Acting Isn't their main thingby tschild-47-165576 | created - 08 Mar 2015 | updated - 27 Aug 2016 | Public
A list of people who have done some acting but are better known for something else (such as music, sports or modeling). Excludes people who's only acting is playing themselves and people who started modeling but are now better known as actors.
Actress | Evita
The remarkable, hyper-ambitious Material Girl who never stops reinventing herself, Madonna is a seven-time Grammy Award-winner who has sold over three hundred million records and CDs to adoring fans worldwide. Her film career, however, is another story. Her performances have consistently drawn ...
Music. Starred in "Body of Evidence" etc
Actress | Moulin Rouge!
Kylie Ann Minogue was born on 28 May, 1968. The eldest of three children, Kylie's acting career began early, but it was her role as "Charlene" in the Australian soap, Neighbours (1985), which established Kylie as an international star. Her singing career began, purely by accident, when a record ...
Music. Started acting in "Neighbours"
Soundtrack | Dreamgirls
Beyoncé was born & raised in Houston, Texas. Her father, Mathew Knowles, manages Destiny's Child. Her mother, Tina Knowles designs their glittering costumes. Solange, her sister (they're about 5 years apart), has released her debut album. She dances with her big sister during DC-3 concerts. Beyoncé...
Music. Starred in "Austin Powers: Goldmember"
Soundtrack | The Voice
Christina Maria Aguilera was born on December 18, 1980, in Staten Island, New York, to Shelly Loraine (Fidler) and Fausto Wagner Xavier Aguilera, a U.S. army sergeant. Her father is Ecuadorian and her mother, who is American-born, has English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. Her parents divorced ...
Music. Starred in "Burlesque"
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 ...
Music. Starred in "Burlesque"
6. Gwen Stefani
Soundtrack | Trolls
Gwen Renee Stefani was born on October 3, 1969 at St. Jude's Hospital in Fullerton, California. She was one of four children born to Dennis Stefani and Patti Flynn. Her siblings are Eric Stefani, Jill and Todd Stefani. Her father is of Italian descent and her mother's ancestry is English, Irish, ...
Music. Cameo in "The Aviator"
7. Grace Jones
Actress | A View to a Kill
Grace Jones was born May 19, 1948 in Spanish Town, St Catherine - Jamaica, to Marjorie Jones (née Williams) and Reverend Robert W. Jones. Though born in Jamaica, when she was twelve, she moved to Syracuse, New York, joining her family who had moved there previously. Jones would eventually study ...
Music & Body Building. Starred in "A view to a kill"
Actor | Conan the Destroyer
Wilton Norman Chamberlain was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Olivia Ruth (Johnson), a domestic worker, and William Chamberlain, a welder, custodian, and handyman. Wilt didn't come from a race of giants as many thought. Both his parents were no bigger than 5-9, but as a young boy he began a ...
Basketball. Role in "Conan the Destroyer"
Actor | Airplane!
Legendary US NBA basketball player with the Milwaukee Bucks (1969-1975) and the Los Angeles Lakers (1975-1989), the 7' 2" Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Lew Alcindor) has made numerous guest appearances on US TV shows including Man from Atlantis (1977), 21 Jump Street (1987), Tales from the Darkside (...
Basketball. Role in "Flying High" (Airplane)
10. Gina Carano
Actress | Haywire
From pioneering women's MMA to blazing a trail in movies, GINA CARANO is one of Hollywood's most unique rising stars. Carano began her training with Muay Thai to competitive MMA, where she competed in Strikeforce and EliteXC. Her popularity led to her being called the "Face of Women's MMA" and she ...
MMA. Began Acting after a very successful Mixed Martial Arts Career. First movie: "Haywire"
11. Ronda Rousey
Actress | Furious Seven
Ronda Rousey burst onto the women's MMA scene in August of 2010. Born in Riverside County, California on February 1, 1987 to parents Ron Rousey and AnnMaria DeMars, little Ronda was born with an umbilical cord wrapped around her neck that damaged her vocal cords. She didn't speak coherently until ...
UFC Champion. Role in "The Expendables 3"
Actress | Battleship
Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born in a parish in Barbados called St. Michael, to Monica (Braithwaite), an accountant, and Ronald Fenty, a warehouse supervisor. Her mother is Afro-Guyanese and her father is of Afro-Barbadian and British Isles ancestry (known as "Redlegs" in the Caribbean). Rihanna lived ...
Music. Role in "Battleship"
13. Dwayne Johnson
Actor | Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California. He is the son of Ata Johnson (born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles). His father, from Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada, is black (of Black ...
Wrestler as "The Rock" Role in Fast and Furious 6.
