The Best Actresses and Actors - Born in the 1930s

by dziwnytenswiat | created - 3 months ago | updated - 2 hours ago | Public

The current year of the competition: 1964 - Film No. 28 Here is the link to the current year: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls027020941/

Points from my "The Best Films Ever Made"-Lists: Vol. 1 = 100%, Vol. 2 = 50%, Vol. 3 = 33%, Vol. 4 = 25%, Vol. 5 = 20 %, Vol. 6 = 17%

1. Tatsuya Nakadai

Actor | Seppuku

Japanese leading man, an important star and one of the handful of Japanese actors well known outside Japan. Nakadai was a tall handsome clerk in a Tokyo shop when director Masaki Kobayashi encountered him and cast him in The Thick-Walled Room (1956). Nakadai was subsequently cast in the lead role in...

4000 points

2. Kyôko Kagawa

Actress | Tengoku to jigoku

Born in Namegata, Ibaraki Prefecture in 1931, Kagawa Kyoko (also Makino Kyoko) has endured through the golden age of Japanese cinema, into the end of the century and onto the new to act in many of the more important films from her native country. Growing up she had aspired to learn English and then...

3592 points

3. Lee Remick

Actress | Anatomy of a Murder

Lee Remick was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, to Gertrude Margaret (Waldo), an actress, and Francis Edwin Remick, a department store owner. She had Irish and English ancestry. Remick was educated at Barnard College, studied dance and worked on stage and TV, before making her film debut as a sexy ...

3289 points

4. Claudia Cardinale

Actress | C'era una volta il West

Like many other female Italian film stars, Claudia Cardinale's entry into the business was by way of a beauty pageant. She was 17 years old and studying at the Centro Sperimentale in Rome when she entered a beauty contest, which resulted in her getting a succession of small film roles. Her earthy ...

3193 points

5. Sophia Loren

Actress | Una giornata particolare

Sophia Loren was born as Sofia Scicolone at the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, Italy, on September 20, 1934. Her father, Riccardo Scicolone, was married to another woman and refused to marry her mother, Romilda Villani, despite the fact that she was the mother of his two children (Sophia and ...

2794 points

6. Michiyo Aratama

Actress | Ningen no jôken

Michiyo Aratama was born on January 15, 1930 in Nara, Japan as Kyoko Toda. She was an actress, known for The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959), The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (1959) and The End of Summer (1961). She died on March 17, 2001 in Tokyo, Japan.

2667 points

7. Mickey Kuhn

Actor | A Streetcar Named Desire

One of Hollywood's staple child actors during the 30s and 40s, Mickey Kuhn played alongside many a top Hollywood star from Leslie Howard and Conrad Nagel's son to playing Dick Tracy's ward. Once he reached the "awkward teens" stage, however, he found himself primarily unemployed or in unbilled ...

2497 points

8. Gunnel Lindblom

Actress | Det sjunde inseglet

After acting studies at the Gothenburg City Theater from 1950-52, she made her breakthrough debut in Gustaf Molander's Kärlek (1952). When Ingmar Bergman became head of the Malmö City Theater he asked her to join him there and with him as a director she played the role of Margareta in Goethe's...

2491 points

9. Natalie Wood

Actress | Rebel Without a Cause

Natalie Wood was born on July 20, 1938 in San Francisco, California as Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko. Her parents, Maria Zudilov and Nikolai Zakharenko, were Russian-born émigrés who spoke barely comprehensible English; they changed the family name to Gurdin after becoming US citizens. When she was...

2396 points

10. 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 ...

2377 points

11. Bibi Andersson

Actress | Persona

Her artistic dreams came early in life and were further supported by her older sister Gerd Andersson who became a ballet dancer at the Royal Opera and made her acting debut in 1951. Bibi, on the other side, had to make do with bit parts and commercials. She debuted in Dum-Bom (1953), playing ...

2324 points

12. David McCallum

Actor | The Great Escape

Since David McCallum's father, David McCallum Sr., was first violinist for the London Philharmonic and his mother, Dorothy Dorman, was a cellist, it's not surprising that David was originally headed for a career in music, playing oboe. He studied briefly at the Royal Academy of Music. He left that,...

