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My Favourite Beautiful Brunette Actresses - With Pictures

Updated on August 19, 2013

Brunettes are my favourite. It may just be because I'm one myself, but whatever the reason, I still consider them some of the most gorgeous ladies.

Below you'll find a selection of some of the most beautiful brunettes in Hollywood. You'll probably know one or two of them but I'll be surprised if you know them all.

I've tried to select those who I love for their talent and their beauty but who have often appeared only in supporting roles or lesser known movies.

When you look at some of them you may think they look familiar - but you just can't place them. I'm here to help you do that!

Scroll down to see my top five beautiful female brunette actresses...

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Natalie Portman

This is one woman who can be sweet and innocent or tough as nails.

Natalie is a talented actress who has played a huge range of roles.

You may have seen her playing Queen Amidala in Star Wars, where she came to public prominence - but she's also played a wide range of other roles.

She played Anne Boleyn in the movie of the same name.

From the pregnant and knocked up Novalee Nation in Where the Heart Is, through to a stripper in Closer, she can play almost any role with flair and talent.

Interesting Facts: Natalie was born in Jerusalem but moved to the US when she was three years old. Despite being encouraged to take up a career in modelling, she chose acting.

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Emmanuelle Chriqui

This woman is a beautiful Jewish Moroccan with a mane of long curly hair and a list of films to match.

Emmanuelle is a lesser known star but has recently become better known with her role as Sloan in Entourage.

She's also starred as the virginal Eve in Adam and Eve by National Lampoon.

That role was a complete turn around from the sweet but saucy Patty, who has quite the reputation in the movie 100 Girls.

She also played Dalia in You Don't Mess with the Zohan.

Interesting Facts: Her first acting role was in a McDonald's commercial at age ten.

She's also starred in two music videos, for the songs Lips of an Angel and Whatever It Is.

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Eliza Dushku

This girl often plays bad girl roles and has the perfect looks and physique for it.

Wondering where you've seen that face before?

Eliza Dushku played the role of the a slayer gone bad in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

In her role as bad girl Faith, she got to deliver witty lines, steal all the boys and even take sides with the bad guys - although she came back in the end to save the world of course.

She also had a role alongside Kirsten Dunst in Bring it On, playing a rebellious cheerleader.

Interesting Facts: She emancipated from her parents so she could circumvent laws not allowing minors to work too many hours. 

She plays drums & piano as well as knowing several types of dance. Will we be seeing her in a dance movie in the future?

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Lucy Liu

This stunning Asian lady always plays her roles with sophistication and poise.

She's recently become known as Mia Mason in the Cashmere Mafia.

However there's a good chance you'll also remember her as the street savvy and bad guy fighting Alex in the Charlie's Angels movies.

Before that you may have seen her as lawyer Ling Woo in the Ally Mcbeal series.

She also played a kidnapped princess in the Hilarious Jackie Chan movie Shanghai Noon.

Interesting Facts: Lucy spoke Mandarin Chinese as a child. She didn't begin to learn English till the age of five.

Lucy also shares a birthday well well known singer Britney Spears - 2nd December.

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Jordana Brewster

This gorgeous Brazilian woman has long straight hair and a gorgeous smile.

She's best known for playing the love interest of Paul Walker in the movie The Fast & The Furious.

She also played Chrissie in the Texas Chainsaw Massacres.

She was cast as Mrs Smith in the tv version of the movie Mr & Mrs Smith, although the show was cancelled.

Interesting Facts: Jordana has a cat named Delilah, named after her breakthrough role in the movie The Faculty.

Jordana didn't have a driver's license when she began her role in the film The Fast & The Furious.


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    • hawaiianodysseus profile image

      Hawaiian Odysseus 

      6 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Hi, WryLilt!

      Of course, this was a very pleasant Hub that maintained my utmost concentration all the way through. : ) I love your writing style! Congratulations on the newsletter feature and thank you for being a positive and generous contributor for the greater good here on HP. Aloha, new friend!


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      6 years ago

      This is great! I like Jordana Brewster. She plays on DALLAS now as the adult Christopher Ewing's girlfriend/fiancée. Shared and tweeted. Another brunette I adore is Victoria Principal. Who wouldn't love her hair? Alyssia Milano too.

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      7 years ago from Ohio

      I love Eliza Dushku. She is fantastic in Dollhouse, which was one of my favorite shows.

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      7 years ago

      Great hub! My favourites in your list are definitely Natalie Portman and Eliza Dushku. Natalie Portman's English accent is amazing, have you seen V for Vendetta? It's so believable. My favourite actress has to be Zooey Deschanel though, although she might not be as talented as some as the actresses on your list she has a great voice and is cute as a button! She's definitely the actress who looks I'd steal if I could! haha

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      8 years ago

      love is life life is love

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      Gwen Young 

      9 years ago from DC Metro Area

      Don't forget about Hallie Berry and Eva Longoria? They can be seen anytime on TV on any given day. That's star power.

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      9 years ago

      Interesting list with some great movies to back them up...I like how you provided a personal fact one each actress...

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      9 years ago from Northern California

      Jordana is stunning!

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      9 years ago from Australia

      Have always had a thing for brunettes, can you add a few more pleeez?

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      Susannah Birch 

      9 years ago from Toowoomba, Australia

      I think society is more likely to want to promote brunettes - out of all the managers and bosses I've had, I actually can't think of one who was a blonde! Let me know, once you've changed. =)

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      9 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin


      I am considering changing from blond to brunette and was wondering who was in the spotlight who was a brunette. Do you think brunette's receive more respect? If blonds have more fun, do brunette's fair better in the media and in business?

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      9 years ago

      Great list. Didn't know Emmanuelle but knew the rest. Other brunettes I thought of included Catherine Zeta-Jones as mighty mom suggested and also Jorja Fox and Gillian Anderson. Good hub.

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      David 470 

      9 years ago from Pennsylvania, United States

      Have you ever noticed the striking resemblance that Natlie Portman and Keira Knightely have? Its insane! Nice hub

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      9 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      There were two in here I did not know. Being a huge Buffy fan I love that you included Eliza in this list. It's about time brunettes got a shout since they say blondes have all the fun.

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      9 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      The only actress I didn't know was Emmanuelle Chriqui. Natalie Portman and Eliza Dushku are also child actors. Natalie alongside Jean Reno in 'The Professional' and Eliza Dushku played Arnold Schwarzenegger's daughter in the film 'True Lies'.

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      Susan Reid 

      9 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      You were right. I only knew two of your picks -- Natalie Portman and Lucy Liu. Great hub -- learned a lot and am voting it UP! MM

      I'm trying to think what brunette actresses I admire. Selma Hyak, Penelope Cruz, Anne Hathaway. I think Catherine Zeta-Jones is gorgeous,too.


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