A combination of nepotism, blindness, bad taste, and gay casting directors (with gay aesthetics when it comes to women) are the reasons why women in film are becoming worse and worse. Whether Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Garner, Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes, Jessica Biel, Milla Jovovich, Eva Mendez, or Drew Barrymore: increasingly homely and unfeminine women are being hyped as the next sex goddesses of cinema.
Think again. This list doesn't include any such estrogen-starved ladies. It's real women only.
Keep in mind that I didn't choose these photos. Obviously, some of the pictures of the older generations of actresses do not show them when they were young i.e. at their best. (Why anyone would place a photo of Anne Bancroft aged 98 on her page - beats me!)
The criteria used is primarily the face, and then charisma and sex appeal.
For a complete listing and descriptions of all the women from the first 23 seasons of "The Real World":
Gretchen Mol was born November 8, 1972, in Deep River, Connecticut, the daughter of a school principal and his artist wife. Deep River is a small community located on the Chester Bowles Highway (Rt. 9), nine miles northwest of Old Saybrook (home of the legendary Katharine Hepburn
), within commuting distance of New York City...
Jenny Agutter was born on December 20, 1952, in Taunton, Somerset, England, UK. The daughter of an army officer, she spent her childhood traveling and living in different countries. Her film career began at the age of 12 in East of Sudan
, which was quickly followed by Ballerina: Part 1
and Ballerina: Part 2
Sue Lyon was born in Davenport, Iowa, the last of five children to Sue Karr Lyon. Her mother was forty-two when her husband died and Sue was 10 months old. Her mother had to work as a hospital house mother to take care of her children and money was tight. Around this time, the Lyon family moved out to Los Angeles...
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...
“ Unlike many women on this list, she played in a number of excellent movies. (Talking about the 70s, not this past decade.) ” - fedor8
Lesley Ann Warren
Lesley Ann Warren started gearing towards a life in show business right off the bat as a child ballerina; little did she know that Hollywood stardom would arrive on her doorstep in the form of a "Cinderella" story -- literally! The New York-born actress (born in 1946) is the daughter of a night club singer...
Born to public school teachers in Pacific Northwest Canada, Laura Harris began acting professionally in CBC radio dramas at an early age. With a taste for quirky, character driven material, Harris is known for playing 1930's starlet "Daisy Adair" in Showtime's cult hit Dead Like Me
with Mandy Patinkin
and Callum Blue
Her childhood was filled with change. Sheryl Ann (later "Sherilyn") was the youngest of 3 kids. She and her two older brothers were raised by their musician mom, Arlene Quatro
, who moved the family around Michigan. She and her mom went to L.A. when Sherilyn was 17. Within a couple of years, Sherilyn was working in TV and film...
“ Cameron Diaz would give a leg to look half as good as she does. ” - fedor8
Colleen Camp was born in San Francisco, California. She began working as a juvenile actress at the age of 3 and was eventually 'discovered' while working as a bird trainer at Busch Gardens. She appeared on The Dean Martin Show
and made her film debut in Battle for the Planet of the Apes
. She has since gone on to appear in over 100 major motion pictures and television productions.
“ Much much better than Aniston, in every way, shape or form. ” - fedor8
“ Well, what do you know. The other day I met Danijela, bumped into her through sheer chance. She's one of only two Serbs on this list, so if I were a religious person I'd probably get all sorts of crazy ideas regarding this rather amazing coincidence.
She still looks fantastic, at 39. I would give her no more than 30, though, she doesn't seem to age at all. Of course, if there were an actual photo here, you wouldn't have to google her to see why she's on the list. Someone should put a photo here finally, this empty space is quite ridiculous. ” - fedor8
While studying acting in New York with drama teacher William Esper
, Heaton made her Broadway debut in the gospel musical "Don't Get God Started". She and her fellow students then formed Stage Three, an acting company that produced plays Off-Broadway. They took one production, "The Johnstown Vindicator"...
“ So why would anyone want to cast women like Julia Roberts with women like this around? ” - fedor8
Anne Francis got into show business quite early in life. She was born Ann Marvak on September 16, 1930 in Ossining, New York (which is near Sing Sing prison), the only child of Phillip Marvak, a businessman/salesman, and the former Edith Francis. A natural little beauty, she became a John Robert Powers
model at age 6(!) and swiftly moved into radio soap work and television in New York...
