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  • 1. The 101 Most Beautiful Actresses Alive by NoodlesPupkin created 15 Jun 2011 | last updated - 1 month ago• Its more or less in order. It can change from day to day.• "Good" acting is not a main focus on this list, obviously. Sometimes it can affectthe overall ranking.• Its a personal list, made only by me and no other members.• I have one rule. I have to have seen the actress in a movie or TV-series.• This is not a complete list. Its 101, not 1001.• If the picture is a bad choice, it is not my fault. I decide through watching moviesand TV-series, not from IMDb pictures or still pictures.1.Natalie PortmanActress, V for VendettaNatalie Portman was born in Jerusalem, the only child of a doctor father (fromIsrael) and an artist mother (from Cincinnati, Ohio), who also acts as Nataliesagent. She left Israel for Washington, D.C., when she was still very young. After afew more moves, her family finally settled in New York, where she still lives tothis day...
  • 2. 2.Evangeline LillyActress, The Hurt LockerEvangeline Lilly, born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta in 1979, was discovered onthe streets of Kelowna, British Columbia by the famous Ford modeling agency.Although she initially decided to pass on a modeling career, she went ahead andsigned with Ford anyway, to help pay for her University of British Columbiatuition and expenses.3.Kate BeckinsaleActress, UnderworldKate Beckinsale was born on 26 July 1973 in England, and has resided in Londonfor most of her life. Her mother is Judy Loe, who has appeared in a number ofBritish dramas and sitcoms and continues to work as an actress, predominantly inBritish television productions. Her father was Richard Beckinsale...
  • 3. 4.Keira KnightleyActress, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black PearlThe daughter of actor Will Knightley and playwright Sharman Macdonald. Aftershe requested an agent at the age of three, her parents allowed her to work onproductions in her summer holidays. Her first role was at the age of 9, in MoiraArmstrongsA Village Affair. However, Knightleys first high profile role came in1999...5.Zoe SaldanaActress, AvatarZoe Saldana was born in New Jersey and raised in Queens, New York. When shewas 10 years old, she and her family moved to the Dominican Republic where they
  • 4. would live for the next 7 years. While living in the Dominican Republic, Zoediscovered a keen interest in performance dance and began her training...6.Olivia WildeActress, TRON: LegacyOlivia Wilde was born Olivia Jane Cockburn in New York City. She was raised inWashington, D.C. and went to school there, as well as in Andover, Massachusetts,where she graduated in 2002. Her father, Andrew Cockburn, is Irish, giving herdual American and Irish nationality and facilitating her brief study at the GaietySchool of Acting in Dublin...7.Katie CassidyActress, Taken
  • 5. Katie Cassidy was born Katherine Evelyn Cassidy on November 25, 1986, in LosAngeles, California. Her father, David Cassidy, was a pop star in the 1970s. Hermother, Sherry Williams, was a high fashion model in the early 1970s. Sherry lefther career to concentrate on raising her 3 daughters, with husband...8.Mila KunisActress, Black SwanThe talented Milena "Mila" Markovna Kunis was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine,USSR (now independent Ukraine), to a Jewish family. Her mother, Elvira, is aphysics teacher, her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer, and she has anolder brother named Michael. After attending one semester of college betweengigs...“ Her voice! ” - NoodlesPupkin
  • 6. 9.Kristen BellActress, Forgetting Sarah MarshallKristen graduated from New York Universitys prestigious Tisch School of theArts, where she studied musical theater. She made her Broadway debut in 2001,originating the role of Becky Thatcher in the short-lived "The Adventures of TomSawyer." In 2002, she was in the revival of Arthur Millers "The Crucible" onBroadway, starring Laura Linney and Liam Neeson.10.Christina HendricksActress, Smoke Gets in Your EyesHendricks was born in Knoxville, Tennessee but grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho. Herfather, Robert, worked for the forestry department and came originally fromEngland and her mother, Jackie, was a psychologist. The family moved to Fairfax,Virginia when she was 13. She began acting at school and went into modeling atthe age of 18...
