Top 100 Actors

by plasma_birds | created - 07 Feb 2014 | updated - 07 Feb 2014 | Public

1. Chishû Ryû

Actor | Tôkyô monogatari

What an amazing career! Few can boast a longer one (64 years of activity). Few have been able to have to relate to three generations. And it is pretty sure that no one can compare with him in terms of faithfulness to a director: Chishu Ryu indeed appeared in no fewer than fifty-two out of ...

2. Luís Miguel Cintra

Actor | Daqui P'ra Frente

Luís Miguel Cintra was born on April 29, 1949 in Madrid, Spain. He is an actor and writer, known for Daqui P'ra Frente (2007), 'Non', ou A Vã Glória de Mandar (1990) and The Dancer Upstairs (2002).

3. Takeshi Sakamoto

Actor | Ukikusa monogatari

Takeshi Sakamoto was born on September 21, 1899 in Hyogo, Japan as Buhei Nagaishi. He was an actor, known for Ukikusa monogatari (1934), Tôkyô no yado (1935) and Passing Fancy (1933). He died on May 10, 1974 in Hyogo-ken, Japan.

4. Kinuyo Tanaka

Actress | Joyû Sumako no koi

Tanaka Kinuyo was a highly regarded and prolific actress best known for her films with director Mizoguchi Kenji. She was immersed in the world of film having received her start in the world of entertainment at age fourteen, being a filmmaker herself, being the cousin of director Kobayashi Masaki ...

5. Leonor Silveira

Actress | Porto Santo

Leonor Silveira was born on October 28, 1970 in Lisbon, Portugal as Leonor da Silveira Moreno de Lemos Gomes. She is an actress, known for Porto Santo (1997), Voyage to the Beginning of the World (1997) and Palavra e Utopia (2000).

6. Mariko Okada

Actress | Akitsu onsen

Mariko Okada was born on January 11, 1933 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress and producer, known for Akitsu onsen (1962), Miyamoto Musashi (1954) and This Year's Love (1962). She has been married to Yoshishige Yoshida since 1964.

7. Daisuke Katô

Actor | Shichinin no samurai

Daisuke Katô was born on February 18, 1910 in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. He was an actor and director, known for Seven Samurai (1954), Yojimbo (1961) and Rashômon (1950). He died on July 31, 1975.

8. Chôko Iida

Actress | Ukikusa monogatari

Chouko Iida was born in 1897, in the old downtown of Tokyo, Asakusa.After dropping out of high school and working as a clerk at the Matsuzakaya Department Store, she joined the Nakamura Matsugoro Acting Company. In 1922, Iida entered Shochiku Kamata Productions. Her acting was soon recognized by a ...

9. João César Monteiro

Actor | Recordações da Casa Amarela

Born in Figueira da Foz, a cosmopolitan beach resort, moved to Lisbon at the age of 15. In 1963 studies cinema at London School of Technique and starts his first movie at 1965 only concluded five years later. "Silvestre" from Portuguese short stories was presented at Venice Film Festival, where he ...

10. Taiji Tonoyama

Actor | Ningen

Taiji Tonoyama was born on October 17, 1915 in Ginza, Tokyo, Japan. He was an actor, known for Ningen (1962), Echizen take-ningyô (1963) and Tora-san, the Expert (1982). He died on April 30, 1989.

11. Haruko Sugimura

Actress | Tôkyô monogatari

Haruko Sugimura was born on January 6, 1909 in Hiroshima, Japan. She was an actress, known for Tokyo Story (1953), Gogo no Yuigon-jo (1995) and Meshi (1951). She died on April 4, 1997 in Tokyo, Japan.

12. Hideko Takamine

Actress | Ukigumo

Next to Hara Setsuko and Tanaka Kinuyo Takamine Hideko remains one of Japan's most admired and prolific actresses. Born as Hirayama Hideko in Hakodate, Hokkaido in northern Japan in 1924 she became a child actress for Shochiku Studio at age five appearing in the film Haha. She would go on to work ...

13. Jean-Pierre Léaud

Actor | Les quatre cents coups

Jean-Pierre Léaud is not everybody's cup of tea for sure, but will remain an important name in film history. As an actor he can be adored or hated for exactly the same reasons: he is one of those rare players that directors let improvise his dialogue, which gets on certain viewers' nerves while it ...

