Mbatha-Raw to Meyrink 260 Global Film Actresses list 20by reynolds-51390 | created - 2 months ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public
World film &TV movie actresses from silent to present.
Actress | Ordinary People
Daughter of a law professor at Northwestern University, she moved with her family to Los Angeles when he transferred to the University of California at Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.). She began acting in school plays at North Hollywood High, graduated from The Oakwood School and then continued her stage ...
Actress | Belle
Gugu Mbatha-Raw was born Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha in the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England. Her father, Patrick Mbatha, is a Black South African doctor, and her mother, Anne Raw, is a Caucasian English nurse. Her parents separated when she was a year old, and she was brought up by her mother ...
Actress | The Notebook
Rachel Anne McAdams was born on November 17, 1978 in London, Ontario, Canada, to Sandra Kay (Gale), a nurse, and Lance Frederick McAdams, a truck driver and furniture mover. She is of English, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish descent. Rachel became involved with acting as a teenager and by the age of 13 ...
4. Ruth McCabe
Actress | My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown
Ruth McCabe is an acclaimed Irish Actress who won an Irish Film and Television Academy Award in 2003 for her role in 'Any Time Now', and again in 2011 for 'Single-Handed'. She is considered one of the greatest names in Irish cinema and theatre. She has performed in numerous plays in the Abbey ...
5. Anndi McAfee
Actress | Tom and Jerry: The Movie
Anndi McAfee was born on September 28, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Anndi Lynn McAfee. She is an actress, known for Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1992), Baywatch (1989) and Ice Cream Man (1995). She has been married to Robert Griffith since September 28, 2014.
Actress | Outlander
Sera-Lys McArthur is what would happen if you combined Olivia Munn and Gal Gadot and raised her in Canada's Indian Country. She's an ethnically flexible actor with deep Native American roots. She has a hometown sweetness with an air of fashionable mystery.
Sera-Lys is a screen and stage actor, ...
9. May McAvoy
Actress | Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Silent-screen star May McAvoy was born in an upscale area of New York City. Her well-to-do family owned and operated a large livery stable situated where the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel now stands. She initially wanted to be a teacher but became intrigued with show business after watching a friend ...
10. 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 ...
12. Patricia McBride
Actress | A Midsummer Night's Dream
Patricia McBride was born on August 23, 1942 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA. She is an actress, known for A Midsummer Night's Dream (1967), The Nutcracker (1964) and Festival (1960). She is married to Jean-Pierre Bonnefous. She was previously married to Carmen Capalbo.
15. Mitzi McCall
Actress | Ice Age
Mitzi McCall was born on September 9, 1932 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Mitzi J. Steiner. She is an actress and writer, known for Ice Age (2002), World's Greatest Dad (2009) and Crimson Peak (2015). She has been married to Charlie Brill since January 25, 1960. They have one child.
16. June McCall
Actress | Movie Movie
June McCall was a strikingly gorgeous 50s pin-up model with a comely face, bright red hair, and a shapely 36-24-36 figure. She was born as Billie June Palinkas on July 27, 1934 in Los Angeles, California. Her mother's maiden name was McClain. McCall attended Hollywood High School. June started ...
17. Tanee McCall
Actress | Burlesque
Tanee McCall was born on April 17, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Tuere Tanee McCall. She is an actress and writer, known for Burlesque (2010), The Losers (2010) and Hairspray (2007). She has been married to Columbus Short since July 2005. They have one child.
18. Irish McCalla
Actress | She Demons
Irish McCalla was born on December 25, 1928 in Pawnee City, Nebraska, USA as Irish Elizabeth McCalla. She was an actress, known for She Demons (1958), Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (1955) and The Beat Generation (1959). She was married to Patrick Horgan and Patrick H. McIntyre. She died on February 1...
Actress | Giant
Mercedes McCambridge is a highly-talented radio performer who won a best supporting Actress Oscar for her film debut.
Mercedes McCambridge was born in Joliet, Illinois, to Marie (Mahaffry) and John Patrick McCambridge, a farmer. She was of mostly Irish (with a small amount of English and German) ...
22. Emilia McCarthy
Actress | Z-O-M-B-I-E-S
Canadian-born (London, Ontario) actress Emilia McCarthy has worked with the masters before turning 20, like directors Alejandro González Iñárritu and David Cronenberg to mention a few. She has shared screen credits with Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, Famke Janssen, Gael García, and ...
