Vivacious, talented, intelligent, and incredibly beautiful, our favorite female Hollywood actresses are only getting better with time! This list of hottest female Hollywood movie stars is not just about beauty, it's about talent as well. Hollywood has witnessed many movie stars who have created a special identity for them in Tinseltown. These ladies sure know how to reign and have won the hearts of millions with their beauty and talent. However, not all of them have always carried themselves with grace, but then, that's all a part of a movie star's life. Love them or hate them, we simply can't ignore them. Here are some of the topmost and hottest female Hollywood movie stars who have enthralled audiences since ages. Hollywood Movie Stars - Female Jennifer Aniston Jennifer Aniston (11th February, 1969), is one of the hottest and most popular Hollywood actresses popularly known as Rachel Green - the character in the US television sitcom 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S'. This talented Hollywood actress began her career with television. She is known for her performances in movies such as 'Bruce Almighty', 'Rumor Has It', 'Along Came Polly', 'Office Space', 'Derailed', 'Just Go With It', etc. She was also in the news for her divorce with Brad Pitt. Jessica Alba Jessica Alba (28th April 1981), is rated as one of the hottest and sexiest film and television actresses in the recent times. Known for her performances in films like 'Honey', 'Fantastic Four', 'Sin City', 'Good Luck Chuck', and also a television series, 'Dark Angel'. This lovely lady has bagged many awards not only for her acting prowess, but also for her stunning looks! It's not a wonder men have rated her as the number one on the list of Most Desirable Women. Halle Berry This dusky American actress is not only an award-winning performer but also a former fashion model and beauty queen. Halle Berry (14th August, 1966), is renowned as the first Afro-American lady to have bagged the award for the Best Actress. She starred in movies such as 'Monster's Ball', 'Jungle Fever', 'The Flintstones', 'Die Another Day', 'Catwoman', etc. One of the highest paid actresses of Hollywood, this lovely lady continues to woo audiences with her talent and sex appeal. Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie (4th June, 1975), is one of the top female Hollywood Movie Stars who is also known world over as the most beautiful woman in the world. With many awards to her credit, such as the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Academy Awards, she was more in the news due to her relationship with Brad Pitt. With Brad Pitt by her side, Angelina has adopted three children apart from her three biological children. She is known for her performance in movies such as, 'George Wallace', 'Gia', 'Girl Interrupted', 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider' and 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith'. Sandra Bullock Known for her acting talent, this Hollywood movie star is an award- winning performer known for her hits 'Speed', 'Miss Congeniality', 'While You Were Sleeping' etc. Sandra Bullock (26th July, 1964), has shown her acting talent by opting for a variety of roles that displayed her skill in various departments. Her first movie appearance was seen in the sci-fi movie, 'Demolition Man'. Her roles have always fetched her critical acclaim. Reese Witherspoon This pretty lady happened to attend a casting call and instead bagged the lead role in an audition in 1990. From there on, Reese Witherspoon (22nd March, 1976), soon received many offers. In the year 1996, she was offered a role in two major films. Reese tasted success with movies such as 'Overnight Delivery', 'Pleasantville', 'Walk the Line', 'Sweet Home Alabama' and of course, the box office hit, 'Legally Blonde' and 'Legally Blonde 2'. One of the highest paid female Hollywood movie stars, she has stolen the hearts of many with her pretty looks and acting talent. Jennifer Garner This lovely lady began her career with small odd jobs in television. In 2002, Jennifer Garner (17th April, 1972), finally tasted success when she won an award