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The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film

Updated October 7, 2019 2.4k votes 481 voters 27.2k views20 items

Parenthood is a favorite theme in movies. It makes sense, then, that some of the most memorable film characters are pregnant. But while all of these fictional women are expectant mothers, the circumstances surrounding their pregnancies couldn't be more different. Some of the best pregnant movie characters carefully planned to welcome a child into their lives, while others were surprised by an unexpected pregnancy. And one of these pregnant characters isn't a woman at all – rather, it's the male scientist played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Junior.

What other roles will you find on this list of the best pregnant characters in films? Rosemary Woodhouse, played by Mia Farrow, was thrilled when she first found out that she was pregnant in the 1968 film Rosemary's Baby. But as her belly grows, Rosemary begins to fear that something sinister may be behind her good fortune. Marge Gunderson from Fargo unravels a darkly comic conspiracy in the snowy Midwest, all while anticipating the birth of her child.

Snappy banter and a teen pregnancy made Juno MacGuff, played by Ellen Page, an iconic fictional pregnant woman when Juno was released in 2007. Other great roles that are featured on this top pregnant characters in film list include Kee from Children of Men and Ashley Johnsten from Junebug.

Which pregnant movie character should top the list? Give your favorites a thumbs up and please add any expecting movie mothers that are missing.

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  • 1
    Juno MacGuff
    192
    48
  • 2
    Novalee Nation
    113
    52

    Novalee Nation

    Where the Heart Is
  • 3
    Marge Gunderson
    97
    49
  • 4
    Jenna
    81
    41

    Jenna

    Waitress
  • 5
    Alison Scott
    104
    63

    Alison Scott

    Knocked Up, Knocked Up: Bonus Material
  • 6
    Padmé Amidala
    107
    66

    Padmé Amidala

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • 7
    Rosemary Woodhouse
    84
    50

    Rosemary Woodhouse

    Rosemary's Baby
  • 8
    Jules Baxter
    75
    58

    Jules Baxter

    What to Expect When You're Expecting
  • 9
    Mollie Ubriacco
    63
    46

    Mollie Ubriacco

    Look Who's Talking Now, Look Who's Talking
  • 10
    Diane Weston
    59
    46

    Diane Weston

    Sugar & Spice
  • 11
    Rebecca Taylor-Faulkner
    50
    48

    Rebecca Taylor-Faulkner

    Nine Months
  • 12
    Ashley Johnsten
    45
    44

    Ashley Johnsten

    Junebug
  • 13
    Darcy Elliot Bobrucz
    35
    50

    Darcy Elliot Bobrucz

    For Keeps?
  • 14
    Jane Winslett-Richardson
    31
    51

    Jane Winslett-Richardson

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • 15
    Kristy Briggs
    33
    56

    Kristy Briggs

    She's Having a Baby
  • 16
    Kee
    30
    52

    Kee

    Children of Men
  • 17
    Sally Jackson
    31
    56

    Sally Jackson

    Home Fries
  • 18
    Veronica Quaife
    28
    52

    Veronica Quaife

    The Fly II, The Fly
  • 19
    Dr. Alex Hesse
    36
    76

    Dr. Alex Hesse

    Junior
  • 20
    Mae Pollitt
    18
    61

    Mae Pollitt

    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof