My All Time favorite Actresses

This is a list of what are in my opinion the best actresses in the world. I see every movie or tv series they're in and 99.9% of the time like the stuff they're in just because they're in it.
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1.
“ Best known for her role as Karen Hayes on season 5 & 6 of the tv show 24 or as the adopted mother Annie Greenwood in Free Willy & Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home or as Section Chief Erin Strauss on the tv show Criminal Minds ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
2.
“ Best known for her role as Sable Colby on Dynasty or as Dr. Kristin Westphalen on the first season of SeaQuest: DSV ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
3.
Rachel Blakely
Australian actress Rachel Blakely is a former model whose career was launched after winning a women's magazine cover competition. She made her TV screen debut in a Nissan commercial, but is best known to television audiences as Gaby Willis in the popular long-running series Neighbours, a role she played for three years...
“ Best known for her role as Marguerite Krux on the tv show The Lost World ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
4.
Lorraine Bracco
Actress, Goodfellas
Lorraine was voted the "ugliest girl in the 6th grade" at her Long Island grade school. She moved to France in 1974 where she became a fashion superstar for Jean-Paul Gaultier. Her sister is Elizabeth Bracco. Has two daughters, Stella Keitel by ex-boyfriend Harvey Keitel and Margaux Guerard by ex-husband Daniel Guerard.
“ Best known for her role as Dr. Jennifer Melfi on the tv show The Sopranos or as Karen Hill in Goodfellas ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
5.
Joanna Cassidy
Actress, Blade Runner
The very lovely, vivacious and smart-looking Joanna Cassidy was born in Camden, New Jersey, and raised in nearby Haddonfield, a borough located in Camden County. She grew up in a creative environment as the daughter and granddaughter of artists. At an early age she engaged in painting and sculpture and went on to major in art at Syracuse University in New York...
“ Best known for her role as Dolores in Who Framed Roger Rabbit ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
6.
Stockard Channing
Actress, Grease
One of Broadway and Hollywood's cleverer talents who tends to shine a smart, cynical light on her surroundings, Stockard Channing was born Susan Williams Antonia Stockard on February 13, 1944, in New York City, to a Catholic family, with English and Irish ancestry. The daughter of Lester Napier Stockard...
“ Best known for her role as Rizzo in the 1978 film adaption of Grease or as First Lady Abigail Bartlet on the tv show The West Wing ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
7.
Glenn Close
Six time Academy Award-nominated actress Glenn Close was born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. She is the daughter of Elizabeth Mary Hester "Bettine" (Moore) and William Taliaferro Close (William Close), a prominent doctor. Both of her parents were from upper-class northeastern families. Glenn...
“ Best known for her role as Alex in the movie Fatal Attraction or as Cruella De Vill in the live action Disney film 101 Dalmatians ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
8.
Margaret Colin
Margaret Colin was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised on Long Island. She graduated from Baldwin Senior High School in 1976. Margaret began acting in The Edge of Night (her character was a heiress and former terrorist, with seven murder attempts), and was employed next on As the World Turns, portraying character Margo Montgomery...
“ Best known for her role as Communications Director Constance Spano in the movie Indepenence Day or as Blair's mother Eleanor on the tv show Gossip Girl ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
9.
Wendy Crewson
Actress, Room
Wendy Crewson was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She attended Westwood Collegiate and was first exposed to acting when she performed in The Boy Friend in grade 10.
“ Best known for her role as Tim Allen's ex-wife in the movie The Santa Clause and it's 2 sequels and as First Lady Grace Marshall in the movie Air Force One ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
10.
Judy Garland
One of the brightest, most tragic movie stars of Hollywood's Golden Era, Judy Garland was a much-loved character whose warmth and spirit, along with her rich and exuberant voice, kept theatre-goers entertained with an array of delightful musicals. She was born Frances Ethel Gumm on 10 June 1922 in Minnesota...
“ Best known for her role as Dorothy in the movie The Wizard of Oz ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
11.
“ Best known for her role as Alexis Davis on the daytime soap opera General Hospital ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
12.
Deidre Hall
Deidre Hall has emerged as one of America's most beloved actresses, who delighted her fans in August 1991, when she returned to NBC-TV's number one daytime program, Days of Our Lives. Hall created the role of "Dr. Marlena Evans" in 1976, a character whose popularity has created a furor and a fan following...
“ Best known for her role as Dr. Marlena Evans on the daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
13.
“ Best known for her role as Jan Levinson on the tv show The Office or as Rachel McAdams mother Carol in the movie The Hot Chick ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
14.
Lauren Holly
Actress, Dumb & Dumber
Born in Bristol, Pennsylvania, the daughter of two college professors, Lauren grew up in the upstate New York town of Geneva. Her childhood was split between experiences that contrasted. She was privy to the shelter of growing up in a rural town and also exposed due to the erudite sophistication of her parents' academic careers...
“ Best known for her role as Mary Swanson in the movie Dumb and Dumber or as Director Jenny Shepard on the tv show NCIS ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
15.
