Top Ten 1950s Actresses

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The Top Ten

1 Thelma Ritter Thelma Ritter ...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.
3 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.
4 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.
5 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.
6 Deborah Kerr
7 Maria Schell
8 Gloria Grahame
9 Shelley Winters
10 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.

The Contenders

11 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.
12 Patricia Neal
13 Jean Simmons
14 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.
15 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.
16 Anna Magnani
17 Judy Holliday
18 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.
19 Susan Hayward
20 Eleanor Parker
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