Voiceover is truly an under-appreciated art form that deserves more recognition. Something truly magical happens when a voice actress breathes life into our favorite characters.
Thanks to the advancement in technology, voice actresses are now able to look more like the characters they play, which truly allows them to insert themselves into any role. Moreover, this also allows players to feel an actual emotional connection that otherwise wouldn't be there. It's no wonder that SAG-AFTRA, the official union for voice actors and actresses, advocates for fair wages and treatment of these talented individuals.
The actresses featured in this list are not only gorgeous, but some of them are responsible for shaping our childhood with their iconic roles in our favorite video games and television shows.
20 Tara Strong
There is no doubt that Tara Strong is one of the most recognizable names in voiceover. Her career spans multiple generations and is known for classics like Rugrats, X-men: The Animated Series, The Powerpuff Girls, and Batman: The Animated Series. Gamers will know her from titles like Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Lollipop Chainsaw, Final Fantasy, and Kingdom Hearts.
19 Cristina Vee
Cristina Valenzuela, better known as Cristina Vee, is a multi-talented voice actress and singer from Norwalk, California. She provides voiceover for video games and English dubs of anime. One of her most notable roles is Sailor Mars from Sailor Moon. Some of her work includes Rage 2, Crackdown 3, Hunter X Hunter, and Bleach.
18 Lacey Chabert
Many recognize her from her role as Gretchen Wieners in Mean Girls, Lacey Chabert’s career spans multiple areas of entertainment, including video games and cartoons. She’s worked on childhood favorites like The Wild Thornberrys and Hey Arnold!
In 2006, she played Princess Elise in the infamously bad Sonic the Hedgehog.
17 Erica Lindbeck
A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Erica Lindbeck’s ability to captivate audiences with her voice acting ability is nothing short of impressive. Whether it’s video games, cartoons, or anime, her versatility as a voice actress is always apparent in the role she plays. Some of her works include Sailor Moon, League of Legends, and Hunter X Hunter.
16 Laura Bailey
Laura Bailey has established herself to be a very versatile and talented voice actress. Her first major roles were in the Dragon Ball Z series as young Dende and Trunks. She has since worked on the Uncharted series as Nadine Ross, Lucina in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and is currently working on The Last of Us: Part II.
15 Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku is another Boston, Massachusetts native with multiple project types underneath her belt. She is most well known for her role as Faith in the television series Angel and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. However, she also played Rubi Malone in WET, Yumi Sawamura in Yakuza, and Shaundi in Saints Row 2.
14 Grey DeLisle
It’s almost guaranteed that you’ve heard Grey DeLisle, also known as Grey Griffin, voice your favorite characters growing up. She’s worked on shows like The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, The Fairly OddParents, and Danny Phantom. She regularly works alongside Tara Strong.
In video games, she’s played Captain Marvel in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and Catwoman in Injustice 2.
13 Gina Torres
While she’s known for her famous sci-fi roles in Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Gine Torres has an extensive resume of voiceover work for video games and cartoons. Some of her more notable voice acting roles are Wonder Woman in DC Universe Online, Ikora Rey in Destiny, and Vixen in Justice League Unlimited.
12 Rachael Leigh Cook
The Final Fantasy series is regarded as one of the best game series ever created. Tifa Lockhart has captured the hearts of audiences around the world since her introduction in Final Fantasy VII, and we can thank Rachael Leigh Cook for being able to bring that character to life with her voice acting.
11 Courtenay Taylor
The Resident Evil series just wouldn't be the same without fan-favorite Ada Wong played by Courtenay Taylor. Some of her earlier work dates back to 2003 as Juhani in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. She's also appeared in Halo Wars, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, Saints Row 2, and Dragon Age: Origins.
10 Olivia Hack
The 90s were an exciting time for Olivia Hack. She was able to establish her career early on as Cindy Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie in 1995 and Rhonda Wellington Lloyd in Nickelodeon's Hey Arnold! in 1996. Years later, she voiced another fan favorite as Ty Lee from Avatar: The Last Airbender in both the television video game series.
9 Ali Hillis
Ali Hillis is both a voice and an on-screen actress, credited with multiple roles in video games and television. Some of her iconic roles include Dr. Liara T'Soni from the Mass Effect series, Dr. Ariel Hanson from StarCraft 2, and Karin from the Naruto: Shippuden series. She’s also played multiple roles in Regular Show.
8 Ash Sroka
Even though Ash Sroka (formally Liz Sroka) may not have as many performance credits as some of the other voice actresses featured in this list, her role as Tali'Zorah in the Mass Effect series is worth noting. She’s even had the honor of working with Chuck Norris in Walker, Texas Ranger.
7 Cassandra Lee Morris
Your Name is the second highest-grossing anime film of all time. There’s no doubt that Cassandra Lee Morris’ English dub of Sayaka Natori helped contribute to its success. Outside of anime, she has voiced multiple characters in the Persona series and has an upcoming role in Fire Emblem: Three Houses as Sothis.
6 Faye Mata
Faye Mata is anime and video game voice actress best known for her role as Lulu from League of Legends. Her roles in anime include Yukako Yamagishi in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Neon Nostrade in Hunter X Hunter, and Fukaziroh in Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online.
Faye is also a former competitive gamer.
5 Elle Newlands
From voiceover to music composition, Elle Newlands is a force to be reckoned with. She has worked on multiple video games in the early 2000s, including being the voice of Moira Thaurissan from World of Warcraft. Other roles include providing some additional voiceover for The Order: 1886, Bioshock Infinite, and Star Trek Into Darkness.
4 Cherami Leigh Kuehn
Fans of Viz Media will recognize the voice of Cherami Leigh Kuehn. She has worked on several English dubs of anime classics such as Sailor Moon, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, One Piece, and the 2019 re-dub of Neon Genesis Evangelion. For video games, her most recent work includes Cyberpunk 2077 and Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
3 Courtnee Draper
One of the most iconic and well-recognized video game characters is undoubtedly Elizabeth Comstock from 2013’s Bioshock Infinite. Courtnee Draper’s performance as Elizabeth earned her a nomination for a British Academy Games Award. It’s no surprise that such a memorable character helped launch Draper’s career. She’s since worked on games like Days Gone and Disney Infinity 3.0
2 Jennifer Hale
Jennifer Hale's most notable role is perhaps Naomi Hunter from Metal Gear Solid, although she has since played other memorable characters like the female version of Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect series. She’s even recognized by the Guinness World Records as the most prolific female video game voice actor!
1 Claudia Black
Claudia Black is well known for her roles as Aeryn Sun in Farscape and Vala Mal Doran in Stargate SG-1. But her distinctive voice can be heard in more than just television shows. She’s played Chloe Grazer in the Uncharted series, Tess Everis in the Destiny series, and Admiral Daro'Xen vas Moreh in the Mass Effect series.