2235 points

13. John Gavin

Actor | Psycho

John Gavin, the American film and TV actor, businessman and diplomat who was Ronald Reagan's first Ambassador to Mexico, was born Juan Vincent Apablasa in Los Angeles, California.

The future "Jack" Gavin was a fifth-generation Angeleno, the son of Delia Diana Pablos and Juan Vincent Apablasa, and ...

2212 points

14. Kyôko Kishida

Actress | Suna no onna

Kyôko Kishida was born on April 29, 1930 in Suginami, Tokyo, Japan. She was an actress and writer, known for Woman in the Dunes (1964), Ninja, a Band of Assassins (1962) and An Autumn Afternoon (1962). She was married to Noboru Nakaya. She died on December 17, 2006 in Tokyo.

2126 points

15. Jean-Paul Belmondo

Actor | Pierrot le Fou

The son of the renowned French sculptor Paul Belmondo, he studied at Conservatoire National Superieur d'Art Dramatique (CNSAD); after the minor stage performances he made his screen debut in À pied, à cheval et en voiture (1957) but the episodes with his participation were cut before ...

2086 points

16. Elizabeth Taylor

Actress | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was considered one of the last, if not the last, major star to have come out of the old Hollywood studio system. She was known internationally for her beauty, especially for her violet eyes, with which she captured audiences early on in her youth and kept the world hooked ...

2076 points

17. Alain Delon

Actor | Le samouraï

Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon was born in Sceaux, Hauts-de-Seine, France, to Édith (Arnold) and Fabien Delon. His father was of French and Corsican Italian descent, and his mother was of French and German ancestry. His parents divorced early on, and Delon had a stormy childhood, being ...

2042 points

18. Alan Bates

Actor | Gosford Park

Alan Bates decided to be an actor at age 11. After grammar school in Derbyshire, he earned a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Following two years in the Royal Air Force, he joined the new English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre. His West End debut in 1956, at 22...

2041 points

19. Franco Interlenghi

Actor | I vitelloni

Franco Interlenghi was born on October 29, 1931 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was an actor and writer, known for I Vitelloni (1953), Shoeshine (1946) and The Big Night (1959). He was married to Antonella Lualdi. He died on September 10, 2015 in Rome.

2024 points

20. Horst Buchholz

Actor | La vita è bella

On the cast list of The Magnificent Seven (1960), you will find several names that doubtless you know well: Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen, and Yul Brynner. But there is one name that you will have difficulty pronouncing, let alone identifying as an actor you have seen before. That man is Horst ...

2011 points

21. Renato Salvatori

Actor | I compagni

Renato Salvatori was born on March 20, 1933 in Seravezza, Tuscany, Italy as Giuseppe Salvatori. He was an actor, known for The Organizer (1963), Rocco and His Brothers (1960) and Burn! (1969). He was married to Annie Girardot. He died on March 27, 1988 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

1985 points

22. Shirley MacLaine

Actress | Terms of Endearment

Shirley MacLaine was born Shirley MacLean Beaty in Richmond, Virginia. Her mother, Kathlyn Corinne (MacLean), was a drama teacher from Nova Scotia, Canada, and her father, Ira Owens Beaty, a professor of psychology and real estate agent, was from Virginia. Her brother, Warren Beatty, was born on ...

1952 points

23. Anthony Perkins

Actor | Psycho

Anthony Perkins was born April 4, 1932 in New York City to Janet Esselstyn (Rane) and Osgood Perkins, an actor of both stage and film. His paternal great-grandfather was noted engraver Andrew Varick Stout Anthony.

Perkins attended the Brooks School, the Browne & Nichols School, Columbia University ...

1914 points

24. Soumitra Chatterjee

Actor | Apur Sansar

Soumitra Chatterjee was born on January 19, 1935 in Krishnanagar, Bengal Presidency, British India as Soumitra Chattapadhaya. He is an actor, known for The World of Apu (1959), Days and Nights in the Forest (1970) and Podokkhep (2006). He is married to Deepa Chatterjee.

