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1. Liza Minnelli

Soundtrack | Cabaret

Liza Minnelli was born on March 12, 1946, the daughter of Judy Garland and movie director Vincente Minnelli. She was practically raised at MGM studios while her parents worked long hours there and she made her film debut at fourteen months of age in the movie In the Good Old Summertime (1949). Her ...

2. Haruka Kinami

Actress | Hirugao: Heijitsu gogo 3 ji no koibitotachi

Osaka native Kinami Haruka graduated from Takarazuka High School and went on to obtain an Arts degree from Kokugakuin University of Tokyo. She studied Chinese and English at university. Later on she studied Hangul for a role. While at high school in 2001 she was picked to do PR and be the face for ...

3. Lauren Bacall

Actress | To Have and Have Not

Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in New York City. She was the daughter of Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, a Romanian Jewish immigrant, and William Perske, who was born in New Jersey, to Polish Jewish parents. Her family was middle-class, with her father working as a ...

4. Françoise Dorléac

Actress | L'homme de Rio

The radiant Francoise Dorleac is better remembered today as the elder, ill-fated sister of French film star Catherine Deneuve. The Paris-born actress, however, was actually the first to become a star and had quite a formidable career of her own in the 1960s until it was cut short. Born into a ...

5. Keiko Horiuchi

Actress | Zettai reido: Tokushu hanzai sennyû sôsa

Keiko Horiuchi was born on May 27, 1971 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Zettai reido: Tokushu hanzai sennyû sôsa (2011), Suite Dreams (2006) and Mozu (2014).

6. Scarlett Johansson

Actress | Her

Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, is from a Jewish family from the Bronx, and her father, Karsten Johansson, is a Danish-born architect, from Copenhagen. She has a sister, Vanessa Johansson, who is also an actress, a brother, Adrian, a twin brother, Hunter ...

7. Nicole Kidman

Actress | Moulin Rouge!

Elegant blonde Nicole Kidman, known as one of Hollywood's top Australian imports, was actually born in Honolulu, Hawaii, while her Australian parents were there on educational visas.

Kidman is the daughter of Janelle Ann (Glenny), a nursing instructor, and Antony David Kidman, a biochemist and ...

8. Kumiko Asô

Actress | Kairo

Born Hiramaru Kumiko in Chiba Prefecture's Sanbu-gun (now separated into Sanmushi and rural Sanbu-gun), which is next door to Narita, Japan on the 17th of June 1978, Kumiko Aso began her film career with 1995's Bad Guy Beach despite a lack of interest in acting at the time. It was 1998's Dr. Akagi,...

9. Gwyneth Paltrow

Actress | Shakespeare in Love

A tall, wafer thin, delicate beauty, Gwyneth Kate Paltrow was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of noted producer and director Bruce Paltrow and Tony Award-winning actress Blythe Danner. Her father was from a Jewish family, while her mother is of mostly German descent. When Gwyneth was eleven, the ...

10. Brie Larson

Actress | Room

Brie Larson has built an impressive career as an acclaimed television actress, rising feature film star and emerging recording artist. A native of Sacramento, Brie started studying drama at the early age of 6, as the youngest student ever to attend the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco...

11. Lily James

Actress | Cinderella

Lily James was born Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson in Esher, Surrey, to Ninette (Mantle), an actress, and Jamie Thomson, an actor and musician. Her grandmother, Helen Horton, was an American actress. She began her education at Arts Educational School in Tring and subsequently went on to study acting at...

12. Glenn Close

Actress | Fatal Attraction

Seven time Academy Award-nominated actress Glenn Close was born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. She is the daughter of Bettine (Moore) and William Taliaferro Close (William Close), a prominent doctor. Both of her parents were from upper-class northeastern families.

Glenn was often seen on ...

13. Amanda Seyfried

Actress | Les Misérables

Amanda Seyfried was born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to Ann (Sander), an occupational therapist, and Jack Seyfried, a pharmacist. She is of German, and some English and Scottish, ancestry. She began modeling when she was eleven, and acted in high school productions as well as taking ...

