25 Beautiful Texas Actresses on the Rise

by Texas_stargazer | created - 01 Oct 2012 | updated - 03 Oct 2012 | Public

They are beautiful AND talented. Some of them are not only actresses, they wear other 'hats' such as 'Producer', 'Director' and 'Writer'. Of course you've seen them in television, feature films, independents, webisodes.... even in commercials! These women can do it all!! Look out L.A. Some of them are already there, ready to make their mark!

1. Farah White

Actress | Miss Congeniality

Farah White, was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and began acting professionally in 1999. She started landing roles in film and commercials almost immediately. She's won over directors and fellow actors in such hits as "Miss Congeniality" (2000), "Serving Sara" (2001) and "Hate Crime" (2005). Her ...

2. LeeAnne Locken

Self | The Real Housewives of Dallas

Miss USA finalist...LeeAnne was born in Pasadena, Texas to Perry Joseph Wade and Margaret Gayle Hicks. Shea was raised by her grandparents in Houston, Texas, but spent the summers with her mother, who remarried a man who was in the carnival business from ages 3 to 16. She graduated from J. Frank ...

3. Elise Baughman

Actress | Dragon Ball GT: Doragon bôru jîtî

Elise Baughman was born on June 20, 1972 in Monroe, Louisiana, USA as Elise Paige Baughman. She is known for her work on Dragon Ball GT (1996), Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (2007) and Kiddy Grade (2002).

4. Rebekah Kennedy

Actress | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Rebekah Kennedy, born in Texas, began acting on the stage. Rebekah spent all of her time doing theatre and it wasn't until after she received her B.A. in Musical Theatre from Palm Beach Atlantic University, did she truly discover the screen.

When 2010 hit, it quickly showed it would be a promising ...

5. Rosa Nichols

Self | Operation Repo

Rosa Nichols was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Maria Rosaveline Carin. She is an actress and producer, known for Operation Repo (2007), Damage-Joy (sha-den-froi-de) (2014) and Chase (2010).

6. Cassie Shea Watson

Actress | Feast II: Sloppy Seconds

Cassie Shea Watson is the oldest of four sisters whose names all start with C. Contrary to the popular belief that the youngest gets away with everything, in this case, Cassie never got in trouble, and the youngest never stayed out of it. Not that Cassie never did anything wrong. She just knew how ...

7. Natalie Makenna


Natalie Makenna is an actor and opera singer in Los Angeles. She has appeared in over 100 films and commercials and has hosted over 50 episodes of shows focusing on travel, music, and sports. Most recently she was nominated for Best Actress in a Feature Film for her work in Osprey at the 2018 Nice ...

8. Arianne Martin

Actress | The Haunting of Hill House

Arianne Martin was born in Austin, Texas. Before the age of seven, she had lived in several different countries including New Zealand, Saipan, and American Samoa. Her travels led to an intense interest in arts and culture. She began her film career in production. She made the transition from being ...

9. Ali Faulkner

Actress | The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Ali has recently landed the role of "Bianca" in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011).

Ali's much appreciated childhood in West Plains, Missouri provided no outlets for an early career in performance. Relocating to Dallas gave her the opportunity to explore her talents, while achieving ...

10. Gwendolynn Murphy

Actress | Murder Made Me Famous

Gwendolynn Murphy is known for her work on Murder Made Me Famous (2015), The Harrowing (2017) and Our Way Out (2012).

11. Nikki Dixon

Actress | Queen of the South

Nikki Dixon is an actress and writer, known for Queen of the South (2016), Claws (2017) and The Golden Voices (2018).

12. Miranda Martinez

Casting_department | Lisey's Story

Miranda Martinez is known for her work on Lisey's Story (2021), Clarice (2021) and Locke & Key (2020).

13. Nicole Leigh

Actress | Alamo Gold

Nicole Leigh is an award winning actress that is know for films such as Home Run and Shroud. She has recently become more involved in production by starting The Old West Studios production company in Dallas, Texas. She is also passionate about social issues and raising awareness for unity among ...

14. Tiffany Lonsdale

Actress | Siren

Tiffany Lonsdale is an actress and producer, known for Siren (2018), You (2018) and S.W.A.T. (2017).

15. Stephanie Rhodes

Actress | Friday the 13th

Stephanie Rhodes was born on February 26, 1981 in Lubbock, Texas, USA as Stephanie Alayne Dupont. She is an actress and writer, known for Friday the 13th (2009), Infiltrators (2014) and Hold (2009). She is married to Clinton Heath Rhodes.

16. Monica Peña

Actress | Prison Break

Monica Peña is a film and television actress that has appeared in numerous independent films and network television shows such as Friday Night Lights, Chase, The Lying Game and Prison Break. Among the many powerful short films she has starred in, she also appeared in sci fi feature films, Mandrake ...

17. April Hartman

Actress | Silhouette

April Hartman is an actress and producer, known for Silhouette (2019), On Becoming a God in Central Florida (2019) and One Mississippi (2015).

18. Candice Irion

Camera_department | Infiltrators

Candice Irion, a native Texan, moved to Maryland at a young age spending much of her early years acting and stage managing theater productions. While in college, Candice continued her love of theater but expanded her scope to writing and directing. It was there that Candice realized a love of the ...

19. Sharice Henry Chasi

Actress | Hiding in Plain Sight

Sharice Henry Chasi was born on November 30, 1969 in Commerce, Texas, USA as Sharice Yvette Henry. She is an actress and producer, known for Hiding in Plain Sight (2012), Little Sally Walker and A Man Called Jon (2015).

20. Katharine Franco

Actress | Variations on a High School Romance

Katharine Franco is known for her work on Variations on a High School Romance (2010), A Girls Night Out (2009) and The Inflicted (2012).

21. Brandi Price

Actress | Committed

Brandi Price was born on September 9, 1980 in Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA as Vicki D'Aun Price. She is an actress and assistant director, known for Committed (2016), The Vast of Night (2019) and A Ghost Story (2017).

22. Vanessa Lua

Actress | Shameless

Vanessa Lua is an actress and producer, known for Shameless (2011), The Last Ship (2014) and La Degolladora (2020).

23. Deanne Moore

Actress | Never Too Late

Deanne Moore was born on September 21, 1970 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Deanne Phillips Moore. She is an actress and writer, known for Never Too Late (2010), The Moment After II: The Awakening (2006) and S.T.U.D.s, Duds, and Pick-Up Lines (2004). She has been married to Hunt Edwin Bonneau since 1991. ...

24. Hilary Kennedy

Actress | Disaster Movie

Hilary Kennedy is an actress and producer, known for Disaster Movie (2008), Evil Behind You (2006) and Dallywood (2009).

25. Amber Sutphin

Actress | Farworld

Amber Sutphin is an actress, known for Farworld (2012), The Inflicted (2012) and Art of Crime (2011).

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