Top 10 Best Actresses of All Time

The Top Ten

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.

What do I read there? She even deserved an oscar for " Julie and Julia "? Her nomination for that movie was not even deserved. It should be Amy Adams who deserved an oscar for that movie. Even the real Julie said in a interview that she was impressed by Amy Adam's performance by portraying her. Meryl Streep just raises her voice and she gets a nomination. Being very good in accents and dialects doesn't make your acting skills better. She's just too overrated.

To 906389 that responded at the first comment. Just because a majority have the opinion that Meryl Streep is too overrated doesn't mean that they do not respect your opinion. If your opinion is that she's your favorite actress it's fine by me ( I have no problem with your opinion ) but that doesn't mean that other people can't give the opposite opinion who think that she's not worth enough to be the best number one actress ( which doesn't mean that she's a bad actress ). If the comment says to stop praising her as number one actress ( many people like myself believe that there are better actresses than Meryl Streep ) it doesn't adress every individual on a personal level. It only says to stop the general accepted without any critical thinking opinion as a fact. That's what this list is all about, giving your pro or contra opinion and discuss why. It clearly says that her last nominations and win wasn't deserved and I have the same opinion about that. It also says that she's too ...more

Geez, the green-eyed monsters are certainly out and about in these comments. Meryl Streep is an excellent actress who deserves all the accolades she's received and more.

"There's no such thing as the greatest living actress. " - Meryl Streep

For once, Meryl got it wrong. Not only is she a superb actress, the woman was able to maintain a private life, raised 4 kids, keep her 32-yr marriage while sustaining a successful film career.

She never plays the same character twice. That time when she lost the Oscar to Sandra Bullock, I thought, "Well, Meryl could do Sandra's role and be better in it. But I bet my life, Sandra can't and won't be able play Julia Child the way Meryl did it. " She is beyond brilliant. Never one to be physically conscious, Meryl Streep just dives in and do whatever it takes to do justice to the role regardless if she'll look glamorous in it or not.

Scarlett Johansson Scarlett Johansson (born November 22, 1984) is an American actress, model, and singer. She made her film debut in North. ...read more.

Here's my point of view on Scar Jo, she's like the female version of "Brad Pitt." You either love her or hate her. Like for example, some people either say he's a super-talented guy or an untalented man who only gets roles of his looks. See what I'm saying. I won't say she's mediocre or bland. I thought she was stellar in Lost in Translation (2003), received a Tony award, she showed us her talent in Under the skin (), where she portrayed an alien stalker who learns about Earth ( with her body language & facial expressions ), she did a wonderful performance as an i-pod in Her, she was funny, sexy, smart, and badass in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and not to forget Girl with a Pearl Earring. This whole comment is coming from a huge fan of Robert De Niro & Al Pacino. I'm not saying that she's the best, far from it. I'm just saying she's not that bad of an actress and miles better than Sofia Coppola who happens to be an extremely cringy & boring actress and was only acting because ...more

She's just such a talented woman and I really love the way she embodies her characters in every movie. Definitely deserves to be so high up.

The comment that says to vote down the top comment is wrong in many ways. First of all, she's certainly not overlooked. She's ranked number 17 on this list above many actresses that deserves to be above her. Charlize Theron, Katharine Hepburn, Sally Field, Rachel McAdams, Naomi Watts etc... are more talented actresses than Scarlett Johansson. Second of all, she's mediocre as an actress. Of all the movies that are mentioned in the comment there's only " Match Point " and " Lost in Translation " where she's ok in her acting ( but not exeptional ). In " Her " she's doing only a voice-over ( why watch this for research? ). " The prestige " is so-so and " In good company " and " Don Jon " are plain boring ( she doesn't add something better in those movies with her acting ). As for " Under the skin ", it's an ok film and it's praised by her fans for her full nudity scenes but she delivers just a few lines in the whole movie. Vicky Christina Barcelona? Agree or not but Penelope Cruz is way ...more

Complete package. God is she sexy. And her role in marriage story, lost in Translation, Jojo rabbit, Under the skin, and as black widow. Are Amazing easily my favorite actress

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.

