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

Updated October 7, 2020 243.3k votes 13.8k voters 234.7k views168 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 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? Share your opinion and 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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    Margot Robbie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
    4,892
    2,520

    Margot Robbie

    Neighbours, About Time

    Age30

    BirthplaceGold Coast, Australia

    Margot Elise Robbie (born 2 July 1990) is an Australian actress and film producer. She has... more on Wikipedia
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    Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
    6,419
    3,338

    Scarlett Johansson

    Lost in Translation, The Avengers

    Age35

    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 on Wikipedia

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    Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
    4,744
    2,456

    Jennifer Aniston

    Friends, We're the Millers

    Age51

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

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

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    Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
    6,386
    3,339

    Emma Watson

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

    Age30

    BirthplaceParis, France

    Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson (born 15 April 1990) is an English actress, model and activist.... more on Wikipedia
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    Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
    5,441
    2,880

    Jennifer Lawrence

    The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    Age30

    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky, United States of America

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

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    Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
    4,423
    2,415

    Anne Hathaway

    Les Misérables, Rachel Getting Married

    Age37

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress. One of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
    3,657
    2,027

    Natalie Portman

    V for Vendetta, Black Swan

    Age39

    BirthplaceJerusalem, Israel

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

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    Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
    3,690
    2,176

    Angelina Jolie

    Maleficent, Changeling

    Age45

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

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

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  • 9
    Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
    3,373
    2,003

    Meryl Streep

    The Devil Wears Prada, Doubt

    Age71

    BirthplaceSummit, New Jersey, United States of America

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

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    Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
    3,342
    2,006

    Sandra Bullock

    Gravity, The Proposal

    Age56

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    Sandra Annette Bullock (; born July 26, 1964) is an American actress, producer, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Julia Roberts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
    2,935
    1,765

    Julia Roberts

    Notting Hill, Closer

    Age52

    BirthplaceSmyrna, Georgia, United States of America

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

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    Reese Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
    1,570
    926

    Reese Witherspoon

    Walk the Line, Wild

    Age44

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon (born March 22, 1976) is an American actress, producer, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
    3,558
    2,210

    Emma Stone

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

    Age31

    BirthplaceScottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America

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

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  • 14
    Gal Gadot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
    3,715
    2,320

    Gal Gadot

    Fast & Furious 6, Fast Five

    Age35

    BirthplaceRosh HaAyin, Israel

    Gal Gadot Varsano (Hebrew: גל גדות‎, [ˈɡal ɡaˈdot]; born 30 April 1985) is an Israeli actress... more on Wikipedia

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    Kate Winslet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
    2,281
    1,526

    Kate Winslet

    Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Age44

    BirthplaceReading, United Kingdom

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

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  • 16
    Emilia Clarke is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
    2,745
    1,875

    Emilia Clarke

    Game of Thrones, Terminator Genisys

    Age33

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

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

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  • 17
    Zendaya is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
    1,987
    1,368

    Zendaya

    Shake It Up!, Zapped

    Age24

    BirthplaceOakland, California, USA

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

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    Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
    2,060
    1,436

    Charlize Theron

    Mad Max: Fury Road, Prometheus

    Age45

    BirthplaceBenoni, Gauteng, South Africa

    Charlize Theron ( shar-LEEZ THERR-ən; Afrikaans: [ʃarˈlis trɔn]; born 7 August 1975) is a... more on Wikipedia
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    Nicole Kidman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
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    1,379

    Nicole Kidman

    Moulin Rouge, The Others

    Age53

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

    Nicole Mary Kidman (born 20 June 1967) is an Australian-American actress and producer. She is... more on Wikipedia

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    Karen Gillan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
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    285

    Karen Gillan

    Guardians of the Galaxy, Oculus

    Age32

    BirthplaceInverness, United Kingdom

    Karen Sheila Gillan (born 28 November 1987) is a Scottish actress and filmmaker. She played... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Keira Knightley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
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    185

    Keira Knightley

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

    Age35

    BirthplaceTeddington, London, United Kingdom

    Keira Christina Knightley, (; born 26 March 1985) is an English actress. She is the ... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Emily Blunt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
    2,246
    1,652

    Emily Blunt

    Sicario, Edge of Tomorrow

    Age32

    BirthplaceRoehampton, London, United Kingdom

    Emily Olivia Leah Blunt (born 23 February 1983) is an English-American actress. She is the... more on Wikipedia

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    Amanda Seyfried is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
    1,722
    1,261

    Amanda Seyfried

    Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!

    Age34

    BirthplaceAllentown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Amanda Michelle Seyfried (born December 3, 1985) is an American actress, model, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Zoe Saldana is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
    1,025
    734

    Zoe Saldana

    Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy

    Age42

    BirthplacePassaic, New Jersey, United States of America

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

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    Helena Bonham Carter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actress In The World Right Now?
    1,778
    1,308

    Helena Bonham Carter

    Fight Club, The King's Speech

    Age54

    BirthplaceEngland, London

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

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