Dabat- Dhupia: 400 Global Film Actresses: Silent films to Present: List 6

by reynolds-51390 | created - 11 Oct 2018 | updated - 9 months ago | Public

list #6 of worldwide theatrical film & TV movie actresses with 14 or more appearances [some exceptions.} Personal favorite Loretta Devine leads the first listing 2- 235. rest are alphabetical. Linda Darnell heads part 2 236-400.

1. Loretta Devine

Actress | Crash

Equally at home on stage and on screen, award-winning actress Loretta Devine has created some of the most memorable roles in theatre, film and television.

Devine first captured national attention in the role of Lorrell, one of the three original "Dreamgirls" in Michael Bennett's classic ...

2. Maryam d'Abo

Actress | The Living Daylights

Born in London, England and raised in European cities such as Paris and Geneva, Maryam d'Abo has rewarded audiences with her beauty and presence for over twenty years. Maryam first appeared in Xtro (1982), a gory horror film that is considered a cult entry in the genre. She appeared consistently ...

3. Olivia d'Abo

Actress | Conan the Destroyer

Olivia d'Abo was born on January 22, 1969 in Paddington, London, England as Olivia Jane d'Abo. She is an actress, known for Conan the Destroyer (1984), Point of No Return (1993) and Justice League: Doom (2012). She was previously married to Patrick Leonard.

4. Yaya DaCosta

Actress | The Butler

Yaya DaCosta was born and raised in New York City along with her sister and two brothers. She got her first acting gig at the age of eleven when her junior high school drama teacher, Ann Willis Ratray, encouraged her to audition for educational films. She continued to perform in school shows ...

5. Alexandra Daddario

Actress | Baywatch

Alexandra Anna Daddario was born on March 16, 1986 in New York City, New York, to Christina, a lawyer, and Richard Daddario, a prosecutor. Her brother is actor Matthew Daddario, her cousin is actor Etienne Vallée and her grandfather was congressman Emilio Daddario (Emilio Q. Daddario), of ...

6. Frances Dade

Actress | Dracula

Frances Dade was born on February 14, 1910 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She was an actress, known for Dracula (1931), Raffles (1930) and Grumpy (1930). She was married to Brock Van Avery. She died on January 21, 1968 in Philadelphia.

7. Lil Dagover

Actress | Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

A prominent German film actress born on 30 September 1887 at Madiven, Java, the daughter of a forest ranger in the service of the Dutch authorities. Sent at the age of ten to Baden-Baden to study, she later entered the cinema thanks to her marriage in 1917 to the actor Fritz Dagover who was 25 ...

8. Arlene Dahl

Actress | Journey to the Center of the Earth

Elegance and femininity are fitting descriptions for Arlene Dahl. She is considered to be one of the most beautiful actresses to have graced the screen during the postwar period. Audiences were captivated by her breathtaking beauty and the way she used to it to her advantage, progressing from ...

9. Eva Dahlbeck

Actress | Sommarnattens leende

Eva Dahlbeck was born on March 8, 1920 in Saltsjö-Duvnäs, Stockholms län, Sweden. She was an actress, known for Smiles of a Summer Night (1955), Brink of Life (1958) and A Lesson in Love (1954). She was married to Sven Lampell. She died on February 8, 2008 in Hässelby, Stockholm, Stockholms län.

10. Elizabeth Daily

Actress | Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Elizabeth Daily was born on September 11, 1961 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Elizabeth Ann Guttman. She is an actress, known for Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985), The Powerpuff Girls (1998) and Babe: Pig in the City (1998). She was previously married to Rick Salomon.

11. Patricia Dainton

Actress | Operation Diplomat

Patricia Dainton was born on April 12, 1930 in Hamilton, Scotland as Margaret Bryden Pate. She is an actress, known for Operation Diplomat (1953), The Dancing Years (1950) and The Third Alibi (1961). She was previously married to Norman Williams.

