The Last Three Decades' Really to Relatively Non-US Actresses with Dangerous Talent: Not Only Attractive but also Smart

Non-Americanish Female Actors Whose On-Screen Performances Would Definitely Blow Your Mind Away!
(the number does not represent "the best" degree, it's just done randomly)
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1.
Marion Cotillard
Actress, Inception
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...
“ French. Arguably the best French actress after Simone Signoret's and Juliette Binoche's era.

Her totally body-and-soul performance as legendary singer Edith Piaf in "La Vie en Rose" is definitely unforgettable. I'm glad she's 'leaving' Hollywood with its Glamor & Vine and now more focuses on indie films. Her recent "Rust & Bone" (2012) truly watchable, appreciable, and deserves enthusiastic anticipation. ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
2.
Carey Mulligan
Actress, Drive
Carey Mulligan is a British actress, born May 28, 1985, in Westminster, London, England, to Nano (Booth), a university lecturer, and Stephen Mulligan, a hotel manager. Her father is of Irish descent and her mother is Welsh, originally from Llandeilo. Her first major appearance was playing Kitty Bennet in Pride & Prejudice alongside Keira Knightley...
“ British. Next Bennet sister from Joe Wright's "Pride and Prejudice" (2005) who makes a big, bold move to Hollywood after Keira Knightley.

She's not that pretty and to be honest - her face kinda has that next-door girl quality but nevertheless I personally never grow bored of watching her - both on-screen and off-screen. Critics said she's like the reincarnation of Audrey Hepburn. Well, I don't know, maybe it's a bit too much and I agree that miss Hepburn is absolutely irreplaceable. But suddenly, strangely, there's something about her which at some magical way really reminds me to that of Audrey's indeed: her sweet, cute, and innocent grin.

She has proven not having status quo of staying in the past's one big moment for being Oscar-Best Actress nominee in "An Education" (2009). She impressively jumped from one role to another which were quite contrary. Having watched her in "Drive" and "Shame" last year, it was like I met two different girls with same face.

Undoubtedly, "Never Let Me Go" (2010) was softly, richly, beautifully disturbing drama but stay anticipated for this year's Christmas' "The Great Gatsby". ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
3.
Diane Kruger
Diane Kruger was born Diane Heidkrüger in Algermissen, near Hildesheim, Germany, to Maria-Theresa, a bank employee, and Hans-Heinrich Heidkrüger, a computer specialist. She studied ballet with the Royal Ballet in London before an injury ended her career. She returned to Germany and became a top fashion model...
“ German. A pair of distinct, warm blue eyes, creamy blonde hair, and a great body - I think she is today's most beautiful woman in the world.
(Oh man, I'm ready to kill for her.)

Her role as Helen of Troy in "Troy" (2004) is probably the best landmark most people ever noticed about this German-born but a French-based actress but for me, "Pied nus sur les limaces" (Lily Sometimes) (2010) is the bold proof that she's more than just a pretty face.

Maybe it's just me but is it true that one of her best performances: Tarantino's Bridget von Hammersmark (2009) was actually based on Marlene Dietrich?

"Can you Americans speak German and French without sounding stupidly Americanish?" ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
4.
Monica Bellucci
Actress, Irreversible
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...
“ Italian. After Sophia Loren, I never met any classy Italian bombshell as hot as her!

Some people convincingly said she can't act. That she's more like Sharon Stone from Europe. But for me, only with her rhythmical body gesture and icing look, less words, she's more than just acting. Her performances in "Malena" (2000) and "Irreversible" (2002) were disturbingly affecting and amazing. She's no problem with scenes requiring nudity and depicting violence but it's sad how Hollywood had mistreated her, stereotypically giving her part merely as sex-carnivor or anything alike - see "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992) and "The Matrix Reloaded" (2003).

She's entering 50 now, but still, nobody could resist her seductive, tempestuous aura. ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
5.
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to June (Gamble), an Australian teacher and property developer, and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., an American advertising executive, originally from Texas. She has an older brother and a younger sister. When she was ten years old...
“ Australian. One of the best Hollywood's most versatile actresses.

Definitely not pretty - she's more even like an ordinary white female with deeply pale and melancholic complexion but her look is amazingly majestic and rich, thus, she can embody into any role she preserved.

