Actresses that played it Best and their Runner Ups

by acrazey57 | created - 25 Aug 2012 | updated - 16 Jan 2014 | Public

1. Jamie Lee Curtis

Actress | True Lies

Jamie Lee Curtis was born on November 22, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of legendary actors Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis. She got her big break at acting in 1978 when she won the role of Laurie Strode in Halloween (1978). After that, she became famous for roles in movies like Trading...

Halloween 1978, Laurie Strode- Jamie Lee definitley played Laurie Strode more classically and legendary. And her screams definitley made her role take the cake. Sorry Scout but this was a landslide.

2. Scout Taylor-Compton

Actress | Halloween

Scout Taylor-Compton began acting with a featured role in the A.F.I. film A.W.O.L (2006) starring David Morse. Since then, her performances in seven independent films, over fifteen student films, and three music videos formed a firm foundation that led to her leading role in MGM's Sleepover (2004). ...

Halloween 2007, Laurie Strode- Rob Zombie's idea of a virgin is a pretty girl but with glasses thrown on her. Scout does fit the character in the first movie and also does deliver the depth in the second but Jamie still outdoes her. Not your average virgin and drastically altered her personality too much: Virgin with glasses to Virgin with glasses who has dirty comical sense to Scared redhead running everywhere to creepy drunken messy burn out.

3. Margot Kidder

Actress | Superman

Margot Kidder was born Margaret Ruth Kidder in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, to Jocelyn Mary "Jill" (Wilson), a history teacher from British Columbia, and Kendall Kidder, a New Mexico-born mining engineer and explosives expert. Margot was a delightful child who took pride in ...

Classic. Period. Although jumps out a window expecting Superman to save her, which clark does, but she still dominates!

4. Kate Bosworth

Actress | Superman Returns

Kate Bosworth was born in Los Angeles, California, to Patricia (Potter), a homemaker, and Harold Bosworth, who was an executive for Talbots. Unlike the characters Bosworth has portrayed in television and in film, which are known as "townies", Kate spent most of her childhood in different cities and...

Pretty Good but seem to have that reporter feel to her character. Somewhat a damsel.

5. Erica Durance

Actress | The Butterfly Effect 2

Erica Durance was born on June 21, 1978 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is an actress and producer, known for Smallville (2001) and Saving Hope (2012). She grew up with an older brother and sister on a turkey farm in Three Hills. After school, she moved to Vancouver to start her acting career. ...

Erica as Lois...Hmmm...Tough call, description-wise

6. Gloria Gifford

Actress | This Is Spinal Tap

Gloria taught at the American Film Institute for six years in the Masters' Program. She taught Directors, Writers and Producers and among her successful AFI students: Patty Jenkins (Monster (2003), Brian Dannelly (Saved! (2004), Weeds (2005).

In 2007, Gloria opened the prestigious Actors Academy ...

Halloween II 1981, Nurse Alves- More of an empowering character. Liked how she played it.

7. Octavia Spencer

Actress | Hidden Figures

Spencer is a native of Montgomery, Alabama, which she claims is the proverbial buckle of the Bible belt. She's the sixth of seven siblings and holds a BS in Liberal Arts from Auburn University. A "closet" lover of acting, this practical Alabamian knew that she'd someday work in the film industry, ...

Halloween II 2009, Nurse Daniels- She's not Nurse Alves but she is a variation to her. Gloria played it better because she had more character but that's not Octavia's fault. She's a lovley actress all in all.

8. Bryce Dallas Howard

Actress | Jurassic World

Bryce Dallas Howard was born on March 2, 1981, in Los Angeles, California. She was conceived in Dallas, Texas (the reason for her middle name). Her father, Ron Howard, is a former actor turned Oscar-winning director. Her mother is actress and writer Cheryl Howard (née Alley). Her famous relatives ...

Spiderman 3, Gwenn Stacey- Not too much character in Gwenn and even though she didn't have much to work with, I still think she could've added more personality to it.

9. Emma Stone

Actress | La La Land

Emily Jean "Emma" Stone was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, to Krista (Yeager), a homemaker, and Jeffrey Charles Stone, a contracting company founder and CEO. She is of Swedish, German, and British Isles descent. Stone began acting as a child as a member of the Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona...

The Amazing Spiderman 2012, Gwenn Stacey- Emma is amazing and definitley created the prefect Gwenn character by far. It's funny though...Two red heads both casted as Blondes...

10. Ana Gasteyer

Actress | Mean Girls

Ana Kristina Gasteyer was born on May 4, 1967 to Marian Roumell-Gasteyer and Phil Gasteyer. Gasteyer began her career at Northwestern University; she initially enrolled as a voice major, but later switched to theater studies when she started to get involved with the campus' improv comedy group. She...

Reefer Madness 2005, Mae Coleman- THE PERFECT MAE! No doubt about it! Absolutley amazing! All the other Mae's I've seen in the on stage Musicals and in the original all fail epically when singing and acting. Ana is one and only Mae!

11. Margot Kidder

Actress | Superman

Margot Kidder was born Margaret Ruth Kidder in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, to Jocelyn Mary "Jill" (Wilson), a history teacher from British Columbia, and Kendall Kidder, a New Mexico-born mining engineer and explosives expert. Margot was a delightful child who took pride in ...

Black Christmas 1974, Barb Coard- Margot wins again by a landslide with her character as Barb. Margot Kidder managed to put in depth and emotion into her character all before killed as the assailant's 4th victim. Well done Miss Kidder, you aced it!

12. Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe

Actress | Final Destination 3

Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe was born to a Chinese father and a Scottish mother on January 20th in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. At a young age, Crystal and her family moved to Hong Kong, where she spent a few years, becoming fluent in Cantonese. Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe started her professional acting ...

Black X-mas 2006, Lauren (Barb)- Ugh, her character potrayal was awful. Lauren was just a drunken bitch who snapped at all of her friends for no reason. And she was 10th to die in the movie! 10th!!! So let's see: Margot managed to create back story, have reason for her drinking, create sympathy for her character, give the film humor and basically steal the show. And She died 4th! While this Bitch died 10th only establishing that she was a drunken whore.

13. Noomi Rapace

Actress | Män som hatar kvinnor

Swedish actress Noomi Rapace was born in Hudiksvall, Gävleborgs län, Sweden to Swedish actress Nina Norén and Spanish Flamenco singer Rogelio Durán. Her parents did not stay together, and when she was five she moved to Iceland with her mother and stepfather, where she lived for three years. When ...

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Lisbeth Salander- Classic, established the character and made it real. Definitley played Lisbeth best.

14. Rooney Mara

Actress | Carol

Actress and philanthropist Rooney Mara was born on April 17, 1985 in Bedford, New York. She made her screen debut in the slasher film Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005), went on to have a supporting role in the independent coming-of-age drama Tanner Hall (2009), and has since starred in the horror ...

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2011, Lisbeth Salander- Grant it Rooney is a very classy actress (at times), but her role as Lisbeth was a stolen swedish accent slandered with nudity and extra violence. Not necessarily Rooney Mara's fault though...Go Noomi!

15. Michelle Pfeiffer

Actress | What Lies Beneath

Michelle Pfeiffer was born in Santa Ana, California to Dick and Donna Pfeiffer. She has an older brother and two younger sisters - Dedee Pfeiffer, and Lori Pfeiffer, who both dabbled in acting and modeling but decided against making it their lives' work. She graduated from Fountain Valley High ...

Batman Returns 1992, Catwoman- Okay we all now that there are so many Catwomen that I'm listing them from best to worst. Michelle Pfeiffer is #1. Why? Because all the areas of Selina Kyle and Catwoman are fufilled. Very emotional and well done as Catwoman. Definitley #1 also for her stitched leather suit, her claws, epic flips, and just her in general!

16. Anne Hathaway

Actress | Les Misérables

Anne Jacqueline Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Kate McCauley Hathaway, an actress, and Gerald T. Hathaway, a lawyer, both originally from Philadelphia. She is of mostly Irish descent, along with English, German, and French. Her first major role came in the short-lived television series ...

The Dark Knight Rises 2012, Selina Kyle- #2. Many would argue that Anne deserves #1 but I disagree. I find that she delivered and portrayed Selina Kyle perfectly but her role as Catwoman is entirley different. Many acclaim that Hathwaway still can act and be seen as Selina Kyle even in her costume, but who said that was a good thing? Yes it was terrific that the costume didn't dominate her but if it didn't dominate her, what did it do? For one, her ears are actually safecracking goggles which deteriorates a part of Catwoman, No claws, but guns (Boring!), Steel heeled stillettos (This I actually like) and no relations to being a cat except for being a cat burgular. So when Anne says the line "Cat got your tongue?", it makes me wonder why she said it! She doesn't relate herself at all to cats nor does she identify that she even is Catwoman, which makes the line somewhat pointless. Nolan makes this a supreme ultra-realistic world with an ultra-realistic Catwoman but sometimes it need to have a little imagination. Anne maybe #2 Catwoman, but she defintiley is a #1.1 Selina Kyle.