for 'Best Actress in a Television Series' for the spy drama, 'Alias'. The commercial success of the romantic comedy, '13 Going on 30' further established her as an actress in Hollywood. She is also known for her roles in movies such as 'Dude, Where's My Car?', 'Catch Me If You Can', 'Juno', 'Elektra', 'The Kingdom', etc. Julia Roberts This pretty woman has always floored everybody with her performances and stunning looks! Julia Roberts (28th October, 1967), achieved international fame when she starred opposite Richard Gere in 'Pretty Woman'. One of the highest paid actresses in the world; Julia was also one of the first actresses to appear on the cover page of the very glamorous magazine, 'Vogue'. Following 'Pretty Woman', Julia had many hits to her credit. She demonstrated her acting skills in 'Sleeping with the Enemy', 'Hook', 'The Pelican Brief', 'My Best Friends Wedding', 'Notting Hill', 'Runaway Bride', 'Erin Brockovich', etc. She has received several awards and nominations for her outstanding work in her journey through Hollywood as an actress of great acting prowess. Gwyneth Paltrow This American actress had her debut in 1990 on stage. Gwyneth Paltrow (27th September, 1972), was noticed in the film, 'Se7en' which fetched her commercial success. She also appeared in many other films such as, 'Shakespeare in Love', 'A Perfect Murder', 'The Talented Mr. Ripley', 'Iron Man', etc. Meg Ryan Margaret, popularly known as Meg Ryan, began her career with a television commercial. Meg Ryan (19th November, 1961), then appeared in several television roles. She first achieved success when she played the role of Sally in 'When Harry Met Sally' with Tom Hanks. From there on, Meg achieved stardom with movies such as 'Sleepless in Seattle', 'When a Man Loves a Woman', 'You've Got Mail', 'Proof of Life', 'Kate & Leopold', etc. Susan Sarandon This Oscar winning actress is famous for her acting as well as her contribution towards social causes. Susan Sarandon (4th October, 1946), began her career with several movies that went unnoticed until she was catapulted to fame when she starred in the movie, 'Bill Durham'. She went on to establish herself as a fine actress with movies such as, 'Atlantic City', 'Thelma & Louise', 'The Client', 'Dead Man Walking', 'Stepmom', 'Shall We Dance', etc. She won an Oscar award for the movie 'Dead Man Walking'. Hilary Swank This American actress was involved in acting from an early age and was also good at sports. Hilary Swank (30th July, 1974), started with her career in Hollywood with a very teeny role in the movie, 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'. 'Boy's Don't Cry' fetched her much fame and adulation. She also achieved stupendous success with the award-winning film, 'Million Dollar Baby'. The Academy Award-winning actress has surely made her mark in Hollywood! Uma Thurman Uma Thurman (29th April, 1970), is known for a range of roles that ranges from romance, comedy, science fiction and even drama. Uma Thurman was associated with modeling since the time she was 15. Her debut in the movie industry happened in the year 1988. 'Dangerous Liaisons' brought Uma the much-needed attention. Apart from this movie, she also became popular with films such as 'Pulp Fiction', 'Gattaca' and the 'Kill Bill' series. This pretty lady also bagged the contract for endorsing the brand, 'Louis Vuitton'. Keira Knightley Talented and beautiful, this actress sure has a range of roles that have helped her to establish a strong foothold in this industry. Keira Knightley (26th March 1985), was associated with acting since her childhood days. Better known as Elizabeth Bennet in the movie, 'Pride and Prejudice', she also joined the list of the highest paid actresses and was also the only non-American female. Keira's most noticeable performance happened with the release of 'Bend it Like Beckham'. From there on, she gave the biggest hits starring in trilogies of the 'Pirates of the Caribbean'. She also starred in a role in 'Love Actually'. Apart from this, she is also known for her role in 'Atonement', which also fetched her the Empire Award for Best Actress and several nominations. Her