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Elsa Pataky

Elsa Pataky is a Spanish model, actress, and film producer. Pataky is known for her role as Elena Neves in The Fast and the Furious franchise.

She has appeared in the films Snakes on a Plane (2006), Giallo (2009) and Give ‘Em Hell, Malone (2009). She also starred in the Spanish film Di Di Hollywood (2010).

  • Full name: Elsa Lafuente Medianu
  • Profession: Spanish model, actress
  • Born: 18 July 1976 (age 43 years), Madrid, Spain
  • Height: 1.61 m
  • Spouse: Chris Hemsworth (m. 2010)
  • Books: Strong: How to Eat, Move and Live with Strength and Vitality
  • Spouse: Chris Hemsworth (m. 2010)
  • Children: India Rose Hemsworth, Sasha Hemsworth, Tristan Hemsworth
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Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster is an American actress, director, and producer. She has received two Academy Awards, three British Academy Film Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

For her work as a director, she has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.

Foster began her professional career as a child model when she was three years old, and she made her acting debut in 1968 in the television sitcom Mayberry R.F.D. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, she worked in several television series and made her film debut with Disney’s Napoleon and Samantha (1972).

Following appearances in the musical Tom Sawyer (1973) and Martin Scorsese’s comedy-drama Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974), Foster’s breakthrough came with Scorsese’s psychological thriller Taxi Driver (1976), in which she played a child prostitute; at age 14, she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Her other roles as a teenager include the musical Bugsy Malone (1976) and the thriller The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976), and she became a popular teen idol by starring in Disney’s Freaky Friday (1976) and Candleshoe (1977), as well as Carny (1980) and Foxes (1980).

After attending college at Yale, Foster struggled to transition into adult roles until she gained critical acclaim for playing a rape survivor in the legal drama The Accused (1988), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.

She won her second Academy Award three years later for the psychological horror The Silence of the Lambs (1991), in which she portrayed Clarice Starling. Foster made her debut as a film director the same year with Little Man Tate, and founded her own production company, Egg Pictures, in 1992.

The company’s first production was Nell (1994), in which she also played the title role, garnering her fourth nomination for an Academy Award.

Her other successful films in the 1990s were the romantic drama Sommersby, western comedy Maverick (1994), science fiction Contact (1997), and period drama Anna and the King (1999).

Foster experienced career setbacks in the early 2000s, including the cancellation of a film project and the closing down of her production company, but she then starred in four commercially successful thrillers: Panic Room (2002), Flightplan (2005), Inside Man (2006), and The Brave One (2007).

She has focused on directing in the 2010s, directing the films The Beaver (2011) and Money Monster (2016), as well as episodes for Netflix television series Orange Is the New Black, House of Cards, and Black Mirror. She also starred in the films Carnage (2011), Elysium (2013), and Hotel Artemis (2018).

  • Full name: Alicia Christian “Jodie” Foster
  • Profession: American actress
  • Born: 19 November 1962 (age 57 years), Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Spouse: Alexandra Hedison (m. 2014)
  • TV shows: Gunsmoke, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, MORE
  • Children: Kit Bernard Foster, Charles Bernard Foster
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Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep is an American actress. Often described as the “best actress of her generation”, Streep is particularly known for her versatility and accents.

Nominated for a record 21 Academy Awards, she has won three. Among other accolades, she has received 32 Golden Globe nominations, more than any other person, and won eight.

Streep has been the recipient of many honorary awards.

She was awarded the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2004, Gala Tribute from the Film Society of Lincoln Center in 2008, and Kennedy Center Honor in 2011 for her contribution to American culture, through performing arts.

President Barack Obama awarded her the 2010 National Medal of Arts, and in 2014, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

In 2003, the government of France made her a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters. She was awarded the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2017.

