EUROPEAN FILM AWARD | Best Actress

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1.
Tilda Swinton
The iconoclastic gifts of the visually striking and fiercely talented actress Tilda Swinton have been appreciated by a more international audience of late. She was born Katherine Mathilda Swinton on November 5, 1960, in London, England. Her mother, Judith Balfour, Lady Swinton (née Killen), was Australian...
“ 2011 - WINNER - WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN (2011)

Origin: UK.
Film: UK.
Language: English. ” - tjmarksman71
 
2.
Cécile De France
Actress, Hereafter
Cecile de France was born in Namur in Belgium in 1975 and discovered her vocation at the early age of six. As soon as she was seventeen, she was off to Paris with the ambition of beginning a career on the stage. She studied drama with Jean-Paul Denizon, actor and assistant to Peter Brook, before being admitted to the Ecole National Supérieure des Arts et Techniques du Théâtre...
“ 2011 nominee - The Kid with the Bike (2011)

Origin: Belgium.
Film: Belgium/France.
Language: French. ” - tjmarksman71
 
3.
Kirsten Dunst
Actress, Spider-Man 2
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...
“ 2011 nominee - Melancholia (2011)

Origin: USA.
Film: Denmark/Sweden/Germany/France.
Language: English. ” - tjmarksman71
 
4.
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Actress, Melancholia
Charlotte Gainsbourg was born in London, England in 1971. She is an Anglo-French actress and singer. The daughter of English actress Jane Birkin and French singer and songwriter Serge Gainsbourg, she was raised in Paris. Gainsbourg made her motion picture debut in 1984. In 1986, Gainsbourg won a César Award for "Most Promising Actress"...
“ 2011 nominee - Melancholia (2011)

Origin: France/UK.
Film: Denmark/Sweden/Germany/France.
Language: English. ” - tjmarksman71
 
5.
“ 2011 nominee - Elena (2011)

Origin: Russia.
Film: Russia.
Language: Russian. ” - tjmarksman71
 
6.
“ 2010 WINNER - LOURDES (2010)

Origin: France.
Film: France.
Language: French. ” - tjmarksman71
 
7.
“ 2010 nominee - On the Path (2010)

Origin: Croatia.
Film: Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Language: Bosnian. ” - tjmarksman71
 
8.
Sibel Kekilli
Actress, Die Fremde
Sibel Kekilli is a German actress. In 2011, she became more widely known for her role as Shae in the HBO series Game of Thrones. She won two Lolas, the most prestigious German film awards, for her performances in Head-On (2004) and When We Leave (2010). Kekilli is a former porn actress.
“ 2010 Nominee - When We Leave (2010)

Origin: Germany/Turkey.
Film: Germany.
Language: German/Turkish. ” - tjmarksman71
 
9.
Lesley Manville
Actress, Maleficent
Lesley Manville was born on March 12, 1956 in Brighton, East Sussex, England. She is a multi award winning stage and screen actress and has worked extensively with the director Mike Leigh. She is known for Another Year (2010), All or Nothing (2002), Topsy-Turvy (1999), Secrets & Lies (1996). Lesley was made an OBE in the 2015 Queens Birthday Honours List.
“ 2010 Nominee - Another Year (2010)

Origin: UK.
Film: UK.
Language: English. ” - tjmarksman71
 
10.
Lotte Verbeek
Lotte Verbeek (born 24 June 1982) is an award-winning Dutch actress, dancer and model. Lotte was born in Venlo, Netherlands. She was educated at Gymnasium Collegium Marianum in Venlo and graduated in 2008 at the Theaterschool in Amsterdam. From 1999, Verbeek attended the Dance Academy in Arnhem and the Amsterdam Academy of Jazz/Musical Theatre and Dance...
“ 2010 Nominee - Nothing Personal (2009)

Origin: Netherlands.
Film: Netherlands/Ireland.
Language: Dutch. ” - tjmarksman71
 
11.
Kate Winslet
Actress, Titanic
Ask Kate Winslet what she likes about any of her characters, and the word "ballsy" is bound to pop up at least once. The British actress has made a point of eschewing straightforward pretty-girl parts in favor of more devilish damsels; as a result, she's built an eclectic resume that runs the gamut from Shakespearean tragedy to modern-day mysticism and erotica...
“ 2009 WINNER - THE READER (2008)

