Actresses

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1. Gloria Grahame

Actress | In a Lonely Place

Gloria Grahame Hallward, an acting pupil of her mother (stage actress and teacher Jean Grahame), acted professionally while still in high school. In 1944 Louis B. Mayer saw her on Broadway and gave her an MGM contract under the name Gloria Grahame. Her debut in the title role of Blonde Fever (1944)...

2. Brittany Bristow

Actress | Holiday Date

Brittany Bristow was born on February 8, 1990 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress and producer, known for Holiday Date (2019), Shadowtown (2020) and Blizzard (2003).

3. Janet Varney

Actress | The Legend of Korra

Janet Varney is a comedian, actor, writer and producer. In the animation world, she is lucky enough to be the voice of "Korra" on Nickelodeon's hit series, The Legend of Korra (2012), and she can currently be seen as "Becca" on the live action FX series, You're the Worst (2014). She also spent ...

5. Alicia Vikander

Actress | Ex Machina

Alicia Vikander is a Swedish actress, dancer and producer. She was born and raised in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden, to Maria Fahl-Vikander, an actress of stage and screen, and Svante Vikander, a psychiatrist. Through her mother, she is one quarter Finnish, and had a maternal great aunt ...

6. Kaley Cuoco

Actress | The Big Bang Theory

Kaley Christine Cuoco was born in Camarillo, California, to Layne Ann (Wingate) and Gary Carmine Cuoco, a realtor. She is of Italian (father) and German and English (mother) descent. A model and commercial actress from the age of 6, Cuoco's first major role was in the TV movie Quicksand: No Escape ...

7. Amanda Peterson

Actress | Can't Buy Me Love

Amanda Peterson was born on July 8, in Greeley, Colorado. With a natural beauty, powerful charm and a strong personality this talented and truly gifted actress began her career in film industry at age "nine-and-a-half", with the feature film Annie (1982), directed by Academy Award-winner John Huston...

8. Hayden Panettiere

Actress | Heroes

Hayden Lesley Panettiere was born on August 21, 1989 in Palisades, New York, to actress Lesley Vogel and fire department captain Skip Panettiere. Her younger brother is actor Jansen Panettiere. Her parents are both of half Italian descent, along with German and English. Her mother got her started ...

9. Janet Wood

Actress | Mississippi Requiem

Janet Wood is an actress, known for Mississippi Requiem (2018), The Young and the Restless (1973) and The Wonder Years (1988).

10. Natalie Portman

Actress | Black Swan

Natalie Portman is the first person born in the 1980s to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan (2010)).

Natalie was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, a Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born...

11. Paige Lauren Billiot

Actress | One of Us

Paige Lauren Billiot was born on August 10, 1992. She is an actress and producer, known for One of Us (2017), Earthtastrophe (2016) and Dam Sharks (2016).

12. Janelle Beaudry

Stunts | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Janelle Beaudry is known for her work on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Fifty Shades of Black (2016) and Training Day (2017).

13. Kabby Borders

Actress | Game Night

Kabby Borders is an actress and assistant director, known for Game Night (2018), The Founder (2016) and The Dirt (2018).

14. Jessica Blackmore

Actress | The Quiet Man

Jessica Blackmore is an actress, known for The Quiet Man (2018), Dam Sharks (2016) and Monsters of Man (2020).

15. Michelle DeMond

Stunts | Scorpion

Michelle De Mond was born in Saudi Arabia, then moved to Vancouver and on to Potomac, MD. She started gymnastics at age 3, training at Marvateens and Hills Gymnastic Center in MD. She finished her gymnast career as a level 10 gymnasts then made the transition to diving. In high school, she was a ...

16. Thomasin McKenzie

Actress | Leave No Trace

Thomasin McKenzie was born on July 26, 2000 in Wellington, New Zealand as Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie. She is an actress, known for Leave No Trace (2018), Jojo Rabbit (2019) and The King (2019).

17. Scarlett Johansson

Actress | Her

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, ...

18. Mélanie Laurent

Actress | Inglourious Basterds

Mélanie Laurent was born in Paris, France. She is the daughter of Annick, a ballet teacher, and Pierre, a voice actor, who is most recognized for the French version of The Simpsons (1989). She has a younger brother, Mathieu, and has both Sephardi Jewish (from Tunisia) and Ashkenazi Jewish (from ...