"Elizabeth"
"The Aviator"
"Notes on Scandal"
"I'm Not There"
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

....need more to prove? ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
6.
Penélope Cruz
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 focus her energies on dance...
“ Spanish. Her crunchy, relaxing laugh is the best thing I love about her.

I know some will disagree with this but since this Spaniard beauty left Hollywood and Tom Cruz and Tom Cruise (good job, girl!), she's blisteringly more and more radiant on her own way as rooting on her own native film-productions. Woody Allen once again did a great job on making out the best of his actresses. After Diane Keaton, Dianne Wiest, Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Tilly (nominated) - "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" established her as the first Spanish actress to ever win an Oscar.

She became another reason why I much hate Hollywood:
"Blow"
"Bandidas"
"Pirates On Stranger Tides (which Swept Away)"
The Policy on Stereotyping Cast.

She is sometimes dull and mediocre, sometimes brilliant and brave but you just can't say that you not love her.. ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
7.
Olga Kurylenko
Olga Kurylenko, a Ukrainian-born actress and model, went from sharing a cramped flat with her aunt, uncle, grandparents and cousin to starring as a Bond girl opposite Daniel Craig. She was born Olga Konstantinovna Kurylenko on November 14, 1979, in Berdyansk, Ukraine, Soviet Union. Her mother, Marina Alyabysheva...
“ Ukranian-born French. As Famke Janssen remained as the best Bond-girl last decade, now, she's the best Bond-girl this decade.

Though maybe sharing similar background of coming from Eastern Europe part, she's in some respect, better than Milla "zombie-maniac" Jovovich. Her contribution on "Paris, je t'aime" (2006) as a lovely gothic vampir is completely sleek - hilarious and entertaining.

I really like her. She can look sensual and sexy at the same time vulnerable and sweet. ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
8.
Tilda Swinton
The iconoclastic gifts of the visually striking and fiercely talented actress Tilda Swinton have been appreciated by a more international audience of late. She was born Katherine Mathilda Swinton on November 5, 1960, in London, England. Her mother, Judith Balfour, Lady Swinton (née Killen), was Australian...
“ British. The coolest female actor ever come across so far.

Saying that winning an Oscar do not help her career a lot may sound ungrateful but it's true anyway. She's not any of those Oscar-whining actors who were dragged and drowned into such luxurious roles and first-class facilities in the big-budgeted films. Playing the white witch in the first saga "The Chronicle of Narnia" may last as the only appearance she would make on childish pop films but she never ended up surrendering to struggle. Doing an "Adaptation.", she finally decided to "Burn after Reading".

Really, AMPAS should revise their decision of not including her in the list of Oscar's Best Actress nominees last February for her edgy, enigmatic, exceptional performance in "We Need to Talk about Kevin". ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
9.
Eva Green
Actress, Casino Royale
French actress and model Eva Gaëlle Green was born on July 6, 1980, in Paris, France. Her father, Walter Green, is a dentist who appeared in the 1966 film Au Hasard Balthazar. Her mother, Marlène Jobert, is an actress turned children's book writer. Eva's mother was born in Algeria, of Sephardi Jewish heritage (during that time...
“ French. A classic beauty from France.

No one can deny that France saves the best cooking recipes in the world. Yet we also cannot deny that the country saves the most beautiful girls with unlikely quality to be found in other parts of the world.

Being one of that sexy femme-fatale Bond-girls, Eva Green is still reaching out her hands, paving her way to be taken seriously in the film industry - a critical acclaimed actress. I do not doubt it but I think not only does her face resemble to Judy Davis and Gabrielle Anwar, but her acting also spark similar impressive tone. ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
10.
Shohreh Aghdashloo
Actress, The Promise
Shohreh Aghdashloo was born Shohreh Vaziri-Tabar on May 11, 1952 in Tehran, Iran. In the 1970s at age 20, she achieved nationwide stardom in her homeland of Iran, starring in some prominent pictures such as The Report directed by the renowned Abbas Kiarostami, which won critics awards at the Moscow Film Festival...
“ Iranian-born American. Queen of Middle East's indie cinema.

One of the most respected actresses in the world. She may already have succeeded establishing career in Hollywood by being an Oscar-nominated actress, but she remains down-to-earth and accessible to low-budgeted/non-commercial film productions outside US.

