Greatest Deceased Actresses

The Top Ten

1 Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) 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.

Marilyn Monroe
The name springs up certain words in our minds
Beauty
Talent
Iconic
But most of all
Wonderful

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2 Grace Kelly (1929-1982) Grace Kelly (1929-1982) Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) was an American actress who became Princess of Monaco after marrying Prince Rainier III in April 1956.
3 Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993) Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993) 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.
4 Vivien Leigh (1913-1967) Vivien Leigh (1913-1967) Vivian Mary Hartley, later known as Vivien Leigh and Lady Olivier, was an English stage and film actress.

Not only is she the most beautiful actress to ever grace the silver screen, she was also the greatest actress. She truly BECAME her character. Just watch her movies. They're living proof of her magnificent talent.

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5 Bette Davis (1908-1989) Bette Davis (1908-1989) Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television and theater. Regarded as one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history, she was noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic, sardonic characters and was reputed for her performances ...read more.
6 Katherine Hepburn (1907-2003)

Can't believe she's not on here-she is fantastic and she has won more Oscars than anyone else

7 Heather O'Rourke (1975 - 1988) Heather O'Rourke (1975 - 1988) Heather O'Rourke was an American child actress. She was discovered by director Steven Spielberg when she was visiting MGM's studios.
8 Natalie Wood (1938-1981) Natalie Wood (1938-1981) Natalie Wood, born Natalie Zacharenko (July 20, 1938 – November 28 or 29, 1981) was an American film and television actress. She is best known for her role opposite James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause and as Maria in West Side Story. But the American icon remains infamously known for the circumstances ...read more.
9 Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011) Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011)
10 Kay Francis (1905 - 1968) Kay Francis (1905 - 1968) Kay Francis was an American stage and film actress. After a brief period on Broadway in the late 1920s, she moved to film and achieved her greatest success between 1930 and 1936, when she was the number one female star at the Warner Brothers studio and the highest-paid American film actress.

The Contenders

11 Judy Garland (1922-1969) Judy Garland (1922-1969) 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.
12 Joan Crawford (1905-1977) Joan Crawford (1905-1977) Joan Crawford, born Lucille Fay LeSueur (March 23, c. 1904 – May 10, 1977) was an American film and television actress who began her career as a dancer and stage showgirl. The American Film Institute ranked Crawford 10th on their list of the greatest female stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema .
13 Joan Fontaine (1917-2013)
14 Lucille Ball (1911-1989) Lucille Ball (1911-1989)

Come on! I Love Lucy? there is a reason EVERYONE loves Lucy...

15 Janet Leigh (1927 - 2004)
16 Maureen O'Sullivan (1911-1998)
17 Rita Hayworth (1918-1987) Rita Hayworth (1918-1987) Rita Hayworth, born Margarita Carmen Cansino (October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987) was an American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars, appearing in a total of 61 films over 37 years. The press coined the term "love goddess" to describe Hayworth after she ...read more.

The greatest redhead who ever rock the Hollywood golden age, Gilda was the hit. She was a great dancer too, I heard she can dance flamenco like nobody's business

18 Donna Reed (1921 - 1986)
19 Anne Bancroft (1931-2005)
20 Jane Wyman (1917-2007)
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1. Heather O'Rourke (1975 - 1988)
2. Vivien Leigh (1913-1967)
3. Kay Francis (1905 - 1968)
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1. Katherine Hepburn (1907-2003)
2. Bette Davis (1908-1989)
3. Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011)
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1. Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962)
2. Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993)
3. Grace Kelly (1929-1982)
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