The top 30 best actress' (that i think are the best anyway).
Ellen Philpotts-Page was born on February 21, 1987, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Martha Philpotts, a teacher, and Dennis Page, a graphic designer. Page wanted to start acting at an early age and attended the Neptune Theater School. She began her career at the age of 10 on the award-winning television series Pit Pony
“ I loved her in 'Juno' & 'Whip It'! She is definitely a favourite. ” - BrittOnBroadway
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in Paris, France, to English parents, Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, both lawyers. She moved to Oxfordshire when she was five, where she attended the Dragon School. From the age of six, Emma knew that she wanted to be an actress and, for a number of years, she trained at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts...
“ I can't think of anyone better than her to play the role of Hermione in the 'Harry Potter' series. Top notch performances!! ” - BrittOnBroadway
Though most famous for her role as Isabella "Bella" Swan in The Twilight
Saga, Kristen Stewart has been a working actor since her early years in Los Angeles, California, where she was born. Her parents, John Stewart
and Jules Stewart
, both work in film and television. Her mother is Australian...
“ Same with Kristen. I can't think of anyone more suited to the role of Bella in the 'Twilight' series. ” - BrittOnBroadway
Anne Jacqueline Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Kate McCauley Hathaway
, an actress, and Gerald T. Hathaway
, a lawyer, both originally from Philadelphia. She is of mostly Irish descent, along with English, German, and French. Her first major role came in the short-lived television series Get Real
“ Such an amazing actress. Her performance in 'The Princess Diaries' & 'The Devil Wears Prada' is fab! ” - BrittOnBroadway
Jessica Biel, with her good looks and talent, has become one of Hollywood's most sought-out actresses. She was born in Ely, Minnesota, to Kimberly (Conroe) and Jonathan Edward Biel, who is a business consultant and GM worker. She is of German, French, English, Irish, and some Choctaw ancestry. Biel was raised in Boulder...
“ She is awesome in 'Blade:Trinity'! Love her so much. ” - BrittOnBroadway
Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976 at Southern Baptist Hospital (now Memorial Medical Center) in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the second child of Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Reese) and Dr. John Draper Witherspoon, Sr. Her father was a military surgeon specializing in ear, nose and throat...
“ The best blonde actress i have ever heard of!!! Ever since i saw 'Legally Blondes 1 & 2', i fell in love with her as an actress and all of her movies. ” - BrittOnBroadway
Almost everyone who has spent time with Kate Hudson -including directors, family members, co-stars and interviewers - is quick to comment on her ability to light up a room. Through some combination of a winning smile, solid work ethic, and good old-fashioned talent, the young actress has gone from indie beginner to Vanity Fair cover girl in just three years...
“ Seriously, this girl is a phenomenal actress. 'Raising Helen' is a great film and i love all of her other films. 'You, Me & Dupree' is definitely a fave! ” - BrittOnBroadway
A tall, strikingly attractive blue-eyed natural blonde, Cameron Diaz was born in 1972 in San Diego, the daughter of a Cuban-American father and an Anglo-German mother. Self described as "adventurous, independent and a tough kid," Cameron left home at 16 and for the next 5 years lived in such varied locales as Japan...
“ 'The Sweetest Thing' about Cameron is that not one of her movies are bad, well i don't think they are anyway! A great actress. ” - BrittOnBroadway
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 family moved to New Canaan...
“ Hilarious actress! 'The Ugly Truth' is one of my faves and so is 'Knocked Up'. Love Her! ” - BrittOnBroadway
Hayden Leslie Panettiere was born on 21st August 1989 in Palisades, New York, to actress Lesley Vogel
and fire department captain Skip Panettiere
. Her younger brother is actor Jansen Panettiere
. She has Italian, and some English and German, ancestry. Her mother got her started in the business by doing commercials when she was just 11 months old...
