Smart 100sexy Actresses

by sairport | created - 27 Mar 2016 | updated - 17 May 2017 | Public

by NYHH, 100NYHH

1. Emma Watson

Actress | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in Paris, France, to British parents, Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, both lawyers. She moved to Oxfordshire when she was five, where she attended the Dragon School. From the age of six, Emma knew that she wanted to be an actress and, for a number of years,...

attended Worcester College, Oxford, and Brown, graduated from Brown University in May 2014

2. Aga Radwanska

Self | Tennis: Eastbourne

Aga Radwanska was born on March 6, 1989 in Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland.

3. Jennifer Granholm

Self | CBS This Morning

Jennifer Granholm was born on February 5, 1959 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Jennifer Judith Alfreda Granholm. She has been married to Daniel Kevin Mulhern since May 23, 1986. They have three children.

4. Rachel Brosnahan

Actress | House of Cards

Rachel Brosnahan (born December 15, 1990) is an American actress. She is known for her roles in the film Beautiful Creatures (2013), in the Netflix original series House of Cards as Rachel Posner and in the TV series Manhattan as Abby Isaacs. She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in ...

attended NYU Tisch Scool of the Arts in the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute

Undead Lisa, 2009

5. Michelle Obama

Producer | The Fifth Risk

Michelle Obama was born on January 17, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Michelle LaVaughn Robinson. She is an actress and producer, known for The Fifth Risk, Lil Bub's Big Show (2013) and NCIS (2003). She has been married to Barack Obama since October 3, 1992. They have two children.

6. Elizabeth Banks

Actress | The Hunger Games

Elizabeth Banks was born Elizabeth Mitchell in Pittsfield, a small city in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts near the New York border, on February 10, 1974. She is the daughter of Ann (Wallace), who worked in a bank, and Mark P. Mitchell, a factory worker. Elizabeth describes herself as ...

graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania

7. Victoria Raileanu

Actress | The Whistleblower

Victoria Raileanu is an actress, known for The Whistleblower (2010), Love Bus: cinci povesti de dragoste din Bucuresti (2014) and O luna in Thailanda (2012).

worked at Trupa IELE, Improvizatoare

8. Anna Jacoby-Heron

Actress | Contagion

Anna Jacoby-Heron was born on September 29, 1995 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Anna Claire Jacoby-Heron. She is an actress, known for Contagion (2011), Newly Single (2017) and Stranger Things (2016).

graduated from L.A. County High School for the Arts

9. Alicia von Rittberg

Actress | Fury

Alicia Gräfin von Rittberg, born on 10 December 1993 in Munich, made her debut in front of the camera at the age of six in the popular TV-show "Dingsda" (2000), in which small children had to explain different everyday concepts. But her real acting career began only a few years later: in 2006 she ...

is studying Corporate Management and Economics at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen

10. Amanda MacDonald

Actress | CSI: NY

Amanda MacDonald is an actress, known for CSI: NY (2004), CSI: Miami (2002) and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000).

attended St. Elizabeth CHS for the Performing Arts

11. Daniella Kertesz

Actress | World War Z

Daniella Kertesz was born on March 11, 1989 in Jerusalem, Israel. She is an actress, known for World War Z (2013).

was an avid dancer, studying dance from age three and attending the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance

12. Allison Williams

Actress | Girls

Allison Howell Williams, born April 13, 1988, is an American actress, comedian, and singer. She is best known for her role as "Marnie Michaels" on the HBO comedy-drama series, Girls (2012). Williams was born and raised in New Canaan, Connecticut, and is the daughter of former NBC Nightly News ...

graduated from Yale

13. 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 ...

attended the International School of Düsseldorf, was educated at Woldingham School in Surrey

14. Eva Amurri Martino

Actress | Saved!