Origin: UK.
Film: UK/USA/Germany.
Language: English. ” - tjmarksman71
 
12.
Penélope Cruz
Known outside her native country as the "Spanish enchantress", Penélope Cruz Sánchez was born in Madrid to Eduardo Cruz, a retailer, and Encarna Sánchez, a hairdresser. As a toddler, she was already a compulsive performer, re-enacting TV commercials for her family's amusement, but she decided to focus her energies on dance...
“ 2009 Nominee - Broken Embraces (2009)

Origin: Spain.
Film: Spain.
Language: Spanish. ” - tjmarksman71
 
13.
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Actress, Melancholia
Charlotte Gainsbourg was born in London, England in 1971. She is an Anglo-French actress and singer. The daughter of English actress Jane Birkin and French singer and songwriter Serge Gainsbourg, she was raised in Paris. Gainsbourg made her motion picture debut in 1984. In 1986, Gainsbourg won a César Award for "Most Promising Actress"...
“ 2009 Nominee - Antichrist (2009)

Origin: France/UK.
Film: Denmark/France/Germany/Sweden/Poland/Italy.
Language: English. ” - tjmarksman71
 
14.
“ 2009 Nominee - Fish Tank (2009)

Origin: English.
Film: UK.
Language: English. ” - tjmarksman71
 
15.
“ 2009 Nominee - Seraphine (2008)

Origin: France.
Film: France.
Language: French. ” - tjmarksman71
 
16.
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...
“ 2009 Nominee - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

Origin: Sweden.
Film: Sweden.
Language: Swedish. ” - tjmarksman71
 
17.
Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas was born in Redruth, Cornwall, England, to Deborah (Hurlbatt) and Lieutenant Commander Simon Scott Thomas. Her ancestry includes Welsh, English, and Dutch. Her father was a pilot for the British Royal Navy and died in a flying accident in 1964. Her stepfather was also a pilot and died six years later under similar circumstances...
“ 2008 WINNER - I'VE LOVED YOU SO LONG (2008)

Origin: UK.
Film: France/Germany.
Language: French. ” - tjmarksman71
 
18.
“ 2008 Nominee - Lemon Tree (2008)

Origin: Palestine.
Film: Israel/Germany/France.
Language: Hebrew/Arabic. ” - tjmarksman71
 
19.
“ 2008 Nominee - Lorna's Silence (2008)

Origin: Kosovo/Albania.
Film: Beligum.
Language: French. ” - tjmarksman71
 
20.
Sally Hawkins
Sally Hawkins was born in 1976 in Lewisham hospital, London, England, to Jacqui and Colin Hawkins, authors and illustrators of children's books. She is of English and Irish descent. Hawkins was brought up in Greenwich, in southeast London. She attended James Allen's Girls' School in Dulwich. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1998...
“ 2008 Nominee - Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

Origin: UK.
Film: UK.
Language: English. ” - tjmarksman71
 
21.
“ 2008 Nominee - The Orphanage (2007)

Origin: Spain.
Film: Spain.
Language: Spanish. ” - tjmarksman71
 
22.
“ 2008 Nominee - Cloud 9 (2008)

Origin: Germany.
Film: Germany.
Language: Germany. ” - tjmarksman71
 
23.
Helen Mirren
Actress, The Queen
Dame Helen Mirren was born in Queen Charlotte's Hospital in West London. Her mother, Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda (Rogers), was from a working-class English family, and her father, Vasiliy Petrovich Mironov, was a Russian-born civil servant, from Kuryanovo, whose own father was a diplomat. Mirren attended St...
“ 2007 WINNER: THE QUEEN (2006)

Origin: UK.
Film: UK.
Language: English. ” - tjmarksman71
 
24.
Marion Cotillard
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 and her mother has Kabyle ancestry. Raised in Orléans...
“ 2007 Nominee: La Vie En Rose (2007)

Origin: France.
Film: France/Czech Republic/UK.
Language: French. ” - tjmarksman71
 
25.
“ 2012 nominee - Our Children (2012)

