Women I admire...

by corfuisland | created - 03 Feb 2012 | updated - 1 day ago | Public

(in no order)

1. Courteney Cox

Actress | Friends

Courteney Cox was born on June 15th, 1964 in Birmingham, Alabama, into an affluent Southern family. She is the daughter of Courteney (Bass) and Richard Lewis Cox (1930-2001), a businessman. She was the baby of the family with two older sisters (Virginia and Dottie) and an older brother, Richard, Jr...

2. Amanda Righetti

Actress | Captain America: The First Avenger

Amanda Elizabeth Righetti is a Utah-born, Nevada-raised actor/producer and Best Actress Award winner by the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival. Righetti began her career at 14, as a young model, but made waves as the trust-fund squandering, world-traveling black sheep, "Hailey...

3. Natalie Portman

Actress | Black Swan

Natalie Portman is the first person born in the 1980s to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan (2010)).

Natalie was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, an Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an ...

4. Olivia Wilde

Actress | Tron

Actress and activist Olivia Wilde is a modern day renaissance woman, starring in many of Hollywood's acclaimed productions, while simultaneously giving back to the community.

Wilde was born on March 10, 1984 in New York City. Her parents are Leslie Cockburn (née Leslie Corkill Redlich) and Andrew ...

5. Jessica Biel

Actress | The Illusionist

Jessica Biel, with her good looks and talent, has become one of Hollywood's most sought-out actresses. She was born in Ely, Minnesota, to Kimberly (Conroe) and Jonathan Edward Biel, who is a business consultant and GM worker. Biel was raised in Boulder, Colorado. She is of Hungarian Jewish, Danish,...

6. Cate Blanchett

Actress | Carol

Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to June (Gamble), an Australian teacher and property developer, and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., an American advertising executive, originally from Texas. She has an older brother and a younger sister. When she was ten ...

7. Kate Winslet

Actress | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Ask Kate Winslet what she likes about any of her characters, and the word "ballsy" is bound to pop up at least once. The British actress has made a point of eschewing straightforward pretty-girl parts in favor of more devilish damsels; as a result, she's built an eclectic resume that runs the gamut...

8. Milla Jovovich

Actress | Le cinquième élément

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 ...

9. Scottie Thompson

Actress | 12 Monkeys

Scottie Thompson grew up in Richmond, Virginia. With a love for dance and performing Thompson started dancing ballet at an early age. She danced professionally with the Richmond Ballet, before going on to receive a bachelor's degree from Harvard University. While there, she discovered her love for ...

10. Taylor Cole

Actress | Dumbbells

Born and raised in Arlington, Texas, Taylor Cole had a fulfilling high school experience. Proving to be a gifted athlete, she played on her high school's volleyball team and traveled around the country with the Junior Olympics squad.

Her stunning good looks also allowed her to travel around the ...

11. Lisa Edelstein

Actress | Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce

Lisa Edelstein began her professional acting career while studying theater at N.Y.U.'s Tisch School of the Arts. After performing in a wide range of productions off and on Broadway, authored and performed the AIDS-related musical "Positive Me" at Ellen Stuart's La Mama, in Manhattan. It was one one...

12. Natascha McElhone

Actress | Solaris

Natascha McElhone was born in Walton on Thames, London. She attended several schools, Camden School for Girls being the last.

Natascha McElhone established herself as a talented leading actress when she left drama school in 1993 to play the lead in her first film, Merchant Ivory's Surviving Picasso,...

13. Jaime Murray

Actress | The Deaths of Ian Stone

Jaime Murray was born on July 21, 1976 in Hammersmith, London, England. She is an actress, known for The Deaths of Ian Stone (2007), Dexter (2006) and Defiance (2013). She has been married to Bernie Cahill since May 26, 2014.

14. Melina Kanakaredes

Actress | Providence

Melina Eleni Kanakaredes was born in Akron, Ohio, to Connie (Temo), who owned a candy company, and Harry Kanakaredes, an insurance salesman. She is of Greek descent. Her love of musical theater, especially the work of Gwen Verdon and Chita Rivera, inspired her as a child. She began performing ...

15. Marina Sirtis

Actress | Star Trek: First Contact

Marina Sirtis was born in London, England, to Greek parents, Despina (Yianniri), a tailor's assistant, and John Sirtis. Her parents did not want her to become an actress. As soon as Marina completed high school, she applied to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama secretly. After her graduation, ...

16. Lena Headey

Actress | Game of Thrones

Lena Headey is a British actress. She was born in Bermuda to parents from Yorkshire, England, where she was raised. She is the daughter John Headey, a police officer, and his wife Sue. Headey is best known for her role as "Cersei Lannister" in Game of Thrones (2011) (2011-present) and The Brothers ...

17. Karina Lombard

Actress | Legends of the Fall

Karina Lombard is an actor, screenwriter and director. She is known for memorable roles in both film and television and has costarred opposite some of the biggest box office stars in the world.

From "Wide Sargasso Sea", "The Firm" with Tom Cruise, to co-starring opposite Brad Pitt in "Legends of the...

18. Janina Gavankar

Actress | True Blood

Janina Gavankar was born on November 29, 1980 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Janina Zione Gavankar. She is an actress, known for True Blood (2008), The League (2009) and Star Wars: Battlefront II (2017).

19. Simone Lahbib

Actress | Monarch of the Glen

Simone Lahbib was born on February 6, 1965 in Stirling, Scotland as Simone Nicole Jean Lahbib Ould Cheikl. She is an actress and producer, known for Monarch of the Glen (2000), Bad Girls (1999) and Philomena (2013). She has been married to Raffaello Degruttola since May 10, 2003. They have one ...

20. Rachel Weisz

Actress | The Constant Gardener

Rachel Hannah Weisz was born on 7 March, 1970, in London, U.K., to Edith Ruth (Teich), a psychoanalyst, and George Weisz, an inventor. Her parents both came to England around 1938. Her father is a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and her mother, from Vienna, is of Italian and Austrian Jewish heritage. ...

21. Evangeline Lilly

Actress | The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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 ...

22. Claire Forlani

Actress | Meet Joe Black

Claire Forlani was born in the United Kingdom and grew up in London. Educated at Arts Educational School, she moved to the United States with her parents Pier Luigi and Barbara Forlani when she was 19 and began starring in films.

Claire has had leading roles in such films as Meet Joe Black (1998), ...

23. Kelly Macdonald

Actress | No Country for Old Men

Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald was born and raised in Glasgow. Her parents divorced when she was young, and she was raised by her mother, a sales executive in the garment industry. She has one brother, David. As a hobby, she acted in an amateur theatrical club, which she enjoyed a great deal. ...

24. 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 (...

25. Kristen Stewart

Actress | Snow White and the Huntsman

Though most famous for her role as Isabella "Bella" Swan in The Twilight (2008) Saga, Kristen Stewart has been a working actor since her early years in Los Angeles, California, where she was born. Her parents, John Stewart and Jules Stewart, both work in film and television. Her mother is ...

26. Stephanie Sigman

Actress | Spectre

Stephanie Sigman was born on February 28, 1987 in Obregon, Sonora, Mexico. She is an actress, known for Spectre (2015), Annabelle: Creation (2017) and Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017).

27. Madeleine Stowe

Actress | Twelve Monkeys

Madeleine Stowe was born in Los Angeles, California, to Mireya Maria (Mora Steinvorth) and Robert Alfred Stowe, a civil engineer. Her mother was a from a prominent political family in Costa Rica. Stowe grew up in Eagle Rock, a working-class neighborhood of Los Angeles. At age ten she started ...

28. Catherine Deneuve

Actress | 8 femmes

Catherine Deneuve was born October 1943 in Paris, France. Her parents were actors. She made her movie debut in 1957, when she was barely a teenager and continued with small parts in minor films, until Roger Vadim gave her a meatier role in Le vice et la vertu (1963). But her breakthrough came with ...

29. Sophie Marceau

Actress | La boum

Sophie Marceau was born Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu in Paris, France, to Simone (Morisset), a shop assistant, and Benoît Maupu, a truck driver. She grew up far from the studio spotlights. When she was 14 she was living in the Paris suburb of Gentilly with her father. She learned from friends that ...

30. Antje Traue

Actress | Man of Steel

Antje Traue was born in Mittweida, Saxony, East Germany. Her mother was a musician and dancer. Traue was raised speaking Russian. She discovered her love for acting at an early age. As a teenager, Traue attended the "International Munich Art Lab", where she was cast in the lead role in the theatre ...

31. Elizabeth Hurley

Actress | Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Elizabeth Jane Hurley was born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, to Angela Mary (Titt), a teacher, and Roy Leonard Hurley, an army major. Wanting to be a dancer, Hurley went to ballet boarding school at 12, but soon returned home. When it came time to go to college, Hurley won a scholarship to the London ...

32. Jacqueline Bisset

Actress | Bullitt

Jacqueline Bisset has been an international film star since the late 1960s. She received her first roles mainly because of her stunning beauty, but over time she has become a fine actress respected by fans and critics alike. Bisset has worked with directors John Huston, François Truffaut, George ...

33. Aleksa Palladino

Actress | Boardwalk Empire

Aleksa Palladino was born on September 21, 1980 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Boardwalk Empire (2010), Halt and Catch Fire (2014) and Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007). She was previously married to Devon Church.

34. Katey Sagal

Actress | Futurama

An extremely gifted and versatile performer adept at both comedy and drama, actress/singer Katey Sagal became a household name in the late 1980s as the fabulously brazen, undomesticated Peg Bundy on the enduring Fox series Married with Children (1986). During its lengthy run, she received three ...

35. Sofía Vergara

Actress | Hot Pursuit

Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara was born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia. Her mother, Margarita Vergara Dávila de Vergara, is a housewife. Her father, Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo, provides cattle to the meat industry. She has five siblings. She was educated at a private bilingual Spanish/...

36. Salma Hayek

Actress | Frida

One of Hollywood's most dazzling leading actresses, Salma Hayek was born on September 2, 1966, in the oil boomtown of Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. Hayek has freely admitted that she and her brother, Sami, were spoiled rotten by her well-to-do businessman father, Sami Hayek Dominguez, and her ...

37. Minka Kelly

Actress | (500) Days of Summer

Minka Kelly was born in Los Angeles, California and she is the only child of former Aerosmith guitarist, Rick Dufay, and Maureen Kelly, an exotic dancer and single mother who often moved with her daughter to different communities before settling in Albuquerque, New Mexico, by the time Minka was in ...

38. Eva Mendes

Actress | Hitch

Eva Mendes was born in Miami, Florida but raised in Los Angeles, California of Cuban-American heritage. In college, she began acting, studying underneath acting coach Ivana Chubbuck. This led to her desire to appear in feature films. Though taking many smaller roles in movies, she was little known ...

39. Grace Kelly

Actress | Rear Window

On November 12, 1929, Grace Patricia Kelly was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to wealthy parents. Her girlhood was uneventful for the most part, but one of the things she desired was to become an actress which she had decided on at an early age. After her high school graduation in 1947, Grace ...

40. Marlee Matlin

Actress | Children of a Lesser God

Marlee Beth Matlin was in Morton Grove, Illinois, to Libby (Hammer) and Donald Matlin, an automobile dealer. She has two older brothers. Her family is of Russian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent.

Marlee lost much of her hearing at the age of eighteen months. That did not stop her from acting in a ...

41. Kseniya Rappoport

Actress | La doppia ora

Kseniya Rappoport was born on March 25, 1974 in Leningrad, Russian SFSR, USSR as Kseniya Aleksandrovna Rappoport. She is an actress, known for La doppia ora (2009), The Unknown Woman (2006) and Yurev den (2008). She is married to Dmitriy Borisov.

42. 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 ...

43. Bérénice Bejo

Actress | The Artist

Actress Bérénice Bejo was born in Buenos Aires, the daughter of Silvia De Paoli, a lawyer, and Miguel Bejo, a filmmaker. When she was three, Bejo's family relocated to Paris, France. She embarked on a successful acting career in the 1990s, with various roles in French television and film ...

44. Catherine Keener

Actress | Capote

Catherine Keener is an American actress, Oscar-nominated for her roles in the independent films Being John Malkovich (1999) and Capote (2005). Acclaimed in her community for her quirky roles in independent film and mainstream such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Keener got her start as a casting ...

