Actresses From California

California has produced a number of Actresses who have made it big. These include Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, Hailee Steinfeld, Angelina Jolie, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kristen Stewart and others.

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 1 Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston
59
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 11, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius

An American actress, film producer, and businesswoman, Jennifer Aniston began her acting career pretty early but gained stardom with her portrayal of Rachel Green in the popular television sitcom Friends. Her film career demonstrated her wide range and impressed both critics and audience. The star of The Good Girl and Bruce Almighty also went ahead to launch her own perfume.

 2 Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie
47
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini

A fashion icon, acclaimed actress, influential humanitarian and Special Envoy for the UNHCR, Angelina Jolie is a highly noted celebrity in Hollywood. She has been hailed for her philanthropic efforts around the globe and praised for her power packed performances. Mother of six, of whom three are adopted, Angelina Jolie is a role model for the women of this generation.

 3 Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 5, 1962

A legendary American actress, model, comedienne and singer, Marilyn Monroe emerged as a major sex symbol in Hollywood in the 1950s. Amongst the most successful actresses of her time, she also won critical acclaim for her acting in movies like Some Like It Hot. Her personal and professional life, though from the beginning, were marked by hardships, struggles and controversies.

 4 Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 21, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 27, 2016

Carrie Fisher was an American actress best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films. Some of her other films notable film wereShampoo, Soapdish, The Blues Brothers, When Harry Met Sally and The Women. She had issues with bipolar disorder and drug addiction and spoke publicly about it. She died after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest while on a transatlantic flight.

 5 Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 30, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo

A former actress best known for her appearances in comedy films, Cameron Diaz is the recipient of numerous accolades, including a New York Film Critics Award. She began modeling as a teenager and was soon flooded with acting offers. Over the years, she became a successful actress and has since retired from acting. She is known for her environmental activism.

 6 Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis
14
Famous As: Actress, Author
Birthdate: November 22, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

After making her film debut in the horror film, Halloween, James Lee Curtis went on to establish herself as a scream queen, appearing in a number of horror films. Curtis is also an author, having released several children's books, including books that have made The New York Times' best-seller list. She is also a well-known philanthropist.

 7 Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 29, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus

Michelle Pfeiffer is one of those rare Hollywood actresses who delivers Oscar-worthy performances every time she faces a camera. In her nearly half-a-century long career, there’s hardly a genre Pfeiffer hasn’t explored and conquered. Showering us with charm and unmatched talent in comedies, dramas, romance, and thrillers, this Golden Globe winner is one of the best actresses of this era.

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 8 Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 22, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces

Actress, producer, and director Drew Barrymore is daughter of prominent actor, John Drew Barrymore, and was introduced to show business as a baby. In the wake of her early stardom, she went through a difficult phase as a teenager and struggled with drug abuse. She was eventually able to resurrect her career and proceeded to act in many popular films.

 9 Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries

Kate Hudson carved out a nice niche for herself in Hollywood after appearing in a string of romantic comedies. She’s had many box office successes like Almost Famous, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Alex and Emma, You, Me and Dupree, Great Barrier Reef and Bride Wars. She has also had some failures and duds along the way.

 10 Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster
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Famous As: Actress & Director
Birthdate: November 19, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Jodie Foster is considered to be one of the best actors of her time. She attained fame as a child actor in the acclaimed film Taxi Driver. Some of her memorable roles as an adult are The Accused, The Silence of the Lambs and Sommersby. She’s a director too. Foster has been in the news for her sexual orientation.

 11 Natalie Wood

Natalie Wood
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 20, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: November 29, 1981

Amongst the top child artists of her generation, Natalie Wood garnered fame at the age of eight with the movie Miracle on 34th Street. Later, as an adult, she successfully established herself as a talented and sought after actress with movies like Splendor in the Grass and West Side Story. Her vibrant life came to an end after she died of drowning.

 12 Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Best known for her dressing style and idiosyncratic personality, Diane Keaton is one of the earliest actresses to take precautionary action to avoid being typecast in the entertainment industry. Widely regarded as one of the greatest actresses of the 1970s, Diane is also one of the most respected and celebrated actresses of all time.

 13 Sally Field

Sally Field
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 6, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio

An acclaimed American actress, Sally Field has won prestigious awards, such as Academy Awards and Emmy Awards. Apart from being a popular actress, Sally Field has also played an important role as an activist, advocating for gay rights and women's rights. She has been part of the board of directors of an international women's NGO called Vital Voices Global Partnership.

 14 Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini

American actress Helen Hunt garnered recognition when she acted in the television series, St Elsewhere, in the 1980s and Mad About You in the 1990s. She has starred in several acclaimed and successful Hollywood films like Twister, What Women Want, Cast Away and The Sessions. She won a Best Actress Oscar for the 1997 film As Good as it Gets.

 15 Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman

Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman
12
Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: September 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo

Actress and singer Zendaya is best known for her role in the Disney Channel sitcom, Shake It Up. She began her career as a model and is trained in different forms of dance. As a singer, she has released one studio album and several singles. She identifies as a feminist and has shown support for the 'Black Lives Matter' movement.

 16 Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Elizabeth Olsen gained worldwide recognition for her performance as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch in films, such as Avengers: Endgame. Starting out as a child actress, she received singing and ballet lessons when she was a child. A New York University Tisch School of the Arts alumna, Elizabeth Olsen went on to establish herself as a successful actress.

 17 Blake Lively

Blake Lively
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Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: August 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo

Born into a family with a rich legacy in the entertainment industry, actress Blake Lively was exposed to acting as a young child. Even though she was not interested in acting as a teenager, she developed a passion for the same after winning a Teen Choice Award for one of her early TV shows.

 18 Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 9, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries

Popular Hollywood actress and filmmaker, Kristen Stewart garnered worldwide fame for her portrayal of Bella Swan in the massively successful Twilight film series. However, Stewart’s rendezvous with fame and success began at a much younger age when she debuted in the movie, The Thirteenth, Year and later worked in the movie. Panic Room. Her later notable work include Clouds of Sils Maria.

 19 Brie Larson

Brie Larson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra

Brie Larson is a name that has become synonymous with powerful, independent female warriors, both on and off screen. From an Oscar-winning performance of a kidnapped victim to playing the lead in the first female-led superhero movie, Captain Marvel, Larson has been breaking gender norms and shattering stereotypes. She has been working fiercely towards inclusivity and diversity in Hollywood.

 20 Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld
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Famous As: Actress & Singer
Birthdate: December 11, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Actress, singer, and songwriter Hailee Steinfeld first gained fame as Mattie Ross in the drama western film True Grit. Some of her family members are in the entertainment field and they introduced her to acting when she was a child. She also has a keen interest in music and has released two extended plays and 17 singles.

 21 Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Zooey Deschanel is an American actress known for her deadpan roles in successful comedy films, such as The Good Girl, Elf, Failure to Launch, Yes Man and 500 Days of Summer. She also acted in the popular sitcom New Girl. She is also a singer and songwriter and plays keyboards, percussion, banjo, and ukulele. Zooey is a co-founder of the female-focused website, HelloGiggles.

 22 Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus

Actress Jessica Alba is is known as a successful businesswoman. She acted in films like Honey, Fantastic Four, Valentine’s Day, Little Fockers and the Sin City franchise and while she was appreciated in some, she often received flak for her acting from critics. She hit the jackpot when she founded the company 'Honest', which sells baby care products and household goods.

 23 Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Hollywood actress Vanessa Hudgens’s breakout roles were Disney Channel’s film High School Musical and Netflix’s The Princess Switch, both in 2006. She subsequently went on to act in a range of films cutting across various genres. She courted controversy in 2007 when her nude photos from her phone were leaked on the internet, for which she apologised to her fans.

 24 Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Meghan Markle, best known as Rachel Zane from the series Suits, became the Duchess of Sussex after marrying Britain’s Prince Harry in 2018. Following this, she quit acting. Meghan and Harry later stepped down from their royal roles and moved to the U.S. They later signed a deal with Netflix.