Origin: Belgium
Film: Belgium
Language: French ” - tjmarksman71
 
26.
Marianne Faithfull
Soundtrack, Thelma & Louise
Daughter of Eva, the Baroness Erisso, and Major Glynn Faithfull, a WWII British spy. Recorded the first song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, "As Tears Go By" (1964). Involved in a major drug scandal with Jagger, Richards and others, which ultimately turned public opinion favorably towards the 'Rolling Stones' and other rock groups...
“ 2007 Nominee: Irina Palm (2007)

Origin: UK.
Film: Belgium/Luxembourg/France/Germany/UK.
Language: English. ” - tjmarksman71
 
27.
Carice van Houten
Actress, Black Book
Carice Anouk van Houten was born in Leiderdorp (near Leiden) on 5 September 1976. Her parents are Margje Stasse, who is on the board of Dutch educational TV, and writer and broadcaster Theodore van Houten. She is the elder sister of actress and designer Jelka van Houten. Her paternal grandmother was Scottish...
“ 2007 Nominee: Black Book (2006)

Origin: Netherlands.
Film: Germany/UK/Netherlands.
Language: Dutch ” - tjmarksman71
 
28.
“ 2007 Nominee: 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days (2007)

Origin: Romania.
Film: Romania.
Language: Romanian. ” - tjmarksman71
 
29.
“ 2007 Nominee: The Unknown (2006).

Origin: Russia.
Film: Italy.
Language: Italian. ” - tjmarksman71
 
30.
Penélope Cruz
Known outside her native country as the "Spanish enchantress", Penélope Cruz Sánchez was born in Madrid to Eduardo Cruz, a retailer, and Encarna Sánchez, a hairdresser. As a toddler, she was already a compulsive performer, re-enacting TV commercials for her family's amusement, but she decided to focus her energies on dance...
“ 2006 WINNER: VOLVER (2006)

Origin: Spain.
Film: Spain.
Language: Spanish. ” - tjmarksman71
 
31.
“ 2006 Nominee: The Young Lieutenant (2006)

Origin: France.
Film: France.
Language: French. ” - tjmarksman71
 
32.
Martina Gedeck
Martina Gedeck was born in Munich. After spending a year in the US, she studied drama at the prestigious Max-Reinhardt-Seminar at the Berlin University of the Arts. Martinas film career began while she was still at drama school. Her filmography covers practically all genres of film. Gedeck has won a total of 23 major cinema and TV awards...
“ 2006 Nominee: The Lives of Others (2006)

Origin: Germany.
Film: Germany.
Language: German. ” - tjmarksman71
 
33.
“ 2006 Nominee: Requiem (2006)

Origin: Germany.
Film: Germany.
Language. German. ” - tjmarksman71
 
34.
“ 2006 Nominee: Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams (2006)

Origin: Serbia.
Film: Bosnia & Herzegovina
Language: Bosnian. ” - tjmarksman71
 
35.
Sarah Polley
Sarah Polley is an actress and director renowned in her native Canada for her political activism. Blessed with an extremely expressive face that enables directors to minimize dialog due to her uncanny ability to suggest a character's thoughts, Polley has become a favorite of critics for her sensitive portraits of wounded and conflicted young women in independent films...
“ 2006 Nominee: The Secret Life of Words (2005)

Origin: Canada.
Film: Spain/Canada.
Language: English. ” - tjmarksman71
 
36.
“ 2005 WINNER: SOPHIE SCHOLL: THE FINAL DAYS (2004)

Origin: Germany.
Film: Germany.
Language: German. ” - tjmarksman71
 
37.
Sandra Ceccarelli
Daughter of Franco Ceccarelli, guitarist of the famous Italian group Equipe 84, started her acting career playing Stefania Sandrelli's daughter in the 1984's "Segreti secret" by Giuseppe Bertolucci. Then she frequented the Accademy of Fine Arts and worked as an illustrator. Between 1995 and 1997 has studied acting with Carlos Alsina and Giorgio Albertazzi...
“ 2005 Nominee: The Life I Want (2005)

Origin: Italy.
Film: Italy.
Language: Italian. ” - tjmarksman71
 
38.
Connie Nielsen
Actress, Gladiator
Danish beauty Connie Nielsen consistently lights up the screen with an eclectic bevy of film roles. She was born in Frederikshavn, Denmark, to a mother who worked as an insurance clerk, and a father, Bent Nielsen, who was a bus driver. Nielsen began her acting career working alongside her mother on the local revue and variety scene...
“ 2005 Nominee: Brothers (2004)

