Let’s be honest – most of us have a crush on at least one Hollywood actress. And how could we not? After all, Hollywood is full of charismatic actresses who are not only incredibly attractive but also seriously talented. They stun us with their acting abilities on the big screen and they impress us with their down to earth personalities and their good sense of humor on various talk shows that they are constantly invited to.
Of course, whether we develop a crush on a specific actress or not depends on numerous factors. As mentioned previously, looks are important but so are other things such as personality, good sense of humor, charisma and overall attitude towards life. We’d want the actress with whom we’d be stuck on a desert island with to have all of the aforementioned qualities.
Still, choosing just one actress to spend an eternity with is an incredibly tough thing to ask, hence why we won’t do that! Instead, we ask everyone to play “desert island” with the below 50 actresses. Some of them are to be placed on a desert island, others are to find their way to the lifeboat. At the end of the quiz we’ll match everyone with just one girl!
Angelina Jolie needs no introduction. She is one of Hollywood’s best known A-listers and one of the highest-paid actresses of 2018, according to Forbes. Jolie began acting in the 80’s and starred in a number of successful movies in the 90’s, including the 1997 George Wallace and the 1999 Girl, Interrupted. It wasn’t until the early 00’s however that she established herself as a leading Hollywood actress. The role that made her famous? That of Lara Croft (IMDb), of course!
It’s hard to believe that Margot Robbie made her breakthrough only six years ago, back in 2013, when she was cast in the biographical black comedy drama film The Wolf of Wall Street. Indeed, to most of us it feels like she has been around Hollywood for decades. She is, after all, one of the biggest stars in the entertainment capital of the world! Robbie has starred in countless films ever since she made it big, including I, Tonya, Mary Queen of Scots and Focus (IMDb).
Before Amanda Seyfried made her Hollywood debut, she was busy acting in various soap operas such as All My Children and As the World Turns. It was only in 2004 that she was cast in her very first movie. As some might be very well aware, the movie was titled Mean Girls (she played the role of Rachel McAdam’s character’s friend in it) and while it did not turn Seyfried into an international star, it did put her onto everyone’s radars. Four years later, in 2008, she was cast in the musical Mamma Mia! (IMDb) and the rest is history!
Megan Fox is one of those actresses who never really lived up to their true potential. When she was cast as Mikaela Banes in the Transformers film series, most of us expected her to become the next big Hollywood star. Instead she went ahead and compared the director Michael Bay to a notorious dictator and ended up fired from the franchise. Obviously, this did not reflect well on her as an actress and slowly but surely she slipped into relative obscurity. Still, she is going to appear in as many as three movies this year (IMDb) so perhaps we’ll be seeing more of her.
Anne Hathaway made her breakthrough when she landed the role of Mia Thermopolis in the 2001 Disney teen comedy The Princess Diaries. Four years later, in 2005, she transitioned to adult roles by starring in films such as the romantic drama Brokeback Mountain and the crime drama Havoc. She has since appeared in films such as The Devil Wears Prada, Bride Wars, Interstellar, Alice in Wonderland and Ocean’s 8. Some may also know that she portrayed Selina Kyle in the 2012 superhero film The Dark Knight Rises (IMDb).
Cameron Diaz made her film debut more than 20 years ago, all the way back in 1994. She was cast in the comedy superhero film The Mask alongside the funny actor Jim Carrey. She later appeared in My Best Friend’s Wedding, There’s Something About Mary, Being John Malkovich, Vanilla Sky, Charlie’s Angels, The Holiday and The Other Woman. Fans of animated movies might also be well aware that she voiced Princess Fiona in the Shrek movie series. Diaz has since retired from acting but that does not mean that she is sitting idle. Indeed, she has since written two health books (IMDb)!
Jennifer Aniston rose to fame for her role of Rachel Green in the iconic TV series Friends, which was on air between 1994 and 2004. Her character was hands down the most popular character in the entire series so it comes as no surprise that out of all her co-stars, Aniston did the best after the show ended. Aniston is best known for her comedic roles and has starred in a large number of comedies, including Bruce Almighty, Just Go with It, We’re the Millers and The Break-Up (IMDb).
Fans of the popular TV series The Big Bang Theory without a doubt associate the actress Kaley Cuoco with her role of Penny. It was for this role that she received Satellite and People’s Choice Awards. However, Cuoco has also tried her hand at film. For example, she has starred in movies such as the 2015 romantic comedy The Wedding Ringer, the 2016 comedy Why Him? and the 2011 drama The Last Ride. Perhaps Cuoco is more suitable for TV work however for she has been awarded two Razzie Awards for her work on the big screen, according to IMDb, one for The Wedding Ringer and the other for Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip.
Charlize Theron is not only stunningly beautiful but also incredibly talented. She rose to fame in the 90’s which is when she starred in films such as the supernatural thriller The Devil’s Advocate, the drama film The Cider House Rules and the adventure film Mighty Joe Young. Unlike some 90’s actors, Theron has managed to avoid slipping into obscurity. Indeed, you might have seen her in such recent movies as the 2015 post-apocalyptic film Mad Max: Fury Road, the 2017 action film The Fate of the Furious and the 2018 comedy drama film Tully (IMDb).
Christina Hendricks is without a doubt best known for her role of Joan Holloway in the very popular period drama TV series Mad Men, which was on air between 2007 and 2015. Some may also recognize her as Beth Boland from the crime drama TV show Good Girls (season one of which came out last year). However, Hendricks has not just stuck to TV work. She has starred in quite a few films too. For example, you might have glimpsed her in the 2017 comedy film Fist Fight, the 2016 Christmas dark comedy crime film Bad Santa 2 and the 2011 action drama film Drive (IMDb).
Those who glance at Salma Hayek’s filmography are usually left impressed. Over the years Hayek has starred in countless successful films, including From Dusk till Dawn, Grown Ups, Frida, Desperado, Bandidas, Everly and Wild Wild West. She began acting more than 30 years ago, all the way back in 1988 and yet she is not even thinking about retiring. Indeed, this year she is due to appear in at least two movies – the comedy film Drunk Parents and the comedy film Limited Partners (IMDb).
You might have seen Jessica Chastain in films such as Molly’s Game, The Help, Interstellar, Miss Sloane, Zero Dark Thirty, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, The Martian and the Zookeeper’s Wife among many others. She did not star in any films last year but she is due to appear in at least two movies this year – Dark Phoenix (in which she will portray a shapeshifting villain who goes by the name of “Smith”) and It: Chapter Two (in which according to IMDb she will play the role of Beverly Marsh).
Scarlett Johansson is another one of those Hollywood A-listers who needs no introduction. Many deem her to be not only one of the most talented actresses out there but also one of the most beautiful women in the world. In addition, according to Forbes, last year she was the world’s highest paid actress! You may have seen her in movies such as Lost in Translation, The Prestige, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Her and Lucy. She is also known for playing the role of Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (IMDb).
Eva Longoria is a stunning woman but she has more than just her looks going for her. Indeed, she is an ambitious actress who is perhaps best known for her role of Gabrielle Solis in the once very popular TV series Desperate Housewives, which was on air between 2004 and 2012. Before she was cast as a spoiled model-turned-housewife however she also appeared in the daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, which, according to IMDb, was on air between 2001 and 2003.
Remember High School Musical? It came out in 2006 and was so successful that it was quickly turned into a film series. Vanessa Hudgens was the actress who played the lead role in this film, alongside Zac Efron. Indeed, it was her role in this film that brought Hudgens widespread acclaim. After the film series ended however Hudgens slipped into relative obscurity. Still, that does not mean that she is not active in the acting industry. For example, last year she starred in as many as three movies and this year she made an appearance in the film Polar (IMDb).
Does Natalie Portman remind you of anyone else? If you look closely you’ll probably notice her strong resemblance to the actress Keira Knightley. Indeed, back when Portman was cast as Padme Amidala in Star Wars: Episode I – Phantom Menace, Knightley was chosen to play her decoy. Their looks are not all they have in common however. Indeed, both Knightley and Portman are incredibly talented actresses. It is interesting to note however that for a while Portman was not sure whether acting was her true calling which prompted her to attend Harvard (which is where, according to IMDb, she got her degree in psychology).
