Hennessy to Hynes: 350 Global film actresses: Silents to Present List 14by reynolds-51390 | created - 4 months ago | updated - 3 months ago | Public
List 14 of timeless actresses from around the world: Most have appeared in 14+ films. Starts with Barbara Hershey
Actress | Black Swan
Barbara Hershey was born Barbara Lynn Herzstein in Hollywood, California, to Melrose (Moore) and Arnold Nathan Herzstein, a horse racing columnist. Her father, born in Manhattan, was from a Jewish family (from Hungary and Russia), and her mother, originally from Arkansas, had English and ...
Actress | Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Carolyn Hennesy was born on June 10, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Carolyn Lee Hennesy. She is an actress and producer, known for Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Click (2006) and Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003). She was previously married to Donald Agnelli.
Actress | Crossing Jordan
Jill Hennessy will next be seen in Showtime's newest drama "City on a Hill" with Kevin Bacon, executive produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Jill starred in the special event series "Shots Fired" on FOX and was the lead in the Mike Clattenburg comedy "Crawford" on CBC. She was a guest star in ...
6. Eva Henning
Actress | Elvira Madigan
Eva was born in New York, USA, with a Norwegian father and a Swedish mother, Ragni. They divorced when Eva was 6 years old and Ragni remarried the actor Uno Henning.
Eva was accepted to the Royal Dramatic Theater's acting school in 1938. She had some minor roles both on the stage and in a few movies...
Actress | Petticoat Junction
The daughter of veteran writer and TV producer Paul Henning and Ruth Henning, Linda originally studied to be a dancer before going into acting. After appearing in an uncredited role as one of the dancers in Bye Bye Birdie (1963), she landed the role of Betty Jo on Petticoat Junction (1963), on ...
Actress | Babes in Toyland
Charlotte acted on stage from the age of five. At thirteen, she made her Broadway debut in 'Courage' (1928), two year later reprising her role for the screen version. Paramount wanted to cast an unknown actress in the title role of Alice in Wonderland (1933) and picked Charlotte from 7000 ...
Actress | Rosemary's Baby
Emmaline Henry was born on November 1, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She was an actress and writer, known for Rosemary's Baby (1968), I Dream of Jeannie (1965) and The Red Skelton Hour (1951). She died on October 8, 1979 in Palm Springs, California, USA.
10. Gale Henry
Eccentric, big-nosed, lugubrious-faced purveyor of silent screen slapstick, at one time billed as 'the elongated comedienne'. She was even suggested to have served as the model for 'Olive Oyl' of Popeye comic strip fame. An actual cartoon version of her was in fact featured in the British ...
11. Gloria Henry
Actress | Air Hostess
New Orleans-born second-string actress Gloria Henry was born Gloria McEniry on April 2, 1923, and lived on the edge of the Garden District growing up. Educated at the Worcester Art Museum School, she moved to Los Angeles in her very late teens and worked on a number of radio shows and commercials ...
12. Louise Henry
Actress | The Gaunt Stranger
Louise Henry was born as Jessouise Heiman to Dr. Jesse Heiman and his wife, Louise Henry Heiman, who was a vaudeville star. Louise Henry Sr. as she was known, contracted tuberculosis while performing in vaudeville and was sent to a sanitarium in Saranac Lake, NY. While there she was treated by Dr. ...
13. Martha Henry
Actress | Great Performances
Martha Henry was born on February 17, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Martha Kathleen Buhs. She is an actress, known for Great Performances (1971), Dancing in the Dark (1986) and The New Comers '1978' (1979). She has been married to Rod Beattie since 1990. She was previously married to Douglas ...
14. Pamela Hensley
Actress | Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
Pamela Gail Hensley was born on October 3, 1950 in Glendale, California, and is one of those rare screen stars who grew up in the heart of Los Angeles. Her father still maintains a thriving veterinary practice on Coldwater Canyon, where his patients include Pamela's Persian cats, "Hot Tin" and "...
