Beautiful actresses. From old to young. Some exceptionally famous, some more or less unknown. (in alphabetical order)
Gabriella Wilde was born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. She is descended from the aristocratic Gough-Calthorpe family. Her mother, Vanessa Mary Teresa (Hubbard), is the former wife of socialite Sir Dai Llewellyn, 4th Baronet. Her father, businessman John Austen Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, is a former chairman of the Watermark Group...
Gemma Christina Arterton was born in Gravesend, Kent, England, where she was raised. She is the daughter of Sally-Anne (Heap), a cleaner, and Barry J. Arterton, a welder. Her mother's cousin is singer-songwriter Eric Goulden
. Her parents divorced when she was age five, and Gemma subsequently lived with her younger sister and her mother...
Saoirse Una Ronan was born in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, to Irish parents, Monica Ronan
(née Brennan) and Paul Ronan
, an actor. When Saoirse was three, the family moved to Ireland, and Saoirse grew up in its County Carlow. Saoirse made her first TV appearance with a small role in a few episodes of the TV series...
McKaley Miller was born in Dallas, Texas. She is most known for her roles as Rose on the CW's 'Hart of Dixie', Bailey on MTV's 'Awkward', and Lizzie on FX's 'Partners' starring Kelsey Grammer & Martin Lawrence. Miller also starred alongside Winona Ryder, Michael Shannon, Chris Evans and Ray Liotta in 'The Iceman'...
Weronika Rosati was is an international actress. Born in 1984 in Warsaw, her polish- american-hungarian mother is a famous fashion designer and her Italian father is a respected politician/economist now a depute at the european parliament. She has been working in films since she was a teenager , she...
Jolie Vanier was born in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1998. Growing up in a family intensely involved with the fine arts, the young girl garnered leading roles in local children's theatre groups such as Childsplay and Desert Stages at an early age. Jolie made her leading role debut as Helvetica in the 2009 feature film Shorts (Warner Bros.) directed by Robert Rodriguez and starring Jon Cryer...
Azlynn was born Valerie Asselin in New London, Connecticut and was raised there. She had open-heart surgery to repair an atrial septal defect at age 13. She attended The Williams School and Waterford High School. She moved to New York City at age 17 to pursue a career as an actress, building her resume by performing in the theater and singing with an opera company in Manhattan...
Beautiful and talented actress Mia Maestro was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She moved to Berlin when she was 18 years old to train as a classical music vocalist. Along the way, she also trained in dance and acting. She returned to her homeland Argentina two years later, made her film debut with the film Tango...
Katie Elizabeth Walder is the youngest of 5 children - 2 brothers and two sisters. She started acting at a young age in musicals and plays in school, and did some print work as a young teen in such magazines as Teen and YM. She went on to study theatre in college, and upon moving to NYC after graduation...
Vivian Bang is a transplant from New York and a graduate of NYU (Tisch School of the Arts). She is best-known for her supporting role as "Soo-Mi" in Warner Brothers' comedy, Yes Man
, starring Jim Carrey
. Vivian is also one of the upcoming stars of TBS comedy series, _"Sullivan & Son" (2012)...
Lachman is of Australian and Tibetan descent. She was born in Kathmandu and lived in Nepal until she was 7 and then soon after her family moved to Adelaide, Australia. In 2005, Lachman joined the cast of the long-running Australian soap opera Neighbours
as nurse Katya Kinski. She originally auditioned for the part of Elle Robinson...
Dora Madison was born and raised in Hutto Texas, the youngest of seven kids. Dora stars as new paramedic "Chili" on NBC's "Chicago Fire." She will next be seen in the "Unt. Terrence Malick Project" and Paramount's "That's What I'm Talking About" from director Richard Linklater. Earlier this year she starred alongside James Marsden and Karl Urban in "The Loft." On the television side...
Astrid Berges-Frisbey was born in Barcelona, Spain. Her father is Spanish, and her mother, who is American, is of English and French descent. She is fluent in French, Spanish, and Catalan. Astrid Berges-Frisbey made her acting debut in 2007 on french television. In 2008, she made her feature debut in the French film The Sea Wall
and since then has made other French films...
Belinda Bauer was born Belinda Jane Taubman on June 13, 1950 in Australia. Her family managed Taubman Paints, the country's largest paint manufacturing company. She competed as Belinda Taubman in several beauty contests in Sydney, New South Wales. Starting her career as a ballet dancer and later worked as a model in New York...
