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Know Your Olivias

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | December 13, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | December 13, 2010 |

There are a lot of Olivias in Hollywood these days, and while many of them are rising stars in movies and television, it’s still difficult for the novice to differentiate between all the Olivia’s. There’s the one on “The Daily Show,” the one in Tron, the one in Juno, and even the one that used to be in “The Wonder Years” who looks like Melissa George.

It’s all very confusing. And that’s why we here at Pajiba want to help you out with this very confusing matter by providing our Primer in Olivias. So, the next time someone says, “Wow! Olivia Wilde is hotter than two rats fucking in a wool sock,” you can refer to this post to find out if she’s the Olivia from Tron or the teacher in Rushmore.

We’re there for you.

Olivia Munn. Former Host, “Attack of the Show,” Current Correspondent on “The Daily Show” and star of the upcoming NBC series, “Perfect Couples.”


Olivia Wilde. Dr. Hadley on the Fox drama “House,” The Next Three Days,, Cowboys and Aliens and Tron.


Olivia Thirlby. Juno, “Bored to Death,” Solitary Man and the upcoming Judge Dredd remake, Dredd.


Olivia Williams. Rushmore, “Dollhouse,” Ghost Writer, and An Education.


Olivia d’Abo. “The Wonder Years.” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” A lot of animated comic-book movie voice work.


Olivia Newton John. 70s/80s pop singer, Grease, most recently “Glee.”


Olivia de Havilland. Gone with the Wind, Hold Back the Dawn, To Each His Own, My Cousin Rachel.


Olivia (the Pig). Star of a series of children’s books and an animated television series.


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