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1. Alice Drummond

Actress | Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Veteran character actress Alice Drummond was born May 21, 1928 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island to Sarah Irene (née Alker), a secretary, and Arthur Ruyter, an auto mechanic. She graduated from Pembroke College (Brown University) in 1950. She is best remembered as the frightened librarian at the beginning...

2. Anne Meara

Actress | Night at the Museum

Comedienne Anna Meara, with her husband Jerry Stiller, were members of the improvisational company, the Compass Players, which later became The Second City Theater. They performed as a duo under the name "Stiller and Meara", and after some time, became regulars on Ed Sullivan's show, The Ed ...

3. 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 ...

4. 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 ...

5. Caroline Aaron

Actress | 21 Jump Street

Secondary to studying performing arts as American University in Washington, D.C., Aaron made her debut in motion pictures with a small part in Robert Altman's Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982). Since, she has built her acting career as a character actress, and continues ...

6. Catherine O'Hara

Actress | Best in Show

Canadian-American actress, writer, and comedienne, Catherine O'Hara first gained name recognition as one of the original cast members on the Canadian television sketch comedy--show SCTV (1976). The show recreated itself with SCTV Network (1981) and later, SCTV Channel (1983). On the series, O'Hara ...

7. Cathy Moriarty

Actress | Raging Bull

Cathy Moriarty was 17 years old when Martin Scorsese directed her in timeless black and white for his film, Raging Bull (1980); a masterpiece for her first role, the actress portrayed Vikki LaMotta, second wife of champion boxer Jake LaMotta (played by Robert De Niro). The performance was nominated...

8. Chloe Webb

Actress | Sid and Nancy

Although born in New York City, Chloe Webb grew up in various cities on the East Coast-wherever her father's job as a road and bridge designer took the family. She often stayed with her grandmother (who resided in New York City) and attended Bishop Grimes High School (then a Catholic all-girls high...

9. Christine McVie

Soundtrack | Triple Frontier

English singer, keyboardist, and songwriter for British-American rock band, Fleetwood Mac, Christine McVie was born Christine Anne Perfect on July 12th, 1943 in the Lake District village of Bouth, England (then Lancashire, now Cumbria), and grew up in the Bearwood area of Smethwick near Birmingham....

10. Cindy Wilson

Soundtrack | Rising Sun

Cindy Wilson is a vocalist, songwriter and founding member of new wave band The B-52's. The B-52's formed in 1976 and found prominent success with "Rock Lobster", the first single released from the 1979 self-titled debut album. In 1985 Wilson married Keith Bennett, a successful advertiser. Wilson's...

11. Danielle Dax

Actress | The Company of Wolves

Danielle Dax began her musical career as a member of the English post-punk band, Lemon Kittens; the band went on hiatus in 1982 and Dax embarked on a solo career. Throughout the '80s into the early '90s she released a handful of avant-garde-new wave genre albums. Aside from Dax's musical career, ...

12. Darlene Cates

Actress | What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Cates' acting career ignited after she appeared on an episode of Sally Jessy Raphael (1983), titled "Too Heavy to Leave Their House". Shortly after, author and screenwriter Peter Hedges proposed to her that she play Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio's morbidly obese and housebound mother in What's ...

13. Diana Scarwid

Actress | What Lies Beneath

"Because I'm NOT one of your FANS!!!!!", screamed Diana Scarwid in her most talked-about screen role: the portrayal of Christina Crawford in Mommie Dearest (1981). Reviewers were highly critical of Diana's work in the film and her performance earned a Golden Razzie for Worst Supporting Actress. ...

14. 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 ...

15. Diane Salinger

Actress | Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Salinger's first movie appearance was in William Malone's Creature (1985). The same year the actress appeared in what she considers her favorite movie she's been in her 30-year career: Tim Burton's Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985); Salinger played Simone, a truck-stop waitress and hopeless romantic ...

16. Elizabeth Fraser

Soundtrack | Mad Max: Fury Road

Scottish singer, songwriter and musician, Elizabeth Fraser is best known as the vocalist for the Scottish band Cocteau Twins. A soprano vocal range with vocals that have been described as "swooping operatic vocals relied less on any recognizable language than on the subjective sounds and textures ...

17. Ellen Greene

Actress | Little Shop of Horrors

Ellen Greene was performing as a nightclub singer in several New York City clubs and treading the boards in New York City theater before her friend and mentor, filmmaker Paul Mazursky cast her in her first motion picture, Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976), she was awarded the part of Sarah, ...

18. Fiona Shaw

Actress | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Shaw was already an acknowledged stage actress before she made a name for herself in television and film. It wasn't until the mid 1980s that director Jim Sheridan awarded her a role in his film My Left Foot (1989); the biographical film of Christy Brown, an Irishman confined to a body horribly ...