Born on 13 August 1971 in Düsseldorf, Germany, as the daughter of former German national ice hockey keeper Rainer Makatsch. After studying politics and sociology at the University of Düsseldorf for two years and an apprenticeship as dressmaker, she was hired by newborn TV music channel VIVA in 1993 and hosted popular shows such as Interaktiv
Rachel Clare Hurd-Wood is an English actress and model, best known for her roles as Wendy Darling in Peter Pan
, Corrie McKenzie in Tomorrow, When the War Began
, and Sibyl Vane in Dorian Gray
. She was born on 17 August 1990 in the Streatham district of South London, England, as daughter of Philip and Sarah Hurd-Wood...
Madeleine Stowe was born in Los Angeles, California, to Mireya Maria (Mora Steinvorth) and Robert Alfred Stowe, a civil engineer. Her mother was a from a prominent political family in Costa Rica, while her father was of English and German ancestry. Stowe grew up in Eagle Rock, a working-class neighborhood of Los Angeles...
Egerton attended Ditcham Park School near Petersfield in Hampshire, where she says she was bullied. She also states she truanted, preferring to go to modeling shoots. After finishing school at 16 with nine A-grade GCSEs, Egerton decided to pursue acting rather than going to university. She had a brief job as a babysitter for three children...
Rosie Alice Huntington-Whiteley is best known for her work as a Victoria's Secrets lingerie model and as a movie actress. She has appeared in five Victoria's Secret Fashion shows from 2006 through 2010 and became a Victoria's Secret Angel in November 2009. She appeared on the cover of international fashion magazines including Vogue...
Susan Misner was born in Paterson, New Jersey in 1971. She grew up in Pompton Plains where she fell in love with dancing. Her love of the dance led her to New York City where she landed roles in Broadway plays such as Guys and Dolls, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To A Forum, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Dream...
Winona Ryder was born Winona Laura Horowitz in Olmsted County, Minnesota, and was named after a nearby town, Winona, Minnesota. She is the daughter of Cynthia (Istas), an author and video producer, and Michael Horowitz, a publisher and bookseller. Her father's family is Russian Jewish and Romanian Jewish...
Eurasian with dual french and Vietnamese origins, Anne-Solenne Hatte was first discovered by French photographer Jean Baptiste Huynh, whose photos of her attracted her first agent. She appears in advertising for Cartier, Biotherm, Levis, and enrolled in Paris V and the Sorbonne University while she still worked as an actress and model...
Keira Christina Knightley was born in the South West Greater London suburb of Richmond on March 26th 1985. She is the daughter of actor Will Knightley
and actress turned playwright Sharman Macdonald
. An older brother, Caleb Knightley
, was born in 1979. Her father is English, while her Scottish-born mother is of Scottish and Welsh origin...
Fetching Raquel Torres had a very brief but sexy reign in Hollywood with the advent of sound, but late-night viewers can still get a sampling of this spitfire's charms in one zany piece of slapstick with The Marx Brothers
. Born Paula Osterman in Hermosillo, Mexico, on November 11, 1908, she arrived in...
Equally versatile at comedy and drama, Loretta Swit's parents, Polish immigrants who settled in Passaic, New Jersey, were not in favor of her making a stab at a show business career. Performing on stage from age 7, however, nothing and nobody could deter her. A natural singer who trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts before finding work in repertory companies...
Lola Crèton is a French actress. Her first debut was in a short film, Imago. Her first serious role was in Barbe-Bleu, directed by Catherine Breillat. She plays Camille in Goodbye first love, a film by Mia Hansen Løve. The film was an official selection at Locarno and New York Film Festival.
Portia de Rossi
Portia de Rossi was born and raised in Geelong, Australia. Originally born Amanda Rogers, at 15 she changed her name to Portia, saying that it was the most daring thing she had ever done up until that point. After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Melbourne, and studied law...
Emmy-winning talk show host Ellen Lee DeGeneres was born in Metairie, Louisiana, a New Orleans suburb. She is the daughter of Betty DeGeneres
(née Elizabeth Jane Pfeffer), a speech therapist, and Elliott Everett DeGeneres, an insurance agent. Her brother is musician and producer Vance DeGeneres
. Her parents divorced when she was sixteen years old...
Shirley Temple was easily the most popular and famous child star of all time. She got her start in the movies at the age of three and soon progressed to super stardom. Shirley could do it all: act, sing and dance and all at the age of five! Fans loved her as she was bright, bouncy and cheerful in her...
