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41 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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42 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.

43 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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44 Drew Barrymore Drew Barrymore

How can you Put DREW at 44th - She was Riding in Cars with Boys- went on 50 First Dates with Adam - and for Jimmy she was the Perfect Catch in Boston- Even Charlie thought She as an ANGEL. Hugh wrote the Music and Lyrics were here speciality- Vote HER Up the LIST People - GB - GrantzPlace

she the best of all she didn't diserved to be in 39th place she should be at, atleast 5th place so pick her up

Surprisingly, I didn't expect that drew would be in the 27th place, despite of her talent in acting, and her beauty. I mean, an actress like drew should be on the top 10 actresses, and she deserves it. Like, totally. She is one of favorite actresses, I even have a girl crush on her, I mean who wouldn't, right? So uh yeah, DREW BARRYMORE GUYS! :))))) please vote her :DD

One of the Best in the WORLD!

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45 Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson Baker (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress 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. She ...read more.

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

That was pain on the ass

Everyone has to stop giving her crap. She is a talented actress and she did better than you have done in your life

great

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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.

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 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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51 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.

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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52 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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53 Gillian Anderson Gillian Anderson Gillian Leigh Anderson is an American-British film, television and theatre actress, activist and writer.

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.

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.

She is the best actress I see. I hope she can get a movie in Hollywood.

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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54 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.

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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55 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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56 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.

57 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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58 Anne Bancroft
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60 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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