my fav european actresses

by robgrovesehs | created - 29 Jun 2021 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

1. 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 ...

italy

2. Mila Kunis

Actress | Black Swan

Milena Markovna "Mila" Kunis was born to a Jewish family in Chernivtsi, Ukraine. The spoken language in her family is Russian, not Ukrainian.

Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher, her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer, and she has an older brother named Michael. Her family moved to ...

ukraine

3. Marion Cotillard

Actress | La Môme

Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard was born on September 30, 1975 in Paris. Cotillard is the daughter of Jean-Claude Cotillard, an actor, playwright and director, and Niseema Theillaud, an actress and drama teacher. Her father's family is from Brittany.

Raised in Orléans, France, she ...

france

4. Diane Kruger

Actress | Inglourious Basterds

Diane Kruger was born Diane Heidkrüger in Algermissen, near Hildesheim, Germany, to Maria-Theresa, a bank employee, and Hans-Heinrich Heidkrüger, a computer specialist. She studied ballet with the Royal Ballet in London before an injury ended her career. She returned to Germany and became a top ...

germany

5. Alicia Vikander

Actress | Ex Machina

Alicia Vikander is a Swedish actress, dancer and producer. She was born and raised in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden, to Maria Fahl, an actress of stage and screen, and Svante Vikander, a psychiatrist. Through her mother, she is one quarter Finnish, and had a maternal great aunt who moved...

sweden

6. Carice van Houten

Actress | Game of Thrones

One of Europe's most celebrated actresses, Carice van Houten is perhaps best known as 'Melisandre' in the iconic TV show Game of Thrones, a performance for which she has been recognized with an Emmy Award nomination in 2019. Other projects include Paul Verhoeven's award-winning Black Book and Bryan...

netherlands

7. Léa Seydoux

Actress | La vie d'Adèle

French actress Léa Seydoux was born in 1985 in Paris, France, to Valérie Schlumberger, a philanthropist, and Henri Seydoux, a businessman. Her grandfather, Jérôme Seydoux, is chairman of Pathé, and her father is a great-grandson of businessman and inventor Marcel Schlumberger (her mother also ...

france

8. Mélanie Laurent

Actress | Inglourious Basterds

Mélanie Laurent was born in Paris, France. She is the daughter of Annick, a ballet teacher, and Pierre, a voice actor, who is most recognized for the French version of The Simpsons (1989). She has a younger brother, Mathieu, and has both Sephardi Jewish (from Tunisia) and Ashkenazi Jewish (from ...

france

9. Malin Akerman

Actress | Watchmen

Malin was born in Stockholm, Sweden and raised in Toronto, Canada. Her mother, Pia (Sundström), is a model and aerobics instructor, and her father, Magnus Åkerman, is an insurance broker. They moved to Toronto when she was age 2. At age 5, she began appearing in TV commercials. Her parents divorced...

sweden

10. Milla Jovovich

Actress | The Fifth Element

Milla Jovovich is an Ukrainian-born actress, supermodel, fashion designer, singer and public figure, who was on the cover of more than a hundred magazines, and starred in such films as The Fifth Element (1997), Ultraviolet (2006), and the Resident Evil (2002) franchise.

Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich ...

ukraine

11. Famke Janssen

Actress | X-Men: The Last Stand

Famke Janssen was born November 5, 1964, in Amstelveen, the Netherlands, and has two other siblings. Moving to America in the 1980s, she modeled for Chanel in New York. Later, taking a break from modeling, she attended Columbia University, majoring in literature.

This model-turned-actress broke into...

netherlands

12. 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...

france

13. Katja Herbers

Actress | Westworld

Katja Herbers is the daughter of violinist Vera Beths and oboist Werner Herbers. Growing up she spent time in America, accompanying her mother on tour with the chamber music group L'Archibudelli. Her mother remarried cellist Anner Bylsma and her father remarried costume designer Leonie Polak, who ...

netherlands

14. Rebecca Ferguson

Actress | The Greatest Showman

Rebecca Ferguson was born Rebecca Louisa Ferguson Sundström in Stockholm, Sweden, and grew up in its Vasastaden district. Her father is Swedish. Her mother, Rosemary Ferguson, is British, of Scottish and Northern Irish descent, and moved to Sweden at the age of 25. Rebecca attended an ...

sweden

15. Amalia Holm

Actress | Motherland: Fort Salem

Amalia Holm was born on April 9, 1995 in Oslo, Norway. She is an actress, known for Motherland: Fort Salem (2020), Delete Me (2021) and Den sista sommaren (2020).

norway

16. Anastasia Baranova

Music_department | Greenland

Anastasia Baranova was born on April 23, 1989 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR [now Russia]. She is an actress, known for Greenland (2020), Day Shift (2022) and A Good Day to Die Hard (2013).

russia

17. Ksenia Solo

Actress | Black Swan

Ksenia Solo is a Latvian-Canadian actress. She was born in Riga, Latvia in to an artistic family. She is a recipient of many prestigious Canadian awards, including 3 Gemini Awards and a nominee of the first ever Canadian Screen Awards. Ksenia was the youngest actor in Canadian television history to...

