Top 35 Most Talented (and Beautiful) Actresses

by lyvewired | created - 16 Sep 2012 | updated - 16 Sep 2012 | Public

These are my top 35 most favourite actresses. They're not only talented, they're beautiful too. Casting directors, you should be investing in these talented ladies.

1. Christie Clark

Actress | A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

Christie Clark was born on December 13, 1973 in Placentia, California, USA as Christie Mary Clark. She is an actress, known for A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985), Days of Our Lives (1965) and Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992). She has been married to Thomas ...

2. Sarah Polley

Actress | The Sweet Hereafter

Sarah Polley is an actress and director renowned in her native Canada for her political activism. Blessed with an extremely expressive face that enables directors to minimize dialog due to her uncanny ability to suggest a character's thoughts, Polley has become a favorite of critics for her ...

3. Megan Follows

Actress | Anne of Green Gables

Megan (pronounced Mee-gan) has two children, a daughter, Lyla, and a son, Russel. Megan comes from a showbiz family: father Ted Follows, mother Dawn Greenhalgh, and sister Samantha Follows are all actors; her other sister, Edwina Follows, is a producer and writer; and her brother Laurence Follows ...

4. Terri Conn

Actress | As the World Turns

Terri Conn was born on January 28, 1975 in Bloomington, Indiana, USA as Theresa Celeste Conn. She is an actress, known for As the World Turns (1956), Play the Flute (2019) and 30 Rock (2006). She has been married to Austin Peck since July 1, 2011. They have two children. She was previously married ...

5. Rebecca Herbst

Actress | General Hospital

Becky has been in over 60 national commercials. She has been many TV shows including "Highway to Heaven," "L.A. Law," "Beverly Hills, 90210," "Step By Step," "Boy Meets World," "Sister Sister" and "Days of our Lives". She had a recurring role of Kristen on "Brotherly Love." Becky has been seen ...

6. Brittany Snow

Actress | Pitch Perfect

Brittany Anne Snow (born March 9, 1986) is an American actress and singer. She began her career as Susan "Daisy" Lemay on the CBS series Guiding Light (1952) for which she won a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress and was nominated for two other Young Artist Awards and a Soap Opera Digest ...

7. Christina Cox

Actress | The Chronicles of Riddick

The youngest of three girls, Christina was born just outside Toronto. She carried a double major of theater and dance at the prestigious Arts York at Unionville High School. She went on to further her training at the Ryerson Theatre School of Toronto, among such alumni as Eric McCormack and David ...

8. Martha Byrne

Actress | As the World Turns

Martha Byrne was born on December 23, 1969 in Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA as Mary Martha Byrne. She is an actress and producer, known for As the World Turns (1956), Crisis (2014) and Gotham the Series (2009). She has been married to Michael McMahon since November 12, 1994. They have three children.

9. Larisa Oleynik

Actress | 10 Things I Hate About You

Larisa Oleynik was born in Santa Clara County, California, to Lorraine (Allen), a nurse, and Roman Oleynik, an anesthesiologist. Her father is of Ukrainian and Rusyn descent.

Larisa's big break came when she was eight. She had gotten the part of young Cosette in a production of "Les Misérables". Her...

10. Sarah Michelle Gellar

Actress | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Emmy Award-winning Sarah Michelle Gellar was born on April 14, 1977 in New York City, the daughter of Rosellen (Greenfield), who taught at a nursery school, and Arthur Gellar, who worked in the garment industry. She is of Russian Jewish and Hungarian Jewish descent.

Eating in a local restaurant, ...

11. Kristen Bell

Actress | Frozen

Kristen Anne Bell (born 1980) is an American actress and singer. She was born and raised in Huntington Woods, Michigan, and is the daughter of Lorelei (Frygier), a nurse, and Tom Bell, a television news director. Her ancestry is Polish (mother) and German, English, Irish, and Scottish (father). ...

12. Rachael Leigh Cook

Actress | She's All That

Minneapolis native Rachael Leigh Cook began her career as a model at the tender age of 10, gracing Milk-Bone(R) boxes and Target(R) ads nationwide in the USA. She also appeared in a now-famous (in the USA) anti-drug TV spot in which, armed with a frying pan, she bashed her way through a kitchen to ...

13. Lauralee Bell

Actress | Mistress Hunter

Lauralee Bell won a Daytime Emmy® Award for her IP work in 2014 for mI promise, which debuted on Amazon Prime in 2019. Bell was also nominated for a Daytime Emmy® as Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2016 for her role as Christine Williams on The Young and the Restless, the #1 rated soap. Bell ...

14. Erin Karpluk

Actress | Being Erica

Erin Karpluk was born on October 17, 1978 in Jasper, Alberta, Canada as Erin Marie Karpluk. She is an actress and producer, known for Being Erica (2009), Reasonable Doubt (2014) and Godiva's (2005).

15. Emma Watson

Actress | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in Paris, France, to English parents, Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, both lawyers. She moved to Oxfordshire when she was five, where she attended the Dragon School. From the age of six, Emma knew that she wanted to be an actress and, for a number of years,...

16. Julianne Morris

Actress | The Adventures of Sinbad

Julianne Morris was born on May 8th 1968. Julianne was originally born in South Carolina but at three months of age, moved to Windermere, Florida. As a young child, she was exposed to many different art forms; from baton to cheerleading to tap. Julianne attended the North Carolina School of the ...

17. Lindsay Lohan

Actress | The Parent Trap

Lindsay Dee Lohan was born in New York City, on 2 July 1986, to Dina Lohan and Michael Lohan. She began her career at age three as a Ford model, and also made appearances in over sixty television commercials, including spots for The Gap, Pizza Hut, Wendy's, and Jell-O (opposite Bill Cosby). Lohan ...