Origin: Denmark.
Film: Denmark/UK/Sweden/Norway.
Language: Danish. ” - tjmarksman71
 
39.
“ 2005 Nominee: My Summer of Love (2004)

Origin: UK.
Film: UK.
Language: English. ” - tjmarksman71
 
40.
Audrey Tautou
Actress, Amélie
Audrey Justine Tautou was born on August 9, 1976 in Beaumont, France, to Evelyne Marie Laure (Nuret), a teacher, and Bernard Tautou, a dental surgeon. Audrey showed an interest for comedy at an early age and started her acting lessons at 'Cours Florent'. In 1998 she won the best young actress award in the ninth 'Jeune Comedien de Cinema Festival' in Bezier...
“ 2005 Nominee: A Very Long Engagement (2004)

Origin: France.
Film: France/USA.
Language: French. ” - tjmarksman71
 
41.
“ 2004 WINNER: VERA DRAKE (2004)

Origin: UK.
Film: UK.
Language: English. ” - tjmarksman71
 
42.
Sarah Adler
Actress, Meduzot
“ 2004 Nominee: Our Music (2004)

Origin: France/Israel.
Film: France.
Language: French. ” - tjmarksman71
 
43.
“ 2004 Nominee: 5x2 (2004)

Origin: France/Italy.
Film: France.
Language: French. ” - tjmarksman71
 
44.
Penélope Cruz
Known outside her native country as the "Spanish enchantress", Penélope Cruz Sánchez was born in Madrid to Eduardo Cruz, a retailer, and Encarna Sánchez, a hairdresser. As a toddler, she was already a compulsive performer, re-enacting TV commercials for her family's amusement, but she decided to focus her energies on dance...
“ 2004 Nominee: Don't Move (2004)

Origin: Spain.
Film: Italy/Spain.
Language: Italian. ” - tjmarksman71
 
45.
Sibel Kekilli
Actress, Die Fremde
Sibel Kekilli is a German actress. In 2011, she became more widely known for her role as Shae in the HBO series Game of Thrones. She won two Lolas, the most prestigious German film awards, for her performances in Head-On (2004) and When We Leave (2010). Kekilli is a former porn actress.
“ 2004 Nominee: Head-On (2004)

Origin: Germany.
Film: Germany/Turkey.
Language: German. ” - tjmarksman71
 
46.
“ 2004 Nominee: Stones (2004)

Origin: Israel.
Film: Israel/France/USA.
Language: Hebrew. ” - tjmarksman71
 
47.
Charlotte Rampling
Actress, Swimming Pool
Tessa Charlotte Rampling was born 5 February 1946 in Sturmer, England, to Isabel Anne (Gurteen), a painter, and Godfrey Lionel Rampling, an Olympic gold medalist, army officer, and colonel, who became a NATO commander. She was educated at Jeanne d'Arc Académie pour Jeunes Filles in Versailles, France and at the exclusive St...
“ 2003 WINNER: SWIMMING POOL (2003)

Origin: UK.
Film: France.
Language: French. ” - tjmarksman71
 
48.
“ 2003 Nominee: Maria (2003)

Origin: Romania.
Film: Romania.
Language: Romanian. ” - tjmarksman71
 
49.
Helen Mirren
Actress, The Queen
Dame Helen Mirren was born in Queen Charlotte's Hospital in West London. Her mother, Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda (Rogers), was from a working-class English family, and her father, Vasiliy Petrovich Mironov, was a Russian-born civil servant, from Kuryanovo, whose own father was a diplomat. Mirren attended St...
“ 2003 Nominee: Calender Girls (2003)

Origin: UK.
Film: UK.
Language: English. ” - tjmarksman71
 
50.
Anne Reid
Actress, A Close Shave
After several small roles in the classic 1950s British TV shows 'The Adventures of Robin Hood' and 'Hancock's Half Hour' she found fame as Ken Barlow's wife Valerie in the #1 UK TV show 'Coronation Street' she remained with the show for a decade before leaving to give birth and bring up her son. Her character was accidentally electrocuted while trying to plug in a hairdryer...
“ 2003 Nominee: The Mother (2003)

