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 43

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495 131
Karen Gillan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
age 32

3
398 110
Rose Leslie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
age 31

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177 91
Tilda Swinton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
age 58

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264 128
Kelly Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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127 107
Laura Fraser is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
age 42

7
122 96
Freya Mavor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
age 26

8
86 110
Shirley Henderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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91 87
Julie Graham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
age 53

10
109 113
Katie Leung is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
age 32

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69 67
Claire Goose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
JoséValente added age 43

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46 64
Sharon Small is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
JoséValente added age 51

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67 87
Phyllis Logan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
age 62

14
45 49
Daniela Nardini is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Coolza added age 50

15
60 75
Georgia King is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
age 32

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79 81
Shirley Manson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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64 70
Ashley Jensen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
age 49

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55 71
Annette Crosbie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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80 74
Jayd Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
age 28

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54 79
Lindsay Duncan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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68 70
Michelle Duncan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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44 71
Kate Dickie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
age 47

23
55 72
Phyllida Law is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
age 86

24
44 59
Amy Manson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
age 34

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45 61
Shauna Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
sailpony1 added age 37