Madame Xanadu casting picks

by ismailaboubakarov | created - 10 Jul 2020 | updated - 10 Jul 2020 | Public

1. 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 ...

2. Lucy Liu

Actress | Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Born to immigrants in Queens, New York, Lucy Liu has always tried to balance an interest in her cultural heritage with a desire to move beyond a strictly Asian-American experience. Lucy's mother, Cecilia, a biochemist, is from Beijing, and her father, Tom Liu, a civil engineer, is from Shanghai. ...

3. Nadine Labaki

Actress | Et maintenant on va où?

Nadine Labaki was born on February 18, 1974 in Beirut, Lebanon. She is an actress and director, known for Where Do We Go Now? (2011), Capernaum (2018) and Caramel (2007). She has been married to Khaled Mouzanar since October 2007.

4. Salma Hayek

Actress | Frida

Salma Hayek was born on September 2, 1966, in Coatzacoalcos. Her father's of Lebanese descent & her mother's of Mexican/Spanish ancestry. After having seen Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) in a local movie theater, she decided she wanted to become an actress. At 12, she was sent to ...

5. Paz Vega

Actress | Lucía y el sexo

Actress Paz Campos Trigo was born in Seville, Spain, to a bullfighter father. She has been based in Los Angeles since 2008.

She has starred in dozens of films in Europe and North America. After six successful seasons as Laura in "Seven Lives" (Telecinco,) one of Spain's longest running sitcoms, the ...

6. Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Actress | Baywatch

Priyanka Chopra Jonas (née Chopra) was born on July 18, 1982 in Jamshedpur, India, to the family of Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra and Dr. Madhu Chopra, both Indian Army physicians. She had a very varied upbringing. She started her education at La Martinière Girls College in Lucknow as a resident student; ...

7. Monica Bellucci

Actress | Malèna

Monica Anna Maria Bellucci was born on September 30, 1964 in the Italian village of Città di Castello, Umbria, the only child of Brunella Briganti and Pasquale Bellucci. She originally pursued a career in the legal profession. While attending the University of Perugia, she modeled on the side to ...

8. Caitriona Balfe

Actress | Ford v Ferrari

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 ...

9. Hiba Abouk

Actress | El Príncipe

Hiba Abouk was born on October 30, 1986 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain. She is an actress, known for El Príncipe (2014), El corazón del océano (2014) and La isla de los nominados (2010).

10. Oona Chaplin

Actress | The Longest Ride

Oona Chaplin is a Spanish actress. Her mother is Geraldine Chaplin. She is also the granddaughter of English film actor Charlie Chaplin, and great-granddaughter of American playwright Eugene O'Neill. She is best known for playing Talisa Maegyr in the HBO TV series Game of Thrones and Zilpha Geary ...

11. Alba Flores

Actress | La casa de papel

Alba Flores was born in Madrid, Spain in 1986. From an early age it was clear that Alba would be an actress. She never contemplated another career and started studying drama and music at the age of 13. Aware of the enormous importance of preparation, Alba dedicated six years to training before ...

12. Bérénice Marlohe

Actress | Skyfall

French actress Bérénice Marlohe first came to international attention when she was cast as the glamorous and enigmatic Severine in the twenty-third Bond film Skyfall (2012), alongside Daniel Craig which grossed over 1.11 billion dollars worldwide. Marlohe will continue to expand her presence in the...

13. Doinita Oancea

Actress | Mostenirea

Doinita Mihaela Oancea is a Romanian film and theater actress .She was born on February 15, 1987 in Bucuresti, Romania. She graduated from the faculty of theater within the "Spiru Haret" University.In 2008, she plays first role in Inima de tigan.Other notable roles in State de România (2009) , ...

14. Mihaela Drãgan

Actress | Aferim!

Mihaela Drãgan is an actress, known for Aferim! (2015), Magie noire (2017) and The evil eye (2019).

