Fav Actress's

by robertjahnke | created - 01 Nov 2011 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

1. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Actress | Jodhaa Akbar

Born into a traditional south Indian family, Aishwarya started modeling at a young age. This green-blue-eyed beauty appeared in advertisements for many prestigious firms; the ones that brought her into the limelight were the garden sari and the Pepsi ad. Crowned Miss India 1994 runner-up, she was a...

2. Wei Zhao

Actress | Chi bi

Wei Zhao was born in Wuhu, Anhui province. She is the second child of her family. Because she is the only girl, Zhao's father named her Wei, literally "Rose". Her father was a senior engineer, her mother was a music teacher.

After filming A Soul Haunted By Painting (1994) as a figurant, Wei Zhao was...

3. Sherilyn Fenn

Actress | Of Mice and Men

The sultry, versatile, petite (5' 4") beauty Sherilyn Fenn was born Sheryl Ann Fenn in Detroit, Michigan, into a family of musicians. The youngest of three children, her mother, Arlene Quatro, played keyboard in rock bands, her aunt is rock-star Suzi Quatro, and her grandfather, Art Quatro, was a ...

4. Sophia Loren

Actress | La ciociara

Sophia Loren was born as Sofia Scicolone at the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, Italy, on September 20, 1934. Her father, Riccardo Scicolone, was married to another woman and refused to marry her mother, Romilda Villani, despite the fact that she was the mother of his two children (Sophia and ...

5. Michelle Yeoh

Actress | Wo hu cang long

Born as Yang Zi Qiong in the mining town of Ipoh, in West Malaysia, in the lunar year of the Tiger, Michelle is the daughter of Janet Yeoh and Yeoh Kian Teik, a lawyer and politician. She is of Han Chinese (Hokkien) descent, and spoke English and Malay before Chinese. A ballet dancer since age 4, ...

6. Sandra Bullock

Producer | The Proposal

Sandra Annette Bullock was born in Arlington, a Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. Her mother, Helga Bullock (née Helga Mathilde Meyer), was a German opera singer. Her father, John W. Bullock, was an American voice teacher, who was born in Alabama, of German descent. Sandra grew up on the road ...

7. Sanaa Lathan

Actress | AVP: Alien vs. Predator

Sanaa Lathan, pronounced Sa-NAA, "like Sinatra without the tra", was born on September 19, 1971, in New York, as her actress mother Eleanor McCoy performed on Broadway with the likes of Eartha Kitt, and her director father Stan Lathan worked behind the scenes in television for PBS. She was exposed ...

8. Roselyn Sanchez

Actress | Act of Valor

Roselyn Sanchez was born on April 2, 1973 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is an actress, known for Act of Valor (2012), Rush Hour 2 (2001) and Without a Trace (2002). She has been married to Eric Winter since November 29, 2008. They have two children. She was previously married to Gary Stretch.

9. Lucy Liu

Actress | Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Born to immigrants in Queens, New York, Lucy Liu has always tried to balance an interest in her cultural heritage with a desire to move beyond a strictly Asian-American experience. Lucy's mother, Cecilia, a biochemist, is from Beijing, and her father, Tom Liu, a civil engineer, is from Shanghai. ...

10. Lynda Carter

Actress | Wonder Woman

Lynda Carter was born on July 24, 1951 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA as Linda Jean Cordova Carter. She is an actress, known for Wonder Woman (1975), Sky High (2005) and The Dukes of Hazzard (2005). She has been married to Robert Altman since January 29, 1984. They have two children. She was previously ...

11. Salma Hayek

Actress | Frida

One of Hollywood's most dazzling leading actresses, Salma Hayek was born on September 2, 1966, in the oil boomtown of Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. Hayek has freely admitted that she and her brother, Sami, were spoiled rotten by her well-to-do businessman father, Sami Hayek Dominguez, and her ...

12. Irene Dunne

Actress | The Awful Truth

Irene Marie Dunne was born on December 20, 1898, in Louisville, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Joseph Dunne, who inspected steamships, and Adelaide Henry, a musician who prompted Irene in the arts. Her first production was in Louisville when she appeared in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the age...

13. Myrna Loy

Actress | The Best Years of Our Lives

Myrna Loy was born Myrna Adele Williams on August 2, 1905 in Helena, Montana, to Adelle Mae (Johnson) and David Franklin Williams. Her paternal grandparents were Welsh, and her mother was of Scottish and Swedish descent. Myrna was raised in Helena and nearby Radersburg. Her father, a rancher, was ...

14. Polly Walker

Actress | Rome

Polly Alexandra Walker was born on May 19, 1966 in Warrington, Cheshire, England. She graduated from Ballet Rambert School in Twickenham, began her career as a dancer, but an injury at age 18 forced her to change direction. She started at London's Drama Centre to the Royal Shakespeare Company, ...

15. Sigourney Weaver

Actress | Avatar

Sigourney Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver in Leroy Hospital in Manhattan, 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, Elizabeth ...

16. Minnie Driver

Actress | Good Will Hunting

Amelia Fiona J. Driver was born January 31, 1970 in Finsbury Park, London. Her mother, Gaynor Churchward (née Millington), was a designer and former couture model, and her father, Charles Ronald "Ronnie" Driver, was a businessman. She has a sister, Kate Driver, who is a model and a producer. ...

17. Dawn Steele

Actress | Monarch of the Glen

Dawn Steele was born on December 11, 1975 in Glasgow, Scotland as Dawn Anne Steele. She is an actress, known for Monarch of the Glen (2000), Wild at Heart (2006) and Tinsel Town (2000).

18. Elizabeth Mitchell

Actress | Running Scared

Elizabeth Mitchell was born in Los Angeles in 1970. Shortly after her birth, her parents moved to Dallas, Texas. She was graduated from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas. Later, she earned a BFA degree in acting from ...

19. Marisol Nichols

Actress | Riverdale

From her breakout role as "Audrey Griswold" in Vegas Vacation (1997), to her powerful performance in the prison drama Felon (2008), to commanding the Counter Terrorist Unit in 24 (2001), Nichols has consistently garnered award recognition and critical acclaim. Her evocative performances have ...

20. Maria Grazia Cucinotta

Actress | The World Is Not Enough

Maria Grazia Cucinotta (born 27 July 1968) is an Italian actress who has featured in many films and television series since 1990. She has also worked as a producer, screenwriter and model. Cucinotta was born in Messina, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy. She is well known in Italy as a movie and ...

21. Vivica A. Fox

Actress | Independence Day

Vivica A. Fox was born in South Bend, Indiana, on July 30, 1964, and is the daughter of Everlyena, a pharmaceutical technician, and William Fox, a private school administrator. She is of Native American and African-American descent and is proud of her heritage. She is a graduate of Arlington High ...

22. 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 ...

23. Dedee Pfeiffer

Actress | Falling Down

Dedee Pfeiffer was born on January 1, 1964 in Midway City, California, USA as Dorothy Diane Pfeiffer. She is an actress and producer, known for Falling Down (1993), Cybill (1995) and The Allnighter (1987). She was previously married to Kevin Ryan, Santiago A. Gomez and Gregory Fein.

24. Diana Rigg

Actress | On Her Majesty's Secret Service

British actress Dame Diana Rigg was born on July 20, 1938 in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England. She has had an extensive career in film and theatre, including playing the title role in "Medea", both in London and New York, for which she won the 1994 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.

Rigg made her ...

25. Kristen Bell

Actress | Frozen

Kristen Anne Bell (born 1980) is an American actress and singer. She was born and raised in Huntington Woods, Michigan, and is the daughter of Lorelei (Frygier), a nurse, and Tom Bell, a television news director. Her ancestry is Polish (mother) and German, English, Irish, and Scottish (father). ...

26. Erica Durance

Actress | The Butterfly Effect 2

Erica Durance was born on June 21, 1978 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is an actress and producer, known for Smallville (2001) and Saving Hope (2012). She grew up with an older brother and sister on a turkey farm in Three Hills. After school, she moved to Vancouver to start her acting career. ...

27. Rita Wilson

Actress | Jingle All the Way

Rita Wilson was born on October 26, 1956 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Margarita Ibrahimoff. She is an actress and producer, known for Jingle All the Way (1996), Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and Runaway Bride (1999). She has been married to Tom Hanks since April 30, 1988. They have two children.

