My favorite gals: Actresses, singers, dancers, etc.

Some I've liked for decades, others far more recently. A few qualify as "fantasy crushes," but most are just the gals that make me happiest when I see them on TV or in movies or concerts.

I'm doing this because I think there's still a place on the Internet for positive fans.

It's a shame that the IMDB moderators have all but given up. The reader comments sections here, which years ago were actually useful, have become cesspools where mostly trolls and morons play.

Now the trolls are making lists as well. A list that claims that thousands of actors are all really ugly but that there's some vast conspiracy to convince us they're not can only be the work of a psychopath or troll. But apparently, no one on the IMDB staff cares to exercise their power to eliminate such nonsense.

So, I'm keeping this one positive and if you don't like it, shove it.

This list is and likely will remain always "under construction." After the top 4, the order is meaningless.

I'm an American but I've been watching a lot of British TV and movies lately, so the list is starting to fill up with UK actresses. I've always been a sucker for English, Scots and Irish accents. You'll also see many beautiful Spanish-speaking actresses here. I'm trying to learn that language and watching movies with gorgeous women is a painless way to learn.
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Kellie Pickler
Kellie Pickler was born in Albemarle, North Carolina to Cynthia Morton and Clyde "Bo" Raymond Pickler, Jr. Kelley's mother left when she was 2 but was then granted custody for two years. She was returned to her grandparents (Clyde Raymond Pickler, Sr., Faye Pickler) at age 12. Kellie's father was in and out of jail throughout her childhood...
“ I've been following Kellie's career closely since she appeared on "Idol" in 2006. Kellie rewarded me and many others for our loyalty with "!00 Proof," the best true country album of 2012. Kellie has made the move to Black River Entertainment, which, unlike Sony Music, isn't run by soulless, tone-deaf idiots.

Kellie astonished me, and many of her other longtime fans, by winning "Dancing With The Stars," the first country music star to take the silver ball trophy back to Nashville. I never knew she could dance so well.

The best is yet to come for Kellie Pickler. ” - ponger
Heather Morris
Actress, Glee
“ Heather Morris is sunshine, unicorns and and double rainbows. Her sexiness has turned me into a HemoSexual. Brittany S. Pierce and her cat Lord Tubbington are the main reason I still watch "Glee." I always look for Heather in the dance scenes. I feel sorry for any of the other women who have to dance next to her, except Santana (Naya Rivera). ” - ponger
“ The heart and soul of the UK's "Being Human." And she's on an American sitcom with James Caan. ” - ponger
“ One of my longest running fantasy crushes. I took an instant liking to her in the '73 Bond film ... "Live and Let Die." ” - ponger
Saoirse Ronan
Actress, Atonement
Saoirse Una Ronan was born in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, to Irish parents, Monica Ronan (née Brennan) and Paul Ronan, an actor. When Saoirse was three, the family moved to Ireland, and Saoirse grew up in its County Carlow. Saoirse made her first TV appearance with a small role in a few episodes of the TV series...
“ Just 19, it's only a matter of time before Saoirse Ronan achieves superstardom. She's been phenomenal in every movie, even the bad ones, that I've seen with her. She's got the most beautiful Irish eyes; they draw you in and keep you following her every move, no matter how tiny, in every scene. I'm predicting multiple Oscars in her future. ” - ponger
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...
“ Jennifer Lawrence is wonderful in every way. I didn't even like "The Hunger Games," but I thought she was great in that role. She seems to be fantastic in every role. ” - ponger
“ Finally, some photos! Isolda Dychauk is a goddess. In "Borgia," we see her transformation from innocent to a master manipulator who uses her sexual prowess to achieve her ends, and it's gloriously seductive. ” - ponger
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...
“ Pretty much a requirement on every Jewish guy's fantasy crush list. ” - ponger
“ A recent discovery, thanks to Hulu showing "Pramface." Very expressive eyes. Because of the similar names, I'm keeping her next to Scarlett Johansson in this list. ” - ponger
“ Another pretty English actress. ” - ponger
“ Kevin's hot older sister in "The Wonder Years." Always a beauty. Underrated as an actress. ” - ponger
Marcia Strassman
This tall, willowy brunette (frequently blonde) was born April 28, 1948, in New York City, one of four children. Raised in Passaic, New Jersey, she grew into a striking young teen and worked for a time as a model in a local children's department store. Trekking back to New York City equipped only with her modeling credentials and a natural singing talent...
“ Mrs. Kotter! Another classic case of a "not so great looking guy" with a "way too beautiful for him" TV wife. ” - ponger
Susan Dey
Actress, L.A. Law
“ There are probably a million guys that had a crush on her when she was in "The Partridge Family." ” - ponger
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...
“ "Glee" star. Heads the "Unholy Trinity." One of the most beautiful young actresses anywhere. ” - ponger
Naya Rivera
Actress, Glee
“ Brittany S. Pierce's BFF and GF on "Glee." After Brittany, the main reason I watch "Glee." She sang lead on "Glee's" best mash-up ever. ” - ponger
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...
“ Who doesn't love her? ” - ponger
Joanne Froggatt
Actress, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt was born in 1979 in the village of Littlebeck, North Yorkshire, UK. She started going to a drama school in Maidenhead at the age of 13 and was also a member of the "Rounders" youth theatre group at Alan Ayckbourne's Stephen Joseph Theatre, In The Round. Eventually, she was cast in the role of a teenage prostitute in "The Bill"...
“ Downton Abbey's most sensible, most loyal and smartest maid. ” - ponger
María Valverde
She began acting in 2002, when film director Manuel Martin Cuenca chose her from 3000 girls to be the lead actress in his film "The Bolshevik's Weakness". One year later, Maria's work impressed both the audience and the Spanish Film Academy, who awarded her with the Goya for Best Newcomer. Since then she has been working in Spain, Italy, UK, US, Mexico, Venezuela...
“ Stunning. I'm watching her in "Madrid, 1987" - coincidentally the place and year of her birth - on Netflix right now. ” - ponger
Maribel Verdú
Maribel Verdú was born on October 2, 1970 in Madrid, Spain as María Isabel Verdú Rollán. She is an actress, known for Snow White, Pan's Labyrinth and Y Tu Mamá También. She is the older sister of twins Marina and Carlota and she has been married to Pedro Larrañaga since September 1999.
“ "Y Tu Mamá También" and "El Laberinto del Fauno" ” - ponger
“ Perfect redhead. ” - ponger
“ Isabel in "Isabel." Sarita, la rubia, in "Paco's Men." ” - ponger
Rose Leslie
Rose Leslie is a Scottish actress. Her leading on screen debut was at age 21 in the television film New Town (2009). She is most famous for play Ygritte in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. Leslie also appeared in the film Now Is Good (2012) and in The Last Witch Hunter (2015).
“ Another perfect redhead from "Downton Abbey." ” - ponger
“ Beautiful redhead. ... I've watched her in "Paco's Men" and "Only Human." She's been well-known in Spain since 1992, when she was only 15. She was the woman who brought the Olympic torch ashore for the Games in Barcelona. ” - ponger