  • Full name: Mary Louise “Meryl” Streep
  • Profession: American actress
  • Born: 22 June 1949 (age 70 years), Summit, New Jersey, United States
  • Height: 1.68 m
  • Spouse: Don Gummer (m. 1978)
  • Children: Mamie Gummer, Grace Gummer, Henry Wolfe, Louisa Jacobson
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Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja is an Indian film actress. She has received a National Film Award and a Filmfare Award, and from 2012–2016, she appeared in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list based on her income and popularity.

Kapoor, the daughter of actor Anil Kapoor, began her career as an assistant director on filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 2005 drama Black.

She later made her acting debut in Bhansali’s romantic drama Saawariya (2007), a box office flop, and had her first commercial success with the romantic comedy I Hate Luv Storys (2010).

However, this was followed by a series of commercial failures and repetitive roles, which garnered her negative reviews.

The 2013 box office hit Raanjhanaa marked a turning point in Kapoor’s career, garnering her praise and Best Actress nominations at several award ceremonies.

Kapoor had her biggest commercial successes with supporting roles in the biopics Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) and Sanju (2018), and a leading role in the romance Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015); the latter two rank among the highest-grossing Bollywood films.

Her acclaimed portrayal of Neerja Bhanot in the 2016 biographical thriller Neerja won her the National Film Award – Special Mention and a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress, and she followed it with a starring role in the 2018 female buddy film Veere Di Wedding, both of which rank among the highest-grossing female-led Hindi films.

Kapoor supports the raising awareness of breast cancer and LGBT rights. Known in the media for her outspoken personality, she is frequently credited as one of India’s most fashionable celebrities. She is married to the businessman Anand Ahuja.

  • Full name: Sonam Kapoor
  • Profession: Indian actress
  • Born: 9 June 1985 (age 34 years), Chembur, Mumbai, India
  • Height: 1.75 m
  • Spouse: Anand Ahuja (m. 2018)
  • Education: University of Mumbai, University of East London
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Bipasha Basu

Bipasha Basu is an Indian film actress and model. Primarily known for her work in Hindi films, she has also appeared in Tamil, Telugu, Bengali and English films.

Basu is the recipient of numerous accolades, including one Filmfare Award.

Particularly known for her work in the thriller and horror film genres, she is frequently cited in the media as a sex symbol.

She won the Godrej Cinthol Supermodel contest in 1996, and later pursued a successful career as a fashion model.

She then began receiving offers for film roles, and made her acting debut with a negative role in the moderately successful thriller Ajnabee (2001), which won her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.

Basu’s first leading role was in the blockbuster horror film Raaz (2002), which earned her a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress.

She subsequently received worldwide critical recognition and several awards for her portrayals of a seductress in the 2003 erotic thriller Jism and the 2006 drama Corporate.

Basu achieved further success with starring roles in six of India’s annually top-grossing productions—the comedies No Entry (2005), Phir Hera Pheri (2006), and All the Best: Fun Begins (2009), the action adventure Dhoom 2 (2006), the action thriller Race (2008) and the horror thriller Raaz 3D (2012).

She also received praise for her performances in the romantic comedy Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008), and the horror films Aatma (2013), Creature 3D (2014) and Alone (2015). Her other notable work includes item numbers in several films.

In addition to acting in films, Basu is a fitness enthusiast and has featured in several fitness videos. Following a high-profile relationship with actor John Abraham, Basu married actor Karan Singh Grover in 2016.

  • Full name: Bipasha Basu
  • Profession: Indian actress
  • Born: 7 January 1979 (age 41 years), New Delhi, India
  • Height: 1.7 m
  • Spouse: Karan Singh Grover (m. 2016)
  • TV shows: Darr Sabko Lagta Hai, Arjun
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Alicia Keys

Alicia Augello-Cook Dean, known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American musician, singer, composer, actress and pianist.

A classically-trained pianist, Keys was composing songs by age 12 and was signed at 15 years old by Columbia Records.

Her first Billboard Hot 100 number-one single “Fallin'” and selling over 16 million copies worldwide. The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002

  • Profession: American Singer & Musician
  • Full name: Alicia Augello-Cook Dean
  • Born: 25 January 1981, Hell’s Kitchen, New York, United States
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Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer.

