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Sam L
Mar 2nd, 2005, 12:28 AM
In no particular order:

Katharine Hepburn
Vivien Leigh
Bette Davis
Elizabeth Taylor
Ingrid Bergman

Take it away....

ZAK
Mar 2nd, 2005, 12:37 AM
I'd include Susan Sarandon, because I love her

kabuki
Mar 2nd, 2005, 12:41 AM
Katharine Hepburn
Bette Davis
Ingrid Bergman
Liz Taylor
Meryl Streep

Cate Blanchett someday....

GoSandrine
Mar 2nd, 2005, 01:12 AM
My favorites:

Anne Bancroft :hearts: :worship: :hug:
Joan Crawford :drool: :hearts: :kiss:
Susan Sarandon :lick: :hearts:
Helen Mirren :kiss: :hearts:
Geraldine Page :worship: :hearts:

AjdeNate!
Mar 2nd, 2005, 01:16 AM
Katharine Hepburn
Jodie Foster
Mary Louise Streep
Marlene Dietrich
Elizabeth Taylor

shap_half
Mar 2nd, 2005, 03:31 AM
Katharine Hepburn
Mary Streep
Elizabeth Taylor
Bette Davis
Jodi Foster

In about ten years I'm hoping these two will eventually make that mark: Renee Zellweger and Nicole Kidman

Malin
Mar 2nd, 2005, 03:32 AM
Diane Lane :hearts: :drool: :worship:

Brooks.
Mar 2nd, 2005, 03:33 AM
what about julia roberts??????? why do people never include her on these things?

Martian KC
Mar 2nd, 2005, 03:44 AM
My personal preference:

1. Audrey Hepburn :hearts:
2. Ingrid Bergman
3. Bette Davis
4. Claudette Colbert
5. Greta Garbo

Cher
Mar 2nd, 2005, 04:02 AM
You can Add Myrna Loy and Greta Garbo to the list, as well as Me

Mattographer
Mar 2nd, 2005, 05:19 AM
what about julia roberts??????? why do people never include her on these things?
She's not good as others on the list :) Most of her roles are boring, anyway :)

the jamierbelyea
Mar 2nd, 2005, 05:32 AM
I definitley think Cate Blanchette will be considered one of the greatest actresses when the time comes.

shap_half
Mar 2nd, 2005, 05:41 AM
JWF, did you watch Latter Days with Steve Sandvoss? What other movies is he doing now? I really enjoyed him in that movie and I kept crossing my fingers he would be of the homosexual persuasion, but, alas, it was not meant to be.

BUBI
Mar 2nd, 2005, 05:43 AM
Catherine Deneuve
Ingrid Bergman
Nastassja Kinski
Patricia Routledge
Pam Grier :lol:

rand
Mar 2nd, 2005, 06:25 AM
what about julia roberts??????? why do people never include her on these things?
because she's simply not one of the 5 best actresses of all time? she isn't even one of the 5 best actresses alive?....

adss
Mar 2nd, 2005, 07:04 AM
Greta Garbo :worship:
Katherine Hepburn
Ingrid Bergman
Bette Davis
Audrey Hepburn

Nacho
Mar 2nd, 2005, 09:10 AM
Katharine Hepburn & Meryl Streep for sure, dunno about the other 3

Sam L
Mar 2nd, 2005, 12:48 PM
You guys underrate Vivien Leigh too much. :rolleyes:

Go back and watch Gone with the Wind and Streetcar.

Also keep in mind that she only made like 14 films in her career because of health problems and her dedication to the stage.

So she couldn't have a career like Hepburn or Davis.