45. Jessica Brown Findlay

Actress | Winter's Tale

Jessica Brown Findlay is an English actress. She was born in Cookham, Berkshire, to Beverley, a teacher's aid and nurse, and Christopher Brown-Findlay, who works in finance. She is of Scottish and English descent.

Jessica trained with the National Youth Ballet and the Associates of the Royal Ballet....

46. Ana Ortiz

Actress | Ugly Betty

Ana Ortiz was born on January 25, 1971 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Ugly Betty (2006), Devious Maids (2013) and Labor Pains (2009). She has been married to Noah Lebenzon since June 9, 2007. They have two children.

47. Eva Birthistle

Actress | Imagine Me & You

Eva Birthistle was born in 1974 in Dublin, Ireland. She is an actress, known for Imagine Me & You (2005), Brooklyn (2015) and Ae Fond Kiss... (2004).

48. Romy Schneider

Actress | L'important c'est d'aimer

Romy Schneider was born on 23 September 1938 in Vienna, Austria into a family of actors. Making her film debut at the age of 15, her breakthrough came two years later in the very popular trilogy Sissi (1955). Her mother, supervising her daughter's career, immediately approved Romy's participation ...

49. Alejandra Barros

Actress | Mariana de la noche

Alejandra Barros was born on August 11th, 1971 in Mexico City, Mexico. In order to become an actress, she studied theatre in "Lee Strasberg Theater Institute" (New York). She also studied dance in "Broadway Dance Center".

She participated in various Mexican soaps like "Clase 406" and "Locura de amor...

50. Amanda Peet

Actress | A Lot Like Love

Amanda Peet was born and raised in New York City. She is the daughter of Penny (Levy), a social worker, and Charles Peet, a lawyer, and has an older sister. Her father was of mostly English and German ancestry, and her mother was from a Jewish family (from Germany, Russia, and Hungary). Peet's ...

51. Alex Meneses

Actress | Telenovela

Alexandra "Alex" Meneses, the ALMA Award nominated actress known for her smoldering bombshell characters and philanthropic commitment to a wide variety of causes, recently starred on The CW's critically-acclaimed series Jane The Virgin. She also recently starred as Isabella, the over-the-top diva ...

52. Anna Easteden

Actress | Bones

Anna Easteden is a Finnish -born farmer's daughter, an international model and a Los Angeles, CA -based award nominated actress. Easteden started her career as a teenager after receiving a large modeling contract with a Japanese modeling agency. She holds a B.A. in Theater and Performance Studies ...

53. Laura Leighton

Actress | Melrose Place

Laura Leighton was born on July 24, 1968 in Iowa City, Iowa, USA as Laura Diane Miller. She is an actress, known for Melrose Place (1992), The Burrowers (2008) and Pretty Little Liars (2010). She has been married to Doug Savant since May 1998. They have two children.

54. Rachel Shelley

Actress | Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

Rachel Shelley was born on August 25, 1969 in Swindon, England. She is an actress, known for Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001), Different for Girls (2017) and The L Word (2004).

55. Kate French

Actress | Echoes

Kate French was born in Flemington, New Jersey, and raised on Long Island with her two brothers. Her parents, Joan and William Robinson "Rob" French, were both fashion models.

Following in her parents' footsteps, French pursued a career in modeling up until her senior year of high school but always ...

56. Jacqueline Samuda

Actress | Arrow

Jacqueline Samuda was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and grew up in both the United States and Canada. She received a B.F.A. Degree in Performance from York University in Toronto, and has appeared on stage, radio, and big and small screens in Canada and the U.S. since her debut at the Shaw ...

57. Kate Beckinsale

Actress | Underworld: Evolution

Kate Beckinsale was born on 26 July 1973 in England, and has resided in London for most of her life. Her mother is Judy Loe, who has appeared in a number of British dramas and sitcoms and continues to work as an actress, predominantly in British television productions. Her father was Richard ...

