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Most famous actress born the same year as you

One game that never gets old is guessing the ages of celebrities. Is Sandra Bullock over or under 50? Was Elle Fanning born this century? Learning the age of your favorite stars may surprise and delight you.

Stacker generated a list of the most famous actress born in each year starting in 1918 using data from IMDb’s STARmeter and filing names through Wikipedia’s monthly page views from November 2017 through October 2018. Stacker analyzed the results of that list to compile a database of the most famous actresses born the same year as you were. Try not to get down on yourself when you find out that Millie Bobby Brown is only 14 years old.

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1918: Rita Hayworth

Birthday: Oct. 17, 1918 (Died: May 14, 1987)

Notable work: "Gilda," "Cover Girl," "The Lady from Shanghai," "The Loves of Carmen"

Acting credits: 65

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,514,083

Rita Hayworth was one of the original bombshells of Hollywood and her career had men catcalling for more than three decades. Hayworth first achieved notoriety as a femme fatale in “Gilda” and her famous hair-flip cemented her as a sex symbol for the ages. Though she never won any major awards—she was only nominated once for a Golden Globe—she still earned the adoration of millions of fans for her iconic roles in “Cover Girl,” “The Lady from Shanghai,” and “The Loves of Carmen,” which coincidentally is her real middle name.    

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1919: Eva Gabor

Birthday: Feb. 11, 1919 (Died: July 4, 1995)

Notable work: "The Rescuers," "Green Acres," "The Aristocats," "The Rescuers," "Down Under"

Acting credits: 82

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 432,969

Eva Gabor is probably best known for her essential role as Lisa Douglas on the hit TV series “Green Acres.” Though one could argue she’s just as famous for marrying five times and for being the sister of Zsa Zsa Gabor. While Eva Gabor never won any major awards, she’ll forever be remembered as the European voice in Disney’s animated classics “The Aristocats” and “The Rescuers.”   

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1920: Maureen O'Hara

Birthday: Aug. 17, 1920 (Died: ‎Oct. 24, 2015)

Notable work: "The Quiet Man," "Miracle on 34th Street," "The Parent Trap," "Bagdad"

Acting credits: 65

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 794,856

Nicknamed “The Queen of Technicolor,” Maureen O’Hara was a red-headed screen heroine who gained fame for a trio of hit films (“Rio Grande,” “The Quiet Man,” and “The Wings of Eagles”) acting with John Wayne. O’Hara starred in more than 50 movies including classics “Miracle on 34th Street” and “The Parent Trap,” and was finally awarded an honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement in 2014.  

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1921: Lana Turner

Birthday: Feb. 8, 1921 (Died: June 29, 1995)

Notable work: "Peyton Place," "The Bad and the Beautiful," "The Postman Always Rings Twice," "Imitation of Life"

Acting credits: 60

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 847,961

Lana Turner’s illustrious film career spans 50 years; she wooed audiences with her sultry and stunning performances in classics like “The Bad and the Beautiful," and “The Postman Always Rings Twice." She may be more infamous, however, for her personal life in which she was linked to everyone from Frank Sinatra and Mickey Rooney to Tyrone Power and Sean Connery. Turner's closest brush with award stardom came when she was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress in “Peyton Place” in 1957.

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1922: Betty White

Birthday: Jan. 17, 1922

Notable work: "The Proposal," "The Golden Girls," "Lake Placid," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"

Acting credits: 115

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,914,756

While most people might know Betty White from her once-in-a-lifetime role on “The Golden Girls,” what they should really focus on is the fact that she’s been on TV since the 1940s in a career that has spanned more than 80 years with more than 100 credits to her name. White is a five-time Emmy award-winner (“Golden Girls,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” and “Saturday Night Live”) and 16-time Emmy nominee. But she’s also won a Grammy, an American Comedy Award, a BAFTA, a People’s Choice Award, multiple Screen Actors Guild Awards, and many others.

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1923: Estelle Getty

Birthday: July 25, 1923 (Died: July 22, 2008)

Notable work: "The Golden Girls," "Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot," "Mannequin," "Stuart Little"

Acting credits: 35

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,093,190

Another classic actress from “The Golden Girls” fame people might be surprised that Estelle Getty is actually younger than her co-stars Betty White and Beatrice Arthur (she played Bea’s mother on the show). Getty started acting on TV later in life, but she won both an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Sophia Petrillo on “The Golden Girls.” Other classic roles include “Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot,” for which she won a Razzie for Worst Supporting Actress, and the lovable Grandma Estelle in “Stuart Little.”   

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1924: Lauren Bacall

Birthday: Sept. 16, 1924 (Died: Aug. 12, 2014)

Notable work: "To Have and Have Not," "The Big Sleep," "The Mirror Has Two Faces," "Murder on the Orient Express"

Acting credits: 73

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,496,749

Born Betty Joan Perske, Lauren Bacall started her career as a model before rising to quick fame from her leading role in “To Have and Have Not” in 1944. As a screen siren she captivated audiences in “How to Marry a Millionaire” alongside Marilyn Monroe and as a noir staple in multiple movies like “Key Largo,” “The Big Sleep,” and “Dark Passage” with then husband Humphrey Bogart. Bacall is an Honorary Oscar winner as well as a two-time Golden Globe winner and multiple Emmy Award nominee.  

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1925: Angela Lansbury

Birthday: Oct. 16, 1925

Notable work: "The Manchurian Candidate," "Anastasia," "Beauty and the Beast," "Bedknobs and Broomsticks"

Acting credits: 112

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,913,510

Synonymous with her role on “Murder She Wrote,” Angela Lansbury was a giant of the big screen for 40 years before she started solving cases as Jessica Fletcher. Notorious as the overbearing mother in “The Manchurian Candidate”—she won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress—Lansbury was also the recipient of an honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement. Because of her decades of work, Queen Elizabeth II made Lansbury a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2014.

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1926: Marilyn Monroe

Birthday: June 1, 1926 (Died: Aug. 5, 1962)

Notable work: "Some Like It Hot," "The Seven Year Itch," "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," "The Prince and the Showgirl"

Acting credits: 33

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 4,814,380

The ultimate blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson, is perhaps the most famous actress from Golden Age of Hollywood. Trading on her extraordinary sex appeal, Monroe starred in classic films like “Some Like it Hot,” “The Seven Year Itch,” and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” which judging by box office results was pretty accurate at the time. Monroe won three Golden Globe awards, two of which were Henrietta awards—which are no longer given out—and one for “Some Like it Hot” in 1960.    

