Top 25 Actresses of 1980-1989

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1. Natalie Portman

Actress | Black Swan

Natalie Portman is the first person born in the 1980s to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan (2010)).

Natalie was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, a Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born...

Top 5: 1. Black Swan 2. V for Vendetta 3. Léon: The Professional 4. Annihilation 5. Closer

2. Scarlett Johansson

Actress | Her

Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, is from a Jewish family from the Bronx, and her father, Karsten Johansson, is a Danish-born architect, from Copenhagen. She has a sister, Vanessa Johansson, who is also an actress, a brother, Adrian, a twin brother, Hunter ...

Top 5: 1. Lost in Translation 2. Under the Skin 3. Her role as Black Widow in the Marvel Universe 4. The Prestige 5. Her

3. Brie Larson

Actress | Room

Brie Larson has built an impressive career as an acclaimed television actress, rising feature film star and emerging recording artist. A native of Sacramento, Brie started studying drama at the early age of 6, as the youngest student ever to attend the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco...

Top 5: 1. 21 Jump Street 2. Avengers: Endgame 3. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 4. Kong: Skull Island 5. Don Jon

4. Tessa Thompson

Actress | Creed

The actress Tessa Lynn Thompson was born on October 3, 1983 in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of singer-songwriter Marc Anthony Thompson and the granddaughter of actor-musician Bobby Ramos. She was raised in Los Angeles before moving to Brooklyn, New York. Her father is of ...

Top 5: 1. Thor: Ragnarok 2. Sorry to Bother You 3. Annihilation 4. Westworld 5. Avengers: Endgame

5. Emma Stone

Actress | La La Land

Emily Jean "Emma" Stone was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, to Krista (Yeager), a homemaker, and Jeffrey Charles Stone, a contracting company founder and CEO. She is of Swedish, German, and British Isles descent. Stone began acting as a child as a member of the Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona...

Top 5: 1. The Favourite 2. La La Land 3. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 4. The Help 5. Crazy, Stupid, Love.

6. Elisabeth Moss

Actress | The One I Love

Elisabeth Moss is an American actress. She is best known for the AMC series Mad Men (2007-2015), Hulu series The Handmaid's Tale (2017) and the film The One I Love (2014).

Initially, Moss had aspirations of becoming a professional dancer. In her adolescence, she traveled to New York City to study ...

Top 5: 1. Mad Men 2. The One I Love 3. The Square 4. Us 5. Get Him to the Greek

7. Lily James

Actress | Cinderella

Lily James was born Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson in Esher, Surrey, to Ninette (Mantle), an actress, and Jamie Thomson, an actor and musician. Her grandmother, Helen Horton, was an American actress. She began her education at Arts Educational School in Tring and subsequently went on to study acting at...

Top 5: 1. Downton Abbey 2. Darkest Hour 3. Cinderella 4. Baby Driver 5. Sorry to Bother You

8. Emily Blunt

Actress | Edge of Tomorrow

Emily Olivia Leah Blunt is a British actress known for her roles in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), The Young Victoria (2009), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), and The Girl on the Train (2016), among many others.

Blunt was born on February 23, 1983, in Roehampton, South West London, England, the second of ...

Top 5: 1. A Quiet Place 2. Sicario 3. Edge of Tomorrow 4. Looper 5. Your Sister's Sister

9. Alicia Vikander

Actress | Ex Machina

Alicia Vikander is a Swedish actress, dancer and producer. She was born and raised in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden, to Maria Fahl-Vikander, an actress of stage and screen, and Svante Vikander, a psychiatrist. She is of Swedish and one quarter Finnish descent. Alicia began acting as a ...

Top 5: 1. Ex Machina 2. En kongelig affære 3. Anna Karenina 4. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 5. The Fifth Estate

10. Eva Green

Actress | Casino Royale

French actress and model Eva Gaëlle Green was born on July 6, 1980, in Paris, France. Her father, Walter Green, is a dentist who appeared in the 1966 film Balthazar (1966). Her mother, Marlène Jobert, is an actress turned children's book writer. Eva's mother was born in Algeria, of French, Spanish,...

Top 5: 1. Casino Royale 2. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children 3. Dark Shadows 4. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 5. The Golden Compass

11. Anna Kendrick

Actress | Up in the Air

Anna Kendrick was born in Portland, Maine, to Janice (Cooke), an accountant, and William Kendrick, a teacher. She has an older brother, Michael Cooke Kendrick, who has also acted. She is of English, Irish, and Scottish descent.

For her role as "Dinah" in "High Society" on Broadway, Anna Kendrick was...

Top 5: 1. 50/50 2. End of Watch 3. Up in the Air 4. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 5. Mr. Right

12. Anne Hathaway

Actress | Les Misérables

Anne Jacqueline Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Kate McCauley Hathaway, an actress, and Gerald T. Hathaway, a lawyer, both originally from Philadelphia. She is of mostly Irish descent, along with English, German, and French. Her first major role came in the short-lived television series ...

Top 5: 1. Interstellar 2. Brokeback Mountain 3. Love & Other Drugs 4. The Dark Knight Rises 5. The Devil Wears Prada

13. 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, ...

