Top 10 Best Actresses of the 1990s

The Top Ten
1 Michelle Pfeiffer Michelle Marie Pfeiffer is an American actress and producer. One of the most popular actresses of the 1980s and 1990s, she has received international acclaim and many accolades for her work in both comedic and dramatic films.

She is the most beautiful, multi-talented, and brilliant actress of them all. Humble and earthy as well. THE BEST, unparalleled.

The Russia House (1990), Frankie and Johnny (1991), Batman Returns (1992), Love Field (1992), The Age of Innocence (1993), Wolf (1994), Dangerous Minds (1995), Up Close & Personal (1996), To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996), One Fine Day (1996), A Thousand Acres (1997), The Deep End of the Ocean (1999), The Story of Us (1999), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999).

She is simply awesome. The only blonde I would situate next to Grace Kelly and Ingrid Bergman.

2 Drew Barrymore Drew Blythe Barrymore is an American actress, producer, director, author, model and entrepreneur. She is a member of the Barrymore family of actors, and the granddaughter of John Barrymore. She achieved fame as a child actress with her role in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

Also appeared in Curious George (2006).

3 Alicia Silverstone Alicia Silverstone is an American actress, producer, author, and activist. She made her film debut in the erotic thriller The Crush, earning the 1994 MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, and gained further prominence at the age of 16 as a teen idol when she appeared in the music video... read more

The Crush (1993), Torch Song (1993), Scattered Dreams (1993), Cool and the Crazy (1994), New World (1995), Hideaway (1995), Clueless (1995), The Babysitter (1995), True Crime (1996), Batman & Robin (1997), Excess Baggage (1997), Blast from the Past (1999).

4 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.

She has been my favorite actress since I was a kid. I have eight of her movies. When Love Is Not Enough was great too. I also have two of her biographies and an interview book. I have given her movies as gifts to friends and nieces. I own Mermaids, Boys, Great Balls of Fire, Reality Bites, Little Women, The Last Word, Autumn in New York, and Edward Scissorhands.

It's a shame that she doesn't take better care of her health. I love how she can act with her eyes. I think she is better suited for drama than comedy.

She really needs to be number one. Edward Scissorhands was Tim Burton's best movie, and she was great in it. Dracula, Reality Bites, Girl, Interrupted, Mermaids, Night on Earth, The Crucible, The Age of Innocence, and Little Women were also some of her best performances. She also happens to be the best part of Alien: Resurrection.

Winona Ryder is truly America's sweetheart of the '90s and still is today.

5 Julia Roberts Julia Fiona Roberts is an American actress and producer. She became a Hollywood star after headlining the romantic comedy Pretty Woman, which grossed US$464 million worldwide.

She was the number one actress in the '90s. She was the highest paid, had global stardom, box office hits, great movies in her filmography, and was the most beautiful. She got a whopping $25 million salary for a movie, which was a first for an actress. She is still going strong in 2019.

The prettiest woman in the world, a great actress known for her hard work. She looks about 35 years old, but now she's 51 years old.

Great actress. There's a reason why she's the pretty woman in Pretty Woman.

6 Susan Sarandon Susan Abigail Sarandon is an American actress. She is an Academy Award and BAFTA Award winner who is also known for her social and political activism for a variety of liberal causes.

You forgot The Lovely Bones (2008), James and the Giant Peach (1996), and Enchanted (2007).

7 Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. She has also been cited as Hollywood's highest-paid actress... read more
8 Sandra Bullock Sandra Annette Bullock is an American actress and producer. She is one of Hollywood's highest-paid actresses, and is an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winner.

Sandra Bullock is an outstanding actress who did a wonderful job starring in both emotional roles and less emotional roles. Her acting abilities are meaningful and definitely to be remembered. Moreover, her German is very charming.

When the Party's Over (1992), Love Potion No. 9 (1992), The Vanishing (1993), The Thing Called Love (1993), Demolition Man (1993), Fire on the Amazon (1993), Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993), Speed (1994), Who Do I Gotta Kill? (1994), While You Were Sleeping (1995), The Net (1995), Two If by Sea (1996), A Time to Kill (1996), In Love and War (1996), Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997), Hope Floats (1998), Practical Magic (1998), Forces of Nature (1999).