17. Julie Newmar

Actress | Ghosts Can't Do It

Julia Chalene Newmeyer was born on August 16, 1933, in Los Angeles, California, the eldest of three children. Her father, Don, was a one-time professional football player (LA Buccaneers, 1926), her mother, Helen Jesmer, was a star of the Follies of 1920 and later became a fashion designer under the...

Batman Series 1960's, Catwoman- #3. No real back story on Selina Kyle but she does make a nice catwoman. And she is stunning in her catsuit. Love the mischeif she causes!

18. Lee Meriwether

Actress | Batman: The Movie

Today, sexy Lee Meriwether is best remembered for her roles in a few science fiction/fantasy cult productions made between 1966 and 1969. Batman: The Movie (1966), Star Trek: The Original Series (1966), The Time Tunnel (1966) and Land of the Giants (1968).

Firstly Batman: The Movie (1966), in which ...

Batman 1960, Catwoman- #4/#3.7. Pretty much like Julie but classic. Except she's only in the one movie, so her character isn't as explored as much. Bummer but still very good.

19. Eartha Kitt

Actress | The Emperor's New Groove

An out-of-wedlock child, Eartha Kitt was born in the cotton fields of South Carolina. Kitt's mother was a sharecropper of African-American and Cherokee Native American descent. Her father's identity is unknown. Given away by her mother, she arrived in Harlem at age nine. At 15, she quit high school...

Batman Series 1960's, Catwoman- #5. Definitley gets into being a Catwoman. Her purring is Purrfect! And lines like that is what makes her Kitt-Catwoman of Catwomen.

20. Halle Berry

Actress | Catwoman

Halle Maria Berry was born Maria Halle Berry on August 14, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio & raised in Bedford, Ohio. Halle was born to Judith Ann Hawkins, a psychiatric nurse & Jerome Jesse Berry, a hospital attendant. Halle first came into the spotlight at seventeen years when she won the Miss Teen ...

Catwoman 2004, Patience Phillips/Catwoman- #6. Gahh! No! Halle's Catwoman was corny although voluptuos had basically gave Catwoman's character nothing or anything needed for that matter.

21. Naomi Watts

Actress | Mulholland Dr.

Naomi Ellen Watts was born on September 28, 1968 in Shoreham, England, to Myfanwy Edwards "Miv" (Roberts), an antiques dealer and costume/set designer, and Peter Watts (Peter Anthony Watts), the road manager to Pink Floyd. Her maternal grandfather was Welsh. Her father died when Naomi was seven and...

King Kong 2005, Ann Darrow- Why does Naomi dominate as the prime Ann Darrow? She completely gives the audience what they want by befriending a giant ape while still acting as a damsel in distress. Plus have you heard her scream?

22. Fay Wray

Actress | King Kong

Canadian-born Fay Wray was brought up in Los Angeles and entered films at an early age. She was barely in her teens when she started working as an extra. She began her career as a heroine in westerns at Universal during the silent era. In 1926 the Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers ...

King Kong 1936, Ann Darrow- Classic but acts rather a blond stereotype damsel and fears Kong through the whole movie, treating him like a monster. Yet i still find her a classic Ann Darrow.

23. Jessica Lange

Actress | Tootsie

Jessica Lange was born in 1949, in Cloquet, Minnesota, USA, where her father worked as a traveling salesman. She obtained a scholarship to study art at the University of Minnesota, but instead went to Paris to study drama. She moved to New York, working as a model, until producer Dino De Laurentiis...

King Kong 1976, Dawn- Jessica Lange's Character definitley flip flopped in this Movie. It's hard to tell whether to root for her character or boo it. She made the character seemed somewhat selfish and didn't really learn from her adventure with Kong UNTIL he died. All her character really cared about was becoming famous, otherwise her character was abysmal when it comes to a friendship with Kong but maybe that was just her character.

24. Robert Englund

Actor | A Nightmare on Elm Street

Veteran character actor Robert Englund was born in Glendale, California, to Janis (MacDonald) and John Kent Englund, an aeronautics engineer. Since 1973, Robert has appeared in over 75 feature films and starred in four TV series. He has starred alongside Oscar-winners Henry Fonda, Susan Sarandon ...