19. Kate del Castillo

Actress | The Book of Life

Mexican actress Kate del Castillo broke through in America as a result of her award-winning performance in the hit Fox Searchlight/Weinstein movie Under the Same Moon (2007), which is to date the highest-grossing Spanish-language theatrical release in U.S. history.

Kate starred as "Queen of the ...

20. Kristen Stewart

Actress | Snow White and the Huntsman

Though most famous for her role as Isabella "Bella" Swan in The Twilight (2008) Saga, Kristen Stewart has been a working actor since her early years in Los Angeles, California, where she was born. Her parents, John Stewart and Jules Stewart, both work in film and television. Her mother is ...

21. Blair Brown

Actress | The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd

Blair Brown was born in Washington D.C. Her father, Milton Henry Brown, worked at the Central Intelligence Agency, while her mother Elizabeth Ann Brown worked as a teacher.

Brown graduated from the National Theatre School of Canada in 1969 and took to the stage, where she performed in the New York ...

22. Jordan Blair Mangold Brown

Actress | The Right Stuff

Jordan Brown was born in Kentucky and grew up on Lake Cumberland performing in community/regional theaters. Jordan received a dual degree in Theatre/Paralegal Studies followed by an invitation to study at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City. Her focus transitioned from the stage to ...

23. 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 ...

24. Margot Robbie

Actress | Suicide Squad

Margot Elise Robbie was born on July 2, 1990 in Dalby, Queensland, Australia to Scottish parents. Her mother, Sarie Kessler, is a physiotherapist, and her father, is Doug Robbie. She comes from a family of four children, having two brothers and one sister. She graduated from Somerset College in ...

25. Margaret Qualley

Actress | Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

Sarah Margaret Qualley, known as Margaret Qualley, is an American actress. Qualley was born in Montana and is the daughter of actress Andie MacDowell and former model, Paul Qualley. Margaret grew up in Asheville, North Carolina. She trained as a ballerina and at sixteen she earned an apprenticeship...

26. Dakota Fanning

Actress | War of the Worlds

Hannah Dakota Fanning was born on the 23rd of February 1994, in Conyers, Georgia, USA, to Heather Joy (Arrington) and Steven Fanning. Her mother played professional tennis, and her father, now an electronics salesman, played minor league baseball. She is of German, Irish, English, French, and ...

27. Victoria Pedretti

Actress | Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

Victoria Pedretti is an American film and television actress, best known for her portrayal of Eleanor "Nell" Crain in the Netflix television series The Haunting of Hill House, created and directed by Mike Flanagan.

Pedretti began her film career starring in the short film Sole of 2014, directed by ...

28. Joanne Spracklen

Actress | The Nice Guys

Joanne Spracklen was born in Durban, South Africa. She attended the University of Central Florida.

Along with acting Joanne co-founded MMA Girls, a premiere female Mixed Martial Arts brand in 2006. She specializes in fighter interviews and technique videos as well as sponsoring female MMA fighters.

29. Elle Fanning

Actress | Super 8

Mary Elle Fanning was born on the 9th of April 1998 in Conyers, Georgia, USA, to Heather Joy (Arrington) and Steven J. Fanning. Her mother played professional tennis, and her father, now an electronics salesman, played minor league baseball. She is of German, Irish, English, French, and Channel ...

30. Betty Gilpin

Actress | The Hunt

Betty Gilpin was born on July 21, 1986 in the USA as Elizabeth Folan Gilpin. She is an actress, known for The Hunt (2020), Isn't It Romantic (2019) and GLOW (2017). She has been married to Cosmo Pfeil since August 6, 2016.

31. Annie Murphy

Actress | Schitt's Creek

Annie Murphy's past projects have included Rookie Blue, Flashpoint, Good God, The Story of Jen, Beauty and the Beast, and Blue Mountain State and has also worked in theatre in Montreal and Toronto.

Murphy is currently starring in Schitt's Creek for CBC/ITV. She stars alongside Eugene Levy, Daniel ...

32. Shira Haas

Actress | Broken Mirrors

Shira Haas was born on May 11, 1995 in Tel Aviv, Israel. She is an actress, known for Broken Mirrors (2018), Asia (2020) and Princess (2014).

33. Chloë Grace Moretz

Actress | Let Me In

Chloë Grace Moretz was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Teri (Duke), a nurse, and McCoy Lee Moretz, a plastic surgeon. She has four brothers, all older, including actor Trevor Duke-Moretz. Her ancestry is mostly German and English.

Chloë's first two appearances were as Violet in two episodes of the ...