Origin: UK.
Film: UK.
Language: English. ” - tjmarksman71
 
51.
“ 2003 Nominee: Rosenstrasse (2003)

Origin: Germany.
Film: Germany.
Language: German. ” - tjmarksman71
 
52.
“ 2003 Nominee: Goodbye, Lenin! (2003)

Origin: Germany.
Film: Germany.
Language: German. ” - tjmarksman71
 
53.
Fanny Ardant
Actress, Elizabeth
Fanny Ardent was the youngest of 5 children born to a cavalry officer and his wife. She was raised in Monte Carlo where she was educated at a convent school. A voracious reader, she discovered Proust at age 15 and felt as though his writings were for her. When she was 17 her father died and the shock of his loss never left her...
“ 2002 WINNER: 8 WOMEN (2002).

Origin: France.
Film: France.
Language: French. ” - tjmarksman71
 
54.
Emmanuelle Béart
Emmanuelle Béart was born August 14, 1963, in Gassin, France. She lived with her mother, brothers, and sister on a farm not far from Saint-Tropez in Provence (southern France), because her father, singer and poet Guy Béart, did not want his children to be affected by the glamour world of Paris...
“ 2002 WINNER: 8 WOMEN (2002)

Origin: France.
Film: France.
Language: French. ” - tjmarksman71
 
55.
Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve was born October 22, 1943 in Paris, France. Her parents were actors. She made her movie debut in 1957, when she was thirteen and continued with small parts in minor films, until Roger Vadim gave her a meatier role in Vice and Virtue. But her breakthrough came with the excellent musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg...
“ 2002 WINNER: 8 WOMEN (2002)

Origin: France.
Film: France.
Language: French. ” - tjmarksman71
 
56.
Isabelle Huppert
Actress, Amour
Isabelle Huppert was born in 1953, in Paris, France, but spent her childhood in Ville d'Avray. Encouraged by her mother (who was a teacher of English), she followed the Conservatory of Versailles and won an acting prize for her work in Alfred de Musset's "Un caprice". She then studied at the Conservatoire d'Art Dramatique and followed an illustrious theatrical career...
“ 2002 WINNER: 8 WOMEN (2002)

Origin: France.
Film: France.
Language: French. ” - tjmarksman71
 
57.
Virginie Ledoyen
Actress, The Beach
Virginie Ledoyen was born Virginie Fernandez on 15 November 1976 in Aubervilliers, near Paris. At the age of 2, she was already shooting advertisements for television. At 9, she started going to the École des Enfants du Spectacle, and made her film debut at 10 in What Every Frenchwoman Wants. She was then nominated for the César (the French equivalent of an Oscar) for most promising actress in 1993...
“ 2002 WINNER: 8 WOMEN (2002)

Origin: France.
Film: France.
Language: French. ” - tjmarksman71
 
58.
Danielle Darrieux
Actress, Persepolis
Danielle Darrieux was born in 1917 in Bordeaux, France, but raised in Paris. She was only 14 when she auditioned for a secondary role in Le bal: she got the part, and the producer offered her a five-year contract. She had her first romantic lead in La crise est finie and scored an international...
“ 2002 WINNER: 8 WOMEN (2002)

Origin: France.
Film: France.
Language: French. ” - tjmarksman71
 
59.
“ 2002 WINNER: 8 WOMEN (2002)

Origin: France.
Film: France.
Language: French. ” - tjmarksman71
 
60.
“ 2002 Nominee - Lilja 4-Ever (2002)

Origin: Russia.
Film: Sweden.
Language: Russian. ” - tjmarksman71
 
61.
“ 2002 Nominee - Read My Lips (2001)

Origin: France.
Film: France.
Language: France. ” - tjmarksman71
 
62.
Martina Gedeck
Martina Gedeck was born in Munich. After spending a year in the US, she studied drama at the prestigious Max-Reinhardt-Seminar at the Berlin University of the Arts. Martinas film career began while she was still at drama school. Her filmography covers practically all genres of film. Gedeck has won a total of 23 major cinema and TV awards...
 
