My favorite gals: Actresses, singers, dancers, etc.

by ponger | created - 17 Aug 2012 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Some I've liked for decades, others far more recently. A few qualify as "fantasy crushes," but most are just the women that make me happiest when I see them on TV or in movies or concerts.

I'm doing this because I think there's still a place on the Internet for positive fans.

There are too many examples of the opposite. For instance, the reader comments sections here on IMDB, which years ago were actually useful, became cesspools for trolls and morons and they were shut down.

Trolls made lists as well: There was a list that claimed that thousands of actors are all really ugly but that there's some vast conspiracy to convince us they're not. That can only be the work of someone with an antisocial personality disorder.

I prefer to stay on the high road. So, I'm keeping this one positive and if you don't like it, shove it.

This list is and likely will remain always "under construction." After the top five, the order is meaningless.

Many of the comments will grow outdated but the original sentiment hopefully remains true.

I'm an American but I've watched a lot of British TV and movies, so the list has many UK actresses. I've always been a sucker for English, Scots and Irish accents.

You'll also see many beautiful Spanish-speaking actresses here. I'm trying to learn that beautiful language and watching movies with gorgeous women is a painless way to learn.

1. Kellie Pickler

Soundtrack | Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Kellie Pickler was born in Albemarle, North Carolina to Cynthia Morton and Clyde "Bo" Raymond Pickler, Jr. Cynthia left when Kellie was 2 but was then granted custody for two years. Kellie was returned to her grandparents at age 12. Her father was in and out of jail throughout her childhood and she...

I've been following Kellie's career closely since she appeared on "Idol" in 2006. Kellie rewarded me and many others for our loyalty with "!00 Proof," the best true country album of 2012. Kellie has made the move to Black River Entertainment, which, unlike Sony Music, isn't run by soulless, tone-deaf idiots.

Kellie astonished me, and many of her other longtime fans, by winning "Dancing With The Stars," the first country music star to take the silver ball trophy back to Nashville. I never knew she could dance so well.

The best is yet to come for Kellie Pickler.

2. Blanca Suárez

Actress | La piel que habito

Blanca Martínez Suárez (born 21 October 1988), professionally known as Blanca Suárez, is a Spanish actress. She is best known for her performances on television series The Boarding School (2007-10), The Boat (2011-13), and the Netflix series Cable Girls. She has also worked with Pedro Almodóvar in ...

I know her from "The Skin I Live In," "El Internado," "El Barco" and many movies. In Europe, at least, she is in great demand. She was the Internet's most searched-for woman a couple of years running.

3. Stephanie Cayo

Actress | Club de Cuervos

Stephanie Cristina Cayo Sanguinetti (born 8 April) is a Peruvian actress, singer and songwriter.

Actress Stephanie Cayo born in Lima, Perú on April 08, 1988 captured audiences' hearts at age 9 with her role in Travesuras del Corazón. She later appeared in several TV series, particularly gaining ...

Mary Luz from "Club de Cuervos." Beautiful Peruvian actress, singer, etc. Earlier work includes romcom series "La Hipocondríaca" and "El Secretario."

4. Jaimie Alexander

Actress | Thor

Jaimie Alexander was born in Greenville, South Carolina, but moved with her family to Grapevine, Texas, when she was four years old. She took theatre classes in grade school as a hobby but was kicked out in high school because she could not sing, and so she took up sports instead. At age 17 she ...

So beautiful ... and that sexy voice! I think she needs more challenging roles.

5. Heather Morris

Soundtrack | Glee: The 3D Concert Movie

Heather Morris was born on February 1, 1987 in Thousand Oaks, California, USA as Heather Elizabeth Morris. She is an actress, known for Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (2011), Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) and Spring Breakers (2012). She has been married to Taylor Hubbell since May 16, 2015. They ...

Heather Morris is sunshine, unicorns and and double rainbows. Her sexiness has turned me into a HemoSexual. Brittany S. Pierce and her cat Lord Tubbington are the main reason I still watch "Glee." I always look for Heather in the dance scenes. I feel sorry for any of the other women who have to dance next to her, except Santana (Naya Rivera).

6. Lenora Crichlow

Actress | Fast Girls

Lenora Crichlow was born on January 4, 1985 in Westminster, London, England as Lenora Isabella Crichlow. She is an actress, known for Fast Girls (2012), Sugar Rush (2005) and Being Human (2008).

The heart and soul of the UK's "Being Human." And she's on an American sitcom with James Caan.

7. Isolda Dychauk

Actress | Faust

Isolda Dychauk was born in Surgut, Western Siberia on February 4th, 1993. Her first high-profile film was the lead role in Faust (2011), directed by Russian auteur Aleksandr Sokurov, which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Following the film's success, she was cast in her first ...