28. Freema Agyeman

Actress | Doctor Who

Freema Agyeman was born on March 20, 1979 in London, England as Frema Agyeman. She is an actress, known for Doctor Who (2005), Law & Order: UK (2009) and Sense8 (2015).

29. Ion Overman

Actress | Wisdom of the Crowd

Veteran actress Ion Overman plays Det. Ruiz opposite Jeremy Piven and Richard T. Jones in CBS' "Wisdom of the Crowd."

Ion is best known as Linda, Josh's (Derek Luke) stuck-up and corrupt fiancée in Tyler Perry's most successful movie to date, "Madea Goes to Jail," which generated over $90 million at...

30. Rachel True

Actress | The Craft

Rachel True has been working for most of the 1990s. She broke into the business with a pair of guest roles on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show (1984) In 1993, Rachel moved to L.A.; she then appeared in the rap parody CB4 (1993) with Chris Rock. She also landed another pair of guest spots on the HBO ...

31. Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Actress | Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid

Classy, graceful, & intelligent, Salli Elise Richardson was born November 23, 1967, in Chicago, Illinois. Salli's acting career was first nurtured in the theater and, ever since, she has been on a non-stop journey to success. Her first feature performance was in 1991 as "Denise" in Up Against the ...

32. Krystal Vee

Actress | Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

Krystal Vee is known for her performance in "Scorpion King 3," which played the role of Princess Silda, directed by Roel Reine. Born in Bangkok, Thailand as the second daughter of a Thai father and a British mother. As a result of her father's Diplomatic work she spent a total of six years living ...

33. Helen Mirren

Actress | RED

Dame Helen Mirren was born in Queen Charlotte's Hospital in West London. Her mother, Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda (Rogers), was from a working-class English family, and her father, Vasiliy Petrovich Mironov, was a Russian-born civil servant, from Kuryanovo, whose own father was a diplomat. ...

34. Jasika Nicole

Actress | Fringe

Jasika Nicole grew up in Birmingham, AL and studied musical theatre, dance and studio art at Catawba College in Salisbury, NC before moving to NYC to work in theatre. There she performed in Off and Off-Off Broadway musicals and plays before starting her career in TV and film. Identifying as a queer...

35. Sienna Miller

Actress | G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Sienna Rose Diana Miller was born in New York City, but was raised in London, England. Her father, Edwin "Ed" Miller, who is American-born, is an investment banker and a dealer in Modern Chinese paintings. Her mother, Josephine "Jo" Miller, was a South African model and a personal assistant to ...

36. Nandana Sen

Actress | Black

Nandana Sen was born on August 19, 1967 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India. She is an actress and producer, known for Black (2005), Autograph (2010) and Seducing Maarya (2000). She has been married to John Makinson since June 22, 2013.

37. Dina Eastwood

Actress | True Crime

Dina Ruiz was born in 1965. She graduated from Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California, anchored Newsline for Ohlone College Television, then majored in Radio/TV at San Francisco State University, graduating in 1988. Two years later, she was hired as a reporter and eventually a news ...

38. Kim Coles

Actress | Living Single

Kim Coles was born on January 11, 1962 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Kimberly Coles. She is an actress and writer, known for Living Single (1993), Frasier (1993) and Kids in America (2005). She has been married to Reggie Mckiver since June 17, 2015.

39. Michael Michele

Actress | How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Michael is the eldest of two daughters. Her white father, Jerry, is an entrepreneur. Her African American mother, Thersa, is a corporate manager. In high school she played volleyball, basketball, and ran track. After high school, she moved to New York and quickly got commercial work. This led to a ...

40. Noomi Rapace

Actress | Män som hatar kvinnor

Swedish actress Noomi Rapace was born in Hudiksvall, Gävleborgs län, Sweden, the daughter of Swedish actress Nina Norén and Spanish Flamenco singer Rogelio Durán. Her parents did not stay together, and when Rapace was five she moved to Iceland with her mother and stepfather, where she lived for ...

41. Joy Hadnott

Actress | The New Guy

Joy Hadnott is an actress, known for The New Guy (2002), CSI: Miami (2002) and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000).

