100 Hollywood Actressesby thedude_47 | created - 08 Sep 2012 | updated - 08 Sep 2012 | Public
100 Lesser-Known Actresses. Pretty AND Talented.
Not everyone knows them all by name yet but probably will soon.
No particular order.
Just stopped at 100 but will have bigger list too.
1. Sara Paxton
Actress | The Innkeepers
Sara Paxton was born in Woodland Hills, California. At a young age she began acting in television commercials.
She was cast in her first film at the age of 8 as a child at school and at the party in Liar Liar (1997). Her first major television series role was on the WB's Greetings from Tucson (2002)....
2. Olivia Wilde
Actress | Tron
Actress and activist Olivia Wilde is a modern day renaissance woman, starring in many of Hollywood's acclaimed productions, while simultaneously giving back to the community.
Wilde was born on March 10, 1984 in New York City. Her parents are Leslie Cockburn (née Leslie Corkill Redlich) and Andrew ...
3. Summer Glau
Actress | Serenity
Summer is a native of San Antonio, Texas. She's been a ballerina most of her life. Her debut was in various commercials and a guest appearance on the WB's Angel (1999). She has gone on to star on the TV series Firefly (2002) as well as its follow-up movie Serenity (2005) and the TV series ...
4. Amber Heard
Actress | The Rum Diary
Amber Laura Heard was born in Austin, Texas, to Patricia Paige Heard (née Parsons), an internet researcher, and David C. Heard (David Clinton Heard), a contractor. She has English, Irish, Scottish, German, and Welsh ancestry.
Heard appeared in the Academy Award-nominated film, North Country (2005), ...
Actress | Vikings
Canadian actress Katheryn Winnick stars in the critically acclaimed, Emmy award-winning television series Vikings (2013). produced by MGM and The History Channel. Entertainment Weekly declared that her role as "Lagertha" may be the most exciting feminist character on TV." Her portrayal of the ...
Actress | Take Me Home Tonight
Candace Kroslak was born on July 22, 1978 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Candace Kaye Kroslak. She is an actress, known for Take Me Home Tonight (2011), Planet of the Apes (2001) and Soul Survivors (2001). She has been married to Thomas E. van Dell since June 23, 2013.
Actress | Captain America: The First Avenger
Amanda Elizabeth Righetti is a Utah-born, Nevada-raised actor/producer and Best Actress Award winner by the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival. Righetti began her career at 14, as a young model, but made waves as the trust-fund squandering, world-traveling black sheep, "Hailey...
11. Renee Olstead
Actress | Unfriended
Born in Houston Texas, Renee Olstead has amassed over 9 seasons of television appearances as a regular on the hit CBS sitcom, Still Standing and ABC Family's The Secret Life of The American Teenager. Her latest starring role in the 2015 Universal Pictures / Blumhouse feature Unfriended, took the ...
13. 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 ...
Actress | Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
Kristin grew up in Wisconsin playing sports, riding horses, and shooting guns. Her father was an avid horseman and gun collector and her mother a housewife involved in charities. Kristin moved to Los Angeles and began acting in 1994 after studying fine arts in St. Louis, Boston and New York. She ...
15. Odette Annable
Actress | Cloverfield
Odette Annable was born Odette Juliette Yustman on 10 May, 1985, in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Lydia Yustman née Nodarse, is Cuban, and her father, Victor Oscar Yustman, was born in Bogotá, Colombia, of French and Italian descent. Odette started her career with a minor role in the movie ...
16. Laura Prepon
Actress | Orange Is the New Black
Laura Helene Prepon was born on March 7, 1980, in Watchung, New Jersey. She is the daughter of Marjorie (Coll) and Michael Prepon. Her father died in 1993, when she was 13 years old. Laura is the youngest of five children--she has a brother named Brad and three sisters: Danielle, Jocelyn, and ...
18. Megan Hilty
Actress | Smash
Megan Hilty was born on March 29, 1981 in Bellevue, Washington, USA as Megan Kathleen Hilty. She is an actress, known for Smash (2012), Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2013) and Rules Don't Apply (2016). She has been married to Brian Gallagher since November 2, 2013. They have two children.
