My Favorite Actresses (Performance Ranking)

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1.
Julianna Margulies
Actress, The Good Wife
Julianne Margulies was born on June 8, 1966 in Spring Valley (near New York City), as the youngest of three daughters of Francesca (Goldberg), a teacher and dancer in American Ballet, and Paul Margulies, an advertising writer and philosopher. She is of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage (from Romania, Austria...
“ The Sopranos (2006-2007) (8,5/10)
The Good Wife (2009-2015) (10/10) "Won 2 times Emmy" ” - kimi_iceman
 
2.
Katharine Hepburn
Born May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of a doctor and a suffragette, both of whom always encouraged her to speak her mind, develop it fully, and exercise her body to its full potential. An athletic tomboy as a child, she was also very close to her brother, Tom, and was devastated at age 14 to find him dead...
“ Bringing Up Baby (1938) (10/10)
Holiday (1938) (9/10)
The Philadelphia Story (1940) (9/10)
The African Queen (1951) (9/10)
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) (10/10) "Won Oscar"
The Lion in Winter (1968) (10/10) "Won Oscar"
On Golden Pond (1981) (10/10) "Won Oscar" ” - kimi_iceman
 
3.
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to June (Gamble), an Australian teacher and property developer, and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., an American advertising executive, originally from Texas. She has an older brother and a younger sister. When she was ten years old...
“ The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) (8/10)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) (8/10)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) (8/10)
The Aviator (2004) (10/10) "Won Oscar"
Blue Jasmine (2013) (10/10) "Won Oscar" ” - kimi_iceman
 
4.
Frances Conroy
Frances Conroy is a graduate of the Juilliard Drama Division and a member of The Acting Company. She recently won a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the Broadway hit "The Ride Down Mt. Morgan." Her other Broadway credits include "Ring Round the Moon", "The Little Foxes", "The Rehearsal" (Drama Desk Nominee)...
“ Six Feet Under (2001-2005) (10/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
5.
Edie Falco
Actress, The Sopranos
Edith Falco, called Edie, was born on July 5, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York, to Judith Anderson, an actress, and Frank Falco, a jazz drummer. She is of Italian (father) and Swedish, English, and Cornish (mother) descent. Edie grew up on Long Island and attended SUNY Purchase, where she was trained in acting at the prestigious Conservatory of Theatre Arts and Film...
“ Oz (1997-2000) (8/10)
The Sopranos (1999-2007) (10/10) "Won 3 times Emmy" ” - kimi_iceman
 
6.
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 (2001-2005) (10/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
7.
Debbie Reynolds
Debbie Reynolds was born Mary Frances Reynolds in El Paso, Texas, the second child of Maxine N. (Harmon) and Raymond Francis Reynolds, a carpenter for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Her film career began at MGM after she won a beauty contest at age 16 impersonating Betty Hutton. Reynolds wasn't a dancer until she was selected to be Gene Kelly's partner in Singin' in the Rain...
“ Singin' in the Rain (1952) (10/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
8.
Marilyn Monroe
Probably the most celebrated of all actresses, Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles General Hospital. Prior to her birth, Marilyn's father bought a motorcycle and headed north to San Francisco, abandoning the family in Los Angeles. Marilyn grew up not knowing for sure who her father really was...
“ All About Eve (1950) (8/10)
Niagara (1953) (9/10)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) (10/10)
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) (9/10)
The Seven Year Itch (1955) (10/10)
Bus Stop (1956) (9/10)
Some Like It Hot (1959) (10/10)
The Misfits (1961) (8,5/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
9.
Bette Davis
Actress, All About Eve
Ruth Elizabeth Davis was born April 5, 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Ruth Augusta (Favor) and Harlow Morrell Davis, a patent attorney. Her parents divorced when she was 10. She and her sister were raised by their mother. Her early interest was dance. To Bette, dancers led a glamorous life, but then she discovered the stage...
“ Jezebel (1938) (9/10) "Won Oscar"
All About Eve (1950) (10/10)
Pocketful of Miracles (1961) (9/10)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) (10/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
10.