Eva Maria Olivia Amurri Martino (born March 15, 1985) is an American film and television actress Amurri Martino was born in New York City, to Italian director Franco Amurri and American actress Susan Sarandon. She attended Friends Seminary (Manhattan) for middle school, and graduated from Saint ...

graduated from Brown

15. Olga Fedori

Actress | The Wolfman

Olga Fedori was born on March 17, 1984 in Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Olga Victorovna Fedorishcheva. She is an actress and producer, known for The Wolfman (2010), Holby City (1999) and Of Their Own.

graduated from Harvard with BA Cum Laude

16. Kate McKinnon

Actress | Ghostbusters

Kathryn McKinnon Berthold (born January 6, 1984), known professionally as Kate McKinnon, is an American actress and comedienne, who is best known as a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live and The Big Gay Sketch Show, and for playing the role of Dr. Jillian Holtzmann in the 2016 Ghostbusters ...

graduated from Columbia

17. Maggie Grace

Actress | Taken

Maggie currently stars as "Althea" on the popular AMC series "Fear the Walking Dead". She is most often recognized from the hit series "Lost" , "Californication" on Showtime, and the "Taken" and "Twilight" franchises. Maggie has also starred on Broadway in William Inge's Pulitzer Prize-winning "...

attended Thomas Worthington High School

18. Zoe Kazan

Actress | Ruby Sparks

Zoe Swicord Kazan was born in Los Angeles, California, to screenwriters Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord. She is the granddaughter of director Elia Kazan. She is of Greek (from her paternal grandfather), English, and German descent.

Kazan received her BA in Theater from Yale University. In the fall ...

attended Yale

19. Whitney Cummings

Actress | Made of Honor

Whitney Cummings was born on September 4, 1982 in Georgetown, Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Whitney Ann Cummings. She is a writer and actress, known for Made of Honor (2008), Whitney (2011) and The Female Brain (2017).

Graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of Pennsylvania in three years.

20. Anna Paquin

Actress | The Piano

Anna Paquin is the first millennial to have received an Academy Award nomination for acting, and the first to win.

She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1982, to Mary (Brophy), an English teacher from Wellington, New Zealand, and Brian Paquin, a Canadian phys-ed teacher. Anna moved to her ...

attended Columbia

21. Jenny Slate

Actress | Zootopia

Jenny Slate was born on March 25, 1982 in Milton, Massachusetts, USA as Jenny Sarah Slate. She is an actress and writer, known for Zootopia (2016), Obvious Child (2014) and The Secret Life of Pets (2016). She was previously married to Dean Fleischer-Camp.

graduated from Columbia

22. 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 ...

graduated from dropped out, earned diploma through correspondence school

23. Catherine Duchess of Cambridge

Self | Dagsrevyen

Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was born at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, United Kingdom. She is the oldest of three children with a younger sister, Philippa ("Pippa") Charlotte and a younger brother, James William. Her mother Carole worked as a flight attendant while her father Michael ...

was a boarder at Marlborough College, a co-educational independent boarding school in Wiltshire, and graduated from the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland

24. Vanessa Bayer

Actress | Trainwreck

Vanessa Bayer was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, where she attended Orange High School. She is best known as a cast member of Saturday Night Live. In 2004, she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication.

During her college career, she worked as an intern ...

graduated from the University of Pennsylvania

25. Scottie Thompson

Actress | 12 Monkeys

Scottie Thompson grew up in Richmond, Virginia. With a love for dance and performing Thompson started dancing ballet at an early age. She danced professionally with the Richmond Ballet, before going on to receive a bachelor's degree from Harvard University. While there, she discovered her love for ...

graduated from Harvard University in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in Performance Studies and Literature, focusing on French and Postcolonial works

26. Natalie Portman

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, a Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born...

attended Harvard University and emerged with a degree in Psychology

27. Julia Stiles

Actress | 10 Things I Hate About You

Julia O'Hara Stiles was born on March 28, 1981 in New York City, the outgoing daughter of a Greenwich Village artist mother, Judith Newcomb Stiles, and an elementary school teacher father, John O'Hara. She is the eldest of three children, and has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Encouraged to ...

graduated from Columbia

28. Ellie Kemper

Actress | Bridesmaids

Ellie Kemper, born Elizabeth Claire Kemper on May 2, 1980, is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She is best-known for her role as "Erin Hannon" in the NBC series The Office (2005), as well as her supporting roles in the films Bridesmaids (2011) and 21 Jump Street (2012)). She plays the ...