Mila Kunis was only 14 years old when she landed the role that was to make her relatively famous. The role was that of Jackie Burkhart in the once popular sitcom That ‘70s Show, which was on air between 1998 and 2006. Funnily enough, it was on set of this show that Kunis met her current husband, Ashton Kutcher. Two years after the show ended, in 2008, Kunis made her film breakthrough by starring in the romantic comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall. She has since appeared in movies such as Black Swan, Bad Moms and Friends with Benefits (IMDb).
Dakota Johnson made her acting debut back in 1999 when she appeared in the comedy drama film Crazy in Alabama. For the next decade or so she played numerous supporting roles in films such as the 2010 biographical drama The Social Network, the 2012 buddy action comedy film 21 Jump Street and the 2014 action thriller Need for Speed. It was only four years ago that she landed the role that made her into an international star. The role was that of Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades (IMDb) film series.
Emma Stone is not only gorgeous but also incredibly talented, funny and down to earth. As such, it comes as no surprise that many consider her to be Hollywood’s best loved sweetheart, even if she hasn’t been around Hollywood all that long (when compared to other actresses on this quiz at least). Stone made her TV debut back in 2004, although the TV show – In Search of the New Partridge Family – was never picked up. It was only three years after that that she landed her first film role in the 2007 coming-of-age teen comedy Superbad. Nowadays we associate Stone with films such as Easy A, Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Amazing Spider-Man and of course, La La Land (IMDb).
To this day the actress Leighton Meester is best known for her role of Blair Waldorf in the once popular TV series Gossip Girl, which was on air between 2007 and 2012. After the series ended Meester went on to star in other TV shows, such as the comedy Making History and the sitcom Single Parents. She has also appeared in quite a few films including Country Strong, Monte Carlo, The Oranges, The Roommate and That's My Boy (for which, according to IMDb, she was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award).
Emma Watson was only 11 years old when she starred as Hermione Granger in the first Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. She made an appearance in all eight Harry Potter films but refused to slip into obscurity after the film series ended. Indeed, she has since starred in films such as the 2011 drama My Week with Marilyn, the 2012 coming-of-age drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower, the 2013 satirical crime film The Bling Ring and the 2017 musical romantic fantasy film Beauty and the Beast (IMDb).
Does Gal Gadot really need an introduction? Probably not, but let us give you a few tidbits about this good-looking actress anyways. Before Gadot made it big in Hollywood she worked as a model. Back in 2004 she also won the Miss Israel title and as such competed in the Miss Universe beauty pageant too. Furthermore, she served in the Israeli Defense Forces for two years! Nowadays, she is best known for her role of Wonder Woman but few people know that back in 2013 she was also offered to play the role of Faora in Man of Steel (she turned down this role because she was pregnant at the time, according to IMDb).
Gwyneth Paltrow is one busy woman. Not only is she a successful actress, she is also a business owner and a food writer. Over the years she has starred in countless movies, including The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Royal Tenenbaums, and Shallow Hal. She also portrays Pepper Pots in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and as such has starred in films such as Iron Man (and its sequels), The Avengers (and its 2018 sequel), and Spider-Man: Homecoming. According to IMDb, she also owns a lifestyle company named Goop and has authored quite a few health books.
Few people know that before Halle Berry decided to pursue acting she tried her hand at a few beauty pageants. Indeed, back in the mid 80’s she was the 1st runner up in the Miss USA beauty pageant and went on to win 6th place in the Miss World Pageant too. She made her acting debut in 1989, in the sitcom Living Dolls in which she played the role of Emily Franklin. Berry has been acting ever since then although she did take a break in 2014. Nonetheless, she returned to Hollywood in 2016. You can expect to see her in the upcoming John Wick film, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (IMDb).
