5. Kerry Washington
Most Memorable Roles: Broomhilda Von Shaft in Django Unchained (2012)
Kerry Washington's been in the film business for awhile, but never has she captured the spotlight quite like she is right now. On top of gaining praise for her excellent performance as damsel-in-distress Broomhilda in Quentin Tarantino's Oscar-winning Django Unchained, Washington is fronting her own hit TV show, the political thriller Scandal.