San Sebastián: Best Actress

by KSTLeo | created - 29 Oct 2012 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

1. Greta Fernández

Actress | La hija de un ladrón

Greta Fernández was born on February 4, 1995 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. She is an actress, known for A Thief's Daughter (2019), Embers (2015) and The Next Skin (2016).

2019: A thief's daughter

2. Nina Hoss

Actress | Phoenix

Nina Hoss was born on July 7, 1975 in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. She is an actress, known for Phoenix (2014), A Most Wanted Man (2014) and Barbara (2012).

2019: The Audition

3. Pia Tjelta

Actress | Blindsone

Pia Tjelta is a Norwegian actress who was born on September 12, 1977. She had acted in some movies and worked a couple of years at theatre Sláva outside of Stockholm in Sweden before she got her breakthrough in Mongoland (2001), a low budget movie recorded in her hometown Stavanger on the west ...

2018: Blind Spot

4. Sofía Gala

Actress | Alanis

Sofía Gala was born on January 24, 1987 in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina as Sofía Gala Castiglione. She is an actress, known for Alanis (2017), El resultado del amor (2007) and Everybody Has a Plan (2012). She has been married to Julián Della Paolera since June 11, 2012. They have one ...

2017: Alanis

5. Bingbing Fan

Actress | X-Men: Days of Future Past

Bingbing Fan was born 16 September 1981. She is a Chinese actress, television producer and pop singer.

Fan rose to fame in Asia in 1998-1999 with the mega-hit TV series My Fair Princess. In 2003, she starred in Cell Phone, which became the highest-grossing Chinese film of the year, winning a Hundred...

2016: I am not Madame Bovary

6. Yordanka Ariosa

Actress | El rey de La Habana

Yordanka Ariosa is an actress, known for The King of Havana (2015), Lo que siento por ti (2018) and Horses (2015).

2015: El rey de La Habana

7. Paprika Steen

Actress | Applaus

In Okay (2002), director and actress Paprika Steen shows off her multi- faceted acting talent as the loud-mouth control-freak Nete. It is Paprika Steen's first major part for which she has already been nominated for The Best Actress Award from the European Film Academy. The actress has won the ...

2014: Silent heart

8. Marian Álvarez

Actress | Lo mejor de mí

Marian Álvarez was born on April 1, 1978 in Madrid, Spain as Marian Álvarez Cachero. She is an actress, known for Lo mejor de mí (2007), Wounded (2013) and Lobos sucios (2015).

2013: Wounded

9. Katie Coseni

Actress | Foxfire

Katie Coseni is an actress, known for Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang (2012), Helium Junkies (2012) and Stickman (2017).

2012: Foxfire

10. Macarena García

Actress | Blancanieves

Macarena García was born on April 26, 1988 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain as Macarena García de la Camacha Gutiérrez-Ambrossi. She is an actress, known for Blancanieves (2012), The Ministry of Time (2015) and Palm Trees in the Snow (2015).

2012: Snow White

11. María León

Actress | La voz dormida

María León was born on July 30, 1984 in Seville, Seville, Andalucía, Spain as María León Barrios. She is an actress, known for The Sleeping Voice (2011), Not the End (2014) and Sin fin (2018).

2011: The sleeping voice

12. Nora Navas

Actress | Dolor y gloria

Nora Navas was born in 1975 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. She is an actress, known for Pain and Glory (2019), We All Want What's Best for Her (2013) and Black Bread (2010).

2010: Pa negre

13. Lola Dueñas

Actress | Mar adentro

Lola Dueñas was born on October 6, 1971 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as María Dolores Dueñas Navarro. She is an actress, known for The Sea Inside (2004), Volver (2006) and Broken Embraces (2009).

2009: Me too

14. Tsilla Chelton

Actress | Pandora'nin kutusu

Tsilla Chelton was born on June 21, 1919 in Jerusalem, Palestine as Tsilla Schilton. She was an actress, known for Pandora's Box (2008), Auntie Danielle (1990) and The Musketeer (2001). She was married to Jacques Noël. She died on July 15, 2012 in Brussels, Belgium.

2008: Pandora's box

15. Melissa Leo

Actress | The Fighter

Melissa Chessington Leo is an American actress. She is known for her Academy Award-winning performance in the 2010 film The Fighter (2010). She was born on September 14, 1960, in New York City. Leo starred as the mother of boxer Micky Ward in the 2010 film The Fighter, also starring Mark Wahlberg. ...

