Best Actresses of the 80s

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The Top Ten

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Molly Ringwald
Sixteen candles and the breakfast club are two of the greatest films of all-time partly thanks to the greatness of Molly Ringwald it's a shame that you don't hear of her any more
Top 5 reasons: She is a Wonderful actress, she is Talented, she is Beautiful, she is Unique, and she has feeling as an actress.
The best girl of the 80s ✊✊

2Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer wasn't just one of the best, if not THE best, actresses of the 80's but she is still one of the best actresses today. She is multitalented (oil painter, singer, and she can fix things around the house), stunningly beautiful, A LOVING MOTHER AND WIFE, a classy and aspiring woman, doesn't hog the spotlight or use her children or sex appeal to make headlines, and she is extremely modest. Did I mention her potential humor? Michelle Pfeiffer is TIMELESS.
The Hollywood Knights (1980), Falling in Love Again (1980), Callie & Son (1981), Splendor in the Grass (1981), Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981), Grease 2 (1982), Scarface (1983), Into the Night (1985), Ladyhawke (1985), Sweet Liberty (1986), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), Amazon Women on the Moon (1987), Married to the Mob (1988), Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Tequila Sunrise (1988), The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989).

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3Jodie Foster
Foxes (1980), Carny (1980), O'Hara's Wife (1982), Svengali (1983), The Hotel New Hampshire (1984), The Blood of Others (1984), Mesmerized (1986), Five Corners (1987), Siesta (1987), The Accused (1988), Stealing Home (1988).

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4Sigourney Weaver
Eyewitness (1981), The Year of Living Dangerously (1982), Deal of the Century (1983), Ghost Busters (1984), One Woman or Two (1985), Aliens (1986), Half Moon Street (1986), Working Girl (1988), Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey (1988), Ghostbusters II (1989).

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5Diane Lane
Touched by Love (1980), Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1981), Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1981), Child Bride of Short Creek (1981), National Lampoon's Movie Madness (1982), Six Pack (1982), Miss All-American Beauty (1982), The Outsiders (1983), Rumble Fish (1983), Streets of Fire (1984), The Cotton Club (1984), Lady Beware (1987), The Big Town (1987), Love Dream (1988).

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Every character played by Diane Lane reminds me of, oh my gosh, Diane Lane. There are plenty of scenes where her efforts don't quite cut it. For the overwhelming majority of her scenes however, she manages to convince me Diane Lane is the character.

Either she's just that good, or I'm in love with her and can't tell the difference -- or both.
Diane Lane was and is a beautiful actress, she is funny, lovely, and most of all a GREAT actress.

6Susan Sarandon
Atlantic City (1980), Loving Couples (1980), Tempest (1982), The Hunger (1983), The Buddy System (1984), Mussolini and I (1985), Compromising Positions (1985), Women of Valor (1986), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), Bull Durham (1988), Sweet Hearts Dance (1988), The January Man (1989), A Dry White Season (1989).

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7Phoebe Cates
Phoebe Cates was not only beautiful, but a very good actress, didn't always get the really good roles, was never really taken seriously by Hollywood, they only considered here as a sex symbol, which she was of course, but she definitely had acting talent besides beauty!
See did not get enough acting roles. She could act and looked great.
Was and is the best looking sexy hot!

8Jamie Lee Curtis
The Fog (1980), Prom Night (1980), Terror Train (1980), She's in the Army Now (1981), Roadgames (1981), Halloween II (1981), Callahan (1982), Money on the Side (1982), Love Letters (1983), Trading Places (1983), Grandview, U. S. A. (1984), Perfect (1985), As Summers Die (1986), A Man in Love (1987), Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987), Dominick and Eugene (1988), A Fish Called Wanda (1988), Blue Steel (1989).

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she's awesome, she's great in all those thriller movies.

jwileson

Love her a lot

9Ally Sheedy

10Kim Basinger
Hard Country (1981), Killjoy (1981), Mother Lode (1982), Never Say Never Again (1983), The Man Who Loved Women (1983), The Natural (1984), Fool for Love (1985), Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986), No Mercy (1986), Blind Date (1987), Nadine (1987), My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988), Batman (1989).

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Can't beat those lips.
She is the sexiest woman I would love to buy her lunch
And I'm 74 years old... I just love the lady
Emmettsmith39@cox.net

The Contenders

11Kathleen Turner
Body Heat (1981), The Man with Two Brains (1983), Romancing the Stone (1984), A Breed Apart (1984), Crimes of Passion (1984), Prizzi's Honor (1985), The Jewel of the Nile (1985), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), Julia and Julia (1987), The Accidental Tourist (1988), Switching Channels (1988), The War of the Roses (1989).

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Childhood classics like Jewel of the Nile and Romancing the Stone were practically one with my VCR! And she was the epitome of natural beauty in the era of breast enlargement, Lipo, plastic surgery...
Kathleen Turner in her prime had a natural vibrant femininity that could be breathtaking.

12Meryl Streep
She later won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Sophie's Choice (1982)... the best Meryl..

13Jennifer Jason Leigh

14Whoopi Goldberg
The Color Purple (1985), Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986), Burglar (1987), Fatal Beauty (1987), The Telephone (1988), Clara's Heart (1988), Kiss Shot (1989), Homer and Eddie (1989).

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funny, all round entertainer
She help Sam in ghost

15Nastassja Kinski
One from the Heart (1982), Cat People (1982), Spring Symphony (1983), Exposed (1983), The Moon in the Gutter (1983), Unfaithfully Yours (1984), The Hotel New Hampshire (1984), Paris, Texas (1984), Maria's Lovers (1984), Harem (1985), Revolution (1985), Malady of Love (1987), Silent Night (1989), Torrents of Spring (1989), On a Moonlit Night (1989).

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a perfect actress, a beautiful woman...
a godess...
such a talent woman. One from the Heart (1982), Cat People (1982), Spring Symphony (1983), Exposed (1983), The Moon in the Gutter (1983), Unfaithfully Yours (1984), The Hotel New Hampshire (1984), Paris, Texas (1984), Maria's Lovers (1984), Harem (1985), Revolution (1985), Malady of Love (1987), Silent Night (1989), Torrents of Spring (1989), On a Moonlit Night (1989). good movies but are much more good movies with nastassja

16Brooke Shields
I loved her work in the blue lagoon. Best movie ever!

17Goldie Hawn
Private Benjamin (1980), Seems Like Old Times (1980), Best Friends (1982), Swing Shift (1984), Protocol (1984), Wildcats (1986), Overboard (1987).

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18Sherilyn Fenn
The Wild Life (1984), Silence of the Heart (1984), Just One of the Guys (1985), Out of Control (1985), Thrashin' (1986), The Wraith (1986), Zombie High (1987), Two Moon Junction (1988), Crime Zone (1988), True Blood (1989).

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19Sissy Spacek
Carrie she is amazing

20Geena Davis
Tootsie (1982), Secret Weapons (1985), Fletch (1985), Transylvania 6-5000 (1985), The Fly (1986), Beetle Juice (1988), Earth Girls Are Easy (1988), The Accidental Tourist (1988).

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21Linda Hamilton
Reunion (1980), Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case (1980), Tag: The Assassination Game (1982), Country Gold (1982), Wishman (1983), Secrets of a Mother and Daughter (1983), Children of the Corn (1984), The Stone Boy (1984), The Terminator (1984), Secret Weapons (1985), Black Moon Rising (1986), Club Med (1986), King Kong Lives (1986), Go Toward the Light (1988).

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22Sharon Stone
Deadly Blessing (1981), Not Just Another Affair (1982), Calendar Girl Murders (1984), Irreconcilable Differences (1984), The Vegas Strip War (1984), King Solomon's Mines (1985), Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1986), Mr. and Mrs. Ryan (1986), Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987), Cold Steel (1987), Tears in the Rain (1988), Action Jackson (1988), Above the Law (1988), Badlands 2005 (1988), Beyond the Stars (1989), Blood and Sand (1989).

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23Rosanna Arquette

24Glenn Close
Did someone of you see "Dangerous Liaisons" or " Fatal attraction"?
She was absolutely amazing in both of these movies!

25Cher
Come Back to The Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1981), Silkwood (1982), Mask (1985), Suspect(1987), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), Moonstruck(1987)

she was oscar nominated for silkwood, golden globe nominated for come back... , and she won the cannes festival best actress for mask, and she of course won the best actress oscar award for moonstruck, as well as the golden globe award of the same name

26Diane Franklin

27Sally Field

28Debra Winger
An Australian actress and director. Absolutely gorgeous in "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid," where her acting talents and her deadpan comic ability shine.
Terms of Endearment was my favorite along with urban cowboy

29Kim Cattrall

30Joan Allen

31Andie Macdowell

32Jessica Lange
Gorgeous and great actress

33Audrey Hepburn

34Karen Young

35Sandra Bullock
I fell in love with Sandra Bullock's character in "While You Were Sleeping."

36Heather Graham

37Meg Ryan
Rich and Famous (1981), Amityville 3-D (1983), Top Gun (1986), Armed and Dangerous (1986), Promised Land (1987), Innerspace (1987), D. O. A. (1988), The Presidio (1988), When Harry Met Sally... (1989).

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38Demi Moore
Choices (1981), Parasite (1982), Blame It on Rio (1984), No Small Affair (1984), St. Elmo's Fire (1985), About Last Night... (1986), One Crazy Summer (1986), Wisdom (1986), The Seventh Sign (1988), We're No Angels (1989).

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39Madonna
A Certain Sacrifice (1985), Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Shanghai Surprise (1986), Who's That Girl (1987), Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989).

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