Best actress

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1. Agata Kulesza

Actress | Ida

Agata Kulesza was born on September 27, 1971 in Szczecin, Zachodniopomorskie, Poland. She is an actress and writer, known for Ida (2013), Cold War (2018) and The Witcher (2007). She has been married to Marcin Figurski since 2006. They have one child.

2. Alba Rohrwacher

Actress | Hungry Hearts

Alba Rohrwacher was born on February 27, 1979 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy as Alba Caterina Rohrwacher. She is known for her work on Hungry Hearts (2014), The Wonders (2014) and I Am Love (2009).

3. Allison Janney

Actress | The Help

Allison Janney is an award-winning actress who has earned a solid reputation in stage productions and in many supporting roles on screen, and who more recently has become prominent by portraying one of the major characters in the popular TV series The West Wing (1999).

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4. Amanda Lawrence

Actress | Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

Amanda Lawrence was born as Amanda Jones. She is known for her work on Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), Suffragette (2015) and Womb (2010).

5. Amira Casar

Actress | Call Me by Your Name

Amira Casar was born on May 1, 1971 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Call Me by Your Name (2017), The Last Summer of the Rich (2014) and La vérité si je mens! (1997).

6. Amy Morton

Actress | Up in the Air

Amy Morton was born in Oak Park, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Up in the Air (2009), 8MM (1999) and The Dilemma (2011).

7. Anamaria Marinca

Actress | 4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile

Anamaria Marinca was born on April 1, 1978 in Iasi, Romania. She is an actress, known for 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007), Europa Report (2013) and Fury (2014).

8. Angela Bettis

Actress | May

Angela Bettis is an American film and stage actress, film producer, and director best known for her lead roles in the 2002 TV adaptation of the Stephen King novel Carrie, the title character in May (2002), and in Girl, Interrupted.

In addition to her work in film, Bettis also starred in two Broadway...

9. Angela Winkler

Actress | Suspiria

Angela Winkler was born on January 22, 1944 in Templin, Brandenburg, Germany. She is known for her work on Suspiria (2018), The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975) and The Tin Drum (1979).

10. Ania Bukstein

Actress | Kfulim

Ania Bukstein is an Israeli actress, singer, song-writer, pianist and voice actress. She was born in 1982 in Moscow, USSR, to Jewish parents. As a child in Moscow, she studied classical piano. Her family immigrated to Israel in the early 1990s. She began her acting career at age 12, appearing in ...

11. Ann Eleonora Jørgensen

Actress | Italiensk for begyndere

Ann Eleonora Jørgensen was born on October 16, 1965 in Hjørring, Denmark. She is an actress, known for Italian for Beginners (2000), The Killing (2007) and Ride Upon the Storm (2017).

12. Anna Gunn

Actress | Breaking Bad

An actress on both stage and screen, Anna Gunn has portrayed a vast array of complex and powerful characters throughout her career.

Anna grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico after her parents transplanted the family from Cleveland, Ohio to the Southwest in the late seventies. She discovered acting in a ...

13. Anne-Marie Duff

Actress | Nowhere Boy

Anne-Marie Duff is an English actress, born on 8 October 1970 in Southall, London. Her parents, Brendan and Mary (née Doherty), are from Donegal, Ireland. Her father worked as a painter and decorator and her mother worked in a shoe shop.

She first came to the attention of the British public for her ...

14. Annette Bening

Actress | American Beauty

Annette Carol Bening was born on May 29, 1958 in Topeka, Kansas, the youngest of four children of Shirley (Ashley), a soloist and church singer, and Arnett Grant Bening, an insurance salesman. She is of German and British Isles ancestry. Her family moved to California when she was young, and she ...

15. Anette Støvelbæk

Actress | Italiensk for begyndere

Anette Støvelbæk was born on July 27, 1967 in Denmark. She is an actress, known for Italian for Beginners (2000), Park Road (2009) and In a Better World (2010). She has been married to Lars Mikkelsen since October 10, 1989. They have two children.