2008: Frozen river

16. Blanca Portillo

Actress | Los abrazos rotos

Blanca Portillo was born on June 15, 1963 in Madrid, Spain. She is an actress, known for Broken Embraces (2009), Volver (2006) and 7 vidas (1999).

2007: Seven billiard tables

17. Nathalie Baye

Actress | Catch Me If You Can

Nathalie Baye was born on July 6, 1948 in Mainneville, Eure, Upper Normandy, France. She is an actress, known for Catch Me If You Can (2002), Laurence Anyways (2012) and An Affair of Love (1999).

2006: My son

18. Anna Geislerová

Actress | Zelary

Born in 1976 in Prague, this prolific actress debuted before the cameras at the early age of 14. Also a top model, Anna Geislerová already has an impressive career behind her (110 films, TV films or series episodes in early 2013!) and has received several awards for her remarkable performances, ...

2005: Something like happiness

19. Connie Nielsen

Actress | Gladiator

Danish beauty Connie Nielsen consistently lights up the screen with an eclectic bevy of film roles. She was born in Frederikshavn, Denmark, to a mother who worked as an insurance clerk, and a father, Bent Nielsen, who was a bus driver. Nielsen began her acting career working alongside her mother on...

2004: Brothers

20. Laia Marull

Actress | Te doy mis ojos

Laia Marull was born on January 4, 1973 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Laia Marull Quintana. She is an actress, known for Take My Eyes (2003), Fugitives (2000) and La Xirgu (2015).

2003: Take my eyes

21. Mercedes Sampietro

Actress | Gary Cooper, que estás en los cielos

Mercedes Sampietro was born on January 24, 1947 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Mercedes Sampietro Marro. She is an actress and director, known for Gary Cooper, que estás en los cielos (1980), Common Ground (2002) and Extramuros (1985).

X2 2002: Common Ground 1985: Beyond the walls

22. Pilar López de Ayala

Actress | Juana la Loca

Pilar López de Ayala was born on September 18, 1978 in Madrid, Spain as María del Pilar López de Ayala Arroyo. She is an actress, known for Mad Love (2001), Intruders (2011) and Sidewalls (2011).

2001: Juana la Loca

23. Carmen Maura

Actress | Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios"

Descendant of the conservative Spanish politician Antonio Maura, Carmen lead an art gallery and appeared in various roles in night- clubs. With Tigres de papel (1977) she had her first successful appearance on the movie screen and thereafter she worked at the theatre, the movies and in TV ...

2000: Common Wealth

24. Aitana Sánchez-Gijón

Actress | The Machinist

Aitana Sánchez-Gijón was born on November 5, 1968 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Aitana Sánchez-Gijón de Angelis. She is an actress, known for The Machinist (2004), A Walk in the Clouds (1995) and Mouth to Mouth (1995). She has been married to Papin Luccadane since September 2002. They have two children.

1999: Volavérunt

25. Jeanne Balibar

Actress | Barbara

When she was a child, Jeanne Balibar wanted to be a dancer. She was already attracted by the stage and the show and admired great opera singers like Maria Callas. As she was going to take the last exam for becoming a lecturer, she decided not to go to the exam but to take an exam to become a stage ...

1998: Late August, early September

26. Julie Christie

Actress | Doctor Zhivago

Julie Christie, the British movie legend whom Al Pacino called "the most poetic of all actresses," was born in Chabua, Assam, India, on April 14, 1940, the daughter of Rosemary (Ramsden), a painter, and Francis St. John "Frank" Christie, a tea planter. The young Christie grew up on her father's ...

1997: Afterglow

27. Norma Aleandro

Actress | La historia oficial

Norma Aleandro is the Grande Dame of Argentine theater and cinema not only because she was not content to have trodden the stage as early as the the age of nine, she is still active in theater and cinema in 2011. Her last film to date, Daniel Burman's La suerte en tus manos (2012) is in ...

1996: Autumn sun

28. Victoria Abril

Actress | ¡Átame!

This Spanish actress started studying dancing. Her teacher encouraged her to participate in her first film Obsesión (1977). After that, she was chosen by the director Narciso Ibáñez Serrador to be one of the co-hostesses of the famous TV contest Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez (1972) ...

X2 1995: Nobody will speak of us when we're dead 1987: El Lute (camina o revienta)

29. Jing Ning

Actress | Xin hai ge ming

Jing Ning was born on April 27, 1972 in Guiyang, Guizhou, China. She is an actress, known for 1911 (2011), Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker (1994) and A Trança Feiticeira (1996).

1994: Red firecracker, green firecracker

30. Niki Karimi

Director | Yek shab

Born in 1971 in Tehran, Niki Karimi is the most famous, internationally acclaimed Actress and filmmaker in Iran. She began her work as an actress with films such as "Sara" by Dariush Mehrjouii, which she won best actress award at "San Sebastian" film festival and in "Nantes film festival in 1992. ...

1993: Sara

31. Krystyna Janda

Actress | Przesluchanie

Krystyna Janda was born on December 18, 1952 in Starachowice, Swietokrzyskie, Poland. She is an actress and director, known for Interrogation (1989), Pestka (1995) and A Few People, a Little Time (2005). She was previously married to Edward Klosinski and Andrzej Seweryn.

1992: Dismissed for life

32. Deborra-Lee Furness

Actress | Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

Deborra-Lee Furness was born on December 8, 1955 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is an actress and producer, known for Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010), Shame (1988) and Jindabyne (2006). She has been married to Hugh Jackman since April 11, 1996. They have two ...

1991: Waiting

33. Noni Hazlehurst

Actress | Candy

Noni Hazlehurst was born on August 17, 1953 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Leonie Elva Hazlehurst. She is an actress, known for Candy (2006), Little Fish (2005) and Monkey Grip (1982).

1991: Waiting

34. Helen Jones

Actress | Waiting

Helen Jones is an actress, known for Waiting (1991), Seven Deadly Sins (1993) and Ocean Girl (1994).

1991: Waiting

35. Fiona Press

Actress | San Andreas

Fiona Press is an actress, known for San Andreas (2015), Black Water (2007) and Waiting (1991).

1991: Waiting

36. Margherita Buy

Actress | Mia madre

Margherita Buy was born on January 15, 1962 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for Mia Madre (2015), His Secret Life (2001) and Days and Clouds (2007). She was previously married to Sergio Rubini.

1990: La settimana della sfinge

37. Mirjana Jokovic

Actress | Maid in Manhattan

Mirjana Jokovic was born on November 24, 1967 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia. She is an actress, known for Maid in Manhattan (2002), At Middleton (2013) and Eversmile, New Jersey (1989). She is married to Srdjan Milenkovic.

1989: Eversmile, New Jersey

38. Cipe Lincovsky

Actress | La amiga

Cipe Lincovsky was born on September 21, 1929 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Cecilia Lincovsky. She was an actress, known for The Girlfriend (1988), La metamorfosis (2007) and La Argentina de Tato (1999). She died on August 31, 2015 in Buenos Aires.

1988: The girlfriend

39. Liv Ullmann

Actress | Viskningar och rop

Liv Ullmann's father was a Norwegian engineer who used to work abroad, so as a child she lived in Tokyo, Canada, New York and Oslo. In the mid-'50s she made her stage debut and in 1957 made her film debut. She really became successful, however, when she began to work for Swedish director Ingmar ...

1988: The girlfriend

40. Ángela Molina

Actress | Carne trémula

Ángela Molina was born on October 5, 1955 in Madrid, Spain as Ángela Molina Tejedor. She is an actress, known for Live Flesh (1997), Broken Embraces (2009) and 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992). She has been married to Leo Blakstad since 1995. They have two children. She was previously married to ...

1986: Half of Heaven

41. Laura Betti

Actress | Novecento

Laura Betti was born on May 1, 1927 in Casalecchio di Reno, Emilia-Romagna, Italy as Laura Trombetti. She was an actress and writer, known for 1900 (1976), La Dolce Vita (1960) and Teorema (1968). She died on July 31, 2004 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

1979: The little Archimedes

42. Carol Burnett

Actress | The Carol Burnett Show

The entertainment world has enjoyed a five-decade love affair with comedienne/singer Carol Burnett. A peerless sketch performer and delightful, self-effacing personality who rightfully succeeded Lucille Ball as the carrot-topped "Queen of Television Comedy," it was Burnett's traumatic childhood ...