She is a co-founder and the lead vocalist of the band No Doubt.

The band singles are “Just a Girl”, “Spiderwebs”, and “Don’t Speak”, from their 1995 breakthrough studio album Tragic Kingdom, as well as “Hey Baby” and “It’s My Life” from later albums.

  • Full name: Gwen Renée Stefani
  • Born: 3 October 1969, Fullerton, California, United States
  • Profession: American singer
  • Spouse: Gavin Rossdale (m. 2002–2016)
  • Children: Kingston Rossdale, Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale, Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale
  • Music group: No Doubt (Since 1986)
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Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress, model and producer. At age 18, she was crowned Miss Israel 2004.

Gadot’s first international film role came as Gisele Yashar in Fast & Furious (2009), a role she reprised in subsequent instalments of the film franchise.

She went on to earn worldwide fame for portraying Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe, beginning with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), followed by the solo film Wonder Woman and the ensemble Justice League (both 2017).

In 2018, Gadot was included on Time’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and she was listed among the highest-paid actresses in the world.

  • Full name: Gal Gadot
  • Profession: Israeli actress
  • Born: 30 April 1985 (age 34 years), Petah Tikva, Israel
  • Height: 1.78 m
  • Spouse: Yaron Varsano (m. 2008)
  • Upcoming movies: Wonder Woman 1984, Death on the Nile
  • Children: Maya Versano, Alma Versano
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Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai is an Indian actress and the winner of the Miss World 1994 pageant. Through her successful acting career, she has established herself as one of the most popular and influential celebrities in India.

Rai has received numerous accolades, including two Filmfare Awards, and was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2009 and the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Government of France in 2012.

She has often been cited in the media as “the most beautiful woman in the world”.

  • Full name: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
  • Profession: Indian actress
  • Fame: Winner of the Miss World 1994
  • Born: 1 November 1973 (age 46 years), Mangalore, India
  • Height: 1.65 m
  • Spouse: Abhishek Bachchan (m. 2007)
  • Children: Aaradhya Bachchan
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Leona Lewis

Leona Lewis is a British singer, songwriter, actress, model and activist.

Lewis achieved national recognition when she won the third series of The X Factor in 2006, winning a £1 million recording contract with Simon Cowell’s record label, Syco Music.

Her winner’s single, a cover of Kelly Clarkson’s “A Moment Like This”, peaked at number one for four weeks on the UK Singles Chart and broke a world record for reaching 50,000 digital downloads within 30 minutes.

In February 2007, Lewis signed a five-album contract in the United States with Clive Davis’s record label, J Records.

  • Full name: Leona Louise Lewis
  • Born: 3 April 1985, Islington, London
  • Profession: British singer-songwriter
  • Spouse: Dennis Jauch (m. 2019)
  • Net worth: US$30 million (April 2018)
  • Albums: Spirit, Christmas, with Love, Echo, Glassheart, I Am and more
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Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis is an American actress. Her breakout film role came in 2008, playing Rachel in the romantic comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

She gained further critical acclaim and accolades for her performance in the psychological thriller Black Swan (2010), for which she received the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor or Actress, and nominations for the SAG Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Her other major films include the action films Max Payne (2008) and The Book of Eli (2010), the romantic comedy Friends with Benefits (2011), the fantasy film Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) as the Wicked Witch of the West, and the comedies Ted (2012), Bad Moms (2016) and its sequel (2017).

  • Full name: Milena Markovna “Mila” Kunis
  • Profession: American actress
  • Born: 14 August 1983 (age 36 years), Chernivtsi, Ukraine
  • Height: 1.63 m
  • Spouse: Ashton Kutcher (m. 2015)
  • Children: Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher, Dimitri Portwood Kutcher
  • Nationality: American, Ukrainian
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Cate Blanchett

Catherine Elise Blanchett AC is an Australian actress and theatre director. One of Australia’s most accomplished actresses, she is known for her roles in both blockbusters and independent films.