58. Melissa Gilbert

Actress | Little House on the Prairie

Melissa Gilbert was born on May 8, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Melissa Ellen Gilbert. She is an actress and director, known for Little House on the Prairie (1974), Little House: Bless All the Dear Children (1984) and Splendor in the Grass (1981). She has been married to Timothy Busfield...

59. Diane Lane

Actress | Unfaithful

Diane Lane was born on January 22, 1965, in New York. She is the daughter of acting coach Burton Eugene "Burt" Lane and nightclub singer/centerfold Colleen Farrington. Her parents' families were both from the state of Georgia. Diane was acting from a very young age and made her stage debut at the ...

60. Justine Eyre

Actress | Mad Men

This stunning Canadian was born in Nova Scotia yet spent most of her childhood in the Philippines, educated in British schools, while her Kiwi father was an attorney for the Asian Bank. After the family relocated to Canada, Justine launched a successful modeling career by winning a lucrative ...

61. Liz Vassey

Actress | The Tick

Liz Vassey was born on August 9, 1972 in Raleigh, North Carolina and was raised in Tampa, Florida. She began acting at the age of nine (portraying Oliver in the musical of the same name) and continued to work extensively on the stage, performing in over fifty plays at regional and professional ...

62. Jennifer Taylor

Actress | Two and a Half Men

Jennifer Taylor was born on April 19, 1972 in New Jersey, USA as Jennifer Bini. She is an actress, known for Two and a Half Men (2003), Stalked by My Mother (2016) and Shameless (2011). She has been married to Paul Taylor since 1997. They have two children.

63. Ingrid Bergman

Actress | Notorious

Ingrid Bergman was one of the greatest actresses from Hollywood's lamented Golden Era. Her natural and unpretentious beauty and her immense acting talent made her one of the most celebrated figures in the history of American cinema. Bergman is also one of the most Oscar-awarded actresses, tied with ...

64. Faye Dunaway

Actress | Network

Faye Dunaway was one of the hottest actresses in the 1970s playing neurotic, highly driven women with sex appeal. Life in the 1990s has not been as good. In a much-publicized incident, she was dropped as the lead in the Broadway musical "Sunset Boulevard", and her attempt at starring in a ...

65. Bianca Kajlich

Actress | Halloween: Resurrection

Bianca Kajlich was born on March 26, 1977 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Bianca Maria Kajlich. She is an actress and producer, known for Halloween: Resurrection (2002), Bring It On (2000) and 10 Things I Hate About You (1999). She has been married to Mike Catherwood since December 16, 2012. They ...

66. Brandy Kopp

Actress | The Butterfly Effect

Brandy Kopp was born on May 25, 1982 in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada as Brandy Lee Heidrick. She is an actress, known for The Butterfly Effect (2004), The Unknown Son and Underclassman (2005).

67. Ashley Scott

Actress | UnREAL

Ashley McCall Scott is an American actress and model. She was born on July 13, 1977 in Metairie, Louisiana, but raised in Charleston, South Carolina. She began her modeling career as a young girl. She was a 1993 Elite Model Look finalist and became a Model for Elite Miami, she modeled ...

68. Aya Sumika

Actress | Numb3rs

Aya Sumika was born on August 22, 1980 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Aya Sumika Koenig. She is an actress, known for Numb3rs (2005), Hawaii (2004) and Bloodline (2004).

69. Elizabeth Banks

Actress | The Hunger Games

Elizabeth Banks was born Elizabeth Mitchell in Pittsfield, a small city in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts near the New York border, on February 10, 1974. She is the daughter of Ann (Wallace), who worked in a bank, and Mark P. Mitchell, a factory worker. Elizabeth describes herself as ...

70. Simona Caparrini

Actress | The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Born in Florence, Italy. Speaks perfectly English and French. She graduated at the Theatre of Genova's Drama Academy. After her degree, she continued to take acting in New York at the Union Square Theatre with the American actor George DiCenzo.

Born into a family of shoemakers based in Montecatini ...

71. Michelle Dockery

Actress | Downton Abbey

Michelle Suzanne Dockery born 15 December 1981 is an English actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Lady Mary Crawley in the ITV drama series Downton Abbey (2010-2015), for which she has been nominated for three consecutive Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. She made her ...

