Cannes: Best Actress

by KSTLeo | created - 29 Oct 2012 | updated - 8 months ago | Public

1. 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 ...

2017: In the fade

2. Jaclyn Jose

Actress | Ma' Rosa

Jaclyn Jose was born as Mary Jane Santa Ana Guck. She is an actress, known for Ma' Rosa (2016), The Flor Contemplacion Story (1995) and Serbis (2008).

2016: Ma' Rosa

3. Emmanuelle Bercot

Actress | Mon roi

Emmanuelle Bercot was born on November 6, 1967 in Paris, France. She is an actress and writer, known for My King (2015), Polisse (2011) and Clément (2001).

2015: Mon roi

4. Rooney Mara

Actress | The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Actress and philanthropist Rooney Mara was born on April 17, 1985 in Bedford, New York. She made her screen debut in the slasher film Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005), went on to have a supporting role in the independent coming-of-age drama Tanner Hall (2009), and has since starred in the horror ...

2015: Carol

5. Julianne Moore

Actress | The Hours

Julianne Moore was born Julie Anne Smith in Fort Bragg, North Carolina on December 3, 1960, the daughter of Anne (Love), a social worker, and Peter Moore Smith, a paratrooper, colonel, and later military judge. Her mother moved to the U.S. in 1951, from Greenock, Scotland. Her father, from ...

2014: Maps to the stars

6. Bérénice Bejo

Actress | The Artist

Actress Bérénice Bejo was born in Buenos Aires, the daughter of Silvia De Paoli, a lawyer, and Miguel Bejo, a filmmaker. When she was three, Bejo's family relocated to Paris, France. She embarked on a successful acting career in the 1990s, with various roles in French television and film ...

2013: Le passé (The past)

7. Cristina Flutur

Actress | Dupa dealuri

Cristina Flutur was born in Iasi, Romania. She made her cinema debut performing Alina in the film Beyond the Hills (2012), directed by the Romanian director Cristian Mungiu. For this role she received the Award for Best Actress at the International Film Festival at Cannes, in 2012.

While studying at...

2012: Beyond the hills

8. 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 ...

2012: Beyond the hills

9. Kirsten Dunst

Actress | Spider-Man

Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress, who also holds German citizenship. She was born on April 30, 1982 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, to parents Inez (née Rupprecht), who owned an art gallery, and Klaus Dunst, a medical services executive. She has a younger brother named Christian Dunst, ...

2011: Melancholia

10. 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...

2010: Copie conforme

11. 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 ...

2009: Antichrist

12. Sandra Corveloni

Actress | Linha de Passe

Sandra Corveloni was born in 1965 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. She is an actress, known for Linha de Passe (2008), A Glória e a Graça (2017) and Somos Tão Jovens (2013). She has been married to Maurizio De Simone since 1998. They have one child.

2008: Linha de passe

13. Do-yeon Jeon

Actress | Hanyo

Jeon Do-yeon spent five years starring in television dramas before achieving instant star status with her film debut opposite Han Seok-gyu in The Contact. She has since gone on to take a wide variety of roles, from her performance as a schoolgirl in Harmonium in My Memory to that of a wife having ...

2007: Secret Sunshine

14. Yohana Cobo

Actress | Volver

Yohana Cobo was born on January 12, 1985 in Madrid, Spain. She is an actress, known for Volver (2006), Hospital Central (2000) and El 7º día (2004).

2006: Volver (To return)

15. Penélope Cruz

Actress | Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Known outside her native country as the "Spanish enchantress", Penélope Cruz Sánchez was born in Madrid to Eduardo Cruz, a retailer, and Encarna Sánchez, a hairdresser. As a toddler, she was already a compulsive performer, re-enacting TV commercials for her family's amusement, but she decided to ...

2006: Volver (To return)

16. 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).

2006: Volver (To return)

17. Chus Lampreave

Actress | Volver

Chus Lampreave was born on December 11, 1930 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain as María Jesús Lampreave. She was an actress, known for Volver (2006), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) and Belle Epoque (1992). She was married to Eusebio Moreno de los Ríos. She died on April 4, 2016 in Almería,...