1905 points

25. Kunie Tanaka

Actor | Tsubaki Sanjûrô

Kunie Tanaka was born on November 23, 1932 in Gifu, Japan. He is an actor, known for Sanjuro (1962), Live Your Own Way (1967) and Nogare no machi (1983).

1873 points

26. Darryl Hickman

Actor | Network

Although younger brother Dwayne Hickman is probably the better-remembered sibling today with his still-huge cult following as TV's Dobie Gillis, Darryl Hickman was certainly the more popular actor and deemed more talented when they were children. During his years at MGM in the wartime 40s, Darryl ...

1857 points

27. Magali Noël

Actress | Amarcord

Magali Noël was born on June 27, 1932 in Izmir, Turkey as Magali Françoise Noëlle Camille Guiffray. She was an actress, known for Amarcord (1973), La Dolce Vita (1960) and Rififi (1955). She was married to Jean-Pierre Bernard. She died on June 23, 2015 in Châteauneuf-Grasse, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

1800 points

28. Yûsuke Kawazu

Actor | Kuro tokage

Yûsuke Kawazu was born on May 12, 1935 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Black Lizard (1968), Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993) and Number 10 Blues Goodbye Saigon (1975).

1784 points

29. Bobs Watson

Actor | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Born in Los Angeles almost a year after the start of Great Depression. Bob (whose nickname 'Bobs' was given to him by his father, and for legal and professional reasons he adopted professionally) is from a family of 9 siblings; 6 boys and 3 girls. He made his first on-screen appearance as a (...

1765 points

30. Kim Novak

Actress | Vertigo

Kim Novak was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 13, 1933 with the birth name of Marilyn Pauline Novak. She was the daughter of a former teacher turned transit clerk and his wife, also a former teacher. Throughout elementary and high school, Kim did not get along well with teachers. She even ...

1739 points

31. Annie Girardot

Actress | La pianiste

Over the course of a five-decade career, she starred in nearly 150 films. She is a three-time César Award winner (1977, 1996, 2002), a two-time Molière Award winner, a BAFTA nominee, and a recipient of several international prizes including the Volpi Cup (Best actress) at the 1965 Venice Film ...

1731 points

32. Ineko Arima

Actress | Nami no tô

Ineko Arima was born on April 3, 1932 in Osaka, Japan as Seiko Nakanishi. She is an actress, known for Towering Waves (1960), Waga ai (1959) and Sora kakeru hanayome (1959). She was previously married to Kinnosuke Nakamura.

1720 points

33. Inga Swenson

Actress | The Miracle Worker

Inga Swenson was born on December 29, 1932 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. She is an actress, known for The Miracle Worker (1962), Benson (1979) and North and South, Book I (1985). She has been married to Lowell Harris since February 21, 1953. They have two children.

1665 points

34. Dean Stockwell

Actor | Quantum Leap

Photogenic American child actor of the 1940s, popular due in no small measure to his air of innocence and his beautiful, cherubic face with its dimples and his sparkling eyes, topped with a crown of curls. Still an actor in demand while well into his middle years, he is one of the few juvenile ...

1646 points

35. Evgeniy Urbanskiy

Actor | Kommunist

Evgeniy Urbanskiy was born on February 27, 1932 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR as Yevgeni Yakovlevich Urbansky. He was an actor, known for Kommunist (1958), Bolshaya ruda (1964) and Letter Never Sent (1960). He was married to Dzidra Ritenberga, Olga Urban and Tatyana Lavrova. He died on November 5, ...

1641 points

36. Diane Clare

Actress | The Haunting

Diane Clare was born on July 8, 1938 in London, England as Diane Olga Claire Georgine Dirsztay. She was an actress, known for The Haunting (1963), Persuasion (1960) and The Reluctant Debutante (1958). She was married to Barry England. She died on June 21, 2013 in the UK.

