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?
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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1,034 515
Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
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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1,225 648
Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
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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795 469
Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
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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670 398
Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
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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603 358
Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
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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612 366
Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
The Help, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Easy A
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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590 359
Gal Gadot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
PurpleRoses16 added 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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558 348
Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
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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586 372
Margot Robbie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
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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584 384
Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
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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548 356
Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
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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500 321
Julia Roberts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
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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405 319
Anna Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
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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389 307
Mila Kunis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
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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334 255
Emilia Clarke is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
PurpleRoses16 added 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
17
355 283
Emily Blunt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
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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365 294
Kate Winslet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
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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314 286
Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Mad Max: Fury Road, Prometheus, Monster
Charlize Theron (born 7 August 1975) is a South African-American actress and film producer. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and the ...more
20
281 257
Nicole Kidman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Moulin Rouge, The Others, Eyes Wide Shut
Nicole Mary Kidman AC (born 20 June 1967) is an Australian actress and producer. She is the recipient of multiple awards, including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, five Golden Globe ...more
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283 261
Blake Lively is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
PurpleRoses16 added 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
22
320 305
Amy Adams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
Man of Steel, American Hustle, Enchanted
Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is an American actress. Known for both her comedic and dramatic performances, Adams has featured in listings of the highest-paid actresses in the world. Her ...more
23
318 307
Helena Bonham Carter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
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
24
269 256
Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
PurpleRoses16 added 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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257 245
Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
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