Women of German descent

by oligiman187 | created - 19 Jul 2011 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

Living women with german background (up to 1/8). They must not be born in a german speaking country (Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein).

1. Anna Faris

Actress | The House Bunny

Anna Kay Faris was born on November 29, 1976 in Baltimore, Maryland, to Karen (Bathurst), a special education teacher, and Jack Faris, a sociologist. She was raised in Edmonds, Washington. Her ancestry includes English, German, Scottish, French, Dutch, and Welsh.

Anna started acting very young but ...

Also, Scottish, Irish, English, French, born in the USA.

2. Thora Birch

Actress | Ghost World

For some people, oatmeal starts the day off right - for Thora Birch, it launched a healthy career in front of the camera. It's hard to believe that the actress, who slunk into stardom with her turn as the disillusioned daughter in American Beauty (1999), is even related to the apple-cheeked blonde ...

Also, Scandinavian, Italian, born in the USA.

3. Aly Michalka

Actress | Easy A

Aly Michalka was born in Torrance, California, to Carrie (Begley), a musician, and Mark Michalka, who owns a contracting company. She has German, as well as English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh, ancestry. Aly began acting at the age of five in stage productions by churches her family attended ...

Born in the USA. Sister of Amanda "AJ" Michalka.

4. AJ Michalka

Actress | Super 8

Amanda was born in Torrance, California, to Carrie (Begley), a musician, and Mark Michalka, who owns a contracting company. She has German, as well as English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh, ancestry. She began seriously studying acting at the age of 9, landing a lead role in a church musical, "...

Born in the USA. Sister of Alyson "Aly" Michalka.

5. Agnes Bruckner

Actress | Murder by Numbers

Agnes Bruckner was born on August 16, 1985 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Murder by Numbers (2002), Dreamland (2006) and Blood and Chocolate (2007).

Also, Russian, Hungarian, born in the USA. No relation to Amy Bruckner.

6. Amy Bruckner

Actress | Phil of the Future

Amy Bruckner was born on March 28, 1991 in Conifer, Colorado, USA as Amelia Ellen Bruckner. She is an actress, known for Phil of the Future (2004), Nancy Drew (2007) and Rebound (2005).

Born in the USA. No relation to Agnes Bruckner.

7. 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...

Also, Irish, born in the USA.

8. Jessica Biel

Actress | The Illusionist

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. Biel was raised in Boulder, Colorado. She is of Hungarian Jewish, Danish,...

Also, French, English, Native American (Choktaw), born in the USA.

9. Charisma Carpenter

Actress | Angel

Born July 23, 1970, in Las Vegas, Charisma Carpenter was named after an Avon perfume (a fact that did not sit well with her). She studied classical ballet from age five. Her family moved around often. As a youngster, she entered many local beauty contests, and attended Gorman High School in Las ...

Also, Cherokee, Irish, Scottish, Spanish, French, born in the USA.

10. Rebecca Gayheart

Actress | Urban Legend

Rebecca Gayheart was born on August 12, 1971 in Hazard, Kentucky, USA. She is an actress and director, known for Urban Legend (1998), Jawbreaker (1999) and Nothing to Lose (1997). She has been married to Eric Dane since October 29, 2004. They have two children.

Also, Irish, Italian, Chreokee, born in the USA.

11. Devon Aoki

Actress | 2 Fast 2 Furious

Born in New York but raised in California, Devon Aoki is no stranger to the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Her father is former Olympic wrestler and Benihana restaurant magnate Rocky Aoki and her mother is Pamela Hilburger, a jewelry designer. Devon is of Japanese (from her father) and German ...

Also, Japanese, English, born in the USA.

12. Cameron Diaz

Actress | There's Something About Mary

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...

Also, Cuban, English, Cherokee, born in the USA.

13. Charlize Theron

Actress | Monster

Charlize Theron was born in Benoni, a city in the greater Johannesburg area, in South Africa, the only child of Gerda Theron (née Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz) and Charles Jacobus Theron. She was raised on a farm outside the city. Theron is of Afrikaner (Dutch, with some French Huguenot and German) ...

Also, French, born in South Africa.

14. 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, ...

Also, Swedish, born in the USA.