1632 points

37. Sami Frey

Actor | En compagnie d'Antonin Artaud

Sami Frey was born on October 13, 1937 in Paris, France as Samuel Frei. He is an actor and director, known for En compagnie d'Antonin Artaud (1993), Band of Outsiders (1964) and Revenge of the Musketeers (1994).

1610 points

38. Rod Taylor

Actor | Inglourious Basterds

Suave and handsome Australian actor who came to Hollywood in the 1950s, and built himself up from a supporting actor into taking the lead in several well-remembered movies. Arguably his most fondly remembered role was that as George (Herbert George Wells), the inventor, in George Pal's spectacular ...

1576 points

39. Carolyn Jones

Actress | Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Carolyn Jones was born April 28, 1930, in Amarillo, Texas. Her mother was Jeannette and her sister was Bette (Moriarty). She was an imaginative child, much like her mother. In 1934, her father abandoned the family and her mother moved them in with her parents, also in Amarillo. As a child Carolyn ...

1529 points

40. Nino Castelnuovo

Actor | Les parapluies de Cherbourg

Nino Castelnuovo was born on October 28, 1936 in Lecco, Lombardy, Italy as Francesco Castelnuovo. He is known for his work on The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964), Day by Day, Desperately (1961) and The English Patient (1996).

1509 points

41. James Dean

Actor | East of Eden

James Byron Dean was born February 8, 1931 in Marion, Indiana, to Mildred Marie (Wilson) and Winton A. Dean, a farmer turned dental technician. His mother died when Dean was nine, and he was subsequently raised on a farm by his aunt and uncle in Fairmount, Indiana. After grade school, he moved to ...

1470 points

42. Ayako Wakao

Actress | Seisaku no tsuma

Ayako Wakao was born on November 8, 1933 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Seisaku's Wife (1965), Women Are Born Twice (1961) and A Wife Confesses (1961). She was previously married to Kisho Kurokawa.

1470 points

43. Sandra Milo

Actress |

During the 1950s and 1960s bosomy, scintillating, dark-haired Tunisian leading lady Sandra Milo played bored patricians, manipulative mistresses and other enticing ladies of questionable morals with typical sensuous flare in scores of Italian and French productions. Born Elena Liliana Greco in ...

1433 points

44. Rosenda Monteros

Actress | The Magnificent Seven

Rosenda Monteros was born on August 31, 1935 in Veracruz, Mexico as Rosa Méndez Leza. She was an actress, known for The Magnificent Seven (1960), She (1965) and Rapiña (1975). She was married to Julio Bracho. She died on December 29, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico.

1394 points

45. Yoshiko Kuga

Actress | Taiyô to bara

Yoshiko Kuga was born on January 21, 1931 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for The Rose on His Arm (1956), Farewell to Dream (1956) and Somewhere Under the Broad Sky (1954). She was previously married to Akihiko Hirata.

1389 points

46. Corrado Pani

Actor | Il sepolcro dei re

Corrado Pani was born on March 4, 1936 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is known for his work on Cleopatra's Daughter (1960), Amazons of Rome (1961) and I fratelli Karamazov (1969). He was married to Nadia Strebernik Pani and Renata Monteduro. He died on March 2, 2005 in Rome.

1374 points

47. Ann E. Todd

Actress | The Blue Bird

Ann E. Todd was born Ann Todd Phillips on August 26, 1931, in Denver, Colorado. Both of her parents had extensive careers in music; her father, Burrill Phillips, was an accomplished composer and pianist. Ann also had one brother, Stephen, who was born in 1937 (and died in 1986). Ann was adopted and...

1354 points

48. Maximilian Schell

Actor | Judgment at Nuremberg

Maximilian Schell was the most successful German-speaking actor in English-language films since Emil Jannings, the winner of the first Best Actor Academy Award. Like Jannings, Schell won the Oscar, but unlike him, he was a dedicated anti-Nazi. Indeed, with the exception of Maurice Chevalier and ...

1333 points

49. Claire Bloom

Actress | The King's Speech

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 an octogenarian actress and looks as beautiful as ever.

She was born Patricia Claire Blume on February 15,...

