Favourite Actressesby technicolourteacup | created - 15 Apr 2012 | updated - 20 Apr 2012 | Public
Actress | Casper
Precocious, outspoken child-teen starlet of the 1990s, Christina Ricci was born in 1980 in Santa Monica, California, the youngest of four children of Sarah (Murdoch), a realtor, and Ralph Ricci, a lawyer and therapist. She is of Italian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish, and Scots-Irish ...
Favourite Roles: Maggie Ryan - Pan AM Selby - Monster Elizabeth Wurtzel - Prozac Nation Katrina van Tassel - Sleepy Hollow Layla - Buffalo 66 Dede Truitt - The Opposite of Sex Wednesday Addams - Addams Family Values/The Addams Family
Actress | Just Married
Brittany Murphy was born Brittany Anne Bertolotti on November 10, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia, to Sharon Kathleen Murphy and Angelo Joseph Bertolotti. Her father's ancestry is Italian, and her mother is of Irish and Slovak descent. Her father moved the family back to Edison, New Jersey as a native New...
Favourite Roles: Shellie - Sin City Nikki - Spun Daisy Randone - Girl, Interrupted Mary - Bongwater Rhonda - Freeway Tai - Clueless
3. Ellen Page
Actress | Juno
Ellen Grace Philpotts-Page was born on February 21, 1987, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Martha Philpotts, a teacher, and Dennis Page, a graphic designer. Page wanted to start acting at an early age and attended the Neptune Theater School. She began her career at the age of 10 on the award-winning ...
Favourite Roles: Libby - Super Bliss Cavendar - Whip It Juno MacGuff - Juno Sherry - Mouth to Mouth Hayley Stark - Hard Candy
Actress | New Girl
Zooey Deschanel was born in 1980 into a showbiz family. Her father, Caleb Deschanel, is an Academy Award-nominated cinematographer (perhaps most notably for The Passion of the Christ (2004)) and her mother, Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir), is an actress who appeared in Twin Peaks (1990). Her paternal ...
Favourite Roles: Jess Day - New Girl Margaret Whitesell - Bones Summer Finn - 500 Days of Summer Happy Lolly - Gigantic Miss Pussy Katz - Flakes
5. Mena Suvari
Actress | American Beauty
Mena Alexandra Süvari was born in Newport, Rhode Island to Candice (Thompson), a nurse, and Ando Süvari, a psychiatrist. Her father was Estonian and her mother is of Greek, English, and German descent. Mena was raised in a Rhode Island home that was built in 1870 and had early aspirations of ...
Favourite Roles: Edie - Six Feet Under Cookie - Spun Kansas Hill - Sugar and Spice Dora Diamond - Loser Angela Hayes - American Beauty
6. Winona Ryder
Actress | Little Women
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 ...
Susanna Kaysen - Girl, Interrupted Lelaina Pierce - Reality Bites Veronica - Heathers Lydia Deetz - Beetlejuice
Actress | Black Swan
Natalie Portman is the first person born in the 1980s to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan (2010)).
Natalie was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, an Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an ...
Favourite Roles: Anne Boleyn - The Other Boleyn Girl Evey - V for Vendetta Sam - Garden State Mathilda - Leon
8. 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 ...
Actress | Her
Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, is from a Jewish family from the Bronx, and her father, Karsten Johansson, is a Danish-born architect, from Copenhagen. She has a sister, Vanessa Johansson, who is also an actress, a brother, Adrian, a twin brother, Hunter ...
Favourite Roles: Mary Boleyn - The Other Boleyn Girl Nola Rice - Match Point Charlotte - Lost in Translation Rebecca - Ghost World
Actress | Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Emmy Award-winning Sarah Michelle Gellar was born on April 14, 1977 in New York City, the daughter of Rosellen (Greenfield), who taught at a nursery school, and Arthur Gellar, who worked in the garment industry. She is of half Russian Jewish and half Hungarian Jewish descent.
Eating in a local ...
Favourite Roles: Bridget Kelly/Siobhan Martin - Ringer Buffy Summers - Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel Kathryn Mertiul - Cruel Intentions
11. 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 "...
Favourite Roles: Marianne Renoir - Peirrot le Fou Odile - Band of Outsiders Angela - Une Femme est Une Femme
12. Thora Birch
Actress | Ghost World
For some people, oatmeal starts the day off right - for Thora Birch, it launched a healthy career in front of the camera. It's hard to believe that the actress, who slunk into stardom with her turn as the disillusioned daughter in American Beauty (1999), is even related to the apple-cheeked blonde ...
