Top Actresses of the 1970s

At the start of the 1970s, studios in Hollywood focused heavily on producing massive commercial hits. Hence, actresses like Raquel Welch who lured audiences into the cinema halls were adulated by studios and filmmakers alike. While bombshells like Raquel Welch set the screens on fire with their charm and beauty, the 1970s was also dominated by powerful performers and Academy Award winners like Meryl Streep and Faye Dunaway. Here is a list of the top actresses who dominated the Hollywood in the 1970s.

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Also Known As: Jo Raquel Tejada
Birthday: 05 September 1940
Born In: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Sun Sign: Virgo
Raquel Welch is best known for appearing in a trendsetting bikini in One Million Years B.C. She also delivered a Golden Globe-winning performance in The Three Musketeers. A trained ballerina, she later launched her beauty and fitness book and videos, and her own line of wigs, jewelry, and skincare products. 

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Also Known As: Carrie Frances Fisher
Birthday: 21 October 1956
Born In: Burbank, California, United States
Sun Sign: Libra
Died On: 27 December 2016

Carrie Fisher was an American actress best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films. Some of her other films notable film wereShampoo, Soapdish, The Blues Brothers, When Harry Met Sally and The Women. She had issues with bipolar disorder and drug addiction and spoke publicly about it. She died after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest while on a transatlantic flight.


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Also Known As: Goldie Jeanne Hawn
Birthday: 21 November 1945
Born In: Washington, D.C., United States
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Goldie Hawn is one of the most prolific actresses of Hollywood with a career spanning decades. Death Becomes HerPrivate BenjaminOverboardThe First Wives ClubThe Banger Sisters and The Sugarland Express are some of her notable films. She won an Oscar for the 1969 film Cactus Flower. She has been in a long relationship with actor Kurt Russel.


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Also Known As: Dame Olivia Newton-John
Birthday: 26 September 1948
Born In: Cambridge, England, US
Sun Sign: Libra
Died On: 08 August 2022

Olivia Newton-John's breathy voice and stunning beauty made her one of the biggest pop stars of the 1970s. She charmed generations of movie viewers in the blockbuster film Grease. Following a string of country and soft-rock hits, Newton-John starred opposite John Travolta in the 1978  blockbuster Grease, considered as one the most popular movie musicals of all time.


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Also Known As: Alicia Christian Foster
Birthday: 19 November 1962
Born In: Los Angeles, California, United States
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Jodie Foster is considered to be one of the best actors of her time. She attained fame as a child actor in the acclaimed film Taxi Driver. Some of her memorable roles as an adult are The Accused, The Silence of the Lambs and Sommersby. She’s a director too. Foster has been in the news for her sexual orientation.