70. Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie is an American actress. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. Jolie promotes humanitarian causes, and is noted for her work with refugees as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). She has been cited as one of the world's most attractive people, as well as the world's "most beautiful" woman, titles for which she has received substantial media attention.
Though she made her screen debut as a child alongside her father Jon Voight in the 1982 film Lookin' to Get Out, Jolie's acting career began in earnest a decade later with the low-budget production Cyborg 2 (1993). Her first leading role in a major film was in Hackers (1995). She starred in the critically acclaimed biographical films George Wallace (1997) and Gia (1998), and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama Girl, Interrupted (1999). Jolie achieved wider fame after her portrayal of video game heroine Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), and since then has established herself as one of the best-known and highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. She has had her biggest commercial successes with the action-comedy Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) and the animated film Kung Fu Panda (2008).
Divorced from actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, Jolie currently lives with actor Brad Pitt, in a relationship that has attracted worldwide media attention. Jolie and Pitt have three adopted children, Maddox, Pax, and Zahara, as well as three biological children, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne.
69. Rosario Dawson
Rosario Isabel Dawson is an American actress, singer, and writer. She has appeared in films such as Kids, Men in Black II, 25th Hour, Sin City, Clerks II, Rent, Death Proof, The Rundown, Eagle Eye, Alexander, Seven Pounds, and Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.
She starred as Becky in 2006's Clerks II, and mentioned in Back to the Well, the making-of documentary, that the donkey show sequence was what made her decide to take the role. In May of the same year, Dawson, an avid comic book fan, co-created the comic book miniseries Occult Crimes Taskforce. She was at the 2007 Comic-Con to promote the comic. She co-starred with former Rent alum Tracie Thoms in the Quentin Tarantino throwback movie Death Proof in 2007, part of the Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez double feature Grind House. She teamed up with friend Talia Lugacy, whom she met at the Lee Strasberg Academy, to produce and star in Descent. On July 7, 2007, Dawson presented at the American leg of Live Earth.
In 2008, Dawson starred with Will Smith in Seven Pounds and in the Steven Spielberg produced Eagle Eye. Beginning in August, she starred in Gemini Division, an online-based TV series. In the computer animated series Afterworld she voiced the character Officer Delondre Baines. On January 17, 2009, Dawson hosted Saturday Night Live. Later in the year, she voiced the character of Artemis in the animated Wonder Woman film.
In 2009, Dawson performed in The People Speak, a documentary feature film that uses dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries, and speeches of everyday Americans, based on historian Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States.
In 2009, Dawson also voiced the character of Velvet Von Black in Rob Zombie's animated feature, The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto
For the Kasabian album West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, she is featured singing on the track, "West Ryder Silver Bullet."
In 2010, she starred in the movies Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, as Persephone, and Unstoppable, as railway yardmaster Connie.
68. Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver is an American actress best known for her role as Ellen Ripley in the Alien film series, a role for which she has received worldwide recognition. Other notable roles include the Ghostbusters films, Gorillas in the Mist, The Ice Storm, Working Girl, and Avatar.
She is a three-time Academy Award nominee for her performances in Aliens (1986), Gorillas in the Mist (1988), and Working Girl (1988) winning Golden Globe Awards in the latter two films. Weaver has been called "The Sci-Fi Queen" by many on account of her many science fiction and fantasy films.
Weaver's first role was in Woody Allen's 1977 comedy Annie Hall playing a minor role opposite Allen. Weaver appeared two years later as Warrant Officer/Lieutenant Ellen Ripley in the blockbuster Alien movie franchise. She first appeared as Ripley in Ridley Scott's 1979 film Alien. She reprised the role in three sequels, Aliens, Alien 3, and Alien Resurrection. Ty Burr of The Boston Globe states, "One of the real pleasures of "Alien" is to watch the emergence of both Ellen Ripley as a character and Sigourney Weaver as a star." In the sequel Aliens directed by James Cameron critic Roger Ebert exclaims, "Weaver, who is onscreen almost all the time, comes through with a very strong, sympathetic performance: She's the thread that holds everything together." She was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award in Aliens, one of the very few actresses honored for a role in a science fiction film. Weaver followed the success of Aliens appearing opposite Mel Gibson in The Year of Living Dangerously released to critical acclaim and as Dana Barrett in Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II.
