British Women

by oligiman187 | created - 13 Jul 2011 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

A random list of living women born in the country of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. <3

1. Kate Beckinsale

Actress | Underworld: Evolution

Kate Beckinsale was born on 26 July 1973 in Hounslow, Middlesex, England, and has resided in London for most of her life. Her mother is Judy Loe, who has appeared in a number of British dramas and sitcoms and continues to work as an actress, predominantly in British television productions. Her ...

2. Rhona Mitra

Actress | Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Mitra was born in Paddington, London, England, the daughter of Nora Downey and Anthony Mitra, a cosmetic surgeon. She has an older and a younger brother. Her father is of Bengali Indian and English descent, and her mother is Irish. In 1984, when Mitra was eight, her parents divorced, and she was ...

3. Kelly Brook

Actress | Piranha 3D

Kelly Brook (born 23 November 1979) is an English model, actress and television presenter best known for her roles in the 2010 horror comedy remake Piranha 3D and in the NBC sitcom One Big Happy. Brook was born and raised in Rochester, Kent, as Kelly Ann Parsons. She is the daughter of Sandra Kelly...

4. Jakki Degg

Actress | EuroTrip

Jakki Degg was born on February 20, 1978 in Stone, Staffordshire, England. She is an actress, known for EuroTrip (2004), Hardcore Tarmac Terrorists (2007) and Coming Up for Air (2003).

5. Rachel Weisz

Actress | The Constant Gardener

Rachel Hannah Weisz was born on 7 March, 1970, in London, U.K., to Edith Ruth (Teich), a psychoanalyst, and George Weisz, an inventor. Her parents both came to England around 1938. Her father is a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and her mother, from Vienna, was of Italian and Austrian Jewish heritage. ...

6. Amy Macdonald

Soundtrack | Kokowääh

Amy Macdonald was born on August 25, 1987 in Bishopbriggs, Scotland.

7. Sophia Myles

Actress | Tristan + Isolde

Sophia Jane Myles was born on March 18, 1980 in Hammersmith, London, England. She has a younger brother, Oliver. Her parents are Jane and Peter Myles, who is a vicar, a priest in the Anglican Church who is in charge of a parish and receives a salary, but not the tithes of the church. Her mother ...

8. Naomi Watts

Actress | Mulholland Dr.

Naomi Ellen Watts was born on September 28, 1968 in Shoreham, England, to Myfanwy Edwards "Miv" (Roberts), an antiques dealer and costume/set designer, and Peter Watts (Peter Anthony Watts), the road manager to Pink Floyd. Her maternal grandfather was Welsh. Her father died when Naomi was seven and...

9. Mischa Barton

Actress | The O.C.

Born in London and raised in New York. From humble beginnings in New York Theater in 1994 where she trained with such esteemed director/writers as James Lapine ("Twelve Dreams" at Lincoln Center with Donna Murphy), Tony Kushner ("Slavs!" at New York Theater Workshop with Marisa Tomei), and Naomi ...

10. Leona Lewis

Soundtrack | Avatar

Leona Lewis was born on April 3, 1985 in Islington, London, England as Leona Louise Lewis.

11. Lily Allen

Actress | Elizabeth

Lily Allen was born on May 2, 1985 in Hammersmith, London, England as Lily Rose Beatrice Allen. She was previously married to Sam Cooper.

12. Gemma Atkinson

Actress | Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3

Gemma Atkinson was born on November 16, 1984 in Bury, Greater Manchester, England as Gemma Louise Atkinson. She is an actress, known for Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 (2008), Hollyoaks (1995) and Hollyoaks: Let Loose (2005).

13. Catherine Bell

Actress | Bruce Almighty

Catherine was born in London, but she moved to California with her Iranian mother at the age of two. Her mother still acts as her personal assistant. As a girl, she acted in various TV advertisements. She went to UCLA to study biology/ pre-medicine, but she dropped out to become a model in Japan. ...

14. Keira Knightley

Actress | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Keira Christina Knightley was born March 26, 1985 in the South West Greater London suburb of Richmond. 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 ...