graduated from Princeton

29. Jordana Brewster

Actress | Furious Seven

Raven-haired beauty Jordana Brewster was born on April 26, 1980 in Panama City, Panama. Her mother, Maria João Leal de Sousa, is a Brazilian-born model who appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1978 . Her father, Alden Brewster, is an American-born investment banker, who has English, ...

graduated from Yale

30. Rachel Nichols

Actress | The Amityville Horror

Rachel Emily Nichols was born in Augusta, Maine, the daughter of Alison and James Nichols, a schoolteacher. She has English, French Canadian, German, Irish, Italian and Scottish ancestry. She attended and graduated from Cony High School in Augusta, where she competed in the high jump. She attended ...

attended Columbia University in New York City, where she eventually graduated with a double major in math and economic

31. Mindy Kaling

Actress | The Office

Mindy Kaling was born on June 24, 1979 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as Vera Mindy Chokalingam. She is an actress and producer, known for The Office (2005), Inside Out (2015) and Wreck-It Ralph (2012).

graduated from Dartmouth

32. Claire Danes

Actress | My So-Called Life

New Yorker Claire Catherine Danes was born in Manhattan, the daughter of Carla (Hall), a day-care provider and artist, and Christopher Danes, a computer consultant and photographer. She has an older brother, Asa. Her paternal grandfather, Gibson Andrew Danes, was a Dean of the Yale School of Art ...

attended Yale

33. Tatyana Ali

Actress | The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

On January 24, 1979, Tatyana Marisol Ali was born to Sonia, who was a nurse from Panama, and Sheriff Ali, a retired police officer from Trinidad. At the age of four she started singing and got a taste of fame when she begged her mother to take her to an audition for Sesame Street (1969).

She went on...

graduated from Harvard

34. Mary Kate Schellhardt

Actress | What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Mary Kate Schellhardt grew up in an artistic family. Always in acting class, Mary Kate studied in Chicago at the Piven Theatre Workshop where she developed through the Viola Spolin techniques in theatre games.

At the age of 13, she was discovered by casting director Gail Levin, during a nationwide ...

graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois

35. Becki Newton

Actress | Ugly Betty

Becki grew up in Guilford, Connecticut. She started performing in local productions and summer stock theater at age 13. She studied European History at the University of Pennsylvania, during which time she spent several semesters abroad. After graduating, Becki immediately moved to NYC to pursue ...

graduated from University of Pennsylvania

36. Maggie Gyllenhaal

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 ...

graduated from Columbia

37. Sarah Wayne Callies

Actress | Prison Break

Sarah Wayne Callies has made an indelible impression on audiences worldwide by bringing complex and powerful female characters to life on screen. Callies can currenly be seen starring on USA's critically acclaimed drama series "Colony". Callies will make her directorial debut on the show, taking ...

graduated from Dartmouth

38. Diane Kruger

Actress | Inglourious Basterds

Diane Kruger was born Diane Heidkrüger in Algermissen, near Hildesheim, Germany, to Maria-Theresa, a bank employee, and Hans-Heinrich Heidkrüger, a computer specialist. She studied ballet with the Royal Ballet in London before an injury ended her career. She returned to Germany and became a top ...

successfully auditioned for the Royal Ballet School in London

39. Amy Smart

Actress | Just Friends

Amy Smart was born in Topanga Canyon, California, to Judy, who worked at a museum, and John Boden Smart, a salesman. She has German, English, and Irish ancestry.

Smart was a relatively new arrival when she first gained notice for her supporting roles in the 1999 hit teen films Varsity Blues (1999) ...

studied ballet

40. Rashida Jones

Actress | Parks and Recreation

Rashida Jones was born in Los Angeles, California, the younger daughter of media mogul, producer, and musician Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton. She has an older sister, Kidada Jones, and five half-siblings by her father's other relationships. Her father is African-American and her mother is ...

graduated from Harvard

41. Mayim Bialik

Actress | Beaches

Mayim Bialik grew up in San Diego and got her first acting job (Pumpkinhead (1988)) when she was just 12 years old. A number of TV roles followed until in 1990 she was cast in Blossom (1990), the role which made her famous.

