Actresses - M

by jasonfoss44 | created - 18 Aug 2019 | updated - 26 Apr 2020 | Public

1. Maïwenn

Actress | Polisse

Maïwenn (sometimes credited as Maïwenn Besco or her birth name Maïwenn Le Besco, born 17 April 1976) is a French actress, film director and screenwriter.

Maïwenn was born as Maïwenn Le Besco in Les Lilas, Seine-Saint-Denis, France. It is a suburban area East of Paris. Maïwenn is of mixed Breton, ...

2. Brittany Murphy

Actress | Just Married

Brittany Murphy was born Brittany Anne Bertolotti on November 10, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia, to Sharon Kathleen Murphy and Angelo Joseph Bertolotti. Her father's ancestry is Italian, and her mother is of Irish and Slovak descent. Her father moved the family back to Edison, New Jersey as a native New...

3. Andie MacDowell

Actress | Groundhog Day

Andie MacDowell was born Rosalie Anderson MacDowell on April 21, 1958 in Gaffney, South Carolina, to Pauline Johnston (Oswald), a music teacher, and Marion St. Pierre MacDowell, a lumber executive. She was enrolled at Winthrop College located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Initially discovered by a ...

4. Nola Martin

Actress | The Handmaid's Tale

Nola Martin is an actress, known for The Handmaid's Tale (2017), Ginny & Georgia (2021) and Mrs. America (2020).

5. Glenda MacInnis

Actress | Designated Survivor

Glenda MacInnis is an actress and producer, known for Designated Survivor (2016), Suits (2011) and American Gods (2017).

6. Marie Mosquini

Actress | 7th Heaven

Marie Mosquini was a pert, slightly-built comedienne of amazingly prolific output. Between 1917 and 1926, the feisty brunette appeared in close to 200 one- and two-reel shorts, mostly for Hal Roach. She was featured in the initial series of comedies, which propelled Stan Laurel to stardom. ...

7. Kathryn McGuire

Actress | The Navigator

Kathryn McGuire was born on December 6, 1903 in Peoria, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for The Navigator (1924), Sherlock Jr. (1924) and Midnight Faces (1926). She was married to George Landy. She died on October 10, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

8. Annet Mahendru

Actress | The Americans

Actress Annet Mahendru was born to an Indian father (a journalist and professor) and a Russian mother (a businesswoman and artist). Annet spent her early years learning six languages while living in Afghanistan, Russia, and Europe. She put her curious mind to use playing competitive chess and ...

9. Vanessa Martinez

Actress | The Neon Demon

Vanessa Martinez was born on June 19, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for The Neon Demon (2016), Limbo (1999) and McFarland, USA (2015).

10. Olivia May

Actress | Faking It

Olivia May was born on October 22nd, 1985 in Fresno, California USA as Olivia May Tuck. She is an actress, musician, singer, writer who has resided in Los Angeles, California USA since 2007. She enjoys living a private life with her husband, daughter and two cats. When not on set, she is writing ...

11. Ally Maki

Actress | Toy Story 4

Born in Seattle, Washington, Ally Maki moved to Los Angeles when she was fourteen after being scouted by a talent agent. Upon her arrival in L.A., she was signed to Columbia Records in the all-girl band "The Valli Girls". In 2009, Ally was cast as "Dawn" on the A.B.C. Family series "10 Things I ...

12. Wanda McKay

Actress | Jungle Goddess

She attended grammar school in Portland, Oregon until her family moved to Fort Worth, Texas, where she graduated from Fort Worth Polytechnic High School. Shortly afterward she proceeded to New York City to become a model. She graced the cover on many national magazines, and was selected as the ...

13. Ann Miller

Actress | Mulholland Dr.

Ann Miller was born Johnnie Lucille Ann Collier on April 12, 1923 in Chireno, Texas. She lived there until she was nine, when her mother left her philandering father and moved with Ann to Los Angeles, California. Even at that young age, she had to support her mother, who was hearing-impaired and ...

14. Osa Massen

Actress | Rocketship X-M

Osa Massen (born Aase Madsen Iversen) was a newspaper photographer with an ambition to become a film editor. Prolific Danish film director Alice O'Fredericks gave her a role in her film Kidnapped (1935). After only two films in Denmark, she was given a screen test by 20th Century Fox and arrived in...

15. Kathy Marlowe

Actress | The Phenix City Story

Kathy Marlowe was born on December 31, 1934 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Kathleen Ann Maslowski. She is an actress, known for The Phenix City Story (1955), The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950) and Girl with an Itch (1958). She was previously married to Gerald Thompson and Harry Jackson...