“ If she'd been born the daughter of a Hollywood producer (or had the "right breeding"), she would have been the world's greatest film star by now.
But, as it is, she's almost totally unknown. One of Emir Kusturica's very few good deeds, hiring her for one of his stupid movies.
There's no photo here (typical), so you'll have to google her. Or just click here:
http://vjetropev.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-most-beautiful-serbian-women.html ” - fedor8
Amanda Crew was born in Langley, British Columbia. Her mother is a legal secretary and her father is a telecom worker. Amanda attended Brookswood Secondary School in Langley. She began her acting career when she was cast in the musical Dragon Tales during her fourth grade in elementary school. Three agents contacted her...
“ No, she cannot have a career like Mila Kunis, because Amanda is simply too good-looking - and doesn't have the "right Hollywood breeding" (if you know what I mean). ” - fedor8
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...
It came as no surprise to film aficionados when, in 1999, Entertainment Weekly named Jill Clayburgh on its list of Hollywood's 25 Greatest Actresses. For decades, she delivered stellar performances in a wide variety of roles. Jill Clayburgh was born in 1944 in New York City, into a wealthy family, the daughter of Julia Louise (Dorr)...
Born in Naples in 1954, Licia Maglietta graduated in Architecture in 1981. Her first role on stage came the following year in 'Tango glaciale' by Mario Martone
, the director who would also cast her in her film debut over a decade later: Morte di un matematico napoletano
. The two worked together in several projects...
“ Bollywood star, probably the best they ever had. ” - fedor8
Laura Jill Ramsey was born in Brandon, Wisconsin. After arriving in LA at the age of 19 and a stint of gypsy living, Laura was "discovered" while waiting tables and was sent out the next day on her first audition. She booked the job and her career has been dotted by strong and consistent work, ever since...
Rachel Clare Hurd-Wood is an English actress and model, best known for her roles as Wendy Darling in Peter Pan
, Corrie McKenzie in Tomorrow, When the War Began
, and Sibyl Vane in Dorian Gray
. She was born on 17 August 1990 in the Streatham district of South London, England, as daughter of Philip and Sarah Hurd-Wood...
“ Too beautiful to have her career pushed to A-list stardom. She needs to look like Drew Barrymore (and have that sort of nepotistic family pull) in order to get anywhere. ” - fedor8
Donna was raised in Lorton, Virginia, where her father owned the local nightclub, "Hillbilly Heaven". She was working as a model and attending college when she landed her first regular role on TV's Bosom Buddies
. While filming Doctor Detroit
, she met and married co-star Dan Aykroyd
. She has since fluctuated between TV and film work, frequently appearing with her husband.
Elizabeth's love for the arts came naturally, as her father was a well-known playwright, actor, director and novelist, so its not hard to understand that by the time she was 8, Cuban-American Elizabeth Pena already had designs to become an actress. Born in New Jersey, raised in New York, Elizabeth's...
“ Forget Eva Mendez, Eva Longoria, and Salma Hayek. Liz is the hands-down most gorgoeus Latina Hollywood ever dumped on us.
Well, not dumped. She was generously offered, whereas the two Evas and Salma were dumped on us. ” - fedor8
Elisha Ann Cuthbert (born November 30, 1982) is a Canadian actress and model. She became internationally known for playing Kim Bauer in the series 24
; Danielle in the teen comedy film The Girl Next Door
and Carly Jones in the 2005 in of House of Wax
. She was voted the sexiest actress in the world in 2015 by the magazine Glam'Mag...
Meg Tilly was set on being a dancer, and at 17 connected to the Connecticut Ballet Company and later Throne Dance Theatre. It was in this capacity that she had her screen debut in Alan Parker
. Unfortunately, an injury to her back cut short her plans for a dance career, and a small...
“ Typical English hottie. ” - fedor8
“ Has everything going for her - talent, looks, body, charisma - except nepotism to catapult her into bigger movies. ” - fedor8
British actress Pamela Franklin has worked with many notable actors and directors throughout her career. A somewhat underrated actress, she had a wide range of emotions that she brought to her many versatile characters. Franklin was born in Yokohama, Japan, and her father was an importer/exporter. She...
