We all know just how difficult it is to make it in the acting industry. Those who manage to get ahead in Hollywood are not only incredibly talented but also charismatic, good-looking and of course, lucky.
Curiously enough, the struggles that most actors experience don’t deter them in the slightest, at least not if they are truly set on becoming world famous. And that’s understandable. After all, once actors gain the status of a Hollywood A-lister, they are guaranteed not only plenty of intriguing roles that will further help them to cement their fame but also enough cash to last them a lifetime and enough admiration from their fans to turn them into narcissists.
Of course, the actors, or rather, actresses, that we truly admire are those who are down to earth and relatable despite their enviable acting skills and their amazingly good looks. When it comes to Hollywood actresses, there is plenty of diversity. Some of them are incredibly fit and slender whereas others are a bit more voluptuous. Some have focused their minds entirely on acting whereas still others are also busy modeling and singing. Some are blondes. Others are redheads. And still, others are brunettes. To make things a little easier, let’s focus on brunettes for now. Go ahead and marry the best ones and divorce the others. At the end of the quiz, we’ll match everyone with a celeb wifey!
Eva Longoria is not only stunningly beautiful but also incredibly talented. She is probably best known for her role of Gaby Solis in the once incredibly popular TV show Desperate Housewives which was on air from 2004 to 2012. It was for this role that Longoria was nominated not only for a Screen Actors Guild Award but also for a Golden Globe Award. TV work aside, Longoria has also starred in films such as Overboard, John Wick, Dog Days, Lowriders, Harsh Times and The Sentinel (IMDb).
Today most of us associate Mila Kunis with the big screen and in particular with films such as the 2011 romantic comedy film Friends with Benefits, the 2016 comedy film Bad Moms, the 2018 action comedy film The Spy Who Dumped Me, the 2010 psychological thriller film Black Swan, the 2012 comedy film Ted, the 2008 romantic comedy film Forgetting Sarah Marshall and the 2010 post-apocalyptic action film The Book of Eli. However, it is worth remembering that she first gained acclaim for her TV work, and to be more specific, for her role of Jackie Burkhart in the once very popular sitcom That ‘70s Show (IMDb).
As most people will probably agree, Jennifer Lopez is one talented woman. While most of us associate her with the music scene, she is also known for her numerous appearances on the big screen. Indeed, Lopez actually began acting all the way back in the 80's although she did not land her first leading role until 1997 when she was cast as the titular character in the biographical musical drama film Selena for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, according to IMDb.
The skilled actress Kate Beckinsale made her film debut all the way back in 1993 when she was cast in the romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing. She then appeared in a few English costume dramas before she decided to try her luck in Hollywood. She was obviously successful and starred in movies such as Pearl Harbor and Serendipity. In 2003 she landed the role of Selene in the Underworld movie series which established her as a talented action actress (IMDb).
Some actresses get incredibly lucky in that they gain worldwide acclaim for their very first acting gig. That was certainly the case with Emma Watson. As most people are probably well aware (or at least, as most Harry Potter fans are probably aware), Watson was only 11 years old when she starred as Hermione Granger, Harry’s know-it-all friend, in the 2001 fantasy film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. She later reprised her role in the seven films that followed (IMDb).
Jessica Biel first gained recognition for her role of Mary Camden in the popular TV series 7th Heaven. Later she went on to star in films such as the 2007 comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, the 2004 supernatural superhero movie Blade Trinity, the 2001 romantic comedy Summer Catch, the 2006 romantic mystery film The Illusionist, the 2010 action comedy film The A-Team and the 2012 dystopian science-fiction action film Total Recall. Nowadays she is busy playing the lead character in the anthology crime drama TV show The Sinner, according to IMDb.
Some Hollywood actresses are best known for film work, others are known for their numerous TV roles. Eliza Dushku is certainly best known for her TV work. For example, many link her to her role of Faith in the supernatural drama TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She later reprised this role in the show’s spin-off, Angel. Still, it would be unfair to ignore Dushku’s film work completely. According to IMDb, over the years she was cast in films such as Bring It On, True Lies, The New Guy and Wrong Turn.