63.
“ 2002 Nominee - A Journey Called Love (2001)

Origin: Italy.
Film: Italy.
Language: Italian. ” - tjmarksman71
 
64.
Samantha Morton
Actress, John Carter
Samantha Morton has established herself as one of the finest actors of her generation, winning Oscar nominations for her turns in Woody Allen's Sweet and Low Down" (1999) and Jim Sheridan's "In America" (2002). She has the talent to become one of the major performers in the cinema of this young century...
“ 2002 Nominee - Morvern Callar (2002)

Origin: UK.
Film: UK.
Language: English. ” - tjmarksman71
 
65.
“ 2002 Nominee - The Man Without a Past (2001)

Origin: Finland.
Film: Finland.
Language: Finnish. ” - tjmarksman71
 
66.
Isabelle Huppert
Actress, Amour
Isabelle Huppert was born in 1953, in Paris, France, but spent her childhood in Ville d'Avray. Encouraged by her mother (who was a teacher of English), she followed the Conservatory of Versailles and won an acting prize for her work in Alfred de Musset's "Un caprice". She then studied at the Conservatoire d'Art Dramatique and followed an illustrious theatrical career...
“ 2001 WINNER: THE PIANO TEACHER (2001)

Origin: France.
Film: France/Austria.
Language: French. ” - tjmarksman71
 
67.
“ 2001 nominee - The Town is Quiet (2001)

Origin: France
Film: France
Language: France ” - tjmarksman71
 
68.
“ 2001 nominee - The Son's Room (2001)

Origin: Italy.
Film: Italy/France.
Language: Italian. ” - tjmarksman71
 
69.
Charlotte Rampling
Actress, Swimming Pool
Tessa Charlotte Rampling was born 5 February 1946 in Sturmer, England, to Isabel Anne (Gurteen), a painter, and Godfrey Lionel Rampling, an Olympic gold medalist, army officer, and colonel, who became a NATO commander. She was educated at Jeanne d'Arc Académie pour Jeunes Filles in Versailles, France and at the exclusive St...
“ 2001 nominee - Under the Sand (2000)

Origin: UK.
Film: France
Language: French ” - tjmarksman71
 
70.
Stefania Sandrelli
She was born in Viareggio (Tuscany, Italy) on June 5th, 1946. She won a beauty contest when she was just 15 years old, which led to her first role in "Il federale" together with the great Italian actor Ugo Tognazzi. She was then cast by Germi for the Italian comedy "Divorzio all'Italiana", working with Marcello Mastroianni...
“ 2001 nominee - The Last Kiss (2001)

Origin: Italy.
Film: Italy.
Language: Italian. ” - tjmarksman71
 
71.
Audrey Tautou
Actress, Amélie
Audrey Justine Tautou was born on August 9, 1976 in Beaumont, France, to Evelyne Marie Laure (Nuret), a teacher, and Bernard Tautou, a dental surgeon. Audrey showed an interest for comedy at an early age and started her acting lessons at 'Cours Florent'. In 1998 she won the best young actress award in the ninth 'Jeune Comedien de Cinema Festival' in Bezier...
“ 2001 nominee - Amelie (2001)

Origin: France.
Film: France/Germany.
Language: French. ” - tjmarksman71
 
72.
Björk
Born in 1965 in the Icelandic capital city of Reykjavik, the daughter of Gudmundur Gunnarsson (an electrician) and Hildur Hauksdóttir who divorced before her second birthday, Björk grew up in a hippie-type community with her mother and her seven siblings. She started to study classical music at the...
“ 2000 WINNER - DANCER IN THE DARK (2000)

Origin: Iceland.
Film: Denmark.
Language: English. ” - tjmarksman71
 
73.
“ 2000 nominee - The Legend of Rita (2000)

Origin: Germany.
Film: Germany.
Language: German. ” - tjmarksman71
 
74.
“ 2000 nominee - Faithless (2000)

Origin: Sweden.
Film: Sweden.
Language: Swedish. ” - tjmarksman71
 
75.
“ 2000 nominee - The Captive (2000)

Origin: France.
Film: France.
Language: French. ” - tjmarksman71
 
76.
Julie Walters
Actress, Brave
For decades, Brit actress and comedienne Julie Walters has served as a sturdy representation of the working class with her passionate, earthy portrayals on England's stage, screen and TV. A bona fide talent, her infectious spirit and self-deprecating sense of humor eventually captured the hearts of international audiences...
“ 2000 nominee - Billy Elliott (2000)