“ 'I Love You, Beth Cooper' is a funny film that she stars in. But 'Scream 4' is a complete turn around for her but is still great! ” - BrittOnBroadway
Evanna Patricia Lynch is an Irish actress. Born in the town of Termonfeckin in Ireland, she is one of four children to Donal and Marguerite Lynch. Her acting career began in 2007 when she competed in an open audition against nearly 15,000 girls, and won the coveted role of Luna Lovegood in the "Harry Potter" movie franchise...
“ 'Harry Potter' wouldn't be the same without the lovely Evanna Lynch playing Luna Lovegood. She is an amazing actress and a great addition to the Harry Potter series. ” - BrittOnBroadway
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter is an actress of great versatility, one of the UK's finest and most successful. Bonham Carter was born May 26, 1966 in Golders Green, London, England, the youngest of three children of Elena (née Propper de Callejón), a psychotherapist, and Raymond Bonham Carter, a merchant banker...
“ This woman is an amazing actress! 'The Kings Speech' is one of the Best films i have ever seen. Great! ” - BrittOnBroadway
Emily Olivia Leah Blunt is a British actress known for her roles in The Young Victoria
and The Devil Wears Prada
. Blunt was born on February 23, 1983, in Roehampton, South West London, England, the second of four children in the family of Joanna Mackie
, a former actress and teacher, and Oliver Simon Peter Blunt...
“ Her performance in 'The Devil Wears Prada' is fantastic. And even though we can't see her face in 'Gnomeo & Juliet', i think that her humour really shines through in her character. ” - BrittOnBroadway
Sandra Annette Bullock was born in Arlington, a Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. Her mother, Helga Bullock
(née Helga Mathilde Meyer), was a German opera singer. Her father, John W. Bullock, was an American voice teacher, who was born in Alabama, of Irish, English, French, and German descent. Sandra grew up on the road with her parents and younger sister...
“ 'The Proposal' (one of my favourite films) is amazing. She is hilarious in it and also in 'Miss Congeniality 1 & 2'. Love her to bits. ” - BrittOnBroadway
“ I remember watching Drew in 'E.T' when i was little (quite a few more years after it actually came out) and i thought she was so cute. I watch her now in 'Whip It' and 'Going the Distance' as a great actress. ” - BrittOnBroadway
Kim Victoria Cattrall was born on August 21, 1956 in Mossley Hill, Liverpool, England to Gladys Shane (Baugh), a secretary, and Dennis Cattrall, a construction engineer. At the age of three months, her family emigrated to Canada, where a large number of her films have been made. At age 11, she returned to her native country and studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art...
“ Sex and the City is a great show and the films are fabulous as well! Her character is completely different in 'Ice Princess' to the one as Sam in 'Sex and the City'. ” - BrittOnBroadway
Natalie Portman is the first millennial to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan
). Natalie was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel, to a Jewish family. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, an Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born artist (from Cincinnati...
“ Her performance in 'Black Swan' was fantastic. An all rounder! ” - BrittOnBroadway
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker was born March 25, 1965, in Nelsonville, Ohio, to Barbra Forste (née Keck), a teacher who ran a nursery school, and Stephen Parker, a journalist. Her parents divorced, and her mother later remarried to Paul Forste and had four more children, bringing the total to eight. Sarah now had 3 full siblings and 4 half siblings...
“ I love Sarah JP!! She is so good in 'Sex and the City' and in 'Failure to Launch' with Matthew McConaughey. Loves for her. ” - BrittOnBroadway
Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 20 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William Streep...
“ Her performance as Donna in 'Mamma Mia!' was incredible as was her character in 'The Devil Wears Prada'. ” - BrittOnBroadway
Judy Greer was born and raised outside of Detroit, Michigan, as Judith Therese Evans. She is the daughter of Mollie Ann (née Greer), a hospital administrator and former nun, and Richard Evans, a mechanical engineer. She has German, Irish, English, Welsh, and Scottish ancestry. After training for nearly ten years in classical Russian ballet...
