QUIZ: what do these actresses have in common?

by huh_oh_i_c | created - 25 Dec 2012 | updated - 27 Aug 2014 | Public

Hint: And no, it's not that they're all European. Hint: Some argue that Brook Shields should be OFF this list, but film does not lie, not that convincingly.

1. 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 ...

2. 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 ...

for 'American Beauty

3. Akkemay

Actress | De aanslag

Akkemay is an actress, known for The Assault (1986), Schatjes! (1984) and Menuet (1982).

for 'Schatjes!' aka Army Brats

4. 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,...

5. Phoebe Cates

Actress | Gremlins

Phoebe Belle Cates was born on July 16, 1963 in New York City, New York, and raised there. She is the daughter of Lily and Joseph Cates, who was a Broadway producer and television pioneer. Her uncle was director/producer Gilbert Cates. Phoebe is of Russian Jewish, and one quarter Chinese, descent. ...

6. Sara Alström

Casting_department | Låt den rätte komma in

Sara Alström was born on October 28, 1975 in Stockholm, Sweden as Sara Catharina Alström. She is an actress and assistant director, known for Let the Right One In (2008), Rederiet (1992) and Sebastian (1995).

7. Jenny Agutter

Actress | The Avengers

Jenny Agutter was born on December 20, 1952, in Taunton, Somerset, England, UK. The daughter of an army officer, she spent her childhood traveling and living in different countries. Her film career began at the age of 12 in East of Sudan (1964), which was quickly followed by Walt Disney's Wonderful...

8. Gitte Iben Andersen

Actress | Kundskabens træ

Gitte Iben Andersen was born on December 10, 1966 in Aarhus, Denmark. She is an actress, known for Kundskabens træ (1981).

'Kundskabens træ'

9. Line Arlien-Søborg

Actress | Skønheden og udyret

Line Arlien-Søborg was born on July 25, 1966 in Denmark. She is an actress and assistant director, known for Skønheden og udyret (1983), Kundskabens træ (1981) and Århus by night (1989).

'Kundskabens træ'

10. Drew Barrymore

Producer | Never Been Kissed

Since melting audiences' hearts - at the age of six - in Steven Spielberg's beloved sci-fi blockbuster, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Drew Barrymore has emerged as one of the most endearing and talented actresses of her generation.

Drew Blyth Barrymore was born in Culver City, California, to ...

Doppelganger: The Evil Within

11. Ariel Besse

Actress | Mora

Ariel Besse was born on November 14, 1965 in France. She is an actress, known for Mora (1982), Beau Pere (1981) and On s'en fout... nous on s'aime (1982).

for 'Beau-père'

12. Katja Bienert

Actress | Immer Vollmond

Katja Bienert was born on September 1, 1966 in Berlin, West Germany. She is an actress and director, known for Immer Vollmond (2001) and Diamonds of Kilimandjaro (1983).

13. Katya Berger

Actress | Nana

Katya Berger was born in 1964 in Munich, West Germany. She is an actress, known for Nana (1983), Storie di ordinaria follia (1981) and An Almost Perfect Affair (1979).

For 'Picole labbra' aka 'Tales of extraordinary little lips'

14. Christine Boisson

Actress | The Truth About Charlie

Christine Boisson was born on April 8, 1956 in Salon de Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, France. She is an actress, known for The Truth About Charlie (2002), Identification of a Woman (1982) and Sandra (1989).

15. Dawn Dunlap

Actress | Forbidden World

Adorable baby doll brunette beauty Dawn Dunlap had a regrettably fleeting film career from the late 70s up until the mid 80s. Dawn was born in 1963 in Austin, Texas. She made her debut at age 16 in the titular role of a lovely and naive, yet enticing ballet dancer in the steamy soft-core feature "...

for 'Laura'

16. Olivia d'Abo

Actress | Conan the Destroyer

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

for 'Bolero'

17. Julie Engelbrecht

Actress | The Last Witch Hunter

Julie Engelbrecht was born on June 30, 1984 in Paris, France as Julie Charon Engelbrecht. She is an actress, known for The Last Witch Hunter (2015), The Strain (2014) and Before the Fall (2004).

18. Judith Godrèche

Actress | The Overnight

Judith Godrèche was born on March 23, 1972 in Paris, France. She is an actress and director, known for The Overnight (2015), L'auberge espagnole (2002) and The Man in the Iron Mask (1998).

for 'La Fille de 15 ans'

19. Melanie Griffith

Actress | Working Girl

Melanie Griffith was born on August 9, 1957 in New York City, to then model/future actress Tippi Hedren and former child actor turned advertising executive Peter Griffith. Her parents' marriage ended when she was four years old and Tippi brought Melanie to Los Angeles to get a new start. Tippi ...

20. Adèle Haenel

Actress | Les combattants

Adèle Haenel was born on January 1, 1989 in Paris, France. She is an actress, known for Les combattants (2014), La fille inconnue (2016) and House of Tolerance (2011).

For 'Les Diables', spectacular!