19. Jacinda Barrett
Actress | Poseidon
Jacinda Barrett was born in Australia. Her convincing accent has paved the way for numerous acting roles in the USA. Barrett was first introduced to American audiences via MTV's Real World (1992), during its fourth season, which was set in London. Jacinda Barrett received her first break on the big...
20. Joanne Kelly
Actress | Going the Distance
Canadian actor Joanne Kelly was born in 1978 in Bay d'Espoir, Newfoundland and Labrador. She grew up on the south central coast of Newfoundland and Labrador but left to attend Acadia University in Nova Scotia at the age of 17. Her performances include roles in films: The Bay of Love and Sorrows (...
21. Gal Gadot
Actress | Wonder Woman
Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress, singer, martial artist, and model. She was born in Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel, to an Ashkenazi Jewish family. Her parents are Irit, a teacher, and Michael, an engineer, who is a sixth-generation Israeli. She served in the IDF for two years, and won the Miss Israel title ...
22. Kristanna Loken
Actress | Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Kristanna Sommer Loken was born in Ghent, New York, to Rande (Porath) and Merlin "Chris" Loken. She is of half Norwegian and half German descent. She began her modeling career at the early age of 15. Encouraged by her mother, who was a model prior to her daughter's birth, Kristanna's modeling ...
23. Laura Mennell
Actress | Watchmen
Laura Mennell's a Canadian actress who grew up in Mission, British Columbia. Over the past decade, she's built a successful and busy career and is best known for her work on shows like Syfy's Alphas and Haven, A&E's Emmy Nominated Flight 93, as well as Warner Brothers blockbuster Watchmen. She's ...
24. Bridget Regan
Actress | Jane the Virgin
Bridget Regan was born on February 3, 1982 in San Diego County, California, USA as Bridget Catherine Regan. She is an actress, known for Jane the Virgin (2014), The Last Ship (2014) and Agent Carter (2015). She has been married to Eamon O'Sullivan since August 15, 2010. They have one child.
25. Sutton Foster
Actress | Younger
Sutton Foster was born on March 18, 1975 in Statesboro, Georgia, USA as Sutton Lenore Foster. She is an actress, known for Younger (2015), Shrek the Musical (2013) and Bunheads (2012). She has been married to Ted Griffin since October 25, 2014. They have one child. She was previously married to ...
26. Janet Montgomery
Actress | Black Swan
A native of Bournemouth in the UK, Janet Montgomery moved to London when she received a scholarship at a dance school. One of her first acting jobs was a guest star role on the critically-acclaimed UK teen drama series, Skins (2007), as Nicholas Hoult's love interest.
Upon moving to Los Angeles, ...
Actress | Gallowwalkers
Tanit Phoenix Copley was born on September 24, 1980 in Durban, Natal, South Africa. She is known for her work on Gallowwalkers (2012), Safe House (2012) and Hardcore Henry (2015). She has been married to Sharlto Copley since February 15, 2016. They have one child.
Actress | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Svetlana Khodchenkova is a Russian actress, known for her roles in Blagoslovite zhenshchinu (2003) and in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011).
She was born Svetlana Viktorovna Khodchenkova on January 21, 1983, in Moscow and spent her childhood in Zheleznodorozhny, a small city about 6 miles east of ...
30. Riki Lindhome
Actress | The Last House on the Left
Riki Lindhome was born in Coudersport, Pennsylvania but grew up primarily in Portville, New York (near Buffalo). Her first break came when Tim Robbins cast her in his hit play, "Embedded", which played at the Public Theater in New York City, Riverside Studios in London and The Actor's Gang Theater ...
Actress | The Big Bang Theory
Courtney Henggeler is an actress, model and singer. As a child she was definitely theatrical. She took acting lessons in LA. Her first audition was for her high school's production of 'Carousel' when she was in 9th grade. She pretended to eat an apple while singing about clams. Her debut was as ...
33. Kristen Dalton
Actress | The Departed
Kristen Dalton was born on February 14, 1966 in San Diego County, California, USA as Kristen Valerie Hocking. She is an actress and producer, known for The Departed (2006), Jack Reacher (2012) and The Dead Zone (2002). She was previously married to Darren Dalton.
