20 Actresses Who Can Truly Belt It Out

Wonder what it feels like to be this talented.

1. Kerry Washington

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Who knew Olivia Pope could sing?? She blessed us with this TINY sample during her interview with Jordan Sparks. MORE. WE WANT MORE.

2. Kristen Bell

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Kristen Bell’s role in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer proved she’s a well-rounded lady who’s pretty much good at everything. Another musical, perhaps?

3. Emilia Clarke

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Daenerys Targaryen can silence dragons, so it’s no surprise she can do the same with an audience. Her performance in Breakfast at Tiffany’s left us wishing for more delightful tunes.

4. Penelope Cruz

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Of course Penelope Cruz can sing, because it wouldn’t be fair if she was just the most beautiful woman on earth. The Spanish actress is such a lovely singer, she was featured in Miguel Bosé’s song “Decirnos Adiós.”

5. Scarlett Johansson

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You may or may not have known Scarlett actually came out with an album at one point. For those of you who didn’t, listen to her sultry collaboration with Pete Yorn for a performance on Live with Regis and Kelly.

6. Leighton Meester

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Leighton’s voice sounds nothing short of amazing. Surprisingly enough, it’s nowhere near as aggressive as Blair Waldorf’s. Listen to her live version of “Heart Strings” on the Bob Rivers Radio Show.

7. Emily Blunt


No wonder Jim Halpert fell in love! We’re officially jealous. This clip of her singing in Gideon’s Daughter is quite magical, indeed.

8. Emma Stone

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If you know anything about Emma Stone, you know she got her start on In Search of the Partridge Family. Once we saw Easy A, we understood why. She’s multitalented.

9. Nicole Kidman

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Moulin Rouge made us fall in love with Nicole Kidman’s beautiful voice. So naturally, excitement filled the air when it was announced she’d be singing again in Unusual Way. Love it.

10. Juliette Lewis

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Juliette Lewis sang her heart out in Strange Days. She used to be in a band for good reason!

11. Jada Pinkett Smith

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Turns out, the entire Smith family is musically inclined. Before her band Wicked Wisdom came this song. Try not to let the nudity distract from her voice.

12. Michelle Pfeiffer

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Who here saw Grease 2?? Most underrated movie EVER. Her voice was perfection then and it was again in My Funny Valentine.

13. Renee Zellweger

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All right, so we knew she was incredibly talented in Chicago, but she just reminded us one more time in My Own Love Song.

14. Ellen Page

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Her voice is soft and light, like a baby angel. Besides Juno, she showed off her pipes in the Beyond: Two Souls video game.

15. Meryl Streep

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Saw Mamma Mia three times in theaters because of this lady, didn’t even know she could sing! Check out her version of You Don’t Know Me by Ray Charles.

16. Marion Cotillard

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Not only is Marion Cotillard our beauty idol, she’s our singing one as well. We can’t help but picture life in the ’50s during this production of “Take It All.” Her voice is classic.

17. Catherine Zeta-Jones

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CZJ was born to perform, there’s no doubt about it. Her rendition of Chicago at the Oscars was pure entertainment.

18. Gwyneth Paltrow

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Country Strong, indeed! No one knew what to expect when Gwyneth took a role as a struggling musician. Turns out, no struggle whatsoever, the natural songbird performed wonderfully.

19. Evan Rachel Wood

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Her performance in Across the Universe swept us off our musical feet. Even George Clooney couldn’t help but listen to her mini-concert during the Ides of March after-party.

20. Reese Witherspoon

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It’s no surprise she was cast to play June Carter in Walk the Line. Her country twang was spot-on!

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