Top 5: 1. Melancholia 2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 3. The Spider-Man Trilogy 4. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles 5. The Beguiled

14. Michelle Williams

Actress | Blue Valentine

A small-town girl born and raised in rural Kalispell, Montana, Michelle Ingrid Williams is the daughter of Carla Ingrid (Swenson), a homemaker, and Larry Richard Williams, a commodity trader and author. Her ancestry is Norwegian, as well as German, British Isles, and other Scandinavian. She was ...

Top 5: 1. Blue Valentine 2. My Week with Marilyn 3. Manchester by the Sea 4. Brokeback Mountain 5. Shutter Island

15. Keira Knightley

Actress | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Keira Christina Knightley was born March 26, 1985 in the South West Greater London suburb of Richmond. She is the daughter of actor Will Knightley and actress turned playwright Sharman Macdonald. An older brother, Caleb Knightley, was born in 1979. Her father is English, while her Scottish-born ...

Top 5: 1. The Imitation Game 2. The Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise 3. Atonement 4. Anna Karenina 5. Begin Again

16. Christina Ricci

Actress | Casper

Precocious, outspoken child-teen starlet of the 1990s, Christina Ricci was born in 1980 in Santa Monica, California, the youngest of four children of Sarah (Murdoch), a realtor, and Ralph Ricci, a lawyer and therapist. She is of Italian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish, and Scots-Irish ...

Top 5: 1. Monster 2. Sleepy Hollow 3. Black Snake Moan 4. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 5. Penelope

17. Lupita Nyong'o

Actress | 12 Years a Slave

Lupita Amondi Nyong'o was born March 1, 1983 in Mexico City, Mexico, to Kenyan parents, Dorothy Ogada Buyu and Peter Anyang' Nyong'o. Her father, a senator, was then a visiting lecturer in political science. She was raised in Kenya. At age 16, her parents sent her back to Mexico for seven months to...

Top 5: 1. 12 Years a Slave 2. Us 3. Black Panther 4. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens 5. The Jungle Book

18. Ellen Page

Actress | Juno

Ellen Grace Philpotts-Page was born on February 21, 1987, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Martha Philpotts, a teacher, and Dennis Page, a graphic designer. Page wanted to start acting at an early age and attended the Neptune Theater School. She began her career at the age of 10 on the award-winning ...

Top 5: 1. Juno 2. Inception 3. Hard Candy 4. The X-Men Franchise

19. Rooney Mara

Actress | Carol

Actress and philanthropist Rooney Mara was born on April 17, 1985 in Bedford, New York. She made her screen debut in the slasher film Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005), went on to have a supporting role in the independent coming-of-age drama Tanner Hall (2009), and has since starred in the horror ...

Top 5: 1. Carol 2. Side Effects 3. Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot 4. A Ghost Story 5. Her

20. Carey Mulligan

Actress | Never Let Me Go

Carey Hannah Mulligan is a British actress. She was born May 28, 1985, in Westminster, London, England, to Nano (Booth), a university lecturer, and Stephen Mulligan, a hotel manager. Her mother is from Llandeilo, Wales, and Carey also has Irish and English ancestry.

Her first major appearance was ...

Top 5: 1. An Education 2. Drive 3. Shame 4. Far from the Madding Crowd 5. Never Let Me Go

21. Greta Gerwig

Writer | Lady Bird

Greta Gerwig is an American actress, playwright, screenwriter, and director. She has collaborated with Noah Baumbach on several films, including Greenberg (2010), Frances Ha (2012), for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination, and Mistress America (2015). Gerwig made her solo directorial debut ...

Top 5: 1. Frances Ha 2. 20th Century Women 3. Maggie's Plan 4. Greenberg 5. Isle of Dogs

22. Léa Seydoux

Actress | La vie d'Adèle

French actress Léa Seydoux was born in 1985 in Paris, France, to Valérie Schlumberger, a philanthropist, and Henri Seydoux, a businessman. Her grandfather, Jérôme Seydoux, is chairman of Pathé, and her father is a great-grandson of businessman and inventor Marcel Schlumberger (her mother also ...

Top 5: 1. The Lobster 2. Midnight in Paris 3. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol 4. Spectre 5. Inglourious Basterds

23. Anna Paquin

Actress | The Piano

Anna Paquin is the first millennial to have received an Academy Award nomination for acting, and the first to win.

She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1982, to Mary (Brophy), an English teacher from Wellington, New Zealand, and Brian Paquin, a Canadian phys-ed teacher. Anna moved to her ...

Top 5: 1. 25th Hour 2. The Squid and the Whale 3. The X-Men Franchise 4. Almost Famous 5. Buffalo Soldiers

24. Zooey Deschanel

Actress | New Girl

Zooey Deschanel was born in 1980 into a showbiz family. Her father, Caleb Deschanel, is an Academy Award-nominated cinematographer (perhaps most notably for The Passion of the Christ (2004)) and her mother, Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir), is an actress who appeared in Twin Peaks (1990). Her paternal ...

Top 5: 1. New Girl 2. (500) Days of Summer 3. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 4. Elf 5. Almost Famous

25. Bryce Dallas Howard

Actress | Jurassic World

Bryce Dallas Howard was born on March 2, 1981, in Los Angeles, California. She was conceived in Dallas, Texas (the reason for her middle name). Her father, Ron Howard, is a former actor turned Oscar-winning director. Her mother is actress and writer Cheryl Howard (née Alley). Her famous relatives ...

Top 5: 1. Rocketman 2. The Help 3. Jurassic World 4. Pete's Dragon 5. 50/50

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