42. Vaitiare Hirshon

Actress | Far Away Places

Vaitiare was born Vaitiare Eugenie Hirshon in Tahiti, French Polynesia, and was later known as Vaitiare Bandera, after she married producer Peter Bandera in 1994-97. She has an older brother and a younger half-brother. Her parents met during the filming of Mutiny on the Bounty (1962), starring ...

43. Nathalia Kaur

Actress | Bhai

Nathalia Kaur was born as Nathalia Pinheiro Felipe Martins in Rio DE Janeiro, Brazil to a half Indian father and Brazilian mother. Her grandfather is a Punjab Rajput, and grandmother was Portuguese. She has almost completed her Law college degree at Universidade Candido Mendes in her home town, Rio...

44. Wanda De Jesus

Actress | Blood Work

Wanda De Jesus was born on August 26, 1958 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Blood Work (2002), Ghosts of Mars (2001) and RoboCop 2 (1990).

45. Monica Allison

Actress | Virtuosity

Monica Allison was born as Monica Allison Goldthwaite Beavers. She is known for her work on Virtuosity (1995), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990) and Martin (1992). She has been married to Martin Charles Kember since May 19, 2001.

46. Emmanuelle Chriqui

Actress | Wrong Turn

Emmanuelle Chriqui was born in Montreal, Quebec, to Moroccan Jewish immigrants, Liliane (Benisty) and Albert Chriqui. Her family moved to Toronto when she was two years old. At the age of 10, Chriqui appeared in a McDonald's commercial. She moved to Vancouver, guest-starring in series such as Are ...

47. Malin Crépin

Actress | I skuggan av värmen

Malin Crépin was born on August 22, 1978 in Stockholm, Sweden as Anna Malin Fredrika Thomasdotter Crépin. She is an actress, known for In Your Veins (2009), Nobel's Last Will (2012) and Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Prime Time (2012). She is married to Markus Sundström. They have two children.

48. Sarah Shahi

Actress | Bullet to the Head

Sarah Shahi was born Aahoo Jahansouz in Euless, Texas, to an Iranian father and Spanish mother. She is a former NFL cheerleader and a descendant of a 19th-century Persian Shah. She attended Trinity High School and Dallas Southern Methodist University, studied opera and majored in English. As a ...

49. Evelyn Ankers

Actress | The Wolf Man

Evelyn Ankers, a beautiful movie actress who was a staple of Universal's horror films in the 1940s, was born in Chile to English parents in 1918. Her parents repatriated the family back to England in the 1920s, and it was in Old Blighty that Ankers developed a desire to become an actress.

She began ...

50. Nellie Gonzalez

Producer | An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story

Nellie Gonzalez is a producer and writer, known for An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story (2013), Frontera (2010) and Alamo Gold (2008).

51. 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, where she left for Hollywood. Medina teamed up with British actor Louis ...

52. Martina García

Actress | Narcos

Martina Garcia was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia.She is fluent in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and a bit of Italian.She has baccalaureate diploma in literature from Lycée Français Louis Pasteur. She also have a Diploma in Acting from London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

In 2010, ...

53. Kali Hawk

Actress | Fifty Shades of Black

Kali Hawk was a child prodigy, beginning high school at the age of 12, and gaining acceptance to prestigious New York arts university SUNY Purchase before she was 16 years old. While in a play on campus, she was introduced to a friend's agent and began doing commercials and plays in Manhattan's ...

54. Zulay Henao

Actress | Fighting

Zulay Henao was born on May 29, 1979 in Medellin, Colombia. She is an actress, known for Fighting (2009), Takers (2010) and Boy Wonder (2010).

55. Sherri Saum

Actress | Sunset Beach

Sherri Saum was born on October 1, 1974 in Dayton, Ohio, USA as Sherri M. Saum. She is an actress and producer, known for Sunset Beach (1997), Finding Home (2003) and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001).

56. Tamara Tunie

Actress | Flight

Tamara Tunie was born on March 14, 1959 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USA as Tamara Renee Tunie. She is an actress and director, known for Flight (2012), The Devil's Advocate (1997) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999). She was previously married to Gregory Generet and Greg Bouquett.