Weaver has done voice work in television and film. She had a guest role in the Futurama episode "Love and Rocket" in February 2002, playing the female Planet Express Ship. In 2006, she was the narrator for the American version of the Emmy Award-winning series Planet Earth. Also in 2006, Weaver narrated "A Matter of Degrees", a short film that plays daily at The Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks (The Wild Center) in Tupper Lake, New York. In 2008, Weaver was featured as the voice of the ship's computer in the Pixar and Disney release, WALL•E. She also voiced a narrating role in another computer-animated film, 2008's The Tale of Despereaux, based on the novel by Kate DiCamillo. Weaver has also expressed interest in starring in a fifth Alien film. Ivan Reitman has confirmed that Weaver will reprise her role as Dana Barrett in the rumored third Ghostbusters movie due for release in 2012.
67. Sara Dunn
From the Sacramento horror scene to wrestling queen, actress/model Sara Dunn has done it all!
In Her Own Words:
"Women in Horror movies are pathetic and always seem to find themselves in a cliché role. They are almost always the party girls, drinking, smoking pot, flashing, screwing, and when trouble comes along, they are the perfect victims. I'm sick of seeing some 90 pounder run through the forest screaming while blood and sweat make her shirt transparent and her nipples protrude. It seems, films counteract the effect of extreme gore by making characters that you don't care about. Are you really disgusted when a character with no brains, no morals, no integrity, no personality dies in a movie? I'm more disgusted when these characters are introduced! Don't get me wrong; I am not talking feminism or the women’s movement, but my personal enjoyment of the horror genre! You can have your gratuitous nudity, whatever! --just make a female character someone worth killing! Killing characters audiences are indifferent to is a waste of red corn syrup.
In the rare attempt to showcase a strong woman character, or at least look like they're trying, there is another stereotyped breed of fantasy-horror female. The badass with super human strength and weapons galore. The problem with this type usually is that there still no personality, and no brains. She's just some bony broad in a latex outfit with emotions that seem more like a hormonal problem then anything else. Now, again, don't misunderstand me, when I say that the character is bony, it is only for the fact that it doesn't match the character. I'm not one of those fat girls who thinks everyone should be fat. If you are doing Kung-Fu and flying through the air, kicking ass, and taking names, you should have muscle or a little bit of meat on you. It would be just as wrong if they casted an obese woman. The illusion is ruined for me when it's too obvious that the character is there for male demographic appeal and not to serve plot, vision, or any of the other wonderful things that make movies worth watching. Hollywood will never break from the formulas, unless people discover what they're missing. I want to be an inspiring image of a strong woman with strong character that will influence the current generation of film goers the way Tura Satana influenced me."
"Star Wars changed my sex life forever. What better way to get the middle aged fan boys eating out of my hands then to don my Princess Leia slavegirl outfit! It never fails!!"
66. Cassandra Peterson (Elvira)
Cassandra Peterson is an American actress best known for her on-screen horror hostess character Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. She gained fame on Los Angeles television station KHJ wearing a black, gothic, cleavage-enhancing gown as host of Movie Macabre, a weekly horror movie presentation. Her wickedly vampish appearance is offset by her comical character, quirky/quick-witted personality, and valley girl-type speech.
In the late spring of 1981, five years after the death of Larry Vincent (who starred as host Sinister Seymour of a local Los Angeles weekend horror show called Fright Night), show producers began the task of bringing the show back. Deciding to use a female host, producers asked 1950s horror host Maila Nurmi to revive The Vampira Show. Nurmi worked on the project for a short time, but eventually quit when the producers would not hire Lola Falana to play Vampira. The station continued with the project and sent out a casting call. Peterson auditioned against 200 other horror hostess hopefuls, and won the role. Producers left it up to her to create the role's image. She and best friend Robert Redding came up with the sexy punk/vampire look after producers rejected her original idea to look like Sharon Tate in The Fearless Vampire Killers.
