20 Actresses with the Most Distinct Voices in Hollywood

Many actors and actresses are known for their roles in a film. Some actresses are known for their performances, and others are known for their remarkable voices, which are so unique that they become instantly recognizable. Here are 20 actresses who are known for their very distinct voices.

Cree Summer

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Known for her raspy texture and distinctive crackle, Cree Summer has lent her voice to iconic animated characters in Rugrats, Danny Phantom, and Codename: Kids Next Door. Her vocal talents have brought depth and charm to each of her animated roles.

Carol Channing

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Carol Channing’s bawdy and raspy voice stole the show in films like Thoroughly Modern Millie and Skidoo, earning her numerous award nominations and wins. Her expressive vocal delivery added layers of complexity to her characters, leaving a lasting impression on audiences.

Whoopi Goldberg

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Whoopi Goldberg’s vocal versatility ranges from low and scratchy to sultry and wheezing, enhancing her comedic performances in films like Sister Act and Ghost. Her ability to adapt her voice to suit various roles showcases her talent as a versatile actress.

Megan Mullally

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Synonymous with the snide, haughty voice of Karen Walker in Will & Grace, Megan Mullally masterfully adapts her voice to bring each character she portrays to life. Whether in comedy or drama, Mullally’s distinctive voice leaves a lasting impression on audiences.

Demi Moore

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Demi Moore’s distinct, low voice made her a standout in films like Indecent Proposal and A Few Good Men, adding to her allure as a sex symbol. Her captivating vocal delivery heightened the tension and drama in each of her performances.

Marilyn Monroe: The Musical Muse

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Hollywood’s icon, Marilyn Monroe had a musical and lilting voice, both in speaking and singing, entranced audiences and solidified her status as a Hollywood icon. Despite her seemingly ditzy persona, Monroe’s voice revealed hidden wit and depth in her performances.

Katharine Hepburn

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Katharine Hepburn overcame early criticism of her shrill voice with the help of a speech coach, transforming it into a refined patrician accent. Her distinctive tone epitomized intellect and steadfastness, cementing her legacy as a Hollywood icon.

Pauley Perrette

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With her beautiful and distinctive voice, characterized by its raspiness, brought depth and authenticity to her portrayal of Abby Sciuto in NCIS. Pauley Perrette’s ability to convey emotion through her low, dulcet tones captivated audiences for 15 seasons.

Drew Barrymore

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From her early roles in E.T. to her recent endeavors, Barrymore’s voice remains a distinctive and endearing aspect of her performances. Drew Barrymore’s maturing voice retains its unique charm, with subtle quirks like a lisp adding sincerity to her delivery.

Lauren Bacall

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If you think of a deep and sultry voice then it has to be Lauren Bacall. Her voice made her the epitome of the femme fatale in classic Hollywood noir films. Her distinctive tone added an air of mystery and allure to her performances, ensuring her place among the cinema’s most iconic leading ladies.

Scarlett Johansson

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One of our favorite superhero actresses, Scarlett Johansson has a deep voice. Her voice initially presented challenges in her career, but she embraced it and landed roles like in Her, where her voice became the soul of an operating system. Despite early doubts, Johansson’s distinctive voice has become an asset to her acting repertoire.

Holly Hunter

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Holly Hunter’s voice, with its subtle Southern accent and unique inflections, reflects the resilience and depth of her characters. Despite facing adversity, Hunter’s distinctive voice remains a refreshing and captivating aspect of her performances.

Kristen Schaal

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Her unapologetically unique voice adds depth and complexity to each character she portrays. Kristen Schaal’s high-pitched voice, paired with dark humor, has made her a standout in comedy, particularly as Louise in Bob’s Burgers.

Sophia Bush

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Sophia Bush’s raspy voice adds an alluring quality to her performances, whether she’s portraying a detective in Chicago P.D. or a superhero in Incredibles 2. Her distinctive voice enhances her versatility as an actress, captivating audiences across genres.

Fran Drescher

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Everyone loves a New York accent and Fran Drescher’s is no exception. Her nasal voice became her trademark, propelling her to stardom in The Nanny. Embracing her uniqueness, Drescher’s distinctive voice has defined her comedic style and endeared her to audiences worldwide.

Jennifer Tilly

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Jennifer Tilly’s distinctive voice, ranging from sweet and sexy to terrifying, has defined her career in film, television, and even poker. Refusing to change her voice, Tilly has embraced her uniqueness, captivating audiences with her unmistakable vocal delivery.

Kathleen Turner

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Beyond acting, Turner’s powerful voice has resonated on Broadway and in voiceover work, captivating audiences with its depth and allure. However, it’s Kathleen Turner’s husky voice that made her an icon, particularly as Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Audrey Hepburn

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Audrey Hepburn’s distinctive accent, influenced by her English upbringing and fluency in multiple languages, defined her iconic persona. Her even-paced, diction-focused speech added to her grace and regal presence on screen, captivating audiences worldwide.

Eartha Kitt

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An unparalleled blend of sex appeal and regal charm? You must be talking about Eartha Kitt, who used her voice to captivate audiences for decades. Whether as Catwoman in Batman or Yzma in The Emperor’s New Groove, Kitt’s talent and distinctive voice left an indelible mark on cinema.

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