role as Elizabeth Bennet also fetched her several nominations. Meryl Streep This award-winning actress is one such person who can essay any sort of role. Mary Streep, better known as Meryl Streep (22nd June, 1949), had her film debut in the year 1977 in 'Julia'. Her second film bagged her the Academy Award nomination for the movie, 'The Deer Hunter'. Since then, this talented Hollywood star has a wide range of roles to her credit. More recently, she is known for the perfect representation of the rather obnoxious fashion magazine editor in 'The Devil Wears Prada'. This vivacious personality has won the Academy Awards twice, along with BAFTA awards, Emmy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards. Cameron Diaz She began her career at the age of 16 in the fashion industry. She bagged assignments with fashion designers such as Calvin Klein and Levi's. It was at the age of 21 when Cameron Diaz (30th August, 1972), landed with the lead role in 'The Mask'. From there on, Cameron bagged more films like 'The Last Supper', 'Feeling Minnesota', 'My Best Friend's Wedding', 'There's Something About Mary' etc. She also became popular due to 'Charlie's Angels'. This actress is also one of the highest paid female stars in Hollywood. She has won the Golden Globe Award, Best Actress for 'There's 'Something About Mary' apart from many other awards and nominations for all her hit movies. Salma Hayek This Mexican actress with her beautiful, dusky looks has surely established herself as a prominent Hollywood movie star. Salma Hayek (2nd September, 1966), is also known as the first Mexican national who was nominated for the category of the Best Actress for the Oscars. Her role in the movie, 'Teresa' catapulted her to fame as an actress in Mexico. She got her much-needed break with 'Desperado' in 1995. She also achieved success due to films such as 'Wild Wild West', 'Fools Rush In', 'Frida', etc. Penelope Cruz This beautiful Spanish actress has achieved much fame due to her Spanish films as well as many American films. Penelope Cruz (28th April, 1974), was first noticed in a Spanish video clip. Her film, 'Vanilla Sky' got her much attention in Hollywood. She was also seen in films such as 'Blow' and 'Bandidas'. This lovely actress is also the first Spanish actress to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Apart from this, Penelope Cruz has several other prestigious nominations. Nicole Kidman One of the highest paid actresses of all times, Nicole Kidman appeared in films when she was only 15 years old. The breakthrough happened in 1989 when Nicole Kidman (20th June, 1967), appeared in a movie titled, 'Dead Calm'. 'Days of Thunder', 'Batman Forever', 'To Die For', 'Eyes Wide Shut', 'The Hours', and 'Moulin Rouge!' brought her international fame and awards as well as nominations. She was also much in the news for her relation with Hollywood hunk, Tom Cruise. Michelle Pfeiffer Michelle Pfeiffer is an American actress with great talent and gorgeous looks. Michelle began her acting career with television roles. Michelle's (29th April, 1958) first break happened in 'Grease 2' where she did receive much attention. She then had more hits with movies such as 'Scarface', 'The Witches of Eastwick', 'Dangerous Liaisons', 'The Fabulous Baker Boys', 'The Russia House', 'Frankie and Johnny' etc. This further helped her bag awards and nominations for her portrayal of these roles. She had many more hits to her credit following these films. Drew Barrymore Drew Barrymore (22nd February, 1975), is definitely one of the popular and talented movie stars of Hollywood who had her first connection with the camera when she was only eleven months old! Drew Barrymore has a list of hits to her credit. Some of her hits include 'The Wedding Singer', 'Charlie's Angels', 'Lucky You', '50 First Dates', 'Never Been Kissed', etc. Kate Hudson This attractive personality has established herself as a prominent actress in Hollywood. Kate Hudson (19th April, 1979), became famous when she starred in 'Almost Famous'. From there on, Kate had many more hits with films such as 'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days'. 