Natalie Portman was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981 in
Jerusalem, Israel to a Jewish family. She is the only child of a doctor father
(from Israel) and an artist mother (from Cincinnati, Ohio), who also acts as
Natalie's agent. She left Israel for Washington, D.C., when she was still very
2. Anne Hathaway - Actress, Les Misérables
Anne Hathaway's first major role came in the short-lived
television series Get Real. She gained widespread recognition for her roles in The
Princess Diaries and its 2004 sequel as a young girl who discovers she's a
member of royalty, opposite Julie Andrews and Heather
Matarazzo. She also had a notable role inNicholas Nickleby opposite Charlie
Hunnam and Jamie Bell...
3. Julia Roberts - Actress, Notting Hill
Julia Fiona Roberts, born in Smyrna, Georgia, never dreamed she
would become the most popular actress in America. As a child, due to her love
of animals, Julia originally wanted to be a veterinarian, but later studied
journalism. When her brother, Eric Roberts,
achieved some success in Hollywood...
4. Kate Beckinsale - Actress, Underworld
Kate Beckinsale was born on 26 July 1973 in England, and has
resided in London for most of her life. Her mother is Judy
Loe, who has appeared in a number of British dramas and sitcoms and
continues to work as an actress, predominantly in British television
productions. Her father was Richard Beckinsale...
5. Jessica Alba - Actress, Sin City
Born in Pomona, California, on April 28, 1981, Jessica Alba and
her family moved to Biloxi, Mississippi, when she was an infant. Three years
later, her Air Force father brought the family back to California, then to Del
Rio, Texas, before finally settling in Southern California when Jessica was
6. Odette Annable - Actress, Cloverfield
Born Odette Juliette Yustman on 10 May, 1985, in Los Angeles,
California, Odette started her career with a minor role in the movie Kindergarten
Cop as "Rosa." After graduating from Woodcrest
Christian High School in Riverside, California, where she was the homecoming
queen, she turned to modeling with a few roles through the years...
7. Liv Tyler - Actress, The Incredible Hulk
Daughter of Steven Tyler of
the band Aerosmith and Bebe Buell, former model (and
Playboy Playmate of the Month) and stalwart of the backstage rock scene of the
1970s, Liv grew up thinking that rock star Todd Rundgren was
her father. But as she was growing up, Tyler began dropping by to visit...
8. Shantel VanSanten - Actress, The Final Destination
9. Olivia Wilde - Actress, TRON: Legacy
Olivia Wilde was born Olivia Jane Cockburn in New York City. She
was raised in Washington, D.C. and went to school there, as well as in Andover,
Massachusetts, where she graduated in 2002. Her father, Andrew
Cockburn, is Irish, giving her dual American and Irish nationality and
facilitating her brief study at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin... “ Smartest beauty! ” -
10. Blake Lively - Actress, Summer Kind of Wonderful
Blake Lively was born in a showbiz family in California and
quickly followed her parents' and siblings' steps. Her first role was
"Trixie, the Tooth Fairy" in the 1998 movie Sandman,
directed by her dad, Ernie Lively. Her big break came
along a few years later, though. Blake was up to finish high school when she
got the co-starring role of "Bridget" in The
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants in 2005... “ Sunshine barbie!! ” -
11. Nicole Kidman - Actress, Moulin Rouge!
Elegant redhead Nicole Kidman, known as one of Hollywood's top
Australian imports, was actually born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Australian
parents Anthony (a biochemist and clinical psychologist) and Janelle (a nursing
instructor) Kidman. The family moved almost immediately to Washington, DC,
where Nicole's father pursued his research on breast cancer...
12. Diane Kruger - Actress, Inglourious Basterds
Diane Kruger was born Diane Heidkrüger in Algermissen, near
Hildesheim, Germany. She studied ballet with the Royal Ballet in London before
an injury ended her career. She returned to Germany and became a top fashion
model. She later pursued acting and relocated to Paris at the suggestion of
filmmaker Luc Besson (The Fifth Element)...