  • 7. 11.Nicole KidmanActress, Moulin Rouge!Elegant redhead Nicole Kidman, known as one of Hollywoods top Australianimports, was actually born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Australian parents Anthony (abiochemist and clinical psychologist) and Janelle (a nursing instructor) Kidman.The family moved almost immediately to Washington, DC, where Nicoles fatherpursued his research on breast cancer...12.Michelle PfeifferActress, ScarfaceMichelle Pfeiffer was born in Santa Ana, California to Dick and Donna Pfeiffer.She has an older brother and two younger sisters - Dedee Pfeiffer, and LoriPfeiffer, who both dabbled in acting and modeling but decided against making ittheir lives work. She graduated from Fountain Valley High School in 1976...
  • 8. 13.Emmanuelle VaugierActress, Saw II14.Rosario DawsonActress, Sin CityThis exotically stunning actress, who has a built in resourcefulness to her, has beenprimarily a film player thus far. Only recently has she been opening herself upmore to doing TV (the series Gemini Division, which she executive-produced), andanimated voiceovers. Rosario Dawson obviously acquired the best-looking genesfrom her multi-ethnic heritage...
  • 9. 15.Vera FarmigaActress, The DepartedVera Farmiga is a Ukrainian-American actress who received an Academy Awardnomination for best performance in her supporting role, opposite George Clooney,in Up in the Air. She was born Vera Ann Farmiga, second of seven children, onAugust 6, 1973, in Passaic County, New Jersey, USA. She did not speak Englishuntil the age of six...16.Angelina JolieActress, ChangelingGrowing up in Los Angeles, California, Angelina Jolie was no stranger to the filmindustry, being the daughter of Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight. Shelater trained and performed at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, where she wasseen in several stage productions. She worked as a professional model in London...
  • 10. 17.Monica BellucciActress, IrreversibleBorn in 1964 in the Italian village of Città di Castello, Umbria, Bellucci originallypursued a career in the legal profession. While attending the University of Perugia,she modeled on the side to earn money for school, and this led to her modelingcareer. In 1988, she moved to one of Europes fashion centers...18.Cobie SmuldersActress, The AvengersAmazingly, newcomer Cobie Smulders never gave much thought to acting. Bornon April 3, 1982, in Vancouver, British Columbia. As a girl, Cobie had set hersights on becoming a doctor or a marine biologist. In fact, it wasnt until high
  • 11. school that Cobie started to explore acting after appearing in several schoolproductions...19.Carly PopeActress, Young People FuckingCarly graduated from high school in Vancouver in 1998. She made her Americanscreen debut in Ive Been Waiting for You. Her most noticeable roles to date are"Molly White" in Trapped in a Purple Haze, and "Sam McPherson" inTVs Popular. She auditioned for roles on Roswell before she landed the role of"Sam McPherson".20.Cate BlanchettActress, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • 12. Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Australia to an American father andan Australian mother. She has an older brother and an younger sister. When shewas ten years old, her 40-year old father died of a sudden heart attack. Her mothernever remarried, and her grandmother moved in to help her mother...21.Morena BaccarinActress, SerenityAlthough she was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Baccarin moved to New York atthe age of 10 when her father, the Italian journalist Fernando Baccarin, wastransferred there. She attended the LaGuardia High School of Music andPerforming Arts and then the Juilliard School. Staying in New York she, worked inthe theater...22.
  • 13. Liv TylerActress, The Incredible HulkDaughter of Steven Tyler of the band Aerosmith and Bebe Buell, former model(and Playboy Playmate of the Month) and stalwart of the backstage rock scene ofthe 1970s, Liv grew up thinking that rock star Todd Rundgren was her father. Butas she was growing up, Tyler began dropping by to visit...23.Charlize TheronActress, The Italian JobCharlize Theron grew up on a farm outside Benoni, South Africa, as the only child.She got an education as a ballet dancer and has danced both the "Swan Lake" and"The Nutcracker". There wasnt much for a young actress or dancer to do in SouthAfrica, so she soon traveled to Europe and United States of America...
