50 Most Famous Actresses

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30. Winona Ryder
> Age: 46
> Acting credits: 63
> Wikipedia page views (1 yr.): 5.1 million
> Best known for: Little Women, Girl, Interrupted, Alien: Resurrection

Ryder is known for her roles in such classics as “Heathers,” “Beetlejuice” and “Edward Scissorhands.” But after she was caught shoplifting at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills, California, in 2001, her career faltered. Nearly 20 years later, Netflix has revived her career with a leading role in “Stranger Things.” She also recently starred with Keanu Reeves in “Destination Wedding.”

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29. Emily Blunt
> Age: 35
> Acting credits: 43
> Wikipedia page views (1 yr.): 5.2 million
> Best known for: Edge of Tomorrow, The Devil Wears Prada, The Adjustment Bureau

At 23, Blunt was propelled into A-list Hollywood when she took on the role as the mean girl assistant in “The Devil Wears Prada” to Meryl Streep’s Miranda Priestly. Opposite to that particular acting gig, the English actress has said publicly there’s a way to be successful in Tinsel Town without being intolerable. It’s mentors like Meryl Streep and Judi Dench advised her to lead with humor and grace.

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28. Sigourney Weaver
> Age: 68
> Acting credits: 84
> Wikipedia page views (1 yr.): 1.8 million
> Best known for: Avatar, Alien, Alien: Resurrection

This two-time Oscar-nominated actress is going down in film history as the “first action heroine” for her role as the resolute Ripley in Ridley Scott’s 1986 intergalactic horror classic “Alien” and its sequels. With 84 acting credits, Weaver has gone on to work with other respected directors like Roman Polanski and Ang Lee. She is also known for her roles in lighter fare such as “Working Girl” and the Ghostbusters movies.

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27. Kirsten Dunst
> Age: 36
> Acting credits: 82
> Wikipedia page views (1 yr.): 3.0 million
> Best known for: Spider-Man, Melancholia, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

What film lover can forget Dunst’s “loveable” little vampire Claudia in “Interview With the Vampire”? By that point, Dunst, 12 years old at the time, had already been acting for six years. Dunst received her first movie credit for The Bonfire of the Vanities in 1990. Dunst is also known for her role as Peter Parker’s love interest in the Spiderman film series.

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26. Mila Kunis
> Age: 34
> Acting credits: 63
> Wikipedia page views (1 yr.): 6.2 million
> Best known for: Black Swan, Jupiter Ascending, Bad Moms

While Kunis had several acting roles as a youngster, it’s “That ’70s Show” that really boosted her career, where she played Jackie Burkhart for eight seasons. She admits now that she sort of lied about her age to get the role. At the time, she was 14 and the show needed an 18-year-old. Her screen credit include “Black Swan,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” and “Ted.”