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1927: Janet Leigh

Birthday: July 6, 1927 (Died: ‎Oct. 3, 2004)

Notable work: "Psycho," "The Manchurian Candidate," "The Fog," "Touch of Evil"

Acting credits: 85

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,079,572

It’s nearly impossible to forget the notorious shower scene in “Psycho,” just ask Janet Leigh who admitted she was so traumatized that she only took baths thereafter. Leigh, who won a Golden Globe for that role as well as an Oscar nomination, also starred in “The Manchurian Candidate,” “The Fog,” and “Touch of Evil.” Leigh was once married to the famous actor Tony Curtis, whose daughter just so happens to be Jamie Lee Curtis of “Halloween” fame.

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1928: Shirley Temple

Birthday: April 23, 1928 (Died: Feb. 10, 2014)

Notable work: "Captain January," "Fort Apache," "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm," "The Blue Bird"

Acting credits: 60

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,775,716

Shirley Temple was so famous as a child actor they named the eponymous drink after her. Temple started acting when she was only 3 years old and became world famous for her breakout in “Bright Eyes” at the age of 5. Temple would go on to star in countless films as a child actress like “Captain January,” “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm,” and “The Blue Bird,” amongst others. Though she never won any major film awards, she was honored as a Kennedy Center award recipient as well as a lifetime achievement winner with the Screen Actors Guild.

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1929: Audrey Hepburn

Birthday: May 4, 1929 (Jan. 20, 1993)

Notable work: "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "Roman Holiday," "Charade," "My Fair Lady"

Acting credits: 34

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 4,270,951

While Audrey Hepburn was one of the most famous actresses in the world, she was also a well-known humanitarian and was awarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1991. Hepburn’s first brush with fame came from the starring role in “Roman Holiday” in 1953. But it wasn’t until “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” in 1961 that she became an international superstar. Hepburn is a double Oscar winner (one for “Roman Holiday” and the other a post-humous humanitarian award) as well as a member of the EGOT group (winners of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award).

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1930: Tippi Hedren

Birthday: Jan. 19, 1930

Notable work: "The Birds," "Marnie," "Mulligans!" "Tea with Grandma"

Acting credits: 84

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 958,123

Born Natalie Kay Hedren, Tippi’s rise to stardom came from playing the lead role in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” in 1963, for which she won a Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer. Though she never won any other major awards, Hedren went on to star in more than 80 films and TV shows throughout over 60 years of acting. Because of name changes, people might not be aware that Hedren is the mother of Melanie Griffith and the grandmother of Dakota Johnson.  

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1931: Rita Moreno

Birthday: Dec. 11, 1931

Notable work: "West Side Story," "Oz," "Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?" "The King and I"

Acting credits: 157

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,659,361

Rita Moreno’s career has spanned over 70 years; she is still working to this day. Moreno started getting noticed with her role in the 1956 hit “The King and I.” But it was five years later when she starred in “West Side Story,” for which she won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role that she shot to stardom. Moreno is another member of the EGOT club, with an Emmy for “The Rockford Files,” a Tony for “The Ritz," and a Grammy for “The Electric Company.”

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1932: Elizabeth Taylor

Birthday: Feb. 27, 1932 (Died: March 23, 2011)

Notable work: "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "Suddenly Last Summer," "Cleopatra"

Acting credits: 78

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,743,033

Elizabeth Taylor is easily one of the most famous women ever; she was awarded three Oscars and four Golden Globes, among countless other awards. Taylor first achieved fame as a child star, but her career skyrocketed after winning an Oscar for “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” in 1958. Taylor’s personal life helped raise her persona, as she’d been infamously married eight times, including to Richard Burton twice.

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1933: Carol Burnett

Birthday: April 26, 1933

Notable work: "Annie," "The Carol Burnett Show," "Carol & Company," "The Four Seasons"

Acting credits: 73

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,441,159

Carol Burnett is a true television and comedy pioneer, as she was the first woman to host a primetime variety show on network television with the eponymous “The Carol Burnett Show,” which ran for around 11 years. Burnett won multiple Emmys and Golden Globes for the show, but it’s not the only thing she’s famous for. Burnett first starred on “The Garry Moore Show,” for which she won an Emmy before later-in-life classic roles like Miss Hannigan from “Annie.”

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1934: Judi Dench

Birthday: Dec. 9, 1934

Notable work: "Skyfall," "Notes on a Scandal," "Philomena," "Shakespeare in Love"

Acting credits: 125

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,802,090

Dame Judi Dench is a British-born actress and seven-time Oscar nominee who won the award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 1999 for portraying Queen Elizabeth in “Shakespeare in Love.” Her illustrious career spans stage and screen with iconic roles in “Skyfall,” “Philomena,” and “Notes on a Scandal.” Dench received the honor of Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1988.

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1935: Julie Andrews

Birthday: Oct. 1, 1935

Notable work: "The Sound of Music," "Mary Poppins," "The Princess Diaries," "Victor Victoria"

Acting credits: 44

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,601,120

Some of the most iconic roles in film history belong to Julie Andrews, as any film buff can tell you about Andrews spinning through the mountains in “The Sound of Music” or flying away with her umbrella in “Mary Poppins,” the role for which she won an Oscar in 1964. Andrews was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000. In addition to the Oscar, Andrews has also scored five Golden Globes and two Primetime Emmys. On top of everything else Andrews is a classically trained soprano.

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1936: Mary Tyler Moore

Birthday: Dec. 29, 1936 (Died: Jan. 25, 2017)

Notable work: "Ordinary People," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "Flirting with Disaster"

Acting credits: 77

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,196,182

Mary Tyler Moore got her first big break on the TV hit “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” for which she won her Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy—the first of many. As a female comic pioneer, she used her fame and fortune to launch the “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” which landed her three more Emmys and another Golden Globe. Her most famous work on film is undoubtedly the hit movie “Ordinary People,” for which she was nominated for an Oscar in 1981 and won another Golden Globe.

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1937: Jane Fonda

Birthday: Dec. 21, 1937

Notable work: "Klute," "Barbarella," "Youth," "Monster-in-Law"

Acting credits: 57

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 4,721,390

Jane Fonda is probably just as well known as a political activist and human rights advocate as an actress, but if it wasn’t for her titular roles on screen she wouldn’t have had the powerful mouthpiece she still employs today. Fonda is a seven-time Oscar nominee and two-time winner for her roles in “Klute” and “Coming Home,” in addition to a seven-time Golden Globe award winner. On the political side, Fonda was a vocal advocate to ending the Vietnam War as well as being at the forefront for feminist causes, Native American rights, and environmental policy.