I love her every performance. Her breathy, raspy voice always fascinates me. ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
11.
“ Acehnese. An Indonesian senior actress who for the last three decades dubbed as "The Queen of Indonesian Cinema".

Most non-Indonesian audience know her as Wayan in Julia Roberts' "Eat Pray Love" (2010) but long before that her conversant works in film has expanded for nearly 40 years. She always added masterful and classy acting also artistic touch to every film she participated in.

If any justice, her performance as Cut Nyak Dien (Indonesian heroine from Aceh during Dutch-colonialism) in biopic "Tjoet Nja' Dhien" (in the form of the old Malayan spelling) (1988) should at least garner her an Oscar nomination. Her portrayal was so strikingly raw, overwhelmingly haunting, and totally amazing.

Hollywood really missed a real talent. ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
12.
Paz Vega
Actress, Sex and Lucia
Actress Paz Campos Trigo was born in Seville, Spain, to a bullfighter father. She has been based in Los Angeles since 2008. She has starred in dozens of films in Europe and North America. After six successful seasons as Laura in "Seven Lives" (Telecinco,) one of Spain's longest running sitcoms, the young Seville born actress makes her leap to the big screen...
“ Spanish. The hypnotizing sex symbol from Spain.

Nothing can be more dangerously sexy than her performance as Lucia in "Sex and Lucia" (2001). Vega successfully stole the whole show from major stars Adam Sandler and Tea Leoni when she appeared as a Latina maid in "Spanglish" (2004). Even director Frank Miller to be said being "stunned" for her wildly sensual aura during the take while filming "The Spirit" (2008). ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
13.
Li Gong
Actress, 2046
Born in Shenyang, grew up in Jinan, the daughter of an economics professor. Loved music from childhood, and dreamed of a singing career. After failing to gain entrance to China's top music school in 1985, applied for and was admitted to the Central Drama Academy in Beijing, from which she graduated in 1989...
“ Chinese-born Singaporean. Today's most powerful East-Asia's leading actress.

Let's not forget that she's beauty icon from Asia indeed but if you take a look closer into her characters that richly, solidly well-established from one film to another, you will see that she's not a typical Chinese-descendant actress.

Her performance in "Curse of the Golden Flower" (2006) alongside Chow Yun-Fat and Jay Chou was one of the best performances by Asian actress I've seen for years. You can say she's like the next Anita Mui. ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
14.
Saoirse Ronan
Actress, Atonement
Saoirse Una Ronan was born in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, to Irish parents, Monica Ronan (née Brennan) and Paul Ronan, an actor. When Saoirse was three, the family moved to Ireland, and Saoirse grew up in its County Carlow. Saoirse made her first TV appearance with a small role in a few episodes of the TV series...
“ Irish. The most fidgeting new-comer this decade.

Watching "Atonement" (2007) will provoke the best eerie feeling about teenagers and what's the worst they could do. At very young age, this talented actress has made great progress afterward:

"The Lovely Bones"
"Hanna"

She even joined "The Way Back" (2010) major cast to travel to filming locations with contrast climate - from Morocco's arid dessert to a humid country in the Eastern Europe: Bulgaria. ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
15.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Actress, Jodhaa Akbar
Aishwarya Rai (Ash) is one of Bollywood's pre-eminent leading ladies. This Indian darling burst upon the world stage when her striking beauty, poise and commanding intelligence won her the Miss World crown in 1994. This former architecture major soon became one of India's most famous models, landing a prestigious Pepsi-Cola campaign and appearing in Vogue Magazine...
“ Hindustani Indian. Widely regarded as "the most beautiful woman in the world".

Most people doubted that a beauty-queen really know how to act but this woman can prove that to you. Just watch her performance as Paro in "Devdas" (2002). You will understand that she can "speak" a thousand words only with her eyes. ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
16.
Kate Winslet
Actress, Titanic
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...
“ British. The #1 Actress in the World under 40.

"Titanic" may remain her biggest-earning film but that's all. Everafter, she clearly went on more "artsy" films with "ballsy" acting.