Maleficent, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Original Sin, Wanted, Salt, The Tourist, Changeling, Gia, Girl, Interrupted, By the Sea and Taking Lives are just some of the films that the famous Hollywood A-lister Angelina Jolie has starred in over the years. According to IMDb, Jolie has been acting ever since the 80’s although it wasn’t until the 90’s that she gained recognition and not until the early 00’s that she became an international star. Professional life aside, she is also known for her humanitarian work as well as for her relationship (and later marriage and then separation) with the married Brad Pitt.
If you have ever watched Dawson’s Creek (on air from 1998 to 2003) then you will without doubt recognize Katie Holmes as Joey Potter. After all, it was this role that first brought Holmes fame, although it was by no means her first acting role. Indeed, a year before she starred in Dawson’s Creek, Holmes made her film debut in the drama film The Ice Storm. Nowadays we tend to associate her with films such as Batman Begins, First Daughter, The Gift, Jack and Jill, All We Had, The Giver and Abandon (IMDb).
Fans of the TV sitcom Parks and Recreation will without doubt link the actress Aubrey Plaza to her role of April Ludgate on the popular show. Of course, Plaza has also made an appearance on the big screen. Over the years she has played a large number of supporting roles. For example, according to IMDb, she has starred in films such as Funny People, Mystery Team, 10 Years and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. In 2012 she also landed her first leading role in the science fiction romantic comedy Safety Not Guaranteed.
Tron: Legacy, The Change-Up, Life Itself, In Time, Cowboys & Aliens, The Girl Next Door, The Lazarus Effect, Year One, Her, Rush and The Words are some of the films that you might have seen Olivia Wilde in. However, despite her rather extensive filmography most people will probably always associate her with her role of Dr. Remy “Thirteen” Hadley in the medical drama TV show House which was on air from 2007 to 2012. While she doesn’t have any TV shows lined up at the moment, she is due to appear in at least one movie later this year, according to IMDb.
Selena Gomez is not only an ambitious actress but also a talented singer. She first came to attention in the late 00’s when she was cast as Alex Russo in Disney’s popular TV series Wizards of Waverly Place. She has also made an appearance in a few movies, including Monte Carlo, Spring Breakers, The Fundamentals of Caring and Another Cinderella Story. Furthermore, she is currently the executive producer of two TV shows - 13 Reasons Why and Rising, according to IMDb.
Jessica Alba began acting in the early 90’s, or, to be more specific, in 1994. Back then she made an appearance in the adventure comedy film Camp Nowhere and the Nickelodeon TV series The Secret World of Alex Mack. Nonetheless, it was only in 2000 that she gained her very first lead role in the TV series Dark Angel (which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination according to IMDb) and only in 2003 that she made her screen breakthrough in the dance film Honey.
Ghost Rider, Hitch, Training Day, 2 Fast 2 Furious, The Place Beyond the Pines, Out of Time, Last Night, We Own the Night and The Other Guys are some of the films that you might associate the skilled actress Eva Mendes with. Mendes began acting in the 90’s but like most actors, she worked at it for around a decade until she became internationally famous. According to IMDb, she hasn’t been up to much as of late – her last film appearance was in 2014 – but then again she does have two children with her husband Ryan Gosling.
You’re probably used to seeing this actress in a blonde wig for her role of Daenerys Targaryen in the fantasy TV series Game of Thrones and yet in real life she is a gorgeous brunette. The famous role in the famous TV series is what made Emilia Clarke into an international star. However, that was by no means her very first role. Indeed, prior to landing the role of the Mother of Dragons, Clarke made a brief appearance in the medical soap opera Doctors and also played the role of Savannah Roundtree in the TV film Triassic Attack (IMDb).
