Dialyna-Dziena 300 Global Film Actresses - Silent to Present Day List Sevenby reynolds-51390 | created - 11 months ago | updated - 7 months ago | Public
My 7th list begins with Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit & then continues alphabetically by last name. Features 300 film & tv movie actresses. Most have appeared in a minimum of 14 films.
Actress | Devdas
Madhuri Dixit is one of the most acclaimed actors and Kathak dancers Bollywood have ever witnessed. Born in a Marathi Brahmin Koknastha family to Mr. Shankar and Mrs. Snehlata, Madhuri Dixit has two sisters Rupa, Bharti, and brother Ajit. She performed decently well in her academics and aspired to ...
Actress | Love and Death
Despo Diamantidou was born on July 13, 1916 in Piraeus, Greece as Despina Diamantidou. She was an actress, known for Love and Death (1975), Madalena (1960) and The Girl of the Neighbourhood (1954). She was married to Andreas Filippides. She died on February 18, 2004 in Athens, Greece.
Actress | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Most familiar to TV audiences as the diminutive but feisty court bailiff on Night Court (1984), Selma Diamond's entrance into acting wasn't through the usual venue of vaudeville, stage work or modeling - she was a writer for TV shows, once having been nominated for an Emmy for Caesar's Hour (1954)....
6. Alyssa Diaz
Actress | Red Dawn
Alyssa Elaine Diaz (born September 7, 1985) is an American actress. Diaz is known for her roles on television, such as Celia Ortega on the CBS daytime soap opera As the World Turns, Jasmine on the ABC Family series The Nine Lives of Chloe King, Gloria Cruz on Lifetime's Army Wives, Teresa on ...
7. Cameron Diaz
Actress | There's Something About Mary
A tall, strikingly attractive blue-eyed natural blonde, Cameron Diaz was born in 1972 in San Diego, the daughter of a Cuban-American father and a German mother. Self described as "adventurous, independent and a tough kid," Cameron left home at 16 and for the next 5 years lived in such varied ...
10. Marujita Díaz
Actress | Pelusa
Marujita Díaz was born on April 27, 1932 in Seville, Seville, Andalucía, Spain as María del Dulce Nombre Díaz Ruiz. She was an actress, known for Pelusa (1960), La corista (1960) and La revoltosa (1950). She was married to Antonio Gades, Espartaco Santoni and Ricardo Ferrante. She died on June 23, ...
11. Melonie Diaz
Actress | Fruitvale Station
Melonie Diaz was raised on New York's Lower East Side. She was bitten by the acting bug while attending the Henry Street Settlement. Melonie was also a student at the Professional Performing Arts High School. Her parents are of Puerto Rican descent. She has one older sister and is very close with ...
Actress | Run for the Sun
Enedina Díaz de León was born on April 21, 1887 in San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico. She was an actress, known for Run for the Sun (1956), Lola Casanova (1949) and La muerte pasa lista (1962). She was married to Ricardo Huerta. She died on April 13, 1960 in Mexico D.F., Mexico.
Actress | Pepita Jiménez
Rosita Díaz Gimeno was born on September 13, 1908 in Madrid, Spain as Rosa Díaz Gimeno. She was an actress, known for Pepita Jiménez (1946), La vida bohemia (1938) and El último amor de Goya (1946). She was married to Juan Negrín Jr. She died on August 23, 1986 in New York, USA.
15. Jessica DiCicco
Actress | The Loud House
Born in Los Angeles, and raised in New York City, Jessica DiCicco grew up on the Upper West side of Manhattan. She has been around show business virtually her whole life. Even her birth was announced in both Variety and Us Magazine, since her father, Bobby Di Cicco, was a popular actor in the late ...
17. Sabrina Dickens
Actress | My Lonely Me
Sabrina is a British actress from South Wales, best known for her leading dual role in My Lonely Me, directed by multi award winning Director Joe Scott. Sabrina previously trained at the University of South Wales, and over the years has worked alongside an array of talented actors including: John ...
20. Angie Dickinson
Actress | Rio Bravo
Angie Dickinson was born in Kulm, North Dakota, in 1931, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Brown. Mr. Brown was the publisher of The Kulm Messenger. The family left North Dakota in 1942 when Angie was 11 years old, moving to Burbank, California. In December of 1946, when she was a senior at ...
