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.
Helen McCroryHelen McCrory
17 August 1968, British
Actress
Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
11 February 1969, American
Actress

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

Kate WinsletKate Winslet
05 October 1975, British
Actress

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

Frances McDormandFrances McDormand
23 June 1957, American
Actress
Kim KardashianKim Kardashian
21 October 1980, American
Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite

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

Lisa KudrowLisa Kudrow
30 July 1963, American
Actress
Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American
Actress

Tina TurnerTina Turner
26 November 1939, American
Singer-Songwriter
Liza MinnelliLiza Minnelli
12 March 1946, American
Actress, Singer

Courteney CoxCourteney Cox
15 June 1964, American
Actress

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929, British
Film actress

Lady GagaLady Gaga
28 March 1986, American
Singer-songwriter

Mia FarrowMia Farrow
09 February 1945, American
Actress, Human Rights Activist
Elizabeth OlsenElizabeth Olsen
16 February 1989, American
Actress

Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922, American
Actress

Mila KunisMila Kunis
14 August 1983, Ukrainian, American
Actress

Julia RobertsJulia Roberts
28 October 1967, American
Actress
Gigi HadidGigi Hadid
23 April 1995, American
Model

Shirley TempleShirley Temple
23 April 1928, American
Actress
Katey SagalKatey Sagal
19 January 1954, American
Actress

Selena GomezSelena Gomez
22 July 1992, American
Actress, Singer

Salma HayekSalma Hayek
02 September 1966, Mexican, American
Actress
Blake LivelyBlake Lively
25 August 1987, American
Model, Actress

Jennifer GarnerJennifer Garner
17 April 1972, American
Actress
Amy AdamsAmy Adams
20 August 1974, American
Actress

MadonnaMadonna
16 August 1958, American
Singer-songwriter

Zendaya Maree Stoermer ColemanZendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman
01 September 1996, American
Actress, Singer
Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter
26 May 1966, British
Actress

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Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence
15 August 1990, American
Actress
Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
09 June 1981, American
Actress, Producer, Director

Britanny MurphyBritanny Murphy
10 November 1977, American
Actress

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron
07 August 1975, American, South African
Actress

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
20 June 1967, Australian, American
Actress
Natasha RichardsonNatasha Richardson
11 May 1963, British, American
Actress
Margot RobbieMargot Robbie
02 July 1990, Australian
Actress

Vera FarmigaVera Farmiga
06 August 1973, American
Actress

betty whiteBetty White
17 January 1922, American
Actress

Elizabeth TaylorElizabeth Taylor
27 February 1932, British, American
 
Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
09 August 1963, American
Singer & Actress

Chloe Grace MoretzChloe Grace Moretz
10 February 1997, American
Actress

Beyonce KnowlesBeyonce Knowles
04 September 1981, American
Singer-Songwriter

Meryl StreepMeryl Streep
22 June 1949, American
Actress

Sandra BullockSandra Bullock
26 July 1964, American
Actress
Kelly PrestonKelly Preston
13 October 1962, American
Actress

Jennifer ConnellyJennifer Connelly
12 December 1970, American
Actress
Melissa McCarthyMelissa McCarthy
26 August 1970, American
Actress

Rachel McAdamsRachel McAdams
17 November 1978, Canadian
 

Kathleen TurnerKathleen Turner
19 June 1954, American
American film actress
Drew BarrymoreDrew Barrymore
22 February 1975, American
Actress

AaliyahAaliyah
16 January 1979, American
Singer
Cameron DiazCameron Diaz
30 August 1972, American
Actress

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon
22 March 1976, American
Actress

Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow
27 September 1972, American
Actress

Catherine Zeta-JonesCatherine Zeta-Jones
25 September 1969, Welsh
Actress

Kate HudsonKate Hudson
19 April 1979, American
Actress
Jodie FosterJodie Foster
19 November 1962, American
Actress & Director

Sofia VergaraSofia Vergara
10 July 1972, American
Actress

Mary-Kate OlsenMary-Kate Olsen
13 June 1986, American
Actress, Fashion Designer

Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson
15 April 1959, British
Actress
Olivia WildeOlivia Wilde
10 March 1984, American
Actress, Model

Grace KellyGrace Kelly
12 November 1929, American
Film actress
Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976, American
Actress

Jenna ColemanJenna Coleman
27 April 1986, British
Actress

Olympia DukakisOlympia Dukakis
20 June 1931, American
Actress
Cara Jocelyn Delevingne Cara Delevingne
12 August 1992, British
Model, Actress

Mariska HargitayMariska Hargitay
23 January 1964, American
Actress
Dolly PartonDolly Parton
19 January 1946, American
Singer-songwriter

Rachel WeiszRachel Weisz
07 March 1970, British
Actress

Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher
21 October 1956, American
Actress
Barbra StreisandBarbra Streisand
24 April 1942, American
Singer & Actress

Jean SmartJean Smart
13 September 1951, American
Actress
Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley
26 March 1985, British
Actress

Jenny McCarthyJenny McCarthy
01 November 1972, American
Actress

Demi MooreDemi Moore
11 November 1962, American
American actress

Jessica AlbaJessica Alba
28 April 1981, American
Actress
Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale
26 July 1973, British
Actress
Winona RyderWinona Ryder
29 October 1971, American
Actress

Jane FondaJane Fonda
21 December 1937, American
Actress

Jennette McCurdyJennette McCurdy
26 June 1992, American
Actress & Singer

Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson
01 July 1967, Canadian, American
American-Canadian Actress
Kelly MacdonaldKelly Macdonald
23 February 1976, Scottish
Actress

Lily CollinsLily Collins
18 March 1989, British, American
Actress

Rose ByrneRose Byrne
24 July 1979, Australian
Actress

Katie HolmesKatie Holmes
18 December 1978, American
Actress

Brooke ShieldsBrooke Shields
31 May 1965, American
Actress and Model
Emily VanCampEmily VanCamp
12 May 1986, Canadian
Actress

Jessica ChastainJessica Chastain
24 March 1977, American
Actress
Naomi CampbellNaomi Campbell
22 May 1970, British
Model

Sharon StoneSharon Stone
10 March 1958, American
Actress
Michelle PfeifferMichelle Pfeiffer
29 April 1958, American
American actress
Jennifer Love HewittJennifer Love Hewitt
21 February 1979, American
Actress