  • 14. 24.Eva GreenActress, Casino RoyaleEva Green was born Eva Gaëlle Green on July 5, 1980, in Paris, France. She has anon-identical twin sister. Her father, named Walter Green, is a Swedish dentistwho once appeared in the 1966 film Au Hasard Balthazar. Her mother,named Marlène Jobert, is an Algerian-born (during the time Algeria was part ofFrance) French actress who retired from acting and became a writer of childrensbooks...25.January JonesActress, The Chrysanthemum and the SwordJanuary Jones was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, but was raised in a smalltown of some 400 souls in the Mount Rushmore State for the first decade of herlife. January is her real name, as she was named after "January Wayne", a characterinJacqueline Susanns potboiler Once Is Not Enough. She worked at the All-American job of counter girl at Dairy Queen after school...
  • 15. 26.Lena HeadeyActress, 300Lena Headey is a British actress who is best known for her appearances in TheBrothers Grimm, Possession, and The Remains of the Day. Headey stars as QueenGorgo, a heroic Spartan woman in the period film 300, by director Zack Snyder.She was born in Bermuda, where her father, a Yorkshire police cadet...27.Bérénice BejoActress, The ArtistActress Bérénice Bejo was born in Buenos Aires, the daughter of Argentinianfilmmaker Miguel Bejo. When she was age 3, Bejos family relocated to Paris,France. She embarked on a successful acting career in the 1990s, with various rolesin French television and film productions. She made her American film debut asChristiana in A Knights Tale...
  • 16. 28.Yvonne StrahovskiActress, Killer EliteYvonne was born and raised in Australia. Her parents were Polish immigrants. Sheattended the Santa Sabina College for her high school education. She then went onto study Performance at the University of Western Sydneys School ofContemporary Arts, graduating in 2003. Shortly afterwards, she landed her firstrole on television in an episode of Fear Factory...29.Aarti MannActress, The Prestidigitation Approximation
  • 17. 30.Amber HeardActress, ZombielandAmber Laura Heard was born in Austin, Texas on 22 April 1986. Her mother,Paige, worked for the state government and her father, David, was a successfulcommercial contractor. She dropped out of high school at the age of 17 and movedto New York work as a model, but finding modeling unrewarding she movedagain, this time to Los Angeles, to pursue a career in acting...31.Jessica BielActress, The IllusionistJessica Biel, with her striking good looks and wide range of talent, has become oneof Hollywoods most sought-out actresses. Her television series acting debut on theWBs #1-rated show, 7th Heaven, has helped her emerge as a breakout star. As achild Jessica initially pursued a career as a vocalist...
  • 18. 32.Scarlett JohanssonActress, Lost in TranslationScarlett Johansson was born in New York City to an Ashkenazi Jewishmother, Melanie Sloan and a Danish father, Karsten Johansson. Scarlett showed apassion for acting at a young age and starred in many plays. She has a sisternamed Vanessa Johansson, a brother named Adrian, and a twin brothernamedHunter Johansson born three minutes after her...33.Connie NielsenActress, GladiatorDanish beauty Connie Nielsen consistently lights up the screen with an eclecticbevy of film roles. However, it was her portrayal of "Princess Lucilla",
  • 19. opposite Russell Crowes Maximus in Ridley Scotts Academy Award-winning Gladiator, which first garnered a mass appeal. She most recently...34.Halle BerryActress, X-Men: The Last StandHalle Berry was born in Cleveland, Ohio to U.S. African father Jerome Berry, aformer hospital attendant, and U.S. European mother Judith Berry, a retiredpsychiatric nurse. Halle also has an older sister named Heidi Berry. Halle firstcame into the spotlight at seventeen years when she won the Miss Teen All-American Pageant...35.Laura HarringActress, Mulholland Dr.