21. Gloria Dickson
Actress | They Won't Forget
Gloria Dickson was born Thais Alalia Dickerson on August 13, 1917, in Pocotello, Idaho. After her father died her mother took Gloria and her sister to California. During high school she started acting in local theater productions. When she was nineteen a Warner Brothers talent scout saw one of her ...
22. Helen Dickson
Actress | Honolulu Lu
Helen Dickson was born on July 20, 1885 in Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA. She was an actress, known for Honolulu Lu (1941), It's a Great Life (1954) and Mr. Wright Goes Wrong (1946). She was married to Lawrence A. Williams. She died on November 17, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
25. Marlene Dietrich
Soundtrack | Witness for the Prosecution
Her father was a police lieutenant and imbued in her a military attitude to life. Marlene was known in school for her "bedroom eyes" and her first affairs were at this stage in her life - a professor at the school was terminated. She entered the cabaret scene in 1920s Germany, first as a spectator ...
26. Eileen Dietz
Actress | Abnormal Attraction
Eileen Dietz was born in New York City along with a twin sister, named Marianne. While Eileen went on to be an actress Marianne lives in Florida and has 3 terrific children. Eileen has been lucky to be involved with many award-winning projects. She was in the original Tony winning Steambath with ...
27. Julia Dietze
Actress | Iron Sky
Julia Dietze was born on January 9, 1981 in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France as Julia Anna Dietze. She is an actress, known for Iron Sky (2012), Iron Sky: The Coming Race (2019) and 1½ Knights - In Search of the Ravishing Princess Herzelinde (2008).
28. Hélène Dieudonné
Actress | Le président
Hélène Dieudonné was born on December 24, 1884 in Paris, France as Hélène Jeanne Aimée Dieudonné. She was an actress, known for The President (1961), Therese (1962) and Les vieilles dames de Polchester (1962). She died on September 29, 1980 in Chaumont-en-Vexin, Oise, France.
30. Irasema Dilián
Actress | Malombra
Irasema Dilián was born on May 27, 1924 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Eva Irasema Warschalowska. She was an actress, known for Malombra (1942), Wuthering Heights (1954) and The Captain's Daughter (1947). She was married to Dino Maiuri. She died on April 16, 1996 in Ceprano, Lazio, Italy.
32. Phyllis Diller
Actress | A Bug's Life
Diller put out an autobiography in 2005 in her late 80s, and entitled it "Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse", which pretty much says it all when recalling the misfit life and career of the fabulous, one-of-a-kind Phyllis Diller. It may inspire all those bored, discouraged and/or directionless ...
33. Denny Dillon
Actress | Ice Age
Denny Dillon was born in Cleveland, Ohio. USA. Six weeks after moving to NYC in 1973 she was cast on Broadway in Angela Lansbury's Gypsy. In 1980 she became a cast-member on Saturday Night Live. She is known for Dream On (1990), Ice Age (2002), United 93 (2006), and the iconic Saturday Night Fever.
34. Melinda Dillon
Actress | Magnolia
Melinda Dillon came to prominence with the role of Jillian Guiler, a mother whose child is abducted by aliens in Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). Dillon's performance in the film earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. A few years later, Dillon ...
36. Angela DiMarco
Actress | The Parish
Angela DiMarco is an actor and producer known for Mr. Bleachers, The Parish, Brides to Be, and Switchmas with Elliott Gould. Angela's Directorial debut, Always, had it's international premiere in the 2018 Short Film Corner as part of the Festival de Cannes, and it's US premiere in SIFF 2018.
Actress | 19-2
A francophone of Vietnamese and Quebecois heritage, Mylène Dinh-Robic was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. She graduated with distinction with a BA in Communications from Concordia University and completed a double major in Film & Multimedia Production. She studied acting with Nancy Sivak & Ben...
41. Susan Diol
Actress | Seinfeld
Born in Marquette Michigan. Raised in Palatine, Illinois and Worthington Ohio. BFA Otterbein College, Ohio. Most recent credits include lead roles in the films "Basement", "Reality", and "Below the Root". Most recent TV: "Perception", "Murder in the First" and "Hart of Dixie". She is a proud member ...
