The Best Actresses Ever - 1970s

by dziwnytenswiat | created - 9 months ago | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

Points from my "The Best Films Ever Made"-Lists. Only Actresses in films from 1970s. Vol. 1 = 100%, Vol. 2 = 50%, Vol. 3 = 33%, Vol. 4 = 25%, Vol. 5 = 20 %, Vol. 6 = 17%

1. Diane Keaton

Actress | Annie Hall

Diane Keaton was born Diane Hall in Los Angeles, California, to Dorothy Deanne (Keaton), an amateur photographer, and John Newton Ignatius "Jack" Hall, a civil engineer and real estate broker. She studied Drama at Santa Ana College, before dropping out in favor of the Neighborhood Playhouse in New ...

4302 points

2. Romy Schneider

Actress | L'important c'est d'aimer

Romy Schneider was born on 23 September 1938 in Vienna, Austria into a family of actors. Making her film debut at the age of 15, her breakthrough came two years later in the very popular trilogy Sissi (1955). Her mother, supervising her daughter's career, immediately approved Romy's participation ...

4075 points

3. Liv Ullmann

Actress | Viskningar och rop

Liv Ullmann's father was a Norwegian engineer who used to work abroad, so as a child she lived in Tokyo, Canada, New York and Oslo. In the mid-'50s she made her stage debut and in 1957 made her film debut. She really became successful, however, when she began to work for Swedish director Ingmar ...

3831 points

4. Ellen Burstyn

Actress | Requiem for a Dream

Ellen Burstyn was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Correine Marie (Hamel) and John Austin Gillooly. She is of mostly Irish, German, and French-Canadian descent. Ellen worked a number of jobs before she became an actress. At 14, she was a short-order cook at a lunch counter. After graduating from ...

2665 points

5. Stéphane Audran

Actress | Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie

Stéphane Audran was born on November 8, 1932 in Versailles, Seine-et-Oise [now Yvelines], France as Colette Suzanne Dacheville. She was an actress, known for The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), Babette's Feast (1987) and Le Boucher (1970). She was married to Claude Chabrol and Jean-Louis ...

2300 points

6. Faye Dunaway

Actress | Network

Faye Dunaway was one of the hottest actresses in the 1970s playing neurotic, highly driven women with sex appeal. Life in the 1990s has not been as good. In a much-publicized incident, she was dropped as the lead in the Broadway musical "Sunset Boulevard", and her attempt at starring in a ...

2262 points

7. Meryl Streep

Actress | Out of Africa

Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 21 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William ...

2252 points

8. Simone Signoret

Actress | Les diaboliques

The face of Simone Signoret on the Paris Metro movie posters in March 1982 looked even older than her 61 years. She was still a box office draw, but the film, L'étoile du Nord (1982), would be her last theatrical release. She played the landlady. Signoret had a long film apprenticeship ...

2141 points

9. Talia Shire

Actress | Rocky

Talia Shire was born on April 25, 1946 in Lake Success, Long Island, New York, USA as Talia Rose Coppola. She is an actress, known for Rocky (1976), The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974). She was previously married to Jack Schwartzman and David Shire.

2030 points

10. Madeline Kahn

Actress | Paper Moon

Madeline Kahn was born Madeline Gail Wolfson on September 29, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Freda (Goldberg) and Bernard B. Wolfson, a garment manufacturer. She was of Russian Jewish descent. Madeline began her acting career in high school and went on to university where she trained as an opera...

1985 points

11. Lea Massari

Actress | Le souffle au coeur

Lea Massari was born on June 30, 1933 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Anna Maria Massatani. She is an actress and writer, known for Murmur of the Heart (1971), A Difficult Life (1961) and L'Avventura (1960).

1636 points

12. Monica Zetterlund

Actress | Äppelkriget

Monica Zetterlund was born on September 20, 1937 in Hagfors, Värmlands län, Sweden as Eva Monica Nilsson. She was an actress, known for The Apple War (1971), The New Land (1972) and Nisse och Greta (1975). She was married to Magnus Roger, Sture Åkerberg, Göran Pettersson and Torbjörn Zetterlund. ...