35. Rachel Skarsten
Actress | Reign
Rachel Alice Marie Skarsten was born April 23, 1985 in Toronto, to Mary Aileen (Self) and Dr. Stan Skarsten. She has a younger brother, Jonathan.
Rachel danced for the Royal Academy of Dance for twelve years, earning her Elementary Level with distinction in 1999. After an injury to her ankle, Rachel...
38. Blanca Soto
Actress | La vida blanca
Born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico exotically beautiful, raven-haired Blanca Soto nurtures a flourishing career that surpasses beyond her career of international model and reign as Miss Mexico. Blanca Soto thus represented her country in the Miss World pageant and the following year won the ...
39. Kim Allen
Actress | LBJ
Kim Allen was born and raised in a suburb of Springfield, Massachusetts. She graduated with a B.F.A in Drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, with minors in Biology and Anthropology. She is best known for playing Kim Delaney's daughter Amanda on the hit Lifetime series "Army Wives". She lives ...
40. Laura Chiatti
Actress | Il caso dell'infedele Klara
Laura Chiatti was born on July 15, 1982 in Castiglione del Lago, Perugia, Umbria, Italy. She is an actress, known for Il caso dell'infedele Klara (2009), Ho voglia di te (2007) and A casa nostra (2006). She has been married to Marco Bocci since July 5, 2014. They have two children.
41. Frida Farrell
Actress | Selling Isobel
Frida Farrell was the eldest of three siblings growing up in Malmö, a city with three hundred thousand inhabitants in southern Sweden. Her interest for acting awoke at the age of six when her grandmother took her to the theater to see Romeo And Juliet. Soon after, her mother enrolled her into a ...
Actress | Entourage
Michelle LaFrance is most known for her role as Misty on HBO's Entourage and her love for independent filmmaking. While growing up on the East Coast, Michelle was realizing her dreams to make a difference in this world through business, art, storytelling and service. She won the prestigious title ...
46. Lilou Fogli
Actress | Un peu, beaucoup, aveuglément!
Lilou Fogli was born in Marseille. Her mother is Corsican and her father is Italian. After studying finance for 6 years, she decided to become an actress. She got her Master in Fine Arts at the Actors Studio Drama School in 2005. Her beauty and her acting will take her very far. She is a brilliant ...
48. Erika Woods
Actress | Do No Harm
Born in Tyler, Texas and raised in Overland Park, Kansas Erika began acting in the prestigious "Theatre for Young America" where she caught the acting bug at a young age. After receiving her BFA from Howard University, she moved to NYC where she began working with the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency and...
52. Meta Golding
Actress | Surrogates
Meta Golding is of Haitian descent but was raised in the United States, India, France and Italy as well as Haiti itself. She competed on ice as an Italian national figure skater, but when an injury ended her skating career she started acting in Italian theatre. Later she returned to the USA to ...
53. Sheridan Smith
Actress | Cilla
Sheridan Smith was born on 25 June 1981 and grew up in Epworth. While Sheridan was growing up, her parents, Colin and Marilyn, performed as a Country and Western duo called The Daltons and it wasn't long before Sheridan got into it. She was dancing from the age of 4 and singing with her parents ...
54. Yifei Liu
Actress | The Forbidden Kingdom
Liu Yifei Born in Wuhan, Hubei province of China 1987 August 25th, She began modeling at the age of 8 and was trained in singing, dancing and the piano. Moving to the United States at 10 with her mother, Liu lived there for four years. She returned to China in June 2002 to pursue a modeling and ...
55. Kari Nissena
Actress | Hollywood Inc.
An award-winning American actress, Kari Nissena has performed extensively on both stage and screen. Covering just about every corner of the industry, she has acted in Film, Television, Theater, Radio, Commercials, Voiceover, and more.
With hundreds of acting jobs to her credit, She is known for her ...
56. Krista Ayne
Actress | Abnormal Attraction
Lovely, sexy, and slender brunette stunner Krista Ayne was born on July 30, 1982 in New York City. Krista first started modeling at age nine. She played the female lead in a grade school production of "Fiddler on the Roof." Ayne got her first substantial breakthrough modeling job for Redken at age ...