 25 Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Kaley Cuoco is an American actress who first came to limelight when she starred in the sitcom, 8 Simple Rules. However, her biggest success came when she portrayed the role of Penny in the popular and successful sitcom, The Big Bang Theory. She has also acted in films like Virtuosity, Toothless, Growing Up Brady, Crimes of Fashion, Cougar Club, The Penthouse and The Wedding Ringer.

 26 Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley
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Famous As: Actress, Activist
Birthdate: November 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio

A child model at four and a television actor at eight, Shailene Woodley began working early and found fame with The Descendants, The Spectacular Now and the Divergent film series. She later gained tremendous appreciation for her work in the movie The Fault in Our Stars and HBO series Big Little Lies. The award winning actress is also an environmentalist and activist

 27 Bryce Dallas Howard

Bryce Dallas Howard
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 2, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces

Bryce Dallas Howard is an American actress and filmmaker, who attained fame after starring in the psychological thriller, The Village. Some of her other notable films are Lady in the Water, As You Like, Spiderman 3, Terminator Salvation, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. She is the daughter of famous and celebrated director and producer, Ron Howard.

 28 Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra

Gwyneth Paltrow is an American actress who has worked in several notable films, such as Emma, Seven and The Talented Mr Ripley. She won the Oscars for her role in the film Shakespeare in Love. She’s also worked on several television shows. She has been criticised for promoting unproven treatments based on pseudoscience via her lifestyle company Goop and has had to face lawsuits over it.

 29 Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Actress
Birthdate: February 20, 2003
Sun Sign: Pisces
Olivia Rodrigo is best known as Paige Olvera from Bizaardvark and as Nini Salazar-Roberts from High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. Her debut single, Drivers License, reached the top spot of charts in the U.S. She is associated with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.

 30 Alison Brie

Alison Brie
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 31 Naya Rivera

Naya Rivera
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: January 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: July 8, 2020

A talented actress who felt deeply about social issues, Naya Rivera was known for playing roles that reflected her standing on issues like racism and queer representation. She openly championed for LGBT+ rights, immigrants' rights, and women's rights. The brilliant young woman met a tragic end when she drowned in a lake in 2020.

 32 Lisa Kudrow

Lisa Kudrow
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 30, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo

An actress, writer, singer, and comedian, Lisa Kudrow gained international fame for portraying the iconic character Phoebe Buffay in one of the most popular American sitcoms of all time - Friends. She is also one of the highest-grossing film actresses as her movies have grossed more than $2 billion worldwide.

 33 Tessa Thompson

Tessa Thompson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 3, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra

 34 Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer

 35 Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces

An actress, director, writer, and producer, Rashida Jones is a multi-talented woman who first gained prominence as a TV actress. A Harvard University graduate, the bright young woman entered the entertainment industry in the mid-1990s and has since made a name for herself. She is the recipient of several awards including a Grammy.

 36 Christina Applegate

Christina Applegate
10
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Christina Applegate is known for doing a host of comic roles in films like Just VisitingThe Sweetest Thing and A View from the Top. But critical acclaim came her way from television series like JesseFriends and Samantha Who and the Netflix show Dead to Me. She is a breast cancer survivor and helps raise funds and awareness towards cancer.

 37 Cherilyn Sarkisian

Cherilyn Sarkisian
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
The “Goddess of Pop” Cher began her career with the folk-rock duo Sonny & Cher. She also appeared on Broadway and delivered an Oscar-winning performance in the film Moonstruck. Her track Believe was the biggest-selling single by a female artist in the U.K. and popularized the auto-tune, or "Cher effect.”

 38 Zoë Kravitz

Zoë Kravitz
10
Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: December 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Actress, singer, and model Zoë Kravitz first gained prominence for her role in the superhero film X-Men: First Class in the early 2010s. She is the daughter of actor parents and her entry into Hollywood is hardly surprising. Besides acting, she also works as a fashion model and musician. As a singer, she is involved with the band Lolawolf.

 39 Zoey Deutch

Zoey Deutch
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio

The daughter of Howard Deutch and Lea Thompson, Zoey Deutch is one of the most successful Hollywood actresses under the age of 30. Apart from acting and appearing on the cover pages of famous magazines, Zoey also participates in fundraising campaigns for charity. She was the star attraction at the 2017 and 2018 Women's March

 40 Sasha Grey

Sasha Grey
5
Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: March 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces

A woman of many talents, Sasha Grey is an American actress, author, musician, and former pornographic actress. Grey's journey from the pornographic industry to the mainstream film industry has been quite inspirational. Also a well-known DJ, Grey is credited with co-founding the now-defunct industrial music band aTelecine. An openly bisexual star, she serves as an inspiration to the LGBT community.

 41 Laura Dern

Laura Dern
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Famous As: Actress, Director
Birthdate: February 10, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius

American actress, Laura Dern, gained international recognition with the 1993 film Jurassic Park. A Perfect World, Citizen Ruth, Little Fockers, Wild and Star Wars: The Last Jedi are some of her notable films. She has also starred in acclaimed television series like Enlightened and Big Little Lies. She won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2020 for the film Marriage Story.

 42 Miranda Cosgrove

Miranda Cosgrove
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus

An American actress and singer, Miranda Cosgrove started out as a child actress. In 2010, she became the second-highest-paid child star, having earned $180,000 per episode for the TV series iCarly. Also a philanthropist, Miranda Cosgrove supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and is a spokesperson for an organization called Light the Night Walk which raises awareness for blood cancer.

 43 Lisa Bonet

Lisa Bonet
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Famous As: American Actress
Birthdate: November 16, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Actress and activist, Lisa Bonet, literally grew up in Hollywood! Introduced to modeling and acting as a small child, she landed the role of Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show and became a popular face. She soon entered films as well and enjoyed a moderately successful stint. Her daughter Zoë Isabella Kravitz is also a popular model cum actress.

 44 Ashley Olsen

Ashley Olsen
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Famous As: Fashion Designer, Actress
Birthdate: June 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Ashley Olsen is best known for appearing as Michelle Tanner, with her twin sister, Mary-Kate, in the hit sitcom Full House. The sisters starred in many projects of Dualstar Entertainment. They now own a number of fashion brands and have also co-written a book based on fashion.

 45 Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone
9
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 4, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra

Entering the entertainment world as a teenager in the early 1990s, actress Alicia Silverstone became internationally famous with her role in her film debut in The Crush. Despite gaining mainstream success in the 1990s, she chose to focus on smaller-scale films and theater in the next decade. She is a vegan and has published a vegan cookbook.

 46 Fergie

Fergie
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Fergie soared to fame as part of the hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas, which has delivered hits such as Boom Boom Pow. She was initially a child star in Kids Incorporated. She has also released solo hits such as Big Girls Don't Cry and owns a line of fragrances. 

 47 Lizzy Caplan

Lizzy Caplan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer

An American actress and model, Lizzy Caplan is credited with popularizing sexologist Virginia E. Johnson by portraying the latter in the period drama television series Masters of Sex, for which she received critical acclaim and several nominations for prestigious awards, such as the Primetime Emmy Award.

 48 Rachel Sarah Bilson

Rachel Sarah Bilson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo

 49 Emily Deschanel

Emily Deschanel
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 11, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Emily Deschanel is best known for her portrayal of Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan in the Fox series Bones. The role earned her multiple award nominations. An ardent supporter of animal rights causes, Emily is vegan. She has also promoted breast-cancer screenings. She is also agnostic, despite her Roman Catholic upbringing.

 50 Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd
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Famous As: Actress, Political activist
Birthdate: April 19, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries

Ashley Judd is a popular American actress who is vocal about topics, such as sexual assault. As a three-time rape survivor—as claimed by her—Ashley serves as an inspiration to rape survivors around the world. Known for her humanitarian work, Ashley has worked on gender equality for over a decade. She is also famous for her political activities.