Gena Rowlands

1930 - Today

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Virginia Cathryn "Gena" Rowlands (; born June 19, 1930) is an American retired actress, whose career in film, stage, and television has spanned nearly seven decades. A four-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winner, she is known for her collaborations with her actor-director husband John Cassavetes in ten films, including A Woman Under the Influence (1974) and Gloria (1980), both of which earned her nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She also won the Silver Bear for Best Actress for Opening Night (1977). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gena Rowlands has received more than 5,107,930 page views. Her biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Gena Rowlands is the 624th most popular actor (down from 521st in 2019), the 1,147th most popular biography from United States (down from 976th in 2019) and the 307th most popular American Actor.

Gena Rowlands is most famous for her roles in the films "A Woman Under the Influence" and "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie."

Memorability Metrics

  • 5.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 61.71

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 54

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.60

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.17

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Gena Rowlands by language

Over the past year Gena Rowlands has had the most page views in the with 726,449 views, followed by Spanish (46,865), and Italian (45,933). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Western Punjabi (212.03%), Simple English (110.47%), and Urdu (103.32%)


Among actors, Gena Rowlands ranks 624 out of 13,578Before her are Bernard Hill, James Cagney, Cornel Wilde, Pierre Brice, Shelley Winters, and Steve Reeves. After her are Jeremy Renner, Vincent Price, Tom Berenger, Ed Lauter, Richard Barthelmess, and Jennifer Jones.

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Among people born in 1930, Gena Rowlands ranks 68Before her are Reinhard Selten, Mary Quant, Joanne Woodward, Choe Yong-rim, Robert Aumann, and Stanley Miller. After her are Ivan Silayev, Magdalena Abakanowicz, David Dacko, Chinua Achebe, Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma, and Sonia Rykiel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gena Rowlands ranks 1,147 out of 20,380Before her are Jean Webster (1876), Paul D. Boyer (1918), Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794), Edith Wharton (1862), Shelley Winters (1920), and Steve Reeves (1926). After her are Jeremy Renner (1971), George Carlin (1937), Vincent Price (1911), Stan Getz (1927), Harrison Schmitt (1935), and Tom Berenger (1949).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Gena Rowlands ranks 307Before her are Jim Belushi (1954), Stanley Tucci (1960), Richard S. Castellano (1933), James Cagney (1899), Shelley Winters (1920), and Steve Reeves (1926). After her are Jeremy Renner (1971), Vincent Price (1911), Tom Berenger (1949), Ed Lauter (1938), Richard Barthelmess (1895), and Jennifer Jones (1919).

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