1635 points

13. Brigitte Mira

Actress | Angst essen Seele auf

Brigitte Mira was born on April 20, 1910 in Hamburg, Germany. She was an actress, known for Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974), Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven (1975) and Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980). She was married to Frank Guerente, Paul Cornelius, Horst Fabian, Reinhold Tabatt and Peter Schütte....

1626 points

14. Marisa Berenson

Actress | Cabaret

Marisa Berenson was born on February 15, 1947 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Cabaret (1972), Barry Lyndon (1975) and Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo and Juliet (2016). She was previously married to Aaron Richard Golub and Jim Randall.

1485 points

15. Stefania Sandrelli

Actress | Il conformista

She was born in Viareggio (Tuscany, Italy) on June 5th, 1946. She won a beauty contest when she was just 15 years old, which led to her first role in "Il federale" together with the great Italian actor Ugo Tognazzi. She was then cast by Germi for the Italian comedy "Divorzio all'Italiana", working ...

1461 points

16. Gena Rowlands

Actress | The Notebook

Virginia Cathryn "Gena" Rowlands is an American film, stage, and television actress, whose career in the entertainment industry has spanned over six decades. A four-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winner, she is known for her collaborations with her late actor-director husband John Cassavetes ...

1371 points

17. Geraldine Chaplin

Actress | Hable con ella

Geraldine Leigh Chaplin was born in Santa Monica, California, to Oona Chaplin (née O'Neill) and legendary entertainer Charles Chaplin (A.K.A. Charlie Chaplin). She is a granddaughter of playwright Eugene O'Neill and a great-granddaughter of stage actor James O'Neill. She attended the Royal Ballet ...

1252 points

18. Barbra Streisand

Soundtrack | Funny Girl

Barbra Streisand is an American singer, actress, director and producer and one of the most successful personalities in show business. She is the only person ever to receive all of the following: Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Cable Ace, National Endowment for the Arts, and Peabody awards,...

1229 points

19. Eileen Brennan

Actress | Clue

A supremely gifted, versatile player who could reach dramatic depths, as exemplified in her weary-eyed, good-hearted waitress in The Last Picture Show (1971), or comedy heights, as in her sadistic drill captain in Private Benjamin (1980), Eileen Brennan managed to transition from lovely Broadway ...

1223 points

20. Mariangela Melato

Actress | Flash Gordon

Mariangela Melato was born on September 19, 1941 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. She is known for her work on Flash Gordon (1980), Swept Away (1974) and Love & Anarchy (1973). She died on January 11, 2013 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

1211 points

21. Alisa Freyndlikh

Actress | Stalker

Alisa Brunovna Freindlikh was born on December 8, 1934, in Leningrad, USSR (now St. Petersburg, Russia). Her father, named Bruno Frejndlikh, was a notable actor. Alisa Freindlikh graduated from Leningrad Institute of Theatre, Music, and Cinematography in 1957.

From 1961-1983 Alisa Freindlikh was a ...

1206 points

22. Lyudmila Gurchenko

Actress | Ma-ma

Lyudmila Gurchenko was a popular actress in the Soviet Union during the 1950s - 1980s, she was best known for Carnival in Moscow (1956), Five Evenings (1979) and Siberiade (1979).

She was born Lyudmila Markovna Gurchenko on 12 November 1935, in Kharkov, Ukrainian Soviet Republic of the USSR. She ...

1203 points

23. Bozena Dykiel

Actress | Niezwykla podróz Baltazara Kobera

Bozena Dykiel was born on August 26, 1948 in Grabowo, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland. She is an actress, known for The Tribulations of Balthazar Kober (1988), The War of the Worlds: Next Century (1981) and Mokry szmal (1986).

1197 points

24. Margarita Terekhova

Actress | Zerkalo

Margarita Terekhova is a popular Russian actress best known for her roles in The Mirror (1975) by director Andrei Tarkovsky and in the popular TV series 'The Dog in the Manger' (1977) and 'D'Artanyan i tri mushketyora' (1978).

She was born Margarita Borisovna Terekhova on August 25, 1942, in Turinsk...

