Berlin: Best Actress

by KSTLeo | created - 25 Nov 2012 | updated - 10 months ago | Public

1. Min-hee Kim

Actress | Ah-ga-ssi

Min-hee Kim was born on March 1, 1982 in South Korea. She is an actress, known for Ah-ga-ssi (2016), Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja (2017) and Geu-hu (2017).

2017: On the beach at night alone

2. Trine Dyrholm

Actress | Den skaldede frisør

Trine Dyrholm was born on April 15, 1972 in Odense, Denmark. She is an actress and director, known for Den skaldede frisør (2012), In a Better World (2010) and A Royal Affair (2012).

2016: Kollektivet

3. 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, ...

2015: 45 years

4. Haru Kuroki

Actress | Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki

Haru Kuroki was born on March 14, 1990 in Osaka, Japan. She is an actress, known for Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki (2012), Fune wo amu (2013) and Chiisai ouchi (2014).

2014: Chiisai ouchi (The little house)

5. Paulina García

Actress | Gloria

The Great Lady of Chilean theater, TV and cinema, Paulina García has garnered an impressive number of awards, among which the APES Award, the Altazor Award as well as the prestigious Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival. Paulina García studied drama at the ...

2013: Gloria

6. Rachel Mwanza

Actress | Rebelle

Rachel Mwanza is an actress, known for Rebelle (2012), Malia and Troisièmes noces (2018).

2012: Rebelle (War witch)

7. Sareh Bayat

Actress | Jodaeiye Nader az Simin

Sareh Bayat was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. She majored in Theater at university and received a Diploma of Honor for Best Actress from Tehran's Police Theatre Festival in 2001. She furthered her acting training at Karnameh Institute of Arts and Culture's School of Cinematic Arts where she ...

2011: A separation

8. Leila Hatami

Actress | Jodaeiye Nader az Simin

Award-winning actress, Leila Hatami, was born on October 1, 1972 in Tehran, Iran, to legendary Iranian Director, Ali Hatami, and actress mother, Zari Khoshkam (Zahra Hatami). During her childhood, she appeared in several of her father's films including the historical TV series, Hezardastan (1988), ...

2011: A separation

9. Shinobu Terajima

Actress | Vibrator

Shinobu Terajima was born on December 28, 1972 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Vibrator (2003), Akame shijuya taki shinju misui (2003) and Kyatapirâ (2010). She has been married to Laurent Ghnassia since February 26, 2007. They have one child.

2010: Caterpillar

10. Birgit Minichmayr

Actress | Der Untergang

Birgit Minichmayr was born on April 3, 1977 in Linz, Upper Austria, Austria. She is an actress, known for Downfall (2004), Alle Anderen (2009) and The White Ribbon (2009).

2009: Everyone else

11. Sally Hawkins

Actress | The Shape of Water

Sally Cecilia 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...

2008: Happy-Go-Lucky

12. Nina Hoss

Actress | Phoenix

Nina Hoss was born on July 7, 1975 in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. She is an actress, known for Phoenix (2014), A Most Wanted Man (2014) and Barbara (2012).

2007: Yella

13. Sandra Hüller

Actress | Toni Erdmann

Sandra Hüller was born in 1978 in Suhl, East Germany. She is an actress, known for Toni Erdmann (2016), Requiem (2006) and Über uns das All (2011).

2006: Requiem

14. Julia Jentsch

Actress | Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage

Julia Jentsch was born on February 20, 1978 in Berlin, Germany. She is an actress, known for Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005), The Edukators (2004) and 24 Wochen (2016). She has been married to Christian Hablützel since 2012. They have one child.

2005: Sophie Scholl - The last days

15. Catalina Sandino Moreno

Actress | Maria Full of Grace

Catalina Sandino Moreno was born on April 19, 1981 in Bogotá, Colombia. She is an actress and producer, known for Maria Full of Grace (2004), The Bridge (2013) and A Most Violent Year (2014). She has been married to David Elwell since April 15, 2006. They have one child.

2004: Maria full of grace

16. 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) ...