'You, Me and Dupree', 'Fool's Gold', etc. 'Almost Famous' fetched her an Academy Award nomination. Jennifer Lopez Popularly known as J.Lo, (24th July, 1969), this dusky beauty is not only an actress but is also a singer and a talented dancer as well. She began her career trying to get a break in music videos as a dancer and finally landed up as a backup dancer for Janet Jackson's super hit song, 'That's the Way Love Goes'. From there, began her journey with television and films. She even bagged the ALMA Awards as an outstanding actress for her role in 'Selena', 'Angel Eyes', and 'Out of Sight'. Catherine Zeta-Jones An attractive personality and oodles of talent; Catherine is a movie star of amazing capabilities. A British actress, Catherine Zeta-Jones (25th September, 1969), made her mark in UK and US based television films and also many movies that shot her to fame in Hollywood. Her stage career began at an early age. She was always inclined towards dancing and acting. She is held in high regard for her performances in movies such as 'The Phantom', 'Entrapment', 'The Mask of Zorro', and 'Chicago'. 'Chicago' fetched her many awards and nominations. Scarlett Johansson Scarlett has won the hearts of many with her attractive persona. This lovely lady began her acting from her childhood days. Scarlett Johansson (22nd November, 1984), was first noticed for her performance in 'The Horse Whisperer'. Scarlett also gained fame for her performances in 'Lost in Translation', 'Girl with a Pearl Earring', 'Iron Man 2', and 'Ghost World'. These movies fetched her nominations leading to award wins! Renee Zellweger Renee began her career by appearing in many films. Renee Zellweger (25th April, 1969), procured a main role in the movie 'Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre'. She further achieved fame due to her role in 'Jerry Maguire'. She is also known for her portrayal of the character - Bridget Jones. She also starred in the lead role in the super hit film, 'Chicago'. She has won several awards from the Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG Award, and even the BAFTA Awards. Cate Blanchett This Academy Award-winning actress is of Australian origin. Cate Blanchett (14th May, 1969), achieved fame when she starred in the Shekhar Kapur film, 'Elizabeth'. From there on, she was noticed in 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy. She has had several nominations and awards especially due to the film, 'The Aviator'. Kirsten Dunst She is not only an amazing actress; Kirsten is also a singer who gained fame as 'Mary Jane Watson' in the Spider-Man series. Kirsten Dunst (30th April, 1982), was also known for her performances in 'Little Women', 'Marie Antoinette', etc. She was nominated twice for her acting prowess. Sally Field This American actress has many awards to her name. Sally Field (6th November, 1946), began her career with television where she generally played roles that had a comic touch. She gained fame when she played the character of Sybil on television where she was awarded the Emmy Award. From there on, began her journey with films. She has bagged two Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards. Jane Fonda With her stunning looks and perfect body, Jane Fonda (21st December, 1937), is more than just a Hollywood movie star. This beautiful American actress has also been a former fashion model and is known for exercise videos. Her first claim to fame was due to movies such as 'Barbarella' and 'Cat Ballou'. She was also recently seen in 'Monster in Law' and 'Georgia Rule'. Demi Moore An American actress of great talent, Demi Moore (11th November, 1962), began her career with modeling. She appeared in plenty of youthful films in the 1980s, which shot her into the limelight. Films such as 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame', 'Indecent Proposal', 'A Few Good Men', 'Ghost', and 'Charlie's Angles: Full Throttle', further helped her gain more success. Sharon Stone Sharon Stone (10th March, 1958), shot to stardom with 'Basic Instinct'. She began her career with modeling and then started off with a small role in 'Stardust Memories'. From there on, she was seen in movies such as, 'Action Jackson', 'Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold', 'King Soloman's Mines', etc. It was her appearance in 'Total Recall' that helped her achieve fame. 'Basic Instinct' and 'Casino' further established her as one of the hottest movie stars of Hollywood. Sharon Stone has several awards to her name, which includes Golden Globe, Emmy and Academy Awards. Charlize Theron This actress was initially a fashion model. Charlize Theron (7th August, 1975), then landed up with a few minor roles in films but her career took off only when she achieved success in movies such as 'The Devil's Advocate' and 'Mighty Joe Young'. Her performance in 'Monster' helped her to establish herself in this industry. This bagged her an Academy Award. Emma Thompson Emma Thompson (15th April, 1959), was noticed in the film, 'The Tall Guy'. From there on, Emma moved on to gain fame for her acting abilities. Her fine performances brought her amongst the arc lights, which fetched her awards as well. Emma has won The Academy Award, Emmy Award, and the Golden Globe Award. Helen Hunt Helen Hunt (15th June, 1963), started off as a child actress, which gave her the experience of facing the camera. Helen appeared in a lot of TV shows and was known for her television show, 'Mad About You'. She then had a successful journey in films with movies such as, 'Cast Away', 'Twister', 'As Good As It Gets', and 'What Women Want'. She won an Academy Award for her performance in 'As Good As It Gets'. Kate Winslet Kate Winslet (5th October, 1972), is one of the most beautiful movie stars of Hollywood with oodles of talent. She was the youngest to receive two Oscar nominations at the age of 22. With a start from television, Kate shot to fame with the movie, 'Heavenly Creatures'. Her successful career graph continued with hits such as, 'Sense and Sensibility', 'Titanic', 'Finding Neverland', etc. She is known for her choice of artistic films. This lovely lady has been nominated several times for the Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Emmy Awards, Grammy Awards, BAFTA Awards, and has won the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Whoopi Goldberg This American actress was noticed in 'Citizen: I'm Not Losing My Mind, I'm Giving It Away'. Whoopi Goldberg (13th November, 1955), also received fame and critical acclaim for her performance in 'The Color Purple'. She is amongst the second African-American ladies to win an Academy Award for acting. Whoopi has also won an Emmy Award, Tony Award, and Saturn Awards. Sarah Jessica Parker Known all over for her role in the HBO television series titled, 'Sex and the City', Sarah is one of the successful Hollywood movie stars of the current crop. Sarah Jessica Parker (25th March, 1965), started out with roles in television and went on to establish her name firmly as a fine actress. Sarah has won four Golden Globe Awards as well as Screen Actors Guild Awards and Emmy Awards. Katie Holmes Katie Holmes (18th December, 1978), began with modeling classes at the age of 14. She is known for her character of Joey Potter for the teen drama titled 'Dawson's Creek'. Her first major role in film happened when she bagged a role in 'Disturbing Behavior'. Katie is more known for her roles in films such as 'Abandon' and 'Batman Begins'. Lindsay Lohan This American teen icon is not only an actress but has also tried her hand at modeling and singing. Lindsay Lohan (2nd July, 1986), began her career at the age of 10. She was noticed for her excellent portrayal as twins in the film, 'The Parent Trap'. Following this, Lindsay Lohan got a breakthrough with 'Freaky Friday'. She was further seen in movies such as 'Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen', 'Mean Girls', 'Herbie: Fully Loaded', and 'Just My Luck'. Kim Basinger This American actress was associated with modeling from the age of 16. Kim Basinger (8th December, 1958), then moved to L.A. to pursue a career in acting. She was known as the Bond girl in the movie, 'Never Say Never Again'. From there on she went on to bag many more roles in movies such as, 'The Man Who