My ranking of the 1971 Best Actress nominees

by dinasztie13 | created - 16 Apr 2011 | updated - 22 Dec 2011 | Public

1. Jane Fonda

Actress | Klute

Born in New York City, to legendary screen star Henry Fonda and New York socialite Frances Ford (Seymour), 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 ...

Klute

2. Julie Christie

Actress | Doctor Zhivago

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 ...

McCabe & Mrs. Miller

3. Glenda Jackson

Actress | A Touch of Class

Few in modern British history have come as far or achieved as much from humble beginnings as Glenda Jackson has. From acclaimed actress to respected MP (Member of Parliament), she is known for her high intelligence and meticulous approach to her work. She was born to a working-class household in ...

Sunday, Bloody Sunday

4. Vanessa Redgrave

Actress | Atonement

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, ...

Mary, Queen of Scots

5. Janet Suzman

Actress | Nicholas and Alexandra

This alert and classy Britisher seemed poised for Hollywood stardom in the early 1970s. Although it wasn't meant to be, Janet Suzman has remained one of the more respected classical stage actresses of her time. Born in 1939, she was raised in a staunch, liberal family household in South Africa at a...

Nicholas and Alexandra