15. Michelle Trachtenberg

Actress | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Trachtenberg grew up in Brooklyn and started her acting career young; she began appearing in commercials at the age of 3.

She continued to act and dance through her school years, making regular television appearances from the age of 10. She landed a recurring role in the kids' TV show The Adventures...

Also, Russian Jewish, born in the USA.

16. Sandra Bullock

Producer | Miss Congeniality

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. ...

Born in the USA.

17. Shannyn Sossamon

Actress | A Knight's Tale

Shannyn Sossamon, who credits her striking looks to a mix of English, French, Hawaiian, Dutch, Irish, Filipino, and German ancestry, was born Shannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon in Honolulu, Hawaii. At the age of one, Shannyn and her family moved to a new locale: Reno, Nevada. Her youth was spent at ...

Also, French, Dutch, English, Irish, Filipina, born in the USA (Hawaii).

18. Jennifer Love Hewitt

Actress | I Know What You Did Last Summer

Jennifer Love Hewitt was born in Waco, Texas, to Patricia Mae (Shipp), a speech-language pathologist, and Herbert Daniel Hewitt, a medical technician. She has English, Scottish, and German ancestry. She got her first name from her older brother Todd Daniel Hewitt (b. November 8, 1970), who picked ...

Also, Italian, born in the USA.

19. 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 ...

Also, Cherokee, born in the USA.

20. Alexis Bledel

Actress | Gilmore Girls

Kimberly Alexis Bledel was born in Houston, Texas, to Nanette (Dozier) and Martin Bledel. Her parents are both Spanish-speakers (her mother was born in Arizona and raised in Mexico, and her father was born in Argentina), and Alexis's ancestry includes Danish, Welsh, English, Scottish, Irish, and ...

Also, Mexican, Argentinian, Danish, French, English, born in the USA.

21. Vanessa Lengies

Actress | Stick It

Vanessa Brittany Lengies, born July 21, 1985, Canadian actress, dancer and singer. She is best known for her role on American Dreams and she had a recurring role as Sugar Motta on Glee. Lengies was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to a German father and an Egyptian mother. She speaks French, ...

Also, Egyptian, born in Canada.

22. Rumer Willis

Actress | Sorority Row

Rumer Glenn Willis was born August 16th, 1988, in Paducah, Kentucky, to actors Demi Moore and Bruce Willis. She was named after the British novelist Rumer Godden. She made her debut at the age of 5 in the movie Now and Then (1995) but was credited as Willa Glen. Her mother hired cameramen to video ...

Born in the USA. Sister of Scout LaRue Willis and Tallulah Belle Willis.

23. Scout Willis

Actress | Bandits

Scout Willis was born on July 20, 1991 in Sun Valley, Idaho, USA. She is known for her work on Bandits (2001), Moonrise Kingdom (2012) and The Scarlet Letter (1995).

Born in the USA. Sister of Rumer Willis and Tallulah Belle Willis.

24. Tallulah Willis

Actress | The Whole Ten Yards

Tallulah Willis was born on February 3, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is known for her work on The Whole Ten Yards (2004), Bandits (2001) and The Scarlet Letter (1995).

Born in the USA. Sister of Rumer Willis and Scout LaRue Willis.

25. Pink

Soundtrack | Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

Pink was born Alecia Beth Moore in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and was later raised in Philadelphia. Her parents, Judith Moore (née Kugel), a nurse, and Jim Moore, a Vietnam veteran, divorced when she was very young. Her mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, while her father has Irish, German, ...

Also, Irish, Lithuanian, born in the USA.

26. Nicole Eggert

Actress | Charles in Charge

Nicole Eggert was born on January 13, 1972 in Glendale, California, USA as Nicole Elizabeth Eggert. She is known for her work on Charles in Charge (1984), Blown Away (1993) and Baywatch (1989).

Also, English, born in the USA.

27. Emma Roberts

Actress | We're the Millers

Emma Roberts is the daughter of Oscar-nominated actor Eric Roberts, and the niece of Oscar-winner Julia Roberts. She was born in Rhinebeck, New York. Emma was a baby when her parents separated, and she grew up living with her mother, Kelly Cunningham. She was educated at Archer School for Girls in ...

Also, Irish, English, Scottish, Swedish, born in the USA.

