Best Actress Birthday Calendar
This page has been up since 2009, so that you can always wish your favorite Oscar-nominated actress good tidings, even if she's no longer around to hear them. We all know how impossible it is to give an actress too much validation.



As a pastime in the new year, however, I will be throwing small parties for some of these gals by viewing a title from their filmographies that I don't already know and offering up a review. Given that I have already seen all of the vehicles that netted their Academy nods—and given, furthermore, that some of the early stars didn't leave a lot of surviving material, and some recent inductees have worked so little it's been easy to see all of it—a few of these names pose stronger challenges than others. But from the vaunted (Fritz Lang! Alfred Hitchcock! Roberto Rossellini!) to the highly dubious (okay, Tower Heist, here we come), I have plenty to look forward to. Swing by some time for one of these mini-fests. If you're dying for me to check out a title that you know will be new to me, I am open to suggestions! Just know that every party will be a surprise.

Month Nominee Birthdate
January Jane Wyman (1917–2007)
IMDB / PARTY FAVOR: The Glass Menagerie
January 5
Diane Keaton (1946–)
IMDB / PARTY FAVOR: The Little Drummer Girl
January 5
Loretta Young (1913–2000)
IMDB / PARTY FAVOR: Heroes for Sale
January 6
Imelda Staunton (1956–)
IMDB / PARTY FAVOR: Twelfth Night
January 9
Luise Rainer (1910–2014)
IMDB / PARTY FAVOR: The Emperor's Candlesticks
January 12
Faye Dunaway (1941–)
IMDB / PARTY FAVOR: Barfly
January 14
Emily Watson (1967–)
IMDB / PARTY FAVOR: Life and Death of Peter Sellers
January 14
Diana Wynyard (1906–1964)
IMDB / PARTY FAVOR: Gaslight
January 16
Patricia Neal (1926–2010)
IMDB / PARTY FAVOR: The Fountainhead
January 20
Geena Davis (1956–)
IMDB / PARTY FAVOR: The Long Kiss Goodnight
January 21
Piper Laurie (1932–)
IMDB / PARTY FAVOR: Tim
January 22
Diane Lane (1965–)
IMDB / PARTY FAVOR: Rumble Fish
January 22
Rosamund Pike (1979–)
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January 27
Vanessa Redgrave (1937–)
IMDB / PARTY FAVOR: The Sea Gull
January 30
Jean Simmons (1929–2010)
IMDB / PARTY FAVOR: The Actress
January 31
February Charlotte Rampling (1945–)
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February 5
Laura Linney (1964–)
IMDB / PARTY FAVOR: The Laramie Project
February 5
Edith Evans (1888–1976)
IMDB / PARTY FAVOR: The Importance of Being Earnest
February 8
Lana Turner (1921–1995)
IMDB / PARTY FAVOR: The Postman Always Rings Twice
February 8
Janet Suzman (1939–)
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February 9
Laura Dern (1967–)
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February 10
Kim Stanley (1925–2001)
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February 11
Stockard Channing (1944–)
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February 13
Merle Oberon (1911–1979)
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February 19
Brenda Blethyn (1946–)
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February 20
Ellen Page (1987–)
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February 21
Julie Walters (1950–)
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February 22
Emmanuelle Riva (1927–)
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February 24
Joanne Woodward (1930–)
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February 27
Elizabeth Taylor (1932–2011)
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February 27
March Jennifer Jones (1919–2009)
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March 2
Miranda Richardson (1958–)
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March 3
Samantha Eggar (1939–)
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March 5
Anna Magnani (1908–1973)
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March 7
Lynn Redgrave (1943–2010)
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March 8
Juliette Binoche (1964–)
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March 9
Sharon Stone (1958–)
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March 10
Liza Minnelli (1946–)
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March 12
Betty Compson (1897–1974)
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March 19
Glenn Close (1947–)
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March 19
Holly Hunter (1958–)
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March 20
Marie-Christine Barrault (1944–)
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March 21
Reese Witherspoon (1976–)
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March 22
Joan Crawford (1905–1977)
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March 23
Keisha Castle-Hughes (1990–)
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March 24
Jessica Chastain (1977–)
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March 24
Nancy Kelly (1921–1995)
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March 25
Simone Signoret (1921–1985)
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March 25
Diana Ross (1944–)
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March 26
Keira Knightley (1985–)
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March 26
Gloria Swanson (1897–1983)
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March 27
April Debbie Reynolds (1932–)
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April 1
Ali MacGraw (1938–)
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April 1
Doris Day (1924–)
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April 3
Marsha Mason (1942–)
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April 3
Bette Davis (1908–1989)
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April 5
Mary Pickford (1892–1979)
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April 8
Saoirse Ronan (1994–)
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April 8
Julie Christie (1941–)
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April 14
Emma Thompson (1959–)
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April 15
Rooney Mara (1985–)
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April 17
May Robson (1858–1942)
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April 19
Catalina Sandino Moreno (1981–)
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April 19
Jessica Lange (1949–)
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April 20
Judy Davis (1955–)
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April 23
Shirley MacLaine (1934–)
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April 24
Barbra Streisand (1942–)