Finally, some photos! Isolda Dychauk is a goddess. In "Borgia," we see her transformation from innocent to a master manipulator who uses her sexual prowess to achieve her ends, and it's gloriously seductive.

8. Ana de Armas

Actress | Blade Runner 2049

Ana de Armas was born in Cuba on April 30, 1988. At the age of 14, she began her studies at the National Theatre School of Havana, where she graduated after 4 years. At the age of 16, she made her first film, Virgin Rose (2006), directed by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón. A few titles came after until she...

A rising young talent from the Spanish series "El Internado." That was a few years ago. She's also made appearances in American flicks, such as "Knock Knock" opposite Keanu Reeves.

9. Jessica Brown Findlay

Actress | Winter's Tale

Jessica Brown Findlay is an English actress. She is known for Emelia Conan-Doyle in the British comedy-drama Albatross (2011), Winter's Tale (2014), This Beautiful Fantastic (2016) and Lady Sybil Crawley in ITV's Downton Abbey (2010). She also starred in the TV series Misfits (2009) and mini-series ...

10. Leticia Dolera

Actress | [Rec]³: Génesis

Leticia Dolera was born on October 23, 1981 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. She is an actress and writer, known for [REC] 3: Genesis (2012), Requirements to Be a Normal Person (2015) and Perfect Life (2019). She is married to Paco Plaza.

She has a small but important recurring role in "El Barco." Loved her in "Requisitos para ser una persona normal," which she wrote and directed as well.

11. Irene Montalà

Actress | L'auberge espagnole

Irene Montalà was born on July 18, 1976 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. She is an actress, known for L'auberge espagnole (2002), Nubes de verano (2004) and Russian Dolls (2005).

I know her best from "El Internado" where she played a sexy Nazi-fighting badass. She was also "Julia" the mysterious doctor with many secrets on "El Barco." She first caught my eye in "My Life in 65."

12. Saoirse Ronan

Actress | Hanna

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 back to Dublin, Ireland. Saoirse grew up in Dublin and briefly in Co. Carlow before moving back to Dublin ...

Just 19, it's only a matter of time before Saoirse Ronan achieves superstardom. She's been phenomenal in every movie, even the bad ones, that I've seen with her. She's got the most beautiful Irish eyes; they draw you in and keep you following her every move, no matter how tiny, in every scene. I'm predicting multiple Oscars in her future.

13. María Fernanda Yépes

Actress | Sin Senos No Hay Paraíso

María Fernanda Yépes was born on December 23, 1980 in Medellin, Colombia. She is an actress, known for Without Breasts There Is No Paradise (2008), La Teniente (2012) and Rosario Tijeras (2010).

Her role as the sexy street-savvy liaison/agent/pimp for drug lords in "Sin Senos No Hay Paraiso" sometimes seems like a caricature with her tight shorts and lollipop always at hand. I'll blame the writers. There are moments when I see some depth behind the jaw-dropping good looks. She's much better in the series "Rosario Tijeras," where they gave her a more compelling character. I would watch anything with her in it.

14. Karla Souza

Actress | How to Get Away with Murder

Karla Souza was born in 1986 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Karla Olivares Souza. She is an actress, known for How to Get Away with Murder (2014), Suave patria (2012) and The Noble Family (2013). She has been married to Marshall Trenkmann since May 2014. They have one child.

Stunningly beautiful Mexican actress.

15. Marta Hazas

Actress | Velvet Colección

Marta Hazas was born on December 31, 1977 in Santander, Cantabria, Spain. She is an actress, known for Velvet Colección (2017), The Boarding School (2007) and Hospital Central (2000). She has been married to Javier Veiga since October 1, 2016.

Exceptionally hot Spanish actress from "El Internado" and "Velvet."

16. Scarlett Johansson

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 ...

Pretty much a requirement on every Jewish guy's fantasy crush list.

17. Scarlett Alice Johnson

Actress | Adulthood

Scarlett Alice Johnson was born in April 1985 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Adulthood (2008), EastEnders (1985) and Panic Button (2011).

A recent discovery, thanks to Hulu showing "Pramface." Very expressive eyes. Because of the similar names, I'm keeping her next to Scarlett Johansson in this list.

18. Jane Seymour

Actress | Live and Let Die

Jane Seymour was born as Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg in 1951 in Middlesex, England, to a nurse mother and gynaecologist/obstetrician father. She is of Dutch (mother) and Polish Jewish (father) descent. She changed her name to Jane Seymour when she entered showbusiness, because it was ...

One of my longest running fantasy crushes. I took an instant liking to her in the '73 Bond film ... "Live and Let Die."

19. Emmy Rossum

Actress | The Phantom of the Opera

It would seem that 2004, the year of her 18th birthday, will be remembered as pivotal for Emmy Rossum due to her appearance in two very different films, The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and The Phantom of the Opera (2004). Emmy's performance in the latter film gained her a Golden Globe nomination.

...

Lead protagonist from U.S. version of "Shameless."

20. María Valverde

Actress | Exodus: Gods and Kings

She began acting in 2002, when film director Manuel Martin Cuenca chose her from 3000 girls to be the lead actress in his film "The Bolshevik's Weakness". One year later, Maria's work impressed both the audience and the Spanish Film Academy, who awarded her with the Goya for Best Newcomer. Since ...

Stunning. I'm watching her in "Madrid, 1987" - coincidentally the place and year of her birth - on Netflix right now.

21. Gina Rodriguez

Actress | Deepwater Horizon

Named the "next big thing" and one of the "top 35 Latinos under 35," by The Hollywood Reporter, Gina Rodriguez's profile has been rising steadily since her breakout performance as the titular character in FILLY BROWN during the Sundance Film Festival in 2012.

Gina Rodriguez was born in Chicago, ...

The breakout star of "Jane the Virgin." She's spectacular. I hope everyone takes notice.

22. Jennifer Connelly

Actress | A Beautiful Mind

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 ...

Adding Karla Souza reminded me I needed to add Jennifer Connelly.

23. Katherine Parkinson

Actress | The Boat That Rocked

Katherine Parkinson was born in 1978 in England as Katherine Jane Parkinson. She is an actress, known for Pirate Radio (2009), The IT Crowd (2006) and Easy Virtue (2008). She has been married to Harry Peacock since 2009. They have two children.

24. Jennifer Lawrence

Actress | The Hunger Games

Was the highest-paid actress in the world in 2015 and 2016. With her films grossing over $5.5 billion worldwide, Jennifer Lawrence is often cited as the most successful actor of her generation. She is also thus far the only person born in the 1990s to have won an acting Oscar.

Jennifer Shrader ...

Jennifer Lawrence is wonderful in every way. I didn't even like "The Hunger Games," but I thought she was great in that role. She seems to be fantastic in every role.

25. Caroline Catz

Actress | Doc Martin

Caroline Catz was born in 1970 in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England as Caroline Caplan. She is an actress and director, known for Doc Martin (2004), Murder in Suburbia (2004) and DCI Banks (2010).

Another pretty English actress. Star of "Doc Martin."

26. Olivia d'Abo

Actress | Conan the Destroyer

Olivia d'Abo was born on January 22, 1969 in Paddington, London, England as Olivia Jane d'Abo. She is an actress, known for Conan the Destroyer (1984), Point of No Return (1993) and Justice League: Doom (2012). She was previously married to Patrick Leonard.

Kevin's hot older sister in "The Wonder Years." Always a beauty. Underrated as an actress.

27. Dianna Agron

Actress | The Family

Dianna Elise Agron was born in Savannah, Georgia, to parents Ronald and Mary Agron. She grew up in a middle class family, in Savannah, before moving to Texas, and later, San Francisco, California, due to her father's career as a general manager for Hyatt. Dianna and her brother, Jason, were raised ...

"Glee" star. Heads the "Unholy Trinity." One of the most beautiful young actresses anywhere.

28. Marcia Strassman

Actress | Honey, I Blew Up the Kid

This tall, willowy brunette (frequently blonde) was born April 28, 1948, in New York City, one of four children. Raised in Passaic, New Jersey, she grew into a striking young teen and worked for a time as a model in a local children's department store. Trekking back to New York City equipped only ...

Mrs. Kotter! Another classic case of a "not so great looking guy" with a "way too beautiful for him" TV wife.

29. Susan Dey

Actress | The Partridge Family

Susan Dey was born on December 10, 1952 in Pekin, Illinois, USA as Susan Hallock Dey. She is an actress and producer, known for The Partridge Family (1970), L.A. Law (1986) and Looker (1981). She has been married to Bernard Sofronski since February 20, 1988. She was previously married to Leonard ...

There are probably a million guys that had a crush on her when she was in "The Partridge Family."

30. Michelle Jenner

Actress | Isabel

Michelle Jenner was born on September 14, 1986 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Michelle Jenner Husson. She is an actress, known for Isabel (2011), Don't Be Afraid (2011) and Julieta (2016).

Isabel in "Isabel." Sarita, la rubia, in "Paco's Men."