12. Nadia Dajani

Actress | Ned and Stacey

Nadia Dajani was born in Los Angeles but grew up in New York's Greenwich Village. She was drawn to the theater at an early age, attending the High School of Music and Art and going on to train in London for a year at the British Theatre Association School. As a founding member of the Malaparte ...

13. Margit Dajka

Actress | Az ember néha téved

Margit Dajka was born on October 13, 1907 in Nagyvárad, Hungary, Austria-Hungary. She was an actress, known for Az ember néha téved (1938), Liliomfi (1955) and Zenélö malom (1943). She was married to Árpád Lajtos, Lajos Bakay, Ervin Kolczonay and Károly Kovács. She died on...

14. Ewa Dalkowska

Actress | Medium

Ewa Dalkowska was born on April 10, 1947 in Wroclaw, Dolnoslaskie, Poland. She is an actress, known for Medium (1985), The White Mazurka (1979) and Body (2015).

15. Cynthia Dale

Actress | My Bloody Valentine

Cynthia Dale was born in 1961 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Cynthia Ciurluini. She is an actress and producer, known for My Bloody Valentine (1981), Moonstruck (1987) and Street Legal (1987). She has been married to Peter Mansbridge since 1998. They have one child.

16. Esther Dale

Actress | Ten Gentlemen from West Point

Esther Dale was born on November 10, 1885 in Beaufort, South Carolina. She attended Leland and Gray Seminary in Townsend, Vermont, and then studied music in Berlin, Germany, and had a successful career as a lieder singer. Later, she became an actress in summer stock. She had the title role on ...

17. Jennifer Dale

Actress | So You Said Yes

Jennifer Dale was born on January 16, 1956 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Jennifer Ciurluini. She is an actress and writer, known for So You Said Yes (2015), Saving Hope (2012) and What Would Sal Do? (2017). She was previously married to Robert Lantos.

18. Virginia Dale

Actress | Holiday Inn

Virginia Dale was born on July 1, 1917 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA as Virginia Paxton. She was an actress, known for Holiday Inn (1942), Death of a Champion (1939) and All Women Have Secrets (1939). She died on October 3, 1994 in Burbank, California, USA.

19. Cass Daley

Actress | Star Spangled Rhythm

Brassy, gangly Cass Daley, the daughter of a streetcar conductor, started her career as a band vocalist. She displayed a flair for zany comedy that made her a big hit in nightclubs and on radio, and she started working in films in the early 1940s. Her eccentric, off-the-wall singing and dancing ...

20. Béatrice Dalle

Actress | À l'intérieur

Rebellious. Passionate. Gifted. Beautiful. Béatrice Dalle could be a mix of some artist from many centuries ago and a rock star. Discovered in Betty Blue (1986), Dalle has become a sex symbol and a respected performer. Known for her problems with justice, her relationships with rapper JoeyStarr and...

21. Abby Dalton

Actress | Hennesey

Sleek and striking Abby Dalton became a very familiar perky and sexy presence in 60s TV households. Known not only for her award-worthy acting on TV comedy, she became an avid game-show panelist and appeared on a slew of TV's more popular programs. It might come as a surprise to some, then, that ...

22. Audrey Dalton

Actress | Titanic

Dublin-born Audrey Dalton knew right from childhood that she wanted to be an actress: She appeared in school plays and (after the family's move to London) applied to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. While Dalton was at RADA, a London-based Paramount executive saw her in a play and asked her to ...

23. Dorothy Dalton

Actress | Chicken Casey

Dorothy Dalton was a silent film star who worked her way up from a stock company to a movie career. She made her film debut in 1914 in Pierre of the Plains (1914), co-starring Edgar Selwyn, and appeared in Charles E. Blaney's Across the Pacific (1914) that same year. Producer-director Thomas H. Ince...

24. Kristen Dalton

Actress | The Departed

Kristen Dalton was born on February 14, 1973 in San Diego County, California, USA as Kristen Valerie Hocking. She is an actress and producer, known for The Departed (2006), Jack Reacher (2012) and Steel Rain (2017). She was previously married to Darren Dalton.