Rita Hayworth
Actress, Gilda
Margarita Carmen Cansino was born on October 17, 1918, in Brooklyn, New York, into a family of dancers. Her father, Eduardo was a dancer as was his father before him. He emigrated from Spain in 1913. Rita's mother met Eduardo in 1916 and were married the following year. Rita, herself, studied as a dancer in order to follow in her family's footsteps...
“ Cover Girl (1944) (9/10)
Gilda (1946) (10/10)
The Lady from Shanghai (1947) (8,5/10)
Pal Joey (1957) (8,5/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
11.
Faye Dunaway
Actress, Chinatown
Faye Dunaway was born on a farm in Bascom, Florida in 1941, the daughter of Grace April (Smith), a housewife, and John MacDowell Dunaway, Jr., an army officer. After high school she majored in education at the University of Florida, but switched to theatre arts and transferred to Boston University, earning her degree in 1962...
“ Bonnie and Clyde (1967) (10/10)
Chinatown (1974) (10/10)
Network (1976) (9/10) "Won Oscar" ” - kimi_iceman
 
12.
Grace Kelly
Actress, Rear Window
Grace Patricia Kelly was born on November 12, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to wealthy parents. She was the daughter of Margaret Katherine (Majer), a phys ed instructor, and John Brendan Kelly, Sr., a three-time Olympic Gold winner for rowing. Her uncle was playwright George Kelly. She was of half Irish and half German descent...
“ Rear Window (1954) (10/10)
Dial M for Murder (1954) (10/10)
To Catch a Thief (1955) (10/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
13.
Paulette Goddard
Actress, Modern Times
Pauline Marion Goddard Levy was born in Whitestone Landing, New York, on 3 June 1910. She was a beautiful child who began to model for local department stores before she made her debut with Florenz Ziegfeld's Follies at the age of 13. For three years she astounded audiences with her talent. She married Edgar James when she was 15...
“ Modern Times (1936) (10/10)
The Great Dictator (1940) (10/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
14.
Lorraine Bracco
Actress, Goodfellas
Lorraine was voted the "ugliest girl in the 6th grade" at her Long Island grade school. She moved to France in 1974 where she became a fashion superstar for Jean-Paul Gaultier. Her sister is Elizabeth Bracco. Has two daughters, Stella Keitel by ex-boyfriend Harvey Keitel and Margaux Guerard by ex-husband Daniel Guerard.
“ Goodfellas (1990) (9/10)
The Sopranos (1999-2007) (10/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
15.
“ Mad Men (2007-2015) (10/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
16.
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...
“ Mad Men (2007-2015) (9,5/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
17.
Lucy Lawless
New Zealand icon Lucy Lawless, is most famously known for her role as "Xena the Warrior Princess". Lucy is married to producer Rob Tapert (Robert Gerard Tapert) and resides in New Zealand. They have two sons, Julius Robert Bay Tapert and Judah Miro Tapert, who were both born in New Zealand. Lucy also has a daughter, Daisy Lawless, from her first marriage to Garth Lawless...
“ Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2010-2012) (9,5/10)
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011) (9,5/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
18.
Lena Headey
Actress, 300
Lena Headey is a British actress. She was born in Bermuda to parents from Yorkshire, England, where she was raised. She is the daughter John Headey, a police officer, and his wife Sue. Headey is best known for her role as "Cersei Lannister" in Game of Thrones (2011-present) and The Brothers Grimm, Possession...
“ 300 (2006) (9/10)
Game Of Thrones (2011-2015) (10/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
19.
Jane Russell
Jane's first interest was in dress designing but on leaving high school she enrolled for a term at Max Reinhardt's Theatrical Workshop which changed her mind about being a dress designer. Later she signed for 6 months with Madame Ouspenskaya (an actress and coach) who fired her dramatic ambition. Although...
“ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) (10/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
20.
Julianne Nicholson
Actress, Black Mass
Nicholson was born and raised in Medford, Massachusetts (outside Boston), and is the eldest of four siblings. She is the daughter of Kate (Gilday) and James O. Nicholson, Jr., and is of Irish heritage. Nicholson moved to New York which led to a modeling career in Paris. She attended Hunter College as a General Studies Major...
