My choices for the best actress Oscars...

Choices and rankings of nominees. I did include the unofficial nomination of Bette Davis in 1934 (she placed 3rd in the final vote...they disclosed that info back in the day, her not being nominated that year resulted in write in votes in 1934 and 1935.) I included one tie to match the Oscar's one tie in this category. 1950 was my tie year, came close to tying 1941 or 1967 instead.
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1.
Gloria Swanson
Actress, Sunset Blvd.
Gloria Swanson went to public schools in Chicago; Key West, Florida; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her film debut was as an extra in The Fable of Elvira and Farina and the Meal Ticket. From the following year on, she had leading roles in pictures for Keystone, then a year with Triangle, and, in 1919, a contract with Cecil B. DeMille. DeMille transformed her from a typical Mack Sennett comedienne into a lively...
“ 1927-28.
1. Gloria Swanson, SADIE THOMPSON
2. Janet Gaynor, SEVENTH HEAVEN (*winner)
3. Janet Gaynor, SUNRISE (*winner)
4. Louise Dresser, A SHIP COMES IN
5. Janet Gaynor, STREET ANGEL (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
2.
Ruth Chatterton
Actress, Dodsworth
Ruth Chatterton was born in New York City on Christmas Eve, 1893. Aspiring to be an actress early during her girlhood, she was active in various school productions. The result of her amateur stage plays left no doubt in her mind that acting was to be a way of life for her. While on a school vacation in Washington...
“ 1928-29
1. Ruth Chatterton, MADAME X
2. Jeanne Eagles, THE LETTER
3. Bessie Love, THE BROADWAY MELODY
4. Betty Compson, THE BARKER
5. Corrine Griffith, THE DIVINE LADY
6. Mary Pickford, COQUETTE (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
3.
Greta Garbo
Actress, Ninotchka
Greta Garbo was born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson on September 18, 1905, in Stockholm, Sweden, to Anna Lovisa (Johansdotter), who worked at a jam factory, and Karl Alfred Gustafsson, a laborer. She was fourteen when her father died, which left the family destitute. Greta was forced to leave school and go to work in a department store...
“ 1929-30
1. Greta Garbo, ANNA CHRISTIE
2. Gloria Swanson, THE TRESPASSER
3. Ruth Chatterton, SARAH AND SON
4. Greta Garbo, ROMANCE
5. Norma Shearer, THEIR OWN DESIRE
6. Nancy Carroll, THE DEVIL'S HOLIDAY
7. Norma Shearer, THE DIVORCEE (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
4.
Marlene Dietrich
Marie Magdelene Dietrich von Losch (aka Marlene) was born in Berlin, Germany on December 27, 1901. Her father was an army officer who had served in the Franco-Prussian War. Because of his constant absences from the family due to his army duties, Marlene and the rest had to rely on themselves. When he died...
“ 1930-31
1. Marlene Dietrich, MOROCCO
2. Marie Dressler, MIN AND BILL (*winner)
3. Ann Harding, HOLIDAY
4. Irene Dunne, CIMARRON
5. Norma Shearer, A FREE SOUL ” - jaydf60
 
5.
Marie Dressler
Once you saw her, you would not forget her. Despite her age and weight, she became one of the top box office draws of the sound era. She was 14 when she joined a theater group and she went on to work on stage and in light opera. By 1892, she was on Broadway and she later became a star comedienne on the vaudeville circuit...
“ 1931-32
1. Marie Dressler, EMMA
2. Helen Hayes, THE SIN OF MADLEON CLAUDET (*winner)
3. Lynn Fontanne, THE GUARDSMAN ” - jaydf60
 
6.
May Robson
Born Mary Jeanette Robison. She was the youngest daughter of Henry Robison of Penrith, Cumberland, England and Julia Schelesinger of Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Her father died in 1860 and her mother remarried. In 1866/67 they were living in St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and moved back to London...
“ 1932-33
1. May Robson, LADY FOR A DAY
2. Katharine Hepburn, MORNING GLORY (*winner)
3. Diana Wynyard, CAVALCADE ” - jaydf60
 
7.
Bette Davis
Actress, All About Eve
Ruth Elizabeth Davis was born April 5, 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Ruth Augusta (Favor) and Harlow Morrell Davis, a patent attorney. Her parents divorced when she was 10. She and her sister were raised by their mother. Her early interest was dance. To Bette, dancers led a glamorous life, but then she discovered the stage...
“ 1934
1. Bette Davis, OF HUMAN BONDAGE
2. Claudette Colbert, IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (*winner)
3. Norma Shearer, THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET
4. Grace Moore, ONE NIGHT OF LOVE ” - jaydf60
 
8.
Katharine Hepburn
Born May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of a doctor and a suffragette, both of whom always encouraged her to speak her mind, develop it fully, and exercise her body to its full potential. An athletic tomboy as a child, she was also very close to her brother, Tom, and was devastated at age 14 to find him dead...
“ 1935
1. Katharine Hepburn, ALICE ADAMS
2. Bette Davis, DANGEROUS (*winner)
3. Miriam Hopkins, BECKY SHARP
4. Elisabeth Bergner, ESCAPE ME NEVER
5. Claudette Colbert, PRIVATE WORLDS
6. Merle Oberon, THE DARK ANGEL ” - jaydf60
 
9.
Carole Lombard
Carole Lombard, the 5' 2" beauty was a comedy hit during the 30s and 40s. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on October 6, 1908 under the name of Jane Alice Peters. Young Jane Alice loved the Friday night movie night with her family and would perform the night before's show in the morning. Her mother and her father divorced in October of 1914...
“ 1936
1. Carole Lombard, MY MAN GODFREY
2. Irene Dunne, THEODORA GOES WILD
3. Luise Rainer, THE GREAT ZIEGFELD (*winner)
4. Gladys George, VALIANT IS THE WORD FOR CARRIE
5. Norma Shearer, ROMEO AND JULIET ” - jaydf60
 
10.
Irene Dunne
Irene Marie Dunne was born on December 20, 1898, in Louisville, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Joseph Dunne, who inspected steamships, and Adelaide Henry, a musician who prompted Irene in the arts. Her first production was in Louisville when she appeared in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the age of five...
“ 1937
1. Irene Dunne, THE AWFUL TRUTH
2. Barbara Stanwyck, STELLA DALLAS
3. Greta Garbo, CAMILLE
4. Luise Rainer, THE GOOD EARTH (*winner)
5. Janet Gaynor, A STAR IS BORN ” - jaydf60
 
