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.
Doris DayDoris Day
03 April 1922, American
Film actress
Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
11 February 1969, American
Actress

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

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

Jennifer SymeJennifer Syme
07 December 1972, American
Actress

Gloria VanderbiltGloria Vanderbilt
20 February 1924, American
Artist, Actress
Elizabeth OlsenElizabeth Olsen
16 February 1989, American
Actress

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron
07 August 1975, American, South African
 

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

Christina ApplegateChristina Applegate
25 November 1971, American
Actress
Blake LivelyBlake Lively
25 August 1987, American
Model and Actress

Lily CollinsLily Collins
18 March 1989, British
Actress
Selena GomezSelena Gomez
22 July 1992, American
Actress

Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale
26 July 1973, British
Actress

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
04 June 1975, American
Actress, Filmmaker, Activist
Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American
Actress

Farrah FawcettFarrah Fawcett
02 February 1947, American
Actress
Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
20 June 1967, Australian, American
Actress

Zoë KravitzZoë Kravitz
01 December 1988, American
Actress

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
09 June 1981, Israeli, American
Actress, Producer, Director
Sandra BullockSandra Bullock
26 July 1964, American
American actress

Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976, American
Actress
Peggy LiptonPeggy Lipton
30 August 1946, American
Actress

Mila KunisMila Kunis
14 August 1983, Ukrainian, American
Actress

Jessica AlbaJessica Alba
28 April 1981, American
Actress

Elsa PatakyElsa Pataky
18 July 1976, Spanish
Model
Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence
15 August 1990, American
Actress
Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow
27 September 1972, American
Actress, Singer, Food Writer

Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson
15 April 1959, British
 

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929, British
Film actress

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon
22 March 1976, American
Actress
Drew BarrymoreDrew Barrymore
22 February 1975, American
Actress, Producer

Halle BerryHalle Berry
14 August 1966, American
 

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
26 January 1958, American
Comedian

Gwen VerdonGwen Verdon
13 January 1925, American
Actress

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Salma HayekSalma Hayek
02 September 1966, Mexican, American
Actress
Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922, American
Singer

Anna FarisAnna Faris
29 November 1976, American
 
Kristen StewartKristen Stewart
09 April 1990, American
 

Julia RobertsJulia Roberts
28 October 1967, American
Actress

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

Margot RobbieMargot Robbie
02 July 1990, Australian
Actress
betty whiteBetty White
17 January 1922, American
Actress, Writer, Comedienne

Olivia WildeOlivia Wilde
10 March 1984, American
Actress, Model

Natalie DormerNatalie Dormer
11 February 1982, British
Actress

Courteney CoxCourteney Cox
15 June 1964, American
Actress

Kristen BellKristen Bell
18 July 1980, American
Actress, Singer
Shailene WoodleyShailene Woodley
15 November 1991, American
Actress, Activist

Meryl StreepMeryl Streep
22 June 1949, American
American actress

Elizabeth BanksElizabeth Banks
10 February 1974, American
Actress, Producer and Director

Lori LoughlinLori Loughlin
28 July 1964, American
Actress
Rachel McAdamsRachel McAdams
17 November 1978, Canadian
 

Cameron DiazCameron Diaz
30 August 1972, American
Actress
Jessica ChastainJessica Chastain
24 March 1977, American
Actress

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

Bryce Dallas HowardBryce Dallas Howard
02 March 1981, American
Film Actress
Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
09 August 1963, American
Singer

Megan FoxMegan Fox
16 May 1986, American
Actress, Model
Jane FondaJane Fonda
21 December 1937, American
American actress

Jennifer GarnerJennifer Garner
17 April 1972, American
Actress

Vera FarmigaVera Farmiga
06 August 1973, American
Actress
Winona RyderWinona Ryder
29 October 1971, American
 

Carice van HoutenCarice van Houten
05 September 1976, Dutch
Actress
Alexandra DaddarioAlexandra Daddario
16 March 1986, American
Actress

Sandra OhSandra Oh
20 July 1971, Canadian
Actress

Elisabeth MossElisabeth Moss
24 July 1982, American
Film actor

Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher
21 October 1956, American
 
Demi MooreDemi Moore
11 November 1962, American
American actress
Tina TurnerTina Turner
26 November 1939, American
 

Denise RichardsDenise Richards
17 February 1971, American
Actress

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

Ronda RouseyRonda Rousey
01 February 1987, American
Mixed Martial Artist
Hilary DuffHilary Duff
28 September 1987, American
Actress

Marisa TomeiMarisa Tomei
04 December 1964, American
Actress

Jennifer ConnellyJennifer Connelly
12 December 1970, American
Actress

Amy PoehlerAmy Poehler
16 September 1971, American
American actress

Gigi HadidGigi Hadid
23 April 1995, American
Model
Cara Jocelyn Delevingne Cara Delevingne
12 August 1992, British
Model, Actress

Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens
14 December 1988, American
Film actress
Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley
26 March 1985, British
Actress

Nina DobrevNina Dobrev
09 January 1989, Bulgarian, Canadian
Actress

Rachel WeiszRachel Weisz
07 March 1970, British
Actress
Mariska HargitayMariska Hargitay
23 January 1964, American
Actress

Lisa KudrowLisa Kudrow
30 July 1963, American
Actress
Priscilla PresleyPriscilla Presley
24 May 1945, American
Film actress

Dakota FanningDakota Fanning
23 February 1994, American
Actress

Rebecca FergusonRebecca Ferguson
19 October 1983, Swedish
Actress

Michelle PfeifferMichelle Pfeiffer
29 April 1958, American
American actress
Diana RossDiana Ross
26 March 1944, American
American singer

Grace KellyGrace Kelly
12 November 1929, American
Film actress
Dolly PartonDolly Parton
19 January 1946, American
Singer

Kate WinsletKate Winslet
05 October 1975, British
 

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford
16 August 1953, French, American
TV Host, Actress

Cate BlanchettCate Blanchett
14 May 1969, Australian
Actress
Emma RobertsEmma Roberts
10 February 1991, American
Actress