2004: Monster

17. Nicole Kidman

Actress | Moulin Rouge!

Elegant blonde Nicole Kidman, known as one of Hollywood's top Australian imports, was actually born in Honolulu, Hawaii, while her Australian parents were there on educational visas.

Kidman is the daughter of Janelle Ann (Glenny), a nursing instructor, and Antony David Kidman, a biochemist and ...

2003: The hours

18. Julianne Moore

Actress | The Kids Are All Right

Julianne Moore was born Julie Anne Smith in Fort Bragg, North Carolina on December 3, 1960, the daughter of Anne (Love), a social worker, and Peter Moore Smith, a paratrooper, colonel, and later military judge. Her mother moved to the U.S. in 1951, from Greenock, Scotland. Her father, from ...

2003: The hours

19. Meryl Streep

Actress | Out of Africa

Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 20 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William ...

2003: The hours

20. 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 ...

2002: Monster's ball

21. Kerry Fox

Actress | Shallow Grave

Kerry Fox was born on July 30, 1966 in Wellington, New Zealand. She is an actress and writer, known for Shallow Grave (1994), An Angel at My Table (1990) and Bright Star (2009). She is married to Alexander Linklater. They have two children.

2001: Intimacy

22. Bibiana Beglau

Actress | Die Stille nach dem Schuß

Bibiana Beglau was born on July 16, 1971 in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany. She is an actress, known for The Legend of Rita (2000), Unter dem Eis (2005) and Luna (2017).

2000: The legend of Rita

23. Nadja Uhl

Actress | Operation Zucker

Nadja Uhl was born on May 23, 1972 in Stralsund, German Democratic Republic. She is an actress, known for Operation Zucker (2012), The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008) and The Legend of Rita (2000).

2000: The legend of Rita

24. Juliane Köhler

Actress | Aimée & Jaguar

Juliane Köhler was born on August 6, 1965 in Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany. She is known for her work on Aimee & Jaguar (1999), Downfall (2004) and Nirgendwo in Afrika (2001).

1999: Aimée & Jaguar

25. Maria Schrader

Actress | Aimée & Jaguar

Maria Schrader was born on September 27, 1965 in Hannover, Germany. She is an actress and writer, known for Aimee & Jaguar (1999), Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (2016) and Meschugge (1998).

1999: Aimée & Jaguar

26. Fernanda Montenegro

Actress | Central do Brasil

Arlette Pinheiro Esteves da Silva was born on 16th October 1929 in Rio de Janeiro. She adopted the name "Fernanda" because she thought it sounded good. "Montenegro" came after her family doctor.

In late 40s she was translating and adapting famous theater plays to radio. She begun her artistic life ...

1998: Central do Brasil (Central Station)

27. Juliette Binoche

Actress | The English Patient

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...

1997: The English patient

28. Anouk Grinberg

Actress | Mon homme

Anouk Grinberg was born on March 20, 1963 in Uccle, Belgium. She is an actress, known for My Man (1996), La fille du magicien (1990) and Sale gosse (1995).

1996: Mon homme (My man)

29. Josephine Siao

Actress | Fong sai yuk

One of the best-loved and respected members of the Hong Kong film community, for her long acting career, her stable family life and her devotion to charities, Siao successfully managed successive transitions from child star (she made her film debut at age 7) to leading lady, and then to ...

1995: Nu ren si shi (Summer Snow)

30. Crissy Rock

Actress | Ladybird Ladybird

Crissy Rock was born on September 23, 1958 in Liverpool, England as Christine Murray. She is an actress and writer, known for Ladybird Ladybird (1994), Benidorm (2007) and Under the Skin (1997).

1994: Ladybird Ladybird

31. 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 ...

1993: Love Field

32. Maggie Cheung

Actress | Faa yeung nin wa

Maggie Cheung was born on September 20, 1964, in Hong Kong, and moved at the age of eight with her family to England. After finishing secondary school, she returned to Hong Kong, where she began modeling and appearing in commercials. In 1983 she participated in the Ms. Hong Kong pageant, winning ...