31. Saskia Rosendahl

Actress | Lore

Saskia Rosendahl was born in 1993 in Halle an der Saale, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. She is an actress, known for Lore (2012), The Taste of Apple Seeds (2013) and Die Lebenden und die Toten (2017).

It's astonishing that "Lore" was her first movie. Saskia was brilliant - every move, every glance, every nuance seemed real.

32. Mila Kunis

Actress | Black Swan

Mila Kunis was born Milena Markovna Kunis to a Jewish family in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, USSR (now independent Ukraine). Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher, her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer, and she has an older brother named Michael. Her family moved to Los Angeles, California, ...

Who doesn't love her?

33. Joanne Froggatt

Actress | Downton Abbey

Joanne Froggatt was born in 1980 in the village of Littlebeck, North Yorkshire, UK. She started going to a drama school in Maidenhead at the age of 13 and was also a member of the "Rounders" youth theatre group at Alan Ayckbourne's Stephen Joseph Theatre, In The Round. Eventually, she was cast in ...

Downton Abbey's most sensible, most loyal and smartest maid.

34. Carrie Underwood

Actress | Soul Surfer

Carrie Underwood was born on March 10, 1983 in Checotah, Oklahoma, USA as Carrie Marie Underwood. She has been married to Mike Fisher since July 10, 2010. They have two children.

35. Naya Rivera

Actress | Glee

Naya Rivera was born on January 12, 1987 in Valencia, California, USA as Naya Marie Rivera. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), The Royal Family (1991) and The Master of Disguise (2002). She was previously married to Ryan Dorsey.

Brittany S. Pierce's BFF and GF on "Glee." After Brittany, the main reason I watch "Glee." She sang lead on "Glee's" best mash-up ever.

36. Maribel Verdú

Actress | El laberinto del fauno

Maribel Verdú was born on October 2, 1970 in Madrid, Spain as María Isabel Verdú Rollán. She is an actress, known for Blancanieves (2012), Pan's Labyrinth (2006) and Y Tu Mamá También (2001). She is the older sister of twins Marina and Carlota and she has been married to Pedro ...

"Y Tu Mamá También" and "El Laberinto del Fauno"

37. Zoe Boyle

Actress | Downton Abbey

Zoe Boyle is an English actress known for her role as Lavinia Swire on the series Downton Abbey (2010) and Trinity Ashby on Sons of Anarchy (2008).

Boyle attended the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, at the University of London, and graduated in 2006.

Boyle's breakthrough role was in Downton ...

Perfect redhead.

38. Rose Leslie

Actress | The Last Witch Hunter

Rose Leslie is a Scottish actress. Her leading on screen debut was at age 21 in the television film New Town (2009). She is famous for playing Ygritte in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones (2011). Leslie also appeared in the films Now Is Good (2012) and The Last Witch Hunter (2015).

Leslie was ...

Another perfect redhead from "Downton Abbey."

39. Marián Aguilera

Actress | Los hombres de Paco

Marián Aguilera was born on March 12, 1977 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Marián Aguilera Pérez. She is an actress, known for Paco's Men (2005), Esencia de poder (2001) and The Blackstone.

Beautiful redhead. ... I've watched her in "Paco's Men" and "Only Human." She's been well-known in Spain since 1992, when she was only 15. She was the woman who brought the Olympic torch ashore for the Games in Barcelona.

40. Marta Torné

Actress | The Night Manager

Marta Torné was born on March 10, 1978 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Marta Torné Gracia. She is an actress, known for The Night Manager (2016), Tasting Menu (2013) and 7 Años (2016).

Beautiful Spanish actress from "El Internado."

41. 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 (1972) and New Tricks (2003). She has been married to Andrew Buchan since September 8, 2012. They have one child.

Hottest maid on "Downton Abbey."

42. 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 ...

Hilarious, beautiful.

43. 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).

My favorite gal from UK's "Shameless."

44. Rebecca Atkinson

Actress | Shameless

Rebecca Atkinson was born on September 22, 1983 in Salford, Greater Manchester, England. She is an actress, known for Shameless (2004), Ideal (2005) and Awaydays (2009).

One of my UK "Shameless" gals.

45. Maggie O'Neill

Actress | Friday on My Mind

Maggie O'Neill was born on November 15, 1962 in Buckinghamshire, England. She is an actress, known for Friday on My Mind (1992), Mystery!: Cadfael (1994) and Shameless (2004).

Marvelous as Sheila Jackson Gallagher in the original UK "Shameless." ... But you might remember her also as the teacher in the Simply Red video "Holding Back the Years."

