ford

Actor | The Fugitive

Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, to Dorothy (Nidelman), a radio actress, and Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), an actor turned advertising executive. His father was of Irish and German ancestry, while his maternal grandparents were Jewish emigrants from Minsk, ...

3581 points

5. Robert De Niro

Actor | Raging Bull

One of the greatest actors of all time, Robert De Niro was born on August 17, 1943 in Manhattan, New York City, to artists Virginia (Admiral) and Robert De Niro Sr. His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, and his other ancestry is Irish, English, Dutch, German, and French. He was trained ...

3195 points

6. Sharmila Tagore

Actress | Aradhana

A Bengali actress who achieved success young, Sharmila appeared in numerous Bengali classics before making the jump to Hindi cinema, which first made her a romantic actress and later a legendary actress thanks to her intense films opposite Superstar Rajesh Khanna. A distant relative of poet ...

2992 points

7. Daniel Olbrychski

Actor | Salt

Daniel Olbrychski was born on February 27, 1945 in Lowicz, Lódzkie, Poland as Daniel Marcel Olbrychski. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Salt (2010), The Deluge (1974) and The Promised Land (1975). He has been married to Krystyna Demska since October 23, 2003. He was previously ...

2902 points

8. Stefania Sandrelli

Actress | Il conformista

She was born in Viareggio (Tuscany, Italy) on June 5th, 1946. She won a beauty contest when she was just 15 years old, which led to her first role in "Il federale" together with the great Italian actor Ugo Tognazzi. She was then cast by Germi for the Italian comedy "Divorzio all'Italiana", working ...

2763 points

9. David Clennon

Actor | Missing

A tall, lean, sometimes bearded actor with a career lasting more than forty years, David Clennon is also a very vocal political agitator. In 1967, during the most savage years of U.S. aggression against Vietnam, Clennon turned in his Selective Service System identification card (a federal felony) ...

2757 points

10. Meryl Streep

Actress | The Devil Wears Prada

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 ...

2729 points

11. Giancarlo Giannini

Actor | Quantum of Solace

Giancarlo Giannini is an Oscar-nominated Italian actor, director and multilingual dubber who made an international reputation for his leading roles in Italian films as well as for his mastery of a variety of languages and dialects.

He was born August 1, 1942, in La Spezia, Italy. For ten years young ...

2696 points

12. Catherine Deneuve

Actress | 8 femmes

Catherine Fabienne Deneuve was born October 22, 1943 in Paris, France. Her parents were actors. She made her movie debut in 1957, when she was barely a teenager and continued with small parts in minor films, until Roger Vadim gave her a meatier role in Vice and Virtue (1963). But her breakthrough ...

2695 points

13. Geraldine Chaplin

Actress | Hable con ella

Geraldine Leigh Chaplin was born in Santa Monica, California, to Oona Chaplin (née O'Neill) and legendary entertainer Charles Chaplin (A.K.A. Charlie Chaplin). She is a granddaughter of playwright Eugene O'Neill and a great-granddaughter of stage actor James O'Neill. She attended the Royal Ballet ...

2649 points

14. Boguslaw Sobczuk

Actor | And the Violins Stopped Playing

Boguslaw Sobczuk was born on July 25, 1947 in Zlocieniec, Zachodniopomorskie, Poland. He is an actor, known for And the Violins Stopped Playing (1988), Camera Buff (1979) and Zabic na koncu (1990).

2647 points

15. Faye Dunaway

Actress | Network

An icy, elegant blonde with a knack for playing complex and strong-willed female leads, enormously popular actress Faye Dunaway starred in several films which defined what many would come to call Hollywood's "second Golden Age." During her tenure at the top of the box office, she was a more than ...

2635 points

16. Mikhail Kononov

Actor | Andrey Rublev

Mikhail Kononov was born on April 25, 1940 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR as Mikhail Ivanovich Kononov. He was an actor, known for Andrei Rublev (1966), Pervyy trolleybus (1963) and The Inner Circle (1991). He died on July 16, 2007 in Moscow, Russia.

2536 points

17. Kôji Shitara

Actor | Ohayô

Kôji Shitara was born on June 4, 1946 in Yamagata, Japan. He is an actor, known for Good Morning (1959), The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952) and Late Autumn (1960).

