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Top 12 Best Hallmark Movie Actresses

When it comes to leading ladies Hallmark has some amazing actresses. These charming and beloved movies about family, love, a small town in Rhode Island, Christmas lights in New York City, royalty falling in love, or any sort of thing imaginable would be nothing without the talented actors and actresses to bring them to life. While our list of favorites is without a doubt overwhelming and long here is a quick glance at our 12 favorites!

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Jessica Lowndes

Jessica Lowndes, Hallmark
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First up on our list of favorite Hallmark actresses is Jessica Lowndes. Though her earlier role of Adrianna in the CW reboot of 90210 did not leave a significant mark on her acting career, moving into the world of Hallmark absolutely did! She is definitely one of the Best Hallmark Movie Actresses.

Lowndes has starred in Merry Matrimony, A December Bride, Magical Christmas Ornaments, Christmas at Pemberley Manor, and Rediscovering Christmas in the span of only 5 years. These movies are great to watch during the Holiday season!

Jodie Sweetin

Jodie Sweetin; Best Hallmark Movie Actresses
Candace Cameron Bure, Bob Saget, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Netflix/AP Images)

Jodie Sweetin, having her Full House and Fuller House careers to support her online presence, has joined her former co-star Candace Cameron Bure in starring in Hallmark Channel movies.

She has so far led Finding SantaEntertaining Christmas, and Merry & Bright.

Sweetin and Bure’s other Full House costar Lori Loughlin has also appeared in Hallmark projects too! Laughlin’s works include the hit show When Calls the Heart with actress Erin Krakow.

Lacey Chabert

Lacey Chabert; Best Hallmark Movie Actresses
Lacey Chabert, Will Kemp ©2020 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Bettina Strauss

Formerly known for her iconic role as Gretchen Weiners in Mean Girls, Lacey Nicole Chabert has made a name for herself through Hallmark as she has starred in 18 Hallmark movies and produced several.

She is a familiar face in Hallmark films too! Her works include Matchmaker Santa, A Royal Christmas, Family for Christmas, A Christmas Melody, A Wish for Christmas, The Sweetest Christmas, Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe, and Christmas in Rome.

Candace Cameron Bure

Cadace Cameron Bure; Best Hallmark Movie Actresses
Candace Cameron Bure ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: David Dolsen

Next up is Full House’s Candace Cameron Bure! Hallmark icon Candace Cameron Bure is one of the best Hallmark movie actresses of all time! Her popularity speaks for itself and she’s very active on social media.

Bure lives in Los Angeles with her husband and family. She got her start after an interesting point in life and deciding to follow the footsteps of her older brother kirk cameron and start acting.

Alongside Full House co-star Jodie Sweetin, these best friends have become an iconic aspect of the Hallmark Channel!

Get this! She has starred in 24 Hallmark movies and counting! Some of these various movies include Moonlight & Mistletoe, Finding Normal, and The Heart of Christmas, which was nominated for an Emmy! Check out her interview on Wendy Williams!

Make sure to check out one of the new movies featuring Candace in the new film Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Honeymoon, Honeymurder. Bure is always around to deliver the classic Hallmark happy ending we want to see!

Danica McKellar

Danica McKellar; Best Hallmark Movie Actresses
Danica McKellar Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Gabriel Hennessey

The child star who was formerly known as Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years, has starred in some of Hallmark’s most watched and loved movies!

These include Crown for ChristmasMy Christmas DreamComing Home for ChristmasChristmas at Grand Valley, and Christmas at Dollywood and has been for over five years now!

Bailee Madison

Bailee Madison; Best Hallmark Movie Actresses
Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Steve Wilkie

Bailee Madison, 21, has established her acting career from a very young age as she landed her first acclaimed role as May Belle Aarons in Bridge to Terabithia.

Since then, she has starred in 10 Hallmark productions including the Hallmark channel original movie Good Witch, Date with Love, and Northpole.

Alicia Witt

Alicia Witt, Hallmark
Copyright 2017 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Kailey Schwerman

The Dune actress is a loved member of the Hallmark Channel as her prior acting roles have boasted that! This American actress has starred in eight Hallmark Christmas movies!

These include fan favorites like A Very Merry Mix-Up, The Mistletoe Inn, Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane, and Our Christmas Love Song.

Autumn Reeser

Autumn Reeser, Hallmark
Copyright 2014 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Christos Kalohoridis

Best known for her role as Katie Andrew’s in ABC’s No Ordinary Family, Autumn Reeser has also dove into the world of Hallmark!

