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List of famous female film actresss, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female film actresss list contains the most prominent and top females known for being film actresss. There are thousand of females working as film actresss in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic film actresss have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a film actress then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all female film actresss, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female film actresss?" and "Who are the best female film actresss?"
Nina Dobrev is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Film Actresses
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Nina Dobrev is a Bulgarian Canadian actress and model. She played the role of Mia Jones, the single teenage mother, on Degrassi: The Next Generation, from the show's sixth to ninth season. Since 2009 she has starred as Elena Gilbert on The CW's supernatural drama, The Vampire Diaries. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 29

Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

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Claire Danes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Film Actresses
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Claire Catherine Danes is an American actress, who first came to prominence with her role as Angela Chase in the 1994 series My So-Called Life. The role won her the first of four Golden Globe Awards. She made her film debut the same year in Little Women. Her other films include Romeo + Juliet, The Rainmaker, Les Misérables, Brokedown Palace, Igby Goes Down, The Hours, Shopgirl and Stardust. From 1998–2000, Danes attended Yale University, before dropping out to return to acting. She appeared in an Off-Broadway production of The Vagina Monologues in 2000, and made her Broadway debut playing Eliza Doolittle in the 2007 revival of Pygmalion. In 2010, she starred in the title role of the HBO ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 38

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Film Actresses
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Meryl Streep is an American actress. A three-time Academy Award winner, she is widely regarded as one of the greatest film actors of all time. Streep made her professional stage debut in The Playboy of Seville in 1971, and went on to receive a 1976 Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play for A Memory of Two Mondays/27 Wagons Full of Cotton. She made her screen debut in the 1977 television film The Deadliest Season, and made her film debut later that same year in Julia. In 1978, she won an Emmy Award for her role in the miniseries Holocaust, and received the first of her 19 Academy Award nominations for The Deer Hunter. She has more Academy Award nominations than any actor ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 68

Birthplace: Summit, New Jersey, United States of America

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Grace Kelly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Film Actresses
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Grace Patricia Kelly was an American actress who, after marrying Prince Rainier III, became Princess of Monaco. After embarking on an acting career in 1950, at the age of 20, Kelly appeared in New York City theatrical productions and more than 40 episodes of live drama productions broadcast during the early 1950s Golden Age of Television. In October 1953, she gained stardom from her performance in the film Mogambo. It won her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination in 1954. She had leading roles in five films, including The Country Girl, for which her deglamorized performance earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress. Other films include High Noon with Gary Cooper, Dial M for ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 53 (1929-1982)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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