11.
Bette Davis
Actress, All About Eve
Ruth Elizabeth Davis was born April 5, 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Ruth Augusta (Favor) and Harlow Morrell Davis, a patent attorney. Her parents divorced when she was 10. She and her sister were raised by their mother. Her early interest was dance. To Bette, dancers led a glamorous life, but then she discovered the stage...
“ 1938
1. Bette Davis, JEZEBEL (*winner)
2. Margaret Sullavan, THREE COMRADES
3. Wendy Hiller, PYGMALION
4. Norma Shearer, MARIE ANTOINETTE
5. Fay Bainter, WHITE BANNERS ” - jaydf60
 
12.
Vivien Leigh
If a film were made of the life of Vivien Leigh, it would open in India just before World War I, where a successful British businessman could live like a prince. In the mountains above Calcutta, a little princess is born. Because of the outbreak of World War I, she is six years old the first time her parents take her to England...
“ 1939
1. Vivien Leigh, GONE WITH THE WIND (*winner)
2. Greta Garbo, NINOTCHKA
3. Bette Davis, DARK VICTORY
4. Irene Dunne, LOVE AFFAIR
5. Greer Garson, GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS ” - jaydf60
 
13.
Katharine Hepburn
Born May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of a doctor and a suffragette, both of whom always encouraged her to speak her mind, develop it fully, and exercise her body to its full potential. An athletic tomboy as a child, she was also very close to her brother, Tom, and was devastated at age 14 to find him dead...
“ 1940
1. Katharine Hepburn, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
2. Bette Davis, THE LETTER
3. Joan Fontaine, REBECCA
4. Martha Scott, OUR TOWN
5. Ginger Rogers, KITTY FOYLE (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
14.
Barbara Stanwyck
Today Barbara Stanwyck is remembered primarily as the matriarch of the family known as the Barkleys on the TV western The Big Valley, wherein she played Victoria, and from the hit drama The Colbys. But she was known to millions of other fans for her movie career, which spanned the period from 1927 until 1964...
“ 1941
1. Barbara Stanwyck, BALL OF FIRE
2. Bette Davis, THE LITTLE FOXES
3. Olivia de Havilland, HOLD BACK THE DAWN
4. Joan Fontaine, SUSPICION (*winner)
5. Greer Garson, BLOSSOMS IN THE DUST ” - jaydf60
 
15.
Bette Davis
Actress, All About Eve
Ruth Elizabeth Davis was born April 5, 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Ruth Augusta (Favor) and Harlow Morrell Davis, a patent attorney. Her parents divorced when she was 10. She and her sister were raised by their mother. Her early interest was dance. To Bette, dancers led a glamorous life, but then she discovered the stage...
“ 1942
1. Bette Davis, NOW, VOYAGER
2. Katharine Hepburn, WOMAN OF THE YEAR
3. Rosalind Russell, MY SISTER EILEEN
4. Teresa Wright, THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEES
5. Greer Garson, MRS. MINIVER (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
16.
Jean Arthur
This marvelous screen comedienne's best asset was only muffled during her seven years' stint in silent films. That asset? It was, of course, her squeaky, frog-like voice, which silent-era cinema audiences had simply no way of perceiving, much less appreciating. Jean Arthur, born Gladys Georgianna Greene in upstate New York...
“ 1943
1. Jean Arthur, THE MORE THE MERRIER
2. Joan Fontaine, THE CONSTANT NYMPH
3. Ingrid Bergman, FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS
4. Jennifer Jones, THE SONG OF BERNADETTE (*winner)
5. Greer Garson, MADAME CURIE ” - jaydf60
 
17.
Barbara Stanwyck
Today Barbara Stanwyck is remembered primarily as the matriarch of the family known as the Barkleys on the TV western The Big Valley, wherein she played Victoria, and from the hit drama The Colbys. But she was known to millions of other fans for her movie career, which spanned the period from 1927 until 1964...
“ 1944
1. Barbara Stanwyck, DOUBLE INDEMNITY
2. Ingrid Bergman, GASLIGHT (*winner)
3. Bette Davis, MR. SKEFFINGTON
4. Claudette Colbert, SINCE YOU WENT AWAY
5. Greer Garson, MRS. PARKINGTON ” - jaydf60
 
18.
Ingrid Bergman
Actress, Casablanca
Ingrid Bergman was one of the greatest actresses from Hollywood's lamented Golden Era. Her natural and unpretentious beauty and her immense acting talent made her one of the most celebrated figures in the history of American cinema. Bergman is also one of the most Oscar-awarded actresses, tied with Meryl Streep, both are second only to Katharine Hepburn...
“ 1945
1. Ingrid Bergman, THE BELLS OF ST. MARY'S
2. Gene Tierney, LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN
3. Joan Crawford, MILDRED PIERCE (*winner)
4. Greer Garson, THE VALLEY OF DECISION
5. Jennifer Jones, LOVE LETTERS ” - jaydf60
 
19.
Celia Johnson
Stage actress who appeared in a handful of UK films. She is best remembered for her screen performance in Noël Coward's and David Lean's Brief Encounter, opposite Trevor Howard. This film wasn't released in the United States until 1946, and her subsequent nomination for an Academy Award for the Best Actress in a Leading Role did not occur until 1947.
“ 1946
1. Celia Johnson, BRIEF ENCOUNTER
2. Rosalind Russell, SISTER KENNY
3. Jane Wyman, THE YEARLING
4. Olivia de Havilland, TO EACH HIS OWN (*winner)
5. Jennifer Jones, DUEL IN THE SUN ” - jaydf60
 
20.
Rosalind Russell
The middle of seven children, she was named after the S.S. Rosalind at the suggestion of her father, a successful lawyer. After receiving a Catholic school education, she went to the American Academy of Dramatic Art in New York, having convinced her mother that she intended to teach acting. In 1934...
“ 1947
1. Rosalind Russell, MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA
2. Loretta Young, THE FARMER'S DAUGHTER (*winner)
3. Joan Crawford, POSSESSED
4. Dorothy McGuire, GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT
5. Susan Hayward, SMASH UP ” - jaydf60
 
21.
Barbara Stanwyck
Today Barbara Stanwyck is remembered primarily as the matriarch of the family known as the Barkleys on the TV western The Big Valley, wherein she played Victoria, and from the hit drama The Colbys. But she was known to millions of other fans for her movie career, which spanned the period from 1927 until 1964...
“ 1948
1. Barbara Stanwyck, SORRY, WRONG NUMBER
2. Jane Wyman, JOHNNY BELINDA (*winner)
3. Irene Dunne, I REMEMBER MAMA
4. Olivia de Havilland, THE SNAKE PIT
5. Ingrid Bergman, JOAN OF ARC ” - jaydf60
 
22.
Olivia de Havilland
Olivia Mary de Havilland was born July 1, 1916, in Tokyo, Japan, to British parents Lilian Augusta (Ruse), a former actress, and Walter Augustus de Havilland, an English professor and patent attorney. Her sister, Joan, later to become famous as Joan Fontaine, was born the following year. Her surname comes from her paternal grandfather...
“ 1949
1. Olivia de Havilland, THE HEIRESS (*winner)
2. Deborah Kerr, EDWARD, MY SON
3. Susan Hayward, MY FOOLISH HEART
4. Loretta Young, COME TO THE STABLE
5. Jeanne Crain, PINKY ” - jaydf60
 
23.
Bette Davis
Actress, All About Eve
Ruth Elizabeth Davis was born April 5, 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Ruth Augusta (Favor) and Harlow Morrell Davis, a patent attorney. Her parents divorced when she was 10. She and her sister were raised by their mother. Her early interest was dance. To Bette, dancers led a glamorous life, but then she discovered the stage...
“ This is my tie year to match Oscar winners of 1968...
1950
1. Bette Davis, ALL ABOUT EVE
1. Gloria Swanson, SUNSET BOULEVARD
3. Judy Holliday, BORN YESTERDAY (*winner)
4. Eleanor Parker, CAGED
5. Anne Baxter, ALL ABOUT EVE ” - jaydf60
 
24.
Gloria Swanson
Actress, Sunset Blvd.
Gloria Swanson went to public schools in Chicago; Key West, Florida; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her film debut was as an extra in The Fable of Elvira and Farina and the Meal Ticket. From the following year on, she had leading roles in pictures for Keystone, then a year with Triangle, and, in 1919, a contract with Cecil B. DeMille. DeMille transformed her from a typical Mack Sennett comedienne into a lively...
“ 1950 is my year for a tie to equal the oscars in 1968...see rankings above. ” - jaydf60
 
25.
Vivien Leigh
If a film were made of the life of Vivien Leigh, it would open in India just before World War I, where a successful British businessman could live like a prince. In the mountains above Calcutta, a little princess is born. Because of the outbreak of World War I, she is six years old the first time her parents take her to England...
“ 1951
1. Vivien Leigh, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (*winner)
2. Katharine Hepburn, THE AFRICAN QUEEN
3. Shelley Winters, A PLACE IN THE SUN
4. Eleanor Parker, DETECTIVE STORY
5. Jane Wyman, THE BLUE VEIL ” - jaydf60
 
26.
Julie Harris
Actress, Knots Landing
One of the finest classical and contemporary leading ladies ever to grace the 20th century American stage, five-time Tony Award winner Julie Harris was rather remote and reserved on camera, finding her true glow in front of the theatre lights. The freckled, red-haired actress not only was nominated...
“ 1952
1. Julie Harris, THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING
2. Shirley Booth, COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA (*winner)
3. Bette Davis, THE STAR
4. Joan Crawford, SUDDEN FEAR
5. Susan Hayward, WITH A SONG IN MY HEART ” - jaydf60
 
27.
Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn was born Audrey Kathleen Hepburn-Ruston on May 4, 1929 in Brussels, Belgium. She was a blue-blood and a cosmopolitan from birth. Her mother, Ella van Heemstra, was a Dutch baroness; Audrey's father, Joseph Victor Anthony Hepburn-Ruston, was born in Úzice, Bohemia, of English and Austrian descent, and worked in business...
“ 1953
1. Audrey Hepburn, ROMAN HOLIDAY (*winner)
2. Deborah Kerr, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
3. Leslie Caron, LILI
4. Ava Gardner, MOGAMBO
5. Maggie McNamara, THE MOON IS BLUE ” - jaydf60
 
28.
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...
“ 1954
1. Judy Garland, A STAR IS BORN
2. Dorothy Dandridge, CARMEN JONES
3. Audrey Hepburn, SABRINA
4. Grace Kelly, THE COUNTRY GIRL (*winner)
5. Jane Wyman, MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION ” - jaydf60
 
29.
Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani was born in Rome, Italy (not in Egypt, as some biographies claim), on March 7, 1908. She was the illegitimate child of Marina Magnani and an unknown father, often said to be from Alexandria, Egypt, but whom Anna herself claimed was from the Calabria region of Italy although she never knew his name...
“ 1955
1. Anna Magnani, THE ROSE TATTOO (*winner)
2. Katharine Hepburn, SUMMERTIME
3. Eleanor Parker, INTERRUPTED MELODY
4. Susan Hayward, I'LL CRY TOMORROW
5. Jennifer Jones, LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING ” - jaydf60
 
30.
Ingrid Bergman
Actress, Casablanca
Ingrid Bergman was one of the greatest actresses from Hollywood's lamented Golden Era. Her natural and unpretentious beauty and her immense acting talent made her one of the most celebrated figures in the history of American cinema. Bergman is also one of the most Oscar-awarded actresses, tied with Meryl Streep, both are second only to Katharine Hepburn...
“ 1956
1. Ingrid Bergman, ANASTASIA (*winner)
2. Carroll Baker, BABY DOLL
3. Katharine Hepburn, THE RAINMAKER
4. Deborah Kerr, THE KING AND I
5. Nancy Kelly, THE BAD SEED ” - jaydf60
 
31.
Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr was born on 30 September 1921 in Helensburgh, Scotland, the daughter of Captain Arthur Kerr-Trimmer. She was educated at Northumberland House, Clifton, Bristol. She first performed at the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park, London. She subsequently performed with the Oxford Repertory Company 1939-40...
“ 1957
1. Deborah Kerr, HEAVEN KNOWS, MR. ALISON
2. Anna Magnani, WILD IS THE WIND
3. Joanne Woodward, THE THREE FACES OF EVE (*winner)
4. Lana Turner, PEYTON PLACE
5. Elizabeth Taylor, RAINTREE COUNTY ” - jaydf60
 
32.
Rosalind Russell
The middle of seven children, she was named after the S.S. Rosalind at the suggestion of her father, a successful lawyer. After receiving a Catholic school education, she went to the American Academy of Dramatic Art in New York, having convinced her mother that she intended to teach acting. In 1934...
“ 1958
1. Rosalind Russell, AUNTIE MAME
2. Deborah Kerr, SEPARATE TABLES
3. Elizabeth Taylor, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
4. Shirley MacLaine, SOME CAME RUNNING
5. Susan Hayward, I WANT TO LIVE! (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
33.
Katharine Hepburn
Born May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of a doctor and a suffragette, both of whom always encouraged her to speak her mind, develop it fully, and exercise her body to its full potential. An athletic tomboy as a child, she was also very close to her brother, Tom, and was devastated at age 14 to find him dead...
“ 1959
1. Katharine Hepburn, SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER
2. Simone Signoret, ROOM AT THE TOP (*winner)
3. Audrey Hepburn, THE NUN'S STORY
4. Doris Day, PILLOW TALK
5. Elizabeth Taylor, SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER ” - jaydf60
 
34.
Shirley MacLaine
Actress, The Apartment
Shirley MacLaine was born Shirley MacLean Beaty in Richmond, Virginia. Her mother, Kathlyn Corinne (MacLean), was a drama teacher from Nova Scotia, Canada, and her father, Ira Owens Beaty, a professor of psychology and real estate agent, was from Virginia. Her brother, Warren Beatty, was born on March 30, 1937. Her ancestry includes English and Scottish...
“ 1960
1. Shirley MacLaine, THE APARTMENT
2. Deborah Kerr, THE SUNDOWNERS
3. Melina Mercouri, NEVER ON SUNDAY
4. Greer Garson, SUNRISE AT CAMPOBELLO
5. Elizabeth Taylor, BUTTERFIELD 8 (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
35.
Sophia Loren
Actress, Two Women
Sophia Loren was born as Sofia Scicolone at the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, Italy, on September 20, 1934. Her father, Riccardo Scicolone, was married to another woman and refused to marry her mother, Romilda Villani, despite the fact that she was the mother of his two children (Sophia and her younger sister Maria Scicolone)...
“ 1961
1. Sophia Loren, TWO WOMEN (*winner)
2. Geraldine Page, SUMMER AND SMOKE
3. Natalie Wood, SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
4. Audrey Hepburn, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S
5. Piper Laurie, THE HUSTLER ” - jaydf60
 
36.
Anne Bancroft
Actress, The Graduate
Anne Bancroft was born on September 17, 1931 in the Bronx, New York, the daughter of Italian-American parents Michael Italiano (1905-2001), a dress pattern maker, and Mildred DiNapoli (1908-2010), a telephone operator. She made her cinema debut in Don't Bother to Knock in 1952 and over the next five years appeared in a lot of undistinguished movies as a supporting actress (like...
“ 1962
1. Anne Bancroft, THE MIRACLE WORKER (*winner)
2. Bette Davis, WHAT EVER HAPPEND TO BABY JANE?
3. Katharine Hepburn, LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
4. Geraldine Page, SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH
5. Lee Remick, DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES ” - jaydf60
 
37.
Patricia Neal
Patricia Neal, the Oscar- and Tony Award-winning actress, was born Patricia Louise Neal in Packard, Kentucky. Her father managed a coal mine and her mother was the daughter of the town doctor. She grew up in Knoxville, where she attended high school. She was first bit by the acting bug at the age of 10...
“ 1963
1. Patricia Neal, HUD (*winner)
2. Leslie Caron, THE L-SHAPED ROOM
3. Rachel Roberts, THIS SPORTING LIFE
4. Shirley MacLaine, IRMA LA DOUCE
5. Natalie Wood, LOVE WITH THE PROPER STRANGER ” - jaydf60
 
38.
Anne Bancroft
Actress, The Graduate
Anne Bancroft was born on September 17, 1931 in the Bronx, New York, the daughter of Italian-American parents Michael Italiano (1905-2001), a dress pattern maker, and Mildred DiNapoli (1908-2010), a telephone operator. She made her cinema debut in Don't Bother to Knock in 1952 and over the next five years appeared in a lot of undistinguished movies as a supporting actress (like...
“ 1964
1. Anne Bancroft, THE PUMPKIN EATER
2. Kim Stanley, SEANCE ON A WET AFTERNOON
3. Julie Andrews, MARY POPPINS (*winner)
4. Sophia Loren, MARRIAGE-ITALIAN STYLE
5. Debbie Reynolds, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN ” - jaydf60
 
39.
Julie Andrews
Julia Elizabeth Wells was born on October 1, 1935, in England. Her mother, Barbara Ward (Morris), and stepfather, both vaudeville performers, discovered her freakish but undeniably lovely four-octave singing voice and immediately got her a singing career. She performed in music halls throughout her childhood and teens...
“ 1965
1. Julie Andrews, THE SOUND OF MUSIC
2. Elizabeth Hartman, A PATCH OF BLUE
3. Simone Signoret, SHIP OF FOOLS
4. Samantha Eggar, THE COLLECTOR
5. Julie Christie, DARLING (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
40.
Lynn Redgrave
Actress of both the English and American stage and screen, Lynn Redgrave was born in Marylebone, London, England, into one of the world's most famous acting dynasties. As the daughter of Rachel Kempson and Sir Michael Redgrave, sister of Vanessa Redgrave and Corin Redgrave, and granddaughter of Roy Redgrave and Margaret Scudamore...
“ 1966
1. Lynn Redgrave, GEORGY GIRL
2. Elizabeth Taylor, WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (*winner)
3. Ida Kaminska, THE SHOP ON MAIN STREET
4. Vanessa Redgrave, MORAGN!
5. Anouk Aimee, A MAN AND A WOMAN ” - jaydf60
 
41.
Edith Evans
Edith Evans was the greatest actress on the English stage in the 20th century, treading the boards for over half-a-century. She made her professional stage debut in 1912 and excelled in both classic and modern roles in the West End of London and on Broadway, as well as the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon and the Old Vic...
“ 1967
1. Edith Evans, THE WHISPERERS
2. Anne Bancroft, THE GRADUATE
3. Audrey Hepburn, WAIT UNTIL DARK
4. Faye Dunaway, BONNIE AND CLYDE
5. Katharine Hepburn, GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER? (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
42.
Barbra Streisand
Actress, Funny Girl
Barbra Streisand is an American singer, actress, director and producer and one of the most successful personalities in show business. She is the only person ever to receive all of the following: Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Cable Ace, National Endowment for the Arts, and Peabody awards,...
“ 1968
1. Barbra Streisand, FUNNY GIRL (*tied winner)
2. Vanessa Redgrave, ISADORA
3. Katharine Hepburn, THE LION IN WINTER (*tied winner)
4. Joanne Woodward, RACHEL, RACHEL
5. Patricia Neal, THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES ” - jaydf60
 
43.
Jane Fonda
Actress, Nine to Five
Born in New York City to legendary screen star Henry Fonda and New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw, Jane Seymour Fonda was destined early to an uncommon and influential life in the limelight. Although she initially showed little inclination to follow her father's trade, she was prompted by...
“ 1969
1. Jane Fonda, THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY?
2. Jean Simmons, THE HAPPY ENDING
3. Maggie Smith, THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE (*winner)
4. Genevieve Bujold, ANNE OF A THOUSAND DAYS
5. Liza Minnelli, THE STERILE CUCKOO ” - jaydf60
 
44.
Carrie Snodgress
Actress, Pale Rider
A student of Northern Illinois University, Carrie switched to drama at Chicago's Goodman Theatre School where she won the Sarah Siddons Award as outstanding graduate. After graduating, Carrie worked in Television and also appeared in Television movies. She made her big screen debut in Rabbit, Run...
“ 1970
1. Carrie Snodgress, THE DIARY OF A MAD HOUSEWIFE
2. Glenda Jackson, WOMEN IN LOVE (*winner)
3. Jane Alexander, THE GREAT WHITE HOPE
4. Sarah Miles, RYAN'S DAUGHTER
5. Ali MacGraw, LOVE STORY ” - jaydf60
 
45.
Jane Fonda
Actress, Nine to Five
Born in New York City to legendary screen star Henry Fonda and New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw, Jane Seymour Fonda was destined early to an uncommon and influential life in the limelight. Although she initially showed little inclination to follow her father's trade, she was prompted by...
“ 1971
1. Jane Fonda, KLUTE (*winner)
2. Julie Christie, McCABE & MRS. MILLER
3. Glenda Jackson, SUNDAY, BLOODY SUNDAY
4. Vanessa Redgrave, MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS
5. Janet Suzman, NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDRA ” - jaydf60
 
46.
Liza Minnelli
Actress, Cabaret
Liza Minnelli was born on March 12, 1946, the daughter of Judy Garland and movie director Vincente Minnelli. She was practically raised at MGM studios while her parents worked long hours there and she made her film debut at fourteen months of age in the movie In the Good Old Summertime. Her parents divorced in 1951 and...
“ 1972
1. Liza Minnelli, CABARET (*winner)
2. Cicely Tyson, SOUNDER
3. Liv Ullmann, THE EMIGRANTS
4. Diana Ross, LADY SINGS THE BLUES
5. Maggie Smith, TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT ” - jaydf60
 
47.
Ellen Burstyn
Actress, Interstellar
Ellen Burstyn was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Correine Marie (Hamel) and John Austin Gillooly. She is of mostly Irish, German, and French-Canadian descent. Ellen worked a number of jobs before she became an actress. At 14, she was a short-order cook at a lunch counter. After graduating from Detroit's Cass Technical High School...
“ 1973
1. Ellen Burstyn, THE EXORCIST
2. Marsha Mason, CINDERELLA LIBERTY
3. Barbra Streisand, THE WAY WE WERE
4. Joanne Woodward, SUMMER WISHES, WINTER DREAMS
5. Glenda Jackson, A TOUCH OF CLASS (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
48.
Ellen Burstyn
Actress, Interstellar
Ellen Burstyn was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Correine Marie (Hamel) and John Austin Gillooly. She is of mostly Irish, German, and French-Canadian descent. Ellen worked a number of jobs before she became an actress. At 14, she was a short-order cook at a lunch counter. After graduating from Detroit's Cass Technical High School...
“ 1974
1. Ellen Burstyn, ALICE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE (*winner)
2. Gena Rowlands, A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE
3. Valerie Perrine, LENNY
4. Faye Dunaway, CHINATOWN
5. Diahann Carroll, CLAUDINE ” - jaydf60
 
49.
Isabelle Adjani
Actress, Queen Margot
Isabelle Yasmine Adjani was born in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, a suburb of Paris, to Emma Augusta "Gusti" (Schweinberger) and Mohammed Adjani. Her father was a Kabyle Algerian, from Iferhounène, and her mother was a Bavarian German. She grew up speaking German fluently. After winning a school recitation contest...
“ 1975
1. Isabelle Adjani, THE STORY OF ADELE H
2. Carol Kane, HESTER STREET
3. Louise Fletcher, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (*winner)
4. Glenda Jackson, HEDDA
5. Ann-Margret, TOMMY ” - jaydf60
 
50.
Liv Ullmann
Actress, Persona
Liv Ullmann's father was a Norwegian engineer who used to work abroad, so as a child she lived in Tokyo, Canada, New York and Oslo. In the mid-'50s she made her stage debut and in 1957 made her film debut. She really became successful, however, when she began to work for Swedish director Ingmar Bergman in such films as Persona...
“ 1976
1. Liv Ullmann, FACE TO FACE
2. Sissy Spacek, CARRIE
3. Talia Shire, ROCKY
4. Faye Dunaway, NETWORK (*winner)
5. Marie-Christine Barrault, COUSIN, COUSINE ” - jaydf60
 
51.
Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton was born Diane Hall in Los Angeles, California, to Dorothy Deanne (Keaton), an amateur photographer, and John Newton Ignatius "Jack" Hall, a civil engineer and real estate broker. Her ancestry includes Irish, English, German, and Scottish. Keaton studied Drama at Santa Ana College before dropping out to study at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York...
“ 1977
1. Diane Keaton, ANNIE HALL (*winner)
2. Anne Bancroft, THE TURNING POINT
3. Jane Fonda, JULIA
4. Marsha Mason, THE GOODBYE GIRL
5. Shirley MacLaine, THE TURNING POINT ” - jaydf60
 
52.
Geraldine Page
Actress, The Rescuers
Considered by many to be one of the greatest American actresses of all time, Geraldine Page was a master craftswoman who seemed to bring out the most inner detail of the character she was playing. Her dedication to her craft has earned her the respect of many of today's great actors including Meryl Streep and Michelle Pfeiffer...
“ 1978
1. Geraldine Page, INTERIORS
2. Ingrid Bergman, AUTUMN SONATA
3. Jill Clayburgh, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN
4. Jane Fonda, COMING HOME (*winner)
5. Ellen Burstyn, SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR ” - jaydf60
 
53.
Bette Midler
Multi Grammy Award-winning singer/comedienne/author Bette Midler has also proven herself to be a very capable actress in a string of both dramatic and comedic roles. Midler was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on December 1, 1945. She is the daughter of Ruth (Schindel), a seamstress, and Fred Midler, a painter...
“ 1979
1. Bette Midler, THE ROSE
2. Jane Fonda, THE CHINA SYNDROME
3. Jill Clayburgh, STARTING OVER
4. Sally Field, NORMA RAE (*winner)
5. Marsha Mason, CHAPTER TWO ” - jaydf60
 