2495 points

18. Jacques Perrin

Actor | Les choristes

He started out as romantic hero full of beauty and talent in Girl with a Suitcase (1961) beside Claudia Cardinale. Director Valerio Zurlini engaged the talented young actor for his Family Portrait (1962) as Marcello Mastroianni's brother. Jacques Perrin's longtime work with Director 'Constantin ...

2458 points

19. Wojciech Pszoniak

Actor | Danton

Wojciech Pszoniak was born on May 2, 1942 in Lwów, Lwowskie, Poland as Wojciech Zygmunt Pszoniak. He was an actor and director, known for Danton (1983), The Promised Land (1975) and Korczak (1990). He was married to Barbara. He died on October 19, 2020 in Warsaw, Poland.

2439 points

20. Andrzej Seweryn

Actor | Schindler's List

Andrzej Seweryn was born on April 25, 1946 in Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He is an actor and director, known for Schindler's List (1993), Prymas. Trzy lata z tysiaca (2000) and The Last Family (2016). He has been married to Katarzyna Kubacka since August 30, 2015. He was previously ...

2380 points

21. Bozena Dykiel

Actress | Niezwykla podróz Baltazara Kobera

Bozena Dykiel was born on August 26, 1948 in Grabowo, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland. She is an actress, known for The Tribulations of Balthazar Kober (1988), Mokry szmal (1986) and The War of the Worlds: Next Century (1981).

2380 points

22. Jean-Pierre Léaud

Actor | Les quatre cents coups

Jean-Pierre Léaud is not everybody's cup of tea for sure, but will remain an important name in film history. As an actor he can be adored or hated for exactly the same reasons: he is one of those rare players that directors let improvise his dialogue, which gets on certain viewers' nerves while it ...

2294 points

23. 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,...

2286 points

24. Günther Kaufmann

Actor | Wickie und die starken Männer

Günther Kaufmann was born on June 16, 1947 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. He was an actor, known for Vicky the Viking (2009), Ludwig - Requiem for a Virgin King (1972) and Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980). He was married to Patrizia, Alexandra von Herrendorf and Gabriele. He died on May 10, 2012 in ...

2279 points

25. Martin Sheen

Actor | The Departed

Multiple Emmy- and Golden Globe-winner Martin Sheen is one of America's most celebrated, colorful, and accomplished actors. Moving flawlessly between artistic mediums, Sheen's acting range is striking.

Sheen was born Ramón Antonio Gerard Estevez in Dayton, Ohio, to Mary-Ann (Phelan), an Irish ...

2264 points

26. Georges Poujouly

Actor | Les diaboliques

Georges Poujouly was born on January 20, 1940 in Garches, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is known for his work on Diabolique (1955), Elevator to the Gallows (1958) and Les aventures de Tintin (1957). He died on October 28, 2000 in Villejuif, Val-de-Marne, France.

2215 points

27. Shima Iwashita

Actress | Seppuku

Shima Iwashita was born on January 3, 1941 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Hara-Kiri (1962), Ballad of Orin (1977) and Clouds at Sunset (1967). She has been married to Masahiro Shinoda since 1967.

2210 points

28. Mia Farrow

Actress | Rosemary's Baby

Mia Farrow is the daughter of the director John Farrow and the actress and Tarzan-girl Maureen O'Sullivan. She debuted at the movies in 1959 in very small roles. She was noticed for the first time in the film Rosemary's Baby (1968) by Roman Polanski. She showed her talent also on TV and at the ...

2194 points

29. Ryan O'Neal

Actor | Love Story

Ryan O'Neal was born on April 20, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Charles Samuel Eldridge Patrick Ryan O'Neal III. He is an actor, known for Love Story (1970), Barry Lyndon (1975) and Paper Moon (1973). He was previously married to Leigh Taylor-Young and Joanna Moore.

2161 points

30. Anna Karina

Actress | Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux

Born in Denmark, she came to Paris at 18. She met Coco Chanel and Pierre Cardin and started as a top model. She met Jean-Luc Godard about a cameo in Breathless (1960), but she had to be naked and she refused to play in the movie. One year later, they got married and she became famous with the "...

