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

Margot Robbie Margot Robbie
Australian

Charlize Theron Charlize Theron
American, South African

Lisa Bonet Lisa Bonet
American

Demi Lovato Demi Lovato
American

Ana de Armas Ana de Armas
Cuban, Spanish

Amber Heard Amber Heard
American

betty white Betty White
American

Natalie Portman Natalie Portman
Israeli, American

Aaliyah Aaliyah
American

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Mila Kunis Mila Kunis
Ukrainian, American

Millie Bobby Brown Millie Bobby Brown
Spanish, British

Jane Fonda Jane Fonda
American

Gina Carano Gina Carano
American

Salma Hayek Salma Hayek
Mexican, American

Sharon Tate Sharon Tate
American

Emily Blunt Emily Blunt
British, American

Nicole Kidman Nicole Kidman
Australian, American

Liv Tyler Liv Tyler
American

Emma Mackey Emma Mackey
French, British

Gal Gadot Gal Gadot
Israeli

Alicia Keys Alicia Keys
American

Kaley Cuoco Kaley Cuoco
American

Emma Stone Emma Stone
American

Nora Fatehi Nora Fatehi
Canadian

Hilary Duff Hilary Duff
American

Tina Turner Tina Turner
American

Rose Byrne Rose Byrne
Australian