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Cate Blanchett

CATE BLANCHETT

BIO: 112
Oe of the greatest actresses of her generation - Films: Blue Jasmine and Elizabeth
2 Academy Awards - The Aviator, Best Supporting Actress
Catherine Elise Blanchett AC is an Australian actress, producer, and theatre director. Regarded as one of the greatest actresses of her generation, she is noted for her versatile roles in blockbusters, independent films, and in her stage work in various theatre productions. She has received numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and three British Academy Film Awards. After graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Blanchett began her acting career on the Australian stage, taking on roles in Electra in 1992 and Hamlet in 1994. She came to international attention for portraying Elizabeth I in the drama film Elizabeth, for which she won the ...
Meryl Streep

MERYL STREEP

BIO: 111
World-wide most respected actress
Nominated record 21 Academy Awards
Mary Louise 'Meryl' Streep is an American actress and singer. Often described as the 'best actress of her generation', Streep is particularly known for her versatility and accents. She has received a number of accolades, including being nominated for a record 21 Academy Awards, of which she has won three, and a record 32 Golden Globe nominations, winning nine. Streep made her stage debut in Trelawny of the Wells and received a Tony Award nomination for 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and A Memory of Two Mondays in 1976. In 1977, she made her film debut in Julia. In 1978, she won a Primetime Emmy Award for her leading role in the miniseries Holocaust, and received her first Oscar nomination for Th ...
Angelina Jolie

ANGELINA JOLIE

BIO: 110
Hollywood's highest-paid actress multiple times
Former wife of Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. The recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards, she has been named Hollywood's highest-paid actress multiple times. Jolie made her screen debut as a child alongside her father, Jon Voight, in Lookin' to Get Out, and her film career began in earnest a decade later with the low-budget production Cyborg 2, followed by her first leading role in a major film, Hackers . She starred in the critically acclaimed biographical cable films George Wallace and Gia, and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1999 drama Girl, Interrupted. Her starring rol ...
Marilyn Monroe

MARILYN MONROE

BIO: 109
one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and early 1960s
The most famous actress for nearly two decades
At the beginning of her acting career, Norma Jeane dyed her brown hair blonde and changed her name again, calling herself Marilyn Monroe . After a bit part in 1947’s The Shocking Miss Pilgrim, she had a string of forgettable roles before landing a spot in John Huston’s thriller The Asphalt Jungle . That same year, she also drew attention for her work in All About Eve, starring Bette Davis. Her true breakout performance, however, came in Niagara, a thriller in which Monroe played an adulterous young wife who plots with her lover to kill her husband. Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer. Famous for playing comedic 'blonde bombshell' characters, she became one of the most ...
Elizabeth Taylor

ELIZABETH TAYLOR

BIO: 108
One of the most famous actresses of all time
Star of films such as Cleopatra, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, National Velvet, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Giant
Elizabeth Taylor will always be known as one of the most beloved actresses of all time. Although she died in 2011, the impact she had on the world is still with us. The violet-eyed actress charmed generations of fans and starred in some of the most memorable films in history, including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. In addition to being a successful, Oscar-winning actress, Taylor was also a celebrated philanthropist who tirelessly fought to help those suffering from AIDS and worked to fund research for a cure. Born in England, She was made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2000 in recognition of her significant influence. She led a fascinating ...
Audrey Hepburn

AUDREY HEPBURN

BIO: 107
Third-greatest female screen legend of all time, Academy Award for Best Actress (Roman Holiday)
Star of My Fair Lady, Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sabrina
Audrey Hepburn was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as both a film and fashion icon, she was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third-greatest female screen legend from the Golden Age of Hollywood, and was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. Born in Ixelles, Brussels, Hepburn spent parts of her childhood in Belgium, England, and the Netherlands. She studied ballet with Sonia Gaskell in Amsterdam beginning in 1945 and with Marie Rambert in London starting in 1948. She began performing as a chorus girl in West End musical theatre productions and then had minor appearances in several films. Hepburn starred in the 1951 Broadway play Gigi afte ...
Kate Winslet

KATE WINSLET

BIO: 106
British Academy Film Award
Played (Rose) in the epic romance film TITANIC (1997)
Kate Elizabeth Winslet is an English actress best known for staring in the film, TITANIC, and for her work in period dramas, and often portrays angst-ridden women. Winslet is the recipient of various accolades, including three British Academy Film Awards, and is among the few performers to have won Academy, Emmy, and Grammy Awards. Born in Reading, Berkshire, Winslet studied drama at the Redroofs Theatre School. Her first screen appearance, at age 15, was in the British television series Dark Season . She made her film debut playing a teenage murderess in Heavenly Creatures, and received her first BAFTA Award and Screen Actors Guild Award, and first Academy Award nomination for playing Mari ...
Armie Hammer

ARMIE HAMMER

BIO: 105
The son of businessman Michael Armand Hammer
The great-grandson of oil tycoon Armand Hammer
Armand Douglas Hammer, known professionally as Armie Hammer, is an American actor. The son of businessman Michael Armand Hammer and the great-grandson of oil tycoon Armand Hammer, he began his acting career with guest appearances in several television series. Hammer's first leading role was as Billy Graham in the 2008 film Billy: The Early Years, and he gained wider recognition for his portrayal of the twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss in David Fincher's biographical drama film The Social Network, for which he won the Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor. Hammer portrayed Clyde Tolson in the biopic J. Edgar , played the title character in the western The Lone Ra ...
Deb Haaland

DEB HAALAND

BIO: 104
The Senate-confirmed Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior
The U.S. Representative for New Mexico's 1st congressional district since 2019
Debra Anne Haaland is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for New Mexico's 1st congressional district since 2019 and the Senate-confirmed Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior. From 2015 to 2017 she was chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. Haaland's district includes most of Albuquerque and most of its suburbs. Along with Sharice Davids, she is one of the first two Native American women elected to the U.S. Congress. Haaland is an enrolled member of the Laguna Pueblo. Haaland is a political progressive who supports the Green New Deal and Medicare for All. On December 17, 2020, President Joe Biden announced that he would nominate Haaland to serve as U ...
Anthony Hopkins

ANTHONY HOPKINS

BIO: 103
He portrayed Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs
Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the arts
Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins CBE is a Welsh actor, composer, director and film producer. He is the recipient of multiple accolades, including an Academy Award, three BAFTAs, two Emmys and the Cecil B. DeMille Award. In 1993, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the arts. Hopkins received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003, and in 2008 he received the BAFTA Fellowship for lifetime achievement from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. After graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 1957, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and was then spotted by Laurence Olivier who invited him to join the Royal National Theatre i ...
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