lovely namesby enmasse | created - 27 Apr 2017 | updated - 11 months ago | Public
unusual, wonderful names listed alphabetically, by first name.
Actress | The Fall
Aisling Franciosi is an Irish-Italian actress, known for The Fall (2013), Game of Thrones (2011) and The Nightingale (2018). She was born in Dublin in 1993, moved with her family to Italy soon after, and returned to Ireland 4 years later with her mother. She attended acting classes as a child and ...
Actress | Can't Stop the Music
Altovise Davis was born on August 30, 1943 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA as Altovise Joanne Gore. She was an actress, known for Can't Stop the Music (1980), Kingdom of the Spiders (1977) and Charlie's Angels (1976). She was married to Sammy Davis Jr.. She died on March 14, 2009 in Los Angeles, ...
4. Anaïs Nin
Writer | Henry & June
Anaïs Nin was born February 21, 1903 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a suburb of Paris, France. She moved to the United States in 1914 with her mother, singer Rosa Culmell and two brothers, Thorvald and Joaquin. Her father was Joaquin Nin, a Spanish pianist and composer, who abandoned the family after ...
Actress | Maleficent
Angelina Jolie is an Academy Award-winning actress who rose to fame after her role in Girl, Interrupted (1999), playing the title role in the "Lara Croft" blockbuster movies, as well as Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Wanted (2008), Salt (2010) and Maleficent (2014). Off-screen, Jolie has become ...
Actress | The Princess and the Frog
Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose recently finished filming the lead role of the pilot episode Beast Mode (TBS / Macro), which is based on life of legendary boxing trainer Ann Wolfe. Anika is also serving as Co-Executive Producer.
In 2018, Anika starred in the title role of 'Carmen Jones' in John ...
Actress | Star Trek: First Contact
Alfre Woodard was born on November 8, 1952 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the youngest of three children of Constance, a homemaker, and Marion H. Woodard, an interior designer. She was named by her godmother, who claimed she saw a vision of Alfre's name written out in gold letters. A former high school ...
9. Anouk Aimée
Actress | Un homme et une femme
The daughter of actress Geneviève Sorya, in 1948 she played the part of Juliette in The Lovers of Verona (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) Claude ...
10. Antje Traue
Actress | Man of Steel
With a strong body of work in her native Germany, Antje broke out into the international marketplace in Zack Snyder's Superman retelling, "Man of Steal" as the villainess, "Faora". Other credits include Renny Harlin's "5 Days of August", Warner Brothers' "The Seventh Son", Simon Curtis's "The Woman...
14. Aura Aurea
Actress | Kapag buhay ang inutang
Underrated star Aura Aurea, best remembered for her controversial role in equally controversial 1960 movie, Gerry de Leon's "Huwag Mong Limutin," started her movie career as Norma Reyes in Everlasting Pictures "Laki sa Layaw" (1957). In 1959, she was re-introduced as Aura Aurea in her first ...
15. Aurélien Recoing
Actor | La vie d'Adèle
Flashback to Paris, 5 May, 1958. Aurélien Recoing, son of the puppeteer Alain Recoing, is born. He begins training to be an actor in 1974 at the Cours Florent, as well as studying at the Quartier d'Ivry. In 1977, the actor-in-training, who speaks fluent English as well as a little Russian, joins ...
17. Avril Lavigne
Soundtrack | Bruce Almighty
Avril Lavigne was born on September 27, 1984 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, to Judith-Rosanne (Loshaw) and Jean-Claude Joseph Lavigne. Her ancestry is French-Canadian, Polish, English, Irish, and Scottish. At sixteen, she moved to Manhattan and began work on her debut album. She dropped out of ...
19. Ayelet Zurer
Actress | Man of Steel
Ayelet Zurer is one of Israel's most acclaimed actresses. She was born in Tel Aviv, and first garnered the attention of Hollywood when she was cast by Steven Spielberg in her first English-speaking role, as Eric Bana's character's wife in the Oscar® nominated film Munich (2005). Since arriving in ...