“ Boardwalk Empire (2011-2013) (10/10)
Masters Of Sex (2013-2014) (8,5/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
21.
Shirley MacLaine
Actress, The Apartment
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 March 30, 1937. Her ancestry includes English and Scottish...
“ The Trouble with Harry (1955) (9/10)
The Apartment (1960) (10/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
22.
Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn was born Audrey Kathleen Hepburn-Ruston on May 4, 1929 in Brussels, Belgium. She was a blue-blood and a cosmopolitan from birth. Her mother, Ella van Heemstra, was a Dutch baroness; Audrey's father, Joseph Victor Anthony Hepburn-Ruston, was born in Úzice, Bohemia, of English and Austrian descent, and worked in business...
“ Roman Holiday (1953) (10/10) "Won Oscar"
My Fair Lady (1964) (9/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
23.
Donna Reed
Donna Reed was born in the midwestern town of Denison, Iowa, on January 27, 1921, as Donna Belle Mullenger. A small town - a population of less than 3,000 people - Denison was located by the Boyer River, and was the county seat of Crawford County. Donna grew up as a farm girl, much like many young girls in western Iowa...
“ It's a Wonderful Life (1946) (10/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
24.
Gretchen Mol
Actress, Rounders
Gretchen Mol was born November 8, 1972, in Deep River, Connecticut, the daughter of a school principal and his artist wife. Deep River is a small community located on the Chester Bowles Highway (Rt. 9), nine miles northwest of Old Saybrook (home of the legendary Katharine Hepburn), within commuting distance of New York City...
“ Boardwalk Empire (2010-2014) (9/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
25.
Drea de Matteo
Actress, The Sopranos
Andrea Donna de Matteo, called Drea (pronounced "dray"), was born on January 19, 1972 in Queens, New York, into an affluent family, the youngest of three children and the only girl. She is the daughter of Donna, a playwright and playwriting teacher at HB Studio in New York, and Albert A. De Matteo, a furniture manufacturer...
“ The Sopranos (1999-2006) (9/10) "Won 1 time Emmy" ” - kimi_iceman
 
26.
“ Six Feet Under (2001-2005) (10/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
27.
Anita Ekberg
Actress, La Dolce Vita
Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg was born on September 29, 1931 in Malmo, Sweden. Growing up with seven brothers and sisters was not an adventure, but Anita's adventure began when she was elected Miss Sweden in 1950. She did not win the Miss Universe contest but she got a modeling contract in the United States...
“ La dolce vita (1960) (10/10)
Boccaccio '70 (1962) (9/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
28.
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...
“ In the Name of the Father (1993) (9/10)
The Remains of the Day (1993) (10/10)
Saving Mr. Banks (2013) (9,5/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
29.
Jessica Paré
Jessica Pare first turned heads in Stardom, broke our hearts in Lost and Delirious, played the catalyst for karmic intervention in Bollywood/Hollywood and, somehow, pulled off being a secret villain in Posers. She then went onto made-for-TV movies, starting with a small role in Bonanno: A Godfather's Story...
“ Mad Men (2010-2015) (9/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
30.
Anna Gunn
Actress, Breaking Bad
An actress on both stage and screen, Anna Gunn has portrayed a vast array of complex and powerful characters throughout her career. Anna grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico after her parents transplanted the family from Cleveland, Ohio to the Southwest in the late seventies. She discovered acting in a...
“ Deadwood (2005-2006) (7,5/10)
Breaking Bad (2008-2013) (9/10) "Won 2 times Emmy" ” - kimi_iceman
 
31.
Cathy Moriarty
Actress, Raging Bull
Cathy Moriarty was born November 29, 1960 in the Bronx, New York, to Irish immigrants, Catherine and John Moriarty, a warehouse worker. She was raised in Westchester County, New York and began acting in local dinner theaters while still in high school. At 17, she auditioned for what would be her most memorable role to film aficionados...
“ Raging Bull (1980) (10/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
32.
Claudia Cardinale
Like many other female Italian film stars, Claudia Cardinale's entry into the business was by way of a beauty pageant. She was 17 years old and studying at the Centro Sperimentale in Rome when she entered a beauty contest, which resulted in her getting a succession of small film roles. Her earthy interpretations of Sicilian women got her noticed by Italian producers...
