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41 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.

She's pretty darn good, and well, she's pretty... Every role I have seen her in has been played pretty close to flawless. She is one of the few that I just watch her work and believe she is the character, a rare talent. She has a very bright future - Ned964

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42 Nora Aunor

UNEQUALED BY ANY STAR FROM PHILIPPINES EVEN IN USA. SHE IS A GREAT SINGER, STAGE PERFORMER, GREAT VARIETY SHOW HOST, AND THE BEST OF ALL BEST A GREAT ACTRESS DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL. AWARDED AS BEST ACTRESS IN EGYPT INTERNATIONAL FILMFEST, MALAYSIA BEST ACTRESS AND IN BELGIUM BEST ACTRESS AND MANY MORE AND STILL COMING...

The ultimate in investing authenticity in her most memorable performances. Her eyes alone can already sear the screen. Magnificent!

Who else? She is the GREATEST ACTRESS in THE PHILIPPINES and also one in the WORLD because of the ACHIEVEMENTS she got From ALL OVER THE WORLD... SHE is A GEM...

The living Legend in the Philippines, national treasure (National Artist )

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43 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

44 Kristen Bell Kristen Bell Kristen Anne Bell is an American actress and singer. She began her acting career starring in stage productions and attended the Tisch School of Arts in New York.

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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45 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

She is very good actor, especialy in movie Paycheck.

The comfortable silence speech in Pulp Fiction is my personal favorite movie quote of all time

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46 Kristen Stewart Kristen Stewart Kristen Jaymes Stewart is an American actress. Born into a film-oriented family, Stewart began her acting career in 1999 with uncredited roles and a minor character appearance in several films before gaining prominence in 2002 for playing Jodie Foster's daughter in the thriller Panic Room, which garnered ...read more.

She was born " in " the movie industry, born filthy rich with lots of connections, played since she was a child... Someone like that should be a top actress but Kristen Stewart isn't. She doesn't learn how to act ( even after all her non-stop mistakes! ). The only conclusion is that this woman has NO talent. If she still gets important roles it's because of the connections and nepotism she had and still has in that industry. This is a typical hollywood arrogant stuck up no-talent ( and she will never be a talented top actress ) who simply can't fade away because of her notoriety in the movie business. Hollywood's spended " up in smoke money " for this " actress ".

She is beautiful, smart, amazing actress and she should be the first of the top actress. She has a great hair and a beautiful eye and she is so kind I love her so much she is the best actress in the world I love her style and all of her movies she is wonderful girl I love her so much from the first time I saw her and I know everything about her she can do everything in acting and she is like an angle her friends are so lucky to be with her and I wish i and my sister could be her friends too and I wish to her everything great and good health, she is so generous and all her movies are the best of all the other movies and she is the most suitable girl for all the movies, she was perfect in twilight and she always plays the most difficult roles perfectly and she is the future of Hollywood, you are the best.

Yea! It's nice to read someone say something positive about this girl. I have zero exposure to her work, but I hear so much negative crap about her it's just nice to see someone appreciates her effort. - Ned964

People who think she should be number 1 have issues

She is the best actres,i love her acting, looks.she also very beautiful.

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47 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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48 Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author and producer.

She likes dancing, she likes singing, likes to entertain. In addition to being a genuienly sincere person free with her emotions, she is one of the best and most underrated actresses of her time. When she acts, I belive her. She carries me with every word and expression. Always appropriate and deep with authenticity.

I read a story on her early life, and this is a very talented and driven woman. At one point, her parents tried to discourage her from pursuing a career in entertainment. Just by reading her bio above, you can see how that worked out. A true role model for every girl that wants to achieve great things. I think she is an accomplished actress and judging by her drive, I think we will continue to see amazing work by this beautiful and unique talent. - Ned964

She was a great actress with Jim Parson, Steve Martin and Rihanna in the film, Home

Well, there are many noteworthy movies. Her best I think is Out Of Sight, then, Angel Eyes (the romance there is her best), and then Selena. But she's number 2. Number 1 is Nicole Kidman, for sure, but I love Jennifer Lopez very much also.

