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.
Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922, American
Singer
Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
11 February 1969, American
Actress

Jennifer SymeJennifer Syme
07 December 1972, American
Actress

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

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

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian
21 October 1980, American
Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite
Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993, American
Singer, Actress

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron
07 August 1975, American, South African
 

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne Cara Delevingne
12 August 1992, British
Model, Actress

Margot RobbieMargot Robbie
02 July 1990, Australian
Actress
Demi MooreDemi Moore
11 November 1962, American
American actress

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American
Actress
Mila KunisMila Kunis
14 August 1983, Ukrainian, American
Actress

Blake LivelyBlake Lively
25 August 1987, American
Model and Actress

Lily CollinsLily Collins
18 March 1989, British
Actress
Kristen BellKristen Bell
18 July 1980, American
Actress, Singer

Zoë KravitzZoë Kravitz
01 December 1988, American
Actress
Selena GomezSelena Gomez
22 July 1992, American
Actress

Winona RyderWinona Ryder
29 October 1971, American
 

Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976, American
Actress
Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
20 June 1967, Australian, American
Actress

Peggy LiptonPeggy Lipton
30 August 1946, American
Actress
Liza MinnelliLiza Minnelli
12 March 1946, American
Actress, Singer

AaliyahAaliyah
16 January 1979, American
American singer

Jane FondaJane Fonda
21 December 1937, American
American actress

betty whiteBetty White
17 January 1922, American
Actress
Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence
15 August 1990, American
Actress
Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929, British
Film actress

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon
22 March 1976, American
Actress

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

Julia RobertsJulia Roberts
28 October 1967, American
Actress
Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow
27 September 1972, American
Actress

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Diahann CarrollDiahann Carroll
17 July 1935, American
Actress

Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
09 August 1963, American
Singer

Kate WinsletKate Winslet
05 October 1975, British
Actress

Cameron DiazCameron Diaz
30 August 1972, American
Actress
Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
26 January 1958, American
Comedian

Allison MackAllison Mack
29 July 1982, American
Actress
Gina RodriguezGina Rodriguez
30 July 1984, American
Actress

Dolly PartonDolly Parton
19 January 1946, American
Singer

Helen MirrenHelen Mirren
26 July 1945, British
Actress
Courteney CoxCourteney Cox
15 June 1964, American
Actress

Liv TylerLiv Tyler
01 July 1977, American
 
Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale
26 July 1973, British
Actress

Christina Milian Christina Milian
26 September 1981, American
 

Salma HayekSalma Hayek
02 September 1966, Mexican, American
Actress

Dakota FanningDakota Fanning
23 February 1994, American
Actress

Shailene WoodleyShailene Woodley
15 November 1991, American
Actress, Activist
Zooey DeschanelZooey Deschanel
17 January 1980, American
Actress

Lori LoughlinLori Loughlin
28 July 1964, American
Actress

Jessica AlbaJessica Alba
28 April 1981, American
Actress

Uma ThurmanUma Thurman
29 April 1970, American
 
Catherine Zeta-JonesCatherine Zeta-Jones
25 September 1969, Welsh
Actress

Jessica ChastainJessica Chastain
24 March 1977, American
Actress
Meryl StreepMeryl Streep
22 June 1949, American
American actress

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935, British
Actress

Sandra BullockSandra Bullock
26 July 1964, American
Actress
Elizabeth OlsenElizabeth Olsen
16 February 1989, American
Actress

Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher
21 October 1956, American
 
Jennifer GarnerJennifer Garner
17 April 1972, American
Actress

Jennifer ConnellyJennifer Connelly
12 December 1970, American
Actress

Tina TurnerTina Turner
26 November 1939, American
Singer
Jenny McCarthyJenny McCarthy
01 November 1972, American
Actress

Rachel McAdamsRachel McAdams
17 November 1978, Canadian
 
Lisa KudrowLisa Kudrow
30 July 1963, American
Actress

Mariska HargitayMariska Hargitay
23 January 1964, American
Actress

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

Tori SpellingTori Spelling
16 May 1973, American
American actress
Marisa TomeiMarisa Tomei
04 December 1964, American
Actress
Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley
26 March 1985, British
Actress

Denise RichardsDenise Richards
17 February 1971, American
Actress

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

Drew BarrymoreDrew Barrymore
22 February 1975, American
Actress
Vera FarmigaVera Farmiga
06 August 1973, American
Actress

Michelle PfeifferMichelle Pfeiffer
29 April 1958, American
American actress

Katie HolmesKatie Holmes
18 December 1978, American
Actress

Olivia Newton-JohnOlivia Newton-John
26 September 1948, Australian, British
Singer, Actress

Meg RyanMeg Ryan
19 November 1961, American
Actress
Gigi HadidGigi Hadid
23 April 1995, American
Model

Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson
15 April 1959, British
Actress
Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter
26 May 1966, British
 

Jodie FosterJodie Foster
19 November 1962, American
Actress & Director

Rebecca FergusonRebecca Ferguson
19 October 1983, Swedish
Actress
Rachel WeiszRachel Weisz
07 March 1970, British
Actress

Elizabeth BanksElizabeth Banks
10 February 1974, American
Actress, Producer and Director
Patricia ArquettePatricia Arquette
08 April 1968, American
Actress

Julia StilesJulia Stiles
28 March 1981, American
Actress

Anna FarisAnna Faris
29 November 1976, American
Actress

Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan
02 July 1986, American
 
Natalie WoodNatalie Wood
20 July 1938, American
 

Halle BerryHalle Berry
14 August 1966, American
Actress
Kate HudsonKate Hudson
19 April 1979, American
 

Cate BlanchettCate Blanchett
14 May 1969, Australian
Actress
Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson
01 July 1967, Canadian, American
American-Canadian Actress

Elsa PatakyElsa Pataky
18 July 1976, Spanish
Model
Laura PreponLaura Prepon
07 March 1980, American
Actress, Model