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List Rules Scottish actresses only, from film or television. Vote based on their recent works and achievements.

There have been plenty of great Scottish actresses throughout film history, but which female Scottish actresses working today are the greatest? Scotland is known for its redheads, and Doctor Who's Karen Gillan and Game of Thrones star Rose Leslie are no exceptions. This list of the best Scottish actresses working today ranks today's best Hollywood actresses hailing from Scotland or with Scottish ancestry, both from the big screen and on television. From Oscar winners to Emmy nominees, these great actresses are killing it these days, turning in great performances in recent years.

This list ranks the highest-rated Scottish actresses working today from best to worst. These great actresses are all from somewhere in Scotland, but are popular actresses all over the world. Today's top Scottish actresses go deep into their roles, perfecting their performances, whether comedic or dramatic, and many are gorgeous to boot!

The greatest Scottish actresses working today who are ranked on this list include Tilda Swinton, Kelly Macdonald, Isla Fisher, and Rose Leslie. If there’s an actress listed here that you think is the absolute best in the movie industry today, vote her up. If the actresses you think have been nailing it in theaters recently aren't listed, feel free to add them for a comprehensive list of the truly best actresses from Scotland who are currently working.
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Isla Fisher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Isla Fisher age 41

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Karen Gillan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Karen Gillan age 30

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Rose Leslie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Rose Leslie age 30

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Kelly Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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Tilda Swinton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Tilda Swinton age 57

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Laura Fraser is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Laura Fraser age 41

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Shirley Henderson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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Freya Mavor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Freya Mavor age 24

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Julie Graham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Julie Graham age 52

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Katie Leung is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Katie Leung age 30

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Georgia King is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Georgia King age 31

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Claire Goose is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
JoséValente added Claire Goose age 42

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Sharon Small is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
JoséValente added Sharon Small age 50

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Jayd Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Jayd Johnson age 27

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Phyllis Logan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Phyllis Logan age 61

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Daniela Nardini is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Coolza added Daniela Nardini age 49

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Ashley Jensen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Ashley Jensen age 48

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Annette Crosbie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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Lindsay Duncan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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Shirley Manson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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Neve McIntosh is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Marc Osborne added Neve McIntosh age 45 - Doctor Who, Gormenghast

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Michelle Duncan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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Amy Manson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Amy Manson age 32

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Shauna Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
sailpony1 added Shauna Macdonald age 36

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Elaine C. Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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Phyllida Law is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Phyllida Law age 85

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Alison O'donnell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
SteveWalton added Alison O'donnell

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Simone Lahbib is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Simone Lahbib age 52

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41 65
Kate Dickie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Kate Dickie age 46

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Kari Corbett is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
bigcraig added Kari Corbett age 33

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Natalie J. Robb is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
bigcraig added Natalie J. Robb age 43

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Sophie Kennedy Clark is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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Michelle Gomez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
bigcraig added Michelle Gomez age 46

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Barbara Rafferty is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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Rebecca Pidgeon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
looksharp added Rebecca Pidgeon age 52

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Teresa Palmer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Teresa Palmer age 31

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Morven Christie is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
killudarling added Morven Christie age 38

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Boo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
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