15. Nerina Pallot

Composer | Kylie Minogue: Better Than Today

Nerina Pallot was born on April 26, 1975 in Jersey, Channel Islands as Nerina Natasha Georgina Pallot. She has been married to Andy Chatterley since February 14, 2007. They have one child.

16. Keeley Hazell

Actress | Horrible Bosses 2

Keeley Hazell was born in the London borough of Lewisham, grew up in Grove Park and attended the Ravensbourne School in Bromley. Her mother, Amber, was a dinner lady and her father, Roy, was a window fitter; they separated when she was thirteen years old. At 16 years of age, Hazell left school to ...

17. Gemma Arterton

Actress | Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

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 ...

18. Susan Lynch

Actress | From Hell

Susan Lynch was born on June 5, 1971 in Corrinshego, Newry, Northern Ireland. She is an actress, known for From Hell (2001), Waking Ned Devine (1998) and Nora (2000). She is married to Craig Parkinson. They have one child.

19. Claire Forlani

Actress | Meet Joe Black

Claire Forlani was born in the United Kingdom and grew up in London. Educated at Arts Educational School, she moved to the United States with her parents Pier Luigi and Barbara Forlani when she was 19 and began starring in films.

Claire has had leading roles in such films as Meet Joe Black (1998), ...

20. Kelly Reilly

Actress | Flight

Jessica Kelly Siobhán Reilly (born 18 July 1977) is an English actress. Her performance in After Miss Julie at the Donmar Warehouse made her a star of the London stage and earned her a nomination for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress of 2003. Reilly was born and brought up in Chessington, ...

21. Charlotte Church

Soundtrack | I'll Be There

Charlotte Maria Church was born on February 21, 1986 in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom to Steven Reed and his wife Maria. The couple separated shortly after the child's birth, and she was left in her mother's care. She started singing publicly when she was only three and a half years old,...

22. Natasha Bedingfield

Soundtrack | Morning Glory

Natasha Bedingfield was born on November 26, 1981 in Haywards Heath, Sussex, England as Natasha Anne Bedingfield. She has been married to Matt Robinson since March 21, 2009. They have one child.

23. Rachel Stevens

Actress | S Club Seeing Double

Rachel was born 9 April 1978 in London. Rachel started drama school at the age of 5. At age 15, she was picked from 5000 people to win a modelling competition organised by "Just 17" magazine. She did some modelling work and she then went to the London School of Fashion to study the fashion business...

24. Sophie Monk

Actress | Click

Sophie Monk was born on December 14, 1979 in England as Sophie Charlene Akland Monk. She is an actress, known for Click (2006), Date Movie (2006) and Hard Breakers (2010).

25. Lucy Pinder

Actress | Strippers vs Werewolves

Counted amongst the sexiest women in the glamour world, English model Lucy Pinder has graced the covers of some of the hottest British publications such as 'FHM,' 'Nuts,' 'Loaded,' and the 'Daily Star.' She had already been modeling for a few years when she first decided to go for topless ...

26. Susie Amy

Actress | Bonded by Blood

Susie Amy was born in London in 1981, and brought up in Surrey. Although she always studied drama, she went to academic schools all her life. An agent spotted her in 1999 when she was doing a play at the National Theatre in London - 'After Juliet' by Sharman McDonald. Over the next two years she ...

27. Hannah Spearritt

Actress | Seed of Chucky

Hannah was born on 1 April 1981 at Great Yarmouth, England. At the age of 3 she modelled in a Mothercare catalogue. At school she liked sports but at 12 she decided she wanted to be a performer. She landed a part in a local production of Annie. Hannah enjoyed it so much she decided to join the ...

28. Tara Summers

Actress | Mercy Street

Tara Summers is a British actress best known for her role as Katie Lloyd on David E. Kelley's hugely successful series Boston Legal. She has done numerous arcs on other critically acclaimed shows such as Damages, Ringer, and Sons of Anarchy, in addition to being a series regular on Fox's Rake. Her ...