14. Trish Stratus
Actress | WWE Monday Night RAW
Patricia Anne Stratigeas, better known as Trish Stratus, is marketed as a former wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Before she became a mainstay in professional wrestling, she was a student at York University in Toronto, Canada where she majored in Biology and Kinesiology. While in ...
Wrestler. Acted in "Bail Enforcers"
15. Jon Bon Jovi
Soundtrack | Young Guns II
Jon Bon Jovi, was born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr. On March 2, 1962, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey to parents John Francis Bongiovi, Sr. and Carol Sharkey.
Family: Jon's mother, Carol Sharkey, was a former model and one of the first Playboy Bunnies. She met Bon Jovi's father after she enlisted in the ...
Music. Acted in "Pay it Forward"
Actor | Blade
Kris Kristofferson was born in Brownsville, Texas, to Mary Ann (Ashbrook) and Lars Henry Kristofferson. His paternal grandparents were Swedish, and his father was a United States Air Force general who pushed his son to a military career. Kris was a Golden Gloves boxer and went to Pomona College in ...
Music. Acted in "Blade"
17. Elle Macpherson
Actress | The Edge
Elle Macpherson was born on March 29, 1964 in Cronulla, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Eleanor Nancy Gow. She is an actress and producer, known for The Edge (1997), Batman & Robin (1997) and If Lucy Fell (1996). She has been married to Jeffrey Soffer since July 2013. She was previously ...
Model. Acted in "Sirens"
18. Tziporah Malkah
Actress | The Foreigner
Tziporah Malkah was born on November 30, 1973 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia as Katherine Helen Fischer. She is known for her work on The Foreigner (2003), Dust Off the Wings (1997) and Heaven's Burning (1997).
Model. Acted in "Sirens"
Actress | National Lampoon's Vacation
Christie Brinkley was born on February 2, 1954 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Christie Lee Hudson. She is an actress, known for Vacation (1983), Vegas Vacation (1997) and Jack and Jill (2011). She was previously married to Peter Cook, Richard Taubman, Billy Joel and Jean-François Allaux.
Model. Acted in "National Lampoons Vacation"
20. Cindy Crawford
Actress | Fair Game
Cindy Crawford was born on February 20, 1966 in DeKalb, Illinois, USA as Cynthia Ann Crawford. She is an actress, known for Fair Game (1995), 54 (1998) and 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996). She has been married to Rande Gerber since May 29, 1998. They have two children. She was previously married to ...
Model. Acted in "Fair Game" (1995)
21. Claudia Schiffer
Actress | Love Actually
Claudia Schiffer was born on August 25, 1970 in Rheinberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. She is an actress and producer, known for Love Actually (2003), Zoolander (2001) and Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014). She has been married to Matthew Vaughn since May 25, 2002. They have three children.
Model. Cameo in "Love Actually"
22. Gisele Bündchen
Actress | Taxi
It was in 1994 when Gisele Bundchen was discovered at age 14 in a Brazilian fashion mall, and now she is "the" most famous face in the business. Since then, Gisele has graced the covers of countless magazines as any other model in the history, including Rolling Stone, Time, Forbes, Newsweek and all...
Model. Acted in "Taxi"
Actress | Johnny English
Natalie Jane Imbruglia was born on Tuesday, February 4, 1975, in Sydney, Australia, to Maxene (Anderson) and Elliot Imbruglia. Her father is Sicilain (from Lipari) and her mother has English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish ancestry. She grew up in a small beach town on the New South Wales coast called ...
Music. Acted in "Johnny English"
24. Delta Goodrem
Delta Goodrem is a singer, songwriter, performer, actress, and philanthropist. Born and raised in Sydney, New South Wales, she enrolled in dancing, acting, singing and piano classes at a young age.
At the age of 15, Goodrem signed a record deal with Sony Music Australia. Her first album, Innocent ...
Music. Started acting in "Neighbours"
25. Tina Turner
Soundtrack | Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
After almost fifty years in the music business, Tina Turner has become one of the most commercially-successful international female rock stars to date. Her sultry, powerful voice, her incredible legs, her time-tested beauty and her unforgettable story all contribute to her legendary status.
Music. Acted in "Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome"
26. Michael Jackson
Soundtrack | Michael Jackson: Thriller
Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana, and entertained audiences nearly his entire life. His father, Joe Jackson (no relation to Joe Jackson, also a musician), had been a guitarist, but was forced to give up his musical ambitions following his marriage to Michael's ...
Music. Acted in "The Wiz"
Soundtrack | Sixteen Candles
Christina Amphlett was born on October 25, 1959 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia as Christina Joy Amphlett. She was married to Charlie Drayton. She died on April 21, 2013 in New York City, New York, USA.
