Women Film & Theater Personalities

Throughout history, there have been many women film & theater personalities who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female film & theater personalities such as Meghan Markle, Gal Gadot, Winona Ryder, Carrie Fisher, Demi Lovato.The women film & theater personalities featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & India and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

The popular, award winning gorgeous artist, Scarlett Johansson is the highest paid actress in the world. With an interest in acting, Scarlett Johansson debuted in films at the young age of eight and went on to act in numerous films including Lost in Translation, The Avengers, Hitchcock and Marriage Story. She has also worked in television and released an album.

 2 Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie
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Famous As: Actress, Filmmaker, Activist
Birthdate: June 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

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 Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Australian

With strong performances in movies like The Wolf of Wall Street, Suicide Squad and I, Tonya, Australian actress Margot Robbie has become one of the most famous actresses of her generation and also one of the world's highest-paid actresses. In her short career till now, she has won numerous award nominations and has become a significant name in the advertising world.

 4 Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

Singer, songwriter, and actress, Selena Gomez, was destined for a career in the entertainment industry! The daughter of an actress, she was exposed to acting as a child and began her career early on. She gained much fame as a singer and actress in her teenage and was named the Billboard Woman of the Year in 2017.

 5 Millie Bobby Brown

Millie Bobby Brown
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 19, 2004
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Spanish, British

Millie Bobby Brown, the English actress and model, rose to prominence after acting in the TV series Stranger Things and then in the film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, in 2019. She was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in April 2018, making her the youngest person ever to be so.

 6 Blake Lively

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

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.

 7 Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
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.

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 8 Sunny Leone

Sunny Leone
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Canadian, Indian, American

In 2010, Sunny Leone was named among 12 top porn stars by Maxim magazine. After a flourishing career in the porn industry, Sunny Leone settled in India where she is currently popular as a film actress. Her journey from a porn actress to a successful Bollywood personality is viewed as an inspirational story by many young women across the world. 

 9 Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez
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Famous As: Singer, Actress, Dancer
Birthdate: July 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

Jennifer Lopez established herself as the highest-paid Latin actress in Hollywood after starring in films such as Out of Sight, The Wedding Planner, Maid in Manhattan and Shall We Dance’. She is also an accomplished dancer and commercially very successful singer. She helped propel the Latin pop movement in American music. She is also a fashion designer and a businesswoman.

 10 Judy Garland

Judy Garland
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 10, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
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.

 11 Emma Watson

Emma Watson
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Famous As: British actress
Birthdate: April 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

English actress, model, and activist, Emma Watson first gained prominence as a child artiste in the Harry Potter film series. The daughter of lawyers, she was determined to go to college despite her busy acting career and graduated from Brown University. A staunch feminist, she is actively involved with organizations that work for the betterment of women.

 12 Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman
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Famous As: Actress, Producer, Director
Birthdate: June 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Israeli, American

Debuting at the age of thirteen, Israeli American actress Natalie Portman is today one of the most successful actresses in Hollywood. Her movie list is impressive with successful projects like Black SwanJackie, Star Wars, Closer and Thor. While pursuing her passion for acting, the Academy award winning actress also ensured to complete her studies and graduated from Harvard University.

 13 Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British, American

Emilia Clarke rose to fame with the television series Game of Thrones, which garnered her international recognition and won her several awards. She has also starred in many films like Solo: A Star Wars Story and was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2019. Emilia also supports several charitable organisations. 

 14 Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Australian, American

Australian actress and producer Nicole Kidman is one of the world's highest-paid actresses. She is the founder of the production company Blossom Films. She was twice named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. Besides acting, she has been a Goodwill ambassador for UNICEF since 1994.

 15 Emma Stone

Emma Stone
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

One of the most successful and popular actresses of her generation, Emma Stone is known for movies like La La Land, The Amazing Spider-Man, Birdman and Battle of the Sexes. The award winning actress began as a child actor on stage and did numerous minor and supporting roles in television and films before making it big as a lead actress.