29. Alice Eve

Actress | Before We Go

Alice Sophia Eve was born in London, England. Her father is Trevor Eve and her mother is Sharon Maughan, both fellow actors. She is the eldest of three children. Eve has English, Irish and Welsh ancestry. Her family moved to Los Angeles, California when she was young as her father tried to crack ...

30. Jaime Murray

Actress | Dexter

Jaime Murray was born on July 21, 1976 in Hammersmith, London, England. She is an actress, known for Dexter (2006), The Deaths of Ian Stone (2007) and Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011). She has been married to Bernie Cahill since May 26, 2014.

31. Emily Blunt

Actress | Edge of Tomorrow

Emily Olivia Leah Blunt is a British actress known for her roles in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), The Young Victoria (2009), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), and The Girl on the Train (2016), among many others.

Blunt was born on February 23, 1983, in Roehampton, South West London, England, the second of ...

32. Rebecca Hall

Actress | Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Rebecca Hall was born in London, UK, the daughter of Peter Hall, a stage director and founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Maria Ewing, an opera singer. Her father is English. Her mother, who is American, is of Dutch, Scottish, Sioux, and African American origin. Her parents separated when...

33. Anya Lahiri

Actress | I Can't Think Straight

Anya Lahiri was born on May 1, 1982 in Golders Green, London, England. She is an actress, known for I Can't Think Straight (2008), Daylight Robbery (2008) and Nature Unleashed: Tornado (2005).

34. Katie Leung

Actress | Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Katie Leung began her career when she was cast as Cho Chang in the Warner Brothers feature film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, a role she subsequently reprised for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Parts I & II). Alongside her acting career, ...

35. Lena Headey

Actress | Game of Thrones

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) (2011-present) and The Brothers ...

Born in Bermuda, a british oversea territory.

36. Cheryl

Actress | What to Expect When You're Expecting

Born in 1983, British singer Cheryl Cole studied dance, modeled and appeared in advertisements as a child. Her crowd-pleasing performances on Popstars: The Rivals (2002) won her membership to the pop group Girls Aloud and vaulted her into music stardom, virtually overnight. Cole has also enjoyed ...

37. Catherine Zeta-Jones

Actress | Chicago

Catherine Zeta-Jones was born September 25, 1969 in Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales, UK. She is the daughter of Patricia (Fair) and David James "Dai" Jones, who formerly owned a sweet factory. Her father is of Welsh descent and her mother is of English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. Her brothers are ...

38. Felicity Jones

Actress | Rogue One

Felicity Rose Hadley Jones is an English actress. Jones was born in Birmingham, West Midlands, and grew up in Bournville. Her parents met while working at the Wolverhampton Express and Star. Her father was a journalist while her mother was in advertising. They divorced when she was three, and she ...

39. Tamsin Egerton

Actress | Grimsby

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 ...

40. Carey Mulligan

Actress | Never Let Me Go

Carey Hannah Mulligan is a British actress. She was born May 28, 1985, in Westminster, London, England, to Nano (Booth), a university lecturer, and Stephen Mulligan, a hotel manager. Her mother is from Llandeilo, Wales, and Carey also has Irish and English ancestry.

Her first major appearance was ...

41. Lucy Punch

Actress | Into the Woods

Lucy Punch grew up in London and was a member of the National Youth Theatre in her late teens before going to University College London to read History. While she was there she auditioned for TV roles and eventually dropped out to concentrate on acting.

She learned a lot, she says, from working on ...

42. Hazel D'Jan

Actress | Jupiter Ascending

Hazel D'Jan fell in love with acting at a young tender age of six performing and singing in school plays. Keeping it close to her heart, she grew a passion for acting which she never shared with anyone. D'Jan continued attending drama schools and practised the art of acting under guidance from ...

43. Ophelia Lovibond

Actress | Guardians of the Galaxy

Ophelia Lucy Lovibond is an English actress. She grew up in Shepherd's Bush, London, in a single-parent family. She was a scholarship student at Latymer Upper School. She also attended the Young Blood theatre company, a drama club for youth, in Hammersmith. She attended the University of Sussex to ...

44. Helena Bonham Carter

Actress | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Helena Bonham Carter is an actress of great versatility, one of the UK's finest and most successful.