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Freddy Krueger- What Can I say, He is the only FREDDY KRUEGER. Period.

25. Jackie Earle Haley

Actor | Watchmen

Jackie Earle Haley was born on July 14, 1961 in Northridge, California, USA as Jack Earle Haley. He is an actor and director, known for Watchmen (2009), Little Children (2006) and A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010). He has been married to Amelia Cruz since August 6, 2004. He was previously married to...

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010), Freddy Krueger- Ehhh. Not really scary. Thrown in a raspy voice and some claws and you've got: Mitt Romney.

26. Monica Keena

Actress | Freddy vs. Jason

Monica Keena was born in Brooklyn on May 28, 1979, to Bill and Mary Keena and was little sister to Samantha, the Keenas' first daughter. Growing sup, Monica shone in all things arts. Dance, singing, acting, and drawing. At 13, Keena enrolled in the prestigious LaGuardia school for acting and made ...

Snow White: A Tale Of Terror, Lilliana- I definitley enjoyed Tale Of Terror more and Monica Keena's character. She gave it that innocent Snow White feel but still came out a badass.

27. Kristen Stewart

Actress | Snow White and the Huntsman

Though most famous for her role as Isabella "Bella" Swan in The Twilight (2008) Saga, Kristen Stewart has been a working actor since her early years in Los Angeles, California, where she was born. Her parents, John Stewart and Jules Stewart, both work in film and television. The family includes ...

Snow White and The Huntsman, Snow White- It's not that Kristen Stewart's acting is bad, it's just not good. It seemed she tried to do a Snow White 2.0 but ultimatley failed for two reasons: 1. Monica Keena already covered this, so um...FAIL. 2. Kristen tried to establish a Snow White warrior type character but ended up a looking like a dyke. She definitley did not portray Snow White well.

28. Sigourney Weaver

Actress | Alien: Resurrection

Sigourney Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver, on October 8, 1949, in Leroy Hospital in 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, ...

Snow White: A Tale Of Terror, Claudia- Sigourney Weaver did an AMAZING job as the stepmother. She gave it such depth and greater perspective as well as reason. Wonderful job.

29. Charlize Theron

Producer | Monster

Charlize Theron was born in Benoni, a city in the greater Johannesburg area, in South Africa, the only child of Gerda Theron (née Maritz) and Charles Theron. She was raised on a farm outside the city. Theron is of Afrikaner (Dutch, with some French Huguenot and German) descent, and Afrikaner ...

Snow White and The Huntsman, Ravenna- Charlize Theron fit her part wonderfully as well but I blame the script for her character. No real depth or perspective but only darkness. Which is somewhat a positive thing I guess but in other ways not.

30. Margot Kidder

Actress | Superman

Margot Kidder was born Margaret Ruth Kidder in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, to Jocelyn Mary "Jill" (Wilson), a history teacher from British Columbia, and Kendall Kidder, a New Mexico-born mining engineer and explosives expert. Margot was a delightful child who took pride in ...

Amityville Horror 1979, Kathy Lutz- Another win for Margot! 3 streaks!

31. Melissa George

Actress | Hunted

The second of four children, Australian actress Melissa George was born in Perth, Western Australia in 1976. The daughter of Pamela, a nurse, and Glenn George, a construction worker, Melissa initially expressed interest in various forms of dance rather than acting. During her childhood, George ...

Amityville Horror 2005, Kathy Lutz- Melissa did give a nice portrayal to her part but margot still wins.

32. Janet Leigh

Actress | Psycho

Janet Leigh was the only child of a couple who often moved from town to town. Living in apartments, Janet was a bright child who skipped several grades and finished high school when she was 15. A lonely child, she would spend much of her time at movie theaters. She was a student, studying music and...

Psycho 1960, Marion Crane- Yeah, I'd consider Marion Crane, Janet Leigh's Marion Crane at least one of the best characters of all time. very well done

33. Anne Heche

Actress | Six Days Seven Nights

Anne Heche was born on May 25, 1969 in Aurora, Ohio, USA as Anne Celeste Heche. She is an actress and producer, known for Six Days Seven Nights (1998), Donnie Brasco (1997) and Wag the Dog (1997). She was previously married to Coleman 'Coley' Laffoon.

Psycho 1998, Marion Crane- God no...Just no. Complete copy and paste rip off of Marion Crane.

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