Top Ten 1950s Actresses

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The Top Ten

1 Thelma Ritter Thelma Ritter Thelma Ritter (February 14, 1902 – February 5, 1969) was an American actress, best known for her comedic roles as working class characters and her strong New York accent. She received six Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress, and won one Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical. ...read more.
2 Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson Baker (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, singer and model. Decades after her unexpected death, she has remained one of Hollywood's greatest sex symbols with her eye-catching style, champagne blond hair, and breathless manner of speaking. ...read more.

Marilyn Monroe is a beautiful and sexy 1950s actress. She's one of my favorite 1950s actress. - SpinelliFan

3 Shelley Winters
4 Ingrid Bergman Ingrid Bergman Ingrid Bergman (29 August 1915 – 29 August 1982) was a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films. She won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, and the Tony Award for Best Actress.
5 Deborah Kerr
6 Katharine Hepburn Katharine Hepburn Katharine Houghton Hepburn was an American actress. Known for her fierce independence and spirited personality, Hepburn was a leading lady in Hollywood for more than 60 years.
7 Audrey Hepburn Audrey Hepburn Audrey Hepburn, born Audrey Kathleen Ruston (4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognized as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood's Golden Age. She was ranked by the American Film Institute as the 3rd greatest female screen legend in American ...read more.
8 Maria Schell
9 Bette Davis Bette Davis Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television and theater. Regarded as one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history, she was noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic, sardonic characters and was reputed for her performances ...read more.
10 Gloria Grahame

The Contenders

11 Patricia Neal
12 Jean Simmons
13 Olivia de Havilland Olivia de Havilland Olivia Mary de Havilland is a British-American actress whose career spanned from 1935 to 1988. She appeared in forty-nine feature films, and was one of the leading movie stars during the golden age of Classical Hollywood.
14 Susan Hayward
15 Doris Day Doris Day Doris Day, born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff (April 3, 1922 or 1924) is a retired American actress and singer, and continuing animal welfare activist.

She is probably the only 1950s actress who is still alive - VeronicaMSP

Why is such a great actress and singer so low? Oh well, like she said, "whatever will be will be."

16 Joanne Woodward
17 Grace Kelly Grace Kelly Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) was an American actress who retired from Hollywood to become Princess of Monaco after marrying Prince Rainier III in April 1956. She died on September 14, 1982, a day after suffering a stroke while driving her car, which caused a crash. ...read more.
18 Kim Novak Kim Novak Marilyn Pauline "Kim" Novak (born February 13, 1933) is a retired American film and television actress, currently engaged as a visual artist.
19 Eleanor Parker
20 Elizabeth Taylor Elizabeth Taylor Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, DBE (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) was a British-American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian. ...read more.

I love her beautiful outfits and trends, she's one of my favorite actresses. - SpinelliFan

21 Marie Windsor
22 Jean Seberg
23 Lucille Ball Lucille Ball

My grandpa used to like that actress when he was little - VeronicaMSP

24 Jane Wyman
25 Maureen O'Hara Maureen O'Hara Maureen O'Hara, born Maureen FitzSimons (17 August 1920 – 24 October 2015) was an Irish-born American actress and singer. The famously red-headed O'Hara was known for her beauty and playing fiercely passionate but sensible heroines, often in westerns and adventure films.
26 Alexis Smith
27 Judy Holliday
28 Kim Stanley
29 Janet Leigh Janet Leigh Janet Leigh, born Jeanette Helen Morrison (July 6, 1927 – October 3, 2004) was an American actress, singer, dancer and author. She is best remembered for her performance in Psycho, for which she was awarded the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and received an Academy Award nomination. ...read more.
30 Ava Gardner Ava Gardner Ava Lavinia Gardner (December 24, 1922 – January 25, 1990) was an American actress and singer. The American Film Institute ranked her as the 25th greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema . Her third marriage was to singer and actor Frank Sinatra, from 1951 to 1957. She would later say in her ...read more.
31 Eva Marie Saint Eva Marie Saint Eva Marie Saint (born July 4, 1924) is an American actress and producer. In a career spanning 70 years, she is known for starring in Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront (1954), for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959). ...read more.
32 Sophia Loren Sophia Loren Sophia Loren is an Italian film actress and singer. Encouraged to enroll in acting lessons after entering a beauty pageant, Loren began her film career in 1950 at age 15. She appeared in several bit parts and minor roles in the early part of the decade, until her five-picture contract with Paramount ...read more.
33 Anna Magnani
34 Shirley MacLaine Shirley MacLaine Shirley MacLaine, born Shirley MacLean Beaty (April 24, 1934), is an American film, television and theater actress, singer, dancer, activist and author. An Academy Award winner, MacLaine received the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute in 2012, and received the Kennedy Center ...read more.
35 Simone Signoret
36 Giulietta Masina
37 Dorothy Dandridge Dorothy Dandridge
38 Natalie Wood Natalie Wood Natalie Wood, born Natalie Zacharenko (July 20, 1938 – November 28 or 29, 1981) was an American film and television actress. She is best known for her role opposite James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause and as Maria in West Side Story. But the American icon remains infamously known for the circumstances ...read more.
39 Debbie Reynolds Debbie Reynolds Mary Frances "Debbie" Reynolds was an American actress, singer, businesswoman, film historian, humanitarian, and mother of the actress and writer Carrie Fisher.
40 Wendy Hiller
41 Rita Hayworth Rita Hayworth Rita Hayworth, born Margarita Carmen Cansino (October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987) was an American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars, appearing in a total of 61 films over 37 years. The press coined the term "love goddess" to describe Hayworth after she ...read more.
42 Anita Ekberg Anita Ekberg
43 Anne Baxter Anne Baxter Anne Baxter (May 7, 1923 – December 12, 1985) was an American actress and star of Hollywood films, Broadway productions, and television series. She won an Oscar and a Golden Globe and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy.
44 Leslie Caron Leslie Caron Leslie Claire Margaret Caron (born 1 July 1931) is a Franco-American film actress and dancer who has appeared in 45 films between 1951 and 2003. She is fluent in French, English, and Italian. She is one of the few actresses who has danced with Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Rudolf ...read more.
45 Yvonne De Carlo
46 Jeanne Crain
47 Carroll Baker
48 Ann Blyth
49 Brigitte Bardot Brigitte Bardot Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot is a French actress, singer and fashion model, who later became an animal rights activist.
50 Joan Collins
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