1327 points

50. Joanna Barnes

Actress | Auntie Mame

Joanna Barnes is an American actress and novelist and journalist. Barnes was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She moved to Los Angeles, California soon after finishing her education, and took up a contract with Columbia Pictures. She has since had roles in more than twenty films and made guest ...

1319 points

51. Silvana Mangano

Actress | Dune

Silvana Mangano was born on April 21, 1930 in Rome, Italy and was raised in poverty during World War II. She trained as a dancer for seven years and supported herself as a model. In 1946, at age 16, she won the Miss Rome beauty pageant and through this, she obtained role in a Maria Della Costa film...

1316 points

52. Martin Milner

Actor | Sweet Smell of Success

Martin Sam Milner was born December 28, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan. His mother, Jerre Martin, originally from Oregon, was a dancer with the Paramount Theater circuit. His father, Sam Gordon Milner, a Polish Jewish immigrant, was a film distributor. The Milners moved to Seattle when Martin was a baby...

1301 points

53. Debbie Reynolds

Actress | Singin' in the Rain

Debbie Reynolds was born Mary Frances Reynolds in El Paso, Texas, the second child of Maxine N. (Harmon) and Raymond Francis Reynolds, a carpenter for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Her film career began at MGM after she won a beauty contest at age 16 impersonating Betty Hutton. Reynolds wasn't a ...

1276 points

54. Hisashi Igawa

Actor | Ran

Hisashi Igawa was born on November 17, 1936 in Shenyang, Occupied Manchuria. He is an actor, known for Ran (1985), Dreams (1990) and Dodes'ka-den (1970).

1271 points

55. Akiji Kobayashi

Actor | Chôhen kaijû eiga: Urutoraman

Akiji Kobayashi was born on September 6, 1930 in Tokyo, Japan. He was an actor, known for Ultraman (1968), Harakiri (1962) and Kamen Rider V3 vs. Destron Mutants (1973). He died on August 27, 1996.

1271 points

56. Yôko Tsukasa

Actress | Kinokawa

Yôko Tsukasa was born on August 20, 1934 in Sakai-minato, Japan as Yoko Shoji. She is an actress, known for The Kii River (1966), Yojimbo (1961) and Two in the Shadow (1967). She has been married to Hideyuki Aizawa since 1969.

1268 points

57. Harriet Andersson

Actress | Viskningar och rop

Discovered at age 20 by celebrated director Ingmar Bergman, she became part of Bergman's regular stable of performers; in fact, he wrote Summer with Monika (1953) especially for her breakthrough. Extraordinary and versatile as an actress, her roles have ranged from the naive young wife in Sawdust ...

1262 points

58. John Cairney

Actor | Cleopatra

John Cairney made his stage debut at the Park Theatre, Glasgow, before enrolling at the RSAMD in Glasgow. After graduation, he joined the Wilson Barrett Company as Snake in "The School for Scandal". A season at the Glasgow Citizens' Theatre followed before going on to the Bristol Old Vic where he ...

1247 points

59. Enzo Staiola

Actor | Ladri di biciclette

Enzo Staiola was born on November 15, 1939 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor, known for Bicycle Thieves (1948), The Barefoot Contessa (1954) and A Tale of Five Women (1951).

1244 points

60. Wolfgang Reichmann

Actor | Othello

Wolfgang Reichmann was born on January 7, 1932 in Beuthen, Upper Silesia, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for Othello (1968), Von Mäusen und Menschen (1968) and Es muß nicht immer Kaviar sein (1961). He died on May 7, 1991 in Waltalingen, Zurich, Switzerland.

1234 points

61. Evelyn Stewart

Actress | Sette note in nero

Evelyn Stewart was born on March 9, 1939 in Sestola, Emilia-Romagna, Italy as Ida Galli. She is an actress, known for The Psychic (1977), La Dolce Vita (1960) and The Sweet Body of Deborah (1968).

1216 points

62. Corinne Marchand

Actress | Cléo de 5 à 7

Corinne Marchand was born on December 4, 1937 in Paris, France. She is an actress, known for Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962), Les évasions célèbres (1972) and Nestor Burma, Shock Detective (1982).

