film The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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List Rules Scottish actresses only, from film or television. Vote based on their recent works and achievements.

There have been plenty of great Scottish actresses throughout film history, but which female Scottish actresses working today are the greatest? Scotland is known for its redheads, and Doctor Who's Karen Gillan and Game of Thrones star Rose Leslie are no exceptions. This list of the best Scottish actresses working today ranks today's best Hollywood actresses hailing from Scotland or with Scottish ancestry, both from the big screen and on television. From Oscar winners to Emmy nominees, these great actresses are killing it these days, turning in great performances in recent years.

This list ranks the highest-rated Scottish actresses working today from best to worst. These great actresses are all from somewhere in Scotland, but are popular actresses all over the world. Today's top Scottish actresses go deep into their roles, perfecting their performances, whether comedic or dramatic, and many are gorgeous to boot!

The greatest Scottish actresses working today who are ranked on this list include Tilda Swinton, Kelly Macdonald, Isla Fisher, and Rose Leslie. If there’s an actress listed here that you think is the absolute best in the movie industry today, vote her up. If the actresses you think have been nailing it in theaters recently aren't listed, feel free to add them for a comprehensive list of the truly best actresses from Scotland who are currently working.

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Isla Fisher 
                    is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Isla Fisher age 41

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Karen Gillan 
                    is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Karen Gillan age 30

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Rose Leslie 
                    is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Rose Leslie age 30

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Kelly Macdonald 
                    is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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Tilda Swinton 
                    is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Tilda Swinton age 57

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Laura Fraser 
                    is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Laura Fraser age 41

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Shirley Henderson 
                    is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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Katie Leung 
                    is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Katie Leung age 30

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Freya Mavor 
                    is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Freya Mavor age 24

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Julie Graham 
                    is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Julie Graham age 52

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Claire Goose 
                    is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Claire Goose age 42

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Daniela Nardini 
                    is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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Michelle Duncan 
                    is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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Jayd Johnson 
                    is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Jayd Johnson age 27

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Ashley Jensen 
                    is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Ashley Jensen age 48

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Georgia King 
                    is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Georgia King age 31

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Phyllis Logan 
                    is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Phyllis Logan age 61

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Lindsay Duncan 
                    is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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Shirley Manson 
                    is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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Sharon Small 
                    is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Sharon Small age 50

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Shauna Macdonald 
                    is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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Alison O'donnell 
                    is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Alison O'donnell

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Amy Manson 
                    is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Amy Manson age 32

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Phyllida Law 
                    is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Phyllida Law age 85

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Sophie Kennedy Clark 
                    is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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Kate Dickie 
                    is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Kate Dickie age 46

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Kari Corbett 
                    is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Kari Corbett age 33

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Annette Crosbie 
                    is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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Simone Lahbib 
                    is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Simone Lahbib age 52

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Elaine C. Smith 
                    is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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Michelle Gomez 
                    is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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Natalie J. Robb 
                    is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today

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Neve McIntosh 
                    is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today
Neve McIntosh age 45 - Doctor Who, Gormenghast

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Barbara Rafferty 
                    is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today