List of famous actresses with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

An actress is a woman who plays character roles in stage plays, motion pictures, or serials on the television. The term is sometimes also used to refer to a female who lends her voice to radio production. Even though theater as a form of cultural and artistic expression began evolving during the ancient times, initially women were not allowed to perform on stage. Acting as a profession was considered immoral and respectable women were prohibited from appearing on stage. This meant that male actors had to portray female characters, though the so-called fallen women like prostitutes and courtesans did perform occasionally. The situation began changing during the 17th century in England when women began to act on stage--Margaret Hughes is credited to be the first female to have graced the English stage. It was during those times that the word ‘actress’ was coined to differentiate female performers from the males. Even though it was increasingly becoming acceptable for women to become actresses, it was not considered a respectable profession till the 20th century in several societies. Times have really changed now with many intelligent, educated and versatile women choosing to pursue the creative field of acting. This section provides you with the biographies, containing trivia, timelines, persona and professional information, of film and stages actresses covering various genres from all over the world.

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Emilia Clarke Emilia Clarke
British, American

Brie Larson Brie Larson
American
Doris Day Doris Day
American

Rose Leslie Rose Leslie
Scottish

Lisa Bonet Lisa Bonet
American

Nicole Kidman Nicole Kidman
Australian, American

Charlize Theron Charlize Theron
American, South African

Natalie Portman Natalie Portman
Israeli, American
Mila Kunis Mila Kunis
Ukrainian, American

Margot Robbie Margot Robbie
Australian
Millie Bobby Brown Millie Bobby Brown
Spanish, British

Uma Thurman Uma Thurman
American

Halle Berry Halle Berry
American
Sharon Tate Sharon Tate
American

Emily Blunt Emily Blunt
British, American

betty white Betty White
American
Joey King Joey King
American

Amber Heard Amber Heard
American
Brenda Song Brenda Song
American

Sunny Leone Sunny Leone
Canadian, Indian, American

Anna Faris Anna Faris
American

Kaley Cuoco Kaley Cuoco
American
Emma Stone Emma Stone
American

Gal Gadot Gal Gadot
Israeli

Megan Fox Megan Fox
American

Alia Bhatt Alia Bhatt
Indian, British
Jane Fonda Jane Fonda
American