Actresses from TEXAS

by roland_lmt | created - 18 Jul 2018 | updated - 20 Jul 2018 | Public

1. 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 mother has Danish, Welsh, German, English, and French ancestry, while her father is of Mexican descent (including Spanish and Indigenous Mexican roots). Her ...

Dark Angel

2. Farrah Fawcett

Actress | Logan's Run

Farrah Fawcett is a true Hollywood success story. A native of Texas, she was the daughter of Pauline Fawcett (Pauline Alice Evans), a homemaker, and James Fawcett, an oil field contractor. She was a natural athlete, something that her father encouraged, and she attended a high school with a strong ...

Charlie's Angels

3. Jaclyn Smith

Actress | The Adventurers

Jaclyn Smith was born Jacquelyn Ellen Smith on October 26, 1945 in Houston, Texas. She graduated from high school and originally aspired to be a famous ballerina. In 1973, she landed a job as a Breck shampoo model. In 1976, she was offered a chance to star in a new pilot for a planned television ...

Charlie's Angels

4. 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 ...

Lost

5. Jennifer Garner

Actress | Alias

Jennifer Garner, who catapulted into stardom with her lead role on the television series Alias (2001), has come a long way from her birthplace of Houston, Texas. Raised in Charleston, West Virginia by her mother, Patricia Ann (née English), a retired teacher of English, and her father, William John...

Alias

6. Carolyn Jones

Actress | Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Carolyn Jones was born April 28, 1930, in Amarillo, Texas. Her mother was Jeannette and her sister was Bette (Moriarty). She was an imaginative child, much like her mother. In 1934, her father abandoned the family and her mother moved them in with her parents, also in Amarillo. As a child Carolyn ...

The Addams Family

7. 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 ...

Alias

8. Amy Acker

Actress | Angel

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas where she graduated Lake Highlands High School, Amy Acker is the oldest of four children; she has two sisters and one brother. An acting major at Southern Methodist University, Amy acted in several college theater productions. She appeared in various roles during ...

Angel

9. Keri Russell

Actress | Waitress

Keri Russell was born in Fountain Valley, California, to Stephanie (Stephens) and David Harold Russell, an executive at Nissan Motors. She began her career on the Mickey Mouse Club in 1991. She stayed with the show until 1993. After leaving The All New Mickey Mouse Club (1989) (where she, along ...

The Americans

10. Madison Davenport

Actress | Sharp Objects

Madison Danielle Davenport was born in San Antonio, Texas. She started her career in 2005 when she had a small role in Conversations with Other Women. Soon after she appeared in the television series Numb3rs, Close to Home, CSI: NY, and Hot Properties. In 2006, Davenport's voice could be heard in ...

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series

11. Adrienne Ames

Actress | The Death Kiss

Born in Fort Worth, TX, in 1907, Adrienne Ames hit Hollywood in the late 1920s. Although her career only lasted about ten years, she crammed a lot of living into it--high-profile marriages (and divorces) and her reputation as a clothes horse and glamour queen par excellence far outshone her ...

George White's Scandal

12. Alana De La Garza

Actress | Law & Order

Alana De La Garza was born in Columbus, Ohio and later relocated to Texas, ultimately attending the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). After college, she moved to Orlando, Florida, landing roles in a number of independent films as well as commercials. Her work took her to New York, where she ...

Forever

13. Alex McLeod

Self | Trading Spaces

Alex McLeod is best known as the original host of home design hit "Trading Spaces," for which she received a daytime Emmy nomination for her work in the first season. Trading Spaces fans and real estate enthusiasts have tuned in recently to see Alex appear on real estate and wealth shows such as ...

Trading Spaces

14. Alexandria DeBerry

Actress | A.N.T. Farm

Alexandria "Allie" DeBerry began modeling at the age of 5 in her hometown of Houston, Texas. After appearing in dozens of campaigns and commercials, such as American Girl, Barbie, and Burger King; she decided to try her luck at acting in Los Angeles. She went on to book roles on ABC's I'm with Her,...

