Favourite actresses

by leeadams-83360 | created - 31 Jan 2019 | updated - 1 day ago | Public

1. Jane Seymour

Actress | Somewhere in Time

Jane Seymour was born as Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg in 1951 in Middlesex, England, to a nurse mother and gynaecologist/obstetrician father. She is of Polish Jewish (father) and Dutch (mother) descent. She adopted the acting name of "Jane Seymour" when she entered show business as it was ...

2. Lee Remick

Actress | Anatomy of a Murder

Lee Remick was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, to Gertrude Margaret (Waldo), an actress, and Francis Edwin Remick, a department store owner. She had Irish and English ancestry. Remick was educated at Barnard College, studied dance and worked on stage and TV, before making her film debut as a sexy ...

3. Cybill Shepherd

Actress | Cybill

Cybill Lynne Shepherd was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to Patty, a homemaker, and William Shepherd, a small business owner. Named after her grandfather, Cy, and her father, Bill, Shepherd's career began at a young age in modeling, when she won the "Miss Teenage Memphis" contest in 1966 and the "...

4. Cherie Lunghi

Actress | Excalibur

Cherie Lunghi was born on April 4, 1952 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England as Cherie Mary Lunghi. She is an actress, known for Excalibur (1981), Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) and The Mission (1986). She was previously married to Ralph Lawson.

5. Kim Cattrall

Actress | Sex and the City 2

Kim Victoria Cattrall was born on August 21, 1956 in Mossley Hill, Liverpool, England to Gladys Shane (Baugh), a secretary, and Dennis Cattrall, a construction engineer. At the age of three months, her family immigrated to Canada, where a large number of her films have been made. At age 11, she ...

6. Laura Howard

Actress | So Haunt Me

British actress Laura Howard has worked extensively on stage and screen since she was in her mid teens, most notably as the longstanding regular character Cully Barnaby in ITV's Midsomer Murders. She has appeared in recurring roles in Soldier Soldier (Central Television) and Young Dracula (CBBC), ...

7. Clare Holman

Actress | Blood Diamond

Clare Holman was born on January 12, 1964 in London, England as Clare Margaret Holman. She is an actress and director, known for Blood Diamond (2006), Let Him Have It (1991) and Inspector Lewis (2006). She was previously married to Howard Davies.

8. Beth Goddard

Actress | X: First Class

Beth Goddard was born on March 31, 1969 in Colchester, Essex, England as Elizabeth Jane Goddard. She is an actress, known for X-Men: First Class (2011), Edge of Tomorrow (2014) and Poirot (1989). She has been married to Philip Glenister since 2006. They have two children.

9. Sarah Alexander

Actress | Coupling

Sarah Alexander was born on January 3, 1971 in London, England as Sarah Smith. She is an actress and writer, known for Coupling (2000), Stardust (2007) and Green Wing (2004). She is married to Peter Serafinowicz. They have two children.

10. Sophia Myles

Actress | Tristan + Isolde

Sophia Jane Myles was born on March 18, 1980 in Hammersmith, London, England. She has a younger brother, Oliver. Her parents are Jane and Peter Myles, who is a vicar, a priest in the Anglican Church who is in charge of a parish and receives a salary, but not the tithes of the church. Her mother ...

11. Ursula Andress

Actress | Dr. No

The quintessential jet-set Euro starlet, Ursula Andress was born in the Swiss canton of Berne on March 19, 1936, one of six children in a strict German Protestant family. Although often seeming icily aloof, a restless streak early demonstrated itself in her personality, and she had an impetuous ...

12. Stefanie Martini

Actress | Prime Suspect 1973

Stefanie Martini was born on October 6, 1990 in Bristol, England as Lorna Michelle Stefanie Martini. She is an actress, known for Prime Suspect 1973 (2017) and Crooked House (2017).

13. Jill Baker

Actress | Notes on a Scandal

Jill Baker is a British actress who has appeared on stage, movies and television Born Gillian Mary Baker in Britain in 1951, she made her debut in the TV movie Savages (1975) in 1975 and has worked steadily on television ever since. She appeared as a regular on the TV series Tales of Sherwood Forest...

14. Morven Christie

Actress | The Bay

Morven Christie was born in Dumbartonshire, Scotland in 1983, and grew up in Glasgow and Aviemore. She trained as an actor at Drama Centre London under Reuven Adiv, a colleague of Lee Strasberg.

Morven Christie took the lead role of DS Lisa Armstrong in ITV's hit 2019 series The Bay, with Morven's ...

15. Charlotte Hawkins

Actress | Burnt

Charlotte Hawkins was born on May 16, 1975 in Chichester, West Sussex, England as Charlotte Mary Hawkins. She is known for her work on Burnt (2015), Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017) and National Treasure: Kiri (2018). She has been married to Mark Herbert since September 6, 2008. They have one ...

16. Lucy Punch

Actress | Into the Woods

Lucy Punch grew up in London and was a member of the National Youth Theatre in her late teens before going to University College London to read History. While she was there she auditioned for TV roles and eventually dropped out to concentrate on acting.

She learned a lot, she says, from working on ...

17. Cheryl Kennedy

Actress | ITV Sunday Night Drama

Cheryl Kennedy was born on April 29, 1947 in Enfield, Middlesex, England. She is an actress, known for ITV Sunday Night Drama (1959), BBC Play of the Month (1965) and Time and Time Again (1976). She was previously married to Tom Courtenay.

18. Vikki Dougan

Actress | The Tunnel of Love

Vikki Dougan was born in 1929 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Edith Tooker. She is an actress, known for The Tunnel of Love (1958), Sea Hunt (1958) and Peter Gunn (1958).