1196 points

25. Isabelle Huppert

Actress | Elle

Isabelle Huppert was born March 16, 1953, in Paris, France, but spent her childhood in Ville d'Avray. Encouraged by her mother Annick Huppert (who was a teacher of English), she followed the Conservatory of Versailles and won an acting prize for her work in Alfred de Musset's "Un caprice". She then...

1179 points

26. Milena Vukotic

Actress | Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie

Milena Vukotic was born on April 23, 1935 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is known for her work on The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), Letters to Juliet (2010) and A Good Woman (2004).

1150 points

27. Shelley Winters

Actress | The Poseidon Adventure

Shelley Winters was born Shirley Schrift of very humble beginnings on August 18, 1920 (some sources list 1922) in East St. Louis, Illinois. Her mother, Rose Winter, was born in Missouri, to Austrian Jewish parents, and her father, Jonas Schrift, was an Austrian Jewish immigrant. She had one sibling...

1133 points

28. 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 ...

1104 points

29. Lyudmila Saveleva

Actress | Voyna i mir

Lyudmila Savelyeva is a Russian actress known as Natasha Rostova in epic film War and Peace (1966), a powerful adaptation of the eponymous masterpiece by Leo Tolstoy.

She was born Lyudmila Mikhailovna Savelyeva on 24 January 1942, in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), while the city suffered the heroic ...

1086 points

30. Cybill Shepherd

Actress | Cybill

Cybill Lynne Shepherd was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to Patty, a homemaker, and William Shepherd, a small business owner. Named after her grandfather, Cy, and her father, Bill, Shepherd's career began at a young age in modeling, when she won the "Miss Teenage Memphis" contest in 1966 and the "...

1081 points

31. Monica Vitti

Actress | L'avventura

Monica Vitti was born on November 3, 1931 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Maria Luisa Ceciarelli. She is an actress, known for L'Avventura (1960), Red Desert (1964) and L'Eclisse (1962). She has been married to Roberto Russo since 1995.

1071 points

32. Eva Mattes

Actress | Enemy at the Gates

Versatile stage and screen actress best known for Werner Herzog films (Best Supporting winner at Cannes for "Woyzeck"). Possibly her most acclaimed starring role is as her mentor 'Rainer Werner Fassbinder' in "A Man Called EVA" (Fassbinder, who treated Eva Mattes kindly, was sometimes referred to ...

1056 points

33. Natalya Krachkovskaya

Actress | Ivan Vasilevich menyaet professiyu

Natalya Krachkovskaya was born on November 24, 1938 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR as Natalya Leonidovna Krachkovskaya. She was an actress, known for Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973), Twelve Chairs (1971) and Ma-ma (1976). She was married to Vladimir Krachkovskiy. She died on March 3, 2016 in ...

1042 points

34. Mónica Randall

Actress | Cristina Guzmán

Mónica Randall was born on November 18, 1942 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Aurora Julià Sarasa. She is an actress and director, known for Cristina Guzmán (1968), Family Portrait (1976) and The Three Musketeers (1970).

1039 points

35. Mari Töröcsik

Actress | Kölyök

She graduated in 1957 after which she went to work to the National Theatre. Her first role was Solveig in Peer Gynt. She was a student in the College when Zoltan Fabri gave her the main character cast in the film: Korhinta (1955). She is a well-balanced (sense and sensibility) actress, who can act ...

1028 points

36. Florinda Bolkan

Actress | Cari genitori

A sensuous, versatile legend of arthouse and grindhouse Italian cinema, Florinda Bolkan was born Florinda Soares Bulcão in Uruburetama, Ceará, Brazil, as the youngest of three children from a Brazilian father and an Indios mother. Her father, diplomat José Pedro Soares Bulcão, died when she was 14,...

1011 points

37. Carol Kane

Actress | The Princess Bride

American stage, screen and television actress, and comedian Carol Kane (b. Carolyn Laurie Kane, June 18, 1952, in Cleveland, Ohio), was born to Elaine Joy (née Fetterman), a jazz singer and pianist, and Michael Myron Kane, an architect. Her family is Jewish (from Russia, Poland, and Austria). Due ...