22. Baz Luhrmann
Writer | Moulin Rouge!
Baz Luhrmann is an Australian writer, director, and producer with projects spanning film, television, opera, theatre, music, and recording industries. He is regarded by many as a contemporary example of an auteur for his distinctly recognizable style and deep involvement in the writing, directing, ...
23. Beatie Edney
Actress | Highlander
24. Bebe Buell
Bebe Buell is a former model and Playboy Playmate who dated several rock stars in the 1970s. She began modeling at the age of 17 and moved from her hometown of Portsmouth, Virginia, to New York City. Shortly after moving to New York, she met rock star Todd Rundgren. At the time she was living in a ...
26. Bipasha Basu
Actress | Race
Fate intervened when Bipasha recoiled and passed out when dissecting a rat. Thus ended her dream of being a medical professional. She was enrolled in the science faculty until 12th standard, but switched to commerce thereafter. After acquiring a degree in commerce she planned to be a chartered ...
27. Birdy Sweeney
Actor | The Crying Game
Birdy Sweeney began acting when he was in his 50s having spent much of his earlier life as a comic and bird impersonator. He won his distinctive nickname while still a schoolboy making his debut mimicking blackbirds as an 11-year-old on BBC Radio Ulster. Sweeney had a heart attack when he was only ...
28. Bisk Consoli
Actor | Ash Wednesday
Arthur Samuel (Bisk) Consoli was born in New Jersey, the second child of Arthur Samuel Consoli and Phillippa Maltese. Bisk graduated from Brophy College Preparatory, Fairleigh Dickenson University and The American Graduate School of International Management.
He made his acting debut on the stage ...
29. Booboo Stewart
Booboo Stewart was thrust into the spotlight with his winning the coveted role of Seth Clearwater in the The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) and reprising the role in both The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012). At age 10 Booboo began his...
real name: Nils Stewart
30. Brenton Thwaites
Brenton Thwaites is an Australian actor. He played Luke Gallagher on the Fox8 teen drama series SLiDE (2011) and Stu Henderson on the Australian soap opera hit Home and Away (1988). His films include Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012), Oculus (2013), Maleficent (2014), and The Giver (2014). He ...
31. Bruklin Harris
Actress | Dangerous Minds
Bruklin Harris was born in Brooklyn, New York. She was born on September 20th and began acting in films in 1992. She co-starred in the controversial film "Zebrahead" as the character Nadine. She is well-known for her excellent characterizations and distinctive features. Her name is a unique phonic ...
32. Bucky Dent
Actor | Walt Before Mickey
Bucky Dent was born on November 25, 1951 in Savannah, Georgia, USA as Russell Earl O'Dey. He is an actor, known for Walt Before Mickey (2015), Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (1979) and 1980 American League Championship Series (1980). He has been married to Marianne Seywent since November 1, 1985. They...
33. Bug Hall
Actor | The Little Rascals
Bug Hall was born on February 4, 1985 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA as Brandon Hall. He is an actor, known for The Little Rascals (1994), Baby Driver (2017) and The Stupids (1996). He has been married to Jill DeGroff since February 11, 2017. They have one child.
birth name: Brandon Hall nicknamed 'Bug" by his mother to remind her day nursery children not to step or stumble over him.
34. 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.
birth name: Marie-France Thielland
37. Caitriona Balfe
Actress | Escape Plan
Caitriona Balfe was born in Dublin, Ireland, and grew up in the village of Tydavnet, in County Monaghan. She started modeling at the age of 19 after she was scouted by an agent while she was collecting money for charity at a local mall. She has both walked the runway and been featured in ...
Actor | Born to Be Blue
Callum Keith Rennie was born in Sunderland, England, and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. While attending college in Edmonton Callum was asked to join a radio show which featured actor/comedian Bruce McCulloch (who eventually went on to KIDS IN THE HALL fame). This experience inspired Callum to dig ...
