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

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List Rules Vote 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 out 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?

Top 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 the greatest actresses of all time. Of course, we can't forget the stars of the 2010s, including Emma Stone, Margot Robbie, and Jennifer Lawrence, among many others. 

Who tops your list of the most famous actresses in the world right now? Share your opinion and vote up your favorites from the list below. Also feel free to add any actresses you think are missing from the list. 

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Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Scarlett Johansson Lost in Translation, The Avengers, The Prestige Scarlett Johansson is an American actress, model, and singer. She made her film debut in North. In 1996, she was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her ...more

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Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Jennifer Lawrence The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Silver Linings Playbook Jennifer Shrader Lawrence is an American actress. Her first major role was as a lead cast member on the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show. She appeared in the independent dramas The Burning Plain ...more

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Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Sandra Bullock Gravity, The Proposal, Crash Sandra Annette Bullock is an American actress and film producer. She is one of Hollywood's highest-paid actresses, and is the recipient of one Academy Award from two nominations, and one Golden ...more

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Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Anne Hathaway Les Misérables, Rachel Getting Married, The Dark Knight Rises Anne Jacqueline Hathaway is an American actress, singer, and producer. After several stage roles, Hathaway appeared in the 1999 television series Get Real. She came to prominence after playing ...more

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Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Emma Watson Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is an English actress, model, and activist. Watson rose to prominence as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series, appearing in all eight Harry Potter films ...more

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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Meryl Streep The Devil Wears Prada, Doubt, Fantastic Mr. Fox 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 ...more

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Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Emma Stone The Help^! Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)^! Easy A^! The Amazing Spider-Man Emily Jean "Emma" Stone (born November 6, 1988) is an American actress best known for her performances in La La Land, for which she won an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Golden ...more

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Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Charlize Theron Mad Max: Fury Road, Prometheus, Monster Charlize Theron is a South African and American actress, producer, and fashion model. She starred in early films in the late 1990s, such as The Devil's Advocate, Mighty Joe Young and The Cider ...more

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Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Jennifer Aniston Friends, We're the Millers, The Iron Giant Jennifer Joanna Aniston is an American actress, director, producer, and businesswoman. She is the daughter of actor John Aniston and actress Nancy Dow. Aniston gained worldwide recognition for ...more

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Mila Kunis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Mila Kunis Black Swan, That '70s Show, Ted Milena Markovna "Mila" Kunis is an American actress. In 1991, at the age of seven, she moved from the USSR to Los Angeles with her family. After being enrolled in acting classes as an ...more

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Margot Robbie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Margot Robbie Neighbours, About Time, The Wolf of Wall Street Margot Elise Robbie is an Australian actress. Robbie started her career by appearing in Australian independent films. She was later cast in the popular soap opera Neighbours, which earned her ...more

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Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Natalie Portman V for Vendetta, Black Swan, Léon: The Professional Natalie Portman is an Israeli-born American actress, producer, and director. Her first role was in the 1994 action thriller Léon: The Professional, opposite Jean Reno, but mainstream ...more

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Julia Roberts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Julia Roberts Notting Hill, Closer, Erin Brockovich Julia Fiona Roberts is an American actress and producer. She became a Hollywood star after headlining the romantic comedy Pretty Woman, which grossed $464 million worldwide. After winning two ...more

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Amy Adams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Amy Adams Man of Steel, American Hustle, Enchanted Amy Lou Adams is an American actress and singer. Adams began her career on stage performing in dinner theatre and later made her feature film debut in Drop Dead Gorgeous. After moving to Los ...more

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Nicole Kidman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Nicole Kidman Moulin Rouge, The Others, Eyes Wide Shut Nicole Mary Kidman, AC is an Australian actress and film producer. Kidman's breakthrough film role was in the 1989 thriller Dead Calm. After appearing in several films in the early 1990s, she ...more

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Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Angelina Jolie Maleficent, Changeling, Mr. & Mrs. Smith Angelina Jolie Pitt is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and has been cited as ...more

