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Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?

Updated April 30, 2021 283.9k votes 18.5k voters 304.8k views128 items

List RulesVote up who you think are the most famous actresses in the world right now, from both TV and film.

When it comes to Hollywood, the most famous actresses can change like the seasons. With so many films and TV shows coming out one after another, there's always room for both emerging actresses and those at the peak of their careers. However, some of the most popular and best actresses today have remained in the spotlight for years, and may stay there for years to come. On the other hand, this is all up to you to decide—as fans play a large role in just who makes the headlines and even who gets cast for the next lead role. So, who do you think is the most famous actress right now in 2021?

Top female actresses like Angelina Jolie and Scarlett Johansson have spent most of their careers in the top of their class, starring in numerous roles for some of the biggest movies. Then you have the absolute greats, such as Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, and Helen Mirren—who all will go down as some of the greatest actresses of all time. Of course, we can't forget the stars of the 2010s, including Emma Stone and Margot Robbie, among many others. They're certainly some of the most popular actresses.

Famous female actors include stars like Jennifer Lawrence, who have become household names. Sometimes they're the most popular actresses or most famous actresses because of their amazing style or personalities, but other times it's because they're genuinely the top actresses in their field. 

On this list, check out the top 10 female actresses - does the order seem right to you? It's always a debate to see which are the most popular female actresses in 2021. All of the top women actresses should be on this list of famous actresses. Who tops your list of the most famous actresses in the world right now? Vote up your favorite famous women actors from the list below. Also feel free to add any actresses you think are missing from the list. 

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    Scarlett Johansson

    Lost in Translation, The Avengers
    Scarlett Ingrid Johansson (; born November 22, 1984) is an American actress and singer. She is...  more

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    Emma Watson

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
    Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson (born 15 April 1990) is an English actress, model and activist....  more

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    Margot Robbie

    Neighbours, About Time
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    Jennifer Lawrence

    The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
    Jennifer Shrader Lawrence (born August 15, 1990) is an American actress. Her films have...  more

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    Anne Hathaway

    Les Misérables, Rachel Getting Married
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    Jennifer Aniston

    Friends, We're the Millers
    Jennifer Joanna Aniston (born February 11, 1969) is an American actress, film producer, and...  more

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    Elizabeth Olsen

    Martha Marcy May Marlene, Oldboy
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    Angelina Jolie

    Maleficent, Changeling
    Angelina Jolie (; née Voight, formerly Jolie Pitt, born June 4, 1975) is an American actress,...  more

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    Natalie Portman

    V for Vendetta, Black Swan
    Natalie Portman (born Neta-Lee Hershlag; June 9, 1981) is an actress and filmmaker with dual...  more

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    Zendaya

    Euphoria, Malcom And Marie
    Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman (; born September 1, 1996) is an American actress and singer....  more

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    Gal Gadot

    Fast & Furious 6, Fast Five
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    Emma Stone

    The Help, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
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    Meryl Streep

    The Devil Wears Prada, Doubt
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    Sandra Bullock

    Gravity, The Proposal
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    Julia Roberts

    Notting Hill, Closer
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    Helena Bonham Carter

    Fight Club, The King's Speech
    Helena Bonham Carter (born 26 May 1966) is an English actress. She is known for her roles in...  more

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    Kate Winslet

    Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Kate Elizabeth Winslet, (born 5 October 1975) is an English actress. She is particularly...  more

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    Keira Knightley

    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Imitation Game
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    Emilia Clarke

    Game of Thrones, Terminator Genisys
    Emilia Isobel Euphemia Rose Clarke (born 23 October 1986) is an English actress. She studied...  more

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    Reese Witherspoon

    Walk the Line, Wild
    Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon (born March 22, 1976) is an American actress, producer, and...  more

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    Cate Blanchett

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    Catherine Elise Blanchett AC (born 14 May 1969) is an Australian actress and theatre director....  more

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    Charlize Theron

    Mad Max: Fury Road, Prometheus
    Charlize Theron ( shar-LEEZ THERR-ən; Afrikaans: [ʃarˈlis trɔn]; born 7 August 1975) is a...  more

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    Anna Kendrick

    Up in the Air, Pitch Perfect
    Anna Cooke Kendrick (born August 9, 1985) is an American actress and singer. She began her...  more

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    Kristen Bell

    Frozen, Forgetting Sarah Marshall
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