My Top 50 Favorite Actresses

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1.
Rachel McAdams
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...
“ Movies I've Seen: The Hot Chick, Mean Girls, The Notebook, Wedding Crashers, Red Eye, The Family Stone, State of Play, Sherlock Holmes 1 and 2, Morning Glory, Midnight in Paris, The Vow, Spotlight ” - buffyripleysalander
 
2.
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman 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, Ohio), who also acts as Natalie's agent. She left Israel for Washington...
“ Movies I've Seen: Leon the Professional, Mars Attacks!, Star Wars Episodes 1-3, Where the Heart Is, Zoolander, Cold Mountain, Garden State, Closer, V For Vendetta, The Other Boleyn Girl, Black Swan, No Strings Attached, Your Highness, Thor 1-2, Guest Apperance on The Simpsons ” - buffyripleysalander
 
3.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Emmy Award-winning Sarah Michelle Gellar was born on April 14, 1977 in New York City, the daughter of Rosellen (Greenfield), who taught at a nursery school, and Arthur Gellar, who worked in the garment industry. Her maternal grandparents were Hungarian Jewish immigrants, and her father was also from a Jewish family...
“ Movies/T.V. Shows I've Seen: I Know What You Did Last Summer, Scream 2, Small Soldiers, She's All That, Cruel Intentions, Harvard Man, Scooby-Doo 1 and 2, Happily N'Ever After, TMNT, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Ringer, The Crazy Ones, Guest Apperances on Angel, King of the Hill, The Simpsons, Robot Chicken ” - buffyripleysalander
 
4.
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...
“ Movies I've Seen: Star Wars Episode 1, Princess of Thieves, Bend It Like Beckham, Pirates of the Caribbean 1-3, Love Actually, King Arthur, Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, The Duchess, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Begin Again, Laggies, The Imitation Game ” - buffyripleysalander
 
5.
Jessica Alba
Actress, Sin City
Jessica Marie Alba was born on April 28, 1981, in Pomona, CA, to Catherine (Jensen) and Mark David Alba, who served in the US Air Force. Her mother has Danish, Welsh, German, English, and French ancestry, while her father is of Mexican descent (including Spanish, Indigenous Mexican and distant Sephardic Jewish...
“ Movies/ T.V. Shows I've Seen: Never Been Kissed, Sin City 1 and 2, Fantastic Four 1 and 2, Knocked Up, The Love Guru, Valentine's Day, Dark Angel, Guest Apperance on Entourage ” - buffyripleysalander
 
6.
Michelle Monaghan
Actress, Source Code
Michelle Lynn Monaghan was born on March 23, 1976, in Winthrop, Iowa. She is the youngest of three children and the only daughter of Sharon (Hamel), who ran a day care center, and Robert L. Monaghan, a factory worker and farmer. She is of mostly Irish and German descent. After graduating from high school in Iowa...
“ Movies/T.V. Shows I've Seen: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Mission Impossible 3, The Heartbreak Kid, Made of Honor, Due Date, Source Code, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, True Detective ” - buffyripleysalander
 
7.
Ellen Page
Actress, Inception
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...
“ Movies I've Seen: X-Men: The Last Stand, Juno, Whip It, Inception, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Guest Apperance on The Simpsons ” - buffyripleysalander
 
8.
Sigourney Weaver
Actress, Aliens
Sigourney Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver in Leroy Hospital in New York City. Her father, TV producer Sylvester L. Weaver Jr., originally wanted to name her Flavia, because of his passion for Roman history (he had already named her elder brother Trajan). Her mother, Elizabeth Inglis (née Desiree Mary Lucy Hawkins)...
“ Movies I've Seen: The Alien Series, Ghostbusters 1 and 2, Working Girl, Dave, The Ice Storm, Galaxy Quest, Holes, The Village, Happily N'Ever After, Be Kind Rewind, Vantage Point, Baby Mama, Wall-E, Avatar, Paul, The Cabin in the Woods, Guest Apperance on Futurama ” - buffyripleysalander
 
