Favourite Actresses

by Chase_Witherspoon | created - 16 Jun 2011 | updated - 10 months ago | Public

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1. Pier Angeli

Actress | Battle of the Bulge

Anna Maria Pierangeli was born June 19, 1932, in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. Anna and her twin sister, Marisa Pavan, both had their eyes on become film stars, since that was one of the big Italian pastimes. Anna adopted her surname and split it in half, and it was as Pier Angeli that she would find ...

Memorable in: "Battle of the Bulge", "Octaman", "Somebody Up There Likes Me", "Sodom and Gomorrah"

2. Victoria Vetri

Actress | Rosemary's Baby

Born Victoria Vetri (but also known as Angela Dorian) to Italian parents (her mother was from Rome, her father Sicily) and grew up in Los Angeles. She studied art at Los Angeles City College in the 60s before embarking on her movie-television career. Thanks to her beautiful, exotic looks she was ...

Memorable in: "Invasion of the Bee Girls", "Rosemary's Baby", "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth"

3. Anne Randall

Actress | Westworld

Anne Randall was born on September 23, 1944 in Alameda, California, USA as Barbara Ann Burrus. She is an actress, known for Westworld (1973), Stacey (1973) and The Monkees (1966). She has been married to Richard E. Stewart since 1967.

Memorable in: "Stacey", "Westworld", "The Night Strangler"

4. Roberta Collins

Actress | Wonder Women

Brassy'n'beautiful blonde Roberta Collins was a terrific, dynamic and scene-stealing delight who greatly enlivened a bunch of choice down'n'dirty 1970s drive-in exploitation pictures with her earthy good humor, boundless vitality, superior acting ability, strong, forceful personality and smoldering...

Memorable in: "Death Race 2000", "Eaten Alive", "Unholy Rollers", "Caged Heat"

5. Nicoletta Machiavelli

Actress | L'important c'est d'aimer

Nicoletta Machiavelli was born on September 8, 1944 in Ravarino, Emilia-Romagna, Italy as Nicoletta Rangoni Machiavelli. She was an actress and producer, known for That Most Important Thing: Love (1975), Scarabea - wieviel Erde braucht der Mensch? (1969) and No Way Out (1973). She died on November ...

Memorable in: "Navajo Joe"

6. Erica Gavin

Actress | Vixen!

Born and raised in Hollywood--her father was veteran character actor Fred Graff--Erica Gavin spent her teenage years as, she says, "a stoned-out hippie", and at 19 was dancing at a topless bar called Losers (with future colleagues Haji and Tura Satana). One day while waiting at her dentist's office...

Memorable in: "Caged Heat", "Vixen"

7. Helga Liné

Actress | Missione speciale Lady Chaplin

Gorgeously svelte and classy redhead stunner Helga Line was born as Helga Lina Stern on July 14th, 1932 in Berlin, Germany. Helga began her career as a dancer and acrobat in circus performances in Portugal. She also later worked as a model. Line began acting in movies in the early 40s. Helga moved ...

Memorable for "Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon", "Vampire Night Orgy"

8. Imogen Hassall

Actress | Carry on Loving

Imogen Hassall is sometimes referred to as "The Countess of Cleavage" as she was better known for her glamorous celebrity than her acting talent. Imogen was born on August 25 1942, in Woking, Surrey, England and rose to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s as an international B-movie ...

Memorable in: "Carry on Loving", "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth"

9. Barbara Babcock

Actress | Far and Away

Barbara Babcock was born on February 27, 1937 in Fort Riley, Kansas, USA. She is an actress, known for Far and Away (1992), Space Cowboys (2000) and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993). She was previously married to Jay Sheffield.

Memorable in: "Chosen Survivors"

10. Angel Tompkins

Actress | The Teacher

Beautiful California-born Angel Tompkins started her career out as a Chicago-area model before attempting an on-camera career in the late 60s. She made an assured (major) film debut as the seductive blonde who comes between husband and wife Elliott Gould and Brenda Vaccaro in the comedy I Love My ...

