Top 10 Canadian Actresses

Northern girls who have found success in TV and film.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Top 10 Canadian Actresses

Some of Tinseltown’s most talented starlets got their start in their Canadian hometowns. Here are the top 10 Canadian actresses from TV and film.  

10- Sandra Oh

Sandra Oh

One of popular TV show “Grey’s Anatomy’s” alum, Sandra Oh hails from the city of Nepean just outside of Ottawa. She’s set to appear in the big-screen flicks “Defendor” and “Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey.”


9- Neve Campbell

Neve Campbell

Sexy Guelph, Ontario native Neve Campbell caught our attention in the movie “Wild Things,” and is currently starring on the new TV show "The Philanthropist."


8- Carrie-Anne Moss

Carrie Anne Moss

Getting her start in “The Matrix”, Carrie-Anne Moss, who was born and raised on the West Coast in Vancouver, is switching gears this year with a role in the comedy “Love Hurts.”


7- Laura Vandervoort

Laura Vandervoort

Laura Vandervoort is a Toronto gal, dabbling in a bit of everything in ’09 – projects in TV, film as well as animation.


6- Ellen Page


Who could deny the endearing Ellen Page as the lead in “Juno,” a role that got her nominated for an Oscar? Look for this Nova Scotian in two 2009 flicks, including the Drew Barrymore-directed “Whip It.”


5- Elisha Cuthbert

Elisha Cuthbert

Bombshell Elisha Cuthbert has found success with a long-standing role on TV’s “24,” but she’ll also hit the big screen in the comedy “The Six Wives of Henry Lefay.”


4- Evangeline Lilly

Evangeline Lilly

After two 2008 movies like “Hurt Locker,” Evangeline Lilly continues her role on the intriguing show “Lost.”

3- Kristin Kreuk

Kristin Kreuk

Kristin Kreuk gained popularity when she appeared on “Smallville,” and her popularity is surely going to soar after she appears in this year’s flick “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li” and 2010’s “Ben Hur.”


2- Anna Paquin

Anna Paquin

Anna Paquin’s humble beginnings in Winnipeg have surely help to propel her to stardom today in Hollywood, as she’s on the new hit show “True Blood” and has two highly-anticipated 2009 flicks, including “Margaret” with Matt Damon.


1-Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams

Sultry Rachel McAdams became the object of men’s desires everywhere after her steamy role in “The Notebook.” This London, Ontario gal can currently be seen in “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” and then in next year’s “Sherlock Holmes.”