Every actress about whom I've ever thought "Hmm, you're pretty fit, who are you?"
Kelly Ann McGillis was born in Newport Beach, California, to Virginia Joan (Snell), a homemaker, and Donald Manson McGillis, a general practitioner of medicine. She has English, Welsh, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. McGillis dropped out of high school to pursue a career as an actress, and attended Juilliard in Manhattan and Pacific Conservatory of Performing Art in Santa Monica, CA...
Patricia McPherson was born in Washington where her father was a high ranking naval officer. She spent several years in France when her father was sent to Paris, and later studied advertising at the university in Florida and California. She then became a very successful model and worked as a magazine graphic artist. Knight Rider
was her first TV series.
Donna Mills was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Her father was an oil executive and her mother was a dance instructor. Donna studied ballet throughout her teens. After spending a year studying drama at the University of Illinois, she made her way to New York, where she landed an understudy role in Woody Allen
Kylie Ann Minogue was born on 28 May, 1968. The eldest of three children, Kylie's acting career began early, but it was her role as "Charlene" in the Australian soap, Neighbours
, which established Kylie as an international star. Her singing career began, purely by accident, when a record company executive heard Kylie's rendition of Little Eva
's 1962 hit...
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...
Born in Burbank, California, USA on October 18, 1960, Erin Moran is the youngest daughter of Sharon and Edward Moran, who have five other children. She attended Walter Reed Junior High School for one year and North Hollywood High School for another year. Her first professional acting job was in a TV commercial...
Demi Moore was born on November 11, 1962, in Roswell, New Mexico. Her father, Charles Foster Harmon, Sr., left her mother, Virginia Beverly (King), before Demi was born. Her stepfather, Danny Guynes, did not add much stability to her life, either. He frequently changed jobs and made the family move a total of 40 times...
Beatrice "Bebe" Neuwirth is the daughter of Sydney Anne, an artist, and Lee Paul Neuwirth, a mathematician. Born and raised in Princeton, New Jersey, she started out as a dancer. Her New York career started out in "A Chorus Line". She won a Tony Award for her part in "Sweet Charity" and two Emmy Awards...
Actress/singer Olivia Newton-John was born on September 26, 1948, in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. She lived there until she was five years old, and her family relocated to Australia when her father was offered a job as the dean of a college in Melbourne. When she was a teen she returned to live in England with her mother...
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 Presley
was riding high on the fame of his hit record, "Blue Suede Shoes", in 1956, when she was nine-years-old in 1957...
Geraldine O'Rawe was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and studied drama in London at the Webber Douglas Academy, with appearances early on in her career at the Moving Theatre Company, the Everyman Theatre and the Gate Theatre, London. Her acclaim in these stage roles quickly led her to a role in Pat O'Connor's film Circle of Friends
Beautiful red-haired and beloved actress Annette was born in Houston, Texas on April 1, 1952 to William West Toole Jr. and Dorothy Geraldine Toole née Niland. She is a film/stage actress, dancer, writer, singer, producer and composer. She started with acting at a very young age and during the 60s, she began a career in theater and television...
Award-winning actress Catherine Oxenberg was born in New York and raised in London. She is the daughter of HRH Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia and thus granddaughter of Prince Paul, the former Regent of Yugoslavia. Her first acting coach was Richard Burton
. She was admitted to Harvard University. She made her debut as an ivy-educated model...
Anne Parillaud was born in Paris, France on May 6, 1960 and even though all her travels took her to many lands, is still a Paris resident. Anne studied ballet in school, and her first appearance was in the film Un amour de sable
where she played "La jeune fille avec un petit chat" ("The girl with a kitten")...
Alexandra Paul was modeling when she decided to forego college at Stanford University and pursue acting. The star of over 70 feature films and television programs, she can also be seen in the award-winning documentary Who Killed the Electric Car?
