Actresses From Iowa

Iowa has produced a number of Actresses who have made it big. These include Cloris Leachman, Lara Flynn Boyle, Danai Gurira, Terry Farrell, Jean Seberg and others.

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 1 Michelle Monaghan

Michelle Monaghan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries

 2 Danai Gurira

Danai Gurira
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Danai Gurira is best known as Michonne from The Walking Dead and as Okoye from the Marvel films Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. She earned a Tony nomination for writing the Broadway play Eclipsed. She has been a UN Goodwill Ambassador and promotes arts and women empowerment.

 3 Cloris Leachman

Cloris Leachman
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Famous As: Comedian, Actress
Birthdate: April 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus

Cloris Leachman is an actress and comedian. One of the most decorated American actresses of all time, Cloris Leachman has won several prestigious awards in an illustrious career spanning more than seven decades; she is the most awarded actress in the history of Emmy Awards, along with Julia Louis-Dreyfus. She has also received an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award.

 4 Donna Reed

Donna Reed
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Famous As: American film actress
Birthdate: January 27, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 14, 1986

 5 Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 29, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus

Kate Mulgrew is an American actress known for her contribution across all three major acting mediums. An opponent of capital punishment and abortion, Kate Mulgrew was honored with an award from an anti-abortion feminist group called Feminists for Life. She is also a member of the Alzheimer's Association's National Advisory Committee.

 6 Jean Seberg

Jean Seberg
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 13, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 30, 1979
Jean Seberg, a French New Wave cinema heroine, had also appeared in many Hollywood films. Some of her notable films were Breathless, Macho Callahan, and Gang War in Naples. The FBI was blamed for causing her suicide by spreading derogatory rumors due to her support for the Black Panther Party.

 7 Terry Farrell

Terry Farrell
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 19, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Terry Farrell is an American fashion model and actress whose modeling journey began in her junior year of high school when she submitted her photograph to the Elite modeling agency, which led to a contract with Mademoiselle. She then studied acting with Stella Adler before appearing in popular TV series like Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Becker.

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 8 Lara Flynn Boyle

Lara Flynn Boyle
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries

Lara Flynn Boyle is an American actress best known for playing Donna Hayward in the cult TV series Twin Peaks. Boyle serves as an inspiration to those suffering from dyslexia as she was diagnosed with the condition before she went on to establish herself as a successful actress.

 9 India Summer

India Summer
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Famous As: Adult Film Stars
Birthdate: April 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus

 10 Sue Lyon

Sue Lyon
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 26, 2019
Sue Lyon began her career as a model at 13. She then soared to fame with her controversial and Golden Globe-winning titular role in Stanley Kubrick's 1962 version of Lolita. She had also been part of cult films such as The Night of the Iguana and Alligator.

 11 Laura Leighton

Laura Leighton
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo

 12 Julie Adams

Julie Adams
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 17, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra

Born to a cotton buyer, Betty May Adams, or Julie Adams, grew up to be a popular actor, best known for her classic horror film Creature from the Black Lagoon. She had also been part of series such as Murder, She Wrote and had co-written a book with her son.

 13 Hynden Walch

Hynden Walch
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 14 Beverley Owen

Beverley Owen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 13, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 21, 2019

 15 Marilyn Maxwell

Marilyn Maxwell
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 3, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 20, 1972

 16 Mary Beth Hurt

Mary Beth Hurt
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra

 17 Kiersten Warren

Kiersten Warren
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 18 Patricia Barry

Patricia Barry
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 16, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 11, 2016

 19 Sada Thompson

Sada Thompson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 27, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: May 4, 2011

 20 Lillian Russell

Lillian Russell
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 4, 1860
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: June 6, 1922

 21 Susan Glaspell

Susan Glaspell
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Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: July 1, 1876
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: July 28, 1948

 22 Meridel Le Sueur

Meridel Le Sueur
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 22, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: November 14, 1996

 23 Jane Elliott

Jane Elliott
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 11, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus

 24 Priscilla Lane

Priscilla Lane
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 4, 1995

 25 Phyllis Somerville

Phyllis Somerville
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 12, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 16, 2020

 26 Nedra Volz

Nedra Volz
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: June 18, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 20, 2003