She also won a Tony Award

rebel_ffighter
Mar 2nd, 2005, 03:54 PM
Meryl Streep
Jodie Foster
Ingrid Bergman
Hilary Swank
Nicole Kindman

Tati & Dani
Mar 2nd, 2005, 04:00 PM
I more like the younger actresses :)

1. Sarah Michelle Gellar
2. Reese Witherspoon
3. Jennifer Love Hewitt
4. Heather Graham
5. Natalie Portman

Bероника
Mar 2nd, 2005, 05:15 PM
Katherine Hepburn
Greta Garbo
Jodie Foster

Sally Struthers
Mar 4th, 2005, 09:39 PM
ahem :o

Quedijo
Mar 4th, 2005, 10:02 PM
susan sarandon
meryl streep
Helena Bonham Carter
emma thompson
Dakota Fanning ;)

CondiLicious
Mar 4th, 2005, 10:11 PM
I like:

1. Sigourney Weaver
2. Meryl Streep
3. Jodie Foster
4. Annette Bening
5. Holly Hunter

aaaand there's a whole bunch of Film legends like Vivien Leigh, Joan Fontaine and Katharine Hepburn that I like a lot but I do prefer the actresses in my Top 5. Especially Sigourney... :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

goseles
Mar 4th, 2005, 10:25 PM
5. Natalie Wood- vastly underappreciated; sad, untimely death
4. Audrey Hepburn
3. Meryl Streep
2. Katharine Hepburn
1. Bette Davis :hearts: :worship:

Brooks.
Mar 4th, 2005, 10:32 PM
5-natalie portman
4-nicole kidman
3-jodie foster
2-meryl streep
1-JULIA ROBERTS

OUT!
Mar 4th, 2005, 11:57 PM
Are we just referring to English speaking actresses?

My top five are:

Vanessa Redgrave
Meryl Streep
Sally Field
Bette Davis
Jodie Foster

FedererFan84
Mar 5th, 2005, 03:38 AM
Here are my top 5 actresses of all time :

Meryl Streep
Nicole Kidman
Susan Sarandon
Mary-Louise Parker
Natalie Wood

Barrie_Dude
Mar 18th, 2005, 05:46 PM
1) Garbo
2) Hepburn
3) Bette Davis
4) Vivian Leigh
5) Hillary Swank

SM
Mar 19th, 2005, 01:12 AM
Christina Ricci is my fave :)

Mattographer
Mar 19th, 2005, 05:21 AM
Lemme see...

1. Kathy Bates (Misery and Dolores Claiborne)
2. Naomi Watts (Mulholland Drive)
3. Cate Blanchett
4. Susan Sarandon
5. Jodie Foster

I don't watch much in 80's or before, though.

Veritas
Mar 19th, 2005, 06:10 AM
I really like:

Julia Roberts.
Susan Sarandon.
Cate Blanchett.
Jodie Foster.
Meryl Streep.

I only know the actresses from this day and age. I haven't watched many movies that were made before the 80s, so I don't know much about those "classic" actresses from old Hollywood :shrug:

Ekkekko
Mar 19th, 2005, 06:53 AM
meryl streep
jodie foster
natalie wood
sharon stone


those are my top 4 :D

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Mar 20th, 2005, 02:36 PM
Glad to see Vivian Leigh on quiet a few lists.

chantie
Mar 20th, 2005, 02:43 PM
1. Famke Janssen
2. Jennifer Aniston
3. Kirsten Dunst
4. Teri Hatcher
5. Julia Roberts

Joana
Mar 20th, 2005, 02:48 PM
1. Jodie Foster
2. Sigourney Weaver




3. everyone else

Dave B
Mar 20th, 2005, 09:42 PM
Julia Roberts is not a great actress, but she is a great star.

And how could you guys so quickly forget Helen Lawson?