2140 points

31. Harry Baer

Actor | Ludwig - Requiem für einen jungfräulichen König

Harry Baer was born on September 27, 1947 in Biberach an der Riß, Germany as Harald Zöttl. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Ludwig - Requiem for a Virgin King (1972), Fox and His Friends (1975) and Raid (2003).

2104 points

32. Jerzy Stuhr

Actor | Historie milosne

Jerzy Stuhr was born on April 18, 1947 in Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland as Jerzy Oskar Stuhr. He is an actor and director, known for Love Stories (1997), Camera Buff (1979) and Tydzien z zycia mezczyzny (1999). He is married to Barbara Stuhr. They have two children.

2099 points

33. 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 Rocky V (1990). She was previously married to Jack Schwartzman and David Shire.

2030 points

34. Dominique Sanda

Actress | Il conformista

Dominique Sanda was born in 1948, in Paris, France. When she was 16, she left her upper-class family and married, but divorced two years later. She found a temporary job as a Vogue model, when Robert Bresson gave her the starring part in his absorbing drama A Gentle Creature (1969); she was quite ...

2005 points

35. Nikita Mikhalkov

Actor | Utomlennye solntsem

Nikita Mikhalkov is the son of the famous communist poet Sergey Mikhalkov, who wrote the lyrics of the Soviet national anthem and had strong connections to the Communist Party. Nikita Mikhalkov's mother, Natalya Petrovna Konchalovskaya, was also a poet and daughter of famous painter Pyotr Petrovich...

1993 points

36. John Hurt

Actor | Nineteen Eighty-Four

One of stage, screen and TV's finest transatlantic talents, slight, gravel-voiced, pasty-looking John Vincent Hurt was born on January 22, 1940, in Shirebrook, a coal mining village, in Derbyshire, England. The youngest child of Phyllis (Massey), an engineer and one-time actress, and Reverend ...

1992 points

37. 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...

1985 points

38. David Warner

Actor | Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

David Hattersley Warner was born July 29, 1941 in Manchester, England, to Ada Doreen (Hattersley) and Herbert Simon Warner. He was born out of wedlock and often accepted to be raised by each of his parents, eventually settling with his father and stepmother. His father changed jobs often and moved ...

1971 points

39. Hayley Mills

Actress | Pollyanna

Born Hayley Catherine Rose Vivien Mills in London, England, on Thursday, April 18th, 1946, she is the daughter of the great actor Sir John Mills and the well-known novelist-playwright Mary Hayley Bell. Her sister is the actress Juliet Mills. She grew up in her parents' home, an outgoing, funny ...

1963 points

40. 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, ...

1934 points

41. Ivan Palúch

Actor | Racha, chemi sikvaruli

Ivan Palúch was born on June 20, 1940 in Zvolen, Slovakia. He was an actor, known for Racha, chemi sikvaruli (1977), It Rains in My Village (1968) and Krótkie zycie (1976). He died on July 3, 2015 in Martin, Slovakia.

1929 points

42. Lyudmila Saveleva

Actress | Voyna i mir

Lyudmila Savelyeva is a Russian actress known as Natasha Rostova in epic film War and Peace (1965), a powerful adaptation of the eponymous masterpiece by Lev Tolstoy.

She was born Lyudmila Mikhailovna Savelyeva on 24 January 1942, in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), while the city suffered the heroic ...

1896 points

43. Madhabi Mukherjee

Actress | Diba Ratrir Kabya

Madhabi Mukherjee was born on February 10, 1942 in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India as Madhuri Mukherjee. She is an actress, known for Diba Ratrir Kabya (1970), The Big City (1963) and Charulata (1964). She is married to Nirmal Kumar. They have two children.

1894 points

44. Pierre Lindstedt

Actor | Mysteriet på Greveholm

Pierre Lindstedt was born on August 15, 1943 in Dalarö, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Mysteriet på Greveholm (1996), The Emigrants (1971) and Pistvakt - en vintersaga (1998).

1890 points

45. Pierre Clémenti

Actor | Belle de jour

Pierre Clémenti was born on September 28, 1942 in Paris, France. He was an actor and director, known for Belle de Jour (1967), In the Shadow of the Blue Rascal (1986) and Porcile (1969). He was married to Margareth Clémenti. He died on December 27, 1999 in Paris.