42. Céline Dion
Soundtrack | Titanic
Hailing from the small town of Charlemagne, Québec, Céline Dion has become one of the all-time greatest singers. Céline was born in 1968, the youngest of 14 children. Early in childhood, she sang with her siblings in a small club owned by her parents. From these early experiences, Céline gained the...
43. Silvia Dionisio
Actress | I racconti fantastici di Edgar Allan Poe
Silvia Dionisio was born on September 28, 1951 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for I racconti fantastici di Edgar Allan Poe (1979), Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (1976) and Transplant of a Brain (1970). She has been married to Roberto Mazzarella since 1983. They have one child. ...
44. Anna Diop
Actress | Titans
Anna Diop is a Senegalese-American actress.
Diop was born in Senegal, but moved to United States when she was six. In 2006, she made her television debut, appearing on Everybody Hates Chris. In the following years, she guest starred on Lincoln Heights, Whitney, and Touch. In film, Diop had a role ...
45. Kim Director
Actress | The Deuce
Kim Director was raised in Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania and went on to attended Carnegie Mellon University. Kim had her breakout role as Kim Diamond, the goth girl, in 2000's BOOK OF SHADOWS: BLAIR WITCH 2. She is most recognized for her work in films from director Spike Lee, most notably playing ...
46. Catherine Disher
Actress | Forever Knight
Born in England and raised in Montreal, Catherine Disher attended Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and McGill University in Montreal ( as an English Literature Major ) before being accepted by and graduating from one of the most prestigious theatre schools in North America- The National ...
48. Donna Dixon
Actress | Spies Like Us
Donna was raised in Lorton, Virginia, where her father owned the local nightclub, "Hillbilly Heaven". She was working as a model and attending college when she landed her first regular role on TV's Bosom Buddies (1980). While filming Doctor Detroit (1983), she met and married co-star Dan Aykroyd. ...
49. Jean Dixon
Actress | Holiday
Connecticut-born Jean Dixon had an auspicious theatre debut: on a Parisian stage with Sarah Bernhardt while still a student at a French university. Upon her return to the U.S. in 1921, she made her Broadway debut, and thereafter appeared in many stage productions, on Broadway and across the country...
51. Shirley Dixon
Actress | Bridget Jones's Baby
Shirley Dixon was born in 1933 in Manchester, England. She is an actress, known for Bridget Jones's Baby (2016), Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) and Babel (2006). She has been married to Valentine Palmer since 1973. She was previously married to Nigel Bellairs.
Actress | Hit the Road
Maddie Dixon-Poirier is a Canadian actor born in British Columbia. A natural performer, Maddie's desire to enter TV and film was fueled at the age of a 8 when she was in a stage production of the musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Maddie's first TV experience was on Season 1 of Fargo ...
55. Shae D'lyn
Actress | Boardwalk Empire
In her twenty years on stage and in film Shae D'lyn has been blessed to play challenging roles opposite many outstanding actors: most recently in "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" as Nell opposite Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant, "Gypsy" as Margaret opposite Naomi Watts, "Orange is the New Black" as...
57. Anica Dobra
Actress | Vec vidjeno
Born in Belgrade, Serbia and raised in Frankfurt, Anica Dobra calls both Germany and the Balkans her home. Being a thoroughbred actress and having enjoyed the best in stage- and on-camera training, Anica Dobra is very busy working in both countries. She became well-known in the 1990s in Germany ...
58. Nina Dobrev
Actress | The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Nina Dobrev is a Bulgarian born-Canadian actress. Her best known television roles are as Mia Jones in Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001), and Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce on The Vampire Diaries (2009). Her film work includes The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), Let's Be Cops (2014), The ...
Actress | Artistka
Evgeniya Dobrovolskaya was born on December 26, 1964 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR as Evgeniya Vladimirovna Dobrovolskaya. She is an actress, known for Artistka (2007), Mechanical Suite (2002) and Gromozeka (2011). She has been married to Dmitry Manannikov since January 2009. They have one child. She was ...
62. 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.
63. Michelle Dockery
Actress | Downton Abbey
Michelle Suzanne Dockery born 15 December 1981 is an English actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Lady Mary Crawley in the ITV drama series Downton Abbey (2010-2015), for which she has been nominated for three consecutive Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. She made her ...