16. Audrey Fleurot

Actress | Intouchables

Audrey Fleurot was born on July 6, 1977 in Mantes-la-Jolie, Yvelines, France. She is an actress, known for The Intouchables (2011), Spiral (2005) and Un village français (2009).

17. Audrey Tautou

Actress | Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain

Audrey Justine Tautou was born on August 9, 1976 in Beaumont, France, to Evelyne Marie Laure (Nuret), a teacher, and Bernard Tautou, a dental surgeon. Audrey showed an interest for comedy at an early age and started her acting lessons at 'Cours Florent'. In 1998 she won the best young actress award...

18. Aunjanue Ellis

Actress | Men of Honor

Aunjanue Ellis was born in San Francisco, California. She graduated from the Brown University, and later attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

During her career, Ellis performed on Off-Broadway theater, appeared in many film, and had roles on television. In film, she is best known...

19. Becky Ann Baker

Actress | Men in Black

Becky Ann Baker was born on February 17, 1953 in Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA as Becky Ann Gelke. She is an actress, known for Men in Black (1997), A Simple Plan (1998) and Spider-Man 3 (2007). She has been married to Dylan Baker since 1987. They have one child.

20. Benedikte Hansen

Actress | Borgen

Benedikte Hansen was born on September 24, 1958 in Denmark. She is an actress, known for Borgen (2010), De vilde svaner (2009) and Nothing's All Bad (2010).

21. Björk

Soundtrack | Dancer in the Dark

Born in 1965 in the Icelandic capital city of Reykjavik, the daughter of Gudmundur Gunnarsson (an electrician) and Hildur Hauksdóttir who divorced before her second birthday, Björk grew up in a hippie-type community with her mother and her seven siblings. She started to study classical music at the...

22. Blanca Portillo

Actress | Los abrazos rotos

Blanca Portillo was born on June 15, 1963 in Madrid, Spain. She is an actress, known for Broken Embraces (2009), Volver (2006) and 7 vidas (1999).

23. Bodil Jørgensen

Actress | Idioterne

Bodil Jørgensen was born on March 3, 1961 in Vejle, Denmark. She is an actress, known for The Idiots (1998), Nothing's All Bad (2010) and The Green Butchers (2003). She has been married to Morten Søborg since November 18, 2005. They have one child. She was previously married to Henrik Sartou.

25. 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 ...

26. Cate Blanchett

Actress | Carol

Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to June (Gamble), an Australian teacher and property developer, and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., an American advertising executive, originally from Texas. She has an older brother and a younger sister. When she was ten ...

27. Celia Weston

Actress | Knight and Day

Direct from Spartanburg, South Carolina, this tall, blonde actress may not exude shimmering star potential, but she certainly has earned the respect of stage and film audiences alike for her many touching portrayals of matter-of-fact, down-to-earth Southern folk. For someone who first attracted ...

28. Charlotte Gainsbourg

Actress | Antichrist

Charlotte Gainsbourg was born in London, England in 1971. She is an Anglo-French actress and singer. The daughter of English actress Jane Birkin and French singer and songwriter Serge Gainsbourg, she was raised in Paris. Gainsbourg made her motion picture debut in 1984. In 1986, Gainsbourg won a ...

29. Charlotte Rampling

Actress | 45 Years

Tessa Charlotte Rampling was born 5 February 1946 in Sturmer, England, to Isabel Anne (Gurteen), a painter, and Godfrey Lionel Rampling, an Olympic gold medalist, army officer, and colonel, who became a NATO commander. She was educated at Jeanne d'Arc Académie pour Jeunes Filles in Versailles, ...

30. Chloë Sevigny

Actress | Boys Don't Cry

Known in the mid to late nineties for her status as a fashion impresario and "it girl," with over two dozen art house films to her credit, Chloë Sevigny also stands out as one of the most prominent queens of independent cinema.