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1938: Natalie Wood

Birthday: July 20, 1938 (Died: Nov. 29, 1981)

Notable work: "Rebel Without a Cause," "West Side Story," "Splendor in the Grass," "Love with the Proper Stranger"

Acting credits: 74

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,119,736

Today people might know Natalie Wood more for the controversy surrounding her death than for her film career—her husband, actor Robert Wagner, is still a "person of interest" in her mysterious drowning death. But you shouldn’t give her acting career short shrift as she was a three-time Oscar nominee and winner of three Golden Globes, most notably for her roles in “Rebel Without a Cause” and “From Here to Eternity” (the TV version). Wood started her career as a child actress and first shot to fame with her role in the Christmas classic “Miracle on 34th Street” in 1947. But nothing ever eclipsed her starring turn as Maria in “West Side Story.”

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1939: Lily Tomlin

Birthday: Sept. 1, 1939

Notable work: "Nashville," "Grandma," "I Heart Huckabees," "Short Cuts"

Acting credits: 68

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,465,989

Lily Tomlin got her career started as a stand-up comic in the early '60s. Her stage presence and perfect timing landed her a role on “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” as a series regular and brought her near-instant fame. Incredibly versatile, Tomlin’s career shifts between comedy and drama with classic performances in “Nashville,” for which she was nominated for both an Oscar and a Golden Globe, and “Grandma,” for which she garnered a Golden Globe nomination. Tomlin has also won an Emmy, a Grammy, and a Tony leaving her an Oscar award away from joining the exclusive EGOT club.

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1940: Katharine Ross

Birthday: Jan. 29, 1940

Notable work: "The Graduate," "The Stepford Wives," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "Donnie Darko"

Acting credits: 66

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,613,974

Although she had been working in TV for years, it wasn’t until her starring role in “The Graduate” that Katharine Ross shot to stardom. With an Oscar nomination and Golden Globe award under her belt for the Mike Nichols masterpiece, Ross went on to star in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” as well as “The Stepford Wives.” Today Ross is married to screen star Sam Elliott, which happens to be her fifth marriage.

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1941: Ann-Margret

Birthday: April 28, 1941

Notable work: "Grumpy Old Men," "Bye Bye Birdie," "The Cheap Detective," "Tommy"

Acting credits: 84

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,331,738

Ann-Margret was born in Sweden and is widely known as a classic Hollywood sex symbol for her titillating roles in “Carnal Knowledge” and “The Cincinnati Kid.” But Margret is way more than just a screen siren as she has singing chops as well, which are on full display in “Viva Las Vegas” and the classic credit sequence to “Bye Bye Birdie.” Margret has been nominated for multiple Oscars, one of which was for best actress in “Tommy,” in addition to multiple Golden Globes of which she’s a five-time winner.

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1942: Barbra Streisand

Birthday: April 24, 1942

Notable work: "Funny Girl," "Yentl," "The Mirror Has Two Faces," "The Way We Were"

Acting credits: 24

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,201,553

A member of the EGOT club, winners of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award), Barbra Streisand is one of the most versatile stars in Hollywood history. Streisand got her first taste of celebrity when she starred in “Funny Girl” on Broadway in 1964. Since that turn she went on to win two Oscars (“Funny Girl” and “A Star is Born”), eight Golden Globes, and three Emmys. Also the source of much Hollywood gossip, Streisand has been romantically linked to Elliott Gould, Pierre Trudeau, Andre Agassi, and current husband James Brolin.

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1943: Sharon Tate

Birthday: Jan. 24, 1943 (Died: Aug. 9, 1969)

Notable work: "Valley of the Dolls," "The Wrecking Crew," "The Fearless Vampire Killers," "Eye of the Devil"

Acting credits: 11

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,930,867

In a career that was cut way too short, Sharon Tate was a star on the rise before she was tragically murdered by Charles Manson acolytes in 1969. In star-making turns in “Valley of the Dolls” (nominated for a Golden Globe in 1968) and “The Fearless Vampire Killers” (directed by her future husband Roman Polanski), Tate was on the verge of a breakout. Tate was only 26 years old when she died.

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1944: Sondra Locke

Birthday: May 28, 1944

Notable work: "Bronco Billy," "Sudden Impact," "Every Which Way But Loose," "The Outlaw Josey Wales"

Acting credits: 30

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 792,974

Born as Sandra Louise Smith, Sondra Locke was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in her screen debut “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.” Though she’s never won any major awards, she has had a long and fruitful career with starring roles opposite Clint Eastwood—whom she dated, which ended badly—in “Every Which Way But Loose” and “The Outlaw Josey Wales.”

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1945: Goldie Hawn

Birthday: Nov. 21, 1945

Notable work: "The First Wives Club," "Overboard," "Everyone Says I Love You," "Death Becomes Her"

Acting credits: 34

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,912,798

A true Hollywood darling, Goldie Hawn first won American hearts and minds on “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.” But the public truly fell in love with Hawn as the playful lead in “Private Benjamin.” Other comedy classics rolled in with hits like “Overboard,” “Protocol,” “Death Becomes Her,” and “Everyone Says I Love You.” Hawn is actually an Oscar winner for her role in “Cactus Flower” in 1970 and she’s been nominated for nine Golden Globes, including one win for “Cactus Flower.”   

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1946: Cher

Birthday: May 20, 1946

Notable work: "Moonstruck," "Burlesque," "Mermaids," "Silkwood"

Acting credits: 35

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 5,143,082

A true virtuoso, Cher, born Cherilyn Sarkisian, is an Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe, and Grammy award winner. Cher first became famous as a songstress with husband and fellow singer Sonny Bono for their hit “I Got You Babe” in 1965. Since then she’s not only had a long recording career, but a huge film career with star turns in “Moonstruck” (Oscar for Best Actress), “Burlesque,” “Mermaids,” “Silkwood,” and “Mask.”

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1947: Farrah Fawcett

Birthday: Feb. 2, 1947 (Died: June 25, 2009)

Notable work: "Logan's Run," "Saturn 3," "The Cannonball Run," "Charlie's Angels"

Acting credits: 65

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,816,357

Farrah Fawcett’s iconic 1976 red bathing suit poster was plastered to the walls of every college boy’s dorm room in America and was so popular that she allegedly made more money from poster sales than from her role on “Charlie’s Angels.” Fawcett burst onto the entertainment scene a little earlier with roles on “The Six Million Dollar Man” and “Harry O,” but it was as Angel Jill Munroe that made her a star. Later film gigs includes “Logan’s Run” and “The Cannonball Run,” but she never won any major awards.

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1948: Olivia Newton-John

Birthday: Sept. 26, 1948

Notable work: "Grease," "Xanadu," "Sordid Lives," "Two of a Kind"

Acting credits: 22

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,233,975

Olivia Newton-John is a British-born actress and is most widely known for starring as Sandy in the massive blockbuster hit “Grease.” She’s a four-time Grammy winner and has sold more than 100 million albums around the world. In addition to her uber-successful musical career, Newton-John has many other film credits including “Xanadu” and “Two of a Kind.” Many are also likely familiar with her seminal work in the music video for “Physical” in 1981.