“ C'era una volta il West (1968) (10/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
33.
Gloria Swanson
Actress, Sunset Blvd.
Gloria Swanson went to public schools in Chicago; Key West, Florida; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her film debut was as an extra in The Fable of Elvira and Farina and the Meal Ticket. From the following year on, she had leading roles in pictures for Keystone, then a year with Triangle, and, in 1919, a contract with Cecil B. DeMille. DeMille transformed her from a typical Mack Sennett comedienne into a lively...
“ Sunset Blvd. (1950) (10/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
34.
Teresa Wright
A natural and lovely talent who was discovered for films by Samuel Goldwyn, the always likable Teresa Wright distinguished herself early on in high-caliber, Oscar-worthy form -- the only performer ever to be nominated for Oscars for her first three films. Always true to herself, she was able to earn Hollywood stardom on her own unglamorized terms...
“ Shadow of a Doubt (1943) (9/10)
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) (9/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
35.
Robin Wright
Actress, Forrest Gump
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...
“ House of Cards (2013-2015) (10/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
36.
Jane Fonda
Actress, 9 to 5
Born in New York City to legendary screen star Henry Fonda and New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw, Jane Seymour Fonda was destined early to an uncommon and influential life in the limelight. Although she initially showed little inclination to follow her father's trade, she was prompted by...
“ Klute (1971) (9/10) "Won Oscar"
On Golden Pond (1981) (9/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
37.
Joanna Cassidy
Actress, Blade Runner
The very lovely, vivacious and smart-looking Joanna Cassidy was born in Camden, New Jersey, and raised in nearby Haddonfield, a borough located in Camden County. She grew up in a creative environment as the daughter and granddaughter of artists. At an early age she engaged in painting and sculpture and went on to major in art at Syracuse University in New York...
“ Six Feet Under (2001-2005) (9/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
38.
Jane Darwell
Missouri-born Jane Darwell was the daughter of a railroad president and grew up on a ranch in Missouri. She nursed ambitions to be an opera singer, but put it off because of her father's disapproval (she eventually changed her name to Darwell from the family name of Woodward so as not to "sully" the family name)...
“ The Grapes of Wrath (1940) (10/10) "Won Oscar" ” - kimi_iceman
 
39.
Ivana Milicevic
Actress, Casino Royale
Ivana Milicevic was born on April 26, 1974, in Sarajevo, Bosnia (part of Yugoslavia at that time), into an ethnic Croatian family. She is the daughter of Tonka and Damir Milicevic, and has a younger brother, Tomo Milicevic. The family emigrated to the United States, and young Ivana Milicevic was raised in Michigan...
“ Banshee (2013-2015) (9/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
40.
Sharon Stone
Actress, Casino
Sharon Yvonne Stone was born and raised in Meadville, a small town in Pennsylvania, to Dorothy Marie (Lawson), an accountant and homemaker, and Joseph William Stone II, a factory worker. Her father was strict. She was the second of four children, and has English, German, Scottish, and Irish ancestry...
“ Casino (1995) (10/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
41.
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...
“ Zwartboek (2006) (8/10)
Game of Thrones (2012-2013) (9/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
42.
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...
“ Mad Men (2007-2015) (9/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
43.
Ingrid Bergman
Actress, Casablanca
Ingrid Bergman was one of the greatest actresses from Hollywood's lamented Golden Era. Her natural and unpretentious beauty and her immense acting talent made her one of the most celebrated figures in the history of American cinema. Bergman is also one of the most Oscar-awarded actresses, tied with Meryl Streep, both are second only to Katharine Hepburn...
“ Casablanca (1942) (10/10)
Notorious (1946) (9/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
44.
Marlene Dietrich
Her father was a police lieutenant and imbued in her a military attitude to life. Marlene was known in school for her "bedroom eyes" and her first affairs were at this stage in her life - a professor at the school was terminated. She entered the cabaret scene in 1920s Germany, first as a spectator then as a cabaret singer...
“ Witness for the Prosecution (1957) (10/10)
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) (9/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
45.