1992: The Actress

33. Victoria Abril

Actress | Sin noticias de Dios

This Spanish actress started studying dancing. Her teacher encouraged her to participate in her first film Obsesión (1977). After that, she was chosen by the director Narciso Ibáñez Serrador to be one of the co-hostesses of the famous TV contest Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez (1972) ...

1991: Lovers

34. Jessica Tandy

Actress | Driving Miss Daisy

A beloved, twinkly blue-eyed doyenne of stage and screen, actress Jessica Tandy's career spanned nearly six and a half decades. In that span of time, she enjoyed an amazing film renaissance at age 80, something unheard of in a town that worships youth and nubile beauty. She was born Jessie Alice ...

1990: Driving Miss Daisy

35. 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 ...

1989: Camille Claudel

36. Holly Hunter

Actress | The Piano

Holly Hunter was born in Conyers, Georgia, to Opal Marguerite (Catledge), a homemaker, and Charles Edwin Hunter, a part-time sporting goods company representative and farmer with a 250 acre farm. She is the youngest of seven children. Her parents encouraged her talent at an early age, and her first...

1988: Broadcast News

37. Ana Beatriz Nogueira

Actress | Celebridade

Ana Beatriz Nogueira was born on October 22, 1967 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Ana Beatriz Soares Nogueira. She is an actress, known for Celebridade (2003), Vera (1986) and Killed the Family and Went to the Movies (1991).

1987: Vera

38. Marcelia Cartaxo

Actress | A Hora da Estrela

Marcelia Cartaxo was born on October 27, 1963 in Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil as Marcélia de Souza Cartaxo. She is known for her work on Hour of the Star (1985), Madame Satã (2002) and Tempo de Ira (2003).

1986: Hour of the star

39. Charlotte Valandrey

Actress | Rouge baiser

Charlotte Valandrey was born on November 29, 1968 in Paris, France as Anne-Charlotte Pascal. She is an actress and writer, known for Red Kiss (1985), Orlando (1992) and Les Cordier, juge et flic (1992). She was previously married to Arthur Lecaisne.

1986: Red kiss

40. Jo Kennedy

Director | Lost

Jo Kennedy was born on August 5, 1962 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She is an assistant director and actress, known for Lost (2000), Starstruck (1982) and Wrong World (1985).

1985: Wrong world

41. Inna Churikova

Actress | La delegazione

Inna Mikhailovna Churikova was born on October 5, 1943, in Belebey, near Ufa, Bashkiria Republic, Russia (at that time USSR). Her parents were from peasant families. Her father, Mikhail Kuzmich Churikov, was a veteran of the Second World War, he worked at Academy of Agriculture. Her mother, ...

1984: War-Time romance

42. Monica Vitti

Actress | L'avventura

Monica Vitti was born on November 3, 1931 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Maria Luisa Ceciarelli. She is an actress, known for L'Avventura (1960), Red Desert (1964) and L'Eclisse (1962). She has been married to Roberto Russo since 1995.

1984: Flirt

43. Evgeniya Glushenko

Actress | Vlyublyon po sobstvennomu zhelaniyu

Evgeniya Glushenko was born on September 4, 1952 in Rostov-on-Don, Rostov Oblast, RSFSR, USSR as Yevgeniya Konstantinovna Glushenko. She is an actress, known for Vlyublyon po sobstvennomu zhelaniyu (1982), Neokonchennaya pesa dlya mekhanicheskogo pianino (1977) and Live and Remember (2008).

1983: Love by request

44. Katrin Saß

Actress | Good Bye Lenin!

Katrin Saß was born on October 23, 1956 in Schwerin, German Democratic Republic. She is an actress, known for Good Bye Lenin! (2003), Heidi M. (2001) and Bürgschaft für ein Jahr (1981). She was previously married to Siegfried Kühn.