A.N.T. Farm

15. Alexis Bledel

Actress | Gilmore Girls

Kimberly Alexis Bledel was born in Houston, Texas, to Nanette (Dozier) and Martin Bledel. Her parents are both Spanish-speakers (her mother was born in Arizona and raised in Mexico, and her father was born in Argentina), and Alexis's ancestry includes Danish, Welsh, English, Scottish, Irish, and ...

Gilmore Girls

16. Allene Ray

Actress | The House Without a Key

Allene Ray made her reputation as a star of action serials in the '20s, and she had the background for it. She was born and raised on a ranch outside of San Antonio, Texas, and could not only ride horses at an early age, but learned to tame bucking broncs, a very unusual thing to do for women in ...

The Phantom

17. Amber Heard

Actress | Aquaman

Amber Laura Heard was born in Austin, Texas, to Patricia Paige Heard (née Parsons), an internet researcher, and David C. Heard (David Clinton Heard), a contractor. She has English, Irish, Scottish, German, and Welsh ancestry.

Heard appeared in the Academy Award-nominated film, North Country (2005), ...

Zombieland

18. Angela Bettis

Actress | May

Angela Bettis is an American film and stage actress, film producer, and director best known for her lead roles in the 2002 TV adaptation of the Stephen King novel Carrie, the title character in May (2002), and in Girl, Interrupted.

In addition to her work in film, Bettis also starred in two Broadway...

Carrie

19. Angela Kinsey

Actress | The Office

Angela is an American actress. She was born in Louisiana, but raised from the age of 2 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Her father was working as a drilling engineer. During her time there, she attended the Jakarta International English School and learned to speak Indonesian. When she was age 14, her family ...

The Office

20. Angie Harmon

Actress | Agent Cody Banks

Angie Harmon was born on August 10, 1972 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Angela Michelle Harmon. She is an actress and director, known for Agent Cody Banks (2003), Law & Order (1990) and Rizzoli & Isles (2010). She was previously married to Jason Sehorn.

Law & Order

21. Ann Harding

Actress | Holiday

Ann, born Dorothy Gatley, spent most of her childhood as an "army brat" constantly moving around before the family finally settled in New York. Ann first appeared on the stage while she spent a year attending Bryn Mawr College. She became a clerk and freelance script reader with a film company ...

Holiday

22. 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 ...

You Can't Take it with You

23. Ann Prentiss

Actress | The Out of Towners

Ann Prentiss was born on November 27, 1939 in San Antonio, Texas, USA as Ann Elizabeth Ragusa. She was an actress, known for The Out of Towners (1970), My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988) and Captain Nice (1967). She died on January 12, 2010 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

California Split

24. Ann Sheridan

Actress | Kings Row

Ann Sheridan won the "Search for Beauty" contest which carried with it a Paramount screen test. Signed to a contract at 18, she was put into a number of small roles under her real name of Clara Lou Sheridan. As she got better, her name was changed to Ann. In 1936, after two dozen films, she went to...

Angels with Dirty Faces

25. Ann Wedgeworth

Actress | Sweet Dreams

Ann Wedgeworth was born January 21, 1934 in Abilene, Texas to Cortus and Elizabeth Wedgeworth, she graduated from from Highland Park High School in University Park, and later graduated from the University of Texas in 1957. After graduation, Ann moved to New York City and auditioned several times ...

Three's Company

26. Anna Nicole Smith

Actress | Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult

Anna Nicole Smith was born on November 28, 1967 in Houston, Texas, USA as Vickie Lynn Hogan. She is known for her work on Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994), Be Cool (2005) and Illegal Aliens (2007). She was married to J. Howard Marshall II and Billy Smith. She died on February 8, 2007 in ...

Naked Gun 33 1/3

27. Anne Gwynne

Actress | House of Frankenstein

Vivid, strikingly beautiful actress Anne Gwynne arrived in Hollywood a typical starry-eyed model looking to become a big film star and ended up one of Universal Studio's favorite screamers in "B" horror films. Born in Waco, Texas, but raised in Missouri, she first modeled Catalina swimwear and ...