25. Tyne Daly

Actress | Spider-Man: Homecoming

Tyne Daly was born on February 21, 1946 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA as Ellen Tyne Daly. She is an actress, known for Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Judging Amy (1999) and Cagney & Lacey (1981). She was previously married to Georg Stanford Brown.

26. Jacqueline Dalya

Actress | Mystery in Mexico

Not too many film buffs may remember the name Jacqueline Dalya, but she was famous enough to be mobbed by 'bobby-soxers' in March 1947 while attending a Broadway premiere at the Tivoli, ending up in hospital with a broken skull. In fact, in the 40's and 50's, Jackie was a vivacious supporting ...

27. Paoli Dam

Actress | Zulfiqar

Paoli Dam was born on October 4, 1980 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India. She is known for her work on Zulfiqar (2016), Hate Story (2012) and When He Was 23 (2011). She has been married to Arjun Deb since December 4, 2017.

28. Adrienne D'Ambricourt

Actress | The Eagle and the Hawk

Adrienne D'Ambricourt was born on June 2, 1878 in Paris, France as Adrienne DuNontier. She was an actress, known for The Eagle and the Hawk (1933), Bulldog Drummond's Bride (1939) and It Happened in New York (1935). She died on December 6, 1957 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.

29. Susan Damante

Actress | Mountain Family Robinson

Born in the San Francisco Bay area to Vincent and Marjorie Damante, Susan Damante attended Woodside High School and Canada College. Following high school and college, she entered the Miss America Pageant and was first runner-up to Miss California. She used the scholarship money to study classical ...

30. Lili Damita

Actress | Fighting Caravans

Lili was a French Actress who is remembered more for who she married than the movies she appeared in. When the sound revolution came into Hollywood, the studio's scrambled to find actors who could speak lines and record well. It was at this time that Lili burst on the scene. While her accent would ...

31. Linh Dan Pham

Actress | Mr. Nobody

Pham was born in 1974 in Saigon, but moved to France with her parents a year later.

Her big break came in 1992 when she starred in the Oscar-winning film "Indochine," playing the adopted child of a French woman in French-ruled Vietnam.

Pham studied commerce in university and worked as a senior ...

32. Viola Dana

Actress | Two Sisters

Viola Dana (real name Virginia Flugrath) was born in Brooklyn, NY, on June 26, 1897. She was the middle sister of three sisters (the other two were Edna Flugrath and Shirley Mason). She made her film debut in 1914 in Molly the Drummer Boy (1914). The following year she received top billing playing ...

33. Renata Dancewicz

Actress | Pulkownik Kwiatkowski

Renata Dancewicz was born on February 7, 1969 in Leszno, Wielkopolskie, Poland. She is an actress, known for Pulkownik Kwiatkowski (1995), Tato (1995) and Deborah (1995).

34. Dorothy Dandridge

Actress | Carmen Jones

Dorothy Jean Dandridge was born on November 9, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Ruby Dandridge (née Ruby Jean Butler), an entertainer, and Cyril H. Dandridge, a cabinet maker and minister. Under the prodding of her mother, Dorothy and her sister Vivian Dandridge began performing publicly, usually in ...

35. Ruby Dandridge

Actress | Beulah

Ruby Dandridge was born on March 3, 1900 in Wichita, Kansas, USA as Ruby Jean Butler. She was an actress, known for Beulah (1950), Dead Reckoning (1947) and Cabin in the Sky (1943). She was married to Cyril Dandridge. She died on October 17, 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

36. Patricia Dane

Actress | Johnny Eager

Resembling Hedy Lamarr with her brunet sultry looks, beautiful second-string actress Patricia Dane possessed a rough and rowdy exterior, which worked much better for her in front of the camera than off of it. Born Thelma Patricia Ann Pippen in Jacksonville, Florida, her father died shortly after ...