Originally hailing from Darien, Connecticut, Sevigny attributes weekend ...

31. Chulpan Khamatova

Actress | Good Bye Lenin!

Chulpan Khamatova (her name means the Morning Star in Tatar language) was born Chulpan Nailyevna Khamatova on October 1, 1975, in Kazan, Tatarstan Republic, Russia. She is an ethnic Tatar. Her mother, named Marina Galimullovna Khamatova, is an engineer. Her father, named Nail Khamatov, is also an ...

32. Chus Lampreave

Actress | Volver

Chus Lampreave was born on December 11, 1930 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain as María Jesús Lampreave. She was an actress and writer, known for Volver (2006), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) and Broken Embraces (2009). She was married to Eusebio Moreno de los Ríos. She died on April 4, ...

33. Claire Maurier

Actress | Les quatre cents coups

Claire Maurier was born on March 27, 1929 in Ceret, France as Odette Michelle Suzanne Agramon. She is an actress, known for The 400 Blows (1959), Amélie (2001) and A Bad Son (1980).

34. Clea DuVall

Actress | Argo

Clea DuVall was born in Los Angeles on September 25, 1977, to Rosemary (Hatch) and actor Steph DuVall. DuVall's teenage years presented her with many challenges. Her parents divorced when she was twelve, and, when her mother remarried, DuVall moved out because she did not feel at home in the ...

35. Cosmina Stratan

Actress | Dupa dealuri

Cosmina Stratan was born on 20th Oct. 1984 in Iasi, Romania. She studied Acting at the National University of Theatre and Film "I.L.Caragiale" in Bucharest, Romania. After graduating, she played her first lead role in Beyond the Hills (2012) by Palme d'Or winner Cristian Mungiu. Together with ...

36. Danica Curcic

Actress | Stille hjerte

Danica Curcic is a Danish actress born in Serbia. Curcic graduated from the Danish National School of Theatre in 2012 and was immediately hired to be part of the ensemble at the Royal Danish Theatre. In her very first season Curcic was cast in two major roles: in the title role as Lulu in director ...

37. Diana Rigg

Actress | On Her Majesty's Secret Service

British actress Dame Diana Rigg was born on July 20, 1938 in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England. She has had an extensive career in film and theatre, including playing the title role in "Medea", both in London and New York, for which she won the 1994 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.

Rigg made her ...

38. Diane Keaton

Actress | Annie Hall

Diane Keaton was born Diane Hall in Los Angeles, California, to Dorothy Deanne (Keaton), an amateur photographer, and John Newton Ignatius "Jack" Hall, a civil engineer and real estate broker. She studied Drama at Santa Ana College, before dropping out in favor of the Neighborhood Playhouse in New ...

39. Ditte Hansen

Actress | Ditte & Louise

Ditte Hansen was born on December 6, 1970 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is an actress and writer, known for Ditte & Louise (2015), Ditte & Louise (2018) and Take the Trash (2008).

40. Dya Josefine Hauch

Actress | Lang historie kort

Dya Josefine Hauch is known for her work on Long Story Short (2015), Klovn (2005) and Klown (2010).

41. Ebony Obsidian

Actress | If Beale Street Could Talk

Ebony Obsidian was born April 16, 1994 in New York. She briefly studied journalism before moving onto her studies at the William Esper Studio in Manhattan.

A string of independent projects would lead to her first series regular in the Daytime Emmy nominated digital show Tough Love. The 3 season ...

42. Elle Fanning

Actress | Super 8

Mary Elle Fanning was born on the 9th of April 1998 in Conyers, Georgia, USA, to Heather Joy (Arrington) and Steven J. Fanning. Her mother played professional tennis, and her father, now an electronics salesman, played minor league baseball. She is of German, Irish, English, French, and Channel ...

