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Proudly Canuck, the Best and Famous Canadian Actresses

Updated on June 24, 2013

Proudly Canuck, the Best and Famous Canadian Actresses

In celebration of the Victoria day which is a national historical celebration in Canada on the fixed date of the first Monday on or before 24 May, I am featuring the list of best and famous Canadian actresses. This year 2010, Canadians will celebrate it on the 24th of May. This day is celebrated with parade and festivities in honor of the day of creation of Canada and symbolizing the start of summer. it is also celebrated in in honor of both Queen Victoria's birthday and the current reigning Canadian sovereign's official birthday. Victoria Day is also called "May Long Weekend, May Long, May Two-four, May Run".

Included in the list of the best and famous Canadian actresses are: Mary Pickford, Kim Catrall, Sandra Oh, Pamela Anderson, Caroline Rhea, Catherine O'Hara, Evageline Lilly, Carrie-Anne Moss, Rachel Blanchard, Wendy Jane Crewson, Tantoo Cardinal, Colleen Rose Dewhurst, Jacqueline Burroughs and Megan Follows. Please feel free to ad your favorite best and famous Canadian actresses.

I wrote another hub about best and famous Canadian actors, -- Proudly Canuck, The Best and Famous Canadian Actors, check it out if you like, and if you want to see some other hubs about famous and best actors and actresses, just choose the link and scroll down after the comments section of this hub. Have fun and I hope you enjoy this hub -- Proudly Canuck, the Best and Famous Canadian Actresses.

Proudly Canuck, the Best and Famous Canadian Actresses -- Mary Pickford

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Proudly Canuck, the Best and Famous Canadian Actresses -- Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford was a Canadian born movie actress and an icon in the film industry -- Hollywood

In consideration of her contributions to American cinema, the American Film Institute (AFI) named Mary Pickford 24th among the greatest female stars of all time.

  • co founder of the film studio the United Artists
  • She is one of the original founder of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  • Mary Pickford was known as "America's Sweetheart," "Little Mary" and "The girl with the curls,"
  • She was one of the first and best Canadian in Hollywood.
  • Her influence in the development of film acting was enormous.

Birthdate : April 8, 1892 – Died : May 29, 1979

Proudly Canuck, the Best and Famous Canadian Actresses -- Colleen Rose Dewhurst

Proudly Canuck, the Best and Famous Canadian Actresses -- Colleen Rose Dewhurst

Colleen Rose Dewhurst was an American-Canadian actress, film, TV and stage-- known for a while as  -- The  Queen of Off Broadway.

  • Admired for her beauty, her unique voice and frankness
  • Dewhurst was a renowned interpreter of the works of Eugene O'Neill on the stage
  • She appeared in the early dramas in Canadian TV
  • Good stage actress

 Birthdate : June 3, 1924

Died : August 22, 1991

Proudly Canuck, the Best and Famous Canadian Actresses -- Jacqueline Burroughs

Proudly Canuck, the Best and Famous Canadian Actresses -- Jacqueline Burroughs

Jacqueline Burroughs is a Canadian TV and film best and famous actress and was born in England. She was also a voice over actress.

She won a Genie award for best performance by an actress in a leading role for the film. She has won several Genies and Geminis.

Theater, Filmography and TV appearances :

  • Jacqueline Burroughs has acted in live theatre at Ontario's Stratford Festival.
  • The Dead Zone
  • The Grey Fox
  • voice over in the heavy Metal anthology -- animated movie
  • Appeared in v as Mrs. Amelia Evans in Anne of Green Gables (1985)
  • Hetty King in Road to Avonlea (1990).
  • In 1987, Jackie Burroughs produced, directed, wrote, and starred in the movie "A Winter Tan"
  • Burroughs played the voice of The Spirit in 1985's The Care Bears Movies.

Birthdate : February 2, 1939

Proudly Canuck, the Best and Famous Canadian Actresses -- Wendy Jane Crewson

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Proudly Canuck, the Best and Famous Canadian Actresses -- Wendy Jane Crewson

Wendy Jane Crewson is a Canadian best and famous actress both in films and TV

Filmography and TV appearances :

  • Crewson joined the cast of Regenesis in 2007 playing Dr. Rachel Woods.
  • She also guest starred in the first eight episodes of the third season of 24
  • Mazes and Monsters
  • Skullduggery
  • Heartsounds
  • Mark of Cain
  • A Hobo's Christmas
  • The Doctor
  • Folks

Birthdate : May 9, 1956

Proudly Canuck, the Best and Famous Canadian Actresses -- Tantoo Cardinal

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Proudly Canuck, the Best and Famous Canadian Actresses -- Tantoo Cardinal

Tantoo Cardinal is a Canadian film and TV actress, was born in Anzac, Alberta, her mom, was of Cree descent.