1007 points

38. Marie-France Pisier

Actress | Cousin cousine

Marie-France first came to the fore as an actress of the Nouvelle Vague movement in the 1960's. She had spent her early childhood in French Indochina, where her father was employed as colonial governor, but the family moved to Paris when she was twelve. Just five years later, she was spotted by a ...

1006 points

39. Krystyna Janda

Actress | Przesluchanie

Krystyna Janda was born on December 18, 1952 in Starachowice, Swietokrzyskie, Poland. She is an actress and director, known for Interrogation (1989), Pestka (1995) and A Few People, a Little Time (2005). She was previously married to Edward Klosinski and Andrzej Seweryn.

991 points

40. Galina Volchek

Actress | Osenniy marafon

Galina Volchek was born on December 19, 1933 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR as Galina Borisovna Volchek. She is an actress and director, known for Autumn Marathon (1979), King Lear (1970) and Don Kikhot (1957).

980 points

41. Cloris Leachman

Actress | The Last Picture Show

The legendary actress set a record when at age 82, she appeared on Dancing with the Stars (2005). Cloris Leachman was born on April 30, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa to Berkeley Claiborne "Buck" Leachman and the former Cloris Wallace. Her father's family owned a lumber company, Leachman Lumber Co. She ...

969 points

42. Delphine Seyrig

Actress | The Day of the Jackal

Delphine was born in Beirut on the 10th April 1932 into an intellectual Protestant family. Her Alsatian father, Henri Seyrig, was the director of the Archaeological Institute and later France's cultural attaché in New York during World War Two. Her Swiss mother, Hermine De Saussure, was an adept of...

962 points

43. Liza Minnelli

Soundtrack | Cabaret

Liza Minnelli was born on March 12, 1946, the daughter of Judy Garland and movie director Vincente Minnelli. She was practically raised at MGM studios while her parents worked long hours there and she made her film debut at fourteen months of age in the movie In the Good Old Summertime (1949). Her ...

952 points

44. Annie Cordy

Actress | Les souvenirs

Annie Cordy was born on June 16, 1928 in Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium as Léonie Cooreman. She is an actress, known for Memories (2014), The Cat (1971) and Boum sur Paris (1953).

948 points

45. Maja Komorowska

Actress | Bilans kwartalny

Maja Komorowska was born on December 23, 1937 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland as Maria Janina Komorowska. She is an actress, known for A Woman's Decision (1975), Cwal (1996) and Lava (1989). She was previously married to Jerzy Hubert Tyszkiewicz.

936 points

46. Mimsy Farmer

Actress | More

Mimsy Farmer first began acting at age 16, when a press agent noticed her and offered her work in the film, Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961), an unbilled bit with one line as a girl in the lobby. Her first billed film was a featured part in Spencer's Mountain (1963), starring Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara...

926 points

47. Stella Stevens

Actress | The Poseidon Adventure

A native of Hot Coffee, Mississippi. While attending Memphis State College, Stella became interested in acting and modeling. Her film debut was a bit part in Say One for Me (1959), but her appearance in Li'l Abner (1959) as Appassionata Von Climax is the one that got her noticed. Then her ...

919 points

48. Louise Fletcher

Actress | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, to Episcopal minister Robert Fletcher and his wife Estelle, both of whom were deaf, Louise Fletcher was introduced to performing at a young age by the aunt who taught her to speak. After graduating from the University of North Carolina, she took a trip out west with her...

902 points

49. Angela Winkler

Actress | Suspiria

Angela Winkler was born on January 22, 1944 in Templin, Brandenburg, Germany. She is known for her work on Suspiria (2018), The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975) and The Tin Drum (1979).

897 points

50. Katya Paskaleva

Actress | Kozijat rog

Katya Paskaleva played in 46 pictures in less than four decades. Her name turned into a synonym of the Bulgarian cinema. Her female characters are not glossy beauties, they win us over through the melancholic grace of Madonnas. She broke up the relief of Bulgarian cinema femininity and recreated ...

