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.
Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969, American
Singer, Actress, Dancer
Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922, American
Singer

Margot RobbieMargot Robbie
02 July 1990, Australian
Actress

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
11 February 1969, American
Actress

Jennifer SymeJennifer Syme
07 December 1972, American
Actress

Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher
21 October 1956, American
 
Charlize TheronCharlize Theron
07 August 1975, American, South African
 

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

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
04 June 1975, American
Actress, Filmmaker, Activist
Dolly PartonDolly Parton
19 January 1946, American
Singer

Maggie BairdMaggie Baird
30 March 1959, American
Actress
betty whiteBetty White
17 January 1922, American
Actress

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian
21 October 1980, American
Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
09 June 1981, Israeli, American
Actress, Producer, Director

Blake LivelyBlake Lively
25 August 1987, American
Model and Actress

Lily CollinsLily Collins
18 March 1989, British
Actress
AaliyahAaliyah
16 January 1979, American
American singer

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American
Actress

Selena GomezSelena Gomez
22 July 1992, American
Actress

Zoë KravitzZoë Kravitz
01 December 1988, American
Actress
Cameron DiazCameron Diaz
30 August 1972, American
Actress

Kristen BellKristen Bell
18 July 1980, American
Actress, Singer
Mila KunisMila Kunis
14 August 1983, Ukrainian, American
Actress

Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976, American
Actress

Peggy LiptonPeggy Lipton
30 August 1946, American
Actress
Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens
14 December 1988, American
Actress

Jane FondaJane Fonda
21 December 1937, American
American actress
Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence
15 August 1990, American
Actress

Liza MinnelliLiza Minnelli
12 March 1946, American
Actress, Singer

Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
09 August 1963, American
Singer
Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow
27 September 1972, American
Actress

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Salma HayekSalma Hayek
02 September 1966, Mexican, American
Actress
Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
26 January 1958, American
Comedian

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
20 June 1967, Australian, American
Actress

Liv TylerLiv Tyler
01 July 1977, American
Actress

Catherine Zeta-JonesCatherine Zeta-Jones
25 September 1969, Welsh
Actress
Kristin ChenowethKristin Chenoweth
24 July 1968, American
 
Zooey DeschanelZooey Deschanel
17 January 1980, American
Actress

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929, British
Film actress

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley
26 March 1985, British
Actress

Kate WinsletKate Winslet
05 October 1975, British
Actress
Allison MackAllison Mack
29 July 1982, American
Actress

Gina RodriguezGina Rodriguez
30 July 1984, American
Actress

Alicia KeysAlicia Keys
25 January 1981, American
Singer-songwriter

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon
22 March 1976, American
Actress

Courteney CoxCourteney Cox
15 June 1964, American
Actress
Julia RobertsJulia Roberts
28 October 1967, American
Actress

Winona RyderWinona Ryder
29 October 1971, American
 
Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter
26 May 1966, British
Actress

Jenny McCarthyJenny McCarthy
01 November 1972, American
Actress

Meryl StreepMeryl Streep
22 June 1949, American
American actress
Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale
26 July 1973, British
Actress

Lori LoughlinLori Loughlin
28 July 1964, American
Actress
Jessica ChastainJessica Chastain
24 March 1977, American
Actress

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935, British
Actress

Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson
15 April 1959, British
Actress

Tina TurnerTina Turner
26 November 1939, American
Singer

Jennifer GarnerJennifer Garner
17 April 1972, American
Actress
Cara Jocelyn Delevingne Cara Delevingne
12 August 1992, British
Model, Actress

Jennifer ConnellyJennifer Connelly
12 December 1970, American
Actress

Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis
22 November 1958, American
Actress, Author

Drew BarrymoreDrew Barrymore
22 February 1975, American
Actress
Rose ByrneRose Byrne
24 July 1979, Australian
Actress

Shay MitchellShay Mitchell
10 April 1987, Canadian
Actress
Rebel WilsonRebel Wilson
02 March 1980, Australian
Actress

Elizabeth OlsenElizabeth Olsen
16 February 1989, American
Actress

Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson
01 July 1967, Canadian, American
American-Canadian Actress
Dakota FanningDakota Fanning
23 February 1994, American
Actress

Sandra BullockSandra Bullock
26 July 1964, American
Actress
Denise RichardsDenise Richards
17 February 1971, American
Actress

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

Annabella SciorraAnnabella Sciorra
29 March 1960, American
Actress
Kate HudsonKate Hudson
19 April 1979, American
Actress

Jessica AlbaJessica Alba
28 April 1981, American
Actress
Olivia WildeOlivia Wilde
10 March 1984, American
Actress, Model

Demi MooreDemi Moore
11 November 1962, American
American actress

Natalie WoodNatalie Wood
20 July 1938, American
 

Rachel McAdamsRachel McAdams
17 November 1978, Canadian
 
Gigi HadidGigi Hadid
23 April 1995, American
Model
Julia Louis-DreyfusJulia Louis-Dreyfus
13 January 1961, American
Actress

Rebecca FergusonRebecca Ferguson
19 October 1983, Swedish
Actress

Rachel WeiszRachel Weisz
07 March 1970, British
Actress

Anna PaquinAnna Paquin
24 July 1982, Canadian, New Zealander
 
Eva MendesEva Mendes
05 March 1974, American
Actress

Diane Keaton Diane Keaton
05 January 1946, American
Actress

Maya RudolphMaya Rudolph
27 July 1972, American
Actress

Helen MirrenHelen Mirren
26 July 1945, British
Actress

Bryce Dallas HowardBryce Dallas Howard
02 March 1981, American
Film Actress
Claire DanesClaire Danes
12 April 1979, American
American actress

Cate BlanchettCate Blanchett
14 May 1969, Australian
Actress
Amy AdamsAmy Adams
20 August 1974, American
Actress

Heather LocklearHeather Locklear
25 September 1961, American
Actress
Vanna WhiteVanna White
18 February 1957, American
Televion Personality
Anna FarisAnna Faris
29 November 1976, American
Actress