Anne Hathaway is a talented actress so it comes as no surprise that her IMDb page mentions that she has been the recipient of one Oscar (she was nominated for an Oscar twice), a Golden Globe Award (out of three nominations) and a Primetime Emmy Award (out of two nominations) among many other prestigious awards. You might recall seeing her in films such as The Princess Diaries, The Devil Wears Prada, Ocean’s 8, Interstellar, The Intern, Love & Other Drugs, and The Dark Knight Rises.
Olivia Munn began acting more than 10 years ago, all the way back in 2004. Her very first acting gig was in the 2004 low-budget movie Scarecrow Gone Wild in which she played the role of “Girl #1”. She has come a long way since then. For example, she recently landed the main role in the TV series The Newsroom and also starred in a number of popular films such as Magic Mike and Mortdecai. Some may also recognize her as Psylocke from the 2016 superhero film X-Men: Apocalypse, a role she will be reprising later this year in the upcoming superhero film Dark Phoenix (IMDb).
Natalie Portman made her film debut all the way back in 1994. Back then she was cast as Mathilda in the thriller film Leon: The Professional. She was only 13 years old at the time and yet it was already obvious that she was destined for success. Five years later she landed the role of Padme Amidala in the 1999 epic space opera Star Wars: Episode I – Phantom Menace (IMDb). That same year she decided to go to Harvard but luckily for us, while studying psychology she realized that acting was her one true passion in life.
To this day most of us associate Megan Fox with her role of Mikaela Banes in the action film Transformers and in its sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. It’s a pity that she never got to complete the film series – she was fired after she made a few careless remarks about the franchise’s director, Michael Bay. Most of us thought that that was the end of her professional life in Hollywood and indeed, for a while she was rather quiet. However, she seems to be making a comeback – according to IMDb, this year alone she’ll star in as many as three movies!
When Dakota Johnson landed the role of Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades film series she became an international star pretty much overnight. As most people are probably well aware, the series consists of three movies. The first one, Fifty Shades of Grey, came out in 2015, the second one, Fifty Shades Darker, came out in 2017 and the third one, Fifty Shades Freed, was released last year, in 2018. Fifty Shades Freed was not the only film that Johnson appeared in last year however. Indeed, she also starred in Bad Times at El Royale and Suspiria, according to IMDb.
Emily Blunt began acting in the early 00’s but it was not until 2006 that she landed the supporting role of Emily Charlton in the comedy drama film The Devil Wears Prada. That same year she also starred in the TV film Gideon’s Daughter. For her role in The Devil Wears Prada she was nominated for a BAFTA Award and for her role in Gideon’s Daughter she was awarded a Golden Globe Award. From late 00’s onward Blunt has been cast as the leading lady in numerous movies, including Sunshine Cleaning, Sicario and of course, Mary Poppin Returns (IMDb).
It is easy to forget that Rachel Weisz is more than just the wife of James Bond, or rather, the actor who portrays him, Daniel Craig. Indeed, The Favorite, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, Disobedience, Constantine, The Lobster, Denial, Enemy at the Gates, The Constant Gardener, Dream House, The Bourne Legacy, The Lovely Bones, About a Boy and Definitely, Maybe are just some of the movies that can be found under Weisz’s filmography. The thriller film The Constant Gardener is worth singling out. Why? Well, because it was for her role in this particular movie that Weisz was awarded not only an Oscar but also a Golden Globe Award, according to IMDb.
There’s no denying that Penelope Cruz is a very attractive woman but her talent should not be overlooked either. Cruz is a Spanish actress who has been acting ever since the early 90’s. Most of us first heard of her in the early 00’s which is when she made an appearance in movies such as the science fiction psychological thriller film Vanilla Sky, the war film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, the biographical crime film Blow and the romance western film All The Pretty Horses, according to IMDb.
Mile 22, The Boy, Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, All Eyez on Me, Casanova, Reach Me and Float are some of the films that you might have seen Lauren Cohan in. Never seen her on the big screen? Then you might recognize her from numerous TV roles. For example, according to IMDb, she is known for playing the role of Maggie Greene in a popular post-apocalyptic TV series as well as for portraying the character Bela Talbot in the dark fantasy TV series Supernatural.