Take a stroll, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004) is apparently everyone's favorite Kate Winslet film. ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
17.
Kelly Macdonald
Actress, Brave
Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald was born and raised in Glasgow. Her parents divorced when she was young, and she was raised by her mother, a sales executive in the garment industry. She has one brother, David. As a hobby, she acted in an amateur theatrical club, which she enjoyed a great deal. Macdonald was working as a barmaid...
“ Scottish. A next-door girl type with a quiet, calm look.

Skip Megan Fox. I'd rather have this girl on my PC's wallpaper than that brunette sexy-fox with annoying voice. She's maybe not as bold as Keira Knightley but you can still expect she has the quality that would not disappoint you - how she an indigenous Scottish impressively struggled to match to Texas accent in "No Country for Old Men" (2008).

She reminds me a lot to Sally Field. ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
18.
“ South African. The true natural beauty from Africa.

I can still remember Bonnie Henna from the moment I watched "Catch a Fire" (2006). She's unreasonably good and clearly has distinctive acting skill. Without getting provoked by the domination of fellow stars, Derek Luke and Tim Robbins who are Americans, she was able to pull out her ability at the best level. Simple yet mind-blowing. Out of the questions. ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
19.
“ Japanese. Can a Far-East Asian actress be as fresh and original as this?

Add Innaritu's "Babel" (2006) to your watchlist - you will see a young Japan-imported actress with real talent. She's for sure nothing like those Gwen Stefani's stupid Harajuku girls nor that Fastly-Furiously car-race maniac Asian chicks with dumb, expressionless mimic. ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
20.
Maribel Verdú
Maribel Verdú was born on October 2, 1970 in Madrid, Spain as María Isabel Verdú Rollán. She is an actress, known for Snow White, Pan's Labyrinth and Y Tu Mamá También. She is the older sister of twins Marina and Carlota and she has been married to Pedro Larrañaga since September 1999.
“ Spanish (again). Outrageous.

Her sweetly, motherly face may fool you as to presume her an actress identically linked with motherhood role or such but all are about to change after you watch her performance as a mature woman sexually involved with two coming-age boys in "Y Tu Mama Tambien" (2001). Gasp! ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
21.
Emily Blunt
Actress, Sicario
Emily Olivia Leah Blunt is a British actress known for her roles in The Devil Wears Prada, The Young Victoria, Edge of Tomorrow, and The Girl on the Train, among many others. Blunt was born on February 23, 1983, in Roehampton, South West London, England, the second of four children in the family of Joanna Mackie...
“ British. Better than Keira Knightley in comedy.

Keira Knightley may monopolize Hollywood's attention on high-profile dramas and blockbuster actions but when it comes to light drama to comedy, have yourself any films with Emily Blunt in it in your catalog.
She has some strange quality (it's a compliment, really). No doubt, her face really that gorgeous but funnily at the same time so foolish.

After Meryl Streep, does anyone agree that she's the best thing ever happened in "The Devil Wears Prada" instead of Anne Hathaway? ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
22.
Do-yeon Jeon
Actress, Hanyo
Jeon Do-yeon spent five years starring in television dramas before achieving instant star status with her film debut opposite Han Seok-gyu in The Contact. She has since gone on to take a wide variety of roles, from her performance as a schoolgirl in Harmonium in My Memory to that of a wife having an adulterous affair in Happy End...
“ South Korean. Today's best Korean drama-queen with no such cute Manga-fakeness, really.

Take this Korean actress seriously because she had won prize from Cannes Film Festival 'Best Actress' for her strong, earth-grounded performance in "Secret Sunshine" (2007) among many other prestigious recognitions.

Scared of her talent? You should be. ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
23.
“ Mexican. A senior Latin actress who more deserves a crown than an Oscar.

She's the definition of acting with experience and skill. She has appeared in more than 10 TV-drama series and more than 20 films.
Save your expectation, "Babel" (2006) already became a worldwide checklist. ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
24.
Irène Jacob
This beautiful, dark-haired Swiss actress made a hit with a supporting role in her first film, as the piano teacher in Louis Malle's "Au revoir, les enfants" (1987). Educated in London and Geneva, and a Paris resident since the age of 18, Jacob became a promising starlet with her Malle success and followed...
“ Swiss. One of the leading actresses from Western Europe.

