Best Actresses in Alfred Hitchcock's Movies
The Top Ten
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. ...read more.
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.
Was in Hitchcock's classic 1946 film Notorious - jack2244
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.
Was in his 1963 classic The Birds and his 1964 classic Marnie - jack2244
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. ...read 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 ...read 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. ...read more.
Psycho (1960) - jack2244
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). ...read more.
North By Northwest (1959) - Lotuscandy
9 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.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) - Lotuscandy
10 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 ...read more.
Rebecca (1940) - Lotuscandy
11 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. ...read more.
The 39 Steps (1935) and Secret Agent (1936) - Lotuscandy
12 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. ...read more.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) - Lotuscandy
13 Thelma Ritter
Rear Window (1954) - Lotuscandy
14 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
15 Julie Andrews
Dame Julia "Julie" Elizabeth Andrews is an English film and stage actress, singer, author, theatre director and dancer.
Torn Curtain (1966) - Lotuscandy
16 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
17 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.
The Trouble with Harry (1955) - Lotuscandy
18 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 ...read more.
Stage Fright (1950) - Lotuscandy
19 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
20 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
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