Julie Christie
Julie Christie, the British movie legend whom Al Pacino called "the most poetic of all actresses", was born in Chukua, Assam, India, on April 14, 1941, the daughter of a tea planter, Frank St. John Christie, and his wife, Rosemary (Ramsden), who was a painter. Her family was of English, and some Scottish...
“ Doctor Zhivago (1965) (10/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
46.
“ Rome (2005-2007) (9,5/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
47.
Carrie Preston
Actress, True Blood
Born and raised in Macon, Georgia, where her mother was an artist and art therapist while her dad was a geo-technical engineer, a young Carrie Preston discovered her true calling in life lay in performing arts. At the age of 12, she became the impresario of her own front-yard theater company as producer...
“ The Good Wife (2011-2014) (10/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
48.
“ The Good Wife (2009-2015) (9/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
49.
Kim Novak
Actress, Vertigo
Kim Novak was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 13, 1933 with the birth name of Marilyn Pauline Novak. She was the daughter of Joseph Novak, a former teacher turned transit clerk and his wife, Blanche Kral Novak, also a former teacher. Throughout elementary and high school, Kim did not get along well with teachers...
“ Pal Joey (1957) (9/10)
Vertigo (1958) (10/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
50.
Julianne Moore
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 Burlington, New Jersey, has German, Irish, German-Jewish, and English ancestry...
“ Still Alice (2014) (10/10) "Won Oscar" ” - kimi_iceman
 
51.
Lizzy Caplan
Actress, Cloverfield
Actress Elizabeth Anne "Lizzy" Caplan was born in Los Angeles, California, to Barbara (Bragman), a political aide, and Richard Caplan, a lawyer. She has two older siblings, Julie and Benjamin, and was raised in a Jewish household. Her mother was a cousin of publicist Howard Bragman. Caplan was educated at Alexander Hamilton High School...
“ Masters Of Sex (2013-2015) (9/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
52.
“ Moon (2009) (7,5/10)
Hell On Wheels (2011-2012) (9/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
53.
“ Dexter (2007) (10/10)
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011) (9/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
54.
“ Carnivàle (2003-2005) (9/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
55.
Michelle Pfeiffer
Actress, Scarface
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 their life's work...
“ Scarface (1983) (9/10)
The Family (2013) (8/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
56.
Yvonne Strahovski
Actress, Dexter
Yvonne was born and raised in Australia. Her parents were Polish immigrants. She attended the Santa Sabina College for her high school education. She then went on to study Performance at the University of Western Sydney's School of Contemporary Arts, graduating in 2003. Shortly afterwards, she landed her first role on television in an episode of Fear Factory...
“ Dexter (2012-2013) (9/10)
24: Live Another Day (2014) (8/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
57.
“ The Sopranos (2001-2004) (9/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
58.
Julia Ormond
The dark and classically beautiful British actress Julia Ormond was born into privileged surroundings as the daughter of a well-to-do laboratory technician. Her parents divorced when she was young; she was the second of five children. She attended Cranleigh, a private school, and showed interest in theatrics way back then...
“ Mad Men (2012-2015) (8,5/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
59.
Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly was born in the Catskill Mountains, New York, to Ilene (Schuman), a dealer of antiques, and Gerard Connelly, a clothing manufacturer. Her father had Irish and Norwegian ancestry, and her mother was from a Jewish immigrant family. Jennifer grew up in Brooklyn Heights, just across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan...
“ Once Upon a Time in America (1984) (10/10)
Requiem for a Dream (2000) (9/10)
Noah (2014) (8/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
60.
Ellen Burstyn
Actress, Interstellar
Ellen Burstyn was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Correine Marie (Hamel) and John Austin Gillooly. She is of mostly Irish, German, and French-Canadian descent. Ellen worked a number of jobs before she became an actress. At 14, she was a short-order cook at a lunch counter. After graduating from Detroit's Cass Technical High School...
“ The Exorcist (1973) (9/10)
Requiem for a Dream (2000) (10/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
61.
