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

I've saw her in a speaking thing she did in Brisbane, and I cried when she walked out on stage she was flawless, and I believe that she should be at least top 5, to be honest, I think she is the greatest human being alive, she has one an Oscar of Christ sake! The magic Mary poppins film made the most money of all films the year it was released! People ask me why do you think the sound of music and Mary poppins were such successful movies. The answer is simple... Because of JULiE ANDREWS!

How could anyone forget about Julie Andrews? No doubt she can act! She's a legend. Also the women never ages an has class! God love her for "Mary Poppins", "Sound of Music", Princes Diaries",...

The Sound of Music & Mary Poppins... greatest movies ever - beatlesforever6

Sandra Bullock above Julie Andrews, what?! - olliv

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42 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.

Maybe not the greatest actress of all time but she has a certain on-screen charisma rarely seen in today's actresses. Also a delight to watch because of her beauty. She doesn't deserve all the bad critics for her acting skills because in worthy roles she can deliver good acting.

She is absolutely awesome! Great actress! She was really good in the movie the fantastic 4 she has a great personality and she seems to be fine when she plays in a movie.

Jessica isn't just a hot actress she is different there is just something about her I mean I can't get enough of her movies every time I watch a movie for her I feel so inspired She is the best

LOVE HER!

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43 Maricel Soriano

An epitome of a great and best actress, because of her versatility.. The Diamond Star of the Philippines! - mavic

She's an actress that registered in my mind when I was a child...

Maricel soriano is the great actress of our country, even if she in comedy, horror, primetime, she deserve it... - jennatuscanodelaquioge

For me the Diamond Star Ms. Maricel Soriano should be included on the list a versatile actress, be it comedy, drama or action, she always makes it with much aplomb... one of the great actresses in the Philippines... Hail to the Queen.

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44 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.

People, vote for her. Winona isn't my fav #1 but she's definitely one of the best actresses ever: Lucas (1986), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Mermaids (1990), Night On Earth (1991), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), The Age of Innocence (1993), The House of the Spirits (1993), Little Women (1994), Reality Bites (1994), Alien: Resurrection (1997), Girl, Interrupted (1999), Autumn in New York (2000), Mr. Deeds (2002), A Scanner Darkly (2006), Sex and Death 101 (2007), Star Trek (2009).

I hope Enough said! - Alexandr

This list is so bad. I think the voters must be made up of people who have not watched and movie before 1970. To put and "modern" actress above the likes of Katherine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Vivian Leigh and Grace Kelly is just wrong. I'm voting for Winona because I think she is terribly underrated, as this poll will tell you. Jolie got the Oscar for Girl, Interrupted, but I would have given it to Winona. I loved her in Mermaids, too. She is simply wonderful in everything she does. Another "modern" actress who, I feel, is underrated (they kinda had to give her the Oscar for Black Swan) is Natalie Portman. From the start, as a child actor, she has stood above the rest. In "Beautiful Girls" and Leon, the Professional, she was brilliant.

She had her issues in the past, but who doesn't? She always comes on top no matter what. I get that other actresses might be better than her, but I don't know why, I like her style. She seems relatable to me, believable. Very humanly.

All those movies mentioned here, but arguably her finest performance in 'Great Balls of Fire' got left out.

45 Dame Judy Dench

Meryl and every other actress on the list bows to her. She is a stage actress. Being a stage performer is much more difficult and challenging than being on film. Judi has portrayed some of the most complex characters such as Lady Macbeth and Cleopatra. She is the only actress, I think, on the list that has done Shakespeare's play. That automatically makes her superior to the others. - NikaP

It isn't really proper to compare stage acting to film acting. They are separate arts and require different approaches. For example, it's difficult to effectively whisper on stage and there are no close ups of facial expression. Stage requires continuity of action and doesn't allow for a re-take - Billyv

I cannot understand why she is so low on the list. She is an absolutely stellar actress and always believable no matter what production she's in. Spy movies, Shakespeare this lady has done it all. She should be the top.

Why is she so low on the list!?... Easily one of the greatest actresses ever... Can rival even Meryl Streep..

YOU ARE SO AMAZING AND EASILY BETTER THAN MOST PEOPLE ON THIS LIST. LONG LIVE THE QUEEN LADY MACBETH!

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46 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.

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

She can play any part and she is beautiful

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

Amy is amazing actress... I'm really hope that very soon she get Oscar because she deserves a Oscar.

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48 Shirley MacLaine 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.

Wonderful actress. Will be entertaining us for a hundred years.

Such am amazing multi talented actress

49 Kristen Bell Kristen Bell

I have so much respect and admiration for Kristen. She's been on so many huge T.V. shows like Veronica Mars, Heroes, House of Lies, and the new series The Good Place, she gave a phenomenal performance as Princess Anna in Frozen, and she's such a caring person that has done so many good things for charity in her life. She's talented, kind, funny, cool, and also VERY beautiful as well. - phillysports

She's so great in comedy. Love her in the movie "you again"

Veronica mars, frozen, this girl can do it all - coolactress198

She deserves to be higher on the list like 5th place

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50 Judy Garland Judy Garland Judy Garland, born Frances Ethel Gumm (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American singer, actress, and vaudevillian. The American Film Institute named her 8th greatest female star of classic American cinema. She's also the mother of actress and singer Liza Minnelli.