1978: A wedding

43. Kaki Hunter

Actress | Porky's

Born Katherine Hunter, this skinny bombshell of an actress started off with a guest appearance on Hawaii Five-O (1968) but got her first break when she starred alongside Meat Loaf, of all people, in the 1980 film Roadie (1980). After that, she landed a role in Porky's (1981) as Wendy Williams, the ...

1977: Maiden's war

44. Helen Morse

Actress | Picnic at Hanging Rock

Helen Morse was born on January 24, 1947 in Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, England. She is an actress and costume designer, known for Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), Caddie (1976) and A Town Like Alice (1981).

1976: Caddie

45. Gena Rowlands

Actress | The Notebook

Virginia Cathryn "Gena" Rowlands is an American film, stage, and television actress, whose career in the entertainment industry has spanned over six decades. A four-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winner, she is known for her collaborations with her late actor-director husband John Cassavetes ...

1975: A woman under the influence

46. Sophia Loren

Actress | Una giornata particolare

Sophia Loren was born as Sofia Scicolone at the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, Italy, on September 20, 1934. Her father, Riccardo Scicolone, was married to another woman and refused to marry her mother, Romilda Villani, despite the fact that she was the mother of his two children (Sophia and ...

1974: Il viaggio

47. Françoise Fabian

Actress | Ma nuit chez Maud

Françoise Fabian was born on May 10, 1933 in Algiers, Alger, France as Michele Cortes De Leon y Fabianera. She is an actress, known for My Night at Maud's (1969), Belle de Jour (1967) and Happy New Year (1973). She was previously married to Marcel Bozzuffi and Jacques Becker.

1973: La bonne année

48. Glenda Jackson

Actress | Women in Love

Few in modern British history have come as far or achieved as much from humble beginnings as Glenda Jackson has. From acclaimed actress to respected MP (Member of Parliament), she is known for her high intelligence and meticulous approach to her work. She was born to a working-class household in ...

1973: A touch of class

49. Mia Farrow

Actress | Rosemary's Baby

Mia Farrow is the daughter of the director John Farrow and the actress and Tarzan-girl Maureen O'Sullivan. She debuted at the movies in 1959 in very small roles. She was noticed for the first time in the film Rosemary's Baby (1968) by Roman Polanski. She showed her talent also on TV and at the ...

1972: Follow me!

50. Graciela Borges

Actress | La Ciénaga

Graciela Borges started her career in the late 50s playing important roles in films. Perhaps, her most successful role then was "Una Cita con la Vida" (1956) with leading actress Gilda Lousek. Borges had an outstanding performance in the movie "Cronica de una Señora" (1970) where she played an ...

1971: Chronicle of a lady

51. Stéphane Audran

Actress | Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie

Stéphane Audran was born on November 8, 1932 in Versailles, Seine-et-Oise [now Yvelines], France as Colette Suzanne Dacheville. She was an actress, known for The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), Babette's Feast (1987) and Le Boucher (1970). She was married to Claude Chabrol and Jean-Louis ...

1970: Le boucher

52. Lyudmila Chursina

Actress | Zhuravushka

Lyudmila Chursina was born on July 20, 1941 in Velikiye Luki, Kalinin Oblast, RSFSR, USSR as Lyudmila Alexeyevna Chursina. She is an actress, known for Zhuravushka (1969), How Czar Peter the Great Married Off His Moor (1976) and Lyubov Yarovaya (1970). She was previously married to Igor Andropov, ...

1969: Zhuravushka (A little crane)

53. Stefania Sandrelli

Actress | Il conformista

She was born in Viareggio (Tuscany, Italy) on June 5th, 1946. She won a beauty contest when she was just 15 years old, which led to her first role in "Il federale" together with the great Italian actor Ugo Tognazzi. She was then cast by Germi for the Italian comedy "Divorzio all'Italiana", working ...

1969: L'amante di Gramigna

54. Monica Vitti

Actress | L'avventura

Monica Vitti was born on November 3, 1931 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Maria Luisa Ceciarelli. She is an actress, known for L'Avventura (1960), Red Desert (1964) and L'Eclisse (1962). She has been married to Roberto Russo since 1995.

1968: The girl with a pistol

55. Serena Vergano

Actress | Una historia de amor

Serena Vergano was born on August 8, 1943 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy as Adalgisa Serena Maggiora Vergano. She is an actress, known for A Love Story (1967), Teatre (1982) and Mathias Sandorf (1963).

