Actresses From Missouri

Missouri has produced a number of Actresses who have made it big. These include Kathleen Turner, Ellie Kemper, Josephine Baker, Jessica Capshaw, Jean Harlow and others.

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 1 Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker.
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Famous As: Entertainer, Actress, Singer
Birthdate: June 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 12, 1975
Nicknamed Black Pearl and Creole Goddess, Josephine Baker was the first Black woman to appear in a motion picture. She was a revue dancer, famous for her signature banana costume. A civil rights activist, she helped the French military during World War II. She adopted 12 children of different ethnicities.

 2 Ginger Rogers

Ginger Rogers.
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Famous As: Actress, Dancer
Birthdate: July 16, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 25, 1995

Ginger Rogers was an American actress, singer, and dancer. Often regarded as an American icon, Rogers played an important role in popularizing the Golden Age of Hollywood. After winning the Academy Award for portraying the title character in Kitty Foyle, Rogers became one of the highest-paid actresses during the 1940s. Her life inspired a musical titled Backwards in High Heels.

 3 Jane Wyman

Jane Wyman.
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: January 5, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 10, 2007

Jane Wyman was an American actress, dancer, and singer. In an illustrious acting career spanning over 70 years, Wyman received three Golden Globe Awards and an Academy Award for Best Actress. One of the leading ladies of Hollywood in the 1930s and 1940s, Jane Wyman is also credited with popularizing two-piece bathing suit, a predecessor to the bikini.

 4 Jean Harlow

Jean Harlow.
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Famous As: Hollywood Sex Symbol of the 1930s
Birthdate: March 3, 1911
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 7, 1937

Jean Harlow was an actress and sex symbol. Nicknamed the Platinum Blonde and Blonde Bombshell, Harlow was famous for her femme fatale screen persona. She became one of the biggest Hollywood stars despite being in the industry for not more than nine years. Her life and career inspired several movies, such as Harlow and Hughes and Harlow: Angels in Hell.

 5 Shelley Winters

Shelley Winters.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 14, 2006

Shelley Winters was an American actress who contributed immensely to all the three major acting mediums in a career spanning almost sixty years. The winner of two Academy Awards, Shelley Winters remained popular throughout her life. She was also known for her much-publicized personal life, which included her four marriages and the romance with actor Farley Granger.

 6 Taylor Momsen

Taylor Momsen.
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Famous As: TV Actress, Singer-songwriter, Actress
Birthdate: July 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo

Taylor Momsen is an American model, singer-songwriter, and former actress. She started her career as a child actress and became famous for playing Cindy Lou Who in the comedy film How the Grinch Stole Christmas. She then quit acting to focus on music; over the years, she has been contributing to the success of the rock band The Pretty Reckless.

 7 Ellie Kemper

Ellie Kemper.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Ellie Kemper is best known for her SAG Award-nominated role of Erin Hannon in The Office and her Emmy-nominated role of Kimmy Schmidt in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. She has written comedy skits, contributed to The Onion, and released a book. She has also worked on an audio book.
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 8 Kathleen Turner

Kathleen Turner.
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Famous As: American film actress
Birthdate: June 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Kathleen Turner is best known for her Academy Award-nominated role in Peggy Sue Got Married. She also played Chandler's drag queen father in Friends and voiced Jessica Rabbit in the Disney movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit? She has also delivered Tony-winning Broadway performances and promotes rheumatoid arthritis awareness.

 9 Jessica Capshaw

Jessica Capshaw.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 9, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Jessica Capshaw, daughter of actor Kate Capshaw and stepdaughter of director Steven Spielberg, is best known for her roles of Dr. Arizona Robbins in Grey's Anatomy and Jamie Stringer in The Practice. She has also been seen in the series Bones and Odd Man Out, and the movie Minority Report

 10 Doris Roberts

Doris Roberts.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 4, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 17, 2016

Five-time Emmy Award-winning actor Doris Roberts is best remembered as Marie Barone from the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond and as Mildred Krebs from Remington Steele. She also appeared on various talk/game shows and in films such as The Honeymoon Killers. She was a prominent animal rights activist, too.

 11 Mireille Enos

Mireille Enos.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 22, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Mireille Enos is best known for her Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated role of Sarah Linden in The Killing. She has also appeared in significant roles in the series The Catch and Hanna, in movies such as World War Z, and in plays such as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

 12 Katherine McNamara

Katherine McNamara.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Katherine McNamara is an American actress best known for playing Clary Fray in the supernatural drama television series, Shadowhunters. Apart from being an actress, McNamara also takes an active part in charitable works. Having been bullied as a child, McNamara has taken part in various anti-bullying efforts. She also participates in campaigns that raise funds for children's hospitals.