1215 points

63. William Shatner

Actor | Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

William Shatner has notched up an impressive 50-plus years in front of the camera, displaying heady comedic talent and being instantly recognizable to several generations of cult television fans as the square-jawed Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise.

Shatner was born ...

1209 points

64. Tippi Hedren

Actress | The Birds

Tippi Hedren was born Nathalie Kay Hedren in New Ulm, Minnesota, to Dorothea Henrietta (Eckhardt) and Bernard Carl Hedren, who ran a general store. Her father was of Swedish descent and her mother was of German and Norwegian ancestry. Tippi was working as a New York fashion model when she married ...

1205 points

65. Lucia Bosè

Actress | La signora senza camelie

Lucia Bosè was born on January 28, 1931 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy as Lucia Borlani. She was an actress, known for The Lady Without Camelias (1953), Story of a Love Affair (1950) and Fellini Satyricon (1969). She was married to Luis Miguel Dominguín. She died on March 23, 2020 in Segovia, Segovia, ...

1205 points

66. Marie Dubois

Actress | Jules et Jim

Marie Dubois was born on January 12, 1937 in Paris, France as Claudine Lucie Pauline Huzé. She is known for her work on Jules and Jim (1962), La menace (1977) and Shoot the Piano Player (1960). She was married to Serge Rousseau. She died on October 15, 2014 in Lescar, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France.

1205 points

67. Paul Comi

Actor | Howard the Duck

Paul Comi was born on February 11, 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Howard the Duck (1986), The Towering Inferno (1974) and Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972). He was married to Eva Mae. He died on August 26, 2016 in Pasadena, California, USA.

1203 points

68. Paul Stassino

Actor | Thunderball

Phaedros Stassinos is a Greek-Cypriot actor whose international stage name is Paul Stassino. He was born in Cyprus but at age 17 left for the U.K. to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Spent most of his acting career in Britain. He appeared in British TV dramas such as Danger Man...

1197 points

69. Anne Bancroft

Actress | The Graduate

Anne Bancroft was born on September 17, 1931 in the Bronx, the daughter of Michael Italiano (1905-2001), a dress pattern maker, and Mildred DiNapoli (1908-2010), a telephone operator. She made her cinema debut in Don't Bother to Knock (1952) in 1952 and over the next five years appeared in a lot of...

1192 points

70. Joanna Moore

Actress | Touch of Evil

Southern-bred beauty Joanna Moore certainly had a lot of things going for her when her career started off in the 50s. Armed with an entrancingly smoky voice that complemented her stunning, creamy blond beauty, Joanna played wily females in such films as Walk on the Wild Side (1962) and Son of ...

1173 points

71. Margaret O'Brien

Actress | Meet Me in St. Louis

Born Angela Maxine O'Brien on January 15, 1937 in San Diego, California. Her film debut was one-minute shot in MGM's Babes on Broadway (1941). Her big moment came when she was cast in Journey for Margaret (1942). This film shot her into instant stardom and also resulted in Angela changing her name ...

1168 points

72. Ingrid van Bergen

Actress | Rosen für den Staatsanwalt

Ingrid van Bergen was born on June 15, 1931 in Free City of Danzig. She is an actress, known for Roses for the Prosecutor (1959), Was wissen Sie von Titipu? (1972) and Escape from East Berlin (1962).

1162 points

73. Nanette Newman

Actress | The Stepford Wives

Prior to going to RADA she'd had a small part in 'The Rebel' with Tony Hancock but after the first day she went home in tears as she'd been made up with bright green lips and mud in her hair for her part as an extra sensualist. While she enjoyed making the film and working with Tony she didn't ...

1145 points

74. 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 ...

1142 points

75. Sal Mineo

Actor | Rebel Without a Cause

Salvatore (Sal) Mineo Jr. was born to Josephine and Sal Sr. (a casket maker), who emigrated to the U.S. from Sicily. His siblings were Michael, Victor and Sarina. Sal was thrown out of parochial school and, by age eight, was a member of a street gang in a tough Bronx neighborhood. His mother ...

1133 points

76. Adriana Asti

Actress | Le fantôme de la liberté

Adriana Asti was born on April 30, 1931 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. She is known for her work on The Phantom of Liberty (1974), Caligula (1979) and The Best of Youth (2003). She has been married to Giorgio Ferrara since December 22, 1980. She was previously married to Bernardo Bertolucci.

1120 points

77. Hope Holiday

Actress | The Apartment

Like Judy Holliday a decade before her, Hope Holiday became known as the dame with "the voice" during the 1960s, her scratchy Brooklynese tones immediately identifiable on film and TV. This buoyant character comedienne, whose blonde tomboy looks and robust energy was reminiscent of Betty Hutton and...

1120 points

78. Angie Dickinson

Actress | Rio Bravo

Angie Dickinson was born in Kulm, North Dakota, in 1931, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Brown. Mr. Brown was the publisher of The Kulm Messenger. The family left North Dakota in 1942 when Angie was 11 years old, moving to Burbank, California. In December of 1946, when she was a senior at ...

1113 points

79. Maud Hansson

Actress | Det sjunde inseglet

Maud Hansson was born on December 5, 1937 in Stockholm, Sweden. She is an actress, known for The Seventh Seal (1957), Wild Strawberries (1957) and Emil and the Piglet (1973).

1111 points

80. Zinaida Kirienko

Actress | Tikhiy Don

Zinaida Kirienko was born on July 9, 1933 in Makhachkala, Dagestan ASSR, RSFSR, USSR as Zinaida Michailovna Kiriyenko. She is an actress, known for Quiet Flows the Don (1957), Kazaki (1961) and Pisma k Elze (2002).

1107 points

81. Joanne Woodward

Actress | Rachel, Rachel

Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward was born on February 27, 1930, in Thomasville, Georgia, to Wade Woodward and Elinor Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward in a modest household. Her one older brother, Wade Jr., who was the favorite of her father, eventually became an architect. Elinor Woodward was a ...

1097 points

82. Elsa Martinelli

Actress | Hatari!

Elsa Martinelli was born in the central Tuscan city of Grosseto into a struggling family, one of eight siblings. She had to earn her keep from the age of twelve, delivering groceries in Rome. Looking older than her years suggested, she then did some part time work as a bar maid. Aged sixteen and ...

1094 points

83. Victor Buono

Actor | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Larger than life, Laughtonesque, and with an eloquent, king-sized appetite for maniacal merriment, a good portion of the work of actor Victor Buono was squandered on hokey villainy on both film and television. Ostensibly perceived as bizarre or demented, seldom did Hollywood give this cultivated ...

1091 points

84. Russ Tamblyn

Actor | West Side Story

Russ Tamblyn might as well face it...he will be a Jet "till his last dying day." Indelibly linked to the "womb to tomb" role of Riff, the knife-wielding, rocket-tempered, Edward Villella-styled gang leader of the streetwise Jets in the musical film masterpiece West Side Story (1961), it's not a bad...

1081 points

85. Nicole Courcel

Actress | Papa, maman, la bonne et moi...

Nicole Courcel was born Nicole Marie-Anne Andrieux, the daughter of a journalist, in the Parisian suburb of Saint Cloud. Some of her early childhood was spent in Catholic boarding schools (an unhappy experience) and with her grandmother (much happier) in the small township of Martel (renowned for ...

1068 points

86. Dimitris Papamichael

Actor | I arhontissa ki o alitis

Dimitris Papamichael was born in 1934, in Piraeus, Greece. He studied acting at the Drama School of the National Greek Theater, where he made his stage debut in 1955 in Euripides' "Hecuba" and interpreted several important roles during 1955-1960: Treplev in Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull", Jimmy ...

1068 points

87. Henri Serre

Actor | Jules et Jim

Henri Serre was born on February 26, 1931 in Sete, Hérault, France as Henri Jean René Serre. He is an actor and writer, known for Jules and Jim (1962), Ces flics étranges venus d'ailleurs (1979) and The Fire Within (1963).

