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.
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.
Also Known As: Jo Raquel Tejada
Birthday: 05 September 1940
Born In: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died On: 15 February 2023
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.
Also Known As: Lynda Jean Cordova Carter
Birthday: 24 July 1951
Born In: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Sun Sign: Leo
Lynda Carter is an American actress, model, singer-songwriter, and beauty pageant titleholder. A former Miss World USA, Lynda Carter's acting career is largely defined by her portrayal of comic book fictional superheroine, Wonder Woman, in the eponymous live-action television series. Over the years, Carter has also been an ardent advocate of LGBT rights.
Also Known As: Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg
Birthday: 15 May 1951
Born In: Hayes, Middlesex, England
Sun Sign: Taurus
Jane Seymour is a British-American actress who was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for service to drama. Over the years, Seymour has also played a major role as a celebrity ambassador for a national non-profit organization called Childhelp, which works towards helping victims of child abuse and neglect.
5. Faye Dunaway
Also Known As: Dorothy Faye Dunaway
Birthday: 14 January 1941
Born In: Bascom, Florida, United States
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Faye Dunaway is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Diana Christensen in the 1976 satirical black comedy-drama film Network, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress. Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful and greatest actresses of her generation, Faye Dunaway is also considered a symbol of the New Hollywood.