Jodie is the best best and best actress in Hollywood. Her performance in contact was so remarkable and I love to see her films, what a super actor, she is a born actress. Silence of the lambs and flight plan all made hit only because of her performance. Beauty with acting in right proportion and SHE IS THE BEST

Prefer her earlier roles as they will stand the test of time. Amazing actress as so believable in most of the roles, just a shame she didn't make wise choices near the end of her career but thankfully can be forgiven

People the list is for best actresses. Is that so difficult too understand.. No doubt its all about Jodie, Winslet and Blanchett (among the recent). I choose JODIE for her 3 decades..

Silence of the lambs, The accused, Taxi driver, Contact and so much more. She is the best.

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. ...read more.

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Her ability to fall into a role and tottaly claim it as her own is unparalleled among actresses. When you watch her movies you will never find yourself thinking why didn't they go with whatshername instead. From Hackers to Mr and Mrs Smith, it was always gonna be Angelina Jolie.

She is the best number 1 for sure
She is the GREATEST ACTRESS ALL OVER THE WORLD
She is an amazing and talented actress that is able to portray many different characters who can mold herself into different roles.
She's pure perfection

How can someone as Angelina Jolie maintain on this list the 6th rank?
She has do nothing lately ( we're talking about acting here, not private life )
that proves that she's one of the best actresses of all time. As a matter of fact, she hasn't prove anything to rank her as a top actress. Popularity and talent are two different things and as for Angelina Jolie, I wouldn't say that she is talentless but she is certainly not a exceptional talented actress.
She's just an ok actress ( and sometimes like for instance the movie
" Alexander " a bad actress ) that is too overrated to be ranked so high on a list of best actresses. I think that people are also overrating her for her so-called beauty. This actress don't deserve the attention we're giving her and should without a doubt move down ( it's about time ) on this list.

Emma Watson Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is a British actress, model, and activist. Born in Paris and brought up in Oxfordshire, Watson attended the Dragon School as a child and trained as an actress at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts.

Emma Watson is not nearly as talented as any of the others actresses on this list. She does not deserve number 14.

Like it was said many times before. Wooden and banal

Talentless lackluster performances. Not belong on this list at all

Oh! So she's more "talented' than "Natalie Portman" & "Scarlett Johansson? " She must be one of the "greatest" actresses of all time, if not the "Greatest" of all time. I don't know how she does it! She's "smart," "talented," "down to Earth," and "sexy." Starring in "critically acclaimed" blockbuster "hits" like "The Circle", an instant "classic! And what could be the "best" live action Disney movie of all time, "Beauty & the Beast! " Damn, she was the "best" thing about this film, I loved the part when she was twirling around & Emma is such a "fantastic" singer, way better than "Frank Sinatra! " Another thing I love about her is the fact that she makes the most awkward facial expressions, sings (it's not even singing) very terribly, pretending to be smart, and plays Hermione in every role! She's just... Cringe! Cringe at it's worst! To keep in mind, there are lots of gifted actresses (like the ones I mentioned) that deserve to be higher than this fraud who is only popular for being ...more

Natalie Portman Natalie Portman is an actress, film producer and film director with dual American and Israeli citizenship. Portman is best known for her roles as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy and Nina Sayers in Black Swan. She won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, ...read more.

Perfect in star wars the best thing in the prequels. Still amazing in every way

The best OF THE LIST, AMAZING in LEON, MY BLUBERRY NIGTHS, CLOSER, GOYAS GHOSTS, BLACK SWAN

I fell in love with this actress in the year of 2008 when I went to see the movie "The other Boleyn girl". Natalie Portman portrayed a capricious and a stubborn character (Anne Boleyn) and blew me away with her outstanding performance. Since then she became my favourite actress and I have enjoyed every movie I've seen her in (yes, even "No strings attached" because she is really cute in it). I was so happy for her when she received her Oscar award because she truly deserved it. She is talented and beautiful. She's got it all.

She is an intelligent and beautiful woman who has so much talent as an actress. I personally loved Attack of the Clones and thought she did an better job than Carrie Fisher did in an New Hope at least. She also is famous for Black Swan considered one of the best movies ever solely thanks to Portman's performance. Overall, Natalie Portman remains the best actress ever, one of the nicest ever and the most beautiful woman to ever roam the planet.

Nicole Kidman Nicole Mary Kidman is an Australian-American actress and film producer. Kidman's breakthrough roles were in the 1989 feature film thriller Dead Calm and television thriller miniseries Bangkok Hilton.

The most amazing actress of our time, and is already a Hollywood icon - in fashion and acting. Classy, gorgeous, poised, incredibly talented and concise of the different roles she always takes, she'll always be the Nicole Kidman that we'll always know who even gives an amount of money to various charities. Fact is, she can steal the show even with just a glimpse of her. Her accent and beauty steals the show, that you forget about everything. Get this - she can actually sing and dance, hence Moulin Rouge (2001). She can do drama, (The Hours, Cold Mountain) horror (The Others) and, she's incredible funny (Bewitched, To Die For, Flirting) while winning awards on the way. She'll probably even win three Oscars with that kind of natural talent, poise, and beauty.

Nicole Kidman is the most beautiful woman in the world. Never Ever in my life I've seen somebody prettier than her. She is a pure goddess... Any time I watch her on the screen I'm spellbound by her gorgeous and luxurious beauty and incredible talent. She's a pure GODDESS and a true talent. Ans I was so disappointed when she didn't won an oscar for Moulin Rouge... How come it didn't happen =(( Her performance is shattering, remarkable, AMAZING, HEART-WRENCHING and totally precious... Very very underrated... I LOVE YOU, NICOLE... YOU ARE THE BEST

She is very good and very very diverse
I liked her in the hours, eyes wide shut, and she was so good in the Others

Unpredictable, versatile, always brave. Every Kidman performance is guaranteed to be startling.

Kidman is gifted, she knows this and is unafraid to investigate the realms of her talent. She remains humble, however,as she seems to act for herself, for her own benefit and pleasure, and curiosity is what allows her to embody her characters naturally. Thus, these explorations are psychological first and foremost, her physical self a faraway afterthought.

She betrays no technique or pretense because she isn't really acting.

Kidman's whole body of work is embroidered with moments of true excellence, both in her most recognized pieces, but also in projects such as "Paperboy" and "Rabbit Hole". Her trademark is fierceness, be it quiet intensity or feral rawness.

"The Hours" is monumental but I believe her Magnum Opus is yet to come.

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 Blanchett's range supersedes any other actor of her generation. She has a chameleon like ability to transform herself into any role. All her performances are of a standard rarely seen. Her depth & emotional connection with audiences is evident in all her films. Her convincing & award winning portrayals of real life characters, such as, movie star, Katherine Hepburn in "Aviator", Queen Elizabeth 1 in "Elizabeth" & Jude Quinn(Bob Dylan)in "I'm Not There", are performed with an unsurpassed honesty, empathy & integrity.

She is THE BEST in THIS generation. No one can top her powerhouse master class performances like in Blue Jasmine, Carol, Elizabeth, Notes on a Scandal etc. She is truly versatile actress who makes a lot of effort to her craft. AND HER RANGE IS OUT OF THIS WORLD! Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth, Bob Dylan, Carol, Sheba Hart etc. She is has this chameleon like skill. EVERYTHING SHE DOES TURNS INTO MAGIC. INTERNATIONAL TREASURE!
MUST BE ON number 1!

She's completely in a league of her own. In every single performance, she embodies all that the character is meant to be from stunning emotional depth to well though personal touches which gives her characters their own unique traits. She stands out from film to film as one of the most versatile actors in the world. She's undoubtedly the best actor (male/female) of our time!