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1949: Meryl Streep

Birthday: June 22, 1949

Notable work: "Out of Africa," "The Devil Wears Prada," "Doubt," "August: Osage County"

Acting credits: 84

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 4,440,513

Meryl Streep has been nominated for a record 21 Oscars and is a winner of three. For Golden Globes it’s 31 nominations and nine wins. Add to that three Emmy Awards and countless others, and you start to get the picture—she’s highly celebrated. Her most recognized work is debatable, but classic award winners include “Out of Africa,” “Sophie’s Choice,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” and “The Iron Lady.”

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1950: Julie Walters

Birthday: Feb. 22, 1950

Notable work: "Billy Elliot," "Mamma Mia!" "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," "Brooklyn"

Acting credits: 99

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,347,749

Younger fans will know Julie Walters as Ron Weasley’s mother in all the “Harry Potter” films. But before she was casting spells in the Wizarding World, she was busy earning Oscar nominations for pivotal roles in “Billy Elliot” and “Educating Rita.” Walters was also honored with the title of Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2017 and is also famous for starring in “Mamma Mia!” and “Brooklyn.”

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1951: Kirstie Alley

Birthday: Jan. 12, 1951

Notable work: "Drop Dead Gorgeous," "Look Who's Talking," "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," "Village of the Damned"

Acting credits: 74

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,369,798

Kirstie Alley is one of the rare actresses whose career crossed over seamlessly between film and television. Fans of the hit TV show “Cheers” will remember her as Ted Danson’s love interest for years, only to be followed by “Veronica’s Closet” a decade later. In film, Alley’s most famous roles include the mega hit “Look Who’s Talking” (and it’s lesser sequel), “Drop Dead Gorgeous,” and going further back, “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” which has given her a lifetime fanbase of Trekkies.

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1952: Christine Baranski

Birthday: May 2, 1952

Notable work: "Chicago," "Mamma Mia!" "Into the Woods," "The Birdcage"

Acting credits: 80

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,731,445

Christine Baranski is known as a triple threat in the acting world with starring roles on TV stage and the big screen. Baranski is both an Emmy and Tony winner, but she’s also had major film roles in movies like “Chicago,” “Mamma Mia!” and “The Birdcage.” More recently Baranski has dominated the TV landscape with big-time parts on “The Good Wife,” “The Big Bang Theory,” and “The Good Wife” spinoff “The Good Fight” where she reprises her role as Diane Lockhart.

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1953: Mary Steenburgen

Birthday: Feb. 8, 1953

Notable work: "Last Vegas," "Step Brothers," "Back to the Future Part III," "Time After Time"

Acting credits: 104

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,846,371

Mary Steenburgen won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in “Melvin and Howard” in 1981 and her career has only gotten bigger and better since. Fans of the “Back to the Future” trilogy will remember her as Doc Brown’s love interest in the third installment and comedy junkies will remember her as Will Ferrell’s mother in “Step Brothers.” Steenburgen started acting in 1978 and has more than 100 acting credits to her name.

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1954: Katey Sagal

Birthday: Jan. 19, 1954

Notable work: "Futurama," "Married with Children," "8 Simple Rules," "Sons of Anarchy"

Acting credits: 80

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,548,538

Die-hard Katey Sagal fans will remember her as the acerbic mother on “Married with Children,” for which she was nominated four times for a Golden Globe. But it was her role as Gemma on “Sons of Anarchy,” where she garnered her only Golden Globe award for best actress. Sagal has had a long career spanning four decades between TV and film with other classic parts like her incredible voice work in “Futurama” or as Cate Hennessy on “8 Simple Rules.”

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1955: Whoopi Goldberg

Birthday: Nov. 13, 1955

Notable work: "Ghost," "Sister Act," "The Color Purple," "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit"

Acting credits: 175

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,455,840

Born Caryn Elaine Johnson, Whoopi Goldberg is an entertainer of firsts. She’s the first and only African-American woman to win an Emmy, Grammy, Tony, and Oscar (a member of the EGOT club). She was actually the second African-American woman to win an Oscar for best supporting actress, but first to be nominated twice. She’s the first African-American woman to host the Oscars. And she was the first African-American woman to win a Grammy for Best Comedy Recording. Fans today might know her from the TV show “The View,” but her acting career includes golden performances in “The Color Purple,” “Ghost,” “Sister Act,” and “Soapdish.”

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1956: Carrie Fisher

Birthday: Oct. 21, 1956 (Died: Dec. 27, 2016)

Notable work: "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope," "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back," "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi"

Acting credits: 92

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 4,259,340

Everyone knows Carrie Fisher for her iconic role as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” franchise, but she also happens to be part of a classic Hollywood family—her parents were Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. “Star Wars” wasn’t her first movie, but it’s where she gained fame. She was then able to parlay that notoriety into a variety of great roles like in “Hannah and Her Sisters,” “When Harry Met Sally,” and “Soap Dish.” Fisher was brought up in Hollywood royalty, but she far surpassed the fame of her parents by leaps and bounds.

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1957: Frances McDormand

Birthday: June 23, 1957

Notable work: "Fargo," "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," "Moonrise Kingdom," "Almost Famous"

Acting credits: 64

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,865,908

Frances McDormand is a classic actress who has won multiple Oscars, two Primetime Emmy awards, two Golden Globes, and a Tony. Most recently she was awarded a Best Actress Oscar for her performance in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” where she plays a mom out for revenge. Other classic and award-winning parts can be seen in “Fargo,” “Almost Famous,” and “Moonrise Kingdom.” McDormand is married to director and writer Joel Coen; they have worked together on numerous projects.

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1958: Jamie Lee Curtis

Birthday: Nov. 22, 1958

Notable work: "True Lies," "A Fish Called Wanda," "Freaky Friday," "Trading Places"

Acting credits: 74

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,584,472

Another member of Hollywood royalty, Jamie Lee Curtis is the daughter of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. Curtis rose to fame almost immediately after she started acting with her chilling role as Laurie in the original “Halloween.” Since then she’s gone on to star in other classic movies like “True Lies” (for which she won a Golden Globe), “A Fish Called Wanda,” “Trading Places,” and “Freaky Friday.”

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1959: Allison Janney

Birthday: Nov. 19, 1959

Notable work: "The Help," "The Hours," "Juno," "Hairspray"

Acting credits: 129

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,861,259

With more than 120 acting credits under her name, Allison Janney started acting full time in 1989, but it was her role as the press secretary on “The West Wing” that brought her fame, fortune, and awards. For that role alone, Janney scored four Primetime Emmy awards. But the accolades don’t end there; she’s also won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for “I Tonya,” more Emmys for “Mom,” and loads of awards and nominations for “The Help,” “Hairspray,” and “Masters of Sex.”

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1960: Julianne Moore

Birthday: Dec. 3, 1960

Notable work: "The Hours," "The Kids Are All Right," "Still Alice," "Maps to the Stars"

Acting credits: 94

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,768,090

Though Julianne Moore had been acting since 1984, her acting chops weren’t universally appreciated until her starring turn as porn star Amber Waves in 1997’s classic hit “Boogie Nights.” Moore earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for the role and it propelled her to stardom. From there she landed parts in “The Hours,” “The Kids Are All Right” and “Still Alice,” for which she won an Oscar in 2015.

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1961: Meg Ryan

Birthday: Nov. 19, 1961

Notable work: "When Harry Met Sally..." "You've Got Mail," "Sleepless in Seattle," "City of Angels"

Acting credits: 49

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,053,638

Meg Ryan first got noticed in supporting roles in movies like “Top Gun” and “Innerspace.” But Ryan hit it big when she starred opposite Billy Crystal in the timeless classic, “When Harry Met Sally.” After that Ryan became the queen of romantic comedies, scoring leads in “You’ve Got Mail,” “I.Q,” “French Kiss,” and “Sleepless in Seattle.” Though she never won any major film awards, she did win the hearts and minds of fans for a three-decade run of hits.

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1962: Demi Moore

Birthday: Nov. 11, 1962

Notable work: "G.I. Jane," "Indecent Proposal," "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle," "Striptease"

Acting credits: 62

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,439,135

Born Demi Gene Guynes, Demi Moore is an uber-famous American actress who shot to stardom after her role in 1985’s “St. Elmo’s Fire” and becoming part of Hollywood’s hot young stars often labeled the “Brat Pack.” After a series of hit roles in “About Last Night,” “Ghost,” and “A Few Good Men,” Moore became the highest-paid actress in Hollywood when she starred in “Striptease” in 1996. Moore’s personal life is also the stuff of legend, as she was famously married to Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher.   

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1963: Lisa Kudrow

Birthday: July 30, 1963

Notable work: "Friends," "The Comeback," "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion," "The Opposite of Sex"

Acting credits: 76

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,621,652

While no role will ever match her turn as Phoebe Buffay on the mega hit-show “Friends,” Lisa Kudrow is trying nonetheless. Kudrow is a 12-time Primetime Emmy nominee and she won for “Friends,” but her performance in “The Comeback” was widely acclaimed as well. Other classics you might remember her in include “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion” and “The Opposite of Sex.”

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1964: Sandra Bullock

Birthday: July 26, 1964

Notable work: "Miss Congeniality," "The Proposal," "Gravity Speed"

Acting credits: 57

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 4,252,995

Sandra Bullock shot to international fame after co-starring with Keanu Reeves in the mega-hit “Speed.” Afterwards Bullock became one of Hollywood’s biggest leading ladies with classic hits like “Miss Congeniality,” “The Proposal,” “Gravity,” and “The Blind Side.” Bullock started acting in 1987 and has won countless awards, like an Oscar and Golden Globe for “The Blind Side” and a Screen Actors Guild Award for “Crash.”

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1965: Sarah Jessica Parker

Birthday: March 25, 1965

Notable work: "Sex and the City," "Sex and the City 2," "Sex and the City," "Failure to Launch"

Acting credits: 62

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,658,059

Sarah Jessica Parker first became known for wild dancing in the 1984 hit “Footloose.” After years as a supporting actress, Parker shot to international fame as the lead in “Sex and the City,” which garnered her four Golden Globes and two Emmy awards. Since the success of the show, Parker went on to star in movies like “Failure to Launch” and “The Family Stone,” as well as two “Sex and the City” movies.

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1966: Salma Hayek

Birthday: Sept. 2, 1966

Notable work: "Frida," "Desperado," "Wild Wild West," "Savages"

Acting credits: 78

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,975,568

Born in Mexico as Salma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez, Salma Hayek first got the attention of American audiences in the 1996 hit “From Dusk Till Dawn.” That movie propelled her to bigger roles like Rita in “Wild Wild West” or as Frida Kahlo in “Frida,” for which she was nominated for both an Oscar and a Golden Globe award.

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1967: Nicole Kidman

Birthday: June 20, 1967

Notable work: "Moulin Rouge!" "The Others," "The Hours," "Cold Mountain"

Acting credits: 85

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 4,302,570

Australian actress Nicole Kidman achieved instant fame after starring opposite future and now ex-husband Tom Cruise in the 1990 hit “Days of Thunder.” Giant roles followed as she starred in “Batman Forever” and “The Peacemaker.” But the big accolades came later when she scored countless nominations and award wins for “The Hours” (Oscar for Best Actress), “Moulin Rouge” (Golden Globe for Best Actress), and “Big Little Lies” (Primetime Emmy for Lead Actress).

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1968: Naomi Watts

Birthday: Sept. 28, 1968

Notable work: "Mulholland Drive," "King Kong," "The Impossible Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)"

Acting credits: 85

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,005,567

Australian actress Naomi Watts started acting in 1986. American audiences began noticing her after her big role in “Mulholland Drive.” Afterward she quickly became a leading lady and started racking up award nominations in movies like “The Impossible” and “21 Grams.” With 85 credits to her name and counting, Watts doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.

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1969: Jennifer Aniston

Birthday: Feb. 11, 1969

Notable work: "Friends," "Cake," "We're the Millers," "The Bounty Hunter"

Acting credits: 63

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 7,722,203

Jennifer Aniston was so famous during her time on the hit series “Friends” that women around the world began copying her haircut dubbed “the Rachel.” After winning a Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe for her role as Rachel, Aniston turned to the big screen and has successfully made the crossover with movies like “Cake,” “The Good Girl,” “Horrible Bosses,” and “The Bounty Hunter.” Ever the subject of tabloid gossip, Aniston was famously married to Brad Pitt (and now rumored to be reconnecting) and then later Justin Theroux.

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1970: Rachel Weisz

Birthday: March 7, 1970

Notable work: "The Constant Gardener," "The Lobster," "Constantine," "The Mummy"

Acting credits: 57

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,089,311

British actress Rachel Weisz started acting in 1992. Her breakthroughs on the big screen came from playing opposite Keanu Reeves and Brendan Fraser in “Chain Reaction” and “The Mummy,” respectively. Accolades began pouring in for roles in “About a Boy,” “The Bourne Legacy,” and “The Fountain,” but she achieved Hollywood immortality after winning an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “The Constant Gardener” in 2006.