She has received numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and three British Academy Film Awards.

Time magazine named Blanchett one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2007 and in 2018, she was ranked among the highest-paid actresses in the world.

  • Full name: Catherine Elise Blanchett AC
  • Profession: Actress and theatre director
  • Born: 14 May 1969 in Ivanhoe, Australia
  • Height: 1.74 m
  • Spouse: Andrew Upton (m. 1997)
  • Children: Dashiell John Upton, Edith Vivian Patricia Upton, Roman Robert Upton, Ignatius Martin Upton
  • TV shows: Mrs. America, Heartland, Bordertown, Stateless and more
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Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman is an Israeli American actress and filmmaker. Prolific in film since a teenager, she is an Oscar winning actress.

She is best known for her role in films such as ‘Black Swan,’ ‘Jackie,’ ‘Thor’ and the ‘Star Wars’ franchise.

While continuing her career, Portman earned a degree in psychology from Harvard University.

  • Full name: Natalie “Hershlag” Portman
  • Born: 9 June 1981, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Height: 1.6 m
  • Spouse: Benjamin Millepied (m. 2012)
  • Children: Amalia Millepied, Aleph Portman-Millepied
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Madonna

Madonna is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known around the world as the “Queen of Pop” because of constant reinvention as a performer.

Her biggest hits include “Papa Don’t Preach,” “Like a Prayer,” “Vogue,” “Secret,” and “Ray of Light,” among many others.

She is well known for pushing the boundaries of songwriting in popular music and for the visuals she uses onstage and in music videos.

  • Full name: Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone
  • Born: 16 August 1958 (age 61 years), Bay City, Michigan, United States
  • Profession: American singer, songwriter, and actress
  • Net worth: U.S. $570–$800 million
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Rihanna

Rihanna is a Barbadian singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman.

She is an international Popstar, who has been recognised for embracing various musical styles and reinventing her image throughout her career.

Rihanna released her first album in 2005 and is known for such No. 1 hits as “Umbrella,” “SOS,” “Diamonds,” and “Work.”

  • Full name: Robyn Rihanna Fenty
  • Born: 20 February 1988, Saint Michael, Barbados
  • Profession: Barbadian singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman
  • Height: 1.73 m
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Billie Piper

Billie Piper is an English actress and singer. She first appeared as a performer in Scratchy & Co, aged 13.

At the age of 15 she released her debut single “Because We Want To”, which made her the youngest artist to enter at number one on the UK Singles Chart.

Her famous acting roles include those in Doctor Who and Secret Diary of a Call Girl.

  • Full name: Billie Paul Piper
  • Born: 22 September 1982, Swindon, UK
  • Profession: English actress and singer
  • Height: 1.65 m
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Zendaya

Zendaya is an American actress and singer.

She began her career as a child model and backup dancer, before gaining prominence for her role as Rocky Blue on the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up.

  • Full name: Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman
  • Born: 1 September 1996, Oakland, California, United States
  • Profession: American actress and singer
  • Height: 1.78 m
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Margot Robbie

Margot Elise Robbie is an Australian actress and film producer. She has received nominations for two Academy Awards and five BAFTA Awards.

In 2017, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and in 2019, she was ranked among the world’s highest-paid actresses.

  • Full name: Margot Elise Robbie
  • Profession: Australian Actress
  • Born: 2 July 1990 (age 29 years), Dalby, Australia
  • Height: 1.68 m
  • Spouse: Tom Ackerley (m. 2016)
  • TV shows: Neighbours, Pan Am, Saturday Night Live, Neighbours Omnibus, The Graham Norton Show
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Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews British actress, dancer and singer. She is best known for her iconic roles in Mary Poppins (1965) and The Sound of Music (1966). In addition to these two films, she has enjoyed a rich and varied career as entertainer and singer.

  • Born: 1 October 1948, Walton-on-Thames