Rose McGowan is an American actress and director, known for her contribution to independent film. Since the age of nineteen, she has appeared in acclaimed films by Gregg Araki, Wes Craven, Brian De Palma, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. In 2014, her directorial debut Dawn
was nominated for the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival...
Caterina Murino was born on September 15, 1977, in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. In 1996 she reached the fourth place in the Miss Italy contest. Then she moved to Milan where she began working as a model in commercials for Mastercard, Swatch, Mercedes Benz, and Nescafe among other gigs. From 1999-2000 she studied acting at the Scuola di Cinema e Teatro di Francesca de Sapio in Italy...
Shelly Varod was born in Ramat Hasharon, Israel. When she was 18 she joined the army and served in the Israel Defense Forces. She studied acting for four years at the School for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles. Later she studied psychology and received her BA. After that, she did a Master and Doctorate of human sexuality...
Juno was born in England into a showbiz family. Her mother is a producer, Amanda Temple
, and her father is the film director, Julien Temple
. She was named 'Juno' after her parents took a visit to the Grand Canyon, during pregnancy, and found they were standing on a butte of Cape Final known as Juno Temple. She has English and Scottish ancestry...
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...
Carolyn Jones was born April 28, 1930, in Amarillo, Texas. Her mother was Jeannette and her sister was Bette (Moriarty). She was an imaginative child, much like her mother. In 1934, her father abandoned the family and her mother moved them in with her parents, also in Amarillo. As a child Carolyn suffered from severe asthma...
Born in South East London, English actress Georgie Smith grew up in the London borough of Bexley. She trained at the renowned Drama Centre London, which is noted for it's training in the Method and in-depth study of character analysis. Her first professional role out of drama school was on The Bill (2008).
Born in Rimini, Italy, the youngest of four, to a British mother and an Italian father, Elena developed an independent personality very quickly. With an early start in modeling, she began her artistic career as a dancer, where, after finishing high school, she left Italy to join the prestigious Ballet Rambert in London where she also developed an interest in the Theatre...
British actress Naomie Harris was born in London, the only child of television scriptwriter Lisselle Kayla
. Her father is from Jamaica and her mother is from Trinidad. She showed an interest in acting from an early age and attended the prestigious Anna Scher Theatre School. From here, Harris won roles in various projects...
Naomi Scott was born in London, England. She first starting singing with the Bridge Church Youth Band and regularly performed in school musicals. Scott was eventually discovered by British pop star Kelle Bryan from the band Eternal who signed Naomi as a client. She then went to work with Xenomania. In 2009...
Missi Pyle was born on November 16, 1972 as Andrea Kay Pyle in Houston, Texas and was raised in Memphis, Tennessee. The daughter of Linda and Frank Pyle, she has four older siblings, sisters Debbie and Julie, and brothers Sam and Paul. Pyle attended the North Carolina School of the Arts and graduated in 1995...
Born in Kenosha, Wisconsin to British parents, Sarah Deakins spent the first year of her life in Chicago, until her parents decided to move to Canada. A graduate of the University of Victoria theater program, Ms. Deakins has extensive stage and screen credits; she has also written and produced several plays and films...
Valerie Bertinelli was born in Wilmington, Delaware. Her father was a General Motors executive. In her early teens, her father was transferred to a GM assembly plant in the Detroit, Michigan area and her family resided in Clarkston, Michigan where she attended Clarkston Middle School. A short time later...
Sian Vilaire is the daughter of Henri-Robert and Maria Vilaire. Sian's exotic background allowed her to learn and become proficient in three languages. Sian was born in New York City and spent her youth at her father's martial arts school. The school allowed her to practice martial arts from her father who is a renowned martial artist...
Rachel was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico and grew up immersed in a community of art, music, and theater. She moved to LA to attend Occidental College where, along with a rigorous course load, Rachel was cast in an array of challenging roles throughout her four years, stretching her as an actress and instilling in her a love for complex characters and good stories...
Rachel Miner wanted to be an actress from age two. She began working with an acting coach at eight, got an agent at nine and, by ten, had not only worked for Woody Allen
, but was cast as "Michelle Bauer" on Guiding Light
(a part that started as recurring and evolved into a contract role lasting nearly five years (1990-1995) and earning her three Young Artist Awards and an Emmy nomination)...
Huang Sheng Yi was born and raised in Shanghai. She graduated from Beijing film academy in 2001. Her father lived and studied in USA in the earlier 90s. Her mother is an editor who works for a famous newspaper office in Shanghai.
