Aaliyah - Azzara: Global Film Actresses: Silent films to Present: List One

by reynolds-51390 | created - 31 Aug 2018 | updated - 10 months ago | Public

I will be making alphabetical lists of actresses who have made a significant contribution to films & TV movies. The first listing is for my personal favorite Ann Margret. Then continues with women who have appeared in 14+ films {with exceptions} 2 -262 Aames to Azzara - then Anne Archer heads a second group 263 - 400 Aaliyah to Azur.

1. Ann-Margret

Actress | Bye Bye Birdie

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 ...

2. Angela Aames

Actress | Scarface

Angela Aames grew up in Pierre, South Dakota. She acted in high school and attended the University of South Dakota before coming to Hollywood in 1978 to begin her acting career. Her first film role was as Little Bo Peep in the film Fairy Tales (1978). She followed that up by playing Linda "...

3. Caroline Aaron

Actress | 21 Jump Street

Secondary to studying performing arts as American University in Washington, D.C., Aaron made her debut in motion pictures with a small part in Robert Altman's Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982). Since, she has built her acting career as a character actress, and continues ...

4. Silvia Abascal

Writer | No digas nada

Silvia Abascal was born on March 20, 1979 in Madrid, Spain as Silvia Abascal Estrada. She is an actress and writer, known for No digas nada (2014), La fuente amarilla (1999) and La dama boba (2006).

5. Hiam Abbass

Actress | Blade Runner 2049

Hiam Abbass was born on November 30, 1960 in Nazareth, Israel. She is known for her work on Blade Runner 2049 (2017), The Visitor (2007) and Inheritance (2012).

6. Amanda Abbington

Actress | Sherlock

Amanda Abbington was born on February 28, 1974 in North London, England as Amanda Jane Smith. She is an actress, known for Sherlock (2010), Mr Selfridge (2013) and After You've Gone (2007).

7. Diahnne Abbott

Actress | Taxi Driver

Diahnne Abbott was born on May 1, 1945 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Taxi Driver (1976), The King of Comedy (1982) and Love Streams (1984). She was previously married to Robert De Niro.

8. Rose Abdoo

Actress | Good Night, and Good Luck.

Rose Abdoo was born on November 28, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005), Bad Teacher (2011) and My Best Friend's Wedding (1997).

9. Paula Abdul

Actress | Robots

Paula Abdul grew up in the San Fernando Valley, California. She began taking dance lessons when she was eight. She attended Van Nuys High School, where she was senior class president and head cheerleader. After graduating in 1980, she started college at Cal State-Northridge, majoring in TV and ...

10. Haruka Abe

Actress | Cyberbully

Haruka Abe is an Anglo-Japanese actress based in London, United Kingdom.

Born in Tokyo, Haruka spent her childhood split between New York, London and Tokyo, moving between the three cities with her family. Aged 8 she decided to try acting and at age 9 she played Bilbo Baggins in her school play ...

11. Donzaleigh Abernathy

Actress | Any Day Now

Donzaleigh Abernathy won the Tanne Foundation 2012 Artist Award for her work as an actress and for her script, "Birmingham Sunday." She starred for four years in over 60 Episodes as a Series Regular on Lifetime Television's critically acclaimed dramatic series, "Any Day Now." She received ...

12. Victoria Abril

Actress | ¡Átame!

This Spanish actress started studying dancing. Her teacher encouraged her to participate in her first film Obsesión (1977). After that, she was chosen by the director Narciso Ibáñez Serrador to be one of the co-hostesses of the famous TV contest Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez (1972) ...

13. Amrita Acharia

Actress | Game of Thrones

Amrita Acharia is of Nepalese-Ukrainian heritage. She grew up in Ukraine, Kathmandu and England before moving with her family to Norway aged 13. After completing high school in Tromsø, Amrita moved to England to pursue her acting career. Since then she has worked in Norway, London and the US. She ...

14. Amy Acker

Actress | Angel

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas where she graduated Lake Highlands High School, Amy Acker is the oldest of four children; she has two sisters and one brother. An acting major at Southern Methodist University, Amy acted in several college theater productions. She appeared in various roles during ...

15. Jean Acker

Actress | Checkers

Jean Acker was born in 1893 on a farm in Trenton, NJ, and was named Harriet. Her father was part Cherokee and her mother was Irish, and they had separated when she was young. Jean attended school at St. Mary's Seminary in Springfield, NJ. Her acting career began in vaudeville and stock-company ...

