Actresses From Minnesota

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Minnesota has produced a number of Actresses who have made it big. These include Winona Ryder, Judy Garland, Jessica Biel, Jessica Lange, Shantel VanSanten and others.
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Judy Garland
(Best Known for Her Portrayal of 'Dorothy Gale' in the Movie 'The Wizard of Oz')
Judy Garland
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Birthdate: June 10, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 22, 1969
American actress and singer, Judy Garland, was one of the most iconic artists of Hollywood's Golden Era. In a career that spanned forty five years, her exceptional talent shone brightly, especially in movies like The Wizard of Oz and A Star Is Born. The personal life of the superstar though, was full of struggles including drugs, alcohols and unsuccessful marriages.
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Jessica Lange
(One of the Greatest Actresses of All Time)
Jessica Lange
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Birthdate: April 20, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus

Jessica Lange is a prominent actress with over four decades of experience in Hollywood. She is one of the few female performers to achieve the “Triple Crown of Acting,” having won an Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award. She has appeared in many critically acclaimed films. Also a photographer, she has published four books.

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Winona Ryder
(Actress Best Known for Her Films: 'Beetlejuice', 'The Age of Innocence' and 'Little Women')
Winona Ryder
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Birthdate: October 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Actress Winona Ryder is known for her roles in successful and critically acclaimed films such as Heathers, Edward Scissorhands, Girl, Interrupted, Little Women and The Age of Innocence. She also starred in the hit show Stranger Things. She has been in the news for her relationships, including that with superstar Johnny Depp and a 2001 arrest for shoplifting.  

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Jessica Biel
(Actress and Model Known for Her Films: 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' and 'Ulee's Gold')
Jessica Biel
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Birthdate: March 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces

Well known actress Jessica Biel gained immense recognition with the television series 7th Heaven and film Ulee’s Gold. The actress, who initially began as a vocalist and model, later proved her acting skills by working in movies of diverse genres like horror, action thriller, romantic comedy and historical drama. Her notable work include The Sinner, Total Recall and The Illusionist

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Rachael Leigh Cook
(Actress & Model)
Rachael Leigh Cook
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Birthdate: October 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra

Starting out as a child actress, Rachael Leigh Cook went on to establish herself as a successful actress. Known for her good looks, she was ranked 26th in Stuff magazine's list of 102 Sexiest Women in the World in 2002. Also known for her public service, she was selected as a Champion of Change for Arts Education by the Obama administration.

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Lea Thompson
(Actress Best Known for Her Roles in the 'Back to the Future' Film Trilogy & 'Howard the Duck')
Lea Thompson
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Birthdate: May 31, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini

Initially a ballerina, Lea Thompson later deviated to acting, after being told she didn’t have the perfect body to pursue ballet. She then modeled for Burger King and eventually bagged a role in Jaws 3-D. She later gained fame with Caroline in the City and the Back to the Future trilogy.

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Yara Shahidi
(Actress & Model Known for Her Role as 'Zoey Johnson' on the TV Series" ‘Black-ish’ and ‘Grown-ish)
Yara Shahidi
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Birthdate: February 10, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Yara Shahidi is best known as Zoey Johnson from Black-ish and Grown-ish. She started off as a model for brands such as McDonald's and GapKids, at age 6. One of Time’s “30 Most Influential Teens of 2016," she was also appreciated in the film The Sun Is Also a Star.
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Tippi Hedren
(Famous for Her Roles in the Alfred Hitchcock Movies ‘The Birds’ and ‘Marnie')
Tippi Hedren
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Birthdate: January 19, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Known as a typical Hitchcock Blonde, Tippi Hedren soared to fame with her roles in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds and Marnie. An animal rights activist, too, she set up the Roar Foundation and the Shambala Preserve, after witnessing the plight of the animals that are used for shoots.

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Loni Anderson
(Actress)
Loni Anderson
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Birthdate: August 5, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Loni Anderson is best known for her Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated performance as Jennifer Marlowe in WKRP in Cincinnati. She has also voiced Blondie Bumstead in two TV films, and has appeared in films such as A Night at the Roxbury. She later raised awareness about COPD, a lung disease.
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Jane Russell
(Actress, Singer and Model Who was One of Hollywood's Leading Sex Symbols in the 1940s and 1950s )
Jane Russell
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Birthdate: June 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 28, 2011

Jane Russell was an American actress and singer. Renowned for her beauty, Russell was considered one of the leading sex symbols of Hollywood in the 1940s and 1950s. In 2009, Glamour magazine named her in its list of 40 Most Iconic Movie Goddesses. Her contribution to the entertainment industry was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Kelly Lynch
(Actress and Model)
Kelly Lynch
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Birthdate: January 31, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Kelly Lynch is best known for her Independent Spirit Award-nominated roles in Drugstore Cowboy and The Beans of Egypt, Maine. She also appeared in series such as The L Word, 90210, and Magic City, and in movies such as Curly Sue and Virtuosity. She is married to writer/producer Mitch Glazer. 

