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Actresses with Raspy Voices

Who are the most famous actresses with raspy voices?

Introduction

Raspy voices can be a great character trait of a person.

Having a raspy voice for a man, makes the man appear tough, rugged, and ready for a bar-fight at any moment of the day.

A raspy voice for a woman can make her seem sexy, mysterious, and ready for anything that comes her way.

It can also be very annoying or downright silly if it isn’t utilized the right way to complement the rest of a person’s character. 

We’ve put together a list of actresses that have been known to use a raspy voice in various roles or their personal life.

It’s up to you to decide whether these women use their raspy voices to either annoy or enchant their listeners.

List With Actresses with Raspy Voices:

Scarlett Johansson

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Scarlett Johansson is famously known for her role as the Black Widow in the MCU movies.

While she may be more well-known for her action and espionage spy turned Avenger, she has a wide range of acting talent, which most would say the rasp and grit in her voice have aided her in her character roles of strong independent women such as Lucy, Ghost in a Shell, The Prestige and Don Jon.

Johansson also starred in Under the Skin, Lost in Translation, The Avengers, Black Widow, Captain Marvel, Isle of Dogs, and more.

Emma Stone

Emma Stone

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Emma Stone is another talented actress whose raspy voice is well-known and easily recognizable when heard regardless of what role she is playing.

She can take this characteristic of herself and use it to the advantage of the roles she has played to either help her characters seem quirkier such as her role in Easy A, or sexy and brooding like her character in Zombieland, or just flat-out terrifying in her recent role as Disney’s Cruella.

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan

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While Lindsay Lohan has had an interesting life and career, to say the least, she definitely belongs on this list as an actress with a raspy voice.

She found early acting success as a child-star actress in her Walt Disney movie The Parent Trap when she was only ten years old.

Although she had a young and successful acting career, all that took a pause when she became the target of the media as she struggled through hard times of personal issues, legal trouble, and substance abuse.

In recent years though, Lohan has been working on a career comeback.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

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The famous songwriter, singer, and actress, Miley Cyrus has also been in the spotlight over the last decade for several reasons.

But regardless of all the questionable media coverage that has followed her for years, it is undeniable that Miley has perfected the use of her raspy voice to create an edge to both her musical and acting career.

Jaime Pressly

Jaime Pressly

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Does anybody remember the NBC sitcom My Name is Earl? Well, if you have ever watched it, you have seen and heard Jaime Pressly as Joy Turner having constant raspy squabbles with the lead character of the show.

She has proven herself a capable actress as she was nominated for several awards due to her role as Joy Turner.

Since then, she has appeared in several more television series and is currently putting her raspy voice to work as Jill in her newest television series Mom.

Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray

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While Rachael Ray may not be a fully-fledged actress like the majority of the women on this list, she still makes the cut due to the technicality of her being an American television personality.

She is the host of her own daily talk show Rachael Ray and hosts three food network television series. So, while she may not be an actress, she has her fair share of time on the television screen to grant her the right to be added to this list.

Her television shows have even won her three Daytime Emmy Awards.

Eliza Dushku

Eliza Dushku

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Another great actress that might trigger some nostalgic throwback for her fans at the mention of her name.

Her raspy voice was first heard on televisions everywhere for her role as Faith on the cult-classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer along with its spinoff series Angel. She was the lead role in her own Fox network television series Dollhouse for as long as that lasted.

Eliza has made a successful career for herself since those early days, and in addition to being an American actress, she is also a model and producer.

Demi Moore

Demi Moore

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Demi Moore made her acting debut in 1981 with her appearance on the soap opera General Hospital.

Her acting career has experienced ups and downs, unfortunately, due to a few films in the 1990s that were not as publicly successful as they had hoped.

In 1990, her star role in Ghost ended up being the highest-grossing film that year and earned her a Golden Globe nomination. Moore released her memoir in 2019 titled Inside Out, her memoir became a New York Times Best Seller.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

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Mariah Carey, The “Queen of Christmas,” is one of those people that strive for excellence in everything she does in life. She is a self-made entrepreneur, singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer.

Her raspy voice is one of a kind that is instantly recognizable once her voice comes on your car radio, favorite playlist, or in the background of a holiday film.

Her debut album in the 1990s shot her up to high levels of fame instantly as it topped the Billboard 200 charts.

She has had multiple appearances in the film world, such as Precious in 2009, The Lego Batman Movie, and at least a few rom-com holiday movies like All I Want For Christmas Is You.

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Maggie Wheeler

Maggie Wheeler

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Last but definitely not least in this list of famous actresses with raspy voices is the one and only Janice Goralnik from the hit sitcom show Friends. Maggie Wheeler’s portrayal of the infamous Janice will live on for years and years to come.

While she was not a main character on the show, her recurring character was almost always introduced into each of her scenes with that raspy laugh of hers that always caused the rest of the main lead characters to shrivel up in shock and leave them speechless.

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Sam Cook

Saturday 16th of July 2022

Scarlett Johannson and Emma Stone voice Black Widow and Gwen Stacey sound hot, sassy sweet and funny. Minnie Driver shoulda been added. She has such a voice which be raspy and hot.