Female Singers With the Best Acting Performances


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1Whitney HoustonWhitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 ...read more.

Whitney was brilliant in The Bodyguard (1992), Waiting to Exhale (1995), The Preacher's Wife (1996) and Cinderella (1997).
Hope to see more movies with her in the future - Alexandr

Whitney Houston is magnificient as both an actress AND a singer - Celestius

2Jennifer LopezJennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author and producer.

Her acting career began much earlier than singing. You can hate her but Jen is true actress!

Money Train (1995), Jack (1996), Blood and Wine (1996), Selena (1997), Anaconda (1997), U Turn (1997), Out of Sight (1998), The Cell (2000), The Wedding Planner (2001), Angel Eyes (2001), Maid in Manhattan (2002), Enough (2002), Gigli (2003), Shall We Dance (2004), Monster-in-Law (2005), An Unfinished Life (2005), Bordertown (2006). - Alexandr

I love both J. Lo and Madonna, but in the acting department, J. Lo has been much more consitently impressive.

3MadonnaMadonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears . She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA . She has ...read more.

I really love Madonna's acting and I don't care what anyone says...

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Shanghai Surprise (1986), Who's That Girl (1987), Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989), Dick Tracy (1990), Shadows and Fog (1991), A League of Their Own (1992), Body of Evidence (1993), Dangerous Game (1993), Four Rooms (1995), Girl 6 (1996), Evita (1996), The Next Best Thing (2000), Swept Away (2002). - Alexandr

4CherCher is an American singer and actress. Described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry, she is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances during her five-decade-long ...read more.

Cher is real actress. No wonder she won the Oscar for Moonstruck.
Another movies: Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982), Silkwood (1983), Mask (1985), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), Suspect (1987), Mermaids (1990), Faithful (1996), Tea with Mussolini (1999). - Alexandr

5Natalie Imbruglia

Natalie was really funny in Johnny English (2003). In Closed for Winter (2009) she showed dramatic talent.
Go Natalie! - Alexandr

6Liza Minnelli
7BeyonceBeyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from ...read more.

She was in Austin power goldmember, Cadillac records, Fighting temptations, obsessed, dreamgirls and the pink panther. -

8Tina TurnerTina Turner, née Anna Mae Bullock, is a singer, dancer, actress and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards.

Love her in Tommy (1975) and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985). - Alexandr

9Britney SpearsBritney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 and going on to become a pop superstar ...read more.

Brit looked cute in Longshot (2000) and was really underrated in Crossroads (2002). Britney can be much better actress than many other so-called "actresses" I've seen recently. - Alexandr

I agree with this! Poor Britney didn't get the credit she deserved at all. She was a far-better actress than people would admit. I hope she gives it another try.

10Sarah Brightman

The Contenders

11Jessica SimpsonJessica Ann Johnson is an American singer, songwriter, actress, reality television personality and fashion designer who made her debut in 1999. Since that time, Simpson has made many recordings, starred in several television shows, movies and commercials, launched a line of hair and beauty products, ...read more.

The Dukes of Hazzard (2005), Employee of the Month (2006), Blonde Ambition (2007), Major Movie Star (2008). - Alexandr

12Kylie Minogue

The Delinquents (1989), Street Fighter (1994), Bio-Dome (1996), Cut (2000), Sample People (2000). - Alexandr

13Willa Ford

Former pop-singer is an actress now:
Anna Nicole (2007)
Impulse (2008)
Friday the 13th (2009) - Alexandr

15Jennifer HudsonJennifer Kate Hudson is an American singer, actress and spokesperson. She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, coming in seventh place.

That voice!... She was a natural at singing and acting! The Oscar she won proves it!

16BjorkBjörk Guðmundsdóttir, known mononymously as Björk, is an Icelandic singer and songwriter. She is most famous for her eclectic music styles and experimentation on electronic pop music.
17Julie AndrewsDame Julia "Julie" Elizabeth Andrews is an English film and stage actress, singer, author, theatre director and dancer.
18Kelly RowlandKelendria Trene "Kelly" Rowland is a Grammy Award winning American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality.

Kelly was good in Freddy vs. Jason (2003) and The Seat Filler (2004). The girl can act - Alexandr

19Lady GagaStefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She released songs such as Bad Romance, Poker Face, Just Dance, Telephone, Born This Way, Paparazzi, and Applause. She also started acting during season 5 of American Horror Story. ...read more.
20Lea Michele
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