. Internationally recognized for her 5-year starring role as "Lt. Stephanie Holden" in the hit series Baywatch
Born in London, England, Amanda Pays is the daughter of show business agent and actor Howard Pays
and former actress Jan Miller
. An aunt, Mandy Miller
, won fame as a child star of the '50s film Crash of Silence
. When she was eight, Pays started school at a nearby convent and it was there that she demonstrated her early skills as an actress...
Nia Peeples was born in Hollywood, California, on December 10, 1961. Her family moved to West Covina, California, where she and her two sisters, Paula and Cynthia, grew up. At eight years old she began performing with her family, giving concerts for community groups and conventions and doing dances of different cultures...
Sydney Penny began her career on stage with her parents Hank Penny
and Shari Penny, who were musical entertainers. At six years of age she began performing in commercials, and as a teenager co-starred in the TV series The New Gidget
. She starred as Sophia Loren
's daughter in Running Away
(US title: "Running Away")...
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...
Stefanie Powers, a graduate of Hollywood High, is a veteran of over 200 television appearances as well as the star of ABC's '80s hit Hart to Hart
. At the early age of 15, Stefanie was signed to a movie deal with Columbia Pictures and labeled as one of the brightest up-and-coming stars in America...
Kelly Preston was born on October 13, 1962 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A talented and captivating performer, Kelly first garnered international attention with her role as "Marnie Mason" in Ivan Reitman
, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger
and Danny DeVito
. With her diverse character portrayals in films...
Victoria Principal is the elder of two daughters born to Bertha Ree (Veal) and Victor R. Principal. Her paternal grandparents were Italian, while her mother's family was from Gordon, Georgia, and South Carolina. Her father, a United States Air Force sergeant, was often transferred to different duty stations...
Born in Oklahoma and raised in Arizona. Attended both Northern Arizona University and New York University.Studied with Stella Adler and Harold Guskin.She Has a daughter, Charlee, from her first marriage. She has two grand daughters, Calypso and Helen. She was the Original character of "Erica" in Eric Bogosian
's play, SubUrbia
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...
British actress Dame Diana Rigg was born on July 20, 1938 in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England. She has had an extensive career in film and theatre, including playing the title role in "Medea", both in London and New York, for which she won the 1994 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. Rigg made her professional stage debut in 1957 in the Caucasian Chalk Circle...
Molly Ringwald was born in Roseville, California, to Adele Edith (Frembd), a chef, and Robert Ringwald
, a blind jazz pianist. Her ancestry includes German, English, and Swedish. She released an album at the age of 6 entitled, "I Wanna Be Loved By You, Molly Sings". She is the youngest daughter of Bob Ringwald...
Tanya Roberts came from modest beginnings in the Bronx, New York, the daughter of a pen salesman (Irish) and a mother (Jewish) who were divorced before she reached high school. Tanya dropped out of high school at age 15, got married and hitchhiked around the country until her mother-in-law had the marriage annulled...
It's fair to say that after 20 years and over 50 film appearances, Mimi Rogers should be praised for her variety of roles and acting capabilities, not for a brief marriage to a Hollywood star. In the early 1980s she began to carve a niche for herself in Hollywood, appearing on television and in films...
Katharine Juliet Ross was born on January 29, 1940 in Hollywood, California, to Katharine W. (Hall) and Dudley T. Ross. Her father, who also worked for the Associated Press, was away in the US Navy when she was born. His navy career shuttled the family around to Virginia, then Palo Alto, and finally to Walnut Creek...
This delightful comic redhead from theater, films and TV customarily steals scenes with a mere vacant look or simply by opening her mouth. With her patent quirky demeanor and trademark scratchy voice she is one of those gifted characters that defies description. Deborah Rush was born on April 13, 1954...
Betsy Russell is the first in her family to become famous as an actress but she hales from a family of famous intellects. Her father is the iconic economist Richard Russell who has written a news letter about the stock market for almost 60 years called Dow Theory Letters and her grandfather Max Lerner was an author and syndicated columnist...
