Actresses: 1980-1989

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1. Keira Knightley

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

Keira Christina Knightley was born in the South West Greater London suburb of Richmond on March 26th 1985. 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...

Favorit Movies: 1. The Imitation Game 2. The Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise 3. Atonement 4. Begin Again 5. Never Let Me Go

To Watch:

  • Pride & Prejudice
  • Everest
  • The Jacket
  • Pure
  • The Duchess
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Anna Karenina
  • Laggies

2. 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, an Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an ...

Favorit Movies: 1. Black Swan 2. Léon 3. V for Vendetta 4. Closer 5. Heat

To Watch:

  • Garden State
  • Beautiful Girls
  • Brothers
  • Hesher
  • Goya's Ghost
  • Jackie
  • Everyone Says I Love You
  • The Other Boleyn Girl
  • My Blueberry Nights
  • Song to Song
  • Knight of Cups
  • Annihilation
  • The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

3. 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 ...

Favorit Movies: 1. Blue Valentine 2. My Week with Marilyn 3. Shutter Island 4. Synecdoche, New York 5. The Station Agent

To Watch:

  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Wendy and Lucy
  • Me Without You
  • Suite Française
  • Take This Waltz
  • Meek's Cutoff
  • Certain Women
  • Land of Plenty
  • The Greatest Showman
  • Venom
  • All the Money in the World
  • Janis

4. 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 ...

Favorit Movies: 1. Interstellar 2. The Dark Knight Rises 3. Love and Other Drugs 4. The Devil Wears Prada 5. The Intern

To Watch:

  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Les Misérables
  • Nicholas Nickleby
  • Becoming Jane
  • One Day
  • Rachel Getting Married
  • Colossal
  • Ocean's Eight
  • Serenity

5. Rooney Mara

Actress | The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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 ...

Favorit Movies: 1. Carol 2. Her 3. Side Effects 4. A Ghost Story 5. The Social Network

To Watch:

  • Lion
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Trash
  • Una
  • Ain't Them Bodies Saints
  • The Discovery
  • Song to Song
  • Mary Magdalene
  • Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

6. 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 ...

Favorit Movies: 1. An Education 2. Shame 3. Drive 4. Never Let Me Go 5. Inside Llewyn Davis

To Watch:

  • Mudbound
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Brothers
  • Suffragette
  • The Greatest
  • Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
  • Wildlife
  • Bleak House

7. Scarlett Johansson

Actress | Lost in Translation

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 ...

Favorit Movies: 1. Lost in Translation 2. The Prestige 3. Under the Skin 4. Her 5. The Avengers Universe

Favorit Movies:

  • Match Point
  • The Man Who Wasn't There
  • Ghost World
  • Chef
  • A Love Song for Bobby Long
  • We Bought a Zoo
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring
  • The Island
  • The Other Boleyn Girl
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Lucy
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Isle of Dogs

8. 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 (from her paternal grandfather), English, German, Scottish, and Irish descent. Stone began acting as a child as a member of ...

Favorit Movies: 1. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 2. The Help 3. Crazy, Stupid, Love. 4. Zombieland 5. Superbad

To Watch: 1. La La Land 2. Easy A 3. Gangster Squad 4. Irrational Man 5. Magic in the Moonlight 6. Battle of the Sexes

9. 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 ...

Favorit Movies: 1. Sicario 2. Edge of Tomorrow 3. Looper 4. The Devil Wears Prada 5. Charlie Wilson's War

To Watch:

  • The Young Victoria
  • Sunshine Cleaning
  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • My Summer of Love
  • The Five-Year Engagement
  • Mary Poppins Returns

10. 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 ...

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

To Watch:

  • Buffalo '66
  • The Ice Storm
  • The Addams Family
  • Addams Family Values
  • The Opposite of Sex
  • The Man Who Cried

11. 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 Au Hasard Balthazar (1966). Her mother, Marlène Jobert, is an actress turned children's book writer. Eva's mother was born in Algeria, of ...

Favorit Movies: 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

To Watch:

  • Kingdom of Heaven
  • The Dreamers
  • Perfect Sense
  • The Salvation

12. Kate Mara

Actress | Fantastic Four

Kate Mara is an American actress. She starred in the Netflix political drama House of Cards (2013) as Zoe Barnes and appeared in the Fox TV series 24 (2001) as computer analyst Shari Rothenberg. She appeared in Brokeback Mountain (2005), We Are Marshall (2006), Shooter (2007), Transsiberian (2008), ...

Favorit Movies: 1. Shooter 2. The Martian 3. House of Cards 4. 127 Hours 5. Iron Man 2

To Watch:

  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Megan Leavey
  • We Are Marshall
  • Joe the King
  • Transsiberian
  • Transcendence

13. Juno Temple

Actress | Atonement

Juno Violet Temple was born in London, England, into a showbiz family, the daughter of producer Amanda Temple and film director Julien Temple. She was named 'Juno' after her parents took a visit to the Grand Canyon during pregnancy, and found they were standing on a butte of Cape Final known as ...