Brie Larson has built an impressive career as an acclaimed television actress, rising feature film star and emerging recording artist. A native of Sacramento, Brie started studying drama at the early age of 6, as the youngest student ever to attend the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco...
Brie Gabrielle moved to Los Angeles with her mother and sister (Christina Gabrielle), in 2003 when she was 13 to pursue her acting career. Upon immediately booking leads in independent and student films, she was launched into her first television co-star role in the Nickelodeon series "Drake and Josh." While studying at the most prestigious acting schools in Hollywood...
Briana Gaelle Feehan was born on March 18, 1988 in South Bend, Indiana. Briana moved to Los Angeles in 2005. An accomplished actor, dancer and vocalist, Brie began acting on stage at age 8. By age 16 she had participated in 14 plays and her love of theater is still a very integral part of her life. She continues to participate in theater in Los Angeles...
Patricia Rooney Mara was born in 1985 in Bedford, New York. She is one of four children of Kathleen McNulty (née Rooney) and NFL football team New York Giants executive Timothy Christopher Mara. Her grandfathers were Wellington Mara
, co-owner of the Giants, and Timothy Rooney
, owner of Yonkers Raceway...
Amanda Crew was born in Langley, British Columbia. Her mother is a legal secretary and her father is a telecom worker. Amanda attended Brookswood Secondary School in Langley. She began her acting career when she was cast in the musical Dragon Tales during her fourth grade in elementary school. Three agents contacted her...
Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress and model. As an actress, Gadot is known for her role, which began in 2009, as "Gisele" in "The Fast and the Furious" film series, and for the role of "Diana Prince / Wonder Woman" in the DC Extended Universe, starting with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
. Gadot played "Wonder Woman" in the movie...
Jillian Leigh Murray was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. She has one younger sister named Meghan. She left Reading at 15 and moved to Tucson, Arizona, where she began her professional career with independent films. She completed high school in Tucson and immediately headed to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career...
Skyler Samuels is the daughter of Kathy, a producer for unscripted series, and Scott, a U.S. marshal. She has three brothers, Cody, Harrison, and Jack, and one sister, Heather. Television viewers first caught notice of Skyler Samuels when she became a junior correspondent for Access Hollywood at the age of 8.
Jordan Hinson began performing in various local plays at a small children's theater at the age of five and stayed busy doing voice overs and local commercials. At twelve, she made the big move to Hollywood to further pursue her acting career. After doing a couple of national commercials, she booked the lead role in the Disney Channel Original Movie...
Originally from Vancouver and bilingual in French, Alexia Fast first took an interest in acting at the early age of seven when she wrote, directed and starred in a short film entitled "The Red Bridge". At 11 years old, Alexia booked her very first feature film role. It was the Lionsgate feature "Fido", opposite Carrie Anne Moss. "Fido" premiered at Sundance and at the Toronto Film Festival...
Lili Reinhart was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and at an early age, developed a passion for the performing arts. Lili took dance classes for 10 years and also performed in many local musicals before she signed with her first agency in Cleveland when she was 11. She traveled from Ohio to New York...
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...
Lila Lucchetti grew up in central New Jersey. At an early age it was clear she had artistic potential. She was reading and writing on a high school level while still in grade school and had her first gallery showing at age 12. She rejected several NY art schools and NYU in order to attend a Division 1 university with anticipation of an athletic scholarship in cross country and track...
Elyse Levesque (born Elyse Marie Levesque in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada) began acting at the age of 11, when she became part of the repertory company for the acclaimed children's television series, Incredible Story Studio
. This was followed by commercial work for both television and radio and the role of the villainous "Dr...
Alexandra Alrey "Ali" Cobrin is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Molly in the Showtime series Look, and as Kara in the 2012 film American Reunion. Cobrin was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She attended high school at the Chicago Academy for the Arts where she majored in musical theater...
Amanda Righetti is a Utah-born, Nevada-raised actor/producer and Best Actress Award winner by the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival. Righetti began her career at 14, as a young model, but made waves as the trust-fund squandering, world-traveling black sheep, "Hailey Nichol", on Fox's The O.C.
Amanda Gallo began acting at the age of 8 when she saw a commercial for Disneyland and decided she wanted to do a commercial for Disney. She has done 3 Disney commercials, among many others, and has been on a Disney television show, as well as several other television shows. Amanda graduated from high school at the age of 16 and is continuing her education with college classes...