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Shantel VanSanten
(Actress and Model)
Shantel VanSanten
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Birthdate: July 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo

Model and actress Shantel VanSanten has been featured in the magazines Teen Vogue and Seventeen. She began her modeling career as a teenager and eventually made her foray into acting. Initially, she played minor roles in TV series and then started taking up film projects as well. She has also appeared in a couple of music videos.

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Analeigh Tipton
(Actress, Model)
Analeigh Tipton
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Birthdate: November 9, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Actress and fashion model, Analeigh Tipton, began her career by walking in Los Angeles Fashion Week Fall 2008. Shortly after, she participated in the TV show, America's Next Top Model, which garnered her widespread popularity. Since then, she has taken up acting as well and has appeared in many TV shows and films, including the movie, Crazy, Stupid, Love.

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Allison Holker
(American Dancer, Choreographer, and Actress)
Allison Holker
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Birthdate: February 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Allison Holker is an American dancer known for appearing in the reality TV dance competition show, So You Think You Can Dance. She has also worked in several concert tours, films, and television series. In 2007, she was adjudged the National Senior Dancer of the Year. In 2013, she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination under the Outstanding Choreography category.

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Tammy Faye Bakker
(Evangelist)
Tammy Faye Bakker
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Birthdate: March 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 20, 2007
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Marion Ross
(Actress)
Marion Ross
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Birthdate: October 25, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Melissa Peterman
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Birthdate: July 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Kimberly Elise
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Birthdate: April 17, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
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Maxene Andrews
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Birthdate: January 3, 1916
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 21, 1995
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Beth Riesgraf
(Actress)
Beth Riesgraf
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Birthdate: August 24, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Shura Baryshnikov
(Dancer, Choreographer, Actress)
Shura Baryshnikov
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Birthdate: March 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Cheryl Tiegs
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Birthdate: September 25, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
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Julia Duffy
(Actress)
Julia Duffy
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Birthdate: June 27, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Sofia Vassilieva
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Birthdate: October 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra

Actress Sofia, Vassilieva. is best known for playing the children's book character Eloise in the TV film, Eloise at the Plaza. She began modeling as a child and received training at the Barbizon Modeling and Acting School before venturing into acting. She won a Young Artist Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film, My Sister's Keeper. 

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Arlene Dahl
(Actress)
Arlene Dahl
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Birthdate: August 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
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Sheree J. Wilson
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Birthdate: December 12, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Ann Morgan Guilbert
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Birthdate: October 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: June 14, 2016
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Nancy Morgan
(Actress)
Nancy Morgan
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Birthdate: April 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
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Betty Lou Bredemus
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Birthdate: August 13, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 19, 2015
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Brooke Elliott
(Actress, Singer)
Brooke Elliott
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Birthdate: November 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Alexandra Holden
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Birthdate: April 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Laura Osnes
(Actress)
Laura Osnes
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Birthdate: November 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Mo Collins
(Actress)
Mo Collins
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Birthdate: July 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Kelly Carlson
(Actress)
Kelly Carlson
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Birthdate: February 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Laila Robins
(Actress)
Laila Robins
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Birthdate: March 14, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Miriam Shor
(Actress)
Miriam Shor
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Birthdate: July 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
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Brianna Brown
(Actress)
Brianna Brown
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Birthdate: October 2, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
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Marisa Coughlan
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Birthdate: March 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Barbara Lee Payton
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Birthdate: November 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: May 8, 1967
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Dorothy Lyman
(Actress)
Dorothy Lyman
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Birthdate: April 18, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
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Lili St. Cyr
(Burlesque ecdysiast)
Lili St. Cyr
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Birthdate: June 3, 1918
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 29, 1999
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Jayne Trcka
(Bodybuilder, Actress)
Jayne Trcka
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Birthdate: February 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Jillian Janson
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Birthdate: May 23, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Anneka Di Lorenzo
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Birthdate: September 6, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 4, 2011
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Bridget Jones
(Screenwriter)
Bridget Jones
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Birthdate: September 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
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Deidra Hoffman
(Loni Anderson's Daughter)
Deidra Hoffman
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Birthdate: 1965 AD