Bonham Carter was born May 26, 1966 in Golders Green, London, England, the youngest of three children of Elena (née Propper de Callejón), a psychotherapist, and Raymond Bonham Carter, a merchant ...

45. Paloma Faith

Actress | The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Paloma Faith was born on July 21, 1981 in London, England as Paloma Faith Blomfield. She was previously married to Rian Haynes.

46. Sheryl Chambers

Actress | Stonebrook

Sheryl Chambers has come a long way...literally. From the small coal mining town of her birth, outside Sheffield, England to the bright lights of Hollywood. Along the way, she passed through the capitals of Europe as a highly successful runway model. Ironicaly, Sheryl at first considered her ...

47. Talulah Riley

Actress | Pride & Prejudice

Talulah Riley is an English actress. She has appeared in films such as Pride & Prejudice (2005), St. Trinian's (2007), Pirate Radio (2009) and Inception (2010).

She made her stage debut in The Philadelphia Story at the Old Vic in 2005. Her television credits include episodes of Poirot (Poirot: ...

48. Janet Montgomery

Actress | Black Swan

A native of Bournemouth in the UK, Janet Montgomery moved to London when she received a scholarship at a dance school. One of her first acting jobs was a guest star role on the critically-acclaimed UK teen drama series, Skins (2007), as Nicholas Hoult's love interest.

Upon moving to Los Angeles, ...

49. Laura Fraser

Actress | A Knight's Tale

Laura Fraser was born on 24th July 1976 and brought up in Glasgow. Her father, Alister, used to run a small building company but is now an aspiring scriptwriter; her mother, Rose, used to be a nurse but is now a college lecturer. She has an older brother who works with computers, a younger sister ...

50. Imogen Poots

Actress | Green Room

British actress Imogen Poots was born in Hammersmith, London, England, the daughter of English-born Fiona (Goodall), a journalist, and Trevor Poots, a Northern Ireland-born television producer. She was educated at Bute House Preparatory School for Girls, Queen's Gate School for Girls and Latymer ...

51. Emilia Fox

Actress | The Pianist

Emilia Fox was born on July 31, 1974 in London, England as Emilia Lydia Rose Fox. She is an actress and producer, known for The Pianist (2002), Cashback (2006) and Prendimi l'anima (2002). She was previously married to Jared Harris.

52. Louise Griffiths

Actress | Chastity Bites

Louise Griffiths was born on July 31, 1978 in Hertfordshire, England. She is an actress, known for Chastity Bites (2013), Lovesick (2014) and The Night Is Young (2015).

53. Sasha Jackson

Actress | Jarhead 3: The Siege

British actress Sasha Jackson is primarily based in Los Angeles and travels worldwide for work commitments. Sasha has an EB1 Green Card in recognition of her talent and body of work. Sasha has trained with some of LA's most respected and renowned acting coaches, among them: Ivana Chubbuck (as a ...

54. Hayley Atwell

Actress | Captain America: The First Avenger

Born in London, England, Hayley Elizabeth Atwell has dual citizenship of the United Kingdom and the United States. An only child, Hayley was named after actress Hayley Mills. Her parents, Alison (Cain) and Grant Atwell, both motivational speakers, met at a London workshop of Dale Carnegie's ...

55. Jenna Coleman

Actress | Victoria

Jenna-Louise Coleman (born 27 April 1986), professionally known as Jenna Coleman, is an English actress and model. Coleman was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, and began her acting career at an early age as a member of a theatre company called In Yer Space. She attended Arnold School, where ...

56. Donna Air

Actress | The Mummy Returns

Donna Air was born on August 2, 1979 in Newcastle, England as Donna Marie Theresa Air. She is an actress, known for The Mummy Returns (2001), The Counselor (2013) and Still Crazy (1998).

57. Kimberley Nixon

Actress | Black Death

Kimberley Nixon was born on September 24, 1985 in Bristol, England. She is an actress, known for Black Death (2010), Wild Child (2008) and Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008).