19. Deborah Grant

Actress | London Has Fallen

Deborah Grant was born on February 22, 1947 in London, England. She is an actress, known for London Has Fallen (2016), Bouquet of Barbed Wire (1976) and Bergerac (1981). She was previously married to Jeremy Child.

20. Liza Goddard

Actress | Doctor Who

Liza Goddard was born on January 20, 1950 in Smethwick, Sandwell, England as Louise E Goddard. She is an actress, known for Doctor Who (1963), Woof! (1989) and The Brothers (1972). She was previously married to David Cobham, Alvin Stardust and Colin Baker.

21. Lysette Anthony

Actress | Dracula: Dead and Loving It

Lysette Anthony was born on September 26, 1963 in Fulham, London, England as Lysette Anne Chodzko. She is an actress and producer, known for Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995), Krull (1983) and Husbands and Wives (1992). She was previously married to David Price and Luc Leestemaker.

22. Jenny Agutter

Actress | The Avengers

Jenny Agutter was born on December 20, 1952, in Taunton, Somerset, England, UK. The daughter of an army officer, she spent her childhood traveling and living in different countries. Her film career began at the age of 12 in East of Sudan (1964), which was quickly followed by The Magical World of ...

23. Leslie Ash

Actress | Men Behaving Badly

Leslie Ash was born on February 19, 1960 in Clapham, Lambeth, London, England. She is an actress, known for British Men Behaving Badly (1992), Quadrophenia (1979) and C.A.T.S. Eyes (1985). She has been married to Lee Chapman since 1988. They have two children.

24. Veronica Lake

Actress | Sullivan's Travels

Veronica Lake was born as Constance Frances Marie Ockleman on November 14, 1922, in Brooklyn, New York. She was the daughter of Constance Charlotta (Trimble) and Harry Eugene Ockelman, who worked for an oil company as a ship employee. Her father was of half German and half Irish descent, and her ...

25. Julie Crosthwaite

Actress | Armchair Cinema

Julie Crosthwaite was born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. She is an actress, known for Armchair Cinema (1973), The Picnic (1975) and Madhouse (1974).

26. Rikki Howard

Actress | Split Second

Rikki Howard is an actress, known for Split Second (1992), Hi-de-Hi! (1980) and By the Sea (1982).

27. Valerie Leon

Actress | The Spy Who Loved Me

Not just another tall, beautiful brunette, Valerie Leon had extensive experience in British theatre, television and films - and not just as a sexpot - before she became a fixture in the "Carry On" series, appearing in seven of them. In addition to comedy, she also excelled in horror films, playing ...

28. Stephanie McLean

Actress | The Malibu Bikini Shop

Stephanie McLean is an actress, known for The Malibu Bikini Shop (1986), Space Riders (1984) and The Damnation of Harvey McHugh (1994).

29. Hope Lange

Actress | Death Wish

One of the most natural beauties of the 1960s with a gentle voice and personality to match, blonde Hope Lange was born in Redding Ridge, Connecticut, and performed on stage from the age of nine. She studied both drama and dance under Martha Graham, did some modeling and then worked in stock ...

30. Gillian Duxbury

Actress | The Sweeney

Gillian Duxbury is an actress, known for The Sweeney (1974), The Professionals (1977) and The Two Ronnies (1971).

31. Hayley Mills

Actress | Pollyanna

Born Hayley Catherine Rose Vivien Mills in London, England, on Thursday, April 18th, 1946, she is the daughter of the great actor Sir John Mills and the well-known novelist-playwright Mary Hayley Bell. Her sister is the actress Juliet Mills. She grew up in her parents' home, an outgoing, funny ...

32. Sharon Tate

Actress | Valley of the Dolls

Sharon's early life was one of constant moving as her father served in the military. When she lived in Italy, she was voted "Homecoming Queen" of her high school. After being an extra in a few Italian films, Sharon headed to Hollywood where she would again start as an extra. Her first big break ...

33. Jaclyn Smith

Actress | Charlie's Angels

Jaclyn Smith was born Jacquelyn Ellen Smith on October 26, 1945 in Houston, Texas. She graduated from high school and originally aspired to be a famous ballerina. In 1973, she landed a job as a Breck shampoo model. In 1976, she was offered a chance to star in a new pilot for a planned television ...

34. Jodie Foster

Actress | The Silence of the Lambs

Jodie Foster started her career at the age of two. For four years she made commercials and finally gave her debut as an actress in the TV series Mayberry R.F.D. (1968). In 1975 Jodie was offered the role of prostitute Iris Steensma in the movie Taxi Driver (1976). This role, for which she received ...

35. Joanne Whalley

Actress | Willow

British-born actress Joanne Whalley has graced the big and small screens for decades. Known for such films as Scandal and Willow, she was a firm fixture on British TV screens including the hit series, The Singing Detective and nuclear industry drama The Edge Of Darkness, for which she received a ...

36. Cheryl Ladd

Actress | Poison Ivy

Cheryl Ladd was born on July 12, 1951 in Huron, South Dakota, USA as Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor. She is an actress, known for Poison Ivy (1992), Millennium (1989) and Charlie's Angels (1976). She has been married to Brian Russell since January 3, 1981. She was previously married to David Ladd.

37. Carol Hawkins

Actress | Carry on Abroad

Blonde, beautiful and extremely likable are some of the many ways to describe Carol Hawkins.

She first appeared on the screen in The Body Stealers (1969) and in a few other films following her debut. However, it is for her 'Carry On...' film work which she is best remembered throughout the 1970s, ...

38. Christina Applegate

Actress | The Sweetest Thing

Christina Applegate was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, to record producer/executive Robert William Applegate and singer-actress Nancy Priddy. Her parents split-up shortly after her birth. She has two half-siblings from her father's re-marriage - Alisa (b. 10 October 1977) & Kyle (b. 15...



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