Memorable in: "The Teacher", "Prime Cut", "Alligator" (very brief cameo)

11. Anitra Ford

Actress | Messiah of Evil

Sultry, slinky and slender brunette knockout Anitra Ford was born as Anitra Joy Weinstein in 1942 in California. Anitra began her career in the 60s as a model. She made her film debut in an uncredited small role as a model in "The Love Machine." Ford gave a funny and spirited performance as cheery ...

Memorable in: "Invasion of the Bee Girls", "Stacey"

12. Maria Fiore

Actress | Graziella

After an impressive debut at the young age of 17 in Castellani's neo-realistic masterpiece "Due soldi di speranza" (playing Carmela, a young unemployed man's fiancée) she disappointed art film lovers (but not the average Italian spectator) in starring - throughout the fifties and in the early ...

Memorable in "Sons of Hercules"

13. Karen Black

Actress | Five Easy Pieces

Karen Black was born Karen Blanche Ziegler in Park Ridge, Illinois, to Elsie Mary (Reif), who wrote children's books, and Norman Arthur Ziegler, an engineer and businessman. She was of Norwegian (from her paternal grandmother), German, and Bohemian (Czech) descent. Karen entered Northwestern ...

14. Sherry E. DeBoer

Actress | Police Woman

Sherry E. DeBoer was born in 1952 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. She is an actress, known for Police Woman (1974), Your Three Minutes Are Up (1973) and Calliope (1971).

Memorable in: "The Pack", "The Velvet Vampire"

15. Tiffany Bolling

Actress | Bonnie's Kids

Strikingly beautiful and fiery blonde Tiffany Bolling may not have achieved the long-lasting stardom she deserved, but she nonetheless has remained a much-beloved cult favorite of 1970s B-movie buffs for her lively and impressive performances in a handful of enjoyably trashy drive-in flicks. Born ...

Memorable in: "Kingdom of the Spiders", "Marriage of a Young Stockbroker", "Bonnie's Kids"

16. Julie Gregg

Actress | The Godfather

Julie Gregg was born on January 24, 1937 in Niagara Falls, New York, USA as Beverly Scalzo. She was an actress, known for The Godfather (1972), The Godfather: A Novel for Television (1977) and Man of La Mancha (1972). She died on November 7, 2016 in Van Nuys, California, USA.

17. Jennifer Ashley

Actress | Phantom of the Paradise

Sultry, spirited and appealing brunette Jennifer Ashley began her show business career as a contestant in beauty pageants. Among the titles she won are Miss Restaurant, Miss Truck Show and Miss Textile. A native of the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jennifer studied fabric design for a ...

Memorable in: "Tintorera", "The Pom Pom Girls", "Phantom of the Paradise", "Guyana, Crime of the Century"

18. Zohra Lampert

Actress | Let's Scare Jessica to Death

Solemn, Middle Eastern-looking Zohra Lampert had a touching, understated quality to her talent that should have gone further in the film business than it did. Somehow she never got the bigger breaks necessary for top-flight stardom. Still and all, this comely actress with soft, vulnerable features ...

Memorable in: "Let's Scare Jessica to Death", "A Fine Madness"

19. Marianna Hill

Actress | High Plains Drifter

A familiar character actress, Mariana Hill was the daughter of a building contractor, who moved his family around. In addition to living in her native Southern California, Hill has lived in Canada, Spain and Great Britain. As a result, she learned and became quite accomplished in doing different ...

Memorable in: "Blood Beach"

20. Sandy Dennis

Actress | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

It would not be easy for anyone to out-do one of American theater's finest thespians, but somehow actress Sandy Dennis managed to even out-quirk the legendary Geraldine Page when it came to affecting nervous ticks and offbeat mannerisms on stage and in film. She and Page had few peers when it came ...