2006: Volver (To return)

18. Carmen Maura

Actress | Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios"

Descendant of the conservative Spanish politician Antonio Maura, Carmen lead an art gallery and appeared in various roles in night- clubs. With Tigres de papel (1977) she had her first successful appearance on the movie screen and thereafter she worked at the theatre, the movies and in TV ...

2006: Volver (To return)

19. 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).

2006: Volver (To return)

20. Hana Laslo

Actress | Free Zone

Hana Laslo was born on June 14, 1953 in Israel. She is an actress, known for Free Zone (2005), Tam idan hatmimut (2013) and Alila (2003).

2005: Free zone

21. Maggie Cheung

Actress | Faa yeung nin wa

Maggie Cheung was born on September 20, 1964, in Hong Kong, and moved at the age of eight with her family to England. After finishing secondary school, she returned to Hong Kong, where she began modeling and appearing in commercials. In 1983 she participated in the Ms. Hong Kong pageant, winning ...

2004: Clean

22. 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 ...

2003: The barbarian invasions

23. Kati Outinen

Actress | Mies vailla menneisyyttä

Kati Outinen was born on August 17, 1961 in Helsinki, Finland as Anna Katriina Outinen. She is an actress and writer, known for The Man Without a Past (2002), Kauas pilvet karkaavat (1996) and The Match Factory Girl (1990).

2002: The man without a past

24. 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...

X2 2001: The piano teacher 1998: Violette Nozière

25. 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...

2000: Dancer in the dark

26. Séverine Caneele

Actress | L'humanité

Séverine Caneele was born on May 10, 1974 in Neuve-Eglise, Belgium. She is an actress, known for Humanité (1999), Une part du ciel (2002) and Rodin (2017).

1999: L'humanité

27. Émilie Dequenne

Actress | Rosetta

Émilie Dequenne was born on August 29, 1981 in Beloeil, Wallonia, Belgium. She is an actress, known for Rosetta (1999), Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001) and À perdre la raison (2012). She has been married to Michel Ferracci since October 11, 2014.

1999: Rosetta

28. Élodie Bouchez

Actress | Les roseaux sauvages

Élodie Bouchez was born on April 5, 1973 in Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France. She is an actress, known for Wild Reeds (1994), The Dreamlife of Angels (1998) and CQ (2001). She is married to Thomas Bangalter. They have two children.

1998: The dreamlife of angels

29. Natacha Régnier

Actress | Les amants criminels

Natacha Régnier was born on April 11, 1974 in Berlin, Germany as Nathalie Régnier. She is an actress, known for Les amants criminels (1999), The Dreamlife of Angels (1998) and Encore (1996).

1998: The dreamlife of angels

30. Kathy Burke

Actress | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Ms. Burke was born in Camden, London in 1964 at the Royal Free Hospital. Kathy's mother died when she was a baby and she was in foster homes for a short time until her father, who was a heavy drinker, could regain custody of Kathy and live with her two brothers. Kathy attended the Maria Fidelis ...

1997 Nil by mouth

31. Brenda Blethyn

Actress | Pride & Prejudice

After twenty years of hard work on stage and both television and film, there are not many other actresses who deserved the success, recognition and stardom which Brenda Blethyn has now achieved.

Born in 1946 in Ramsgate, Kent, England, she started her career at British Rail in the 1960s. Saving ...

1996: Secrets and lies

32. Helen Mirren

Actress | RED

Dame Helen Mirren was born in Queen Charlotte's Hospital in West London. Her mother, Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda (Rogers), was from a working-class English family, and her father, Vasiliy Petrovich Mironov, was a Russian-born civil servant, from Kuryanovo, whose own father was a diplomat. ...

X2 1995: The madness of King George 1984: Cal

33. Virna Lisi

Actress | La reine Margot

Italian goddess Virna Lisi was merely one of a plethora of European movie beauties who proved over the course of their long careers, that they were capable of more than just visual performances. Born in 1936 as Virna Pieralisi, she began her film career as a teenager in 1953. Cast more for her ...

