250 list of female actors

by jhh-holthuis | created - 12 May 2011 | updated - 12 May 2011 | Public

1. Linda Blair

Actress | The Exorcist

From the age of five, Linda Blair had to get used to the spotlight, first as a child model and then as an actress, when out of 600 applicants she was picked for the role of Regan, the possessed child, in The Exorcist (1973). Linda quickly rose to international fame, won the Golden Globe, and seemed...

2. Shannon Whirry

Actress | Middle Men

Shannon Whirry is not just a talented actress with girl-next-door looks, she captured a generation of viewers' imaginations by wishing that she actually was the girl-next-door.

Born in Green Lake County, Wisconsin, Whirry graduated from high school and packed her bags for New York. She trained at ...

3. Rosalind Allen

Actress | Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult

Rosalind Allen (born Rosalind Ingledew) hails from New Zealand and studied acting there before coming to the United States. Her movie debut was in the film, Perfect (1985), and she continues a long career in television & film. Famously remembered as the "It girl" in the Seinfeld (1989) episode, ...

4. Bobbie Phillips

Actress | Solar Eclipse: Depth of Darkness

Bobbie Phillips is an actress, animal advocate, and a true Chameleon (1998); both on screen and off. Bobbie has portrayed a variety of characters in various genres throughout her career. Widely recognized for her award winning role as sexy entomologist, Dr. Bambi Berenbaum on The X-Files: War of ...

5. Tatyana Ali

Actress | The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

On January 24, 1979, Tatyana Marisol Ali was born to Sonia, who was a nurse from Panama, and Sheriff Ali, a retired police officer from Trinidad. At the age of four she started singing and got a taste of fame when she begged her mother to take her to an audition for Sesame Street (1969).

She went on...

6. Keshia Knight Pulliam

Actress | The Cosby Show

Keshia Knight Pulliam was born on April 9, 1979 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. She is an actress, known for The Cosby Show (1984), Madea Goes to Jail (2009) and House of Payne (2006). She has been married to Ed Hartwell since January 1, 2016. They have one child.

7. Angell Conwell

Actress | Baby Boy

Born in the tiny town of Orangeburg, South Carolina, Angell Conwell began her journey at a very young age. After winning countless awards locally, she signed with Wilhelmina's Kids Division in New York at the age of 10. Always one to challenge herself. She begged for her parents permission to ...

8. Pam Grier

Actress | Jackie Brown

Pam Grier was born in Winston-Salem, NC, one of four children of Gwendolyn Sylvia (Samuels), a nurse, and Clarence Ransom Grier Jr., an Air Force mechanic. Pam has been a major African-American star from the early 1970s. Her career started in 1971, when Roger Corman of New World Pictures launched ...

9. Tiffani Thiessen

Actress | Saved by the Bell

Tiffani-Amber Thiessen was born on January 23, 1974, in Long Beach, California, USA, to Frank Thiessen, a park designer, and Robyn Ernest, a homemaker. She grew up in Long Beach with her parents and her brothers, professional cyclist Todd (born August 1, 1968) and Schyler (born May 10, 1977). When ...

10. Shannah Laumeister Stern

Actress | Vegas Vacation

Shannah Laumeister Stern was born on July 23, 1969 in San Francisco, California, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Vegas Vacation (1997), Where's Daddy! (2006) and Nobody's Fool (1994). She was previously married to Bert Stern.

11. Stacey Dash

Actress | Clueless

Stacey Dash was born in the Bronx, New York. Stacy knew that she wanted to act, and from an early age began to act professionally. She made regular appearances on The Cosby Show (1984), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), and also St. Elsewhere (1982). At 21 she made her feature film debut in Enemy...

12. Sofía Vergara

Actress | Hot Pursuit

Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara was born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia. Her mother, Margarita Vergara Dávila de Vergara, is a housewife. Her father, Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo, provides cattle to the meat industry. She has five siblings. She was educated at a private bilingual Spanish/...

13. Salma Hayek

Actress | Frida

One of Hollywood's most dazzling leading actresses, Salma Hayek was born on September 2, 1966, in the oil boomtown of Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. Hayek has freely admitted that she and her brother, Sami, were spoiled rotten by her well-to-do businessman father, Sami Hayek Dominguez, and her ...

14. Penélope Cruz

Actress | Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Known outside her native country as the "Spanish enchantress", Penélope Cruz Sánchez was born in Madrid to Eduardo Cruz, a retailer, and Encarna Sánchez, a hairdresser. As a toddler, she was already a compulsive performer, re-enacting TV commercials for her family's amusement, but she decided to ...

15. Ashley Judd

Actress | Double Jeopardy

American actress and political activist Ashley Judd was born Ashley Tyler Ciminella on April 19, 1968, in Granada Hills, California. She grew up in a family of successful performing artists as the daughter of country music singer Naomi Judd and the sister of Wynonna Judd. While she is best known ...

16. Sherry Stringfield

Actress | ER

Sherry Stringfield was born in Colorado Springs as the oldest of three children, but mainly raised in Spring, Texas. In high school, she did both athletics and acting. Later, she attended the Acting Conservatory of the State New York at Purchase, from which she graduated in 1989 with a B.F.A. While...

17. Gail O'Grady

Actress | NYPD Blue

Gail O'Grady was born on January 23, 1963 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Gail Ann O'Grady. She is an actress, known for NYPD Blue (1993), Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999) and She's Having a Baby (1988). She was previously married to John Stamatakis, Anthony J Pellegrino, Steve Fenton, Severin ...

18. Barbara Niven

Actress | A Perfect Ending

Barbara Niven was born on February 26, 1953 in Portland, Oregon, USA as Barbara Lee Bucholz. She is an actress and producer, known for A Perfect Ending (2012), Chesapeake Shores (2016) and The Rat Pack (1998).

19. Janet Gunn

Actress | Silk Stalkings

Over the years, Janet Gunn has become quite an American success story. After graduating from Boswell High School in Saginaw, Texas, where she was a cheerleader for four years and the Homecoming Queen, she has worked at a variety of jobs, including stints as a car saleswoman, a personal assistant, 6...

20. Lisa Guerrero

Actress | Batman Returns

Lisa Guerrero was born on April 9, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Batman Returns (1992), Moneyball (2011) and Love Potion No. 9 (1992). She has been married to Scott Erickson since February 3, 2004.

21. Vida Guerra

Actress | CHIPS

Vida Guerra was born on March 19, 1974 in Havana, Cuba. She is an actress, known for CHIPS (2017), Scarface: The World Is Yours (2006) and Mercy for Angels (2015).

22. Kari Wuhrer

Actress | Eight Legged Freaks

Kari Samantha Wuhrer was born on April 28, 1967 in Brookfield, Connecticut, the daughter of Karin, a payroll officer and Andrew, a former police officer and car salesman. Kari has three siblings. She studied acting at age 13 at the Wooster School, and headed to New York City to do rounds of ...

23. Scarlett Johansson

Actress | Lost in Translation

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 ...

24. Eva LaRue

Actress | All My Children

Eva LaRue grew up in California. At the age of 6 she began her show-business career. She starred in television commercials and sang many "jingles" for them. She still often sings at sports events and any other opportunities that arise. Eva likes to ride horses and has shown horses for over a decade...

25. Emily Procter

Actress | Leaving Las Vegas

Emily Procter is a native of Raleigh, N.C. who attended East Carolina University. "I tried to get in the theatre department", she says, "but it was full." After graduation, however, she moved to Los Angeles and landed a number of small roles in films such as Jerry Maguire (1996). "Then I got the ...

26. Elisabeth Shue

Actress | Leaving Las Vegas

Elisabeth Shue was born in Wilmington, Delaware, to Anne Brewster (Wells), who worked for the Chemical Banking Corporation, and James William Shue, a lawyer and real estate developer. She is of German and English ancestry, including descent from Mayflower passengers. Shue's parents divorced while ...

27. Emma Samms

Actress | General Hospital

Emma Samms was born on August 28, 1960 in London, England as Emma Elizabeth Wylie Samuelson. She is an actress and writer, known for General Hospital (1963), The Colbys (1985) and Dynasty (1981). She was previously married to John Holloway, Tim Dillon and Bansi Nagji.

28. Genie Francis

Actress | General Hospital

Genie Francis was born on May 26, 1962 in Englewood, New Jersey to actors Ivor Francis and Rosemary Daley. She grew up in Long Island, New York and California. She has an older brother, Ivor Francis, and a younger brother, Kenneth Francis, and a half-sister, Shelley Francis. The attractive, blonde ...

29. Kristy Swanson

Actress | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Kristy Swanson was born on December 19, 1969 in Mission Viejo, California, USA as Kristen Noel Swanson. She is an actress and producer, known for Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) and Flowers in the Attic (1987). She has been married to Lloyd Eisler since February 7, ...

30. Britney Spears

Soundtrack | Crossroads

Britney Jean Spears was born in McComb (Mississippi) and raised in rural Louisiana (Kentwood) to Jamie Spears and Lynne Spears. As a child, Britney attended dance classes, and she was great at gymnastics, winning many competitions and the like. But, most of all, Britney loved to sing. At age 8, ...

31. Lorissa McComas

Actress | The Bare Wench Project

Lorissa McComas was born on November 26, 1970 in Columbus, Ohio, USA as Lorissa Deanna McComas. She is known for her work on The Bare Wench Project (2000), Piranha (1995) and Droid Gunner (1995). She died on November 3, 2009 in Waverly, Virginia, USA.

32. Krista Allen

Actress | Feast

Krista was born in Ventura, California and grew up in Austin, Texas. Her idols growing up were Lucille Ball and Gilda Radner. She made her way back to Southern California as a young adult and wanted to try out the acting biz. Just weeks after she landed in LA, she booked the coveted role of "Billie...

33. Mitzi Kapture

Director | The Process

Mitzi Kapture was born on May 2, 1962 in Yorba Linda, California, USA as Mitzi Gaynor Donahue. She is an actress and director, known for The Process (2017), Perfect Crime (1997) and Silk Stalkings (1991).

34. Karri Turner

Actress | Get Smart

Karri was born in Fort Worth, Texas. She attended college in Tulsa before moving to Southern California to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. After graduating from AADA, she performed with the famed "Groundlings" comedy troupe (Sun Co) and the West Coast Ensemble theater company. Karri ...

35. Cyndi Pass

Actress | Edtv

Cyndi Pass was a big screen film actress known for powerful performances. Pass began her acting career appearing mainly in films, such as the Holly Floria thrilling mystery "Bikini Island" (1991), the Jeff Wincott action flick "Mission of Justice" (1992) and "Round Trip to Heaven" (1992) with Corey...

36. Jennifer Cooke

Actress | Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI

Jennifer Cooke was born on September 19, 1964 in New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986), V (1984) and Guiding Light (1952). She has been married to Mo Siegel since 1989.

37. Faye Grant

Actress | My Best Friend's Girl

Faye Grant was born in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, in 1957, and was involved in theater as a teenager. She left home at 18, hitchhiking throughout Mexico, the U.S., and Canada. After living in Mexico City, where she did Spanish commercials, she moved to Los Angeles. She played the role of Rhonda on ...

38. Jane Badler

Actress | V

Jane Badler, the American and Australian actress best known for her role as the evil reptilian Visitor leader "Diana" in the NBC mini-series V (1983), its sequel V: The Final Battle (1984), the subsequent TV series V (1984), and the last season of the latest series V (2009), was born on the last ...

39. June Chadwick

Actress | This Is Spinal Tap

June Chadwick was born on November 30, 1951 in Warwickshire, England. She is an actress, known for This Is Spinal Tap (1984), V (1984) and Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986). She is married to Dr. Toby Mayer.

40. Rosa Blasi

Actress | Strong Medicine

A native of Chicago, Rosa comes from a strong theater background, having performed in more than 40 professional productions beginning at age eight; ranging from comedy at the esteemed Piven Performance Company, as well as Second City, to starring in numerous musicals and touring with Kenny Rogers. ...

41. Jacqueline Obradors

Actress | Six Days Seven Nights

Born in the San Fernando Valley on 6th October 1966, Jacqueline Obradors began her television career with several impressive appearances on many popular series such as Parker Lewis Can't Lose (1990), Diagnosis Murder (1993) and Murder, She Wrote (1984) as well as NBC's Battery Park (2000) with ...