House of Frankenstein

28. Annette O'Toole

Actress | Superman III

Beautiful red-haired film/stage actress, dancer, writer, singer, producer and composer Annette O'Toole was born on April 1, 1952 in Houston, Texas, to Dorothy Geraldine (Niland) and William West Toole, Jr. She started with acting at a very young age and during the 60s, she began a career in theater...

Smallville

29. Ara Celi

Actress | Machete

Ara Celi was born on May 31, 1974 in El Paso, Texas, USA as Araceli Valdez. She is an actress and writer, known for Machete (2010), American Beauty (1999) and Bruce Almighty (2003). She has been married to Robert Godines since 2000. They have two children.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

30. Ashlee Simpson

Actress | The Hot Chick

Ashlee Nicolle Simpson was born on October 3, 1984 in Waco, Texas, to Tina Ann (Drew) and Joe Truett Simpson, a psychologist and Baptist youth minister. Ashlee started dancing at the age of 4 and by the time she was 11 enjoyed the status of being the youngest person ever admitted to the prestigious...

7th Heaven

31. Ashley Cox

Actress | Logan's Run

Lithe and lovely brunette stunner Ashley Cox was born on November 15, 1956 in Dallas, Texas. One of four children, Cox and her siblings were raised by their mother after their father died when she was only ten-years-old. Ashley was the Playmate of the Month in the December, 1977 issue of "Playboy"....

Logan's Run

32. Audrey Marie Anderson

Actress | Arrow

Audrey Marie Anderson is an American actress, born in Texas on March the 7th, 1975. She has been in film and television since 2000, working with notable directors such as David Mamet, Lisa Cholodenko and Antoine Fuqua. She appears on the television series, Arrow (2012), as Lyla Michaels. She is ...

The Unit

33. Barbara Barrie

Actress | Breaking Away

After endless stage and television work, Barrie received a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her performance in One Potato, Two Potato (1964), in the film she acted as Julie, a young, single parent for four years, after her husband abandoned her and their daughter. The following ...

Breaking Away

34. Bebe Daniels

Actress | The Maltese Falcon

Bebe Daniels already had toured as an actor by the age of four in a stage production of "Richard III". She had her first leading role at the age of seven and started her film career shortly after this in movies for Imperial, Pathe and others. At 14 she was already a film veteran, and was enlisted ...

The Maltese Falcon

35. Bess Flowers

Actress | We Faw Down

Bess Flowers was born on November 23, 1898 in Sherman, Texas, USA. She was an actress, known for We Faw Down (1928), The Shadow (1937) and Hands Across the Border (1926). She was married to Cullen Tate and William S. Holman. She died on July 28, 1984 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Beginner's Luck

36. Bessie Love

Actress | The Broadway Melody

Bessie Love was born in Texas. Her cowboy father moved the family to Hollywood, where he became a chiropractor. As the family needed money, Bessie's mother sent her to Biograph Studios, hoping she would become an actress. D.W. Griffith saw she was pretty and had some acting talent, and put her in ...

Intolerance

37. Betty Buckley

Actress | Split

Betty Buckley, who has been called "The Voice of Broadway," is one of theater's most respected and legendary leading ladies. She is an actress/singer whose career spans theater, film, television and concert halls around the world. She is a 2012 Theatre Hall of Fame inductee and the 2017 recipient ...

Eight is Enough

38. Beyoncé

Soundtrack | Dreamgirls

Beyoncé was born & raised in Houston, Texas. Her mom, Tina Lawson designs their glittering costumes & her dad, Mathew Knowles manages Destiny's Child. Solange, her sister (they're 4 years apart) has released her debut album. She dances with her big sister during DC-3 concerts. Beyoncé's of ...

