Katharine Hepburn served as the leading American actress for over six decades. She is regarded as an influential cultural figure and was included in the popular book Women Who Changed The World. Katharine Hepburn is also named in lists like 300 Women Who Changed the World, 100 Icons of the Century, and 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons of All Time.
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The Queen of American romantic comedy movies in 1990s, Meg Ryan is best recognised for her role in When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail, all of which earned her prestigious award nominations. After proving her mettle in romantic comedies Meg Ryan showed her versatility as actress by acting in other genre movies. She made her directorial debut with Ithaca.
Regarded as one of the best actresses of her generation, Glenn Close holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations without a win for a female actor. Also an activist, she has campaigned for issues like mental health, women's rights, and gay marriage. In 2019, she was named in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list.
Former actress Linda Kozlowski made her debut as a stage actress and eventually ventured into films. She gained international popularity with her role in the Australian film Crocodile Dundee, during the filming of which she also met her future husband. She retired in the early 2000s after a career spanning two decades.
Singer, songwriter, model, actress, and dancer Cassie Ventura is a multifaceted lady. Beginning her career as a model at the age of 14, she didn’t take long to venture into singing and dancing as well. After enjoying considerable success as a singer, she made her acting debut in a dance film in 2008.
Lisa Robin Kelly was an American actress best known for playing Laurie Forman in the popular sitcom, That '70s Show. Troubled by legal issues and alcohol addiction throughout her life, Lisa Robin Kelly died at Pax Rehab House in California due to multiple drug intoxication.
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Nancy Dow was an American actress known for appearing in TV series like The Beverly Hillbillies and The Wild Wild West. She got married to actor John Aniston in 1965 and gave birth to their daughter Jennifer Aniston in 1969. Dow's relationship with Jennifer was estranged for nine years before reconciling with her after the latter's divorce from Brad Pitt.
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Glenne Headly is best remembered for her Emmy-nominated roles in the TV film Bastard Out of Carolina and the series Lonesome Dove. She also won a CFCA Award for the film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. She had also delivered award-winning stage performances. She died midway while filming for Future Man.
Amy Brenneman is an American actress best known for playing Detective Janice Licalsi in the police procedural drama TV series NYPD Blue, for which she received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. She is credited with creating a legal drama television series titled Judging Amy where she also played the title role. She is also credited with co-founding Cornerstone Theatre Company.
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Jennifer Westfeldt is an American screenwriter and actress best known for her work in the independent romantic comedy film, Kissing Jessica Stein, for which she received a Satellite Award. Also known for her work in theater, Jennifer Westfeldt received a Tony Award nomination in 2004 for her portrayal of Eileen Sherwood in the popular musical, Wonderful Town.
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Mariette Hartley is an American actress who won the Primetime Emmy Award for her portrayal of Dr. Carolyn Fields in the popular television series, The Incredible Hulk. She also has several Primetime Emmy Award nominations under her belt. An advocate of suicide prevention and medications for bipolar disorder, Mariette Hartley works towards increasing awareness of the disorder.
Rosalind Russell is remembered as Hildy Johnson from the film His Girl Friday and as Mame Dennis from Auntie Mame. She won five Golden Globes and was nominated for several Academy Awards. Mostly seen playing professional women, she also won a Tony for her role in the musical Wonderful Town.
Rebecca Miller is an American novelist and filmmaker. She is credited with writing and directing films, such as The Ballad of Jack and Rose. The daughter of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller, Rebecca followed in the footsteps of her father to become a writer. In 2009, Rebecca Miller was honored at the Kerry Film Festival with the Maureen O'Hara Award.