16. Sharon Acker

Actress | Happy Birthday to Me

Although she was presented in 1969 the first Film Star of Tomorrow by The Motion Picture Exhibitors of Canada, the status of Sharon Acker as a star never materialized. Not that she was inactive, quite the opposite, but she worked almost only for TV and appeared only in a few undistinguished movie ...

17. Kathrin Ackermann

Actress | Herrliche Zeiten im Spessart

Kathrin Ackermann was born on January 30, 1939 in Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany. She is an actress, known for Glorious Times in the Spessart (1967), Tatort (1970) and Der Eisbär (1998).

18. Acquanetta

Actress | Captive Wild Woman

Born as Mildred Davenport in Ozone, Wyoming in 1921, Aquanetta was a movie actress of genre motion pictures. She was nicknamed the "Venezualan Volcano" by Universal Studios, although she was of Arapaho decent. She was often seen in her trademark long black braids and beautiful silver & turquoise ...

19. Amy Adams

Actress | Arrival

Amy Lou Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents, Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, a U.S. serviceman who was stationed at Caserma Ederle in Italy at the time. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado, and has English, as well as ...

20. Beverly Adams

Actress | How to Stuff a Wild Bikini

Beverly Adams was born on November 7, 1945 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is an actress, known for How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965), The Silencers (1966) and The Ambushers (1967).

21. Brooke Adams

Actress | Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Brooke Adams was born on February 8, 1949 in New York City, to Rosalind (Gould), an actress, and Robert K. Adams, a former CBS vice president. She is of English and German descent, and is said to be related to President John Adams. She was educated at the prestigious High School for the Performing ...

22. Claire Adams

Actress | The Big Parade

Claire Adams was born in Winnipeg, Canada (her brother was prolific screenwriter Gerald Drayson Adams), and after her education in that country she was sent to a private school in England, where she studied drama. At the outbreak of World War I, however, she joined the nursing corps and spent the ...

23. Dorothy Adams

Actress | The Best Years of Our Lives

Dorothy Adams was born on January 8, 1900 in Hannah, North Dakota, USA. She was an actress, known for The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), The Killing (1956) and The Ten Commandments (1956). She was married to Byron Foulger. She died on March 16, 1988 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

24. Edie Adams

Actress | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

The scintillating, sultry-eyed blonde (formerly a redhead) star of screen, TV and award-winning stage went on to become best known, however, for her sensual delivery pitching cigars in taunting '60s ads and commercials with her Mae Westian come-on line "Why don't you pick one up and smoke it ...

25. Jane Adams

Actress | Happiness

Jane Adams has performed theatre at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. The plays include "Love Diatribe", "The Nice and the Nasty", and "Greetings From Elsewhere Cabaret". She also performed in "Careless Love" at the Empty Space Theatre, "Candide/Len Jenkin" at the Pioneer Square Theatre", "Talking ...

26. Jill Adams

Actress | Death Over My Shoulder

Jill Adams was born on July 22, 1930 in London, England as Jillian M. M. Siggins. She was an actress, known for Death Over My Shoulder (1958), The Green Man (1956) and Carry On Constable (1960). She was married to Peter Haigh and James Adams. She died on May 13, 2008 in Clareance, Portugal.

27. Joey Lauren Adams

Actress | Chasing Amy

Joey Lauren Adams was born on January 9, 1968 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. She is an actress, known for Chasing Amy (1997), Dazed and Confused (1993) and Big Daddy (1999). She has been married to Brian Vilim since June 7, 2014.

28. Julie Adams

Actress | Creature from the Black Lagoon

Betty May Adams was the daughter of a travelling Iowa cotton buyer with a penchant for alcohol. Growing up in Arkansas, Betty expressed an early interest in acting and made her performing debut in a third grade play of "Hansel and Gretel". Beautiful, talented and determined, the freshly minted '...

29. Kathryn Adams

Actress | Blonde for a Day

Kathryn Adams was born on July 15, 1920 in New Ulm, Minnesota, USA as Kathryn Elizabeth Hohn. She was an actress, known for Blonde for a Day (1946), 5th Ave Girl (1939) and Saboteur (1942). She was married to Fred Doty and Hugh Beaumont. She died on October 14, 2016 in Mankato, Minnesota.