37. Claire Danes

Actress | My So-Called Life

New Yorker Claire Catherine Danes was born in Manhattan, the daughter of Carla (Hall), a day-care provider and artist, and Christopher Danes, a computer consultant and photographer. She has an older brother, Asa. Her paternal grandfather, Gibson Andrew Danes, was a Dean of the Yale School of Art ...

38. Beverly D'Angelo

Actress | American History X

Intriguing, inspiring, and never less than interesting -- key adjectives in describing the career of Beverly D'Angelo, which has well passed the three-decade mark. Perhaps deserving better movies than she generally found herself in, she nevertheless was always an object of fascination and the one ...

39. Mirella D'Angelo

Actress | Caligola

Mirella D'Angelo was born on August 16, 1956 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for Caligula (1979), Hercules (1983) and Tenebrae (1982).

40. Elsa Daniel

Actress | El romance del Aniceto y la Francisca

Demure and pretty blonde who played ingenues in Leopoldo Torre Nilsson's masterpieces La casa del ángel, La caída and La mano en la trampa. Married during a short time to Rodolfo Khun, who directed her in Los inconstantes. She was effective in Leonardo Favio's El romance del Aniceto y la Francisca....

41. Isa Danieli

Actress | Nuovo Cinema Paradiso

Isa Danieli was born on March 13, 1937 in Naples, Campania, Italy as Luisa Amatucci. She is an actress and assistant director, known for Cinema Paradiso (1988), Camorra (A Story of Streets, Women and Crime) (1985) and Love & Anarchy (1973).

42. Bebe Daniels

Actress | The Maltese Falcon

Bebe Daniels already had toured as an actor by the age of four in a stage production of "Richard III". She had her first leading role at the age of seven and started her film career shortly after this in movies for Imperial, Pathe and others. At 14 she was already a film veteran, and was enlisted ...

43. Lisa Daniely

Actress | Hindle Wakes

Lisa Daniely was born on June 4, 1929 in Reading, Berkshire, England as Mary Elizabeth A. Bodington. She was an actress, known for Holiday Week (1952), The Invisible Man (1958) and The Circle (1957). She was married to Grey Blake. She died on January 24, 2014.

44. Blythe Danner

Actress | Meet the Parents

Blythe Danner was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Katharine (Kile) and Harry Earl Danner, a bank executive. She has German, as well as English and Irish, ancestry. Danner studied acting and got her degree from Bard College and began her career in Boston theater companies. By 25, she won the ...

45. Sybil Danning

Actress | Halloween

Tall, leggy, buxom and statuesque 5'7" blonde beauty Sybil Danning reigns supreme as one of the sexiest, most dynamic and commanding actresses to achieve cult B-movie queen status. She was born Sybille Johanna Danninger on May 24, 1952, in Wels, Austria, the daughter of a US Army major father and ...

46. Ingeborga Dapkunaite

Actress | Seven Years in Tibet

Ingeborga Dapkunaite was born on January 20, 1963 in Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR, USSR as Ingeborga Edmundovna Dapkunaite. She is an actress, known for Seven Years in Tibet (1997), Mission: Impossible (1996) and Hannibal Rising (2007).

47. Patti D'Arbanville

Actress | Morning Glory

Patti was 17 before her mother allowed her to appear in an Andy Warhol project. Her start in a lesbian love-scene in Flesh (1968), was followed by a string of movies with some degree of nudity included. Since then, she has steadily appeared in good supporting roles, only with a few time-outs, i.e. ...

48. Kim Darby

Actress | True Grit

The child of professional dancers, Kim Darby began her career studying dance with her father, as well as Nico Charisse. At fourteen, she was granted special admission to Tony Barr's acting workshop at Desilu Studios on the Paramount Pictures lot. He wrote later that it was her remarkable openness, ...

49. Mireille Darc

Actress | Week End

Mireille Darc was born on May 15, 1938 in Toulon, Var, France as Mireille Aigroz. She was an actress and director, known for Weekend (1967), Galia (1966) and OK Patron (1974). She was married to Pascal Desprez. She died on August 28, 2017 in Paris, France.