So far, she has been the female lead in 10 Hallmark films! Some of these include A Bramble House Christmas, Valentine Ever After, and Midnight Masquerade.

Lindy Booth

Lindy Booth, Hallmark
Copyright 2012 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Christos Kalohoridis

Impressively, Booth has been working within Hallmark movies since 2011, which is earlier than most actresses working with Hallmark today! We know her from her roles in The Philanthropist and The Librarian, but her Hallmark presence is what has really gotten her name around!

She has also been in Hallmark films like The Sound of Christmas, Christmas Magic, and 5 more!

Nikki Deloach

Nikki Deloach, Hallmark
©2018 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Ryan Plummer

Nikki Deloach, while still being a fairly recent add-on to the Hallmark Channel, has quickly become popular amongst viewers! She has appeared in 11 of their movies! Deloach is widely known for her well-portrayed Christmas roles like Reunited at Christmas and Two Turtle Doves!

Alexa Penavega

Copyright 2017 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Fred Hayes

Alexa PenaVega is another super talented and popular Hallmark actress. Fans will also recognize her familiar face from her work as a child actress in Spy Kids and Twister. Some of her darker work also includes Repo! The Genetic Opera.

This former child star is part of a match made in heaven! She’s starred in several Hallmark films alongside her husband, Carlos PenaVega. This sweet love story has turned into a beautiful family story as they became parents!

Beginning her career as a young actress Alexa’s clearly found her calling! Together, Alexa and Carlos have appeared in Destination Wedding, Enchanted Christmas and Christmas Made to Order!

Rachel Boston

©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Fred Hayes

Rachel Boston is another very talented Hallmark actress. Her Hallmark works include A Rose for Christmas. and Christmas in Angel Falls.

Fans will also recognize her from her other work in (500) Days of Summer and the television series Black Marigolds where she also served at the executive producer.

Why We Love Hallmark Movies

Photo: Candace Cameron Bure, Beth Broderick Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: David Dolsen

Avid Hallmark viewers know just how special Hallmark holiday movies and television shows are. Fans of the Hallmark movies love them because the stories always have just a little heaviness and a happy ending. These are the perfect movies to watch with your family and young girls and boys.

There is nothing more satisfying than settling in for a Hallmark movie night with your younger sister, and gingerbread cookies and some vegan eggnog. Add your favorite Hallmark movies from last year to your Christmas list!

Clearly, Hallmark has put some talented, hardworking stars into the film industry! Some of the other Best Hallmark movie actresses are Hilarie Burton, Arielle Kebbel, Ali Liebert, Torrey Devitto, Bethany Joy Lenz, Jen Lilley, Jill Wagner, Kellie Martin, Brooke D’orsay, and Ashley Williams! We can’t forget about the guys! Some of our favorite Hallmark actors include Andrew Walker and Kristoffer Polaha but be sure to check out our full list!

We could watch Hallmark films nonstop from last week straight to Christmas! Who are your favorite Hallmark channel actresses?

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Sunday 26th of June 2022

Allison Sweeney, how could she be left off the list. She’s one of my favorites.


Friday 11th of March 2022

find an actress spunky cute short curly light brown hair tad like a cowgirl

Shirley Beshore

Friday 25th of February 2022

I enjoy most of the movies, but disappointed my favorites Allison Sweeney, Jessie Schram, and Jill Wagner were not on the list.

Cynthia Payne

Saturday 15th of January 2022

Nikki Deloach is one of my favorites on the Hallmark movies! I loved her in Taking the Reins with her Co-star. Awesome chemistry between those two!! Also love Candace Cameron Bure! Just love all the Hallmark movies!!


Tuesday 16th of November 2021

Would not be Christmas without these girls, and one more....Allison Sweeney....Another one of my favorites.


Tuesday 4th of January 2022

@Mollie, and Kimberley Sustad. How could I leave her out?! She is amazing and I love her and Paul Campbell together.


Sunday 2nd of January 2022

@Diana, I think all of them are pretty good but my favorites are Bethany Lenz, Jill Wagner, Hillary Barton ( who I believe is no longer with Hallmark but I have to mention her), Scottie Thompson (who I haven’t seen for a while), and Autumn Reeser. They bring a nice fresh flavor to their character rather than always bringing the same traits to their characters.

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Top 10 Best Hallmark Movie Actresses