By 1993, while Blossom was still airing, she had already won a deferred ...

graduated from UCLA, then finished her Ph.D in neuroscience, with a focus on obsessive-compulsive disorder in adolescents.

42. Danica McKellar

Actress | The Wonder Years

Together with her younger sister, Crystal McKellar, she began acting at a young age in her mother's dance studio. In 1982 the family moved to Los Angeles and a few years later she appeared in her first commercial. A few guest appearances in The Twilight Zone (1985) was followed by her breakthrough ...

graduated summa cum laude from UCLA. As an undergraduate, she coauthored a scientific paper with Professor Lincoln Chayes and fellow student Brandy Winn entitled "Percolation and Gibbs states multiplicity for ferromagnetic Ashkin-Teller models on Z^2. Their results are termed the 'Chayes–McKellar–Winn theorem'.

43. 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 ...

attended Oxford

44. Kathryn Hahn

Actress | Afternoon Delight

Kathryn Marie Hahn was born in Westchester, Illinois, but her family then moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she spent most of her time growing up. She is of German, Irish, and English descent. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in theater from Northwestern University. She later attended Yale, ...

graduated with a bachelor's degree in theater from Northwestern University. She later attended Yale

45. Amanda Peet

Actress | 2012

Amanda Peet was born and raised in New York City. She is the daughter of Penny (Levy), a social worker, and Charles Peet, a lawyer, and has an older sister. Her father was of mostly English and German ancestry, and her mother was from a Jewish family (from Germany, Russia, and Hungary). Peet's ...

attended Columbia

46. 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 ...

attended Yale and Stanford

47. Aisha Tyler

Actress | Death Sentence

Aisha Tyler, born September 18, 1970, is an American talk-show host, actress, comedian, author, producer, writer, and director. She is known for portraying Andrea Marino in the first season of Ghost Whisperer (2005), voicing Lana Kane in Archer (2009), and portraying Mother Nature in the Santa ...

attended Dartmouth

48. Jennifer Westfeldt

Actress | Kissing Jessica Stein

Jennifer is an American actress and filmmaker, who is perhaps best known for writing and starring in the indie hits, Kissing Jessica Stein (2001) and Friends with Kids (2011).

A graduate from Yale University, Jennifer started her career as a New York-based theater actor, starring in over 25 ...

graduated from Yale

49. Julie Bowen

Actress | Modern Family

Julie Bowen was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and is the middle daughter of Suzanne and John Luetkemeyer Jr., a real estate developer. Her early education was at Calvert School in Baltimore, and Garrison Forest School, Maryland. She moved on to St. George's School, Rhode Island and then attended ...

graduated from Brown

50. Lauren Graham

Actress | Gilmore Girls

Lauren Graham was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Donna Grant and Lawrence Graham, a candy industry lobbyist. Her father was from New York and her mother was from the American South, and Lauren has Irish, English, and Scottish ancestry. She grew up in Northern Virginia, USA (Fairfax, Arlington, and ...

Graduate of Barnard College/Columbia University with a Bachelor's Degree in English. Graduate of Southern Methodist University with a Master's Degree in Acting

51. Connie Britton

Actress | American Ultra

Connie Britton began playing country music fading sensation Rayna Jaymes in Nashville (2012) after having wrapped production for the five season long Friday Night Lights (2006) alongside Kyle Chandler. She previously appeared in Universal's Friday Night Lights (2004) -the movie- directed by Peter ...

graduated from Dartmouth

52. Rachel Dratch

Actress | Just Go with It

Rachel Dratch grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts. After graduating from Dartmouth College with a degree in Drama and Psychology, she moved out to Chicago, where she studied with Del Close at Improvolympic. She was on the house team, "Victim's Family", with Adam McKay. Rachel went on to tour with ...

graduated from Dartmouth

53. Cindy Crawford

Actress | Fair Game

Cindy Crawford was born on February 20, 1966 in DeKalb, Illinois, USA as Cynthia Ann Crawford. She is an actress, known for Fair Game (1995), 54 (1998) and 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996). She has been married to Rande Gerber since May 29, 1998. They have two children. She was previously married to ...