1994: Queen Margot

34. Holly Hunter

Actress | Thirteen

Holly Hunter was born in Conyers, Georgia, to Opal Marguerite (Catledge), a homemaker, and Charles Edwin Hunter, a part-time sporting goods company representative and farmer with a 250 acre farm. She is the youngest of seven children. Her parents encouraged her talent at an early age, and her first...

1993: The piano

35. Pernilla August

Actress | Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Pernilla August started acting as a child, performing in plays at Vår teater and at school. In 1979 she was accepted at the Statens scenskola to study acting professionally. Director Ingmar Bergman took note of her early and cast her as a nanny in his Fanny and Alexander (1982).

In 1982 she got ...

1992: The best intentions

36. Irène Jacob

Actress | La double vie de Véronique

This beautiful, dark-haired Swiss actress made a hit with a supporting role in her first film, as the piano teacher in Louis Malle's "Au revoir, les enfants" (1987). Educated in London and Geneva, and a Paris resident since the age of 18, Jacob became a promising starlet with her Malle success and ...

1991: The double life of Veronique

37. Krystyna Janda

Actress | Przesluchanie

Krystyna Janda was born on December 18, 1952 in Starachowice, Swietokrzyskie, Poland. She is an actress and director, known for Przesluchanie (1982), Pestka (1995) and Pare osób, maly czas (2005). She was previously married to Edward Klosinski and Andrzej Seweryn.

1990: Przesluchanie (Interrogation)

38. 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 ...

1989: Evil Angels

39. Barbara Hershey

Actress | Black Swan

Barbara Hershey was born Barbara Lynn Herzstein in Hollywood, California, to Melrose (Moore) and Arnold Nathan Herzstein, a horse racing columnist. Her father, born in Manhattan, was from a Jewish family (from Hungary and Russia), and her mother, originally from Arkansas, had English and ...

X2 1988: A world apart 1987: Shy people

40. Jodhi May

Actress | Sister My Sister

Jodhi was born in 1975. She was born and brought up in London, England, UK. She went to Wadham College, Oxford University 1994-1997. She studied and received a Masters in English. During her time at Wadham she read a lot of literature. She has been acting since she was twelve.

1988: A world apart

41. Linda Mvusi

Actress | A World Apart

Linda Mvusi is an actress, known for A World Apart (1988).

1988: A world apart

42. Barbara Sukowa

Actress | Hannah Arendt

A strikingly beautiful German lead actress, Barbara Sukowa broke into TV and films as the protégée of famed director Rainer Werner Fassbinder with his masterpiece mini-series Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) and the moody film drama Lola (1981) in the title role. In the latter, Barbara won critical ...

1986: Rosa Luxemburg

43. Fernanda Torres

Actress | Os Normais

Fernanda Torres was born on September 14, 1965 in Guaçuí, Espírito Santo, Brazil as Fernanda Pinheiro Monteiro Torres. She is an actress and writer, known for Os Normais (2001), Gêmeas (1999) and Saneamento Básico, O Filme (2007). She has been married to Andrucha Waddington since 1997....

1986: Love me forever or never

44. Norma Aleandro

Actress | La historia oficial

Norma Aleandro is the Grande Dame of Argentine theater and cinema not only because she was not content to have trodden the stage as early as the the age of nine, she is still active in theater and cinema in 2011. Her last film to date, Daniel Burman's La suerte en tus manos (2012) is in ...

1985: The official story

45. Cher

Actress | Moonstruck

The beat goes on ... and on ... and as strong as ever for this superstar entertainer who has well surpassed the four-decade mark while improbably transforming herself from an artificial, glossy "flashionplate" singer into a serious, Oscar-worthy, dramatic actress ... and back again! With more ups ...

1985: Mask

46. Hanna Schygulla

Actress | Die Ehe der Maria Braun

Lead icon of the influential New German Cinema of the 70's & 80's, Schygulla's natural blonde beauty and amazing versatility keep her among the world's top actresses. She won best actress at Cannes in 1983 for Storia di Piera (1983) (aka "The Story of Piera"), an Italian/German co-production. The ...