1967: A love story

56. Evangelina Salazar

Actress | Del brazo y por la calle

Evangelina Salazar was born on June 15, 1946 in Buenos Aires City, Distrito Federal, Argentina. She is an actress, known for Arm in Arm Down the Street (1966), Monobloc (2005) and Romeo y Julieta (1966). She is married to Palito Ortega. They have six children.

1966: Arm in arm down the street

57. Lilli Palmer

Actress | The Four Poster

A charming, elegant, and exceedingly popular international film star with a gentle, understated beauty, actress Lilli Palmer was born as Lilli Marie Peiser on May 24, 1914, in Posen, Prussia. She was the daughter of Rose Lissman, an Austrian Jewish actress, and Alfred Peiser, a German Jewish ...

1965: Operation Crossbow

58. Ava Gardner

Actress | The Night of the Iguana

Ava Lavina Gardner was born on December 24, 1922 in Grabtown, North Carolina, to Mary Elizabeth (née Baker) and Jonas Bailey Gardner. Born on a tobacco farm, where she got her lifelong love of earthy language and going barefoot, Ava grew up in the rural South. At age 18, her picture in the window ...

1964: The night of the Iguana

59. 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 ...

1963: Days of wine and roses

60. Anne Bancroft

Actress | The Graduate

Anne Bancroft was born on September 17, 1931 in the Bronx, the daughter of Michael Italiano (1905-2001), a dress pattern maker, and Mildred DiNapoli (1908-2010), a telephone operator. She made her cinema debut in Don't Bother to Knock (1952) in 1952 and over the next five years appeared in a lot of...

1962: The miracle worker

61. Pina Pellicer

Actress | One-Eyed Jacks

Pina Pellicer was, and still is, one of the most beloved Mexican actresses of all time. She set a standard for realism in a time when "melodrama" and "artificial" acting still ran rampant. She was best known for her groundbreaking performance in One-Eyed Jacks (1961) with Marlon Brando. She is ...

1961: One-eyed Jacks

62. Joanne Woodward

Actress | Rachel, Rachel

Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward was born on February 27, 1930, in Thomasville, Georgia, to Wade Woodward and Elinor Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward in a modest household. Her one older brother, Wade Jr., who was the favorite of her father, eventually became an architect. Elinor Woodward was a ...

1960: The fugitive kind

63. Audrey Hepburn

Actress | Breakfast at Tiffany's

Audrey Hepburn was born as Audrey Kathleen Ruston on May 4, 1929 in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. Her mother, Baroness Ella Van Heemstra, was of a Dutch descent, and her father, Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston, was born in Úzice, Bohemia, of English and Austrian ancestry.

After her parents' divorce, ...

1959: The nun's story

64. Jacqueline Sassard

Actress | Nata di marzo

Jacqueline Sassard was born on March 13, 1940 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France. She is an actress, known for March's Child (1958), Les Biches (1968) and Violent Summer (1959).

1958: March's child

65. Giulietta Masina

Actress | Le notti di Cabiria

Born in San Giorgio di Piano, Giulietta Masina spent part of her teenage years living with a widowed aunt in Rome, where she cultivated a passion for the theater and studied for a degree in Philosophy. She began her career on the radio with the program "Terzoglio" (1942), about the adventures of ...

1957: Nights of Cabiria

66. Luisa Della Noce

Actress | Il ferroviere

Luisa Della Noce was born on April 28, 1923 in San Giorgio di Nogaro, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy as Maria-Luisa Della Noce. She was an actress, known for Man of Iron (1956), Juliet of the Spirits (1965) and Giacobbe, l'uomo che lottò con Dio (1963). She died on May 16, 2008 in Rome, Lazio,...

1956: The railroad man

67. Marisa de Leza

Actress | Fuego en la sangre

Marisa de Leza was born on June 9, 1933 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain as María Luisa González Benés. She is an actress, known for Fuego en la sangre (1953), La patrulla (1954) and Surcos (1951). She has been married to Mario Durán since 1957.

1954: La patrulla

68. Julia Martínez

Actress | Hay un camino a la derecha

Julia Martínez was born on December 5, 1931 in Santander, Cantabria, Spain as Julia Martínez Fernández. She is an actress, known for Hay un camino a la derecha (1953), The Family, Fine, Thanks (1979) and Estudio 1 (1965).

1953: Hay un camino a la derecha



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