10 Best Actresses of the 2000s

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The Top Ten

1 Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie

Really? Angelina Jolie number one best actress of the 2000's? Mila Kunis second best actress of the 2000's? This is crap! I leave this page now because I'm not interested in crap lists!

Changeling, Lara Croft, Wanted, Mr. and Mrs. Smith. - Bman23

2 Mila Kunis Mila Kunis Milena Markovna "Mila" Kunis is an American actress . In 1991, at the age of seven, she moved from the Ukrainian SSR to Los Angeles with her family .

Get Over It (2001), American Psycho II: All American Girl (2002), Tony N' Tina's Wedding (2004), After Sex (2007), Moving McAllister (2007), Boot Camp (2007), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), Max Payne (2008), Tom Cool (2009), Extract (2009). - Alexandr

3 Milla Jovovich Milla Jovovich

The Million Dollar Hotel (2000), The Claim (2000), Zoolander (2001), Dummy (2002), Resident Evil (2002), The House on Turk Street (2002), You Stupid Man (2002), Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), Ultraviolet (2006),. 45 (2006), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), A Perfect Getaway (2009), The 4th Kind (2009). - Alexandr

4 Sigourney Weaver Sigourney Weaver Susan Alexandra "Sigourney" Weaver is an American actress and film producer. Following her film debut as a minor character in Annie Hall, she quickly came to prominence in 1979 with her first lead role as Ellen Ripley in Alien.

Company Man (2000), Heartbreakers (2001), Tadpole (2002), The Guys (2002), Holes (2003), Imaginary Heroes (2004), The Village (2004), Snow Cake (2006), The TV Set (2006), Infamous (2006), The Girl in the Park (2007), Vantage Point (2008), Be Kind Rewind (2008), Baby Mama (2008), Prayers for Bobby (2009), Crazy on the Outside (2009), Avatar (2009). - Alexandr

Sigourney weaver is AWESOME!

5 Anna Faris Anna Faris
6 Kate Winslet Kate Winslet Kate Elizabeth Winslet, is an English actress and singer. She is the recipient of an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, four Golden Globe Awards, a Grammy Award, and three BAFTA Awards.

Iris, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MInd, Little Children, The Reader, Finding Neverland. - Bman23

7 Michelle Pfeiffer Michelle Pfeiffer

My all time favorite. Has proved her talent and intelligence over and over again! And is stunning while she does it!

What Lies Beneath (2000), I Am Sam (2001), White Oleander (2002), I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007), Hairspray (2007), Stardust (2007), Chéri (2009), Personal Effects (2009). - Alexandr

8 Cate Blanchett Cate Blanchett

The Aviator, Notes on a Scandal, Elizabeth:The Golden Age, I'm Not There, Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Lord of the Ring Movies. - Bman23

Cate is really an amazing actress, but I must say that her performance in Blue Jasmine is beyond perfection!
And I also loved Cate in Notes on a Scandal and Carol!
She's definitely the best for me, so I believe she should be higher in this list!

She received Oscar nominations for best leading AND supporting actress…in the same year.

9 Reese Witherspoon Reese Witherspoon Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon, known professionally as Reese Witherspoon, is an American actress and producer.

Pretty, unaffected, girl next door. Personality is always optimistic, fun-nothing is a problem.

Walk the Line, Legally Blond Movies. - Bman23

10 Meryl Streep Meryl Streep Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep is an American actress. Cited in the media as the "best actress of her generation", Streep is particularly known for her versatility in her roles, transformation into the characters she plays, and her accent adaptation.

Amy Adams was way much better acting than Meryl Streep in " Doubt ".This actress is just too overrated.

Music of the Heart, Adaption, The Devil Wears Prada, Doubt - Bman23

The Contenders

11 Mary Elizabeth Winstead Mary Elizabeth Winstead

I love you mary lizz winstead

12 Sandra Bullock Sandra Bullock Sandra Annette Bullock is an American actress and producer. She is one of Hollywood's highest-paid actresses, and is an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winner.

