Famous New Zealander Actresses

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 1 Anna Paquin

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Anna Paquin is a New Zealand-Canadian actress. She started her career as a child actress and became the second-youngest winner in the history of the Academy Awards when she won an Oscar at the age of 11 under the Best Supporting Actress category for her performance as Flora McGrath in Jane Campion's 1993 period drama film The Piano.

 2 Lucy Lawless

Lucy Lawless
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Famous As: Actress best known for her roles as Xena in the television series Xena: Warrior Princess, as D'Anna Biers on the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series
Birthdate: March 29, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand

 3 Thomasin McKenzie

Thomasin McKenzie
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 26, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand
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 4 Rose McIver

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Rose McIver, sister of actor Paul McIver, is best known as Summer Landsdown from Power Rangers RPM and as Liv Moore from iZombie. Fans also loved her in the Hercules TV movies, in films such as Blinder, and as Amber Moore in the A Christmas Prince franchise.

 5 Melanie Lynskey

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand

 6 Rachel Hunter

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Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: September 8, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

New Zealand model and actress, Rachel Hunter, is best known as the host of the TV show Rachel Hunter's Tour of Beauty. Pretty and confident as a young girl, she began modeling as a teenager. She has worked with Cover Girl cosmetics and has been featured on several magazine covers, including Vogue, Elle, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, and Playboy. 

 7 Zoë Bell

Zoë Bell
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Famous As: Stuntwoman
Birthdate: November 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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 8 Lesley-Ann Brandt

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Famous As: Film actress
Birthdate: December 2, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa

 9 Kerry Bishé

Kerry Bishé
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Zealand

Kerry Bishé is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Donna Clark in the period drama TV series, Halt and Catch Fire. After being born in New Zealand, Kerry Bishé moved to the United States, where she established herself in the entertainment industry, appearing in films like Argo, for which she received the prestigious Screen Actors Guild Award.

 10 Keisha Castle-Hughes

Keisha Castle-Hughes
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 24, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Donnybrook, Australia

 11 Anna Hutchison

Anna Hutchison
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Best known for the New Zealand soap Shortland Street and the Australian series Underbelly, Anna Hutchison has also appeared in films such as Encounter. She was in the news for traveling with her 11-month-old daughter from Los Angeles to Auckland amid the COVID-19 pandemic to film A Love Yarn

 12 Jane Campion

Jane Campion
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Famous As: Screenwriter, Film director, Actor
Birthdate: April 30, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

 13 Pamela Stephenson

Pamela Stephenson
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Famous As: Actress best known for her work during the 1980s, particularly in Not the Nine O'Clock News; History of the World, Part I; and Superman III
Birthdate: December 4, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

 14 Anna-Louise Plowman

Anna-Louise Plowman
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Napier, New Zealand

 15 Danielle Cormack

Danielle Cormack
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 26, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Auckland

 16 Frankie Adams

Frankie Adams
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 3, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Savaiʻi, Samoa

 17 Rebecca Gibney

Rebecca Gibney
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 14, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Levin

 18 Kerry Fox

Kerry Fox
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 30, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wellington

 19 Caren Pistorius

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Famous As: Actress known for her role as Rose in the 2015 film Slow West
Birthdate: September 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rustenburg, South Africa

 20 Lisa Harrow

Lisa Harrow
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Auckland

 21 Emma Lahana

Emma Lahana
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Famous As: Actor, Film actor
Birthdate: June 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Auckland

 22 Fran Walsh

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Famous As: Screenwriter, film producer who has won three Academy Awards for the final film of the trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Birthdate: January 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

 23 Brooke Williams

Brooke Williams
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand

 24 Michelle Ang

Michelle Ang
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Famous As: Actress known for her work on Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462
Birthdate: October 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand

 25 Alexia Barlier

Alexia Barlier
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

 26 Sara Wiseman

Sara Wiseman
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Famous As: Putita, Film actor
Birthdate: May 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Auckland

 27 Rena Owen

Rena Owen
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Famous As: Actor, Nurse
Birthdate: July 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bay of Islands

 28 Dianna Fuemana

Dianna Fuemana
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Famous As: Screenwriter, Actress
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: New Zealand

New Zealand actor Dianna Fuemana was 16 when she quit school and got married. She later got divorced before she began dating Australian actor Jay Ryan. The mother of three is known for plays such as Frangipani Perfume and Mapaki and has written and directed a few short films, too.

 29 Sally Martin

Sally Martin
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wellington

 30 Jessica Lee Rose

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Famous As: Actress who starred in the Youtube series Lonelygirl15 from 2006 to 2008 and appeared in the series Sorority Forever
Birthdate: April 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Salisbury, Maryland, United States

 31 Emily Barclay

Emily Barclay
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Famous As: New Zealand AFI award winning actress
Birthdate: October 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Plymouth, Devon, England

 32 Marama Corlett

Marama Corlett
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Malta

 33 Lisa Chappell

Lisa Chappell
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: October 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Auckland

 34 Anouska Hempel

Anouska Hempel
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Famous As: She is a noted figure in London society
Birthdate: December 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

 35 Robyn Malcolm

Robyn Malcolm
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 15, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ashburton, New Zealand

 36 Michala Banas

Michala Banas
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Famous As: Actress notable for her appearances in episodes of Round the Twist and Something in the Air
Birthdate: November 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

 37 Antonia Prebble

Antonia Prebble
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Famous As: Best known for her role as Loretta West in the series Outrageous Fortune
Birthdate: June 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

 38 Urzila Carlson

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Famous As: Comedian who has appeared on the television shows Have You Been Paying Attention and 7 Days
Birthdate: February 15, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

 39 Michelle Langstone

Michelle Langstone
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Famous As: Actor, Film actor
Birthdate: January 30, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Zealand

 40 Luciane Buchanan

Luciane Buchanan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Zealand

 41 Olivia Tennet

Olivia Tennet
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 4, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Auckland

 42 Nyree Dawn Porter

Nyree Dawn Porter
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Napier
Died: April 10, 2001

 43 Madeleine Sami

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Famous As: Actress known for having co-written, co-directed, and starred in the 2018 Netflix film The Breaker Upperers
Birthdate: May 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

 44 Kimberley Crossman

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Famous As: Actress best known for her role as Sophie McKay on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street
Birthdate: May 24, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

 45 Nathalie Boltt

Nathalie Boltt
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Famous As: Director, actor and writer known for Riverdale and District 9
Birthdate: July 19, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: South Africa

 46 Anna Jullienne

Anna Jullienne
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Famous As: Actress known for her role as Nurse Maia Jeffries in the television series Shortland Street (2004-2012)
Birthdate: November 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Zealand

 47 Stephanie Paul

Stephanie Paul
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: New Zealand

 48 Elena Stejko

Elena Stejko
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Ukraine

 49 Sabby Jey

Sabby Jey
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: November 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

 50 Lena Cruz

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Famous As: Role as Sofia Martinez in long-running soap Shortland Street
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Philippines