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.
Elizabeth OlsenElizabeth Olsen
16 February 1989, American
Actress
Cicely TysonCicely Tyson
18 December 1924, American
Actress

Tanya RobertsTanya Roberts
15 October 1955, American
Actress

Olivia WildeOlivia Wilde
10 March 1984, American
Actress, Model

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

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993, American
Singer, Actress
betty whiteBetty White
17 January 1922, American
Actress

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929, British
Film actress

Jenni RiveraJenni Rivera
02 July 1969, American
Singer
Zendaya Maree Stoermer ColemanZendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman
01 September 1996, American
Actress, Singer

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969, American
Singer, Actress, Dancer
Katherine HeiglKatherine Heigl
24 November 1978, American
Actress, Film Producer

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
11 February 1969, American
Actress

Jennifer ConnellyJennifer Connelly
12 December 1970, American
Actress

Cloris LeachmanCloris Leachman
30 April 1926, American
Comedian, Actress

Mia FarrowMia Farrow
09 February 1945, American
Actress, Human Rights Activist
Mary-Kate OlsenMary-Kate Olsen
13 June 1986, American
Actress, Fashion Designer

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

Dolly PartonDolly Parton
19 January 1946, American
Singer

Tina TurnerTina Turner
26 November 1939, American
Singer
Jodie FosterJodie Foster
19 November 1962, American
Actress & Director

Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
09 August 1963, American
Singer
Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American
Actress

Anna Nicole SmithAnna Nicole Smith
28 November 1967, American
Actress, Model

Bridget MoynahanBridget Moynahan
28 April 1971, American
Actress
Beyonce KnowlesBeyonce Knowles
04 September 1981, American
Singer-songwriter

Mila KunisMila Kunis
14 August 1983, Ukrainian, American
Actress
Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922, American
Singer

Kat DenningsKat Dennings
13 June 1986, American
Actress

Selena GomezSelena Gomez
22 July 1992, American
Actress
Elisabeth ShueElisabeth Shue
06 October 1963, American
Actress

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Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
20 June 1967, Australian, American
Actress
Jane FondaJane Fonda
21 December 1937, American
American actress

Jessica WalterJessica Walter
31 January 1941, American
Actress

Chloe Grace MoretzChloe Grace Moretz
10 February 1997, American
Actress

Sandra BullockSandra Bullock
26 July 1964, American
Actress
Zooey DeschanelZooey Deschanel
17 January 1980, American
Actress
Julia RobertsJulia Roberts
28 October 1967, American
Actress

Salma HayekSalma Hayek
02 September 1966, Mexican, American
Actress

Margot RobbieMargot Robbie
02 July 1990, Australian
Actress

Jennifer GarnerJennifer Garner
17 April 1972, American
Actress
Drew BarrymoreDrew Barrymore
22 February 1975, American
Actress

Blake LivelyBlake Lively
25 August 1987, American
Model and Actress

Sarah ChalkeSarah Chalke
27 August 1976, Canadian, American
Actress

Ashley OlsenAshley Olsen
13 June 1986, American
Fashion Designer

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935, British
Actress
Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
09 June 1981, Israeli, American
Actress, Producer, Director

Kelly PrestonKelly Preston
13 October 1962, American
Actress
Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence
15 August 1990, American
Actress

Lana ClarksonLana Clarkson
05 April 1962, American
Actress

Kate HudsonKate Hudson
19 April 1979, American
Actress
Jenna ColemanJenna Coleman
27 April 1986, British
Actress

Rachel McAdamsRachel McAdams
17 November 1978, Canadian
 
Britanny MurphyBritanny Murphy
10 November 1977, American
Actress

Cameron DiazCameron Diaz
30 August 1972, American
Actress

Gigi HadidGigi Hadid
23 April 1995, American
Model

Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
18 March 1970, American
Rapper

Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976, American
Actress
Jennifer Love HewittJennifer Love Hewitt
21 February 1979, American
Actress

Demi MooreDemi Moore
11 November 1962, American
American actress

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron
07 August 1975, American, South African
 

Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter
26 May 1966, British
Actress
Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher
21 October 1956, American
 

Kate WinsletKate Winslet
05 October 1975, British
Actress
Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley
26 March 1985, British
Actress

Meryl StreepMeryl Streep
22 June 1949, American
Actress

Rosario DawsonRosario Dawson
09 May 1979, American
Actress
Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon
22 March 1976, American
Actress

Lily CollinsLily Collins
18 March 1989, British
Actress
Natasha RichardsonNatasha Richardson
11 May 1963, British, American
Actress

Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale
26 July 1973, British
Actress

America FerreraAmerica Ferrera
18 April 1984, American
Actress
Winona RyderWinona Ryder
29 October 1971, American
 

Diana RossDiana Ross
26 March 1944, American
American singer
Katie HolmesKatie Holmes
18 December 1978, American
Actress

Jessica AlbaJessica Alba
28 April 1981, American
Actress

Sofia VergaraSofia Vergara
10 July 1972, American
Actress

AaliyahAaliyah
16 January 1979, American
American singer
Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow
27 September 1972, American
Actress
Elizabeth TaylorElizabeth Taylor
27 February 1932, British, American
 

Amy AdamsAmy Adams
20 August 1974, American
Actress

Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson
01 July 1967, Canadian, American
American-Canadian Actress

Kristen WiigKristen Wiig
22 August 1973, American
Actress
Frances McDormandFrances McDormand
23 January 1957, American
Actress

Grace KellyGrace Kelly
12 November 1929, American
Film actress

Zoë KravitzZoë Kravitz
01 December 1988, American
Actress

Brooke ShieldsBrooke Shields
31 May 1965, American
Actress and Model

Jane KrakowskiJane Krakowski
11 October 1968, American
Actress, Singer
Maya RudolphMaya Rudolph
27 July 1972, American
Actress

Courteney CoxCourteney Cox
15 June 1964, American
Actress
Robin WrightRobin Wright
08 April 1966, American
Actress

Jennette McCurdyJennette McCurdy
26 June 1992, American
Actress & Singer
Kareena KapoorKareena Kapoor
21 September 1980, Indian
Actress
Liv TylerLiv Tyler
01 July 1977, American
Actress