1886 points

46. Christopher Walken

Actor | Hairspray

Nervous-looking lead and supporting actor of the American stage and films, with sandy colored hair, pale complexion and a somewhat nervous disposition. He won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Deer Hunter (1978), and has been seen in mostly character roles, often ...

1866 points

47. Karl Scheydt

Actor | Der amerikanische Soldat

Karl Scheydt was born on May 3, 1940 as Karl Emil Scheydt. He was an actor and production manager, known for The American Soldier (1970), Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974) and The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972). He died on April 30, 2009.

1839 points

48. Sergey Nikonenko

Actor | Klassik

Sergei Nikonenko is a popular Russian actor and director, known for his portrayal of Russian historic characters in film and on stage, such as poet Sergei Esenin and commander Chapaev.

He was born Sergei Petrovich Nikonenko on April 16, 1941, in Moscow, Russia. His father, Petr Nikanorovich, and his...

1813 points

49. Kazimierz Kaczor

Actor | Teatr Telewizji

Kazimierz Kaczor was born on February 9, 1941 in Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland. He is an actor, known for Television Theater (1953), Hello, Fred the Beard (1978) and The Closed Circuit (2013). He has been married to Bozena Michalska since 1994. They have one child.

1799 points

50. Gianni Russo

Actor | The Godfather

With a singularly nebulous background, which, by his account, included stints as a Las Vegas nightclub emcee, radio personality and jewelry tycoon, and with comparatively little acting experience, Gianni Russo won the role of Carlo Rizzi in The Godfather (1972) on the basis of his screen test. ...

1774 points

51. Anastasiya Vertinskaya

Actress | Chelovek-Amfibiya

Anastasia Vertinskaya is a popular Russian actress and public figure best known for her roles as Assol in Alye parusa (1961) and Ophelia in Hamlet (1964).

She was born Anastasia Aleksandrovna Vertinskaya on December 19, 1944, in Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union (now Moscow, Russia). Her father, ...

1772 points

52. Rosel Zech

Actress | Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss

Rosel Zech was born on July 7, 1940 in Berlin, Germany as Rosalie Helga Lina Zech. She was an actress, known for Veronika Voss (1982), Salmonberries (1991) and The Assault of the Present on the Rest of Time (1985). She died on August 31, 2011 in Berlin.

1770 points

53. Barbara Valentin

Actress | Welt am Draht

Barbara Valentin was born on December 15, 1940 in Vienna, Austria as Ursula Ledersteger. She was an actress, known for World on a Wire (1973), Our Man in Jamaica (1965) and Horrors of Spider Island (1960). She was married to John Ashton and Helmut Dietl. She died on February 22, 2002 in Munich, ...

1733 points

54. Shelley Duvall

Actress | The Shining

Shelley Alexis Duvall was born in Fort Worth, Texas, the first child to Bobbie Ruth (Massengale, 1929-2020), a real estate broker, and Robert Richardson Duvall (1919-1994), a lawyer. At the time of her birth, her mother was visiting her grandmother in Fort Worth, though Duvall was raised in Houston...

1700 points

55. Tadeusz Huk

Actor | Schindler's List

Tadeusz Huk was born on May 1, 1948 in Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland. He is an actor, known for Schindler's List (1993), Danton (1983) and Psy (1992).

1678 points

56. Kurt Raab

Actor | Satansbraten

Kurt Raab was born on July 20, 1941 in Bergreichenstein, Sudetenland. He was an actor and production designer, known for Satan's Brew (1976), Tenderness of the Wolves (1973) and Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970). He died on June 28, 1988 in Hamburg, West Germany.

1669 points

57. 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, ...

1654 points

58. Magda Vásáryová

Actress | Rusalka

Magda Vásáryová was born on August 26, 1948 in Banská Stiavnica, Czechoslovakia as Vásáryová Magdaléna. She is an actress, known for Rusalka (1977), Marketa Lazarová (1967) and Die Wahlverwandtschaften (1974). She is married to Milan Lasica. They have two children. She was previously married...

1646 points

59. Scott Wilson

Actor | The Ninth Configuration

One chillingly infamous screen role for Scott Wilson in 1967 set the tone for an actor who went on to prove himself an invaluable character player for five decades. Born on March 29, 1942, the Atlanta native was awarded a basketball scholarship following high school at Georgia's Southern Tech ...