Austin Powers in Goldmember

39. Bobbi Billard

Actress | Ice Scream: The ReMix

Bobbi Billard was born on December 12, 1975 in Austin, Texas, USA as Barbara Anne Billard. She is an actress, known for Ice Scream: The ReMix (2008), Phat Girlz (2006) and Ryan and Sean's Not So Excellent Adventure (2008).

MANswers

40. Brea Grant

Writer | 12 Hour Shift

Brea Grant was born in Marshall, Texas and attended high school at Marshall Public High School. She earned an MA at the University of Texas in Austin. Her first television acting job was on Friday Night Lights. She went on to play characters on Dexter and Heroes. She now resides in Los Angeles.

Heroes

41. Brooke Burns

Actress | Shallow Hal

Brooke Burns was born on March 16, 1978 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Brooke Elizabeth Burns. She is an actress, known for Shallow Hal (2001), Baywatch (1989) and Death Al Dente: A Gourmet Detective Mystery (2016). She has been married to Gavin O'Connor since June 22, 2013. They have one child. She was ...

Baywatch

42. Brianna Hildebrand

Actress | Deadpool

Brianna Hildebrand was born on August 14, 1996 in College Station, Texas, USA as Brianna Caitlin Hildebrand. She is an actress and producer, known for Deadpool (2016), Deadpool 2 (2018) and Tragedy Girls (2017).

Deadpool

43. Brooke Langton

Actress | The Replacements

As a child, Brooke Langton lived in Illinois, Texas, and Japan. She settled down in California, where she studied marine biology and screen-writing. She also studied at Second City improv. Her first acting job was Budweiser's "Ginger or Mary Ann?" directed by David Fincher, which aired during Super ...

Melrose Place

44. Brynn Thayer

Actress | Blue Jasmine

Brynn Thayer began working in film and television in the 70's. Currently she is a recurring character on Suits and The Fosters. Born and raised in Texas, Brynn's first acting job was teaching...hardest job to date. She has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy, wrote and performed her one-woman show, ...

Matlock

45. Cameron Goodman

Actress | Shuttle

She was born in Texas but grew up in Washington D.C. Goodman has been in multiple movies; first starting out in 2002 as a freshman doing her comedic acting at Syracuse University on a show called SU Live. In 2003, she left Syracuse and transferred to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Goodman...

90210

46. Camille Anderson

Actress | Wedding Crashers

Camille Anderson, remember that name. She's already broken into the mainstream world of ultra-popular magazines such as the cover of Stuff, Loaded (UK top 100 girls for 2006,) FHM, Maxim, Marie Claire, Razor, American Health & Fitness, Men's Edge, OnFitness, Steppin' Out, Femme Fatale and Ralph (...

Wedding Crashers

47. Candice King

Actress | Juno

Candice Rene King (née Accola) (born May 13, 1987) is an American actress, singer and songwriter, known for portraying the role of Caroline Forbes on The CW's The Vampire Diaries.

Candice King was born in Houston, Texas, the daughter of Carolyn (Clark), who was an environmental engineer before ...

The Vampire Diaries

48. Candy Clark

Actress | American Graffiti

Candy Clark was born on June 20, 1947 in Norman, Oklahoma, USA as Candace June Clark. She is an actress, known for American Graffiti (1973), The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) and Blue Thunder (1983). She was previously married to Jeff Wald and Marjoe Gortner.

American Graffiti

49. Carlson Young

Actress | Scream: The TV Series

Carlson Elizabeth Young is an American actress and filmmaker. She was born in Fort Worth, Texas, to Susan Young and Marshall Young, a geologist. She attended the University of Southern California, where she studied Creative Writing, before leaving to film the first season of Scream: The TV Series (...

Scream

50. Caroline Williams

Actress | The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

Caroline Williams began her career in Texas, co-starring for revered cinema master Louis Malle in his Corpus Christi-based film, Alamo Bay (1985). She worked opposite stars Ed Harris and Amy Madigan in what was her first feature film, after only six months of training at the Studio For Actors, ...