14. Tomio Aoki

Actor | Wasurerarenu hitobito

Tomio Aoki was born on October 7, 1923. He was an actor, known for Wasurerarenu hitobito (2000), I Was Born, But... (1932) and Ukikusa monogatari (1934). He died on January 24, 2004 in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan.

15. Fumio Watanabe

Actor | Kozure Ôkami: Ko wo kashi ude kashi tsukamatsuru

Fumio Watanabe was born on October 31, 1929 in Tokyo, Japan. He was an actor, known for Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972), Ninja bugeicho momochi sandayu (1980) and Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972). He died on August 4, 2004 in Japan.

16. Setsuko Hara

Actress | Banshun

Setsuko Hara became one of Japan's best-loved stars over her 30-year film career. Her signature character type, variations on a daughter devoted to her parents and home, inspired the nickname that stayed with her until retirement: the Eternal Virgin. To some extent, reality mirrored her roles in ...

17. Chieko Nakakita

Actress | Inazuma

A character actress who never quite got her due, despite roles in numerous high-profile movies from the 1940s onward. Although a vigorous participant in Toho's labor disputes of that early period, like so many others she never really left, in part because she had married studio producer Tomoyuki ...

18. Diogo Dória

Actor | Bis ans Ende der Welt

Diogo Dória was born on April 16, 1953 in Lisbon, Portugal. He is an actor, known for Until the End of the World (1991), Odysseus (2013) and O Velho do Restelo (2014).

19. Michel Piccoli

Actor | Le mépris

Born in a musician's family, he spent the first fifteen years of his career appearing both on stage and on screen, mostly in supporting roles. His breakthrough came after Jean-Luc Godard's Contempt (1963) and about 100 films, ranging from art-house movies to commercial mainstream, followed. He won ...

20. Sô Yamamura

Actor | Tora! Tora! Tora!

Sô Yamamura was born on February 24, 1910 in Tenri, Japan as Hirosada Koga. He was an actor and director, known for Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), Kuroi ushio (1954) and Gung Ho (1986). He was married to Yuriko Yamamura. He died on May 26, 2000 in Suginami, Tokyo, Japan.

21. Bulle Ogier

Actress | Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie

Her father was a lawyer. Her mother was an artist, a painter. She had a brother and a sister. At age 18, she married the father of her only child, actress Pascale Ogier. She divorced him two years later. To support herself, she started to work for high fashion designer Coco Chanel.

22. Takashi Shimura

Actor | Shichinin no samurai

Japanese character actor Takashi Shimura was one of the finest film actors of the 20th century and a leading member of the "stock company" of master director Akira Kurosawa. A native of southern Japan, Shimura was a descendant of the samurai warrior class. Following university training, he founded ...

23. Kang-sheng Lee

Actor | Tian bian yi duo yun

Kang-sheng Lee was born in 1968 in Taipei, Taiwan. He is an actor and director, known for Tian bian yi duo yun (2005), Ni na bian ji dian (2001) and Bang bang wo ai shen (2007).

24. Ingrid Caven

Actress | Ludwig - Requiem für einen jungfräulichen König

Ingrid Caven was born on August 3, 1938 in Saarbrücken, Germany as Ingrid Schmidt. She is an actress, known for Ludwig - Requiem for a Virgin King (1972), Looping (1981) and The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972). She was previously married to Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

25. Kyôko Kagawa

Actress | Tôkyô monogatari

Born in Namegata, Ibaraki Prefecture in 1931, Kagawa Kyoko (also Makino Kyoko) has endured through the golden age of Japanese cinema, into the end of the century and onto the new to act in many of the more important films from her native country. Growing up she had aspired to learn English and then...

26. Eijirô Tôno

Actor | Yôjinbô

Eijirô Tôno was born on September 17, 1907 in Gunma, Japan. He was an actor, known for Yojimbo (1961), Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) and Kyûpora no aru machi (1962). He died on September 8, 1994.

27. Klaus Kinski

Actor | Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht

Klaus Kinski was born as Klaus Günter Karl Nakszynski in Zoppot, Free City of Danzig (now Sopot, Poland), to Susanne (Lutze), a nurse, and Bruno Nakszynski, a pharmacist. He grew up in Berlin, was drafted into the German army in 1944 and captured by British forces in Holland. After the war he began...

