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
Dolly PartonDolly Parton
19 January 1946, American
Singer

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
11 February 1969, American
Actress

Jennifer SymeJennifer Syme
07 December 1972, American
Actress

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

Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher
21 October 1956, American
 
Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
04 June 1975, American
Actress, Filmmaker, Activist

Kristen BellKristen Bell
18 July 1980, American
Actress, Singer

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

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron
07 August 1975, American, South African
 
Selena GomezSelena Gomez
22 July 1992, American
Actress

Lily CollinsLily Collins
18 March 1989, British
Actress
Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter
26 May 1966, British
Actress

Blake LivelyBlake Lively
25 August 1987, American
Model and Actress

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American
Actress
Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969, American
Singer, Actress, Dancer

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

Zoë KravitzZoë Kravitz
01 December 1988, American
Actress

AaliyahAaliyah
16 January 1979, American
American singer
Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976, American
Actress

Margot RobbieMargot Robbie
02 July 1990, Australian
Actress
Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon
22 March 1976, American
Actress

Peggy LiptonPeggy Lipton
30 August 1946, American
Actress

Mila KunisMila Kunis
14 August 1983, Ukrainian, American
Actress

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence
15 August 1990, American
Actress
Kristin ChenowethKristin Chenoweth
24 July 1968, American
 
betty whiteBetty White
17 January 1922, American
Actress

Liza MinnelliLiza Minnelli
12 March 1946, American
Actress, Singer

Diahann CarrollDiahann Carroll
17 July 1935, American
Actress

Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis
22 November 1958, American
Actress, Author
Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
09 August 1963, American
Singer

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Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
20 June 1967, Australian, American
Actress

Julia RobertsJulia Roberts
28 October 1967, American
Actress

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929, British
Film actress

Zooey DeschanelZooey Deschanel
17 January 1980, American
Actress
Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale
26 July 1973, British
Actress

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

Allison MackAllison Mack
29 July 1982, American
Actress

Gina RodriguezGina Rodriguez
30 July 1984, American
Actress
Elizabeth BanksElizabeth Banks
10 February 1974, American
Actress

Helen MirrenHelen Mirren
26 July 1945, British
Actress
Demi MooreDemi Moore
11 November 1962, American
American actress

Courteney CoxCourteney Cox
15 June 1964, American
Actress

Tina TurnerTina Turner
26 November 1939, American
Singer

Winona RyderWinona Ryder
29 October 1971, American
 

Cameron DiazCameron Diaz
30 August 1972, American
Actress
Jenny McCarthyJenny McCarthy
01 November 1972, American
Actress

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

Lori LoughlinLori Loughlin
28 July 1964, American
Actress

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
26 January 1958, American
Comedian
Jane FondaJane Fonda
21 December 1937, American
American actress

Jessica ChastainJessica Chastain
24 March 1977, American
Actress
Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow
27 September 1972, American
Actress

Rebecca FergusonRebecca Ferguson
19 October 1983, Swedish
Actress

Meryl StreepMeryl Streep
22 June 1949, American
American actress
Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson
15 April 1959, British
Actress

Catherine Zeta-JonesCatherine Zeta-Jones
25 September 1969, Welsh
Actress
Kate WinsletKate Winslet
05 October 1975, British
Actress

Salma HayekSalma Hayek
02 September 1966, Mexican, American
Actress

Drew BarrymoreDrew Barrymore
22 February 1975, American
Actress
Kate HudsonKate Hudson
19 April 1979, American
Actress

Bryce Dallas HowardBryce Dallas Howard
02 March 1981, American
Film Actress
Denise RichardsDenise Richards
17 February 1971, American
Actress

Jessica AlbaJessica Alba
28 April 1981, American
Actress

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

Jennifer ConnellyJennifer Connelly
12 December 1970, American
Actress
Rachel McAdamsRachel McAdams
17 November 1978, Canadian
 
Olivia WildeOlivia Wilde
10 March 1984, American
Actress, Model

Sandra BullockSandra Bullock
26 July 1964, American
Actress

Anna PaquinAnna Paquin
24 July 1982, Canadian, New Zealander
 

Gigi HadidGigi Hadid
23 April 1995, American
Model
Dakota FanningDakota Fanning
23 February 1994, American
Actress

Jennifer GarnerJennifer Garner
17 April 1972, American
Actress

Helen HuntHelen Hunt
15 June 1963, American
American actress

Michelle PfeifferMichelle Pfeiffer
29 April 1958, American
American actress

Elizabeth OlsenElizabeth Olsen
16 February 1989, American
Actress
Liv TylerLiv Tyler
01 July 1977, American
 

Rachel WeiszRachel Weisz
07 March 1970, British
Actress
Maya RudolphMaya Rudolph
27 July 1972, American
Actress

Natalie WoodNatalie Wood
20 July 1938, American
 

Priscilla PresleyPriscilla Presley
24 May 1945, American
Film actress
Vanna WhiteVanna White
18 February 1957, American
Televion Personality

Jodie FosterJodie Foster
19 November 1962, American
Actress & Director
Meg RyanMeg Ryan
19 November 1961, American
Actress

Melanie GriffithMelanie Griffith
09 August 1957, American
Actress

Lisa KudrowLisa Kudrow
30 July 1963, American
Actress

Raven-SymonéRaven-Symoné
10 December 1985, American
Actress
Mariska HargitayMariska Hargitay
23 January 1964, American
Actress

Suranne JonesSuranne Jones
27 August 1978, British
Actress
Heather LocklearHeather Locklear
25 September 1961, American
Actress

Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan
02 July 1986, American
 
Anna FarisAnna Faris
29 November 1976, American
Actress

Marisa TomeiMarisa Tomei
04 December 1964, American
Actress
Goldie HawnGoldie Hawn
21 November 1945, American
Actress