Loved Women', 'L.A. Confidential', 'Batman', etc. She has won an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for her acting talent in the movie, 'L.A. Confidential'. Julianne Moore This beautiful American actress worked as a waitress in her early days. Julianne Moore (3rd December, 1960) got her breakthrough when she won a Daytime Emmy Award for 'As the World Turns'. She then stared in many other films. She achieved media attention for her acting skills with movies such as, 'Boogie Nights', 'The End of the Affair', 'The Forgotten', 'The Hours', etc. Since then, this lady has bagged many prestigious Awards and nominations. Courteney Cox This American actress is best known as Monica Geller of the television sitcom, 'Friends'. Courteney Cox (15th June, 1964), was first spotted in a music video, 'Dancing in the Dark'. She was known for her performance in the horror movie, 'Scream' and subsequently starred in all the sequels that followed. This talented lady has won several awards and also been nominated many times for her various performances. Jodie Foster Alicia Foster, better known as Jodie Foster (19 November, 1962), was first noticed when she played a role of an underage prostitute in the movie, 'Taxi Driver'. The performance even fetched her an Oscar nomination for the Best Supporting Actress. She began her career at a very early age. Although she had a successful career as a child artist, it did not hamper her career later on. She successfully carried out all her roles in her adult years with ease. She is particularly known for her performances in 'The Accused' and 'The Silence of the Lambs'. Marilyn Monroe This beautiful American actress was always known for her mesmerizing beauty and acting prowess. Marilyn Monroe (1st June 1926-5th August 1962) had very modest beginnings but went on to become a successful personality. She achieved success with the movie, 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes'. 'How to Marry a Millionaire', 'Some Like It Hot' as well as songs such as 'Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend', 'Kiss', etc. Memories of this gorgeous lady still continue to reign even today. Audrey Hepburn Beautiful looks and an amazing acting talent, this lady had all the style within her! Rated as one of the most beautiful women ever, Audrey Hepburn had difficult beginnings. Her role was rather tiny in the movie, 'One Wild Oat'. From there on she starred in many films. She bagged the lead role opposite Gregory Peck in the 'Roman Holiday', which showed her talent and beauty to the world. She then starred in 'Sabrina', 'War and Peace', 'The Unforgiven', 'Breakfast at Tiffany's', 'My Fair Lady', etc. She won the English Academy Award, Emmy Awards, Tony Award as well as the Grammy Award. Sophia Loren This beautiful Italian actress has oodles of acting talent. Her beauty got her international fame as a sex symbol. Sophia Loren (20th September 1934), achieved international fame with 'Desire Under the Elms', 'Heller in Pink Tights', 'Two Women', 'The Millionaires', etc. She bagged an Academy Award for the Best Actress for the film, 'Two Women'. Anne Hathaway This pretty lady is known for her role in the Disney comedy titled, 'The Princess Diaries'. Anne Hathaway (12th November, 1982), is more popular due to her character as a writer in the film, 'The Devil Wears Prada'. Here, she worked with Meryl Streep, whom she greatly admires. Prior to this Anne starred in 'Brokeback Mountain' where she displayed another side of her acting skills. More Famous Actresses in Hollywood The list of famous American actresses doesn't end here. Here's another famous actresses' list ready for you. Amy Acker Amy Adams Edie Adams Jane Adams Joey Lauren Adams Dianna Agron Jane Alexander Khandi Alexander Sasha Alexander Tatyana Ali Debbie Allen Elizabeth Allen Joan Allen Karen Allen Krista Allen Laura Allen Nancy Allen Kirstie Alley June Allyson Trini Alvarado Lauren Ambrose Mdchen Amick Suzy Amis Andrea Anders Gillian Anderson Loni Anderson Melody Anderson Pamela Anderson Susan Anton Christina Applegate Anne Archer Beverly Archer Ashley Argota Jillian Armenante Bess Armstrong Patricia