28. Ken Uehara

Actor | Fûfu

Ken Uehara was born on October 7, 1909 in Tokyo, Japan as Kiyosuke Ikebata. He was an actor, known for Fûfu (1953), Tsuma (1953) and Aizen katsura (1938). He was married to Masami Ôbayashi and Yoko Kozakura. He died on November 23, 1991 in Tokyo.

29. Masayuki Mori

Actor | Rashômon

Masayuki Mori was born on January 13, 1911 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan as Yukimitsu Arishima. He was an actor, known for Rashômon (1950), The Bad Sleep Well (1960) and Ukigumo (1955). He died on October 7, 1973.

30. Manuela de Freitas

Actress | O Lugar do Morto

Manuela de Freitas was born on September 4, 1940 in Lisbon, Portugal. She is an actress, known for O Lugar do Morto (1984), Fragments of an Alms-Film (1972) and Hovering Over the Water (1986).

31. Tatsuya Nakadai

Actor | Kagemusha

Japanese leading man, an important star and one of the handful of Japanese actors well known outside Japan. Nakadai was a tall handsome clerk in a Tokyo shop when director Masaki Kobayashi encountered him and cast him in The Thick-Walled Room (1956). Nakadai was subsequently cast in the lead role in...

32. Ward Bond

Actor | The Quiet Man

Gruff, burly American character actor. Born in 1903 in Benkelman, Nebraska (confirmed by Social Security records; sources stating 1905 or Denver, Colorado are in error.) Bond grew up in Denver, the son of a lumberyard worker. He attended the University of Southern California, where he got work as ...

33. Anne Wiazemsky

Actress | Au hasard Balthazar

Anne Wiazemsky was born on May 14, 1947 in Berlin, West Germany as Anna Ivanovna Vyazemskaya. She was an actress and writer, known for Au Hasard Balthazar (1966), La Chinoise (1967) and George qui? (1973). She was married to Jean-Luc Godard. She died on October 5, 2017 in Paris, Ile-de-France, ...

34. Sammo Kam-Bo Hung

Stunts | Yip Man

Born in Hong Kong, Sammo Hung's acting career began while he was training in acrobatics, martial arts and dance as a child at the China Drama Academy, and he received acclaim for his performance with a troupe called "The Seven Little Fortunes." He made his feature film debut as an actor at the age ...

35. Pierre Clémenti

Actor | Belle de jour

Pierre Clémenti was born on September 28, 1942 in Paris, France. He was an actor and director, known for Belle de Jour (1967), Porcile (1969) and À l'ombre de la canaille bleue (1986). He was married to Clementi, Margaret. He died on December 27, 1999 in Paris.

36. Catherine Deneuve

Actress | 8 femmes

Catherine Fabienne Deneuve was born October 22, 1943 in Paris, France. Her parents were actors. She made her movie debut in 1957, when she was barely a teenager and continued with small parts in minor films, until Roger Vadim gave her a meatier role in Le vice et la vertu (1963). But her ...

37. Juliet Berto

Actress | Neige

Juliet Berto was born on January 16, 1947 in Grenoble, Isère, Rhône-Alpes, France as Annie Jamet. She was an actress and writer, known for Neige (1981), Cap Canaille (1983) and Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974). She was married to Michel Berto. She died on January 10, 1990 in Breux-Jouy, Essonne, ...

38. Robert Mitchum

Actor | Out of the Past

Robert Mitchum was an underrated American leading man of enormous ability, who sublimated his talents beneath an air of disinterest. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to Ann Harriet (Gunderson), a Norwegian immigrant, and James Thomas Mitchum, a shipyard/railroad worker. His father died in a ...

39. Biao Yuen

Actor | Bai ga jai

Yuen Biao is regarded as one of the most acrobatic martial artists ever. Unfortunately, he is still underrated and not as popular as other contemporaries such as Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, and Jet Li even though he is the most critically acclaimed out of all of them and the most talented as ...

40. Isuzu Yamada

Actress | Kumonosu-jô

Isuzu Yamada was born on February 5, 1917 in Osaka, Japan as Mitsu Yamada. She was an actress, known for Throne of Blood (1957), Yojimbo (1961) and Nagareru (1956). She was married to Tsutomu Shimomoto, Yoshi Katô, Takita, Kazuo, Ichirô Tsukida and Teinosuke Kinugasa. She died on July 9, 2012 in ...