46. Shoshannah Stern

Actress | Hamill

Shoshannah Stern was born on July 3, 1980 in Walnut Creek, California, USA as Shoshannah Oppenheimer Stern. She is an actress and writer, known for The Hammer (2010), Jericho (2006) and This Close (2018). She has been married to Ricky Mitchell since June 3, 2012.

47. Sophie McShera

Actress | Cinderella

Sophie McShera was born on May 17, 1985 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England. She is an actress, known for Cinderella (2015), Downton Abbey (2010) and Galavant (2015).

48. Debra Messing

Actress | Will & Grace

Messing was born in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, the daughter of Jewish American parents, Sandra (née Simons), who has worked as a professional singer, banker, travel and real estate agent, and Brian Messing, a sales executive for a jewelry manufacturer. When Messing was three, she moved ...

49. Miranda Lambert

Soundtrack | Burlesque

Miranda Lambert was born on November 10, 1983 in Lindale, Texas, USA as Miranda Leigh Lambert. She has been married to Brendan Mcloughlin since January 26, 2019. She was previously married to Blake Shelton.

50. Dolly Parton

Soundtrack | The Porter Wagoner Show

Dolly Rebecca Parton was born on January 19, 1946, one of 12 children of Robert Lee Parton, a tobacco farmer, and Avie Lee Parton (née Owens). Dolly grew up on a run-down farm in Locust Ridge, Tennessee. At 12, she was appearing on Knoxville TV and, at 13, she was already recording on a small label...

51. Taylor Swift

Soundtrack | Taylor Swift: Bad Blood

Taylor Alison Swift is a multi-Grammy award-winning American singer/songwriter who, in 2010 at the age of 20, became the youngest artist in history to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. In 2011 Swift was named Billboard's Woman of the Year. She also has been named the American Music Awards...

52. Hayden Panettiere

Actress | Heroes

Hayden Lesley Panettiere was born on August 21, 1989 in Palisades, New York, to actress Lesley Vogel and fire department captain Skip Panettiere. Her younger brother is actor Jansen Panettiere. Her parents are both of half Italian descent, along with German and English. Her mother got her started ...

53. Gretchen Wilson

Soundtrack | Footloose

Gretchen Wilson was born on June 26, 1973 in Pocahontas, Illinois, USA as Gretchen Frances Wilson.

54. Faith Hill

Actress | The Stepford Wives

Faith Hill was born on September 21, 1967 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA as Audrey Faith Perry. She is a producer, known for The Stepford Wives (2004), Pearl Harbor (2001) and Practical Magic (1998). She has been married to Tim McGraw since October 6, 1996. They have three children. She was ...

56. Sara Evans

Soundtrack | Where the Heart Is

Sara Evans was born on February 5, 1971 in New Franklin, Missouri, USA as Sara Lynn Evans. She has been married to Jay Barker since June 14, 2008. She was previously married to Craig Schelske.

57. Antonia Thomas

Actress | The Good Doctor

Antonia Thomas is an English actress. She is best known for her work in the TV series Misfits, Lovesick and the The Good Doctor.

She studied for a Bachelor of Arts in acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 2009, and then joined the National Youth Theatre.

Her acting debut was in ...

The hot one from the first three seasons of "Misfits."

58. 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 ...

59. Sissy Spacek

Actress | In the Bedroom

As a kid, Sissy Spacek climbed trees, rode horses, swam, and played in the woods. She was born Mary Elizabeth Spacek on December 25, 1949, in Quitman, Texas, to Virginia Frances (Spilman) and Edwin Arnold Spacek, Sr., a county agricultural agent. Her father's family was of Czech and German origin.

...

60. Reba McEntire

Actress | Reba

Reba Nell McEntire was born on Monday, March 28th, 1955, in McAlester, Oklahoma. The reigning queen of country music has pursued a musical career since she was 5. In Junior High school, she performed with her musical siblings, aka the Singing McEntires. A fine athlete, Reba McEntire followed in the...

61. Hollie Cavanagh

Soundtrack | American Idol: The Search for a Superstar

Hollie Jessica Cavanagh is a singer who was born in Liverpool to Lorraine and Peter Cavanagh, She has two older brothers Luke and Aaron Cavanagh. She placed fourth on the eleventh season of American Idol. Cavanagh is a fan of Liverpool F.C., attended St Austin's Primary School in Aigburth and ...

62. Jean Marsh

Actress | Willow

Born in London, Jean Marsh became interested in show business while taking dancing and mime classes as therapy for a childhood illness. After attending a charm school and working as a model, she started acting in repertory and took voice lessons. Her repertory work was supplemented by a number of ...