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18. Ingrid Pitt

Actress | Where Eagles Dare

Best known as Hammer Films' most seductive female vampire of the early 1970s, the Polish-born Pitt possessed dark, alluring features and a sexy figure that made her just right for Gothic horror! Ingrid Pitt (born Ingoushka Petrov) survived World War II and became a well-known actress on the East ...

poland

19. Ann-Margret

Actress | Made in Paris

Actress and singer Ann-Margret is one of the most famous sex symbols and actresses of the 1960s and beyond. She continued her career through the following decades and into the 21st century.

Ann-Margret was born Ann-Margret Olsson in Valsjöbyn, Jämtland County, Sweden, to Anna Regina (Aronsson) and ...

sweden

20. Hera Hilmar

Actress | See

Hera Hilmar is an Icelandic actress. She is mostly known, outside of Iceland, for her role as Vanessa in the television series Da Vinci's Demons (2013) (2013-2015), as Varya in Anna Karenina (2012), as Eik in the Icelandic film Life in a Fishbowl (2014), and as Lillie in The Ottoman Lieutenant (...

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21. Sylvia Hoeks

Actress | Blade Runner 2049

Sylvia Hoeks has been living and working in the US for the past 6 years. Born in the Netherlands, she was scouted by Elite Models at age 14 and traveled the world to model. After doing this, she finished high school and attended the Maastricht Theatre Academy.

After graduation, she made her national...

netherlands

22. Emma Mackey

Actress | Sex Education

Born 4th January 1996 in Le Mans (France) to a British mother and a French father. She moved to the UK at the age of 17 to study English Language and Literature at the University of Leeds (2013-2016). After directing and appearing in various stage productions there, she started to pursue a career ...

france

23. Annet Mahendru

Actress | The Americans

Actress Annet Mahendru was born to an Indian father (a journalist and professor) and a Russian mother (a businesswoman and artist). Annet spent her early years learning six languages while living in Afghanistan, Russia, and Europe. She put her curious mind to use playing competitive chess and ...

afghanistan

24. MyAnna Buring

Actress | Kill List

MyAnna Buring was born 22 September 1979, in Sundsvall, Sweden, as MyAnna Margaretha Buring Rantapää, but grew up in the Middle East. When she turned 16, she moved to Great Britain. She attended secondary school at the American British Academy in Muscat, Oman, and graduated from the London Academy ...

sweden

25. Maria Sten

Actress | Reacher

Maria Sten is an actress, writer and filmmaker from Copenhagen, Denmark. Of Danish, Swedish, Congolese ethnicity, Maria started her career as a professional dancer and model. She also holds the title of Miss Denmark 2008.

Maria was a fellow in The Black List / ATX TV Festival Writing Program 2017 ...

denmark

26. Millie Bobby Brown

Actress | Enola Holmes

Millie Bobby Brown (born 19 February 2004) is an English actress and model. She rose to prominence for her role as Eleven in the Netflix science fiction drama series Stranger Things (2016), for which she earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series ...

spain

27. Frida Gustavsson

Actress | Vikings: Valhalla

Frida Gustavsson was born on 6 June 1993 in Stockholm, Sweden. She is an actress, known for Vikings: Valhalla (2022), The Witcher (2019) and Tigers (2020). She has been married to Marcel Witt-Brattström Engdahl since 3 September 2022. She was previously married to Hjalmar Rechlin.

sweden

28. Isabella Pappas

Actress | The Villains of Valley View

Isabella Pappas is an Olivier Award nominated Actress based in London, Los Angeles and Italy.

Isabella made her stage debut playing the role of Iris in THE NETHER at the Royal Court Theatre and its West End transfer to the Duke of York's Theatre. This role earned her a well deserved nomination for '...

italy

29. Ivana Milicevic

Actress | Just Like Heaven

Ivana Milicevic (pronounced Ee-vah-nah Mee-lee-cheh-veech) was born on April 26, 1974, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (part of Yugoslavia at the time), into a Croat family. She is the daughter of Tonka and Damir Milicevic, and has a younger brother, Tomo. The family emigrated to the United ...

bosnia

30. Morfydd Clark

Actress | Saint Maud

Morfydd Clark is a Swedish-born Welsh actress. She is best known for Saint Maud (2019) and The Lord of the Rings TV Series.

For her work in Saint Maud she was nominated for Best Actress of the British Independent Film Awards, and the BAFTA Rising Star Award.

She also appears in The Falling (2014), ...

sweden



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