Top 100 Actresses

a list of my 100 favorite actresses
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1.
Bette Davis
Actress, All About Eve
Ruth Elizabeth Davis was born April 5, 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Ruth Augusta (Favor) and Harlow Morrell Davis, a patent attorney. Her parents divorced when she was 10. She and her sister were raised by their mother. Her early interest was dance. To Bette, dancers led a glamorous life, but then she discovered the stage...
“ Favorite Roles:

Margo Channing-All About Eve, Baby Jane-What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Charlotte Hollis-Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte, Fanny Trellis Skeffington-Mr. Skeffington, Charlotte Vale-Now, Voyager, Margaret DeLorca/Edith Phillips-Dead Ringer, Mildred-Of Human Bondage (1934) and Queen Elizabeth-The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex ” - darthtom405
 
2.
Meryl Streep
Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 20 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 Streep...
“ Favorite Roles:

Sister Aloysius Beauvier-Doubt, Miranda Priestly-The Devil Wears Prada, Joanna Kramer-Kramer vs. Kramer, Sophie-Sophie's Choice, Helen Ironweed, Linda-The Deer Hunter and Julia Child-Julie & Julia ” - darthtom405
 
3.
Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon was born Susan Abigail Tomalin in New York City, New York, to Lenora Marie (Criscione) and Phillip Leslie Tomalin, a television producer and advertising executive. She is of Italian (mother) and English, Irish, Welsh, and German (father) descent. Soon after the 1968 Democratic convention...
“ Favorite Roles:

Louise-Thelma And Louise, Bette Davis-Feud: Bette and Joan, Jane-The Witches of Eastwick, Narissa-Enchanted, Janet-The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Miss Spider-James and the Giant Peach, and Madame Horrox/Older Ursula/Yusouf Suleiman/Abbess-Cloud Atlas ” - darthtom405
 
4.
Angela Lansbury
British character actress, long in the United States. The daughter of an actress and the granddaughter of a high-ranking politician, Lansbury studied acting from her youth, departing for the United States as the Second World War began. She was contracted by MGM while still a teenager and nominated for an Academy Award for her first film...
“ Favorite Roles:

Mrs. Iselin-The Manchurian Candidate(1962), Mrs. Potts-Beauty and the Beast, Jessica Fletcher-Murder She Wrote, Mrs. Lovett-Sweeny Todd, Nancy-Gaslight and Miss Price-Bedknobs and Broomsticks ” - darthtom405
 
5.
Ingrid Bergman
Actress, Casablanca
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 Meryl Streep, both second only to Katharine Hepburn...
“ Favorite Roles:

Ilsa-Casablanca, Greta-Murder On The Orient Express, Paula-Gaslight, Dr. Constance Petersen-Spellbound, Alicia-Notorious and Sister Mary Benedict-The Bells of St. Mary's ” - darthtom405
 
6.
Barbara Stanwyck
Today Barbara Stanwyck is remembered primarily as the matriarch of the family known as the Barkleys on the TV western The Big Valley, wherein she played Victoria, and from the hit drama The Colbys. But she was known to millions of other fans for her movie career, which spanned the period from 1927 until 1964...
“ Favorite Roles:

Phyllis Dietrichson-Double Indemnity, Martha Ivers-The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers, Sugarpuss O'Shea-Ball Of Fire and Leona Stevenson-Sorry, Wrong Number ” - darthtom405
 
7.
Tilda Swinton
The iconoclastic gifts of the visually striking and fiercely talented actress Tilda Swinton have been appreciated by a more international audience of late. She was born Katherine Mathilda Swinton on November 5, 1960, in London, England. Her mother, Judith Balfour, Lady Swinton (née Killen), was Australian...
“ Favorite Roles:

Jadis The White Witch-The Chronicles of Narnia Series, Karen-Michael Clayton, Katie-Burn After Reading, Elizabeth-The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Social Services-Moonrise Kingdom ” - darthtom405
 
8.
Maggie Smith
One of the world's most famous and distinguished actresses, Dame Maggie Smith was born Margaret Natalie Smith in Essex. Her Scottish mother, Margaret (Hutton), worked as a secretary, and her English father, Nathaniel Smith, was a teacher at Oxford University. Smith has been married twice: to actor Robert Stephens and to playwright Beverley Cross...
“ Favorite Roles:

Minerva McGonagall-The Harry Potter Series, Mother Superior-Sister Act 1 and 2, Dora Charleston-Murder By Death, Muriel Donnelly-The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Thetis-Clash of the Titans(1981) ” - darthtom405
 
9.
Judi Dench
Actress, Skyfall
Judi Dench was born in York, England, to Eleanora Olive (Jones), who was from Dublin, Ireland, and Reginald Arthur Dench, a doctor from Dorset, England. She attended Mount School in York, and studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has performed with Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre...
“ Favorite Roles:

M-The James Bond Franchise, Lady Catherine de Bourg-Pride and Prejudice (2005), Philomena-Philomena, Annie Hoover-J. Edgar and Evelyn Greenslade-The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel ” - darthtom405
 
10.
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to June (Gamble), an Australian teacher and property developer, and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., an American advertising executive, originally from Texas. She has an older brother and a younger sister. When she was ten years old...
“ Favorite Roles:

Annie Wilson-The Gift, Daisy-The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Irina Spalko-Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Katharine Hepburn-The Aviator, Elizabeth I-Elizabeth and Galadriel-The Lord of the Rings Saga ” - darthtom405
 
11.
Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn was born Audrey Kathleen Hepburn-Ruston on May 4, 1929 in Brussels, Belgium. She was a blue-blood and a cosmopolitan from birth. Her mother, Ella van Heemstra, was a Dutch baroness; Audrey's father, Joseph Victor Anthony Hepburn-Ruston, was born in Úzice, Bohemia, of English and Austrian descent, and worked in business...
“ Favorite Roles:

Suzy-Wait Until Dark, Karen-The Children's Hour, Eliza-My Fair Lady and Regina-Charade ” - darthtom405
 