Winona Ryder was born Winona Laura Horowitz in Olmsted County, Minnesota, and was named after a nearby town, Winona, Minnesota. She is the daughter of Cynthia (Istas), an author and video producer, and Michael Horowitz, a publisher and bookseller. Her father's family is Russian Jewish and Romanian Jewish...
Julia Sawalha has made many film and television appearances since her debut role as Lynda Day on Press Gang
, though she has always said that the character that resembles her real-life personality most is Lynda. Since her 5 years on "Press Gang" where she worked opposite her real-life love (at the time) Dexter Fletcher
Rebecca began modeling at the age of 16, going off to New York on her own to begin her career. Four months later, she found herself in Japan, modeling there. Eventually, she landed her role on My Sister Sam
, for which she is best known. In 1989, she became a spokesperson for Thursday's Child, a charity for at-risk teens...
A more unconventional husky-voiced "scream queen" heroine of the 1980s was Jill Schoelen, daughter of well-known fashion designer Dorothy Schoelen. Born and raised in Burbank, she studied at the Acting for Life Theatre in Burbank and started off on TV as a teen in the Fame-influenced TV pilot called Best of Times
Joan Severance was born and raised in Houston, Texas. At the age of 18 and at the sole urging of John Casablancas
of Elite models, she went to Paris, France to begin a modeling career that would turn out to be well worth the price of the ticket Casablancas sent her. Within months she graced the covers of all the international magazines and was doing shows for all the top designers...
Ally Sheedy was born in New York City, to Charlotte (Baum), a press agent and writer, and John J. Sheedy, Jr., an advertising executive. She is of Russian Jewish (mother) and Irish (father) descent. While at New York's Bank Street School, 12-year-old Ally Sheedy wrote about a mythical encounter between Queen Elizabeth I and an inquisitive mouse...
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...
Nicollette Sheridan has won a worldwide audience with her past television and film roles. She exploded on the small screen with her Golden Globe-nominated role of "Edie Britt", the blonde bombshell of Wisteria Lane, on ABC's hit show Desperate Housewives
. Sheridan was honored in her native England, receiving the 2006 Glamour Women of the Year Award for Best U.S...
"Want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing". If you have not heard of Brooke Shields before, this tagline from her Calvin Klein
Jeans ad had to grab your attention. Not that she has not had a previously noteworthy resume. She was born on May 31, 1965 in New York City and, at age 12...
Melissa Simmonds; Producer/Casting director/Actress. Trained at RADA and has worked in Theatre, Film and TV. Theatre work includes Executive Producing for Evergreen Theatrical Productions in London and she founded the Gale Theatre of Barbados and London; company uniting expertise from the UK and Barbados ...
Dancer, cellist, actress -- it's not just "Virtual Reality". Lori Jacqueline Singer was born on November 6, 1957 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Her father Jacques Singer was a symphony conductor, and her mother Leslie a concert pianist. Lori grew up in Texas, Portland, Vancouver and London. Lori always wanted to become a dancer...
Shawnee Smith has consistently put her versatile talents to use in the film, television, theatrical and musical arenas with much success. Her impressive career includes a co-starring role on an award-winning television show, which is now strong in syndication, and a variety of memorable roles in hit feature films...
Suzanne Snyder was born in Park Ridge, Illinois, USA. She lived in another town in Illinois, Glenview, for seven years until her family moved to Seattle, Washington. Her plans to study pre-med were interrupted by numerous modeling assignments. Her modeling agent convinced her to audition for a guest part in the television series...
P.J. (Pamela Jayne) Soles was born on July 17, 1950 in Frankfurt, Germany. Her father came from Holland and her mother from New Jersey. Because her father was working for an international insurance company, the family moved all over the world. P.J. lived in Casablanca, Morocco, and Maracaibo, Venezuela...
Suzanne Somers is the third of four children born to Frank and Marion Mahoney
. Her father worked loading beer onto boxcars, and her mother was a homemaker. She grew up living in constant fear of being hurt or even killed at the hands of her verbally and physically abusive alcoholic father. She was diagnosed with dyslexia when she was young...