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Gal Gadot is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
PurpleRoses16 added Gal Gadot Fast & Furious 6, Fast Five, Furious 7 Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress and fashion model. She won the Miss Israel title in 2004 and went on to represent Israel at the 2004 Miss Universe beauty pageant. She is the leading fashion ...more

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Kate Winslet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Kate Winslet Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Revolutionary Road Kate Elizabeth Winslet, CBE, is an English actress and singer. She is the recipient of an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, three Golden Globe Awards and a Grammy Award. She is the youngest person ...more

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Judi Dench is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Judi Dench Skyfall, Casino Royale, Philomena Dame Judith Olivia "Judi" Dench, CH, DBE, FRSA is an English actress and author. Dench made her professional debut in 1957 with the Old Vic Company. Over the following few years she ...more

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Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Cate Blanchett The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Catherine Élise "Cate" Blanchett is an Australian actress of screen and stage. She has received critical acclaim and many accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Screen ...more

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Helen Mirren is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Helen Mirren The Queen, Monsters University, The Debt Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, DBE, is an English actor. Mirren has won an Academy Award for Best Actress, four BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, four Emmy Awards, and two Cannes Film Festival Best Actress ...more

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Emily Blunt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Emily Blunt Sicario, Edge of Tomorrow, Looper Emily Olivia Leah Blunt is an English actress. She has appeared in The Devil Wears Prada, The Young Victoria, The Adjustment Bureau, Looper, Edge of Tomorrow, and Into the Woods. She has been ...more

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Helena Bonham Carter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Helena Bonham Carter Fight Club, The King's Speech, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Helena Bonham Carter CBE is an English actress. She made her acting debut in a television adaptation of K. M. Peyton's A Pattern of Roses before her debut film role as the titular character in ...more

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Amanda Seyfried is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
PurpleRoses16 added Amanda Seyfried Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!, Dear John Amanda Michelle Seyfried is an American actress and singer. She began her career as a model when she was 11, then at 15 began an acting career, starting off with uncredited roles and moving on ...more

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Anna Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Anna Kendrick Up in the Air, Pitch Perfect, Into the Woods Anna Kendrick is an American actress and singer. She rose to international fame after her performance as Natalie Keener in Up in the Air, for which she received Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden ...more

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Melissa McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Melissa McCarthy Gilmore Girls, Mike & Molly, Spy Melissa Ann McCarthy is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer. McCarthy first gained recognition for her role as Sookie St. James on the television series Gilmore Girls. On the ABC ...more

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Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
PurpleRoses16 added Kristen Bell Frozen, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Veronica Mars Kristen Anne Bell is an American actress and singer. In 2001, she made her Broadway debut as Becky Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. She gained critical acclaim as the title character on ...more

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Emilia Clarke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
PurpleRoses16 added Emilia Clarke Game of Thrones, Terminator Genisys, Dom Hemingway Emilia Clarke is an English actress, best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series Game of Thrones, for which she received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting ...more

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Jessica Alba is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Jessica Alba Sin City, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Jessica Marie Alba is an American actress, model, and businesswoman. She began her television and movie appearances at age 13 in Camp Nowhere and The Secret World of Alex Mack. Alba rose to ...more

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Maggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Maggie Smith The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Downton Abbey, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Dame Margaret Natalie Smith, CH, DBE is an English actress. She made her stage debut in 1952 and has had an extensive, varied career in stage, film and television spanning over sixty years. ...more

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Emma Thompson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Emma Thompson Howards End, Sense and Sensibility, Love Actually Emma Thompson is a British actress, comedienne, screenwriter and author. Cited as one of the greatest British actresses of her generation, she is known for her portrayals of reticent women in ...more

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Julianne Moore is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Julianne Moore The Big Lebowski, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Crazy Julianne Moore is an American-British actress and children's author. Prolific in cinema since the early 1990s, Moore is active in both art house and Hollywood films. She is particularly known ...more