Origin: UK.
Film: UK.
Language: English. ” - tjmarksman71
 
77.
Cecilia Roth
She moved to Spain with her father and her brother, Ariel Rot, in 1976 and started acting. Her first major role was in Iván Zulueta's Rapture. After appearing in Pedro Almodóvar's debut feature _Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón (1980)_ she kept working with him in Labyrinth of Passion...
“ 1999 WINNER - ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (1999)

Origin: Argentina.
Film: Spain.
Language: Spanish. ” - tjmarksman71
 
78.
“ 1999 nominee - A Pornographic Affair (1999)

Origin: France.
Film: France.
Language: French. ” - tjmarksman71
 
79.
Penélope Cruz
Known outside her native country as the "Spanish enchantress", Penélope Cruz Sánchez was born in Madrid to Eduardo Cruz, a retailer, and Encarna Sánchez, a hairdresser. As a toddler, she was already a compulsive performer, re-enacting TV commercials for her family's amusement, but she decided to focus her energies on dance...
“ 1999 nominee - The Girl of Your Dreams (1998)

Origin: Spain.
Film: Germany/Spain/France.
Language: French/Spanish. ” - tjmarksman71
 
80.
“ 1999 nominee - Rosetta (1999)

Origin: Beligum.
Film: Belgium.
Language: French. ” - tjmarksman71
 
81.
“ 1999 nominee - Mifune's Last Song (1999)

Origin: Denmark.
Film: Denmark.
Language: Danish. ” - tjmarksman71
 
82.
“ 1998 WINNER - THE DREAMLIFE OF ANGELS (1998)

Origin: France.
Film: France.
Language: French. ” - tjmarksman71
 
83.
“ 1998 WINNER: THE DREAMLIFE OF ANGELS (1998)

Origin: Germany.
Film: France.
Language: French. ” - tjmarksman71
 
84.
Dinara Drukarova
Actress, Amour
Was born in St Petersburg, Russia. 21 years old but already an experienced actress. Played in 10 films or telefilms in Russia and more recently in France. First film "Freeze, Die, Come to life" was awarded Gold Camera at Le Festival de Cannes. Lives now half in St Petersbourg, half in Paris. Dramatically charming girl.
“ 1998 nominee - Of Freaks and Men (1998)

Origin: Russia.
Film: Russia.
Language: Russian. ” - tjmarksman71
 
85.
“ 1998 nominee - Little Tony (1998)

Origin: Netherlands.
Film: Netherlands.
Language: Dutch. ” - tjmarksman71
 
86.
Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche was born in Paris, France, to Monique Yvette Stalens, a director, teacher, and actress, and Jean-Marie Binoche, a sculptor, director, and actor. Her mother was born in Czestochowa, Poland, of French, Walloon Belgian, and Polish descent, while her father is French. Juliette was only 23 when she first attracted the attention of international film critics with The Unbearable Lightness of Being...
“ 1997 WINNER - THE ENGLISH PATIENT (1997)

Origin: France.
Film: USA.
Language: English. ” - tjmarksman71
 
87.
Katrin Cartlidge
Katrin Cartlidge began her career as a doing backstage & front of house work at London's Royal Court Theatre, having appeared with their Young People's Theatre group. She progressed to appearing in play readings and workshops before winning a regular role in Brookside. She went on to forge an award-winning career in theatre and film...
“ 1997 nominee - Career Girls (1997)

Origin: UK.
Film: UK.
Language: English. ” - tjmarksman71
 
88.
“ 1997 nominee - Post Coitum (1997)

Origin: France.
Film: France.
Language: French. ” - tjmarksman71
 
89.
Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson was born in London on April 15, 1959, into a family of actors - her father was Eric Thompson, who has passed away, and her mother, Phyllida Law, has co-starred with Thompson in several films (her sister, Sophie Thompson, is an actor as well). Her father was English-born and her mother is Scottish-born...
“ 1997 nominee - The Winter Guest (1997)

Origin: UK.
Film: UK.
Language: English. ” - tjmarksman71
 
90.
Emily Watson
Actress, Corpse Bride
Emily Watson was born and raised in London, the daughter of Katharine (Venables), an English teacher, and Richard Watson, an architect. After a self-described sheltered upbringing, Watson attended university for three years in Bristol, studying English literature. She applied to drama school and was rejected on her first attempt...
“ 1996 WINNER - BREAKING THE WAVES (1996)

Origin: UK.
Film: Denmark.
Language: English. ” - tjmarksman71
 
91.
Maia Morgenstern
Maia Morgenstern is a Romanian film and stage actress, described by Florin Mitu of AMOS News as "a symbol of Romanian theater and film". In the English-speaking world, she is probably best known for the role of Mary, the mother of Jesus, in Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ. In Romania, she has been nationally known since her 1992 role as Nela in Balanta...
“ 1993 WINNER - THE OAK (1992)

Origin: Romania.
Film: Romania.
Language: Romanian. ” - tjmarksman71
 
92.
“ 1993 nominee - The Long Silence (1992)

Origin: Italy.
Film: Italy.
Language: Italian. ” - tjmarksman71
 
93.
Tilda Swinton
The iconoclastic gifts of the visually striking and fiercely talented actress Tilda Swinton have been appreciated by a more international audience of late. She was born Katherine Mathilda Swinton on November 5, 1960, in London, England. Her mother, Judith Balfour, Lady Swinton (née Killen), was Australian...
“ 1993 nominee - Orlando (1992)

Origin: UK.
Film: UK.
Language: English. ” - tjmarksman71
 
94.
Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche was born in Paris, France, to Monique Yvette Stalens, a director, teacher, and actress, and Jean-Marie Binoche, a sculptor, director, and actor. Her mother was born in Czestochowa, Poland, of French, Walloon Belgian, and Polish descent, while her father is French. Juliette was only 23 when she first attracted the attention of international film critics with The Unbearable Lightness of Being...
“ 1992 WINNER - LOVERS ON THE BRIDGE (1991)

Origin: France.
Film: France.
Language: French. ” - tjmarksman71
 
95.
Johanna ter Steege
Actress, Spoorloos
From 1979 to 1984 Johanna ter Steege studied at the academy of dramatic art in Kampen to become a drama teacher. Her initial desire to develop theatre for and with children prompted her to seek a career as an actress and a teacher. From 1984 to 1988 she attended the school of acting at Arnhem to become a stage actress...
“ 1992 nominee - Dear Emma, Sweet Bobe (1991)

Origin: Netherlands.
Film: Netherlands.
Language: Dutch. ” - tjmarksman71
 
96.
Barbara Sukowa
Actress, Europa
A strikingly beautiful German lead actress, Barbara Sukowa broke into TV and films as the protégée of famed director Rainer Werner Fassbinder with his masterpiece mini-series Berlin Alexanderplatz and the moody film drama Lola in the title role. In the latter, Barbara won critical kudos portraying a cynical...
“ 1992 Nominee - Europa (1991)

Origin: Germany.
Film: Denmark.
Language: German. ” - tjmarksman71
 
97.
“ 1991 WINNER - THE LITTLE GANGSTER (1990)

Origin: France.
Film: France.
Language: French. ” - tjmarksman71
 
98.
Julie Delpy
Actress, Before Sunset
Julie Delpy was born in Paris, France, in 1969 to Albert Delpy and Marie Pillet, both actors. She was first featured in Jean-Luc Godard's Détective at the age of fourteen. She has starred in many American and European productions since then, including Disney's The Three Musketeers, Killing Zoe...
“ 1991 nominee - Voyager (1991)

Origin: France.
Film: Germany.
Language: English. ” - tjmarksman71
 
99.
“ 1991 nominee - Children of Nature (1990)

Origin: Iceland.
Film: Iceland.
Language: Icelandic. ” - tjmarksman71
 
100.
Carmen Maura
Actress, Volver
Descendant of the conservative Spanish politician Antonio Maura, Carmen lead an art gallery and appeared in various roles in night- clubs. With Tigres de papel she had her first successful appearance on the movie screen and thereafter she worked at the theatre, the movies and in TV productions. Although she played dramatic roles...
“ 1990 WINNER - !AY CARMELA! (1990)

Origin: Spain.
Film: Spain.
Language: Spanish. ” - tjmarksman71