64. Barbara Dodd
Actress | Employee of the Month
Barbara Dodd was born on June 15, 1930 in the USA. She was an actress and casting director, known for Employee of the Month (2006), Big Stan (2007) and ABC Afterschool Specials (1972). She was married to Bert Remsen. She died on March 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
65. Claire Dodd
Actress | Roberta
She was born Dorothy Anne Dodd on December 29, 1908, in Des Moines, Iowa while her mother was on a trip. This did not appeal to her Southern pride so she said she was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, where she was actually raised. Her father was a doctor who abandoned her and her mother before she ...
66. Megan Dodds
Actress | EverAfter
Megan Dodds graduated from the famous Juilliard School, where she tackled a wide range of classic plays including "The Seagull," "Misalliance," "Macbeth" and "All's Well That Ends Well." She made her Broadway debut in "School for Scandal" at the Lyceum Theatre, directed by Gerald Freedman. A small ...
68. Heather Doerksen
Actress | Pacific Rim
Standing at 5'9", Heather Doerksen (pronounced Dirk-sin) was born in Manitoba, Canada. Heading into college, her goal was to study Biological Sciences, but it took one influential acting class to convince her to switch her major. She graduated with her BFA in Theatre from Simon Fraser University in...
69. Meital Dohan
Actress | Girafot
Meital is an award-winning actress in theater, film, and television; including two Israeli Oscar nominations and an Israeli Tony award. In Israel she was part of major productions such as Ugly Betty, Romeo and Juliet, Dancing with the Stars and many more. US audiences were first introduced to ...
70. Shannen Doherty
Actress | Mallrats
Shannen Doherty was born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, on April 12, 1971, to Rosa (Wright) and John Doherty. Her father worked in a bank, while her mother owned a beauty parlor. She has an older brother, Sean. Her ancestry includes Irish, English, Scottish, and remote French. In 1978, at the tender ...
71. Gaby Dohm
Actress | Vier Frauen und ein Todesfall
Gaby Dohm was born on September 23, 1943 in Salzburg, Austria as Gabriele Helena Anna Dohm. She is an actress, known for Four Women and a Funeral (2005), The Black Forest Clinic (1985) and The Serpent's Egg (1977). She has been married to Adalbert Plica since 1974. They have one child.
72. Lexa Doig
Actress | Andromeda
Toronto native Alexandra Doig was born on June 8th, 1973, to Filipina mother Gloria and Irish-Scottish father David. Her parents held season tickets to their local theater, and Lexa was inspired to begin acting after seeing a production of "Porgy and Bess" at the age of nine. She dropped out of ...
73. Ami Dolenz
Actress | Can't Buy Me Love
Ami Dolenz was born on January 8, 1969 in Burbank, California, USA as Ami Bluebell Dolenz. She is an actress and producer, known for Can't Buy Me Love (1987), Miracle Beach (1992) and General Hospital (1963). She has been married to Jerry Trimble since August 10, 2002.
77. Birgit Doll
Actress | Charlotte
Birgit Doll born in Vienna, Austria, was an actress and a theatre director. After graduating from high school in 1974, Birgit Doll began studying German literature and theatre. She switched to the Max Reinhardt seminar where she completed her acting training. She made her film debut in Christopher ...
78. Dora Doll
Actress | Touchez pas au grisbi
Dora Doll was born on May 19, 1922 in Berlin, Germany as Dorothea Hermina Feinberg. She was an actress, known for Touchez Pas au Grisbi (1954), Maniac Killer (1987) and French Cancan (1955). She was married to François Deguelt and Raymond Pellegrin. She died on November 15, 2015 in Saint-Gilles, ...
79. Carmen Dolores
Actress | Frei Luís de Sousa
Carmen Dolores was born on August 8, 1924 in Lisbon, Portugal as Carmen Dolores Cohen Sarmento. She is an actress, known for Frei Luís de Sousa (1967), Ill-Fated Love (1943) and A Mulher do Próximo (1988). She was previously married to Vítor Manuel Carneiro Veres.
80. Arielle Dombasle
Actress | X Femmes
Arielle Laure Maxime Sonnery, later known as Arielle Dombasle, was born to French parents in Hartford, Connecticut. After their mother's death in 1964, Dombasle and her brother were raised in Mexico by their maternal grandparents; she attended Lycée Franco-Mexicain, a private school. She decided to...