Sophia Loren
Actress, Two Women
Sophia Loren was born as Sofia Scicolone at the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, Italy, on September 20, 1934. Her father, Riccardo Scicolone, was married to another woman and refused to marry her mother, Romilda Villani, despite the fact that she was the mother of his two children (Sophia and her younger sister Maria Scicolone)...
“ Boccaccio '70 (1962) (8,5/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
62.
Tippi Hedren
Actress, The Birds
Tippi Hedren was born Nathalie Kay Hedren in New Ulm, Minnesota, to Dorothea Henrietta (Eckhardt) and Bernard Carl Hedren, who ran a general store. Her father was of Swedish descent and her mother was of German and Norwegian ancestry. Tippi was working as a New York fashion model when she married her first husband...
“ The Birds (1963) (9/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
63.
Jessica Lange
Actress, Big Fish
Jessica Phyllis Lange was born 1949 in Cloquet, Minnesota, to Dorothy Florence (Sahlman) and Albert John Lange, a traveling salesman and teacher. She is of Finnish (mother) and Dutch and German (father) descent. She obtained a scholarship to study art at the University of Minnesota, but instead went to Paris to study drama...
“ Cape Fear (1991) (9/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
64.
Alison Brie
Actress, Community
Alison Brie was born in Hollywood, California, to Joanne (Brenner), who worked at a non-profit child care agency, and Charles Terry Schermerhorn, a musician and entertainment reporter. Her mother is Jewish and her father has Scottish, Dutch, English, German, and Norwegian ancestry. Brie grew up in the Los Angeles suburb of South Pasadena...
“ Mad Men (2007-2013) (8,5/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
65.
Maureen O'Hara
In America, the early performing arts accomplishments of young Maureen FitzSimons (who we know as Maureen O'Hara) would definitely have put her in the child prodigy category. However, for a child of Irish heritage surrounded by gifted parents and family, these were very natural traits. Maureen made her entrance into this caring haven on August 17...
“ How Green Was My Valley (1941) (9/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
66.
Doris Day
One of America's most prolific actresses was born Doris Mary Ann Von Kapplehoff on April 3, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Alma Sophia (Welz), a housewife, and William Joseph Kappelhoff, a music teacher and choir master. Her grandparents were all German immigrants. She had two brothers, Richard, who died before she was born and Paul, a few years older...
“ The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) (9/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
67.
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...
“ Silver Linings Playbook (2012) (8,5/10) "Won Oscar"
American Hustle (2013) (8/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
68.
Lili Simmons
Actress, Bone Tomahawk
Lili Simmons is an American actress who was born in San Diego, California, USA as Lili Marie Simmons. At the age of fifteen she was discovered by a talent manager. She would begin her career as a Ford Model and continue her work for Bebe Stores, Roxy, J.C. Penny, and Saturn. In 2010 she began her acting...
“ Banshee (2013-2015) (8,5/10)
True Detective (2014) (7,5/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
69.
Polly Walker
Actress, John Carter
Polly Alexandra Walker was born on May 19, 1966 in Warrington, Cheshire, England. She graduated from Ballet Rambert School in Twickenham, began her career as a dancer, but an injury at age 18 forced her to change direction. She started at London's Drama Centre to the Royal Shakespeare Company, where she portrayed small parts before graduating to small roles on television...
“ Rome (2005-2007) (8,5/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
70.
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe
Actress, Nash Bridges
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe was born in Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey, to Noreen and Jack O'Keefe, a director of labor relations for Merck. She began modeling at the age of 8 after seeing her eldest sister Heather modelling. She modeled for various companies such as Gitano Jeans and DreamPhone. When she reached her teen years she attended Saint John Vianney High School in Holmdel...
“ Prison Break (2007-2009) (9/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
71.
Virginia Madsen
Actress, Sideways
One of the hottest stars of the mid-1980s, Virginia Madsen has since played a variety of roles that have cemented her reputation as a fantastic actress who can adapt to any part. Virginia was born in Chicago, Illinois, and belongs to an acting family -- with her brother, Michael Madsen, also an actor...
“ Hell on Wheels (2012) (8,5/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
72.