“ Hottest maid on "Downton Abbey." ” - ponger
Lucy Punch
Actress, Bad Teacher
Lucy Punch grew up in London and was a member of the National Youth Theatre in her late teens before going to University College London to read History. While she was there she auditioned for TV roles and eventually dropped out to concentrate on acting. She learned a lot, she says, from working on...
“ Hilarious, beautiful. ” - ponger
“ My favorite gal from UK's "Shameless." ” - ponger
“ One of my UK "Shameless" gals. ” - ponger
“ Marvelous as Sheila Jackson Gallagher in the original UK "Shameless." ... But you might remember her also as the teacher in the Simply Red video "Holding Back the Years." ” - ponger
Jessica Brown Findlay
Jessica Brown Findlay is an English actress. She was born in Cookham, Berkshire, to Beverley, a teacher's aid and nurse, and Christopher Brown-Findlay, who works in finance. She is of Scottish and English descent. Jessica trained with the National Youth Ballet and the Associates of the Royal Ballet...
Debra Messing
Messing was born in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, the daughter of Jewish American parents, Sandra (née Simons), who has worked as a professional singer, banker, travel and real estate agent, and Brian Messing, a sales executive for a jewelry manufacturer. When Messing was three, she moved with her parents and her older brother...
Dolly Parton
Dolly Rebecca Parton was born on January 19, 1946, one of 12 children of Robert Lee Parton, a tobacco farmer, and Avie Lee Parton (née Owens). Dolly grew up on a run-down farm in Locust Ridge, Tennessee. At 12, she was appearing on Knoxville TV and, at 13, she was already recording on a small label and appearing at the Grand Ole Opry...
Taylor Swift
Soundtrack, The Hunger Games
Taylor Swift is a multi-Grammy award-winning American singer/songwriter who, in 2010 at the age of 20, became the youngest artist in history to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. In 2011 Swift was named Billboard's Woman of the Year. She also has been named the American Music Awards Artist of the Year...
Hayden Panettiere
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...
“ The hot one from the first three seasons of "Misfits." ” - ponger
Gwyneth Paltrow
Actress, Se7en
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...
Sissy Spacek
Actress, Carrie
As a kid, Sissy Spacek climbed trees, rode horses, swam, and played in the woods. She was born Mary Elizabeth Spacek on December 25, 1949, in Quitman, Texas, to Virginia Frances (Spilman) and Edwin Arnold Spacek, Sr., a county agricultural agent. Her father's family was of Czech and German origin. Sissy attended Quitman High School and was homecoming queen...
Reba McEntire
Actress, Tremors
Reba Nell McEntire was born on Monday, March 28th, 1955 in McAlester, Oklahoma. The reigning queen of country music has pursued a musical career since the age of 5. In junior high, she performed with her siblings as the Singing McEntires. A fine athlete, McEntire followed in the footsteps of her rodeo champion father in competitive barrel racing...
Hollie Cavanagh
Hollie Jessica Cavanagh is a singer who was born in Liverpool to Lorraine and Peter Cavanagh, She has two older brothers Luke and Aaron Cavanagh. She placed fourth on the eleventh season of American Idol. Cavanagh is a fan of Liverpool F.C., attended St Austin's Primary School in Aigburth and graduated from McKinney Boyd High School where she played football in 2011...
Jean Marsh
Actress, Willow
Born in London, Jean Marsh became interested in show business while taking dancing and mime classes as therapy for a childhood illness. After attending a charm school and working as a model, she started acting in repertory and took voice lessons. Her repertory work was supplemented by a number of film appearances as a dancer...
Chelan Simmons
Chelan Simmons was born in Vancouver, Canada. One of three children (one older brother and an older sister), she has been a natural performer since the age of 2. Her first movie role was as the title creature's first victim, Laurie Ann Winterbarger, in Stephen King's It. Her most recognizable roles are in Final Destination 3 as Ashley Freund...
Jewel Staite
Actress, Serenity
Born in White Rock, BC, Canada. Spent first three years of life in Maui. Started out modeling, was recommened to act at age 6. Won best actor in "Meeting Dad", a Vancouver Film School short.
“ From "Firefly" and "L.A. Complex." Beautiful, with acting range. ” - ponger
Cassie Steele
Toronto native Cassie Steele joins the cast of THE L.A. COMPLEX as Abby. The aspiring Canadian actress is best known for her role as Manny Santos on 10 seasons of the internationally acclaimed drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation. Cassie was a 2003 nominee and the 2002 winner of a Young Artist Award for Best Ensemble Actor in a TV Series for her portrayal of Manny Santos...
January Jones
Actress, Mad Men
January Kristen Jones was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, but for the first decade of her life, she was raised in Hecla, a small town of some 400 souls, in the Mount Rushmore State. She is the daughter of Karen Sue (Cox), a sporting goods store manager, and Marvin Roger Jones, a gym teacher and fitness director...
“ Perfect as "Betty." ” - ponger
Christina Hendricks
Actress, Mad Men
Christina Rene Hendricks was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho. Her father, Robert, originally from England, worked for the U.S. Forest Service, while her mother, Jackie Sue (Raymond), was a psychologist. At the age of 13 her father transferred to the Forest Service Washington...
“ Perhaps the world's sexiest woman. ” - ponger
“ Beautiful Welsh actress from "Fresh Meat." ” - ponger
“ My list reaches 100 with this Israeli beauty, both an actress and a producer. Her role in "Prisoners of War" as Yael Ben Horin, the sister of an Israeli soldier held captive in Syria, is intriguing, complex and exceptionally well acted. ” - ponger
Mili Avital
Actress, Stargate
Mili Avital began her career, at the age of 17, in Christopher Hampton's "Dangerous Liaisons", at the Cameri Theater of Tel- Aviv. Among her Israeli films, she won the 1992 Israeli Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Me'ever Layam (aka "Over the Ocean"). Arriving in New York in 1994, she was immediately cast as the female lead in Roland Emmerich's Stargate...
“ From "Stargate" and "Prisoners of War." "Prisoners of War" inspired the Showtime series, "Homeland." But it's not the same show, not even close. And honestly, I think the acting in the Israeli production is far better. ” - ponger
Charlotte Ritchie
Actress, Fresh Meat
Londoner Charlotte was born on August 29th 1989 and attended James Allen's school in Dulwich. At age eleven she joined Youth Music Theatre UK, and toured Japan in their production of 'Pendragon' as well as appearing with the Young Pleasence Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2006. After a couple of...
“ Shes a fantastic singer, too. ” - ponger
Sarah Shahi
Sarah Shahi was born Aahoo Jahansouz in Euless, Texas, to an Iranian father and Spanish mother. She is a former NFL cheerleader and a descendant of a 19th-century Persian Shah. She attended Trinity High School and Dallas Southern Methodist University, studied opera and majored in English. As a teenager...
“ The word "beautiful" is simply not sufficient. We need a new word to describe how beautiful this woman is. ” - ponger
Sarah Bolger
Actress, In America
Sarah Lee Bolger (born 28 February 1991) is an Irish actress. She is best known for her roles in the films In America, Stormbreaker, and The Spiderwick Chronicles, as well as her award winning role as Lady Mary Tudor in the TV series The Tudors, and for guest starring as Princess Aurora in Once Upon a Time.
“ Sarah Bolger played a young "Bloody Mary" in "The Tudors." She had to morph from an innocent, religious and idealistic young princess into an heir who longed for the day when she would be queen and could burn and torture countless heretics and political rivals. That's not an easy role. She made it look easy. ” - ponger
Carol Cleveland
Born in England, Carol moved to the United States as a youngster after her mother remarried a man in the U.S. Air Force. She attended grammar school in San Antonio, Texas, then John Marshall Junior High and Pasadena High School both in Pasadena, California. She returned to London in 1960 and soon began her film career.
“ "Monty Python" would never have been as good without her. ” - ponger
“ The sexiest, most beautiful love slave/cluster lizard ever. ” - ponger
Joanna Higson
Actress, Shameless
Born in Lancashire, Joanna graduated from Salford University with a First Class Honours degree in Media and Performance. Her first acting role came after being cast in Jim Cartwright's 'Afternoon Play'. Joanna has gone on to work in both TV and Theatre, but it best known for playing Maxine in Channel 4's Shameless for two series...
“ Another beautiful lady from "Shameless." ” - ponger
Karla Crome
Actress, Misfits
“ From the new cast of "Misfits." Very easy on the eyes. Too bad there's no pic here. ” - ponger
Natasha O'Keeffe
Actress, Filth
Natasha O'Keeffe is a stage, television and movie actress. Born in Brighton, O'Keeffe moved to London at the age of 1 and was raised in Tooting, South London. O'Keeffe trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, She is best known for her roles in Peaky Blinders (2014), Filth (2013) and Misfits (2012)
“ The newest regular on "Misfits." I can spend a lot of time just looking at her. ” - ponger
Galadriel Stineman
Actress, The Middle
Galadriel Stineman was raised an only child in Northern Kentucky, near Cincinnati, Ohio. As a kid, she was a voracious reader, accomplished horseback rider and active member of 4-H Club. She began acting for fun in kindergarten, taking lots of classes and performing in school and community productions...
“ I haven't seen her in much, but this woman has a presence, and a great first name. :) ” - ponger
“ Jane Banks from "Mary Poppins," the first movie I can remember seeing. She's also the beautiful housemaid Lily from "Upstairs Downstairs" Season 5, which I'm just now watching, nearly 40 years after they were filmed, thanks to Netflix. ” - ponger
“ Loved her in "Todd Margaret" and "Pulling," two comedic roles. ” - ponger
Kate Mara
Actress, 127 Hours
Kate was born in Bedford, New York. She is one of four children of Kathleen McNulty (Rooney) and NFL football team New York Giants executive Timothy Christopher Mara. Her sister is actress Rooney Mara. Her grandfathers were Wellington Mara, co-owner of the Giants, and Timothy Rooney, owner of Yonkers Raceway...
“ I thought she stood out in a not-so-great historical flick called "Ironclad."