“ Extremely cute, and I'm baffled why there's no pic of her. ” - fedor8
Sasha Grey is an American former pornographic actress who has since become a mainstream actress, model, author and musician. She first made her name in mainstream media after appearing on several popular television programs and in pop culture magazines examining her willingness to enter the world of hardcore porn at a young age. She has also been featured in music videos and advertising campaigns.
“ Not ALL porn stars are ugly. Here's an exception. ” - fedor8
Christina Applegate was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, to record producer/executive Robert William Applegate and singer-actress Nancy Priddy
. Her parents split-up shortly after her birth. She has two half-siblings from her father's re-marriage - Alisa (b. 10 October 1977) & Kyle (b. 15 July 1981)...
At her young age, Yoko Maki is already a well-rounded actress. 2001 proved to be a busy year for the young actress, beginning with her film debut at the age of 19, in the film Drug, directed by Hiroshi Sugawara. This was quickly followed by Pelican Road. More attention was then garnered with her role as Aya in the highly modernized remake of the Japanese vengeance film Lady Snowblood...
Jennifer Elise Cox
Jennifer Elise Cox combines a glowing personality with outlandish humor to invent her own comedic style. Jennifer burst on the scene in 1995 with her excellent yet underrated performance as middle child "Jan Brady" in "The Brady Bunch" movies. Growing up in New York City's lower East Side, Jennifer dreamed of becoming an actress and at the very young age of 4 began her career acting in commercials...
Toni Collette is an Academy Award-nominated Australian actress, best known for her roles in The Sixth Sense
and Little Miss Sunshine
. Collette was born Toni Collett (she later added an "e") on November 1, 1972, in Blacktown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is the first of three children of Judith (Cook)...
Emily Jean "Emma" Stone was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, to Krista (Yeager), a homemaker, and Jeffrey Charles Stone, a contracting company founder and CEO. She is of Swedish (from her paternal grandfather), English, German, Scottish, and Irish descent. Stone began acting as a child as a member of the Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix...
“ Hmmm... A good-looking female star? That's quite weird. They tend to be ugly these days. ” - fedor8
Marcia Gay Harden
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...
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...
“ They say she looks like a man next to Di Caprio in "Titanic". But that wasn't her fault. Leo would make ANY woman look like a man by comparison.
So next time James Cameron decided to make a lesbian couple the focus of a sinking-ship story, he might as well not beat around the bush with it and simply admit it (by giving them both girl names). ” - fedor8
Susan Hayward was born Edythe Marrener in Brooklyn, New York, on June 30, 1917. Her father was a transportation worker, and Susan lived a fairly comfortable life as a child, but the precocious little redhead had no idea of the life that awaited her. She attended public school in Brooklyn, where she graduated from a commercial high school that was intended to give students a marketable skill...
“ A clueless left-winger back in the day, but what a beauty. ” - fedor8
Greta Scacchi was born in Milan, Italy, to Pamela, an English dancer and antiques dealer, and Luca Scacchi , an Italian art dealer and painter. She grew up in Milan and later moved to London. In 1975, her mother and second husband moved to Australia, and Greta worked as a cowgirl and an Italian interpreter...
“ Ignore this photo. She was stunning back in the 80s. ” - fedor8
Melinda Dillon was born October 13, 1939, in Hope, Arkansas, to Norine and W.S Dillon. She attended Hyde Park High School. Melinda started in improvisational comedy, and stage acting before she made her feature-film debut as an eccentric neighbor of Catherine Deneuve
's in The April Fools
. After a seven year absence...
“ The sort of natural, next-door-neighbour beauty that's rare these days in films.
Come to think of it, ANY kind of beauties are rare these days in films. Thanks to nepotism, gay casting directors, and a large "right-breeding" bias. ” - fedor8
“ Cute, likable, sexy.
Hence her career in films was doomed.
If she'd been ugly, unlikable and unsexy she might have had a shot at stardom. ” - fedor8
“ Italian women aren't known for their ravishing beauty, but they sure do know hot to pick them for films.