58. Hannah Murray

Actress | God Help the Girl

Hannah Murray is an English actress known for portraying Gilly in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011) and Cassie Ainsworth in the E4 teen drama series Skins (2007), from 2007 to 2008 (and again in 2013). In 2014, Murray starred in God Help the Girl (2014). In 2015, she played Sara in the Danish ...

59. April Pearson

Actress | Skins

April Pearson is best known for her performance as Michelle Richardson in the British drama "Skins" (2007). April appeared in the first two series of the successful E4 show. Her film debut was in Tormented (2009/I) alongside her "Skins" co-star 'Larissa Wilson (I)' and star Alex Pettyfer, in which ...

60. Alice Evans

Actress | The Vampire Diaries

Alice Jane Evans was born in 1971 to David Evans, a professor of Applied Mathematics at Bristol University and Janet Evans, a teacher of English literature. Alice gained a degree in French and Italian from University College, London, and then moved to Paris where she studied acting at the Cours ...

61. Emily Bergl

Actress | The Rage: Carrie 2

Emily Bergl was born on April 25, 1975 in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England as Emily Anne Bergl. She is an actress, known for The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999), Taken (2002) and Happy Campers (2001).

62. Clare Thomas

Actress | Madeline

Clare Thomas was born on April 2, 1989 in Buckinghamshire, England as Clare Lucy Thomas. She is an actress and talent agent, known for Madeline (1998), Fungus the Bogeyman (2004) and Young Dracula (2006). She has been married to Tom Prosser since July 17, 2017.

63. Michelle MacErlean

Actress | Abducted

Michelle MacErlean, born in England, is a British actress who owes her striking and versatile appearance to unusual mixed parentage.

After graduating from drama school in London, she went on to develop her craft, training in the 'Meisner Technique' at the Actors Temple London and more recently ...

64. Terri Seymour

Actress | In the Beginning

Terri Seymour was born in 1974 in Buckinghamshire, England as Theresa Helene Seymour. She is an actress, known for In the Beginning (2000), Material Girls (2006) and Extra (1994).

65. Indira Varma

Actress | Exodus: Gods and Kings

Indira Anne Varma (born 27 September 1973) is a British actress. Her film debut and first major role was in Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love. She has gone on to appear in the television series The Canterbury Tales, Rome, Luther, Human Target, and Game of Thrones (as Ellaria Sand). In September 2016, she ...

66. Sarah Parish

Actress | The Wedding Date

Sarah Parish was born on June 7, 1968 in Yeovil, Somerset, England. She is an actress, known for The Wedding Date (2005), The Holiday (2006) and Blackpool (2004). She has been married to James Murray since December 15, 2007. They have two children.

67. Georgia King

Actress | Wild Child

Georgia King was born on November 18, 1986 in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is an actress and director, known for Wild Child (2008), The Duchess (2008) and Little Dorrit (2008).

68. Shirley Manson

Actress | Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Shirley Manson was born on August 26, 1966 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Shirley Anne Manson. She is an actress, known for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008), Remember Me (2010) and Vampire Academy (2014). She has been married to Billy Bush since May 2010. She was previously married to ...

69. KT Tunstall

Soundtrack | Man of the Year

KT Tunstall enchants audiences and engages with every song, and that's why she continues to resonate not only among fans but throughout pop culture at large. Scotland born and now Los Angeles based, KT Tunstall emerged with her 2004 classic debut Eye to the Telescope, spawning such international ...

70. Kara Tointon

Actress | EastEnders

Standing at an average 5ft 5in, with a cheeky glint in her deep brown eyes we have Kara Tointon - a girl who is anything but average. She was brought into the world on August 5th 1983 in a large Essex town called Southend-On-Sea.. Ambitious and confident from an early age, Kara often made up her ...

71. Amanda Tapping

Actress | Stargate SG-1

Born In England, raised in Canada. BFA Acting University of Windsor. Amanda spent 12 seasons on Stargate SG-1 (1997) and its spin-offs, Stargate: Atlantis (2004) and SGU Stargate Universe (2009), as "Samantha Carter". She then took on the lead role of "Dr. Helen Magnus" on the television series ...