Staring in one of the most known films ever, "The Wizard of Oz", this Academy Award winning actress took the industry by storm and will forever be known for her performances.

She was phenomenal. She should be rated in the top 5.

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW! I cry every time. Judy you are amazing and are one of the most talented individuals, not only when you were younger but though your whole life. YOU ARE AMAZING and NOT just in "The Wizard of Oz" but in your later and smaller movies too. I especially love all you movies with Rooney

There's no place like home lover her Dorothy

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51 Uma Thurman Uma Thurman Uma Karuna Thurman is an American actress and model. She has performed in leading roles in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action movies.

the very best in everything she does. absolutely loved her in kill bill movies. made me a true fan for life. I love her - luvtoread

The Kill Bills, Pulp Fiction, Be Cool, Vatel, The Avengers, Les Miserables... She's great, and so hot in Kill Bill... - heather

Pulp fiction the way she smokes man she is smoking hot

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52 Gillian Anderson Gillian Anderson Gillian Leigh Anderson is an American-British film, television and theatre actress, activist and writer.

Gillian's ability to convey 3 or 4 conflicting emotions simultanesously without speaking a single word of dialogue, makes her one of the most usnique and captivating actresses of our time. Plus she is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful to see, a truly devastating double shot of talent and beauty and offscreen, very passionate about many interests and charities.

What's wrong with this list? How can actresses like for instance ( according to their rank on this list ) Sally Field, Sissy Spacek, Naomi Watts or even younger actresses like Emma Roberts, Mia Wasikowska and so many others concidered as worst actresses than Gillian Anderson? She was just " popular " in the " X-Files " series and certainly not exeptional in acting in those series and after that she did some boring and forgettable movies. A mediocre actress who did get and still gets too many credits. Very overrated.

Amazing actress! She truly knows how to act and she's stunning on dramas!

Became popular ( and that doesn't mean " outstanding actress " ) in the T.V. series ' The X-Files ' and then what? What did she do to be ranked so high on this list? Overrated.

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53 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.

War of the Worlds, Hide and Seek, Uptown Girls, Man on Fire, Cat in the Hat, Sweet Home Alabama, I Am Sam, Tomcats, this little girl is gonna burn out by the time she is 16 if she doesn't slow down a little, but she is one hell of an actress! - heather

I think she's the most talented actress of all time! Shes just amazing, and she has always been so good. I mean, have you ever seen I am sam? she was so young, but still an amazing actress. (:
Just my opinion

Dokata Fanning is my idle. She is the same age as me, and I secretly wish to start acting. Dakota is my hope and inspiration. I think she is amazing, and you'd do anything to meet her. I see all her movies and there all really good. My favorites are Uptown Girls, Charlottes Web, and Dreamer. I can't wait to see her act as an adult!

I loved her in Charlottes Web, Dreamer and The Bridge To Terabithia

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54 Faye Dunaway Faye Dunaway Dorothy Faye Dunaway is an American actress. She has won an Academy Award, three Golden Globes, a BAFTA, an Emmy, and was the first-ever recipient of a Leopard Club Award which honors film professionals whose work has left a mark on the collective imagination.

Another great actor. I wish she'd get back in it.

Think of movies like 'Bonnie & Clyde', 'Chinatown', 'Mommie Dearest', 'Barfly', 'Eyes of Laura Mars', 'Network' and many others - all brilliant performances. Should be higher up.

55 Milla Jovovich Milla Jovovich

Who Didnt think she was hott in Resident Evil and Fifth Element

She is the most beautiful actress I have ever seen in my life
Her performance in movies was the best acting performance I have ever seen. You just forget she's acting, it's incredible.

What kind of pillow biting, sword swallowing, moron put her as number 52 instead of number 1!...

Very talented, extremely beautiful, should be in first five actresses

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56 Anne Bancroft
57 Mary Pickford Mary Pickford ...read more.
58 Julianne Moore Julianne Moore

she should be in the top ten. she is fantastic! you can feel exactly what she is feeling when she is acting.

Any list without Julianne Moore in the top 5 is a joke. Look at the range of material she does extremely well and it's not arguable.

Versatile and gorgeous-she has tackled some really challenging roles and delivered gut-wrenching performances. She should be right there with Streep and Blanchett.

Yeah she's the best actress ever.

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59 Annette Bening Annette Bening Annette Carol Bening is an American actress. She began her career on stage with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival company in 1980, and played Lady Macbeth in 1984 at the American Conservatory Theatre.

What is wrong with you people! Annette should be way higher on the list. Never a bad performance. Her and Frances McDormand are the best actresses of recent times. Criminally underrated and overshadowed by Meryl Streep etc. They are in a different league.

60 Maggie Smith Maggie Smith

She's actually on here twice, she's also number 19, I think...

Why is she this low?! - olliv

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