Don't believe me? Elizabeth, I'm Not There, Babel, Notes on A Scandal...
To name a few, but everything she does is golden.

BY FAR Cate should be number one. Streep is overrated and has no business being number one. It has been said, and I agree, Cate is in a league of her own.

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.

Come on, number two on this list? Most of the people agree that Meryl Streep is way too much overrated to be number one, but if you put Meryl Streep on a lower rank ( which she deserves ) it would mean that Sandra Bullock will become the number one best actress of all time. Does that really feel right? Sandra Bullock, the best actress of the world and of all time? She's maybe a good actress ( for some movies ) but she's way too overrated on this list.

AMAZING! My Favorite with her is The Blind Side! She was absolutely fantastic it was a fantastic and inspirational movie. I cried and laughed and awed more then I can even beginning to explain. She nails every single one of her roles weather is it Comedy, Drama, Romantic, or Action she is a fantastic Actress!

She's hilarious, yet very professional in her acting skills. She proves to be an excellent actress by challenging herself and by always bringing smiles to her audience.

I've seen most of her movies and she is very good
Either she makes me laugh or be hypnotized by her complexion
No one can really say she is a bad actress maybe gets every scene in two takes

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.

I had to choose her not only because she is a wonderful actress, playing heroes, damsels, and even villains. She also has such a powerful, commanding voice that let her sneak into such films as Wall-E, Cabin in the Woods, Paul and many others. She may be a sci-fi legend but she's also done many well known comedy and drama movies.

Side note. Whoever put Kristen Stewart on this list needs to be smacked upside the head. That girl has the acting range of a potato.

I've seen Kristen Stewart act and also be interviewed. I think she's lovely and don't understand all the vitriol and vilification sent her way. - Pfeifferpfan

She can get into any character that can be imagined or created by anybody in the world..

Come on! How is Sigourney Weaver not no. 1! Has anyone even seen her amazing acting. Watch Alien or Aliens sometime soon. I'd like this list better if you did.

What a pleasant surprise to see her in the top ten. She is classy, beautiful, and can even play the villain really well (she made Working Girl a good movie). Richly deserved, she is a top ten actress, though I feel she often gets underrated somehow.

The Newcomers

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She's really cute

? Joanne Froggatt

The Contenders

Emma Stone Emily Jean "Emma" Stone is an American actress. One of the world's highest-paid actresses, she has won the Academy Award Best Actress Award, been nominated for two British Academy Film Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, and has won two Screen Actors Guild Awards.

I love her so much, she's so funny, down to earth, and of course an amazing actress. She makes her characters so full of life.

One young, beautiful and talented actress I didn't come up with. Kudos to peeps who named her though. She's sweet, yet bursting with talent!

She ticks all the boxes. She can portray many different characters, she can sing surprisingly really well, she seems humble and doesn't let fame get to her head. She's so beautiful she looks like an angel. Her eyes are amazing in how they shine like emeralds. I've had a thing for her since Zombieland. Her character Wichita was such a badass and she's won me over since and has seldom put a foot wrong in her career. She's talented, funny, beautiful and seems just as likeable off set as she is on it.

Wait, what is Emme Stone doing on #52?! She's amazing, so talented and young, every time funny and adorable.

Jennifer Lawrence Jennifer Shrader Lawrence is an American actress. Lawrence began her career in television, playing her first major role as a main cast member on the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show.

Jennifer Lawrence deserves to be higher on this list. She is so talented, one of the youngest ever oscar nominees, her work in Winter's Bone was outstanding. She was amazing in the Hunger Games and was beyond amazing in the Silver Linings Playbook. She is so talented, so moving, so emotional. I love her so much and look up to her. She is truly one of the greatest actresses I have ever seen, if not the greatest.

Jennifer is just a slightly better Kristen Stewart, should not be in the top ten.