She was made a Member of the Order Of Canada in 2009 - for her contributions to the growth and development of Aboriginal performing arts in Canada, as a screen and stage actress, and as a founding member of the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company"-

Some of her notable film and TV appearances :

  • Spirit Bay
  • dances with the Wolves
  • Black Robe
  • Legends of the Fall
  • Smoke Signals
  • Casted in the mini series By Way of Stars
  • Tantoo also had a small role in the 1991 television movie Son of the Morning Star as Black Shawl,

Birthdate : July 20, 1950

Proudly Canuck, the Best and Famous Canadian Actresses -- Sandra Oh

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Proudly Canuck, the Best and Famous Canadian Actresses - Sandra Oh

Sandra Oh is a Canadian actress but of Asian descent. I like the way she acts and she is hilarious.

Sandra Oh is primarily known for her role as the Dr. Cristina Yang in Greys Anatomy

Filmography :

  • Under the Tuscan Sun, she is a single mom and pregnant in that movie
  • She is hilarious in the movie "Sideways"
  • Supporting role in HBO series Arli$$.

Birthdate : July 20, 1971

Proudly Canuck, the Best and Famous Canadian Actresses -- Kim Catrall

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Proudly Canuck, the Best and Famous Canadian Actresses -- Kim Catrall

Kim Victoria Cattrall is a Canadian actress but was born in England.

  • Famous for her role Samantha Jones in the Sex and the City, TV sex comedy series plus movies of the same title
  • Police Academy
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • Mannequin
  • Ice Princess
  • West End, "Whose Life is it Anywaynayway"
  • The Cryptogram
  • She also appeared in some TV commercials
  • My Boy Jack
  • The Tigers Tail

Birthdate : 21 August 1956

Proudly Canuck, the Best and Famous Canadian Actresses -- Pamela Anderson

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Proudly Canuck, the Best and Famous Canadian Actresses -- Pamela Anderson

Pamela Denise Andersonis a Canadian actress which holds both a US and Canadian citizenship. Bet ya everybody knows Pamela Anderson.

  • She is a famous --model, actress, producer, author and a social activist
  • Controversial usually because of her sexiness and her social activist agenda.
  • Famous for her roles in TV series Home Improvement, Baywatch and V.I.P
  • Appeared at Playmate in Playboy magazine

Birthdate : July 1, 1967

Proudly Canuck, the Best and Famous Canadian Actresses -- Caroline Rhea

Proudly Canuck, the Best and Famous Canadian Actresses -- Caroline Rhea

Caroline Gilchrist Rhea is a stand up comedienne and a best and  famous Canadian actress.

  • She was the original host of the show "Biggest Loser" on NBC.
  • She is also known for her role as Hilda Spellman -- Sabrina The Teenage Witch
  • The host of Caroline Rhea Show
  • She also provides the voice for Linda Flynn Fletcher, mother of Phineas and Candace Flynn, as well as stepmother to Ferb Fletcher, on the Disney Channel original series Phineas and Ferb

Birthdate : April 13, 1964

Proudly Canuck, the Best and Famous Canadian Actresses - Catherine O Hara

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Proudly Canuck, the Best and Famous Canadian Actresses -- Catherine O' Hara

Catherine O'Hara is both an American-Canadian actress and comedienne,

She is best known for her comedy act on SCTV.

Filmography :

  • Aftr Hours
  • Beetle Juice
  • Home alone I and 2
  • Lost in New York
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Waiting for Guffman
  • A Mighty Wind
  • For Your Consideration

Birthdate : March 4, 1954

Proudly Canuck, the Best and Famous Canadian Actresses -- Evangeline Lilly

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Proudly Canuck, the Best and Famous Canadian Actresses -- Evangeline Lilly

Nicole Evangeline Lillyfamous as Evageline Lilly is a Canadian actress, model and a survivor -- in tough times to earn as she work different jobs.

TV and Filmography :

  • Nominated for her role as Kate Austen in the drama "Lost"
  • She appeared on Judgement Day
  • Freddy vs Jason
  • Smallville
  • Kingdom Hospital TV

Birthdate : August 3, 1979

Proudly Canuck, the Best and Famous Canadian Actresses -- Carrie-Anne Moss

Proudly Canuck, the Best and Famous Canadian Actresses - Carrie-Anne Moss-

Carrie-Anne Moss is a Canadian best and famous actress known for her roles in Momento, and Chocolat

Other Filmography and TV appearances :

  • Dark Justice -- first TV appearance
  • Appeared in Models Inc. soap opera
  • Appeared in the TV show -- Melrose Place - as one of the models
  • Her break came when she played the role of latex-clad hacker trinity in the 1999 box office success movie "The Matrix" and the series.

