As of 2021, we have brought 20 of the most popular Hollywood actress to you who are amazingly famous because of their acting skills and have also done a lot in their modeling and singing careers. Also, they are social activists and humanitarians who are fighting for rights and social causes.
Counting from Angelina Jolie till Daisy Ridley, each lady has her own charm, charisma, and personality and there is no comparison as each one of them has their own position in the industry. Their unique identity is either a character in a movie or their work ethic that people can’t forget.
They’re popular because of their looks, their appearances, their films, their red-carpet appearances, their social media activities, and what not. Few of them are quite young while some of them are quite mature and have been performing for decades. Their co-stars feel lucky enough to work with them and the filmmakers are always interested to cast them in their movies.
1. Scarlett Johansson
“Just because I’m the top-grossing actress of all time does not mean I’m the highest paid. I’ve had to fight for everything that I have. It’s such a fickle and political industry.”
The American actress Scarlett Johansson is famous for her remarkable performance in “The Avengers”. The blonde lady is quite famous and popular for her attractive appearance and outstanding expressions on screen. She did her child debut in 1994 at the age of 10. Her adult debut was seen in the movie “Lost in Translation” and then she was admired for her role in 2012 “The Avengers”, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”, and “Lucy”. According to Forbes, She is one of the highest-paid actresses, made around $35 million from “Avengers: Endgame”. Furthermore, as per The Hollywood Reporter, Johansson was paid more than $15 million for “Black Widow”, which will release in 2021. One can not underestimate her popuarity as being top Hollywood actress.
2. Angelina Jolie
“Make bold choices and make mistakes. It’s all those things that add to the person you become.”
Collaborated with National Geographic, Angelina Jolie had a photoshoot in which she is seen covered with bees urging on the importance of bees before it’s too late. This is just an example, there are many more facts about Jolie showing her philanthropist side. The lady has been a successful actress and popular too. The ex-wife of Brad Pitt is a mother of 6 kids, half of them she adopted. Her career began in 1982.
3. Emily Blunt
“It just proves good movies don’t need 100 million dollars to be good.”
Born in 1983, Emily Blunt is a British actress who has lots of achievements and accomplishments on her plate. The actress started her career in 2001 at the age of 18 and since then she gave her fans some memorable and legendary performances in films including “A Quiet Place”, “Edge of Tomorrow”, “Mary Poppins Returns” and many more. She is the wife of John Krasinski, an American filmmaker, and is a mother of two children.
4. Millie Bobby Brown
“There are positive things that come of social media as well as negative.”
At such a young age, Millie Bobby Brown has made her name into this list which is itself enough to get an idea of how talented and fortunate she is to be listed among the top-notch actresses as of now. Her fame is because of her role in Netflix’s Stranger Things premiered in 2016. The “Godzilla vs. Kong” bumped her name and she became a familiar name in the industry. Her modeling debut was with the famous brand, Calvin Klein.
5. Charlize Theron
“What I know in my heart is that women and girls on the ground are powerful and that they are leaders.”
Listed by Time in 2016 the 100 most influential people, Charlize Theron is well known for her performances in “Snow White and the Huntsman”, “The Fate of the Furious”, “The Devil’s Advocate”, “The Old Guard” and various others. The ninth installment of the Fast & Furious has Theron in the role of “Cipher”. The 1975-born actress is one of the highest-paid celebrities and has received numerous awards and nominations for her amazing on-screen performances.
5. Florence Pugh
“In order for us to appreciate this world, we have to be a bit more honest, and I hope I do that.”
The British actress is Oxford-born, and another name in this list which has got us wondering what outstanding performances she has done and that also makes her one of the highest-paid actresses. The 1996-born was actually recognized her role in the drama film “Lady Macbeth” as a young bride. Pugh won the Trophee Chopard award in 2019 at Cannes Festival. Her remarkable masterpieces include “Midsommar”, “Little Women”, “Malevolent”.
6. Emma Stone
“I think a lot of people compare their insides to other people’s outsides.”
The actress began her career in 2004 and since then she has been giving one by one hit movies including “La La Land”, “Crazy Stupid Love”, “Irrational Man”. But things went in her favor when people loved her acting in “The Amazing Spider-man”. She made her TV debut in 2004 and her first movie was released in 2007. Watson married Dave McCary in 2020, the couple has a production company Fruit Tree Production.
7. Jennifer Connelly
“I do finish reading a script and say, Why are they making it and what are they talking about? I like to try and be responsible in my choices in that way.”
The Cairo-born American actress Jennifer Connelly began working as a child model. She has been an actress since 1982 and her worth is still unbeatable. She is the wife of Paul Bettany since 2003 and is a mother of 3 children. “Hot Spot”, “Hulk”, “Noah” are a few of the movies where we have seen the best performances of Connelly. Her bold brows and pale skin play a major role in her beauty.
9. Natalie Portman
“The best thing you can hope for, when you make a movie and you put your soul into it, is that people respond to it well.”
We all know Natalie Portman for her unforgettable performances in “Black Swan”, “V for Vendetta”, “Thor” and many famous movies that are usually watched by the public. The Israeli-American actress is married to a French Choreographer Benjamin Millepied and is a mother of 2 children. Her career started in 1993 and since then the industry got its talented and skillful celebrity in the form of Natalie. Her diversified characters are loved by her fans and give a spark to the movie.