I think she is a great actress. She has a lot if talent. Others may not agree but I think she I a pretty good actress. In real life she is kind if weird though... We'll not weird but a little more hyper than she is in the hunger games. In the hunger games she is more tough and peaceful, but in real life she I loud and hyper an funny and I think that is what makes her who she is. And that is why I think she is a great actress.

I am literally inlove with her! She is my role model and my life! I firkin worship her! She is an amazing actress who has her own ways of expressing herself into the beautiful person she is! I will be a future actress soon, Sophie matar, and she is the reason why I am dying for this job and because it is who I am! I love Jlaw... She is an amazing actress with a naughty hot sexy great personality which can steal an audience in seconds! I love her and I think she is the best actress alive

Carrie Fisher Carrie Frances Fisher was an American actress, screenwriter, author, producer, and humorist. She was the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds. Fisher was known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars film series.

she was the best. so good and always remembered as amazing in star wars but great in other films too. RIP Carrie, may the force be with u

She was never be able ( because of the media ) to get rid of her " Princess Leia " image which did slow down her carreer as an actress ( plus personal problems ). Nevertheless, she did a lot of " unknown" movies ( sometimes as lead actress or second roles but also a lot of cameo roles ) but always performed with all her heart and soul. She will mainly be remembered as the " Star Wars " princess but also as an icon and legend of the seventh art.

Loved you in Star Wars

May she always be with us in the force.

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.

I like very much kate winslet. I really appriciate for titanic movie work.

Come on! Kate Winslet is the epitome of acting, with that kind of grace and beauty Kate is born to be a superstar! And mind you, she's very young still but has achieved greater heights than most of the world's actors. Imagine 20 years from now, and voila, she'll collect thousands of awards again and again. Must watch movies of her: Titanic, The Reader, Heavenly Creatures,... Spotless Mind, and Mildred Pierce. You'll be blown away!

Kate winslet performance in "The Reader" and "Revolutionary Road" is the best performance of her generation because of his extraordinary depth in acting she made it to the top! Kate is simply amazing!

If you see Titanic you'll understand why voted for her

Helena Bonham-Carter Helena Bonham Carter is an English actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Kate Croy in The Wings of the Dove, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Queen Elizabeth in The King's Speech.

Here are so many awesome actresses on the list like Maggie Smith or Emma Thompson but HELENA BONHAM CARTER is definitely the best!
Movies like Sweeney Todd, Harry Potter or THE KING's SPEECH are just awesome because of her!

She is pretty and talented and always who she really is and that's why she deserves a much better place on this list! (I'm sorry, I come from Germany, so my English isn't very good. :))

She os one of the most inspiring people on this earth and my number 1!

Helena Bonham Carter is a master of psychotic difficult characters!
She started with small town, rich little girls in classical english history movies and fast developed an impressive rage of roles. She can play everything and is always a scene stealer, even in the King's Speech she was able to challenge Colin Firth's perfect leading performance.
Sadly she is mostly known for her Burton movies, but she can play much more like we have seen in Live from Baghdad, Wings of the Dove, Frankenstein, Enid, Burton & Taylor, Suffragette and so on. And even in blockbusters like Harry Potter, ALice in Wonderland or Dark Shadows she plays so edgy that it is just outstanding.
She is one of the best actresses of all time and I am happy to see what the future holds for her

She made the best bellatrix Lestrage and queen of hearts I could ever imagine

Helena Bonham-Carter is awesome! She gives you such an eerie feeling when she acts, and it's great. Not many people can pull off her roles. She was great in The King's Speech, Fight Club, Harry Potter, just to name a few. She is also so dark and quirky in real life and I love her for that. She deserves a higher ranking on this list.

Maggie Smith Dame Margaret Natalie "Maggie" Smith is an English actress. She has had an extensive, varied career on stage, film, and television, spanning over 66 years. Smith has appeared in over 50 films, and is one of Britain's most recognizable actresses.