She's best known as Valentina in "Three Colors: Red" (1994). Her other non-Hollywood films are mostly included in European cinema lovers' must-see list. ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
25.
Carice van Houten
One of Europe's most celebrated actresses, Carice van Houten is perhaps best known for her lead roles in Paul Verhoeven's award-winning Black Book, Bryan Singer's Valkyrie opposite Tom Cruise and Game of Thrones. Her Dutch-language feature Love Life, gained her further critical acclaim and broke box office records in her native Holland...
“ Dutch. The princess of post-modern Dutch cinema.

In 2008, she played Tom Cruise's anxious wife in Nazi-themed "Valkyrie". Two years previously, she had played a Jewish survivor in another Nazi-themed film, "Black Book".

She's surely a gorgeous actress. ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
26.
Samantha Morton
Actress, John Carter
Born in Nottingham, England and trained at the Central Junior Television Workshop, Samantha's first television work came at the age of 13. Since then, she has played many minor TV roles in such dramas as Cracker, Peak Practice, Boon, Soldier Soldier and Medics, before reaching the big time with major roles in such TV movies and mini-series as Band of Gold...
“ British. Actress from England with distinguished, classy gesture and sweet, whispery Brit accent.

"In America"
"Sweet and Lowdown"
"Elizabeth: the Golden Age"
are among her best performances. ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
27.
Julie Delpy
Actress, Before Sunset
Julie Delpy was born in Paris, France, in 1969 to Albert Delpy and Marie Pillet, both actors. She was first featured in Jean-Luc Godard's Détective at the age of fourteen. She has starred in many American and European productions since then, including Disney's The Three Musketeers, Killing Zoe...
“ French. A dramatic actress with originality and depth.

Her girly look may emphasize a sense of innocence but it's her talent that speaks a lot more: non-choreographical, honest expression in both "Before Sunrise" (1995) and "Before Sunset" (2004) were affectingly both sweet and communicative. ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
28.
Audrey Tautou
Actress, Amélie
Audrey Justine Tautou was born on August 9, 1976 in Beaumont, France, to Evelyne Marie Laure (Nuret), a teacher, and Bernard Tautou, a dental surgeon. Audrey showed an interest for comedy at an early age and started her acting lessons at 'Cours Florent'. In 1998 she won the best young actress award in the ninth 'Jeune Comedien de Cinema Festival' in Bezier...
“ French. This decade's dramedy queen from France.

She has won million hearts from all over the world for her cute portrayal as lonely, naive Amelie in "Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amelie Poulain" (1999) but "Un Long Dimanche de Fiancailles" (2004) and "Coco avant Chanel" (2009) marked a big departure of her career where she extended her acting ability into a wider range. ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
29.
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Actress, Melancholia
Charlotte Gainsbourg was born in London, England in 1971. She is an Anglo-French actress and singer. The daughter of English actress Jane Birkin and French singer and songwriter Serge Gainsbourg, she was raised in Paris. Gainsbourg made her motion picture debut in 1984. In 1986, Gainsbourg won a César Award for "Most Promising Actress"...
“ British. A talented actress goes more to indie and non-Hollywood major studio works.

She is widely known for raw and personal portrayals.

"Melancholia"
"Anti-christ"
"I'm Not There", etc.... ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
30.
Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche was born in Paris, France, to Monique Yvette Stalens, a director, teacher, and actress, and Jean-Marie Binoche, a sculptor, director, and actor. Her mother was born in Czestochowa, Poland, of French, Walloon Belgian, and Polish descent, while her father is French. Juliette was only 23 when she first attracted the attention of international film critics with The Unbearable Lightness of Being...
“ French. Probably the most suitable actress who fits the description of "France's Sweetheart".

That sweet, heart-melting smile always led her to the nice woman roles - lucky for her, it provably secured her an Oscar 'Best Supporting Actress' for her work in Minghella's "The English Patient" (1996). ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
31.
Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson was born in London on April 15, 1959, into a family of actors - her father was Eric Thompson, who has passed away, and her mother, Phyllida Law, has co-starred with Thompson in several films (her sister, Sophie Thompson, is an actor as well). Her father was English-born and her mother is Scottish-born...
“ British. Boldest, the most idealistic female actor from UK.