“ She is so funny in every film i have seen her in. When she was in '27 Dresses' i could not stop laughing. In '13 going on 30', she cracked me up a lot. ” - BrittOnBroadway
Angelina Jolie is an Oscar-winning actress who became popular after playing the title role in the "Lara Croft" blockbuster movies, as well as Mr. & Mrs. Smith
. Off-screen, Jolie has become prominently involved in international charity projects, especially those involving refugees...
“ She was at her best in the movie 'Salt' and now that is one of my favourite movies! Good job Jolie. ” - BrittOnBroadway
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
“ I have seen Kate in the movie 'Van Helsing' and she is definitely good at the accent that she has to do. A great girl. ” - BrittOnBroadway
A tall, wafer thin, delicate beauty, Gwyneth Kate Paltrow was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of noted producer and director Bruce Paltrow
and Tony award-winning actress Blythe Danner
. Her father was from a Jewish family, while her mother has German, and some English and Irish, ancestry. When Gwyneth was eleven...
“ I first watched her in 'View from the Top' where she is an Air Hostess called Donna. She made me laugh! I think that her role as Holly Holiday in 'Glee' is amazing. She's the sub teacher that i think everyone would love to have at their school! ” - BrittOnBroadway
Rachel Anne McAdams was born on November 17, 1978 in London, Ontario, Canada, to Sandra Kay (Gale), a nurse, and Lance Frederick McAdams, a truck driver and furniture mover. She is of English, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish descent. Rachel became involved with acting as a teenager and by the age of 13 was...
“ 2 words.....'Mean Girls'! This film is amazing. I don't think anyone could play Regina George better than she did. She MADE that film, made it! I also loved her in 'Wedding Crashers'. Totally different from 'Mean Girls' but yet, still amazing!! ” - BrittOnBroadway
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...
“ 'Titanic' has got to be, the best movie i have seen Kate in! Even though she was great in 'The Holiday' and 'Flushed Away', she was a phenomenon with Leonardo DiCaprio in 'Titanic'. ” - BrittOnBroadway
Actress Leslie Mann was born in San Francisco, California. She was raised in Newport Beach, California by her mother, Janet, a realtor. At the age of 17 she launched her career, appearing in various TV commercials. Her screen break came when she was cast as Nurse Mary in the short-lived Birdland
“ Oh my god! What a performance in 'Knocked Up'! I seriously could not stop laughing at her sarcasm throughout the film. Fantastic!! ” - BrittOnBroadway
Juno was born in England into a showbiz family. Her mother is a producer, Amanda Temple
, and her father is the film director, Julien Temple
. She was named 'Juno' after her parents took a visit to the Grand Canyon, during pregnancy, and found they were standing on a butte of Cape Final known as Juno Temple. She has English and Scottish ancestry...
“ The first movie i saw Juno in was 'Wild Child' and ever since then, i've loved her! Even in 'St Trinians' she was hilarious! ” - BrittOnBroadway
Gemma Christina Arterton was born in Gravesend, Kent, England, where she was raised. She is the daughter of Sally-Anne (Heap), a cleaner, and Barry J. Arterton, a welder. Her mother's cousin is singer-songwriter Eric Goulden
. Her parents divorced when she was age five, and Gemma subsequently lived with her younger sister and her mother...
“ I adore her! In 'Tamara Drewe', she is just so flirtatious and she does it so well. Even in 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' she keeps up the good work while acting alongside, the gorgeous Jake Gyllenhaal. ” - BrittOnBroadway
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)...
“ In 'The Sweetest Thing' she is absolutely hilarious! Her and Cameron are the perfect comedic duo. Great! ” - BrittOnBroadway
Isla Lang Fisher was born on February 3, 1976 in Muscat, Oman, to Scottish parents Elspeth Reid and Brian Fisher, who worked as a banker for the U.N. She spent her early childhood in Scotland before moving to Australia with her family in the early 1980s. From a young age, Isla showed an interest in both acting and writing...
“ 'Confessions of a Shopaholic' is a great film. I read the books after i watched the film so picturing what they looked like was alot easier. ” - BrittOnBroadway