54.
Sissy Spacek
Actress, Carrie
As a kid, Sissy Spacek climbed trees, rode horses, swam, and played in the woods. She was born Mary Elizabeth Spacek on December 25, 1949, in Quitman, Texas, to Virginia Frances (Spilman) and Edwin Arnold Spacek, Sr., a county agricultural agent. Her father's family was of Czech and German origin. Sissy attended Quitman High School and was homecoming queen...
“ 1980
1. Sissy Spacek, COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER (*winner)
2. Ellen Burstyn, RESURRECTION
3. Mary Tyler Moore, ORDINARY PEOPLE
4. Goldie Hawn, PRIVATE BENJAMIN
5. Gena Rowlands, GLORIA ” - jaydf60
 
55.
Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton was born Diane Hall in Los Angeles, California, to Dorothy Deanne (Keaton), an amateur photographer, and John Newton Ignatius "Jack" Hall, a civil engineer and real estate broker. Her ancestry includes Irish, English, German, and Scottish. Keaton studied Drama at Santa Ana College before dropping out to study at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York...
“ 1981
1. Diane Keaton, REDS
2. Katharine Hepburn, ON GOLDEN POND (*winner)
3. Susan Sarandon, ATLANTIC CITY
4. Meryl Streep, THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN
5. Marsha Mason, ONLY WHEN I LAUGH ” - jaydf60
 
56.
Jessica Lange
Actress, Big Fish
Jessica Phyllis Lange was born 1949 in Cloquet, Minnesota, to Dorothy Florence (Sahlman) and Albert John Lange, a traveling salesman and teacher. She is of Finnish (mother) and Dutch and German (father) descent. She obtained a scholarship to study art at the University of Minnesota, but instead went to Paris to study drama...
“ 1982
1. Jessica Lange, FRANCES
2. Meryl Streep, SOPHIE'S CHOICE (*winner)
3. Julie Andrews, VICTOR/VICTORIA
4. Debra Winger, AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN
5. Sissy Spacek, MISSING ” - jaydf60
 
57.
Debra Winger
Mary Debra Winger was born May 16, 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Ruth (Felder), an officer manager, and Robert Jack Winger, a meat packer. She is from a Jewish family (originally from Austria-Hungary and the Russian Empire). Her maternal grandparents called her Mary, while her parents called her Debra (her father named her Debra after his favorite actress...
“ 1983
1. Debra Winger, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT
2. Meryl Streep, SILKWOOD
3. Jane Alexander, TESTAMENT
4. Shirley MacLaine, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (*winner)
5. Julie Walters, EDUCATING RITA ” - jaydf60
 
58.
Vanessa Redgrave
On January 30, 1937, renowned theatre actor Michael Redgrave was performing in a production of Hamlet in London. During the curtain call, the show's lead, Laurence Olivier, announced to the audience: "tonight a great actress was born". This was in reference to his co-star's newborn daughter, Vanessa Redgrave...
“ 1984
1. Vanessa Redgrave, THE BOSTONIANS
2. Judy Davis, A PASSAGE TO INDIA
3. Jessica Lange, COUNTRY
4. Sissy Spacek, THE RIVER
5. Sally Field, PLACES IN THE HEART (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
59.
Anne Bancroft
Actress, The Graduate
Anne Bancroft was born on September 17, 1931 in the Bronx, New York, the daughter of Italian-American parents Michael Italiano (1905-2001), a dress pattern maker, and Mildred DiNapoli (1908-2010), a telephone operator. She made her cinema debut in Don't Bother to Knock in 1952 and over the next five years appeared in a lot of undistinguished movies as a supporting actress (like...
“ 1985
1. Anne Bancroft, AGNES OF GOD
2. Geraldine Page, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL (*winner)
3. Whoopi Goldberg, THE COLOR PURPLE
4. Meryl Streep, OUT OF AFRICA
5. Jessica Lange, SWEET DREAMS ” - jaydf60
 
60.
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)...
“ 1986
1. Sigourney Weaver, ALIENS
2. Jane Fonda, THE MORNING AFTER
3. Sissy Spacek, CRIMES OF THE HEART
4. Kathleen Turner, PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED
5. Marlee Matlin, CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
61.
Cher
Actress, Mask
The beat goes on ... and on ... and as strong as ever for this superstar entertainer who has well surpassed the four-decade mark while improbably transforming herself from an artificial, glossy "flashionplate" singer into a serious, Oscar-worthy, dramatic actress ... and back again! With more ups and downs than the 2008 Dow Jones Industrial Average...
“ 1987
1. Cher, MOONSTRUCK (*winner)
2. Meryl Streep, IRONWEED
3. Holly Hunter, BROADCAST NEWS
4. Sally Kirkland, ANNA
5. Glenn Close, FATAL ATTRACTION ” - jaydf60
 
62.
Meryl Streep
Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 19 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William Streep...
“ 1988
1. Meryl Streep, A CRY IN THE DARK
2. Sigourney Weaver, GORILLAS IN THE MIST
3. Jodie Foster, THE ACCUSED (*winner)
4. Glenn Close, DANGEROUS LIAISONS
5. Melanie Griffith, WORKING GIRL ” - jaydf60
 
63.
Isabelle Adjani
Actress, Queen Margot
Isabelle Yasmine Adjani was born in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, a suburb of Paris, to Emma Augusta "Gusti" (Schweinberger) and Mohammed Adjani. Her father was a Kabyle Algerian, from Iferhounène, and her mother was a Bavarian German. She grew up speaking German fluently. After winning a school recitation contest...
“ 1989
1. Isabelle Adjani, CAMILLE CLAUDEL
2. Jessica Tandy, DRIVING MISS DAISY (*winner)
3. Jessica Lange, MUSIC BOX
4. Michelle Pfeiffer, THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS
5. Pauline Collins, SHIRLEY VALENTINE ” - jaydf60
 
64.
Meryl Streep
Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 19 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William Streep...
“ 1990
1. Meryl Streep, POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
2. Anjelica Huston, THE GRIFTERS
3. Kathy Bates, MISERY (*winner)
4. Joanne Woodward, MR. AND MRS. BRIDGE
5. Julia Roberts, PRETTY WOMAN ” - jaydf60
 