Leann Hunley
Actress, Dynasty
Leann Hunley was born on February 25, 1955 in Forks, Washington, USA. She won an Daytime Emmy for Best Supporting Actress for her work on Days of Our Lives in 1986.
“ Best known for her role as Anna DiMera on the daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives or as the teacher who seduced Pacey on the first season of Dawson's Creek ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
16.
“ Best known for her role as Kate Baker in the movie remakes of Cheaper By The Dozen snd it's sequel or as Sarah in the movie Jumanji ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
17.
Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter was born in Conyers, Georgia, to Opal Marguerite (Catledge), a homemaker, and Charles Edwin Hunter, a part-time sporting goods company representative and farmer with a 250 acre farm. She is the youngest of seven children. Her parents encouraged her talent at an early age, and her first acting part was as Helen Keller in a fifth-grade play...
“ Best known for her role as Ada McGrath in the movie The Piano ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
18.
Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston was born on July 8, 1951 in Santa Monica, California, to prima ballerina Enrica "Ricki" (Soma) and director and actor John Huston. Her mother, who was from New York, was of Italian descent, and her father had English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish ancestry. Huston spent most of her childhood overseas...
“ Best known for her role as Maerose Prizzi in the movie Prizzi's Honor or as Morticia Addams in the movie version of The Addams Family and it's sequel ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
19.
Moira Kelly
Actress, The Lion King
Born March 6, 1968 in Queens, New York, she is the third of six kids. Her father, Peter, was trained as a concert violinist. Her mother, Anne, is a nurse. Both are Irish immigrants. Moira was raised in Ronkonkoma, NY. She attended Connetquot Senior High School and graduated in the class of 1986. Later Moira attended Marymount Manhattan College...
“ Best known for her role as Kate Moseley in the movie The Cutting Edge or as Karen Roe on the tv show One Tree Hill ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
20.
Lauren Lane
Actress, The Nanny
Lauren was born on February 2nd in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was raised in Texas, where her family still resides, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas. She then earned her Master's degree in the advanced training program at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre...
“ Best known for her role as CiCi Babcock on the tv show The Nanny ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
21.
Helen McCrory
Actress, Skyfall
Award-winning actress Helen Elizabeth McCrory was born in London, England, to Welsh-born Anne (Morgans) and Scottish-born Iain McCrory, a diplomat (from Glasgow). She trained at the Drama Centre London. She began her career on stage in the UK. She won the Manchester Evening News' Best Actress Award for...
“ Best known for her role as Narcissa Malfoy in the last 3 Harry Potter movies (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt. 1 & 2) ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
22.
Cathy Moriarty
Actress, Raging Bull
Cathy Moriarty was born November 29, 1960 in the Bronx, New York, to Irish immigrants, Catherine and John Moriarty, a warehouse worker. She was raised in Westchester County, New York and began acting in local dinner theaters while still in high school. At 17, she auditioned for what would be her most memorable role to film aficionados...
“ Best known for her role as Vickie La Motta in the movie Raging Bull or as Carrigan Crittenden in the movie Casper ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
23.
Kate Mulgrew
Katherine Kiernan Mulgrew, or Kate Mulgrew, was born on April 29, 1955. She grew up in Dubuque, Iowa, being the oldest girl in an Irish Catholic family of 8. When Kate, as a 12-year-old, expressed an interest in acting, her mother, Joan, brought home biographies of great actresses and sent Kate to summer acting schools...
“ Best known for her role as Capt. Kathryn Janeway on the tv show Star Trek: Voyager ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
24.
Megan Mullally
Actress, Will & Grace
Megan is an only child born in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Martha, was a model, and her father, Carter Mullally Jr., was a contract player for Paramount. Megan first entered Northwestern University intending to study acting, but switched to English literature. However, she still ended up starring in several campus musicals...
“ Best known for her role as Karen Walker on the tv show Will & Grace ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
25.
Bebe Neuwirth
Actress, Jumanji
Beatrice "Bebe" Neuwirth is the daughter of Sydney Anne, an artist, and Lee Paul Neuwirth, a mathematician. Born and raised in Princeton, New Jersey, she started out as a dancer. Her New York career started out in "A Chorus Line". She won a Tony Award for her part in "Sweet Charity" and two Emmy Awards...
“ Best known for her role as Dr. Lilith Sternin-Crane on the tv show Cheers and Fraiser ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
26.
Catherine O'Hara
Born March 4, 1954 in Ontario, Canada. Attended Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute. Began career with starring on television series SCTV. Notable films roles include: the over-dramatic and self-centered Delia Deetz in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice, Kate McCallister, Macaulay Culkin's on-screen mother in Home Alone and its sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York...
“ Best known for her role as Kate McCallister in the movie Home Alone and it's sequel ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
27.
Elizabeth Perkins
Actress, Weeds
Elizabeth Ann Perkins was born on November 18, 1960, in the borough of Queens, New York, and was raised in Vermont. Her mother, Jo Williams, was a concert pianist and drug treatment counselor, and her father, James Perkins, was a businessman, farmer, and writer. She is of Greek and English descent. Perkins studied acting at Chicago's Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University for three years...