10. Margot Robbie
“Everyone’s like, ‘overnight sensation.’ It’s not overnight. It’s years of hard work.”
Margot Robbie is a pretty face with huge talent. She has given many prominent on-screen appearances in the movies like “Wolf of Wallstreet”, “The Legend of Tarzan”, Suicide Squad films. Her spouse is Tom Ackerley whom she married in 2016. She has been on the cover of various magazines, has been an active member of Greenpeace. The lady starts her day with workouts and usually appears wearing casual outfits.
11. Sandra Bullock
“I was always incredibly driven and found it impossible to relax. I felt that if I slacked off for a minute to enjoy myself, then so many things would be missed.”
Sandra Bullock is well known for her roles in “Murder by numbers”, “Miss Congeniality”, “A time to kill”. The 1987-film “Hangmen” was the film debut to Bullock but as a supporting actress she received attention for her performance in “Demolition Man”. Bullock was married to an American Entrepreneur Jesse Janes in 2005 and got divorced in 2010 but is a mother of 2 children. Bullock will be seen alongside Brad Pitt in the upcoming action thriller “Bullet Train”.
12. Jennifer Aniston
“Once you figure out who you are and what you love about yourself, I think it all kinda falls into place.”
It’s impossible to say that we don’t know the Friend’s actress Jennifer Aniston. Aniston married Brad Pitt in 2000 and after 5 years the two got divorced. After that, Aniston married Justin Theroux in 2015 but they were partners for two years and the marriage ended in 2017. Aniston is famous for her movies including “She’s Funny That Way”, “Bruce Almighty”, “Marley and Me” and many others. Her debut film was a horror comedy “Leprechaun”.
13. Elizabeth Olsen
“But I have a list of books that I want to read before I die, and whenever I get time to read something that isn’t a script, I’ll read something from that.”
Elizabeth Olsen, the American actress, has performed outstandingly in the movies like “Silent House”, The Avengers film series. Her presence in The Avengers gave her fame and made her one of the most famous Hollywood actresses. Her career started in 1994 and currently, she is engaged to Robbie Arnett. She is a skilled performer who took acting very seriously and as a child, she used to take classes in a music theatre camp.
14. Emma Watson
“If we stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by what we are, we can all be freer.”
The very famous Emma Watson has been usually referred to as “Crush” to many boys on social media. Her role in Harry Potter series gave her major fame. “Beauty and the Beast”, “The Circle”, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” are a few of the movies that are commonly watched by viewers around the globe. Her activism to defend women’s rights is being recognized globally. Also in 2017, she was listed among the highest-paid actresses by Forbes.
15. Vera Farmiga
“I’m hooked on Polanski’s films, his psychological thrillers. I love ‘Rosemary’s Baby,’ I love ‘Repulsion.’”
The Conjuring Universe films and drama series Bates Motel. She has worked with Paul Walker in a 2006-release “Running Scared”. She is a director and producer as well. She married Sebastian Roché in 1997 but got divorced in 2004. Renn Hawkey is his second husband whom she married in 2008 and she is a mother of 2 children.
16. Jennifer Lopez
“I had found that taking risks, being true to myself, and making decisions with good intentions can exceed even my own expectations.”
J. Lo is a quite talented superstar being a well-known actress along with a famous singer. She was first starred in a low-budget movie “My Little Girl” in 1986. Her popular films include “The Boy Next Door”, “Anaconda”, “Gigli” and many more. Lopez is widely admired for her looks and fit figure although she is above 50as of now. She founded a skincare line J. Lo beauty in 2021.
“You can’t grow and gain confidence from wearing the same thing every day.”
Got fame with her appearance in a Disney sitcom, Shake it up, Zendaya Coleman is a 1996-born American actress. “The Greatest Showman”, “Small Foot”, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” are a few of the films where Zendaya has shown us why she is among the world’s most successful actresses. Zendaya started her actress in 2009. In 2013, she was seen as a contestant on the sixteenth season of Dancing with the Stars.
18. Gal Gadot
“Once you become a mother, you always have a guilt trip. You always try to do the best, but you feel you can always be better.”
Gal Gadot is known for her prominent performances in Wonder Woman, and the Fast and Furious. When she was a teenager, she won the crown of Miss Israel in 2004. After that, she served as a soldier in Israeli Defense Forces. After that, she started her acting and modeling professions. She has been a great model along with a diversified actress.
19. Jennifer Lawrence
“It doesn’t matter how much money I make, unfairness in prices really fires me up. Like shopping in L.A and a T-shirt costs $150.”
The leading woman of The Hunger Games, and a prominent character of the X-Man series, Jennifer Lawrence is a reputable personality in the Hollywood Industry. She publicly expressed her vote for Joe Biden in the 2020 election and showed her unlikeliness towards Donald Trump. She married Cooke Maroney in 2019.
20. Daisy Ridley
“Hope makes people good, a lot of the time. You hope for a brighter future, and resentment is outweighed.”
Popular for her work in Star Wars films, Daisy Ridley is another leading actress today who has won the hearts of her viewers, and whoever watches her performances, it is very unlikely that they don’t follow her on her social media and watch more movies of hers. The 1992-born actress began her career in 2013, and since then she has given many blockbuster movies.