50. Denise Darcel

Actress | Flame of Calcutta

Hollywood has always welcomed with open arms exotic, sexy imports to its gallery of glamour girls and serious actresses; look at how Greta Garbo, Ingrid Bergman, Marlene Dietrich and Sophia Loren have been embraced. Buxom and alluring French siren Denise Darcel fell into the secondary ranks of ...

51. Mona Darkfeather

Actress | Justice of the Wild

Princess Mona Darkfeather was born Josephine M. Workman in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles on 13 January 1882. Her grandparents were William Workman (1799-1876), a native of England, and Nicolasa Urioste (1802-1892), who hailed from the Taos pueblo of New Mexico. Consequently, though ...

52. Jean Darling

Actress | Jane Eyre

Having toured the world with husband, Kajar the Magician's Show 'Magicadabr', Jean Darling settled in Dublin and became an author of dozens of short mysteries for Ellery Queen, Alfred Hitchcock, Mike Shayne Mystery Magazines and Horror Fantasy for Whispers Magazine, etc. In 1980 she became Aunty ...

53. Joan Darling

Director | ABC Afterschool Specials

Joan Darling began her career with the New York improvisational theater troupe "Premise Players", and soon graduated to off-Broadwy and Broadway productions. She made her film debut in 1964 and, in the early '70s, landed a regular role on the Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (1971) TV series. In ...

54. Linda Darlow

Actress | The Accused

Linda Darlow is an actress, known for The Accused (1988), Gracepoint (2014) and Alienated (2003).

55. Grace Darmond

Actress | The Hope Diamond Mystery

Canadian-born Grace Darmond first caught the acting bug while appearing in a school play, and as luck would have it was spotted there by the owner of the Selig Film Co., who put her under contract. She appeared in her first film in 1913 at 16 years of age, and by her 20th birthday was a star at ...

56. Danielle Darrieux

Actress | 8 femmes

Danielle Darrieux was born in 1917 in Bordeaux, France, to Marie-Louise (Witkowski) and Germain Jean Darrieux, a physician. She was raised in Paris. She was only fourteen when she auditioned for a secondary role in Le bal (1931): she got the part, and the producer offered her a five-year contract. ...

57. Barbara Darrow

Actress | Queen of Outer Space

Barbara Darrow was born on November 18, 1931 in Hollywood, California, USA as Barbara Georgine Wittlinger. She is an actress, known for Queen of Outer Space (1958), Adventure Showcase (1959) and Alcoa Theatre (1957). She was previously married to Thomas D. Tennenbaum.

58. Agam Darshi

Actress | Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Agam Darshi was born Agamdeep Darshi in Birmingham, UK. At a very young age, she and her family moved to Canada. At the age of 14, she left home and moved to Calgary, to pursue a career of acting - which is her passion. Agam studied Theater and Fine Arts at the University of Calgary and earned a ...

59. Lili Darvas

Actress | Szerelem

Hungarian-born Lili Darvas (pronounced 'Darvash') was a major star first in Budapest, then on the German stage with Max Reinhardt's theatre company during the 1920s, touring Europe with plays by Goethe, Shakespeare, Tolstoy and Shaw. She received her education at the Budapest Lyceum and made her ...

60. Bella Darvi

Actress | The Egyptian

Bella Darvi became a 50s symbol for one of the many movie "Cinderellas" whose bright and beautiful Hollywood fairy tale would come crashing down, ending in bitterness and tragedy. A self-destructive brunette beauty, her life was full of misfortune. Of Polish/French descent, she miraculously ...

61. Jane Darwell

Actress | The Grapes of Wrath

Missouri-born Jane Darwell was born Patti Woodard, the daughter of William Robert Woodard, president of the Louisville Southern Railroad, and Ellen (Booth) Woodard, in Palmyra, Missouri, where she grew up on a ranch . She nursed ambitions to be an opera singer, but put it off because of her ...