1982: Bürgschaft für ein Jahr

45. Barbara Grabowska

Actress | Goraczka (Dzieje jednego pocisku)

Barbara Grabowska was born on November 28, 1954 in Zabrze, Slaskie, Poland. She was an actress, known for Goraczka (Dzieje jednego pocisku) (1981), Najdluzsza wojna nowoczesnej Europy (1979) and Ostatni prom (1989). She died on August 12, 1994 in Czestochowa, Slaskie.

1981: Fever

46. Renate Krößner

Actress | Vergiss dein Ende

Renate Krößner was born on May 17, 1945 in Osterode am Harz, Germany. She is an actress, known for Vergiss dein Ende (2011), Solo Sunny (1980) and Nordkurve (1992). She has been married to Bernd Stegemann since August 28, 2005.

1980: Solo Sunny

47. Hanna Schygulla

Actress | Die Ehe der Maria Braun

Lead icon of the influential New German Cinema of the 70's & 80's, Schygulla's natural blonde beauty and amazing versatility keep her among the world's top actresses. She won best actress at Cannes in 1983 for Storia di Piera (1983) (aka "The Story of Piera"), an Italian/German co-production. The ...

1979: The marriage of Maria Braun

48. Gena Rowlands

Actress | The Notebook

Virginia Cathryn "Gena" Rowlands is an American film, stage, and television actress, whose career in the entertainment industry has spanned over six decades. A four-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winner, she is known for her collaborations with her late actor-director husband John Cassavetes ...

1978: Opening night

49. Lily Tomlin

Actress | Grandma

Lily Tomlin was born September 1, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, to Lillie Mae (Ford) and Guy Tomlin, who moved to Michigan from Paducah, Kentucky, during the Great Depression. Her mother was a nurse's aide and her father was a factory worker. She graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1957, and ...

1977: The late show

50. Jadwiga Baranska

Actress | Hrabina Cosel

Jadwiga Baranska was born on October 21, 1935 in Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland. She is an actress and writer, known for Hrabina Cosel (1968), Noce i dnie (1975) and Chopin. Pragnienie milosci (2002). She is married to Jerzy Antczak. They have one child.

1976: Noce i dnie (Nights and days)

51. Kinuyo Tanaka

Actress | Joyû Sumako no koi

Tanaka Kinuyo was a highly regarded and prolific actress best known for her films with director Mizoguchi Kenji. She was immersed in the world of film having received her start in the world of entertainment at age fourteen, being a filmmaker herself, being the cousin of director Kobayashi Masaki ...

1975: Brothel 8

52. Elizabeth Taylor

Actress | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was considered one of the last, if not the last, major star to have come out of the old Hollywood studio system. She was known internationally for her beauty, especially for her violet eyes, with which she captured audiences early on in her youth and kept the world hooked ...

1972: Hammersmith is out

53. Shirley MacLaine

Actress | Terms of Endearment

Shirley MacLaine was born Shirley MacLean Beaty in Richmond, Virginia. Her mother, Kathlyn Corinne (MacLean), was a drama teacher from Nova Scotia, Canada, and her father, Ira Owens Beaty, a professor of psychology and real estate agent, was from Virginia. Her brother, Warren Beatty, was born on ...

X2 1971: Desperate characters 1959: Ask any girl

54. Simone Signoret

Actress | Les diaboliques

The face of Simone Signoret on the Paris Metro movie posters in March 1982 looked even older than her 61 years. She was still a box office draw, but the film, L'étoile du Nord (1982), would be her last theatrical release. She played the landlady. Signoret had a long film apprenticeship ...

1971: Le chat

55. Stéphane Audran

Actress | Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie

Stéphane Audran was born on November 8, 1932 in Versailles, Seine-et-Oise [now Yvelines], France as Colette Suzanne Dacheville. She is an actress, known for The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), Babette's Feast (1987) and Le Boucher (1970). She was previously married to Claude Chabrol and ...

1968: Les biches

56. Edith Evans

Actress | The Whisperers

Edith Evans was the greatest actress on the English stage in the 20th century, treading the boards for over half-a-century. She made her professional stage debut in 1912 and excelled in both classic and modern roles in the West End of London and on Broadway, as well as the Shakespeare Memorial ...