1641 points

60. Aleksandr Yanvaryov

Actor | Ishchi vetra...

Aleksandr Yanvaryov was born on October 23, 1940 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR as Aleksandr Ivanovich Yanvaryov. He was an actor, known for Catch the Wind (1979), Krestyanskiy syn (1975) and Vremya, vperyod! (1965). He died on February 11, 2005 in Moscow, Russia.

1639 points

61. Jitsuko Yoshimura

Actress | Onibaba

Jitsuko Yoshimura was born on April 18, 1943 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Onibaba (1964), Miyamoto Musashi (1968) and Pigs and Battleships (1961). She was previously married to Tetsuo Ishidate.

1638 points

62. Charles Levin

Actor | The Golden Child

Charles Levin was born on March 12, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Charles Herbert Levin. He was an actor, known for The Golden Child (1986), Manhattan (1979) and This Is Spinal Tap (1984). He was married to Katherine De Hetre. He died on June 28, 2019 in Selma, Oregon, USA.

1638 points

63. Eddie Axberg

Sound_department | Utvandrarna

Eddie Axberg was born on July 9, 1947 in Stockholm, Sweden as Jan Eddie Axberg. He is known for his work on The Emigrants (1971), The New Land (1972) and The Queen of Sheba's Pearls (2004).

1635 points

64. Emilia Krakowska

Actress | Chlopi

Emilia Krakowska was born on February 20, 1940 in Poznan, Wielkopolskie, Poland. She is an actress, known for Chlopi (1973), Pierwsza milosc (2004) and Chlopi (1972).

1635 points

65. Peter Chatel

Actor | Faustrecht der Freiheit

Peter Chatel was born on December 7, 1943 in Bad Segeberg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany as Peter Schlätel. He was an actor, known for Fox and His Friends (1975), Race for the Bomb (1987) and Martha (1974). He died on August 25, 1986 in Hamburg, West Germany.

1627 points

66. Barbra Streisand

Soundtrack | Funny Girl

Barbra Streisand is an American singer, actress, director and producer and one of the most successful personalities in show business. She is the only person ever to receive all of the following: Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Cable Ace, National Endowment for the Arts, and Peabody awards,...

1622 points

67. Sam Shepard

Actor | August: Osage County

Sam Shepard was born Samuel Shepard Rogers in Fort Sheridan, IL, to Jane Elaine (Schook), a teacher, and Samuel Shepard Rogers, a teacher and farmer who was also in the army. As the eldest son of a US Army officer (and WWII bomber pilot), Shepard spent his early childhood moving from base to base ...

1620 points

68. Eleni Anousaki

Actress | Xypna, koroido...

Eleni Anousaki was born on May 1, 1944 in Athens, Greece. She is an actress, known for Xypna, koroido... (1969), Zorba the Greek (1964) and I timoria (1965). She is married to Dimitris Papakonstadis.

1612 points

69. Ettore Garofolo

Actor | Mamma Roma

Ettore Garofolo was born on March 8, 1947 in Rome, Italy. He was an actor, known for Mamma Roma (1962), An Average Little Man (1977) and Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963). He died on January 24, 1999 in Italy.

1610 points

70. Isolde Barth

Actress | Die Ehe der Maria Braun

Isolde Barth was born on August 24, 1948 in Maxdorf, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. She is an actress and production manager, known for The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979), Es wäre gut, daß ein Mensch würde umbracht für das Volk (1991) and Group Portrait with a Lady (1977).

1597 points

71. Marquard Bohm

Actor | Paradiso - Sieben Tage mit sieben Frauen

Marquard Bohm was born on June 27, 1941 in Hamburg, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for Paradiso: Seven Days with Seven Women (2000), Kings of the Road (1976) and Terror Desire (1971). He died on February 3, 2006 in Wetter an der Ruhr, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

1594 points

72. Florinda Bolkan

Actress | Cari genitori

A sensual, versatile legend of arthouse and grindhouse Italian cinema, Florinda Bolkan was born Florinda Soares Bulcão in Uruburetama, Ceará, Brazil, as the youngest of three children from a Brazilian father and an Indios mother. Her father, diplomat José Pedro Soares Bulcão, died when she was 14, ...