876 points

51. Lyudmila Polyakova

Actress | Unizhennye i oskorblennye

Lyudmila Polyakova was born on January 28, 1939 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR as Lyudmila Petrovna Polyakova. She is an actress, known for Unizhennye i oskorblennye (1991), Lyubov frantsuzskaya i russkaya (1994) and Tri dnya vne zakona (1992).

865 points

52. Ingrid Bergman

Actress | Notorious

Ingrid Bergman was one of the greatest actresses from Hollywood's lamented Golden Era. Her natural and unpretentious beauty and her immense acting talent made her one of the most celebrated figures in the history of American cinema. Bergman is also one of the most Oscar-awarded actresses, tied with ...

863 points

53. Elza Radzina

Actress | Gamlet

Elza Radzina was born on February 10, 1917 in Kharkov, Russian Empire. She was an actress, known for Hamlet (1964), King Lear (1970) and Teatris (1978). She died on August 18, 2005 in Riga, Latvia.

862 points

54. Valentina Shendrikova

Actress | Korol Lir

Valentina Konstantinovna Shendrikova was born in Leningrad. Graduated from the Theater School of B.V. Shchukin (1971). In 1967-1979 she was the actress of the theater of Vladimir Mayakovskiy. In the cinema since 1970. Her first role - Cordelia - in the movie "King Lear". Shendrikova was awarded the...

862 points

55. Natalya Varley

Actress | Viy

Natalya Varley was born on June 22, 1947 in Constanta, Romania as Natalya Vladimirovna Varlej. She is an actress, known for Viy (1967), Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (1967) and Twelve Chairs (1971). She is married to Vladimir. She was previously married to Vladimir Tikhonov.

854 points

56. Shirley Stoler

Actress | The Honeymoon Killers

Her homely, pudding face was Laughtonesque in style, incapable of warmth much less a smile. It was held up by an immense frame that was both intimidating and foreboding at the same time. In return, it allowed her to play a couple of the most loathsome and terrifying women ever presented onscreen.

...

842 points

57. Lili Darvas

Actress | Szerelem

Hungarian-born Lili Darvas (pronounced 'Darvash') was a major star first in Budapest, then on the German stage with Max Reinhardt's theatre company during the 1920s, touring Europe with plays by Goethe, Shakespeare, Tolstoy and Shaw. She received her education at the Budapest Lyceum and made her ...

841 points

58. Marie Dubois

Actress | Jules et Jim

Marie Dubois was born on January 12, 1937 in Paris, France as Claudine Lucie Pauline Huzé. She is known for her work on Jules and Jim (1962), La menace (1977) and Shoot the Piano Player (1960). She was married to Serge Rousseau. She died on October 15, 2014 in Lescar, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France.

841 points

59. Bernadette Lafont

Actress | Paulette

Bernadette Lafont was born at the Protestant Health Home of Nîmes in Gard, the only child of a pharmacist and a housewife from the Cévennes. Her mother always wanted a boy to name Bernard and, once she gave birth to a girl, she enjoyed to hold this against all the catholics she knew as the proof ...

838 points

60. Shirley MacLaine

Actress | Terms of Endearment

Shirley MacLaine was born Shirley MacLean Beaty in Richmond, Virginia. Her mother, Kathlyn Corinne (MacLean), was a drama teacher from Nova Scotia, Canada, and her father, Ira Owens Beaty, a professor of psychology and real estate agent, was from Virginia. Her brother, Warren Beatty, was born on ...

836 points

61. Tatyana Tkach

Actress | Beloe solntse pustyni

Tatyana Tkach was born on September 30, 1944 in Yakut ASSR, RSFSR, USSR as Tatyana Dmitrievna Tkach. She is an actress, known for White Sun of the Desert (1970), The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed (1979) and Zhenskaya sobstvennost (1999).

835 points

62. Sondra Locke

Actress | Bronco Billy

Sondra Locke was born May 28, 1944 as Sandra Louise Smith, probably in Madison, Alabama. She was the daughter of Raymond Smith, a military man stationed nearby, and Pauline Bayne. Smith departed the scene before Sondra's birth. In 1945, her mother wed William B. Elkins, and they had a son, Donald, ...