16. Arden Myrin

Actress | Insatiable

Arden Myrin was born on December 10, 1973 in Little Compton, Rhode Island, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Insatiable (2018), Shameless (2011) and Orange Is the New Black (2013). She has been married to Dan Martin since December 30, 2007.

17. Marilyn Monroe

Actress | Some Like It Hot

Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, comedienne, singer, and model. She became one of the world's most enduring iconic figures and is remembered both for her winsome embodiment of the Hollywood sex symbol and her tragic personal and professional struggles within the film industry. Her life and ...

18. Kristine Miller

Actress | Too Late for Tears

Kristine Miller was born Jacqueline Olivia Eskesen, the daughter of Johannes Eskesen, vice-president of Standard Oil of Argentina, headquartered in Buenos Aires, where Miller was born. Miller's mother, Myrtle Bennett Witham, was an Orpheum Circuit singer from Fresno, California. After a decade in ...

19. Donna Martell

Actress | Project Moon Base

A native of Los Angeles, Donna Martell was first "spotted" at L.A. City College by a fellow student who worked for a Hollywood talent scout. Just 17, she made her motion picture debut (acting under the name Donna DeMario) in the Republic Western Apache Rose (1947) with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, ...

20. Patricia Medina

Actress | The Killing of Sister George

Patricia Paz Maria Medina was born on July 19, 1919 in Liverpool, England to a Spanish father and an English mother. She began acting as a teenager in the late 1930s and worked her way up to leading roles in the mid-1940s, then left for Hollywood. Medina teamed up with British actor Louis Hayward ...

21. Liliane Montevecchi

Actress | How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Vivid, show-stopping French entertainer Liliane (Dina) Montevecchi was born in Paris on October 13, 1932, and first put on ballet shoes at the age of 8. Nine years later, having entered the Conservatoire for two years of training and working with various companies, she would become a prima ...

22. Janet Munro

Actress | Darby O'Gill and the Little People

As Disney's lively lass Katie O'Gill she was the freshness of spring. She could inspire you to dance a jig through a field of flowers. Her entrancing green eyes and catchy spirit had that kind of life-affirming effect. Cute, spunky, almond-eyed British actress Janet Munro was deemed to be an ...

23. Kari Matchett

Actress | Cube 2: Hypercube

Kari Matchett was born on March 25, 1970 in Spalding, Saskatchewan, Canada. She is an actress, known for Cube²: Hypercube (2002), Maudie (2016) and Code 8 (2019). She was previously married to T.W. Peacocke.

24. Vera Miles

Actress | The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Born in Boise City, Oklahoma, Vera Miles attended school in Pratt, Kansas and Wichita, Kansas. The patrician beauty of Miss Miles won her the title of "Miss Kansas" in 1948, leading soon to small roles in Hollywood films and television series. Fame came to the forthright, spirited Miles when she ...

25. Jacqui Maxwell

Actress | The Dukes of Hazzard

Jacqui Maxwell was born in 1981 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Jacqui Smith. She is an actress, known for The Dukes of Hazzard (2005), 24 (2001) and Gilmore Girls (2000).

26. Jayne Mansfield

Actress | The Girl Can't Help It

One of the leading sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s, film actress Jayne Mansfield was born Vera Jayne Palmer on April 19, 1933 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, the only child of Vera J. (nee Palmer; later Peers) and Herbert W. Palmer. Her parents were well-to-do, with her father a successful attorney ...

27. Kate Mara

Actress | Fantastic Four

Kate Mara is an American actress. She starred in the Netflix political drama House of Cards (2013) as Zoe Barnes and appeared in the Fox TV series 24 (2001) as computer analyst Shari Rothenberg. She appeared in Brokeback Mountain (2005), We Are Marshall (2006), Shooter (2007), Transsiberian (2008), ...

28. Leighton Meester

Actress | The Roommate

Leighton Marissa Meester was born in Fort Worth, Texas, to Constance Lynn (Haas) and Douglas Jay Meester. Although born in Texas, Meester spent her early years in Marco Island, Florida with her grandparents. There, she became involved with the local playhouse and made her stage debut in a ...

29. Tracy Middendorf

Actress | Wes Craven's New Nightmare

Tracy Middendorf was born on January 26, 1970 in Miami Beach, Florida, USA as Tracy Lynn Middendorf. She is an actress and producer, known for New Nightmare (1994), Mission: Impossible III (2006) and Scream: The TV Series (2015). She has been married to Franz Wisner since January 2, 2005. They have...