1570 points

73. Angela Winkler

Actress | Suspiria

Angela Winkler was born on January 22, 1944 in Templin, Brandenburg, Germany. She is known for her work on Suspiria (2018), The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975) and Clouds of Sils Maria (2014).

1546 points

74. Jeff Bridges

Actor | The Big Lebowski

Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, the son of well-known film and TV star Lloyd Bridges and his long-time wife Dorothy Dean Bridges (née Simpson). He grew up amid the happening Hollywood scene with big brother Beau Bridges. Both boys popped up, without ...

1522 points

75. Bob Balaban

Actor | Gosford Park

Bob Balaban was born on August 16, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Robert Elmer Balaban. He is an actor and director, known for Gosford Park (2001), A Mighty Wind (2003) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). He has been married to Lynn Grossman since April 1, 1977. They have two children.

1515 points

76. Harry Northup

Actor | Taxi Driver

Harry E. Northup has made a living as an actor for 30 years, acting in 37 films, including Mean Streets (1973), Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), Taxi Driver (1976) (1976 Palme d'Or winner at Cannes), Fighting Mad (1976) (starring role), Citizens Band (1977), Blue Collar (1978), Over the Edge...

1508 points

77. Jerzy Trela

Actor | Quo Vadis

Jerzy Trela was born on March 14, 1942 in Lencze, Malopolskie, Poland. He is an actor, known for Quo Vadis (2001), Self-Portrait with a Lover (1996) and Three Colors: White (1994).

1508 points

78. Otto Sander

Actor | Der Himmel über Berlin

Otto Sander was born on June 30, 1941 in Hanover, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for Wings of Desire (1987), Das Boot (1981) and Faraway, So Close! (1993). He was married to Monika Hansen. He died on September 12, 2013 in Berlin, Germany.

1503 points

79. Petr Cepek

Actor | Faust

Petr Cepek was born on September 16, 1940 in Prague, Protectorate Bohemia and Moravia. He was an actor, known for Faust (1994), I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (1970) and The Three Veterans (1984). He was married to Ivana Cepková and Helena Rytírová. He died on September 20, 1994 in Vrchlabi, Czech ...

1497 points

80. Irm Hermann

Actress | Fünf letzte Tage

Irm Hermann was born on October 4, 1942 in Munich, Bavaria, German Reich as Irmgard Hermann. She was an actress and assistant director, known for Fünf letzte Tage (1982), The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972) and A Woman in Berlin (2008). She was married to Dietmar Roberg. She died on May ...

1496 points

81. Marisa Berenson

Actress | Cabaret

Marisa Berenson was born on February 15, 1947 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Cabaret (1972), Barry Lyndon (1975) and Cinéman (2009). She was previously married to Aaron Richard Golub and Jim Randall.

1485 points

82. Denis Lawson

Actor | Star Wars

Denis Lawson was born on September 27, 1947 in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland as Denis Stamper Lawson. He is an actor and director, known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980).

1479 points

83. Sissy Spacek

Actress | In the Bedroom

As a kid, Sissy Spacek climbed trees, rode horses, swam, and played in the woods. She was born Mary Elizabeth Spacek on December 25, 1949, in Quitman, Texas, to Virginia Frances (Spilman) and Edwin Arnold Spacek, Sr., a county agricultural agent. Her father's family was of Czech and German origin.


1462 points

84. Katharine Ross

Actress | The Stepford Wives

Katharine Juliet Ross was born on January 29, 1940 in Hollywood, California, to Katharine W. (Hall) and Dudley T. Ross. Her father, who also worked for the Associated Press, was away in the US Navy when she was born. His navy career shuttled the family around to Virginia, then Palo Alto, and ...

1461 points

85. Oleg Yankovskiy

Actor | Lyubovnik

Yankovsky was named best actor in a 1984 reader poll by Soviet Screen for his role in "In Love Because He Wants to Be." He was awarded the State Prize in 1987 for his role in "Flying Asleep and Awake." In 1989 he received the Vasiliev State Prize for his role in "The Kreutzer Sonata." Yakovsky was ...

1452 points

86. Jessica Lange

Actress | Tootsie

Jessica Lange was born in 1949, in Cloquet, Minnesota, USA, where her father worked as a traveling salesman. She obtained a scholarship to study art at the University of Minnesota, but instead went to Paris to study drama. She moved to New York, working as a model, until producer Dino De Laurentiis...