Why is there no photo here? Are we too busy ramming the next 300 pics into Cameron Diaz's page, so we can't find a minute's time to place one lousy pic for Belli? ” - fedor8
Gina Philips, born Gina Consolo, is a native Floridian. She has one sibling, Bobby Consolo, who lives in Miami along with her parents, Fredi and Robert. None of them are involved in the business. She came close to completing her degree at the University of Pennsylvania, being only one class short of her degree before dropping out to take up acting as a full-time career...
Rose Byrne was born in Balmain, Sydney, Australia. She is the daughter of Jane, a primary school administrator, and Robin Byrne, a semi-retired statistician and market researcher. She landed her first role in a movie, Dallas Doll
, when she was 15 years old. Since then, Rose has appeared in a variety of Australian televisions shows including Heartbreak High
“ THIS is the best pic they could find of her?
Somebody must be trying to make her look as unappealing as possible, this photo is horrible. ” - fedor8
Like many other female Italian film stars, Claudia Cardinale's entry into the business was by way of a beauty pageant. She was 17 years old and studying at the Centro Sperimentale in Rome when she entered a beauty contest, which resulted in her getting a succession of small film roles. Her earthy interpretations of Sicilian women got her noticed by Italian producers...
Thandie Newton was born in London. She is the daughter of a Zimbabwean mother, Nyasha, a health-care worker from the Shona tribe, and Nick Newton, a British father who worked as a lab technician. She lived in Zambia until political unrest caused her family to move back to the UK. She then lived in Cornwall in the southwest of Britain until the age of 11...
“ Forget Halle Berry and her surgically altered face. This one should garner all that attention. ” - fedor8
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, she began her acting career at Cornell University...
Haley Ramm must have been in quite a hurry to start living because her entrance into this world came five weeks early. At age three she started dancing in local studios, and by the time she was seven she was choreographing her own freestyle dances at school talent shows. Her love of center stage led to enrollment in acting classes and...
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...
“ Not the greatest intellectual in the world, but extremely sexy. ” - fedor8
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...
Gorgeous, mouth-watering, chestnut-maned Sherry Jackson began her promising career as a pleasant-looking child actress. She and brother Robert were the stepchildren of television writer/director/actor Montgomery Pittman
, who died of cancer in 1962. There's a rumor that Idaho-born Sherry was discovered by a talent agent while she and her mother were waiting for a bus...
“ Did they place a photo of some other woman? That's not what she looks like at all, and I know it isn't my error. ” - fedor8
Isabelle Huppert was born in 1953, in Paris, France, but spent her childhood in Ville d'Avray. Encouraged by her mother (who was a teacher of English), she followed the Conservatory of Versailles and won an acting prize for her work in Alfred de Musset
's "Un caprice". She then studied at the Conservatoire d'Art Dramatique and followed an illustrious theatrical career...
Adrianne Palicki was born on May 6, 1983 in Toledo, Ohio, to Nancy (French) and Jeffrey Palicki. Her father is of Polish and Hungarian descent, and her mother is of English and German ancestry. Adrianne graduated from Whitmer High School. She did not take the stage in her first play until she was a sophomore at Whitmer High School...
“ Pity she isn't a little more on the petite side.
Not saying she is big-boned, but if she were smaller she'd be way up the list. ” - fedor8
Jennifer O'Neill was born in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, on February 20, 1948. Her father Oscar (deceased 2009 at age 91) was of Irish-Spanish descent, and her mother Irene ("Rene") was English. Whereas Elvis was riding high on the fame of his hit record "Blue Suede Shoes" in 1956, when she was nine years old in 1957...
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 Scots-Irish ancestry...
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Mary Elizabeth Winstead is a gifted actress, known for her versatile work in a variety of film and television projects. Possibly most known for her role as Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
, she has also starred in critically acclaimed independent films such as Smashed
, for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination...
For the past fourteen years, she has said that family has been the most important thing to her and she has set most of her time aside to be a "present" mother to her son. Movies, plays and television are chosen, for the most part, when they occur in town or on a school break. She has taken the current year to homeschool her son for his seventh grade...