She's really come into her own as an actress in the lead role of Zoe Barnes in "House of Cards."

I'm also intrigued by her status as NFL royalty, as a member of the families that own the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers. ” - ponger
Robin Wright
Robin Virginia Wright was born in Dallas, Texas, to Gayle (Gaston), a national director at Mary Kay, and Freddie Wright, a pharmaceutical executive. She grew up in San Diego, California. She started her professional career as a model in 1980 at age 14, and worked both in Paris and Japan. After finishing high school she decided to become an actress...
“ America fell in love with her in "Princess Bride," and there's no reason to stop now. ” - ponger
“ Her role has been small, but significant, in "House of Cards," the Netflix series that is far better than anything I've seen from the four traditional (a nice way of saying "outdated") American broadcast networks in years. ” - ponger
Sandrine Holt
Sandrine Holt made her feature film debut in Bruce Beresford's epic Black Robe, which earned her a Genie Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She has starred in such films as Rapa Nui, Dance Me Outside and Pocahontas: The Legend. In addition, she co-starred with Jennifer Garner, Buck Henry and Amanda Peet in 1999...
“ Another "House of Cards" actress. ” - ponger
“ "House of Cards" ” - ponger
Justine Ezarik
With nearly 3 million subscribers and more than 430 million video views across her five YouTube channels, Justine is one of top female personalities on YouTube. Justine, who has more than 1.5 million Twitter followers, has been named "the most influential person online" by Fast Company and in 2012 was ranked No. 6 most influential personality by The Daily Beast's Digital Power Index...
“ iJustine, a YouTube phenom and pioneer. Like her character on "Annoying Orange," she's adorable, pragmatic and smart. ” - ponger
“ Look at those eyes. The true spirit of "Mr. Selfridge." ” - ponger
Sharna Burgess
The talented and gorgeous Sharna Burgess was born to dance and entertain. From a very young age, the precocious Sharna demonstrated her star quality when she would regularly treat her family and friends to impromptu song and dance productions growing up in Australia. At five years old, Sharna began training in ballet...
“ Beautiful pro dancer from "Dancing With the Stars." Stunning beauty from Down Under. After my favorite Kellie Pickler, the main reason to watch "Dancing With the Stars." ” - ponger
A.J. Cook
Born in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, to Michael and Sandra Cook, Andrea Joy Cook began acting at the age of 17. She has appeared in nearly a dozen films and several TV shows before the age of 25. Before taking up acting, she was a dancer, having started dancing competitively at age 4 in the styles of tap...
Anna Torv
Actress, Fringe
Anna Torv (born 7 June 1979) is an Australian actress known for her role as FBI agent Olivia Dunham on the Fox television series Fringe (2008-2013). Torv was born in Melbourne, Victoria, the daughter of Susan (née Carmichael) and Hans Torv, also grew up in Gold Coast, Queensland. Her father is of Estonian descent, but was born in Stirling, Scotland.[4] Her mother is of Scottish descent.
“ Just starting watching "Fringe" on Netflix. I like. ” - ponger
Famke Janssen
Actress, X-Men
Famke Beumer Janssen was born on November 5, 1964 in Amstelveen, Netherlands, and has two siblings, director Antoinette Beumer and actress Marjolein Beumer. She studied economics for a year at the University of Amsterdam. Moving to America in 1984, Famke modeled for Chanel in New York City. Later, taking a break from modeling...
“ A stunner. ” - ponger
“ Yes. I'm watching "Hemlock Grove" now. I've never seen Penelope before, but she's giving a helluva convincing performance. ” - ponger
“ Young but not as young as you think, and a surprisingly skilled actress. ” - ponger
Kandyse McClure
Kandyse McClure is a Canadian actress born on March 22, 1980 in Durban in South Africa. She graduated from West Vancouver Secondary School in 1998. She is an actress, known for main roles in TV series Battlestar Galactica (2004), Hemlock Grove (2013), and from the movies Carrie (2002) and Seventh Son (2014).
Lara Flynn Boyle
Lara Flynn Boyle was born in Davenport, Iowa on March 24, 1970 to 21-year old Sally Boyle. For Sally and young Lara, money was not plentiful so Sally was required to work three jobs in addition to raising baby Lara by herself. Since Lara was mostly around Sally, they developed a bond that still binds Lara and Sally today...
