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  1. Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe


    Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s.

  2. Paris Hilton

    Paris Hilton


    Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American socialite, television personality, model, actress, singer, DJ, businesswoman, and author. She is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. Born in New York City and raised there and in Beverly Hills, California, Hilton began her modeling career as a teenager when she signed with Donald Trump's agency, Trump Model Management. Her lifestyle and rumored short-lived relationships made her a feature of entertainment news, and Hilton was proclaimed "New York's leading It Girl" in 2001. In 2003, a sex tape with Hilton and her then-boyfriend Rick Salomon, later released as 1 Night in Paris, was made public. Released only three weeks before the premiere of the reality television series The Simple Life, in which she starred alongside her long-time friend Nicole Richie, the sex tape became a media sensation. The Simple Life continued for five seasons and gave both women international recognition.

  3. Alexis Texas

    Alexis Texas


    Alexis Texas (born May 25, 1985) is an American pornographic actress and feature dancer.

  4. Danica Patrick

    Danica Patrick


    Danica Sue Patrick (first name pronounced /ˈdænɪkə/, born March 25, 1982) is an American auto racing driver, model, and advertising spokeswoman. She is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing—her win in the 2008 Indy Japan 300 is the only women's victory in an IndyCar Series race and her third place in the 2009 Indianapolis 500 the highest finish there ever by a woman. She competed in the series from 2005 to 2011. In 2012, she competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and occasionally in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Since the 2013 season, Patrick has driven the #10 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing in the Sprint Cup Series. In 2013, she became the first female NASCAR driver to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole, turning in the fastest qualifying lap since 1990—qualifying for the Daytona 500. Her eighth place in the 2013 Daytona 500 is the highest finish for a woman in the Daytona 500.

  5. Josh Groban

    Josh Groban


    Joshua Winslow "Josh" Groban (born February 27, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. His first four solo albums have been certified multi-platinum, and he was charted in 2007 as the number-one best selling artist in the United States, with over 22.3 million records in the nation. To date, he has sold over 25 million records worldwide.

  6. Priscilla Presley

    Priscilla Presley


    Priscilla Ann Presley (née Wagner; born May 24, 1945) is an American actress and business magnate. She is the former wife of the late singer Elvis Presley as well as co-founder and former chairwoman of Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE), the company that turned Graceland into one of the top tourist attractions in the United States. In her acting career, Presley starred with Leslie Nielsen in the three successful Naked Gun films, and played the role of Jenna Wade on the long-running television series Dallas.

  7. Ashley Olsen

    Ashley Olsen


    Ashley Fuller Olsen (born June 13, 1986) is an American actress, fashion designer, producer, author, and businesswoman. She co-founded luxury fashion brands The Row, Elizabeth and James, and the more affordable lines Olsenboye and StyleMint with her twin sister Mary-Kate Olsen.

  8. Candice Accola

    Candice Accola


    Candice Rene King (née Accola) (born May 13, 1987) is an American actress, singer and songwriter, known for portraying the role of Caroline Forbes on The CW's hit show, The Vampire Diaries.

  9. Macaulay Culkin

    Macaulay Culkin


    Macaulay Carson Culkin (born August 26, 1980) is an American actor and musician. He became famous as a child actor for his role as Kevin McCallister in the family comedy Home Alone (1990) and its sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). He is also known for his roles in Uncle Buck (1989), My Girl (1991), The Good Son (1993), The Pagemaster (1994), Richie Rich (1994), Party Monster (2003), and the music video for Michael Jackson's "Black or White". At the height of his fame, he was regarded as the most successful child actor since Shirley Temple. Culkin ranked at number two on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid-Stars" and E!'s list of the "50 Greatest Child Stars".

  10. Linda Evans

    Linda Evans


    Linda Evans (born on November 18, 1942) is an American actress known primarily for her roles on television. In the 1960s, she gained notice for playing Audra Barkley in the Western television series, The Big Valley (1965–1969). However she is most prominently known for the role of Krystle Carrington in the 1980s ABC prime time soap opera Dynasty, a role she played from 1981 to 1989.

  11. Garrett Hedlund

    Garrett Hedlund


    Garrett John Hedlund (born September 3, 1984) is an American actor, model and singer, known for his roles in the films Friday Night Lights (2004), Four Brothers (2005), Eragon (2006), Country Strong (2011), Unbroken (2014), for his role as Patroclus in the movie Troy (2004), as Sam Flynn in Tron: Legacy (2010), and as Dean Moriarty in the film On the Road (2012).

  12. Piper Perabo

    Piper Perabo


    Piper Lisa Perabo (i/ˈpɛrəˈb/; born October 31, 1976) is an American stage, film, and television actress. Since her breakthrough role in Coyote Ugly (2000), she has appeared in films such as Lost and Delirious (2001), Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005), The Prestige (2006), Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008), and Looper (2012). Between 2010 and 2014 she played Annie Walker on the USA Network series Covert Affairs, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.

  13. Mary-Kate Olsen

    Mary-Kate Olsen


    Marion "Mary-Kate" Olsen (born June 13, 1986) is a fashion designer, producer, author, businesswoman, and equestrian. She co-founded luxury fashion brands The Row, Elizabeth and James, and the more affordable lines Olsenboye and StyleMint alongside her twin sister Ashley Olsen. Olsen pursued acting independently as an adult until 2012.