Kristen Stewart first came to attention back in 2002 when she landed the role of Jodie Foster’s character’s daughter in the thriller film Panic Room. It was for this role that she was nominated for a Young Artist Award. Six years later, in 2008, she went on to land the role that was to make her famous all over the world. The role was that of Bella Swan in the incredibly popular Twilight film series (IMDb). It was this role that made Stewart one of the highest paid actresses in the world, according to Forbes.
Vanessa Hudgens rose to fame in the late 00’s when she landed the role of Gabriella Montez in The High School Musical. The Disney musical romantic comedy proved so successful that two sequels were later made and of course, Hudgens reprised her role in both of them. Hudgens’s success not only led to her being cast in numerous other films but also to her releasing a few music albums. Her appearance on the big screen has been sporadic at best but it seems like she might have decided to rectify this – last year she appeared in as many as three movies, according to IMDb, and this year she starred in the neo-noir action film Polar.
Alexis Bledel is without doubt to this day best known for the role that made her famous – that of Rory Gilmore in the comedy drama TV series Gilmore Girls. Gilmore Girls was on air between 2000 and 2007 and while it never drew large ratings, over the years it garnered a serious cult following. Bledel reprised her role of Rory in the recent Netflix reunion series, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (which aired in 2016). Some may also recognize her from the dystopian drama web TV series The Handmaid’s Tale in which she portrays the main character’s shopping partner Ofglen (IMDb).
Lizzy Caplan’s first acting role was that of Sara in the iconic TV series Freaks and Geeks which was on air between 1999 and 2000. Her filmography is not very extensive but she has appeared in quite a few TV shows and movies over the years. For example, some might very well remember that she played the role of the goth girl Janis Ian in the 2004 cult teen movie Mean Girls. Last year she was cast not only in the science fiction thriller film Extinction but also in the German TV series Das Boot, according to IMDb.
Nina Dobrev is best known for her TV work, and in particular for her role of Mia Jones in the once famous TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation as well as for her role of Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce in the supernatural TV show The Vampire Diaries. She left the latter show prematurely so as to give other projects a go, and her daring behavior paid off. She has been cast in a number of movies and she has also landed the lead role in a recently aired comedy TV series Fam (IMDb).
Zoe Saldana is no newbie to acting. Indeed, she landed her very first acting gig exactly 20 years ago, all the way back in 1999. Back then she appeared in an episode of the police and legal drama TV series Law & Order. It was a year later, in 2000, that she made her film debut in the teen drama film Center Stage. Today she is best known for starring in films such as Guardians of the Galaxy (in which she portrayed Gamora), Avatar (in which she played Neytiri), Colombiana (in which she was cast as Cataleya Restrepo) and Star Trek (in which she played Uhura according to IMDb).
Most people associate Alison Brie with her various TV roles, such as the role of Annie Edison in the comedy TV series Community which was on air from 2009 to 2015 and the role of Trudy Campbell in the once very popular TV show Mad Men which was on air between 2007 and 2015. Fans of the animated comedy series BoJack Horseman might also associate Brie with the character of Diane Nguyen, which, according to IMDb, she has been voicing ever since 2014.
Mila Jovovich is a multi-talented woman. She is not only an actress but also a singer and model. For someone who is so busy, she has a rather extensive filmography. Indeed, you might recall glimpsing her in films such as the 1991 romance and adventure film Return to the Blue Lagoon, the 1997 thriller film The Fifth Element, the 2009 science fiction thriller film The Fourth Kind and the 2015 action spy thriller film Survivor. She has already starred in one movie this year – the fantasy drama film Paradise Hills – and is due to appear in one more, according to IMDb.
Keira Knightley is a well-respected Hollywood A-lister so it comes as no surprise that her filmography is pretty extensive. Like most successful actors, she began acting when she was still a child although she came to prominence thanks to the roles that she landed as an adult. For example, most of us will probably forever associate her with her role of Elizabeth Swann in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series or with her role of Elizabeth Bennett in the period drama Pride and Prejudice (IMDb).