attended Northwestern, studied chemical engineering on scholarship

54. Brooke Shields

Actress | The Blue Lagoon

"Want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing". If you have not heard of Brooke Shields before, this tagline from her Calvin Klein Jeans ad had to grab your attention. Not that she has not had a previously noteworthy resume. She was born on May 31, 1965 in New York City and, at age 12,...

graduated from Princeton

55. Amy Brenneman

Actress | Judging Amy

Amy Frederica Brenneman was born in New London, Connecticut, to Frederica (Shoenfield), a judge in the Connecticut State Superior Court, and Russell Langdon Brenneman, Jr., an environmental lawyer. Amy's mother was one of the first women to graduate from Harvard. Amy is also a graduate of Harvard, ...

Amy's mother was one of the first women to graduate from Harvard. Amy is also a graduate of Harvard, where she majored in comparative religion

56. Laura Linney

Actress | The Big C

Laura Leggett Linney was born in New York City on February 5, 1964, into a theatre family. Her father was prominent playwright Romulus Linney, whose own great-grandfather was a congressman from North Carolina. Her mother, Miriam Anderson (Leggett), is a nurse. Although she did not live in her ...

attended Northwestern before transferring to Brown

57. Elisabeth Shue

Actress | Leaving Las Vegas

Elisabeth Shue was born in Wilmington, Delaware, to Anne Brewster (Wells), who worked for the Chemical Banking Corporation, and James William Shue, a lawyer and real estate developer. She is of German and English ancestry, including descent from Mayflower passengers. Shue's parents divorced while ...

graduate of both Wellesley College and Harvard

58. Lisa Kudrow

Actress | Friends

Hardly the dumb blonde of Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997), Lisa was born in Encino, California on July 30, 1963. Her mother, Nedra S. (Stern), worked as a travel agent, and her father, Lee N. Kudrow, is a physician. Her parents are both from Jewish families (from Belarus, Russia, and ...

graduated from Vassar College with a degree in biology, and after graduation, began working with her father — a world renowned headache specialist — on a study concerning hemispheric dominance and headache types.

59. Helen Hunt

Actress | As Good as It Gets

Helen Hunt began studying acting at the age of eight with her father, respected director and acting coach Gordon Hunt. A year later she made her professional debut and afterwards worked steadily in films, theatre and television.

attended UCLA

60. Jodie Foster

Actress | The Silence of the Lambs

Jodie Foster was born Alicia Christian Foster on November 19, 1962 in Los Angeles. She is the daughter of Evelyn Ella "Brandy" (Almond), a producer, and Lucius Fisher Foster III, an Air Force lieutenant colonel and real estate broker. Brandy had filed for divorce in 1959 after having three children...

graduated from Yale

61. Jane Lynch

Actress | Glee

Jane Lynch was born on July 14, 1960 in Dolton, Illinois, USA as Jane Marie Lynch. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), Wreck-It Ralph (2012) and Role Models (2008). She was previously married to Lara Embry.

attended Cornell

62. Madonna

Actress | Evita

The remarkable, hyper-ambitious Material Girl who never stops reinventing herself, Madonna is a seven-time Grammy Award-winner who has sold over three hundred million records and CDs to adoring fans worldwide. Her film career, however, is another story. Her performances have consistently drawn ...

attended University of Michigan

63. Sharon Stone

Actress | Basic Instinct

Sharon Stone was born and raised in Meadville, a small town in Pennsylvania. Her strict father was a factory worker, and her mother was a homemaker. She was the second of four children. At the age of 15, she studied in Saegertown High School, Pennsylvania, and at that same age, entered Edinboro ...

