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.
Ariana Grande Ariana Grande

26 June 1993

American

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston

11 February 1969

American

Sandra BullockSandra Bullock

26 July 1964

American

Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis

22 November 1958

American

Julia RobertsJulia Roberts

28 October 1967

American

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres

26 January 1958

American

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez

24 July 1969

American

Zoë KravitzZoë Kravitz

01 December 1988

American

Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson

22 November 1984

American

Mila KunisMila Kunis

14 August 1983

Ukrainian,American

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman

20 June 1967

Australian,American

Selena GomezSelena Gomez

22 July 1992

American

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Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe

01 June 1926

American

Dolly PartonDolly Parton

19 January 1946

American

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews

01 October 1935

British

Tina TurnerTina Turner

26 November 1939

American

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence

15 August 1990

American

Blake LivelyBlake Lively

25 August 1987

American

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Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie

04 June 1975

American

Goldie HawnGoldie Hawn

21 November 1945

American

Rachel McAdamsRachel McAdams

17 November 1978

Canadian

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman

09 June 1981

Israeli,American

Carla GuginoCarla Gugino

29 August 1971

American

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley

26 March 1985

British

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Judy GarlandJudy Garland

10 June 1922

American

Kristen BellKristen Bell

18 July 1980

American

Barbra StreisandBarbra Streisand

24 April 1942

American

Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens

14 December 1988

American

Kate HudsonKate Hudson

19 April 1979

American

Margot RobbieMargot Robbie

02 July 1990

Australian

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Ronda RouseyRonda Rousey

01 February 1987

American

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn

04 May 1929

British

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron

07 August 1975

American,South African

Courteney CoxCourteney Cox

15 June 1964

American

Emma RobertsEmma Roberts

10 February 1991

American

Cameron DiazCameron Diaz

30 August 1972

American

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Jane FondaJane Fonda

21 December 1937

American

Diana RossDiana Ross

26 March 1944

American

Mandy MooreMandy Moore

10 April 1984

American

Zooey DeschanelZooey Deschanel

17 January 1980

American

Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne

27 September 1984

Canadian,French

Rachel WeiszRachel Weisz

07 March 1970

British

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betty whiteBetty White

17 January 1922

American

Catherine Zeta-JonesCatherine Zeta-Jones

25 September 1969

Welsh

Jennifer GarnerJennifer Garner

17 April 1972

American

Rebecca FergusonRebecca Ferguson

19 October 1983

Swedish

Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston

09 August 1963

American

Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg

13 November 1955

American

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Kristen StewartKristen Stewart

09 April 1990

American

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon

22 March 1976

American

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato

20 August 1992

American

Meryl StreepMeryl Streep

22 June 1949

American

Elizabeth OlsenElizabeth Olsen

16 February 1989

American

Megan FoxMegan Fox

16 May 1986

American

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Sally FieldSally Field

06 November 1946

American

Robin WrightRobin Wright

08 April 1966

American

Winona RyderWinona Ryder

29 October 1971

American

Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan

02 July 1986

American

Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow

27 September 1972

American

Diane LaneDiane Lane

22 January 1965

American

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Cate BlanchettCate Blanchett

14 May 1969

Australian

Kate WinsletKate Winslet

05 October 1975

British

Jennifer Love HewittJennifer Love Hewitt

21 February 1979

American

Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher

21 October 1956

American

Candace Cameron BureCandace Cameron Bure

06 April 1976

American

Drew BarrymoreDrew Barrymore

22 February 1975

American

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Demi MooreDemi Moore

11 November 1962

American

Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale

26 July 1973

British

Gigi HadidGigi Hadid

23 April 1995

American

Anna FarisAnna Faris

29 November 1976

American

Amy AdamsAmy Adams

20 August 1974

American

Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson

15 April 1959

British

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Aishwarya RaiAishwarya Rai

01 November 1973

Indian

Melissa McCarthyMelissa McCarthy

26 August 1970

American

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne Cara Delevingne

12 August 1992

British

Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter

26 May 1966

British

Sarah SilvermanSarah Silverman

01 December 1970

American

Jennifer HudsonJennifer Hudson

12 September 1981

American

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Vanna WhiteVanna White

18 February 1957

American

Alexandra DaddarioAlexandra Daddario

16 March 1986

American

Doris DayDoris Day

03 April 1922

American