9.
Rooney Mara
Patricia Rooney Mara was born in 1985 in Bedford, New York. She is one of four children of Kathleen McNulty (née Rooney) and NFL football team New York Giants executive Timothy Christopher Mara. Her grandfathers were Wellington Mara, co-owner of the Giants, and Timothy Rooney, owner of Yonkers Raceway...
“ Movies I've Seen: A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Side Effects, Ain't Them Bodies Saints, Her, Carol ” - buffyripleysalander
 
10.
Jennifer Lawrence
Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence is best known for playing Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Linings Playbook, and Rosalyn Rosenfeld in American Hustle. Jennifer Shrader Lawrence was born on August 15, 1990 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Karen (Koch), who manages a children's camp...
“ Movies I've Seen: Winter's Bone, X-Men: First Class, The Hunger Games 1-4, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Joy ” - buffyripleysalander
 
11.
Julia Roberts
Actress, Notting Hill
Julia Fiona Roberts never dreamed she would become the most popular actress in America. She was born in Smyrna, Georgia, to Betty Lou (Bredemus) and Walter Grady Roberts, one-time actors and playwrights, and is of English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, German, and Swedish descent. As a child, due to her love of animals...
“ Movies I've Seen: Mystic Pizza, Steel Magnolias, Pretty Woman, Hook, My Best Friend's Wedding, Stepmom, Runaway Bride, America's Sweethearts, Ocean's Eleven, Mona Lisa Smile, Closer, Ocean's Twelve, Charlotte's Web, Charlie Wilson's War, Duplicity, Valentine's Day, August: Osage County ” - buffyripleysalander
 
12.
Reese Witherspoon
Actress, Walk the Line
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...
“ Movies/ T.V. Shows I've Seen: Pleasentville, Cruel Intentions, Election, Little Nicky, Legally Blonde 1-2, Sweet Home Alabama, Walk the Line, Just Like Heaven, Four Christmases, This Means War, The Good Lie, Wild, Guest Appearances on King of the Hill, The Simpsons ” - buffyripleysalander
 
13.
Eliza Dushku
Actress, True Lies
Eliza Dushku was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Judith (Rasmussen), a political science professor, and Philip R. Dushku, a teacher and administrator. Her father is Albanian and her mother is American (of Danish, Irish, English, and German descent). She was discovered at the end of a five-month search...
“ Movies/T.V. Shows I've Seen:True Lies, Bring It On, The New Guy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dollhouse, Guest Appearance on The Big Bang Theory ” - buffyripleysalander
 
14.
Rachel Bilson
Actress, Hart of Dixie
Rachel Bilson was born in Los Angeles, to Janice (Stango), a sex therapist, and Danny Bilson. Her father is Ashkenazi Jewish and her mother is of Italian descent. She began acting while still at Notre Dame High School. She graduated high school in 1999 and went to Grossmont College but dropped out after a year and was encouraged to pursue a career in acting by her father...
“ Movies/T.V. Shows I've Seen:The Last Kiss, Jumper, The Bling Ring(Archive Footage), The Do-List, The O.C., Guest Appearance on Buffy the Vampire Slayer ” - buffyripleysalander
 
15.
Sandra Bullock
Actress, Gravity
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...
“ Movies I've Seen: Speed, While You Were Sleeping, The Prince of Egypt, 28 Days, Miss Congeniality 1-2, Two Weeks Notice, Crash, The Lake House, Premonition, The Proposal, All About Steve, The Blind Side, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Heat, Gravity, Minions ” - buffyripleysalander
 
16.
Mila Kunis
Actress, Black Swan
The talented Milena "Mila" Markovna Kunis was born to a Jewish family in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, USSR (now independent Ukraine). Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher, her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer, and she has an older brother named Michael. After attending one semester of college between gigs...
“ Movies/T.V. Shows I've Seen:Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Book of Eli, Date Night, Black Swan, Friends with Benefits, Ted, Oz: The Great and Powerful, Jupiter Ascending, That's 70's Show, Family Guy, Guest Appearance on The Cleveland Show ” - buffyripleysalander
 