65.
Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon was born Susan Abigail Tomalin in New York City, New York, to Lenora Marie (Criscione) and Phillip Leslie Tomalin, a television producer and advertising executive. She is of Italian (mother) and English, Irish, Welsh, and German (father) descent. Soon after the 1968 Democratic convention...
“ 1991
1. Susan Sarandon, THELMA & LOUISE
2. Jodie Foster, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (*winner)
3. Bette Midler, FOR THE BOYS
4. Laura Dern, RAMBLING ROSE
5. Geena Davis, THELMA & LOUISE ” - jaydf60
 
66.
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...
“ 1992
1. Emma Thompson, HOWARDS END
2. Catherine Deneuve, INDOCHINE
3. Mary McDonnell, PASSION FISH
4. Susan Sarandon, LORENZO'S OIL
5. Michelle Pfeiffer, LOVE FIELD ” - jaydf60
 
67.
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...
“ 1993
1. Stockard Channing, SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
2. Holly Hunter, THE PIANO (*winner)
3. Debra Winger, SHADOWLANDS
4. Emma Thompson, THE REMAINS OF THE DAY
5. Angela Bassett, WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? ” - jaydf60
 
68.
Jessica Lange
Actress, Big Fish
Jessica Phyllis Lange was born 1949 in Cloquet, Minnesota, to Dorothy Florence (Sahlman) and Albert John Lange, a traveling salesman and teacher. She is of Finnish (mother) and Dutch and German (father) descent. She obtained a scholarship to study art at the University of Minnesota, but instead went to Paris to study drama...
“ 1994
1. Jessica Lange, BLUE SKY (*winner)
2. Susan Sarandon, THE CLIENT
3. Jodie Foster, NELL
4. Miranda Richardson, TOM & VIV
5. Winona Ryder, LITTLE WOMEN ” - jaydf60
 
69.
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...
“ 1995
1. Emma Thompson, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
2. Meryl Streep, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
3. Elisabeth Shue, LEAVING LAS VEGAS
4. Susan Sarandon, DEAD MAN WALKING (*winner)
5. Sharon Stone, CASINO ” - jaydf60
 
70.
Frances McDormand
Actress, Fargo
Frances Louise McDormand was born on June 23, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. She was adopted by Canadian-born parents Noreen Eloise (Nickleson), a nurse from Ontario, and Vernon Weir McDormand, a minister from Nova Scotia, who raised her in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. She earned her B.A. in Theater from Bethany College in 1979 and her MFA from Yale in 1982...
“ 1996
1. Frances McDormand, FARGO (*winner)
2. Emily Watson, BREAKING THE WAVES
3. Diane Keaton, MARVIN'S ROOM
4. Kristin Scott Thomas, THE ENGLISH PATIENT
5. Brenda Blethyn, SECRETS AND LIES ” - jaydf60
 
71.
Julie Christie
Julie Christie, the British movie legend whom Al Pacino called "the most poetic of all actresses", was born in Chukua, Assam, India, on April 14, 1941, the daughter of a tea planter, Frank St. John Christie, and his wife, Rosemary (Ramsden), who was a painter. Her family was of English, and some Scottish...
“ 1997
1. Julie Christie, AFTERGLOW
2. Judi Dench, MRS. BROWN
3. Helena Bonham Carter, THE WINGS OF THE DOVE
4. Kate Winslet, TITANIC
5. Helen Hunt, AS GOOD AS IT GETS (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
72.
Meryl Streep
Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 19 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William Streep...
“ 1998
1. Meryl Streep, ONE TRUE THING
2. Fernanda Montenegro, CENTRAL STATION
3. Cate Blanchett, ELIZABETH
4. Emily Watson, HILARY AND JACKIE
5. Gwyneth Paltrow, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
73.
Hilary Swank
Hilary was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Judith Kay (Clough), a secretary, and Stephen Michael Swank, who served in the National Guard and was also a traveling salesman. Her maternal grandmother, Frances Martha Dominguez, was of Mexican descent, and her other roots include German, English, and Scottish...
“ 1999
1. Hilary Swank, BOYS DON'T CRY (*winner)
2. Julianne Moore, THE END OF THE AFFAIR
3. Janet McTeer, TUMBLEWEEDS
4. Meryl Streep, MUSIC OF THE HEART
5. Annette Bening, AMERICAN BEAUTY ” - jaydf60
 
74.
Ellen Burstyn
Actress, Interstellar
Ellen Burstyn was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Correine Marie (Hamel) and John Austin Gillooly. She is of mostly Irish, German, and French-Canadian descent. Ellen worked a number of jobs before she became an actress. At 14, she was a short-order cook at a lunch counter. After graduating from Detroit's Cass Technical High School...
“ 2000
1. Ellen Burstyn, REQUIEM FOR A DREAM
2. Laura Linney, YOU CAN COUNT ON ME
3. Joan Allen, THE CONTENDER
4. Juliette Binoche, CHOCOLAT
5. Julia Roberts, ERIN BROCKOVICH (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
75.
Sissy Spacek
Actress, Carrie
As a kid, Sissy Spacek climbed trees, rode horses, swam, and played in the woods. She was born Mary Elizabeth Spacek on December 25, 1949, in Quitman, Texas, to Virginia Frances (Spilman) and Edwin Arnold Spacek, Sr., a county agricultural agent. Her father's family was of Czech and German origin. Sissy attended Quitman High School and was homecoming queen...
“ 2001
1. Sissy Spacek, IN THE BEDROOM
2. Judi Dench, IRIS
3. Renee Zellweger, BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY
4. Halle Berry, MONSTER'S BALL (*winner)
5. Nicole Kidman, MOULIN ROUGE ” - jaydf60
 
76.
Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore was born Julie Anne Smith in Fort Bragg, North Carolina on December 3, 1960, the daughter of Anne (Love), a social worker, and Peter Moore Smith, a paratrooper, colonel, and later military judge. Her mother moved to the U.S. in 1951, from Greenock, Scotland. Her father, from Burlington, New Jersey, has German, Irish, German-Jewish, and English ancestry...
“ 2002
1. Julianne Moore, FAR FROM HEAVEN
2. Diane Lane, UNFAITHFUL
3. Renee Zellweger, CHICAGO
4. Nicole Kidman, THE HOURS (*winner)
5. Salma Hayek, FRIDA ” - jaydf60
 
77.
Samantha Morton
Actress, John Carter
Born in Nottingham, England and trained at the Central Junior Television Workshop, Samantha's first television work came at the age of 13. Since then, she has played many minor TV roles in such dramas as Cracker, Peak Practice, Boon, Soldier Soldier and Medics, before reaching the big time with major roles in such TV movies and mini-series as Band of Gold...
“ 2003
1. Samantha Morton, IN AMERICA
2. Naomi Watts, 21 GRAMS
3. Charlize Theron, MONSTER (*winner)
4. Diane Keaton, SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE
5. Keisha Castle-Hughes, WHALE RIDER ” - jaydf60
 