Rachel Weisz is not only James Bond’s (or rather, Daniel Craig’s) wife but also a talented actress in her own right. Like so many other Hollywood actresses, she began acting in the early 90’s although she did not land her very first Hollywood movie until 1996. Some of Weisz’s more popular movies include the 1999 action thriller film The Mummy (and its 2001 sequel The Mummy Returns), the 2002 romantic comedy drama About a Boy, the 2005 occult detective film Constantine, the 2012 action thriller The Bourne Legacy and the 2017 romantic drama Disobedience (IMDb).
You might have seen Amber Heard in films such as Pineapple Express, Never Back Down, The Informers, Zombieland, The Stepfather, The Joneses, The Ward, Drive Angry and The Rum Diary. It was while filming The Rum Diary that Heard met the Hollywood A-lister Johnny Depp and was quick to fall for him. He wasn’t indifferent to her either and a couple of years later they tied the knot. Unfortunately, their marriage was not successful – Heard claimed that Depp treated her poorly and to this day Depp is attempting to prove that he did nothing wrong (IMDb).
One of the most popular Hollywood A-listers out there, Jennifer Lawrence is known not only for her amazing acting talent but also for her goofy personality and her slight awkwardness (which apparently makes her relatable and even more worthy of love and admiration). Lawrence made her film debut in 2008, in the drama film Garden Party, and had her breakthrough two years later, in 2010, when she was cast in the mystery drama film Winter’s Bone. Of course, it was only when she landed the role of Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games film series (IMDb) that she gained international fame.
Amy Adams made her feature film debut exactly 20 years ago, all the way back in 1999! She did not land a big feature part until three years later however, when she was cast in Steven Spielberg’s 2002 biographical crime film Catch Me If You Can, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. Even though she was amazing in her role as Brenda Strong, the woman whom DiCaprio’s character falls in love with, she was nonetheless unemployed for a year afterwards! Still, Adams did not give up and for her perseverance was rewarded with a leading lady part in the 2007 musical fantasy romantic comedy Enchanted (IMDb).
It was in the 90’s that Jessica Alba began acting although she did not make a breakthrough until the early 00’s when she starred in the 2003 dance film Honey. Today she is associated with films such as Fantastic Four, Good Luck Chuck, Valentine’s Day, Little Fockers, Sin City and Mechanic: Resurrection. She didn't star in any movies last year and she is not due to appear in any movies this year either which is a pity. The last film that she starred in was the 2017 black comedy film El Camino Christmas (IMDb).
Katie Holmes first gained recognition for her role of Joey Potter in the once incredibly popular TV series Dawson’s Creek, which was on air between 1998 and 2003. Later she turned to film work and was cast in movies such as the 2002 psychological thriller Abandon, the 2004 drama First Daughter, the 2005 superhero film Batman Begins, and the 2016 drama All We Had. According to IMDb, last year she appeared in two movies – Dear Dictator and Ocean’s 8 (although she only made a cameo appearance in the latter).
Julia Roberts was one of the biggest stars of the 90’s and the early 00’s. Back then she starred in films such as Steel Magnolias, Pretty Woman, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Runaway Bride, Notting Hill, and Ocean’s Eleven. Today she is as active as ever. Indeed, her recent films include Valentine’s Day, Eat, Pray, Love and Mother’s Day. Last year – in 2018 – she also starred in the drama film Ben is Back as well as in the psychological thriller web TV series Homecoming (IMDb).
The 1997 epic romance film Titanic was the film that turned Kate Winslet (and her co-star Leonardo DiCaprio) into an international star practically overnight. Afterwards she appeared in movies such as Iris, Quills, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Finding Neverland, The Reader, and Revolutionary Road. Last year she voiced Madame Mumblechook in the Japanese animated fantasy film Mary and the Witch's Flower and in 2020 she is due to play the role of Ronal in James Cameron’s epic science fiction film Avatar 2 (IMDb).
Keira Knightley is one of those actresses who began acting when she was still a mere child. Back then she starred in films such as Star Wars: Episode I – Phantom Menace and The Hole. It was only as an adult actress that she gained worldwide recognition however. Most of us to this day associate Knightley with her early roles such as that of Elizabeth Swann in the Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (she later reprised this role in the film’s sequels) and that of Elizabeth Bennett in the period drama Pride and Prejudice (IMDb).