  • 20. Ever since astounding audiences and critics alike with her breakthroughperformance in David Lynchs award-winningMulholland Dr. for which shereceived an Alma Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, LauraHarring has been one of Hollywood¹s hottest rising stars. The International...36.Violante PlacidoActress, The AmericanItalian actress/singer/songwriter Violante Placido was born in Rome. She made heron-screen debut in Quattro bravi ragazzialongside her father Michele Placido. In1996 she starred in Jack Frusciante è uscito dal gruppo which became quitesuccessful in Italy. Her first major role was in Sergio Rubinis Soul Mate (SoulMate). In 2006 she released her debut album Dont Be Shy...37.
  • 21. Kate WinsletActress, TitanicAsk Kate Winslet what she liked 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 eschewingstraightforward pretty-girl parts in favor of more devilish damsels; as a result, shesbuilt an eclectic resume; that runs the gamut from Shakespearean tragedy tomodern-day mysticism and erotica...38.Elizabeth MitchellActress, FrequencyElizabeth Mitchell was born in Los Angeles in 1970. Shortly after her birth, herparents moved to Dallas, Texas. She was graduated from Booker T.Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts located in the ArtsDistrict of downtown Dallas. Later, she earned a BFA degree in acting fromStephens College and also studied at the British American Drama Academy...
  • 22. 39.Freida PintoActress, Slumdog MillionaireFreida Pinto traversed the modeling circuit in Mumbai [represented by Elite ModelManagement India] for two years before gaining her big break whendirector Danny Boyle picked her out in the audition process to play the femalelead, Latika, for his project Slumdog Millionaire. In a promo interview, Boylelikened spotting her to his discovery of Kelly Macdonald for Trainspotting...40.Emily BluntActress, The Adjustment BureauEmily Blunt is a British actress best known for her roles in The YoungVictoria and The Devil Wears Prada. She was born on February 23, 1983, inRoehampton, South West London, England, the second of four children in thefamily of a teacher mother and barrister father. She received a rigorous educationat Ibstock Place School...
  • 23. 41.Emmanuelle ChriquiActress, You Dont Mess with the ZohanEmmanuelle Chriqui was born in Montreal, Quebec, to Moroccan immigrants. Herfamily moved to Toronto when she was 2 years old. At the age of 10, Chriquiappeared in a McDonalds commercial. She moved to Vancouver guest-starring inseries such as Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Forever Knight, Once a Thief, and PSIFactor: Chronicles of the Paranormal...42.Jamie-Lynn SiglerActress, Dark RideJamie-Lynn Sigler has been acting and singing since the age of 7. She got her startin New York regional theater, and has since starred in over two dozen theatrical
  • 24. productions including "Annie," "The Wizard of Oz," "The Sound of Music," "TheWiz," and "Gypsy." In the summer of 2001, she starred in...43.Amanda SeyfriedActress, In TimeAmanda Seyfried grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and began modeling whenshe was 11-years-old. She acted in high school productions as well as takingsinging lessons, and landed a recurring role in the long-running US soap, As theWorld Turns, when she was just age 15. More soap work followed as she...44.Hannah SpearrittActress, Seed of Chucky
  • 25. Hannah was born on 1 April 1981 at Great Yarmouth, England. At the age of 3 shemodelled in a Mothercare catalogue. At school she liked sports but at 12 shedecided she wanted to be a performer. She landed a part in a local production ofAnnie. Hannah enjoyed it so much she decided to join the National Youth MusicTheatre production of Pendragon where she met S Club 7 member Paul...45.Elena SatineActress, Just Go with ItElena Satine received a Diploma of Specialist in Acting Art from the legendaryMoscow Art Theater School, founded byKonstantin Stanislavski. She was born inTbilisi, Georgia (former USSR), and raised on the Black Sea coast of the "RussianRiviera" (Sochi). She began her professional career at the tender age of 6 when sheappeared on the popular childrens variety show "Utrennaya Zvezda" ("MorningStar")...
