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

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!

An up and comer, but a terrific actor overall.

I love her so much shes cute

I love her movies

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62 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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63 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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64 Kristen Wiig Kristen Wiig

So awesome inspires me to be funny

65 Rachel Weisz Rachel Weisz Rachel Hannah Weisz is an English film and theatre actress as well as a former fashion model who holds both British and American citizenship.

great and talent actress, who makes all her movies classic and beautyful. i have seen her movies and she shines in evry of them.

She was luminous in the constant gardener, my heart actually hurt as the story unfolded. Great fun in the mummy to name just 2 well known roles.

She should be much higher on this list.

66 Sanaya Irani Sanaya Irani Sanaya Irani is an Indian model-turned-actress. Her first major role was in the Indian youth show Miley Jab Hum Tum.

She is an amazing actress who definitely will be on the top of this list

Best actress ever

Versatile actress

67 Gena Rowlands

She easily surpasses many of those placed above her in this list - whereas many of them can't she can act!

Good to see her moving up the list. She and James Garner were magical in the Notebook.

68 Whoopi Goldberg Whoopi Goldberg Caryn Elaine Johnson, known professionally by her stage name Whoopi Goldberg, is an American actress, comedian, and television host.

There were about five Whoopi Goldberg senior quotes in my yearbook this year... and only 50 people in the senior grade! Understandably. Whoopi not only has a fabulous name but is a fabulous actress. I am so happy that someone like Whoopi can be a face for the black community so that many young black people will want to become actors and actresses. Thank you so much for inspiring people with your talent.

An Academy Award winning actress who has dominated since she came out. She is the only African American actress to have had multiple Oscar nominations.

69 Chloe Moretz Chloe Moretz Chloë Grace Moretz is an American actress and model. She began her acting career in 2004 at the age of seven, and her first award nomination came the following year for The Amityville Horror.

Chloe is only still a teenager, but she is exceptionally talented and experienced in acting and movement.
She is one of the only teen actors I truly respect as a professional in her field.
She is much wiser than her years, and she knows how to convincingly portray genuine emotions, how to dance and move her strong, coordinated body in order to easily handle her own stunts. Impressive.
Chloe is a fun, personable and independent hard-worker with an extremely bright future ahead of her.
She will undoubtedly go very far in whatever she chooses to do, but acting and performing are what she was born and trained to do best.
Chloe Grace Moretz is an extraordinarily unique talent. She will only continue to improve her skills and to impress the world.
I have no doubt that she will be continuously nominated for many awards and be able to snag a bunch along the way.

Most beautiful face in Hollywood. Stunning eyes that smile. Great actress. I'm in love.

Amazing actress! Incredibly talented!

She's the best and will be huge

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70 Lucille Ball Lucille Ball

Started in serious movies ( " Stage door ", a drama from 1937 where she's next to Katharine Hepburn ), later on in film Noire ( " The dark corner " with an amazing performance ) and so many other films before she moved into comedy. She's best known by many for that genre but the fact is that this actress was very diverse in all kinda of moviegenres that there's no question about it to consider her as one of the best actresses and icon of all time.

Lucy is definitely the best actress of all time. She shaped the sitcom in the 1950's and now, 60 years afterwards she is still recognised as a great actress, that's got to count for something. Has anybody who voted for people like Lindsay Lohan and Miley Cyrus ever seen any of Lucille's sitcoms, she is a pure comedy genius. She made sure everything was perfect and very rarely had to do retakes. Go LUCY!

She's below Taylor Swift, who number one, is a terrible singer, and number two, I've never seen her in any movie. Lucille Ball is legendary.

Greatest comedy actress of all time.

71 Isabelle Huppert

A French Actress that I admire every role on her film - florenciomorrischua1

72 Eva Mendes 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.
73 Greta Garbo Greta Garbo Greta Garbo, born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson (18 September 1905 – 15 April 1990), was a Swedish-born American film actress during the 1920s and 1930s. ...read more.

Please, no one can argue with one of the girls that started it all, she was a bombshell and a great actress for her time.