41. Yoshiko Kuga

Actress | Kono hiroi sora no dokoka ni

Yoshiko Kuga was born on January 21, 1931 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Somewhere Under the Broad Sky (1954), Yûyake-gumo (1956) and Jôshû to tomo ni (1956). She was previously married to Akihiko Hirata.

42. James Stewart

Actor | Vertigo

James Maitland Stewart was born on May 20, 1908 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, to Elizabeth Ruth (Johnson) and Alexander Maitland Stewart, who owned a hardware store. He was of Scottish, Ulster-Scots, and some English, descent. Stewart was educated at a local prep school, Mercersburg Academy, where he ...

43. Gena Rowlands

Actress | The Notebook

Virginia Cathryn "Gena" Rowlands is an American film, stage, and television actress, whose career in the entertainment industry has spanned over six decades. A four-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winner, she is known for her collaborations with her late actor-director husband John Cassavetes ...

44. 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 ...

45. Edwige Fenech

Actress | Hostel: Part II

Edwige Fenech was born (as Edwige Sfenek) on December 24, 1948, in Bone, Constantine, France, to a Maltese father and an Italian mother. She began her show-business career as a participant in beauty contests (she won the title of "Miss Mannequin de la Cote d'Azur" at age 16 and even won a Miss ...

46. 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...

47. Randolph Scott

Actor | The Tall T

Handsome American leading man who developed into one of Hollywood's greatest and most popular Western stars. Born to George and Lucy Crane Scott during a visit to Virginia, Scott was raised in Charlotte, North Carolina in a wealthy family. After service with the U.S. Army in France in World War I, ...

48. Tomas Milian

Actor | Traffic

Tomas Milian, an American actor born in Cuba; was trained at the Actors Studio. He appeared in a few plays on Broadway, as well as in a show by Jean Cocteau in Spoleto. Mauro Bolognini noticed him and that was the starting point of a rich cinematographic career in Italy, where he played in all ...

49. Fumiko Katsuragi

Actress | Seidon

Fumiko Katsuragi was born on August 29, 1878 in Toyko, Japan. She was an actress, known for Seidon (1933), No Blood Relation (1932) and Dokuso (1917). She died on August 19, 1945.

50. Toshirô Mifune

Actor | Yôjinbô

Toshiro Mifune achieved more worldwide fame than any other Japanese actor of his century. He was born in Tsingtao, China, to Japanese parents and grew up in Dalian. He did not set foot in Japan until he was 21. His father was an importer and a commercial photographer, and young Toshiro worked in ...

51. Kyôko Kishida

Actress | Suna no onna

Kyôko Kishida was born on April 29, 1930 in Suginami, Tokyo, Japan. She was an actress and writer, known for Woman in the Dunes (1964), Ninja, a Band of Assassins (1962) and An Autumn Afternoon (1962). She was married to Noboru Nakaya. She died on December 17, 2006 in Tokyo.

52. Louise Brooks

Actress | Die Büchse der Pandora

Mary Louise Brooks, also known by her childhood name of Brooksie, was born in the midwestern town of Cherryvale, Kansas, on November 14, 1906. She began dancing at an early age with the Denishawn Dancers (which was how she left Kansas and went to New York) and then with George White's Scandals ...

53. Elina Löwensohn

Actress | Schindler's List

Elina Löwensohn was born on July 11, 1966 in Bucharest, Romania. She is an actress and director, known for Schindler's List (1993), Nadja (1994) and A Very Long Engagement (2004).

54. Anna Karina

Actress | Une femme est une femme

Born in Denmark, she came to Paris at 18. She met Coco Chanel and Pierre Cardin and started as a top model. She met Jean-Luc Godard about a cameo in Breathless (1960), but she had to be naked and she refused to play in the movie. One year later, they got married and she became famous with the "...

55. Meiko Kaji

Actress | Shurayukihime

Meiko Kaji was born on March 24, 1947 in the Kanda area of Tokyo, Japan. Following graduation from the Yakumo Academy High School in Meguro, Tokyo, Japan in 1965, Kaji first began acting in films in the mid-1960's under her real name of Masako Ôta. She was given the stage name Meiko Kaji by ...