She's like the UK version of Annette Bening. Exploration on many different ranges of acting - she would jump from role as an affirmative school principal to role as a warmhearted witch-nanny. ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
32.
Brenda Blethyn
Actress, Atonement
After twenty years of hard work on stage and both television and film, there are not many other actresses who deserved the success, recognition and stardom which Brenda Blethyn has now achieved. Born in 1946 in Ramsgate, Kent, England, she started her career at British Rail in the 1960s. Saving money during her time there...
“ British. The most believable, big momma-typed actress.

She's the best character who made "Pride and Prejudice" (2005) look not only entertaining and funny but also warm and relaxing. ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
33.
Ludivine Sagnier
Actress, Swimming Pool
The French actress Ludivine Sagnier was born on July 3, 1979 in La Celle-Saint-Cloud, in France's Yvelines département. Ludivine studied acting as a young girl and had made her movie debut at the age 10 in Les maris, les femmes, les amants. She has established her reputation as one of the brightest young stars in French and international cinema in her collaborations with French filmmaker François Ozon...
“ French. Rebellious prodigy.

"Pied nus sur les limaces" (2010) is the strong evidence that she can't be be tamed by any decent attitude.

Save her for the unexpected surprises in next decade ahead. ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
34.
Keira Knightley
Keira Christina Knightley was born in the South West Greater London suburb of Richmond on March 26th 1985. She is the daughter of actor Will Knightley and actress turned playwright Sharman Macdonald. An older brother, Caleb Knightley, was born in 1979. Her father is English, while her Scottish-born mother is of Scottish and Welsh origin...
“ British. Natalie Portman from England?

There's no need to say more about this young actress. Along with her senior, Kate Winslet, obviously this decade's UK's brightest film-star triumph belongs to her. ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
35.
Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve was born October 22, 1943 in Paris, France. Her parents were actors. She made her movie debut in 1957, when she was thirteen and continued with small parts in minor films, until Roger Vadim gave her a meatier role in Vice and Virtue. But her breakthrough came with the excellent musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg...
“ French. The most recognizable talent from France after Simone Signoret.

Still remember this beautiful actress? If you don't, here let me help your memory refreshed:
She sparked much controversy for that infamous steamy lesbian sex-scene with Susan Sarandon in "The Hunger" (1983) which had helped the film receiving a "cult-classic" status eversince. ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
36.
Franka Potente
Franka Potente was born on 22 July 1974 in the German town of Dülmen, to Hildegard, a medical assistant, and Dieter Potente, a teacher. After her graduation in 1994, she went to the Otto-Falckenberg-Schule, a drama school in Munich, but soon broke off to study at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York...
“ German. The German version of Hillary Swank pre-"Million Dollar Baby".

She was Johnny Depp's accomplice-lover in "Blow" (2001) then becoming Matt Damon's hippie-girl, Marie, in "Bourne Identity to Supremacy" but above all - I like her better, stronger character in "Run Lola Run" (1998). ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
37.
Maria de Medeiros
Actress, Pulp Fiction
Maria de Medeiros is the oldest of three daughters by the pianist, maestro and composer António Vitorino D'Almeida and Maria Armanda Esteves. Her sisters are Inês de Medeiros, stage actress and film and stage director and Ana Medeiros, violinist, composer, and music teacher. Studied at Lycée Français Charles Le Pierre...
“ Portuguese. Forever sweet, sassy girly-looking woman with hot body.

Probably Tarantino was deeply impressed (haunted) by lesbian kiss with much hotness between her and Uma Thurman in "Henry & June" that he finally decided to recruite her as Bruce Willis' cute, naive girlfriend in "Pulp Fiction". ” - fannyfajaryanto
 
38.
Mélanie Laurent
Mélanie Laurent was born in Paris, France. She is the daughter of Annick, a ballet teacher, and Pierre, a voice actor, who is most recognized for the French version of The Simpsons. She has a younger brother, Mathieu, and has both Sephardi Jewish (from Tunisia) and Ashkenazi Jewish (from Poland) ancestry...
“ French. One of today's best blondes but not silly-looking.

Although the lead female role probably went to Diane Kruger, but still she was the toughest bad-ass chick in "Inglorious Basterds". Playing fair along with Christopher Plummer and Ewan McGreggor, she's also the particular reason why "Beginners" (2010) looks so good and meaningful. She's silent-looking type indeed but you will find depth and warmth in her baby-blue eyes which totally reflect it all. ” - fannyfajaryanto