1983: The story of Piera

47. Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieslak

Actress | Sam na sam

Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieslak was born on February 15, 1951 in Gdansk, Pomorskie, Poland as Jadwiga Aleksandra Jankowska. She is an actress, known for Sam na sam (1977), Rysa (2008) and Another Way (1982). She has been married to Piotr Cieslak since 1971.

1982: Another way

48. Isabelle Adjani

Actress | Possession

Isabelle Yasmine Adjani was born in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, a suburb of Paris, to Emma Augusta "Gusti" (Schweinberger) and Mohammed Adjani. Her father was a Kabyle Algerian, from Iferhounène, and her mother was a Bavarian German. She grew up speaking German fluently. After winning a school ...

1981: Quartet and Possession

49. Anouk Aimée

Actress | Un homme et une femme

The daughter of actress Geneviève Sorya, in 1948 she played the part of Juliette in Les amants de Vérone (1949). During the 1950s and 1960s she made various films, including Montparnasse 19 (1958) and La Dolce Vita (1960), but only Lola (1961) , Jacques Demy, and A Man and a Woman (1966) ...

1980: Leap into the void

50. Sally Field

Actress | Forrest Gump

Sally Margaret Field was born in 1946 in Pasadena, California, to actress Margaret Field (née Morlan) and salesman Richard Dryden Field. Her parents divorced in 1950 and her mother then married stuntman Jock Mahoney, and they had a daughter, Princess O'Mahoney. She also has a brother, Richard Field...

1979: Norma Rae

51. Jill Clayburgh

Actress | Bridesmaids

It came as no surprise to film aficionados when, in 1999, Entertainment Weekly named Jill Clayburgh on its list of Hollywood's 25 Greatest Actresses. For decades, she delivered stellar performances in a wide variety of roles.

Jill Clayburgh was born in 1944 in New York City, into a wealthy family, ...

1978: An unmarried woman

52. Shelley Duvall

Actress | The Shining

Shelley Alexis Duvall was born in Houston, Texas, to Bobbie Ruth (Massengale) and Robert Richardson Duvall, a lawyer. During her childhood, Shelley's mother humorously gave Shelley the nickname "Manic Mouse", because she would often run around her house and tip over furniture. Shelley however was ...

1977: 3 women

53. Monique Mercure

Actress | Naked Lunch

Monique Mercure was born on November 14, 1930 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is an actress, known for Naked Lunch (1991), The Red Violin (1998) and J.A. Martin photographe (1977). She was previously married to Pierre Mercure.

1977: J.A. Martin photographer

54. Dominique Sanda

Actress | Il conformista

Dominique Sanda was born in 1948, in Paris, France. When she was 16, she left her upper-class family and married, but divorced two years later. She found a temporary job as a Vogue model, when Robert Bresson gave her the starring part in his absorbing drama Une femme douce (1969); she was quite ...

1976: The Inheritance

55. Mari Töröcsik

Actress | Kölyök

She graduated in 1957 after which she went to work to the National Theatre. Her first role was Solveig in Peer Gynt. She was a student in the College when Zoltan Fabri gave her the main character cast in the film: Korhinta (1955). She is a well-balanced (sense and sensibility) actress, who can act ...

1976: A lőcsei fehér asszony

56. Valerie Perrine

Actress | Superman

Valerie Perrine was born on September 3, 1943 in Galveston, Texas, USA as Valerie Ritchie Perrine. She is an actress, known for Superman (1978), Superman II (1980) and Lenny (1974).

1975: Lenny

57. Marie-José Nat

Actress | Le passé simple

Marie-José Nat was born on April 22, 1940 in Bonifacio, Corse, France as Marie-Jose Benhalassa. She is an actress, known for Replay (1977), Les violons du bal (1974) and Éducation sentimentale (1962). She has been married to Serge Rezvani since September 30, 2005. She was previously married ...

1974: Violins at the Ball

58. Joanne Woodward

Actress | The Three Faces of Eve

Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward was born on February 27, 1930, in Thomasville, Georgia, to Wade Woodward and Elinor Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward in a modest household. Her one older brother, Wade Jr., who was the favorite of her father, eventually became an architect. Elinor Woodward was a ...