40. Cedering Fox
Self | The Oscars
Cedering Fox is one of the few internationally recognized voices on television. You have heard her as the on-air announcer for live awards shows such as The Oscars, The People's Choice Awards, The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, and The Democratic National Convention. She is ...
42. Charlize Theron
Actress | Monster
Charlize Theron was born in Benoni, a city in the greater Johannesburg area, in South Africa, the only child of Gerda Theron (née Maritz) and Charles Theron. She was raised on a farm outside the city. Theron is of Afrikaner (Dutch, with some French Huguenot and German) descent, and Afrikaner ...
43. Charmion King
Actress | Anne of Green Gables
Charmion King was born on July 25, 1925 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She was an actress, known for Anne of Green Gables (1985), Anne of Avonlea (1987) and Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot (2001). She was married to Gordon Pinsent. She died on January 6, 2007 in Toronto.
44. Cherami Leigh
Actress | Temple Grandin
Cherami Leigh Kuehn (born July 19, 1988) is an American actress and voice artist who has provided voices for a number of English-language versions of Japanese anime series and video games with Funimation, Bang Zoom! Entertainment and Studiopolis.
Leigh began acting at the age of six. She studied ...
45. Cheri Oteri
Actress | Scary Movie
Cheri Oteri was born on 19th September 1962, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She grew up in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, graduating from Archbishop Prendergast High School, then moved to Los Angeles when she was 25, where she worked in Promotions for A&M records for 4 years, and joined up with the ...
48. 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 ...
49. Chyler Leigh
Actress | Not Another Teen Movie
Born in Charlotte, North Carolina and raised in Virginia Beach and Miami Beach, Chyler began her career in front of the camera at age 12 modeling for magazines and catalogues. Her success in print later led to national commercials for Coca Cola and Wendy's, among others.
By age 16, she had already ...
51. Clémence Poésy
Actress | In Bruges
Clémence Poésy was born Clémence Guichard in Paris in 1982. She took her mother's maiden name, Poésy, as her stage name. She attended an alternative school for most of her education, but spent her last year at L'École alsacienne.
She trained at the "Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique",...
Actress | The 4400
Conchita Elizabeth Campbell was born in the year 1995 on the 25th of October. She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to a Polish mother and a Spanish-American father. As a child, her nickname was "Banana kid" because she was very active, and loved bananas! She is fluent in Polish and ...
Her name is Spanish for "little seashell".
55. Cyd Charisse
Actress | Silk Stockings
Cyd Charisse was born Tula Ellice Finklea on March 8, 1921 in Amarillo, Texas. Born to be a dancer, she spent her early childhood taking ballet lessons and joined the Ballet Russe at age 13. In 1939, she married Nico Charisse, her former dance teacher. In 1943, she appeared in her first film, ...
56. Cyril Ring
Actor | The Cocoanuts
Cyril Ring was born on December 5, 1892 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Cyril Alfred Ring. He was an actor, known for The Cocoanuts (1929), I Wake Up Screaming (1941) and The Texas Kid (1943). He was married to Molly Green and Charlotte Greenwood. He died on July 17, 1967 in Hollywood, Los Angeles...
57. Dacre Montgomery
Actor | Stranger Things
Dacre was born in 1994 in Perth, Western Australia. His mother is Australian-Canadian and his father is a New Zealander. At the time of his birth both of his parents were working in the film industry and he spent many hours during his childhood on film sets where he developed a love of acting. At ...
58. Dichen Lachman
Actress | Altered Carbon
Dichen Lachman was born in Kathmandu, Nepal, to a Tibetan mother and Australian father. Until the age of seven, she lived in Kathmandu with her parents and extended family. Following that, she moved to Adelaide, Australia, with her parents. After dropping out of university, Dichen took up acting ...
59. Dilan Gwyn
Actress | Dracula Untold
Dilan Gwyn was born in Stockholm, Sweden. She graduated High School, and then left Sweden to attend The University of Sorbonne in Paris to study French. After that she relocated to London where she lived and worked for a short time. As most have actors/actresses have done, she made the decision to ...