12.
Diane Keaton
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. Her ancestry includes Irish, English, German, and Scottish. Keaton studied Drama at Santa Ana College before dropping out to study at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York...
“ Favorite Roles:

Erica-Something's Gotta Give, Kay-The Godfather Trilogy, Bessie-Marvin's Room, Louise-Reds, Nina-Father of the Bride 1 and 2 and Annie-Annie Hall ” - darthtom405
 
13.
Michelle Pfeiffer
Actress, Scarface
Michelle Pfeiffer was born in Santa Ana, California, to Donna Jean (Taverna) and Richard Pfeiffer, a heating and air-conditioning contractor. She has an older brother and two younger sisters - Dedee Pfeiffer and Lori Pfeiffer, who both dabbled in acting and modeling but decided against making it their life's work...
“ Favorite Roles:

Catwoman/Selina Kyle-Batman Returns, Susie Diamond-The Fabulous Baker Boys, Eris Goddess of discord-Sinbad Legend of the Seven Seas, Elvira-Scarface (1983) and Sukie-The Witches of Eastwick ” - darthtom405
 
14.
Sigourney Weaver
Actress, Aliens
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 Inglis (née Desiree Mary Lucy Hawkins)...
“ Favorite Roles:

Ellen Ripley-The Alien Quadrilogy, Dana-Ghostbusters 1 and 2, The Warden-Holes, Ellen-Dave and Katharine-Working Girl ” - darthtom405
 
15.
Sally Field
Actress, Forrest Gump
Sally Margaret Field was born in 1946 in Pasadena, California, to actress Margaret Field (née Morlan) and salesman Richard Dryden Field. Her parents divorced in 1950 and her mother then married stuntman Jock Mahoney, and they had a daughter, Princess O'Mahoney. She also has a brother, Richard Field. Sally attended Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, California...
“ Favorite Roles:

M'Lynn-Steel Magnolias, Miranda-Mrs. Doubtfire, Mary Todd Lincoln-Lincoln and Mama-Forrest Gump ” - darthtom405
 
16.
Grace Kelly
Actress, Rear Window
Grace Patricia Kelly was born on November 12, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to wealthy parents. She was the daughter of Margaret Katherine (Majer), a physical education instructor, and John Brendan Kelly, Sr., a three-time Olympic Gold winner for rowing. Her uncle was playwright George Kelly...
“ Favorite Roles:

Lisa Carol Fremont-Rear Window, Amy Fowler Kane-High Noon, Frances Stevens-To Catch A Thief and Margot Mary Wendice-Dial M for Murder ” - darthtom405
 
17.
Jodie Foster
Alicia Christian Foster was born in Los Angeles on November 19, 1962. She is the daughter of Evelyn Ella "Brandy" (Almond) and Lucius Fisher Foster III, an Air Force lieutenant colonel and later real estate broker. Brandy had filed for divorce in 1959 after having three children with Lucius, but the exes had a brief re-encounter in 1962 which resulted in Alicia's birth...
“ Favorite Roles:

Clarice-The Silence of the Lambs, Eleanor Arroway-Contact, Iris-Taxi Driver and Sarah-The Accused ” - darthtom405
 
18.
Debbie Reynolds
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 dancer until she was selected to be Gene Kelly's partner in Singin' in the Rain...
“ Favorite Roles:

Kathy-Singin' in the Rain, Agatha Cromwell-The Halloweentown Series, Adelle Bruckner/Adelle Stuart-What's the Matter with Helen? and Molly Brown-The Unsinkable Molly Brown ” - darthtom405
 
19.
Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson was born in London on April 15, 1959, into a family of actors - her father was Eric Thompson, who has passed away, and her mother, Phyllida Law, has co-starred with Thompson in several films (her sister, Sophie Thompson, is an actor as well). Her father was English-born and her mother is Scottish-born...
“ Favorite Roles:

Miss Kenton-The Remains of the Day, Karen-Stranger Than Fiction, P. L.Travers-Saving Mr. Banks, Elinor Dashwood-Sense and Sensibility and Sybill Trelawney-The Harry Potter Series ” - darthtom405
 
20.
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter is an actress of great versatility, one of the UK's finest and most successful. Bonham Carter was born May 26, 1966 in Golders Green, London, England, the youngest of three children of Elena (née Propper de Callejón), a psychotherapist, and Raymond Bonham Carter, a merchant banker...
“ Favorite Roles:

Bellatrix Lestrange-The Harry Potter Series, Mrs. Lovett-Sweeney Todd, Emily-Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, Marla-Fight Club and Iracebeth The Red Queen-Alice In Wonderland (2010) ” - darthtom405
 
21.
Julie Andrews
Julia Elizabeth Wells was born on October 1, 1935, in England. Her mother, Barbara Ward (Morris), and stepfather, both vaudeville performers, discovered her freakish but undeniably lovely four-octave singing voice and immediately got her a singing career. She performed in music halls throughout her childhood and teens...
“ Favorite Roles:

Mary Poppins-Mary Poppins, Emily-The Americanization of Emily and Victoria Grant-Victor/Victoria ” - darthtom405
 
22.
Kathy Bates
Actress, Titanic
Multi-talented Kathleen Doyle Bates was born on June 28, 1948, and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She is the youngest of three girls born to Bertye Kathleen (Talbot), a homemaker, and Langdon Doyle Bates, a mechanical engineer. Her grandfather was author Finis L. Bates. Kathy has English, as well as Irish...
“ Favorite Roles:

Annie Wilkes-Misery, Dolores-Dolores Claiborne, Roberta-About Schmidt, Molly Brown-Titanic and Evelyn-Fried Green Tomatoes ” - darthtom405
 
23.
Famke Janssen
Actress, X-Men
Famke Janssen was born on November 5, 1964 in Amstelveen, Netherlands, and has two siblings, director Antoinette Beumer and actress Marjolein Beumer. She studied economics for a year at the University of Amsterdam. Moving to America in 1984, Famke modeled for Chanel in New York City. Later, taking a break from modeling...
“ Favorite Roles:

Xenia Onnatop-GoldenEye, Jean Grey/The Dark Phoenix-The X-men Trilogy, Scottie Hargrave-The Blacklist and The Blacklist Redemption and Katherine-Hide and Seek ” - darthtom405
 
24.
Frances McDormand
Actress, Fargo
Frances Louise McDormand was born on June 23, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. She was adopted by Canadian-born parents Noreen Eloise (Nickleson), a nurse from Ontario, and Vernon Weir McDormand, a minister from Nova Scotia, who raised her in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. She earned her B.A. in Theater from Bethany College in 1979 and her MFA from Yale in 1982...
“ Favorite Roles:

Margie-Fargo, Abby-Blood Simple, Mrs. Pell-Mississippi Burning and Doris-The Man Who Wasn't There ” - darthtom405
 
25.
Elizabeth Taylor
Actress, Giant
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was considered one of the last, if not the last, major star to have come out of the old Hollywood studio system. She was known internationally for her beauty, especially for her violet eyes, with which she captured audiences early on in her youth and kept the world hooked on with since...
“ Favorite Roles:

Martha-Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, Frances-The V.I.P.s, Maggie Pollitt-Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Cleopatra-Cleopatra ” - darthtom405
 
26.
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Actress, Chicago
Catherine Zeta-Jones was born September 25, 1969 in Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales, UK. She is the daughter of Patricia (Fair) and David James "Dai" Jones, who formerly owned a candy factory. Her father is of Welsh descent and her mother is of English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. Her brothers are David Jones (born 1967)...
“ Favorite Roles:

Velma Kelly-Chicago, Elena-The Mask of Zorro, Marylin-Intolerable Cruelty Olivia de Havilland-Feud: Bette and Joan and Dr. Siebert-Side Effects ” - darthtom405
 
27.
Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore was born Julie Anne Smith in Fort Bragg, North Carolina on December 3, 1960, the daughter of Anne (Love), a social worker, and Peter Moore Smith, a paratrooper, colonel, and later military judge. Her mother moved to the U.S. in 1951, from Greenock, Scotland. Her father, from Burlington, New Jersey, has German, Irish, German-Jewish, and English ancestry...
“ Favorite Roles:

Clarice-Hannibal, Maude-The Big Lebowski, Amber Waves-Boogie Nights and President Alma Coin-The Hunger Games Trilogy ” - darthtom405
 
28.
Joan Allen
Actress, Face/Off
Joan Allen was born on August 20, 1956 in Rochelle, Illinois, the youngest of four children. She is the daughter of homemaker Dorothea Marie (Wirth) and gas station owner James Jefferson Allen. Her mother's family was German, and her father had English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. She attended Rochelle Township High School where she was voted most likely to succeed...
“ Favorite Roles:

Pamela Landy-The Bourne Series, Eve-Face/Off and Georgia-Georgia O'Keeffe ” - darthtom405
 
29.
Lauren Bacall
Actress, The Big Sleep
Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in New York City. She is the daughter of Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, a Romanian Jewish immigrant, and William Perske, who was born in New Jersey, to Polish Jewish parents. Her family was middle-class, with her father working as a salesman and her mother as a secretary...
“ Favorite Roles:

Mrs. Hubbard-Murder On The Orient Express, Nora-Key Largo, Bond Rogers-The Shootist, and Marie 'Slim' Browning-To Have and Have Not ” - darthtom405
 
30.
Gloria Stuart
Actress, Titanic
Gloria Stuart was born on a dining room table on 4th Street in Santa Monica, California on July 4, 1910. Her early roles as a performing artist were in plays she produced in her home as a young girl. She was the star of her senior class play at Santa Monica High School in 1927. Attending the University of California...
“ Favorite Roles:

Rose-Titanic, Flora-The Invisible Man and Margaret-The Old Dark House ” - darthtom405
 
31.
Helen Mirren
Actress, The Queen
Dame Helen Mirren was born in Queen Charlotte's Hospital in West London. Her mother, Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda (Rogers), was from a working-class English family, and her father, Vasiliy Petrovich Mironov, was a Russian-born civil servant, from Kuryanovo, whose own father was a diplomat. Mirren attended St...
“ Favorite Roles:

Alma Hitchcock-Hitchcock, Victoria-RED-RED 2, Queen Elizabeth II-The Queen, Colonel Katherine Powell-Eye In The Sky and Deep Thought-The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ” - darthtom405
 
32.
Marcia Gay Harden
Actress, Into the Wild
Marcia Gay Harden was born on August 14, 1959, in La Jolla, California, the third of five children. Her mother, Beverly (Bushfield), was a homemaker, and her father, Thad Harold Harden, was in the military. The family relocated often -- she first became interested in the theater when the family was living in Greece...
“ Favorite Roles:

Mrs. Carmody-The Mist, Verna-Miller's Crossing and Celeste-Mystic River ” - darthtom405
 
33.
Amy Adams
Actress, Arrival
Amy Lou Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents, Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, a U.S. serviceman who was stationed at Caserma Ederle in Italy at the time. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado, and has English, as well as smaller amounts of Danish, Swiss-German, and Norwegian, ancestry...
“ Favorite Roles:

Sydney Prosser/Lady Edith Greensly-American Hustle, Giselle-Enchanted, Sister James-Doubt, Peggy Dodd-The Master and Louise-Arrival ” - darthtom405
 
34.
Emily Blunt
Actress, Sicario
Emily Olivia Leah Blunt is a British actress known for her roles in The Devil Wears Prada, The Young Victoria, Edge of Tomorrow, and The Girl on the Train, among many others. Blunt was born on February 23, 1983, in Roehampton, South West London, England, the second of four children in the family of Joanna Mackie...
“ Favorite Roles:

Tamsin-My Summer of Love, Kate-Sicario, Sara-Looper, The Baker's Wife-Into The Woods and Emily-The Devil Wears Prada ” - darthtom405
 
35.
Faye Dunaway
Actress, Chinatown
She is one of the great models who transitioned successfully into acting! "Thomas Crown Affair" being one of the greatest performances causing all to take notice! Playing intelligent women with ability to match her contemporary male powerful counterparts into in-depth presence of the changes appearing...
“ Favorite Roles:

Diana Christensen-Network, Bonnie Parker-Bonnie and Clyde and Evelyn Mulwray-Chinatown ” - darthtom405
 
36.
Emily Watson
Actress, Corpse Bride
Emily Watson was born and raised in London, the daughter of Katharine (Venables), an English teacher, and Richard Watson, an architect. After a self-described sheltered upbringing, Watson attended university for three years in Bristol, studying English literature. She applied to drama school and was rejected on her first attempt...
“ Favorite Roles:

Reba-Red Dragon, Lena-Punch Drunk Love and Victoria-Tim Burton's Corpse Bride ” - darthtom405
 
37.
Bernadette Peters
Actress, Anastasia
Bernadette Peters was born Bernadette Lazzara on February 28, 1948 in Queens, New York City. Peters is one of the most critically-acclaimed Broadway performers, having received nominations for seven Tony Awards, winning two, and eight Drama Desk Awards, winning three. Four of the Broadway cast albums on which she has starred have won Grammy Awards...
“ Favorite Roles:

Rita-Animaniacs, Lily St. Regis-Annie and Vilma Kaplan-Silent Movie ” - darthtom405
 
38.
Janet Leigh
Actress, Psycho
Janet Leigh was the only child of a couple who often moved from town to town. Living in apartments, Janet was a bright child who skipped several grades and finished high school when she was 15. A lonely child, she would spend much of her time at movie theaters. She was a student, studying music and psychology...
“ Favorite Roles:

Marion-Psycho and Eugine-The Manchurian Candidate(1962) ” - darthtom405
 
39.
Rachel Weisz
Actress, The Mummy
Rachel Hannah Weisz was born on 7 March, 1970, in London, U.K., to Edith Ruth (Teich), a psychoanalyst, and George Weisz, an inventor. Her parents both came to England around 1938. Her father is a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and her mother, from Vienna, is of Italian and Austrian Jewish heritage. Rachel has a sister, Minnie, a curator and photographer...
“ Favorite Roles:

Marlee-Runaway Jury, Evanora-Oz The Great And Powerful and Tessa-The Constant Gardener ” - darthtom405
 
40.
Uma Thurman
Actress, Pulp Fiction
Uma Karuna Thurman was born in Boston, Massachusetts, into a highly unorthodox and Eurocentric family. She is the daughter of Nena Thurman (née Birgitte Caroline von Schlebrügge), a fashion model and socialite who now runs a mountain retreat, and of Robert Thurman (Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman)...
“ Favorite Roles:

The Bride-Kill Bill, Mia-Pulp Fiction,Ulla-The Producers (2005) and Jenny Johnson/G-Girl-My Super Ex-Girlfriend ” - darthtom405
 
41.
Glenn Close
Six time Academy Award-nominated actress Glenn Close was born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. She is the daughter of Elizabeth Mary Hester "Bettine" (Moore) and William Taliaferro Close (William Close), a prominent doctor. Both of her parents were from upper-class northeastern families. Glenn...
“ Favorite Roles:

Alex Forrest-Fatal Attraction, Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil-Dangerous Liaisons,Gertrude-Hamlet (1990) and V. P. Kathryn Bennett-Air Force One ” - darthtom405
 
42.
Jessica Lange
Actress, Big Fish
Jessica Phyllis Lange was born 1949 in Cloquet, Minnesota, to Dorothy Florence (Sahlman) and Albert John Lange, a traveling salesman and teacher. She is of Finnish (mother) and Dutch and German (father) descent. She obtained a scholarship to study art at the University of Minnesota, but instead went to Paris to study drama...
“ Favorite Roles:

Julie Nichols-Tootsie Angelique-All That Jazz, Joan Crawford-Feud: Bette and Joan, Constance Langdon/Sister Jude Martin/Fiona Goode/Elsa Mars-American Horror Story and Sandra-Big Fish ” - darthtom405
 
43.
Nicole Kidman
Actress, Moulin Rouge!
Elegant blonde Nicole Kidman, known as one of Hollywood's top Australian imports, was actually born in Honolulu, Hawaii, while her Australian parents were there on educational visas. Kidman is the daughter of Janelle Ann (Glenny), a nursing instructor, and Antony David Kidman, a biochemist and clinical psychologist...
“ Favorite Roles:

Alice-Eyes Wide Shut, Grace Stewart-The Others and Ada-Cold Mountain ” - darthtom405
 
44.
Naomi Watts
Actress, King Kong
Naomi Ellen Watts was born on September 28, 1968 in Shoreham, England, to Myfanwy Edwards "Miv" (Roberts), an antiques dealer and costume/set designer, and Peter Watts (Peter Anthony Watts), the road manager to Pink Floyd. Her maternal grandfather was Welsh. Her father died when Naomi was seven and she began to follow her mother and her brother around England...
“ Favorite Roles:

Lesley-Birdaman: Or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance, Daka-St. Vincent, Cristina-21 Grams and Kitty-The Painted Veil ” - darthtom405
 
45.
Ellen Burstyn
Actress, Interstellar
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 Detroit's Cass Technical High School...
“ Favorite Roles:

Sara-Requiem For A Dream, Doris-Same Time, Next Year and Chris-The Exorcist ” - darthtom405
 
46.
Talia Shire
Actress, Rocky
“ Favorite Roles:

Connie-The Godfather Trilogy and Adrian-The Rocky Series ” - darthtom405
 
47.
Marion Cotillard
Actress, Inception
Academy Award-winning Actress Marion Cotillard was born on September 30, 1975 in Paris. Cotillard is the daughter of Jean-Claude Cotillard, an actor, playwright and director, and Niseema Theillaud, an actress and drama teacher. Her father's family is Breton and her mother has Kabyle ancestry. Raised in Orléans...
“ Favorite Roles:

Mal-Inception, Talia al Ghul-The Drk Knight Trilogy, Stéphanie-Rust and Bone and Josephine-Big Fish ” - darthtom405
 
48.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Actress, True Lies
Jamie Lee Curtis was born on November 22, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of legendary actors Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis. She got her big break at acting in 1978 when she won the role of Laurie Strode in Halloween. After that, she became famous for roles in movies like Trading Places...
“ Favorite Roles:

Wanda-A Fish Called Wanda, Helen-True Lies and Ophelia-Trading Places ” - darthtom405
 
49.
Patti LuPone
A fireball of talent and a musical force to be reckoned with, singer/actress Patti LuPone was born on April 21, 1949 on Long Island, New York of Italian heritage. Her parents, Orlando LuPone, a school administrator, and mother Angela, a librarian, eventually divorced. She was christened Patti in honor of her great-grand-aunt...
“ Favorite Roles:

Mrs. Lovett-Sweeny Todd, Florine-Driving Miss Daisy and Elaine-Witness ” - darthtom405
 
50.
“ Favorite Roles:

Mary Sunshine-Chicago, Diane Lockhart, Katherine-The Birdcage and Martha May Whovier-Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas(2000) ” - darthtom405
 
51.
Suzanne Pleshette
Suzanne Pleshette achieved television immortality in her role as Bob Newhart's wife in the 1970s classic situation comedy, The Bob Newhart Show. For her role as "Emily Hartley", wife of psychologist "Bob Hartley" (played by Bob Newhart), Pleshette was nominated for the Emmy Award twice, in 1977 and 1978...
“ Favorite Roles:

Emily-The Bob Newhart Show, Annie The Birds and Zira-The Lion King II Simba's Pride ” - darthtom405
 
52.
Annette Bening
Annette Carol Bening was born on May 29, 1958 in Topeka, Kansas, the youngest of four children of Shirley (Ashley), a soloist and church singer, and Arnett Grant Bening, an insurance salesman. She is of German and British Isles ancestry. Her family moved to California when she was young, and she grew up there...
“ Favorite Roles:

Carolyn-American Beauty and Sydney Ellen Wade-The American President ” - darthtom405
 
53.
Laura Linney
Laura Leggett Linney was born in New York City on February 5, 1964, into a theatre family. Her father was prominent playwright Romulus Linney, whose own great-grandfather was a congressman from North Carolina. Her mother, Miriam Anderson (Leggett), is a nurse. Although she did not live in her father's house (her parents having divorced when she was an infant)...
“ Favorite Role:

Meryl-The Truman Show, Mrs. Munro-Mr. Holmes, Annabeth-Mystic River and Clara-Kinsey ” - darthtom405
 
54.
Kate Winslet
Actress, Titanic
Ask Kate Winslet what she likes about any of her characters, and the word "ballsy" is bound to pop up at least once. The British actress has made a point of eschewing straightforward pretty-girl parts in favor of more devilish damsels; as a result, she's built an eclectic resume that runs the gamut from Shakespearean tragedy to modern-day mysticism and erotica...
“ Favorite Roles:

Hanna Schmitz-The Reader and Marianne Dashwood-Sense and Sensibility ” - darthtom405
 
55.
Virginia Madsen
Actress, Sideways
One of the hottest stars of the mid-1980s, Virginia Madsen has since played a variety of roles that have cemented her reputation as a fantastic actress who can adapt to any part. Virginia was born in Chicago, Illinois, and belongs to an acting family -- with her brother, Michael Madsen, also an actor...
“ Favorite Roles:

Maya-Sideways, Jackie Lemancyzk-The Rainmaker and Charlotte-Diminished Capacity ” - darthtom405
 
56.
Keira Knightley
Keira Christina Knightley was born in the South West Greater London suburb of Richmond on March 26th 1985. She is the daughter of actor Will Knightley and actress turned playwright Sharman Macdonald. An older brother, Caleb Knightley, was born in 1979. Her father is English, while her Scottish-born mother is of Scottish and Welsh origin...
“ Favorite Roles:

Elizabeth Swann-The Pirates of the Caribbean Series, Joan Clarke-The Imitation Game and Georgiana-The Duchess ” - darthtom405
 
57.
Linda Hamilton
Born in Salisbury, Maryland, USA, following high school Linda studied for two years at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, before moving on to acting studies in New York. In New York she attended acting workshops given by Lee Strasberg. Her first parts were small parts in TV series, with her biggest break coming with her role in The Terminator...
“ Favorite Roles:

Sarah Connor-Terminator-Terminator 2 and Mary Elizabeth Bartowski-Chuck ” - darthtom405
 
58.
Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly was born in the Catskill Mountains, New York, to Ilene (Schuman), a dealer of antiques, and Gerard Connelly, a clothing manufacturer. Her father had Irish and Norwegian ancestry, and her mother was from a Jewish immigrant family. Jennifer grew up in Brooklyn Heights, just across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan...
“ Favorite Roles:

Alicia Nash-A Beautiful Mind, Marion-Requiem For A Dream, Jenny-The Rocketeer and Sarah-Labrynth ” - darthtom405
 
59.
Bette Midler
Multi Grammy Award-winning singer/comedienne/author Bette Midler has also proven herself to be a very capable actress in a string of both dramatic and comedic roles. Midler was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on December 1, 1945. She is the daughter of Ruth (Schindel), a seamstress, and Fred Midler, a painter...
“ Favorite Roles:

Winifred-Hocus Pocus and Georgette-Oliver & Company ” - darthtom405
 
60.
Madeline Kahn
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 singer and starred in several campus productions...
“ Favorite Roles:

Elizabeth-Young Frankenstien, Mrs. Dianne White-Clue and Lilli Von Shtupp-Blazing Saddles ” - darthtom405
 
61.
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Academy Award-nominated actress Maggie Gyllenhaal was born on November 16, 1977, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City. Her parents, Naomi Foner (née Achs) and Stephen Gyllenhaal, are both filmmakers, and her brother is actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Her mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, while her father has Swedish, English, Swiss-German, and German ancestry...
“ Favorite Roles:

Rachel Dawes-The Dark Knight and Ana-Stranger Than Fiction ” - darthtom405
 
62.
Karen Allen
Karen Jane Allen was born in Carrollton, rural southern Illinois, to Patricia (Howell), a teacher, and Carroll Thompson Allen, an FBI agent. Karen spent her first 10 years traveling around the country with her parents and two sisters. She was always "the new girl in school". Acting did not really cross...
“ Favorite Roles:

Marion Ravenwood-The Indiana Jones Series, Katy-Animal House and Marla-In The Bedroom ” - darthtom405
 
63.
Catherine O'Hara
Born March 4, 1954 in Ontario, Canada. Attended Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute. Began career with starring on television series SCTV. Notable films roles include: the over-dramatic and self-centered Delia Deetz in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice, Kate McCallister, Macaulay Culkin's on-screen mother in Home Alone and its sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York...
“ Favorite Roles:

Sally-Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas and Delia-Beetlejuice ” - darthtom405
 
64.
Patricia Arquette
Actress, Medium
With her expressive blue eyes, soft, Southern-tinged voice and an acting range that can carry her from hysterically funny to terrifying in seconds, Patricia Arquette is one of the most underrated and talented actresses of her generation. Though she has been working for years, she's always stayed just under the radar of true stardom, despite a 1995 marriage to Nicolas Cage...
“ Favorite Roles:

Kissin' Kate Barlow-Holes and Kathy-Ed Wood ” - darthtom405
 
65.
Miranda Richardson
Actress, Sleepy Hollow
Miranda Richardson was born in Southport, Lancashire, England on March 3, 1958, to Marian Georgina (Townsend) and William Alan Richardson, a marketing executive. She has one sister, eight years her senior. Her parents and sister are not involved in the performing arts. At an early age she performed in school plays...
“ Favorite Roles:

Lady Van Tassel-Sleepy Hollow and Rita Skeeter-The Harry Potter Series ” - darthtom405
 
66.
Cloris Leachman
Actress, The Croods
The record-breaking actress set a record when at age 82, she appeared on Dancing with the Stars. 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 is of Czech (from her maternal grandmother) and English descent...
“ Favorite Roles:

Frau Blucher-Young Frankenstein and Madame DeFarge-History of the World Part I ” - darthtom405
 
67.
Dianne Wiest
One of three children (she has two brothers, Greg and Don), Dianne Wiest was born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Her mother, Anne Stewart (Keddie), was a nurse from Auchtermuchty, Scotland, and her father, Bernard John Wiest, was a college dean and social worker who was born in Pennsylvania, of German and Croatian descent...
“ Favorite Roles:

Peg-Edward Scissorhands and Louise-The Birdcage ” - darthtom405
 
68.
Mary Steenburgen
Mary Steenburgen is an Academy Award-winning American actress. She was born February 8, 1953, in Newport, Arkansas, USA. Her mother, Nellie May (Wall) Steenburgen, was a school-board secretary, and her father, Maurice H. Steenburgen, was a freight-train conductor. Her surname comes from distant Dutch ancestry, and her roots also include English, Scottish, and Welsh...
“ Favorite Roles:

Clara-Back to the Future Part III, Amy-Time After Time, Diana-Last Vegas and Belinda-Philidalphia ” - darthtom405
 
69.
Carol Burnett
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 that set the stage for her comedy...
“ Favorite Roles:

Mrs. Hannigan-Annie (1982), Kate-The Four Seasons and Dotty-Noises Off ” - darthtom405
 
70.
Teri Garr
Teri Garr can claim a career in show business by birthright. She was born in Lakewood, Ohio, the daughter of Eddie Garr (born Edward Leo Gonnoud), a Broadway stage and film actor, and Phyllis Garr (née Emma Schmotzer), a dancer. Her maternal grandparents were Austrian, and her father was of Irish descent...
“ Favorite Roles:

Inga-Young Frankenstein, Sandy-Tootsie and Caroline-Mr. Mom ” - darthtom405
 
71.
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, Spencer's Mountain and Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. As such, she was cast as "Jemima Boone" in the popular television series Daniel Boone...
“ Favorite Roles:

Felicia-The Witches of Easrwick, Cathy-The Birds, Lambert-Alien and Nancy-Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978) ” - darthtom405
 
72.
Britt Ekland
Britt Ekland was born in Sweden and grew up to be the poster girl for beautiful, big-eyed Scandinavian blondes. She attended a drama school and then joined a traveling theater group. With her looks as her passport, Britt entered films and became a star in Italy. When Peter Sellers met her in a hotel...
“ Favorite Roles:

Willow-The Wicker Man(1973), Anna-Get Carter (1971) and Mary Goodnight-The Man With The Golden Gun ” - darthtom405
 
73.
Natasha Richardson
Natasha Jane Richardson was born in Marylebone, London, England, to director and producer Tony Richardson and actress Vanessa Redgrave. She was the sister of actress Joely Richardson, the niece of actors Corin Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave, and the granddaughter of actors Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson...
“ Favorite Roles:

Elizabeth-The Parent Trap(1996) and Sofia-The White Countess ” - darthtom405
 
74.
Anne Bancroft
Actress, The Graduate
Anne Bancroft was born on September 17, 1931 in the Bronx, the daughter of Michael Italiano (1905-2001), a dress pattern maker, and Mildred DiNapoli (1908-2010), a telephone operator. She made her cinema debut in Don't Bother to Knock in 1952 and over the next five years appeared in a lot of undistinguished movies as a supporting actress...
“ Favorite Roles:

Mrs. Robinson-The Graduate, Mrs. Kendal-The Elephant Man and Annie Sullivan-The Miracle Worker ” - darthtom405
 