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April 24
Talia Shire (1946–)
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April 25
Renée Zellweger (1969–)
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April 25
Anouk Aimée (1932–)
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April 27
Ann-Margret (1941–)
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April 28
Mary McDonnell (1952–)
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April 28
Penélope Cruz (1974–)
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April 28
Michelle Pfeiffer (1958–)
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April 29
Jill Clayburgh (1944–2010)
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April 30
May Audrey Hepburn (1929–1993)
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May 4
Gabourey Sidibe (1983–)
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May 6
Anne Baxter (1923–1985)
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May 7
Janet McTeer (1961–)
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May 8
Glenda Jackson (1936–)
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May 9
Katharine Hepburn (1907–2003)
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May 12
Samantha Morton (1977–)
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May 13
Cate Blanchett (1969–)
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May 14
Margaret Sullavan (1909–1960)
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May 16
Debra Winger (1955–)
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May 16
Cher (1946–)
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May 20
Kristin Scott Thomas (1960–)
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May 24
Jeanne Crain (1925–2003)
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May 25
Helena Bonham Carter (1966–)
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May 26
Carroll Baker (1931–)
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May 28
Carey Mulligan (1985–)
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May 28
Annette Bening (1958–)
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May 29
June Rosalind Russell (1907–1976)
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June 4
Angelina Jolie (1975–)
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June 4
Jessica Tandy (1909–1994)
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June 7
Natalie Portman (1981–)
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June 9
Judy Garland (1922–1969)
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June 10
Dorothy McGuire (1916–2001)
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June 14
Helen Hunt (1963–)
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June 15
Maggie McNamara (1928–1978)
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June 18
Carol Kane (1952–)
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June 18
Gena Rowlands (1930–)
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June 19
Kathleen Turner (1954–)
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June 19
Nicole Kidman (1967–)
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June 20
Judy Holliday (1921–1965)
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June 21
Meryl Streep (1949–)
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June 22
Frances McDormand (1957–)
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June 23
Jeanne Eagels (1890–1929)
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June 26
Eleanor Parker (1922–2013)
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June 26
Isabelle Adjani (1955–)
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June 27
Kathy Bates (1948–)
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June 28
Susan Hayward (1917–1975)
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June 30
July Olivia de Havilland (1916–)
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July 1
Leslie Caron (1931–)
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July 1
Geneviève Bujold (1942–)
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July 1
Anjelica Huston (1951–)
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July 8
Barbara Stanwyck (1907–1990)
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July 16
Ginger Rogers (1911–1995)
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July 16
Diahann Carroll (1935–)
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July 17
Natalie Wood (1938–1981)
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July 20
Louise Fletcher (1934–)
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July 22
Helen Mirren (1945–)
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July 26
Sandra Bullock (1964–)
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July 26
Hilary Swank (1974–)
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July 30
August Ann Harding (1901–1981)
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August 7
Charlize Theron (1975–)
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August 7
Melanie Griffith (1957–)
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August 9
Norma Shearer (1902–1983)
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August 10
Viola Davis (1965–)
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August 11
Halle Berry (1966–)
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August 14
Wendy Hiller (1912–2003)
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August 15
Jennifer Lawrence (1990–)
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August 15
Angela Bassett (1958–)
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August 16
Shelley Winters (1920–2006)
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August 18
Joan Allen (1956–)
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August 20
Amy Adams (1974–)
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August 20
Elisabeth Bergner (1897–1986)
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August 22
Marlee Matlin (1965–)
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August 24
Quvenzhané Wallis (2003–)
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August 24
Ingrid Bergman (1915–1982)
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August 29
Shirley Booth (1898–1992)
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August 30
September Salma Hayek (1966–)
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September 2
Pauline Collins (1940–)
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September 3
Valerie Perrine (1943–)
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September 3
Ida Kaminská (1899–1980)