28. Carmen Electra

Actress | Scary Movie 4

Carmen Electra was born Tara Leigh Patrick on April 20, 1972 in Sharonville, Ohio, to Patricia Rose (Kincade), a singer, and Harry Stanley Patrick, an entertainer and guitarist. She is of mostly English, German, and Irish descent. She grew up near Cincinnati, Ohio and got her first boost when a ...

Also, Irish, Cherokee, born in the USA.

29. Kelly Vitz

Actress | Sky High

Kelly Vitz was born on June 10, 1988 in Hollywood, California, USA as Kelly Chen Vitzthum. She is an actress, known for Sky High (2005), Nancy Drew (2007) and The Temerity of Zim (2008).

Also, Chinese, born in the USA.

30. Tawny Cypress

Actress | Brooklyn's Finest

Among her studies, Tawny Cypress has done stints at Boston University; Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey; and Mason Gross at Rutgers University. She is also a former student of Barbara Marchant and The William Esper Studio in New York City.

Also, Hungarian, African, Native American, born in the USA.

31. Mädchen Amick

Actress | Dream Lover

Born and raised in Sparks, Nevada, Madchen Amick was encouraged by her parents to follow her own creative instincts where she learned the skill of playing the piano, bass, violin and guitar as well as being able to do tap, ballet, jazz and modern dancing. In 1987 at the age of 16, she traveled to ...

Also, Norwegian, Swedish, born in the USA.

32. Aneliese Roettger

Actress | Adolescence

Aneliese Roettger was born on March 29, 1984 at Yale Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut. Her father was an engineer. Her mother owned a travel agency and later became a secretary for the church.

Aneliese Roettger got her start in the industry working in a few indie flicks in Phoenix. Her first lead ...

Also, Irish, born in the USA. (Current profile picture shows the german colors, 2nd March 2015)

33. Jelena Jensen

Actress | Vampires

Jelena Jensen was born on October 7, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is an actress.

Born in the USA.

34. Evan Rachel Wood

Actress | Thirteen

Evan Rachel Wood was born September 7, 1987, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her father, Ira David Wood III, is a theatre actor, writer and director, and her mother, Sara Wood, is an actress and acting coach. She has two older brothers--Dana Wood, a musician, and Ira David Wood IV, who has also acted. ...

Also, French, born in the USA.

35. Hilary Duff

Actress | A Cinderella Story

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 ...

Born in the USA. Sister of Haylie Duff. (3/16 german, which is more than 1/8)

36. Haylie Duff

Actress | Napoleon Dynamite

Haylie Duff was born on February 19, 1985 in Houston, Texas, USA as Haylie Katherine Duff. She is an actress and producer, known for Napoleon Dynamite (2004), Material Girls (2006) and 7th Heaven (1996).

Born in the USA. Sister of Hilary Duff. (3/16 german, which is more than 1/8)

37. Katie Cassidy

Actress | A Nightmare on Elm Street

Katie Cassidy was born Katherine Evelyn Anita Cassidy on November 25, 1986, in Los Angeles, California. Her father, David Cassidy, was a pop star in the 1970s. Her mother, Sherry Williams, was a high fashion model in the early 1970s. Sherry left her career to concentrate on raising her 3 daughters,...

Also, Irish, born in the USA.

38. Amanda Seyfried

Actress | Les Misérables

Amanda Seyfried was born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to Ann (Sander), an occupational therapist, and Jack Seyfried, a pharmacist. She is of German, and some English and Scottish, ancestry. She began modeling when she was eleven, and acted in high school productions as well as taking ...

Born in the USA.

39. Erika Schaefer

Actress | Fashion House

Erika Schaefer was born on March 10, 1986 in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA as Erika Ashley Schaefer. She is an actress, known for Fashion House (2006), Valley Peaks (2009) and CSI: Miami (2002).

Also, Cuban, born in the USA.

40. Saskia Burmeister

Actress | Blue Heelers

Saskia Burmeister was born on February 12, 1985 in Australia. She is an actress, known for Blue Heelers (1994), Hating Alison Ashley (2005) and Wicked Science (2004). She has been married to Jamie Croft since February 2008. They have two children.

Born in Australia.