43. Ellen Hillingsø

Actress | Eksperimentet

Ellen Hillingsø was born on March 9, 1967 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Ellen Gunilla Hillingsø. She is an actress, known for The Experiment (2010), Karla's World (2007) and Credo (1997). She is married to Christoffer Castenskiold. They have one child.

44. Ellie Kendrick

Actress | An Education

Ellie Kendrick was born on June 6, 1990 in Greenwich, London, England as Eleanor Lucy V. Kendrick. She is an actress and writer, known for An Education (2009), Game of Thrones (2011) and Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (2012).

45. Elisabeth Moss

Actress | The One I Love

Elisabeth Moss is an American actress. She is best known for the AMC series Mad Men (2007-2015), Hulu series The Handmaid's Tale (2017) and the film The One I Love (2014).

Initially, Moss had aspirations of becoming a professional dancer. In her adolescence, she traveled to New York City to study ...

46. Elsebeth Steentoft

Actress | Hævnen

Elsebeth Steentoft was born on October 4, 1943 in Denmark. She is an actress, known for In a Better World (2010), Italian for Beginners (2000) and A Soap (2006).

47. Emilia Clarke

Actress | Game of Thrones

British actress Emilia Clarke was born in London and grew up in Berkshire, England. Her father is a theatre sound engineer and her mother is a businesswoman. Her father was working on a theatre production of "Show Boat" and her mother took her along to the performance. This is when, at the age of 3...

48. 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...

49. Emmanuelle Riva

Actress | Amour

An only child, Emmanuelle was born Paulette Germaine Riva in Cheniménil, but eventually grew up in Remiremont. Her mother, Jeanne Fernande Nourdin, was a seamstress. Her father, René Alfred "Alfredo" Riva, was a sign writer. Her paternal grandfather was Italian. She dreamed of becoming an actress ...

50. Erika Bók

Actress | A torinói ló

Erika Bók is an actress, known for The Turin Horse (2011), The Man from London (2007) and Satantango (1994).

51. Fanny Louise Bernth

Actress | Herrens veje

Fanny Louise Bernth is known for her work on Ride Upon the Storm (2017), Count to 100 (2004) and The Way to Mandalay (2018).

52. Frances Conroy

Actress | Six Feet Under

Award-winning veteran stage actress Frances Conroy was introduced and encouraged by her parents to explore the elements of theater. Born Frances Hardman Conroy in Monroe, Georgia on November 13, 1953, she attended high school in Long Island and experienced classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse as a...

53. Gabourey Sidibe

Actress | Precious

Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, the star of Precious (2009), was born in the Bedford-Stuyvesant community in Brooklyn, New York. Her mother, Alice Tan Ridley, is a former special education teacher who gave up her career and became a street performer/singer, while her father, Ibnou Sidibe, is a cab driver....

54. Gaby Hoffmann

Actress | Field of Dreams

Gabrielle Mary Hoffmann was born in New York City, New York, to actors Anthony Herrera and Viva (née Janet Susan Mary Hoffmann), who was a Warhol superstar. She began acting in commercials at 4 to help pay the family bills. Gaby's first film role was as young "Maisy Russell" in 1988's Uncle Buck (...

55. Gemma Jones

Actress | Sense and Sensibility

Gemma Jones was born on December 4, 1942 in Marylebone, London, England as Jennifer R. Jones. She is an actress, known for Sense and Sensibility (1995), You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) and Bridget Jones's Diary (2001).

56. Gemma Whelan

Actress | The Wolfman

Gemma Elizabeth Whelan (born 23 April 1981) is an English actress and comedian, best known for playing Yara Greyjoy in the HBO fantasy-drama series Game of Thrones.

Whelan attended The King's High School for Girls in Warwick. In addition to being an actor and comedian, Whelan is also a professional ...

57. Geraldine Chaplin

Actress | Hable con ella

Geraldine Leigh Chaplin was born in Santa Monica, California, to Oona Chaplin (née O'Neill) and legendary entertainer Charles Chaplin (A.K.A. Charlie Chaplin). She is a granddaughter of playwright Eugene O'Neill and a great-granddaughter of stage actor James O'Neill. She attended the Royal Ballet ...