15. Taraji P. Henson
Actress | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Taraji P. Henson was born on September 11, 1970 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Taraji Penda Henson. She is an actress and producer, known for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Hidden Figures (2016) and Hustle & Flow (2005).
Actress | Species
Natasha Henstridge was born on August 15, 1974 in Springdale, Newfoundland, Canada. Known for movies like Species (1995) and The Whole Nine Yards (2000), she started her career as a model in Paris, France at the tender age of 15. After leaving home to begin her modeling career in the ...
17. Jessica Henwick
Actress | Game of Thrones
Jessica Henwick is an English actress. She is best known for her roles as Nymeria Sand in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011), and Colleen Wing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, making her debut in the Netflix television series Iron Fist.
Her film debut was St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's ...
18. Audrey Hepburn
Actress | Breakfast at Tiffany's
Audrey Hepburn was born on May 4, 1929 in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. She was a blue-blood and a cosmopolitan from birth. Her mother, Baroness Ella Van Heemstra, was of a Dutch descent, and her father, Joseph Victor Anthony Hepburn-Ruston, was born in Úzice, Bohemia, and of an English and Austrian ...
Actress | The Lion in Winter
Born May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of a doctor and a suffragette, both of whom always encouraged her to speak her mind, develop it fully, and exercise her body to its full potential. An athletic tomboy as a child, she was also very close to her brother, Tom, and was ...
22. Eileen Herlie
Actress | All My Children
This vibrant Scottish character actress managed in her seven-decade career trek to not only brighten up the Broadway stage during the 1950s and 1960s in roles ranging from the man-searching milliner Irene Malloy to Hamlet's mother Queen Gertrude, but conquered the TV market too, delighting daytime ...
23. Faithe Herman
Actress | Shazam!
Faithe C. Herman is the youngest child of five, born in San Diego, CA. At the age of four with the help of her mom, Faithe started working in the Entertainment Industry doing background work with Kids Management. In August 2014, Faithe signed with BMG Model & Talent, going on numerous auditions. ...
25. Irm Hermann
Actress | Fünf letzte Tage
Irm Hermann was born on October 4, 1942 in Munich, Germany as Irmgard Hermann. She is an actress and assistant director, known for Fünf letzte Tage (1982), The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972) and A Woman in Berlin (2008). She has been married to Dietmar Roberg since 1976. They have two ...
28. Kristine Hermosa
Kristine Hermosa was born on September 9, 1983 in Quezon City, Philippines as Anne Kirsten Esmeralde Hermosa Orille. She is an actress, known for Enteng Kabisote: Okay ka fairy, the legend (2004), Nasaan ka Maruja? (2009) and All My Life (2004). She has been married to Oyo Boy Sotto since January ...
29. Katja Herbers
Actress | Westworld
Katja Herbers is the daughter of violinist Vera Beths and oboist Werner Herbers. Growing up she spent time in America, accompanying her mother on tour with the chamber music group L'Archibudelli. Her mother remarried cellist Anner Bylsma and her father remarried costume designer Leonie Polak, who ...
30. Josita Hernán
Actress | La tonta del bote
Josita Hernán was born Josefina Hernández Meléndez in Maó, Menorca (Balearic Islands), where his military father was stationed. Her mother, Remmé, was a poetist. She studied in Toledo and later moved to Madrid. During a trip to Paris with her parents they visited the Joinville studios where "...
32. Trude Herr
Director | Jakob und Rahel
Trude Herr was born on May 4, 1927 in Cologne, Germany. She was an actress, known for Jakob und Rahel (1965), Geschichten aus der Heimat (1983) and Scheidung op Kölsch (1981). She was married to Ahmed M'Barek. She died on March 16, 1991 in Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, France.
33. Hanna Hertelendy
Actress | Rosemary's Baby
Hanna Hertelendy was born on October 5, 1919 in Budapest, Hungary as Ilona Zimka. She was an actress, known for Rosemary's Baby (1968), Being There (1979) and Magnum, P.I. (1980). She was married to William Kerwin, Robert Walker, Ernest Valentine Polutnik, Istvan Hertelendy and Stephen Bekassy. She...
