Thursday, Mar. 29, 2012

Maggie Smith

Age: 77
Occupation: Actress

Tens of millions of people around the world have tuned in to Downton Abbey, and Smith is one of the biggest reasons. Portraying the acerbic Dowager Countess Violet Crawley, she delivers one-liners with perfect comedic timing. Her performance has won her an Emmy and the admiration of fans on both sides of the Atlantic. With two Oscars under her belt and turns in blockbuster films like Sister Act and the Harry Potter series, she continues to make her mark critically and commercially.