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

Updated January 5, 2021 264.5k votes 16.8k voters 279.4k views123 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?

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. 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 Johansson1
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    Scarlett Johansson

    Lost in Translation, The Avengers

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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

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  • Emma Watson2
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    Emma Watson

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    BirthplaceParis, France

    Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson (born 15 April 1990) is an English actress, model and activist....  more

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  • Margot Robbie3
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    Margot Robbie

    Neighbours, About Time

    BirthplaceGold Coast, Australia

    Margot Elise Robbie (born 2 July 1990) is an Australian actress and film producer. She has...  more

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  • Jennifer Lawrence4
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    Jennifer Lawrence

    The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky, United States of America

    Jennifer Shrader Lawrence (born August 15, 1990) is an American actress. Her films have...  more

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  • Jennifer Aniston5
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    Jennifer Aniston

    Friends, We're the Millers

    BirthplaceSherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Jennifer Joanna Aniston (born February 11, 1969) is an American actress, film producer, and...  more

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  • Anne Hathaway6
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    Anne Hathaway

    Les Misérables, Rachel Getting Married

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress. One of the...  more

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  • Natalie Portman7
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    Natalie Portman

    V for Vendetta, Black Swan

    BirthplaceJerusalem, Israel

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

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  • Angelina Jolie8
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    Angelina Jolie

    Maleficent, Changeling

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

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

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  • Emma Stone9
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    Emma Stone

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

    BirthplaceScottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America

    Emily Jean "Emma" Stone (born November 6, 1988) is an American actress. The recipient of...  more

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  • Zendaya10
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    Zendaya

    Shake It Up!, Zapped

    BirthplaceOakland, California, United States of America

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

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  • Meryl Streep11
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    Meryl Streep

    The Devil Wears Prada, Doubt

    BirthplaceSummit, New Jersey, United States of America

    Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress. Often described as the...  more

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  • Gal Gadot12
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    Gal Gadot

    Fast & Furious 6, Fast Five

    BirthplaceRosh HaAyin, Israel

    Gal Gadot Varsano (born 30 April 1985) is an Israeli actress and model. At age 18, she was...  more

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  • Sandra Bullock13
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    Sandra Bullock

    Gravity, The Proposal

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    Sandra Annette Bullock (; born July 26, 1964) is an American actress, producer, and...  more

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  • Julia Roberts14
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    Julia Roberts

    Notting Hill, Closer

    BirthplaceSmyrna, Georgia, United States of America

    Julia Fiona Roberts (born October 28, 1967) is an American actress and producer. She...  more

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  • Reese Witherspoon15
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    Reese Witherspoon

    Walk the Line, Wild

    BirthplaceUSA, New Orleans, Louisiana

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

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  • Kate Winslet16
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    Kate Winslet

    Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    BirthplaceReading, United Kingdom

    Kate Elizabeth Winslet, (born 5 October 1975) is an English actress. She is particularly...  more

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  • Helena Bonham Carter17
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    Helena Bonham Carter

    Fight Club, The King's Speech

    BirthplaceGolders Green, London, United Kingdom

    Helena Bonham Carter (born 26 May 1966) is an English actress. She is known for her roles in...  more

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  • Emilia Clarke18
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    Emilia Clarke

    Game of Thrones, Terminator Genisys

    BirthplaceLondon, England

    Emilia Isobel Euphemia Rose Clarke (born 23 October 1986) is an English actress. She studied...  more

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  • Anna Kendrick19
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    Anna Kendrick

    Up in the Air, Pitch Perfect

    BirthplacePortland, Maine, United States of America

    Anna Cooke Kendrick (born August 9, 1985) is an American actress and singer. She began her...  more

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  • Keira Knightley20
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    Keira Knightley

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

    BirthplaceMiddlesex, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, Teddington

    Keira Christina Knightley, (; born 26 March 1985) is an English actress. She is the ...  more

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  • Charlize Theron21
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    Charlize Theron

    Mad Max: Fury Road, Prometheus

    BirthplaceSouth Africa, Benoni, Gauteng

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

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  • Kristen Bell22
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    Kristen Bell

    Frozen, Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    BirthplaceHuntington Woods, Michigan, United States of America

    Kristen Anne Bell (born July 18, 1980) is an American actress. She began her acting career by...  more

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  • Cate Blanchett23
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    Cate Blanchett

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    BirthplaceIvanhoe, Australia

    Catherine Elise Blanchett AC (born 14 May 1969) is an Australian actress and theatre director....  more

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  • Nicole Kidman24
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    Nicole Kidman

    Moulin Rouge, The Others

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, USA

    Nicole Mary Kidman AC (born 20 June 1967) is an Australian actress and producer. She has...  more

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  • Zoe Saldana25
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    Zoe Saldana

    Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy

    BirthplacePassaic, New Jersey, United States of America

    Zoë Yadira Saldaña Nazario is an American actress. Following her performances with the theater...  more

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