57. Olivia Munn
Actress | The Newsroom
Lisa Olivia Munn was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her mother, Kimberly Schmid, lived in Vietnam, and is of Chinese ancestry, while her father, Winston Barrett Munn, is from a family with deep roots in the American South. Olivia's parents divorced when she was two years old, and she was raised ...
58. Meagan Good
Actress | Think Like a Man
Meagan Monique Good was born on 8 August 1981 in Panorama City, California, USA, to Tyra Wardlow-Doyle, who worked as her manager, and Leondis "Leon" Good, an LAPD officer. She began appearing on commercials at the age of four. Then she started guest-starring on series like The Parent 'Hood (1995), ...
59. Natalie Dormer
Actress | Game of Thrones
Natalie Dormer born 11 February 1982 is an English actress. She is best known for her roles as Anne Boleyn on the Showtime series The Tudors (2007-10), as Margaery Tyrell on the HBO series Game of Thrones (2012-14), Irene Adler on the CBS series Elementary (2013-15), and as Cressida in the ...
60. Nicky Whelan
Actress | Left Behind
Nicky Whelan is an Australian actress and model, best-known for her role as "Pepper Steiger" in the Australian television series, Neighbours (1985). She is the granddaughter of AFL Brownlow Medallist Marcus Whelan.
Whelan has completed work for the movie, Hollywood & Wine (2011), in Los Angeles....
61. Jennifer Taylor
Actress | Two and a Half Men
Jennifer Taylor was born on April 19, 1972 in New Jersey, USA as Jennifer Bini. She is an actress, known for Two and a Half Men (2003), God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness (2018) and Shameless (2011). She has been married to Paul Taylor since 1997. They have two children.
62. Dilshad Vadsaria
Actress | Greek
Dilshad Vadsaria was born in Karachi, Pakistan, of Portuguese and Indian descent. She moved with her family to the US at the age of six and spent her childhood in various parts of the country, including Chicago, Richmond (Virginia) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She eventually moved to New York to...
63. Rochelle Aytes
Actress | Trick 'r Treat
Rochelle Aytes was born in New York City. She attended LaGuardia High School and graduated with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in Dance from SUNY Purchase College Conservatory for Dance in 1998. She is best-known for her role in White Chicks (2004) as Denise Porter; her role in Left 4 Dead 2 (...
65. Melissa De Sousa
Actress | Miss Congeniality
Melissa De Sousa was born in New York City and raised in Brooklyn and Queens. Both of her parents are from Colon, Panama. Melissa started dancing at a young age and was accepted into the renowned High School of Performing Arts in NYC where she was as a ballet major. Dancers were also required to ...
70. Kate Kelton
Actress | Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
Kate Kelton's unforgettable turn in cult-classic, Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle (2004), cemented her love of the craft after her print and commercials beginnings in Toronto, Canada. She was the world's first non-blond "Tic Tac Girl", in an enormously popular campaign that aired for almost a ...
71. Bárbara Mori
Actress | La mujer de mi hermano
Barbara Mori was born February 2, 1978 in Montevideo, Uruguay. At the age of 3, when her Japanese-Uruguayan father and her Mexican mother divorced, Mori moved to Mexico. While working as a waitress at the age of 14, fashion designer Marcos Toledo invited her to work as a model. She later studied ...
72. Chandra West
Actress | White Noise
Chandra West was born in Alberta, Canada, the youngest of nine children. Growing up in Oakville, Ontario, outside of Toronto, she developed an early interest in the arts. This led to 10 years of intensive ballet training. When she was 16, she enrolled in a summer theater program at Oxford ...
Actress | Hated
Making her television debut as Kris Furillo, Genevieve is an experienced stage actress. She has performed in regional productions of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Crimes of the Heart" and "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Genevieve holds a bachelor ...
75. Elsa Pataky
Actress | Furious 6
Elsa Pataky was born Elsa Lafuente Medianu in Madrid, Spain. Her mother, Cristina Pataky Medianu, is a publicist of Romanian and Hungarian ancestry, and her father, José Francisco Lafuente, is a Spanish biochemist. She attended the Universidad de San Pablo CEU where she studied journalism and began...
