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

Lori LoughlinLori Loughlin

28 July 1964

American

Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale

26 July 1973

British

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez

24 July 1969

American

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston

11 February 1969

American

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian

21 October 1980

American

Dolly PartonDolly Parton

19 January 1946

American

AaliyahAaliyah

16 January 1979

American

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron

07 August 1975

American,South African

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe

01 June 1926

American

Diana RossDiana Ross

26 March 1944

American

Alicia KeysAlicia Keys

25 January 1981

American

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Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie

04 June 1975

American

Mila KunisMila Kunis

14 August 1983

Ukrainian,American

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence

15 August 1990

American

Black DahliaBlack Dahlia

29 July 1924

American

Blake LivelyBlake Lively

25 August 1987

American

Julia RobertsJulia Roberts

28 October 1967

American

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Zoë KravitzZoë Kravitz

01 December 1988

American

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman

20 June 1967

Australian,American

Drew BarrymoreDrew Barrymore

22 February 1975

American

Selena GomezSelena Gomez

22 July 1992

American

Rachel WeiszRachel Weisz

07 March 1970

British

Jane FondaJane Fonda

21 December 1937

American

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Elizabeth OlsenElizabeth Olsen

16 February 1989

American

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn

04 May 1929

British

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman

09 June 1981

Israeli,American

Kristen BellKristen Bell

18 July 1980

American

Sandra BullockSandra Bullock

26 July 1964

American

Tina TurnerTina Turner

26 November 1939

American

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Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston

09 August 1963

American

Salma HayekSalma Hayek

02 September 1966

Mexican,American

Denise RichardsDenise Richards

17 February 1971

American

Margot RobbieMargot Robbie

02 July 1990

Australian

Jennifer ConnellyJennifer Connelly

12 December 1970

American

Heather LocklearHeather Locklear

25 September 1961

American

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Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres

26 January 1958

American

Courteney CoxCourteney Cox

15 June 1964

American

Rosario DawsonRosario Dawson

09 May 1979

American

Ronda RouseyRonda Rousey

01 February 1987

American

Jennifer GarnerJennifer Garner

17 April 1972

American

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon

22 March 1976

American

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Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow

27 September 1972

American

Judy GarlandJudy Garland

10 June 1922

American

betty whiteBetty White

17 January 1922

American

Chelsea PerettiChelsea Peretti

20 February 1978

American

Barbra StreisandBarbra Streisand

24 April 1942

American

Cameron DiazCameron Diaz

30 August 1972

American

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Priscilla PresleyPriscilla Presley

24 May 1945

American

Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne

27 September 1984

Canadian,French

Olivia Newton-JohnOlivia Newton-John

26 September 1948

Australian,British

Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens

14 December 1988

American

Lily CollinsLily Collins

18 March 1989

British

Rachel McAdamsRachel McAdams

17 November 1978

Canadian

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Nina DobrevNina Dobrev

09 January 1989

Bulgarian,Canadian

Demi MooreDemi Moore

11 November 1962

American

Jenny McCarthyJenny McCarthy

01 November 1972

American

Bridget MoynahanBridget Moynahan

28 April 1971

American

MadhubalaMadhubala

14 February 1933

Indian

Melissa McCarthyMelissa McCarthy

26 August 1970

American

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Lucille BallLucille Ball

06 August 1911

American

Kristen StewartKristen Stewart

09 April 1990

American

Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson

01 July 1967

Canadian

Glenn CloseGlenn Close

19 March 1947

American

Alexandra DaddarioAlexandra Daddario

16 March 1986

American

Anna FarisAnna Faris

29 November 1976

American

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Meryl StreepMeryl Streep

22 June 1949

American

Gina RodriguezGina Rodriguez

30 July 1984

American

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley

26 March 1985

British

Amy AdamsAmy Adams

20 August 1974

American

Winona RyderWinona Ryder

29 October 1971

American

Lauren CohanLauren Cohan

07 January 1982

British,American

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Patricia ArquettePatricia Arquette

08 April 1968

American

Allison MackAllison Mack

29 July 1982

American

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford

16 August 1953

French,American

Elisabeth MossElisabeth Moss

24 July 1982

American

Jessica AlbaJessica Alba

28 April 1981

American

Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg

13 November 1955

American

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Gigi HadidGigi Hadid

23 April 1995

American

Cate BlanchettCate Blanchett

14 May 1969

Australian

Emma RobertsEmma Roberts

10 February 1991

American