Gun Shy (2000), 28 Days (2000), Miss Congeniality (2000), Murder by Numbers (2002), Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002), Two Weeks Notice (2002), Crash (2004), Loverboy (2005), Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (2005), The Lake House (2006), Infamous (2006), Premonition (2007), The Proposal (2009), All About Steve (2009), The Blind Side (2009). - Alexandr

13 Kate Beckinsale Kate Beckinsale Kathrin Romary "Kate" Beckinsale (born 26 July 1973) is a British actress. After some minor television roles, she made her film debut in Much Ado About Nothing (1993) while still a student at the University of Oxford. She then appeared in British costume dramas such as Prince of Jutland (1994), Cold ...read more.

The Golden Bowl (2000), Pearl Harbor (2001), Serendipity (2001), Laurel Canyon (2002), Tiptoes (2003), Underworld (2003), Van Helsing (2004), The Aviator (2004), Underworld: Evolution (2006), Click (2006), Snow Angels (2007), Vacancy (2007), Winged Creatures (2008), Nothing But the Truth (2008), Whiteout (2009), Everybody's Fine (2009). - Alexandr

Should be in the top 3, but when I see the first two actresses of this list I think she should be number one. VOTE FOR HER!

14 Renee Zellweger Renee Zellweger

Empire records, Bridget Jones's Diary, Chicago, Down with love, Jerry Maguire, The Bachelor, Cold Mountain, Nourse Betty,

Cold Mountain, Chicago, Bridget Jone's Diary, Cinderella Man. - Bman23

15 Catherine Zeta- Jones

High Fidelity (2000), Traffic (2000), America's Sweethearts (2001), Chicago (2002), Intolerable Cruelty (2003), The Terminal (2004), Ocean's Twelve (2004), The Legend of Zorro (2005), No Reservations (2007), Death Defying Acts (2007), The Rebound (2009). - Alexandr

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16 Naomi Watts Naomi Watts Naomi Ellen Watts is a British actress. She made her screen debut in the Australian drama film For Love Alone and then appeared in the Australian television series Hey Dad..!

Come on! Don't tell me that Angela Jolie and Mila Kunis who are the 2 first actresses on this list are better than Naomi Watts? This is not very convincing. I mean, we're talking about talent in acting! Not in popularity. Lots of actresses above Naomi Watts in this list are too overrated anyway.

17 Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Dee Lohan is an American actress. She is also a model, singer, songwriter, director, and producer.

Life-Size (2000), Get a Clue (2002), Freaky Friday (2003), Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004), Mean Girls (2004), Herbie Fully Loaded (2005), A Prairie Home Companion (2006), Just My Luck (2006), Bobby (2006), Chapter 27 (2007), Georgia Rule (2007), I Know Who Killed Me (2007), Labor Pains (2009). - Alexandr

18 Halle Berry Halle Berry

Halle is the leader in my opinion but Hilary Swank might be her main competition. - israel08

Monster's Ball, X-Men Movies, Catwoman. - Bman23

19 Jennifer Connelly Jennifer Connelly

Waking the Dead (2000), Requiem for a Dream (2000), Pollock (2000), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Hulk (2003), House of Sand and Fog (2003), Dark Water (2005), Little Children (2006), Blood Diamond (2006), Reservation Road (2007), The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), Inkheart (2008), He's Just Not That Into You (2009), Creation (2009). - Alexandr

20 Neve Campbell Neve Campbell Neve Adrianne Campbell is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Sidney Prescott in the horror film series Scream.