If you watched Degrassi: The Next Generation then you are probably familiar with Nina Dobrev who played the role of Mia Wasikowska on the show. Nowadays however Dobrev is probably most linked to her role of Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce on the supernatural TV series The Vampire Diaries. She never finished the show however for she decided to focus on other projects. It seems like her ambition has paid off. This year she is due to star not only in the comedy TV series Fam but also in at least one movie (IMDb).
The Mask of Zorro, Entrapment, Traffic, Chicago, Ocean’s Twelve, and The Terminal are just some of the films that Catherine Zeta-Jones has appeared in over the years. While she was incredibly active in the 90’s and the early 00’s, she had since seen a decrease in workload. Indeed, she hasn’t been up to all that much as of late. Her last movie was the 2016 war comedy film titled Dad’s Army in which she played the role of Rose Winters. Still, one can still see her on TV. For example, last year she portrayed Vicki Ellis in the dark comedy web TV series Queen America (IMDb).
Just like Keira Knightley (and countless other Hollywood actresses), Kristen Stewart also began acting when she was still a child. For example, back in 2002 she was cast in the thriller film Panic Room and performed so well that she was nominated for a Young Artist Award. Nonetheless, it was not until 2008 that she became a huge star. By then she had already grown up and had transitioned to adult roles. The role that made her famous was that of Bella Swan in the Twilight film (IMDb) series of course.
According to Forbes, last year Cate Blanchett was one of the highest-paid actresses in the world! Like so many other actresses on this quiz, Blanchett also began acting in the 90’s. For example, back then she appeared in films such as the 1998 biographical drama Elizabeth and the 1999 psychological thriller The Talented Mr. Ripley. Nowadays most of us know her from films such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Thor: Ragnarok and Ocean’s 8. She has also starred in a number of famous movie trilogies, including The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy (IMDb).
Another actress that is best known for her role in a TV series is Lucy Hale. Most of us associate her with the TV show Pretty Little Liars, which was on air between 2010 and 2017, and in which Hale played the role of Aria Montgomery. Of course, she did not give up acting after the show ended. Last year for example she played the lead role of Stella Abbot in the comedy drama TV series Life Sentence. Her filmography is not that extensive – she has focused mostly on TV work – but nonetheless she is due to appear in the romantic comedy A Nice Girl Like You (IMDb) later this year.
Mia Wasikowska first gained notice for her role in the popular HBO drama In Treatment, which was on air between 2008 and 2010. She was then cast as the titular character in Tim Burton’s dark fantasy adventure film Alice in Wonderland which further cemented her fame. She has since appeared in movies such as Jane Eyre, Crimson Peak, Stoker, Maps to the Stars, Damsel, Lawless, Madame Bovary and of course, the sequel to Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass (IMDb).
Eyes Wide Shut, The Others, Boy Erased, The Upside, Moulin Rouge!, Just Go With It, The Hours, The Invasion, Days of Thunder, The Golden Compass and Aquaman are just some of the movies that the actress Nicole Kidman has appeared in over the years. She is probably one of the most prolific actresses in Hollywood although she is not averse to TV work either. For example, this year she is due to appear not only in the drama film The Goldfinch but also in the HBO drama miniseries The Undoing (IMDb).
Penelope Cruz is a Spanish actress so it only makes sense that before she made it big internationally – in other words before she was cast in her very first Hollywood movie – she starred in independent Spanish films. Cruz achieved recognition in 2001 after she appeared in films such as the psychological thriller romantic comedy Vanilla Sky, the war film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and the biographical crime film Blow. When most of us think of Cruz nowadays however we think of films such as Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Loving Pablo and Vicky Cristina Barcelona (IMDb).
Like so many other actors, Emily Blunt also tried her hand at TV work before she made it big in Hollywood. For example, she played the role of Queen Catherine Howard in the 2003 TV miniseries Henry VIII. Still, it was only a year later, in 2004, that she made her feature film debut in the 2004 drama film My Summer of Love and only two years after that, in 2006, that she made her breakthrough (she landed a highly coveted supporting role in the 2006 comedy drama The Devil Wears Prada according to IMDb).