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1971: Winona Ryder

Birthday: Oct. 29, 1971

Notable work: "Little Women," "Girl Interrupted," "Alien: Resurrection," "Edward Scissorhands"

Acting credits: 62

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 4,812,773

Indie darling Winona Ryder was born Winona Laura Horowitz and started a career as a child actor with big roles in “Lucas” and “Beetlejuice.” Ryder seemed to never stop working as major hits launched her to star status after “Edward Scissorhands,” “Reality Bites,” “Girl Interrupted,” and “Little Women.” Millennials might be most familiar with her work on the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things,” but with over 60 credits to her name, it would be worthwhile to see the movies that brought her to this stage of her career.

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1972: Cameron Diaz

Birthday: Aug. 30, 1972

Notable work: "There's Something About Mary," "Charlie's Angels," "Vanilla Sky," "My Best Friend's Wedding"

Acting credits: 55

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,458,580

Cameron Diaz is one of the latest in a long line of uber-talented blonde bombshells to grace Hollywood’s big screens. Her breakout and first role was in the Jim Carrey comedy “The Mask,” but she stole the screen in “There’s Something About Mary.” Since, she’s gone on to star in huge movies like “Charlie’s Angels,” “Vanilla Sky,” and “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” and was known as the highest-paid and most bankable female star in the world for a long time.

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1973: Kate Beckinsale

Birthday: July 26, 1973

Notable work: "Underworld: Evolution," "Underworld," "Pearl Harbor," "Van Helsing"

Acting credits: 51

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,782,101

British actress Kate Beckinsale made her film debut as a lead in “Much Ado About Nothing” in 1993. Big roles tumbled in quickly after and Beckinsale became a leading lady after “Pearl Harbor” and “Van Helsing.” Her biggest role is undoubtedly from the monster “Underworld” franchise where she is the solo star in the hit trilogy.

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1974: Sarah Paulson

Birthday: Dec. 17, 1974

Notable work: "12 Years a Slave," "Carol," "American Horror Story," "Martha Marcy May Marlene"

Acting credits: 62

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,721,237

Sarah Paulson has been a steadily working actress since 1994, but it was her Primetime Emmy-nominated roles in “American Horror Story” and “Game Change” that propelled her to bigger and better things. Paulson scored leads in “12 Years a Slave” and “Carol,” but it was her role Marcia Clark in “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” that won her a Primetime Emmy and a Golden Globe.

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1975: Angelina Jolie

Birthday: June 4, 1975

Notable work: "Maleficent," "Girl Interrupted," "Changeling," "Salt"

Acting credits: 54

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 5,224,095

Named People’s Most Beautiful Person in the World in 2006, Angelina Jolie is one of the most famous people on the planet and is a winner of two Oscars and three Golden Globe Awards. Her film career includes classics like “Girl Interrupted,” “Salt,” “Maleficent,” and “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” but Jolie is now just as well-known for her humanitarian work and has traveled the world helping refugees as the UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador for more than a decade.

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1976: Reese Witherspoon

Birthday: March 22, 1976

Notable work: "Wild," "Legally Blonde," "Walk the Line," "Election"

Acting credits: 59

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,952,296

Though her career as an actor started early with roles in classics like “Fear,” “Pleasantville,” and “Election,” it would be fair to call Reese Witherspoon a mogul at this point as she’s also produced multiple movies and hit TV shows. Witherspoon has earned big-time awards like an Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Actress in “Walk the Line” and a Primetime Emmy as a producer for “Big Little Lies.”

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1977: Jessica Chastain

Birthday: March 24, 1977

Notable work: "Zero Dark Thirty," "The Tree of Life," "Interstellar," "Crimson Peak"

Acting credits: 54

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,544,351

Born in Sacramento, California, Jessica Chastain is an award-winning, classically trained actress—she went to Juilliard—who is known for her heart-stopping roles in “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Interstellar,” and “Molly’s Game.” Chastain won a Golden Globe for “Zero Dark Thirty” and was nominated for an Oscar for her tear-jerking performance in “The Help.”

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1978: Rachel McAdams

Birthday: Nov. 17, 1978

Notable work: "The Notebook," "Mean Girls," "Red Eye," "The Vow"

Acting credits: 36

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 4,172,272

Rachel McAdams is responsible for more tears than most Hollywood actresses. Her tearjerking performances in “The Notebook,” “About Time,” and “The Time Traveler’s Wife” are memorable. Her most important role as a reporter in “Spotlight” earned her an Academy Award nomination, but she’s just as well known for roles in “Mean Girls” and “Sherlock Holmes.”

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1979: Morena Baccarin

Birthday: June 2, 1979

Notable work: "Deadpool," "Serenity," "Deadpool 2," "V"

Acting credits: 46

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,196,857

Morena Baccarin has been known to sci-fi fans ever since she played a high-society companion on the short-lived TV series “Firefly.” Fortunately for her that show spawned a movie where she reprised the role in “Serenity.” Born in Rio de Janeiro, Baccarin is more recently recognizable as the sultry love interest of Wade Wilson in the “Deadpool” movies. Her closest brush with award accolades came in 2013 when she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in “Homeland.”

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1980: Kristen Bell

Birthday: July 18, 1980

Notable work: "Frozen," "Veronica Mars," "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," "Veronica Mars"

Acting credits: 94

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 4,062,712

The extraordinarily talented Kristen Bell got her first huge break as the lead in TV’s “Veronica Mars,” which was turned into a movie in 2014. Mostly supporting roles followed, such as in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Scream 4,” but Bell became a world-wide name after voicing Anna in the block-busting juggernaut “Frozen.” Today she has a recurring leading role on “The Good Place” and a “Veronica Mars” reboot is also on the way.

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1981: Natalie Portman

Birthday: June 9, 1981

Notable work: "Black Swan," "V for Vendetta," "Jackie," "Closer"

Acting credits: 63

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 5,221,785

Born in Israel, Natalie Portman has been a working actress since the age of 13 when she starred as Mathilda in “The Professional.” Major roles followed in “Beautiful Girls” and “Mars Attacks!” but she achieved mega-fame for her role in “Star Wars: Episodes I-III.” On the award front, Portman has risen to legendary Hollywood status with an Oscar and Golden Globe for “Black Swan,” a Golden Globe for “Closer,” and wide acclaim for “V for Vendetta.”

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1982: Alison Brie

Birthday: Dec. 29, 1982

Notable work: "The Lego Movie," "Community," "Sleeping with Other People," "The Five-Year Engagement"

Acting credits: 61

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,092,095

The quirky and lovable Alison Brie’s big break into Hollywood came with a recurring role on the hit TV series “Mad Men.” Her comedy chops were on full display, however, with a lead on the TV series “Community” and for her voice work on “The Lego Movie.” Currently Brie is starring in the Netflix hit “Glow,” which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress.

