As one-fifth of chart topping girl band Girls Aloud, Derry-born Nadine, now 30, was often credited with having the strongest voice in the group.
The 25-year-old, Dublin-born actress is best know for her role as Lady Mary Tudor in The Tudors, along with appearances in The Spiderwick Chronicles and Princess Aurora in Once Upon A Time.
A former nun, this gay TV presenter first rose to fame on the inaugural season of Big Brother. She was the runner-up.
Born in Dublin and raised in Australia, Genevieve O’Reilly is best known to fans for starring in the third Star Wars prequel and The Matrix franchise.
Laura Whitmore, born in Bray, has presented and has been a commentator on many shows including Eurovision, I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now and MTV.
Born and raised in Belfast, Rachel Tucker’s job involved a lot of green paint – after becoming the longest-serving Elphaba in London’s version of Wicked and, after her maternity leave, reprised the role on Broadway.
Originally from Dublin, Orla Brady’s professional career began at London’s Royal National Theatre, before she moved to LA and became an on-screen favorite, appearing in the likes of Fringe, Doctor Who and Into the Badlands.
Sharing Native American, French and Irish ancestry, openly bisexual model and actress Megan Fox rose to fame in her breakout role as Mikaela Banes in 2007’s Transformers. Fox has also frequented the covers of Maxim, Rolling Stone and FHM and believes that ‘all humans are born with the ability to be attracted to both sexes’.
Star of House of Cards, 24 and Brokeback Mountain, Kate Mara was born in New York but has parents of both Irish descent.
At only 21, actress Saoirse Ronan has been twice nominated for an Oscar; the first for her supporting role in 2007’s Atonement, the second this year for her leading role as a plucky Irish immigrant an the drama Brooklyn. She was born in New York City but raised in Howth.
While best known for playing Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films, Termonfeckin-born actress Evanna Lynch is now 24 and making a career in indie cinema.
As one-fifth of The Saturdays, Una Foden has taken a break from making pop hits to judge vocal talent on The Voice Ireland.
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