Drowning Mona (2000), Panic (2000), Scream 3 (2000), Investigating Sex (2001), Last Call (2002), Lost Junction (2003), The Company (2003), Blind Horizon (2003), When Will I Be Loved (2004), Churchill: The Hollywood Years (2004), Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005), Relative Strangers (2006), Partition (2007), I Really Hate My Job (2007), Closing the Ring (2007). - Alexandr

21 Eva Mendes Eva Mendes Eva De La Caridad Mendez is an American actress and model. She began acting in the late 1990s, and after a series of roles in B movies such as Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror and Urban Legends: Final Cut, she made a career-changing appearance in Training Day.
22 Julia Roberts Julia Roberts Julia Fiona Roberts is an American actress and producer. She became a Hollywood star after headlining the romantic comedy Pretty Woman, which grossed US$464 million worldwide.

Erin Brokovich, Ocean Movies, Mona Lisa Smile. - Bman23

23 Drew Barrymore Drew Barrymore

Skipped Parts (2000), Charlie's Angels (2000), Donnie Darko (2001), Riding in Cars with Boys (2001), Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), Duplex (2003), 50 First Dates (2004), Fever Pitch (2005), Music and Lyrics (2007), Lucky You (2007), He's Just Not That Into You (2009), Grey Gardens (2009), Whip It (2009). - Alexandr

24 Jessica Alba Jessica Alba Jessica Marie Alba is an American actress, model and businesswoman. She has won various awards for her acting, including the Choice Actress Teen Choice Award and Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television, and a Golden Globe nomination for her lead role in the television series Dark Angel.

Paranoid (2000), The Sleeping Dictionary (2003), Honey (2003), Sin City (2005), Fantastic Four (2005), Into the Blue (2005), The Ten (2007), 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), Good Luck Chuck (2007), Bill (2007), Awake (2007), The Eye (2008), The Love Guru (2008), An Invisible Sign of My Own (2009). - Alexandr

25 Anne Hathaway Anne Hathaway Anne Jacqueline Hathaway is an American actress and singer. Born in Brooklyn, New York and brought up in Millburn, New Jersey, Hathaway was inspired to act by her mother and as a high school student, was nominated for the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award for Best Performance by a High School Actress ...read more.

The Princess Diaries (2001), The Other Side of Heaven (2001), Nicholas Nickleby (2002), Ella Enchanted (2004), The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), Havoc (2005), Brokeback Mountain (2005), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Becoming Jane (2007), Get Smart (2008), Rachel Getting Married (2008), Passengers (2008), Bride Wars (2009). - Alexandr

26 Alicia Silverstone Alicia Silverstone

Love's Labour's Lost (2000), Global Heresy (2002), Scorched (2003), Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004), Queen B (2005), Beauty Shop (2005), Silence Becomes You (2005), Stormbreaker (2006), Candles on Bay Street (2006), Bad Mother's Handbook (2008). - Alexandr

27 Meg Ryan Meg Ryan Margaret Mary Emily Anne "Meg" Hyra, known professionally as Meg Ryan, is an American actress and producer.

Hanging Up (2000), Proof of Life (2000), Kate & Leopold (2001), In the Cut (2003), Against the Ropes (2004), In the Land of Women (2007), The Deal (2008), My Mom's New Boyfriend (2008), The Women (2008), Serious Moonlight (2009). - Alexandr

28 Eliza Dushku Eliza Dushku Eliza Patricia Dushku is an American actress and model known for her television roles, including starring as Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff series Angel.

Bring It On (2000), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Soul Survivors (2001), The New Guy (2002), City by the Sea (2002), Wrong Turn (2003), The Kiss (2003), Nurses (2007), On Broadway (2007), Sex and Breakfast (2007), Nobel Son (2007), Bottle Shock (2008), The Alphabet Killer (2008), The Thacker Case (2008), Open Graves (2009). - Alexandr

29 Elisha Cuthbert Elisha Cuthbert Elisha Ann Cuthbert is a Canadian actress and model. She became known for playing Kim Bauer in the series 24, Danielle in the teen comedy film The Girl Next Door, and Carly Jones in the 2005 remake of House of Wax.

Believe (2000), Mail to the Chief (2000), Lucky Girl (2001), Old School (2003), Love Actually (2003), The Girl Next Door (2004), House of Wax (2005), The Quiet (2005), Captivity (2007), He Was a Quiet Man (2007), My Sassy Girl (2008), Ny-Lon (2009), The Six Wives of Henry Lefay (2009). - Alexandr

30 Kim Basinger Kim Basinger Kimila Ann Basinger is an American actress, singer and former fashion model. Following a successful modeling career in New York during the 1970s, Basinger moved to Los Angeles where she began her acting career on television in 1976.

I Dreamed of Africa (2000), Bless the Child (2000), 8 Mile (2002), People I Know (2002), The Door in the Floor (2004), Cellular (2004), Elvis Has Left the Building (2004), Even Money (2006), The Sentinel (2006), The Mermaid Chair (2006), While She Was Out (2008), The Burning Plain (2009), The Informers (2009). - Alexandr

31 Zooey Deschanel Zooey Deschanel

500 Days of Summer (2009), Yes Man (2008), Gigantic (2008), The Happening (2008), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), Surf's Up (2007), Flakes (2007), Bridge to Terabithia (2007), The Go-Getter (2007), The Good Life (2007), Live Free or Die (2006), Failure to Launch (2006) Winter Passing (2005), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Eulogy (2004), Elf (2003), All the Real Girls (2003), The New Guy (2003), Big Trouble (2002), Abandon (2002), The Good Girl)(2002), Manic (2001), Almost Famous (2000)

32 Laura Linney

You Can Count On Me, Kinsey, The Savages, Mystic River. - Bman23

33 Paris Hilton Paris Hilton Paris Whitney Hilton is an American businesswoman, socialite, television personality, model, actress, singer, DJ, and author .
34 Hilary Swank Hilary Swank Hilary Ann Swank is an American actress and producer. She has won two Academy Awards for Best Actress and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.
35 Kirsten Dunst Kirsten Dunst Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress, singer and model. She made her film debut in Woody Allen's short film Oedipus Wrecks for the anthology film New York Stories.

All Forgotten (2000), The Crow: Salvation (2000), Luckytown (2000), Bring It On (2000), Deeply (2000), Get Over It (2001), Crazy/Beautiful (2001), The Cat's Meow (2001), Spider-Man (2002), Levity (2003), Mona Lisa Smile (2003), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Spider-Man 2 (2004), Wimbledon (2004), Elizabethtown (2005), Marie Antoinette (2006), Spider-Man 3 (2007), How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008), All Good Things (2009). - Alexandr

36 Charlize Theron Charlize Theron
37 Winona Ryder Winona Ryder Winona Ryder is an American actress. One of the most profitable and iconic 1990s actresses, she made her film debut in the 1986 film Lucas.

Autumn in New York (2000), Lost Souls (2000), Mr. Deeds (2002), S1m0ne (2002), The Darwin Awards (2006), A Scanner Darkly (2006), The Ten (2007), Sex and Death 101 (2007), The Last Word (2008), The Informers (2009), The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009), Star Trek (2009), Stay Cool (2009). - Alexandr

38 Famke Janssen Famke Janssen

Love & Sex (2000), Circus (2000), X-Men (2000), Made (2001), Don't Say a Word (2001), I Spy (2002), X2 (2003), Eulogy (2004), Hide and Seek (2005), The Treatment (2006), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), Alibi (2007), The Ten (2007), Turn the River (2007), The Wackness (2008), Taken (2008), 100 Feet (2008). - Alexandr

39 Robin Tunney

Supernova (2000), Vertical Limit (2000), Investigating Sex (2001), Cherish (2002), The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002), The In-Laws (2003), Shadow of Fear (2004), Paparazzi (2004), Runaway (2005), The Zodiac (2005), Open Window (2006), The Darwin Awards (2006), Hollywoodland (2006), Passenger Side (2008), August (2008), The Burning Plain (2008), The Two Mr. Kissels (2008). - Alexandr

40 Diane Lane Diane Lane Diane Lane is an Oscar nominated American actress. Born and raised in New York City, Lane made her screen debut in George Roy Hill's 1979 film A Little Romance, starring opposite Sir Laurence Olivier.