Lives in Canada.

72. Jane Leeves

Actress | Frasier

Jane Leeves has made her mark in the entertainment world, acting in television, theater and film over the past 20 years.

She is most famous for her role as "Daphne" in the award-winning show "Frasier" (1993-2004). Leeves played one of the five main characters of the sitcom, a live-in caretaker hired...

73. Michelle Dockery

Actress | Downton Abbey

Michelle Suzanne Dockery born 15 December 1981 is an English actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Lady Mary Crawley in the ITV drama series Downton Abbey (2010-2015), for which she has been nominated for three consecutive Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. She made her ...

74. Lara Pulver

Actress | Edge of Tomorrow

Lara was born and raised in Essex, UK. She studied drama with the NYMT and went on to gain a BA Honours degree in Theatre.

Lara's extensive theatre career led her to gain a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for her portrayal of "Lucille Frank" in Rob Ashford's production of "Parade" at The Donmar ...

75. Hannah Tointon

Actress | The Children

Hannah Tointon was born on December 28, 1987 in Southend, Essex, England. She is an actress, known for The Children (2008), Hollyoaks (1995) and Walking with the Enemy (2013).

76. Cara Seymour

Actress | Adaptation.

Cara Seymour was born in Essex, England. She is an actress, known for Adaptation. (2002), American Psycho (2000) and You've Got Mail (1998).

77. Georgina Cates

Actress | Clay Pigeons

Georgina Cates was born on January 14, 1975 in Colchester, Essex, England as Clare Woodgate. She is known for her work on Clay Pigeons (1998), An Awfully Big Adventure (1995) and Bad Grandpa (2013). She was previously married to Skeet Ulrich.

78. Amanda Root

Actress | The Iron Lady

Amanda Root was born in 1963 in Essex, England. She is an actress, known for The Iron Lady (2011), The Forsyte Saga (2002) and Jane Eyre (1996).

79. Bonnie Wright

Actress | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Bonnie Francesca Wright was born on February 17, 1991 to jewelers Gary Wright and Sheila Teague. Her debut performance was in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) as Ron Weasley's little sister Ginny Weasley. Bonnie tried out for the film due to her older brother Lewis mentioning she ...

80. Rosamund Pike

Actress | Gone Girl

Born on January 27, 1979 in London, England, actress Rosamund Mary Elizabeth Pike is the only child of a classical violinist mother, Caroline (Friend), and an opera singer father, Julian Pike. Due to her parents' work, she spent her early childhood traveling around Europe. Pike attended Badminton ...

81. Emma Thompson

Actress | Sense and Sensibility

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...

82. Emily Mortimer

Actress | Lars and the Real Girl

English actress Emily Kathleen Anne Mortimer was born in Hammersmith, London, England, to writer and barrister Sir John Mortimer and his second wife, Penelope (née Gollop). She was educated at St Paul's Girls' School in West London, and it was whilst there she began acting. Mortimer moved on from ...

83. Natalia Tena

Actress | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Natalia Tena was born on November 1, 1984 in London, England as Natalia Gastiain Tena. She is an actress, known for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), About a Boy (2002) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010).

84. Helen McCrory

Actress | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Award-winning actress Helen Elizabeth McCrory was born in London, England, to Welsh-born Anne (Morgans) and Scottish-born Iain McCrory, a diplomat (from Glasgow). She trained at the Chang-Ren Nian. She began her career on stage in the UK. She won the Manchester Evening News' Best Actress Award for ...

85. Thandie Newton

Actress | Crash

Thandie Newton was born in London. She is the daughter of a Zimbabwean mother, Nyasha, a health-care worker from the Shona tribe, and Nick Newton, a British father who worked as a lab technician. She lived in Zambia until political unrest caused her family to move back to the UK. She then lived in ...

86. Geri Horner

Actress | Spice World

Geri Horner was born on August 6, 1972 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England as Geraldine Estelle Halliwell Hidalgo. She has been married to Christian Horner since May 15, 2015. They have one child.

87. Anna Friel

Actress | Land of the Lost

Anna Friel is an English actress, born in Rochdale. She has been acting since the age of 13, appearing in a number of British television programmes. She made her West End stage debut in London in 2001, and has subsequently appeared on stage in several productions, including an adaptation of ...

88. Lisa Stansfield

Soundtrack | Indecent Proposal

Lisa Stansfield was born on April 11, 1966 in Rochdale, Lancashire, England as Lisa Jane Stansfield. She has been married to Ian Devaney since July 25, 1998. She was previously married to Augusto Grassi.

89. Miranda Richardson

Actress | The Crying Game

Miranda Richardson was born in Southport, Lancashire, England on March 3, 1958, to Marian Georgina (Townsend) and William Alan Richardson, a marketing executive. She has one sister, eight years her senior. Her parents and sister are not involved in the performing arts. At an early age she performed...

90. Kate Ashfield

Actress | Shaun of the Dead

Most recognizable to international audiences for her lead role in Shaun of the Dead (2004), Kate Ashfield is a powerful British actress known for superlative and award-winning work in This Little Life (2003) (B.I.F.A. nomination, Best Actress), Late Night Shopping (2001) (B.I.F.A. Best Actress ...

91. Jane Horrocks

Actress | Little Voice

Jane Horrocks was born January 18, 1964 in Rawtenstall, Lancashire, England, UK, she is the youngest of three children born to Barbara and John Horrocks. She attended Balladen County Primary School before she enrolled at Oldham College, and later, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, among her classmates...

92. Maxine Peake

Actress | The Theory of Everything

Maxine Peake is an English stage, radio, film and television actress, who made her name as Twinkle in Victoria Wood's sitcom Dinnerladies. She has since played Veronica in Channel 4's Manchester-based drama series Shameless, barrister Martha Costello in the BBC legal drama Silk and Grace Middleton ...

93. Amy Nuttall

Actress | Downton Abbey

Amy Nuttall was born on June 7, 1982 in Bolton, Lancashire, England as Amy Abigail Nuttall. She is an actress, known for Downton Abbey (2010), Emmerdale Farm (1972) and Hotel Babylon (2006). She has been married to Andrew Buchan since September 8, 2012. They have one child.

94. Rebecca Ryan

Actress | State of Play

Rebecca Ryan was born on April 27, 1991 in Manchester, Lancashire, England. She is an actress, known for State of Play (2003), Waterloo Road (2006) and Shameless (2004).

95. Emily Beecham

Actress | Hail, Caesar!

Emily Beecham was born in May 1985 in Manchester, England. She is an actress, known for Hail, Caesar! (2016), Berlin, I Love You and The Thirteenth Tale (2013).

96. Ellie Paskell

Actress | Ashes to Ashes

Ellie Paskell was born in Manchester, Lancashire, England. She is an actress, known for Ashes to Ashes (2008), Waterloo Road (2006) and Children's Ward (1989).

97. Jo Hartley

Actress | Eddie the Eagle

Jo Hartley was born in Oldham, Lancashire. Attended North Chadderton Comprehensive School. At the age of 11 years old, performed in 'The Sound Of Music' as Gretel. Jo got her first taste for acting.

Later, she went on to join Oldham Theatre Workshop where she stayed for several years. At the age of ...

98. Kathryn Drysdale

Actress | Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps

Kathryn Drysdale is known from playing series lead Louise Brooks for 8 seasons in TV sitcom "Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps" as Taylor in British Feature "St Trinians" and as mixed race heiress Rhoda Swartz in period feature Vanity Fair . She is also well known as "Lizzie" in co ...

99. Jennifer James

Actress | Coronation Street

Jennifer James was born on December 3, 1977 in Wigan, Lancashire, England as Jennifer Hill. She is an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), Dalziel and Pascoe (1996) and The Syndicate (2012). She has been married to Lee Boardman since May 12, 2001. They have two children.

100. Rosanna Lavelle

Actress | Sense & Sensibility

Rosanna Lavelle was born on August 8, 1979 in Lancashire, England. She is an actress, known for Sense & Sensibility (2008), Charlotte Gray (2001) and Angel (2007).



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