21. Linda Hayden

Actress | Taste the Blood of Dracula

Gorgeous and voluptuous blonde actress Linda Hayden made a strong and lasting impression with her steamy portrayals of lusty nymphets and tempting seductresses in a handful of pictures made in the 60s and 70s. Linda was born on January 19, 1953 in Stanmore, Middlesex, England. She studied her craft...

22. Abbey Hoes

Actress | Petticoat

Emily Abigail Ashley Hoes was born on May 20th, 1994 in the city of Rotterdam. At the age of 10 she started taking singing, dancing and acting lessons at the Hofplein Children's theatre. After a couple of auditions for musical she discovered that acting instead of singing was where her heart was ...


23. Olivia Hussey

Actress | Romeo and Juliet

At age 15, when most young women are nurturing dreams of romance, Olivia Hussey was giving life to Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet (1968). Her performance in one of the most celebrated roles ever written in the English language won her the Golden Globe and two successive Best Actor ...

24. Eva Ionesco

Director | My Little Princess

Eva Ionesco was born on July 18, 1965 in Paris, France. She is an actress and director, known for My Little Princess (2011), The Tenant (1976) and Cinéma 16 (1975). She has been married to Simon Liberati since December 8, 2013.

For Maladolescenza (1977)

25. Michelle Johnson

Actress | Blame It on Rio

Michelle Johnson was born in Anchorage, Alaska, USA on September 9, 1965, her family eventually moved to Phoenix, Arizona. She graduated from Alhambra High School one semester early in January 1984. At the age of 17, only two months out of high school in Phoenix, Arizona, Michelle was signed up by ...

26. Nastassja Kinski

Actress | Tess

Nastassja Kinski was born Nastassja Aglaia Nakszynski on January 24, 1961 in Berlin, Germany, the daughter of German actor Klaus Kinski. In 1976, she met director Roman Polanski, who urged her to study method acting with Lee Strasberg in the United States. Kinski starred in the Italian romantic ...

For Tatort (tv episode)

27. Virginie Ledoyen

Actress | 8 femmes

Virginie Ledoyen was born Virginie Fernandez on 15 November 1976 in Aubervilliers, near Paris. At the age of 2, she was already shooting advertisements for television. At 9, she started going to the École des Enfants du Spectacle, and made her film debut at 10 in What Every Frenchwoman Wants (1986)....

L'eau froide La regle de l'homme Les marmottes Le voleur d'enfants Les Marmottes

28. Jonna Liljendahl

Actress | Madicken på Junibacken

Jonna Liljendahl was born on November 6, 1970 in Stockholm, Sweden as Jonna Lisa Liljendahl. She is an actress, known for Madicken på Junibacken (1980), Du är inte klok, Madicken (1979) and Madicken (1979). She is married to Jonas Holst. They have two children.

29. Júlia Mérö

Actress | Angyali üdvözlet

Júlia Mérö is an actress, known for Angyali üdvözlet (1984).

For that bible film

30. Shirley Mills

Actress | Child Bride

Shirley Olivia Mills was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1926 and moved to southern California while still a child.

She became the star of an independent movie which achieved great fame titled Child Bride (1938)when she was 12 years old which she describes in detail on her "official" website on a ...

31. Isabella Nightingale

Actress | The Spy Who Caught a Cold

Isabella Nightingale is an actress, known for The Spy Who Caught a Cold (1995) and C.A.T.S. Eyes (1985).

Shortie goes short

32. Désirée Nosbusch

Actress | Der Fan

Désirée Nosbusch was born on January 14, 1965 in Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg. She is an actress and producer, known for The Fan (1982), Poison and Freunde fürs Leben (1992). She was previously married to Harald Kloser.

33. Tatum O'Neal

Actress | Paper Moon

Tatum O'Neal was born on November 5, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Tatum Beatrice O'Neal. She is an actress and producer, known for Paper Moon (1973), The Runaways (2010) and The Bad News Bears (1976). She was previously married to John McEnroe.

34. Jaroslava Schallerová

Actress | Valerie a týden divu

Jaroslava Schallerová was born on April 25, 1956 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. She is an actress, known for Valerie a týden divu (1970), 30 panen a Pythagoras (1977) and Láska (1973).

35. Simonetta Stefanelli

Actress | The Godfather

Simonetta Stefanelli was born on November 30, 1954 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for The Godfather (1972), Lucrezia giovane (1974) and Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana (1983). She was previously married to Michele Placido.

explosive performance

36. Louise Szpindel

Actress | Riviera

Louise Szpindel is an actress, known for Riviera (2017), Mes séances de lutte (2013) and Rebecca H. (Return to the Dogs) (2010).

37. Hanne Sørensen

Actress | Kundskabens træ

Hanne Sørensen was born on July 12, 1966 in Aarhus, Denmark. She is an actress, known for Kundskabens træ (1981).

38. Natalie Uher

Actress | Emmanuelle 6

Natalie Uher was born on April 2, 1968 in Feldkirch, Vorarlberg, Austria. She is an actress, known for Emmanuelle 6 (1988), Locas vacaciones (1984) and Drei und eine halbe Portion (1985).