58. Giusi Merli

Actress | La grande bellezza

Giusi Merli is an actress, known for The Great Beauty (2013), Lost in Florence (2017) and Mi Chiamava Valerio (2014).

59. Greta Gerwig

Writer | Lady Bird

Greta Gerwig is an American actress, playwright, screenwriter, and director. She has collaborated with Noah Baumbach on several films, including Greenberg (2010), Frances Ha (2012), for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination, and Mistress America (2015). Gerwig made her solo directorial debut ...

60. Gwendoline Christie

Actress | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Gwendoline Christie was born in Worthing, West Sussex, England and trained in dance and gymnastics as a child. She graduated from Drama Centre London with a First Class BA (Hons) in 2005 and her first job was with Declan Donellan in 'Great Expectations' at the Royal Shakespeare Company that autumn....

61. 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 ...

62. Heike Hanold-Lynch

Actress | The Grand Budapest Hotel

Born on July 11th, 1962 in Berlin, Germany, Hanold-Lynch left her family home age 16 and financed her own education. She soon discontinued her studies at the Free University in Berlin in order to go to New York City. Here she attended the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre and studied ...

63. 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 ...

64. Helena Bonham Carter

Actress | Les Misérables

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 ...

65. Imelda Staunton

Actress | Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Imelda Staunton was born on January 9, 1956 in Archway, London, England as Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton. She is an actress, known for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Shakespeare in Love (1998) and Pride (2014). She has been married to Jim Carter since October 1983. ...

66. Isabel Coixet

Director | The Secret Life of Words

Isabel Coixet was born on April 9, 1960 in Sant Adrià de Besòs, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Isabel Coixet Castillo. She is a director and writer, known for The Secret Life of Words (2005), My Life Without Me (2003) and Cosas que nunca te dije (1996).

67. Isabella Rossellini

Actress | Blue Velvet

Isabella Rossellini, the Italian actress and model who has made her home in America since 1979 and holds dual Italian and American citizenship, was born cinema royalty when she made her debut on June 18, 1952 in Rome. She is the daughter of two legends, three-time Oscar-winning Swedish-born actress ...

68. Isabelle Giordano

Actress | La fille de Brest

Isabelle Giordano was born on October 20, 1963 in Fontenay-aux-Roses, Hauts-de-Seine, France. She is an actress, known for 150 Milligrams (2016), L'homme qui voulait passer à la télé (2005) and Le monsieur te demande (1993).

69. Isabelle Huppert

Actress | Elle

Isabelle Huppert was born March 16, 1953, in Paris, France, but spent her childhood in Ville d'Avray. Encouraged by her mother Annick Huppert (who was a teacher of English), she followed the Conservatory of Versailles and won an acting prize for her work in Alfred de Musset's "Un caprice". She then...

70. Jane Birkin

Actress | Evil Under the Sun

Jane Birkin was born on December 14, 1946 in London, England as Jane Mallory Birkin. She is an actress, known for Evil Under the Sun (1982), Blow-Up (1966) and Boxes (2007). She was previously married to John Barry.

71. Jemima Kirke

Actress | Tiny Furniture

Jemima Kirke is the daughter of drummer Simon Kirke and vintage boutique owner, Lorraine Kirke. Although born in London, Kirke was raised in New York City. She was educated at Saint Ann's School in New York, before moving on to Rhode Island School of Design, where she studied art and graduated as a...

72. Jessica Chastain

Actress | Zero Dark Thirty

Jessica Michelle Chastain was born in Sacramento, California, and was raised in a middle-class household in a northern California suburb. Her mother, Jerri Chastain, is a vegan chef whose family is originally from Kansas, and her stepfather is a fireman. She discovered dance at the age of nine and ...

