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The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today 

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Updated June 14, 2019 7.2k votes 1.7k voters 69.8k views 43 items

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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Karen Gillan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Age: 32
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Isla Fisher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Age: 43
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Rose Leslie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Age: 32
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Kelly Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Age: 43
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Freya Mavor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Age: 26
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Laura Fraser is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Age: 43
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Tilda Swinton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Age: 59
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Julie Graham is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Age: 54
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Jayd Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Age: 29
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Katie Leung is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Katie Leung Age: 32
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Claire Goose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
JoséValente added Age: 44
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Michelle Duncan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Age: 41
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Ashley Jensen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Age: 50
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Shirley Henderson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Shirley Henderson Age: 54
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Shirley Manson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Age: 53
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Phyllis Logan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Age: 63
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Georgia King is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Age: 33
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Daniela Nardini is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Coolza added Age: 51
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Neve McIntosh is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Marc Osborne added Age: 47

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Teresa Palmer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Age: 33
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Annette Crosbie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Age: 85
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Alison O'donnell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
SteveWalton added Alison O'donnell
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Shauna Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
sailpony1 added Age: 38
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Joanna Vanderham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
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Phyllida Law is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Age: 87