Unable to continue with the Vampira character, the name Elvira was chosen. What followed was Elvira's Movie Macabre featuring a quick-witted valley-girl type character named Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. With heavily-applied pancake horror make-up and a towering black beehive wig concealing her flame-red hair, the transformation from Cassandra Peterson to the sexy "Elvira" was so drastic that no one ever recognized her out of costume.
Shortly before the first taping, producers received a cease and desist letter from Nurmi. Besides the similarities in the format and costumes, Elvira's closing line for each show, wishing her audience "Unpleasant dreams," was notably similar to Vampira's closer: "Bad dreams, darlings..." uttered as she walked off down a misty corridor. The court ruled in favor of Peterson, holding that "'likeness' means actual representation of another person's appearance, and not simply close resemblance." Peterson claimed that Elvira was nothing like Vampira aside from the basic design of the black dress and black hair. Nurmi herself claimed that Vampira's image was based on Morticia Addams, a Charles Addams cartoon character from The Addams Family comic strip in The New Yorker magazine.
The Elvira character rapidly gained notoriety with her tight-fitting, low-cut black gown which showed more cleavage than had ever appeared on local Los Angeles television before. The movies featured on Elvira's Movie Macabre were always B grade (or lower). Elvira reclined on a red Victorian couch, introducing and often interrupting the movie to lampoon the actors, the script, and the bad editing. Adopting the flippant tone of a California valley-girl, she brought a satirical, sarcastic edge to her commentary without ever being crass or mean-spirited. Like a macabre Mae West, she reveled in dropping risqué double entendres as well as making frequent jokes about her eye-popping display of cleavage. In an AOL Entertainment News interview, Peterson revealed, "I figured out that Elvira is me when I was a teenager. She's a spastic girl. I just say what I feel and people seem to enjoy it." Her campy humor, obvious sex appeal, and good-natured self-mockery endeared her to late-night movie viewers as her popularity soared. At the same time, Elvira was embraced as an icon of the waning 1980s punk movement as well as the emerging Goth subculture.
65. Savanna Samson
Natalie Oliveros, better known by the stage name Savanna Samson, is an American pornographic actress. The winner of several AVN Awards, she has spent most of her career as a contract performer with major producer Vivid Entertainment, and is known for her roles in acclaimed adult films such as The New Devil in Miss Jones. In addition to performing, she has her own adult film studio, Savanna Samson Productions. A native of upstate New York, she entered the adult film industry in 2000, after working as a dancer at the Manhattan strip club, Scores.
Samson has gained mainstream recognition with appearances on television shows such as Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show and 30 Rock. Her wide range of activities outside pornography include working as a sex-advice columnist, a radio presenter and a political correspondent. She also produces her own line of wines, has a recording contract with E1 Music and is a trained ballerina.
Samson announced in early 2006 that she had started her own production company, Savanna Samson Productions, which would release one film a year, distributed exclusively by Vivid. During 2006, Samson appeared on The Tyra Banks Show, The Dr. Keith Ablow Show, Secret Lives of Women, and for the second time, Saturday Night Live. Michael Lucas' 2006 gay-porn remake of La Dolce Vita featured a cameo appearance by Samson, which in 2007 won her the GayVN Award for "Best Non-Sexual Performance".
Early in 2007, Samson signed a record contract with Koch Records, now known as E1 Music, who approached her after hearing her sing during a radio tour. On May 3, 2007, she appeared as a guest on the WNYC radio series, The Tristan Mysteries, to discuss Richard Wagner's opera "Tristan und Isolde". A long-time Wagner fan, Samson stated "I think I'm in a unique position to discuss the sensual aspects of the 'Tristan and Isolde' characters and of opera in general". In June 2007, Savanna Samson Productions released its first title, Any Way You Want Me, an interactive movie directed by and starring Samson. She also appeared in the 2007 film Debbie Does Dallas ... Again, a sequel to the 1978 classic Debbie Does Dallas, as well as its "making of" series that was broadcast weekly on Showtime. The film gained her a 2008 AVN Award for "Best Group Sex Scene – Film".