78.
Kate Winslet
Actress, Titanic
Ask Kate Winslet what she likes about any of her characters, and the word "ballsy" is bound to pop up at least once. The British actress has made a point of eschewing straightforward pretty-girl parts in favor of more devilish damsels; as a result, she's built an eclectic resume that runs the gamut from Shakespearean tragedy to modern-day mysticism and erotica...
“ 2004
1. Kate Winslet, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
2. Imelda Staunton, VERA DRAKE
3. Catalina Sandino Moreno, MARIA FULL OF GRACE
4. Hilary Swank, MILLION DOLLAR BABY (*winner)
5. Annette Bening, BEING JULIA ” - jaydf60
 
79.
“ 2005
1. Felicity Huffman, TRANSAMERICA
2. Judi Dench, MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS
3. Reese Witherspoon, WALK THE LINE (*winner)
4. Keira Knightley, PRIDE & PREJUDICE
5. Charlize Theron, NORTH COUNTRY ” - jaydf60
 
80.
Judi Dench
Actress, Skyfall
Judi Dench was born in York, England, to Eleanora Olive (Jones), who was from Dublin, Ireland, and Reginald Arthur Dench, a doctor from Dorset, England. She attended Mount School in York, and studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has performed with Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre...
“ 2006
1. Judi Dench, NOTES ON A SCANDAL
2. Meryl Streep, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
3. Penelope Cruz, VOLVER
4. Helen Mirren, THE QUEEN (*winner)
5. Kate Winslet, LITTLE CHILDREN ” - jaydf60
 
81.
Laura Linney
Laura Leggett Linney was born in New York City on February 5, 1964, into a theatre family. Her father was prominent playwright Romulus Linney, whose own great-grandfather was a congressman from North Carolina. Her mother, Miriam Anderson (Leggett), is a nurse. Although she did not live in her father's house (her parents having divorced when she was an infant)...
“ 2007
1. Laura Linney, THE SAVAGES
2. Julie Christie, AWAY FROM HER
3. Marion Cotillard, LA VIE EN ROSE (*winner)
4. Cate Blanchett, ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE
5. Ellen Page, JUNO ” - jaydf60
 
82.
Kate Winslet
Actress, Titanic
Ask Kate Winslet what she likes about any of her characters, and the word "ballsy" is bound to pop up at least once. The British actress has made a point of eschewing straightforward pretty-girl parts in favor of more devilish damsels; as a result, she's built an eclectic resume that runs the gamut from Shakespearean tragedy to modern-day mysticism and erotica...
“ 2008
1. Kate Winslet, THE READER (*winner)
2. Meryl Streep, DOUBT
3. Melissa Leo, FROZEN RIVER
4. Anne Hathaway, RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
5. Angelina Jolie, CHANGELING ” - jaydf60
 
83.
Meryl Streep
Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 19 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William Streep...
“ 2009
1. Meryl Streep, JULIE & JULIA
2. Gabourey Sidibe, PRECIOUS
3. Carey Mulligan, AN EDUCATION
4. Helen Mirren, THE LAST STATION
5. Sandra Bullock, THE BLIND SIDE (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
84.
Jennifer Lawrence
Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence is best known for playing Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Linings Playbook, and Rosalyn Rosenfeld in American Hustle. Jennifer Shrader Lawrence was born on August 15, 1990 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Karen (Koch), who manages a children's camp...
“ 2010
1. Jennifer Lawrence, WINTER'S BONE
2. Natalie Portman, BLACK SWAN (*winner)
3. Michelle Williams, BLUE VALENTINE
4. Nicole Kidman, RABBIT HOLE
5. Annette Bening, THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT ” - jaydf60
 
85.
Meryl Streep
Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 19 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William Streep...
“ 2011
1. Meryl Streep, THE IRON LADY (*winner)
2. Viola Davis, THE HELP
3. Michelle Williams, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
4. Glenn Close, ALBERT NOBBS
5. Rooney Mara, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO ” - jaydf60
 
86.
Emmanuelle Riva
Actress, Amour
An only child, Emmanuelle was born Paulette Germaine Riva in Cheniménil, but eventually grew up in Remiremont. She is the daughter of Jeanne Fernande (Nourdin), a seamstress, and René Alfred Riva, a sign writer. Her paternal grandfather was Italian. She has dreamed of becoming an actress since she was six...
“ 2012
1. Emmanuelle Riva, AMOUR
2. Jessica Chastain, ZERO DARK THIRTY
3. Jennifer Lawrence, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (*winner)
4. Naomi Watts, THE IMPOSSIBLE
5. Quvenzhané Wallis, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD ” - jaydf60
 
87.
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to June (Gamble), an Australian teacher and property developer, and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., an American advertising executive, originally from Texas. She has an older brother and a younger sister. When she was ten years old...
“ 2013
1. Cate Blanchett, BLUE JASMINE (*winner)
2. Judi Dench, PHILOMENA
3. Meryl Streep, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
4. Sandra Bullock, GRAVITY
5. Amy Adams, AMERICAN HUSTLE ” - jaydf60
 
88.
Marion Cotillard
Academy Award-winning Actress Marion Cotillard was born on September 30, 1975 in Paris. Cotillard is the daughter of Jean-Claude Cotillard, an actor, playwright and director, and Niseema Theillaud, an actress and drama teacher. Her father's family is Breton and her mother has Kabyle ancestry. Raised in Orléans...
“ 2014
1. Marion Cotillard - TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT
2. Julianne Moore - STILL ALICE (*winner)
3. Rosamund Pike - GONE GIRL
4. Reese Witherspoon - WILD
5. Felicity Jones - THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING ” - jaydf60
 
89.
Saoirse Ronan
Actress, Atonement
Saoirse Una Ronan was born in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, to Irish parents, Monica Ronan (née Brennan) and Paul Ronan, an actor. When Saoirse was three, the family moved to Ireland, and Saoirse grew up in its County Carlow. Saoirse made her first TV appearance with a small role in a few episodes of the TV series...
“ 2105
1. Saoirse Ronan - BROOKLYN
2. Brie Larson - ROOM (*winner)
3. Cate Blanchett - CAROL
4. Charlotte Rampling - 45 YEARS
5. Jennifer Lawrence - JOY ” - jaydf60