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

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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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Naya Rivera Naya Rivera

Charlize Theron Charlize Theron
American, South African
Amber Heard Amber Heard

Olivia de Havilland Olivia de Havilland
French, British, American
Millie Bobby Brown Millie Bobby Brown
Spanish, British

Joey King Joey King

Megan Fox Megan Fox

Gigi Hadid Gigi Hadid

Ellen Page Ellen Page

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Ana de Armas Ana de Armas
Cuban, Spanish

Margot Robbie Margot Robbie

Seo Ye-ji Seo Ye-ji
South Korean

Brie Larson Brie Larson

betty white Betty White
Nicole Kidman Nicole Kidman
Australian, American

Mila Kunis Mila Kunis
Ukrainian, American

Demi Lovato Demi Lovato

Liu Yifei Liu Yifei

Lisa Bonet Lisa Bonet

Nora Fatehi Nora Fatehi
Alia Bhatt Alia Bhatt
Indian, British

Natalie Portman Natalie Portman
Israeli, American

Sharon Tate Sharon Tate

Emilia Clarke Emilia Clarke
British, American

Gal Gadot Gal Gadot

Salma Hayek Salma Hayek
Mexican, American

Jane Fonda Jane Fonda

Rooney Mara Rooney Mara

Aaliyah Aaliyah
Anna Faris Anna Faris

Kirsten Dunst Kirsten Dunst
German, American
Emily Blunt Emily Blunt
British, American

Lea Michele Lea Michele

Tina Turner Tina Turner
Grace Kelly Grace Kelly