63. Chelan Simmons

Actress | Good Luck Chuck

Chelan Lauren Simmons was born in Vancouver, Canada. One of three children (one older brother and an older sister), she has been a natural performer since the age of 2. Her first movie role was as the title creature's first victim, Laurie Ann Winterbarger, in Stephen King's It (1990). Her most ...

64. Jewel Staite

Actress | Firefly

Born in White Rock, BC, Canada. Spent first three years of life in Maui. Started out modeling, was recommened to act at age 6. Won best actor in "Meeting Dad", a Vancouver Film School short.

From "Firefly" and "L.A. Complex." Beautiful, with acting range.

65. Cassie Steele

Actress | Degrassi: The Next Generation

Toronto native Cassie Steele joins the cast of THE L.A. COMPLEX as Abby. The aspiring Canadian actress is best known for her role as Manny Santos on 10 seasons of the internationally acclaimed drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation. Cassie was a 2003 nominee and the 2002 winner of a Young ...

66. Jayne Wisener

Actress | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Jayne Wisener was born on May 19, 1987 in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland. She is an actress, known for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Jane Eyre (2011) and Misfits (2009). She has been married to Wayne Austin since July 6, 2012.

67. January Jones

Actress | X: First Class

January Jones was born on January 5, 1978 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She is the daughter of Karen Sue (née Cox), a sporting goods store manager, and Marvin Roger Jones, a gym teacher and fitness director. She is of Czech, Danish, English, Welsh, and German ancestry. She was named after the ...

Perfect as "Betty."

68. Christina Hendricks

Actress | Ginger & Rosa

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 ...

Perhaps the world's sexiest woman.

69. 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).

Beautiful Welsh actress from "Fresh Meat."

70. Adi Ezroni

Producer | A Late Quartet

Adi Ezroni was born on November 16, 1978 in Herzliya, Israel. She is an actress and producer, known for A Late Quartet (2012), Prisoners of War (2009) and Dean (2016).

My list reaches 100 with this Israeli beauty, both an actress and a producer. Her role in "Prisoners of War" as Yael Ben Horin, the sister of an Israeli soldier held captive in Syria, is intriguing, complex and exceptionally well acted.

71. Alex Reid

Actress | Misfits

Alex Reid was born in Penzance, Cornwall, England. She is an actress, known for Misfits (2009), The Descent (2005) and Life on Mars (2006).

72. Mili Avital

Actress | Stargate

Mili Avital began her career, at the age of 17, in Christopher Hampton's "Dangerous Liaisons", at the Cameri Theater of Tel Aviv. Among her Israeli films, she won the 1992 Israeli Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Over the Ocean (1991) (aka "Over the Ocean"). Arriving in New York in ...

From "Stargate" and "Prisoners of War." "Prisoners of War" inspired the Showtime series, "Homeland." But it's not the same show, not even close. And honestly, I think the acting in the Israeli production is far better.

73. Charlotte Ritchie

Actress | Call the Midwife

Londoner Charlotte was born on August 29th 1989 and attended James Allen's school in Dulwich. At age eleven she joined Youth Music Theatre UK, and toured Japan in their production of 'Pendragon' as well as appearing with the Young Pleasence Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2006. After a couple of...

Shes a fantastic singer, too.

74. Sarah Shahi

Actress | Bullet to the Head

Sarah Shahi was born Aahoo Jahansouz in Euless, Texas, to an Iranian father and Spanish mother. She is a former NFL cheerleader and a descendant of a 19th-century Persian Shah. She attended Trinity High School and Dallas Southern Methodist University, studied opera and majored in English. As a ...

The word "beautiful" is simply not sufficient. We need a new word to describe how beautiful this woman is.

75. Sarah Bolger

Actress | In America

Sarah Lee Bolger (born 28 February 1991) is an Irish actress. She is best known for her roles in the films In America (2002), Stormbreaker, and The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008), as well as her award winning role as Lady Mary Tudor in the TV series The Tudors (2007), and for guest starring as ...

Sarah Bolger played a young "Bloody Mary" in "The Tudors." She had to morph from an innocent, religious and idealistic young princess into an heir who longed for the day when she would be queen and could burn and torture countless heretics and political rivals. That's not an easy role. She made it look easy.

76. Carol Cleveland

Actress | Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Born in England, Carol moved to the United States as a youngster after her mother remarried a man in the U.S. Air Force. She attended grammar school in San Antonio, Texas, then John Marshall Junior High and Pasadena High School both in Pasadena, California. She returned to London in 1960 and soon ...

"Monty Python" would never have been as good without her.

77. Eva Habermann

Actress | Lexx

Eva Habermann was born on January 16, 1976 in Hamburg, West Germany as Eva Felicitas Habermann. She is an actress and producer, known for Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories (1996), Feuer, Eis & Dosenbier (2002) and Under ConTROLL. She was previously married to Hans-Ullrich Hauenstein.