“ Best known for her role as Wilma Flintstone in the movie version of The Flintstones or as Celia Hodes on the tv show Weeds ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
28.
“ Best known for her role as Diane in the movie Richie Rich ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
29.
Joely Richardson
Actress, The Patriot
For Joely the theater must be in her genes. Daughter of Tony Richardson and Vanessa Redgrave, and granddaughter of actor Sir Michael Redgrave, she is the niece of Lynn Redgrave and her late sister Natasha Richardson was also an actress. Former husband Tim Bevan is a producer. However the genes were slow...
“ Best known for her role as Anita in the live-action Disney movie 101 Dalmatians or as Julia on the tv show Nip/Tuck ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
30.
Natasha Richardson
Natasha Jane Richardson was born in Marylebone, London, England, to director and producer Tony Richardson and actress Vanessa Redgrave. She was the sister of actress Joely Richardson, the niece of actors Corin Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave, and the granddaughter of actors Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson...
“ Best known for her role as Elizabeth James in the movie remake of The Parent Trap ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
31.
Diana Rigg
Diana Rigg is an English actress. She has had an extensive career in film and theatre, including playing the title role in Medea, both in London and New York, for which she won the 1994 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. Rigg made her professional stage debut in 1957 in The Caucasian Chalk Circle...
“ Best known for her role as Emma Peel on the tv show The Avengers or as Tracy Di Vicenzo, the only woman James Bond married in the movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
32.
Teryl Rothery
Actress, Stargate SG-1
A Vancouver, British Columbia, native, Teryl Rothery always knew she wanted to be an entertainer. She began her career as a dancer at age thirteen when she performed in her first musical, "Bye Bye Birdie". Her role in "Annie Get Your Gun" earned her a Most Outstanding Performer award with her theater company...
“ Best known for her role as Dr. Janet Fraiser on the tv show Stargate: SG1 ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
33.
Greta Scacchi
Actress, The Player
Greta Scacchi was born in Milan, Italy, to Pamela, an English dancer and antiques dealer, and Luca Scacchi , an Italian art dealer and painter. She grew up in Milan and later moved to London. In 1975, her mother and second husband moved to Australia, and Greta worked as a cowgirl and an Italian interpreter...
“ Best known for her role as Carolyn Polhemus in the movie Presumed Innocent or as Peneolpe in the tv mini series The Odyssey ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
34.
“ Best known for her role as Dr. Michaela Quinn on the tv show Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman or as Solitaire in the movie Live and Let Die ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
35.
Helen Shaver
This Canadian actress started acting as a late teen in theatre, receiving critical acclaim in her homeland over the years. Hollywood has not been as generous. Although she has worked alongside some of Hollywood's biggest stars, including Dudley Moore and Eddie Murphy in Best Defense, Tom Cruise and Paul Newman in The Color of Money...
“ Best known for her role as Dr. Rachel Corrigan on the tv show Poltergeist: The Legacy ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
36.
“ Best known for her role as Nora Buchanan on the daytime soap opera One Life To Live ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
37.
Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson was born in London on April 15, 1959, into a family of actors - her father was Eric Thompson, who has passed away, and her mother, Phyllida Law, has co-starred with Thompson in several films (her sister, Sophie Thompson, is an actor as well). Her father was English-born and her mother is Scottish-born...
“ Best known for her role as Elinor Dashwood in the movie version of Sense and Sensibility ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
38.
Polly Walker
Actress, John Carter
Polly Alexandra Walker was born on May 19, 1966 in Warrington, Cheshire, England. She graduated from Ballet Rambert School in Twickenham, began her career as a dancer, but an injury at age 18 forced her to change direction. She started at London's Drama Centre to the Royal Shakespeare Company, where she portrayed small parts before graduating to small roles on television...
“ Best known for her role as Atia on the tv show ROME ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
39.
Sigourney Weaver
Actress, Aliens
Sigourney Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver in Leroy Hospital in Manhattan, New York City. Her father, TV producer Sylvester L. Weaver Jr., originally wanted to name her Flavia, because of his passion for Roman history (he had already named her elder brother Trajan). Her mother, Elizabeth Inglis (née Desiree Mary Lucy Hawkins)...
“ Best known for her role as Ellen Ripley in the Alien movies or as Dana Barrett in the movie version of Ghostbusters and it's sequel ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
40.
“ Best known for her role as Barbara Ryan on the daytime soap opera As The World Turns ” - tinkerbells_sweetheart
 
41.
Alice Evans
Alice Jane Evans was born in 1971 to David Evans, a professor of Applied Mathematics at Bristol University and Janet Evans, a teacher of English literature. Alice gained a degree in French and Italian from University College, London, and then moved to Paris where she studied acting at the Cours Florent...
 
42.
Christine Lahti
Actress, Chicago Hope
Christine Lahti was born April 4, 1950 in Birmingham, Michigan, to Elizabeth Margaret (Tabar), a painter and nurse, and Paul Theodore Lahti, a surgeon. She is of half Finnish and half Austro-Hungarian descent. She studied fine arts at Florida State University and received a bachelors degree in drama from the University of Michigan...