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10 Loveliest Actresses You May Not Know

Updated on September 24, 2015

New Stars Shine Brighter As Older Stars Fade

Very few actresses hit the big time with their first acting gig. usually they will start in smaller parts in lesser known films or maybe larger parts in even lesser known, lower budget films. For instance, before her breakout role in Elf, Zooey Deschanel already had ten films under her fashionably chosen belt. Before Sandra Bullock was discovered by the masses in Demolition Man, she had several feature films, TV movies and TV series appearances on her resumé. so it stands to reason that the lovely, largely unknown actresses on in this hub have a good shot at being the stars of tomorrow. And if they should miss... well, at least it will be enjoyable watching them try!

Lindsay Seidel

Lindsay Seidel has only appeared in one motion picture so far, The Final, but just about everyone agrees she stole the show with her performance. Lindsay has appeared on a couple of television series and is currently starring as Rachel Black in the upcoming web series Throwing Stones. This spooky teen horror show will certainly appeal to fans of Lindsay's performance in The Final.

In addition to her acting, Lindsay also has done a good bit of voice work on English versions of Japanese anime series. In her spare time she has also volunteered by recording audio books for use by blind people. They say everything is bigger in Texas, and this Texas native not only seems to have big talent, but also a big heart and will certainly go far. It is refereshing to see such a wonderful young lady having such well deserved success.

Shannon Woodward

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Born December 17, 1984, Shannon Woodward has already starred in several excellent films including The Haunting of Molly Hartley, The Shortcut, and, most recently, the superb independent film Girlfriend as Candy. But the Phoenix, Arizona native may be most widely recognized as Di Di Malloy from the short lived HBO series The Riches. Shannon got her start in acting on the Nickelodeon series Clarissa Explains It All, where she made a few appearances as a character named Missy, before moving on to made-for-TV films and then feature films.

Regardless of whether on the big screen or the small screen, Shannon has a sultry, seductive presence that truly shines. Fresh faced and looking younger than her years, Shannon has continued portraying mostly teenagers well into her early 20's. Every project she completes brings her more dedicated fans -- some drawn simply by her beauty but others taken with her abundant acting talent. Shannon is definitely a star on the rise and undoubtedly great things are sure to come.

Kristi Slager

Born in Southbend, IN and and raised in Columbus, OH, Kristi Slager is a Midwestern redheaded beauty. Kristi headed to California to pursue an acting career after graduating from Butner University in Indianapolis, IN with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theater Performance. Though Kristi has not yet appeared in any major productions, she certainly has the looks to go far. Her red hair adds a fiery tint that is both softened and complemented by her sexy blue eyes. One thing that is certain is Kristi will stand out when she finally does get that break into the big time!

Carly Schroeder

Carly Schroeder was born on October 18, 1990, and began her acting career at the age of three when she was discovered by a casting director at an audition she attended with her cousin. Carly then did some modeling before appearing on a few television shows and making her small screen film debut as Susan Olsen in the behind-the-scenes Brady Bunch movie, Growing Up Brady, based on Barry Williams book of the same name. Carly then went on to a regular role on the Lizzie McGuire Disney series as well as reprising that role in The Lizzie McGuire Movie.

Things have not slowed down for the Indiana native with her Midwestern freshness still in high demand. Carly has grown up right before our eyes in films like Gracie where she portrays a young girl determined play soccer despite her soccer coach dad's objections and the teen horror flick Forget Me Not where she stars as a high school class president who starts losing friends one by one. With her gorgeous blue eyes and natural blonde hair to accent her abundant acting talents, Carly is sure to be one of the brightest stars of tomorrow.

Shanna Collins

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Shanna Collins might be most recognizable from either her guest starring role in The Haunting of Molly Hartley or from her recurring role as Laurie Miller on the short-lived series Swingtown, but most would agree her best performance was in the independent film oddity, On the Doll. In this unusual drama/thriller, Shanna portrayed escort/prostitute Tara. Her amazing performance is one of several reasons to watch this great film.

Born in Dallas, TX, Shanna first guest starred on a few television shows before landing a recurring role on Wildfire, another great series with an unfortunately short run of episodes. After the series ended, Shanna has worked steadily since. Hopefully the years to come will see more roles opening up for this great actress.

Portia Doubleday

Portia Doubleday is probably most familiar as Michael Cera's adolescent love interest from Youth in Revolt, but she was also featured in the acclaimed film The Wheeler Boys. I would be lying if I said I am not a little concerned by her next project, however, Martin Lawrence's sequel to Big Momma's House. But you never know... it might be a good movie. I mean,. anything is possible, right? But even if this film turns out be be a misstep, you can bet Portia will stay on track and soon will be a leading lady worth following.

Dichen Lachman

What do you get when you combine the natural freshness of Australia with the exotic mystique of Tibet? Dichen Lachman! This exquisitely gorgeous star was born in Kathmandu and lived in Nepal until moving to Australia at age 7. She made her acting breakthrough on the Australian soap opera Neighbours and followed that successful run up with a recurring role on the series Dollhouse with Eliza Dushku. With her uniquely alluring beauty and solid acting skills to back up her looks, surely Dichen will soon be a household name and a regular on the big screen!

Michelle Molineux

Michelle Molineux is probably best known to movie buffs as Delia in Decoys 2: Alien Seduction, but that will certainly change in the coming years if Michelle sticks to acting. But since this multi-talented bombshell is also a recording artist, fans hungry for her next project may have to hit the music stores instead of the theaters. Either way, who can resist this incredibly beautiful and talented woman?

Sophie Wu

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Sophie Wu was born in Scotland and later moved to London to attend the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Sophie has starred in Kick-Ass, Tormented and Wild Child and will next appear in In the Park. She has done a great job in all her endeavors and will surely be getting more and more attention as her career continues to bloom.

Sophie's exotic beauty is derived from her Scottish and Chinese ancestry, seemingly taking the best of each for a blend that is near perfection. Her deep brown eyes lend a compelling nuance to her lovely countenance, allowing her to display a bounty of emotions simply with a look. This skill translates into an ability to add depths to the roles she chooses that many actresses could never begin to approach.

Tucky Williams

Whatever you do, do not call Tucky Williams a former weathergirl. Tucky earned her degree in meterology from Mississippi State making her a bona fide meterologist. But this gorgeous babe did not spend long on the small screen, making her film debut in the independent feature film Shadows Light. But Tucky is probably best known for her role as Vix, a sexy zombie slayer in the another indy film, Dead Moon Rising. Comfortable handling guns, knives or screaming guitars, Tucky is bound to be a stand out star in the future.

Of the actresses listed, who do you think will rise to the top?

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      Pete Whitaker 

      4 years ago

      Tucky is amazing.

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      4 years ago

      Tucky is very talented! My absolute fav.

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      6 years ago

      Lindsay is gorgeous

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      8 years ago

      I love Michelle Molineux she reminds me of Therese johaug :)

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      8 years ago

      lindsay seidel is stunning, so beautiful, and amazing to look at.

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      9 years ago

      Michelle is great! What a sweet baby kitten!

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      Wild Turkey 

      9 years ago

      Wait and see, Tucky will rule Hollywood! I bet ya!Lovely ladies one and all, but Tucky reigns supreme.


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