Memorable in: "Barefoot in the Park", "Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean"

21. Gila Golan

Actress | The Valley of Gwangi

Gila Golan's career started as an Israeli fashion model, which led to appearances as a film actress. She was apparently born in Krakow, Poland, for she was discovered there in a train station during the German occupation in 1940. She was adopted by a Roman Catholic couple and later sent to a ...

Memorable in: "Valley of Gwangi", "Our Man Flint"

22. Agostina Belli

Actress | Profumo di donna

Agostina Belli was born on April 13, 1947 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy as Agostina Maria Magnoni. She is an actress, known for Scent of a Woman (1974), The Career of a Chambermaid (1976) and Doppio delitto (1977).

23. Heidi Brühl

Actress | Hochzeit auf Immenhof

Heidi Brühl was born on January 30, 1942 in Gräfelfing, Bavaria, Germany as Heidi Rosemarie Brühl. She was an actress, known for Hochzeit auf Immenhof (1956), Der Zigeunerbaron (1962) and Ferien auf Immenhof (1957). She was married to Brett Halsey. She died on June 8, 1991 in Starnberg, Bavaria.

Memorable in: "The Eiger Sanction"

24. Joyce Taylor

Actress | Twice-Told Tales

Born in Taylorville, Illinois, Joyce Taylor sang in amateur shows at age ten and turned professional when she was a very grown-up-looking 15, signing on with Mercury Records. She was under contract to Howard Hughes' RKO in the 1950s but the eccentric and enigmatic tycoon only allowed her to act in ...

Memorable in: "Atlantis - the Lost Continent"

25. Olga Karlatos

Actress | Purple Rain

Olga Karlatos was born on April 20, 1947 in Athens, Greece as Olga Vlassopulos. She is known for her work on Purple Rain (1984), Once Upon a Time in America (1984) and Per questa notte (1977). She was previously married to Arthur Rankin Jr. and Nikos Papatakis.

Memorable in: "Zombie Flesh Eaters", "Cyclone"

26. Laura Antonelli

Actress | Malizia

Laura Antonelli was born on November 28, 1941 in Pola, Istria, Italy as Laura Antonaz. She was an actress, known for Malicious (1973), Passion of Love (1981) and L'innocente (1976). She was married to Enrico Piacentini. She died on June 22, 2015 in Ladispoli, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

27. Anjanette Comer

Actress | The Loved One

Anjanette Comer was born on August 7, 1939 in Dawson, Texas, USA. She is an actress, known for The Loved One (1965), Guns for San Sebastian (1968) and The Baby (1973).

28. Judy Lang

Actress | Count Yorga, Vampire

Judy Lang was born on September 14, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Judith Hylah Lang. She is an actress, known for Count Yorga, Vampire (1970), The Wild Wild West (1965) and Get Smart (1965).

Memorable in: "Count Yorga Vampire", "The Trip"

29. Leslie Parrish

Actress | The Manchurian Candidate

She started as a model, and in 1955 became an actress. She acted under her birth name, Marjorie Hellen, until 1959. Afterwards she was known as Leslie Parrish. She appeared in more than 100 TV shows. She is known as one of the first women producers. She's always had a passion for music. She was ...

Memorable in: "The Giant Spider Invasion", "Li'l Abner"

30. Sherry Jackson

Actress | Star Trek

Gorgeous, mouth-watering, chestnut-maned Sherry Jackson began her promising career as a pleasant-looking child actress. She and brother Robert were the stepchildren of television writer/director/actor Montgomery Pittman, who died of cancer in 1962. There's a rumor that Idaho-born Sherry was ...

31. Debra Winger

Actress | Terms of Endearment

Mary Debra Winger was born May 16, 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Ruth (Felder), an officer manager, and Robert Jack Winger, a meat packer. She is from a Jewish family (originally from Austria-Hungary and the Russian Empire). Her maternal grandparents called her Mary, while her parents called her ...