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September 4
Michelle Williams (1980–)
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September 9
Bessie Love (1898–1986)
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September 10
Gladys George (1900–1954)
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September 13
Claudette Colbert (1903–1996)
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September 13
Melissa Leo (1960–)
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September 14
Anne Bancroft (1931–2005)
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September 17
Greta Garbo (1905–1990)
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September 18
Rachel Roberts (1927–1980)
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September 20
Sophia Loren (1934–)
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September 20
Martha Scott (1912–2003)
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September 22
Gwyneth Paltrow (1972–)
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September 27
Naomi Watts (1968–)
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September 28
Greer Garson (1904–1996)
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September 29
Deborah Kerr (1921–2007)
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September 30
Marion Cotillard (1975–)
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September 30
October Julie Andrews (1935–)
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October 1
Brie Larson (1989–)
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October 1
Susan Sarandon (1946–)
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October 4
Louise Dresser (1878–1965)
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October 5
Kate Winslet (1975–)
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October 5
Janet Gaynor (1906–1984)
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October 6
Carole Lombard (1908–1942)
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October 6
Elisabeth Shue (1963–)
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October 6
Sigourney Weaver (1949–)
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October 8
Helen Hayes (1900–1993)
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October 10
Fernanda Montenegro (1929–)
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October 16
Jean Arthur (1900–1991)
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October 17
Felicity Jones (1983–)
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October 17
Miriam Hopkins (1902–1972)
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October 18
Melina Mercouri (1920–1994)
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October 18
Joan Fontaine (1917–2013)
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October 22
Catherine Deneuve (1943–)
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October 22
Teresa Wright (1918–2005)
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October 27
Carrie Snodgress (1946–2004)
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October 27
Jane Alexander (1939–)
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October 28
Julia Roberts (1967–)
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October 28
Winona Ryder (1971–)
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October 29
Sally Kirkland (1941–)
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October 31
November Vivien Leigh (1913–1967)
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November 5
Sally Field (1946–)
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November 6
Marie Dressler (1868–1934)
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November 9
Dorothy Dandridge (1922–1965)
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November 9
Grace Kelly (1929–1982)
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November 12
Anne Hathaway (1982–)
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November 12
Whoopi Goldberg (1955–)
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November 13
Nancy Carroll (1903–1965)
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November 19
Jodie Foster (1962–)
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November 19
Gene Tierney (1920–1991)
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November 20
Goldie Hawn (1945–)
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November 21
Geraldine Page (1924–1987)
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November 22
Corinne Griffith (1895–1979)
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November 24
December Bette Midler (1945–)
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December 1
Julie Harris (1925–2013)
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December 2
Julianne Moore (1960–)
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December 3
Grace Moore (1898–1947)
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December 5
Lynn Fontanne (1887–1983)
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December 6
Fay Bainter (1891–1968)
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December 7
Ellen Burstyn (1932–)
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December 7
Judi Dench (1934–)
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December 9
Felicity Huffman (1962–)
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December 9
Lee Remick (1935–1991)
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December 14
Liv Ullmann (1938–)
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December 16
Celia Johnson (1908–1982)
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December 18
Cicely Tyson (1933–)
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December 19
Irene Dunne (1898–1990)
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December 20
Jane Fonda (1937–)
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December 21
Elizabeth Hartman (1943–1987)
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December 23
Ruth Chatterton (1893–1961)
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December 24
Ava Gardner (1922–1990)
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December 24
Sissy Spacek (1949–)
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December 25
Marlene Dietrich (1901–1992)
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December 27
Maggie Smith (1934–)
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December 28
Mary Tyler Moore (1936–)
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December 29
Sarah Miles (1941–)
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December 31


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