10 Hot Jewish Actresses
It's much easier to find 10 hot Jewish actresses enjoying stardom under their real names than it was many years ago. We've come a long way, baby, since the days when Betty Perske and Judith Tuvim had to become Lauren Bacall and Judy Holliday. Here are ten hot Jewish actresses in no particular order.
- Mila Kunis. The gorgeous and talented Mila Kunis makes the list of hot Jewish actresses with ease, having found stardom in the hit sitcom "That 70s Show" in 1998 when she was only fifteen. Since, she has proven herself a very diversified actress, from providing the voice of Meg in "Family Guy" to starring in the Judd Apatow comedy "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and the action film "The Book of Eli"—one of the Jewish actresses who represents well.
- Natalie Portman. Born in Jerusalem, Natalie Portman is often the first to spring to mind when thinking of hot Jewish actresses. Her career has also been on fire since she was little, due to her role as a young teenager in the film "Beautiful Girls." She has continued to be a huge success in film, having done action films, comedies, dramas and quirky indie classics like "Garden State." On stage, she cemented her identity among Jewish actresses by giving a critically acclaimed performance as Anne Frank in "The Diary of Anne Frank" on Broadway.
- Rachel Bilson. A veteran of the smash hit show "The O.C.," Rachel Bilson has been one of a lucky handful of Jewish actresses who made the transition into blockbuster films successfully. Her movies "Waiting for Forever" and "New York, I Love You" teamed her up with some major stars like Blythe Danner and James Caan, securing her status as a star.
- Sarah Michelle Gellar. The breakout star of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," Sarah Michelle Gellar's career has not cooled down since. She had some wild success in the horror genre with "Scream 2" and "I Know What You Did Last Summer," and since has broken out into romances like "Suburban Girl" and Sci-Fi/Fantasy movies like "Alice" and "Quantam Quest." Jewish actresses, note the competition!
- Alyson Hannigan. "Buffy" definitely did more than its share of contributing to the community of Jewish actresses—the also show cemented the star status of Alyson Hannigan, who went on to achieve major success in film with the "American Pie" franchise, and now stars in the Emmy-nominated sitcom "How I Met Your Mother," now in its fifth season.
- Evan Rachel Wood. This braniac who graduated from high school at fifteen is a welcome addition to the world of Jewish actresses. From her breakout performance in the gutsy film "Thirteen" to her brilliant comedic turn in Woody Allen's "Whatever Works," she is one of the most diversely talented stars on this list.
- Amanda Peet. This lady specializes in the art of the romantic comedy, therefore she's achieved a great deal of mainstream success thanks to films like "Saving Silverman" and "Something's Gotta Give." She's not going anywhere for a long time.
- Rosanna Arquette. Part of an acting family dynasty, Rosanna Arquette is arguably the most talented of the three Arquette siblings, easily coming to mind as one of those great Jewish actresses that can do comedy or drama with ease. She's done silly comedies like "The Whole Nine Yards," gritty dramas like "Pulp Fiction" and everything in between, and she's believable in any genre.
- Michelle Trachtenberg. That's right—another "Buffy" alum. Michelle Trachtenberg was a child star beforehand thanks to Nickelodeon, in the film "Harriet the Spy" and the show "The Adventures of Pete and Pete." As an adult, she's proven herself capable of serious dramatic roles, on the powerful TV dramas "Six Feet Under" and "House, M.D.," and silly comedy, on the show "Robot Chicken." She's a diverse talent with a very bright future.
- Rachel Weisz. Oscar winner Rachel Weisz is another diverse talent, having won her Oscar for a dramatic turn in "The Constant Gardener," yet also appearing in light romantic comedies like "About a Boy" and "Definitely, Maybe." She also handles the mainstream, blockbuster action film with ease, as she demonstrated in "Constantine."