56. Anatoliy Solonitsyn

Actor | Stalker

The famous Russian actor was discovered by Andrei Tarkovsky. He was looking for an actor to play the part of Andrei Rublev for his second full-length film and accidentally found the completely unknown Solonitsyn in Chelyabinsk. He worked there as an amateur actor. After Andrei Rublev, he played ...

57. Yekaterina Golubeva

Actress | J'ai pas sommeil

Yekaterina Golubeva was born on October 9, 1966 in Leningrad, Russian SFSR, USSR. She was an actress and writer, known for J'ai pas sommeil (1994), Pola X (1999) and Twentynine Palms (2003). She was married to Sharunas Bartas. She died on August 14, 2011 in Paris, France.

58. Reb Brown

Actor | Uncommon Valor

Reb Brown was born on April 29, 1948 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Robert Brown. He is an actor, known for Uncommon Valor (1983), Captain America II: Death Too Soon (1979) and Death of a Soldier (1986). He has been married to Cisse Cameron since September 8, 1979.

59. Delphine Seyrig

Actress | The Day of the Jackal

Delphine was born in Beirut on the 10th April 1932 into an intellectual Protestant family. Her Alsatian father, Henri Seyrig, was the director of the Archaeological Institute and later France's cultural attaché in New York during World War Two. Her Swiss mother, Hermine De Saussure, was an adept of...

60. Tatyana Samoylova

Actress | Letyat zhuravli

Tatiana Samoilova (Tatyana Samojlova) is a Russian film actress known for the leading roles in The Cranes Are Flying (1957) and Anna Karenina (1967).

She was born Tatiana Evgenievna Samoilova on May 4, 1934, in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Russia. Her father, Evgeniy Samoylov, was a notable Russian ...

61. Hedy Lamarr

Actress | Samson and Delilah

Hedy Lamarr, the woman many critics and fans alike regard as the most beautiful ever to appear in films, was born Hedwig Eva Kiesler in Vienna, Austria. She was the daughter of Gertrud (Lichtwitz), from Budapest, and Emil Kiesler, a banker from Lember (now known as Lviv). Her parents were both from...

62. 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 ...

63. Monica Vitti

Actress | Il deserto rosso

Monica Vitti was born on November 3, 1931 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Maria Luisa Ceciarelli. She is an actress, known for Red Desert (1964), L'Avventura (1960) and L'Eclisse (1962). She has been married to Roberto Russo since 1995.

64. Jô Shishido

Actor | Yajû no seishun

Jô Shishido or Joe Shishido a.k.a. Joe The Ace (esu no Jô) owing to his role in 1961's Fast-Draw Guy entered acting following an audition for the Nikkatsu Studio and being one of the few to be picked and offered a contract via its New Face contest. Having signed with Nikkatsu in 1954 he began ...

65. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Actor | Predator

With an almost unpronounceable surname and a thick Austrian accent, who would have ever believed that a brash, quick talking bodybuilder from a small European village would become one of Hollywood's biggest stars, marry into the prestigious Kennedy family, amass a fortune via shrewd investments and...

66. 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 ...

67. Barbara Stanwyck

Actress | Double Indemnity

Today Barbara Stanwyck is remembered primarily as the matriarch of the family known as the Barkleys on the TV western The Big Valley (1965), wherein she played Victoria, and from the hit drama The Colbys (1985). But she was known to millions of other fans for her movie career, which spanned the ...

68. Gene Tierney

Actress | Laura

With prominent cheekbones and the most appealing overbite of her day, her striking good looks helped propel her to stardom. Her best known role is the enigmatic murder victim in Laura (1944). She was also Oscar-nominated for Leave Her to Heaven (1945). Her acting performances were few in the 1950s ...

69. Soledad Miranda

Actress | Ursus

Soledad Miranda was a Spanish actress who appeared in many films in the 1960s. Her remarkable beauty and her tragic untimely death make her story the stuff of legend. She was born on July 9, 1943 in Seville, Spain. She started her career when only eight years old as a flamenco dancer and singer. ...

70. Chantal Goya

Actress | Masculin féminin

Chantal Goya was born Chantal Deguerre in Saïgon (Vietnam). She came to Paris with her family when she was 4. She met the singer and composer Jean Jacques Debout when she was 18, married him and became a very famous singer for children, sold over 30 millions albums, all written by her husband.

