Best Actresses

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102Lily JamesLily Chloe Ninette Thomson, known professionally by her stage name Lily James, is an English actress.

A Downton Abbey alumnus who has since cracked America to be the British equivalent to Mia Wasikowska, a willowy doe-eyed youngster, who made her big movie footprint by appearing in a live action Disney fairytale. - Dale

Many were buzzing about Anna Kendrick's Cinderella from Into the Woods, but I'm sorry, Lily James is WAY superior by a mile!

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103Kay FrancisKay Francis was an American stage and film actress. After a brief period on Broadway in the late 1920s, she moved to film and achieved her greatest success between 1930 and 1936, when she was the number one female star at the Warner Brothers studio and the highest-paid American film actress.
104Emma Thompson

The best for sure!! Actress,screenriter, Oscar Winner, great movies, activist, funny, talented, charming. Should be #1!!

her movie 'Stranger than Fiction' is a must-see!

Sense and Sensiblity, Harry Potter, Treasure Planet, The Remains of the Day, Much Ado About Nothing, and Howards End to name a few. - heather

Emma Thompson is one of the best actresses we have ever had. She was fantastic in Harry Potter, Nanny McPhee, Love Actually and Howard's End as well as many more. A brilliant actress.

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105Catherine Zeta-JonesCatherine Zeta-Jones is a Welsh actress. Born and raised in Swansea, Zeta-Jones aspired to be an actress from a young age.

Beautiful, lusty and lustful! She knows how to do it!

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106Sharon Stone

Ground breaking, mainstream defying role in Basic Instinct

Her acting in Casino was superb. One of the best female performances I've seen.

She was nominated for an Academy Award for Casino. She should have won. What an outstanding performance.

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107Eliza Dushku

Gets many " wrong " movies. I've seen movies of her so bad because she ( a talented actress ) had to play with very bad ( and unknown for that matter ) actors and actresses ( unwatchable movies because of them ). When she gets a movie with descent co-stars you really see her talent. If she would had more worthy films, she would have been a bigger name in the movie industry. Seems that Hollywood is blind to see a talented actress like Eliza Dushku and it's really a pitty because she don't get any younger as time pass by.

Damn, she is really talented. I never truly realized until more recently.

The completely underrated, original T.V. series "Dollhouse" would have been partially empty without her unique versatility and commanding presence to lead the amazing cast.

Eliza Dushku has matured into an acting force to be reckoned with. She needs to be a leading lady in more productions. She will not disappoint.

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108Rene Zellweger

Brilliant diversity character actress.

Plays such a wide repertoire of roles from Cold Mountain, to Chicago, to Bridget Jones and sells it every time! Always surprises she isn't rated higher.

Versitile and completely believable. Ability to immerse herself in roles like few others And tell me, who gets accents better the Rene?

109Vanessa HudgensVanessa Anne Hudgens is an American actress and singer. Hudgens rose to prominence playing Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical series.

She is great in hight school musical! Best actress

She is great. Should be on the list - bunnylips

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110Sarah Michelle GellarSarah Michelle Gellar is an American actress, producer and entrepreneur. After being spotted by an agent at the age of four in New York City, she made her acting debut in the made-for-TV movie An Invasion of Privacy.

Sarah Michelle Gellar is ( even when everybody knows her ) very underrated for her acting skills. A child actress who did get her big break in " Buffy the vampire slayer ". After that she was casted in movies with her " Buffy " image, " I know what you did last summer ", " Cruel intentions ", " Scream 2 ", " Scooby-Doo 1 & 2 ", " The Grudge 1 & 2 " etc... Came her lesser known work ( but also her best outstanding performances ) in movies like " Harvard man ", " Veronika decides to die ", " Possession ", " The Air that I breathe "... It's in fact her lesser known work that proves that she's a very good ( even exeptional at times ) but underrated actress. A very pretty actress who deserves better and more recognition and attention.

She did a wonderful job as buffy the vampire slayer and she is so pretty and the movies she is doing now are so great and I love love her to death.

She's cute in some kind of funny way but she's not that great as an actress. She's just ok. On the other hand I think she has one of the most boring and annoying voice I've ever heard.

She should've win an oscar for her performance in Cruel Intentions, she is very good and very underrated

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111Mia Farrow
112Holliday Grainger
113Ashley Judd

She's awesome! Just check out Where the heart is, and Double Jeopardy... 2 totally different movies, but she makes her character work in both!

DoubleJeopordy one of the best roll I seen done by any one. She is 99 you have to be joking

She is simply fantastic, very credible, and I really enjoy watching her variou personalities throughout the various characters she has protrayed.

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114Maggie Q

Absolutely love this complex and highly entertaining actress

115Lucy LiuLucy Alexis Liu is an American actress and artist. She became known for playing the role of the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo in the television series Ally McBeal, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and a Screen Actors Guild ...read more.

Very attractive actress. It's like she don't age. Great talent who deserves better.

116Katherine Heigl

She did so amazing in The Ugly Truth, Roswell (TV show), 27 Dresses, Love Comes Softly and Life as We Know It! She is such a talented, beautiful and amazing actress. - RebeccaN123

She is my best comedian actress ever.. I loved her in the killers.. 27 dresses.. The ugly truth and all her movies

Are you kidding me right now. katherine heigl is in 77. you gotta be kidding. she is the best all I can say is that she is the best in her rules in live as we know it, the ugly truth, new years eve, knocked up, 27 dresses or you didn't see it at all

117Zooey Deschanel

Probably not best actress but the best looking actress and the cutest and the funniest

She has that amazing smile and eyes I've ever seen and her part in 500 days of summer she makes you unhelpfully in love with her
When I saw this movie every time I think of her my heart starts pounding
She's amazing

118Jane FondaJane Fonda is an American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model and fitness guru.

Actually she wrote in her biography that she was hooked on amphetamines and that she couldn't act without them ( amphetamines were the diet pills of the 60's, 70's and 80's ). So it's not that she's acting " like " but because she's on it. Explains her Always fast talking in her European movies.

Maybe not the best actress in the world ( and yes, she had an addiction for amphetamine dietpills in the sixties ) but movies like " Barbarella ", " Klute ", " They shoot horses, don't they? ", " Cat Ballou ", " Coming home ", " The China syndrome ", " On golden pound "... etc are all timeless classics. Meaning that this actress have contributed a lot in the history of the 7th art.

One of the biggest traitors of all time

A. Award. Winner. Best. Actress

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119Lucy Hale

Can't believe she's not higher in the list Lucy is a brilliant actress and has got one hell of a caerer ahead of her, all you have to do a watch her in pretty little liars to see that. In a few years she will be a mega star.

I LOVE HER! I hope once she leaves Abc Family when PLL (best show ever) is over that she'll pull a Shailene Woodley and become a mega star!

120Sarah Polley
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