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Sophia Bush
Actress, One Tree Hill
Sophia Bush has captured film and television audiences, alike, with her range of roles and diverse characters She was born on July 8, 1982, in Pasadena, California. She is an only child. Her father, Charles William Bush, is a renowned advertising and celebrity photographer, and her mother, Maureen E. (Searson) Bush, runs a photography studio...
“ One Tree Hill (2003) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Connie Britton
Actress, Nashville
Connie Britton began playing country music fading sensation Rayna Jaymes in Nashville after having wrapped production for the five season long Friday Night Lights alongside Kyle Chandler. She previously appeared in Universal's Friday Night Lights -the movie- directed by Peter Berg and also starring Billy Bob Thornton; and Edward Burns' independent feature Looking for Kitty...
“ Friday Night Lights (2006) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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“ Melrose Place (1992) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Ella Eva (Mireles) and Enrique Longoria, Jr. The youngest of four sisters who grew up on a ranch near Corpus Christi, Longoria attended Texas A&M University-Kingsville, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. After graduating from college...
“ Desperate Housewives (2004) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Calista Flockhart
Actress, Ally McBeal
Calista Kay Flockhart was born 11 November, 1964 in Freeport, Illinois. Her mother, Kay (Honohan), was a school teacher, and her father, Ronald Flockhart, worked for Kraft Foods Inc. She has Irish, Scottish, German, and English ancestry. Calista was named after two of her great-grandmothers, who both had the middle name "Calista"...
“ Brothers & Sisters (2006) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Rachel Griffiths
Actress, Blow
Her mother, Anna Griffiths, is an art consultant. Her uncle is a Jesuit priest. Has two older brothers. One brother, Ben, is a ski instructor. Lived on the Gold Coast, Queensland until age five, then moved to Melbourne. Attended Star of the Sea Catholic Girls' College, did well at school and learned ballet...
“ Six Feet Under (2001) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Jill Clayburgh
Actress, Bridesmaids
It came as no surprise to film aficionados when, in 1999, Entertainment Weekly named Jill Clayburgh on its list of Hollywood's 25 Greatest Actresses. For decades, she delivered stellar performances in a wide variety of roles. Jill Clayburgh was born in 1944 in New York City, into a wealthy family, the daughter of Julia Louise (Dorr)...
“ Dirty Sexy Money (2007) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Lindsay Wagner
Lindsay Wagner makes little distinction between her life as an actress, advocate, mother or author. What unites these various parts is a commitment through her work and her personal life to exploring and advancing human potential. Lindsay first came to prominence in the critically-acclaimed role of Susan Fields in The Paper Chase...
“ Scruples (1980) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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“ Dynasty (1981) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Victoria Principal
Actress, Dallas
Victoria Principal is the elder of two daughters born to Bertha Ree (Veal) and Victor R. Principal. Her paternal grandparents were Italian, while her mother's family was from Gordon, Georgia, and South Carolina. Her father, a United States Air Force sergeant, was often transferred to different duty stations...
“ Dallas (1978) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Julie Gonzalo
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Gonzalo moved to Miami, Florida when she was 8 years old. Her first acting role came when she was 20 and she made a few TV appearances during the early 2000s, as well as appearing in some high profile movies (including Freaky Friday) but her breakthrough role came in 2006 when she won the role of Parker Lee in Veronica Mars...
“ Dallas: The Next Generation (2012) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Sigrid Thornton
An icon of the Australian screen, Sigrid Thornton has starred in many of the films now regarded as classics of the Australian cinema. They include George Miller's box office hit The Man From Snowy River (Fox Classics), The Lighthorsemen (RKO), directed by Simon Wincer, Slate Wyn And Me (Hemdale) and The Man From Snowy River 11 (Disney - Touchstone)...
“ The Man from Snowy River (1982) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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“ Return to Snowy River (1988) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Lana Turner
Lana Turner had an acting ability that belied the "Sweater Girl" image MGM thrust upon her, and even many of her directors admitted that they knew she was capable of greatness (check out The Postman Always Rings Twice). Unfortunately, her private life sometimes overshadowed her professional accomplishments. Lana Turner was born Julia Jean Mildred Francis Turner in Wallace...
“ Peyton Place (1957) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Mia Farrow
Mia Farrow was born in Los Angeles, California, to director John Farrow and actress and Tarzan-girl Maureen O'Sullivan. Her father was Australian-born (of English descent) and her mother was Irish-born (of Irish, Scottish, and English ancestry). Farrow debuted at the movies in 1959 in very small roles...
“ Peyton Place (1964) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Michele Lee
Actress, Knots Landing
The daughter of a premier makeup artist and the sister of a United States District Attorney, Michele Lee was born Michele Lee Dusick on June 24, 1942 in Los Angeles, California. Her childhood was consumed by the Hollywood entertainment industry. Lee was outgoing and had taken every chance to do plays in front of her family and friends...