30. Lillian Adams

Actress | The Jerk

Lillian Adams was born on May 13, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for The Jerk (1979), Bruce Almighty (2003) and Little Nicky (2000). She died on May 25, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

31. Neile Adams

Actress | Fuzz

Neile Adams was born in Manila, the Philippine Islands on July 10, 1932 as María Ruby Neilam Arrastia y Salvador of Eurasian descent as her DNA attests. Her bloodline, to clarify erroneous reports, consists of 26% mixture of Chinese, Japanese, Mongolian, 7% Polynesian and 67% Spanish Basque and ...

32. Maud Adams

Actress | Octopussy

Stunning Swedish born ex-model who broke into film in 1970, and quickly appeared in several high profile films including playing the ex-wife of James Caan in the futuristic Rollerball (1975) and the ill-fated lover of super-assassin Francisco Scaramanga played by Christopher Lee in The Man with the...

33. Jane Adams

Actress | Batman and Robin

Jane turned down a full scholarship to study violin at Juilliard, opting to spend four years studying acting at the Pasadena Playhouse. She got her acting start in radio, working on Lux Radio Theatre and the Whistler. Her first brief marriage to a Navy pilot ended when he was killed in action ...

34. Cynthia Addai-Robinson

Actress | The Accountant

Cynthia Addai-Robinson is an English-born actress. She was born in London; her mother is from Ghana and her father is an United States citizen. She moved to US when she was four, and was raised by her mother in a suburb of Washington, DC. She is a graduate of Montgomery Blair High School in Silver ...

35. María Adánez

Actress | Aquí no hay quien viva

María Adánez was born on March 12, 1976 in Madrid, Spain as María Adánez Almenara. She is an actress and director, known for Aquí no hay quien viva (2003), The Ministry of Time (2015) and My Life in Ruins (2009). She was previously married to David Murphy.

36. Dawn Addams

Actress | The Hour of 13

Dawn Addams was born in Felixtowe, East Suffolk, the daughter of Captain James Ramage Addams, an R.A.F. officer. Much of her childhood was spent in Calcutta, India, where her father was stationed and she later went to schools in England and California. Though Dawn took her first screen test at the ...

37. Olunike Adeliyi

Actress | She Never Died

Olunike Adeliyi was born in Toronto, Ontario to Sunday Adeliyi, a Nigerian computer scientist and Roxiana Bell, a Jamaican nurse. Raised in both Jamaica and Canada, the well travelled actress ultimately earned a place at the highly coveted American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. After ...

38. Isabelle Adjani

Actress | Possession

Isabelle Yasmine Adjani was born in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, a suburb of Paris, to Emma Augusta "Gusti" (Schweinberger) and Mohammed Adjani. Her father was a Kabyle Algerian, from Iferhounène, and her mother was a Bavarian German. She grew up speaking German fluently. After winning a school ...

39. Sarah Adler

Actress | The Cakemaker

Sarah Adler was born on June 18, 1978 in Paris, France. She is an actress, known for The Cakemaker (2017), Foxtrot (2017) and Notre musique (2004). She is married to Raphaël Nadjari.

40. Pamela Adlon

Actress | Better Things

Pamela Adlon comes from an acting family and began her career in television in 1983. She has appeared in many popular TV shows, including as a voice actress in a number of animated TV series including, most famously, King of the Hill (1997) for which she won an Emmy for her role as Bobby Hill.

41. Renée Adorée

Actress | The Big Parade

Renee Adoree was born Jeanne de la Fontein in Lille in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, on September 30, 1898. She had what one could call a normal childhood. Her background is, perhaps, one of the most difficult to find information on any actress in existence. What we do know that her interest in ...

42. Iris Adrian

Actress | The Odd Couple

Sugar, Pepper, Pearl, Sunny, Goldie, Bubbles, all those are nicknames borne by petite actress Iris Adrian in several of the 160 movies she made. With such names, don't expect to see her playing Joan of Arc or Electra but it remains that all these pet names reflect her winning femininity, its ...

43. Uzo Aduba

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Aduba began earning recognition for her work in 2003, with a performance in "Translations of Xhosa" at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts that won her a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Play. Her Broadway debut was in 2007 as Toby in "Coram Boy". She was...

44. Tetchie Agbayani

Actress | Yanggaw

Tetchie Agbayani was born on July 2, 1961 in the Philippines as Visitacion Parado. She is known for her work on Affliction (2008), Gymkata (1985) and The Money Pit (1986).