Music. Acted in "Monkey Grip"
Actress | We Are Your Friends
Emily O'Hara Ratajkowski was born in London, England, to American parents, Kathleen (Balgley), a professor, and John David Ratajkowski, a painter. She is of British Isles, German, Polish, and Jewish ancestry. Emily was raised in Encinitas, California, near San Diego. She traveled a lot, and also ...
Model famous for the "Blurred Lines" music film clip. Acted in "Gone Girl"
Actress | Neighbours
Natalie Bassingthwaighte is one of Australia's most versatile entertainers and has achieved significant success as an actress, musician, presenter and author. She is returning for a second season in the role of Mentor on Channel Seven's The X Factor Australia.
Natalie's premiere solo album 1000 ...
Music. Started Acting in "Neighbours"
30. Will Young
Actor | Mrs Henderson Presents
Has a twin brother called Rupert and an older sister, Emma. William's mother, Annabel, runs a market garden and lives with his father, Robin, a business man. He represented his school, Wellington College, in rugby, football, basketball, athletics, long jump and triple jump. William went to Exeter ...
Music. Acted in "Mrs Henderson Presents"
31. Tyra Banks
Actress | Coyote Ugly
Tyra Banks was born on December 4, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Tyra Lynne Banks. She is a producer and writer, known for Coyote Ugly (2000), America's Next Top Model (2003) and Tropic Thunder (2008).
Model. Acted in "Coyote Ugly"
32. Keith Richards
Keith Richards is an internationally recognized iconic figure in contemporary culture and popular music as a singer, guitar player, songwriter, film actor, and public figure. He was voted 10th greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine, and was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of ...
Music. Acted in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.
33. David Bowie
Soundtrack | Labyrinth
David Bowie was one of the most influential and prolific writers and performers of popular music, but he was much more than that; he was also an accomplished actor, a mime and an intellectual, as well as an art lover whose appreciation and knowledge of it had led to him amassing one of the biggest ...
Music - acted in "Labyrinth"
Soundtrack | The Emperor's New Groove
Sting was born Gordon Matthew Sumner on 2 October, 1951 in Wallsend, North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England, the eldest of four children of Audrey (Cowell), a hairdresser, and Ernest Matthew Sumner, an engineer and milkman. He received his name from a striped sweater he wore which looked like a bee...
Music - Acted in "Dune" and other films
35. Megan Gale
Actress | Mad Max: Fury Road
Megan Kate Gale is an Australian model, brand ambassador, fashion designer and actress. Born in Perth, Western Australia, Gale won a modeling competition at 18 in her home town. In 1999, she was cast in a series of advertisements for Italian telecommunications company Omnitel. This led to wide ...
Model - acted in "Mad Max: Fury Road"
36. Katarina Witt
Actress | Ronin
Skater. Has acted in Ronin
37. Dennis Rodman
Actor | Double Team
Dennis Rodman was born on May 13, 1961 in Trenton, New Jersey, USA as Dennis Keith Rodman. He is an actor, known for Double Team (1997), Simon Sez (1999) and The Comebacks (2007). He was previously married to Michelle Moyer, Carmen Electra and Annie Bakes.
Basketball. Acted in Double Team.
38. Shaquille O'Neal
Actor | Steel
Shaquille O'Neal is regarded as one of the most dominant athletes and arguably the most gregarious personality in sports history. He wrote an autobiography (Shaq Talks Back), preserves an online presence for his fan base and produced a number of albums (Biological Didn't Bother, Shaq-Fu: Da Return,...
Basketball. Acted in Blue Chips.
Actor | The Iron Giant
Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is the son of Anita Frances (Levy), a lawyer and judge, and Harry Connick, Sr. (Joseph Harry Fowler Connick), who served as District Attorney of New Orleans from 1973 to 2003. His father is of Irish, English, and German ...
Music. Acted in Independence Day.
40. Dave Bautista
Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy
David Michael Bautista, Jr. was born on January 18, 1969 in Washington, D.C., to Donna Raye (Mullins) and David Michael Bautista, a hairdresser. His father is Filipino, and his mother has Greek ancestry.
When WCW officials told him he'd never make it in sports entertainment, Bautista pushed himself ...
Wrestler. Acted in Gaudians of the Galaxy.
41. Taylor Swift
Soundtrack | Taylor Swift: Bad Blood
Taylor Alison Swift is a multi-Grammy award-winning American singer/songwriter who, in 2010 at the age of 20, became the youngest artist in history to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. In 2011 Swift was named Billboard's Woman of the Year. She also has been named the American Music Awards...
Music. Acted in "The Giver"
42. Serena Williams
Actress | Pixels
Serena Williams, is one of the top female tennis player in the world, has always maintained a level of interest. She earned her first grand slam singles title at the U.S. Open back in 1999, and made a string of four straight grand slam singles title wins - the 2002 French, Wimbledon, and U.S. Open ...
Tennis. Acted in ER.