42. Natalie Portman

Actress | Black Swan

Natalie Portman is the first person born in the 1980s to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan (2010)).

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 ...

43. Garcelle Beauvais

Actress | Spider-Man: Homecoming

Named one of People Magazine's highly-coveted 50 Most Beautiful in 2014, Haitian-born actress Garcelle Beauvais immigrated to the United States at the age of seven with her mother and sisters, and has since charmed audiences with her dramatic and comedic abilities. A seasoned actress, Garcelle ...

44. Lela Rochon

Actress | Waiting to Exhale

Lela Rochon was born on April 17, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Lela Rochon Staples. She is an actress and producer, known for Waiting to Exhale (1995), Gang Related (1997) and Any Given Sunday (1999). She has been married to Antoine Fuqua since April 9, 1999. They have two children. She ...

45. Charlotte Ross

Actress | Drive Angry

Born and raised in Winnetka, Illinois to Princeton and Harvard grads, it was expected that Charlotte Ross would follow in her parent's footsteps and continue in the field of education. However, falling in love with acting (and singing) in the tender years of her childhood, Charlotte had other plans...

46. Bonnie Somerville

Actress | Code Black

Bonnie was raised by her mother, and her mother's large Irish Catholic family in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Her mother is one of 9 children! Bonnie started acting and singing at a young age, appearing in all the high school plays at Poly Prep Country Day School in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. She attended Boston ...

47. Heather Elizabeth Parkhurst

Actress | Beverly Hills Cop III

Heather Elizabeth Parkhurst was born on January 16, 1967 in San Francisco, California, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Beverly Hills Cop III (1994), Alpha Dog (2006) and Bikini Summer III: South Beach Heat (1997).

48. Kristin Minter

Actress | ER

Kristin Minter was born on November 22, 1965 in Miami, Florida, USA as Donna Kristin Minter. She is an actress and producer, known for ER (1994), Home Alone (1990) and Ray Donovan (2013).

49. Rochelle Swanson

Actress | Night Fire

Rochelle Swanson was born on December 4, 1963 in Three Rivers, California, USA as Rhoda M. Swanson. She is an actress, known for Night Fire (1994), T-Force (1994) and Sorceress (1995).

50. Sara Suzanne Brown

Actress | The Last Boy Scout

Sara Suzanne Brown is an actress, known for The Last Boy Scout (1991), Lover's Leap (1995) and The Bikini Carwash Company (1992).

51. Halle Berry

Actress | Catwoman

Halle Berry was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Her father, Jerome Jesse Berry, was African-American, and worked as a hospital attendant. Her mother, Judith Ann (Hawkins), who is Caucasian, has English and German ancestry, and is a retired psychiatric nurse. Halle has an older sister, Heidi Berry. Halle ...

52. Bonnie Bedelia

Actress | Die Hard

The native New Yorker was born Bonnie Bedelia Culkin on March 25, 1948, the daughter of Phillip Harley Culkin, a journalist, and Marian Ethel Wagner Culkin, a writer and editor. Trained in ballet, her parents guided all of the children at one time or another into acting (which included Christopher ...

53. Lisa Blount

Actress | An Officer and a Gentleman

Lisa Blount was born on July 1, 1957 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA as Lisa Suzanne Blount. She was an actress and producer, known for An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), Prince of Darkness (1987) and Chrystal (2004). She was married to Ray McKinnon and Christopher Tufty. She died on October 25, ...

54. Lisa Eilbacher

Actress | Beverly Hills Cop

Lisa Eilbacher was born in Saudi Arabia, the daughter of an oil company executive. She spent her most formative years in Paris. After moving to Beverly Hills, California with her family, she soon appeared on television on episodes of Wagon Train (1957), Laredo (1965), My Three Sons (1960), and ...

55. Lisa Eichhorn

Actress | Cutter's Way

Lisa Eichhorn was born on February 4, 1952 in Glens Falls, New York, USA as Lisa Warren Eichhorn. She is an actress and writer, known for Cutter's Way (1981), The Vanishing (1993) and About Time (2013). She has been married to Richard Moxon since August 31, 2005. She was previously married to Ben ...

56. Saundra Santiago

Actress | Miami Vice

Saundra Santiago is a versatile actress who has worked in television, movies and on the Broadway stage. She holds a BFA from the University of Miami, and an MFA from Southern Methodist University. She is also a member of the Actor's Studio in New York City. She was born and raised in the Bronx.

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57. Olivia Brown

Actress | Throw Momma from the Train

Olivia Brown was born on April 10, 1960 in Livonia, Michigan, USA as Olivia Margarette Brown. She is an actress, known for Throw Momma from the Train (1987), 48 Hrs. (1982) and Miami Vice (1984).

58. Sheena Easton

Actress | All Dogs Go to Heaven 2

Sheena Easton started off as a worldwide sensation in the music industry. Since then she has expanded to movies (All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996), Indecent Proposal (1993)), Broadway ("Man of La Mancha") and TV (Body Bag (1997), Highlander (1992), Gargoyles (1994), Jack's Place (1992), The Adventures...

60. Alexa PenaVega

Actress | Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams

Alexa Ellesse PenaVega née Vega; born August 27, 1988 is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids film series and Shilo Wallace in the film Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008). In 2009, she starred as the title character Ruby Gallagher in the ABC Family ...

61. Elyssa Davalos

Actress | MacGyver

Elyssa Davalos was born on May 30, 1957 in New York City, New York, USA as Elyssa Victoria Davalos. She is an actress and producer, known for MacGyver (1985), Tycus (1999) and Diagnosis Murder (1993). She was previously married to Jeffrey Rian Dunas.

62. Jessica Ferrarone

Actress | Collateral

Jessica Ferrarone is an actress, known for Collateral (2004), Pterodactyl (2005) and NYPD Blue (1993).

63. Julie St. Claire

Actress | Sid and Nancy

Originally from New York, Julie moved to California with her family in 1979. As a child, Julie competed in the U.S. Gymnastic Federation & showed horses, both English & Western. In 1982, Julie made her television debut playing Ricky Schroder girlfriend on NBC's Silver Spoons (1982). This lead to ...

64. Yvonne Perry

Actress | As the World Turns

Yvonne Perry was born on October 23, 1966 in Voorheesville, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for As the World Turns (1956), Super Knocked Up (2012) and Magnum, P.I. (1980). She has been married to Mark Hulbert since October 1993.

65. Renee Props

Actress | Get Shorty

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 ...

66. Melody Anderson

Actress | Flash Gordon

Melody Anderson was born on December 3, 1955 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is an actress, known for Flash Gordon (1980), Firewalker (1986) and Dead & Buried (1981).

67. Melanie Smith

Actress | Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Melanie Smith was born on December 16, 1962 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress, known for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), As the World Turns (1956) and Seinfeld (1989). She has been married to Michael Eidel since 1996.

68. Kathleen Beller

Actress | The Godfather: Part II

Kathleen Beller was born on February 19, 1956 in Westchester, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for The Godfather: Part II (1974), The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982) and Dynasty (1981). She has been married to Thomas Dolby since July 2, 1988. They have three children. She was previously ...

69. Julie Michaels

Actress | Road House

Julie Michaels, best known for her role opposite Patrick Swayze in the film Road House (1989), has quite literally fought her way out of the blonde bombshell image. Her graphic fight scene with Keanu Reeves in Kathryn Bigelow's Point Break (1991) inspired the New York Times to dub her "The babe who...

70. Kelly Lynch

Actress | Drugstore Cowboy

Kelly Lynch was born in 1959 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She started her acting career with a small job at the Guthrie Theater. She studied under acting teacher Sanford Meisner and became a model for the famous Elite Modeling Agency. She first gained acclaim for acting in the Gus Van Sant film ...

71. Katherine Kelly Lang

Actress | The Bold and the Beautiful

Katherine Kelly Lang is one of three children in a show business family. Her parents are Olympic long-jump skier Keith Wegeman and actress Judy Lang; her grandfather was Academy Award-winning cinematographer Charles Lang. Born and raised in Hollywood, California, Lang graduated from Beverly Hills ...