71. Joe Dallesandro

Actor | The Limey

Joe Dallesandro's still hangin' . . . after battles with drug addiction and alcohol, brushes with the law, three broken marriages and numerous love affairs, plus the suicide of his only sibling Bob. One of the most beautifully photographed wild guys to come out of the Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey...

72. Lina Romay

Actress | La comtesse noire

Stunningly comely and slinky brunette Lina Romay rates highly as one of the boldest, most sensuous, and enticing actresses to have appeared with tremendous frequency in a large volume of European horror and exploitation features made from the early 1970s to the early 21st century.

Romay was born ...

73. Rie Yokoyama

Actress | Joshû 701-gô: Sasori

Rie Yokoyama was born on April 9, 1948 in Yamagata, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. She is an actress, known for Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972), Ecstasy of the Angels (1972) and Zatoichi's Conspiracy (1973).

74. Aleksei Ananishnov

Actor | Dni zatmeniya

Aleksei Ananishnov was born on November 8, 1962 in Leningrad [now St. Petersburg], Russia. He is an actor, known for Dni zatmeniya (1988) and Mother and Son (1997).

75. Alain Delon

Actor | Le samouraï

Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon was born in Sceaux, Hauts-de-Seine, France, to Édith (Arnold) and Fabien Delon. His father was of French and Corsican Italian descent, and his mother was of French and German ancestry. His parents divorced early on, and Delon had a stormy childhood, being ...

76. Oleg Yankovskiy

Actor | Lyubovnik

Yankovsky was named best actor in a 1984 reader poll by Soviet Screen for his role in "In Love Because He Wants to Be." He was awarded the State Prize in 1987 for his role in "Flying Asleep and Awake." In 1989 he received the Vasiliev State Prize for his role in "The Kreutzer Sonata." Yakovsky was ...

77. Tony Chiu-Wai Leung

Actor | Faa yeung nin wa

Tony Leung Chiu Wai was born in Hong Kong on 27 June 1962. He and his younger sister were raised by their mother after his father left them. In 1982, after passing the training courses of TVB, Tony became a TV actor and became famous for his comedy style in such TV shows as Lu ding ji (1983) or Jue...

79. Christina Lindberg

Actress | Furyô anego den: Inoshika Ochô

Gorgeous and voluptuous brunette beauty Britt Christina Marinette Lindberg was born on December 6, 1950, in Gothenburg, Sweden, to a working-class family, with one sister and two brothers. She studied Latin at school and initially planned on being an archaeologist. Doing some modeling while still ...

80. Natalya Bondarchuk

Actress | Solyaris

Natalya Bondarchuk was born on May 10, 1950 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR as Natalya Sergeevna Bondarchuk. She is an actress and director, known for Solaris (1971), Odna lyubov dushi moyey (2007) and Krasnoe i chernoe (1976). She is married to Nikolay Burlyaev. They have one child.

81. Udo Kier

Actor | Downsizing

Udo Kier was born October 14, 1944 in Cologne, Germany, during World War II. His entrance was just as dramatic as some of his roles. On the evening of his birth Udo's mother requested extra time with her new baby. The nurses had gathered all of the other babies and returned them to the nursery when...

82. Gary Cooper

Actor | High Noon

Born to Alice Cooper and Charles Cooper (not in film business). Gary attended school at Dunstable school England, Helena Montana and Iowa College, Grinnell, Iowa. His first stage experience was during high school and college. Afterwards, he worked as an extra for one year before getting a part in a...

83. Clara Bow

Actress | Wings

Clara Gordon Bow, destined to become THE flapper of the 1920's, was born on July 29, 1905 and raised in poverty and violence in Brooklyn, New York. Her mother tried to slit Clara's throat when she attempted to enter the film industry. She won a photo beauty contest which launched her movie career ...

84. Mary Pickford

Actress | Coquette

Mary Pickford was born Gladys Louise Smith in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Elsie Charlotte (Hennessy) and John Charles Smith. She was of English and Irish descent. Pickford began in the theater at age seven. Then known as "Baby Gladys Smith", she toured with her family in a number of theater ...

85. Fred Williamson

Actor | From Dusk Till Dawn

Former Oakland Raiders/Kansas City Chiefs football star who rose to prominence as one of the first African-American male action stars of the "blaxploitation" genre of the early 1970s, who has since gone on to a long and illustrious career as an actor, director, writer, and producer! Burly, yet ...