When she was 15 she accepted a scholarship to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

64. Angela Bassett

Actress | Strange Days

Captivating, gifted, and sensational, Angela Bassett's presence has been felt in theaters, stages, and television screens throughout the world. Angela Evelyn Bassett was born on August 16, 1958 in New York City, to Betty Jane (Gilbert), a social worker, and Daniel Benjamin Bassett, a preacher's son...

graduated Yale

65. Frances McDormand

Actress | Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Frances Louise McDormand was born on June 23, 1957 in Gibson City, Illinois. She was adopted by Canadian-born parents, Noreen Eloise (Nickleson), a nurse from Ontario, and The Rev. Vernon Weir McDormand, a Disciples of Christ minister from Nova Scotia, who raised her in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. ...

attended Yale

66. Geena Davis

Actress | Thelma & Louise

As a child, Geena dreamed of being an actress. While in high school, she felt left out and had low self-esteem because, at 6 feet, she was the tallest girl in school. After high school graduation, Geena entered New England College in New Hampshire and then transferred the next year to Boston ...

attended Boston

67. Glenne Headly

Actress | Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

For the past fourteen years, she has said that family has been the most important thing to her and she has set most of her time aside to be a "present" mother to her son. Movies, plays and television are chosen, for the most part, when they occur in town or on a school break. She has taken the ...

graduated from the American College of Switzerland

68. Kathryn Bigelow

Director | The Hurt Locker

A very talented painter, Kathryn spent two years at the San Francisco Art Institute. At 20, she won a scholarship to the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program. She was given a studio in a former Offtrack Betting building, literally in an old bank vault, where she made art and waited to be ...

graduated from Columbia

69. Sigourney Weaver

Actress | Avatar

Sigourney Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver in Leroy Hospital in Manhattan, New York City. Her father, TV producer Sylvester L. Weaver Jr., originally wanted to name her Flavia, because of his passion for Roman history (he had already named her elder brother Trajan). Her mother, Elizabeth ...

attended Stanford University as an undergraduate before going on to graduate from the Yale

70. Meryl Streep

Actress | Out of Africa

Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 21 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William ...

After attending Vassar College, she continued onto the Yale

71. JoBeth Williams

Actress | Poltergeist

The product of a musical family, Margaret JoBeth Williams was born in Houston, Texas, to Frances Faye (Adams), a dietitian, and Fredric Roger Williams, a wire/cable company manager and opera singer. Her father encouraged her early interest in theater during high school. She made her professional ...

graduated from Brown

72. Candice Bergen

Actress | Murphy Brown

One cool, eternally classy lady, Candice Bergen was elegantly poised for trendy "ice princess" stardom when she first arrived on the '60s screen, but she gradually reshaped that débutante image in the '70s, both on- and off-camera. A staunch, outspoken feminist with a decisive edge, she went on to ...

attended University of Pennsylvania

73. Goldie Hawn

Actress | Overboard

Goldie Jeanne Hawn was born on November 21, 1945 in Washington D.C. to Laura Hawn (née Steinhoff), a jewelry shop/dance school owner, and Rut Hawn, a band musician. She has a sister, Patti Hawn, and a brother, Edward, who died in infancy before her birth. She was raised in the Jewish religion. Her ...

attended American University in D.C.

74. Stockard Channing

Actress | Grease

One of Broadway and Hollywood's cleverer talents who tends to shine a smart, cynical light on her surroundings, Stockard Channing was born Susan Williams Antonia Stockard on February 13, 1944, in New York City, to a Catholic family, with English and Irish ancestry. The daughter of Lester Napier ...

Graduated from Harvard University (specifically, its then female-only Radcliffe College), with a BA in history and literature.

75. Kim Poirier

Actress | Dawn of the Dead

Kim Poirier was born on February 6, 1980 in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada as Kim Jacinthe Poirier. She is an actress and producer, known for Dawn of the Dead (2004), Decoys (2004) and Awaken (2012). She has been married to Alex Saunders since May 29, 2016. They have one child.

studied numerology, healing, and nutrition

76. Kait Tenison

Actress | The Bourne Identity

Kait Tenison is an actress and writer, known for The Bourne Identity (2002), Transporter 3 (2008) and L'extraterrestre (2000).

attended dalton school, cours Florent, Paris

77. Mira Sorvino

Actress | Mighty Aphrodite

Mira Katherine Sorvino was born on September 28, 1967 in Manhattan. She is the daughter of Lorraine Davis, an actress turned drama therapist, and veteran character actor Paul Sorvino. Her father's family were Italian immigrants. The young Sorvino was intelligent, an avid reader and an exceptional ...