77. America Olivo
Actress | Chicago P.D.
America Olivo was born on January 5, 1978 in Van Nuys, California, USA as Ameríca Athene Olivo. She is an actress and producer, known for Chicago P.D. (2014), Bitch Slap (2009) and Friday the 13th (2009). She has been married to Christian Campbell since July 5, 2009. They have one child.
78. Dani Lennon
Actress | The Love Witch
Dani Lennon is a Chicago Native that has been performing most of her life. Originally a classically trained singer, she performed all over Europe, Carnegie Hall, Television and Musical Theatre. Dani took part in stage productions all over Chicago where she worked with many talented actors and ...
79. Fann Wong
Actress | Shanghai Knights
Fann Wong is a Singapore-born actress-singer-model of Chinese origin. Born on 27 January 1971, she derived her artiste name, Fann Wong, from a combination of her father's surname (Fann) and her mother's surname (Wong). With GCE 'A' Levels and a diploma in fashion merchandising from the La Salle ...
82. Kristin Kreuk
Actress | EuroTrip
Kristin Kreuk was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to Deanna Che, who is of Chinese ancestry, and Peter Kreuk, who is of Dutch descent. Her parents are landscape architects. She attended and graduated from Eric Hamber High School. Although she did some stage work in school, she focused ...
83. 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 ...
84. Ali Cobrin
Actress | American Reunion
Alexandra Alrey "Ali" Cobrin is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Molly in the Showtime series Look, and as Kara in the 2012 film American Reunion.
Cobrin was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She attended high school at the Chicago Academy for the Arts where she majored in ...
85. Amy Acker
Actress | Angel
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas where she graduated Lake Highlands High School, Amy Acker is the oldest of four children; she has two sisters and one brother. An acting major at Southern Methodist University, Amy acted in several college theater productions. She appeared in various roles during ...
86. Bérénice Bejo
Actress | The Artist
Actress Bérénice Bejo was born in Buenos Aires, the daughter of Silvia De Paoli, a lawyer, and Miguel Bejo, a filmmaker. When she was three, Bejo's family relocated to Paris, France. She embarked on a successful acting career in the 1990s, with various roles in French television and film ...
87. Elena Anaya
Actress | La piel que habito
Spanish actress Elena Anaya impressed the critics with her performance in Sex and Lucia (2001).
Elena was born in Palencia, Spain, on July 17th, 1975. An active child, she excelled in karate and mountain climbing. By the time she was 17 Elena knew that she wanted to channel her energy into being an ...
88. Kelly Hu
Actress | The Scorpion King
On February 13th, 1968, a girl of Chinese, English, and Hawaiian ancestry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father, Herbert, was a salesman and her mother, Juanita, worked many odd jobs to help support the family. She has one older brother, Glenn. She is a former Miss Teen USA, and modeled in Japan...
89. Marion Cotillard
Actress | La môme
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.
Raised in Orléans, France, she made her ...
90. Noomi Rapace
Actress | Män som hatar kvinnor
Swedish actress Noomi Rapace was born in Hudiksvall, Gävleborgs län, Sweden, the daughter of 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 ...
91. Jessica Cauffiel
Actress | Legally Blonde
Jessica Cauffiel is best known for her memorable roles in several successful studio feature films, such as Legally Blonde, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, White Chicks, Hoot, Stuck On You, The World's Fastest Indian, Road Trip and Valentine; as well as popular network television series like ...
95. Joanne Boland
Actress | Land of the Dead
Joanne attended York University and also the Randolph Academy for performing arts. Her first role on film was in "The Mitchell Brothers" directed by Emilio Esteves, from there she went on to various film and television projects. She lives in Canada with her husband Dylan Trowbridge . She also plays...
96. 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,...
97. Lexa Doig
Actress | Andromeda
Toronto native Alexandra Doig was born on June 8th, 1973, to Filipina mother Gloria and Irish-Scottish father David. Her parents held season tickets to their local theater, and Lexa was inspired to begin acting after seeing a production of "Porgy and Bess" at the age of nine. She dropped out of ...