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

51. Carol Burnett

Actress | The Carol Burnett Show

The entertainment world has enjoyed a five-decade love affair with comedienne/singer Carol Burnett. A peerless sketch performer and delightful, self-effacing personality who rightfully succeeded Lucille Ball as the carrot-topped "Queen of Television Comedy," it was Burnett's traumatic childhood ...

The Carol Burnett Show

52. Carolyn McCormick

Actress | Whatever Works

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 ...

Law & Order

53. Catherine Hardwicke

Director | Twilight

Catherine Hardwicke was born on October 21, 1955 in Cameron, Texas, USA as Helen Catherine Hardwicke. She is a director and production designer, known for Twilight (2008), Thirteen (2003) and Lords of Dogtown (2005).

Thirteen

54. Chandra Wilson

Actress | Grey's Anatomy

Houston, Texas native Chandra Wilson began performing in musicals at the age of five with Theatre Under the Stars. She attended Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and later went on to acquire her BFA in Drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts through which she spent four ...

Grey's Anatomy

55. Charlene Holt

Actress | El Dorado

Born Verna Charlene Stavely. Holt, a former "Miss Maryland," enjoyed a rewarding modeling career prior to her screen work in both films and television that began when caught director Howard Hawks's attention when he saw her in a lipstick commercial. After her debut appearance in the Sandra ...

It Takes a Thief

56. Charlotte Walker

Actress | The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

Texan-born actress Charlotte Walker was the daughter of a wealthy cotton broker, who died when she was eleven. With her siblings she went on to live at a ranch owned by her mother's even more affluent family. In her mid-teens, Charlotte studied drama at Fort Edwards Collegiate Institute. She ...

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

57. Cher Butler

Actress | Crack House

Busty, lovely and shapely blonde stunner Cher Butler was born on March 6, 1964 in Garland, Texas. Butler grew up in a vagabond family who traveled all over the country on a regular basis. Cher attended high school in New Mexico. She was the Playmate of the Month in the August, 1985 issue of "...

Crack House

58. Cristela Alonzo

Actress | Cars 3

Cristela Alonzo was born on January 6, 1979 in San Juan, Texas, USA. She is a writer and actress, known for Cars 3 (2017), Cristela (2014) and The View (1997).

Cristela

59. Christine Lakin

Actress | Hollywood Darlings

Christine Helen Lakin was born on January 25th, 1979 in Dallas, Texas. After moving several times as a child, her family finally settled in Atlanta, Georgia, where Christine started her acting career. There, she attended the Atlanta workshop players - a theater group which plays in schools in the ...

Step By Step

60. Ciara

Actress | That's My Boy

Ciara was born in Austin, Texas October 25, 1985. She is the only child of Carlton and Jackie Harris. Due to her father being in the United States Army, she grew up on army bases in Germany, New York, Utah, California, Arizona, and Nevada. During her teens, Ciara and her family settled in Atlanta. ...

That's My Boy

61. Cierra Ramirez

Actress | Girl in Progress

Cierra Ramirez was born on March 9, 1995 in Houston, Texas, USA as Cierra Alexa Ramirez. She is an actress and producer, known for Girl in Progress (2012), The Fosters (2013) and Good Trouble (2019).

The Fosters

62. Corinne Griffith

Actress | The Divine Lady

Corinne Griffith was a popular star of the silent movies. She started her film career at Vitagraph in 1916 and later moved to First National, where she became one of that studio's biggest stars. At the height of her popularity she was known as the "Orchid Lady of the Screen." Black Oxen (1923) was ...

The Divine Lady

63. Courtney Gibbs

Actress | Joe Versus the Volcano

Courtney Gibbs was born on August 20, 1966 in Dallas, Texas, USA. She is an actress, known for Joe Versus the Volcano (1990), The Naked Truth (1992) and The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (1989). She is married to Kevin. They have one child. She was previously married to Tom Eplin.