45. Kajal Aggarwal

Actress | Thuppakki

Kajal made her acting debut in the 2004 Hindi film Kyun... Ho Gaya Na!, as a minor supporting role as the friend of lead actress Aishwarya Rai. Telugu film Chandamama became her first major successful film. In 2009 "Magadheera" which was the biggest blockbuster of all time in Telugu cinema, she ...

46. Shohreh Aghdashloo

Actress | House of Sand and Fog

Shohreh Aghdashloo was born Shohreh Vaziri-Tabar on May 11, 1952 in Tehran, Iran. In the 1970s at age 20, she achieved nationwide stardom in her homeland of Iran, starring in some prominent pictures such as The Report (1977) directed by the renowned Abbas Kiarostami, which won critics awards at the...

47. Janet Agren

Actress | Red Sonja

Born in 1949 this Swedish actress had first been a model but when she came to Italy local producers grasped the opportunity to turn her into a film beauty. And they can be understood. Blond, tall, slender, shaped like a goddess she was bound to illuminate every frame of their movies. The trouble is...

48. Dianna Agron

Actress | The Family

Dianna Elise Agron was born in Savannah, Georgia, to parents Ronald and Mary Agron. She grew up in a middle class family, in Savannah, before moving to Texas, and later, San Francisco, California, due to her father's career as a general manager for Hyatt. Dianna and her brother, Jason, were raised ...

49. Mimi Aguglia

Actress | El último varon sobre la Tierra

Mimi Aguglia was born in Palermo, Sicily, on a theater stage in 1884, when her mother, Giuseppina Aguglia, a famous Sicilian actress, was playing Desdimona in William Shakespeare's "Othello". The newborn was named Giroloma in honor of her grandfather, but everyone called her by her nick name: Mimi....

50. Beatriz Aguirre

Actress | Los años de Greta

Beatriz Aguirre was born on March 23, 1925 in Arteaga, Coahuila, Mexico as Beatriz Ofelia Aguirre Valdéz. She was an actress, known for Los años de Greta (1992), Don't mess with an angel (2008) and Sweet Challenge (1988). She was married to Guillermo Romano. She died on September 29, 2019 in...

51. Elsa Aguirre

Actress | Cantando nace el amor

Elsa Aguirre was born on September 25, 1930 in Chihuahua, Mexico as Elsa Irma Aguirre Juárez. She is an actress, known for Cantando nace el amor (1954), Cuatro noches contigo (1952) and Acapulco (1952).

52. Jenny Agutter

Actress | Logan's Run

Jenny Agutter was born on December 20, 1952, in Taunton, Somerset, England, UK. The daughter of an army officer, she spent her childhood traveling and living in different countries. Her film career began at the age of 12 in East of Sudan (1964), which was quickly followed by The Magical World of ...

53. Anouk Aimée

Actress | Un homme et une femme

The daughter of actress Geneviève Sorya, in 1948 she played the part of Juliette in The Lovers of Verona (1949). During the 1950s and 1960s she made various films, including Montparnasse 19 (1958) and La Dolce Vita (1960), but only Lola (1961) , Jacques Demy, and A Man and a Woman (1966) Claude ...

54. Lexi Ainsworth

Actress | Wild Child

Born Alexandra Ainsworth in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to a dentist father and an art teacher mother, Lexi began her career dancing on stage at an early age with Ballet Oklahoma. This later lead to her acquiring the lead role of Scout in an Actors Equity production of To Kill a Mockingbird. But it was...

55. Maria Aitken

Actress | A Fish Called Wanda

Maria Aitken was born on September 12, 1945 in Dublin, Ireland as Maria Penelope Katharine Aitken. She is an actress and writer, known for A Fish Called Wanda (1988), Spider (2002) and Asylum (2005). She has been married to Patrick McGrath since December 28, 1991. She was previously married to ...

56. Osas Ighodaro Ajibade

Actress | Cadillac Records

Osas Ighodaro Ajibade is an actor, producer, host and humanitarian. She was born and raised in New York, a first-generation Nigerian-American. Osas is a graduate from Pennsylvania State University and holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism and dual minor degrees in ...