57. Joyful Drake

Actress | Get Him to the Greek

Joyful Drake was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her love for performing began at a young age, earning her two State Speech Performance Titles for reciting and delivering a re-enactment of Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have A Dream" speech and President Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address."...

58. Molly C. Quinn

Actress | Castle

Molly Quinn, popularly known as Molly C. Quinn, is an American actress who is well known among the television audiences for playing the character of Alexis Castle, the daughter of the lead character in the American crime-comedy-drama television series Castle (2009) which aired on ABC. She started ...

59. Mary Fuller

Actress | The House of the Seven Gables

Mary Fuller's entrance into motion pictures was quite accidental. She was with a theatrical troupe that was on its way to tour the South in 1908 when, during a short stopover in New York City, the company broke up. Stranded, Mary made her way to the Vitagraph film studio looking for a job and, with...

60. Michelle Ye

Actress | Yi ngoi

Michelle Ye or Ye Xuan (born February 14, 1980) is a Chinese actress and producer. In 1999, she won the Miss Chinese International competition. Ye then signed a contract with TVB from 1999 to 2005. After she left TVB, She signed with Rich & Famous Talent Management Group Limited to pursue a movie ...

61. Lynn Whitfield

Actress | Madea's Family Reunion

With roots that lead back to Louisiana southern aristocracy, lovely leading lady Lynn Whitfield was born in 1953, the eldest of four children and a third-generation BFA graduate from Howard University. Her dentist father was instrumental in developing Lynn's initial interest in acting as he was a ...

62. Lucy Cohu

Actress | Becoming Jane

Lucy Cohu was born on October 2, 1968 in Swindon, Wiltshire, England as Lucy Anne Cohu. She is an actress, known for Becoming Jane (2007), Gosford Park (2001) and The Queen's Sister (2005).

63. Ana de la Reguera

Actress | Nacho Libre

Ana de la Reguera grew up in the tropical state of Veracruz, on the Gulf Coast of Mexico. She began her performance arts studies in the Cultural Institute of Veracruz, then left for Televisa's Center for Artistic Education (CEA) and TV Aztecas' artistic institute (CEFAC) in Mexico City, later ...

64. Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Actress | Underground

Jurnee Smollett-Bell was born on October 1, 1986 in New York City, New York, USA as Jurnee Diana Smollett. She is an actress, known for her role as "Jess Merriweather" on the Emmy Award-winning TV series, Friday Night Lights (2006). She is also known for her roles in The Great Debaters (2007), ...

65. Vinessa Antoine

Actress | Haven

Vinessa Antoine was born on July 21, 1983 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Vinessa Lynn Antoine. She is an actress, known for Haven (2010), Being Erica (2009) and General Hospital (1963).

66. Madge Bellamy

Actress | Black Paradise

Madge was born as Margaret Philpott in Texas. She got her start in theater working with a stock company in Denver. Put under a personal contract by a Broadway producer, Madge got her big break when she replaced Helen Hayes in the Broadway play "Dear Brutus". Her success as a stage actress led to ...

67. Leslie Brooks

Actress | It's Great to Be Young

Leslie Brooks was born on July 13, 1922 in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA as Virginia Leslie Gettman. She was an actress, known for It's Great to Be Young (1946), The Man Who Dared (1946) and Cigarette Girl (1947). She was married to Russ Vincent and Donald Anthony Shay. She died on July 1, 2011 in Sherman...

68. Caroline Munro

Actress | The Spy Who Loved Me

Leggy, brunette-maned pin-up actress Caroline Munro was born in Windsor and lived in Rottingdean near Brighton where she attended a Catholic Convent School. By chance, her mother and a photographer entered her picture in a "Face of the Year" competition for the British newspaper The Evening News ...

69. Juli Reding

Actress | Tormented

Juli Reding was born on November 28, 1935 in Quanah, Texas, USA. She is an actress, known for Tormented (1960), Sea Hunt (1958) and 77 Sunset Strip (1958).

70. Paulette Goddard

Actress | Modern Times

Paulette Goddard was a child model who debuted in "The Ziegfeld Follies" at the age of 13. She gained fame with the show as the girl on the crescent moon, and was married to a wealthy man by the time she was 16. After her divorce she went to Hollywood in 1931, where she appeared in small roles in ...

