My Favourite Actresses

by southbronxhardcore | created - 20 Apr 2017 | updated - 20 Apr 2017 | Public

1. Romy Schneider

Actress | L'important c'est d'aimer

Romy Schneider was born on 23 September 1938 in Vienna, Austria into a family of actors. Making her film debut at the age of 15, her breakthrough came two years later in the very popular trilogy Sissi (1955). Her mother, supervising her daughter's career, immediately approved Romy's participation ...

2. 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, ...

3. Soledad Miranda

Actress | Eugénie

Soledad Miranda was a Spanish actress who appeared in many films in the 1960s. Her remarkable beauty and her tragic untimely death make her story the stuff of legend. She was born on July 9, 1943 in Seville, Spain. She started her career when only eight years old as a flamenco dancer and singer. ...

4. Meiko Kaji

Actress | Shurayukihime

Meiko Kaji was born on March 24, 1947 in the Kanda area of Tokyo, Japan. Following graduation from the Yakumo Academy High School in Meguro, Tokyo, Japan in 1965, Kaji first began acting in films in the mid-1960's under her real name of Masako Ôta. She was given the stage name Meiko Kaji by ...

5. Reiko Ike

Actress | Yasagure anego den: Sôkatsu rinchi

Reiko Ike was still in her late teens when she was "discovered" by Japan's Toei Studios (stories of her "discovery" are inconsistent, ranging from being scouted in a nightclub to being spotted as a model). Along with Miki Sugimoto she was Toei's top sex star throughout the 1970s, and the focus of ...

6. Ingrid Bergman

Actress | Notorious

Ingrid Bergman was one of the greatest actresses from Hollywood's lamented Golden Era. Her natural and unpretentious beauty and her immense acting talent made her one of the most celebrated figures in the history of American cinema. Bergman is also one of the most Oscar-awarded actresses, tied with ...

7. Jane Birkin

Actress | Evil Under the Sun

Jane Birkin was born on December 14, 1946 in London, England as Jane Mallory Birkin. She is an actress, known for Evil Under the Sun (1982), Blow-Up (1966) and Death on the Nile (1978). She was previously married to John Barry.

8. Claudia Cardinale

Actress | C'era una volta il West

Like many other female Italian film stars, Claudia Cardinale's entry into the business was by way of a beauty pageant. She was 17 years old and studying at the Centro Sperimentale in Rome when she entered a beauty contest, which resulted in her getting a succession of small film roles. Her earthy ...

9. Pam Grier

Actress | Jackie Brown

Pam Grier was born in Winston-Salem, NC, one of four children of Gwendolyn Sylvia (Samuels), a nurse, and Clarence Ransom Grier Jr., an Air Force mechanic. Pam has been a major African-American star from the early 1970s. Her career started in 1971, when Roger Corman of New World Pictures launched ...

10. 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.

11. Simone Signoret

Actress | Les diaboliques

The face of Simone Signoret on the Paris Metro movie posters in March 1982 looked even older than her 61 years. She was still a box office draw, but the film, L'étoile du Nord (1982), would be her last theatrical release. She played the landlady. Signoret had a long film apprenticeship ...

12. Florinda Bolkan

Actress | Cari genitori

A sensual, versatile legend of arthouse and grindhouse Italian cinema, Florinda Bolkan was born Florinda Soares Bulcão in Uruburetama, Ceará, Brazil, as the youngest of three children from a Brazilian father and an Indios mother. Her father, diplomat José Pedro Soares Bulcão, died when she was 14, ...

13. Barbara Bouchet

Actress | Casino Royale

Stunningly beautiful and charismatic blonde Barbara Bouchet was born Barbel Goutscherola on August 15th, 1943 in Liberec, Czechoslovakia, known as Reichenberg, during the German occupation. Her father, Fritz, was a war photographer.

Her family was forced to leave the country when Barbara was a ...

14. Edwige Fenech

Actress | Hostel: Part II

Edwige Fenech was born (as Edwige Sfenek) on December 24, 1948, in Bone, Constantine, France, to a Maltese father and an Italian mother. She began her show-business career as a participant in beauty contests (she won the title of "Miss Mannequin de la Cote d'Azur" at age 16 and even won a Miss ...

15. Carroll Baker

Actress | Baby Doll

Carroll Baker was born on May 28, 1931 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of a traveling salesman, William W. Baker. She attended community college for a year and then worked as a dancer and magician's assistant. After a brief marriage, she had a small part in Easy to Love (1953), did TV ...

16. Anna Karina

Actress | Pierrot le Fou

Born in Denmark, she came to Paris at 18. She met Coco Chanel and Pierre Cardin and started as a top model. She met Jean-Luc Godard about a cameo in Breathless (1960), but she had to be naked and she refused to play in the movie. One year later, they got married and she became famous with the "...

17. Daliah Lavi

Actress | Casino Royale

She was a star in Europe long before she made a dent in Hollywood in the late 60s. Along with other foreign imports at the time, such as Brigitte Bardot, Ursula Andress, Elke Sommer, Ewa Aulin, Senta Berger, Rosanna Schiaffino, Shirley Eaton, Sylva Koscina, Barbara Bouchet, et al., she pursued sex ...

18. Türkan Soray

Actress | Mahpus

Türkan Soray (her last name begins S-cedilla) is one of four big female stars of the old Turkish cinema.

Türkan was born to a railway-officer father and a housewife mother. She started in Turkish cinema at the age of 15, when she accompanied to her friend, neighbor Emel Yildiz (also known as Panther ...

19. 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...

20. Adrienne Larussa

Actress | Centennial

Adrienne Larussa was born on May 15, 1948 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Centennial (1978), The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) and The Conspiracy of Torture (1969).

21. Lina Romay

Actress | La comtesse noire

Stunningly comely and slinky brunette Lina Romay rates highly as one of the boldest, most sensuous, and enticing actresses to have appeared with tremendous frequency in a large volume of European horror and exploitation features made from the early 1970s to the early 21st century.

Romay was born ...

22. Marie Laforêt

Actress | Plein soleil

As an actress she came to prominence in the 60s nouvelle vague. As a chanteuse she was noted for her beautifully emotional, melancholy voice and went on to sell more than 35 million albums. Marie Laforet was born Maïtena Doumenach in the seaside resort of Soulac-sur-Mer in the Gironde region of ...

23. Ingrid Thulin

Actress | Smultronstället

Ingrid trained as a ballet dancer and attended Stockholm's Royal Dramatic Theatre. She came to fame thanks to Bergman's "Wild Strawberries". She acted in 9 Ingmar Bergman's films. Her fame allowed her to act in Luchino Visconti's "The Damned" in 1969. Ingrid Thulin lived in Rome since the 1960's. ...

24. Françoise Dorléac

Actress | L'homme de Rio

The radiant Francoise Dorleac is better remembered today as the elder, ill-fated sister of French film star Catherine Deneuve. The Paris-born actress, however, was actually the first to become a star and had quite a formidable career of her own in the 1960s until it was cut short. Born into a ...

25. 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...

26. 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 ...

27. 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 Jeannine Dacheville. She was an actress, known for Der diskrete Charme der Bourgeoisie (1972), Babettes Fest (1987) and Der Schlachter (1970). She was married to Claude Chabrol and ...

28. 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).

29. Delphine Seyrig

Actress | The Day of the Jackal

Delphine was born in Beirut on the 10th April 1932 into an intellectual Protestant family. Her Alsatian father, Henri Seyrig, was the director of the Archaeological Institute and later France's cultural attaché in New York during World War Two. Her Swiss mother, Hermine De Saussure, was an adept of...

30. Anita Strindberg

Actress | La coda dello scorpione

Anita Strindberg was born on May 29, 1938 in Sweden. She is an actress, known for The Case of the Scorpion's Tail (1971), The Two Faces of Fear (1972) and Puzzle (1974).

31. Margit Carstensen

Actress | Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant

Margit Carstensen was born on February 29, 1940 in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. She is known for her work on The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972), The Third Generation (1979) and Martha (1974).

32. Eleonora Giorgi

Actress | Borotalco

Eleonora Giorgi was born on October 21, 1953 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress and director, known for Borotalco (1982), Love, Lies, Kids... & Dogs (2003) and Mia moglie è una strega (1980). She was previously married to Massimo Ciavarro and Angelo Rizzoli Jr..

33. Daria Nicolodi

Actress | Profondo rosso

Daria Nicolodi was born on June 19, 1950 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. She is an actress and writer, known for Deep Red (1975), Phenomena (1985) and Suspiria (1977).

34. Tamara Dobson

Actress | Cleopatra Jones

Tamara Dobson was born on May 14, 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Tamara Janice Dobson. She is known for her work on Cleopatra Jones (1973), Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975) and Chained Heat (1983). She died on October 2, 2006 in Baltimore.

35. Miki Sugimoto

Actress | Zeroka no onna: Akai wappa

Miki Sugimoto is almost inseparable from fellow 1970s Toei film star Reiko Ike. Both stared in numerous "sukeban" films throughout the 1970s and helped build a generation of "Toei porn".

A fashion model and star of "Go Go Girl in All Night Fuji" (a Japanese TV program), she made her film debut in "...

36. MyAnna Buring

Actress | Kill List

MyAnna Buring was born 22 September 1979, in Sundsvall, Sweden, as MyAnna Margaretha Buring Rantapää, but grew up in the Middle East. When she turned 16, she moved to Great Britain. She attended secondary school at the American British Academy in Muscat, Oman, and graduated from the London Academy ...

37. Marlène Jobert

Actress | Le passager de la pluie

Jobert was born in 1940 in Algeria. She studied drama and fine art in Paris, made her acting debut on the stage in 1963 and secured her first film role in Louis Malle's The Thief of Paris (1967) in 1966. Her big break came with her casting as "Elisabeth" in Jean-Luc Godard's Masculin Féminin...

38. 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 ...

39. Gila von Weitershausen

Actress | Engelchen - oder die Jungfrau von Bamberg

Gila von Weitershausen was born on March 21, 1944 in Trebnitz, Silesia, Germany as Gisela Freiin von Weitershausen. She is an actress, known for Angel Baby (1968), Itinéraire d'un enfant gâté (1988) and King Arthur, the Young Warlord (1975). She has been married to Dr. Hartmut ...

40. Evelyn Opela

Actress | Das blaue Palais

Evelyn Opela was born on February 4, 1945 in Varnsdorf, Czechoslovakia. She is an actress, known for Das blaue Palais (1974), Blankenese (1994) and Night Train to Venice (1993). She was previously married to Helmut Ringelmann.

41. Susanne Uhlen

Actress | Bis zur bitteren Neige

During her childhood she changed schools every year, as her mother had to move to other towns because of her acting commitments. She first appeared in front of the camera in an advertising spot as a child, then she played in her first movie when she was 9 years old. She soon started playing theater...

42. Danielle Ouimet

Actress | Les lèvres rouges

Danielle Ouimet was born on June 16, 1947 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. She is an actress, known for Daughters of Darkness (1971), Valérie (1969) and Initiation (1970).

43. Tura Satana

Actress | Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

Tura Satana started exotic dancing when she was only 13 years old. She integrated acrobatics, humor, and sensual beauty to her dancing art form. As a dancer, she started doing guest appearances in films such as Our Man Flint (1966) and Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963) and made several films ...

44. Barbara Steele

Actress |

The most beautiful star of the greatest horror masterpiece of Italian film, Black Sunday (1960): Barbara Steele was born on December 29, 1937 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. Barbara is loved by her fans for her talent, intelligence, and a dark, mysterious beauty that is unique; her face ...

45. Sophie Marceau

Actress | La boum

Sophie Marceau was born Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu in Paris, France, to Simone (Morisset), a shop assistant, and Benoît Maupu, a truck driver. She grew up far from the studio spotlights. When she was 14 she was living in the Paris suburb of Gentilly with her father. She learned from friends that ...

46. Müjde Ar

Actress | Aaahh Belinda

Müjde Ar (born Kâmile Suat Ebrem, 21 June 1954 in Istanbul) is a Turkish film actress.

She is the oldest daughter of the dramaturge and song writer Aysel Gürel. She left school at the age of 20, while she was doing a German Language and Literature M.A. at the Istanbul University. At the age of 21, ...

47. Gülsen Bubikoglu

Actress | Kurtar beni

Gülsen Bubikoglu is a Turkish actress, one of the leading ladies of Turkish cinema in the 1970s and into the early 1980s. She studied at Fatih Kiz Lisesi and was a fashion model for a time. Her first leading role was in Yaban in 1973. She and Tarik Akan formed one of the most recognized couples on ...

48. Olga Karlatos

Actress | Purple Rain

Olga Karlatos was born on April 20, 1945 in Athens, Greece as Olga Vlassopulos. She is known for her work on Purple Rain (1984), Once Upon a Time in America (1984) and This Is the Night (1977). She was previously married to Arthur Rankin Jr. and Nikos Papatakis.

49. Isabelle Huppert

Actress | Elle

Isabelle Huppert was born March 16, 1953, in Paris, France, but spent her childhood in Ville d'Avray. Encouraged by her mother Annick Huppert (who was a teacher of English), she followed the Conservatory of Versailles and won an acting prize for her work in Alfred de Musset's "Un caprice". She then...

50. Sandrine Bonnaire

Actress | Sans toit ni loi

Sandrine Bonnaire was born on May 31, 1967 in Gannat, Allier, France. She is an actress and director, known for Vagabond (1985), À Nos Amours (1983) and La Cérémonie (1995). She was previously married to Guillaume Laurant.

51. Christiane Krüger

Actress | The Internecine Project

Christiane Krüger, the daughter of German movie star Hardy Krüger, was born on September 8, 1945 in Hamburg, Germany, four months after V-E Day brought an end to the war in Europe. She has appeared mostly in German-speaking movies and television, though she has made forays into English-language ...

52. Carmen Yazalde

Actress | La fille de Dracula

Carmen Yazalde was born on May 29, 1950 in Guarda, Portugal as Marìa do Carmo da Resurreição de Deus. She is an actress, known for Daughter of Dracula (1972), Dracula, Prisoner of Frankenstein (1972) and The Killer with a Thousand Eyes (1973).



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