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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 ...
Gwyneth Paltrow

GWYNETH PALTROW

BIO: 113
Gwyneth Paltrow is a tall, thin, delicate beauty. Gwyneth Kate Paltrow was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of noted producer and director Bruce Paltrow and Tony Award-winning actress Blythe Danner. Her father was from a Jewish family, while her mother is of mostly German descent. When Gwyneth was eleven, the family moved to Massachusetts, where her father began working in summer stock productions in the Berkshires. It was here that she received her early acting training under the tutelage of her parents. She graduated from the all-girls Spence School in New York City and moved to California where she attended the UC Santa Barbara, majoring in Art History. She soon quit, realizing it was no ...
Cate Blanchett

CATE BLANCHETT

BIO: 112
One of the greatest actresses of her generation - Films: Blue Jasmine and Elizabeth
2 Academy Awards - The Aviator, Best Supporting Actress
Catherine Elise Blanchett AC is an Australian actress, producer, and theatre director. Regarded as one of the greatest actresses of her generation, she is noted for her versatile roles in blockbusters, independent films, and in her stage work in various theatre productions. She has received numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and three British Academy Film Awards. After graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Blanchett began her acting career on the Australian stage, taking on roles in Electra in 1992 and Hamlet in 1994. She came to international attention for portraying Elizabeth I in the drama film Elizabeth, for which she won the ...
Meryl Streep

MERYL STREEP

BIO: 111
World-wide most respected actress
Nominated record 21 Academy Awards
Mary Louise 'Meryl' Streep is an American actress and singer. Often described as the 'best actress of her generation', Streep is particularly known for her versatility and accents. She has received a number of accolades, including being nominated for a record 21 Academy Awards, of which she has won three, and a record 32 Golden Globe nominations, winning nine. Streep made her stage debut in Trelawny of the Wells and received a Tony Award nomination for 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and A Memory of Two Mondays in 1976. In 1977, she made her film debut in Julia. In 1978, she won a Primetime Emmy Award for her leading role in the miniseries Holocaust, and received her first Oscar nomination for Th ...
Angelina Jolie

ANGELINA JOLIE

BIO: 110
Hollywood's highest-paid actress multiple times
Former wife of Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. The recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards, she has been named Hollywood's highest-paid actress multiple times. Jolie made her screen debut as a child alongside her father, Jon Voight, in Lookin' to Get Out, and her film career began in earnest a decade later with the low-budget production Cyborg 2, followed by her first leading role in a major film, Hackers . She starred in the critically acclaimed biographical cable films George Wallace and Gia, and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1999 drama Girl, Interrupted. Her starring rol ...
Marilyn Monroe

MARILYN MONROE

BIO: 109
one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and early 1960s
The most famous actress for nearly two decades
At the beginning of her acting career, Norma Jeane dyed her brown hair blonde and changed her name again, calling herself Marilyn Monroe . After a bit part in 1947’s The Shocking Miss Pilgrim, she had a string of forgettable roles before landing a spot in John Huston’s thriller The Asphalt Jungle . That same year, she also drew attention for her work in All About Eve, starring Bette Davis. Her true breakout performance, however, came in Niagara, a thriller in which Monroe played an adulterous young wife who plots with her lover to kill her husband. Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer. Famous for playing comedic 'blonde bombshell' characters, she became one of the most ...
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