Mean Girls and The Notebook (both released in 2004) were the two films that made Rachel McAdams famous. She has since starred in films such as Wedding Crashers, The Time Traveler’s Wife, The Vow, About Time, Midnight in Paris and Sherlock Holmes. Last year however she appeared in only one movie, the mystery comedy film Game Night which makes us worried that she is slowly slipping into relative obscurity. According to IMDb, she does not appear to have any TV shows lined up either.
Gone Girl, Jack Reacher, Johnny English Reborn, A Private War, Pride & Prejudice, Hostiles, Doom, Return to Sender and Fracture are some of the films that you might have seen Rosamund Pike in. Pike is a talented actress who, over the years, has been nominated not only for an Oscar Award but also for two Golden Globe Awards. According to IMDb, she hasn’t won any as of yet but we have a feeling that she will sometime soon in the future!
Audrey Tautou is a French actress who has been acting ever since the late 90’s. Of course, initially she starred in French movies only but even then she was appreciated by many. Indeed, back in 1999 she won a Cesar Award in the category Most Promising Actress for her role in the romantic comedy Venus Beauty Institute. Tautou gained international acclaim after she was cast in the 2001 French romantic comedy Amelie which was a huge box-office success. She has since been featured in movies such as The Da Vinci Code and Coco Before Chanel (IMDb).
Sandra Bullock made her breakthrough more than 20 years ago, all the way back in 1994 when she landed the role of Annie Porter in the action thriller Speed. A year later she was given the lead role in the romantic comedy While You Were Sleeping. Over the years Bullock has starred in quite a few romantic comedies, including Hope Floats, Two Weeks Notice, and The Proposal. Nonetheless, is not against giving more dramatic film roles a try either. For example, she also made an appearance in movies such as The Net, The Heat, Ocean’s 8 and The Blind Side (IMDb).
Helena Bonham Carter?
Helena Bonham-Carter has to be one of the most unique actresses in Hollywood at the moment. She was once married to Tim Burton, a famous Hollywood director known for his dark and eccentric movies. The two made a lovely couple although their marriage did not work out in the end (they got divorced in 2014). Bonham-Carter is an incredibly talented actress so it only makes sense that she has an extensive filmography. For example, over the years she has appeared in films such as Fight Club, Ocean’s 8, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Alice in Wonderland. Harry Potter nerds will also know that she played the role of Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter film series (IMDb).
If you’re a fan of Grey’s Anatomy then you will without a doubt opt to spend the rest of your life with Sandra Oh. Oh is best known for portraying Cristina Yang on the popular medical show. Indeed, it was for this role that she received a Golden Globe Award and as many as five nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award. Oh left the show at the end of season 10 much to the dismay of the show’s fans. She currently portrays Eve Polastri in a popular drama TV series. She has already won a Golden Globe Award for this role, according to IMDb.
Millie Bobby Brown?
The role of Eleven or Jane in the supernatural thriller TV series Stranger Things was by no means Millie Bobby Brown’s first acting gig. Nonetheless, it was this role that made her famous in all four corners of the globe. Still, it is worth mentioning that before the release of Stranger Things you might have glimpsed her in shows such as Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Intruders, Modern Family and Grey’s Anatomy. Brown hasn’t appeared in any movies just yet but keep your eyes peeled – she is due to play the role of Madison Russell in the 2019 Godzilla: King of the Monsters and the 2020 Godzilla vs. Kong (IMDb).
Sienna Miller began acting in the early 2000’s. She came to prominence after she landed the role of Anastasia DeCobray or the Baroness in the military science fiction action film G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra. Layer Cake, Alfie, Stardust, Burnt, Factory Girl, Live by Night, and The Lost City of Z are some of the other movies that you might have glimpsed her in. According to IMDb, this year we can expect her to see in the upcoming action film 17 Bridges. Apart from her successful professional life, Miller is also known for her on-again, off-again relationship with Jude Law (although they haven’t been together since 2011).