1973: The effect of Gamma rays on Man-in-the-moon Marigolds

59. Susannah York

Actress | Superman

The lovely Susannah York, a gamin, blue-eyed, cropped blonde British actress, displayed a certain crossover star quality when she dared upon the Hollywood scene in the early 1960s. A purposefully intriguing, enigmatic and noticeably uninhibited talent, she was born Susannah Yolande Fletcher on ...

1972: Images

60. Kitty Winn

Actress | The Panic in Needle Park

Kitty Winn was born in Washington D.C. and spent much of her childhood time traveling to China, India and Japan. She made her Broadway debut in 1969 in "The Three Sisters" and won the Golden Palm Award at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival for her role opposite Al Pacino in The Panic in Needle Park (...

1971: The panic in Needle Park

61. Ottavia Piccolo

Actress | Metello

Ottavia Piccolo was born on October 9, 1949 in Bolzano, Italy. She is known for her work on Metello (1970), The Family (1987) and The Leopard (1963). She has been married to Claudio Rossoni since December 11, 1974. They have one child.

1970: Metello

62. Vanessa Redgrave

Actress | Atonement

On January 30, 1937, renowned theatre actor Michael Redgrave was performing in a production of Hamlet in London. During the curtain call, the show's lead, Laurence Olivier, announced to the audience: "tonight a great actress was born". This was in reference to his co-star's newborn daughter, ...

X2 1969: Isadora 1966: Morgan: A suitable case for treatment

63. Pia Degermark

Actress | Elvira Madigan

Director Bo Widerberg first spotted the teenage Pia Degermark in a newspaper photo, dancing at a party with the Swedish Crown Prince Carl Gustaf (later King Carl XVI Gustaf. Her career seemed assured after Widerberg cast her in the lead of Elvira Madigan (1967), which debuted at Cannes and garnered...

1967: Elvira Madigan

64. Samantha Eggar

Actress | The Molly Maguires

Samantha Eggar was born on March 5, 1939 in Hampstead, London, England as Victoria Louise Samantha Marie Elizabeth Therese Eggar. She is an actress, known for The Molly Maguires (1970), Walk Don't Run (1966) and Doctor Dolittle (1967). She was previously married to Tom Stern.

1965: The collector

65. Anne Bancroft

Actress | The Graduate

Anne Bancroft was born on September 17, 1931 in the Bronx, the daughter of Michael Italiano (1905-2001), a dress pattern maker, and Mildred DiNapoli (1908-2010), a telephone operator. She made her cinema debut in Don't Bother to Knock (1952) in 1952 and over the next five years appeared in a lot of...

1964: The pumpkin eater

66. Barbara Barrie

Actress | Breaking Away

Chicago-born, Texas-raised Barbara Barrie already had a prolific theater career behind her when she came to prominence as the lead in One Potato, Two Potato (1964), for which she received the award for Prix d'interprétation féminine (best actress - tied with Anne Bancroft) at the 1964 Cannes Film ...

1964: One potato, two potato

67. Marina Vlady

Actress | 2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle

She had the makings of a blonde bombshell and could have ended up in film history annals as merely a second-rate Brigitte Bardot, but sex symbol Marina Vlady proved she was capable of much more. In her prime she was nominated for a Golden Globe and won a "Best Actress" award at the 1963 Cannes Film...

1963: L'ape Regina (The conjugal bed)

68. Katharine Hepburn

Actress | The Lion in Winter

Born May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of a doctor and a suffragette, both of whom always encouraged her to speak her mind, develop it fully, and exercise her body to its full potential. An athletic tomboy as a child, she was also very close to her brother, Tom, and was ...

1962: Long day's journey into night

69. Rita Tushingham

Actress | The Knack ...and How to Get It

Rita Tushingham was born in Liverpool on March 14, 1942, and did her professional apprenticeship with the Liverpool Playhouse. In 1961, she made her film debut as a teenager in Tony Richardson's adaption of Shelagh Delaney's kitchen sink drama, A Taste of Honey (1961). For her work in that film, ...