71. Arline Judge

Actress | College Scandal

Educated in a Catholic convent, Arline Judge began her career as a dancer in the act of entertainer Jimmy Durante. She met director Wesley Ruggles on a train; he got her started in films and then married her. Her career was spent mostly in low-budget B pictures. However, she did gain a measure of ...

72. Christine Adams

Actress | Batman Begins

Film and television actress Christine Adams was born in London, United Kingdom.

She starred on several British and American films and television series since early 2000s.

On television, she is known for roles as "Katherine Williams Osgood" on the British miniseries, NY-LON (2004); "Simone Hundin" on ...

73. Khandi Alexander

Actress | CSI: Miami

Khandi Alexander was born on September 4, 1957 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for CSI: Miami (2002), Patriots Day (2016) and Treme (2010).

74. Kelly McCreary

Actress | Grey's Anatomy

Kelly McCreary is known for her work on Grey's Anatomy (2005), Castle (2009) and Baby, Baby, Baby (2015). She has been married to Pete Chatmon since May 2019.

75. Julie Graham

Actress | Shetland

Julie Graham was born on July 24, 1965 in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland. She is an actress and producer, known for Shetland (2013), Being Eileen (2011) and Survivors (2008). She was previously married to Joseph Bennett.

76. Virginie Ledoyen

Actress | 8 femmes

Virginie Ledoyen was born Virginie Fernandez on 15 November 1976 in Aubervilliers, near Paris. At the age of 2, she was already shooting advertisements for television. At 9, she started going to the École des Enfants du Spectacle, and made her film debut at 10 in What Every Frenchwoman Wants (1986)....

77. Hazel Court

Actress | The Masque of the Red Death

Born in Birmingham, England, Hazel Court carried on a love affair with the world of movies and make-believe that made her a leading student at her hometown's School of Drama and later helped her land a contract with the J. Arthur Rank Organisation. Graduating from bits to supporting roles to leads,...

78. Jessica Tuck

Actress | Super 8

Jessica Tuck was born on February 19, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA as Jessica Ines Tuck. She is an actress, known for Super 8 (2011), True Blood (2008) and Judging Amy (1999). She is married to Robbie Koseff. They have one child.

79. Chloë Sevigny

Actress | Boys Don't Cry

Known in the mid to late nineties for her status as a fashion impresario and "it girl," with over two dozen art house films to her credit, Chloë Sevigny also stands out as one of the most prominent queens of independent cinema.

Originally hailing from Darien, Connecticut, Sevigny attributes weekend ...

80. Valéria Cavalli

Actress | Double Team

Valéria Cavalli was born on November 1, 1959 in Turin, Piedmont, Italy. She is an actress, known for Double Team (1997), The Past (2013) and A Blade in the Dark (1983).

81. Paula Patton

Actress | Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Paula Patton was born in Los Angeles, California, to Joyce (Vanraden) and Charles Patton. Her father is African-American and her mother, who is caucasian, has German, English, and Dutch ancestry. Her family lived across the street from the 20th Century Fox lot when she was growing up and she was a ...

82. Karyn Bryant

Actress | Special

Karyn Bryant was born on December 23, 1968 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Karyn Elaine Bryant. She is a writer and producer, known for Special (2006), Sliders (1995) and The Thompsons (2012). She has been married to Wade Eck since September 15, 2001. They have one child.

83. Giannina Facio

Actress | Body of Lies

Giannina Facio was born on September 10, 1955 in San Jose, Costa Rica as Giannina Facio Franco. She is an actress and producer, known for Body of Lies (2008), Kingdom of Heaven (2005) and Concussion (2015). She has been married to Ridley Scott since June 2015.

84. Gina Torres

Actress | Serenity

Gina was born in New York City and is youngest of three children in a close-knit Cuban American family. Attended New York City's High School of Music and Art She is a gifted mezzo soprano and was trained in opera and jazz and also sang in a gospel choir.

85. Rosario Dawson

Actress | Rent

This stunning and resourceful actress has been primarily a film player thus far. Only recently has she been opening herself up more to doing television (the series Gemini Division (2008), which she executive-produced), and animated voice-overs. Dawson's powerhouse talent stands out the most in edgy...