34. Grizelda Hervey
Actress | The Wednesday Play
Grizelda Hervey was born on October 1, 1901 in Plomesgate, Suffolk, England as Griselda Hervey. She was an actress, known for The Wednesday Play (1964), The Royal Family of Broadway (1939) and The Circle (1939). She died on December 17, 1980 in London, England.
35. Irene Hervey
Actress | Night Monster
Attractive, blond, dimple-cheeked artist's daughter, Irene Hervey was trained at the MGM School of Acting before being signed as a contract player in 1933. Often on loan to other studios, she was assigned bit parts until meatier co-starring roles came along in The Girl Said No (1937) and Say It in ...
38. Clotilde Hesme
Actress | Angèle et Tony
Clotilde Hesme was born in Troyes, France in 1979. She is the sister of Annelise Hesme, and Élodie Hesme, who are also actresses. After studying at the Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique (CNSAD), she appeared in plays and was noticed by Jérôme Bonnel who cast her in his film Le ...
Actress | Il figlio di Madame Sans Gêne
Hesperia was born on July 9, 1885 in Bertinoro, Emilia-Romagna, Italy as Olga Mambelli. She was an actress, known for Il figlio di Madame Sans Gêne (1921), La signora delle camelie (1915) and Il potere sovrano (1916). She was married to Baldassarre Negroni. She died on May 30, 1959 in Rome, ...
40. Sandra Hess
Actress | Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
Sandra Hess was born in Zurich, Switzerland. She began modeling and working on television commercials when she was just 15. After completing high school, she entered the University of Zurich to study law but quickly decided it wasn't the right direction for her. She came alone to the US to pursue ...
Actress | Nana
Catherine Hessling was born on June 22, 1900 in Moronvilliers, Marne, France as Andrée Madeleine Heuschling Hessling. She was an actress, known for Nana (1926), Little Red Riding Hood (1930) and Whirlpool of Fate (1925). She was married to Jean Renoir. She died on September 28, 1979 in ...
42. Trude Hesterberg
Actress | Ein blonder Traum
Trude Hesterberg was born on May 2, 1892 in Berlin, Germany as Gertrud Johanna Dorothea Helene Hesterberg. She was an actress, known for A Blonde Dream (1932), Corinna Schmidt (1951) and Fridericus Rex - 1. Teil: Sturm und Drang (1922). She was married to Fritz Schönherr. She died on August 31, ...
43. Sitara Hewitt
Actress | The Young and the Restless
Sitara Hewitt is originally from Toronto, Canada. Her performing career began in dance and she is trained in classical ballet, jazz, hip-hop and modern, with dance roles in productions like Deepa Mehta's Bollywood/Hollywood (2002). She is a model as well and has appeared in countless magazines in ...
Actress | I Know What You Did Last Summer
Jennifer Love Hewitt was born in Waco, Texas, to Patricia Mae (Shipp), a speech-language pathologist, and Herbert Daniel Hewitt, a medical technician. She has English, Scottish, and German ancestry. She got her first name from her older brother Todd Daniel Hewitt (b. November 8, 1970), who picked ...
45. Kate Hewlett
Actress | The Girlfriend Experience
Kate Hewlett is a writer, actor and songwriter who splits her time between Toronto and Los Angeles. In addition to her role as Co-Executive Producer and writer on the hit drama series Backstage (Disney/Family Channel), Kate's TV writing credits include: The L.A. Complex, Seed, InSecurity and the ...
46. Siobhan Hewlett
Actress | Hummingbird
Siobhán Kathleen Mary Hewlett born in London. Hewlett was born in London but raised between the west coast of Ireland and Whitstable in Kent. Her father was the comedy sitcom actor Donald Hewlett known for his roles in It Ain't Half Hot Mum and You Rang, M'Lord? Her mother is the actress Therese ...