32. Julie Newmar

Actress | Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Julia Chalene Newmeyer (Chalane was her mother's maiden name) was born on August 16, 1933 in Los Angeles, California. Her father was a one-time professional football player (LA Buccaneers, 1926), her mother was a star of the Follies of 1920. From an early age, Julie studied piano, dance and ...

33. Barbara Steele

Actress |

The most beautiful star of the greatest horror masterpiece of Italian film, Black Sunday (1960): Barbara Steele was born on December 29, 1937 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. Barbara is loved by her fans for her talent, intelligence, and a dark, mysterious beauty that is unique; her face ...

34. Virginia Maskell

Actress | Interlude

This ill-fated British actress was born in the Shepherd's Bush area of London, England, on February 27, 1936. After the outbreak of World War II, young Virginia and her family were evacuated to South Africa. She eventually returned to London and entered a convent school where the pretty, grey-eyed ...

35. Veronica Hamel

Actress | Hill Street Blues

Veronica Hamel was born on November 20, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Hill Street Blues (1981), When Time Ran Out... (1980) and Cannonball! (1976). She was previously married to Michael Irving.

36. Susan Strasberg

Actress | Picnic

Susan Strasberg was born in New York City on May 22, 1938. From the time of her birth, she was destined to be an actress. Her father was Lee Strasberg, acting coach at the famed Actors Studio in New York. In 1953, Susan made her acting debut in the episode, Goodyear Playhouse: Catch a Falling Star ...

37. Katie Saylor

Actress | The Fantastic Journey

Katie Saylor, a Connecticut native adopted as a baby by women's clothing designer Larry Aldrich. Her adoptive father also became the founder of the innovative Aldrich Museum for Contemporary Art. Katie made her entrance into the performing arts studying with the American Theater Wing, Academy of ...

38. Katharine Ross

Actress | The Graduate

Katharine Juliet Ross was born on January 29, 1940 in Hollywood, California, to Katharine W. (Hall) and Dudley T. Ross. Her father, who also worked for the Associated Press, was away in the US Navy when she was born. His navy career shuttled the family around to Virginia, then Palo Alto, and ...

39. Mimsy Farmer

Actress | More

Mimsy Farmer first began acting at age 16, when a press agent noticed her and offered her work in the film, Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961), an unbilled bit with one line as a girl in the lobby. Her first billed film was a featured part in Spencer's Mountain (1963), starring Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara...

40. Liz Fraser

Actress | I'm All Right Jack

Liz Fraser was born on August 14, 1930 in Southwark, London, England as Elizabeth Joan Winch. She is an actress, known for I'm All Right Jack (1959), The Avengers (1961) and Carry on Cruising (1962).

41. Marina Vlady

Actress | 2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle

She had the makings of a blonde bombshell and could have ended up in film history annals as merely a second-rate Brigitte Bardot, but sex symbol Marina Vlady proved she was capable of much more. In her prime she was nominated for a Golden Globe and won a "Best Actress" award at the 1963 Cannes Film...

42. Celia Milius

Actress | Island of the Blue Dolphins

Celia Milius was born in 1942 in Carthage, Missouri, USA as Celia Kay Burkholder. She is an actress, known for Island of the Blue Dolphins (1964), Big Wednesday (1978) and The Green Hornet (1966).

Memorable in: "Rattlers", "Wild Seed"

43. Valerie Leon

Actress | The Spy Who Loved Me

Not just another tall, beautiful brunette, Valerie Leon had extensive experience in the British theater and in television and films - and not just as a sexpot - before she became a fixture in the "Carry On" series, appearing in seven of them. In addition to comedy, she also excelled in horror ...

44. Billie Whitelaw

Actress | The Omen

Billie Whitelaw first appeared on the radio aged 11. She made her theatrical debut in 1950 and in films from 1953. She has made a speciality of playing intense, single-purposed women. Also, (on stage), she has appeared in many of the stranger plays by Samuel Beckett.

