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Steven Spielberg

STEVEN SPIELBERG

BIO: 123
Steven Allan Spielberg is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He began his career in the New Hollywood era, and is one of the most commercially successful directors in history. Spielberg is the recipient of various accolades, including two Academy Awards for Best Director, a Kennedy Center honor, and a Cecil B. DeMille Award. Spielberg was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. He later moved to California and studied film in college. After directing television episodes and several minor films for Universal Studios, he became a household name for directing 1975's summer blockbuster Jaws. He then directed box office hits Close Encounters of the Third K ...
Andrea Meza

ANDREA MEZA

BIO: 122
Mexico has taken the world to surprise but not for the people of Mexico because they had faith. And now, Andrea Meza's life will forever change. It began when she heard the words 'Viva Mexico.' In May, Andrea Meza beat out Miss Brazil, becoming the 69th Miss Universe. Previous winner Zozibini Tunzi from South Africa held the title since December 2019. Last year's ceremony was canceled due to the pandemic. The pageant was hosted by Mario Lopez and Olivia Culpo, the 2012 Miss Universe. It was broadcast live from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood in Florida. The Miss Universe competition airs in 160 territories and countries across around the world including in the U.S. on the ...
Sissy Spacek

SISSY SPACEK

BIO: 121
Awards: Academy Award, 3 Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Award, British Academy Film Awards, 3 Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Grammy Award
Mary Elizabeth 'Siss'y Spacek is an American actress and singer. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and nominations for four British Academy Film Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Grammy Award. Spacek was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011. Born and raised in Texas, Spacek initially aspired to a career as a recording artist. At age 18, she recorded a single, 'John, You Went Too Far This Time', under the name Rainbo in 1968. After sales of her music sputtered, she was dropped from her record label which led her to switch her focus to acting, enrolling at the Lee Stras ...
Meg Ryan

MEG RYAN

BIO: 120
Meg Ryan is an American actress and producer. Ryan began her acting career in 1981 in minor roles before joining the cast of the CBS soap opera As the World Turns in 1982. Subsequently, she began to appear in supporting roles in films during the mid 1980s like box office hit Top Gun, achieving recognition in independent films such as Promised Land before her performance in the Rob Reiner-directed romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally... brought her widespread attention and her first Golden Globe nomination. Ryan subsequently established herself, both nationally and internationally, as one of the most successful actresses in the 1990s and early 2000s, particularly in romantic comedy films ...
Greta Garbo

GRETA GARBO

BIO: 119
One of the most famous actresses of the 'Golden Era'. The reception of Garbo's first American film led Thalberg to cast her in a similar role in The Temptress
On 13 November 1963, just nine days before the assassination of President Kennedy, Garbo was a dinner guest at the White House.
Greta Garbo was a Swedish-American actress. She was known for her melancholic, somber persona due to her many portrayals of tragic characters in her films and for her subtle and understated performances. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Garbo fifth on its list of the greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema. She was nicknamed 'The Divine' because of her whimsical attitude and her willingness to avoid the press. Garbo launched her career with a secondary role in the 1924 Swedish film The Saga of Gösta Berling. Her performance caught the attention of Louis B. Mayer, chief executive of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, who brought her to Hollywood in 1925. She stirred interest with her ...
Jane Fonda

JANE FONDA

BIO: 118
Two-Time Academy Award Winner, Work-out Queen, Takes a long walk every day, “I'm never going to stop."
Daughter of Henry Fonda, former wife of Ted Turner, Independent minded, Anti-Vietnam War cursader, Environmentalist
Jane Seymour Fonda is an American actress, political activist, environmentalist, and former fashion model. She is the recipient of various accolades including two Academy Awards, two BAFTA Awards, seven Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, the AFI Life Achievement Award, the Honorary Golden Lion, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award. Born to socialite Frances Ford Seymour and actor Henry Fonda, Fonda made her acting debut with the 1960 Broadway play There Was a Little Girl, for which she received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, and made her screen debut later the same year with the romantic comedy Tall Story. She rose to prominence in the 1960s with s ...
Ingrid Bergman

INGRID BERGMAN

BIO: 117
Female Star of Casablanca
Won three Academy Awards
Ingrid Bergman was a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films, television movies, and plays. With a career spanning five decades, she is often regarded as one of the most influential screen figures in cinematic history. She won numerous accolades, including three Academy Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, a Tony Award, four Golden Globe Awards, and a BAFTA Award. Born in Stockholm to a Swedish father and a German mother, Bergman began her acting career in Swedish and German films. Her introduction to the American audience came in the English-language remake of Intermezzo . Known for her naturally luminous beauty, she starred in Casablanca as Ilsa Lund, her m ...
Nicole Kidman

NICOLE KIDMAN

BIO: 116
American-Australian actress, producer and singer won an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards.
To name a few films: Virginia Woolf in the drama The Hours, Far and Away, Batman Forever, To Die For, and Eyes Wide Shut
icole Mary Kidman AC is an American-Australian actress, producer and singer. She has received an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards. She was ranked among the world's highest-paid actresses in 2006, 2018, and 2019. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2004 and again in 2018. In 2020, The New York Times ranked her fifth on its list of the greatest actors of the 21st century up to that point. Kidman began her acting career in Australia with the 1983 films Bush Christmas and BMX Bandits. Her breakthrough came in 1989 with the thriller film Dead Calm and the miniseries Bangkok Hilton. In 1990, she made her Hollywood de ...
Grace Kelly

GRACE KELLY

BIO: 115
Most Beautiful Actress of all time
The rare beauty and stunning self-possession that propelled Grace Kelly into the Hollywood pantheon, onto the Best-Dressed List, and ultimately to Monaco’s royal palace were more than captivating—they were completely genuine. As London’s Victoria and Albert Museum unveils an exhibition devoted to Kelly’s style, which still inspires fashion from Hermès to Tommy Hilfiger to Mad Men’s costumer Janie Bryant, the author looks at the intertwined qualities of an icon: white-gloved ingénue, elegant goddess, passionate—and frankly sexual—romantic. Grace Patricia Kelly was an American film actress who, after starring in several significant films in the early to mid-1950s, became Princess of Monaco b ...
Katharine Hepburn

KATHARINE HEPBURN

BIO: 114
Katharine Houghton Hepburn was born on May 12, 1907, in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S. She died on June 29, 2003, in Old Saybrook, Connecticut) She was the epitome if not the standard of independence as well as a great film actress. She was known as a spirited performer with a touch of eccentricity. She introduced into her roles a strength of character previously considered to be undesirable in Hollywood leading ladies. As an actress, she was noted for her brisk upper-class New England accent and tomboyish beauty. Katharine Houghton Hepburn was an American actress of film, stage, and television. Hepburn's career as a Hollywood leading lady spanned more than 60 years. Known for her headstrong ...
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