Arquette Rosanna Arquette Bea Arthur Jean Arthur Elizabeth Ashley Candice Azzara Lauren Bacall Morena Baccarin Barbara Bach Catherine Bach Pearl Bailey Katherine Baker Fairuza Balk Lucille Ball Anne Bancroft Elizabeth Banks Tyra Banks Christine Baranski Adrienne Barbeau Ellen Barkin Priscilla Barnes Majel Barrett Ethel Barrymore Roseanne Barr Mischa Barton Angela Bassett Kathy Bates Cyia Batten Anne Baxter Jennifer Beals Amanda Bearse Kimberly Beck Bonnie Bedelia Catherine Bell Kristen Bell Lake Bell Camilla Belle Maria Bello Andrea Bendewald Annette Bening Amber Benson Julie Benz Candice Bergen Elizabeth Berkley Crystal Bernard Sandra Bernhard Valerie Bertinelli Angela Bettis Leslie Bibb Jessica Biel Rachel Bilson Thora Birch Summer Bishil Karen Black Linda Blair Selma Blair Jolene Blalock Alexis Bledel Yasmine Bleeth Joan Blondell Nikki Blonsky Moon Bloodgood Eleanor Boardman Mary Boland Julia Bond Lisa Bonet Shirley Booth Olive Borden Rachel Boston Kate Bosworth Clara Bow Katrina Bowden Andrea Bowen Julie Bowen Lara Flynn Boyle Lorraine Bracco Alexandra Breckenridge Eileen Brennan Amy Brenneman Abigail Breslin Jordana Brewster Connie Britton Jayne Brook Geraldine Brooks Louise Brooks Blair Brown Yvette Nicole Brown Sabrina Bryan Tara Buck Betty Buckley Billie Burke Delta Burke Carol Burnett Ellen Burstyn Hilarie Burton Sophia Bush Brett Butler Yancy Butler Amanda Bynes Marion Byron Tisha Campbell Dyan Cannon Lizzy Caplan Kate Capshaw Irene Cara Linda Cardellini Sue Carol Charisma Carpenter Jennifer Carpenter Barbara Carrera Tia Carrere Lynda Carter Diahann Carroll Joanna Cassidy Katie Cassidy Phoebe Cates Jessica Cauffiel Emma Caufield Lacey Chabert Sarah Chalke Stockard Channing Cyd Charisse Joan Chen Kristin Chenoweth Cher Vanessa Lee Chester Anna Chlumsky Rae Dawn Chong Claudia Christian Erika Christiansen Candy Clark Melinda Clarke Sarah Clarke Patricia Clarkson Jill Clayburgh Glenn Close Claudette Colbert Holliston Coleman Kim Coles Lynn Collins Holly Marie Combs Jennifer Connelly Rachael Leigh Cook Jennifer Coolidge Miranda Cosgrove Nicki Cox Yvonne Craig Jeanne Crain Joan Crawford Cathy Lee Crosby Denise Crosby Mary Crosby Marcia Cross Suzanne Cryer Jane Curtin Jamie Lee Curtis Ann Cusack Joan Cusack Tawny Cypress Miley Cyrus Alexandra Daddario Dorothy Dandridge Claire Danes Beverly D'Angelo Brittany Daniel Erin Daniels Blythe Danner Lisa Darr Stacey Dash Ann B. 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Hattie McDaniel Gates McFadden Jenny McCarthy Rue McClanahan AnnaLynne McCord Mary McCormack Maureen McCormick Kimberly McCullough Mary McDonnell Frances McDormand Kelly McGillis Elizabeth McGovern Maureen McGovern Rose McGowan Kathryn McGuire Mercedes McNab Kristy McNichol Katharine McPhee Butterfly McQueen Leighton Meester Tamara Mello Eva Mendes Idina Menzel Lee Meriwether Ethel Merman Debra Messing Dina Meyer Lea Michele Tammy Lynn Michaels Bette Midler Alyssa Milano Penelope Milford Ivana Milicevic Ann Miller Christa Miller Penelope Ann Miller Sienna Miller Rachel Miner Liza Minnelli Elizabeth Mitchell Katherine Moennig Gretchen Mol Michelle Monaghan Elizabeth Montgomery Mo'nique Joanna Moore Juanita Moore Mandy Moore Mary Tyler Moore Erin Moran Rita Moreno Cathy Moriarty Jennifer Morrison Shelley Morrison Elisabeth Moss Bridget Moynahan Liliana Mumy Diana Muldaur Kate Mulgrew Megan Mullally Olivia Munn Brittany Murphy Donna Murphy Ming-Na Nita Naldi Florence Nash Patricia Neal Bebe Neuwirth Julie Newmar Nichelle Nichols Rachel Nichols Cynthia Nixon Brandy Norwood Kim Novak Jacqueline Obradors Rosie O'Donnell Catherine O'Hara Jodi Lyn O'Keefe Larisa Oleynik Susan Oliver Ashley Olsen Mary-Kate Olsen Elizabeth Olsen Susan Olsen Tatum O'Neal Ana Ortiz Emily Osment Cheri Oteri Annette O'Toole Dana Owens Geraldine Page Betsy Palmer Hayden Panettiere Linda Park Mary-Louise Parker Estelle Parsons Karyn Parsons Dolly Parton Alexandra Paul Sarah Paulson Nia Peeples Amanda Peet Elizabeth Pea Piper Perabo Rosie Perez Elizabeth Perkins Rhea Perlman Pauley Perrette Valerie Perrine Donna Pescow Bernadette Peters Cassandra Peterson Lori Petty Dedee Pfeiffer Busy Philipps Mackenzie