23. Helena McCarthy
Actress | The Avengers
Helena McCarthy was born on October 18, 1908 in St. Annes, Lancashire, England as Helena Gertrude Short. She was an actress, known for The Avengers (1961), The Wicked Lady (1983) and The Missing Postman (1997). She was married to Henry McCarthy. She died on May 11, 1998 in Lambeth, London, England.
24. Jenny McCarthy
Actress | Dirty Love
One of four sisters, Jenny McCarthy was born in Evergreen Park, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, the second oldest daughter of Linda (Loheit), a courtroom custodian, and Daniel McCarthy, a steel mill foreman. She has Irish (father) and Croatian, German, and Polish (mother) ancestry. She was educated at ...
26. Melissa McCarthy
Actress | The Heat
Melissa McCarthy was born in Plainfield, Illinois, to Sandra and Michael McCarthy, and was raised on her family's corn and soybean farm. She began her performing career as a stand-up comedian in New York where she appeared at the famous clubs, Stand Up New York and The Improv. She worked on her ...
27. Nobu McCarthy
Actress | The Karate Kid Part II
Lovely, demure actress Nobu McCarthy, born Nobu Atsumi in Ottawa Canada, was raised in Japan and studied ballet. A modeling career eventually led to her winning the "Miss Tokyo" beauty title. She married a US serviceman and returned to the States in 1955. Discovered by a talent agent, she made a ...
28. Sheila McCarthy
Actress | The Day After Tomorrow
Sheila met spouse Peter Donaldson while doing an aerobics warm-up (she was the instructor) while in a punk-rock production of "Godspell" at the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario in 1983. With Donaldson (whose father was a Commodore of the Canadian Steamship Line), she had two daughters: one born in ...
31. Cady McClain
Producer | Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct
Ms. McClain began her professional acting career at the age of 9. She has worked with respected directors such as Herbert Ross, Richard Benjamin, Marvin Chomsky and John Erman. Over the course of her long career she has starred in five independent films including "Soldier's Heart," "Home Movie" (...
Actress | Grown Ups
China Anne McClain comes from an artistic family. Her father, Michael McClain, is a music producer, vocalist, writer and sound engineer. His first production was on Beyonce's younger sister, Solange Knowles (Solo Star CD - track no.16 entitled Sky Away). China Anne's mother, Shontell, is also a ...
33. Rue McClanahan
Actress | The Golden Girls
A New York stage actress in the 1950s, McClanahan was plucked from the stage by Norman Lear for roles on All in the Family (1971) and later Maude (1972). For two years (1982 - 1984), she played "Aunt Fran" on Mama's Family (1983) until her character was killed off and she joined the cast of Golden ...
Actress | Water Rats
Catherine acted with the St. Martin's Youth Company in Melbourne for two years before going to NIDA in 1983. She graduated in 1985, taking a major role in the movies 'The Right Hand Man' and 'My Brother Tom' while still studying. Since then she's had lead roles in Weekend With Kate - opposite Colin...
36. Hannah McCloud
Actress | Revenge
Hannah McCloud is an actress, known for Tenured (2015) and Revenge (2015). She was born in Los Angeles, California where she lives with her mother, father, older brother, and younger sister. Hannah began acting professionally in 2013, and has had both leading and supporting roles in acclaimed short...
37. Kandyse McClure
Actress | Battlestar Galactica
Kandyse McClure is a Canadian actress born on March 22, 1980 in Durban in South Africa. She graduated from West Vancouver Secondary School in 1998. She is an actress, known for main roles in TV series Battlestar Galactica (2004), Hemlock Grove (2013), and from the movies Carrie (2002) and Seventh ...
38. Molly McClure
Actress | Pure Country
Molly Hill McClure was born on January 19, 1919 to Neva Hill and William Earnest Karnes in Watsonville, California. Her mother died soon after her birth and Molly was raised in Paducah, Kentucky by her aunt and uncle, Blanche and Frank P. Hill. Always attracted to acting and the stage and ...
39. Vicky McClure
Actress | This Is England
Vicky McClure, born Nottingham, May 1983, is an actress best known for her work in the films of Shane Meadows. She starred as Ladine, Romeo's sister, in A Room for Romeo Brass and in Meadows' most successful film, This Is England. Similarly she went on to continue playing Lol in Meadows' critically...
40. Edie McClurg
Actress | Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Born on July 23, 1945 in Kansas City, Missouri, Edie McClurg began her performing career at age five with the oxymoronic Kansas City Rhythm Kids. She retired when the dance teacher was arrested on a morals charge for "dating" the tall and lissome, yet underage, star dancer in the troupe. That ...