34. Gabriella Wilde

Actress | The Three Musketeers

Gabriella Wilde was born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. She is descended from the aristocratic Gough-Calthorpe family. Her mother, Vanessa Mary Teresa (Hubbard), is the former wife of socialite Sir Dai Llewellyn, 4th Baronet. Her father, businessman John Austen Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, is a...

35. Aisling Franciosi

Actress | The Nightingale

Aisling Franciosi is an Irish-Italian actress, known for The Fall (2013), Game of Thrones (2011) and The Nightingale (2018). She was born in Dublin in 1993, moved with her family to Italy soon after, and returned to Ireland 4 years later with her mother. She attended acting classes as a child and ...

36. Hallee Hirsh

Actress | You've Got Mail

Born in 1987 at Offut Air Force Base of military parents, Hallee started acting professionally at age 3 while her parents were stationed in Pensacola Fla. She had her first stage role at age 3, was discovered by agents, and immediately began booking commercials first in Florida and, soon after, in ...

37. Camilla Belle

Actress | Practical Magic

Belle was born as Camilla Belle Routh in Los Angeles, California, to Deborah, a fashion designer, and Jack Wesley Routh, who composed country music and owns a construction company. Her mother is Brazilian and her father, who is from Kingman, Kansas, has English, German, and French ancestry. Camilla...

38. Brittany Snow

Actress | Pitch Perfect

Brittany Anne Snow (born March 9, 1986) is an American actress and singer. She began her career as Susan "Daisy" Lemay on the CBS series Guiding Light (1952) for which she won a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress and was nominated for two other Young Artist Awards and a Soap Opera Digest ...

39. Morgan York

Actress | Cheaper by the Dozen

Morgan was born on January 18, 1993 in Burbank, California. When she was 18 months old, she accidentally fell into a ThermoScan Ear Thermometer commercial. She stopped acting for a while after that but then nailed the part of Kim Baker in the box-office hit, Cheaper by the Dozen (2003).

In 2004 ...

40. Morgan York

Actress | Cheaper by the Dozen

Morgan was born on January 18, 1993 in Burbank, California. When she was 18 months old, she accidentally fell into a ThermoScan Ear Thermometer commercial. She stopped acting for a while after that but then nailed the part of Kim Baker in the box-office hit, Cheaper by the Dozen (2003).

In 2004 ...

41. Cobie Smulders

Actress | The Avengers

Cobie Smulders was born on April 3, 1982, in Vancouver, British Columbia, to a Dutch father and an English mother. As a girl, Cobie had set her sights on becoming a doctor or a marine biologist. In fact, it wasn't until high school that Cobie started to explore acting after appearing in several ...

42. Teresa Wright

Actress | Shadow of a Doubt

A natural and lovely talent who was discovered for films by Samuel Goldwyn, the always likable Teresa Wright distinguished herself early on in high-caliber, Oscar-worthy form -- the only performer ever to be nominated for Oscars for her first three films. Always true to herself, she was able to ...

43. Gemma Ward

Actress | The Strangers

Gemma Ward was born in Perth, Australia in 1987 and started her model career in the year 2002.

When she was 15 years old, she was discovered in the audience of Search for a Supermodel (2000), an Australian television show. At the age of 16, she was selected by Anna Wintour (fashion editor) to be ...

44. Emilia Jones

Actress | Brimstone

Emilia Jones is a BAFTA nominated actress best known for playing the lead role of Kinsey Locke in Netflix's Locke and Key.

As well as numerous film and television credits, Emilia is also known for her theatre work. She played Flora in Lindsay Posner's Turn of the Screw at The Almeida, Joan in Far ...

45. Sanya Hughes

Actress | Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Sanya Hughes was born on October 3, 1982 in Kingston, Jamaica as Sanya Rachel Hughes. She is an actress, known for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) and Women of Island Paradise (2004).

47. Antoinette Kalaj

Actress | Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Antoinette Kalaj was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, the eldest of four children to Albanian immigrant parents.

At 11 years old, her dad's construction business moved the family to Detroit, Michigan, where she first discovered her passion for performing. She was classically trained in Opera,...

48. Astrid Bergès-Frisbey

Actress | King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Astrid Bergès-Frisbey was born the 26th May of 1986 in Barcelona, Spain to a Spanish Father and a French-American Mother of English descent. She is fluent in French, Spanish, and Catalan. Astrid Bergès-Frisbey made her acting debut in 2007 on French television. In 2008, she made her feature debut ...



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