Best Actresses of the 80s
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The Top Ten
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).
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.
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).
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).
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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AlexandrMore comments about Kathleen Turner
She later won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Sophie's Choice (1982)... the best Meryl.. :)
funny, all round entertainer
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).
Private Benjamin (1980), Seems Like Old Times (1980), Best Friends (1982), Swing Shift (1984), Protocol (1984), Wildcats (1986), Overboard (1987).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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
Did someone of you see "Dangerous Liaisons" or " Fatal attraction"?
She was absolutely amazing in both of these movies!
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).
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).
A Certain Sacrifice (1985), Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Shanghai Surprise (1986), Who's That Girl (1987), Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989).
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