In April 2008, Samson became a political correspondent on Fox News Channel's late-night talk show Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld. She had made several previous appearances on the show, and in 2007 had endorsed New York mayor Rudy Giuliani's Republican presidential candidacy. September 2008 saw the unveiling of her debut album, Possession, and her first single, a title track co-written by Samson during the break up of her marriage. Commenting on the theme of the song, she said, "People see me nude and having sex and think they know me and that I'm available, but I'm no more available than Angelina Jolie". Later in the month, she had a cameo role on The Daily Show, in which she portrayed CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric in a commercial for a fictional action-adventure show. In the appearance, Samson asks Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones, "Hey, Jones, you really think you've got the balls for that story?" She began writing a sex-advice column for the adult entertainment site XCritic.com in June 2009, having previously written such columns for Men’s Fitness magazine and AdultFriendFinder.com. Samson made her mainstream acting debut in the 30 Rock episode, "Into the Crevasse", which first aired on October 22, 2009. In the episode, she plays a porn version of Tina Fey's character, Liz Lemon. In 2011 Samson will be inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2011.
According to the Internet Adult Film Database, as of May 2010 Samson had appeared in 90 adult movies, including compilations containing recycled scenes. A 2006 article in The New York Times reported that she earns from $20,000 to over $100,000 per film, depending on sales, with each one taking from three days to two weeks to make. An Adult Video News article written in February 2006 stated that Samson had five years left on her contract with Vivid.
64. Hannah Simone
Hannah Simone is a television host and former fashion model. From May 2006 to November 2008, she worked as a VJ for MuchMusic in Canada.
For two years, she was a researcher for a book by Lloyd Axworthy, previously a Foreign Affairs minister under the Jean Chrétien cabinet. After this, she moved to the UK to work with the United Nations Association in London supporting the Model UN program and serving as a human rights and refugee officer.
During her studies at Ryerson, she was a radio host at the campus-based CKLN-FM. Following her 2005 graduation from Ryerson, she became host of HGTV Canada's television show Space for Living for its first season.
Simone worked at MuchMusic as a VJ at MuchMusic Headquarters, as a news presenter for "Much News Weekly" and the host of the show "The NewMusic". Simone stopped working at MuchMusic on November 21 2008, stating that she had plans on moving to Los Angeles, California.
Simone was the host of a gaming reality series alongside Joel Gourdin: WCG Ultimate Gamer. It has a dozen gamers - male and female - living together and competing in a series of real-world challenges based on video games as well as scored video game challenges. The first episode series started Tuesday, March 10, 2009, and ended on Tuesday, April 28. She is now currently hosting the second season of WCG Ultimate Gamer.
Drew Blyth Barrymore is an American actress, film producer and film director. She is a member of the Barrymore family of American actors and granddaughter of John Barrymore. She first appeared in an advertisement when she was eleven months old. Barrymore made her film debut in Altered States in 1980. Afterwards, she starred in her breakout role in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. She quickly became one of Hollywood's most recognized child actors, going on to establish herself in mainly comic roles.
Following a turbulent childhood which was marked by drug and alcohol abuse and two stints in rehab, Barrymore wrote the 1990 autobiography, Little Girl Lost. She successfully made the transition from child star to adult actress with a number of films including Poison Ivy, Bad Girls, Boys on the Side, and Everyone Says I Love You. Subsequently, she established herself in romantic comedies such as The Wedding Singer and Lucky You.
In 1995, she and business partner Nancy Juvonen formed the production company Flower Films, with its first production the 1999 Barrymore film Never Been Kissed. Flower Films has gone on to produce the Barrymore vehicle films Charlie's Angels, 50 First Dates, and Music and Lyrics, as well as the cult film Donnie Darko. Barrymore's more recent projects include He's Just Not That into You, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Everybody's Fine and Going the Distance. A recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Barrymore appeared on the cover of the 2007 People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful issue.