72. Jenna Jameson

Actress | Zombie Strippers

Jenna Jameson was born and raised in Las Vegas by her father, and by the time she was 18 the bright lights were already drawing her in. She studied ballet, but it was stripping that started her on her road to superstardom. Dancing led to nude modeling, and by her 20th birthday she had appeared in ...

73. Chandra West

Actress | White Noise

Chandra West was born in Alberta, Canada, the youngest of nine children. Growing up in Oakville, Ontario, outside of Toronto, she developed an early interest in the arts. This led to 10 years of intensive ballet training. When she was 16, she enrolled in a summer theater program at Oxford ...

74. Erika Eleniak

Actress | E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Erika Maya Eleniak was born on September 29, 1969 in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale, California. She is the eldest daughter in a family of four girls and one boy. Erika began her acting career at the age of 10, starring in numerous productions for television, film, commercials and theater. Her ...

75. Katherine Heigl

Actress | One for the Money

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...

76. Ashley Laurence

Actress | Hellraiser

Ashley Laurence is an American film and television actress, noted for her appearances in horror films, particularly the "Hellraiser" series.

She grew up in the cultural excitement of Southern California. Encouraged to explore every artistic avenue available to her, she soon found her love for acting...

77. Sharon Lawrence

Actress | Me, Myself and I

You may know her from multiple nominated and SAG Award winning portrayal of ADA Sylvia Costas Sipowitz in NYPD Blue, as a stay-at-home prostitute in Desperate Housewives and a murderous realtor on Monk, as a serial killer on Law and Order:SVU, coming to terms with her long lost daughter on Rizzoli ...

78. Nancy Valen

Actress | Friends

Nancy Valen was born on December 14, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Friends (1994), Loverboy (1989) and Baywatch (1989). She has been married to Nels Van Patten since October 9, 1994.

79. Rebecca Holden

Actress | Knight Rider

Rebecca is a singer, actress and entertainer. She started her music education at the University of North Texas, majoring in voice and piano, and then moved to New York City to continue her studies. While in New York, a talent agency spotted her and made her a "Breck" girl. Rebecca would appear on ...

80. Rebecca Ferratti

Actress | Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Rebecca Ferratti was born in the "Big Sky Country", Montana. She is an active sports enthusiast and has been involved in many professional sports, including the arena of competitive martial arts, and has developed her talents as a weapons, sparring and forms champion. She attributes her positive ...

81. Nancy Lee Grahn

Actress | General Hospital

Nancy Lee Grahn was born on April 28, 1956 in Evanston, Illinois, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for General Hospital (1963), Santa Barbara (1984) and Magnum, P.I. (1980).

82. Mary McCormack

Actress | Deep Impact

Mary McCormack began her acting career performing in a stage production of Gian Carlo Menotti's Christmas opera, "Amahl and the Night Visitors". "I was twelve but looked like an eight-year-old boy" she recalls. "As luck would have it, none of the boys in town could sing, so I got the part and wore ...

83. Barbara Bosson

Actress | Hill Street Blues

Barbara Bosson, who earned an Emmy Award nomination for her performance on Murder One (1995), was raised in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, a small coal-mining town about 30 miles south of Pittsburgh. When she was a teenager, she and her family moved to Florida, where she attended Boca Ciega High ...

84. Catherine Bell

Actress | Bruce Almighty

Catherine was born in London, but moved to California with her Iranian mother at age 2. Her mother still acts as her personal assistant. As a child, she acted in various TV adverts. She went to UCLA to study biology, but dropped out to become a model in Japan. She moved back into acting with a ...

85. Andrea Parker

Actress | The Pretender

Parker is a native Californian. She began ballet study at age 6, trained with youth programs around the country and, at age 15, joined the San Francisco Ballet. After three years of touring, she switched to contemporary dance and began studying acting while working as a bartender. Shortly ...

86. Mae Whitman

Actress | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Mae was born in Los Angeles, California to Pat Musick, a voice artist, and Jeffrey Whitman, a personal manager and set construction coordinator. She began her career with a voice-over for a Tyson Chicken commercial. Whitman attended Ribét Academy, a private preparatory school in Los Angeles. She ...

87. Mimi Rogers

Actress | Lost in Space

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 ...