Jennifer Connelly was only 14 years old when she made her film debut in the 1984 epic crime drama film Once Upon a Crime in America. The following year she landed her very first leading role in the thriller film Phenomena and the year after that she made an appearance in the musical fantasy film Labyrinth (in which she starred opposite David Bowie). Of course, it was only as an adult that she became truly famous. Nowadays most of us associate Connelly with films such as Requiem for a Dream, A Beautiful Mind, Spider-Man: Homecoming and He’s Just Not That Into You (IMDb).
Phoebe Tonkin is another actress who is best known for her TV work. Indeed, she has only ever starred in seven movies, two of which were short films (and none of which are very well known hence why we won’t even mention them). You may recognize Tonkin from her role of Cleo Sertori in the fantasy drama TV series H2O: Just Add Water (which was actually her very first acting role) as well as from her role of Hayley Marshall in the TV series The Vampires and its spin-off, The Originals (IMDb).
Kerry Washington is not only an incredibly attractive woman but also a rather skilled actress. Over the years Washington has tried her hand at both TV work and film work. In terms of TV work she is perhaps best known for her role of Olivia Pope in a popular Shonda Rhimes TV series for which she was nominated not only for two Primetime Emmy Awards but also for a Golden Globe Award. In terms of film, she is known for having starred in Fantastic Four, Django Unchained, and Our Song (IMDb).
Rachel McAdams hasn't been up to all much as of late. Indeed, according to IMDb, she is not due to appear in any movies or TV shows this year. Nonetheless, she did star in one movie (Game Night) last year and in one movie (Disobedience) the year before that. Plus, she has a rather extensive filmography already. For example, over the years she has starred in such successful films as The Notebook, Mean Girls, The Vow, About Time, Doctor Strange, Wedding Crashers, Sherlock Holmes and The Time Traveler’s Wife.
Melissa McCarthy is another one of those ambitious and talented actresses who have appeared not only in a large number of successful movies but also in quite a few famous TV shows. Indeed, McCarthy first came to attention in the early 00’s for her role of Sookie St. James in the iconic TV series Gilmore Girls. Later she appeared in the ABC sitcom Samantha Who? and the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly. She has also been cast in films such as Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Life of the Party, Spy and The Heat (IMDb).
According to IMDb, the actress Zooey Deschanel, who is known for her quirky girl roles, made her film debut in 1999 when she appeared in the comedy drama film Mumford. Today we tend to associate Deschanel with films such as Almost Famous, The Good Girl, Yes Man, 500 Days of Summer, Bridge to Terabithia, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Galaxy. Fans of the hilarious TV series New Girl are probably well aware that Deschanel portrayed the lead character Jess Day.
Eva Green made her film debut in 2003 when she landed the role of Isabelle in the romantic drama film The Dreamers. That film put Green on everyone’s radars but it wasn’t until 2005, when she portrayed Sybylla, the Queen of Jerusalem in Ridley Scott’s epic historical drama film Kingdom of Heaven, that she gained international recognition. It came as no surprise that a year later, in 2006, Green was cast as Bond girl Vesper Lynd in the spy film Casino Royale (IMDb).
Winona Ryder was probably one of the biggest stars of the 90’s. Back then she was known for films such as Heathers, Edward Scissorhands, The Age of Innocence, Reality Bites, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Little Woman and Girl, Interrupted. She slipped into relative obscurity in the last decade but made a comeback in 2016 when she was cast as Joyce Byers in the supernatural TV series Stranger Things (IMDb). We might also get to see her in more movies too. While she is not due to appear in any films this year she did star in last year’s romantic comedy drama film Destination Wedding.