41. Megalyn Echikunwoke

Actress | House of Lies

Megalyn Ann Echikunwoke was born May 28, 1983 in Spokane, Washington. Her father was Nigerian and her mother is of English and Scots-Irish descent. Her last name, "Echikunwoke", means "leader of men" and Megalyn is the granddaughter of a Nigerian tribal leader of the Igbo, which technically makes ...

Also, Scottish, Irish, Nigerian, born in the USA.

42. Ursula Mayes

Actress | Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights

Ursula Mayes was born on August 9, 1979 in Seoul, South Korea as Ursula Yvonne Mayes. She is an actress, known for Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights (2007), Deal or No Deal (2006) and Deal or No Deal (2005).

Also, Korean, Native American, born in South Korea.

43. Annemarie Pazmino

Actress | Shoot the Hero

Annemarie Pazmino was born on November 12, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Shoot the Hero (2010), Live Nude Girls (2014) and Small Town Saturday Night (2010).

Also, Chilean, English, Irish, Dutch, born in the USA.

44. Yvette Nelson

Actress | Las Vegas

Yvette Nelson was born on August 19, 1969 in New York City, New York, USA as Yvette Serpohi Stefens. She is an actress, known for Las Vegas (2003), Carnal Crimes (1991) and The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular (2003). She was previously married to Matthew Nelson.

Also, Armenian, born in the USA.

45. Traycee King

Actress | Terminator Salvation: TechCom

Traycee King was born on August 20, 1978 in Camarillo, California, USA as Tracy Louise King. She is a producer and writer, known for Terminator Salvation: TechCom (2009), Takosu Squad (2014) and 8.13 (2010). She was previously married to Beau Ryan.

Also, Filipina, Chinese, Spanish, English, Scottish, Russian, born in the USA.

46. Christi Shake

Self | My Antonio

Buxom, gorgeous, and exquisitely full-figured blonde bombshell Christi Shake was born on August 22, 1980 in Baltimore, Maryland. She's of mixed Czech, Dutch, German, Polish, and Swedish descent. Shake attended Chesapeake High School in Baltimore County, Maryland. Her mother encouraged her to start ...

Also, Czech, Polish, Swedish, Dutch, born in the USA.

47. Bianca Allaine

Actress | Zombinatrix

Bianca Allaine was born on August 26, 1979 in Garland, Texas, USA as Bianca Allaine Constantino. She is an actress and producer, known for Zombinatrix (2018), Albino Farm (2009) and Bang Your Head! (2019). She has been married to Michael Kyne since August 5, 2011.

Also, Italian, French, Scottish, Irish, born in the USA.

48. Sarah Chalke

Actress | Scrubs

Sarah Chalke was born on 27 August 1976 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Her parents are Angie Chalke and Doug Chalke. She is the middle child, having one older sister, Natasha Chalke, and one younger, Piper Chalke. Sarah made her acting debut in a made-for-TV movie, City Boy (1992). In 1993, after her ...

Born in Canada.

49. Marg Helgenberger

Actress | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Marg Helgenberger is an established dramatic actress whose prominence has been steadily increasing. Her work has been noted on stage, film and TV. Most of her career has been spent in dramatic roles on television, but she has also had a noteworthy presence in feature films.

Helgenberger earned a ...

Also, Irish, born in the USA.

50. Sabrina Couture

Actress | Bail Enforcers

Canadian born & raised. Her father is a former ATP touring professional therefore her early years were spent playing tennis. She was later exposed to the side of entertainment through musical theatre which led her into pursuits of a long-term career in dance.

Sabrina is a classically trained dancer...

Also, French, Irish, Scottish, born in Canada.

51. Yasmina Filali

Actress | Motown

Yasmina Filali was born on September 3, 1975 in Paris, France as Yasmina Munira Bohlen. She is an actress, known for Motown (2003), Half Past Dead (2002) and The Antman (2002). She has been married to Thomas Helmer since July 14, 2005.

Also, Moroccan, born in France.

52. Lauren Reeves

Actress | CollegeHumor Originals

Lauren Reeves is a comedy writer, actress, improviser, host and former television news reporter and anchor. She was born and raised on a gold mine in Fairbanks, Alaska. After graduating high school early, Lauren was immediately hired by her local NBC station at the age of 18 to work as a full-time ...

Also, Irish, Cherokee Indian, born in the USA.

53. Lindsay Price

Actress | NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Lindsay Price was born on December 6, 1976 in Arcadia, California, USA as Lindsay Jalyn Price. She is an actress, known for NCIS (2003), Club Dread (2004) and How I Met Your Mother (2005). She has been married to Curtis Stone since June 8, 2013. They have two children. She was previously married to ...

Also, Korean, Irish, born in the USA.

54. Stefanie von Pfetten

Actress | Cracked

Stefanie von Pfetten, aka Stefanie Baroness Christina von Pfetten, is a Canadian film and television actress of German descent.

von Pfetten was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. After high school, she went to Vienna, Austria. Later, she studied Art history in Munich, Bavaria. For a small time, ...

Born in Canada.

55. Cody Kennedy

Actress | Runaways

Cody Kennedy is an American actress with a wide range of film and television roles under her belt. As a teen, Cody acted in numerous music videos for top artists like Justin Timberlake', Miley Cyrus, and Steve Aoki. Both David Fincher and Brett Ratner handpicked Cody for their projects. Music ...

Also, Russian, Swedish, Irish, born in the USA.

56. Kara Connolly

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Kara Connolly was born on September 18, 1991 in San Diego, California, USA as Kara Alise Connolly. She is an actress and producer, known for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), Whiplash (2002) and The Teen Choice Awards 2007 (2007).

Also, Irish, born in the USA.

57. Jasmin Tabatabai

Actress | Der Baader Meinhof Komplex

She played in the woman-band "Even Cowgirls get the blues", which also helped her to play her part in the movie Bandits (1997). She wrote most of the songs for the Soundtrack of "Bandits". On 3rd December 2002, her first child, a girl named Angelina Sherri Rose, was born. Father of the child is the...

Also, Iranian, born in Iran.

58. Carly Schroeder

Actress | Gracie

Carly Brook Schroeder is an actress, animal rights activist, environmentalist, and nutritional advocate, known for Gracie (2007), the Disney Channel's Lizzie McGuire (2001), and General Hospital (1963).

Schroeder was born on October 18, 1990, in Valparaiso, Indiana. She began doing print work at the...

Born in the USA.

59. Anne Hathaway

Actress | Les Misérables

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 ...

Also, English, French, Irish, Native American, born in the USA.

60. Dakota Fanning

Actress | War of the Worlds

Hannah Dakota Fanning was born on the 23rd of February 1994, in Conyers, Georgia, USA, to Heather Joy (Arrington) and Steven Fanning. Her mother played professional tennis, and her father, now an electronics salesman, played minor league baseball. She is of German, Irish, English, French, and ...

Also, Irish, English, French, born in the USA. Sister of Elle Fanning. Note: German/Irish is missing in her trivia, but it appears in her sister's trivia.

61. Elle Fanning

Actress | Super 8

Mary Elle Fanning was born on the 9th of April 1998 in Conyers, Georgia, USA, to Heather Joy (Arrington) and Steven J. Fanning. Her mother played professional tennis, and her father, now an electronics salesman, played minor league baseball. She is of German, Irish, English, French, and Channel ...

Also, Irish, English, French, born in the USA. Sister of Dakota Fanning.

62. Michelle Pfeiffer

Actress | What Lies Beneath

Michelle Pfeiffer was born in Santa Ana, California, to Donna Jean (Taverna) and Richard Pfeiffer, a heating and air-conditioning contractor. She has an older brother and two younger sisters - Dedee Pfeiffer and Lori Pfeiffer, who both dabbled in acting and modeling but decided against making it ...

Also, Dutch, Irish, Swedish, Swiss, born in the USA. Sister of Dedee Pfeiffer.

63. Dedee Pfeiffer

Actress | Falling Down

Dedee Pfeiffer was born on January 1, 1964 in Midway City, California, USA as Dorothy D. Pfeiffer. She is an actress and producer, known for Falling Down (1993), Cybill (1995) and The Allnighter (1987). She was previously married to Kevin Ryan, Santiago A. Gomez and Gregory Fein.