15. Franciska Farkas

Actress | Háromezer számozott darab

Franciska Farkas was born on November 5, 1984 in Gyöngyös, Hungary. She is an actress and writer, known for Háromezer számozott darab, Aranyélet (2015) and Szeretlek, mint állat! (2018).

16. Alina Serban

Actress | Bilet de iertare

Alina Serban is is the winner of Best Actress Award at the German Actors Guild Awards 2020 for her leading role in "Gipsy Queen", a nominee for Best Actress of the German Film Awards 2020 and the representative of Romania at The Cannes International Film Festival 2018 for her leading role in "Alone...

17. Natalia Jiménez

Soundtrack | Trece miedos

Natalia Jiménez was born on December 29, 1981 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain as Natalia Jiménez Sarmiento. She is an actress, known for Trece miedos (2007), Sos mi vida (2006) and Tu cara me suena (2011). She has been married to Daniel Trueba since December 26, 2015. They have one child.

18. Mãdãlina Ghenea

Actress | Youth

Madalina Ghenea is a Romanian actress and fashion model. She started her acting career in Italy and rose to fame in 2010. She was born on August 8th, 1987 in Slatina, she grew up in a small farm following her mother around the villages where she still works as a vet. From an early age, Madalina was...

19. Elena Furiase

Actress | Arde Madrid

Elena Furiase was born on March 9, 1988 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain. She is an actress, known for Arde Madrid (2018), Harvey Johnson (2017) and The Boarding School (2007).

20. Francesca Ruscio

Succession

Francesca Gelsomina Ruscio was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Her mother, Mirella DiFulvio-Ruscio was born in Fara Filiorum Petri, Abruzzo, Italy and her father, Pasquale Ruscio is the son of Italian immigrants. She is also of Balkan-Romani and Middle Eastern decent. In 2013, Francesca Ruscio ...

21. Eva Green

Actress | Casino Royale

French actress and model Eva Gaëlle Green was born on July 6, 1980, in Paris, France. Her father, Walter Green, is a dentist who appeared in the 1966 film Au Hasard Balthazar (1966). Her mother, Marlène Jobert, is an actress turned children's book writer. Eva's mother was born in Algeria, of French...

22. Maggie Q

Actress | Divergent

Margaret Denise Quigley was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to a father of Polish and Irish descent (originally based in New York) and a Vietnamese mother. Her parents met during the Vietnam War. Maggie has two older half-siblings from her mother's previous marriage, and two older sisters. The family ...

23. Freida Pinto

Actress | Slumdog Millionaire

Freida Selena Pinto was born in Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India, to Sylvia, a school principal, and Frederick Pinto, a senior bank branch manager. She is from a Mangalorean family.

Pinto traversed the modeling circuit in Mumbai (represented by Elite Model Management India) for two years ...

24. Astrid Bergès-Frisbey

Actress | King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Astrid Bergès-Frisbey was born the 26th May of 1986 in Barcelona, Spain to a Spanish Father and a French-American Mother of English descent. She is fluent in French, Spanish, and Catalan. Astrid Bergès-Frisbey made her acting debut in 2007 on French television. In 2008, she made her feature debut ...

25. Ana de la Reguera

Actress | Nacho Libre

Ana de la Reguera grew up in the tropical state of Veracruz, on the Gulf Coast of Mexico. She began her performance arts studies in the Cultural Institute of Veracruz, then left for Televisa's Center for Artistic Education (CEA) and TV Aztecas' artistic institute (CEFAC) in Mexico City, later ...

26. Alice Braga

Actress | I Am Legend

Alice Braga Moraes born April 15, 1983 is a Brazilian actress. She has appeared in several Brazilian films, most notably as Angélica in 2002's highly acclaimed City of God and as Karina in 2005's Lower City. She came to international prominence after appearing opposite Will Smith in I Am Legend (...

27. Noomi Rapace

Actress | Män som hatar kvinnor

Swedish actress Noomi Rapace was born in Hudiksvall, Gävleborgs län, Sweden to Swedish actress Nina Norén and Spanish Flamenco singer Rogelio Durán. Her parents did not stay together, and when she was five she moved to Iceland with her mother and stepfather, where she lived for three years. When ...