The sexiest, most beautiful love slave/cluster lizard ever.

78. Joanna Higson

Actress | Shameless

Born in Lancashire, Joanna graduated from Salford University with a First Class Honours degree in Media and Performance. Her first acting role came after being cast in Jim Cartwright's 'Afternoon Play'. Joanna has gone on to work in both TV and Theatre, but it best known for playing Maxine in ...

Another beautiful lady from "Shameless."

79. Karla Crome

Actress | Under the Dome

Karla Crome was born on June 22, 1989 in London, England. She is an actress and writer, known for Under the Dome (2013), Misfits (2009) and National Theatre Live: Amadeus (2017).

From the new cast of "Misfits." Very easy on the eyes. Too bad there's no pic here.

80. Natasha O'Keeffe

Actress | Filth

Natasha O'Keeffe is a stage, television and movie actress.

Born in Brighton, O'Keeffe moved to London at the age of 1 and was raised in Tooting, South London. O'Keeffe trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, She is best known for her roles in Peaky Blinders (2013), Filth (2013) and ...

The newest regular on "Misfits." I can spend a lot of time just looking at her.

81. Galadriel Stineman

Actress | The Middle

Galadriel Stineman was raised an only child in Northern Kentucky, near Cincinnati, Ohio. As a kid, she was a voracious reader, accomplished horseback rider and active member of 4-H Club. She began acting for fun in kindergarten, taking lots of classes and performing in school and community ...

I haven't seen her in much, but this woman has a presence, and a great first name. :)

82. Karen Dotrice

Actress | Mary Poppins

Karen Dotrice was born on November 9, 1955 in Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK. She is an actress, known for Mary Poppins (1964), The Gnome-Mobile (1967) and Mary Poppins Returns (2018). She has been married to Ned Nalle since June 18, 1994. They have two children. She was previously married to Alex ...

Jane Banks from "Mary Poppins," the first movie I can remember seeing. She's also the beautiful housemaid Lily from "Upstairs Downstairs" Season 5, which I'm just now watching, nearly 40 years after they were filmed, thanks to Netflix.

83. Sharon Horgan

Actress | Catastrophe

Sharon Horgan was born on July 13, 1970 in Hackney, London, England. She is an actress and producer, known for Catastrophe (2015), Pulling (2006) and Imagine Me & You (2005). She has been married to Jeremy Rainbird since October 16, 2006. They have two children.

Loved her in "Todd Margaret" and "Pulling," two comedic roles.

84. Kate Mara

Actress | Fantastic Four

Kate Mara is an American actress. She starred in the Netflix political drama House of Cards (2013) as Zoe Barnes and appeared in the Fox TV series 24 (2001) as computer analyst Shari Rothenberg. She appeared in Brokeback Mountain (2005), We Are Marshall (2006), Shooter (2007), Transsiberian (2008), ...

I thought she stood out in a not-so-great historical flick called "Ironclad."

She's really come into her own as an actress in the lead role of Zoe Barnes in "House of Cards."

I'm also intrigued by her status as NFL royalty, as a member of the families that own the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers.

85. Robin Wright

Actress | Forrest Gump

Robin Gayle 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 ...

America fell in love with her in "Princess Bride," and there's no reason to stop now.

86. Rachel Brosnahan

Actress | House of Cards

Rachel Brosnahan was born in in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1990 and is an American actress. She is best known for her role as 'Midge' Maisel in the Amazon Prime Video series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017) for which she has won two Golden Globes for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television ...

Her role in "House of Cards," the groundbreaking Netflix series was small, but significant. Now she's a major star.

87. Sandrine Holt

Actress | House of Cards

Sandrine Holt made her feature film debut in Bruce Beresford's epic Black Robe (1991), which earned her a Genie Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She has starred in such films as Rapa Nui (1994), Dance Me Outside (1994) and Pocahontas: The Legend (1995). In addition, she co-starred with ...

Another "House of Cards" actress.

88. Kristen Connolly

Actress | The Cabin in the Woods

Kristen Connolly was born on July 12, 1980 in Montclair, New Jersey, USA as Kristen Nora Connolly. She is an actress and producer, known for The Cabin in the Woods (2011), The Happening (2008) and Meet Dave (2008).

"House of Cards"

89. Justine Ezarik

Actress | Escape the Night

With nearly 3 million subscribers and more than 430 million video views across her five YouTube channels, Justine is one of top female personalities on YouTube. Justine, who has more than 1.5 million Twitter followers, has been named "the most influential person online" by Fast Company and in 2012 ...

iJustine, a YouTube phenom and pioneer. Like her character on "Annoying Orange," she's adorable, pragmatic and smart.