42. Gladys McConnell
Actress | The Glorious Trail
Gladys McConnell was born on October 22, 1905 in Oklahoma City, Indian Territory, USA. She is known for her work on The Glorious Trail (1928), The Tiger's Shadow (1928) and The Fire Detective (1929). She was married to A. Ronald Button and Arthur Q. Hagerman. She died on March 4, 1979 in Fullerton,...
44. Mollie McConnell
Actress | Bare Fists
Mollie McConnell was born on September 24, 1865 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Bare Fists (1919), The Missionary Box (1913) and The Neglected Wife (1917). She was married to William A. McConnell and Sherwood MacDonald. She died on December 9, 1920 in Los Angeles, ...
46. AnnaLynne McCord
Actress | Excision
AnnaLynne McCord is an American actress, writer, director and former model. Known for playing vixen-type roles. McCord first gained prominence in 2007 as the scheming Eden Lord on the FX television series Nip/Tuck (2003), and as the pampered Loren Wakefield on the MyNetworkTV telenovela American ...
48. Mary McCormack
Actress | Deep Impact
Mary McCormack began her acting career performing in a stage production of Gian Carlo Menotti's Christmas opera, "Amahl and the Night Visitors". "I was twelve but looked like an eight-year-old boy" she recalls. "As luck would have it, none of the boys in town could sing, so I got the part and wore ...
49. Patty McCormack
Actress | The Master
As a testament to her passion and talent, former 1950s pig-tailed moppet star Patty McCormack has remained a consistent presence on film and TV for over five decades. While the lovely and talented blond suffered her share of hard knocks in adjusting to an adult career, she did not fade away into ...
50. Pearl McCormack
Actress | The Scar of Shame
Pearl McCormack was born on April 29, 1908 in Kingston, Jamaica as Leila Blandine McCormack. She was an actress, known for The Scar of Shame (1927), Phantom of Kenwood (1933) and Harlem After Midnight (1934). She was married to Paul Laguerre. She died on December 14, 2003 in Miami, Florida, USA.
Actress | Law & Order
Carolyn McCormick was born in Midland, Texas. She holds a BFA from Williams College as well as an MFA from American Conservatory Theater (ACT). She is best known for starring in "Law & Order" as well as the films "Whatever Works" and "Enemy Mine".
Besides film and television, Carolyn's theater ...
Actress | The Brady Bunch
Maureen Denise McCormick was born on August 5, 1956 to Richard and Irene McCormick. The youngest of four children, she has three brothers Michael, Dennis and Kevin. Her acting career began at age six when she won the Baby Miss San Fernando Valley contest, which opened up the glamorous world of ...
53. Gertrude McCoy
Actress | Nelson
Gertrude McCoy was born on June 30, 1890 in Sugar Valley, Georgia, USA as Gertrude Lyon. She was an actress and writer, known for Nelson (1926), A Royal Divorce (1923) and The Blue Bird (1918). She was married to Duncan McRae. She died on July 17, 1967 in Atlanta, Georgia.
54. LisaRaye McCoy
Actress | The Players Club
LisaRaye McCoy-Misick was born September 23, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois. She is of African American and Native American descent and is proud of her heritage. She later attended Eastern Illinois University but she never really took the idea of a career in acting seriously until persuaded by an ...
55. Meredith McCoy
Meredith McCoy Mauldin is an American voice actress and singer based in Fort Worth, Texas. She has worked for Funimation and is best known as the voice actress for Android 18 on Dragon Ball Z (1996) and other English anime dubs. She has since gained popularity for being a voice actress.
56. Joan McCracken
Actress | Good News
Joan McCracken was born on December 31, 1917 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She was an actress, known for Good News (1947), Claudia: The Story of a Marriage (1952) and Hollywood Canteen (1944). She was married to Bob Fosse and Jack Dunphy. She died on November 1, 1961 in New York City, New ...
58. Helen McCrory
Award-winning actress Helen Elizabeth McCrory was born in London, England, to Welsh-born Anne (Morgans) and Scottish-born Iain McCrory, a diplomat (from Glasgow). She trained at the Chang-Ren Nian. She began her career on stage in the UK. She won the Manchester Evening News' Best Actress Award for ...
Actress | General Hospital
Kimberly McCullough has been a working actor since the tender age of seven months. She made her first TV appearance in a diaper commercial opposite 'Juliet Mills'. She attended NYU's Tisch School for the Arts in 1996-97. McCullough's mother, a dance instructor, fostered her daughter's love of dance...