834 points

63. 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 ...

833 points

64. Veronica Cartwright

Actress | Alien

Born in Bristol, England, Veronica is the older sister of the popular child actress Angela Cartwright. In her early career, Veronica was cast in a number of popular movies such as The Children's Hour (1961), Spencer's Mountain (1963) and Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963). As such, she was cast as...

833 points

65. Giovanna Ralli

Actress | Il mercenario

Giovanna Ralli was born on January 2, 1935 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress and writer, known for The Mercenary (1968), A Prostitute Serving the Public and in Compliance with the Laws of the State (1971) and La fuga (1965). She was previously married to Ettore Boschi.

828 points

66. Jirina Bohdalová

Actress | Fany

Jirina Bohdalová was born on May 3, 1931 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. She is an actress, known for Fany (1995), The Immortal Woman (1993) and Oldies But Goldies (2012).

828 points

67. Ruth Gordon

Actress | Rosemary's Baby

When Ruth Gordon convinced her father, a sea captain, to let her pursue acting she came to New York and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She acted in a few silents made at Fort Lee, New Jersey, in 1915. She made her Broadway debut in "Peter Pan" as Nibs the same year. The next 20 ...

828 points

68. Vivian Pickles

Actress | Harold and Maude

Vivian Pickles was born on October 21, 1931 in London, England as Vivian Kay Pickles. She is an actress and writer, known for Harold and Maude (1971), The Avengers (1961) and Elizabeth R (1971). She was previously married to Gordon Gostelow.

828 points

69. Ellen Geer

Actress | The Postman

Ellen Geer, the daughter of actors Will Geer and Herta Ware, has worked continuously for 40 years in television and motion pictures since making her debut in Richard Lester's "Petulia (1968)" (1968) in support of Julie Christie and George C. Scott. Probably best remembered for her turn as the ...

828 points

70. Penelope Allen

Actress | Dog Day Afternoon

Penelope Allen is an actress, known for Dog Day Afternoon (1975), The Thin Red Line (1998) and Bad Lieutenant (1992).

828 points

71. Emilia Krakowska

Actress | Chlopi

Emilia Krakowska was born on February 20, 1940 in Poznan, Wielkopolskie, Poland. She is an actress, known for Chlopi (1973), Chlopi (1972) and Pierwsza milosc (2004).

827 points

72. Norma Crane

Actress | Fiddler on the Roof

Norma Crane was born on November 10, 1928 in New York, USA as Norma Anna Bella Zuckerman. She was an actress, known for Fiddler on the Roof (1971), Studio One in Hollywood (1948) and Ben Casey (1961). She was married to Herbert Sargent. She died on September 28, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

822 points

73. Molly Picon

Actress | Fiddler on the Roof

The little "yente" with the big, expressive talent, New York-born Yiddish icon Molly Picon entertained theater, radio, TV and film audiences for over seven decades (from age 6) with her song-and-dance routines while helping to popularize the Yiddish culture into the American mainstream as well as ...

822 points

74. Shelley Duvall

Actress | The Shining

Shelley Alexis Duvall was born in Houston, Texas, to Bobbie Ruth (Massengale) and Robert Richardson Duvall, a lawyer. During her childhood, Shelley's mother humorously gave Shelley the nickname "Manic Mouse", because she would often run around her house and tip over furniture. Shelley however was ...

821 points

75. Hanna Schygulla

Actress | Die Ehe der Maria Braun

Lead icon of the influential New German Cinema of the 70's & 80's, Schygulla's natural blonde beauty and amazing versatility keep her among the world's top actresses. She won best actress at Cannes in 1983 for The Story of Piera (1983) (aka "The Story of Piera"), an Italian/German co-production. The...

818 points

76. Mariel Hemingway

Actress | Manhattan

Mariel Hemingway was born on November 22, 1961 in Mill Valley, California, USA as Mariel Hadley Hemingway. She is an actress, known for Manhattan (1979), Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) and The Sex Monster (1999). She was previously married to Stephen Crisman.

817 points

77. Elena Solovey

Actress | We Own the Night

Elena Solovey is a Russian-American film and stage actress best known for her works with director Nikita Mikhalkov.

She was born Elena Yakovlevna Solovey on February 24, 1947, in Neustrelitz, East Germany. Her parents met in Berlin at the end of the Second World War. Her father, Yakov Solovey, was ...

816 points

78. Evgeniya Glushenko

Actress | Vlyublyon po sobstvennomu zhelaniyu

Evgeniya Glushenko was born on September 4, 1952 in Rostov-on-Don, Rostov Oblast, RSFSR, USSR as Yevgeniya Konstantinovna Glushenko. She is an actress, known for Vlyublyon po sobstvennomu zhelaniyu (1982), An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano (1977) and Live and Remember (2008).

816 points

79. Antonina Shuranova

Actress | Voyna i mir

Antonina Nikolaevna Shuranova was born on April 30, 1936, in Sevastopol, Crimea, USSR (now in Crimea, Ukraine). She was one of three sisters raised by a single mother. Her father, named Nikolai Shuranov, was a Navy officer; he died when she was 3 years old. Her mother moved with three daughters to ...

816 points

80. Brooke Adams

Actress | Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Brooke Adams was born on February 8, 1949 in New York City, to Rosalind (Gould), an actress, and Robert K. Adams, a former CBS vice president. She is of English and German descent, and is said to be related to President John Adams. She was educated at the prestigious High School for the Performing ...

815 points

81. Valerie Perrine

Actress | Superman

Valerie Perrine was born on September 3, 1943 in Galveston, Texas, USA as Valerie Ritchie Perrine. She is an actress, known for Superman (1978), Lenny (1974) and Superman II (1980).

814 points

82. Tatum O'Neal

Actress | Paper Moon

Tatum O'Neal was born on November 5, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Tatum Beatrice O'Neal. She is an actress and producer, known for Paper Moon (1973), The Runaways (2010) and The Bad News Bears (1976). She was previously married to John McEnroe.

814 points

83. Svetlana Nemolyaeva

Actress | Meshok bez dna

Svetlana Nemolyaeva was born on April 18, 1937 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR as Svetlana Vladimirovna Nemolyayeva. She is an actress, known for Meshok bez dna (2017), Yevgeni Onegin (1959) and Po glavnoy ulitse s orkestrom (1987). She was previously married to Aleksandr Lazarev.

812 points

84. Cécile Vassort

Actress | La caméra explore le temps

Cécile Vassort was born on June 2, 1941 in Arpajon, Seine-et-Oise [now Essonne], France as Monique Michelle Vassort. She is an actress, known for La caméra explore le temps (1957), The Diary of an Innocent Boy (1968) and Mademoiselle Fifi ou Histoire de rire (1990).

808 points

85. Anna Nehrebecka

Actress | Chce sie zyc

Anna Nehrebecka was born on December 16, 1947 in Bytom, Slaskie, Poland as Anna Wojciechowska. She is an actress, known for Life Feels Good (2013), The Promised Land (1975) and Duch z Canterville (1968). She is married to Byczewski, Iwo. They have two children. She was previously married to Gabriel...

808 points

86. Kalina Jedrusik

Actress | La double vie de Véronique

Kalina Jedrusik was born in Czestochowa, Poland in 1931. Her parents brought her up together with two other children. In 1953 she debuted on stage and year later married famous Polish writer Stanislaw Dygat (Jezioro Bodenskie, Disneyland). Her long list of theatre work includes plays by Jaroslaw ...

808 points

87. Natalya Andreychenko

Actress | Voenno-polevoy roman

Natalya Andreychenko was born on May 3, 1956 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR as Natalya Eduardovna Andreychenko. She is an actress and writer, known for Voenno-polevoy roman (1983), Meri Poppins, do svidaniya (1984) and Ledi Makbet Mtsenskogo uezda (1989).

805 points

88. Cornelia Sharpe

Actress | Serpico

Cornelia Sharpe was born on October 18, 1943 in Selma, Alabama, USA as Cornelia Lynn Sharpe. She is an actress, known for Serpico (1973), The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975) and The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002). She was previously married to Martin Bregman and Joseph Gallison.