“ If you've never seen the first season of "Twin Peaks," you should, and LFB is part of the reason. ” - ponger
“ "Mod Squad" and "Twin Peaks," two enduring reasons to always love Peggy Lipton. ” - ponger
Sherilyn Fenn
The sultry, versatile Sherilyn Fenn was born Sheryl Ann Fenn into a family of musicians of Italian and Hungarian descent on her mother's side and of Irish and French descent on her father's. Her mother Arlene Quatro played keyboard in rock bands, her aunt is rock-star Suzi Quatro and her grandfather Art Quatro was a jazz musician...
“ "Twin Peaks" hottest star. ” - ponger
Mädchen Amick
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 Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting
“ Her character was my favorite on "Twin Peaks." And clearly, I liked them all. ” - ponger
Kimmy Robertson
Kimmy Robertson began her career as a ballet dancer but her distinctive sense of humor and quirky style brought her to the attention of an agent who happened to worked in the same office as her ballet company. After at first being unsure about becoming an actor, Kimmy was then hired for the first role she auditioned for in the teen comedy The Last American Virgin...
“ Good times start with Kimmy. ” - ponger
Joan Chen
Born into a family of doctors and educated in China at the Shanghai Film Academy and the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Languages, Joan Chen was discovered by veteran Chinese director Jin Xie while observing a filming with a school group. Her performance in Xiao hua (A.K.A. "The Little Flower") won China's Best Actress award...
“ Beautiful. Regal. Ageless. ” - ponger
Sheryl Lee
"Dead, wrapped in plastic" is how Sheryl Lee entered onto the scene as Laura Palmer, the doomed homecoming queen on the cult TV series Twin Peaks. Lee was born April 27, 1967 in Germany. She grew up in Boulder, Colorado, spending much of her youth studying dance before knee injuries ended her hope of becoming a dancer...
“ "Dead, wrapped in plastic." ... Just minutes into the first episode of "Twin Peaks," that was now most people were introduced to Sheryl Lee. Her career might have petered out quickly - after all, there are only so many flashbacks you can have in one series. Yet, Sheryl had that "it" factor. The public - and more importantly, David Lynch - were fascinated with her and wanted more. So, Lynch created a living character for her -- Laura Palmer's cousin Maddie Ferguson -- on "Twin Peaks." ” - ponger
Anneliese van der Pol
Actress, Vampires Suck
Anneliese was born in Naaldwijk, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands on September 23,1984 and moved to the United States when she was a young child. Her mother named her after the late Holocaust refugee Anne Frank. A graduate of the Musical Theater Program at The Orange County High School of the Arts...
“ So, I'm thinking, my list really needs a stunningly beautiful Jewish Dutch-American redhead ... ” - ponger
Jayma Mays
Actress, Glee
Jayma was born Jamia Suzette Mays. She was raised in Grundy, Virginia, with her older brother and sister. Her father was a high school teacher at Grundy Senior High School for 7 years, before spending 25 years working in the coal-mining industry. He is now retired and lives with Jayma's mother in Bristol...
“ I've loved Jayma since "Heroes." ” - ponger
“ Should have won an Oscar as a songwriter. ... "Voices Carry" with 'Til Tuesday is still one of the most iconic videos of the '80s. It should be among the top songs on every "Best of the '80s" countdown ” - ponger
Amy Beth Hayes
Actress, Mr Selfridge
Amy Beth Hayes was born in Wales and grew up in the North-East of England. As a teenager she was a member of the National Youth Theatre. Amy read English Literature at Keble College, University of Oxford, where she was an active member of OUDS (Oxford University Dramatic Society). After graduating with honours from Oxford she studied acting at London's Central School of Speech and Drama.
“ Another stunning beauty from Britain. She's made a habit of turning up in small roles in the many recent British series I've watched. But she's made a lasting impact, and I have a feeling great things are in store for Amy. ... She's redhead Kitty" in "Mr. Selfridge," Amy Cartwright in "The Syndicate," wheelchair-bound Clem in "Shameless" and young Ruth in "Misfits." And I see she's listed in the credits for the second series of "Lilyhammer." I can't wait. ” - ponger
“ Beautiful pro dancer from "Dancing With the Stars." ” - ponger