A United Kingdom of Actresses - Part 3, Scotland

by sabercro | created - 30 Mar 2011 | updated - 11 May 2011 | Public

One actress or other celebrity from 25 of the historical counties of Scotland. I've been unable to find anyone from the other nine counties: Caithness, Clackmannanshire, Kincardineshire, Kinross-shire, Kirkcudbrightshire, Nairnshire, Ross-shire, Sutherland and Wigtownshire.

1. Annie Lennox

Soundtrack | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Annie Lennox was born on December 25, 1954 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland as Ann Griselda Lennox. She has been married to Mitch Besser since September 15, 2012. She was previously married to Uri Fruchtmann and Radha Raman.


2. Sheila Shand Gibbs

Actress | The Great Game

Sheila Shand Gibbs was born in 1930 in Dundee, Scotland. She is an actress, known for The Great Game (1953), Sherlock Holmes (1964) and David Copperfield (1956). She was previously married to Timothy Bateson.


3. Nikki Flux

Actress | The Scorpion King

Born in Oban, Scotland and raised in Adelaide South Australia, now residing in Los Angeles. Classically trained in Australia and then a student in Milton Katselas's acting class at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, she embarked on an acting career. She has been in the entertainment business since 1995 ...


4. Marysia Kay

Stunts | Born of Hope

Marysia Kay was born on December 14, 1975 in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland as Marysia Kolodziej. She is known for her work on Born of Hope (2009), Idol of Evil (2009) and Unwelcome (2011).


5. Isla St. Clair

Actress | Red Rose

Isla St. Clair was born on May 2, 1952 in Buckie, Moray, Scotland. She is an actress, known for Red Rose (2004), Welcome to the Ceilidh (1977) and Return of the Groom (2005).



7. Ashley Lilley

Actress | Mamma Mia!

Ashley Lilley was born on January 29, 1986 in Rothesay, Scotland as Ashley-Anne Lilley. She is an actress, known for Mamma Mia! (2008), Letters to Juliet (2010) and Cat Eats Dog (2009).


Cromartyshire. Possibly not born there, but certainly lived there.

9. Ashley Jensen

Actress | Arthur Christmas

Ashley Jensen (born on 11 August 1969) is a Scottish actress and narrator. She was nominated for an Emmy for her role on the television series Extras (2005), on which she appeared from 2005-2007. She was also a cast member on the ABC show Ugly Betty (2006) and the brief-lived CBS sitcom ...


10. Deborah Kerr

Actress | The King and I

Deborah Kerr was born on 30 September 1921 in Helensburgh, Scotland, the daughter of Captain Arthur Kerr-Trimmer. She was educated at Northumberland House, Clifton, Bristol. She first performed at the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park, London. She subsequently performed with the Oxford Repertory ...

Dunbartonshire / Dumbartonshire.

11. Amanda Hamilton

Self | Celebrity Eggheads

Amanda Hamilton was born on November 6, 1974 in North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland.

East Lothian / Haddingtonshire.

12. Susan Fleetwood

Actress | Clash of the Titans

Susan Fleetwood was born on September 21, 1944 in St. Andrews, Scotland as Susan Maureen Fleetwood. She was an actress, known for Clash of the Titans (1981), Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) and The Krays (1990). She died on September 29, 1995 in Salisbury, England.


13. Karen Gillan

Actress | Selfie

Karen Sheila Gillan was born and raised in Inverness, Scotland, as the only child of Marie Paterson and husband John Gillan, who is a singer and recording artist. She developed a love for acting very early on, attending several youth theatre groups and taking part in a wide range of productions at ...


14. 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. ...


15. Lindsay Duncan

Actress | Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Lindsay Duncan was born on November 7, 1950 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Lindsay Vere Duncan. She is known for her work on Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), About Time (2013) and Gifted (2017). She is married to Hilton McRae. They have one child.

Midlothian / Edinburghshire.

16. Fiona Dolman

Actress | Midsomer Murders

Fiona was born in Findhorn, Scotland to mother Rosemary Dolman and father Gordon Dolman. She moved to Gibraltar at 15 years old when her father was posted there in the RAF. She won awards for the Gibraltar RAF ladies windsurfing championships at the age of 16 and 17 years. She is the youngest child.


17. Margaret Tait

Director | Where I Am Is Here

Margaret Tait was born on November 11, 1918 in Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland. She was a director and writer, known for Where I Am Is Here (1964), Blue Black Permanent (1992) and Happy Bees (1954). She was married to Alex Pine. She died on April 16, 1999 in Firth, Orkney.


18. Gerda Stevenson

Actress | Braveheart

Gerda Stevenson was born in Peeblesshire, Scotland. She is an actress, known for Braveheart (1995), Blue Black Permanent (1992) and Square Mile of Murder (1980).


19. Michelle Duncan

Actress | Atonement

Michelle Duncan (born 14 April 1978) is a Scottish actress. Known for Driving Lessons (2006), Atonement (2007) and The Broken (2008). She is set to portray Shelley Stern in the upcoming biographical drama film Bohemian Rhapsody (2018). Duncan trained in acting at Queen Margaret University, ...


20. Phyllis Logan

Actress | Secrets & Lies

Phyllis Logan was born on January 11, 1956 in Paisley, Scotland. She is an actress, known for Secrets & Lies (1996), Another Time, Another Place (1983) and Downton Abbey (2010). She has been married to Kevin McNally since August 15, 2011. They have one child.


21. Jean Alwyn

Actress | The Greatest Wish in the World

Jean Alwyn was born on October 10, 1885 in Hawick, Scotland. She was an actress, known for The Greatest Wish in the World (1918) and Winning a Widow (1910). She was married to Colonel Alfred Rawlinson. She died on January 2, 1964.


22. Rae Hendrie

Actress | Monarch of the Glen

Rae Hendrie was born on November 30, 1976 in Selkirk, Scotland. She is known for her work on Monarch of the Glen (2000), Walker Stalker (2008) and Stan Lee's Lucky Man (2016).


23. Rachael Blyth

Actress | Siren

Rachael Blyth is a Scottish performer and producer. She has created films, live art and immersive theatre. Films in which she have featured have been screened at film festivals including the Portobello International Film Festival and Bradford International Film Festival. Blyth studied at the ...


24. 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 ...


25. Susan Boyle

Actress | Zoolander 2

Susan Boyle was born on April 1, 1961 in Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland as Susan Magdalane Boyle.

West Lothian / Linlithgowshire.

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