47. Eve Hewson
Actress | Robin Hood
Memphis Eve Sunny Day Hewson, known professionally as Eve Hewson, is an Irish actress. Her first major role was in the drama film This Must Be the Place (2011). She played Nurse Lucy Elkins in Steven Soderbergh's TV series The Knick (2014-2015).
Hewson was born in Dublin, the second daughter of ...
48. Sherrie Hewson
Actress | Coronation Street
Sherrie Hewson was born on September 17, 1950 in Burton Joyce, Nottinghamshire, England as Sherrie Lynn Hutchinson. She is an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), Benidorm (2007) and In Loving Memory (1969). She was previously married to Ken Boyd.
49. Virginia Hey
Actress | Mad Max 2
Australian actress Virginia Hey has achieved prominence and success not only nationally throughout her native Australia , but also around the world.
Virginia Hey, devotee of health and wellbeing, is best known worldwide for her roles on TV and film, however all throughout her adult life Virginia has...
50. Anne Heywood
Actress | The Fox
Befitting her original name (Violet Pretty), the knockout English brunette Anne Heywood won the coveted "Miss Great Britain" beauty title in 1950 at the young age of 17. Born on December 11, 1932, the daughter of a violinist, she originally trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. ...
Actress | One Life to Live
Catherine Hickland is an American actress, best known for her starring roles on Daytime Television, most notably in the award-winning role of "Lindsay Rappaport" on ABC 's One Life to Live (1968). Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, her first professional job got her nationwide attention, ...
55. Barbara Hicks
Actress | Brazil
Barbara Hicks was born on August 12, 1924 in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England as Barbara Purser Hicks. She was an actress, known for Brazil (1985), Howards End (1992) and Evil Under the Sun (1982). She was married to Peter Taylor and Robert Loblowitz. She died on September 6, 2013 in Little ...
56. Catherine Hicks
Actress | Child's Play
Born in New York City and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Catherine Mary Hicks was a cheerleader at Gerard Catholic High School in Phoenix, Arizona, and graduated in 1969. Hicks attended Saint Mary's College-Notre Dame University and studied English literature. Moving east from South Bend, Indiana, ...
59. Taral Hicks
Actress | A Bronx Tale
Taral Hicks (born on 21, September 1974 in Queens, New York) is an African American R&B singer and actress, sister of singer D'Atra Hicks.
She began her film career with a role alongside Robert De Niro in the 1993 film "A Bronx Tale." Her subsequent film roles were small, 1995's "Just Cause" with ...
60. Violet Hicks
Actress | Vice
Violet has enjoyed being on stage or in front of a camera since she was very little. Her family called her a "walking cartoon character." She started in theatre and dance and then found her way into commercials, television and film after watching her older sister Scarlett help pave the way for her....
61. Taylor Hickson
Actress | Deadpool
Originally from Kelowna, British Columbia, actress on the rise Taylor Hickson has steadily made a name for herself in the entertainment industry through the dynamic characters she has brought to life on screen. From starring as the sweet, girl next door, to a relentless assassin in training, and a ...
64. Laura Hidalgo
Actress | La bestia debe morir
Laura Hidalgo, whose real name was Pesea Faerman, was born in Romania in 1927. She arrived in Argentina when she was two years old. From 1945 she showed a remarkable ambition to become a movie star. She was rejected by some studios because of her weight and she lost more than a few pounds. ...
65. Sachiko Hidari
Actress | Kanojo to kare
Sachiko Hidari was born on June 29, 1930 in Toyama, Japan as Sachiko Nukamura. She was an actress and director, known for She and He (1963), The Insect Woman (1963) and Ofukuro (1955). She was married to Susumu Hani. She died on November 7, 2001 in National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan.
66. Margot Hielscher
Actress | Wälsungenblut
Margot Hielscher was born on September 29, 1919 in Berlin-Charlottenburg, Deutsches Reich. She was an actress, known for Wälsungenblut (1965), Black-White-Red Four Poster (1962) and Hallo, Fräulein! (1949). She was married to Friedrich Meyer. She died on August 20, 2017 in Munich, Bavaria...
