13 actresses (or other personalities), one from each of the historic counties of Wales.
“ Anglesey / Sir Fôn (now Anglesey). ” - sabercro
“ Brecknockshire /Sir Frycheiniog (now Powys). ” - sabercro
“ Caernarfonshire / Sir Gaernarfon (now Gwynedd). ” - sabercro
Veteran stage actress Sian Phillips is forever identified on television as the tarantula mother/empress Livia in the classic BBC series I, Claudius
, and as the Reverend Mother in the science fiction epic film Dune
. Her broad range of roles went from endearing to downright deadly. Phillips was born Jane Elizabeth Ailwên Phillips in Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen...
“ Carmarthenshire / Sir Gaerfyrddin or Sir Gâr (now Carmarthenshire). ” - sabercro
“ Cardiganshire / Sir Aberteifi or Ceredigion (Now Ceredigion). ” - sabercro
“ Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych (now Clwyd) ” - sabercro
“ Flintshire / Sir Fflint (now Denbighshire). ” - sabercro
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)...
“ Glamorganshire / Sir Forgannwg or Morgannwg (now West Glamorgan). ” - sabercro
Charlie Brooks was born on 3 May 1981 as Charlene Brooks in Hertfordshire, England and raised in Barmouth, Wales. All her life she had dreamed of becoming an actress and at the age of 13, she traveled without her parents to London to fulfill her dreams of a career in acting. After finding work appearing as bit parts in a few episodes of popular television series...
“ Merionethshire / Sir Feirionnydd or Meirionnydd (now Gwynedd). ” - sabercro
Amy Beth Hayes
Amy Beth Hayes was born in Wales and grew up in the North-East of England. As a teenager she was a member of the National Youth Theatre. Amy read English Literature at Keble College, University of Oxford, where she was an active member of OUDS (Oxford University Dramatic Society). After graduating with honours from Oxford she studied acting at London's Central School of Speech and Drama.
“ Monmouthshire / Sir Fynwy (now Monmouthshire ). ” - sabercro
Julie Christie, the British movie legend whom Al Pacino
called "the most poetic of all actresses", was born in Chukua, Assam, India, on April 14, 1941, the daughter of a tea planter, Frank St. John Christie, and his wife, Rosemary (Ramsden), who was a painter. Her family was of English, and some Scottish...
“ Montgomeryshire / Sir Drefaldwyn (now Powys). Julie Christie wasn't actually born in Montgomeryshire, but she has owned a farmhouse there for many years. I can't find any other actresses born there. ” - sabercro
“ Pembrokeshire / Sir Benfro (now Dyfed). ” - sabercro
“ Radnorshire / Sir Faesyfed (now Powys). ” - sabercro