20th Century Actresses
20th century saw a revival of sorts for the female acting brigade when it comes to cinema. Unlike the past centuries when women actors were just brought in for glamour and appeal, 20th century film industry witnessed a huge makeover for actresses, from being just arm cadies to playing characters of substance. There have been several instances when the actress alone took the movie to meteorically heights. Who can forget the contribution of Katherine Hepburn in cinema? Popularly known as the First Lady of Cinema or The Great Kate, Hepburn is remembered for changing the role of women actors in films. She refused to be just a glam model for films and instead persisted on playing characters of strong independent women who had mind of their own. Her distinctive style and ambitious mind gave her a lofty career graph that was bordered with some spectacular performances and mind-blowing filmography. What about Marilyn Monroe? The Blonde Bombshell as she was known as, she went on to hold the label of being ‘sexiest woman of the century’. However, they are just a couple of the many impressively fantastic actress that the century had, other being Bette Davis, Ingrid Bergman, Greta Garbo, Elizabeth Taylor and so on. Read this section to know more about some of the famous actresses of the 20th century.
Lily CollinsLily Collins
18 March 1989, British
Actress
Dolly PartonDolly Parton
19 January 1946, American
Singer

Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922, American
Singer

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993, American
Singer, Actress

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
20 June 1967, Australian, American
Actress

Zooey DeschanelZooey Deschanel
17 January 1980, American
Actress
Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter
26 May 1966, British
Actress

Goldie HawnGoldie Hawn
21 November 1945, American
Actress

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
11 February 1969, American
Actress
Kim KardashianKim Kardashian
21 October 1980, American
Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite

Allison MackAllison Mack
29 July 1982, American
Actress
Kelly PrestonKelly Preston
13 October 1962, American
Actress

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
04 June 1975, American
Actress, Filmmaker, Activist

Rosario DawsonRosario Dawson
09 May 1979, American
Actress

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American
Actress

Valerie BertinelliValerie Bertinelli
23 April 1960, American
Actress
Blake LivelyBlake Lively
25 August 1987, American
Model and Actress

Zendaya Maree Stoermer ColemanZendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman
01 September 1996, American
Actress, Singer

Kristen WiigKristen Wiig
22 August 1973, American
Actress

Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976, American
Actress
Julia RobertsJulia Roberts
28 October 1967, American
Actress

Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
09 August 1963, American
Singer
Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929, British
Film actress

Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher
21 October 1956, American
 

Selena GomezSelena Gomez
22 July 1992, American
Actress
Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
09 June 1981, Israeli, American
Actress, Producer, Director

Cameron DiazCameron Diaz
30 August 1972, American
Actress
Conchata FerrellConchata Ferrell
28 March 1943, American
Actress

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969, American
Singer, Actress, Dancer

Mila KunisMila Kunis
14 August 1983, Ukrainian, American
Actress
Meryl StreepMeryl Streep
22 June 1949, American
Actress

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betty whiteBetty White
17 January 1922, American
Actress
Drew BarrymoreDrew Barrymore
22 February 1975, American
Actress

Katie HolmesKatie Holmes
18 December 1978, American
Actress

Kristin ChenowethKristin Chenoweth
24 July 1968, American
Actress

Gigi HadidGigi Hadid
23 April 1995, American
Model
Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon
22 March 1976, American
Actress
Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens
14 December 1988, American
Actress

Jennifer GarnerJennifer Garner
17 April 1972, American
Actress

Winona RyderWinona Ryder
29 October 1971, American
 

Margot RobbieMargot Robbie
02 July 1990, Australian
Actress
Kate HudsonKate Hudson
19 April 1979, American
Actress

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron
07 August 1975, American, South African
 

Jane FondaJane Fonda
21 December 1937, American
American actress

Britanny MurphyBritanny Murphy
10 November 1977, American
Actress

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence
15 August 1990, American
Actress
Maya RudolphMaya Rudolph
27 July 1972, American
Actress

Sandra BullockSandra Bullock
26 July 1964, American
Actress
Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley
26 March 1985, British
Actress

Holland Taylor Holland Taylor
14 January 1943, American
Actress

Amy AdamsAmy Adams
20 August 1974, American
Actress
Carla GuginoCarla Gugino
29 August 1971, American
Actress

Kate WinsletKate Winslet
05 October 1975, British
Actress
Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis
22 November 1958, American
Actress, Author

Rachel McAdamsRachel McAdams
17 November 1978, Canadian
 

Mindy KalingMindy Kaling
24 June 1979, American
Actress

Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale
26 July 1973, British
Actress

Olivia WildeOlivia Wilde
10 March 1984, American
Actress, Model
Bryce Dallas HowardBryce Dallas Howard
02 March 1981, American
Film Actress

Liza MinnelliLiza Minnelli
12 March 1946, American
Actress, Singer

Jessica ChastainJessica Chastain
24 March 1977, American
Actress

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935, British
Actress
Sophia LorenSophia Loren
20 September 1934, Italian
Actress

Jenny McCarthyJenny McCarthy
01 November 1972, American
Actress
Jennifer ConnellyJennifer Connelly
12 December 1970, American
Actress

Zoë KravitzZoë Kravitz
01 December 1988, American
Actress

Courteney CoxCourteney Cox
15 June 1964, American
Actress
Grace KellyGrace Kelly
12 November 1929, American
Film actress

Kristen BellKristen Bell
18 July 1980, American
Actress, Singer
Elisabeth ShueElisabeth Shue
06 October 1963, American
Actress

Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson
15 April 1959, British
Actress

Chloe Grace MoretzChloe Grace Moretz
10 February 1997, American
Actress
Rachel WeiszRachel Weisz
07 March 1970, British
Actress

Mary SteenburgenMary Steenburgen
08 February 1953, American
Actress
Jodie FosterJodie Foster
19 November 1962, American
Actress & Director

Ellen PompeoEllen Pompeo
10 November 1969, American
Actress

Christian SerratosChristian Serratos
21 September 1990, American
Actress

Diane CilentoDiane Cilento
05 October 1933, Australian
Actress
Dakota FanningDakota Fanning
23 February 1994, American
Actress
Jessica AlbaJessica Alba
28 April 1981, American
Actress

Salma HayekSalma Hayek
02 September 1966, Mexican, American
Actress

Demi MooreDemi Moore
11 November 1962, American
American actress

Barbra StreisandBarbra Streisand
24 April 1942, American
American singer-songwriter
Anna FarisAnna Faris
29 November 1976, American
Actress

Natalie WoodNatalie Wood
20 July 1938, American
Actress

Marisa TomeiMarisa Tomei
04 December 1964, American
Actress

Christina RicciChristina Ricci
12 February 1980, American
Actress

Tina TurnerTina Turner
26 November 1939, American
Singer
Liv TylerLiv Tyler
01 July 1977, American
Actress

Sarah Michelle GellarSarah Michelle Gellar
14 April 1977, American
 
Sofia VergaraSofia Vergara
10 July 1972, American
Actress

AaliyahAaliyah
16 January 1979, American
American singer
Katherine HeiglKatherine Heigl
24 November 1978, American
Actress, Film Producer
Natasha RichardsonNatasha Richardson
11 May 1963, British, American
Actress