62. Nandita Das

Writer | Firaaq

Nandita Das was born on November 7, 1969 in Delhi, India. She is known for her work on Firaaq (2008), Bawandar (2000) and Kannathil Muthamittal (2002). She has been married to Subodh Maskara since January 5, 2010. They have one child. She was previously married to Saumya Sen.

63. Stacey Dash

Actress | Clueless

Stacey Dash was born in the Bronx, New York. Stacy knew that she wanted to act, and from an early age began to act professionally. She made regular appearances on The Cosby Show (1984), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), and also St. Elsewhere (1982). At 21 she made her feature film debut in Enemy...

64. Alexa Davalos

Actress | The Chronicles of Riddick

Alexa Davalos was born in Paris, France, to American parents, Jeff Dunas, a photographer, and Elyssa Davalos, an actress. Her father's family were Jewish immigrants (from Russia and Lithuania). After a quintessentially bohemian childhood that found her straddling New York, Paris, Italy and Los ...

65. Elyssa Davalos

Actress | MacGyver

Elyssa Davalos was born on May 30, 1957 in New York City, New York, USA as Elyssa Victoria Davalos. She is an actress and producer, known for MacGyver (1985), Tycus (1999) and Diagnosis Murder (1993). She was previously married to Jeffrey Rian Dunas.

66. Alice Davenport

Actress | Legend of Hollywood

Alice was a silent screen comedic actress. She worked in a number of Keystone films and also appeared in the early films that Chaplin did. Other actors that Alice worked with who went on to become big stars were Mabel Normand and Marie Dressler. Alice was married and divorced from Broadway actor ...

67. Dorothy Davenport

Actress | Human Wreckage

The Davenport family was well known in theatrical circles. Her aunt, Fanny Davenport was considered one of the greatest stage actresses of her time and her father, Harry Davenport, was a Broadway star before later venturing into movies. Her mother, Alice Davenport, was a respected Broadway and film...

68. Madison Davenport

Actress | Sharp Objects

Madison Danielle Davenport was born in San Antonio, Texas. She started her career in 2005 when she had a small role in Conversations with Other Women (2005). Soon after she appeared in the television series Numb3rs (2005), Close to Home (2005), CSI: NY (2004), and Hot Properties (2005). In 2006, ...

69. Joanna David

Actress | You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

Joanna David was born on January 17, 1947 in Lancaster, England as Joanne E. Hacking. She is an actress and producer, known for You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010), Pride and Prejudice (1995) and War & Peace (1972). She has been married to Edward Fox since 2004. They have two children.

70. Metring David

Actress | Kung mahawi man ang ulap

Metring David was born on June 20, 1920. She was an actress, known for Kung mahawi man ang ulap (1984), Kastilyong buhangin (1980) and El pinoy matador (1970). She died on October 7, 2010 in Manila, Philippines.

71. Elizabeth Davidovich

Stunts | Stranger Things

Elizabeth Davidovich is the daughter of immigrant entrepreneurs, growing up in her parents' gym and beginning her career as a performer at the age of 3. She grew to develop an avid interest in both visual as well as performing arts, choosing Rhythmic Gymnastics as the perfect balance between sport ...

72. Lolita Davidovich

Actress | Hollywood Homicide

Lolita Davidovich was born on July 15, 1961 in London, Ontario, Canada as Lolita Davidovic. She is an actress, known for Hollywood Homicide (2003), Blaze (1989) and Adventures in Babysitting (1987). She has been married to Ron Shelton since 1997. They have one child.

73. Amy Davidson

Actress | The Capture of the Green River Killer

Radiating the screen with her engaging presence and captivating talent, Amy Davidson has quickly become one of Hollywood's most intriguing young actresses.

Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Davidson discovered her love for entertaining when her parents enrolled her in dance classes as a young child. As a ...

74. Embeth Davidtz

Actress | Bicentennial Man

Embeth Davidtz was born on August 11, 1965 in Lafayette, Indiana. She is known for her role as Miss Honey in the film Matilda (1996).