“ Not exactly your classic beauty, but I couldn't care less about Barbie-doll criteria anyway. ” - fedor8
Willa Joannachance Holland (born June 18, 1991) is an American actress, voice actress and model. She is best known for her role as Kaitlin Cooper in the FOX teen drama The O.C., Agnes Andrews in The CW series Gossip Girl and, most recently, Thea Queen / Speedy in Arrow. Holland was born in Los Angeles...
“ One of the very few nepotists on this list. Not a blood nepotist though, but nepotisized through marriage. ” - fedor8
Kimberly Alexis Bledel was born in Houston, Texas, to Nanette (Dozier) and Martin Bledel. Her parents are both Spanish-speakers (her mother was born in Arizona and raised in Mexico, and her father was born in Argentina), and Alexis's ancestry includes Danish, German, English, Scottish, Irish, and French...
Heather Joan Graham was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Joan (Bransfield), a schoolteacher and children's book author, and James Graham, an FBI agent. She and her sister, actress Aimee Graham
, were raised by their strictly Catholic parents. They relocated often, as a result of their father's occupation...
Anna Friel is an English actress, born in Rochdale. She has been acting since the age of 13, appearing in a number of British television programmes. She made her West End stage debut in London in 2001, and has subsequently appeared on stage in several productions, including an adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany's and as Yelena in a 2012 production of Chekhov's Uncle Van-ya...
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...
Scottie Thompson grew up in Richmond, Virginia. With a love for dance and performing Thompson started dancing ballet at an early age. In 1994 she played the role of Clara in Richmond Ballet's 'The Nutcracker'. After graduating from Collegiate School in 2000, she took a year off to dance with the Richmond Ballet...
Hired by GUESS! in the late 1990s as one of their new, fresh faces, Beau Jesse Garrett was born in Beverly Hills, California and grew up in Topanga Canyon. She was discovered, as many are, by a scout who saw her in a local shopping mall. She has one sister. Recently, she has played a quite sensual character on the HBO comedy series Entourage
Cybill Lynne Shepherd was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to Patty, a homemaker, and William Shepherd, a small business owner. Named after her grandfather, Cy, and her father, Bill, Shepherd's career began at a young age in modeling, when she won the "Miss Teenage Memphis" contest in 1966 and the "Model of the Year" contest in 1968...
Jessica Marie Alba was born on April 28, 1981, in Pomona, CA, to Catherine (Jensen) and Mark David Alba, who served in the US Air Force. Her mother has Danish, Welsh, German, English, and French ancestry, while her father is of Mexican descent (including Spanish, Indigenous Mexican and distant Sephardic Jewish...
Grace Patricia Kelly was born on November 12, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to wealthy parents. She was the daughter of Margaret Katherine (Majer), a phys ed instructor, and John Brendan Kelly, Sr., a three-time Olympic Gold winner for rowing. Her uncle was playwright George Kelly
. She was of half Irish and half German descent...
“ Hollywood's Barbie doll turned flesh. Beautiful, but not as much as the gals in front of her. ” - fedor8
“ I forgot who this is, but I put her here so she must deserve it. The photo is quite nice. ” - fedor8
Monica Anna Maria Bellucci was born on September 30, 1964 in the Italian village of Città di Castello, Umbria, the only child of Brunella Briganti and Pasquale Bellucci. She originally pursued a career in the legal profession. While attending the University of Perugia, she modeled on the side to earn money for school...
Jena Malone was born in Sparks, Nevada, to Deborah Malone and Edward Berge. Her grandfather owned a casino, Karl's Silver Club, in Sparks. She was raised by her mother and her mother's partner. Beginning as a child actress, and then stepping up to roles as a young adult, Malone's career path has been compared to that of Jodie Foster
Carla Gugino was born in Sarasota, Florida, to Carl Gugino, an orthodontist. She is of Italian (father) and English-Irish (mother) ancestry. Gugino moved with her mother to Paradise, California, when Carla was just five years old. During her childhood, they moved many times within the state. But she remained a straight-A student throughout high school and graduated as valedictorian...
Amanda Seyfried was born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to Ann (Sander), an occupational therapist, and Jack Seyfried, a pharmacist. She is of German, and some English and Scottish, ancestry. She began modeling when she was eleven, and acted in high school productions as well as taking singing lessons...
“ Looks much better as a brunette. ” - fedor8
Michelle Johnson was born in Anchorage, Alaska, USA on September 9, 1965, her family eventually moved to Phoenix, Arizona. She graduated from Alhambra High School one semester early in January 1984. At the age of 17, only two months out of high school in Phoenix, Arizona, Michelle was signed up by the...
“ A bit like Heather Graham, roughly that type. ” - fedor8
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...
The dark and classically beautiful British actress Julia Ormond was born into privileged surroundings as the daughter of a well-to-do laboratory technician. Her parents divorced when she was young; she was the second of five children. She attended Cranleigh, a private school, and showed interest in theatrics way back then...
Born in the small apple-growing town of Wenatchee, Washington, the future TV-movie actress is the daughter of George and Dorothy Brown Neidhart. Her family went south to Palm Springs, California, in the 1940s to seek warmer winters, and Susan divided those years between Washington and California. In her school years...
Kelly Preston was born October 13, 1962 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A talented and captivating performer, Kelly first garnered international attention with her role as Marnie Mason in Ivan Reitmans's "Twins" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. With her diverse character portrayals in films such as director Cameron Crowe's "Jerry Maguire"...
“ A few decades back she looked perfect. And then she made all the right "religious" and marriage moves, as we all know. ” - fedor8
Italian goddess Virna Lisi was merely one of a plethora of European movie beauties who proved over the course of their long careers, that they were capable of more than just visual performances. Born in 1936 as Virna Pieralisi, she began her film career as a teenager in 1953. Cast more for her looks than talent at the onset...
“ Obviously, this photo is no measure!
Come on, put another one. About 30 years older. ” - fedor8
Elizabeth Montgomery was born into show business. Her parents were screen actor Robert Montgomery
and Broadway actress Elizabeth Allen
. Elizabeth graduated from the Spence School in New York City and attended the Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. After three years intensive training, she made her...
Kate Beckinsale was born on 26 July 1973 in England, and has resided in London for most of her life. Her mother is Judy Loe
, who has appeared in a number of British dramas and sitcoms and continues to work as an actress, predominantly in British television productions. Her father was Richard Beckinsale
Stana Katic just completed 8 seasons as Kate Beckett on Castle. The ABC hit series brought in over 10 million viewers weekly and is in the top five syndicated series in Spain, France, the UK, Italy, and Germany. In 2015, Stana completed two feature films - The Rendezvous directed by Amin Matalqa and Sister Cities based on the play by Colette Freedman...
Barbara Harris began acting while still a teenager in Chicago, playing small parts in the Playwrights Theatre Club (whose other players included such youngsters as Edward Asner
, Mike Nichols
and Elaine May
). She was also in "The Compass Players", the first ongoing improvisational theater troupe in America...
“ The epitome of Anglo-Saxon cute. ” - fedor8
Valentina de Angelis
Valentina de Angelis was born June 12, 1989 in New York City, USA. She started acting at the age of 10 and studied at Lee Strasberg as well studying under various acting coaches. At the age of 12, she starred in her first film, "Off the Map" with Joan Allen, Sam Elliot and J.K. Simmons, directed by Campbell Scott...
Alison Brie was born in Hollywood, California, to Joanne (Brenner), who worked at a non-profit child care agency, and Charles Terry Schermerhorn, a musician and entertainment reporter. Her mother is Jewish and her father has Scottish, Dutch, English, German, and Norwegian ancestry. Brie grew up in the Los Angeles suburb of South Pasadena...
Molly Parker, the extremely talented and versatile Canadian actress is best known in the United States for playing the Western widow "Alma Garret" on the cable-TV series Deadwood
. Raised on a commune, she described as "a hippie farm" in Pitt Meadows, B.C., Parker got the acting bug when she was 16 years old...
She was born in Viareggio (Tuscany, Italy) on June 5th, 1946. She won a beauty contest when she was just 15 years old, which led to her first role in "Il federale" together with the great Italian actor Ugo Tognazzi. She was then cast by Germi for the Italian comedy "Divorzio all'Italiana", working with Marcello Mastroianni...