Birthdate : August 21, 1967

Proudly Canuck, the Best and Famous Canadian Actresses -- Rachel Blanchard

Proudly Canuck, the Best and Famous Canadian Actresses -- Megan Follows

Proudly Canuck, the Best and Famous Canadian Actresses -- Rachel Blanchard

Rachel Elise Blanchard is a best and famous Canadian film and TV actress who started her career at a very early age

Filmography and TV appearances :

  • As a child she appeared in the children's show "The Kids of Degrassi Street"
  • As a child she appeared in war of the Worlds
  • Appeared in commercial of McDonald's
  • Nickelodeons -- Are you afraid of the Dark?
  • Blanchard is probably best known for playing the part of Cher Horowitz in TV series Clueless as replacement for Alicia Silverstone
  • Appeared in the Peep Show sitcom in Britain
  • She played Jemaine's (and Bret's) girlfriend Sally on the HBO show Flight of the Conchords
  • She is sometimes referred to as -The Mot Beautiful Girl in the Room-

Birthdate : March 19, 1976

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      dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      I had no idea so many actresses were from Canada. Carrie-Anne Moss took me by surprise. I also liked her in Memento. She really is a good actress, but she's not in enough movies :) Thanks again for a great hub, Maita! Salamat.

      Dohn

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      Barry Rutherford 7 years ago from Queensland Australia

      another great hub Maita !

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      Great read. I never knew how many of these actresses hailed from Canada!

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      Thanks for expnding my knowledge of Canadian actors and actresses, Maita, and in such an extraordinary way. It's most appreicated.

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      Nellieanna Hay 7 years ago from TEXAS

      I'm surprised that I know so many more of the Canadian male actors you featured than the female ones today. Maybe the guys have gotten more exposure here. I do know several of the gals but not as many in proportion. I am curious - I would have sworn the picture displayed as Mary Pickford was one of Tallulah Bankhead, but I saw it had been posted on Google a Mary P. It still could be an error. Mary Pickford was always a girl-next-door type, not a siren, as the picture looks. Tallulah was ALWAYS a siren - and had those bedroom eyes and super-high cheekbones. Oh well - so long as Mary gets featured. Tallulah was from Alabama. lol.

      VERY interesting hubs and quite an honor from you for the Victoria Day in May!

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Thank you Dohn, she is great and we hope she will appear more in more movies, HMM< I am glad you are back again, HOORAY, Maybe this weekend I cna read a hub from you, I will be happy, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Thank you Barry, maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Breakfast, thank you dear and yes they hail from Canada, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Mam Nellie, I think it was an error Mam, I double check it and this image is better image of her, she is a reserve type of an actress, thnak you Mam Nellie, you're my angel and friend, Maita

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      Cathy Nerujen 7 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      This is a good hub, as I didn't know most of these people were canadians. Carrie Anne Moss surprised me being canadian. Thank you, Maita, as always.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you, Maita, for a wonderful hub. You done a good research there.

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      samboiam 7 years ago from Texas

      Another great job. I am blown away by how many actors and actresses are from Canada.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I think I knew Sandra Oh was from Canada. Maybe. The rest I did not know. Thanks again for my pop culture update!

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Thanks again Maita - I did not know most of these actresses were Canadian and happy Victory Day to all your Canadian fans.

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      entertianmentplus 7 years ago from United States

      Good hub I have no idea they all come from Canada.

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      blpelton 7 years ago

      another good one Miatia!!!!

      take care BL

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      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Ate' Maita sweetie, thank you for reminding me of all of the great Canadian women who have graced the silver screen, most of which I have had the priviledge of seeing at one time or another. As Bob Hope would say. "Thanks for the memories" He's my favorite comedian.

      KUYA Dave

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      Granny's House 7 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Great hub. Some of these movies are my favorites.

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      Miata, I love you hub on the male actors but for some reason I didn't think there were this many good actresses. Very well put together hub as always.

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      theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

      You have some great ones here!!! I'm glad your remembered Pamela Anderson...my favorite!! Great hub!

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      rmcrayne 7 years ago from San Antonio Texas

      Miata, I linked to this hub, and your hub on Canadian actors, in my newest hub on Moving to Canada.

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      K Partin 7 years ago from Garden City, Michigan

      Hi Maita, thought I would stop by and say hi! Lot's of good Canadian actors here....thanks for sharing. Hope you are well. TC. K.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Thanks K, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      hi herbi, thanks dear, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Thanks RM, I also linked this to yours, maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Thank you Pam, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      thanks Grannys, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Thanks Kuya Dave, Canadians ROCK, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      thanks Bl, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Astra, am so glad to see you, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      hello, thanks for the nice compliment, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      samboaim, thanks, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      BK, ah Sandra yes, she is great hehe, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Billy, yes thanks and Entertianment, thank you, Maita

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      Beth100 7 years ago from Canada

      Maita, you've written another wonderful hub! And even better, it's on Canadian actresses! :D Thanks Maita!

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Thanks Beth, Maita

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      Maia 6 years ago

      Where is Alberta Watson?

      She has so many fans around the world! (I'm one, so I know) :)

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