19. Grace Jones

Actress | A View to a Kill

Grace Jones was born May 19, 1948 in Spanish Town, St Catherine - Jamaica, to Marjorie Jones (née Williams) and Reverend Robert W. Jones. Though born in Jamaica, when she was twelve, she moved to Syracuse, New York, joining her family who had moved there previously. Jones would eventually study ...

20. Harriet Thorpe

Actress | Calendar Girls

Harriet Thorpe was born on June 8, 1957. She attended London's Central School of Speech and Drama before having success in television, playing the depressed and emotionally-unfit mother in The Brittas Empire (1991), and Fleur in Absolutely Fabulous (1992); the character first seen in Season One ...

21. Judith Ivey

Actress | The Devil's Advocate

Veteran stage actress Judith Ivey is a two-time Tony Award winner; she won the Tony for Best Actress in a Play for Steaming (1983), and later, Hurlyburly (1985). Her performances in Park Your Car in Harvard Yard (1992), and a revival of The Heiress (2013) were both nominated for Tony Awards. Ivey's...

22. Judith Light

Actress | Who's the Boss?

Tony and Emmy Award winner Judith Light made her professional stage debut in 1970 and made her Broadway debut in the 1975 revival of A Doll's House (1973) starring [nm0880521 and Sam Waterston. She made her television breakthrough in the daytime soap opera One Life to Live (1968). She assumed the ...

23. Judy Davis

Actress | Husbands and Wives

Davis was educated at Loreto Convent and the Western Institute of Technology and graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1977. She found international success with the role of Adela Quested in A Passage to India (1984). Her performance was nominated an Academy Award for Best...

24. Lainie Kazan

Actress | My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Actress and singer Lainie Kazan first made her mark with her Broadway debut in 1961 with the musical The Happiest Girl in the World. The following year, she appeared in another musical, Bravo Giovanni. She eventually served as Barbra Streisand's understudy for the lead role of Fanny Brice in Funny ...

25. Melinda Dillon

Actress | Magnolia

Melinda Dillon came to prominence with the role of Jillian Guiler, a mother whose child is abducted by aliens in Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). Dillon's performance in the film earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. A few years later, Dillon ...

26. Mercedes Ruehl

Actress | The Fisher King

Ruehl received her first Academy Award nomination and win for her performance as Anne Napolitano, the emotionally driven girlfriend to fallen radio personality, (played by Jeff Bridges), in Terry Gilliam's masterpiece, The Fisher King (1991). In addition to an Oscar, and a Golden Globe, Ruehl's ...

27. Mimi Kennedy

Actress | Midnight in Paris

Kennedy ignited her acting career on stage opposite television comedian Sid Caesar. Thereon, she delivered supporting yet memorable performance in several short-lived television comedies, including 3 Girls 3 (1977), Stockard Channing in Just Friends (1979), The Two of Us (1981) and Family Man (1988)...

28. Pamela Reed

Actress | Kindergarten Cop

Reed began her on-screen acting career appearing as a cast regular on the CBS drama series The Andros Targets (1977), and with minor roles in the films The Long Riders (1980), and Melvin and Howard (1980). Shortly after, New York Times awarded her positive reviews for her work in the poorly ...

29. Siouxsie Sioux

Soundtrack | Grosse Pointe Blank

Siouxsie Sioux, the lead singer of Siouxsie and the Banshees (1976-1996), one of the original punk bands, was born Susan Ballion in London, England, to a Belgian Walloon father and an English/Scottish mother. The band evolved from punk, to goth and psychedelia to a more accessible sound in more ...

30. Susan Kellermann

Actress | Last Holiday

Kellermann began her on-screen acting career appearing in episodes of Starsky and Hutch (1975) and Laverne & Shirley (1976), and three episodes of Taxi (1978) (she played Greta Gravas, mother to the character Latka, played by Andy Kaufman). After consecutive television work, Kellermann provided...

31. Tracey Thorn

Soundtrack | The Thirteenth Floor

English singer, songwriter Tracey Thorn is better known as being one half (the other half being her husband, Ben Watt) of the musical duo Everything But The Girl. Their biggest chart success came in 1995, when DJ Todd Terry remixed a song from their album Amplified Heart. "Missing" became a global ...

32. Wendy Robie

Actress | The People Under the Stairs

Wendy Robie was performing repertory theater in Seattle when she received a call to audition for a role in Twin Peaks (1990), (which was also being filmed in Seattle); initially, she auditioned for another role in the series before David Lynch and Mark Frost (creators of the series) became ...


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