(Stacker) – For decades, aspiring actresses from far and wide have made the trek to Hollywood hoping to make it big. For some, they didn’t have to travel too far.

California is home to many big name actresses, including these talented women.

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Zendaya

– Born: Oakland, California (9/1/1996)
– Known for:
— Michelle in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017)
— Anne Wheeler in “The Greatest Showman” (2017)
— MJ in “Spider-Man: Far from Home” (2019)

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Vanessa Hudgens

– Born: Salinas, California (12/14/1988)
– Known for:
— Gabriella Montez in “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” (2008)
— Lindy in “Beastly” (2011)
— Candy in “Spring Breakers” (2012)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 07: Lisa Bonet attends the Tom Ford AW20 Show at Milk Studios on February 07, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

Lisa Bonet

– Born: San Francisco, California (11/16/1967)
– Known for:
— Epiphany Proudfoot in “Angel Heart” (1987)
— Marie De Salle in “High Fidelity” (2000)
— Rachel F. Banks in “Enemy of the State” (1998)

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 27: Jamie Lee Curtis speaks onstage during CinemaCon 2022 (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for for CinemaCon)

Jamie Lee Curtis

– Born: Los Angeles, California (11/22/1958)
– Known for:
— Laurie Strode in “Halloween” (2018)
— Helen in “True Lies” (1994)
— Laurie Strode / Keri Tate in “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later” (1998)

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 12: Kaley Cuoco attends the Los Angeles Season 2 Premiere Of HBO Max Original Series “The Flight Attendant” at Pacific Design Center on April 12, 2022 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

Kaley Cuoco

– Born: Camarillo, California (11/30/1985)
– Known for:
— Penny / Penny Hofstadter in “The Big Bang Theory” (2007-2019)
— Gretchen Palmer in “The Wedding Ringer” (2015)
— Bridget Hennessy / Cate Hennessy in “8 Simple Rules” (2002-2005)

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Christina Applegate

– Born: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California (11/25/1971)
– Known for:
— Swell in “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead” (1991)
— Gwendolyn in “Bad Moms” (2016)
— Kelly Bundy / Self / Ship’s Navigator in “Married… with Children” (1987-1997)

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Kristen Stewart

– Born: Los Angeles, California (4/9/1990)
– Known for:
— Snow White in “Snow White and the Huntsman” (2012)
— Bella Swan in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” (2010)
— Bella Swan in “Twilight” (2008)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 05: Elizabeth Olsen attends the NY special screening of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 05, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Disney)

Elizabeth Olsen

– Born: Los Angeles, California (2/16/1989)
– Known for:
— Martha in “Martha Marcy May Marlene” (2011)
— Jane Banner in “Wind River” (2017)
— Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch in “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018)

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Blake Lively

– Born: Los Angeles, California (8/25/1987)
– Known for:
— Serena van der Woodsen in “Gossip Girl” (2007-2012)
— Adaline Bowman in “The Age of Adaline” (2015)
— Nancy in “The Shallows” (2016)

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Angelina Jolie

– Born: Los Angeles, California (6/4/1975)
– Known for:
— Lisa in “Girl, Interrupted” (1999)
— Maleficent in “Maleficent” (2014)
— Christine Collins in “Changeling” (2008)

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Cameron Diaz

– Born: San Diego, California (8/30/1972)
– Known for:
— Julie Gianni in “Vanilla Sky” (2001)
— Mary in “There’s Something About Mary” (1998)
— Natalie in “Charlie’s Angels” (2000)

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Jennifer Aniston

– Born: Sherman Oaks, California (2/11/1969)
– Known for:
— Rachel Green in “Friends” (1994-2004)
— Claire Bennett in “Cake” (2014)
— Rose O’Reilly in “We’re the Millers” (2013)

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Jessica Chastain

– Born: Sacramento, California (3/24/1977)
– Known for:
— Maya in “Zero Dark Thirty” (2012)
— Molly Bloom in “Molly’s Game” (2017)
— Mrs. O’Brien in “The Tree of Life” (2011)

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Zooey Deschanel

– Born: Los Angeles, California (1/17/1980)
– Known for:
— Jess Day in “New Girl” (2011-2018)
— Summer in “500 Days of Summer” (2009)
— Bridget in “Trolls” (2016)

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Shailene Woodley

– Born: Simi Valley, California (11/15/1991)
– Known for:
— Jane Chapman in “Big Little Lies” (2017-2019)
— Tris in “Divergent” (2014)
— Hazel in “The Fault in Our Stars” (2014)

CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 21: Riley Keough attends the photocall for “War Pony” during the 75th annual Cannes film festival at Palais des Festivals on May 21, 2022 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Riley Keough

– Born: Santa Monica, California (5/29/1989)
– Known for:
— Capable in “Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015)
— Krystal in “American Honey” (2016)
— Kim in “It Comes at Night” (2017)

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 09: Christina Ricci attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Christina Ricci

– Born: Santa Monica, California (2/12/1980)
– Known for:
— Layla in “Buffalo ’66” (1998)
— Kat in “Casper” (1995)
— Rae in “Black Snake Moan” (2006)

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 05: Teri Hatcher speaks onstage at the Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 25th Anniversary Reunion panel during New York Comic Con 2018 at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on October 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for New York Comic Con)

Teri Hatcher

– Born: Palo Alto, California (12/8/1964)
– Known for:
— Paris Carver in “Tomorrow Never Dies” (1997)
— Susan Mayer / Susan Delfino in “Desperate Housewives” (2004-2012)
— Lois Lane / Lily in “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” (1993-1997)

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Brie Larson

– Born: Sacramento, California (10/1/1989)
– Known for:
— Ma in “Room” (2015)
— Carol Danvers / Vers / Captain Marvel in “Captain Marvel” (2019)
— Grace in “Short Term 12” (2013)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 06: Tessa Thompson attends the 4th Annual Celebration of Black Cinema and Television presented by The Critics Choice Association at Fairmont Century Plaza on December 06, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images,)

Tessa Thompson

– Born: Los Angeles, California (10/3/1983)
– Known for:
— Bianca in “Creed” (2015)
— Valkyrie in “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017)
— Detroit in “Sorry to Bother You” (2018)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 18: Bo Derek attends the Premiere Of Sony Pictures Classic’s “David Crosby: Remember My Name” at Linwood Dunn Theater on July 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

Bo Derek

– Born: Long Beach, California (11/20/1956)
– Known for:
— Lida MacGillivery in “Bolero” (1984)
— Katie O’Dare Scott in “Ghosts Can’t Do It” (1989)
— Beverly in “Tommy Boy” (1995)

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Hailee Steinfeld

– Born: Tarzana, Los Angeles, California (12/11/1996)
– Known for:
— Mattie Ross in “True Grit” (2010)
— Nadine in “The Edge of Seventeen” (2016)
— Emily in “Pitch Perfect 3” (2017)

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 09: Amy Smart arrives at the 2019 WildAid Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on November 09, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Amy Smart

– Born: Topanga Canyon, California (3/26/1976)
– Known for:
— Tracy Faucet in “Rat Race” (2001)
— Jamie Palamino in “Just Friends” (2005)
— Eve in “Crank” (2006)