Birthdays for May 9-15

Birthdays for May 9-15

Headline image: Karyn O'Bryan in Evil Laugh (1986)
Front page teaser image: Brigitte Zeh in Die Chefin (2012) - S04E06 - Das vierte Opfer

Confession time: every now and then, we wonder if these birthday playlists are truly worthwhile. I mean, they're a great way to revisit both well-known classic scenes and lost treasures, and our analytics suggest that they're reasonably popular—but they do take a fair amount of time to compile, and maybe we could be spending that time more productively?

But then, along comes a week like this one, which I have to say has given us what might just be our best birthday playlist ever. On the one hand, there are somewhat fewer big-name actresses than usual on the list this week. But as every DiD fan knows, it doesn't take a famous actress to make for a great scene—and this week we had genuine difficulty narrowing our playlist down to our hardwired maximum of "just" 20 scenes. Enjoy.


May 9 May 10 May 11
Hudson Leick
Jeanna Michaels
Karyn O'Bryan
Mary Mouser
Rita Giovannini
Sang-mi Choo

Candice Bergen
Wendy Crewson
Corri English
Halston Sage
Lindsey Shaw
Roswitha Meyer

Alex Jennings
Élodie Hesme
Gina Philips
Katja Woywood
Luiza Tomé
Margaret Field
Meg Foster
Miriam Stein
Odette Annable
Frances Fisher
Melissa R. Bacelar
Sabrina Carpenter
May 12 May 13 May 14
Jamie Luner
Deborah Kara Unger
Emily VanCamp
Lina So
Marisa Lauren
Odeya Rush
Candice King
Jenny Winkler

Debby Ryan
Hannah New
Itatí Cantoral
Samantha Morton
Zohra Lampert
Francesca Annis
Lina Englund
Ulrike Folkerts

Amber Tamblyn
Andrea Händler
Camila Sodi
Jennifer Billingsley
Jessica Raine
Maja Makowski
Martine McCutcheon
Miranda Cosgrove
May 15  
Brenda Bakke
Brigitte Zeh
Karin Giegerich

Emily Podleski
Lucy Fleming
Nicola Walker

Birthdays for May 9-15

  • Thriller (1973)
    Cry Terror
    Rita Giovannini
  • Knight Rider (1982)
    The Topaz Connection
    Jeanna Michaels
  • Evil Laugh (1986)
    Karyn O'Bryan
  • Cold Heart (2001)
    Hudson Leick
  • Say Yes (2001)
    Sang-mi Choo
  • Criminal Minds (2005)
    Amelia Porter
    Mary Mouser
  • Medicopter 117 - Jedes Leben zählt (1998)
    Roswitha Meyer
  • Devil May Call (2013)
    Carina Aviles Marshall, Corri English
  • Pretty Little Liars (2010)
    The Lady Killer
    Lindsey Shaw
  • You Get Me (2017)
    Halston Sage
  • The Edge of Night (1956)
    December 17, 1979
    Frances Fisher
  • Melrose Place (1992)
    Asses to Ashes
    Jamie Luner
  • Verbotene Liebe (1995)
    October 9, 2007
    Jenny Winkler
  • The Vampire Diaries (2009)
    Before Sunset
    Candice King, Nina Dobrev
  • Tatort (1970)
    Hauch des Todes
    Ulrike Folkerts
  • Deathly Compulsion (1999)
    Lina Englund, Andrea Vagn Jensen
  • Death Spa (1989)
    Brenda Bakke
  • Le Retour d'Arsène Lupin (1989)
    Rencontre avec le docteur Freud
    Karin Giegerich
  • Die Chefin (2012)
    Das vierte Opfer
    Brigitte Zeh

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