86. Janet McTeer

Actress | Albert Nobbs

Janet McTeer was born on August 5, 1961 in Newcastle, England, UK to parents Jean and Allan McTeer. She was raised in York from the age of 6. She attended Queen Anne Grammar School for Girls, where there was not much opportunity for drama. She became interested in acting at age 16, when she saw "...

87. JoAnna Rhinehart

Actress | As the World Turns

Growing up in the steel mill city of Springfield, Massachusetts, living with her parents, and four brothers, being the youngest child and the only girl, her imagination became her best friend. During her teen years, She studied music and dance, ran track, played tennis and watched lots of movies. ...

88. Maimie McCoy

Actress | The Libertine

Maimie McCoy was born in Yorkshire, England as Mary McCoy. She is an actress and producer, known for The Libertine (2004), Virgin Territory (2007) and The Crimson Petal and the White (2011).

89. Stacey Dash

Actress | Clueless

Stacey Dash was born in the Bronx, New York. Stacy knew that she wanted to act, and from an early age began to act professionally. She made regular appearances on The Cosby Show (1984), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), and also St. Elsewhere (1982). At 21 she made her feature film debut in Enemy...

90. Licia Maglietta

Actress | Pane e tulipani

Born in Naples in 1954, Licia Maglietta graduated in Architecture in 1981. Her first role on stage came the following year in 'Tango glaciale' by Mario Martone, the director who would also cast her in her film debut over a decade later: Death of a Neapolitan Mathematician (1992). The two worked ...

91. Helen George

Actress | The Three Musketeers

Helen George was born on June 19, 1984 in Winchester, Hampshire, England as Helen Elizabeth George. She is an actress, known for The Three Musketeers (2011), Call the Midwife (2012) and The Monster (2015). She was previously married to Oliver Boot.

92. Sofía Vergara

Actress | Hot Pursuit

Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara was born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia. Her mother, Margarita Vergara Dávila de Vergara, is a housewife. Her father, Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo, provides cattle to the meat industry. She has five siblings. She was educated at a private bilingual Spanish/...

93. Ana Claudia Talancón

Actress | El crimen del Padre Amaro

Ana Claudia Talancon was born on May 1st, 1980 in Cancun, Mexico. Her first performance was in her home town Quintana Roo in Cancun.

She studied acting in Cancun with the Cuban professor Albio Paz. She later went to Mexico City to continue her studies at the Acting Workshop of Héctor Mendoza and ...

94. Zhu Zhu

Actress | Cloud Atlas

Zhu Zhu is a bilingual actress and TV host who got her start as a host for MTV China. Besides hosting an English-learning program, she also released a solo album in 2009. Zhu's big screen debut was in the Chinese remake of What Women Want (2011), which hit Chinese theaters on February 3rd, 2010 and...

95. Sophie Okonedo

Actress | Hotel Rwanda

Sophie Okonedo is a British actress of Jewish and Nigerian descent. She was once nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Okonedo was born within London in 1968. Her parents were Henry Okonedo (1939-2009) and Joan Allman. Her father Henry was British Nigerian, and was employed as...

96. Katrina Hobbs

Actress | Home and Away

Katrina Hobbs was born in 1971 in New Zealand. She is an actress, known for Home and Away (1988), Absent Without Leave (1992) and Show of Hands (2008).

97. Alice Parkinson

Actress | X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Alice Parkinson is an actress, known for X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Sanctum (2011) and Where the Wild Things Are (2009).

98. 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 ...

99. Alexa PenaVega

Actress | Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams

Alexa Ellesse PenaVega (née Vega; born August 27, 1988) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids film series and Shilo Wallace in the film Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008). In 2009, she starred as the title character Ruby Gallagher in the ABC ...

100. Angie Cepeda

Actress | A Night in Old Mexico

Angélica María Cepeda Jiménez was born in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia on August 2nd 1974. Nevertheless she grew up in Barranquilla. Her parents are José Cepeda and Yadhira Jiménez (both lawyers) and after their divorce Angie went to live with her mother and two sisters, Lorna (actress) and Ivette.

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