14. Anne Hathaway

Actress | Les Misérables

Anne Jacqueline Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Kate McCauley Hathaway, an actress, and Gerald T. Hathaway, a lawyer, both originally from Philadelphia. She is of mostly Irish descent, along with English, German, and French. Her first major role came in the short-lived television series ...

15. Cameron Diaz

Actress | There's Something About Mary

A tall, strikingly attractive blue-eyed natural blonde, Cameron Diaz was born in 1972 in San Diego, the daughter of a Cuban-American father and a German mother. Self described as "adventurous, independent and a tough kid," Cameron left home at 16 and for the next 5 years lived in such varied ...

17. Kaho

Actress | Tennen kokekkô

Kaho was born on June 30, 1991 in Tokyo, Japan as Kaho Indo. She is an actress, known for A Gentle Breeze in the Village (2007), Tokyo Girl (2008) and Sing, Salmon, Sing! (2008).

18. Elaiza Ikeda

Actress | Isle of Dogs

Elaiza Ikeda is an actress, known for Isle of Dogs (2018), Everyone Is Psychic!, the Movie (2015) and Make a Bow and Kiss (2017).

19. Ayami Nakajô

Actress | Chiadan: Joshi kousei ga chiadansu de zenbei seihashichatta honto no hanashi

Ayami Nakajô was born on February 4, 1997 in Osaka, Japan. She is an actress, known for Let's Go Jets (2017), Setoutsumi (2016) and Anonymous Noise (2017).

20. Nana Seino

Actress | Shingeki no kyojin

Nana Seino is an actress, known for Attack on Titan: Part 1 (2015), Ku_on (2013) and Nowhere Girl (2015).

21. Nana Komatsu

Actress | Kawaki

Tokyo native Komatsu Nana was born in 1996 and began her career starring in a short film, called Tadaima, before immediately graduating to movies like Close Range Love and The World Of Kanako. Prior to these, however, she was a popular account holder on Instagram and a model. As such, it is no ...

22. Haruka Ayase

Actress | Ichi

Born Tademaru Aya in Asaminami Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture in March 1985, Ayase Haruka is a former gravure idol who went on to become a mainstream model, singer and actress. She was athletic during her school days and participated in several sports. She began acting with an ...

23. Kaya Kiyohara

Actress | Boku wa asu, kinou no kimi to dêto suru

Kaya Kiyohara is an actress, known for My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday (2016), Ai Uta: Yakusoku no Nakuhito (2019) and Switched (2018).

24. Yuki Katayama

Actress | Inuyashiki

Yuki Katayama is an actress, known for Inuyashiki (2018), It's Boring Here, Pick Me Up (2018) and The Island of Cats (2019).

25. Mayu Matsuoka

Actress | Manbiki kazoku

Mayu Matsuoka is an actress, known for Shoplifters (2018), A Silent Voice (2016) and Tremble All You Want (2017).

26. Hikari Mitsushima

Actress | Ai no mukidashi

The short-haired Mitsushima Hikari was born in Okinawa, which is Japan's southernmost prefecture and mostly occupied by the American military since World War II. Mitsushima's grandmother was French-American. Her siblings are a model, a basketball player and an actor. Hikari began her entertainment ...

27. Mizuki Yamamoto

Actress | Kuroshitsuji

Mizuki Yamamoto was born in Fukuoka on July 18, 1991. She began working as a model in 2009, modeling exclusively for CanCam Magazine. She won the Tokyo Supermodel Contest later that year and made her television debut in 2011 in Fuji TV's serial drama Shiawase Ni Naroyo ('Let's Become Happy'). The ...

28. Shuri

Actress | Tôkyô mujirushi joshi monogatari

Shuri was born as Shuri Mizutani. She is an actress, known for Tokyo Nameless Girl's Story (2012), Love at Least (2018) and Kagekiha opera (2016).

29. Maryjun Takahashi

Actress | Rurôni Kenshin: Kyôto taika-hen

Maryjun Takahashi was born on November 8, 1987 in Otsu, Shiga, Japan. She is an actress, known for Rurouni Kenshin Part II: Kyoto Inferno (2014), Rurouni Kenshin Part III: The Legend Ends (2014) and Everyone Is Psychic!, the Movie (2015).