81. Faith Domergue
Actress | This Island Earth
Sultry, brunette Faith Domergue was born in New Orleans, part Creole, but primarily of Irish and English extraction. She was adopted when she was six weeks old. In 1927 her adoptive parents took her to live in California, where she was educated at Catholic schools in Santa Monica. She had her first...
Actress | The Count of Monte Cristo
Dagmara Dominczyk was born on July 17, 1976 in Kielce, Swietokrzyskie, Poland. She is an actress, known for The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), They (2002) and Rock Star (2001). She has been married to Patrick Wilson since June 18, 2005. They have two children.
Actress | Maclovia
Columba Domínguez was born on March 4, 1929 in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico as Columba Domínguez Alarid. She was an actress, known for Maclovia (1948), One Day of Life (1950) and Ánimas Trujano (El hombre importante) (1961). She was married to Emilio Fernández. She died on August 13, 2014 in ...
87. Elinor Donahue
Actress | Pretty Woman
Tap dancing at the age of 16 months, pert and pretty Elinor Donahue has been entertaining audiences for six decades. Born Mary Eleanor Donahue in Tacoma, Washington in 1937, she appeared as a radio singer and vaudeville dancer while still a mere toddler, then was picked up by Universal Studios at ...
88. Jocelin Donahue
Actress | The House of the Devil
Jocelin Donahue is an American actress best known for her lead role in Ti West's critically acclaimed horror film The House of the Devil and for playing young Lorraine in Insidious: Chapter 2. She has played leading roles in many independent films including The Frontier, a noir crime thriller from ...
89. Elisa Donovan
Actress | Clueless
Elisa's film career began when she played the role of Amber in the Paramount Pictures feature-film -Clueless (1995). She went on to play Amber for three seasons in the follow-up television series. She then went on to three seasons of the ABC and then WB TV-series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996), ...
91. Yolande Donlan
Actress | Turnabout
Yolande Donlan was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. Her father, character actor James Donlan, was an alcoholic who died when she was a teenager.. She worked as a chorus girl at MGM and costarred with Bob Hope in the play Roberta. Using the stage name Yolande Mallott she landed small roles in the ...
92. Jeff Donnell
Actress | In a Lonely Place
A reliable featured player and occasional co-star, actress Jeff Donnell was born Jean Marie Donnell in a boy's reformatory in South Windham, Maine in 1921. The younger of two daughters, her father (Howard) was a penologist and mother (Mildred) a schoolteacher. Raised in Maryland, she took piano and...
94. Ruth Donnelly
Actress | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Feisty, ebullient character comedienne who, for three decades, enlivened Hollywood films with her drollery and quick-fire repartee. The daughter of a newspaper editor and music critic, Ruth made her stage debut in the chorus of the touring production 'The Quaker Girl' in 1913. Four years later, she...
95. Lesleh Donaldson
Actress | Happy Birthday to Me
Lesleh hails from Toronto, where she started modeling with International Top Models at the age of 9. she then went on to Star in Gilles Carle's production of "The Homecoming" for CBC's "For the Record" series. After that came roles in "Running" playing Michael Douglas' daughter Andrea Andropolis, "...
96. Amanda Donohoe
Actress | Liar Liar
Award winning Actor Amanda Donohoe trained at the Royal Central school of Speech and Drama. In a career spanning more than 30 years she has appeared in a variety of productions on Stage, Screen and Television in the UK and USA. She won a Golden Globe for her role in the multi award winning TV ...
97. Kether Donohue
Actress | You're the Worst
A native New Yorker, Kether Donohue has received critical acclaim for her fearless performances in film, television and theatre. She has worked with a remarkable list of acclaimed directors, including Barry Levinson, Sam Mendes, Jason Moore, Paul Feig, Dennis Dugan, and James Burrows among others.
99. Alison Doody
Actress | Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Alison Doody was born in Dublin in 1966, in a well-off family. She is the youngest of three children. She was educated in a convent, where she gained a passion for the arts. She later studied at the National College of Fine Arts in Dublin, but left because she lacked the motivation and thought she ...
100. Karin Dor
Actress | You Only Live Twice
Born Kätherose Derr in Wiesbaden, Karin Dor studied acting and ballet at school and began in films as an extra. The attractive redhead made an indelible impression on Austrian director Harald Reinl (who became her first husband in 1954) and this paved the way to higher profile roles. Her first ...