67. Martha Higareda
Actress | Street Kings
Higareda was born in Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico, the daughter of actress Martha Cervantes and therapist and artist Jose Luis Higareda, and sister of actress Miriam Higareda. She began acting on stage at a very early age, along with dancing jazz, flamenco, tap and folklore. At 14, she moved to ...
69. Clare Higgins
Actress | Hellraiser
Clare Higgins honed her craft at the Manchester and the Royal Exchange Theater, where, among her credits, she had leading roles in the plays "The Deep Man", "Measure For Measure" and "A Streetcar Named Desire", in which she played Stella. At the same time, she was busily carving a niche for herself...
70. Kate Higgins
Actress | Ralph Breaks the Internet
Kate Higgins was born on August 16, 1969 in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA as Catherine Davis Higgins. She is known for her work on Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018), Hotel Artemis (2018) and Sailor Moon R: The Movie: The Promise of the Rose (1993). She is married to Jeff Lofland. They have two ...
74. Jennifer Hilary
Actress | North Sea Hijack
Jennifer became stage-struck at the age of four while in Cairo where her father worked for BOAC. Upon her return to England, she attended Elmhurst Ballet School and then went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts when she was 16. She followed this with rep at Liverpool, and Birmingham and appeared ...
75. Amy Hill
Actress | 50 First Dates
Amy Hill's television and film credits number over 168. She is recurring on "Crazy Ex Girlfriend", "UnReal", "Preacher" and "MOM". She's a regular on Amazon Prime's "Just Add Magic" which is streaming the first, second and season 2 part 2. As a voice actor, she's been heard as recurring characters ...
76. Dana Hill
Actress | National Lampoon's European Vacation
Dana Hill was born Dana Lynne Goetz on May 6, 1964, in a suburb of Los Angeles, to parents Sandy Hill and Ted Goetz, a commercial director. Despite diabetes ending a promising future in athletics when she was just ten years old, Dana gamely threw herself into acting when still in her early teen ...
77. Doris Hill
Actress | Men Are Like That
Doris Hill was born on March 21, 1905 in Roswell, New Mexico, USA as Roberta M. Hill. She was an actress, known for Men Are Like That (1930), Spirit of the West (1932) and Code of Honor (1930). She was married to Monte Brice and George L. Derrick. She died on March 3, 1976 in Kingman, Arizona, USA.
78. Jacqueline Hill
Actress | Doctor Who
Born in 17 December 1929, Jacqueline Hill was orphaned as a toddler and raised by her grandparents. She was taken out of school at the age of 14 to enable her younger brother to continue. She then worked at Cadbury's, which had an amateur dramatics society. She was encouraged to apply for, and was ...
79. Lauryn Hill
Soundtrack | Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
Lauryn Hill, a native of South Orange, New Jersey, first came to attention with the multi-talented Fugees. Their first album, "Blunted On Reality", went virtually unnoticed by the public; their real breakthrough came with the sophomore album, "The Score", which featured "Killing Me Softly". That ...
80. Marianna Hill
Actress | High Plains Drifter
A familiar character actress, Mariana Hill was the daughter of a building contractor, who moved his family around. In addition to living in her native Southern California, Hill has lived in Canada, Spain and Great Britain. As a result, she learned and became quite accomplished in doing different ...
81. Martina Hill
Actress | Knallerfrauen
Martina Hill was born in Berlin in 1974, where after finishing school she later studied drama. Martina had her breakthrough in 2007 as an ensemble member of the comedy show "Switch Reloaded" which catapulted her into the spotlight, making her known as the best female impersonator in Germany. Thus, ...
82. Melanie Hill
Actress | Stardust
Melanie attended RADA in London where she won the Vanburgh Award. Her stage plays have included Women Beware Women (Royal Court), Under Milk Wood, Selfish Shellfish, Twelfth Night, Deathtrap, Dirty Linen, Breezeblock Park, Who Killed Hilda Murrell?, Fire in the Lake, and the stage version of Bread ...
84. Thelma Hill
Actress | The Miracle Woman
Thelma Hill was born Thelma Floy Hillerman in Emporia, Kansas. Her family moved to Los Angeles, California during her early teen years. Living just blocks from the Mack Sennett studio, Thelma became one of the star struck, wide eyed girls who hung out near the studio peering through the gates. It ...
87. Wendy Hiller
Actress | Murder on the Orient Express
Wendy Hiller, daughter of Frank and Marie Hiller, was born on 15th August 1912 in Bramhall, near Stockport, Cheshire, England. She was educated at Winceby House School, Bexhill then moved on to Manchester Repertory Theatre. She appeared on stage in Sir John Barry's tour of Evensong, then as Sally ...
88. Linnéa Hillberg
Actress | Valborgsmässoafton
Linnéa Hillberg was born on October 26, 1892 in Uddevalla, Västra Götalands län, Sweden. She was an actress, known for Walpurgis Night (1935), Rosen på Tistelön (1945) and The Girl and the Devil (1944). She was married to Torsten Hillberg. She died on July 3, 1977 in Stockholm, ...
89. Verna Hillie
Actress | The Trail Beyond
Verna Hillie was born on May 5, 1914 in Hancock, Michigan, USA as Verna Dolores Hillie. She was an actress, known for The Trail Beyond (1934), I've Been Around (1935) and Romance in the Rain (1934). She was married to Dick Linkroum and Frank Gill Jr.. She died on October 6, 1997 in Fairfield, ...
90. Ali Hillis
Actress | Mass Effect 3
Ali Hillis was born on December 29, 1978 in Huntington Beach, California, USA as Alecia Deann Hillis. She is an actress, known for Mass Effect 3 (2012), Must Love Dogs (2005) and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005). She has been married to Matt Swartz since August 2, 2008.
93. Paris Hilton
Producer | The Hottie & the Nottie
Paris Hilton is one of today's most recognizable figures, known around the world as a businesswoman and entrepreneur. In 2006, she created Paris Hilton Entertainment, a multi-billion-dollar company consisting of 45 branded stores throughout the Middle East and Asia selling handbags and other ...
94. Nichole Hiltz
Actress | May
Nichole Marie Hiltz (born September 3, 1978) is an American actress. She has appeared in several films, made for TV movies and television series. Her most recent long-running television credit is for USA Network's In Plain Sight from 2008 to 2012 in which she portrayed Brandi Shannon, younger ...
95. Megan Hilty
Actress | Smash
Megan Hilty was born on March 29, 1981 in Bellevue, Washington, USA as Megan Kathleen Hilty. She is an actress, known for Smash (2012), BrainDead (2016) and Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2013). She has been married to Brian Gallagher since November 2, 2013. They have two children.
96. Aisha Hinds
Actress | The Next Three Days
When Aisha Hinds' junior high school tap dance instructor observed that she needed an outlet for expression that surpassed her tap shoes, she was guided to the High School of Performing Arts in New York - where her formal acting training began.
Hinds' numerous television credits include a supporting...
97. Cheryl Hines
Actress | Curb Your Enthusiasm
Cheryl Ruth Hines was born on September 21, 1965 in Miami Beach, Florida, to Rosemary (Graham) and James Hines, and grew up in Tallahassee, Florida. She went to West Virginia University, Florida State University and graduated from the University of Central Florida. She studied theater and ...
100. Maureen Hingert
Actress | Fort Bowie
Maureen Hingert was born on 9th of January 1937 in Columbo, Ceylon, of Dutch ancestry, the daughter of Lionel Hingert and Lorna Mabel del Run. Her father was the president of the Bank of Ceylon and had extensive tea holdings. On 25th June 1955 she was crowned "Miss Ceylon" in Colombo, Ceylon. In ...