18. Gema Zamprogna

Actress | Road to Avonlea

Gema Zamprogna, is a gifted actress and dancer who has appeared in many productions seen around the world. Her portrayal of the Baroness Ursula in the miniseries "By Way of the Stars" was enjoyed in Europe and North America, while her featured role as Amanda in "Defense of a Married Man" was seen ...

19. Ramona Milano

Actress | Due South

Ramona Milano was born on November 9, 1969 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress and director, known for Due South (1994), Pushing Tin (1999) and The Last Don (1997). She has been married to Fabio D'Agostino since June 25, 1994. They have two children.

20. Mary-Kate Olsen

Actress | It Takes Two

Mary-Kate Olsen (born June 13, 1986) is an American actress, fashion designer, producer, author, and businesswoman. She co-founded luxury fashion brands The Row, Elizabeth and James, and the more affordable lines Olsenboye and StyleMint alongside her fraternal twin sister Ashley Olsen. Olsen ...

21. Ashley Olsen

Actress | Full House

Ashley Fuller Olsen (born June 13, 1986) is an American fashion designer, producer, author, businesswoman and former actress. She co-founded luxury fashion brands The Row, Elizabeth and James, and the more affordable lines Olsenboye and StyleMint with her twin sister Mary-Kate Olsen. She is also ...

22. Rachel McAdams

Actress | The Notebook

Rachel Anne McAdams was born on November 17, 1978 in London, Ontario, Canada, to Sandra Kay (Gale), a nurse, and Lance Frederick McAdams, a truck driver and furniture mover. She is of English, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish descent. Rachel became involved with acting as a teenager and by the age of 13 ...

23. Amanda Bynes

Actress | Hairspray

Amanda Laura Bynes was born on April 3, 1986, in Thousand Oaks, California, the youngest of three children of Lynn (Organ), a dental assistant, and Richard Bynes, a dentist. Her father is of Lithuanian, Irish, and Polish descent, and her mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family from Toronto. ...

24. Blaze Berdahl

Actress | Pet Sematary

Blaze Autumn Berdahl is an actress, singer, rapper, voice over actress, voice actress, and announcer. She is best known for her role as Lenni Frazier on Ghostwriter (1992). Blaze is younger than her twin sister Beau by one minute. Blaze and Beau grew up in New York City with their older brother Sky.

25. Alyssa Milano

Actress | Charmed

Alyssa Milano comes from an Italian-American family; her mother Lin Milano is a fashion designer and father Thomas Milano is a film music editor. Alyssa was born in a working-class neighborhood in Brooklyn and grew up in a modest house on Staten Island. One day her babysitter, who was an aspiring ...

26. Sandra Bullock

Producer | The Proposal

Sandra Annette Bullock was born in Arlington, a Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. Her mother, Helga Bullock (née Helga Mathilde Meyer), was a German opera singer. Her father, John W. Bullock, was an American voice teacher, who was born in Alabama, of German descent. Sandra grew up on the road ...

27. Laura Bertram

Actress | Andromeda

Laura Bertram was born on September 5, 1978 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Laura Maureen Bertram. She is known for her work on Andromeda (2000), Ready or Not (1993) and 50/50 (2011).

28. Lacey Chabert

Actress | Mean Girls

Lacey Nicole Chabert was born in Purvis, Mississippi, to Julie (Johnson) and Tony Chabert, a representative for an oil company. She is of Cajun (French), Italian, English, and Scottish ancestry. Chabert started in drama and music performances in and around her hometown in Mississippi from an early ...

29. Kirsten Dunst

Actress | Spider-Man

Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress, who also holds German citizenship. She was born on April 30, 1982 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, to parents Inez (née Rupprecht), who owned an art gallery, and Klaus Dunst, a medical services executive. She has a younger brother named Christian Dunst, ...

30. Jennifer Garner

Actress | Alias

Jennifer Garner, who catapulted into stardom with her lead role on the television series Alias (2001), has come a long way from her birthplace of Houston, Texas. Raised in Charleston, West Virginia by her mother, Patricia Ann (née English), a retired teacher of English, and her father, William John...

31. Rachel Blanchard

Actress | Snakes on a Plane

Rachel attended Havergal college, an all girls school in Toronto. After high school she went on to attend Queens university in Kingston, Ontario Canada. To prepare for her role as Cher in the Clueless (1996) TV series, Rachel actually did go to some high schools in L.A. where she was surprised to ...

32. Helen Hunt

Actress | As Good as It Gets

Helen Hunt began studying acting at the age of eight with her father, respected director and acting coach Gordon Hunt. A year later she made her professional debut and afterwards worked steadily in films, theatre and television.

33. Miriam McDonald

Actress | Degrassi: The Next Generation

Miriam McDonald was born on July 26, 1987 in Oakville, Ontario. She is a Canadian actress known for playing the role of "Emma Nelson", the main character on Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001). In August 2007, Miriam appeared, alongside Amanda Stepto and Stefan Brogren, on the Canadian edition of ...

34. Bre Blair

Actress | Game of Silence

Bre Blair was born on April 29, 1980 in Canada as Sarah Brianne Blair. She is an actress, known for Game of Silence (2016), Last Vegas (2013) and S.W.A.T. (2017).

35. Agnes Bruckner

Actress | Murder by Numbers

Agnes Bruckner was born on August 16, 1985 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Murder by Numbers (2002), Dreamland (2006) and Blood and Chocolate (2007).



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