Famous Irish Actresses

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 1 Maureen O’Hara

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Irish, American
Died: October 24, 2015

Maureen O'Hara was an Irish singer and actress. Dubbed The Queen of Technicolor due to her long and successful career throughout the 1940s and 1950s, Maureen O'Hara was popular for playing passionate, but sensible characters. In 2014, she received an Honorary Academy Award. In 2020, she was ranked first on Ireland's greatest film actors list published by The Irish Times.

 2 Katie McGrath

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 3, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Irish

Katie McGrath is an Irish actress known for playing important roles in popular TV series like Merlin, Dracula, Supergirl, and Frontier. Her journey from being a wardrobe assistant on the set of a television series titled The Tudors to becoming an actress after being advised to try her hand at acting is quite inspirational.

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 3 Evanna Lynch

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Irish
Evanna Lynch is best known as Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter movie franchise, Harry Potter-themed video games, and the musical A Very Potter Senior Year. An avid animal rights activist, she has launched a vegan-themed podcast titled The ChickPeeps and a cruelty-free make-up box named Kinder Beauty Box.

 4 Aisling Bea

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Famous As: Actress, Stand up Comedian
Birthdate: March 16, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Irish

Aisling Bea is an Irish actor, screenwriter, and comedian who has been serving as a team captain on the popular British comedy panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats since 2016. Apart from being a comedian and actor, Aisling Bea is also an activist; she campaigned successfully for the introduction of legal abortion and same-sex marriage legislation in Ireland.

 5 Sinéad Cusack

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 18, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Irish

Sinéad Cusack is an Irish actress best known for her contribution to British and Irish theatre. Over the years, she has received nominations for prestigious awards, such as the Tony Award and Olivier Award. In 2020, Sinéad Cusack was named in Ireland's greatest film actors list published by The Irish Times.

 6 Sharon Horgan

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 13, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Irish, British

 7 Sarah Bolger

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Irish

Sarah Bolger is best known for her roles in movies such as Stormbreaker, The Lazarus Effect, and The Spiderwick Chronicles. She is also known for her IFTA Award-winning performance as Princess Mary Tudor in the series The Tudors and for her role as Princess Aurora in Once Upon a Time.

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 8 Nadine Coyle

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Irish, British

 9 Charlie Murphy

Charlie Murphy
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Irish

 10 Sarah Greene

Sarah Greene
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Irish

 11 Maureen O'Sullivan

Maureen O'Sullivan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 17, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Irish, American
Died: June 23, 1998

 12 Kerry Condon

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 4, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Irish

 13 Maria Doyle Kennedy

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Irish

 14 Dervla Kirwan

Dervla Kirwan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 24, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Irish
Irish actor Dervla Kirwan gained fame as Assumpta Fitzgerald in the series Ballykissangel. She was also seen in Goodnight Sweetheart and in The Next Doctor, a Christmas special episode of Doctor Who. A skilled stage actor, too, she has appeared in plays such as a production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal.

 15 Andrea Corr

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Irish

Andrea Corr is an Irish singer, musician, songwriter, actress, and author. She is part of the popular Celtic pop-rock and folk-rock group The Corrs, where she plays the ukulele, piano, and tin whistle apart from being the lead singer. Also a humanitarian, Andrea Corr takes part in several charitable activities to raise money for various causes.

 16 Sorcha Cusack

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 9, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Irish

Sorcha Cusack is an Irish actress known for her association with popular theatre companies, such as the Royal Exchange, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the National Theatre. Born into a family of actors, Sorcha Cusack followed in the footsteps of her parents to establish herself as an actress. 

 17 Aisling Franciosi

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Irish
Irish actor Aisling Franciosi is best known as Katie Benedetto from the series The Fall and as Kate Crawford from the TNT series Legends. She was also seen as Lyanna Stark in Game of Thrones and as Clare Carroll in The Nightingale, and won an AACTA award for the latter.

 18 Brenda Fricker

Brenda Fricker
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 17, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Irish

 19 Fionnula Flanagan

Fionnula Flanagan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 10, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Irish

 20 Una Healy

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Irish

 21 Valerie Hobson

Valerie Hobson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 14, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Irish
Died: November 13, 1998

 22 Louisa Harland

Louisa Harland
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1994 AD
Nationality: Irish

 23 Bernie Nolan

Bernie Nolan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Irish
Died: July 4, 2013

 24 Ruth Bradley

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Irish

 25 Nora-Jane Noone

Nora-Jane Noone
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Irish

 26 Geraldine Fitzgerald

Geraldine Fitzgerald
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 24, 1913
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Irish
Died: July 17, 2005

 27 Leah McNamara

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Irish

 28 Denise Gough

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Irish

 29 Amy Huberman

Amy Huberman
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Irish

 30 Fiona Glascott

Fiona Glascott
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Irish

 31 Eilish O Carroll

Eilish O Carroll
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 5, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Irish

 32 Kathy Kiera Clarke

Kathy Kiera Clarke
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Irish

 33 Rosanna Davison

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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: April 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Irish

 34 Niamh Walsh

Niamh Walsh
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Irish

 35 Madeline Mulqueen

Madeline Mulqueen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Irish

 36 Moyna Macgill

Moyna Macgill
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 10, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Irish
Died: November 25, 1975

 37 Sinead Keenan

Sinead Keenan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 27, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Irish

 38 Catherine Walker

Catherine Walker
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1975 AD
Nationality: Irish

 39 Peggy Cummins

Peggy Cummins
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 18, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Irish
Died: December 29, 2017

 40 Gemma Craven

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Irish

 41 Fiona O Shaughnessy

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1979 AD
Nationality: Irish

 42 Audrey Dalton

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 21, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Irish

 43 Una O Connor

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 23, 1880
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Irish
Died: February 4, 1959

 44 Cindy O Callaghan

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Irish

 45 Niamh McGrady

Niamh McGrady
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Irish

 46 Seana Kerslake

Seana Kerslake
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Irish

 47 Lisa Dwan

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 25, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Irish

 48 Bairbre Dowling

Bairbre Dowling
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Irish
Died: January 20, 2016

 49 Doreen Keogh

Doreen Keogh
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 10, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Irish
Died: December 31, 2017

 50 Maureen Cusack

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 24, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Irish
Died: December 18, 1977