1450 points

87. Marcella Michelangeli

Actress | Il grande racket

Marcella Michelangeli was born on January 28, 1943 in Uscio, Liguria, Italy as Marcella Ghelardi. She is an actress, known for The Big Racket (1976), In the Highest of Skies (1977) and Could It Happen Here? (1977).

1402 points

88. John Rothman

Actor | Ghostbusters

John Rothman was born on June 3, 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Ghostbusters (1984), Gettysburg (1993) and The Devil Wears Prada (2006).

1383 points

89. James Caan

Actor | The Godfather

A masculine and enigmatic actor whose life and movie career have had more ups and downs than the average rollercoaster and whose selection of roles has arguably derailed him from achieving true superstar status, James Caan is New York-born and bred.

He was born in the Bronx, to Sophie (Falkenstein) ...

1382 points

90. Julie Christie

Actress | Doctor Zhivago

Julie Christie, the British movie legend whom Al Pacino called "the most poetic of all actresses," was born in Chabua, Assam, India, on April 14, 1940, the daughter of Rosemary (Ramsden), a painter, and Francis St. John "Frank" Christie, a tea planter. The young Christie grew up on her father's ...

1376 points

91. Marie-France Pisier

Actress | Cousin cousine

Marie-France first came to the fore as an actress of the Nouvelle Vague movement in the 1960's. She had spent her early childhood in French Indochina, where her father was employed as colonial governor, but the family moved to Paris when she was twelve. Just five years later, she was spotted by a ...

1373 points

92. Tracey Walter

Actor | Repo Man

Tracey Walter was born on November 25, 1947 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor, known for Repo Man (1984), Batman (1989) and Conan the Destroyer (1984).

1373 points

93. Irina Miroshnichenko

Actress | Andrey Rublev

Irina Miroshnichenko is a Russian actress of Moscow Art Theatre (MKhAT).

She was born Irina Petrovna Miroshnichenko on July 24, 1942, in Barnaul, Altai province, Soviet Union (now Russia). Her parents were evacuated from Moscow during the Second World War, and they returned back to their home in ...

1371 points

94. Richard Dreyfuss

Actor | The Goodbye Girl

Richard Dreyfuss is an American leading man, who has played his fair share of irritating pests and brash, ambitious hustlers.

He was born Richard Stephen Dreyfus in Brooklyn, New York, to Geraldine (Robbins), an activist, and Norman Dreyfus, a restaurateur and attorney. His paternal grandparents ...

1369 points

95. Colin Maitland

Actor | The Dirty Dozen

Colin Maitland was born on August 12, 1942 in Birmingham, England. He is an actor, known for The Dirty Dozen (1967), Lolita (1962) and Shoestring (1979).

1359 points

96. Michal Tarkowski

Actor | Wodzirej

Michal Tarkowski was born on July 11, 1946 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland. He is an actor and director, known for Top Dog (1978), Bohater roku (1987) and Koncert (1982).

1348 points

97. Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Writer | Faustrecht der Freiheit

Above all, Rainer Werner Fassbinder was a rebel whose life and art was marked by gross contradiction. Openly homosexual, he married twice; one of his wives acted in his films and the other served as his editor. Accused variously by detractors of being anticommunist, male chauvinist, antiSemitic and...

1345 points

98. Nathalie Baye

Actress | Catch Me If You Can

Nathalie Baye was born on July 6, 1948 in Mainneville, Eure, France. She is an actress, known for Catch Me If You Can (2002), Laurence Anyways (2012) and Venus Beauty (1999).

1332 points

99. John Ratzenberger

Actor | Cheers

John started the improvisational duo group, "Sal's Meat Market", in Bridgeport, Connecticut with fellow actor and friend Ray Hassett. He was later affiliated with the ensemble group, "The Downtown Cabaret". Coincidentally, he was a friend of Susan Ryan, the mother of Meg Ryan. A mutual friend, also...

1328 points

100. Tomasz Lengren

Actor | Tanie pieniadze

Tomasz Lengren was born on March 7, 1945 in Lublin, Lubelskie, Poland. He was an actor and director, known for Tanie pieniadze (1986), Dziad domniemany (2001) and The Cruise (1970). He died on July 9, 2008 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

1323 points

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