Top 10 female actresses according to a New Zealander

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1.
Mandy Moore
Actress, Tangled
Amanda Leigh Moore was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, on April 10, 1984, to Stacy (Friedman), a former news reporter, and Don Moore, an airline pilot. During her childhood, her family moved to Orlando, Florida, where she was raised. She has Russian Jewish (from her maternal grandfather), English, and some Scottish and Irish, ancestry...
“ Oah Sweet Sweet Mandy Moore, she is my favourite actress/singer of all time. How can you not love here characters such as the sweet Jamie Sulliven in A Walk to Remember, the adventurous Anna Foster in Chasing Liberty, the talkative Milly Wilder in Because I Said So, and the lovely Rapunzel (voice) in Tangled (It just so happens that my number 1 female actress and my number 1 male actor Zach Levi were the main characters voices in Tangled! Bonus!!). ” - annajudencreates
 
2.
Rachel Bilson
Actress, Hart of Dixie
Rachel Bilson was born in Los Angeles, to Janice (Stango), a sex therapist, and Danny Bilson. Her father is Ashkenazi Jewish and her mother is of Italian descent. She began acting while still at Notre Dame High School. She graduated high school in 1999 and went to Grossmont College but dropped out after a year and was encouraged to pursue a career in acting by her father...
“ Oah Rachel is also another sweety. I love her acting!
Of course everyone knows her as Summer in the OC! I thought her and Seth were a very cute couple. Its been neat to see her making apperances in Chuck as Lou the sandwich girl, and also in the movie New York I Love You. Her new movie Waiting for Forever looks like it will be an interesting love story, will have to see it ” - annajudencreates
 
3.
Blake Lively
Actress, Gossip Girl
Blake Lively was born Blake Ellender Brown in Tarzana, California, to a show business family. Her mother, Elaine Lively (née McAlpin), is an acting coach and talent manager, and her father, Ernie Lively (born Ernest Wilson Brown, Jr.), is an actor and teacher. Her brother is actor Eric Lively...
“ So yay Blake, she is a great actress. My favourite all time chick flick is The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 1 & 2 which she stars as the energetic Bridget. Soon after she landed the role as Bridget along came her most popular role the fashionable Serena van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl. ” - annajudencreates
 
4.
Yvonne Strahovski
Actress, Chuck
Yvonne was born and raised in Australia. Her parents were Polish immigrants. She attended the Santa Sabina College for her high school education. She then went on to study Performance at the University of Western Sydney's School of Contemporary Arts, graduating in 2003. Shortly afterwards, she landed her first role on television in an episode of Fear Factory...
“ I had never heard of Yvonne till Chuck, but she quickly made it onto my list as one of my favourite actresses thanks to her role as Sarah Walker. Also another Ausy in America! Awesome! ” - annajudencreates
 
5.
Amanda Bynes
Actress, Easy A
Amanda Laura Bynes was born on April 3, 1986, in Thousand Oaks, California, the youngest of three children of Lynn (Organ), a dental assistant, and Richard Bynes, a dentist. Her mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family and her father is of Irish and Polish descent. Amanda became interested in acting and performing from the age of three...
“ Need I say more! Amanda is hands down the funniest actress around! I dont know how she does it but Amanda has me laughing all the time! Theres What a Girl Wants, Sydney While, Shes the Man, What I Like About You, Easy A. If you want a good laugh you know where to look. ” - annajudencreates
 
6.
Katherine Heigl
Katherine Marie Heigl was born on November 24, 1978 in Washington, D.C., to Nancy Heigl (née Engelhardt), a personnel manager, and Paul Heigl, an accountant and executive. Her father is of German/Swiss-German and Irish descent, and her mother is of German ancestry. A short time after her birth, the family moved to New Canaan...
“ I was never a fan of Roswell so didnt catch the Katherine Heigl fever till Greys Anatomy, which alot of my friends were Greys Anatomy crazy so it was a bit hard not to get hooked, we all had our favourite chatacters; Izzy was mine. I think its great that Katherines doing movies! Cant go wrong with The Ugly Truth, Killers, or Life as we Know it, starring alongside Gerald Butler, Ashton Kutcher, and Josh Duhamel. ” - annajudencreates
 
7.
Kristen Stewart
Actress, Twilight
Though most famous for her role as Isabella "Bella" Swan in The Twilight Saga, Kristen Stewart has been a working actor since her early years in Los Angeles, California, where she was born. Her parents, John Stewart and Jules Stewart, both work in film and television. Her mother is Australian...
“ ok so you cant say the name Kristen Stawart without hearing 3 words, Bella Swan and Twilight. Its so hard not to become a fan of Kristen after her role as Bella, because the cinematography is so good, it places emphasis on the acting (which is already amazing). I havent seen any of her other movies, it will be interesting to see what else she act in as time goes on. ” - annajudencreates
 
8.
America Ferrera
Actress, Ugly Betty
America Georgine Ferrera (born April 18, 1984) is an American actress. She is known for her leading role as Betty Suarez on the American Broadcasting Company's comedy-drama television series Ugly Betty (2006-10). Her acting garnered critical acclaim, and she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Television Series Musical or Comedy...
“ So yay America was in Ugly Betty which is one of my other favourite tv series. I think America is a great role model for young girls out there in the world, that it is ok to have some curves! She proves that in her role as Betty and in her role in the Sisterhood of the Traveling pants as Carmen. I find really inspiring ” - annajudencreates
 
9.
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...
“ For a while Anne Hathaway was my favourite actresses. She certainly has an amazing presence when she is on the screen; Ive heard it said that shes alot like Audrey Hepburn. She is such a wonderful Mia Thermopolis in Princess Diaries, White Queen in Alice in Wonderland, Emma Allan in Bride Wars, Jane Austin in Becoming Jane, and my favourite Andy Sachs in The devil wears prada. ” - annajudencreates
 
10.
Billie Piper
Actress, Doctor Who
Billie Piper studied at the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School. She caught the eyes of record producers who were interested in signing a young vocalist when she was the poster girl for the ad campaign of a British pop music magazine, "Smash Hits". She released her first single, "Because We Want To"...
“ I am so in love with Jane Austins story Mansfield Park! Billie Piper brings the character Fanny to life! It is my favourite Jane Austin movie of all time! Even topping the famous Pride and Prejudice. Apparently Billies tv series Secret Diary of a Call Girl is a big hit, but Ive never seen that. ” - annajudencreates