Top 10 Best Performances by Actresses In Films

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The Top Ten

1 Ellen Burstyn - Requiem For A Dream
2 Emily Watson - Breaking The Waves
3 Bjork - Dancer In The Dark Bjork - Dancer In The Dark Björk Guðmundsdóttir, known mononymously as Björk, is an Icelandic singer and songwriter. She is most famous for her eclectic music styles and experimentation on electronic pop music.
4 Meryl Streep - Sophies Choice Meryl Streep - Sophies Choice Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep is an American actress. Cited in the media as the "best actress of her generation", Streep is particularly known for her versatility in her roles, transformation into the characters she plays, and her accent adaptation.
5 Hilary Swank - Boys Don't Cry Hilary Swank - Boys Don't Cry 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.
6 Louise Fletcher - One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
7 Vivien Leigh - A Streetcar Named Desire Vivien Leigh - A Streetcar Named Desire Vivian Mary Hartley, later known as Vivien Leigh and Lady Olivier, was an English stage and film actress.
8 Maria Falconetti - The Passion Of Joan Of Arc
9 Jodie Foster - The Silence of the Lambs
10 Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep is an American actress. Cited in the media as the "best actress of her generation", Streep is particularly known for her versatility in her roles, transformation into the characters she plays, and her accent adaptation.

The Contenders

11 Gloria Swanson - Sunset Boulevard Gloria Swanson - Sunset Boulevard Gloria May Josephine Swanson (March 27, 1899 – April 4, 1983) was an American actress and producer best known for her role as Norma Desmond, a reclusive silent film star, in the critically acclaimed 1950 film Sunset Boulevard. ...read more.
12 Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side 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.
13 Uma Thurman - Pulp Fiction Uma Thurman - Pulp Fiction 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.
14 Naomi Watts - Mulholland Dr.
15 Charlize Theron - Monster Charlize Theron - Monster
16 Kathy Bates - Misery Kathy Bates - Misery Kathleen Doyle "Kathy" Bates is an American actress. She began her career on the stage, and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play in 1983 for her performance in 'night, Mother.
17 Sigourney Weaver - Aliens Sigourney Weaver - Aliens Susan Alexandra "Sigourney" Weaver is an American actress and film producer. Following her film debut as a minor character in Annie Hall, she quickly came to prominence in 1979 with her first lead role as Ellen Ripley in Alien.
18 Jennifer Connelly - a Beautiful Mind Jennifer Connelly - a Beautiful Mind
19 Chloe Grace Moretz - Kick Ass Chloe Grace Moretz - Kick Ass 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.
20 Katherine Hepburn - The African Queen
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1. Ellen Burstyn - Requiem For A Dream
2. Jodie Foster - The Silence of the Lambs
3. Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
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1. Emily Watson - Breaking The Waves
2. Bjork - Dancer In The Dark
3. Ellen Burstyn - Requiem For A Dream
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