13. Zooey Deschanel - Actress, Elf
Zooey Deschanel was born in 1980 into a showbiz family. Her
father, Caleb Deschanel is an Academy Award-nominated
cinematographer (perhaps most notably for The Passion of the Christ) and
her mother, Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir) is an
actress who starred in Twin Peaks. Driven from an early
age to become a successful actress... “ Sweet resemblance of Katy
Perry!! ” - Chernoemi
14. Kristen Bell - Actress, Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Kristen graduated from New York University's prestigious Tisch
School of the Arts, where she studied musical theater. She made her Broadway
debut in 2001, originating the role of Becky Thatcher in the short-lived
"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." In 2002, she was in the revival
of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" on Broadway,
starring Laura Linney and Liam Neeson.
15. Rachel McAdams - Actress, Sherlock Holmes
Born on November 17, 1978, in London, Ontario, Canada, Rachel
McAdams became involved with acting as a teenager and by the age of 13 was
performing in Shakespearean productions in summer theater camp; she went on to
graduate with honors with a BFA degree in Theater from York University. After
her debut in an episode of Disney's The Famous Jett Jackson...
16. Leighton Meester - Actress, That's My Boy
Although born in Texas when her mother was serving a jail
sentence for her part in a marijuana-smuggling ring, Leighton Meester spent her
early years in Marco Island, Florida with her grandparents where she became
involved with the local playhouse and made her stage debut in a production of
"The Wizard of Oz"...
17. Kate Bosworth - Actress, Superman Returns
Unlike the characters Kate Bosworth has portrayed in television
and in film which are known as "townies", Kate spent most of her
childhood in different cities and states. At age 6, she and her parents moved
to San Francisco, then to Connecticut at 9, and to Cohasset, Massachusetts, at
14. It was at 14 that Kate, a champion equestrian, learned of a casting call
for a movie about horses...
18. Malin Akerman - Actress, Watchmen
Malin was born in Sweden and raised in Toronto, Canada. Her
father is an insurance-broker and her mother is a model. They moved to Toronto
when she was age 2. At age 5, she began appearing in TV commercials. Her
parents divorced when she was 6 and her father returned to Sweden. At age 17,
she won the Canadian title of Ford Supermodel...
19. Alexis Bledel - Actress, Sin City
Houston, Texas native Alexis Bledel made her television debut inGilmore
Girls, after spending years in front of the camera as a model.
Bledel's parents encouraged her to try community theater in Houston when she
was 8 years old, hoping it would help their daughter overcome her shyness. She
went on to perform in productions of Our Town... “ Beautiful blue eyes!! ” -
20. Charlize Theron - Actress, Prometheus
Charlize Theron was born in Benoni, a city in the greater
Johannesburg-area, South Africa on August 7th, 1975. Her mother, Gerda
Theron, is German, while her late father, Charles, was French (she was
named after him). Charlize began her modeling career in 1991 aged 16 when she
won a local modeling contest...
21. Scarlett Johansson - Actress, Lost in Translation
Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City to mother,Melanie
Sloan and father, Karsten Johansson.
Scarlett showed a passion for acting at a young age and starred in many plays.
She has a sister named Vanessa Johansson, a
brother named Adrian, and a twin brother named Hunter
Johansson born three minutes after her...
22. Isla Fisher - Actress, Rango
Isla Fisher was born to Scottish parents in the Middle Eastern
country of Oman. Her family moved to Australia in the early 1980s. From a young
age Isla showed an interest in both acting and writing. At nine years old she
was appearing in Australian TV commercials. She landed some small parts in the
Australian TV series Bay Cove (aka "Bay
23. Mila Kunis - Actress, Black Swan
The talented Milena "Mila" Markovna Kunis was born in
Chernivtsi, Ukraine, USSR (now independent Ukraine), to a Jewish family. Her
mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher, her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical
engineer, and she has an older brother named Michael. After attending one
semester of college between gigs...
24. Minka Kelly - Actress, (500) Days of Summer
Minka Kelly was born in Los Angeles, California and she is the
only child of former Aerosmith guitarist, Rick Dufay, and
Maureen Kelly, an exotic dancer and single mother who often moved with her
daughter to different communities before settling in Albuquerque, New Mexico,
by the time Minka was in junior high school.
25. Nina Dobrev - Actress, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Nina Constantinova Dobreva was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. She
moved to Canada at the age of two and has lived in Toronto, Ontario since. From
a very young age she showed great enthusiasm and talent for the arts: Dance,
Gymnastics, Theatre, Music, Visual arts, and Acting! Modeling jobs led to