72. Sidse Babett Knudsen

Actress | Borgen

Sidse Babett Knudsen was born on November 22, 1968 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is an actress, known for Borgen (2010), Westworld (2016) and Inferno (2016).

73. Maribel Verdú

Actress | El laberinto del fauno

Maribel Verdú was born on October 2, 1970 in Madrid, Spain as María Isabel Verdú Rollán. She is an actress, known for Snow White (2012), Pan's Labyrinth (2006) and Y Tu Mamá También (2001). She is the older sister of twins Marina and Carlota and she has been married to Pedro Larrañaga...

74. 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. Since arriving in the ...

75. Famke Janssen

Actress | X-Men: The Last Stand

Famke was born in Holland, where she began her professional career as a model. She later moved to the United States, where she has made her home since 1984. Initially settling in New York, she majored in writing and literature at Columbia University and studied acting with Harold Guskin. She then ...

76. Nadine Velazquez

Actress | Flight

Nadine Velazquez stars in History's new scripted drama, SIX, as 'Jackie Ortiz", a strong wife of a Navy Seal who holds the Ortiz family together. Known for her role as 'Sophia' on FXX's THE LEAGUE, which ended its successful seven year run in 2015 and as 'Catalina', the sexy hotel maid/stripper ...

77. Kate del Castillo

Actress | The Book of Life

Mexican actress Kate del Castillo broke through in America as a result of her award-winning performance in the hit Fox Searchlight/Weinstein movie Under the Same Moon (2007), which is to date the highest-grossing Spanish-language theatrical release in U.S. history.

Kate starred as "Queen of the ...

78. Julianna Margulies

Actress | ER

Julianna Margulies was born on June 8, 1966 in Spring Valley (near New York City), as the youngest of three daughters of Francesca (Goldberg), a teacher and dancer in American Ballet, and Paul Margulies, an advertising writer and philosopher. She is of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage (from Romania, ...

79. Olivia Munn

Actress | The Newsroom

Lisa Olivia Munn was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her mother, Kimberly Schmid, lived in Vietnam, and is of Chinese ancestry, while her father, Winston Barrett Munn, is from a family with deep roots in the American South. Olivia's parents divorced when she was two years old, and she was raised ...

80. Tabu

Actress | Haider

Tabu is an Indian actress. She has mainly acted in Hindi films, though she has also starred in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali-language films, as well as one American film. She has won the National Film Award for Best Actress twice, and holds the record for the most wins of Filmfare's...

81. Yvonne Strahovski

Actress | Dexter

Yvonne Jaqueline Strzechowski was born and raised in Australia. Her parents were Polish immigrants. She attended the Santa Sabina College for her high school education. She then went on to study Performance at the University of Western Sydney's School of Contemporary Arts, graduating in 2003. ...

82. Laëtitia Eïdo

Actress | Fauda

Laëtitia EÏDO is a French actress from a Lebanese mother, who plays characters from different ethnicities in several languages. She is starring with a main part in the successful NETFLIX tv-series "Fauda" which tackles the clichés about the Israel/Palestine conflict. And she's the female lead of "...

83. Keri Russell

Actress | Waitress

Keri Russell was born in Fountain Valley, California, to Stephanie (Stephens) and David Harold Russell, an executive at Nissan Motors. She began her career on the Mickey Mouse Club in 1991. She stayed with the show until 1993. After leaving The All New Mickey Mouse Club (1989) (where she, along ...

84. Keira Knightley

Actress | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Keira Christina Knightley was born in the South West Greater London suburb of Richmond on March 26th 1985. She is the daughter of actor Will Knightley and actress turned playwright Sharman Macdonald. An older brother, Caleb Knightley, was born in 1979. Her father is English, while her Scottish-born...

85. Michelle Monaghan

Actress | Pixels

Michelle Lynn Monaghan was born on March 23, 1976, in Winthrop, Iowa. She is the youngest of three children and the only daughter of Sharon (Hamel), who ran a day care center, and Robert L. Monaghan, a factory worker and farmer. She is of mostly Irish and German descent. After graduating from high ...

86. Natalie Zea

Actress | Justified

Natalie Zea was born on March 17, 1975 in Harris County, Texas, USA. She is an actress, known for Justified (2010), The Shield (2002) and The Other Guys (2010). She has been married to Travis Schuldt since July 16, 2014. They have one child.