17.
Kristen Bell
Actress, Frozen
Kristen Anne Bell (born 1980) is an American actress and singer. She was born and raised in Huntington Woods, Michigan, and is the daughter of Lorelei (Frygier), a nurse, and Tom Bell, a television news director. Her ancestry is Polish (mother) and German, English, Irish, and Scottish (father). Kristen found her talent in entertainment at an early age...
“ Movies/T.V. Shows I've Seen: Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Fanboys, Couples Retreat, Get Him to the Greek, Burlesque, Scream 4, Big Miracle, Frozen, Veronica Mars(T.V. Series and Movie), The Boss, Gossip Girl, Burning Love ” - buffyripleysalander
 
18.
Winona Ryder
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...
“ Movies/T.V. Shows I've Seen: Heathers, Edward Scissorhands, Mermaids, Dracula, Little Women, The Crucible, Alien Resurrection, Zoolander, Mr. Deeds, Star Trek, Black Swan, The Dilemma, Guest Appearance on The Simpsons ” - buffyripleysalander
 
19.
Tina Fey
Elizabeth Stamatina Fey was born in 1970 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, just west of Philadelphia, to Xenobia "Jeanne" (Xenakes), a brokerage employee, and Donald Henry Fey, who wrote grant proposals for universities. Her mother is Greek, born in Piraeus, while her father had German, Northern Irish, and English ancestry...
“ Movies/T.V. Shows I've Seen: Mean Girls, Baby Mama, Date Night, Admission, Muppets Most Wanted, Sisters, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock ” - buffyripleysalander
 
20.
Emma Stone
Actress, The Help
Emily Jean "Emma" Stone was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, to Krista (Yeager), a homemaker, and Jeffrey Charles Stone, a contracting company founder and CEO. She is of Swedish (from her paternal grandfather), English, German, Scottish, and Irish descent. Stone began acting as a child as a member of the Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix...
“ Movies/T.V. Shows I've Seen: Superbad, The Rocker, The House Bunny, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Zombieland, Easy A, Friends with Benefits, Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Help, The Amazing Spider-Man 1-2, Birdman, The Interview(Cameo), Guest Appearance on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody ” - buffyripleysalander
 
21.
Olivia Thirlby
Actress, Juno
Olivia resides in New York City where she was born and raised. She has trained extensively in classical Shakespearian acting in New York at the American Globe Theatre, and in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She began acting professionally in 2003, and plans to pursue a career in both theater and film.
“ Movies I've Seen: United 93, Juno, No Strings Attached, The Wedding Ringer ” - buffyripleysalander
 
22.
Jane Lynch
Actress, Glee
“ Movies/T.V. Shows I've Seen: The Fugitive, Sleepover, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Rocker, Space Chimps, Another Cinderella Story, Role Models, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Shrek Forever After, Paul, Party Down, Glee, Guest Appearances on Family Guy, Veronica Mars ” - buffyripleysalander
 
23.
Noomi Rapace
Actress, Prometheus
Swedish actress Noomi Rapace is the daughter of fellow Swedish actress Nina Norén and Spanish Flamenco singer Rogelio Durán. Her parents did not stay together, and when Rapace was five she moved to Iceland with her mother and stepfather, where she lived for three years. When she was eight, she was cast in a small role in the Icelandic film...
“ Movies I've Seen: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Series, Sherlock Holmes 2, Prometheus ” - buffyripleysalander
 
24.
Kat Dennings
Actress, 2 Broke Girls
Kat Dennings was born Katherine Victoria Litwack in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, to Ellen (Schatz), a speech therapist and poet, and Gerald Litwack, a molecular pharmacologist. She is the youngest of five children. Her family is of Russian Jewish descent. Kat was predominantly home-schooled...
“ Movies/T.V. Shows I've Seen: Raise Your Voice, Charlie Bartlett, The House Bunny, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, Thor 1-2, 2 Broke Girls ” - buffyripleysalander
 
25.
Olivia de Havilland
Olivia Mary de Havilland was born July 1, 1916, in Tokyo, Japan, to British parents Lilian Augusta (Ruse), a former actress, and Walter Augustus de Havilland, an English professor and patent attorney. Her sister, Joan, later to become famous as Joan Fontaine, was born the following year. Her surname comes from her paternal grandfather...
“ Movie I've Seen: The Adventures of Robin Hood ” - buffyripleysalander
 