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1983: Mila Kunis

Birthday: Aug. 14, 1983

Notable work: "Black Swan," "Bad Moms," "Jupiter Ascending," "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"

Acting credits: 63

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 6,179,459

It’s not hard to mistake Mila Kunis’ voice since fans have been hearing it as Meg Griffin on the TV series “Family Guy” since 1999. But Kunis, who was born in the former Soviet Union, first gained fame as a lead on “That ‘70s Show,” which is also where she met future husband Ashton Kutcher. Beyond TV Kunis has starred in big movies like “Black Swan,” “Bad Moms,” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.”

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1984: Scarlett Johansson

Birthday: Nov. 22, 1984

Notable work: "Her," "Lost in Translation," "The Avengers," "Ghost World"

Acting credits: 64

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 7,049,278

People might forget that Scarlett Johansson had been acting since 1994, but it was her role as Charlotte in “Lost in Translation” in 2003 that made her a star. Johansson has had an eclectic career with indie hits like “Ghost World” and “Her” as well as giant studio films like “The Avengers” and “Ghost in the Shell.” Johansson has been nominated for three Golden Globes, but has yet to win any major awards.

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1985: Gal Gadot

Birthday: April 30, 1985

Notable work: "Wonder Woman," "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," "Furious 7," "Keeping Up with the Joneses"

Acting credits: 25

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 6,835,781

This Israeli stunner was crowned Miss Israel in 2004, but she didn’t get on the radar of Hollywood studio execs until she pleasantly surprised in “Fast & Furious” in 2009. Gal Gadot has worked quickly to solidify herself as a leading lady and after multiple “Fast” movies she moved on to star in “Wonder Woman,” which earned more than $800 million at the box office.

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1986: Emilia Clarke

Birthday: Oct. 23, 1986

Notable work: "Game of Thrones," "Terminator Genisys," "Me Before You," "Solo: A Star Wars Story"

Acting credits: 18

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 4,644,299

Emilia Clarke, born in London, is most often associated with “Game of Thrones” as Daenerys Targaryen, The Mother of Dragons. And rightly so as she’s earned three Primetime Emmy nominations for the part. Because of that iconic role, Clarke has been able to parlay her success to the film world with leading roles in “Terminator Genisys,” “Me Before You,” and “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”

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1987: Blake Lively

Birthday: Aug. 25, 1987

Notable work: "Gossip Girl," "The Age of Adaline," "The Shallows," "The Town"

Acting credits: 24

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 5,114,494

Blake Lively burst onto the Hollywood scene in 2005 in “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.” But it wasn’t until her role as Serena van der Woodsen on hit TV drama “Gossip Girl” did she achieve universal notoriety. Lively may be equally known for marrying heartthrob Ryan Reynolds in 2012.

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1988: Alicia Vikander

Birthday: Oct. 3, 1988

Notable work: "Ex Machina," "The Danish Girl," "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," "Testament of Youth"

Acting credits: 39

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 5,147,034

A recent addition to the Hollywood fame machine, Alicia Vikander, born in Sweden, first got noticed as a seductive cyborg in “Ex Machina” in 2014. Stardom quickly followed when she got a lead role in “The Danish Girl,” for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Many movies later Vikander is now the latest actress to play Lara Croft in “Tomb Raider.”

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1989: Elizabeth Olsen

Birthday: Feb. 16, 1989

Notable work: "Martha Marcy May Marlene," "Avengers: Infinity War," "Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Captain America: Civil War"

Acting credits: 24

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 5,715,229

Elizabeth Olsen has quickly established herself as a powerfully performing actress. Her breakthrough role came with “Martha Marcy May Marlene” in 2011, but she has since gone on to star in numerous indie gems like “Kodachrome” and “Kill Your Darlings,” as well as major studio movies like “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

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1990: Jennifer Lawrence

Birthday: Aug. 15, 1990

Notable work: "The Hunger Games," "Silver Linings Playbook," "American Hustle," "X-Men: First Class"

Acting credits: 31

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 5,932,006

Jennifer Lawrence might currently hold the unofficial title as the #1 leading lady in Hollywood. With a run of movies that includes “The Hunger Games,” “X-Men,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” and “American Hustle,” Lawrence has established herself as the ultimate box-office draw. Lawrence has already won an Oscar and Golden Globe for “Silver Linings” as well as Golden Globes for “American Hustle” and “Joy.”

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1991: Emma Roberts

Birthday: Feb. 10, 1991

Notable work: "We're the Millers," "Aquamarine," "The Art of Getting By," "Nerve"

Acting credits: 51

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,994,163

It can’t be easy to step out of Julia Roberts’ shadow, but her niece Emma is certainly making a go of it. Roberts started acting at the age of 10; she landed a leading role on the Nickelodeon TV series “Unfabulous” in 2004 and in “Aquamarine” in 2006. Roberts has scored more adult roles in recent years with “The Art of Getting By,” “We’re the Millers,” “Nerve,” and “American Horror Story.”  

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1992: Cara Delevingne

Birthday: Aug. 12, 1992

Notable work: "Suicide Squad," "Paper Towns," "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets," "Anna Karenina"

Acting credits: 20

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,363,187

Born in London, Cara Delevingne started her rise to fame as a model from the age of 10. After gracing the covers of magazine covers around the world, Delevingne turned toward acting and got an early break in the indie favorite “Paper Towns.” She must’ve caught the eye of iconic director Luc Besson because he made her the lead in his sci-fi film, “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” in 2017.

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1993: Olivia Cooke

Birthday: Dec. 27, 1993

Notable work: "Ready Player One," "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," "Ouija," "The Signal"

Acting credits: 18

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,989,109

Olivia Cooke's first big acting break came in a music video in 2012 for One DirectionIt didn’t take her long to break into film with starring gigs in “Ouija,” “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” and “Ready Player One."

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1994: Saoirse Ronan

Birthday: April 12, 1994

Notable work: "Hanna," "Brooklyn," "Atonement," "The Lovely Bones"

Acting credits: 29

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 4,904,988

She may be young, but Saoirse Ronan is already incredibly accomplished. Her acting career kicked off in 2003, but it was in 2007 when she secured a critical role in “Atonement,” for which she was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe award. Afterward Ronan got a major role in “Brooklyn” and secured a second Oscar and Golden Globe nomination. In 2017 Ronan was the lead in “Ladybird,” where she finally broke through by winning a Golden Globe for Best Actress, along with a third Oscar nomination.

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1995: Nicola Peltz

Birthday: Jan. 9, 1995

Notable work: "Transformers: Age of Extinction," "The Last Airbender," "Back Roads," "Bates Motel"

Acting credits: 14

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 823,093

Nicola Peltz is the daughter of billionaire businessman Nelson Peltz. Peltz got an early starring role in “The Last Airbender” and her performance helped launch her to gigs in “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and the TV series “Bates Motel.”

