Best Actresses in Alfred Hitchcock's Movies

The Top Ten Best Actresses in Alfred Hitchcock's Movies

1 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. more.

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Dial M for Murder (1954)
Rear Window (1954)
To Catch a Thief (1955) - Lotuscandy

2 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.

Spellbound (1945)
Notorious (1946)
Under Capricorn (1949) - Lotuscandy

3 Tippi Hedren Nathalie Kay "Tippi" Hedren (born January 19, 1930) is an American actress, animal rights activist and former fashion model.

The Birds (1963) and Marnie (1964) - Lotuscandy

4 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. more.

Psycho (1960) - Lotuscandy

5 Kim Novak Marilyn Pauline "Kim" Novak (born February 13, 1933) is a retired American film and television actress, currently engaged as a visual artist.

Vertigo (1958) - Lotuscandy

6 Joan Fontaine Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland (October 22, 1917 – December 15, 2013) known as Joan Fontaine, was a British-American actress, best known for her starring roles in classic Hollywood films. Fontaine appeared in over 45 feature films in a career that spanned five decades. She was the sister of actress more.

Rebecca (1940) and Suspicion (1941) - Lotuscandy

7 Vera Miles Vera Miles (born August 23, 1929) is an American actress who worked closely with Alfred Hitchcock, most notably as Lila Crane in the classic 1960 film Psycho, reprising the role in the 1983 sequel, Psycho II. more.
8 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). more.

North By Northwest (1959) - Lotuscandy

9 Doris Day Doris Day, born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff (April 3, 1922 - May 13, 2019) was an American actress, singer, and animal welfare activist. She is best known for films like Pillow Talk, Calamity Jane, etc.

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) - Lotuscandy

10 Madeleine Carroll Edith Madeleine Carroll (26 February 1906 – 2 October 1987) was an English actress, popular both in Britain and America in the 1930s and 1940s. At the peak of her success she was the highest paid actress in the world, earning a then staggering $250,000 in 1938. more.

The 39 Steps (1935) and Secret Agent (1936) - Lotuscandy

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11 Judith Anderson Dame Judith Anderson, AC, DBE, born Frances Margaret Anderson (10 February 1897 – 3 January 1992) was an Australian-born British actress who had a successful career in stage, film and television. A preeminent stage actress in her era, she won two Emmy Awards and a Tony Award and was also nominated more.

Rebecca (1940) - Lotuscandy

12 Teresa Wright Muriel Teresa Wright (October 27, 1918 – March 6, 2005) was an American actress. The only performer ever to be nominated for Oscars for her first three films. She earned the acclaim of top film directors, including William Wyler, who called her the most promising actress he had directed, and Alfred more.

Shadow of a Doubt (1943) - Lotuscandy

13 Carole Lombard Carole Lombard, born Jane Alice Peters (October 6, 1908 – January 16, 1942) was an American film actress. She was particularly noted for her energetic, often off-beat roles in the screwball comedies of the 1930s. She was the highest-paid star in Hollywood in the late 1930s. more.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) - Lotuscandy

14 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. more.

Rear Window (1954) - Lotuscandy

15 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.

I Confess (1953) - Lotuscandy

16 Julie Andrews Dame Julia "Julie" Elizabeth Andrews is an English film and stage actress, singer, author, theatre director and dancer.

Torn Curtain (1966) - Lotuscandy

17 Suzanne Pleshette Suzanne Pleshette (January 31, 1937 – January 19, 2008) was an American actress and voice actress. After beginning her career in the theatre, she began appearing in films in the late 1950s and later appeared in prominent films such as Rome Adventure (1962) and Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963).

The Birds (1963) - Lotuscandy

18 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 more.

The Trouble with Harry (1955) - Lotuscandy

19 Marlene Dietrich Marie Magdalene "Marlene" Dietrich (27 December 1901 – 6 May 1992) was a German actress and singer who held both German and American citizenship. This internationally famed actress cum singer was a frontline performer with an amazing long career in the show business. One of the highest paid actresses more.

Stage Fright (1950) - Lotuscandy

20 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.

Jamaica Inn (1939) - Lotuscandy

21 Anny Ondra Anny Ondra, born Anna Sophie Ondráková (15 May 1903 – 28 February 1987) was a Czech film actress whose husband was German boxing great Max Schmeling.

The Manxman (1929) and Blackmail (1929) - Lotuscandy

22 Alida Valli Baroness Alida Maria Laura Altenburger von Marckenstein-Frauenberg, better known by her stage name Alida Valli, was an Italian actress who appeared in more than 100 films, including Mario Soldati's Piccolo mondo antico, Alfred Hitchcock's The Paradine Case, Carol Reed's The Third Man, Michelangelo Antonioni's more.

The Paradine Case (1947) - Lotuscandy

23 Jessica Tandy Jessica Tandy, born Jessie Alice Tandy (June 7, 1909 – September 11, 1994) was a British stage and film actress. She appeared in over 100 stage productions and had more than 60 roles in film and TV.

The Birds (1963) - Lotuscandy

24 Ethel Barrymore Ethel Barrymore, born Ethel Mae Blythe (August 15, 1879 – June 18, 1959) was an American actress and a member of the Barrymore family of actors. She was a preeminent stage actress regarded as "The First Lady of the American Theatre" whose career spanned six decades.

The Paradine Case (1947) - Lotuscandy

25 Tallulah Bankhead Tallulah Brockman Bankhead (January 31, 1902 – December 12, 1969) was an American actress of the stage and screen, and a reputed libertine. Bankhead was known for her husky voice, outrageous personality, and devastating wit.

Lifeboat (1944) - Lotuscandy

26 Margaret Lockwood Margaret Lockwood, CBE (15 September 1916 – 15 July 1990), was an English actress. One of Britain's most popular film stars of the 1930s and 1940s, her film appearances included The Lady Vanishes (1938), Night Train to Munich (1940), The Man in Grey (1943), and The Wicked Lady (1945). She was nominated more.

The Lady Vanishes (1938) - Lotuscandy

27 Karen Black

Family Plot (1976) - Lotuscandy

28 Betty Balfour

Champagne (1929) - Lotuscandy

29 Ann Todd

The Paradine Case (1947) - Lotuscandy

30 Virginia Valli

The Pleasure Garden (1925) - Lotuscandy

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