26.
Anna Kendrick
Actress, Pitch Perfect
Anna Kendrick was born in Portland, Maine, to Janice (Cooke), an accountant, and William Kendrick, a teacher. She has an older brother, Michael Cooke Kendrick, who has also acted. She is of English, Irish, and Scottish descent. For her role as "Dinah" in "High Society" on Broadway, Anna Kendrick was nominated for a Tony Award (second youngest ever)...
“ Movies I've Seen: Twilight Saga, Up in the Air, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, 50/50, Pitch Perfect 1-2, Into the Woods ” - buffyripleysalander
 
27.
Eva Green
Actress, Casino Royale
Eva Gaëlle Green was born on July 6, 1980, in Paris, France. She has a sororal twin sister. 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...
“ Movies/T.V. Shows I've Seen: Casino Royale, Dark Shadows, 300: Rise of an Empire, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Camelot ” - buffyripleysalander
 
28.
Hilary Duff
Hilary Erhard Duff was born on September 28, 1987 in Houston, Texas, to Susan Duff (née Cobb) and Robert Erhard Duff, a partner in convenience store chain. When Hilary was six, she had been traveling in the Cechetti Ballet with her sister Haylie Duff but decided she wanted to fulfill her dream of acting...
“ Movies/T.V. Shows I've Seen: Casper Meets Wendy, Cadet Kelly, Agent Cody Banks, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Cheaper by the Dozen 1-2, A Cinderella Story, Raise Your Voice, The Perfect Man, Lizzie McGuire, Guest Appearances on Gossip Girl, Community ” - buffyripleysalander
 
29.
Leighton Meester
Actress, Gossip Girl
Leighton Marissa Meester was born in Fort Worth, Texas, to Constance (Haas) and Douglas Meester. Although born in Texas when her mother was serving a jail sentence for her part in a marijuana-smuggling ring, Meester spent her early years in Marco Island, Florida with her grandparents. There, she became involved with the local playhouse and made her stage debut in a production of "The Wizard of Oz"...
“ Movies/T.V. Shows I've Seen: Date Night, The Judge, Gossip Girl, Guest Appearances on Veronica Mars, Shark, Entourage ” - buffyripleysalander
 
30.
Emma Watson
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...
“ Movies I've Seen: Harry Potter Series, My Week with Marilyn, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, This is the End, The Bling Ring ” - buffyripleysalander
 
31.
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, and her father, Karsten Johansson, is Danish. She has a sister, Vanessa Johansson, who is also an actress, a brother, Adrian, a twin brother, Hunter Johansson, born three minutes after her, and a paternal half-brother, Christian. Her grandfather was writer Ejner Johansson...
“ Movies/T.V. Shows I've Seen: Home Alone 3, The Horse Whisperer, Lost in Translation, The Perfect Score, In Good Company, Match Point, The Island, The Prestige, The Nanny Diaries, The Other Boleyn Girl, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Spirit, Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Hitchcock, Her, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Chef, Lucy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Jungle Book, Captain America: Civil War, Guest Appearance on Robot Chicken ” - buffyripleysalander
 
32.
Kate Mara
Actress, 127 Hours
Kate Mara is an American actress. She starred in the Netflix political drama House of Cards as Zoe Barnes and appeared in the Fox TV series 24 as computer analyst Shari Rothenberg. She made her film debut in 1999 with Random Hearts. She appeared in Brokeback Mountain (2005), We Are Marshall (2006), Shooter (2007)...
“ Movies//T.V. Shows I've Seen: Random Hearts, Iron Man 2, 127 Hours, 10 Years, The Martian, House of Cards, Guest Appearance on Entourage, American Horror Story ” - buffyripleysalander
 
33.
Lucy Liu
Born to immigrants in Queens, New York, Lucy Liu has always tried to balance an interest in her cultural heritage with a desire to move beyond a strictly Asian-American experience. Lucy's mother, Cecilia, a biochemist, is from Beijing, and her father, Tom Liu, a civil engineer, is from Shanghai. Once relegated to "ethnic" parts...
“ Movies/T.V. Shows I've Seen: Shanghai Noon, Charlie's Angels 1-2, Chicago, Kill Bill 1-2, Mulan 2, Lucky Number Slevin, Guest Appearances on Futurama, King of the Hill ” - buffyripleysalander
 