Her parents, Jean and John Davidtz, were South Africans, with Dutch, English, and French ancestry. The family moved to Trenton, New Jersey, before returning to her ...

75. Betty Ann Davies

Actress | It Always Rains on Sunday

Betty Ann Davies was born on December 24, 1910 in London, England. She was an actress, known for It Always Rains on Sunday (1947), The Man in Black (1949) and The Remarkable Mr. Kipps (1941). She was married to Alexander Blackford. She died on May 14, 1955 in Manchester, England.

76. Glynis Davies

Actress | Travelers

Glynis Davies is an actress and writer, known for Travelers (2016), Stargate Universe (2009) and Spooksville (2013).

77. Marion Davies

Actress | Not So Dumb

Marion Cecelia Douras was born in the borough of Brooklyn, New York on January 3, 1897. She had been bitten by the show biz bug early as she watched her sisters perform in local stage productions. She wanted to do the same. As Marion got older, she tried out for various school plays and did fairly ...

78. Ann B. Davis

Actress | The Brady Bunch

Ann B. Davis made her debut in show business at age 6 earning $2.00 in a puppet show. At the University of Michigan, Anne planned to study medicine but got the acting bug from her brother who was the lead dancer in the national company of "Oklahoma" for over a year. Anne then spent six years in ...

79. Bette Davis

Actress | All About Eve

Ruth Elizabeth Davis was born April 5, 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Ruth Augusta (Favor) and Harlow Morrell Davis, a patent attorney. Her parents divorced when she was 10. She and her sister were raised by their mother. Her early interest was dance. To Bette, dancers led a glamorous life, but...

80. Brianne Davis

Actress | Six

Whether lighting up the big screen, or calling the shots behind the scene, actor, director, and producer Brianne Davis is one of the most electric talents to storm Hollywood by force. Starring in one of the most highly-anticipated new dramas with History Channel's military series; Six (2017), is an...

81. Carole Davis

Actress | Sex and the City

Carole Raphaelle Davis was born in London, England on February 17, 1958 to a French mother and an American father. She is trilingual and a citizen of the United States and the European Union. She grew up in England, Scotland, Hawaii, France, Italy and Thailand and moved to New York City as a ...

82. Essie Davis

Actress | The Babadook

Essie Davis was born in 1970 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. She is an actress and producer, known for The Babadook (2014), Assassin's Creed (2016) and True History of the Kelly Gang (2019). She has been married to Justin Kurzel since 2002. They have two children.

83. Gail Davis

Actress | Six Gun Mesa

Hailed by Gene Autry as the 'perfect western actress', diminutive, pig-tailed Betty Jeanne Grayson had all the genre's prerequisite attributes. The daughter of a prominent Arkansas physician (who went on to became State Health Officer), she had been trained in drama and dance at the University of ...

84. Geena Davis

Actress | Thelma & Louise

As a child, Geena dreamed of being an actress. While in high school, she felt left out and had low self-esteem because, at 6 feet, she was the tallest girl in school. After high school graduation, Geena entered New England College in New Hampshire and then transferred the next year to Boston ...

85. Hope Davis

Actress | American Splendor

Davis, second of three children, was born in Englewood, New Jersey, the daughter of Joan, a librarian (at one time, for the elementary section of Elisabeth Morrow School), and William Davis, an engineer. Davis has described her mother as a "great storyteller" who would take Davis and her siblings ...

86. Joan Davis

Actress | Hold That Ghost

Widely popular comedienne appeared in some movies and on radio in the 40s and on early television. She starred in the popular television series, I Married Joan (1952), with Jim Backus as her husband and her real-life daughter, Beverly Wills as her sister.

Joan died of a sudden heart attack in 1961. ...

87. Josie Davis

Actress | CSI: NY

This Hollywood, California native has been acting all of her life. Josie Davis began her career at the age of 3, starring in numerous television commercials. She was cast as a series regular on the hit television show Charles in Charge (1984) (Davis played the adorable, intelligent poet "Sarah ...

