Favorite Actresses

My Top 10 Actresses

(including my three favorite roles):


 

1. Bette Davis



Julie in Jezebel
Mildred in Of Human Bondage
Margo Channing in All About Eve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Greta Garbo



Christina in Queen Christina
Anna in Anna Christie
Grusinskaya in Grand Hotel


 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Deborah Kerr



Sister Clodagh in Black Narcissus
Miss Giddens in The Innocents
Karen Holmes in From Here to Eternity


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Julie Christie



Constance Miller in McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Laura Baxter in Don't Look Now
Lara in Doctor Zhivago


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Pam Grier



Coffy in Coffy
Jackie Brown in Jackie Brown
Aretha in Bucktown


 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Elizabeth Taylor



Maggie Pollitt in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Leslie Benedict in Giant
Cleopatra in Cleopatra


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Audrey Hepburn



Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's
Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady
Sabrina Fairchild in Sabrina


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Julianne Moore



Amber Waves in Boogie Nights
Kathy Whitaker in Far From Heaven
Wife in Blindness


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Marilyn Monroe



The Girl in The Seven Year Itch
Lorelai Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Elsie in The Prince and the Showgirl


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Christina Lindberg



Madeleine in They Call Her One Eye
Christina in Sex and Fury
Inga in Maid in Sweden


 

 

 

 

 

5 comments:

Tony said...

If I can put Louise Brooks and Meiko Kaji on my Top Ten list, I guess you can put Christina Lundberg on yours.

letsgotothemovies7.com said...

Great list! I feel inspired to do my own list with my favourite actresses in it! :-)

Dave B. said...

Thanks for the comments!

Tony: Ha! Yeah, she's definitely a guilty pleasure, but I couldn't leave her off!

letsgotothemovies: Thank you! And I'd love to see who you have on your list as well.

Tony said...

My Top Five would be:
1. Louise Brooks
2. Bette Davis
3. Barbara Stanwyck
4. Joan Fontaine
5. Joan Blondell

And I would have a separate list for those obscure actresses that I love to see in small parts and sometimes starring in low-budget movies in the 1930s and 1940s -

Frances Drake, Joan Woodbury, Rochelle Hudson, Adrienne Ames, Leila Hyams, Sally Eilers, Marie Wilson, Una Merkel, Anne Shirley, Betty Field, Kathleen Howard, Jody Gilbert ... I would have a hard time narrowing it down to 10.

And you know who they are even if you don't know their names! For example, Joan Woodbury is the tiny queen in the scene in Bride of Frankenstein where Dr. Pretorious is showing his tiny creations to Dr. Frankenstein.

John DeBoer said...

Myrna Loy and Meryl Streep have to be on my list.