Top 10 Best Actresses of the 2000s

The Top Ten

1 Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. She has also been cited as Hollywood's highest-paid actress. more.

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

2 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).

3 Anna Faris Anna Kay Faris is an American actress, producer, comedian, author, fashion model, podcaster, and occasional singer. Faris rose to prominence for her work in comedic roles, particularly the lead part of Cindy Campbell in the Scary Movie films.
4 Milla Jovovich Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich, known professionally as Milla Jovovich, is an American actress, model and musician.

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).

5 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).

Sigourney weaver is AWESOME!

6 Michelle Pfeiffer Michelle Marie Pfeiffer is an American actress and producer. One of the most popular actresses of the 1980s and 1990s, she has received international acclaim and many accolades for her work in both comedic and dramatic films.

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).

7 Mary Elizabeth Winstead

I love you mary lizz winstead

8 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.

9 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.

10 Cate Blanchett Catherine Élise "Cate" Blanchett is an Australian actress and theatre director. She has received international acclaim and many accolades for her work, including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, three BAFTA Awards, six AACTA Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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.

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

The Contenders

11 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.

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

12 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.
13 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).

14 Renee Zellweger Renée Kathleen Zellweger is an American actress and producer. She has received critical acclaim and numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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

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

15 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).

16 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).

17 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).

Chicago, Zorro Movies, Ocean's Twelve, The Terminal.

18 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).

She is a phenomenal actress and should have won an Oscar.

19 Drew Barrymore Drew Blythe Barrymore is an American actress, producer, director, author, model and entrepreneur. She is a member of the Barrymore family of actors, and the granddaughter of John Barrymore. She achieved fame as a child actress with her role in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

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).

20 Halle Berry Halle Maria Berry is an American actress. Berry won the 2002 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the romantic drama Monster's Ball. As of 2018, she is the only black woman to have won the award.

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

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

21 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).

22 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 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).

23 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 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).

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!

24 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).

25 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).

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