 13 Dianne Wiest

Dianne Wiest.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 28, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries

Dianne Wiest is an American actress best known for appearing in Woody Allen films, such as Bullets over Broadway and Hannah and Her Sisters, with both the films earning her Oscars for Best Supporting Actress. She has also won other prestigious awards like the Primetime Emmy Award for her contribution to the TV industry.

 14 Linda Blair

Linda Blair
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 22, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 15 Phyllis Smith

Phyllis Smith.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 10, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer

Phyllis Smith is an American actress best known for portraying Phyllis Vance in the popular mockumentary TV series, The Office, for which she received a couple of Screen Actors Guild Awards. Also known for her skills as a voice actress, Smith was honored with the prestigious Annie Award for voicing Sadness in the 2015 computer-animated comedy film, Inside Out.

 16 Betty Grable

Betty Grable.
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Famous As: American actress
Birthdate: December 18, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 2, 1973

Betty Grable was one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood during the 1930s and 1940s. She starred in numerous big-budget movies and was at one point the highest-salaried American woman. She began her career as a preteen and gained prominence as a young woman. A celebrated sex symbol, she was the number-one pin-up girl of World War II. 

 17 Jenifer Lewis

Jenifer Lewis
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 25, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 18 Ryan Michelle Bathe

Ryan Michelle Bathe.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo

Ryan Michelle Bathe is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Sara Holt in the legal comedy-drama TV series Boston Legal, for which she received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination under the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series category.

 19 Mary Wickes

Mary Wickes.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 13, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: October 22, 1995

Mary Wickes was an American actress who often played professional women, housekeepers, and nuns in films and TV series. A tall woman with a distinctive voice, Wickes proved to be a popular comedian. She was often cast to play wisecracking characters, such as Nurse Dora Pickford in the 1942 drama film Now, Voyager.

 20 Geraldine Page

Geraldine Page
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Famous As: Theater Actress, Film Actress, Television Actress
Birthdate: November 22, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: June 13, 1987

 21 Ashleigh Murray

Ashleigh Murray.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 22 Elaine Joyce

Elaine Joyce.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 23 Sarah Clarke

Sarah Clarke
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Famous As: American actress
Birthdate: February 16, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 24 Pooja Kumar

Pooja Kumar
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 25 Annie Wersching

Annie Wersching
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries

 26 Marsha Mason

Marsha Mason.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 3, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries

 27 Janet Jones

Janet Jones
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 28 Mircea Monroe

Mircea Monroe
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 11, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces

 29 Kelly Stables

Kelly Stables
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 26, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 30 Betty Lynn

Betty Lynn
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 29, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo

 31 Virginia Mayo

Virginia Mayo
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: January 17, 2005

One of the first to be awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Virginia Clara Jones was possibly Warner Brothers' biggest box-office money-maker in late 1940s. Beginning her career with vaudevilles, she quickly signed contracts first with Goldwyn and later with Warner Brothers, giving out numerous hits, including Oscar-winning The Best Years of Our Lives and White Heat.

 32 Alice Ghostley

Alice Ghostley.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 14, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: September 21, 2007

 33 Katie Wright

Katie Wright.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 34 Ellen Foley

Ellen Foley
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 5, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
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 35 Edie McClurg

Edie McClurg.
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Famous As: Actress Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: July 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo

 36 Annalise Basso

Annalise Basso.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 37 Mary Frann

Mary Frann.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: September 23, 1998

 38 Sandahl Bergman

Sandahl Bergman
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 14, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 39 Lori Saunders

Lori Saunders
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra

 40 Kathleen Nolan

Kathleen Nolan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 27, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra

 41 Kathleen Madigan

Kathleen Madigan
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Famous As: Comedians
Birthdate: September 30, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra

 42 Lynn Cohen

Lynn Cohen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 14, 2020

 43 Martha Scott

Martha Scott.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 22, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: May 28, 2003

 44 Betty Garrett

Betty Garrett
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 23, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 12, 2011

 45 Sally Rand

Sally Rand
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 3, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 31, 1979

 46 Kay Thompson

Kay Thompson
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: November 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 2, 1998

 47 Ruth Warrick

Ruth Warrick
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 29, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 15, 2005

 48 Jeanne Eagels

Jeanne Eagels.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 26, 1890
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 3, 1929

 49 Pearl White

Pearl White.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 4, 1889
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: August 4, 1938

 50 Tonya Knight

Tonya Knight
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Famous As: Actress, Bodybuilder
Birthdate: March 24, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries