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Top 100 Actresses and Their Best Movies (poll)
List Challenges ^ | March 31, 2014 | lookingup4783

Posted on 04/02/2014 3:52:11 PM PDT by EveningStar

These are considered to be the Greatest Actresses in film based on talent, versatility, influence, characterization, charisma, and success in the movie business. (The actors are followed by a movie that showcases their talent.) How many of these great movies have you seen?

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Needless to say, some people are going to disagree with the premise of the author as to who "the Greatest" are. :)

I remember seeing only 21 of these films. :(

Some titles were truncated:

1 - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
14 - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
16 - Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
77 - All The King's Men

1 posted on 04/02/2014 3:52:11 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


2 posted on 04/02/2014 3:52:43 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

54


3 posted on 04/02/2014 3:57:51 PM PDT by yuleeyahoo (Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: EveningStar

Wow. Only 9 actresses and 8 films for me. And I’m counting the ones I’ve seen any part of. Of course, most of these movies are “all talk no action” films. You want to keep my interest there needs to be some gunplay or blow up a car once in a while.


4 posted on 04/02/2014 4:01:30 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: EveningStar; Larry Lucido; F15Eagle

Rochelle, Rochelle. The story of a young girl’s strange, erotic journey from Milan to Minsk.

Though I liked the stage version with Bette Midler better.


5 posted on 04/02/2014 4:02:17 PM PDT by Gamecock (If the cross is not foolishness to the lost world then we have misrepresented the cross." S.L.)
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To: EveningStar

I saw 31. Lots of great actresses but most of them I didn’t see in whatever movie was listed for them.


6 posted on 04/02/2014 4:02:29 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: EveningStar

Never watched any of the 5 you listed............


7 posted on 04/02/2014 4:03:19 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: EveningStar

I did not so much disagree with the choice of actresses as what they considered their best movies.

When I say “American Beauty” I knew the list was garbage.


8 posted on 04/02/2014 4:03:35 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

say should have been saw but most probably figured that out.


9 posted on 04/02/2014 4:04:51 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: henkster

Hey Henkster, If you don’t want the females on here throwing you their house keys all of the time, you should probably not be letting on that you are one of the great romantics of all time...


10 posted on 04/02/2014 4:05:40 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: EveningStar

22


11 posted on 04/02/2014 4:07:36 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: EveningStar

No Irene Dunne?
No Lillian Gish?

Phooey.


12 posted on 04/02/2014 4:07:50 PM PDT by greene66
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To: EveningStar

Wow, I need a life. I’ve seen 72 of them.


13 posted on 04/02/2014 4:08:31 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: EveningStar

I’ve seen at least 86 of the 100.


14 posted on 04/02/2014 4:08:54 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Delta Dawn

You mean the ladies don’t go for that? Huh...I never would have guessed.


15 posted on 04/02/2014 4:08:57 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: EveningStar

I was really impressed with Greta Garbo. I saw her in a silent and what she could do with her eyes has never been forgotten by this viewer. She looked this man up and down and dismissed him all with her eyes.


16 posted on 04/02/2014 4:10:09 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: EveningStar

I agree with a lot of the actresses being superb...

But more than half of the ones (that I have seen that particular movie), I disagree that the movies picked were their best roles.


17 posted on 04/02/2014 4:11:50 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: EveningStar

Many of these movies are not the actress’s best. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner is not even close to Hepburn’s best.


18 posted on 04/02/2014 4:14:37 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: EveningStar
What a coincidence...just watched "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" last night and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" about two weeks ago. First time I'd seen either of them -- a fine pair of films.

In GWCTD, Beah Richards gave a superb performance as Mrs. Prentice. Also really enjoyed the innocent Katharine Houghton as Joey Drayton. Those orange pants sure showed off her great 22 year old figure, too.

19 posted on 04/02/2014 4:17:35 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Gamecock

Audio Daily Double:

Was the understudy for the play adaptation of, Rochelle, Rochelle. The story of a young girl’s strange, erotic journey from Milan to Minsk.


20 posted on 04/02/2014 4:19:04 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: EveningStar

I’ve seen 14 of the movies listed, but I’ve seen movies with most all of these actresses. I cannot say that the cited films are necessarily the actresses’ best work.


21 posted on 04/02/2014 4:19:35 PM PDT by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to apologize for any of)
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To: EveningStar

37/100 for me.


22 posted on 04/02/2014 4:20:54 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: EveningStar

23 posted on 04/02/2014 4:23:15 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: EveningStar

I’ve seen 64 of them, but the performances were certainly not all that great...I mean Demi Moore in GI Jane? Really? But not Marissa Tomei in Vinny? Go figure.

These lists are way too subjective. Best Actress? Calculate the total, inflation adjusted box office. Money talks.


24 posted on 04/02/2014 4:23:52 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: EveningStar

They picked Daryl Hannah and Drew Barrymore, over Helen Hayes and Judi Dench. Give me a break.


25 posted on 04/02/2014 4:25:12 PM PDT by verga (Poor spiritual health is often manifested with poor physical health.)
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To: Delta Dawn

Raquel?


26 posted on 04/02/2014 4:25:26 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: EveningStar
Gee, how did I know Sharon "look at my crotch" Stone would be in this list. And Julia Roberts -- for anything.

Two of the most overrated, overmarketed actresses (and I use that term loosely) that ever existed.

27 posted on 04/02/2014 4:27:49 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: EveningStar

I had seen about 90% of the older films and only about 20% of the newer films. I don’t like Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Haley Barry, or Susan Sarandon. Love all the old movies. Anything by Bette Davis, Jennifer Jones (Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Portrait of Jennie, Love Letters), Elizabeth Taylor (Raintree County all time favorite movie), or Greer Garson (Random Harvest and Goodbye Mr. Chips). I had seen 61.


28 posted on 04/02/2014 4:32:24 PM PDT by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: verga

When I first saw the list it seemed OK tho I thought the movies were awful. After reading of some of the actresses who were left off, I agree with you.

Both the list of actresses and movies is about as bad as one could do without purposely choosing bad ones.


29 posted on 04/02/2014 4:36:34 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: EveningStar

69. I had trouble on the more recent ones.


30 posted on 04/02/2014 4:45:35 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: Vermont Lt

Ooohhhh, sorry.

It was, Gennice.

Ok, Vermont Lt, you still have control of the board...


31 posted on 04/02/2014 4:58:32 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: EveningStar

I’ve seen 39 of them. Yes, some title were truncated...and some were misspelled.

Cate Blanchett was great in “Elizabeth.”


32 posted on 04/02/2014 5:02:58 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I’ve seen “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” twice. Fascinating film, and Richard Burton’s performance made the movie, IMO.


33 posted on 04/02/2014 5:04:22 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Osage Orange

you have got to be kidding....some of those are classics


34 posted on 04/02/2014 5:08:20 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Gamecock

Lol,...not that there’s anything wrong with that...


35 posted on 04/02/2014 5:09:46 PM PDT by pallmallman (Q)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Fascinating, indeed. It was like the horrible car crash on the freeway that you can’t help but stare at. Both Taylor and Burton gave incredible performances.

The plot surprise was pretty evident about one-third of the way through, though.


36 posted on 04/02/2014 5:12:04 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: EveningStar

Cate Blanchett should have been in the top 10. Her performance in Blue Jasmine is one of the best I’ve ever seen.

Got 81.


37 posted on 04/02/2014 5:13:40 PM PDT by Rum Tum Tugger
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To: EveningStar; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono
The Hilton Sisters, in Freaks (although some people prefer Chained For Life).


38 posted on 04/02/2014 5:23:14 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: EveningStar

I got 88, but I do like old movies and anytime I see one on that I haven’t seen, I watch it.

Again, I have seen most of these ladies, but I don’t agree that these are all of their best movies.


39 posted on 04/02/2014 5:25:51 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: a fool in paradise


40 posted on 04/02/2014 5:26:58 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: EveningStar

I’ve probably seen all of these (I say probably because a couple seem very familiar, but I couldn’t guarantee anything).

That being said, there are a few of these actresses that I think were better in other roles than those listed here.

For instance, Cate Blanchett — an incredibly talented performer — was (in my opinion) better in “Veronica Guerin” than as Elizabeth I (and she was GREAT in that!). Also, I thought Joan Fontaine was better in “Rebecca” than she was in “Suspicion,” though really it could be a toss-up.

I thought the best thing Katherine Hepburn did was “Lion in Winter,” though a close runner-up would be in “The Rainmaker.”

But I do agree that Shirley Booth’s best performance was in “Come Back, Little Sheba.” In my opinion, that was the best performance by any actress in any movie. That was just an incomparable performance.


41 posted on 04/02/2014 5:30:49 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: EveningStar

I got 66.

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42 posted on 04/02/2014 5:31:35 PM PDT by Mears
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

That’s true; by the end of the movie, you knew the secret already.


43 posted on 04/02/2014 5:32:55 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Greta Garbo is fabulous in everything.


44 posted on 04/02/2014 5:33:37 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: ought-six

“The Lion in Winter”.....another great. Anthony Hopkins made his film debut in that one.


45 posted on 04/02/2014 5:35:07 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: verga

“They picked Daryl Hannah and Drew Barrymore, over Helen Hayes and Judi Dench. Give me a break.”

Yeah, no kidding.


46 posted on 04/02/2014 5:36:46 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: EveningStar

Charlie’s Angels? They could not find a better movie for Drew Barrymore?


47 posted on 04/02/2014 6:04:15 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Is there even a republic left?)
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To: EveningStar

#2 Meryl Streep.

Most overrated actress of all time. Always looks like she is acting. Every character she plays is Meryl Streep, doing the same poses, over and over.


48 posted on 04/02/2014 6:15:25 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: Delta Dawn

#94 if you like a tall, leggy hot babe dressed like Daisy Duke. Mira Sorvino is smoking hot in Almighty Aphrodite. It’s a weird woody allen film, but she’s hot. And she talks about sex, she’s a porn star in the film. She is delicious.


49 posted on 04/02/2014 6:23:24 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: EveningStar
Is there a prize for having seen the fewest?

I think I've seen 9 of the 100 movies. In some cases I have seen the actress in a different film than the one they list.

50 posted on 04/02/2014 6:29:00 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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