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1996: Zendaya

Birthday: Sept. 1, 1996

Notable work: "Spider-Man: Homecoming," "The Greatest Showman," "K.C. Undercover," "Shake It Up"

Acting credits: 38

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 6,130,447

Actress, singer, model, dancer, and Instagram celeb (53.3 million followers), Zendaya was born Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman. Zendaya started modeling as a kid, but got into acting with the TV movie “Frenemies” in 2012. Other roles started trickling, including “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “The Greatest Showman,” and the long-running TV series “K.C. Undercover.”

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1997: Bella Thorne

Birthday: Oct. 8, 1997

Notable work: "The Duff," "Blended," "Scream: The TV Series," "Midnight Sun"

Acting credits: 80

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,769,992

Bella Thorne is an actress and a singer who caught the fame bug when she starred in the Disney TV series “Shake It Up.” Ever since Thorne has been trying to shake her Disney image and get into more serious roles on the big and small screens. Since leaving the series, Thorne has gone on to star in “The Duff,” “Blended,” and the slasher comedy “The Babysitter” on Netflix.

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1998: Elle Fanning

Birthday: April 9, 1998

Notable work: "Super 8," "The Neon Demon," "Maleficent," "The Boxtrolls"

Acting credits: 57

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,817,306

Younger sister of famous actress Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning is making a name for herself as she already has more than 50 acting credits to her name. Fanning is most known for roles in “Super 8,” “We Bought a Zoo,” and “Maleficent,” but she also is the co-lead in Ben Affleck’s “Live by Night” and “Mary Shelley” a biography of the famed writer of “Frankenstein.”

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1999: Joey King

Birthday: July 30, 1999

Notable work: "The Kissing Booth," "Summer '03," "White House Down," "The Conjuring"

Acting credits: 58

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,251,459

Joey King is another incredibly prolific actress who has more than 50 acting credits since 2006 when she started. Most recently she starred in “The Kissing Booth” on Netflix, but before her teen movie stardom she was in big films like “White House Down,” “Independence Day: Resurgence,” the indie gem “Wish I Was Here,” and the spooky horror flick “The Conjuring.”

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2000: Yara Shahidi

Birthday: Feb. 10, 2000

Notable work: "Salt," "Black-ish," "Alex Cross," "Butter"

Acting credits: 27

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,550,289

Yara Shahidi hasn’t been acting long, but she’s already a big TV star with recurring roles on multiple series. Her biggest break came from the hit comedy “Black-ish,” which led to its spinoff series “Grown-ish.” Her film career includes parts in “Salt” with Angelina Jolie, “Alex Cross” with Tyler Perry, and “Imagine That” with Eddie Murphy. Today Shahidi continues acting while also attending Harvard University.

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2001: Isabela Moner

Birthday: July 10, 2001

Notable work: "Transformers: The Last Knight," "Sicario: Day of the Soldado," "100 Things to Do Before High School," "Growing Up Fisher"

Acting credits: 15

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 955,378

Isabela Moner actually got her career started on Broadway where she got to sing with Ricky Martin in “Evita” at the age of 10. Moner landed the lead in Nickelodeon’s “100 Things to Do Before High School” before moving on to major film roles. In a short time Moner has already been in “Transformers: The Last Knight,” “Sicario: Day of the Soldado,” and has been cast as Dora in the movie version of “Dora the Explorer.”

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2002: Maddie Ziegler

Birthday: Sept. 30, 2002

Notable work: "Leap!" "The Book of Henry," "Drop Dead Diva," "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn"

Acting credits: 25

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,026,109

Maddie Ziegler first broke out as a star when she performed as a dancer in Sia’s famous music videos for “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart.” She was listed by Time magazine as one of the 30 Most Influential Teens in 2015, 2016, and 2017, and has begun an acting career with TV roles in “Pretty Little Liars,” “Drop Dead Diva,” and "Nicky Ricky Dicky & Dawn." Her biggest film role to date was in “The Book of Henry,” starring Naomi Watts.

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2003: Storm Reid

Birthday: July 1, 2003

Notable work: "A Wrinkle in Time," "Sleight," "A Happening of Monumental Proportions," "Euphoria"

Acting credits: 22

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 638,311

“A Wrinkle in Time” put Storm Reid on the map—association with Oprah will do that—but she had roles in “12 Years a Slave,” “Sleight,” and “A Happening of Monumental Proportions” beforehand. Reid’s career is just starting out, but big things are coming with roles in the TV mini-series “Central Park Five” and the thriller “Only You” as the lead opposite David Oyelowo.

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2004: Millie Bobby Brown

Birthday: Feb. 19, 2004

Notable work: "Stranger Things," "Godzilla: King of the Monsters," "NCIS," "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland"

Acting credits: 11

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 7,129,738

British actress Millie Bobby Brown became an instant star for her role as Eleven on the Netflix series “Stranger Things.” She’s garnered Emmy nominations, a SAG award win, scored a Calvin Klein campaign in early 2018, and was called out as one of The Hollywood Reporter’s “30 Under 18.”

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2005: Lulu Wilson

Birthday: Oct. 7, 2005

Notable work: "Annabelle: Creation," "The Haunting of Hill House," "Sharp Objects," Ouija: Origin of Evil"

Acting credits: 18

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 329,421

American child actress Lulu Wilson already has 18 acting credits to her name. Surprisingly she already seems to have a niche in horror movies and thriller series, having starred in “Annabelle: Creation,” “Deliver Us from Evil,” “Sharp Objects,” and the super popular “Haunting of Hill House” on Netflix.

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2006: Mckenna Grace

Birthday: June 25, 2006

Notable work: "Gifted," "I, Tonya," "The Haunting of Hill House," "The Bad Seed"

Acting credits: 48

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 961,305

Mckenna Grace already has 48 credits under her belt. One of her biggest roles was as a series regular on the soap, “The Young and the Restless,” but she’s since moved on to major film and TV roles in “Gifted,” “I Tonya,” “The Bad Seed,” and “The Haunting of Hill House.”

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2007: Aubrey Anderson-Emmons

Birthday: June 6, 2007

Notable work: "Modern Family," "Distance Child Star Psychologist 2 with Kiernan Shipka," "Beat Bobby Flay"

Acting credits: 2

Wikipedia page views over the past year: 373,209

Aubrey Anderson-Emmons is mainly known as a series regular on the hit TV show “Modern Family.” Anderson-Emmons has even won multiple Screen Actors Guild Awards for her part in the show’s win for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. As a child star she’s also scored roles on reality TV as herself on shows like “Beat Bobby Flay,” where she served as a judge, and “The World Dog Awards,” where she was a presenter.


 

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