Favourite Roles: Enid Coleslaw - Ghost World Liz Dunn - The Hole Jane Burnham - American Beauty
13. Natasha Lyonne
Actress | Orange Is the New Black
Natasha Lyonne is an American stage, film, and television actress.
As a young child, she was signed by the Ford Modeling Agency and, at the age of six, was cast as a role in Pee-Wee's Playhouse. Natasha remained busy with appearances in almost 30 films over the next 10 years, including some starring...
Favourite Roles: Megan - But I'm a Cheerleader White Girl - Freeway 2: Confessions of a Trickbaby Vivian Abromowitz - Slums of Beverly Hills
14. Kirsten Dunst
Actress | Spider-Man
Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress, who also holds German citizenship. She was born on April 30, 1982 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, to parents Inez (née Rupprecht), who owned an art gallery, and Klaus Dunst, a medical services executive. She has a younger brother named Christian Dunst, ...
Favourite Roles: Marie Antoinette - Marie Antoinette Lux Lisbon - The Virgin Suicides
15. Drew Barrymore
Producer | Never Been Kissed
Since melting audiences' hearts - at the age of six - in Steven Spielberg's beloved sci-fi blockbuster, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Drew Barrymore has emerged as one of the most endearing and talented actresses of her generation.
Drew Blyth Barrymore was born in Culver City, California, to ...
Actress | Secretary
Academy Award-nominated actress Maggie Gyllenhaal was born on November 16, 1977, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City. Her parents, Naomi Foner (née Achs) and Stephen Gyllenhaal, are both filmmakers, and her brother is actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Her mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish ...
17. Chloë Sevigny
Actress | Boys Don't Cry
Known in the mid to late nineties for her status as a fashion impresario and "it girl," with over a dozen art house films to her credit, Chloë Sevigny also stands out as one of the most prominent queens of contemporary independent cinema. Originally hailing from Darien, Connecticut, Sevigny ...
Favourite Roles: Debbie - Trees Lounge
18. Gwyneth Paltrow
Actress | Shakespeare in Love
A tall, wafer thin, delicate beauty, Gwyneth Kate Paltrow was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of noted producer and director Bruce Paltrow and Tony Award-winning actress Blythe Danner. Her father was from a Jewish family, while her mother is of mostly German descent. When Gwyneth was eleven, the ...
Favourite Roles: Margot Tenenbaum - The Royal Tenenbaums
19. Dakota Fanning
Actress | War of the Worlds
Hannah Dakota Fanning was born on the 23rd of February 1994, in Conyers, Georgia, USA, to Heather Joy (Arrington) and Steven Fanning. Her mother played professional tennis, and her father, now an electronics salesman, played minor league baseball. She is of German, Irish, English, French, and ...
20. Aubrey Plaza
Actress | Safety Not Guaranteed
Aubrey Christina Plaza (born June 26, 1984) is an American actress and comedian known for her deadpan style. She portrayed April Ludgate on Parks and Recreation (2009), and after appearing in supporting roles in several films, had her first leading role in the 2012 comedy Safety Not Guaranteed (...
21. Selma Blair
Actress | Cruel Intentions
One of our most exciting and versatile actresses, Selma Blair first gained attention for her performance in Cruel Intentions (1999), a youthful retelling of the classic novel "Les Liaisons Dangereuses".
Selma was born in Southfield, Michigan, to Molly Ann (Cooke), a judge, and Elliot I. Beitner, a ...
Actress | Let Me In
Chloë Grace Moretz was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Teri (Duke), a nurse, and McCoy Lee Moretz, a plastic surgeon. She has four brothers, all older, including actor Trevor Duke-Moretz. Her ancestry is mostly German and English.
Chloë's first two appearances were as Violet in two episodes of the ...
Favourite Roles: Mindy McCready - Kick Ass
23. Kat Dennings
Actress | Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Kat Dennings was born Katherine Victoria Litwack in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, to Ellen (Schatz), a speech therapist and poet, and Gerald Litwack, a molecular pharmacologist. She is the youngest of five children. Her family is of Russian Jewish descent. Kat was predominantly ...
24. Audrey Hepburn
Actress | Breakfast at Tiffany's
Audrey Hepburn was born on May 4, 1929 in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. She was a blue-blood and a cosmopolitan from birth. Her mother, Baroness Ella Van Heemstra, was of a Dutch descent, and her father, Joseph Victor Anthony Hepburn-Ruston, was born in Úzice, Bohemia, and of an English and Austrian ...