Well-Rounded Beauty!

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49 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.

Yes, this one truly shocks me. That most on this site seem to be unaware of this woman's talent is a shame. A true leading lady, her screen presence is powerful and commanding. I will never forget some of the roles you mentioned her playing, and I continue to watch them to this day. - Ned964

50 Milla Jovovich Milla Jovovich

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

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

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.

Overrated for her talent. She can't play dramatic roles very well. Always over the top in these roles. She plays them like a teenagecrisis girl.A good example for that fact is her playing in the movie "Joan of Arc".

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51 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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52 Anne Bancroft Anne Bancroft Anna Maria Louisa Italiano, known professionally as Anne Bancroft, was an American actress, director, and screenwriter associated with the method acting school, having studied under Lee Strasberg.
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54 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.

55 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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56 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.

57 Jennifer Connelly Jennifer Connelly

Trying to get her above Dakota Fanning. That girl is so annoying... Jennifer Cornell has had too many intense roles which she has pulled off not to beat that brat. Dude. Blood Diamond. Requiem for a Dream. House of the Sand and Fog. etc. Take your pick.

Fantastic and versatile actress. Thoughtful, intelligent roles with a career that spans almost 3 decades. I think she's underrated as an actress since she's not about flash and hype. Both Jennifer and Kate Winslet belong in the top 10.

Connelly definitely has been in many great movies! She should be at least recognized in top 20. Oh, and she hasn't done any horrid movies like Twilight (Fanning), so let's go people!

I love her so much I can't even say. I love her act and personality. I love her simplicity which you can't find in Hollywood these days. I love her in every way. I've watched lots and lots of movies (old and new) and she's my number 1 actress.

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58 Michelle Williams Michelle Williams Michelle Ingrid Williams is an American actress. She began her career with television guest appearances, and made her feature film debut in Lassie, which earned her a Youth in Film nomination.

Michelle Williams was nominated with " My week with Marilyn " at the same time that Meryl Streep was nominated with " The Iron lady ". Without a doubt Michelle Williams should have win but she lost to the overrated Meryl Streep with that crappy movie about Thatcher ( who cares about this corrupt politician anyway? ). In fact the movie " The Iron lady " was already known to the Hollywood executives to be a losing-money film that wouldn't sell. So they gave it a winning oscar to Meryl Streep that really didn't deserve it, just to save their interests. Because of Hollywood politics, Michelle Williams lost her nomination.
It's a shame and really unfair because Michelle Williams did deserve that oscar and it would have help this underrated actress to get more recognition. After all she's one of the most talented actresses of our time and her work in the movie industry shows it.

Michelle Williams is amazing. Just watch "Blue Valentine" or "My Week with Marilyn" to understand why.

This lady should be number 1. Talent will show through in the end.

WRONG PICTURE!
WRONG PICTURE!

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59 Emma Thompson Emma Thompson Emma Thompson is a British actress, activist, author, comedian and screenwriter. Born in London to English actor, Eric Thompson, and Scottish actress, Phyllida Law, Thompson was educated at Newnham College, University of Cambridge, where she became a member of the Footlights troupe.

The best for sure!! Actress,screenriter, Oscar Winner, great movies, activist, funny, talented, charming. Should be #1!!

her movie 'Stranger than Fiction' is a must-see!

Sense and Sensiblity, Harry Potter, Treasure Planet, The Remains of the Day, Much Ado About Nothing, and Howards End to name a few. - heather

Just A genius! My number 1 for sure! Is this an acting list or a people magazine's sexiest 20 year old of the year list? (I am saying this as a 30 something)

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60 Kristen Wiig Kristen Wiig

So awesome inspires me to be funny

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