Phillips Michelle Phillips Mary Philbin Cindy Pickett Mary Pickford Jada Pinkett Smith Maria Pitillo Zasu Pitts Mary Kay Place Dana Plato Alice Playten Suzanne Pleshette Martha Plimpton Eve Plumb Amy Poehler Sarah Polley Teri Polo Ellen Pompeo Alisan Porter Natalie Portman Parker Posey Monica Potter Annie Potts Phyllis Povah Jane Powell Stefanie Powers Laura Prepon Jaime Pressly Carrie Preston Kelly Preston Victoria Principal Emily Procter Linda Purl Kathleen Quinlan Aileen Quinn Charlotte Rae Mary Lynn Rajskub Sheryl Lee Ralph Esther Ralston Theresa Randle Phylicia Rashad Martha Raye Elizabeth Reaser Donna Reed Nikki Reed Pamela Reed Bridget Regan Tara Reid Leah Remini Judy Reyes Debbie Reynolds Jennifer Rhodes Kim Rhodes Marissa Ribisi Gigi Rice Christina Ricci Ariana Richards Denise Richards Patricia Richardson Molly Ringwald Lisa Rinna Kelly Ripa Thelma Ritter AnnaSophia Robb Emma Roberts Tanya Roberts Ann Robinson Holly Robinson-Peete Michelle Rodriguez Sarah Roemer Ginger Rogers Mimi Rogers Elisabeth Rohm Esther Rolle Rose Rollins Ruth Roman Rebecca Romijn Cristine Rose Margot Rose Katharine Ross Emmy Rossum Zelda Rubinstein Maya Rudolph Sara Rue Mercedes Ruehl Jennifer Runyon Debra Jo Rupp Gail Russell Jane Russell Keri Russell Rosalind Russell Theresa Russell Deanna Russo Rene Russo Amy Ryan Debby Ryan Eileen Ryan Jeri Ryan Winona Ryder Katey Sagal Eva Marie Saint Susan Saint James Jill St. John Zoe Saldana Laura San Giacomo Mia Sara Annabella Sciorra Amy Sedaris Kyra Sedgwick Marian Seldes Joan Severance Chlo Sevigny Amanda Seyfried Sarah Shahi Molly Shannon Norma Shearer Ally Sheedy Sherri Shepherd Adrienne Shelly Marley Shelton Cybill Shepherd Lisa Sheridan Brooke Shields Elisabeth Shue Gabourey Sidibe Sarah Silverman Alicia Silverstone Jessica Simpson Molly Sims Lori Singer Marina Sirtis Jennifer Sky Azura Skye Ione Skye Helen Slater Amy Smart Jean Smart Jaclyn Smith Jada Pinkett Smith Tasha Smith Lois Smith Shawnee Smith Jan Smithers Brittany Snow Liza Snyder Leelee Sobieski Rena Sofer Marla Sokoloff Bonnie Somerville Phyllis Somerville Suzanne Somers Gale Sondergaard Brenda Song Mira Sorvino Shannyn Sossamon Sissy Spacek Britney Spears Jamie Lynn Spears Barbara Stanwyck Jean Stapleton Maureen Stapleton Mary Steenburgen Hailee Steinfeld Mindy Sterling Kristen Stewart Julia Stiles Emma Stone Alyson Stoner Madeleine Stowe Beatrice Straight Barbra Streisand Brenda Strong Gloria Stuart Mena Suvari Dominique Swain Hilary Swank Kristy Swanson Julia Sweeney Taylor Swift Loretta Swit Kristine Sutherland Raven Symone Constance Talmadge Natalie Talmadge Norma Talmadge Amber Tamblyn Jessica Tandy Sharon Tate Christine Taylor Elizabeth Taylor Leigh Taylor-Young Lili Taylor Tiffany Thiessen Marlo Thomas Lea Thompson Susanna Thompson Courtney Thorne-Smith Gene Tierney Maura Tierney Jennifer Tilly Meg Tilly Ashley Tisdale Lauren Tom Marisa Tomei Tamlyn Tomita Lily Tomlin Gina Torres Michelle Trachtenberg Nancy Travis Jeanne Tripplehorn Robin Tunney Janine Turner Kathleen Turner Lana Turner Aisha Tyler Liv Tyler Cicely Tyson Katelyn Tarver Alanna Ubach Leslie Uggams Gabrielle Union Amber Valletta Danitra Vance Nia Vardalos Nana Visitor Lindsay Wagner Dee Wallace Kate Walsh Lisa Ann Walter Sela Ward Julie Warner Lesley Ann Warren Kerry Washington Naomi Watts Sigourney Weaver Virginia Weidler Raquel Welch Tuesday Weld Mae West Celia Weston Betty White Mae Whitman Grace Lee Whitney Dianne Wiest Kristen Wiig Olivia Wilde Cindy Williams Esther Williams JoBeth Williams Michelle Williams Vanessa L. Williams Kimberly Williams-Paisley Bridgette Wilson Rita Wilson Debra Winger Mare Winningham Mary Elizabeth Winstead Shelley Winters Alicia Witt Collette Wolfe Evan Rachel Wood Lana Wood Natalie Wood Alfre Woodard Joanne Woodward Fay Wray Robin Wright Jane Wyman Jane Wyatt Michelle Yeoh Morgan York Loretta Young Sean Young Pia Zadora Stephanie Zimbalist Daphne Zuniga These were some of the popular, talented and beautiful American female movie stars who have made their mark and some are still continuing with outstanding work in the world of films. Here's hoping we get more exceptional leading ladies to this list!