45. Claire Bloom

Actress | Limelight

Age has not taken the flower off this Bloom. The well-known and respected stage, screen and television actress Claire Bloom, originally named Patricia Claire Blume, continues to be in demand as a septuagenarian actress and looks as beautiful as ever.

She was born Patricia Claire Bloom on February 15...

46. Kathleen Quinlan

Actress | Breakdown

Kathleen Quinlan was born in Pasadena, California, the only child of Josephine (Zachry), a military supply supervisor, and Robert Quinlan, a television sports director. She grew up in Mill Valley, Ca, and got her break in acting when George Lucas came to her high school to cast for his movie ...

47. Carrie-Anne Moss

Actress | The Matrix

Carrie-Anne Moss was born on August 21, 1967, in Vancouver, British Columbia, the youngest of two children of Barbara and Melvyn Moss. At age 20, she moved to Europe to pursue a career in modeling; in Spain she was cast in a regular role in the TV show Dark Justice (1991), which was produced in ...

48. Elizabeth Montgomery

Actress | Bewitched

Elizabeth Montgomery was born into show business. Her parents were screen actor Robert Montgomery and Broadway actress Elizabeth Allen. Elizabeth graduated from the Spence School in New York City and attended the Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. After three years' intensive training, she made ...

49. Sigourney Weaver

Actress | Avatar

Sigourney Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver in Leroy Hospital in Manhattan, New York City. Her father, TV producer Sylvester L. Weaver Jr., originally wanted to name her Flavia, because of his passion for Roman history (he had already named her elder brother Trajan). Her mother, Elizabeth ...

50. Ally Sheedy

Actress | The Breakfast Club

Ally Sheedy was born in New York City, to Charlotte (Baum), a press agent and writer, and John J. Sheedy, Jr., an advertising executive. She is of Russian Jewish (mother) and Irish (father) descent.

While at New York's Bank Street School, 12-year-old Ally Sheedy wrote about a mythical encounter ...

51. Wendy Hughes

Actress | Return to Eden

Wendy Hughes was an accomplished actress who had won over 13 major awards. She had been called "one of the world's great actresses" with "the beauty and talent to become an international star". Hughes was born in Melbourne and studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. She has two children,...

52. Lynn Cartwright

Actress | A League of Their Own

Frequently appearing for or alongside her actor/writer husband of 50 years, noted stage, screen and TV heavy and writer Leo Gordon, actress Lynn Cartwright is probably best remembered for one of her early screen roles as the brusque, Brooklyn-accented switchboard operator in the cult horror The ...

53. Zooey Deschanel

Actress | New Girl

Zooey Deschanel was born in 1980 into a showbiz family. Her father, Caleb Deschanel, is an Academy Award-nominated cinematographer (perhaps most notably for The Passion of the Christ (2004)) and her mother, Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir), is an actress who appeared in Twin Peaks (1990). Her paternal ...

54. France Nuyen

Actress | Battle for the Planet of the Apes

France Nuyen was born on July 31, 1939 in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France as France Nguyen Vannga. She is an actress, known for Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973), South Pacific (1958) and The Joy Luck Club (1993). She was previously married to Robert Culp and Dr. Thomas Gaspar Morell.

55. Felicity Jones

Actress | Rogue One

Felicity Rose Hadley Jones is an English actress. Jones was born in Birmingham, West Midlands, and grew up in Bournville. Her parents met while working at the Wolverhampton Express and Star. Her father was a journalist while her mother was in advertising. They divorced when she was three, and she ...

56. Cristina Raines

Actress | Nashville

Cristina Raines was born on February 28, 1952 in Manila, Philippines as Cristina L Herazo. She is an actress, known for Nashville (1975), The Duellists (1977) and The Sentinel (1977). She has been married to Christopher Crowe since July 26, 1986. They have two children.