88. Judy Davis

Actress | Husbands and Wives

Davis was educated at Loreto Convent and the Western Institute of Technology and graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1977. She found international success with the role of Adela Quested in A Passage to India (1984). Her performance was nominated an Academy Award for Best...

89. Kristin Davis

Actress | Sex and the City 2

Kristin Lee Davis was born on February 23, 1965 in Boulder, Colorado. An only child, her parents divorced when she was a baby. She was adopted by her stepfather, psychology professor Keith Davis, after he married her mother, Dorothy, a university data analyst, in 1968. Early in her childhood, ...

90. Lucy Davis

Actress | Wonder Woman

Lucy Davis was born on February 17, 1973 in Solihull, West Midlands, England as Lucy Clare Davis. She is an actress and producer, known for Wonder Woman (2017), Shaun of the Dead (2004) and The Office (2001). She was previously married to Owain Yeoman.

91. Mildred Davis

Actress | Safety Last!

Mildred Davis was born on February 22, 1901 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Mildred Hillary Davis. She was an actress, known for Safety Last! (1923), A Sailor-Made Man (1921) and Grandma's Boy (1922). She was married to Harold Lloyd. She died on August 18, 1969 in Santa Monica, California, ...

92. Phyllis Davis

Actress | Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

Phyllis Davis grew up in Nederland, Texas. She lived on the second floor of her parents' mortuary business. Phyllis and her two younger brothers had to be very quiet upstairs during services because the floors would creak. Phyllis attended Lamar College briefly, then went to Los Angeles in the mid-...

93. Sammi Davis

Actress | Four Rooms

Sammi Davis was born on June 21, 1964 in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England as Samantha Davis. She is known for her work on Four Rooms (1995), A Prayer for the Dying (1987) and Homefront (1991). She has been married to Simon Drew since June 21, 2009. She was previously married to Kurt Voss.

94. Viola Davis

Actress | Fences

Actress Viola Davis was born on her grandmother's farm, at the then-Singleton Plantation in St. Matthews, South Carolina. When she was two months old her family moved to Central Falls, Rhode Island, where her father, Dan Davis, worked as a horse groomer and trainer. Her mother, Mary Alice (Logan), ...

95. Viveka Davis

Actress | Cast Away

Viveka Davis was born on August 19, 1969 in Santa Monica, California, USA. She is an actress and production designer, known for Cast Away (2000), Edtv (1999) and Curly Sue (1991).

96. Yola d'Avril

Actress | God's Gift to Women

Yola d'Avril was born on April 8, 1907 in Lille, France. She grew up with her parents and brother in Paris. After her father's death in 1923, she moved to Canada and became a dancer. Yola went to Hollywood and started getting small roles in movies like Vamping Venus (1928) and She Goes to War (1929)...

97. Marjorie Daw

Actress | A Modern Musketeer

Marjorie Daw was born on January 19, 1902 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA as Margaret House. She was an actress, known for A Modern Musketeer (1917), The Secret Orchard (1915) and The Puppet Crown (1915). She was married to Myron Selznick and A. Edward Sutherland. She died on March 18, 1979 in ...

98. Pam Dawber

Actress | Mork & Mindy

Actress, Pam Dawber grew up in a suburb of Detroit. Her career began to take off when a friend who was going to New York suggested that Pam accompany her and bring along her modeling portfolio to show various New York modeling agents. A pretty girl, Pam had done some modeling in Detroit, where she ...

99. Marpessa Dawn

Actress | Orfeu Negro

Born in Pittsburgh, Marpessa Dawn moved to England as a teenager and started acting in small roles in television; upon moving to France, she danced and sang in nightclubs while at times working as a governess before getting her big break as "Eurydice" in "Black Orpheus". Married twice, she left ...

100. Rosario Dawson

Actress | Rent

This stunning and resourceful actress has been primarily a film player thus far. Only recently has she been opening herself up more to doing television (the series Gemini Division (2008), which she executive-produced), and animated voice-overs. Dawson's powerhouse talent stands out the most in edgy...



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