Joe Versus the Volcano

64. Courtney Hope

Actress | Allegiant

Courtney Hope is currently seen as Sally Spectra on "The Bold And The Beautiful." She plays the great-niece of the famous original Sally Spectra played by Dalene Conley for 19 years on the show. Courtney is also known as 'Beth Wilder' in the hit video game and embedded TV show "Quantum Break", by ...

The Bold and the Beautiful

65. Cristi Conaway

Actress | Batman Returns

Cristi Conaway was born on August 14, 1964 in Lubbock, Texas, USA as Cristi Lea Conaway. She is an actress, known for Batman Returns (1992), Timecop (1997) and Doc Hollywood (1991). She is married to Mark Murphy. They have two children. She was previously married to Salvator Xuereb.

Batman Returns

66. Crystal Bernard

Actress | Wings

Crystal Bernard was born on September 30, 1961 in Garland, Texas, USA as Crystal Lynn Bernard. She is an actress, known for Wings (1990), Slumber Party Massacre II (1987) and It's a Living (1980).

Wings

67. Cyd Charisse

Actress | Silk Stockings

Cyd Charisse was born Tula Ellice Finklea on March 8, 1921 in Amarillo, Texas. Born to be a dancer, she spent her early childhood taking ballet lessons and joined the Ballet Russe at age 13. In 1939, she married Nico Charisse, her former dance teacher. In 1943, she appeared in her first film, ...

Silk Stockings

68. Daina House

Actress | Mike Hammer

Daina House was born on December 30, 1954 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Daina Lois House. She is an actress, known for The New Mike Hammer (1984), Quark (1977) and Checkered Flag or Crash (1977).

The Fall Guy

69. Dakota Johnson

Actress | Fifty Shades of Grey

Dakota Mayi Johnson is an American actress and fashion model. She was born in Austin, Texas, and is the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. Her maternal grandmother is actress Tippi Hedren.

In 1999, she made her film debut in Crazy in Alabama (1999), where she and her half-sister, ...

Fifty Shades of Grey

70. Dale Evans

Soundtrack | The Roy Rogers Show

American leading lady of musical westerns of the 1940s. Born Frances Octavia Smith in Uvalde, Texas. She was raised in Texas and Arkansas. Married at 14 and a mother at 15, she was divorced at 17 (some sources say widowed). Intent on a singing career, she moved to Memphis, Tennessee, and worked in ...

The Roy Rogers Show

71. Dallas Lovato

Actress | The Helpers

Dallas Lovato was born on February 4, 1988 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Dallas Leigh Lovato. She is an actress, known for No Vacancy (2012), Caged No More (2016) and Bloodrun.

No Vacancy

72. Dana Eskelson

Actress | See You Next Tuesday

Dana Eskelson was born on June 17, 1965 in the USA. She is known for her work on See You Next Tuesday (2013), Madeline's Madeline (2018) and The Company Men (2010).

See You Next Tuesday

73. Debbie Reynolds

Actress | Singin' in the Rain

Debbie Reynolds was born Mary Frances Reynolds in El Paso, Texas, the second child of Maxine N. (Harmon) and Raymond Francis Reynolds, a carpenter for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Her film career began at MGM after she won a beauty contest at age 16 impersonating Betty Hutton. Reynolds wasn't a ...

The Unsinkable Molly Brown

74. Debby Ryan

Actress | Insatiable

Born May 13, 1993 in Huntsville, Alabama, Debby moved to Texas as a small child and lived there for five years, before moving to Wiesbaden, Germany, with her family, where she lived for three years. While in Germany, Debby became fascinated with acting in local plays and musicals. By the age of ...

Jesse

75. Deborah Voorhees

Actress | Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

Deborah Voorhees has lived a colorful life-journalist, filmmaker, writer, editor, teacher, even a Hollywood B-scream starlet and Playboy Bunny. In 2015, Voorhees' screenplay Genevieve was an official selection of the Beverly Hills Film Festival. Her short film and music video Hip Hop Hamlet was an ...

Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

76. Deirdre Lovejoy

Actress | The Wire

Deirdre Lovejoy was born on June 30, 1962 in Abilene, Texas, USA as Deirdre Helen Lovejoy. She is an actress, known for The Wire (2002), The Blacklist (2013) and Bones (2005).

The Wire

77. Dora Madison

Actress | Bliss

Dora Madison starred as paramedic "Chili" on NBC's "Chicago Fire." She can also be seen in the "Unt. Terrence Malick Project" and Paramount's "Everybody Wants Some" from director Richard Linklater. She starred alongside James Marsden and Karl Urban in "The Loft." On the television side, she has had...

Friday Night Lights

78. Dorothy Devore

Actress | How Baxter Butted In

Diminutive, brown-haired Dorothy Devore was born Inez Williams in Ft. Worth, TX. She completed her schooling in Los Angeles when her family moved to California. She first acted in amateur revues, which she also produced and for which she contributed the music. While still in her mid-teens she ...

Know Thy Wife

79. Eileen Sedgwick

Actress | Beasts of Paradise

Eileen Sedgwick came from a theatrical family. Her parents were both stage actors, her brother Edward Sedgwick went on to become a respected comedy director and her sister Josie Sedgwick became a film actress. The entire family toured the vaudeville circuit as "The Five Sedgwicks," and it wasn't ...

In the Days of Daniel Boone

80. Ellen Marlow

Actress | The Clique

Following regional theater appearances in Wizard of Oz, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Grease, Texas native Ellen Marlow moved to New York City at the age of eleven to create the lead role of Jemima Potts in the Broadway production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. In addition to making...

The Clique

81. Eloise DeJoria

Actress | Weekend at Bernie's

Texas native Eloise DeJoria made her film debut in Songwriter, starring Willie Nelson. Other feature credits include Weekend at Bernie's, Grand Champion, Don't Mess with the Zohan, Wall Street (Money Never Sleeps), and Wild Hearts. Her latest picture, When Angels Sing, based on Turk Pipkin's ...

Weekend at Bernie's

82. Emily Warfield

Actress | The Man in the Moon

Throughout her early childhood, Emily Warfield moved from city to city (and sometimes country to country) every year. It was during this time that she began to rely on her imagination for companionship. She read constantly and acted out the scenes in her head. Emily had wanted to act since she was ...

Dream Date

83. Erin Cummings

Actress | Bitch Slap

Erin Cummings is a graduate of the University of North Texas, with a degree in Journalism. Cummings began her professional acting career, when she was spotted by an L.A. talent scout, while performing in community theater near Dallas. Cummings later went on to study Shakespeare at the prestigious ...

Detroit 1-8-7

84. Eva Longoria

Actress | Desperate Housewives

Eva Longoria was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Ella Eva (Mireles) and Enrique Longoria, Jr. The youngest of four sisters who grew up in a Mexican-American family on a ranch near Corpus Christi, Longoria attended Texas A&M University-Kingsville, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in...

Desperate Housewives

85. Farrah Forke

Actress | Heat

Farrah Forke was born on January 12, 1968 in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA as Farrah Rachael Forke. She is an actress, known for Heat (1995), Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) and Wings (1990).

Wings

86. Francelia Billington

Actress | Blind Husbands

Francelia Billington was born in Dallas, TX, and raised on a ranch. She became an expert horseman, and was on stage from an early age. The pretty young Texan made the journey to Hollywood and became a star of westerns and melodramas, first working with the Kalem Film Co. in 1912 and then moving on ...

Blind Husbands

87. Frances Reid

Actress | Days of Our Lives

Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, and was raised in Berkeley, California, she attended/graduated at The Pasadena Community Playhouse where her major was acting, and she pursued her career immediately. The Emmy Award nominee who has played Alice Horton for the entire 37 years that Days of Our Lives has ...

Days of Our Lives

88. Gabrielle Ruiz

Actress | Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Gabrielle was born in Edinburg, TX. Both her parents, Eduardo and Sylvia Ruiz are of Mexican-American decent.

She studied dance at a very young age and was a natural lover of performance. She was classically trained in vocal technique, credited to public school education. Gabrielle was inspired to ...

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

89. Gina Carano

Actress | Haywire

From pioneering women's MMA to blazing a trail in movies, GINA CARANO is one of Hollywood's most unique rising stars. Carano began her training with Muay Thai to competitive MMA, where she competed in Strikeforce and EliteXC. Her popularity led to her being called the "Face of Women's MMA" and she ...

Deadpool

90. Gracie Gillam

Actress | Teen Beach 2

Gracie Gillam (born May 4, 1992) is an American actress, best known for her roles as "Lela" in the Disney Channel's feminist, early-1960s-Beach-Party-Movie musical franchise "Teen Beach Movie" (2013) and "Teen Beach movie 2" (2015), as well as spunky BFF "Amy Martin" in ABC Family's "The Nine Lives...

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91. Gunilla Hutton

Actress | Fantasy Island

Gunilla Hutton was born on May 15, 1944 in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden as Gunilla Freeman. She is an actress, known for Fantasy Island (1977), Petticoat Junction (1963) and Hee Haw (1969).

Hee Haw

92. Hayley Orrantia

Actress | The Goldbergs

Hayley Orrantia plays the role of "Erica Goldberg" on the ABC comedy, The Goldbergs (2013). Originally from Highland Village, Texas, she is an actress, singer and songwriter. Hayley began singing professionally at the age of 13 and acting at the age of 14. Prior to "The Goldbergs", she performed in...

The Goldbergs

93. Haley Ramm

Actress | Disconnect

Haley Ramm must have been in quite a hurry to start living because her entrance into this world came five weeks early. At age three she started dancing in local studios, and by the time she was seven she was choreographing her own freestyle dances at school talent shows. Her love of center stage ...

Without a Trace

94. Heather Anne Campbell

Writer | Miracle Workers

Heather Anne Campbell is a writer and actress, known for Miracle Workers (2019), Corporate (2018) and Whose Line Is It Anyway? (2013).

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95. Helen Wagner

Actress | As the World Turns

Helen Wagner was born on September 3, 1918 in Lubbock, Texas, USA. She was an actress, known for As the World Turns (1956), Inner Sanctum (1954) and Valiant Lady (1953). She was married to Robert Willey. She died on May 1, 2010 in Mount Kisco, New York, USA.

As the World Turns

96. Hilary Duff

Actress | A Cinderella Story

Hilary Erhard Duff was born on September 28, 1987 in Houston, Texas, to Susan Duff (née Cobb) and Robert Erhard Duff, a partner in convenience store chain. When Hilary was six, she had been traveling in the Cechetti Ballet with her sister Haylie Duff but decided she wanted to fulfill her dream of ...

Lizzie McGuire

97. Hillary Tuck

Actress | Life as a House

She became interested in acting at the age of 13 and started work at the age of 15 with her first assignment being for a Dr Pepper commercial. Hillary has also been featured in many other, both national and international, advertisements since including Kelloggs, IBM and AT&T. Hillary has many off ...

Hang Time

98. Hunter Tylo

Actress | Longshot

Born Deborah Jo Hunter in Fort Worth, the native Texan is an accomplished equestrian with a degree in pre-med from Fordham University in New York. She was a top fashion model in the seventies and eighties, and began her acting career in Dallas, Texas doing plays such as "Vanities", "The ...

The Bold and the Beautiful

99. Irene Ryan

Actress | The Beverly Hillbillies

Before becoming known to millions as Granny on The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Irene Ryan was already an established vaudeville, radio and movie actress, though not as famous prior to her television stint. She accompanied Bob Hope on his famous military tours and she was known as "the gal who makes...

The Beverly Hillbillies

100. Jaimie Alexander

Actress | Thor

Jaimie Alexander was born in Greenville, South Carolina, but moved with her family to Grapevine, Texas, when she was four years old. She took theatre classes in grade school as a hobby but was kicked out in high school because she could not sing, and so she took up sports instead. At age 17 she ...

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