34.
Lea Michele
Actress, Glee
Lea Michele Sarfati was born in The Bronx, New York to parents Edith, a nurse, and Marc Sarfati, a delicatessen owner. Her mother is Italian American and Roman Catholic while her father is of Sephardi Jewish ancestry (from Turkey and Greece), and Lea was raised Catholic. Lea was raised in Tenafly, New Jersey, where she eventually attended and graduated from Tenafly High School...
“ Movies/T.V. Shows I've Seen: New Year's Eve, Glee, Scream Queens ” - buffyripleysalander
 
35.
Dianna Agron
Actress, Glee
Dianna Elise Agron was born in Savannah, Georgia, to parents Ronald and Mary Agron. She grew up in a middle class family, in Savannah, before moving to Texas, and later, San Francisco, California, due to her father's career as a general manager for Hyatt. Dianna and her brother, Jason, were raised Jewish, and she graduated from Burlingame High School with honors...
“ Movies/T.V. Shows I've Seen: Burlesque, Glee, Guest Appearances on Veronica Mars, Shark ” - buffyripleysalander
 
36.
Kirsten Dunst
Actress, Spider-Man
Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress, who also holds German citizenship. She was born on April 30, 1982 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, to parents Inez (née Rupprecht), who owned an art gallery, and Klaus Dunst, a medical services executive. She has a younger brother named Christian Dunst, born in 1987...
“ Movies I've Seen: Little Women, Jumanji, Anastasia, Small Soldiers, The Devil's Arithmetic, Bring It On, Spider-Man 1-3, Mona Lisa Smile, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Wimbledon, Marie Antoinette, The Bling Ring ” - buffyripleysalander
 
37.
Zooey Deschanel
Actress, Elf
Zooey Deschanel was born in 1980 into a showbiz family. Her father, Caleb Deschanel, is an Academy Award-nominated cinematographer (perhaps most notably for The Passion of the Christ) and her mother, Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir), is an actress who appeared in Twin Peaks. Her paternal grandfather was French, and her other roots include English, German, Scottish, Irish, and Dutch...
“ Movies/T.V. Shows I've Seen: Almost Famous, The New Guy, Elf, Failure to Launch, Bridge to Terabithia, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, (500) Days of Summer, Your Highness, New Girl ” - buffyripleysalander
 
38.
Zoe Saldana
Actress, Avatar
Zoe Saldana was born on June 19, 1978 in Passaic, New Jersey, to Asalia Nazario and Aridio Saldaña. She was raised in Queens, New York. When she was 10 years old, she and her family moved to the Dominican Republic where they would live for the next seven years. While living in the Dominican Republic...
“ Movies I've Seen: Center Stage, Crossroads, Pirates of the Caribbean 1, The Terminal, Guess Who, Vantage Point, Star Trek 1-2(New Series), Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy ” - buffyripleysalander
 
39.
Kaley Cuoco
Kaley Christine Cuoco was born in Camarillo, California, to Layne Ann (Wingate) and Gary Carmine Cuoco, a realtor. She is of Italian (father) and German and English (mother) descent. A model and commercial actress from the age of 6, Cuoco's first major role was in the TV movie Quicksand: No Escape with Donald Sutherland and Tim Matheson...
“ Movies/T.V. Shows I've Seen: The Wedding Ringer, Brandy & Mr. Whiskers, The Big Bang Theory ” - buffyripleysalander
 
40.
AnnaSophia Robb
AnnaSophia Robb was born on the 8th December 1993 in Denver, Colorado, USA, to Janet, an interior designer, and Dave Robb, an architect. She has Danish, English, Irish, Scottish, and Swedish ancestry. Robb started off life with a dream to act, and began by performing on a church stage in her home town in front of 500 people when she was just 5 years old...
“ Movies I've Seen: An American Girl Holiday, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Bridge to Terabithia, Jumper, Race to Witch Mountain, Soul Surfer, The Way Way Back ” - buffyripleysalander
 