805 points

89. Diane Ladd

Actress | Wild at Heart

Ladd earned recognition for her role as Florence Jean Castleberry, the hardened, sharp-tongued waitress in Martin Scorsese's Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974); her performance earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role but she lost to Ingrid Bergman in Murder on the ...

804 points

90. Nina Urgant

Actress | Dvenadtsataya noch

Nina Urgant is a Russian character actress known as Raya in Belorusskiy vokzal (1971) by director Andrey Smirnov.

She was born Nina Nikolayevna Urgant on 4 September 1929, Luga, Leningrad province, Soviet Union (now Russia). Her father, Nikolai Urgant, was an officer in the Soviet Red Army who ...

804 points

91. Raisa Kurkina

Actress | Beloe solntse pustyni

Raisa Kurkina was born on October 7, 1927 in Pokrovka, Tulskaya oblast, RSFSR, USSR as Raisa Semyonovna Kurkina. She is an actress, known for White Sun of the Desert (1970), Shans (1984) and Spasennoe pokolenie (1960).

804 points

92. Lyubov Sokolova

Actress | Moi dorogiye

Liubov Sergeevna Sokolova (Lyubov Sokolova) was born on July 31, 1921, in Ivanovo-Voznesensk, USSR. Her father was an artisan furniture maker, and her mother was a saleswoman. Young Sokolova was fascinated with acting and became involved in the drama class at her school. Her first public ...

804 points

93. Lorraine Gary

Actress | Jaws: The Revenge

Lorraine Gary was born on August 16th, 1937 in New York. Lorraine was raised in Los Angeles. At age 16, she won a best actress award in a competition at the prestigious Pasadena Playhouse. She was offered a scholarship to enroll at the Pasadena Playhouse, but declined said offer and attended ...

802 points

94. Vanessa Redgrave

Actress | Atonement

On January 30, 1937, renowned theatre actor Michael Redgrave was performing in a production of Hamlet in London. During the curtain call, the show's lead, Laurence Olivier, announced to the audience: "tonight a great actress was born". This was in reference to his co-star's newborn daughter, ...

703 points

95. Irene Papas

Actress | The Guns of Navarone

Irene Papas was born on September 3, 1926 in Chilimodion, Corynth, Greece as Eiríni Lelékou. She is an actress, known for The Guns of Navarone (1961), The Message (1976) and Electra (1962). She was previously married to Alkis Papas.

662 points

96. Lisa Kreuzer

Actress | Der amerikanische Freund

Lisa Kreuzer was born on December 2, 1945 in Hof, Bavaria, Germany as Elisabeth Kreuzer. She is an actress, known for The American Friend (1977), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and Wrong Move (1975). She was previously married to Wim Wenders.

661 points

97. Jane Alexander

Actress | Kramer vs. Kramer

Angular in features, reserved in demeanor and more-or-less plaintive in appearance, actress Jane Alexander has played down the glamor card for the most part. Her true brilliance has come from the remarkable range and depth of her talent. Heralded as one of the finest 70s actresses to arrive in ...

648 points

98. Myriam Boyer

Actress | L'instinct de mort

Myriam Boyer was born on May 23, 1948 in Lyon, Rhône, France. She is an actress and director, known for Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008), Mesrine Part 2: Public Enemy #1 (2008) and La vie devant soi (2010). She was previously married to John Berry.

644 points

99. Glenda Jackson

Actress | Women in Love

Few in modern British history have come as far or achieved as much from humble beginnings as Glenda Jackson has. From acclaimed actress to respected MP (Member of Parliament), she is known for her high intelligence and meticulous approach to her work. She was born to a working-class household in ...

581 points

100. Isabelle Adjani

Actress | Possession

Isabelle Yasmine Adjani was born in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, a suburb of Paris, to Emma Augusta "Gusti" (Schweinberger) and Mohammed Adjani. Her father was a Kabyle Algerian, from Iferhounène, and her mother was a Bavarian German. She grew up speaking German fluently. After winning a school ...

579 points



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