Watch her silent films and then make your choice. Few today could compete, with her moving performances without saying a word. Except for Cate Blanchett who I put on equal footing with Garbo, but in a different way (different times)

Watch her silent films and then make your choice. Few today could compete, with her moving performances without saying a word. Except for Cate Blanchett who I put on equal footing with Garbo, but in a different way (different times)

Legendary awesome!

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74 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.

From the very first episode of The X Files I have admired and fancied Gillian, she was my first girl crush and still is in 2017

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75 Sally Field

How in the world can anyone not include her in the top 10. Norma Rae, Sybil, places of the heart...

She is one of a kind. Starting as a flying nun to where is she at now?

" Maybe I'll come home in the spring ", " Places in the heart ", " Back roads ", " Sybil ", " Norma Rae ", " Stay hungry ", " Smokey and the bandit ", " Surrender ", " Not without my daughter ", " Mrs. Doubtfire ", " Gidget T.V. series ", " The flying nun T.V. series " etc... Different kind of movies ( drama, comedy... ) played all with such diversity in her portrayed characters really proves that Sally Field is one of the best and talented actresses of all time. Two deserved winning Oscars ( and she deserves to win more if you ask me ) and yet I can't believe that she is ranked so low on this list. Many actresses ranked higher on this list doesn't deserves or hasn't got the talents to be above Sally Field. She is a top 5 actress without a doubt. Don't tell me that actresses like Kirsten Dunst, Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Aniston, Mila Kunis and so many others on this list ranked higher are more talented than Sally Field. For serious reasons she has to move up, VOTE for Sally Field, ...more

Even in her latest movie " Hello, My name is Doris " at 70 years old she delivers a performance that make many younger and overrated ( Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Aniston, Scarlet Johansson etc..) actresses not worth to be ranked higher than her. She's clearly a top 5 best actress.

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76 Shailene Woodley Shailene Woodley Shailene Diann Woodley is an American actress. She came to mainstream attention for her role as Amy Juergens in the ABC Family television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

She is beyond excellence although I hear allot of crap about her! She is beautiful and amazing and I love her acting! I will always cry in the Fault in our Stars. You can literally feel the emotion pouring out of the screen! She is amazing and should never stop being so.

Oh! She is an amazing actress do you see her performance in the Fault in our Stars in the scene when she heard the news of death & cry it's just so real she perfectly able to feel the pain. A very few actress has this type of high performance skills

Fantastic in everything, most recently in Big Little Lies. Needs more high profile roles stat! Effortlessly creates believable relatable characters that draw you in.

Absolutely riveting in every single performance!

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77 Melissa McCarthy Melissa McCarthy

She makes me laugh and smile. She is also very pretty and talented.

She is hilarious. Especially in the Heat with Sandra Bullock - Jonerman

All these people are writing entire biographies on here so I'm just gonna keep it simple.
She is the queen of comedy in my opinion

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78 Kirsten Dunst Kirsten Dunst Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress, singer and model. She made her film debut in Woody Allen's short film Oedipus Wrecks for the anthology film New York Stories.

I wonder if kissing Brad Pitt when she was 8 is on her resume?

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79 Ellen DeGeneres Ellen DeGeneres
80 Gwyneth Paltrow Gwyneth Paltrow

I'm her biggest fan of all time! Basically I have watched all of her movies! My favorite was definitely Shakespeare in love... For those people out there who hates her or whatsoever.. They are all just being stupid and jealous of her.. Talk about best actress... Look who owned an oscar?!

She is the best Hollywood actress of all time... I watch most of her movie... And my favourites are Shakespeare in Love, Great Expectation, Country Strong, Iron man 1 2, Sylvia, Sliding Door, A Perfect Murder, Se7en, Emma... Just love all her film.. Hope that she will make more fantastic film in the future!

SHE'S REALLY TALENTED & FABLOUS ..,SHE'S CLASIC TALENT ..,THE oSCAR WINNING ACTRESS IS cOMING sTROOONGLY

Really love her film...Shakespeare in love definitely is one of my favorite of all time! can't forget bout Ironman series as well! Love her!

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