graduated magna cum laude from Harvard

78. Camila Morgado

Actress | Olga

Camila Morgado was born on April 12, 1975 in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Camila Ribeiro da Silva. She is an actress, known for Olga (2004), A Casa das Sete Mulheres (2003) and Avenida Brasil (2012).

attended Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

79. Alicia von Rittberg

Actress | Fury

Alicia Gräfin von Rittberg, born on 10 December 1993 in Munich, made her debut in front of the camera at the age of six in the popular TV-show "Dingsda" (2000), in which small children had to explain different everyday concepts. But her real acting career began only a few years later: in 2006 she ...

is studying Corporate Management and Economics at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen

Die Lawine (TV Movie) Jill Westermann, 2007

80. Gretchen Mol

Actress | 3:10 to Yuma

Gretchen Mol was born November 8, 1972, in Deep River, Connecticut, the daughter of a school principal and his artist wife. Deep River is a small community located on the Chester Bowles Highway (Rt. 9), nine miles northwest of Old Saybrook (home of the legendary Katharine Hepburn), within commuting ...

moved to the Big Apple as a teenager to study acting and musical theater at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and at the William Esper Studio

Girl 6 Girl #12, 1996

81. Marie-Josée Croze

Actress | Les invasions barbares

Marie-Josée Croze first studied fine arts before opting for the stage at La Veillée-Prospero Theatre workshop in Montreal. In 1993 she got her first movie part in La Florida (1993) and started working for numerous Canadian TV series and movies.

In 2000, with her performance in Denis Villeneuve's ...

studied fine arts before opting for the stage at La Veillée-Prospero Theatre workshop in Montreal

Lance et compte: Le choix (TV Movie) Vendeuse Boutique, 1991

82. Elena Satine

Actress | Strange Angel

Elena Satine hails from the Black Sea coast of the "Russian Riviera" in Sochi. She began her professional career at the tender age of 6 when she appeared on the popular Russian children's variety show "Morning Star". On a spontaneous trip to New York City, the young actress attended an open call ...

After graduating with honors, Elena continued her dramatic studies at the legendary Moscow Art Theater School, founded by Konstantin Stanislavski, graduated from New York's "Professional Performing Arts School"

Ripple Effect Atrash Staff, 2007

83. Amanda MacDonald

Actress | CSI: NY

Amanda MacDonald is an actress, known for CSI: NY (2004), CSI: Miami (2002) and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000).

attended St. Elizabeth CHS for the Performing Arts

7th Heaven (TV Series) Claire

  • The Enemy Within (2002) ... Claire, 2002

84. Petra Kvitová

Actress | Ordinace v ruzové zahrade 2

Petra Kvitova is a Czech professional tennis player. Her first major success was winning among professionals over V. Williams in a tournament in Memphis or over Shahar peers in the Fed Cup in 2008. Her coach is David Kotyza. She trains at the same club as Berdych and Safarova. Her father, George, ...

85. Daniella Kertesz

Actress | World War Z

Daniella Kertesz was born on March 11, 1989 in Jerusalem, Israel. She is an actress, known for World War Z (2013).

was an avid dancer, studying dance from age three and attending the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance

Adumot (TV Series) Noa Shperling

  • Lama Lo Kaduregel (2003) ... Noa Shperling, 2003

86. Veronika Vernadskaya

Actress | The Darkest Hour

Veronika Vladimirovna Vernadskaya (born 7 May 1995, Moscow) is a Russian actress known for her roles in the Russian-American film "The Darkest Hour" and the film "Mukha". Educated at the Theatre of the Young Muscovites on Sparrow Hills and the Moscow Art Theatre School, Vernadskaya started her ...

educated at the Theatre of the Young Muscovites on Sparrow Hills and the Moscow Art Theatre School

Mukha Lena (as Veronika Ozerova), 2008

87. Victoria Raileanu

Actress | The Whistleblower

Victoria Raileanu is an actress, known for The Whistleblower (2010), Love Bus: cinci povesti de dragoste din Bucuresti (2014) and O luna in Thailanda (2012).

worked at Trupa IELE, Improvizatoare

Daria, iubirea mea (TV Series) Daria Aioanei, 2006

88. Marley Shelton

Actress | Planet Terror

Marley Eve Shelton was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in Eagle Rock, CA. She is the daughter of Carol (Stromme), a teacher and singer, and Christopher Shelton, who worked as a director and producer. She has three sisters: Koren Shelton, Erin Shelton and Samantha Shelton. Both of her ...

attended UCLA, where she majored in Film and Theatre

The Family Man (TV Series) Heather

  • Torn Between Two Brothers (1990) ... Heather, 1990

89. Mary Kate Schellhardt

Actress | What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Mary Kate Schellhardt grew up in an artistic family. Always in acting class, Mary Kate studied in Chicago at the Piven Theatre Workshop where she developed through the Viola Spolin techniques in theatre games.