57. Muriel Aked

Actress | Autumn Crocus

Muriel Aked was born on November 9, 1883 in Bingley, Yorkshire, England. She was an actress, known for Autumn Crocus (1934), Gilbert and Sullivan (1953) and A Sister to Assist 'Er (1948). She died on March 21, 1955 in Settle, Yorkshire.

58. 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...

59. Anna Akana

Actress | Miss 2059

Anna Akana was born on August 18, 1989 in the USA as Anna Kay Akana. She is an actress and producer, known for Miss 2059 (2016), Ant-Man (2015) and 10 Second Traumas (2011).

60. Oksana Akinshina

Actress | Lilja 4-ever

Oksana Akinshina was born on April 19, 1987 in Leningrad, RSFSR, USSR as Oksana Aleksandrovna Akinshina. She is an actress, known for Lilya 4-Ever (2002), The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and Sisters (2001). She was previously married to Archil Gelovani and Dmitriy Litvinov.

61. Amala Akkineni

Actress | Life Is Beautiful

She was one of India's darling film stars--pretty, vivacious and a stunning dancer. She is a strong promoter of vegetarianism and an Animal Rights Activist who is actively involved with The Blue Cross. Amala was born in Bengal to an Irish Mother and Bengali Father. She has an elder brother and ...

62. Jessica Alba

Actress | Fantastic Four

Jessica Marie Alba was born on April 28, 1981, in Pomona, CA, to Catherine (Jensen) and Mark David Alba, who served in the US Air Force. Her mother has Danish, Welsh, German, English, and French ancestry, while her father is of Mexican descent (including Spanish and Indigenous Mexican roots). Her ...

63. Maria Alba

Actress | Mr. Robinson Crusoe

Maria Alba was born on March 19, 1910 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Maria Casajuana. She was an actress, known for Mr. Robinson Crusoe (1932), Kiss of Araby (1933) and El código penal (1931). She was married to Richard Jamar Burk. She died on October 26, 1996 in San Diego, California, ...

64. Tota Alba

Actress | Canción de cuna

Tota Alba was born on March 5, 1914 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Dolores Bejarano Alba. She was an actress, known for Cradle Song (1961), Chica para todo (1963) and Estudio 1 (1965). She died in 1983 in Madrid, Spain.

65. Anna Maria Alberghetti

Actress | Cinderfella

The dark, delicate and demure beauty of an Anna Maria Alberghetti is what one envisions a princess to look like and, indeed, she did have a chance to play a couple in her lifetime. Reminding one instantly of the equally enchanting Pier Angeli, Anna Maria's Cinderella story did not take on a tragic ...

66. Ellen Albertini Dow

Actress | The Wedding Singer

The multifaceted Ellen Albertini was a student of dance and piano at the age of five, and obtained a B.A. and M.A. in theater from Cornell University. She moved to New York, and studied and worked with the legendary likes of Hanya Holm, Martha Graham, Michael Shurtleff, Uta Hagen, Marcel Marceau, ...

67. Mabel Albertson

Actress | What's Up, Doc?

When, at 50, Mabel Albertson was given the supporting role of Mrs. Carter, young actress Aileen Stanley Jr.'s mother in a Warner Bros. Technicolor musical romance, little did she know that she was starting out a movie and TV career in which she would shine as "the ultimate haughty judgmental (often...

68. Elsie Albiin

Actress | Brott och straff

Elsie Albiin was born on December 17, 1921 in Helsingborg, Skåne län, Sweden. She was an actress, known for Crime and Punishment (1945), The Bells in Old Town (1946) and Harald Handfaste (1946). She died on April 3, 2009 in Virum, Denmark.

69. Agnes Albright

Actress | True Detective

Agnes Albright was born on September 11, 1984 in Bielsko-Biala, Slaskie, Poland as Agnieszka Olech. She is an actress and producer, known for True Detective (2014), Ballers (2015) and Castle (2009).

70. Lola Albright

Actress | Peter Gunn

Lola Jean Albright was born on July 20, 1924 in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of John Paul Albright and Marion Harvey, both of whom were gospel singers. She worked as a model before moving to Hollywood in the mid-1940s, studied piano for 20 years and worked as a receptionist at radio station WAKR in ...

71. Rutanya Alda

Actress | The Deer Hunter

Rutanya Alda was born on October 13, 1942 in Riga, Latvia as Rutanya Skrastina. She is known for her work on The Deer Hunter (1978), Mommie Dearest (1981) and Amityville II: The Possession (1982). She was previously married to Richard Bright.