87. Rachel Nichols

Actress | G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Rachel Emily Nichols was born in Augusta, Maine, the daughter of Alison and James Nichols, a schoolteacher. She has English, French Canadian, German, Irish, Italian and Scottish ancestry. She attended and graduated from Cony High School in Augusta, where she competed in the high jump. She attended ...

88. Rebecca Hall

Actress | Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Rebecca Hall was born in London, UK, the daughter of Peter Hall, a stage director and founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Maria Ewing, an opera singer. Her father is English. Her mother, who is American, is of Dutch, Scottish, Sioux, and African American origin. Her parents separated when...

89. Kristin Scott Thomas

Actress | The English Patient

Kristin Scott Thomas was born in Redruth, Cornwall, England, to Deborah (Hurlbatt) and Lieutenant Commander Simon Scott Thomas. Her father was a pilot for the British Royal Navy and died in a flying accident in 1964. Her stepfather, Lt. Cdr Simon Idiens, was also a pilot, and died six years later ...

90. Catalina Sandino Moreno

Actress | Maria Full of Grace

Catalina Sandino Moreno was born on April 19, 1981 in Bogotá, Colombia. She is an actress and producer, known for Maria Full of Grace (2004), The Bridge (2013) and A Most Violent Year (2014). She has been married to David Elwell since April 15, 2006. They have one child.

91. Annabeth Gish

Actress | Mystic Pizza

A versatile actress, Annabeth Gish weathered the transition from child actor to adult, with a variety of dramatic and comedic roles on film and television.

Anne Elizabeth Gish was born on March 13, 1971 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and moved with her family to Cedar Falls, at the age of two. Her ...

92. 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 ...

93. Lyne Renee

Actress | Split

Lyne Renee was born on May 17, 1979 in Velzeke, Flanders, Belgium. She is an actress, known for Split (2016), Of Kings and Prophets (2016) and Banshee (2013).

94. Molly Parker

Actress | Kissed

Molly Parker, the extremely talented and versatile Canadian actress is best known in the United States for playing the Western widow "Alma Garret" on the cable-TV series Deadwood (2004). Raised on a commune, she described as "a hippie farm" in Pitt Meadows, B.C., Parker got the acting bug when she ...

95. Ayça Bingöl

Actress | Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman ki

Ayça Bingöl is an actress, known for Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman ki (2010), Benim Dünyam (2013) and Ay büyürken uyuyamam (2011). She has been married to Ali Altug since 2001.

96. Mickey Sumner

Actress | Frances Ha

Mickey Sumner was born on January 19, 1984 as Brigitte Michael Sumner. She is an actress, known for Frances Ha (2012), American Made (2017) and Anesthesia (2015).

97. Emmanuelle Seigner

Actress | Bitter Moon

Emmanuelle Seigner is the daughter of a well known photographer and her mother is a journalist. She was born in Paris, France on June 22, 1966. Her grandfather was Louis Seigner, chairman of the Comédie Française and who also appeared in several movies. Emmanuelle was raised at a convent school . ...

98. Chiara Mastroianni

Actress | Persepolis

Chiara Mastroianni was born on May 28, 1972 in Paris, France as Chiara Charlotte Mastroianni. She is an actress, known for Persepolis (2007), Beloved (2011) and Ready to Wear (1994). She was previously married to Benjamin Biolay.

99. Hediyeh Tehrani

Actress | Chaharshanbe-soori

Hediyeh Tehrani started her acting career with Massoud Kimia's 'Soltan' (1996), which made her a recognizable star instantly. Previously, she had been offered a few roles which she passed on. In 1997, Hediyeh won a Hafiz Award (a prestigious industry award in Iran) for Best Actress in a Leading ...

100. Clotilde Hesme

Actress | Les chansons d'amour

Clotilde Hesme was born in Troyes, France in 1979. She is the sister of Annelise Hesme, and Élodie Hesme, who are also actresses. After studying at the Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique (CNSAD), she appeared in plays and was noticed by Jérôme Bonnel who cast her in his film Le ...