Favorit Movies: 1. Black Mass 2. Horns 3. Atonement 4. Maleficent 5. The Dark Knight Rises

To Watch:

  • Away
  • Mr. Nobody
  • Notes on a Scandal
  • Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Killer Joe
  • Greenberg
  • Meadowland
  • Wonder Wheel

14. 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 ...

Favorit Movies: 1. The Lobster 2. Midnight in Paris 3. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol 4. Robin Hood 5. Inglourious Basterds

To Watch:

  • Blue Is the Warmest Color
  • Mysteries of Lisbon
  • It's Only the End of the World
  • Spectre
  • The Last Mistress
  • Farewell, My Queen
  • Grand Central
  • Sister
  • Lourdes

15. 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 ...

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

To Watch:

  • The Piano
  • True Blood
  • Castle in the Sky
  • Finding Forrester
  • A Walk on the Moon
  • Margaret
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

16. 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 ...

Favorit Movies: 1. Inception 2. Juno 3. Hard Candy 4. X-Men: Days of Future Past 5. X-Men: The Last Stand

To Watch:

  • Ma vie de Courgette
  • An American Crime
  • Whip It
  • Super
  • The East
  • Tallulah
  • Freeheld

17. 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...

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

To Watch: 1. Drinking Buddies 2. Digging for Fire 3. The Accountant 4. Pitch Perfect 5. ParaNorman 6. Rocket Science 7. The Company You Keep 8. Happy Christmas

18. 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 ...

Favorit Movies: 1. The Help 2. Jurassic World 3. 50/50 4. Spider-Man 3 5. A Beautiful Mind

To Watch: 1. Apollo 13 2. Manderlay 3. Parenthood 4. Gold 5. Pete's Dragon 6. As You Like It

19. Julia Stiles

Actress | 10 Things I Hate About You

Julia O'Hara Stiles was born on March 28, 1981 in New York City, the outgoing daughter of a Greenwich Village artist mother, Judith Newcomb Stiles, and an elementary school teacher father, John O'Hara. She is the eldest of three children, and has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Encouraged to ...

Favorit Movies: 1. 10 Things I Hate About You 2. The Bourne Ultimatum 3. The Bourne Supremacy 4. The Bourne Identity 5. Silver Linings Playbook

To Watch:

  • Hamlet

20. Jena Malone

Actress | Contact

Jena Malone was born in Sparks, Nevada, to Deborah Malone and Edward Berge. Her grandfather owned a casino, Karl's Silver Club, in Sparks. She was raised by her mother and her mother's partner. Beginning as a child actress, and then stepping up to roles as a young adult, Malone's career path has ...

Favorit Movies: 1. The Hunger Games: Franchise 2. Donnie Darko 3. Nocturnal Animals 4. Into the Wild 5. Inherent Vice

To Watch:

  • Pride & Prejudice
  • Contact
  • The Messenger
  • The Soloist
  • The Neon Demon
  • For Ellen

21. Gal Gadot

Actress | Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress, singer, martial artist, and model. She was born in Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel, to an Ashkenazi Jewish family. Her parents are Irit, a teacher, and Michael, an engineer, who is a sixth-generation Israeli. She served in the IDF for two years, and won the Miss Israel title ...

Favorit Movies 1. Wonder Woman 2. The Justice League Universe 3. The Fast & Furious Franchise 4. Knight and Day 5. Date Night

To Watch:

  • Triple 9

22. Alison Pill

Actress | Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Alison is a Canadian born TV, film and theater actress.

She was born in Toronto, Ontario. Her father, who is Estonian, is a financier. She attended Vaughan Road Academy, and decided she wanted to be an actor when she was age 10. She was a member of the Toronto Children's Chorus and was chosen to ...

Favorit Movies: 1. Midnight in Paris 2. Snowpiercer 3. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 4. Goon 5. Hail, Caesar!

To Watch:

  • Milk
  • Miss Sloane

23. Zoë Kravitz

Actress | Mad Max: Fury Road

Zoe Isabella Kravitz, the daughter of singer/actor Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, was born on December 1, 1988 in Los Angeles, California. She is of half African-American (from her father's mother and her mother's father) and half Ashkenazi Jewish (from her father's father and her mother's ...

Favorit Movies: 1. Mad Max: Fury Road 2. X-Men: First Class 3. It's Kind of a Funny Story 4. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 5. Insurgent

To Watch:

  • Dope
  • Good Kill

24. 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, ...

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

To Watch:

  • Fargo
  • Little Women
  • The Virgin Suicides
  • Mother Night
  • The Beguiled
  • Midnight Special
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Hidden Figures
  • The Two Faces of January
  • The Bling Ring

25. Katherine Waterston

Actress | Inherent Vice

Katherine Waterston is an American actress. She is best known for Inherent Vice (2014), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), and Alien: Covenant (2017).

Waterston made her feature film debut in Michael Clayton (2007). She also had supporting roles in films including Robot & Frank (2012), ...

Favorit Movies: 1. Inherent Vice 2. Steve Jobs 3. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 4. Michael Clayton 5. Taking Woodstock

To Watch:

  • Logan Lucky
  • Alien: Covenant
  • Sleeping with Other People
  • Queen of Earth