Canadian female artists are multi-talented, giving captivating, award-winning performances. They write, produce, and patronize worthy charities. They also appear on many lists such as:
- The Hottest Canadian Actresses
- Most Beautiful Canadian Actresses
- Best Actresses in Film History
- The Most Beautiful Celebrities of Our Time
Here’s our list of some of the most famous women celebrities from Canada:
1. Rachel McAdams
Rachel had a breakout role in Mean Girls as Regina George. After starring in The Notebook, she was on the list of Hollywood’s hottest actresses. More recently, Rachel has been in movies such as Doctor Strange, Disobedience, and Game Night. She’s currently filming Eurovision, a comedy film that will be released this year on Netflix.
Rachel is an environmental advocate involved with charities such as Habitat for Humanity, United Way of Toronto, The Sunshine Foundation of Canada, and the Small Steps Project.
2. Ellen Page
Ellen hails from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her role as Juno MacGuff in the film “Juno” earned more than 20 awards. She has directed documentaries such as “There’s Something in the Water,” “Gaycation,” and narrated “Vanishing of the Bees.” Currently, she stars as Vanya Hargreeves in “The Umbrella Academy” and “Tales of the City.”
Ellen is passionate about the environment, and her documentary “There’s Something in the Water” focused on environmental racism in the eastern province of Nova Scotia. Ellen is an outspoken LGBTQ rights advocate.
3. Kristin Kreuk
From Vancouver, BC, Kristin performed in Edgemont and the hit series Smallville. She starred in the Sci-Fi miniseries Earthsea, and the films Partition and Streetfighter: The Legend of Chun Li. Most recently, she starred in the “Beauty & the Beast” and produced “Burden of Proof.”
Kristin co-founded Parvati Creative Inc. with Rose Bhura. The team is currently working on the documentary film “Phoolan.” Based on the true story of Phoolan Devi, it creates awareness about sexual violence, injustice, and poverty suffered by women globally.
4. Emily VanCamp
From Port Perry, Ontario, Emily was an accomplished dancer and became interested in acting after visiting her sister on a movie set. She performed in the children’s horror series “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” Her work in Everwood as Amy Abbott cemented her stardom. Currently, she stars in “The Resident” and is filming the television miniseries “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” set to premiere in August 2023.
Emily has a passion for animal rights and pushes to end the fight of wildlife trade. She has joined Josh Bowman in a PSA for World Wildlife Fund’s “Hands Off My Parts” project.
5. A.J. Cook
A.J. started her acting career in a McDonald’s commercial in 1997. A.J. grew up in Oshawa, Ontario. She went on to have parts in the series Goosebumps. Her breakout role as Mary Lisbon in “The Virgin Suicides” launched her film career. She had starring roles in “Higher Ground” and “Final Destination 2.” A.J. played Nida in the film “Back Fork.” Most recently, she starred as Jennifer Jareau in “Criminal Minds” and directed the episode “Chameleon.”
A.J. Cook is on the executive board of The Innocent Lives Foundation, a charity that fights to protect children from being exploited online.
6. Jessica Lowndes
Growing up in Vancouver, BC, Jessica was bitten by the acting bug early in life. She made her acting debut in “Saving Milly,” a television film. She had a recurring role as Adrianna Tate-Duncan in 90210, a spin-off of the 1990s series. Jessica had roles in films such as “Altitude,” “The Prince,” and “A December Bride.” She’s a talented music writer and singer, and her music has been featured in television movies.
Jessica endorses such charities as the Race to Erase MS, Elton John AIDS Foundation, YouthAIDS, and Much Love Animal Rescue.
7. Elisha Cuthbert
Starting her career as a child in Ontario, Elisha worked on the series “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” and co-hosted Popular Mechanics for Kids. Her first feature film was “Dancing on the Moon” in 1997. She earned a Gemini for her performance in “Lucky Girl.”
In Hollywood, she was cast as Kim Bauer in the show “24.” In 2015 she joined the cast of “The Ranch” featured on Netflix. Elisha has been named as one of the sexiest actresses in Canada, as stated by 7sultanscasino.com. Raising funds for the Special Olympics in Prince Edward Island, Elisha attended the 2019 Enriching Lives Gala that advocates for over 600 athletes across the province.
8. Evangeline Lilly
Evangeline grew up in Abbotsford, BC, but didn’t pursue acting initially. In 2004 and 2006, she was nominated for awards “Breakout Stars of 2004” and “Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama” for her role as Kate Austen in Lost.
Since then, she has appeared in “The Hurt Locker,” “Real Steel,” “The Hobbit,” “Ant-Man,” and it’s follow up “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” In 2019 she also appeared in “Avengers: Endgame.” Evangeline has joined the cast of “Dreamland,” currently being filmed.
Empowering children, Evangeline advocates for the G.O. Campaign. She’s held auctions to raise money for Task Brazil, a charity that aims to improve the lives of children and pregnant teens living on Brazillian streets.
9. Nina Dobrev
Nina started as a dancer and began her acting career in Toronto, Ontario, with “Degrassi: The Next Generation.” She continued with “The Vampire Diaries.” Between 2006 and 2019, her notable performances were “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” “Flatliners,” “XXX: Return of Xander,” and the upcoming “Lucky Day.”
Nina supports Project Pink raising funds for breast cancer recovery, Hunger Bites to reduce hunger, and volunteers with the WE Charity.
10. Rachelle Lefevre
Rachelle was discovered in Montreal, Quebec while waitressing, and was cast as Stacey Hanson in the Canadian T.V. series Big Wolf on Campus. She appeared in George Clooney’s “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.” Rachelle played Victoria Sutherland in Twilight, and appeared in the sequel “New Moon.” Her work includes “Barney’s Version,” “Mary Kills People,” and “Proven Innocent.”
Rachelle is a supporter of Susan G. Komen for The Cure breast cancer charity and School on Wheels that provides tutoring to homeless children. She’s involved with the Best Friends Animal Society.
The Best List
All of the actresses can be described as talented artists who contribute to Canada’s achievements in the film industry. Not only are they the sexiest actresses in Canada, but their philanthropic endeavors also show that they are truly beautiful women on the inside as well.