Also, Dutch, Irish, Swedish, Swiss, born in the USA. Sister of Michelle Pfeiffer.

64. 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 ...

Also, English, Irish, Dutch, born in the USA.

65. Deborah Ann Woll

Actress | True Blood

Deborah was born in 1985, in Brooklyn, New York, from Irish and German heritage. She took acting, piano and dance classes. She went to high school at Packer Collegiate Institute and graduated from the BFA program at the USC School of Theatre at the University of Southern California.

Deborah started ...

Also, Irish, born in the USA.

66. Tina Fey

Writer | 30 Rock

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,...

Also, Scottish American, Greek, born in the USA.

67. Mariska Hargitay

Actress | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Mariska (Ma-rish-ka) Magdolna Hargitay was born on January 23, 1964, in Santa Monica, California. Her parents are Mickey Hargitay and Jayne Mansfield. She is the youngest of their three children. In June 1967, Mariska and her brothers Zoltan and Mickey Jr. were in the back seat of a car when it was...

Also, Hungarian, born in the USA.

68. Kim Basinger

Actress | L.A. Confidential

Kim Basinger was born December 8, 1953, in Athens, Georgia, the third of five children. Both her parents had been in entertainment, her dad had played big-band jazz, and her mother had performed water ballet in several Esther Williams movies. Kim was introspective, from her father's side. As a ...

Also, Cherokee Indian, Swedish, Irish, born in the USA.

69. 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 ...

Also, Greek, Turkish, Welsh, born in the USA.

70. Naya Rivera

Actress | Glee

Naya Rivera was born on January 12, 1987 in Valencia, California, USA as Naya Marie Rivera. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), The Royal Family (1991) and The Master of Disguise (2002). She has been married to Ryan Dorsey since July 19, 2014. They have one child.

Also, Puerto Rican, African American, born in the USA.

71. Brooke Shields

Actress | The Blue Lagoon

"Want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing". If you have not heard of Brooke Shields before, this tagline from her Calvin Klein Jeans ad had to grab your attention. Not that she has not had a previously noteworthy resume. She was born on May 31, 1965 in New York City and, at age 12,...

Also, English, Italian, born in the USA.

72. Christina Aguilera

Soundtrack | The Voice

Christina Maria Aguilera was born on December 18, 1980, in Staten Island, New York, to Shelly Loraine (Fidler) and Fausto Wagner Xavier Aguilera, a U.S. army sergeant. Her father is Ecuadorian and her mother, who is American-born, has English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. Her parents divorced ...

Also, Ecuadoran, Spanish, Native American, Irish, Welsh, Dutch, born in the USA.

73. Melanie Griffith

Actress | Working Girl

Melanie Griffith was born on August 9, 1957 in New York City, to then model/future actress Tippi Hedren and former child actor turned advertising executive Peter Griffith. Her parents' marriage ended in 1961 and Tippi brought Melanie to Los Angeles to get a new start. Tippi caught the eye of the ...

Also, English, Swedish, Norwegian, born in the USA.

74. Ellen DeGeneres

Producer | Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Emmy-winning talk show host Ellen Lee DeGeneres was born in Metairie, Louisiana, a New Orleans suburb. She is the daughter of Betty DeGeneres (née Elizabeth Jane Pfeffer), a speech therapist, and Elliott Everett DeGeneres, an insurance agent. Her brother is musician and producer Vance DeGeneres. ...

Also, French, Irish, English, born in the USA.

75. Julianna Rose Mauriello

Actress | LazyTown

Julianna Rose Mauriello was born in Irvington, New York on a glorious spring morning, May 26, 1991. Always singing, she appeared as a child in Party Scene of The Nutcracker at SUNY Purchase, asleep under the Christmas tree. Her fascination with performing continued to grow as she first watched her ...

Also, Italian, Irish, born in the USA.

76. Katherine Moennig

Actress | The Lincoln Lawyer

Katherine Moennig was born on December 29, 1977 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Katherine Sian Moennig. She is an actress, known for The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Gone (2012) and Everybody's Fine (2009).

Also, Scottish, Irish, born in the USA.

77. Bo Derek

Actress | Bolero

Bo Derek was born on November 20, 1956 in Long Beach, California, USA as Mary Cathleen Collins. She is an actress and producer, known for Bolero (1984), Ghosts Can't Do It (1989) and Tommy Boy (1995). She was previously married to John Derek.