Viva Bianca
Actress, X
Viva Bianca, daughter of Polish composer Cezary Skubiszewski, was born in Australia on November 17, 1983. She is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Bianca is probably best known for her role as the wealthy and devious Ilithyia in the first two seasons of the Starz original series Spartacus: War of the Damned...
“ Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2010-2012) (8,5/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
73.
Allison Tolman
Actress, The Gift
Born in Sugarland, Texas, Allison Tolman earned a BFA in theatrical performance from Baylor University. After graduation, she moved to Dallas where she helped found and foster the independent ensemble based non-profit Second Thought Theatre while also learning that the whole being an adult thing is like...
“ Fargo (2014) (9/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
74.
Amy Adams
Actress, Man of Steel
Amy Lou Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, while her father was a U.S. serviceman. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado, and has English, as well as smaller amounts of Danish, Swiss-German, and Norwegian, ancestry...
“ American Hustle (2013) (9/10)
Her (2013) (8/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
75.
Molly Parker
Actress, The Road
Molly Parker, the extremely talented and versatile Canadian actress is best known in the United States for playing the Western widow "Alma Garret" on the cable-TV series Deadwood. Raised on a commune, she described as "a hippie farm" in Pitt Meadows, B.C., Parker got the acting bug when she was 16 years old...
“ Deadwood (2004-2006) (8/10)
House of Cards (2014-2015) (8,5/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
76.
“ Banshee (2013-2015) (8/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
77.
Erin Cummings
Actress, Bitch Slap
Erin Cummings is a graduate of the University of North Texas, with a degree in Journalism. Cummings began her professional acting career, when she was spotted by an L.A. talent scout, while performing in community theater near Dallas. Cummings later went on to study Shakespeare at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art...
“ Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2010) (8/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
78.
“ Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2012-2013) (8/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
79.
Katrina Law
Actress, Apparition
Born in Philadelphia and raised in South Jersey, Katrina Law is developing a resume that is guaranteed to start turning heads in the entertainment industry in 2014. With roles in notable television series, including CSI: Miami (CBS), Legend of the Seeker (ABC), and Chuck (NBC), plus supporting and lead roles in independent films...
“ Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2010-2012) (8/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
80.
Leslie Bega
Actress, The Sopranos
LBorn April 17th 1977, film and television actress Leslie Rae Bega starred as "Valentina La Paz" on the HBO Emmy Award winning television series "The Soprano's" as Tony Soprano's girlfriend. In addition, Leslie also starred as a diametrically opposite character to Valentina, named Leah Banks on CBS's Emmy Award winning show "CSI"...
“ The Sopranos (2002-2004) (8/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
81.
“ True Detective (8/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
82.
Kate Walsh
Kate Walsh was born in San Jose, California, on October 13, 1967. She grew up partly in San Jose and partly in Tucson, Arizona, later attending the University of Arizona, where she got involved in regional theater. She later moved to Chicago where she began working with the Piven Theatre Workshop and...
“ Fargo (2014) (8/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
83.
“ Deadwood (2004-2006) (8/10)
Gone Girl (2014) (8/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
84.
Sophie Nélisse
Sophie Nélisse was born in Windsor, Ontario, but moved to Montreal with her family when she was just age 4. She began her career at the age of seven in commercials, then made her movie debut at age 10 in the 2012 French-Canadian film Monsieur Lazhar. For her performance in the film, she won a Genie and a Jutra award for Best Supporting Actress...
“ The Book Thief (2013) (10/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
85.
Gwendoline Taylor
Originally a post production major, Gwendoline was told by tutors a month into her studies at South Seas Film & Television School that she belonged in front of the camera. She is best known for her breakthrough role as 'Sibyl' in 'Spartacus: War Of The Damned'. Recently, Gwendoline filmed a starring role in the independent feature 'Someone To Carry Me'...
“ Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2013) (8/10) ” - kimi_iceman
 
86.
Siobhan Williams
Born in Cambridge, England, Siobhan moved to Canada with her family at a young age. With a solid performing arts background, Siobhan trained intensively for 13 years at the School of Alberta Ballet in Ballet, Jazz, and Modern dance. She has had studied voice, guitar, and theatre, as well as played the violin for 7 years...
“ Hell On Wheels (2013) (8/10) ” - kimi_iceman