86. Rock Hudson

Actor | Giant

Rock Hudson was born Roy Harold Scherer, Jr. in Winnetka, Illinois, to Katherine (Wood), a telephone operator, and Roy Harold Scherer, an auto mechanic. He was of German, Swiss-German, English, and Irish descent. His parents divorced when he was eight years old. He failed to obtain parts in school ...

87. Franco Nero

Actor | Django Unchained

Blue-eyed and well-built Italian actor in international cinema, Franco Nero, was a painting photographer when he was discovered as an actor by director John Huston. He has since appeared in more than 200 movies around the world, working with Europe's top directors, such as Luis Buñuel, Rainer ...

88. Lillian Gish

Actress | The Night of the Hunter

Lillian Diana Gish was born on October 14, 1893 in Springfield, Ohio. Her father James Lee Gish was an alcoholic who caroused around, was rarely at home and left the family to more or less to fend for themselves. To help make ends meet, Lillian, her sister Dorothy Gish and their mother Mary Gish ...

89. Macha Méril

Actress | Profondo rosso

Macha Méril was born on September 3, 1940 in Rabat, French Protectorate in Morocco as Marie-Madeleine Gagarine. She is an actress and producer, known for Deep Red (1975), Vagabond (1985) and Belle de Jour (1967). She has been married to Michel Legrand since September 18, 2014. She was previously ...

90. Bernadette Lafont

Actress | Paulette

Bernadette Lafont was born at the Protestant Health Home of Nîmes in Gard, the only child of a pharmacist and a housewife from the Cévennes. Her mother always wanted a boy to name Bernard and, once she gave birth to a girl, she enjoyed to hold this against all the catholics she knew as the proof ...

91. 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 ...

92. Eszter Balint

Actress | Stranger Than Paradise

Eszter Balint (born in Budapest , Hungary) grew up as a member of the avant-garde theater company Squat Theatre in New York. She has appeared in starring and featured roles in films by Jim Jarmusch, Woody Allen, Steve Buscemi, alongside David Bowie, and in Louis CK's FX TV show Louie, among others....

93. Jaruchai Iamaram

Actor | Sang sattawat

Jaruchai Iamaram is an actor, known for Sang sattawat (2006).

94. Qi Shu

Actress | The Transporter

Born in Taiwan, Qi Shu has won the prestigious Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan (regarded as the East Asian Oscars) for Best Supporting Actress. She has also received a nomination for Best Actress from the Golden Horse Awards. She appeared with Jackie Chan in the romantic comedy Boh lei chun (1999) ("...

95. Max von Sydow

Actor | Minority Report

Max von Sydow was born Carl Adolf von Sydow on April 10, 1929 in Lund, Skåne, Sweden, to a middle-class family. He is the son of Baroness Maria Margareta (Rappe), a teacher, and Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, an ethnologist and folklore professor. His surname traces back to his father's partial German ...

96. Anita Strindberg

Actress | La coda dello scorpione

Anita Strindberg was born on May 29, 1938 in Sweden. She is an actress, known for La coda dello scorpione (1971), L'uomo senza memoria (1974) and Coartada en disco rojo (1972).

97. Grégoire Colin

Actor | Nénette et Boni

Grégoire Colin was born on July 25, 1975 in Châtenay-Malabry, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is an actor and director, known for Nenette and Boni (1996), Opium (2013) and Lisières (2012).

98. Ingrid Bergman

Actress | Notorious

Ingrid Bergman was one of the greatest actresses from Hollywood's lamented Golden Era. Her natural and unpretentious beauty and her immense acting talent made her one of the most celebrated figures in the history of American cinema. Bergman is also one of the most Oscar-awarded actresses, tied with ...

99. Catherine Jourdan

Actress | Le samouraï

Catherine Jourdan was born on October 12, 1948 in Azay-le-Rideau, Indre-et-Loire, France. She is known for her work on Le Samouraï (1967), The Leatherstocking Tales (1969) and Zoo zéro (1979). She died on February 18, 2011 in Paris, France.

100. Reiko Ike

Actress | Furyô anego den: Inoshika Ochô

Reiko Ike was still in her late teens when she was "discovered" by Japan's Toei Studios (stories of her "discovery" are inconsistent, ranging from being scouted in a nightclub to being spotted as a model). Along with Miki Sugimoto she was Toei's top sex star throughout the 1970s, and the focus of ...



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