73. Jessica Hecht

Actress | Whatever Works

Jessica Hecht was born on June 28, 1965 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA as Jessica Anne Hecht. She is an actress, known for Whatever Works (2009), Friends (1994) and Dan in Real Life (2007). She has been married to Adam Bernstein since July 2, 1995. They have two children.

74. Ji-hyun Jun

Actress | Yeopgijeogin geunyeo

Jeon Ji-hyun (born 30 October 1981) is a South Korean actress and model famous for her role in My Sassy Girl. Jeon was born in Seoul, and studied in the Department of Theater and Film at Dongguk University. She began her career as a model in 1997, and after appearing in a number of TV sitcoms, her ...

75. Judi Dench

Actress | Skyfall

Dame Judi Dench was born Judith Olivia Dench in York, England, to Eleanora Olive (Jones), who was from Dublin, Ireland, and Reginald Arthur Dench, a doctor from Dorset, England. She attended Mount School in York, and studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has performed with the ...

76. Julie Walters

Actress | Billy Elliot

For decades, British actress and comedienne Dame Julie Walters has served as a sturdy representation of the working class with her passionate, earthy portrayals on England's stage, screen and television. A bona fide talent, her infectious spirit and self-deprecating sense of humor eventually ...

77. Juliette Binoche

Actress | The English Patient

Juliette Binoche was born in Paris, France, to Monique Yvette Stalens, a director, teacher, and actress, and Jean-Marie Binoche, a sculptor, director, and actor. Her mother was born in Czestochowa, Poland, of French, Walloon Belgian, and Polish descent, while her father is French. Juliette was only...

78. Jördis Triebel

Actress | Westen

Jördis Triebel was born on October 30, 1977 in East-Berlin, German Democratic Republic. She is an actress, known for West (2013), Emma's Bliss (2006) and Dark (2017).

79. Kate Winslet

Actress | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Ask Kate Winslet what she likes about any of her characters, and the word "ballsy" is bound to pop up at least once. The British actress has made a point of eschewing straightforward pretty-girl parts in favor of more devilish damsels; as a result, she's built an eclectic resume that runs the gamut...

80. 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, ...

81. Kathy Bates

Actress | Misery

Multi-talented Kathleen Doyle Bates was born on June 28, 1948, and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She is the youngest of three girls born to Bertye Kathleen (Talbot), a homemaker, and Langdon Doyle Bates, a mechanical engineer. Her grandfather was author Finis L. Bates. Kathy has English, as well as...

82. 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 ...

83. Kerry Fox

Actress | Shallow Grave

Kerry Fox was born on July 30, 1966 in Wellington, New Zealand. She is an actress and writer, known for Shallow Grave (1994), Bright Star (2009) and An Angel at My Table (1990). She is married to Alexander Linklater. They have two children.

84. Kristin Scott Thomas

Actress | The English Patient

The acclaimed Cornish actress Dame Kristin Scott Thomas was born in Redruth, Cornwall, to Deborah (Hurlbatt) and Lieutenant Commander Simon Scott Thomas. Her father was a pilot for the British Royal Navy and died in a flying accident in 1964. Her stepfather, Lt. Cdr Simon Idiens, was also a pilot, ...

85. Kristine Ryssdalsnes Horvli

Actress | Lovleg

Kristine Ryssdalsnes Horvli is an actress, known for Lovleg (2018).

86. Lara Belmont

Actress | The War Zone

Lara Belmont was born in 1980 in Oxford, England. She is an actress, known for The War Zone (1999), Rise of the Footsoldier (2007) and Long Time Dead (2002).

87. Laura Bro

Actress | En kongelig affære

Since graduating from the Danish National Theatre School in Copenhagen in 2002, Laura has achieved recognition for her work on both stage and screen. Recently she was co-recipient of the Natsværmer (Moth) Award at the Copenhagen Night Film Festival 2005 along with her brother, Nicolas. In 2004, ...