Dame Maggie is my absolute favorite actress of all time. Her ability to play any character there is makes me truly in awe of her talent. Her performances as Jean Brodie, Judith Hearne, Dianna Barrie and Minerva McGonagall make my heart melt. She truly is the best actress of all time. Highly underrated? Of course. Highly under-appreciated? Yes. But she really is the best.

Harry Potter, Sister Act, Tea with Mussolini, The First Wives Club, Hook, Clash of the Titans... She is great in everything she is in.

I love all the movies I have seen Dame Maggie Smith in. I especially like her part in Hook - my favorite movie of all time - as Grandma Wendy. She also plays the part of Professor McGonagall well. I liked her part in The Secret Garden as well.

Why is Dame Maggie Smith not closer to number one? She has proven her chops time and time again. Yes, there are many pretty young actresses out there, some with real potential, but Maggie Smith is potential realized...and she's a joy to watch.

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.

She is absolutely the best, the top and by far, number one. I love her chemistry with her leading men. She makes them shine which is also a tribute to her generosity and her consummate acting ability. She was so vulnerable yet funny with Al Pacino in "Frankie and Johnny" and was surely a stand out with him in the cult classic, "Scarface" She inhabits any role to it's fullest and there's never a question that she's the only choice for that role. She is heaven on earth.

This gorgeous woman is by far one of the most underrated actresses, ever to have graced the screen. She is beyond beautiful and luminous in "The Witches of Eastwick" undefinable in "The Fabulous Baker Boys", absolutely adorable and what comedic timing in "Married to the Mob" and richly authentic "News Year Eve". I even loved her in"Icould never be your woman" what an actress, what a talent, what a beauty and what a mother. Probably a great best friend, as well. Love you, michelle, love you michelle, love you michelle. Oh and thanks so much for your gifts.

Amazing actress in all types of movies. Excellent in Dangerous Minds (1995), Up Close & Personal (1996), The Deep End of the Ocean (1999), What Lies Beneath (2000), I Am Sam (2001), White Oleander (2002), Hairspray (2007).

How gorgeous is this amazing and brilliant actress?

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.

Someone might not know that she lacks of act skills. But now what, she became a legendary actress that no one can be compare with her. If 5-star rate is the best. I should rate her as 6-star, which means OUTSTANDING.

Definitely look up to her I aspire to become an actress because of her

Thoughtless and talentless and what a certified aim in the ass to work with

That was pain on the ass

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.

Jennifer Aniston in the top20? Are you for real? Her acting skills didn't improve since her " friends " days. She's just a bad actress when it comes to serious roles. Don't tell me that actresses like for instance Naomi Watts, Rachel McAdams and a lot more ranked lower on this list are less talented than she is. That would be ridiculous. She 's just too overrated because of her popularity in certain circles.

Seriously speaking her only role that impressed any one was that of "Rachel" in friends. In that too she overacted too much towards the show's end. On comparing Courtney and Kudrow she was nowhere in the show. The only reason people loved her was for her stunning haircut and look which too faded away with time.

she has made so mant great movies and shows. my all time favorite would have to be friends duh #RACHEL

Most underrated actress, she never tries to outshine other characters - a true actor. Subtle.

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.

I love her! She is amazing in movie she does. She was great in One Day because she showed everything that was needed for an excellent book. She was perfect in Devil Wears Prada. All of her work is thanks to the Princess Diaries!

Her unique acting style captures the heart of her fans, tough and strong both physically and mentally! Not to mention, her beauty! Fabulous actress. Can't wait for this Friday's dark knight rises for a different aura of Catwoman by Anne Hathaway!

unique style and personality. all the others are just the sama. blond hair short skirt high heels and tiny top. SHE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE!

I've always loved Anne Hathaway since I saw her in Princess Diaries. She's a very talented woman. Not only can she act, but she is also a really amazing singer. I loved her version of "I Dreamed a Dream" in Les Miserables, probably the best version of that song I've heard!

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.