28. Úrsula Corberó

Actress | La casa de papel

Úrsula Corberó Delgado (born 11 August 1989) is a Spanish actress, best known for her roles as Ruth in the Antena 3 series Physics or Chemistry (2008), Margarita de Austria en Isabel (2011), Esther Salinas in the series La embajada and Tokyo in the television series Money Heist (2017).

Corberó ...

29. Sofia Boutella

Actress | Kingsman: The Secret Service

Sofia Boutella is an Algerian actress, dancer and model. She was born in the Bab El Oued district of Algiers in Algeria, the daughter of composer and jazz musician Safy Boutella, and an architect mother. She started classical dance education when she was five years old. In 1992, at age 10, she left...

30. Gal Gadot

Actress | Wonder Woman 1984

Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress, singer, martial artist, and model. She was born in Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel. Her parents are Irit, a teacher, and Michael, an engineer. She served in the IDF for two years, and won the Miss Israel title in 2004.

Gal made her film debut in the fourth film of the Fast and ...

31. Aubrey Plaza

Actress | Safety Not Guaranteed

Aubrey Christina Plaza (born June 26, 1984) is an American actress and comedian known for her deadpan style. She portrayed April Ludgate on Parks and Recreation (2009), and after appearing in supporting roles in several films, had her first leading role in the 2012 comedy Safety Not Guaranteed (...

32. Shakira

Soundtrack | Zootopia

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born on February 2, 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia to Nidia del Carmen Mebarak (née Ripoll Torrado) & William Alberto Mebarak Chadid. She is of Lebanese, Spanish & Italian descent. Shakira began her musical career at the age of 12 and quickly captured fans around ...

33. Angelina Jolie

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 ...

34. Asia Argento

Actress | Land of the Dead

Asia Argento was born in Rome, Italy, into a family of actors and filmmakers, both occupations which she has herself pursued. She made her debut when she was only nine years old in Sergio Citti's Sogni e bisogni (1985). In 1988 she had the leading role in Cristina Comencini's first film, Zoo (1988)...

35. Golshifteh Farahani

Actress | Paterson

Golshifteh started her acting career in theater at the age of 6 and has always kept a strong link with theater, but it was at the age of 14 that she acted in her first film The Pear Tree (1998), for which she won the prize for the Best Actress from the international section of the Fajr film ...

36. Sarah Shahi

Actress | Bullet to the Head

Sarah Shahi was born Aahoo Jahansouzshahi in Euless, Texas, to an Iranian father and Spanish-Iranian mother. She is a former NFL cheerleader and a descendant of a 19th-century Persian Shah. She attended Trinity High School and Southern Methodist University, studied opera and majored in English. As ...

37. Elodie Yung

Actress | The Hitman's Bodyguard

Elodie Yung was born in Paris, France, of Cambodian and French descent. She grew up in Seine-saint-Denis, in Le Bourget, where she practiced karate and obtained her black belt. She graduated from University of La Sorbonne in Paris and has a law degree. She then decided to study acting at London ...

38. Deepika Padukone

Actress | Chennai Express

Deepika Padukone, born 5 January 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark, is an Indian model & Actress. She is the daughter of former badminton Champion Prakash Padukone. Her mother tongue is Konkani. Deepika has a younger sister named Anisha.

She has been modeling appearances in print and television advertising...

39. Eva Mendes

Actress | Hitch

Eva Mendes is an American actress, model and businesswoman. She began acting in the late 1990s. After a series of roles in B movies such as Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998) and Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000), she made a career-changing appearance in Training Day (2001). Since then, ...

40. Thunderbird Dinwiddie

Actress | The Aerialist

Thunderbird Dinwiddie was born on December 22, 1973 in Anchorage, Alaska, USA. She is known for her work on The Aerialist (2020), Supernatural (2005) and The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999).



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