9 Meg Ryan Margaret Mary Emily Anne "Meg" Hyra, known professionally as Meg Ryan, is an American actress and producer.

The rom-com queen of the '90s. America's Sweetheart. She ruled the box office of the '90s.

Joe Versus the Volcano (1990), The Doors (1991), Prelude to a Kiss (1992), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Flesh and Bone (1993), When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), I.Q. (1994), French Kiss (1995), Restoration (1995), Courage Under Fire (1996), Addicted to Love (1997), Hurlyburly (1998), City of Angels (1998), You've Got Mail (1998).

10 Emma Thompson Dame 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 Winslow Boy (1990), Impromptu (1991), Dead Again (1991), Howards End (1992), Peter's Friends (1992), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), The Remains of the Day (1993), In the Name of the Father (1993), The Blue Boy (1994), Junior (1994), Carrington (1995), Sense and Sensibility (1995), Hospital! (1997), The Winter Guest (1997), Primary Colors (1998), Judas Kiss (1998).

The Contenders
11 Jennifer Love Hewitt Jennifer Love Hewitt is an American actress, singer, songwriter, producer, and director. Hewitt began her career as a child actress and singer. She has appeared in films and TV shows such as I Know What You Did Last Summer, Garfield, and The Client List

I don't know if she was the best, but she definitely is an underrated actress and a huge teenage icon. She is also the most gorgeous woman in history. My biggest ever celebrity crush! Love ya JLH!

12 Demi Moore Demi Gene Guynes, professionally known as Demi Moore, is an American actress, filmmaker, former songwriter, and model.

She looks very beautiful. She should have been in the 4th position after Angelina Jolie.

She also did LOL with Miley Cyrus and several other films, especially The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) (and its sequel) alongside Kevin Kline.

13 Glenn Close Glenn Close is an American actress, singer and film producer. With an acting career spanning over 40 years, she has been consistently acclaimed for her versatility and is widely regarded as one of the finest actresses of her generation.
14 Brittany Murphy Brittany Murphy, born November 10th, 1977, was an american actress, best known for roles in films such as "8 Mile", "Clueless", "Happy Feet", "Sin City", and "Just Married", as well as the voice of Luanne Platter on the animated series "King Of The Hill". She passed away on December 20th, 2009 at the... read more
15 Hilary Swank Hilary Ann Swank is an American actress and producer. She has won two Academy Awards for Best Actress and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.
16 Sarah Jessica Parker Sarah Jessica Parker is an American actress, producer, and designer. She is best known for her leading role as Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO television series Sex and the City.
17 Jennifer Jason Leigh
18 Nicole Kidman Nicole Mary Kidman is an Australian-American actress and film producer. Kidman's breakthrough roles were in the 1989 feature film thriller Dead Calm and television thriller miniseries Bangkok Hilton.
19 Neve Campbell Neve Adrianne Campbell is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Sidney Prescott in the horror film series Scream.
20 Rachael Leigh Cook Rachael Leigh Cook is an American actress, model, voice artist, and producer, who is best known for her starring role in films She's All That, Josie and the Pussycats, and the television series Into the West and Perception, as well as being the voice behind various characters in Robot Chicken and Tifa... read more
21 Geena Davis Virginia Elizabeth "Geena" Davis is an American actress, film producer, writer, voice actress, former model, and former archer.
22 Sharon Stone Sharon Vonne Stone is an American actress, producer and former fashion model. She is the recipient of a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award, as well as having received nominations for an Academy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Total Recall (1990), He Said, She Said (1991), Scissors (1991), Year of the Gun (1991), Diary of a Hitman (1991), Where Sleeping Dogs Lie (1991), Basic Instinct (1992), Sliver (1993), Intersection (1994), The Specialist (1994), The Quick and the Dead (1995), Casino (1995), Diabolique (1996), Last Dance (1996), Sphere (1998), The Mighty (1998), Gloria (1999), The Muse (1999), Simpatico (1999).

Sharon Stone is the most beautiful actress Hollywood ever produced.

Basic Instinct... do I need to say more?

23 Jennifer Connelly Jennifer Lynn Connelly is an American actress who began her career as a child model. She made her movie acting debut in the 1984 crime film Once Upon a Time in America. Connelly continued modeling and acting, starring in films such as the 1985 horror film Phenomena (her first leading role), the 1986... read more
24 Fairuza Balk
25 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.
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