75.
Neve Campbell
Actress, Party of Five
Neve Campbell was born and raised in Guelph, Ontario, to Marnie (Neve), a Dutch-born psychologist and yoga instructor (from Amsterdam), and Gerry Campbell, a Scottish-born teacher (from Glasgow). Campbell first came to our TV screens in the hit Drama series Party of Five. Described as TV's most believable teenager...
“ Favorite Roles:

Sidney Prescott-The Scream Series, Suzie-Wild Things, Leann Harvey-House of Cards and Kiara-The Lion King II Simba's Pride ” - darthtom405
 
76.
Laura Dern
Actress, Jurassic Park
Laura Dern was born on February 10, 1967 in Los Angeles, the daughter of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd. Dern was exposed to movie sets and the movie industry from infancy, and obtained several bit parts as a child. Her parents divorced when Dern was two and Dern lost contact with her father for several years as a result...
“ Favorite Roles:

Miss Riley-October Sky, Ellie Satler-The Jurassic Park Series and Sandy-Blue Velvet ” - darthtom405
 
77.
Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter was born in Conyers, Georgia, to Opal Marguerite (Catledge), a homemaker, and Charles Edwin Hunter, a part-time sporting goods company representative and farmer with a 250 acre farm. She is the youngest of seven children. Her parents encouraged her talent at an early age, and her first acting part was as Helen Keller in a fifth-grade play...
“ Favorite Roles:

Edwina-Raising Arizona, Elastigirl-The Incredibles and Penny-O Brother Where Art Thou ” - darthtom405
 
78.
Patricia Clarkson
This remarkable, one-of-a-kind actress has, since the early 1990s, intrigued film and TV audiences with her glowing, yet careworn eccentricity and old world-styled glamour. Very much in demand these days as a character player, Patricia Clarkson nevertheless continues to avoid the temptation of money-making mainstream filming while reaping kudos and acting awards in out-of-the-way projects...
“ Favorite Roles:

Melinda-The Green Mile and "Rachel"-Shutter Island ” - darthtom405
 
79.
Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston was born on July 8, 1951 in Santa Monica, California, to prima ballerina Enrica "Ricki" (Soma) and director and actor John Huston. Her mother, who was from New York, was of Italian descent, and her father had English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish ancestry. Huston spent most of her childhood overseas...
“ Favorite Roles:

The Grand High Witch-The Witches, Ehteline-The Royal Tenenbaums and Morticia-The Addams Family and Addams Family Values ” - darthtom405
 
80.
Shirley MacLaine
Actress, The Apartment
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 March 30, 1937. Her ancestry includes English and Scottish...
“ Favorite Roles:

Martha-The Children's Hour, Aurora-Terms of Endearment and Fran-The Apartment ” - darthtom405
 
81.
Minnie Driver
Amelia Fiona J. Driver was born January 31, 1970 in Finsbury Park, London. Her mother, Gaynor Churchward (née Millington), was a designer and former couture model, and her father, Charles Ronald "Ronnie" Driver, was a businessman. She has a sister, Kate Driver, who is a model and a producer. Minnie's mother was her father's mistress...
“ Favorite Roles:

Skylar-Good Will Hunting and Jane-Tarzan(Disney) ” - darthtom405
 
82.
Sissy Spacek
Actress, Carrie
As a kid, Sissy Spacek climbed trees, rode horses, swam, and played in the woods. She was born Mary Elizabeth Spacek on December 25, 1949, in Quitman, Texas, to Virginia Frances (Spilman) and Edwin Arnold Spacek, Sr., a county agricultural agent. Her father's family was of Czech and German origin. Sissy attended Quitman High School and was homecoming queen...
“ Favorite Roles:

Carrie White-Carrie (1976), Ruth-In The Bedroom, Loretta Lynn-Coal Miner's Daughter and Missus Walters-The Help ” - darthtom405
 
83.
Sandy Dennis
It would not be easy for anyone to out-do one of American theater's finest thespians, but somehow actress Sandy Dennis managed to even out-quirk the legendary Geraldine Page when it came to affecting nervous ticks and offbeat mannerisms on stage and in film. She and Page had few peers when it came to the neurotic-dispensing department...
“ Favorite Roles:

Honey-Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, Gwen-The Out-Of-Towners (1970) and Anne-The Four Seasons ” - darthtom405
 
84.
Geena Davis
Actress, Beetlejuice
As a child, Geena dreamed of being an actress. While in high school, she felt left out and had low self-esteem because, at 6 feet, she was the tallest girl in school. After high school graduation, Geena entered New England College in New Hampshire and then transferred the next year to Boston University...
“ Favorite Roles:

Thelma-Thelma And Louise, Samantha/Charly-The Long Kiss Goodnight and Barbara-Beetlejuice ” - darthtom405
 
85.
Andie MacDowell
Actress, Groundhog Day
Andie MacDowell was born Rosalie Anderson MacDowell on April 21, 1958 in Gaffney, South Carolina, to Pauline Johnston (Oswald), a music teacher, and Marion St. Pierre MacDowell, a lumber executive. She was enrolled at Winthrop College located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Initially discovered by a rep from Wilhelmina Models while on a trip to Los Angeles...
“ Favorite Roles:

Anna-Hudson Hawk, Rita-Groundhog Day and Laura-Multiplicity ” - darthtom405
 
86.
Catherine Keener
Catherine Keener is an American actress, Oscar-nominated for her roles in the independent films Being John Malkovich and Capote. Acclaimed in her community for her quirky roles in independent film and mainstream such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Keener got her start as a casting director in New York City...
“ Favorite Roles:

Trish-The 40 Year Old Virgin, Maxine-Being John Malkovich and Harper Lee-Capote ” - darthtom405
 
87.
Marisa Tomei
Actress, The Wrestler
Marisa Tomei was born on December 4, 1964, in Brooklyn, New York to mother Patricia "Addie" Tomei, an English teacher and father Gary Tomei, a lawyer. Marisa also has a brother, actor Adam Tomei. As a child, Marisa's mother frequently corrected her speech as to eliminate her heavy Brooklyn accent...
“ Favorite Roles:

Mona Lisa Vito-My Cousin Vinny, Lisa-Oscar, Natalie-In The Bedroom and Lola-What Women Want ” - darthtom405
 
88.
Daryl Hannah
Daryl Christine Hannah was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of Susan Jeanne (Metzger), a schoolteacher and later a producer, and Donald Christian Hannah, who owned a tugboat/barge company. Her stepfather was music journalist/promoter Jerrold Wexler. Her siblings are Page Hannah...
“ Favorite Roles:

Elle Driver-Kill Bill, Melanie-Grumpy and Grumpier Old Men and Pris-Blade Runner ” - darthtom405
 
89.
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman is the first person born in the 1980s to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan). Natalie was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, an Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born artist (from Cincinnati...
“ Favorite Roles:

Padme-The Star Wars Saga, Nina-Black Swan, Evey-V for Vendetta and Mathilda-Leon The Professional ” - darthtom405
 
90.
Viola Davis
Actress, The Help
Actress Viola Davis was born on her grandmother's farm, at the then-Singleton Plantation in St. Matthews, South Carolina. When she was two months old her family moved to Central Falls, Rhode Island, where her father, Dan Davis, worked as a horse groomer and trainer. Her mother, Mary Alice (Logan), a maid and factory worker...
“ Favorite Roles:

Aibileen-The Help, Mrs. Miller-Doubt and Nancy-Prisoners ” - darthtom405
 
91.
Rosamund Pike
Actress, Gone Girl
Born on January 27, 1979 in London, England, actress Rosamund Mary Elizabeth Pike is the only child of a classical violinist mother, Caroline (Friend), and an opera singer father, Julian Pike. Due to her parents' work, she spent her early childhood traveling around Europe. Pike attended Badminton School in Bristol...
“ Favorite Roles:

Amy-Gone Girl, Miranda Frost-Die Another Day, and Jane-Pride and Prejudice (2005) ” - darthtom405
 
92.
Robin Wright
Actress, Forrest Gump
Robin Virginia Wright was born in Dallas, Texas, to Gayle (Gaston), a national director at Mary Kay, and Freddie Wright, a pharmaceutical executive. She grew up in San Diego, California. She started her professional career as a model in 1980 at age 14, and worked both in Paris and Japan. After finishing high school she decided to become an actress...
“ Favorite Roles:

Jenny-Forrest Gump, Erika-The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011) and Buttercup-The Princess Bride ” - darthtom405
 
93.
Julia Stiles
Julia O'Hara Stiles was born on March 28, 1981 in New York City, the outgoing daughter of a Greenwich Village artist mother, Judith Newcomb Stiles, and an elementary school teacher father, John O'Hara. She is the eldest of three children, and has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Encouraged to take modern dance lessons at an early age...
“ Favorite Roles:

Nicky-The Bourne Series and Kat-10 Things I Hate About You ” - darthtom405
 
94.
Anne Hathaway
Anne Jacqueline Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Kate McCauley Hathaway, an actress, and Gerald T. Hathaway, a lawyer, both originally from Philadelphia. She is of mostly Irish descent, along with English, German, and French. Her first major role came in the short-lived television series Get Real...
“ Favorite Roles:

Fantine-Les Miserable (2012), Mirana the White Queen-Alice in Wonderland (2010) and Andrea-The Devil Wears Prada ” - darthtom405
 
95.
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, is from a Jewish family from the Bronx, and her father, Karsten Johansson, is a Danish-born architect, from Copenhagen. She has a sister, Vanessa Johansson, who is also an actress, a brother, Adrian, a twin brother, Hunter Johansson...
“ Favorite Roles:

Olivia-The Prestige, Janet Leigh-Hitchcock, Lucy-Lucy and Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow-Marvel Cinematic Universe ” - darthtom405
 
96.
Bryce Dallas Howard
Bryce Dallas Howard was born on March 2, 1981, in Los Angeles, California. She was conceived in Dallas, Texas (the reason for her middle name). Her father, Ron Howard, is a former actor turned Oscar-winning director. Her mother is actress and writer Cheryl Howard (née Alley). Her famous relatives include her uncle...
“ Favorite Roles:

Hilly-The Help, Melanie-Hereafter, Claire Dearing The Jurassic Park Series and Rachael-50/50 ” - darthtom405
 
97.
Eva Green
Actress, Casino Royale
French actress and model Eva Gaëlle Green was born on July 6, 1980, in Paris, France. Her father, Walter Green, is a dentist who appeared in the 1966 film Au Hasard Balthazar. Her mother, Marlène Jobert, is an actress turned children's book writer. Eva's mother was born in Algeria, of Sephardi Jewish heritage (during that time...
“ Favorite Roles:

Ava Lord-Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Vesper Lynd-Casino Royale (2006) and Angelique-Dark Shadows ” - darthtom405
 
98.
Vera Farmiga
Actress, The Conjuring
Vera Farmiga is an American actress who received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Up in the Air and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role in Bates Motel. She was born Vera Ann Farmiga, the second of seven children...
“ Favorite Roles:

Madolyn-The Departed, Alex-Up In The Air and Sam-THe Judge ” - darthtom405
 
99.
Rebecca Hall
Actress, The Prestige
Rebecca Hall was born in London, UK, the daughter of Peter Hall, a stage director and founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Maria Ewing, an opera singer. Her father is English. Her mother, who is American, is of Dutch, Scottish, Sioux, and African American origin. Her parents separated when she was still young...
“ Favorite Roles:

Sarah-The Prestige, Claire-The Town and Caroline-Frost/Nixon ” - darthtom405
 
100.
Rachel McAdams
Rachel Anne McAdams was born on November 17, 1978 in London, Ontario, Canada, to Sandra Kay (Gale), a nurse, and Lance Frederick McAdams, a truck driver and furniture mover. She is of English, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish descent. Rachel became involved with acting as a teenager and by the age of 13 was...
“ Favorite Roles:

Ani-True Detective, Sacha Pfeiffier-Spotlight, Irene Adler-Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes Series, and Regina George-Mean Girls ” - darthtom405