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Blake Lively is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
PurpleRoses16 added Blake Lively Gossip Girl, Green Lantern, The Age of Adaline Blake Lively is an American actress, model and celebrity homemaker. She starred as Serena van der Woodsen in the CW drama Gossip Girl, and has co-starred in such films as The Sisterhood of the ...more

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Kathy Bates is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Kathy Bates Titanic, Misery, About Schmidt Kathleen Doyle "Kathy" Bates is an American actress and film director. After appearing in several minor roles in film and television during the 1970s and the 1980s, Bates rose to ...more

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Kristen Stewart is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
PurpleRoses16 added Kristen Stewart Twilight, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Twilight Saga: New Moon Kristen Jaymes Stewart (born April 9, 1990) is an American actress. She is best known for playing Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga. She has also starred in films such as Panic Room (2002), ...more

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Rachel Weisz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Rachel Weisz The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, Constantine Rachel Hannah Craig, professionally known as Rachel Weisz, is an English film and theatre actress as well as a former fashion model. Weisz began her acting career at Trinity Hall, Cambridge in ...more

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Sophie Turner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
PurpleRoses16 added Sophie Turner Game of Thrones, Barely Lethal, Alone Sophie Turner is an English actress. Turner is best known for her role as Sansa Stark on the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones, which earned her a Young Artist Award nomination for ...more

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Naomi Watts is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Naomi Watts King Kong, Mulholland Drive, The Ring Naomi Ellen Watts is a British actress. She made her screen debut in the Australian drama film For Love Alone and then appeared in the television series Hey Dad..!, Brides of Christ and Home and ...more

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Christina Ricci is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
christianetfs05 added Christina Ricci Sleepy Hollow, Monster, The Opposite of Sex Christina Ricci is an American actress, who began her acting career appearing in commercials and received early recognition as a child star. Her debut performance in Mermaids was followed by a ...more

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Deepika Padukone is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Deepika Padukone Chennai Express, Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Deepika Padukone is an Indian film actress and model. She has established a career in Bollywood films, and is cited in the media as one of the most popular Indian celebrities. Padukone, the ...more

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Monica Bellucci is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Monica Bellucci Irreversible, The Matrix Revolutions, Spectre Monica Bellucci is an Italian actress and fashion model.

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Jodhaa Akbar, Devdas, Bride & Prejudice Aishwarya Rai, known as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan after her marriage, is an Indian actress and the winner of the Miss World pageant of 1994. Through her successful Bollywood career, she has ...more

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Zhang Ziyi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Zhang Ziyi Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hero Zhang Ziyi, sometimes credited as Ziyi Zhang, is a Chinese actress and model. She is considered one of the Four Dan Actresses of China. Her first major role was in The Road Home. She achieved ...more

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Fan Bingbing is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Fan Bingbing Iron Man 3, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Cell Phone Fan Bingbing is a Chinese actress, television producer and pop singer. She topped the Forbes China Celebrity 100 list in 2013 and 2014, after ranking in the top 10 every year since 2006. Fan ...more

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Rachel Bloom is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
pnd5 added Rachel Bloom Rachel Bloom is an American actress, comedian and writer. Bloom has written for such television series as Robot Chicken and Allen Gregory but is perhaps best known for the Hugo Award-nominated ...more

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Im Yoona is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Im Yoona The Prime Minister and I, Love Rain, Cinderella Man Im Yoona is a South Korean singer and actress. She is a member of the South Korean girl group Girls' Generation and has participated in various television dramas such as You Are My Destiny, Love ...more

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Shin Min-a is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Shin Min-a A Bittersweet Life, My Girlfriend Is a Nine-Tailed Fox, The Devil Shin Min-a is a South Korean actress. She is best known for starring in television dramas such as A Love to Kill and My Girlfriend Is a Nine-Tailed Fox.