60. Dolly Parton
Soundtrack | The Porter Wagoner Show
Dolly Rebecca Parton was born on January 19, 1946, one of 12 children of Robert Lee Parton, a tobacco farmer, and Avie Lee Parton (née Owens). Dolly grew up on a run-down farm in Locust Ridge, Tennessee. At 12, she was appearing on Knoxville TV and, at 13, she was already recording on a small label...
61. Dominique Swain
Actress | Lolita
Dominique Swain was born Dominique Ariane Swain on August 12, 1980 and raised in Malibu, California, USA. The second of three daughters of mother Cindy and father David an electrical engineer, her sisters makeup artist Alexis and actress Chelse. She debuted her film career in the controversial ...
62. Dreama Walker
Actress | Compliance
Dreama Walker was born in Tampa, Florida. She graduated from Henry B. Plant High School in 2004 and, in 2006, made her debut on the screen. In 2012, Walker starred as "June", a small town girl with great ambition, on the ABC comedy series Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (2012), opposite ...
65. 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 ...
66. Emilie de Ravin
Actress | Remember Me
Emilie was born on 27th December 1981, and grew up in Mount Eliza, Victoria, Australia. When she was 15, she was accepted at the highly selective Australian Ballet School in Melbourne. However, after only a year, she dropped out and undertook acting courses.
Her first starring role was on the ...
67. Esko Salminen
Actor | Runoilija ja muusa
Esko Salminen was born on October 12, 1940 in Helsinki, Finland as Esko Kullervo Salminen. He is an actor, known for Runoilija ja muusa (1978), The Prodigal Son (1992) and Raid (2000). He is married to Aino Seppo. They have one child. He was previously married to Riikka Korppi-Tommola, Heidi Krohn ...
70. Evangeline Lilly
Actress | Ant-Man
Evangeline Lilly, born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, in 1979, was discovered on the streets of Kelowna, British Columbia, by the famous Ford modeling agency. Although she initially decided to pass on a modeling career, she went ahead and signed with Ford anyway, to help pay for her University of ...
72. Eulala Scheel
Actress | Whip It
Born Eulala Grace Scheel in September of 1998 to parents Marcia Gay Harden and famous filmmaker Thaddaeus Scheel, she has always loved acting since she was a very young child. Her speaking debut as "Nan Merriman" received acclaim and, at the very tender age of 7, she already has a fan base. Her ...
74. Fairuza Balk
Actress | The Craft
"Fairuza!" ("Turquoise" in Farsi), her father exclaimed as he saw her blue blue eyes: Fairuza Alejandra Balk had just been born on May 21, 1974 in Point Reyes, California. Her father, Solomon Feldthouse, was a traveling musician originally from Idaho, and her mother, Cathryn Balk, was a belly ...
75. Felissa Rose
Actress | Sleepaway Camp
Felissa Rose Esposito grew up in New York always wanting to perform. At the age of 13, she landed the role of Angela in the cult film Sleepaway Camp (1983). At the age of 17, she applied for early admission to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and was admitted that fall. Attending The ...
76. Field Cate
Actor | Pushing Daisies
Following a lineage of Hollywood entertainers, Field Cate established his own name in the entertainment industry; it was, after all, in his blood. His great-aunt Esther Ralston's success as a silent film actress garnered her a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, his great-grandmother Marjorie ...
77. Fiona Apple
Soundtrack | Pleasantville
Daughter of former singer Diane McAfee and actor Brandon Maggart. She was classically trained as a pianist as a child and began composing songs when she was eight years old. She crafted a demo tape while in Los Angeles finishing High School. When she returned home to New York for Christmas one of ...
79. Flower Parry
Actress | I Love Lucy
Flower Parry was a native Californian who broke into show business as a dancer in Nils T. Granlund's Florentine Gardens Revue in 1941. Working as a cigarette girl she met then soon married Jackie Coogan that year and they had one son, Jackie Coogan Jr. (birth name: John Anthony Coogan), born on ...