This actress is in a totally different league! She is not just a performer, she is an icon! There are just a few actresses in the entire world who can be compared to her aristocratic style, talent and unforgettable persona. Audrey is larger than life!

Audrey Hepburn is probably the greatest actress there ever was. Her innocence and inquisitive nature captured the hearts of millions down to this day. I have only seen her in a couple of movies, but I still claim her as the best acting and fashion icon ever!

She is the best actress that ever stepped on this planet! She is #1, she is the epitope of beauty! She is a fashion icon! She was the most humble and down to earth person ever!

Well this ranking can’t be taken seriously. Audrey number 26? She deserves number 1 or even 0! Greatest and most beautiful actress of all time without a doubt!

Anna Kendrick Anna Kendrick is an American actress and singer. She began her career as a child actor in theater productions.

Up in the air, 50/50, Pitch Perfect, and other amazing films she has been in.

Anna is amazing in pitch perfect, great actress, great singing voice, nominated for awards, really really funny, really kind and is great in any role!

Anna is good but overrated

An up and comer, but a terrific actor overall.

Vivien Leigh Vivian Mary Hartley, later known as Vivien Leigh and Lady Olivier, was an English stage and film actress.

I don't understand how people like Selena Gomez and many others are ranked ahead of Vivien Leigh. She is one of the greatest actresses of all time and definitely more talented than many of the other women on here. If you can beat out people such as Bette Davis for a role, then you should probably be ranked higher on this list than Mila Kunis and Amanda Seyfried (even though I love them both).

She should be in the top 10 for just playing Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire. That is one of the greatest performances by any actor.

vivien was never herself again, because she changed into Blanche Dubois after that role in a streetcar named desire

Are you kidding me best actress twice for Gone With the Wind And A Streetcar Named Desire and she's not even the top 10 are you kidding me she died young

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.

Number one
Watch enchanted then the fighter. Where did she come from/ others pale by comparison.

Playing from gleefuly roles in movies like enchanted. To extremely serious ones on movies like the master or American hustle. Simply great.

She has the ability to transform into any character making it real, believable from drama, suspense, comedy, to disturbed. Her voice is impeccable. She deserves acknowledgement for her talent. I know it will happen

She can play any part and she is beautiful

Loved her as Giselle from Enchanted! She portrays a beautiful princess who has fallen into a wishing well, becomes real, meets a lawyer, gets saved by true love's kiss, fights a dragon till midnight, falls for the lawyer.

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.

Katharine Hepburn is the real number one of the best actresses. She did take risks that even Meryl Streep could never have done or dare to do. Her on-screen charisma is without a doubt way better than Meryl Streep. As a matter of fact, you can't even compare the talent of Katharine Hepburn next to the too overrated Meryl Streep. She could play so complex characters that no other actress ( even at our present time ) would be capable of doing. All her movies are watchable and very well played and that's something you certainly could not say about Meryl Streep. Katharine Hepburn is ranked so low on this list that it's almost an insult and too ridiculous for words.

Simply the best! 'Best Actress' Oscars: "Morning Glory"(1933). "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"(1967), "The Lion in Winter" (1969), "On Golden Pond" (1982). Achievements? Amazing. Loved all her movies, especially enjoyed "Woman of the Year". I wonder how many more 'Best Actress' awards Katharine may have won if she hadn't been labeled 'Box-Office Poison' for her spunk as a libertarian. Longevity in the movie industry for a woman is a mountain that is difficult to climb. Katharine's acting is a shining example to other actors that it can be done. What a gal!

Come on, Kate Hepburn at number 18. Something is very wrong here for such a gifted Actress to be this far down on the list. She is clearly a Top 5 Rated Actress!

Anne Hathaway, Carrie Fisher and Amy Adams are above KATHARINE HEPBURN! When it comes to accuracy, this website is the worst you'll ever find on the internet. Full of millenials and fanboys who don't even know what the hell they're talking about. This woman isn't just the best actress of her time, but the best actress ever.

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