We all know that the number of hopeful actresses in Hollywood is limitless. There's that widely recognized cliche that every other waitress you encounter in L.A. is clinging onto the hope that the industry will soon discover their talent and fulfill their dreams of seeing their name plastered on a theater marquee. However, the harsh truth is: only a few actually do stand out and make it big. 

The following are some of the women who busted through the iron gates of the casting department and are now knocking on the door of superstardom. Here are 25 breakout actresses you need to know.

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