1967: The whisperers

57. Lola Albright

Actress | Peter Gunn

Lola Jean Albright was born on July 20, 1924 in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of John Paul Albright and Marion Harvey, both of whom were gospel singers. She worked as a model before moving to Hollywood in the mid-1940s, studied piano for 20 years and worked as a receptionist at radio station WAKR in ...

1966: Lord love a duck

58. Madhur Jaffrey

Actress | Wolf

Madhur Jaffrey was born on August 13, 1933 in Civil Lines, Delhi, British India as Madhur Bahadur. She is an actress and writer, known for Wolf (1994), Shakespeare-Wallah (1965) and Prime (2005). She has been married to Sanford Allen since 1969. She was previously married to Saeed Jaffrey.

1965: Shakespeare Wallah

59. Sachiko Hidari

Actress | Kanojo to kare

Sachiko Hidari was born on June 29, 1930 in Toyama, Japan as Sachiko Nukamura. She was an actress and director, known for Kanojo to kare (1963), Nippon konchûki (1963) and Kiga kaikyô (1965). She was married to Susumu Hani. She died on November 7, 2001 in National Cancer Center, Tokyo, ...

1964: The insect woman and She and he

60. Bibi Andersson

Actress | Persona

Her artistic dreams came early in life and were further supported by her older sister Gerd Andersson who became a ballet dancer at the Royal Opera and made her acting debut in 1951. Bibi, on the other side, had to make do with bit parts and commercials. She debuted in Dum-Bom (1953), playing ...

1963: The Swedish mistress

61. Rita Gam

Actress | King of Kings

Rita Gam was born on April 2, 1927 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Rita Eleanore MacKay. She was an actress and producer, known for King of Kings (1961), The Thief (1952) and Klute (1971). She was married to Thomas Henry Guinzburg and Sidney Lumet. She died on March 22, 2016 in Los Angeles, ...

1962: No exit

62. Viveca Lindfors

Actress | Stargate

Ms. Lindfors was a Swedish-born actress whose stage and screen career in the U.S. and Sweden spanned more than half a century. She was brought to Hollywood in 1946 by Warner Brothers in the hope that she would be a new Greta Garbo or Ingrid Bergman. She appeared with Ronald Reagan in her first ...

1962: No exit

63. Anna Karina

Actress | Une femme est une femme

Born in Denmark, she came to Paris at 18. She met Coco Chanel and Pierre Cardin and started as a top model. She met Jean-Luc Godard about a cameo in Breathless (1960), but she had to be naked and she refused to play in the movie. One year later, they got married and she became famous with the "...

1961: A woman is a woman

64. Juliette Mayniel

Actress | Kirmes

Juliette Mayniel was born on January 22, 1936 in Saint-Hippolyte, Aveyron, France. She is an actress, known for Kirmes (1960), Les yeux sans visage (1960) and Les Cousins (1959). She was previously married to Robert Auboyneau.

1960: Kirmes (The fair)

65. Anna Magnani

Actress | The Rose Tattoo

Anna Magnani was born in Rome, Italy (not in Egypt, as some biographies claim), on March 7, 1908. She was the illegitimate child of Marina Magnani and an unknown father, often said to be from Alexandria, Egypt, but whom Anna herself claimed was from the Calabria region of Italy although she never ...

1958: Wild is the wind

66. Yvonne Mitchell

Actress | Woman in a Dressing Gown

Britisher Yvonne Mitchell was first and foremost a stage actress who began her career quite early as a teen. By the time of her death, she had performed under the theatre lights for over four decades. Her output in films and TV paled in comparison, but the work she put out in those mediums were of ...

1957: Woman in a dressing gown

67. Elsa Martinelli

Actress | Hatari!

Elsa Martinelli was born in the central Tuscan city of Grosseto into a struggling family, one of eight siblings. She had to earn her keep from the age of twelve, delivering groceries in Rome. Looking older than her years suggested, she then did some part time work as a bar maid. Aged sixteen and ...

1956: Donatella