88. Margaret Reed

Actress | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Margaret Reed grew up in Salinas, California before entering the University of California at Santa Cruz where she earned her B.A. in Theatre Arts. Margaret then was awarded her M.F.A. from Cornell University. She then toured the U.S. in John Houseman's The Acting Company, playing many different ...

89. Meg Foster

Actress | They Live

Blue-eyed brunette Meg Foster was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on May 10, 1948 to David and Nancy. She has four siblings and grew up in Rowayton, Connecticut. Foster studied acting at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse.

Foster's first role came about in 1969, when she appeared in an episode of NET ...

90. Megan Gallagher

Actress | Suits

Megan Gallagher wanted to act from the time she was five years old. She later took drama lessons when she was in high school. She moved to New York to attend the Juilliard and appeared in the Broadway cast of "A Few Good Men" where she won two theater awards (Theatre World and Outer Critics Circle ...

91. Ana Alicia

Actress | Halloween II

Born in Mexico City, Mexico on December 12, 1956, Ana Alicia became the third of four children to Carlos Celestino Ortiz and Alicia Torres Ortiz. She grew up in El Paso, Texas from age 6 after the passing of her father. There, she lived with her grandmother, widowed mother, her uncle Louie and ...

92. Sandra Taylor

Actress | Under Siege 2: Dark Territory

Sandra Taylor was born on December 26, 1966 in Westchester, New York, USA as Sandra Lisa Korn. She is known for her work on Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995), The Princess Diaries (2001) and Valentine's Day (2010).

93. Mary Ellen Trainor

Actress | Die Hard

Mary Ellen Trainor was born in Chicago, Illinois. She appeared in many feature-films of the 1980s, notable characters include, Elaine, the kidnapped sister of Kathleen Turner and the catalyst for the entire plot in Romancing the Stone (1984), Dr. Stephanie Woods (LA Police Psychiatrist) in in all ...

94. Yancy Butler

Actress | Kick-Ass 2

Yancy Butler was born and grew up in Greenwich Village, New York City during the 1970s, so it's not unusual that she chose to be an actor, being third generation showbiz. Her father is Joe Butler, the lead singer and drummer for the reunited Lovin' Spoonful; her mother, Leslie , was a company ...

95. Nichole Hiltz

Actress | May

Nichole Marie Hiltz (born September 3, 1978) is an American actress. She has appeared in several films, made for TV movies and television series. Her most recent long-running television credit is for USA Network's In Plain Sight from 2008 to 2012 in which she portrayed Brandi Shannon, younger ...

96. Lisa Nicole Carson

Actress | Ally McBeal

Lisa Nicole Carson has the distinction of having simultaneously starred in television's most lauded comedy and drama series. She has both amused audiences as Renee Radick, the D.A. roommate of Calista Flockhart on Fox's Ally McBeal (1997) and riveted them as Carla Reese, the mother of Eriq La Salle...

97. Jenifer Lewis

Actress | The Princess and the Frog

Jenifer Lewis is one of Hollywood's most familiar faces, with more than 300 appearances in film and television. Dubbed a "national treasure" by TV Guide.com, Jenifer stars on the hit show Black-ish (ABC), where her hilarious portrayal of "Ruby Johnson" earned her a nomination for the 2016 Critics ...

98. Sagan Lewis

Actress | St. Elsewhere

Sagan Lewis was born on November 30, 1952 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA as Susan Jane Lewis. She is known for her work on St. Elsewhere (1982), About Schmidt (2002) and Homicide: Life on the Street (1993). She was married to Tom Fontana. She died on August 7, 2016 in New York City, New York, USA.

99. Liza Snyder

Actress | Yes, Dear

Liza Snyder was born on March 20, 1968 in Northampton, Massachusetts, USA. She is an actress and director, known for Yes, Dear (2000), Pay It Forward (2000) and House M.D. (2004).

100. Liz Vassey

Actress | The Tick

Liz Vassey was born on August 9, 1972 in Raleigh, North Carolina and was raised in Tampa, Florida. She began acting at the age of nine (portraying Oliver in the musical of the same name) and continued to work extensively on the stage, performing in over fifty plays at regional and professional ...