39. Lara Wendel

Actress | La casa 3

Lara Wendel was born on March 29, 1965 in Munich, Germany as Daniela Rachele Barnes. She is an actress, known for Ghosthouse (1988), Tenebre (1982) and Il profumo della signora in nero (1974).

Sadly, her films have no subtitles! Not 'Un dramma borghese' and not 'Desideria'

40. Helle Fagralid

Actress | Sorg og glæde

Helle Fagralid was born on May 11, 1976 in Helsingør, Denmark. She is an actress, known for Sorg og glæde (2013), Nikolaj og Julie (2002) and Take the Trash (2008). She has been married to Ole Bornedal since September 2012.

For 'Det skaldede spøgelse'

41. Mille Lehfeldt

Actress | Smukke mennesker

Mille Lehfeldt was born on December 8, 1979 as Mille Hoffmeyer Lehfeldt. She is known for her work on Smukke mennesker (2010), Flame & Citron (2008) and Lang historie kort (2015). She has been married to Sophus K. Windeløv since 2008.

For 'Det skaldede spøgelse'

42. Lola Créton

Actress | Après mai

Lola Crèton is a French actress. Her first debut was in a short film, Imago. Her first serious role was in Barbe-Bleu, directed by Catherine Breillat. She plays Camille in Goodbye first love, a film by Mia Hansen Løve. The film was an official selection at Locarno and New York Film Festival.

for 'Un amour de jeunesse'

43. Delphine Zentout

Actress | Farinelli

Delphine Zentout was born in 1974 in France. She is an actress, known for Farinelli (1994), The Hitchhiker (1983) and 36 fillette (1988).

for 36 fillete

44. Melinda Kinnaman

Actress | Mitt liv som hund

Melinda Kinnaman was born on November 9, 1971 as Melinda Rosalie Kinnaman. She is an actress, known for My Life as a Dog (1985), Vildanden (1989) and Hus i helvete (2002).

For 'My life as a dog'

45. Marie Trintignant

Actress | Colette, une femme libre

Marie Trintignant died tragically on the 1st of August, 2003 from a cerebral edema in Neuilly-sur-Seine near Paris, France, following a violent fight with her boyfriend, Bertrand Cantat, lead singer in the French rock band, Noir Désir. She was just finishing filming a TV movie about Colette, ...

For Serie Noire (1979)

46. Laura Syniawa

Actress | Donna Leon

Laura Syniawa was born on October 29, 1985 in Berlin, Germany. She is an actress, known for Donna Leon (2000), Riekes Liebe (2001) and Kammerflimmern (2004).

For Riekes Liebe. 15 at the time. Two scenes with her brother. Must be the only time that an incest movies brother and sister actually looked like each other! Syniawa acts and holds a doctorate in Psychology from Humboldt University, Berlin.

47. Agnieszka Wlodarczyk

Actress | Zostac miss 2

Born in Slawno, Poland. Her first steps as an actress were supervised by Janusz Józefowicz in Buffo Theatre in Warsaw, Poland. In 1996, she was chosen for the role of Sara (1997) among over one hundred candidates. The Director Maciej Slesicki said that she had a natural talent.

48. 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 ...

49. Christianne Hirt

Actress | The Accused

An award winning actress and screenwriter, Christiane has over 30 years of professional experience in the film and television industry. She is co-founder of Company of Rogues Actors' Studio (Calgary, AB) and founder of Rogues West in Vancouver, BC. Christiane has garnered national recognition, ...

50. Karin Trentephol

Actress | L'immoralità

Karin Trentephol is an actress, known for L'immoralità (1978).

51. Livia Russo

Actress | I mavri Emmanouella

Livia Russo is an actress, known for I mavri Emmanouella (1980).

52. Mia Kirshner

Actress | The Black Dahlia

Mia Kirshner was born in Toronto, Ontario on January 25, 1975, to Etti, a teacher, and Sheldon Kirshner, a journalist. Her father is of Polish Jewish descent and her mother is a Bulgarian Jewish immigrant. Mia had a middle class upbringing and graduated from the prestigious McGill University with a...

53. Ornella Muti

Actress | Flash Gordon

Ornella Muti was born on March 9, 1955 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Francesca Romana Rivelli. She is an actress, known for Flash Gordon (1980), La moglie più bella (1970) and Oscar (1991). She was previously married to Federico Fachinetti and Alessio Orano.

54. Reese Witherspoon

Actress | Wild

Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976 at Southern Baptist Hospital (now Memorial Medical Center) in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the second child of Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Reese) and Dr. John Draper Witherspoon, Sr. Her father was a military surgeon specializing in ear, nose ...

55. Sandrine Bonnaire

Actress | Sans toit ni loi

Sandrine Bonnaire was born on May 31, 1967 in Gannat, Allier, France. She is an actress and director, known for Vagabond (1985), À nos amours (1983) and La Cérémonie (1995). She was previously married to Guillaume Laurant.

56. Sofie Gråbøl

Actress | Forbrydelsen

Sofie Gråbøl was born on July 30, 1968 in Denmark as Anne Sofie Gråbøl. She is an actress, known for Forbrydelsen (2007), Blinkende lygter (2000) and Nikolaj og Julie (2002). She was previously married to Jacob Thuesen.