Also, Irish, Dutch, Welsh, born in the USA.

78. Gaby Hoffmann

Actress | Field of Dreams

Gabrielle Mary Hoffmann was born in New York City, New York, to actors Anthony Herrera and Viva (née Janet Susan Mary Hoffmann), who was a Warhol superstar. She began acting in commercials at 4 to help pay the family bills. Gaby's first film role was as young "Maisy Russell" in 1988's Uncle Buck (...

Also, Irish, born in the USA.

79. Stephanie March

Actress | The Invention of Lying

Stephanie March was born on July 23, 1974 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Stephanie Caroline March. She is an actress, known for The Invention of Lying (2009), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999). She has been married to Dan Benton since September 1, 2017. She was ...

Also, Dutch, Irish, English, born in the USA.

80. Taylor Dooley

Actress | The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D

Taylor's first step on her path to stardom began when she was nine and she started studying dance and acting with the Phoenix Theater's Performance Troop. With the theater group, Taylor's unique personality and dramatic and comedic dexterity were quickly discovered by audiences in and around ...

Also, Belgian, English, Irish, Sioux Indian, born in the USA.

81. Nia Peeples

Actress | Pretty Little Liars

Nia Peeples was born in Hollywood, California, on December 10, 1961. Her family moved to West Covina, California, where she and her two sisters, Paula and Cynthia, grew up. At eight years old she began performing with her family, giving concerts for community groups and conventions and doing dances...

Also, Filipina, Spanish, Italian, Scottish, Irish, Native American, born in the USA.

82. Yasmine Bleeth

Actress | BASEketball

Yasmine Bleeth was born on June 14, 1968 in New York City, New York, USA as Yasmine Amanda Bleeth. She is an actress, known for BASEketball (1998), Nash Bridges (1996) and One Life to Live (1968). She has been married to Paul Cerrito since August 25, 2002.

Also, Russian, French, Algerian, born in the USA.

83. Navi Rawat

Actress | Feast

Navi Rawat was born on June 5, 1977 in Malibu, California, USA as Navlata Rawat. She is an actress, known for Feast (2005), Numb3rs (2005) and House of Sand and Fog (2003). She has been married to Brawley Nolte since September 22, 2012.

Also, Indian, born in the USA.

84. Isabelle Adjani

Actress | Possession

Isabelle Yasmine Adjani was born in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, a suburb of Paris, to Emma Augusta "Gusti" (Schweinberger) and Mohammed Adjani. Her father was a Kabyle Algerian, from Iferhounène, and her mother was a Bavarian German. She grew up speaking German fluently. After winning a school ...

Also, Algerian, born in France.

85. Nicole Sullivan

Actress | Disjointed

Nicole Sullivan grew up doing theater in NYC, then went on to study theater at Northwestern University. After moving to LA, her career started in 1995 when she got cast on "MADtv" (1995)_. Nicole then joined the cast of "The King of Queens" (1998)_ for 5 seasons, playing opposite Jerry Stiller. She...

Also, Swedish, Irish, Norwegian, born in the USA.

86. Alice Amter

Actress | The Big Bang Theory

Alice Amter is a British born actress of mixed ethnic heritage. She is multilingual and possesses an inate deftness with accents which have been fueled by a curiosity about other languages and cultures. She has lived on three continents and currently resides in the U.S.

Her ambiguous ethnic ...

Born in the UK.

87. Gisele Bündchen

Actress | Taxi

It was in 1994 when Gisele Bundchen was discovered at age 14 in a Brazilian fashion mall, and now she is "the" most famous face in the business. Since then, Gisele has graced the covers of countless magazines as any other model in the history, including Rolling Stone, Time, Forbes, Newsweek and all...

Born in Brazil.

88. Summer Bishil

Actress | Under the Silver Lake

Summer Bishil was born in Pasadena, California. She and her family moved overseas when she was three. Summer attended British and American schools while her family lived overseas, She returned to her home town of Pasadena just shy of her 14th birthday. In love with the idea of becoming an actress ...

Also, Scottish, Mexican, Indian, born in the USA.