At the age of 13, she was discovered by casting director Gail Levin, during a nationwide ...

graduated from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama, an acting conservatory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

What's Eating Gilbert Grape Ellen Grape, 1993

90. Ana Mackenzie

Actress | American Zealot

Ana grew up in Illinois as the eldest of three sisters. At the age of 10, Ana found her second home at the theatre, playing the understudy of Annie in her first community theatre production. She performed in countless plays and musicals throughout her childhood as well as booking national ...

completed 2 years of college as a theater major

Ghost Image Keiner Plaza Pedestrian (as Ana Lucasey), 2007

91. Nicola Peltz

Actress | Transformers: Age of Extinction

Nicola Peltz is emerging as a force to be reckoned with, on both the big and small screen. Her most prominent roles include the series Bates Motel (2013), and the films The Last Airbender (2010) and Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014).

Nicola was born in Westchester County, New York, to Claudia (...

Deck the Halls Mackenzie, 2009

92. Anna Jacoby-Heron

Actress | Contagion

Anna Jacoby-Heron was born on September 29, 1995 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Anna Claire Jacoby-Heron. She is an actress, known for Contagion (2011), Newly Single (2017) and Stranger Things (2016).

graduated from L.A. County High School for the Arts

Contagion Jory Emhoff, 2011

93. Bella Thorne

Actress | The Duff

Actress and singer Annabella Avery "Bella" Thorne, known for Shake It Up (2010), The Duff (2015), Blended (2014), and Midnight Sun (2018), was born in Pembroke Pines, Florida, to Tamara (Beckett) and Delancey Reinaldo "Rey" Thorne. She has three siblings, Remy Thorne, Dani Thorne and Kaili Thorne, ...

94. 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 ...

95. Olga Fonda

Actress | Real Steel

Olga Fonda is a model and actress. At age 14, she left her hometown for a year to be an exchange student in the United States. After returning home, she continued her education by studying Business-Economics at a university in Moscow. The brainy beauty began modeling after she returned to the ...

96. Gigi Hadid

Actress | Ocean's Eight

Gigi Hadid was born in Los Angeles, California to parents, Yolanda Hadid and Mohamed Hadid, on 23rd April, 1995. She began her modeling career she was just 2 years old after she was discovered by Paul Marciano, of Guess, she started with Baby Guess, after which she stopped so she could concentrate ...

97. Bella Hadid

Actress | Love Advent

Isabella Khair Hadid is an American model, signed to IMG Models in 2014. In December 2016, the Industry voted her "Model of the Year" for Model.com's Model of the Year 2016 Awards.

Isabella Khair Hadid was born and raised in Los Angeles, California to real-estate developer Mohamed Hadid and former ...

98. Kristen Stewart

Actress | Snow White and the Huntsman

Though most famous for her role as Isabella "Bella" Swan in The Twilight (2008) Saga, Kristen Stewart has been a working actor since her early years in Los Angeles, California, where she was born. Her parents, John Stewart and Jules Stewart, both work in film and television. Her mother is ...

99. Natasha Blasick

Actress | Jean-Claude Van Johnson

Natasha Blasick was born in the former USSR in the city of Odessa on the Black Sea. Her first language is Russian, She grew up in a Soviet style apartment that housed two families. She made her debut as a lead actress in the film Death of Evil (2009). She is the oldest daughter of Sergei and ...

100. Jewel Kilcher

Soundtrack | Ride with the Devil

Jewel Kilcher was born on May 23, 1974 in Payson, Utah, USA. She was previously married to Ty Murray.



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