62. Jennette McCurdy
Actress | iCarly
Jennette McCurdy is a writer/director who specializes in character-driven pieces that explore serious subject matter in a funny, offbeat way. Her favorite themes to explore are family dysfunction, childhood, and disillusionment. She has directed several short films which has been recognized by ...
Actress | Love Actually
Martine McCutcheon was born Martine Kimberley Sherri Ponting on the 14th of May 1976 in Hackney, East London, to Jenny Tomlin (née Jeanette Lilian Ponting) and Thomas Hemmings. She has a younger brother called L.J. She studied at the renowned Italia Conti stage school in London from the age of 10. ...
64. Anne McDaniels
Actress | The Unknown Trilogy
Raised in a strict, Russian Orthodox Christian single-parent family in the tiny town of Barron, Wisconsin, Anne McDaniels hails her mother and grandparents as her biggest role models. Good grades, high scores in Voice, classical piano, French horn and sports, along with a strong work ethic were ...
66. Hattie McDaniel
Actress | Gone with the Wind
After working as early as the 1910s as a band vocalist, Hattie McDaniel debuted as a maid in The Golden West (1932). Her maid-mammy characters became steadily more assertive, showing up first in Judge Priest (1934) and becoming pronounced in Alice Adams (1935). In this one, directed by George ...
67. Ruth McDevitt
Actress | The Birds
Delightfully daffy and an apple dumpling of a darling, wizened character actress Ruth McDevitt was born Ruth Shoecraft in Michigan but raised in Ohio where her father served as a county sheriff. She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Art with designs of becoming an actress but married a ...
68. Audra McDonald
Actress | Beauty and the Beast
Born July 3, 1970 in West Berlin (now part of Berlin), Germany as Audra Ann McDonald, she is an actress and singer, best known for her many roles on the Broadway theatre stage. Her mother Anna Kathryn was a university administrator and her father Stanley McDonald Jr. was a high school principal, ...
69. Grace McDonald
Actress | Behind the Eight Ball
Between 1942 and 1945 there was a pert, sweet-faced "B"-level cutie who knew how to swing with the best of them at Universal. The beautiful dancer/singer might have gone on to better things but ended her career abruptly for marriage and never looked back. Grace McDonald, who was born in New York ...
70. Marie McDonald
Actress | Living in a Big Way
Kentucky-born Marie McDonald, born Cora Marie Frye in 1923, was a leggy, voluptuous blonde starlet who pursued her career with a vengeance but found little reward in the end. Her mother was a former Ziegfeld girl and her grandmother an operatic singer. Her father, on the other hand, was not so ...
71. Miriam McDonald
Actress | Degrassi: The Next Generation
Miriam McDonald was born on July 26, 1987 in Oakville, Ontario. She is a Canadian actress known for playing the role of "Emma Nelson", the main character on Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001). In August 2007, Miriam appeared, alongside Amanda Stepto and Stefan Brogren, on the Canadian edition of ...
72. Mary McDonnell
Actress | Battlestar Galactica
Mary McDonnell is a two-time Oscar®-nominated actress, who is known for her character portrayals in both period and present-day screen roles, as well as a long history of stage and film roles.
Mary Eileen McDonnell was born on April 28, 1952 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, to Eileen (Mundy) and John ...
Actress | Mortuary
Mary Beth McDonough was born on May 4, 1961 in Van Nuys, California, USA as Mary Elizabeth McDonough. She is an actress and writer, known for Mortuary (1983), The Waltons (1971) and Impure Thoughts (1986). She has been married to Don since June 4, 2011. She was previously married to Rob Wickstrom.
Frances Louise McDormand was born on June 23, 1957 in Gibson City, Illinois. She was adopted by Canadian-born parents, Noreen Eloise (Nickleson), a nurse from Ontario, and The Rev. Vernon Weir McDormand, a Disciples of Christ minister from Nova Scotia, who raised her in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. ...
77. Claire McDowell
Actress | The Big Parade
Claire McDowell was born on November 2, 1877 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Big Parade (1925), Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) and The Mark of Zorro (1920). She was married to Charles Hill Mailes. She died on October 23, 1966 in Hollywood, California, USA.
78. Miriama McDowell
Actress | The Great Maiden's Blush
New Zealand actress Miriama McDowell received her formal training at Toi Whakaari National Drama School while simultaneously launching a film career with roles in such movies as Zenolith, For Good, and Party at Our Place. A frequent fixture on the Toi Whakaari stage in her early years at the school...
Actress | Solaris
Natascha McElhone was born in Walton on Thames, London. She attended several schools, Camden School for Girls being the last.
