Top Ten Irish-American Hollywood Actresses


Vanessa Hudgens Claiming Irish heritage from her father's side, the High School Musical star is most well known for her role as Gabriella Montez in the hit musical series. Her talent for acting, singing and dancing landed her the role in the hit Disney series. Hudgens has been home schooled since the seventh grade. She has dated her on screen partner Zac Efron since 2007, that same year she was listed on the Forbes website as one of Young Hollywood's Top Earning-Stars.

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore's Hollywood career spans over 28 years. At the age of seven she landed her debut role in "E.T." The actress took a road trip around Ireland in 2001 and over five years later she told Parade magazine that she likes to run naked in Irish wheat fields! Last year she was Ranked number 40 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100. Despite never finishing high school her prolific professional career has spanned almost 3 decades. Her great great grandfather hailed from Ireland.

Heather Graham

Voted most talented by her highs school senior class the Wisconsin born actress dropped out of her acting program in UCLA after two years. She went on to star in prominent roles in films such as "Anger Management", "Boogie Nights" and most recently "The Hangover". Of Irish Catholic decent the actress recently signed on the The Hangover sequel set to be released in 2011.

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