  • 26. 46.Marisa TomeiActress, The WrestlerMarisa Tomei was born on December 4, 1964, in Brooklyn, New York to motherPatricia "Addie" Tomei, an English teacher, and father Gary Tomei, a lawyer.Marisa also has a brother, actorAdam Tomei. As a child, Marisas motherfrequently corrected her speech so as to eliminate her heavy Brooklyn accent...47.Gwyneth PaltrowActress, Se7enThe daughter of noted producer Bruce Paltrow and Tony award-winningactress Blythe Danner, Gwyneth Paltrow was born in 1972 in Los Angeles. WhenGwyneth was 11, the family moved to Massachusetts where her father beganworking in summer stock productions in the Berkshires. It was here that shereceived her early acting training under the tutelage of her parents...
  • 27. 48.Noomi RapaceActress, PrometheusSwedish actress Noomi Rapace is the daughter of actress Nina Norén and SpanishFlamenco singer Rogelio Durán. Her parents did not stay together, and whenRapace was five she moved to Iceland with her mother and stepfather, where shelived for three years. When she was eight, she was cast in a small role in theIcelandic film...49.Naomi WattsActress, King KongNaomi Watts was born in Shoreham, England on September 28, 1968 to Peter andMiv Watts. Peter Watts, the road manager toPink Floyd, died when Naomi wasseven and she began to follow her mother and her brother around England untilthey settled in Australia when she was fourteen. She coaxed her mother into lettingher take acting class when they arrived...
  • 28. 50.Audrey TautouActress, AmélieBorn on August 9, 1976 in Beaumont, France, Audrey showed an interest forcomedy at an early age and started her acting lessons at `Cours Florent. In 1998she won the best young actress award in the ninth `Jeune Comedien de CinemaFestival in Bezier. Then, she came to the attention of Tonie Marshallwho gave hera role in her film Venus Beauty Institute for which she won a Best New ActressCesar...51.Jacqueline McKenzieActress, Deep Blue Sea
  • 29. 52.Maggie QActress, Live Free or Die HardMaggie Denise Quigley was born to a Polish-Irish American father (originallybased in New York) and a Vietnamese mother. Her father met her mother duringthe Vietnam War. Maggie has two older half-siblings from her mothers previousmarriage, and two older sisters. The family moved to Hawaii and settled inMililani...53.Jennifer MorrisonActress, WarriorJennifer Marie Morrison is the oldest child of teachers David and Judy Morrison.She was raised in Arlington Heights, Illinois with a younger sister and brother. Sheattended the same school her parents taught at, Prospect High School. As a child,she did some work as a model. After graduating from high school...
  • 30. 54.Lisa EdelsteinActress, What Women WantLisa Edelstein began her professional acting career while studying theater atN.Y.U.s Tisch School of the Arts. After performing in a wide range of productionsoff and on Broadway, authored and performed the AIDS-related musical "PositiveMe" at Ellen Stuarts La Mama, in Manhattan. It was one one of the earliest AIDS-related theater productions...55.Natalie DormerActress, Captain America: The First Avenger
  • 31. 56.Amy AdamsActress, EnchantedAmy Adams was born in Italy to American parents Kathryn and Richard Adams,while her father was a U.S. serviceman. She was raised in a Mormon family ofseven children in Castle Rock, Colorado. Adams sang in the school choir atDouglas County High School and was an apprentice dancer at a local dancecompany...57.Amber StevensActress, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
  • 32. 58.Carla GuginoActress, Night at the MuseumCarla was born in Sarasota, Florida. Moved with her mother to Paradise,California, when Carla was just five years old. During her childhood, they movedmany times within the state. But she remained a straight-A student throughout highschool and graduated as valedictorian. A major modeling agency discovered Carlain San Diego and sent her to New York to begin a new career when she was 15...59.Jaime KingActress, Sin City
  • 33. 60.Lucy LiuActress, Kill Bill: Vol. 1Born to immigrants in Queens, New York, Lucy Liu has always tried to balance aninterest in her cultural heritage with a desire to move beyond a strictly Asian-American experience. Lucys mother is from Beijing, and her father is fromShanghai. Once relegated to "ethnic" parts, the energetic actress is finally earningher stripes as an across-the-board leading lady...61.Natalie ZeaActress, The Other Guys
  • 34. 62.Dania RamirezActress, X-Men: The Last StandDania is a Latin American actress born in the Dominican Republic. She grew upliving with her grandmother in a poor household. Her parents left for the UnitedStates when she was 6-months old, and she finally joined them in New York whenshe was age 10. She knew from a young age that she wanted to act...63.Marion CotillardActress, InceptionMarion Cotillard, who won the Best Actress Academy Award for her role as ÉdithPiaf in La vie en rose (retitled "La Vie en Rose" in the United States), is the secondactress to win an acting Oscar performing in a language other than English nexttoSophia Loren who won for Two Women....