1962: A taste of honey

70. Sophia Loren

Actress | La ciociara

Sophia Loren was born as Sofia Scicolone at the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, Italy, on September 20, 1934. Her father, Riccardo Scicolone, was married to another woman and refused to marry her mother, Romilda Villani, despite the fact that she was the mother of his two children (Sophia and ...

1961: Two women

71. Melina Mercouri

Actress | Pote tin Kyriaki

Melina Mercouri was born in Athens, Greece on October 18, 1920. An early woman activist, she was elected to the Greek Parliament in 1977. Later Miss Mercouri was to become the first woman to hold a Senior cabinet post "Minister of Culture" in the Greek government. In 1971 she wrote her ...

1960: Never on Sunday

72. Jeanne Moreau

Actress | Jules et Jim

When people gave Louis Malle credit for making a star of Jeanne Moreau in Elevator to the Gallows (1958) immediately followed by The Lovers (1958), he would point out that Moreau by that time had already been "recognized as the prime stage actress of her generation." She had made it to the Comédie ...

1960: Moderato cantabile

73. Simone Signoret

Actress | Les diaboliques

The face of Simone Signoret on the Paris Metro movie posters in March 1982 looked even older than her 61 years. She was still a box office draw, but the film, L'étoile du Nord (1982), would be her last theatrical release. She played the landlady. Signoret had a long film apprenticeship ...

1959: Room at the top

74. Bibi Andersson

Actress | Persona

Her artistic dreams came early in life and were further supported by her older sister Gerd Andersson who became a ballet dancer at the Royal Opera and made her acting debut in 1951. Bibi, on the other side, had to make do with bit parts and commercials. She debuted in Dum-Bom (1953), playing ...

1958: Nära livet (Brink of life)

75. Eva Dahlbeck

Actress | Sommarnattens leende

Eva Dahlbeck was born on March 8, 1920 in Saltsjö-Duvnäs, Stockholms län, Sweden. She was an actress, known for Smiles of a Summer Night (1955), A Lesson in Love (1954) and Brink of Life (1958). She was married to Sven Lampell. She died on February 8, 2008 in Hässelby, Stockholm, Stockholms län.

1958: Nära livet (Brink of life)

76. Barbro Hiort af Ornäs

Actress | Nära livet

Barbro Hiort af Ornäs was born on August 28, 1921 in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden. She was an actress, known for Brink of Life (1958), Den ofrivillige golfaren (1991) and SOS (1988). She died on November 27, 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden.

1958: Nära livet (Brink of life)

77. Ingrid Thulin

Actress | Smultronstället

Ingrid trained as a ballet dancer and attended Stockholm's Royal Dramatic Theatre. She came to fame thanks to Bergman's "Wild Strawberries". She acted in 9 Ingmar Bergman's films. Her fame allowed her to act in Luchino Visconti's "The Damned" in 1969. Ingrid Thulin lived in Rome since the 1960's. ...

1958: Nära livet (Brink of life)

78. Giulietta Masina

Actress | Le notti di Cabiria

Born in San Giorgio di Piano, Giulietta Masina spent part of her teenage years living with a widowed aunt in Rome, where she cultivated a passion for the theater and studied for a degree in Philosophy. She began her career on the radio with the program "Terzoglio" (1942), about the adventures of ...

1957: Nights of Cabiria

79. Susan Hayward

Actress | I Want to Live!

Susan Hayward was born Edythe Marrener in Brooklyn, New York, on June 30, 1917. Her father was a transportation worker, and Susan lived a fairly comfortable life as a child, but the precocious little redhead had no idea of the life that awaited her. She attended public school in Brooklyn, where she...

1956: I'll cry tomorrow

80. Iya Arepina

Actress | Bolshaya semya

Iya Arepina was born on July 2, 1930 in Ardatov, Mordovian AO, RSFSR, USSR as Iya Alexeyevna Arepina. She was an actress, known for Bolshaya semya (1954), Kapitanskaya dochka (1958) and War and Peace (1966). She was married to Vadim Milstein and Yuli Kun. She died on July 24, 2003 in Moscow, Russia.