If you’ve ever seen films such as Hellboy, Legally Blonde, The Sweetest Thing, Mom and Dad, Storytelling, A Guy Thing, Feast of Love and The Fog, then you probably know that Selma Blair was cast in each and every one of them. Blair might not be as famous as some of the other actresses mentioned on this quiz but she is just as active, not to mention just as talented. For example, this year you can expect to see her in the romance film After, according to IMDb.
Leighton Meester is another actress who has appeared in quite a few movies but who is nonetheless best known for her TV work. In terms of the big screen she has starred in films such as That’s My Boy, Monte Carlo, The Roommate, Country Strong, The Oranges, The Judge, Date Night and Life Partners. In terms of TV work she is without doubt best known for her role of Blair Waldorf in the once very famous TV series Gossip Girl, which, according to IMDb, was on air from 2007 to 2012.
Anna Kendrick was only a child when she began acting. Her very first starring role was in a Broadway musical called High Society back in 1998. Five years later, in 2003, she made her feature film debut in the musical comedy drama film Camp. Since then she has been featured in movies such as Pitch Perfect (in which she portrayed Beca Mitchell), A Simple Favor (in which she played the role of Stephanie Smothers), and Twilight (in which she portrayed the character of Jessica Stanley according to IMDb).
Maisie Williams is another lucky actress who managed to make it big with her very first acting gig. As most people are probably well aware, Williams plays the role of Arya Stark in the iconic fantasy TV series Game of Thrones. It was for this role that she was nominated not only for a Primetime Emmy Award but also for six Screen Actors Guild Awards. She is a talented actress so it makes sense that she has also tried her hand at film. For example, in 2017 she was cast in the romantic period drama film Mary Shelley (IMDb).
Rashida Jones has made an appearance in quite a few films over the years, including The Social Network, Our Idiot Brother and I Love You, Man. In addition, earlier this month she starred in the drama film The Sound of Silence and later this year she is due to appear in the animated spy comedy Spies in Disguise (while you won’t necessarily see her in this movie you will obviously hear her). Nonetheless, she is without a doubt better known for her TV work. For example, when most of us think of Jones we think either of her role of Ann Perkins in Parks and Recreation or her role of Karen Filippelli in The Office (IMDb).
Sandra Bullock made her breakthrough in the 90’s when she was cast in the 1994 action thriller film Speed. Later she went on to appear in While You Were Sleeping, The Net, Practical Magic and Hope Floats. Today most of us associate her with such successful movies as the 2018 post-apocalyptic thriller film Bird Box, the 2009 romantic comedy film The Proposal, the 2000 action comedy film Miss Congeniality, the 2013 buddy action cop comedy film The Heat and the 2018 heist comedy film Ocean’s 8 (IMDb).
Like most actresses on this quiz, Lena Headey also began acting in the early 90’s. Back then she was cast in films such as Waterland, The Remains of the Day, Onegin, Merlin, The Man with Rain in His Shoes, Loved Up and Mrs. Dalloway. Later she was featured in movies such as 300: Rise of an Empire and The Purge. Still, it wasn’t until 2011, when she starred as Cersei Lannister in the HBO fantasy drama TV series Game of Thrones (IMDb), that she gained the status of an international star.
The 1990 comedy drama film Mermaids was Christina Ricci’s film debut. She was only nine years old when she landed the role of Kate Flax in the movie. A year later, in 1991, she landed the role that was to make her famous in all four corners of the globe. As most are probably well aware, the role was that of Wednesday Addams in the supernatural black comedy film The Addams Family. According to IMDb, she later reprised this iconic role in the 1993 sequel, Addams Family Values. To this day, Ricci favors unconventional roles.
Millie Bobby Brown?
Millie Bobby Brown began acting only six years ago and yet she is already as famous – if not more famous – than most of the actresses on this quiz. Brown rose to stardom after she landed the role of Eleven in the popular Netflix TV series Stranger Things. It was for this role that she was nominated for her first Primetime Emmy Award. Of course, Stranger Things was not her first acting gig – she had previously starred in Modern Family and Grey’s Anatomy, albeit only in a small, supporting roles according to IMDb.