90. Aisling Loftus

Actress | Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Aisling Loftus is one of the finest actresses from England. She was born on 1st September 1990. Her birthplace is Nottingham, which lies in Nottinghamshire, England. Her parents are of Irish ethnicity. She is younger to the two children born to her parents. She began her acting career at the early ...

Look at those eyes. The true spirit of "Mr. Selfridge."

91. Sharna Burgess

Self | The Insider

The talented and gorgeous Sharna Burgess was born to dance and entertain.

From a very young age, the precocious Sharna demonstrated her star quality when she would regularly treat her family and friends to impromptu song and dance productions growing up in Australia. At five years old, Sharna began ...

Beautiful pro dancer from "Dancing With the Stars." Stunning beauty from Down Under. After my favorite Kellie Pickler, the main reason to watch "Dancing With the Stars."

92. A.J. Cook

Actress | Criminal Minds

Born in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, to Michael and Sandra Cook, Andrea Joy Cook began acting at the age of 17. She has appeared in nearly a dozen films and several TV shows before the age of 25. Before taking up acting, she was a dancer, having started dancing competitively at age 4 in the styles of ...

93. Anna Torv

Actress | Fringe

Anna Torv (born 7 June 1979) is an Australian actress known for her role as FBI agent Olivia Dunham on the Fox television series Fringe (2008-2013). Torv was born in Melbourne, Victoria, the daughter of Susan (née Carmichael) and Hans Torv, also grew up in Gold Coast, Queensland. Her father is of ...

Just starting watching "Fringe" on Netflix. I like.

94. Famke Janssen

Actress | X-Men: The Last Stand

Famke was born in the Netherlands, where she began her professional career as a model. She later moved to the United States, where she has made her home since 1984. Initially settling in New York, she majored in writing and literature at Columbia University and studied acting with Harold Guskin. ...

A stunner.

95. Penelope Mitchell

Actress | The Curse of Downers Grove

Penelope Mitchell is an Australian actress best known for playing the role of Letha Godfrey on the American horror television series Hemlock Grove and Liv Parker on The Vampire Diaries.

Born in Melbourne, Victoria to a French-born artist mother and Australian entrepreneur father, Mitchell spent most...

Yes. I'm watching "Hemlock Grove" now. I've never seen Penelope before, but she's giving a helluva convincing performance.

96. Freya Tingley

Actress | Hemlock Grove

Freya Tingley was born on March 26, 1994 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia. She is an actress, known for Hemlock Grove (2013), Once Upon a Time (2011) and Jersey Boys (2014).

Young but not as young as you think, and a surprisingly skilled actress.

97. Kandyse McClure

Actress | Battlestar Galactica

Kandyse McClure is a Canadian actress born on March 22, 1980 in Durban in South Africa. She graduated from West Vancouver Secondary School in 1998. She is an actress, known for main roles in TV series Battlestar Galactica (2004), Hemlock Grove (2013), and from the movies Carrie (2002) and Seventh ...

98. Lara Flynn Boyle

Actress | Happiness

Lara Flynn Boyle was born in Davenport, Iowa on March 24, 1970 to 21-year old Sally Boyle. For Sally and young Lara, money was not plentiful so Sally was required to work three jobs in addition to raising baby Lara by herself. Since Lara was mostly around Sally, they developed a bond that still ...

If you've never seen the first season of "Twin Peaks," you should, and LFB is part of the reason.

99. Peggy Lipton

Actress | Twin Peaks

Peggy Lipton was born on August 30, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA as Margaret Ann Lipton. She is an actress, known for Twin Peaks (1990), Mod Squad (1968) and The Postman (1997). She was previously married to Quincy Jones.

"Mod Squad" and "Twin Peaks," two enduring reasons to always love Peggy Lipton.

100. Mädchen Amick

Actress | Dream Lover

Born and raised in Sparks, Nevada, Madchen Amick was encouraged by her parents to follow her own creative instincts where she learned the skill of playing the piano, bass, violin and guitar as well as being able to do tap, ballet, jazz and modern dancing. In 1987 at the age of 16, she traveled to ...

Her character was my favorite on "Twin Peaks." And clearly, I liked them all.

Shés back on TV now as the queen milf, Alice Cooper (I'm sure that's just a coincidence ... yeah, right) in CW's dark, complex and inextricably appealing "Riverdale" series.

"Riverdale" is like "Twin Peaks" and "Beverly Hills 90210" had a child and the Saturday morning cartoon Archies characters were the grandparents, so she fits right in along with Luke Perry.



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