89. Shannon Lee

Actress | Blade

Shannon Lee was born on April 19, 1969 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Shannon Emery Lee. She is a producer and actress, known for Blade (1998), High Voltage (1997) and Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993). She has been married to Ian Keasler since August 1994. They have one child.

Also, Chinese, Swedish, born in the USA.

90. Catherine Bach

Actress | The Dukes of Hazzard

Catherine Bach was born on March 1, 1954 in Warren, Ohio, USA as Catherine Bachman. She is an actress, known for The Dukes of Hazzard (1979), You Again (2010) and Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974). She was previously married to Peter Lopez and David Shaw.

Also, Mexican, born in the USA.

91. Jenna Haze

Actress | Superbad

Porn star Jenna Haze was born and raised in conservative Orange County, California. Her parents divorced when she was young. At 15 she had to drop out of high school to help support the family, and worked at a succession of low-paying jobs. When she turned 18 she tried stripping for a living, but ...

Also, Spanish, Irish, born in the USA.

92. Thesy Surface

Actress | It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Thesy was born in Chicago, Illinois, but grew up primarily in London, England.

She appeared in various theatrical productions around London and at Edinburgh Festival as a child and teen and later attended Brown University, USA, graduating a year early.

As well as acting, she burlesque danced at ...

Born in the USA.

93. Roma Maffia

Actress | Disclosure

From a hit television drama to a medley of feature films, Roma Maffia graces the entertainment mediums with her trademark sophistication and charismatic appeal.

Roma portrays the smart, no-nonsense anesthesiologist, 'Dr. Liz Cruz,' on the hit FX drama, "Nip/Tuck." 'Liz' has earned the respect of her ...

Also, Indian, English, born in the USA.

94. Vanna White

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

Vanna White was born Vanna Marie Angel in Conway, South Carolina, to Miguel Angel and Joan Marie Rosich. Her maternal father disappeared from her life shortly after her birth, and Vanna used her mother's maiden name as her own for a short time, until her mother married Herbert White, who raised her...

Also, Spanish, Italian, born in the USA.

95. Ona Grauer

Actress | House of the Dead

Ona Grauer was born on November 16, 1975 in Mexico City, Mexico as Ana-Margarita Grauer. She is an actress, known for House of the Dead (2003), Elysium (2013) and Firewall (2006). She is married to Aaron Dudley. They have two children.

Also, Norwegian, Hungarian, born in Mexico.

96. Dia Mirza

Actress | Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein

Dia Mirza was born on 9th December in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Born to a Bengali mother, Deepa, and a German father, Frank Handrich, she grew up imbibing the value of different world views.

Having studied at J Krishnamurti School, where students get educated not by rote, but by resolute guidance ...

Born in India.

97. Eden Riegel

Actress | Year One

Eden Sonja Jane Riegel was born in Washington, D.C. Her parents are Kurt and Lenore and her older siblings are Tatiana S. Riegel and Sam Riegel. She grew up outside of the Washington, D.C. area in a Virginia suburb. As a child, she first got the urge to perform while watching her brother perform ...

Also, English, Hungarian, Spanish, Moroccan, born in the USA.

98. Allie DiMeco

Actress | The Naked Brothers Band

Allie DiMeco was born on June 12, 1992 in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA as Alexandra Jean Theresa DiMeco. She is an actress, known for The Naked Brothers Band (2007), The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie (2005) and Today (1952).

Also, Korean, Swedish, French, Italian, English, born in the USA.

99. Alba Rohrwacher

Actress | Hungry Hearts

Alba Rohrwacher was born on February 27, 1979 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy as Alba Caterina Rohrwacher. She is known for her work on Hungry Hearts (2014), Le meraviglie (2014) and Io sono l'amore (2009).

Born in Italy.

100. Sanoe Lake

Actress | Blue Crush

Sanoe Lake is a surfer, model and actress. She was born and raised in Kauai, Hawaii. Her name "Sànoe" means " The Mist of the Mountains."

She was a known tomboy and thrill seeker when she was growing up earning herself the nickname "Sanoe boy." Sanoe was discovered at 15 years old by a manager on ...

Also, Japanese, Chinese, English, Scottish, Irish, born in the USA (Hawaii).