 16 Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 28, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Julia Roberts is one of the most popular Hollywood actresses. She came to limelight in the 1990, when she played the female lead in the movie, Pretty Woman. In 2000, she won the Academy Award for best actress for her role in Erin Brockovich in 2000. She has been named the most beautiful woman in the world, a record five times, by the People magazine.

 17 Kristen Stewart

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

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.

 18 Elizabeth Olsen

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

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.

 19 Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Israeli

From Miss Israel to Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot has made heads turn and take notice of her. Serving two years in Israeli Army as a combat trainer surely helped Gadot in her movie career, where she is known for playing strong, action-oriented roles. She was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2018.

 20 Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

From an early successful Broadway career, Anna Kendrick moved to films and gained fame in a supporting role in the Twilight film series. She proved her skills as a lead actor in the Pitch Perfect franchise in which she also lent her voice to the hit song Cups. Her other significant projects include The Accountant and Up in the Air.

 21 Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

Often described as the "best actress of her generation," Meryl Streep is acclaimed for her versatility. After debuting in the 1970s, she built a solid reputation by portraying challenging roles in dramatic films. In a career spanning over half a century, she has received numerous awards, including three Academy Awards and eight Golden Globe Awards.

 22 Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

Actress Kate Winslet’s most enduring character remains that of the protagonist in the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic, which made her an international star. She’s also known for doing period roles in films like Sense and Sensibility, Jude and Hamlet. Some of her other notable films are Iris, Little Children, Steve Jobs and The Reader. She won an Oscar for her performance in The Reader

 23 Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: July 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

Kristen Bell started her career by acting in stage productions and gained recognition when she starred in the 2004 film Spartan. She’s starred in popular television series like Veronica Mars, Gossip Girl, House of Lies and The Good Place and films like Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Couples Retreat, When in Rome and The Boss. She’s had issues with depression and anxiety.

 24 Megan Fox

Megan Fox
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

With her sharp facial features and stunning figure, actress Megan Fox is undoubtedly a head-turner! Making her debut in the early 2000s as a teenager, she has come a long way in Hollywood and is today counted among the most beautiful and sexiest women in entertainment. She has been featured on various magazine covers as well.

 

 25 Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn
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Famous As: Film actress
Birthdate: May 4, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: January 20, 1993

British actress Audrey Hepburn is counted among the greatest female screen legends in Golden Age Hollywood. Rising to prominence in the 1950s, she became one of the few people to win Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards. She devoted much of her time in her later life to UNICEF and was actively involved in humanitarian work.

 26 Betty White

betty white
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 17, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

Betty White, American actress and comedian, is considered as the pioneer of television and has had the longest television career of any entertainer, straddling more than 80 years. She’s known for her award-winning performances in shows like The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls and Hot in Cleveland

 27 Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

Born into a family of actors, Dakota Johnson debuted as a child artist and later began modelling. Her first big hit was the movie, The Social Network but it was the role of Anastasia Steele in the movie, Fifty Shades of Grey, and its two sequels that skyrocketed her fame to an international level. Her other work include the movie, Black Mass and A Bigger Splash.

 28 Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

One of the highest-paid actresses in the world in the 2010s, Anne Hathaway is the recipient of many awards, including an Academy Award. She began acting as a teenager in the early 2000s and often portrayed princesses in her initial films. She started taking up versatile roles as her career progressed. She campaigns for gender equality and supports LGBTQA+ rights.

 29 Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld
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Famous As: Actress & Model
Birthdate: December 11, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

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.

 30 Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 26, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

Helena Bonham Carter is an English actress who is known for her performances in independent films and huge blockbusters. Some of her notable films are The Wings of the Dove, The King's Speech, Hamlet, Howards End, Fight Club, Les Misérables . She was also part of the Harry Potter series. She was bestowed with the Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2012.

 31 Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda
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Famous As: American actress
Birthdate: December 21, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

Jane Fonda is hailed as one of the best actresses ever and has won two Oscars. She has acted in popular and acclaimed films like Barefoot in the Park, Barbarella, Klute, Coming Home, Julia, The Morning After, The China Syndrome and California Suite. She’s also known for her exercise videos and is famous for her opposition to the Vietnam War.

