When it comes to botoxed blondes, Washington is no Los Angeles. The nation’s capital doesn’t lure aspiring actresses like the City of Angels or the Big Apple, but quite a few famous female figures were born and raised in the D.C. area. Though these lovely ladies headed west to chase big-screen dreams, they never forgot their roots.
To prove that D.C. is not just a place for serious politicians and ill-conceived skirt suits, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite actresses who were born in the greater Washington metropolitan area. There are quite a few surprises, including “Grey’s Anatomy” hottie Katherine Heigl, Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock and “American Pie” band-camper Alyson Hannigan. Check out the photos below to see the rest of Washington’s wonders.