41.
Rosario Dawson
Actress, Sin City
This stunning and resourceful actress has been primarily a film player thus far. Only recently has she been opening herself up more to doing television (the series Gemini Division, which she executive-produced), and animated voice-overs. Dawson's powerhouse talent stands out the most in edgy, urban filming that dates back to 1995 when she was only sixteen...
“ Movies I've Seen: Josie and the Pussycats, Men in Black 2, The Rundown, Sin City 1 and 2, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, 10 Years ” - buffyripleysalander
 
42.
Uma Thurman
Actress, Pulp Fiction
Uma Karuna Thurman was born in Boston, Massachusetts, into a highly unorthodox and Eurocentric family. She is the daughter of Nena Thurman (née Birgitte Caroline von Schlebrügge), a fashion model and socialite who now runs a mountain retreat, and of Robert Thurman (Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman)...
“ Movies I've Seen: Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill 1-2, Be Cool, The Producers, My Super Ex-Girlfriend ” - buffyripleysalander
 
43.
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...
“ Movies I've Seen: Inglourious Basterds, Beginners, Now You See Me ” - buffyripleysalander
 
44.
Christina Ricci
Actress, Sleepy Hollow
Precocious, outspoken child-teen starlet of the 1990s, Christina Ricci was born in 1980 in Santa Monica, California, the youngest of four children of Sarah (Murdoch), a realtor, and Ralph Ricci, a lawyer and therapist. She is of Italian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish, and Scots-Irish descent...
“ Movies/T.V. Shows I've Seen: Mermaids, The Addams Family 1-2, Casper, Now and Then, The Ice Storm, Small Soldiers, Speed Racer, The Smurfs 2, Pan Am, Guest Appearance on The Simpsons ” - buffyripleysalander
 
45.
Claire Danes
New Yorker Claire Danes was born in Manhattan, the daughter of Carla (Hall), a day-care provider and artist, and Christopher Danes, a computer consultant and photographer. She has an older brother, Asa. Her paternal grandfather, Gibson Andrew Danes, was a Dean of the Yale School of Art and Architecture, and Claire has English, German, Scottish, Irish, and Austrian ancestry...
“ Movies/T.V. Shows I've Seen: Little Women, Terminator 3, The Family Stone, Stardust, Homeland ” - buffyripleysalander
 
46.
Emilia Clarke
Emilia Clarke is a British actress. She was born in London and grew up in Berkshire, England. Her father is a theatre sound engineer and her mother is a businesswoman. Her father was working on a theatre production of "Show Boat" and her mother took her along to the performance. This is when, at the age of 3...
“ Movie/T.V. Show I've Seen: Terminator: Genisys, Game of Thrones ” - buffyripleysalander
 
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“ T.V. Show I've Seen: Game of Thrones ” - buffyripleysalander
 
48.
Lena Headey
Actress, 300
Lena Headey is a British actress, she was born in Bermuda, to parents from Yorkshire, England, where she was also raised. She is the daughter of Sue and John Headey, a police officer. Headey is best-known for her role as "Cersei Lannister" in Game of Thrones (2011-present) and The Brothers Grimm, Possession...
“ Movies/T.V. Show I've Seen: The Jungle Book, 300 1-2, Game of Thrones ” - buffyripleysalander
 
49.
Willa Holland
Actress, Arrow
Willa Joannachance Holland (born June 18, 1991) is an American actress, voice actress and model. She is best known for her role as Kaitlin Cooper in the FOX teen drama The O.C., Agnes Andrews in The CW series Gossip Girl and, most recently, Thea Queen / Speedy in Arrow. Holland was born in Los Angeles...
“ T.V. Shows I've Seen: The O.C., Guest Appearance on Gossip Girl ” - buffyripleysalander
 
50.
Kristen Stewart
Actress, Twilight
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...
“ Movies I've Seen: The Thirteenth Year, Catch That Kid, Zathura, Jumper, The Twilight Saga, Adventureland, Snow White and the Huntsman, Still Alice, American Ultra ” - buffyripleysalander