  14. Jennifer Connelly

    Jennifer Connelly


    Jennifer Lynn Connelly (born December 12, 1970) is an American film actress who began her career as a child model. She appeared in magazine, newspaper and television advertising, before she made her debut role in the 1984 crime film Once Upon a Time in America. Connelly continued modeling and acting, starring in films such as the 1986 Labyrinth and the 1991 films Career Opportunities and The Rocketeer. She gained critical acclaim for her work in the 1998 science fiction film Dark City and for her portrayal of Marion Silver in the 2000 drama Requiem for a Dream.

  15. Gwen Stefani

    Gwen Stefani


    Gwen Renée Stefani (/stəˈfɑːni/; born October 3, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and actress. She is the co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band No Doubt. During the band's hiatus, Stefani embarked on her solo career, releasing her debut album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. in 2004. Inspired by music of the 1980s, the album was a success with sales of over seven million copies. It spawned three major hit singles: "What You Waiting For?," "Rich Girl," and "Hollaback Girl," the latter becoming the first US digital download to sell one million copies. Stefani's second studio album The Sweet Escape was released in 2006. The album produced two successful singles: "Wind It Up" and the album's title track "The Sweet Escape." Including her work with No Doubt, Stefani has sold more than thirty million albums worldwide.

  16. Renée Zellweger

    Renée Zellweger


    Renée Kathleen Zellweger (/rəˈn ˈzɛl.wɛ.ɡər/; born April 25, 1969) is an American actress and producer. She has received critical acclaim and many accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. She was named Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year in 2009; and established herself as one of the highest-paid Hollywood actresses as of 2007.

  17. Michelle Williams

    Michelle Williams


    Michelle Ingrid Williams (born September 9, 1980) is an American actress. After starting her career with television guest appearances in the early 1990s, Williams achieved recognition for her role as Jen Lindley on the The WB television teen drama Dawson's Creek, which she played from 1998 to 2003. Williams graduated to full-length features, including Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998), Dick (1999), and Prozac Nation (2001).

  18. Grace Slick

    Grace Slick


    Grace Slick (née Wing; born October 30, 1939) is an American singer, songwriter, artist, and former model, best known as one of the lead singers of the rock groups The Great Society, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and Starship, as well as for her work as a solo artist from the mid-1960s to the mid-1990s. She is considered one of the best female voices in rock history.

  19. Shantel VanSanten

    Shantel VanSanten


    Shantel Yvonne VanSanten (born July 25, 1985) is an American model and actress. As a model, she has been featured in the magazines Teen Vogue and Seventeen. On television, she played the role of Quinn James in the hit CW teen drama series One Tree Hill. On film, she appeared in The Final Destination, You and I, and Something Wicked.

  20. Tippi Hedren

    Tippi Hedren


    Tippi Hedren (born Nathalie Kay Hedren, January 19, 1930) is an American actress, former fashion model and an animal rights activist. She made her film debut in The Birds followed by the title role Marnie. She has been involved with animal rescue at Shambala Preserve, an 80-acre (32 ha) wildlife habitat which she founded in 1983. Hedren was also instrumental in the development of Vietnamese-American nail salons in the United States.

  21. Matt Lanter

    Matt Lanter


    Matthew "Matt" Lanter (born April 1, 1983) is an American actor, voice actor, and model. He gained fame by playing Liam Court in the CW hit teen drama series 90210, a spin-off of the 1990s Fox series Beverly Hills, 90210. He also appeared in some major released films, such as Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Disaster Movie, Sorority Row, Vampires Suck and The Roommate. He is the voice of Anakin Skywalker in all Star Wars: The Clone Wars incarnations.

  22. Lisa Marie Presley

    Lisa Marie Presley


    Lisa Marie Presley (born February 1, 1968) is an American singer-songwriter. She is the only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley. As sole heir to her father's estate, Presley is the owner of Graceland, the Memphis mansion where her father lived, now a major tourist attraction. She has conducted a long career in the music business and has issued several albums and videos. Her work as a vocalist and lyricist has ranged across rock, country, blues and folk.

  23. Josh Duhamel

    Josh Duhamel


    Joshua David "Josh" Duhamel (/dəˈmɛl/ də-MEL; born November 14, 1972) is an American actor and former fashion model. His first acting role was as Leo du Pres on ABC's All My Children and later as head of security Danny McCoy on NBC's Las Vegas. He then began appearing in films, playing as one of the main protagonists in the first three films of the Transformers film series. He has also starred in romance films including When in Rome, Life as We Know It, New Year's Eve, and Safe Haven. He has also starred in the more recent film You're Not You. Duhamel co-starred with Dean Winters in one season of the CBS Network series cop drama Battle Creek.

  24. Elizabeth Olsen

    Elizabeth Olsen


    Elizabeth Chase "Lizzie" Olsen (born February 16, 1990) is an American actress. She is known for her roles in the films Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Godzilla (2014), Silent House (2011), Liberal Arts (2012), and the critically acclaimed Martha Marcy May Marlene (2010), for which she was nominated for numerous awards. She is the younger sister of actresses and fashion designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

  25. Kristen Wiig

    Kristen Wiig


    Kristen Carroll Wiig (/ˈwɪɡ/; born August 22, 1973) is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer, known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (2005–12), and such films as Knocked Up (2007), Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007), Paul and Bridesmaids (both 2011), Girl Most Likely (2013), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013), the animated Despicable Me film series and The Skeleton Twins (2014).

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