81. Franchot Tone
Actor | Mutiny on the Bounty
President of the Dramatic Club at Cornell University, Franchot Tone gave up the family business for acting, making his Broadway debut in "The Age of Innocence".
Tone then went into movies for MGM, making his film debut in The Wiser Sex (1932). With his theatrical background, Tone became one of the ...
82. 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....
87. Goldie Hawn
Actress | Overboard
Goldie Jeanne Hawn was born on November 21, 1945 in Washington D.C. to Laura Hawn (née Steinhoff), a jewelry shop/dance school owner, and Rut Hawn, a band musician. She has a sister, Patti Hawn, and a brother, Edward, who died in infancy before her birth. She was raised in the Jewish religion. Her ...
88. Gower Champion
Gower Champion was born on June 22, 1921 in Geneva, Illinois, USA as Gower Carlisle Champion. He was an actor and director, known for An Evening with Julie Andrews and Harry Belafonte (1969), Hello, Dolly! (1969) and Show Boat (1951). He was married to Karla Most and Marge Champion. He died on ...
Actor | Kak ya provyol etim letom
Grigoriy Dobrygin was born on February 17, 1986 in Rybachiy, Vilyuchinsk, Kamchatskaya oblast, RSFSR, USSR as Grigoriy Eduardovich Dobrygin. He is an actor and producer, known for How I Ended This Summer (2010), A Most Wanted Man (2014) and Black Sea (2014).
92. Hale Appleman
Actor | The Magicians
Graduate of famed LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts.
Studied at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama.
Starred in the Roundabout Theater Company's revival production of David Rabe's Streamers, directed by Scott Ellis. ('08/'09 Season)
Played Jesus in the New York Premiere of Sarah ...
93. Heike Makatsch
Actress | Love Actually
Born on 13 August 1971 in Düsseldorf, Germany, as the daughter of former German national ice hockey keeper Rainer Makatsch. After studying politics and sociology at the University of Düsseldorf for two years and an apprenticeship as dressmaker, she was hired by newborn TV music channel VIVA in 1993...
95. Halston Sage
Actress | Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
Named to Variety's Top 10 Stars to Watch, Halston Sage continues to gain fame, working alongside notable actors and filmmakers.
She was born Halston Jean Schrage in Los Angeles, California, to Lenny and Tema Schrage, and has two younger siblings, Max and Kate. In addition to her acting credits, Sage...
Actress | Julefrokosten
As a child Helena Christensen was more interested in becoming a musician, but as fate would have it began modeling at the age of 9. After leaving school, she moved to Paris, France to model for the french magazine 'Elle', and in 1986 she competed in the Miss Universe contest as Miss Denmark, but ...
97. Hemky Madera
Actor | Spider-Man: Homecoming
Hemky was born Hemky Louis Madera on January 26, 1977 in Queens, New York, to Dominican parents Luis and Gisela Madera. Moved to Santiago, Dominican Republic at the age of two months. Graduated from Santiago Christian School and after a series of different jobs, Hemky decided to give his long ...
Hero is an English actor best known for his role as the 11-year-old Tom Marvolo Riddle in the 6th installment of the Harry Potter Films, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009).
Hero first appeared in the drama, Bigga Than Ben (2008) as Spartak in 2008.
He attended Emanuel School in Battersea, ...
Actress | Foyle's War
Honeysuckle Weeks was born on August 1, 1979 in Cardiff, Wales as Honeysuckle Susan Weeks. She is an actress, known for Foyle's War (2002), The Wicker Tree (2011) and The Five (2016). She has been married to Lorne Stormonth-Darling since July 2007. They have one child.
100. Hooper Atchley
Actor | Arizona Terror
Hooper Atchley was born on April 30, 1887 in Ebenezer, Tennessee, USA as Lemuel Hooper Atchley. He was an actor, known for Arizona Terror (1931), The Return of Jimmy Valentine (1936) and The Three Musketeers (1933). He was married to Violet Yahar. He died on November 16, 1943 in Hollywood, Los ...