Natascha McElhone established herself as a talented leading actress when she left drama school in 1993 to play the lead in her first film, Merchant Ivory's Surviving Picasso,...
Actress | House of Cards
Dominique McElligott is an Irish actress. She starred in Moon (2009) and the RTÉ television series Raw before leaving to film Leap Year (2010). From 2011 to 2012, she played a lead role in the AMC series Hell on Wheels. In 2015, she starred in ABC's The Astronaut Wives Club. In 2016, McElligott ...
84. Reba McEntire
Actress | Reba
Reba Nell McEntire was born on Monday, March 28th, 1955, in McAlester, Oklahoma. The reigning queen of country music has pursued a musical career since she was 5. In Junior High school, she performed with her musical siblings, aka the Singing McEntires. A fine athlete, Reba McEntire followed in the...
85. Geraldine McEwan
Actress | Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Geraldine McEwan was born in Old Windsor, England and made her theatre debut at the age of 14 at the Theatre Royal in Windsor. By the age of 18 she was starring in London's West End in several long-running popular productions. During the 1950s she acted with the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in ...
86. Gates McFadden
Actress | Star Trek: First Contact
Gates McFadden was born on March 2, 1949 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA as Cheryl Gates McFadden. She is known for her work on Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002). She is married to John Talbot. They have one child.
Actress | Scream 2
American actor Rebecca McFarland is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. She began acting in middle school, playing the Ice Queen in a school production, and has been a performer ever since. She attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, an arts training center for children of secondary ...
90. Vonetta McGee
Actress | Repo Man
Born Lawrence Vonetta McGee, she got her break in Melinda (1972) and Hammer (1972) and hit paydirt as the love interest of the vampire in Blacula (1972), then starred with her then-boyfriend Max Julien in Thomasine & Bushrod (1974). In 1978 she starred opposite Bernie Casey and Ron O'Neal in ...
91. Trina McGee
Actress | Daylight
Born in the Bronx, New York, Trina McGee is the eldest child to her classical pianist mother and her Haitian photographer/revolutionist father. Although her father was absent from the family unit, his political legacy continued to shape Trina's life. Exiled from Haiti in the 1960s for publishing ...
93. Kelly McGillis
Actress | Witness
Kelly Ann McGillis was born in Newport Beach, California, to Virginia Joan (Snell), a homemaker, and Donald Manson McGillis, a general practitioner of medicine. She has English, Welsh, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. McGillis dropped out of high school to pursue a career as an actress, and ...
Actress | Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is a voice over actress, writer, singer and director. As an actress, she plays Governor Pryce in Star Wars Rebels (2014), Dr. Maheswaran in Steven Universe (2013), Valkyrie in Lego Marvel's Avengers (2016), Talis in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (2010), Johanna in Heroes of ...
95. Molly McGowan
Actress | The Bashful Elephant
Molly McGowan was born on May 14, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Mollie Dorrell McGowan. She was an actress, known for The Bashful Elephant (1962), Death Valley Days (1952) and Snowfire (1957). She was married to Herb Hickey. She died on April 3, 1965 in Coronado, California.
96. Rose McGowan
Actress | Planet Terror
Rose McGowan is an American actress and director, known for her contribution to independent film. Since the age of nineteen, she has appeared in acclaimed films by Gregg Araki, Wes Craven, Brian De Palma, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. In 2014, her directorial debut Dawn (2014) was ...
97. Debra McGrath
Actress | Expecting
Debra McGrath was born on July 5, 1954 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress and writer, known for Expecting (2002), Getting Along Famously (2006) and The Joe Blow Show (2003). She has been married to Colin Mochrie since January 8, 1989. They have one child.
98. Katie McGrath
Actress | Jurassic World
Irish actress Katie McGrath did not intend to make a career for herself in the acting profession, studying History at Trinity College, Dublin. Upon graduating, she became interested in fashion journalism and worked for lifestyle and fashion magazine, Image. After this, her mother's best friend, an ...
99. Madeleine McGraw
Actress | American Sniper
Actress Madeleine McGraw has quickly made a name for herself as one of the most-watched young stars on the rise in the entertainment industry today. In 2016, Madeleine starred in the drama television series Outcast, which premiered on June 3rd 2016 on Cinemax/Fox International. From Robert Kirkman,...
100. Melinda McGraw
Actress | Mad Men
Melinda McGraw is a classically trained actress known for her range, playing a wide variety of roles in comedy and drama alike. Ms. McGraw grew up in the Boston area and was a member of the Boston Children's Theater. She attended Bennington College briefly until she was accepted at the Royal ...