Actresses The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today  

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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
age 42

2
484 128
Karen Gillan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
age 31

3
392 106
Rose Leslie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
age 31

4
258 122
Kelly Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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170 88
Tilda Swinton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
age 58

6
125 105
Laura Fraser is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
age 42

7
120 95
Freya Mavor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
age 25

8
84 108
Shirley Henderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

9
89 84
Julie Graham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
age 53

10
108 110
Katie Leung is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
age 31

11
59 73
Georgia King is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
age 32

12
68 63
Claire Goose is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
JoséValente added age 43

13
79 72
Jayd Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
age 28

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45 62
Sharon Small is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
JoséValente added age 51

15
44 47
Daniela Nardini is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Coolza added age 50

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64 85
Phyllis Logan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
age 62

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78 79
Shirley Manson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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63 68
Ashley Jensen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
age 49

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53 69
Annette Crosbie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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27 14
Neve McIntosh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Marc Osborne added age 46 -

Doctor Who, Gormenghast

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53 77
Lindsay Duncan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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67 68
Michelle Duncan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

23
42 69
Kate Dickie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
age 47

24
43 57
Amy Manson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
age 33

25
52 70
Phyllida Law is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
age 86

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44 59
Shauna Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
sailpony1 added age 37

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36 66
Elaine C. Smith is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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30 30
Alison O'donnell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
SteveWalton added Alison O'donnell

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43 65
Simone Lahbib is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
age 53

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46 59
Sophie Kennedy Clark is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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19 24
Kari Corbett is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
bigcraig added age 34

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14 31
Natalie J. Robb is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
bigcraig added age 44

33
19 31
Michelle Gomez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
bigcraig added age 47

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31 65
Barbara Rafferty is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

35
16 6
Teresa Palmer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
age 32

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7 17
Rebecca Pidgeon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
looksharp added age 53

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2 2
Annie Wallace is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
hardylane added Annie Wallace

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7 14
Morven Christie is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
killudarling added age 39

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2 8
Boo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
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