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







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.

Anonymous said...

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

DVD Infatuation 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 said...

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

Unknown said...

What terrific list. Bette Davis is getting new interest in the US thanks to the new TV show "Feud", about her public battles with Joan Crawford on the set of "Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?" I also love your inclusion of Pam Grier, and especially the "Queen Of Artsploitation", Christina Lindberg. I posted a story about a recent interview she did, which was terrific! - https://johnrieber.com/2014/08/11/christina-lindberg-speaks-the-queen-of-artsploitation-bares-all/

Unknown said...

That's awesome! A top 10 in order i'm not all set yet, but:

-Fairuza Balk
-Angelina Jolie
--Marilyn Munroe
-Britt Ekland
-Ava Gardner
-Bette Davis
-Meryl Streep
-Frances Mc'Dormand are among my faves.