30. Zena Marshall

Actress | Dr. No

Striking, dark-haired beauty Zena Moyra Marshall was born of French (from her mother's side) and English/Irish (her father's) ancestry in Narobi, Kenya. After the early death of her father, her mother remarried and moved the family to Leicestershire. Zena received her education from St Mary's Roman...

31. Lois Maxwell

Actress | Thunderball

Everyone knows (or should know) Lois Maxwell as the one and only "Miss Moneypenny", but there's much more to her acting career than that. She started out against her parents' will, and without their knowledge, in a Canadian children's radio program, credited as "Robin Wells". Before the age of 15 ...

32. Kim Murphy

Actress | Houseguest

Kim Murphy was born on February 8, 1974 in Olympia, Washington, USA as Kim Murphy Zandell. She is an actress, known for Houseguest (1995), City of Angels (1998) and Level 9 (2000).

33. Christina Moore

Actress | Without a Paddle

Christina Moore is a multi-hyphenate who has successfully built a career as an actor, producer and writer over the past 20 years. After growing up in Chicago and attending Illinois Wesleyan University, where she earned a BFA in drama performance, she drove off to the West Coast and never looked ...

34. Juliette Marquis

Actress | This Girl's Life

Juliette Marquis was born on April 16, 1980 in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Juliette Dudnik. She is an actress and producer, known for This Girl's Life (2003), Horn Maker and Dent (2017).

35. Tania Mallet

Actress | Goldfinger

Tania Mallet was born in Blackpool, England. Her English-born mother, Olga Mironoff, was of Russian descent, and had been a beautiful chorus girl. Her father was a successful English car salesman, Henry Mallet. Her parents divorced and Olga remarried, to George Dawson, with whom she had three sons....

36. Geraldine Moffat

Actress | Get Carter

Geraldine Moffat was born on September 5, 1939 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. She is known for her work on Get Carter (1971), Department S (1969) and Six Days of Justice (1972). She has been married to Walter Maurice Houser since 1971. They have two children.

37. Julianne Moore

Actress | Far from Heaven

Julianne Moore was born Julie Anne Smith in Fort Bragg, North Carolina on December 3, 1960, the daughter of Anne (Love), a social worker, and Peter Moore Smith, a paratrooper, colonel, and later military judge. Her mother moved to the U.S. in 1951, from Greenock, Scotland. Her father, from ...

38. Emily Mortimer

Actress | Lars and the Real Girl

English actress Emily Kathleen Anne Mortimer was born in Hammersmith, London, England, to writer and barrister Sir John Mortimer and his second wife, Penelope (née Gollop). She was educated at St Paul's Girls' School in West London, and it was whilst there she began acting. Mortimer moved on from ...

39. 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 ...

40. Megan Mullally

Actress | Will & Grace

Megan is an only child born in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Martha, was a model, and her father, Carter Mullally Jr., was a contract player for Paramount. Megan first entered Northwestern University intending to study acting, but switched to English literature. However, she still ended up ...

41. Stephanie March

Actress | The Invention of Lying

Stephanie March was born on July 23, 1974 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Stephanie Caroline March. She is an actress and producer, known for The Invention of Lying (2009), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005). She has been married to Dan Benton since September 1, ...

42. Donna Michelle

Actress | Beach Blanket Bingo

Donna Michelle was born on December 8, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She was an actress, known for Beach Blanket Bingo (1965), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964) and Agent for H.A.R.M. (1966). She was married to David M. Ronne. She died on April 10, 2004.

43. Lee Meredith

Actress | The Producers

Lee Meredith was born on October 22, 1947 in River Edge, New Jersey, USA as Judith Lee Sauls. She is an actress, known for The Producers (1967), Great Performances (1971) and It Takes a Thief (1968). She has been married to Bert Stratford since 1969. They have two children.

44. Rebecca Mader

Actress | Iron Man Three

Rebecca Mader was born on April 24, 1977 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England as Rebecca Leigh Mader. She is an actress and writer, known for Iron Man 3 (2013), The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and Lost (2004). She has been married to Marcus Kayne since November 23, 2016. She was previously married to...

45. Madison McKinley

Actress | The Wolf of Wall Street

Madison McKinley was born as Madison Garton. She is an actress and producer, known for The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Orange Is the New Black (2013) and Molly's Game (2017).

46. Diane McBain

Actress | Spinout

Signed on as a Warner Brothers starlet, bouncy, blonde-coiffed Diane McBain would develop a burgeoning career as lively '60s "bad girl" and "spoiled rich girl" types on film and TV. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 18, 1941, the family moved to California while still young and she started things off ...



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