Top 20 Actresses who Rock at Playing Witches/Clairvoyants on TV

by zoemichaels96 | last updated - 05 Feb 2014 | Public

1. Jessica Lange

Actress | Tootsie

Jessica Lange was born in 1949, in Cloquet, Minnesota, USA, where her father worked as a traveling salesman. She obtained a scholarship to study art at the University of Minnesota, but instead went to Paris to study drama. She moved to New York, working as a model, until producer Dino De Laurentiis...

Playing Fiona Goode, Supreme of the descendants of Salem on American Horror Story "Coven". The baddest witch in town.

2. Britt Robertson

Actress | Tomorrowland

Brittany Leanna Robertson was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, to Beverly (Hayes) and Ryan Robertson, a restaurateur. She was raised in South Carolina, the oldest of seven children. Her mother's worries about the public school system led to Robertson being home-schooled. She began acting at the ...

Played Cassie Blake on the Secret Circle. Good witch who had black magic powers

3. Kat Graham

Actress | The Vampire Diaries

Kat Graham is a music artist, actress and producer, best known for her starring role in the hit TV show The Vampire Diaries (2009). Born in Geneva, Switzerland, Kat speaks four languages - English, Spanish, French and Hebrew - and is the daughter of a Liberian father and a Russian Jewish mother. At...

Plays Bonnie Bennett on The Vampire Diaries

4. Taissa Farmiga

Actress | The Final Girls

Taissa Farmiga is an American actress, and the younger sister of Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga, who is 21 years her senior. She was born in Readington Township, New Jersey, USA, to Ukrainian-born parents Michael and Lubomyra (Spas) Farmiga.

Unlike her older sister, Taissa initially had no ...

Playing Coven student Zoe Benson

5. Elizabeth Montgomery

Actress | Bewitched

Elizabeth Montgomery was born into show business. Her parents were screen actor Robert Montgomery and Broadway actress Elizabeth Allen. Elizabeth graduated from the Spence School in New York City and attended the Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. After three years' intensive training, she made ...

Played the beloved Samantha Stephens on Bewitched

6. Danielle Campbell

Actress | Prison Break

Danielle Campbell (born January 30, 1995) is an American actress known for her role as Jessica Olson in the Disney Channel Original Movie StarStruck and as Simone Daniels in the Disney film Prom. She currently stars on the television series The Originals as Davina Claire.

Campbell is from Hinsdale, ...

Plays the powerful witch Davina on The Originals

7. Phoebe Tonkin

Actress | Tomorrow, When the War Began

Tonkin was born in Sydney. When she was four, she attended dance courses in classical ballet, hip hop, contemporary dance, and tap dance. At the age of 12, Tonkin began courses at the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) at the Wharf Theatre. Tonkin attended Loreto Kirribilli and later ...

Played the badass witch Faye Chamberlain on The Secret Circle. We like her as a werewolf too. Maybe she can be a hybrid witch/werewolf?

8. Samantha Logan

Actress | 13 Reasons Why

Born in Boston, Samantha Jade moved to New York City at the age of ten. A triple-threat, Samantha immediately began getting cast in national commercials, live vocal & dance performances and theatre. Her television credits include roles on Gossip Girl and Law & Order: SVU, and Samantha made her ...

Played teen clairvoyant Nona Clark who protects the residents from the devil's powers on 666 Park Avenue superbly

9. Alyssa Milano

Actress | Charmed

Alyssa Milano comes from an Italian-American family; her mother Lin Milano is a fashion designer and father Thomas Milano is a film music editor. Alyssa was born in a working-class neighborhood in Brooklyn and grew up in a modest house on Staten Island. One day her babysitter, who was an aspiring ...

Played Phoebe Halliwell on Charmed

10. Lauren Bowles

Actress | Ghost World

Lauren Bowles was born in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Ghost World (2001), George of the Jungle (1997) and The Heartbreak Kid (2007). She has been married to Patrick Fischler since May 27, 2005. They have one child.

Plays Holly Cleary, the waitress witch on True Blood. Fierce wiccan

11. Julia Ormond

Actress | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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...

Played the beautiful and beguiling powerful matriarch on Wendy Beauchamp on Witches of East End

12. Lana Parrilla

Actress | Once Upon a Time

Lana Parrilla was born on July 15, 1977 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Lana Maria Parilla. She is an actress, known for Once Upon a Time (2011), Boomtown (2002) and Lost (2004). She has been married to Fred di Blasio since July 5, 2014.

Plays the Evil Queen on Once Upon a Time. Nuff said.

13. Melissa Joan Hart

Actress | Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

Melissa grew up in Sayville, New York. Her acting career started at the age of four, when she did a commercial for a bathtub toy called Splashy. Her mother, Paula Hart, has been her agent from the beginning. Melissa is the oldest of eight children, some from her mother's second marriage. Six ...

Played the adorable Sabrina the Teenage Witch

14. Selena Gomez

Actress | Spring Breakers

Selena Marie Gomez was born on July 22, 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas. She is the daughter of Mandy Teefey and Ricardo Gomez. Her mother is of part Italian ancestry, and her father is of Mexican descent. She was named after Tejano singer Selena, who died in 1995.

Her first acting role was as "Gianna"...

Played Alex Russo on Wizards of Waverly Place

15. Rose McGowan

Actress | Planet Terror

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 (2014) was ...

Played Paige Matthews, the good witch on Charmed

16. Emma Roberts

Actress | We're the Millers

Emma Roberts is the daughter of Oscar-nominated actor Eric Roberts, and the niece of Oscar-winner Julia Roberts. She was born in Rhinebeck, New York. Emma was a baby when her parents separated, and she grew up living with her mother, Kelly Cunningham. She was educated at Archer School for Girls in ...

Rocks it as Madison the telekinetic on AHS Coven

17. Jenna Dewan Tatum

Actress | Step Up

Jenna Dewan is an actress, former model, and dancer. She was born on December 3, 1980 in Hartford, Connecticut, to Nancy (Bursch) and Darryll Dewan. Her father is of half Syrian Lebanese and half Polish descent, and her mother has German and English ancestry. Jenna grew up in Grapevine, Texas and ...

Played the wild child witch Freya on Witches of East End

18. Alyson Hannigan

Actress | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Alyson Hannigan was born in Washington, D.C., to Emilie (Posner), a real estate agent, and Al Hannigan, a truck driver. She began her acting career in Atlanta at the young age of 4 in commercials sponsoring such companies as McDonald's, Six Flags, and Oreos. She is a seasoned television actress ...

Played Willow the witch on Buffy The Vampire Slayer

19. Nina Toussaint-White

Actress | Switch

Nina Toussaint-White was born in 1985 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Switch (2012), GameFace (2017) and EastEnders (1985).

Plays party girl boy chasing witch Jude Thomas on the UK show Switch

20. Patricia Arquette

Actress | Boyhood

With her expressive blue eyes, soft, Southern-tinged voice and an acting range that can carry her from hysterically funny to terrifying in seconds, Patricia Arquette is one of the most underrated and talented actresses of her generation. Though she has been working for years, she's always stayed ...

Played psychic/clairvoyant Allison DuBois on Medium

21. Shannon Kane

Actress | Brooklyn's Finest

Shannon Kane is an actress, known for Brooklyn's Finest (2009), The Collection (2012) and Blood and Bone (2009).

22. Daniella Pineda

Actress | The Vampire Diaries

Daniella Pineda was born on February 20, 1987 in Oakland, California, USA as Daniella Nicole Pineda. She is an actress, known for The Vampire Diaries (2009), The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012) and The Originals (2013).

Sophie Deveraux on The Originals