72. Mary Alden

Actress | The Earth Woman

Mary Maguire Alden was born in New York City on June 18, 1883. She appeared in her first film when she was 31 years old in the production of The Second Mrs. Roebuck (1914). From that point on, Mary was kept very busy in the studios in New York. When the film companies moved west, Mary went with ...

73. Kay Aldridge

Actress | Perils of Nyoka

This 1930's model and magazine cover-girl was employed, as often as not, as a beautiful "living statue" in early 40's Hollywood Technicolor items, strictly to prettify a movie set's ambience while herself saying hardly a word. On the other hand, she was also heroine (talking heroine, it should be ...

74. Norma Aleandro

Actress | La historia oficial

Norma Aleandro is the Grande Dame of Argentine theater and cinema not only because she was not content to have trodden the stage as early as the the age of nine, she is still active in theater and cinema in 2011. Her last film to date, Daniel Burman's La suerte en tus manos (2012) is in ...

75. Vera Alentova

Actress | I vsyo-taki ya lyublyu...

Vera Alentova is among the most popular Soviet and Russian actresses, thanks to her wonderful performance in Vladimir Menshov's internationally acclaimed Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980). Born in 1942 into a family of actors (the apple does not fall far from the tree!), she naturally started...

76. Lesley Aletter

Stunts | Alien Resurrection

Lesley Aletter was brought up in the entertainment business with acting parents, mother Lee Meriwether and father Frank Aletter. She of course tried to follow in her parents footsteps but it seemed that she didn't find it comfortable being in front of the camera, at least for the acting part. But ...

77. Erika Alexander

Actress | Get Out

Actress/writer Erika Alexander (Living Single, The Cosby Show, Beyond, Queen Sugar), appeared in the Academy Award-winning film, Get Out. In 2017, she launched a multi-platform content company called Color Farm Media. Her new banner's slate of film, television and digital projects features diverse ...

78. Jane Alexander

Actress | Kramer vs. Kramer

Angular in features, reserved in demeanor and more-or-less plaintive in appearance, actress Jane Alexander has played down the glamor card for the most part. Her true brilliance has come from the remarkable range and depth of her talent. Heralded as one of the finest 70s actresses to arrive in ...

79. Katharine Alexander

Actress | The Painted Veil

Katherine (also called Katharine) Alexander, an excellent character actress, had been born in 1897 to a mother who was part Cherokee and to a father who farmed land on Indian territory. And yet she was never given the part of a native American in the course of her thirty-five-year acting career. ...

80. Khandi Alexander

Actress | CSI: Miami

Khandi Alexander was born on September 4, 1957 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for CSI: Miami (2002), Patriots Day (2016) and Treme (2010).

81. Sasha Alexander

Actress | Shameless

Sasha Alexander began acting by the time she was in the seventh grade when she found herself cast as the lead female in her school's production of "Baby". What she didn't know was that her male co-star would chicken out on her only a few hours before opening night. Determined to let the show go on,...

82. Tatyana Ali

Actress | The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

On January 24, 1979, Tatyana Marisol Ali was born to Sonia, who was a nurse from Panama, and Sheriff Ali, a retired police officer from Trinidad. At the age of four she started singing and got a taste of fame when she begged her mother to take her to an audition for Sesame Street (1969).

She went on...

83. Mary Alice

Actress | The Matrix Revolutions

Mary Alice was born on December 3, 1941 in Indianola, Mississippi, USA as Mary Alice Smith. She is an actress, known for The Matrix Revolutions (2003), Awakenings (1990) and I'll Fly Away (1991).

84. Elizabeth Allan

Actress | The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger

British stage and film actress Elizabeth Allan was born in Skegness, Lincolnshire. She made her stage debut at the age of 17; her movie debut came about four years later with an appearance in the Hercule Poirot mystery Alibi (1931).

At the beginning of her career, Allan mainly appeared in films for ...

85. Marisa Allasio

Actress | Poveri ma belli

Marisa Allasio was born on July 14, 1936 in Turin, Piedmont, Italy as Maria Luisa Lucia Allasio. She is an actress, known for Poor But Beautiful (1957), Eighteen Year Olds (1955) and Belle ma povere (1957). She has been married to Pier Francesco Vittorio Maria Agostino Luca Frediano Calvi di ...