 32 Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Mexican, American

Hailing from Mexico, Salma Hayek moved to Hollywood and attained fame with films like Desperado, From Dusk till Dawn, Wild Wild West, Dogma, Tale of Tales, Grown Ups, and Grown Ups 2. Her breakthrough role was the film Frida in 2002 for which she received critical appreciation. She works to raise awareness about violence against women and discrimination against immigrants.

 33 Amy Adams

Amy Adams
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 20, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

An aspiring dancer, Amy Adams began working for theatre companies and eventually decided to pursue acting. She hit it big with movies, such as Catch Me If You Can, Junebug and Enchanted. She enriched her acting profile further with American Hustle and Big Eyes, both of which earned her the Golden Globe Awards. Her other notable films are Doubt and Julie & Julia.

 34 Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

Active in the entertainment industry since the mid-1990s, actress Jennifer Garner gained international fame her supporting role in Pearl Harbor. The daughter of conservative middle-class parents, she was determined to achieve big things and decided to become an actress. Besides acting, she is also an entrepreneur and is the co-founder of a baby food company.

 35 Alexandra Daddario

Alexandra Daddario
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

Rising to fame with her role as Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson film series, actress Alexandra Daddario made her television debut at the age of 16. A daughter of lawyers, she chose a profession considered unconventional in her family circle. Fully dedicated to her profession, she has studied the Meisner acting technique for years.

 36 Courteney Cox

Courteney Cox
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 15, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

Actress, producer, and director, Courteney Cox first gained international popularity in the mid-1990s owing to her appearance in the NBC sitcom Friends. She soon ventured into films, where also she found success. Besides acting, she owns the film and television company, Coquette Productions. She has won the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Women's Image Network.

 37 Zooey Deschanel

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

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.

 38 Chloe Grace Moretz

Chloe Grace Moretz
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 10, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Chloë Grace Moretz is best known for her roles as a child actor in films such as The Amityville Horror, Hugo, and Kick-Ass. She also voiced Darby in the animated series My Friends Tigger & Pooh. She was named to Time’s "25 Most Influential Teens" in 2014.

 39 Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams
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Birthdate: November 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Canadian

Best known for her comedic and romantic film roles, Canadian actress Rachel McAdams is a very popular figure in Hollywood. Rising to fame in the 2000s, she has worked in many critically acclaimed movies. A socially responsible person, she believes in leading a lifestyle that is eco-friendly and sustainable. She is actively involved with several charities.

 40 Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman

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

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.

 41 Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

Named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2017, actress Sarah Paulson has been appearing in theater productions, TV shows, and films since the mid-1990s. She has appeared in both comedic and dramatic roles and has received numerous awards and accolades, including the Primetime Emmy Award.

 42 Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

Kate Beckinsale is an English actress and model and has worked in films such as Pearl Harbor, Serendipity, The Aviator, Contraband and Total Recall and received critical acclaim for her performance in the film Love and Friendship. She has also worked in various stage and radio productions. The British Heart Foundation is one of the charities that she promotes.

 43 Lily James

Lily James
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 5, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

English actress, Lily James, was born into a family of prominent actors and developed an early interest in performing. She studied acting and made her debut as a TV actress in the early 2010s. Since then, she has become a popular face in Hollywood as well, having appeared in many hit films. She is the recipient of many awards. 

 44 Drew Barrymore

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

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.

 45 Jessica Alba

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

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.

 46 Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 26, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

One of the highest-paid actresses in the world, actress Sandra Bullock is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award. After making her debut in the late 1980s, she became extremely popular in the 1990s with her roles in dramatic movies. She is also the founder of the production company Fortis Films.

 47 Kate Hudson

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

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.

 48 Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 49 Alison Brie

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

 50 Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Australian

Cate Blanchett is one of the most celebrated actresses of her times. She attained fame with the drama film, Elizabeth, in 1998. The Aviator, Blue Jasmine, Notes on a Scandal, Carol, The Talented Mr Ripley, Babel and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button are some of her other acclaimed and successful films. She has won two Academy awards so far.