  • 35. 64.Li GongActress, 2046Born in Shenyang, grew up in Jinan, the daughter of an economics professor.Loved music from childhood, and dreamed of a singing career. After failing to gainentrance to Chinas top music school in 1985, applied for and was admitted to theCentral Drama Academy in Beijing, from which she graduated in 1989...65.Winona RyderActress, Black SwanWinona Ryder was born Winona Laura Horowitz and named after the town inwhich she was born, Winona, Minnesota. She grew up in a ranch commune inNorthern California which had no electricity. She is the goddaughter of TimothyLeary. Her parents were friends of Beat poet Allen Ginsberg and once edited abook called "Shaman Woman Mainline Lady"...
  • 36. 66.Rachel WeiszActress, The MummyRachel Weisz was born on 7th March 1970, in London, England, to Edith, anAustrian psychoanalyst, and George Weisz, a Hungarian inventor. Rachel was amodel when she was 14 and began acting during her studies at CambridgeUniversity. While there, she formed a theater company named "TalkingTongues"...67.Julianne MooreActress, MagnoliaThe daughter of a military judge and a Scottish social worker, Julianne Moore wasborn in Fayetteville, North Carolina on December 3, 1960. She spent the early
  • 37. years of her life in over two dozen locations around the world with her parentsbefore she finally found her place at Boston University, where...68.Sarah ShahiActress, Old SchoolSarah Shahi was born Aahoo Jahansouz in Euless, Texas, to an Iranian father andMexican mother. She is a former National Football League cheerleader and agreat-great-granddaughter of the 19th-century Persian Shah Fath Ali Shah Qajar byBegom Khanom (daughter of Hossein Qoli Khan Afshar, niece of BegomKhanom...69.Ziyi ZhangActress, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • 38. 70.Rebecca RomijnActress, X2Rebecca Romijn was born on November 6, 1972, in Berkeley, California. Herfather was Dutch-born and worked as a custom-furniture maker; her mother wasAmerican-born, of Dutch descent, and was an English teacher. Rebecca attendedBerkeley High School where her nickname was the "Jolly Blond Giant", then sheattended the University of California at Santa Cruz where she majored in Music...71.Alexa DavalosActress, Clash of the TitansAfter a quintessentially bohemian childhood that found her straddling New York,Paris, Italy and Los Angeles (with a photographer father and actress mom), Alexa
  • 39. Davalos headed to Manhattan. In the Big Apple, she instantly snagged lucrativeassignments as a photographers model for the likes of Peter Lindbergh...72.Julie BenzActress, DexterBorn in Pennsylvania, Julie Benzs father is a Pittsburgh surgeon and her mother isa figure ice skater. The family settled in nearby Murrysville, when Julie was two,and she started ice skating at age three. She competed in the 1988 U.S.Championships in junior ice dancing with her partner David Schilling...73.Nazanin BoniadiActress, Iron Man
  • 40. Nazanin Boniadi is rapidly making her mark in both film and television. She washandpicked by industry icon and Academy Award-winning director, Mike Nichols,for a part in the 2007 feature film Charlie Wilsons War, starring Tom Hanks andJulia Roberts. She appeared as reporter Amira Ahmed in the 2008 Marvelblockbuster Iron Man...74.Gillian JacobsActress, The Box75.Olga KurylenkoActress, Quantum of SolaceOlga Kurylenko, a Ukrainian-born actress and model, went from sharing acramped flat with her aunt, uncle, grandparents and cousin to starring as a Bondgirl opposite Daniel Craig. She was born Olga Konstantinovna Kurylenko on
  • 41. November 14, 1979, in Berdyansk, Ukraine, Soviet Union. Her mother, MarinaAlyabysheva...76.Ali LarterActress, Final DestinationA native of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Ali began modeling at age 13 and traveled theworld before moving to Los Angeles to study acting. Her first professional actingjob was a role on the television series Chicago Sons. She received herbreakthrough in the high school football drama Varsity Blues which included herinfamous whipped cream bikini scene...77.Dawn OlivieriActress, Hydra
  • 42. 78.Mena SuvariActress, American BeautyMena Alexandra Suvari was born in Newport, Rhode Island. Her first name comesfrom her British aunt, named after the Mena House Oberoi (at the base of thepyramids in Egypt); her last name is Estonian. Mena started modeling forWilhelmina at the age of 12 and her acting career began when she did a Rice-A-Roni commercial at the age of 13...79.Penélope CruzActress, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger TidesKnown outside her native country as the "Spanish enchantress", Penélope CruzSánchez was born in Madrid to Eduardo (a retailer) and Encarna (a hairdresser). As
  • 43. a toddler, she was already a compulsive performer, re-enacting TV commercialsfor her familys amusement, but she decided to focus her energies on dance...80.Milla JovovichActress, Resident EvilMilla Jovovich was born in 1975 in Kiev, Ukraine, to a Serbian pediatrician and arenowned Russian actress. Her family moved to the U.S. in 1981 and she began herremarkable modeling career at age nine. At age 12, she was chosen by legendaryphotographer Richard Avedon as one of Revlons "Most Unforgettable Women inthe World" and has since appeared on over 150 magazine covers around theworld...81.Kelly Hu
  • 44. Actress, X2On February 13th, 1968, a girl of Chinese, English, and Hawaiian ancestry wasborn in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father, Herbert, was a salesman and her mother,Juanita, worked many odd jobs to help support the family. She has one olderbrother, Glenn. She is a former Miss Teen USA, and modeled in Japan and Italyfor several months before deciding to relocate to L.A...82.Meta GoldingActress, LovingMeta Golding is of Haitian descent but was raised in the United States, India,France and Italy as well as Haiti itself. She competed on ice as an Italian nationalfigure skater, but when an injury ended her skating career she started acting inItalian theatre. Later she returned to the USA to attend Cornell University whereshe earned degrees in Theatre Arts and International Relations...
  • 45. 83.Alison BrieActress, The Five-Year EngagementAlison Brie was born in Hollywood, California and grew up in the Los Angelessuburb of South Pasadena. Interested in acting at an early age, she began her careerperforming in community theater shows at the Jewish Community Center in LosFeliz. Her very first role was "Toto" in the Wizard of Oz. After...84.Anna FrielActress, Limitless85.Bryce Dallas HowardActress, The Village
  • 46. Bryce Dallas Howard was born on March 2, 1981, in Los Angeles, California. Shewas conceived in Dallas, Texas (the reason for her middle name). Her father,named Ron Howard, is a former actor turned Oscar-winning director. Her motheris actress and writer Cheryl Howard (nee Alley). Her famous relatives include heruncle...86.Famke JanssenActress, X-MenFamke Janssen was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and has two other siblings.She studied economics for a year at the University of Amsterdam, which she hascalled "the stupidest idea I ever had." Moving to America in 1984, Famke modeledfor Chanel in New York. Later, taking a break from modeling, she majored inwriting and literature at Columbia University and studied acting with HaroldGuskin...
  • 47. 87.Rachel McAdamsActress, Sherlock HolmesRachel McAdams was raised in St. Thomas, Ontario. Starting at the age of four,she competed in figure skating. By the age of 13, she was performing inShakespearean productions in summer theater camp. In high school, McAdamsintended to apply to college to study cultural studies, because studying theaterwould be "a bit of a joke"...88.Melissa GeorgeActress, 30 Days of NightThe second of four children, Australian native Melissa George was born in Perth,Western Australia in 1976. The daughter of a nurse and a construction worker,George initially expressed interest in various forms of dance rather than acting.During her childhood, George studied tap, ballet, and jazz, later transitioning intoprofessional rollerskating - similar to figure skating on ice...
  • 48. 89.Rose McGowanActress, Planet TerrorAmerican actor, known for her sex-appeal and contribution to independent cinema.Born September 5, 1973, to Terri andDaniel McGowan (of French and Irish origin,respectively), Rose Arianna McGowan is the second eldest of six siblings. She wasraised within the Italian chapter of the Children of God; an extremist Christiancult...90.Rooney MaraActress, The Social NetworkRooney Mara was born in Bedford, New York in 1985. Christened Patricia RooneyMara when she made her debut on the world stage, she is one of four children ofNFL football team New York Giants executive Timothy Christopher Mara andKathleen McNulty, the granddaughter of Art Rooney, Sr., the founder of thePittsburgh Steelers football franchise...
  • 49. 91.Gianna JunActress, My Sassy GirlJeon Ji-hyun (born 30 October 1981) is a South Korean actress and model famousfor her role in My Sassy Girl. Jeon was born in Seoul, and studied in theDepartment of Theater and Film at Dongguk University. She began her career as amodel in 1997, and after appearing in a number of TV sitcoms, her movie debutcame in White Valentine (1999)...92.Jessica ChastainActress, The Tree of LifeJessica Chastain was raised in a middle-class family in a northern Californiasuburb. She discovered dance at the age of nine. By the age of 13, she was in adance troupe. She took her mothers maiden name and began performing in
  • 50. Shakespearean productions all over the Bay area. An actor in a production of"Romeo & Juliet" encouraged her to audition for Juilliard as a drama major...93.Rose ByrneActress, X-Men: First ClassRose was born in Sydney, Australia. She landed her first role in a movie, DallasDoll, when she was 15 years old. Since then, Rose has appeared in a variety ofAustralian televisions shows including Heartbreak High, Echo Point, and thefilm Two Handsalongside Heath Ledger. After this...94.Kerry WashingtonActress, Ray
  • 51. 95.Salma HayekActress, FridaThe amazing Salma Hayek was born on September 2, 1966, in the oil boomtown ofCoatzacoalcos, Mexico. Hayek has freely admitted that she and her brother, Sami,were spoiled rotten by her well-to-do Lebanese-Mexican businessman father andher Mexican-born opera-singing mother. After having seen Willy Wonka & theChocolate Factory in a local movie theatre...96.Eliza DushkuActress, True LiesEliza Dushku was discovered at the end of a five-month search throughout theUnited States for the perfect girl to play the lead role of Alice opposite JulietteLewis in the film That Night. Since then, she has been in several films and hasworked with actors such as Robert De Niro, Ellen Barkin...
  • 52. 97.Paz VegaActress, Sex and Lucia98.Marsha ThomasonActress, Black KnightMarsha Thomason was born and raised in Manchester, England. Her love foracting began after watching the musical "Bugsy Malone". Soon after, aged 12, shejoined Oldham Theatre Workshop, where she performed many diverse stage plays,including "Our Day Out" by Willy Russell and "Peace" byAristophanes...
  • 53. 99.Kat DenningsActress, ThorKat Dennings was born Katherine Litwack in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, nearPhiladelphia, to Gerald and Ellen Litwack. She is the youngest of five children.Kat was predominantly home-schooled, graduating at the age of 14. Her familysubsequently moved to Los Angeles, California to support Kat acting full-time...100.Mary Elizabeth WinsteadActress, Final Destination 3Mary Elizabeth Winstead was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. She grew upin Salt Lake City and North Carolina many years of her life and actually had anambition to become a ballerina, for which she attended Joffrey Ballet School inChicago at the age of 11 and started taking acting lessons too...