My Dog Skip (2000), The Virginian (2000), The Perfect Storm (2000), Hard Ball (2001), The Glass House (2001), Unfaithful (2002), Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), Fierce People (2005), Must Love Dogs (2005), Hollywoodland (2006), Untraceable (2008), Jumper (2008), Nights in Rodanthe (2008), Killshot (2008). - Alexandr

41 Jessica Biel Jessica Biel

Summer Catch (2001), The Rules of Attraction (2002), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), Cellular (2004), Blade: Trinity (2004), Stealth (2005), London (2005), Elizabethtown (2005), The Illusionist (2006), Home of the Brave (2006), Next (2007), I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007), Easy Virtue (2008), Powder Blue (2009). - Alexandr

42 Julianne Moore Julianne Moore

The Ladies Man (2000), Hannibal (2001), Evolution (2001), World Traveler (2001), The Shipping News (2001), Far from Heaven (2002), The Hours (2002), Marie and Bruce (2004), Laws of Attraction (2004), The Forgotten (2004), Trust the Man (2005), The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005), Freedomland (2006), Children of Men (2006), Next (2007), Savage Grace (2007), I'm Not There. (2007), Blindness (2008), Shelter (2009), The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009), Chloe (2009), A Single Man (2009). - Alexandr

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

The Cell (2000), The Wedding Planner (2001), Angel Eyes (2001), Enough (2002), Maid in Manhattan (2002), Gigli (2003), Jersey Girl (2004), Shall We Dance (2004), Monster-in-Law (2005), An Unfinished Life (2005), El cantante (2006), Bordertown (2006). - Alexandr

44 Jodie Foster Jodie Foster Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster is an American actress, director and producer who has worked in films and on television. She has often been cited as one of the best actresses of her generation.

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002), Panic Room (2002), A Very Long Engagement (2004), Flightplan (2005), Inside Man (2006), The Brave One (2007), Nim's Island (2008). - Alexandr

45 Susan Sarandon Susan Sarandon Susan Abigail Sarandon is an American actress. She is an Academy Award and BAFTA Award winner who is also known for her social and political activism for a variety of liberal causes.

Joe Gould's Secret (2000), Igby Goes Down (2002), The Banger Sisters (2002), Moonlight Mile (2002), Ice Bound (2003), Noel (2004), Shall We Dance (2004), Alfie (2004), The Exonerated (2005), Elizabethtown (2005), Romance & Cigarettes (2005), Irresistible (2006), Bernard and Doris (2006), In the Valley of Elah (2007), Mr. Woodcock (2007), Emotional Arithmetic (2007), Enchanted (2007), Speed Racer (2008), Middle of Nowhere (2008), The Greatest (2009). - Alexandr

46 Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Hudson Jennifer 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.
47 Amy Adams Amy Adams Amy Lou Adams is an American actress and singer. She is the recipient of two Golden Globe Awards, and has received five nominations each from the Academy Award and BAFTA Award ceremonies.
48 Jennifer Aniston Jennifer Aniston Jennifer Joanna Aniston is an American actress, producer, and businesswoman. The daughter of Greek actor John Aniston and American actress Nancy Dow, Aniston gained worldwide recognition for portraying Rachel Green on the popular television sitcom Friends, a role which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award, ...read more.
49 Chloe Grace Moretz Chloe Grace Moretz Chloë Grace Moretz is an American actress and model. She began her acting career in 2004 at the age of seven, and her first award nomination came the following year for The Amityville Horror.

She is awesome, beautiful and cute. I love her

50 Dakota Fanning Dakota Fanning Hannah Dakota Fanning is an American actress and model. At age seven, her performance in the 2001 film I Am Sam earned her a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award at age eight in 2002, making her the youngest nominee in history.
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