86. Louise Allbritton

Actress | The Egg and I

An alumnus of the Pasadena Playhouse, Louise Allbritton's beauty and talent quickly got her jobs in the film industry, and she spent several years at Universal, where she played leads in mainly second features. She married CBS news reporter Charles Collingwood in 1946, and retired from the screen a...

87. Catherine Allégret

Actress | La môme

Catherine Allégret was born on April 16, 1946 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France. She is an actress and writer, known for La Vie en Rose (2007), Last Tango in Paris (1972) and Navarro (1989). She has been married to Maurice Vaudaux since May 28, 1984. They have one child. She ...

88. Billie Allen

Actress | The Phil Silvers Show

Billie Allen attended Hampton Institute, now Hampton University then came to New York to study dance and acting. "On the Town" was her first Broadway musical with many others to follow. She studied acting and directing with Lee Strasburg, Lloyd Richards and Howard Clerman. Some of her Broadway ...

89. Brittany Allen

Actress | What Keeps You Alive

Brittany Allen is an Emmy winning actor, composer, and producer, best known for her work in What Keeps You Alive, It Stains the Sands Red and The Boys. Originally from Canada, she now lives in LA, splitting her time between composing and acting. Her first score for "What Keeps You Alive" was ...

90. Debbie Allen

Actress | Fame

Deborah Kaye Allen was born in Houston, Texas, to African-American parents, Vivian Elizabeth (Ayers), a poet and art director, and Andrew Arthur Allen, an orthodontist. As a child, Debbie, her older brother, Andrew (called Tex), and her older sister, actress Phylicia Rashad, lived in Mexico to ...

91. Gracie Allen

Actress | A Damsel in Distress

Gracie Allen was born on July 26, 1895 in San Francisco, California, USA as Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen. She was an actress, known for A Damsel in Distress (1937), The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950) and The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939). She was married to George Burns. She died ...

92. Joan Allen

Actress | Room

Joan Allen was born on August 20, 1956 in Rochelle, Illinois, the youngest of four children. She is the daughter of homemaker Dorothea Marie (Wirth) and gas station owner James Jefferson Allen. Her mother's family was German, and her father had English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. She ...

93. Jonelle Allen

Actress | Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

Jonelle Allen was born on July 18, 1944 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993), The Wide World of Mystery (1973) and The Hotel New Hampshire (1984). She was previously married to Richard Grimmon and John Sharpe.

94. Karen Allen

Actress | Raiders of the Lost Ark

Karen Jane Allen was born in Carrollton, rural southern Illinois, to Patricia (Howell), a teacher, and Carroll Thompson Allen, an FBI agent. She spent her first 10 years traveling around the country with her parents and two sisters. She was always "the new girl in school." Acting did not really ...

95. Krista Allen

Actress | Significant Mother

Krista was born in Ventura, California and grew up in Austin, Texas. Her idols growing up were Lucille Ball and Gilda Radner. She made her way back to Southern California as a young adult and wanted to try out the acting biz. Just weeks after she landed in LA, she booked the coveted role of "Billie...

96. Nancy Allen

Actress | Dressed to Kill

Nancy Anne Allen was the daughter of a police lieutenant from Yonkers, New York. At a young age, she trained for a dancing career at the High School of Performing Arts, and then attended Jose Quintano's School for Young Professionals. In dozens of television commercials from the age of 15, Nancy ...

97. Rae Allen

Actress | Stargate

Rae Allen was born on July 3, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Raffaella Julia Theresa Abruzzo. She is an actress, known for Stargate (1994), A League of Their Own (1992) and Reign Over Me (2007).

98. Sarah Allen

Actress | On the Road

Sarah Allen was born in 1980 in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress, known for On the Road (2012), Secret Window (2004) and The Expanse (2015).

99. Kirstie Alley

Actress | Drop Dead Gorgeous

Kirstie Alley was born on January 12, 1951 in Wichita, Kansas, USA as Kirstie Louise Alley. She is an actress and producer, known for Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), Look Who's Talking (1989) and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). She was previously married to Parker Stevenson and Robert Alley.

100. Sara Allgood

Actress | How Green Was My Valley

Dublin-born Sara Allgood started her acting career in her native country with the famed Abbey Theatre. From there she traveled to the English stage, where she played for many years before making her film debut in 1918. Her warm, open Irish face meant that she spent a lot of time playing Irish ...



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