88. Léa Seydoux

Actress | La vie d'Adèle

French actress Léa Seydoux was born in 1985 in Paris, France, to Valérie Schlumberger, a philanthropist, and Henri Seydoux, a businessman. Her grandfather, Jérôme Seydoux, is chairman of Pathé, and her father is a great-grandson of businessman and inventor Marcel Schlumberger (her mother also ...

89. Lena Dunham

Writer | Tiny Furniture

New Yorker Lena Dunham is the daughter of a painter, Carroll Dunham and Laurie Simmons, a designer and photographer. Dunham was educated at Oberlin College, Ohio, graduating with a creative writing degree. It was while at Oberlin that she began writing shorts and feature films. In 2009, Dunham ...

90. Lena Headey

Actress | Game of Thrones

Lena Headey is a British actress. Headey is best known for her role as "Cersei Lannister" in Game of Thrones (2011) (2011-present) and The Brothers Grimm (2005), Possession (2002), and The Remains of the Day (1993). Headey stars as "Queen Gorgo", a heroic Spartan woman in the period film, 300 (2006)...

91. Leonie Benesch

Actress | Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte

Leonie Benesch was born on April 22, 1991. She is an actress, known for The White Ribbon (2009), The Crown (2016) and Babylon Berlin (2017).

92. Leonor Watling

Actress | The Oxford Murders

Leonor Watling was born on July 28, 1975 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain as Leonor Elizabeth Ceballos Watling. She is an actress, known for The Oxford Murders (2008), My Life Without Me (2003) and My Mother Likes Women (2002).

93. Lily Rabe

Actress | Miss Stevens

Lily Rabe was born on June 29, 1982 in New York, New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Miss Stevens (2016), No Reservations (2007) and All Good Things (2010).

94. Liv Lisa Fries

Actress | Und morgen mittag bin ich tot

Liv Lisa Fries (born 1990) is a German actress born in Berlin. In 2017, she gained an international following as the female lead Charlotte Ritter in the German TV series Babylon Berlin.

Born in Berlin, Fries wanted to become an actress when she was 14 years old after watching Léon: The Professional ...

95. Lizzie Brocheré

Actress | Rings

Lizzie Brocheré was born on March 22, 1985 in Paris, France. She is an actress and director, known for Rings (2017), Full Contact (2015) and American Translation (2011).

96. Lola Dueñas

Actress | Mar adentro

Lola Dueñas was born on October 6, 1971 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as María Dolores Dueñas Navarro. She is an actress, known for The Sea Inside (2004), Volver (2006) and Broken Embraces (2009).

97. Lucy Liu

Actress | Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Born to immigrants in Queens, New York, Lucy Liu has always tried to balance an interest in her cultural heritage with a desire to move beyond a strictly Asian-American experience. Lucy's mother, Cecilia, a biochemist, is from Beijing, and her father, Tom Liu, a civil engineer, is from Shanghai. ...

98. Lupita Nyong'o

Actress | 12 Years a Slave

Lupita Amondi Nyong'o was born March 1, 1983 in Mexico City, Mexico, to Kenyan parents, Dorothy Ogada Buyu and Peter Anyang' Nyong'o. Her father, a senator, was then a visiting lecturer in political science. She was raised in Kenya. At age 16, her parents sent her back to Mexico for seven months to...

99. Mabel Rivera

Actress | Mar adentro

Mabel Rivera was born on June 20, 1952 in Ferrol, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain as María Isabel Rivera Torres. She is an actress, known for The Sea Inside (2004), Goya's Ghosts (2006) and The Orphanage (2007). She is married to Enrique Banet.

100. Maggie Smith

Actress | Gosford Park

One of the world's most famous and distinguished actresses, Dame Maggie Smith was born Margaret Natalie Smith in Essex. Her Scottish mother, Margaret (Hutton), worked as a secretary, and her English father, Nathaniel Smith, was a teacher at Oxford University. Smith has been married twice: to actor ...



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