1955: A big family

81. Elena Dobronravova

Actress | Bolshaya semya

Elena Dobronravova was born on July 21, 1932 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR as Yelena Borisovna Dobronravova. She was an actress, known for Bolshaya semya (1954), Missiya v Kabule (1970) and Shchit i mech (1968). She died on January 24, 1999 in Moscow, Russia.

1955: A big family

82. Larisa Kronberg

Actress | Bolshaya semya

Larisa Kronberg was born on May 23, 1929 in Penza, Penzenskiy rayon, Penzenskiy okrug, Sredne-Volzhskaya oblast, RSFSR, USSR as Larisa Ivanovna Sobolevskaya. She was an actress, known for Bolshaya semya (1954), Poseyali devushki lyon (1956) and Zhuravushka (1969). She died on April 24, 2017 in ...

1955: A big family

83. Vera Kuznetsova

Actress | Bolshaya semya

Vera Andreevna Kuznetsova was born on October 6, 1907, in Saratov, Russian Empire (now Saratov, Russia). In 1928 she made her stage debut, while being a student of Theatre Workers' Acting Studio in Leningrad. In 1933 Kuznetsova was one of the founders of the Lensoveta theatre in St. Petersburg (...

1955: A big family

84. Klara Luchko

Actress | Bolshaya semya

Klara Luchko was a Soviet Russian and Ukrainian actress best known as Dasha, a Cossack woman in the popular movie Cossacks of the Kuban (1950) by director Ivan Pyrev.

She was born Klara Stepanovna Luchko on 1 July 1925, in a village near Poltava, Ukraine, Soviet Union, into a peasant family. Her ...

1955: A big family

85. Ekaterina Savinova

Actress | Bolshaya semya

Ekaterina Savinova was born on December 26, 1926 in Yeltsovo, Siberian Krai, RSFSR, USSR as Yekaterina Fyodorovna Savinova. She was an actress, known for Bolshaya semya (1954), V odin prekrasnyy den (1956) and Medovyy mesyats (1956). She was married to Evgeniy Tashkov. She died on April 25, 1970 in...

1955: A big family

86. Maria Schell

Actress | Superman

Maria Schell studied in a religious institution in Colmar (Haut-Rhin, France). She received a dramatic training in Zurich, Switzerland. To pay her studies, she was a secretary there. Besides being a film star; Maria appeared in plays in Zurich, Basel, in Vienna (Josefstad Theater), Berlin, Munich (...

1954: The last bridge

87. Shirley Booth

Actress | Come Back, Little Sheba

Character actress Shirley Booth could play everything in all facets of show business, whether it was a smart-mouthed cashier on radio's "Duffy's Tavern", the sassy maid on TV's Hazel (1961) or the pathetic woman in Come Back, Little Sheba (1952). For those who only know her through her sitcom, it ...

1953: Come back, little Sheba

88. Lee Grant

Actress | In the Heat of the Night

Academy Award-winner Lee Grant was born Lyova Haskell Rosenthal on October 31, 1925 in Manhattan, New York City, to Witia (Haskell), a teacher and actress, and Abraham Rosenthal, an educator and realtor. Her father was of Romanian Jewish descent, and her mother was a Russian Jewish immigrant. Lee ...

1952: Detective story

89. Bette Davis

Actress | All About Eve

Ruth Elizabeth Davis was born April 5, 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Ruth Augusta (Favor) and Harlow Morrell Davis, a patent attorney. Her parents divorced when she was 10. She and her sister were raised by their mother. Her early interest was dance. To Bette, dancers led a glamorous life, but...

1951: All about Eve

90. Isa Miranda

Actress | The Shoes of the Fisherman

Isa Miranda was one of the most significant actresses in Europe from the 1930s-'50s. Her remarkable talent expressed itself both in cinema and theater. She reached international popularity in the 1930s, especially in France, Germany and Austria, and became the only international movie star produced...

1949: La mura di Malapaga (Beyond the gates)

91. Michèle Morgan

Actress | La symphonie pastorale

A classic beauty, blonde French actress Michèle Morgan has been one of her country's most popular leading ladies for over five decades. Born in 1920, she studied acting under René Simon and began her career at 15 working as a film extra to pay for drama classes. The young actress soon caught the ...

1946: La symphonie pastorale