1065 points

88. Roger Smith

Actor | 77 Sunset Strip

Debonair, exceedingly handsome Roger Smith was born in South Gate, California to Dallas and Leone Smith on December 18, 1932. At age 6, his parents enrolled him at a professional school for singing, elocution and dancing lessons. By age 12, the family moved to Nogales, Arizona, a small town on the ...

1064 points

89. Barrie Chase

Actress | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Barrie Chase was born on October 20, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963), Cape Fear (1962) and Mardi Gras (1958). She is married to Richard Kaufman. They have one child. She was previously married to Jan Malmsjö and Gene Shacove.

1063 points

90. Barbara Loden

Actress | Wanda

A one-time pin-up beauty and magazine story model, Barbara Loden studied acting in New York in the early 50s and was on the Broadway boards within the decade. She was discovered for films by legendary producer/director Elia Kazan who was impressed with what she did in a small role as Montgomery ...

1059 points

91. Valentin de Vargas

Actor | To Live and Die in L.A.

Valentin de Vargas was born on April 26, 1935 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA as Albert C. Schubert. He was an actor and director, known for To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), Hatari! (1962) and Touch of Evil (1958). He was married to M. Diana Pace, Nome Jones and Arlene McQuade. He died on June 10, ...

1058 points

92. Teresa Izewska

Actress | Kanal

Teresa Izewska was born on April 8, 1933 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland. She was an actress, known for Kanal (1957), Nafta (1961) and Rozwodów nie bedzie (1964). She died on August 26, 1982 in Gdansk, Gdanskie [now Pomorskie], Poland.

1056 points

93. Ted Donaldson

Actor | A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Ted Donaldson was born on August 20, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945), The Return of Rusty (1946) and Rusty Saves a Life (1949).

1056 points

94. Juliette Mayniel

Actress | Kirmes

Juliette Mayniel was born on January 22, 1936 in Saint-Hippolyte, Aveyron, France. She is an actress, known for The Fair (1960), Eyes Without a Face (1960) and Island Fishermen (1959). She was previously married to Robert Auboyneau.

1045 points

95. Peggy Ann Garner

Actress | A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Actress Peggy Ann Garner was was born Feb. 3, 1932, in Canton, Ohio. Her father was an English-born attorney, William H. Garner, who served as a U.S. Army officer during World War II. Virginia, her determined mother, got Peggy into summer stock and modeling before she was six. Estranged from her ...

1038 points

96. Robert Duvall

Actor | The Apostle

Veteran actor and director Robert Selden Duvall was born on January 5, 1931, in San Diego, CA, to Mildred Virginia (Hart), an amateur actress, and William Howard Duvall, a career military officer who later became an admiral. Duvall majored in drama at Principia College (Elsah, IL), then served a ...

1027 points

97. Terence Stamp

Actor | The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Terence Henry Stamp was born and lived in Canal Road, Bow, until German bombers forced his family to move to Plaistow. An icon of the 1960s, he dated the likes of Julie Christie, Brigitte Bardot and Jean Shrimpton. After an extremely successful early career, starring in Modesty Blaise (1966), Poor ...

1026 points

98. Rita Moreno

Actress | West Side Story

Rita Moreno is one of the very few performers to win an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony and a Grammy, thus becoming an EGOT. She was born Rosita Dolores Alverío in the hospital in Humacao, Puerto Rico on December 11, 1931 (but raised in nearby, smaller Juncos, which had no hospital), to seamstress Rosa ...

1021 ponts

99. Jaime Sánchez

Actor | The Wild Bunch

Jaime Sánchez was born on December 19, 1938 in Rincon, Puerto Rico as Jaime Luis Sánchez Rodríguez. He is an actor and assistant director, known for The Wild Bunch (1969), Carlito's Way (1993) and The Pawnbroker (1964).

1017 points

100. Sylvia Syms

Actress | The Queen

London-born Sylvia Syms hit major film appeal at a relatively young age. Born on January 6, 1934, she was educated at convent schools before receiving dramatic training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. A repertory player by the time she was discovered for films by the British star Anna Neagle ...

1016 points



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