30. Anna Kendrick

Actress | Up in the Air

Anna Kendrick was born in Portland, Maine, to Janice (Cooke), an accountant, and William Kendrick, a teacher. She has an older brother, Michael Cooke Kendrick, who has also acted. She is of English, Irish, and Scottish descent.

For her role as "Dinah" in "High Society" on Broadway, Anna Kendrick was...

31. Lisa Kudrow

Actress | Friends

Hardly the dumb blonde of Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997), Lisa was born in Encino, California on July 30, 1963. Her mother, Nedra S. (Stern), worked as a travel agent, and her father, Lee N. Kudrow, is a physician. Her parents are both from Jewish families (from Belarus, Russia, and ...

32. Jennifer Aniston

Actress | Friends

Jennifer Aniston was born in Sherman Oaks, California, to actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow. Her father is Greek, and her mother was of English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian descent. Jennifer spent a year of her childhood living in Greece with her family. Her family then relocated to New York City ...

33. Masami Nagasawa

Actress | Sekai no chûshin de, ai o sakebu

She was born in Iwata, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan on June 3, 1987. Her father Nagasawa Kazuaki was a professional football player and on Japan's national team who later became a coach for Jubilo Iwata. She won the Toho Cinderella contest in 1999 and joined the entertainment business in 2000 with ...

34. Kanna Hashimoto

Actress | Sêrâ-fuku to kikanjû: Sotsugyô

Kanna Hashimoto was born on February 3, 1999 in Fukuoka, Japan. She is an actress, known for Sailor Suit and Machine Gun: Graduation (2016), Gintama (2017) and Assassination Classroom (2015).

35. 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, a Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born...

36. Chloë Grace Moretz

Actress | Let Me In

Chloë Grace Moretz was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Teri (Duke), a nurse, and McCoy Lee Moretz, a plastic surgeon. She has four brothers, all older, including actor Trevor Duke-Moretz. Her ancestry is mostly German and English.

Chloë's first two appearances were as Violet in two episodes of the ...

37. Gal Gadot

Actress | Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress, singer, martial artist, and model. She was born in Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel, to a Jewish family. Her parents are Irit, a teacher, and Michael, an engineer, who is a sixth-generation Israeli. She served in the IDF for two years, and won the Miss Israel title in 2004.

Gal ...

38. Reiko Tajima

Actress | Waga seishun no Arcadia

Reiko Tajima was born on February 17, 1949 in Yokosuka, Japan. She is an actress, known for Arcadia of My Youth (1982), Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974) and Adieu, Galaxy Express 999: Last Stop Andromeda (1981).

39. Heather Graham

Actress | Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Heather Joan Graham was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Joan (Bransfield), a schoolteacher and children's book author, and James Graham, an FBI agent. She and her sister, actress Aimee Graham, were raised by their strictly Catholic parents. They relocated often, as a result of their father's ...

40. 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 ...

41. Riisa Naka

Actress | Toki o kakeru shôjo

Riisa Naka is an actress, known for The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006), Zebraman 2: Attack on Zebra City (2010) and Time Traveller (2010). She has been married to Akiyoshi Nakao since April 18, 2013. They have one child.

42. Marisa Tomei

Actress | My Cousin Vinny

Marisa Tomei was born on December 4, 1964, in Brooklyn, New York, to Patricia "Addie" (Bianchi), a teacher of English, and Gary Tomei, a lawyer, both of Italian descent. Marisa has a brother, actor Adam Tomei. As a child, Marisa's mother frequently corrected her speech as to eliminate her heavy ...

43. Monica Bellucci

Actress | Malèna

Monica Anna Maria Bellucci was born on September 30, 1964 in the Italian village of Città di Castello, Umbria, the only child of Brunella Briganti and Pasquale Bellucci. She originally pursued a career in the legal profession. While attending the University of Perugia, she modeled on the side to ...

44. Junko Abe

Actress | Futatsume no mado

Junko Abe was born on May 7, 1993 in Osaka, Japan. She is an actress, known for Still the Water (2014), Miss Osaka and Shinryôchû - In the Room (2013).

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