Barrymore was named Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Since then, she has donated over $1 million to the program. In 2007, she became both CoverGirl's newest model and spokeswoman for the cosmetic and the face for Gucci's newest jewelry line. In 2010, she was awarded the Screen Actors Guild Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film for her portrayal of Little Edie in Grey Gardens.
62. Natalie Popovich
Natalie Popovich plays Ivonna Cadaver, the raven-haired temptress who haunts, teases, and tantalizes viewers each week on nationally-syndicated “Macabre Theatre,” the show LA Weekly declared “it beats the living daylights out of just about anything else being broadcast.”
Ivonna is a timeless ghoul who has chosen to re-invent herself in the 21st Century as the new diva of darkness.
Each week Ivonna welcomes viewers into her own private dungeon where she engages in delectable debauchery and hosts such campy – some say, classic – horror movies as “Satan School for Girls,” Dario Argento’s “Unsane” and “Deep Red,” “Snake People,” and “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die.”
Ivonna delivers hip and cutting-edge humor and commentaries “with a bite.” Signature segments include Goth Trivia – fun facts on the movie, CD Picks of the week– the latest in bands and artists; Ghoul Shopping Network – her take on hot products in today’s culture, with a Macabre twist.
Ivonna “On Location” attends stellar premieres, DVD release parties and visits celebrities. Including the horrific unveiling of “Freddy Krueger” (Robert Englund) and “Jason” (Ken Kirzinger) wax figures at the Hollywood Wax Museum to promote New Line Cinema DVD release of "Freddy VS Jason". LA Weekly called Ivonna Cadaver the latest “proponent in the long tradition of raven-tressed, drastic décolletage-flaunting hostesses.”
61. Kris Williams
Kris Williams is a researcher and investigator on SyFy's paranormal reality series Ghost Hunters and a co-lead investigator on Ghost Hunters International. Before Ghost Hunters, Williams worked as a flooring installer/carpenter for three years and in electronics for three years (soldering and assembly). She also helped her father with his gun shop for several years with online sales.
Her studies revolved around art at Alvirne High School until she took an internship at a local radio station where she worked the soundboards and performed some broadcasting. Williams attended Rivier College for two years, studying communications. During this time she met Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson through a mutual friend she was dating and became interested in The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS), the paranormal group founded by Hawes and Wilson. Williams wanted to get involved but could not at the time because of her school and work schedule.
After two years she left communications and took time off from school. She decided to pursue modeling and found representation by the Click modeling agency in Boston, Massachusetts, where she stayed for several years doing print work, hair shows and some runway work. By this time Hawes and Wilson were working on Ghost Hunters and Williams had found work in various non-speaking roles as an extra in local movies and TV shows, such as Waterfront, Brotherhood, 21, Mystic River and Fever Pitch. She had begun auditioning for soap operas and speaking roles when Hawes and Wilson needed some help after members left their show.
She has had a love of genealogy since she was 11 years old and she believed in the paranormal, but remains a skeptic. Hawes and Wilson had known her for quite a few years by this point so they asked her if she would join the team. They also felt her research experience would come in handy for researching the locations they investigate.
Williams has now been with TAPS and Ghost Hunters for over three years as an investigator and historical researcher, and has filmed 79 episodes for the TV show. She has also briefly joined the Ghost Hunters International team on the Charleville Castle case in Tullamore, Ireland.
Over her three years with the show, she has picked up the nickname "Bait" for being willing to go into areas alone and for being a female that doesn't scare easily. She is one of the few female leaders in the paranormal docudrama genre, and the first to lead a Ghost Hunters team.
At the 2010 San Diego Comic Con she was a guest of comic book legend Stan Lee.
See Also: 100 Most Popular (Sexiest) Women In Movies, TV, SciFi And Fantasy #71- #80 / 100 Most Popular (Sexiest) Women In Movies, TV, SciFi And Fantasy #81- #90 / 100 Most Popular (Sexiest) Women In Movies, TV, SciFi And Fantasy #91- #100
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