“ Knots Landing (1979) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Susan Sullivan
Actress, Castle
Originally groomed for the theater, Sullivan worked at the National Repertory Theatre in Washington D.C. before landing a role in Broadway opposite Dustin Hoffman in "Jimmy Shine". Sullivan continued appearing in theater while working on Falcon Crest in the 1980s. In the 1960s, Susan played "Lenore Curtin" on Another World for four years...
“ Falcon Crest (1981) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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“ The Note (2007) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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“ Taking a Chance on Love (2009) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Genie Francis
Genie Francis was born on May 26, 1962 in Englewood, New Jersey to actors Ivor Francis and Rosemary Daley. She grew up in Long Island, New York and California. She has an older brother, Ivor Francis, and a younger brother, Kenneth Francis, and a half-sister, Shelley Francis. The attractive, blonde Ms...
“ Notes from the Heart Healer (2012) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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America Ferrera
Actress, Ugly Betty
America Georgine Ferrera (born April 18, 1984) is an American actress. She is known for her leading role as Betty Suarez on the American Broadcasting Company's comedy-drama television series Ugly Betty (2006-10). Her acting garnered critical acclaim, and she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Television Series Musical or Comedy...
“ Ugly Betty (2006) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Lauren Graham
Actress, Gilmore Girls
Lauren Graham was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Donna Grant and Lawrence Graham, a candy industry lobbyist. Her father was from New York and her mother was from the American South, and Lauren has Irish, English, and Scottish ancestry. She grew up in Northern Virginia, USA (Fairfax, Arlington, and Great Falls...
“ Gilmore Girls (2000) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Keri Russell
Keri Russell was born in Fountain Valley, California, to Stephanie (Stephens) and David Harold Russell, an executive at Nissan Motors. She began her career on the Mickey Mouse Club in 1991. She stayed with the show until 1993. After leaving The All New Mickey Mouse Club (where she, along with her castmates recorded an album...
“ Felicity (1998) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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“ Vanished (1995) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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“ A Perfect Stranger (1994) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Annette O'Toole
Actress, Smallville
Beautiful red-haired and beloved actress Annette was born in Houston, Texas on April 1, 1952 to William West Toole Jr. and Dorothy Geraldine Toole née Niland. She is a film/stage actress, dancer, writer, singer, producer and composer. She started with acting at a very young age and during the 60s, she began a career in theater and television...
“ Jewels (1992) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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“ Return to Eden (1983) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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“ The Thorn Birds (1983) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Melissa Sue Anderson
Melissa Sue Anderson was very much like her most famous character role, of eldest child & sister, Mary Ingalls -- a quiet, slightly shy girl who would rather read a book than climb a tree. Her show business career got started, when a dance teacher urged her parents to find an agent for her. She began doing television commercials...
“ Little House on the Prairie (1974) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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“ Little House: The Last Farewell (1984) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Megan Follows
Actress, Reign
Megan Elizabeth Follows was the last child born to parents, Ted Follows and Dawn Greenhalgh in Ontario, Canada. Her parents were part of the founding members of Canada's summer theatre culture and Megan began acting as a toddler with her siblings Edwina Follows, Laurence Follows, and Samantha Follows...
“ Anne of Green Gables (1985) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Colleen Dewhurst
Actress, Annie Hall
Tall, luminous and leonine, the legendary Colleen Dewhurst must go down as one of the theater's finest contemporary tragediennes of the late 1900s. With trademark dusky tones and a majestically careworn appearance, she possessed an inimitable down-to-earth fierceness that not only earned her the title...
“ Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (1987) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Colette Stevenson
Originally from England. Colette graduated with a B.A. Hons. degree in theatre. She then appeared in productions at Exeter, Liverpool, Manchester, Oxford and Plymouth. She joined the New Vic Theatre of London under the direction or Royal National Theatre director Michael Bogdanov and toured England and the U.S...
“ Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (2000) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Carey Mulligan
Actress, Drive
Carey Mulligan is a British actress, born May 28, 1985, in Westminster, London, England, to Nano (Booth), a university lecturer, and Stephen Mulligan, a hotel manager. Her father is of Irish descent and her mother is Welsh, originally from Llandeilo. Her first major appearance was playing Kitty Bennet in Pride & Prejudice alongside Keira Knightley...
“ Bleak House (2005) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Maggie Smith
One of the world's most famous and distinguished actresses, Dame Maggie Smith was born Margaret Natalie Smith in Essex. Her Scottish mother, Margaret (Hutton), worked as a secretary, and her English father, Nathaniel Smith, was a teacher at Oxford University. Smith has been married twice: to actor Robert Stephens and to playwright Beverley Cross...
“ Downton Abbey (2010) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Vivien Leigh
Vivian Mary Hartley was born on November 5, 1913, in Darjeeling, India. She was to live in this beautiful country for the next six years. Her parents wanted to go home to England but because of World War I they opted to stay in India. At the end of the war the Hartleys headed back to their home country...
“ Gone with the Wind (1939) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Joanne Whalley
Actress, Willow
An arresting, dark-haired stunner of 1980s and 1990s continental filming, Joanne Whalley should have made far more of an impact in Hollywood than she did. She was born in Manchester, England and prodded by her parents into acting at an early age, performing in school plays and winning a recurring role at age 10 on the popular long-running British TV serial Coronation Street...
“ Scarlett (1994) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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“ North and South (1985) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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“ Roots (1977) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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“ Roots: The Next Generations (1979) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Laura Linney
Laura Leggett Linney was born in New York City on February 5, 1964, into a theatre family. Her father was prominent playwright Romulus Linney, whose own great-grandfather was a congressman from North Carolina. Her mother, Miriam Anderson (Leggett), is a nurse. Although she did not live in her father's house (her parents having divorced when she was an infant)...
“ John Adams (2008) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Clémence Poésy
Clémence Poésy was born Clémence Guichard in Paris in 1982. She took her mother's maiden name, Poésy, as her stage name. She attended an alternative school for most of her education, but spent her last year at L'École alsacienne. She trained at the "Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique"...
“ War and Peace (2007) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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“ Wuthering Heights (2009) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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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...
“ Wuthering Heights (1992) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Merle Oberon
Merle Oberon was born in Bombay, of mixed Welsh-Indian parentage, as Estelle "Queenie" Thompson. According to Michael Korda, she "became a feature of Bombay nightlife while still in her early teens and eventually made her way to England as the girlfriend of a wealthy young Englishman." In London she...
“ Wuthering Heights (1939) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Elissa Landi
Elissa Landi was born in Venice, Italy, on December 6, 1904. From an early age, Elissa wanted to be an actress and a writer. Her acting career started at the Oxford Repertory Company and on London's West End performing with actors such as Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud. She played Desdemona in Othello...
“ The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Kate Nelligan
Actress, Wolf
Cando-American actress Kate Nelligan has had a successful acting career in her native Canada, in Britain and in the United States. Born Patricia Colleen Nelligan on March 16, 1951 in London, Ontario, Kate was the daughter of blue collar-worker Patrick Nelligan and his wife Josephine (née Deir), a schoolteacher who suffered from alcoholism and mental illness...
“ The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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“ The Count of Monte Cristo (1998) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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“ The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Nastassja Kinski
Actress, Cat People
Nastassja Kinski was born Nastassja Aglaia Nakszynski on January 24, 1961 in Berlin, Germany, the daughter of German actor Klaus Kinski. In 1976, she met director Roman Polanski, who urged her to study method acting with Lee Strasberg in the United States. Kinski starred in the Italian romantic drama Stay as You Are with Marcello Mastroianni...
“ The Ring (1996) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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“ The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Sienna Miller
Actress, Foxcatcher
Sienna Rose Diana Miller was born in New York City, but was raised in London, England. Her father, Edwin "Ed" Miller, who is American-born, is an investment banker and a dealer in Modern Chinese paintings. Her mother, Josephine "Jo" Miller, was a South African model and a personal assistant to David Bowie; she went on to manage the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City...
“ Casanova (2005) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Natalie Dormer
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-present), Irene Adler on the CBS series Elementary (2013-15), and as Cressida in the science-fiction adventure films The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) and Part 2 (2015)...
“ The Tudors (2007) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Natalia Wörner
Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Natalia Wörner studied acting at the Lee Strasberg's Actors' Studio in New York and began her stage career in Hamburg upon her return to Germany, She made her film debut in 1992, appearing in the feature film LENI as a young Jewish woman escaping Germany during the Second World War...
“ The Pillars of the Earth (2010) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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“ Madame Bovary (2000) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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“ Pride and Prejudice (1995) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Juliet Aubrey
Juliet Aubrey is a BAFTA-award-winning actress of English and Welsh origin. She has starred in numerous critically acclaimed productions for film (The Infiltrator, playing the female lead opposite Bryan Cranston), theatre ("Ivanov" at The National Theatre, London), and television (Middlemarch, Primeval, Five Daughters, and The Mayor of Casterbridge, to name but a few).
“ Middlemarch (1994) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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Siân Phillips
Actress, Dune
Veteran stage actress Sian Phillips is forever identified on television as the tarantula mother/empress Livia in the classic BBC series I, Claudius, and as the Reverend Mother in the science fiction epic film Dune. Her broad range of roles went from endearing to downright deadly. Phillips was born Jane Elizabeth Ailwên Phillips in Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen...
“ I, Claudius (1976) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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“ Shogun (1980) ” - Alex DuVon
 
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“ Oshin (1983) ” - Alex DuVon