Martian KC
Mar 20th, 2005, 10:06 PM
Oh man! How can I forget Barbara Stanwyck!:sad:

DemWilliamsGulls
Mar 20th, 2005, 10:26 PM
1. Denzell Washington
2. Ceciely Tyson
3. Halle Berry
4. Morgan Freeman
5. Angela Bassett

propi
Mar 21st, 2005, 12:40 AM
Who on earth could leave out of a top 5 list Sofia Loren and Catherine Deneuve?? They have two of the best film careers of the last century by far :worship:
I'd add Catherine Hepburn, Bette Davis and Julianne Moore :worship:
Still lots of actresses could be there in the list, such as Victoria Abril, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Giulietta Massina, Anna Magniani, Jean Moreau, Carmen Maura, Marisa Paredes, and a lot lot more :)

-Kieron-
Mar 21st, 2005, 12:44 AM
Nicole Kidman and Susan Sarandon should definitely be in there, and Julianne Moore (who soo needs to win a Best Actress Oscar soon!)

the jamierbelyea
Mar 21st, 2005, 12:52 AM
JWF, did you watch Latter Days with Steve Sandvoss? What other movies is he doing now? I really enjoyed him in that movie and I kept crossing my fingers he would be of the homosexual persuasion, but, alas, it was not meant to be.

Actually I haven't seen that movie, but I like the picture ;)

He's going to be in a new movie with Jennifer Anniston coming up. He has a small part, playing Mena Suvari's boyfriend. :)

Bright Red
Mar 21st, 2005, 02:56 AM
I don't understand those who only choose actresses who were around so long ago and maybe even before film began. Let's not confuse tenure / history with talent. The best actresses should be able to stir the soul and force us to suspend disbelief regardless of when they're from.

My picks would be:
Helen Hunt
Nicole Kidman
Holly Hunter

for now :)

Martian KC
Mar 21st, 2005, 04:44 AM
I don't understand those who only choose actresses who were around so long ago and maybe even before film began.

There's a thing called TCM.;)

Jakeev
Mar 21st, 2005, 07:55 AM
1. Bette Davis: No doubt she was the queen. She may have been typecasted a bit in bitchy roles, but just watch Now, Voyager or Dark Victory and you can see the incredible range she really had. A true pioneer.

2. Meryl Streep: The most versatile actress in my opinion that has performed on screen. She is the consumate entertainer and hell her range is remarkable. Of course it doesn't always work, couldn't stand for instance Out of Africa. But her dedication to involve herself in her characters 100% I think has paid dividends.

3. Katharine Hepburn: Frankly, I am a bigger fan of her early career in the 30s and early 40s than I am of her as an older actress. Although she had some brilliant gems like The African Queen and The Lion in Winter.

But she had that quality that few actresses have in being believable in many of her roles. She was a true ACTRESS and really, there wasn't another one even close to being just like her.

4. Joan Crawford: Yeah I said Joan Crawford. But I really didn't consider her to be one of the all time greats until I started getting older and began really paying attention to her movie career.

People think her one great role was Mildred Pierce. But she had many brilliant non-Oscar winning roles such as Humouresque, Sudden Fear and my personal favorite, Possessed. Frankly, I think she is underrated as an actress.

5. Agnes Moorehead: Huh? Endora? Yeah folks before her famous role as the mother of all mothers on Bewitched, Agnes had a brilliant career as a supporting actress in many great films.

I'm not sure if she could have held a film on her own although she did have a successful top-billing role in a great mystery film called The Bat.

But she was amazingly versatile in many movies such as The Magnificant Ambersons, (her role as Aunt Fannie I think she should have won the Oscar)Johnny Belinda and Citizen Kane.

manu32
Mar 22nd, 2005, 11:40 AM
meryl streep
naomi watts
susan sarandon
catherine deneuve
julianne moore

V-MAC
Mar 22nd, 2005, 01:39 PM
Jean Harlow (how come nobody has mentioned this Hollywood blonde bombshell???)

Greta Garbo

Theda Bara ( one of the biggest stars of early cinema, again nobody here has mentioned her :o )

Hazel Brooks ( she was awesome as the femme fatale in Body & Soul)

Halle Berry ( :hearts:) she is a modern day cinema legend

Jakeev
Mar 22nd, 2005, 03:47 PM
Jean Harlow (how come nobody has mentioned this Hollywood blonde bombshell???)

Greta Garbo

Theda Bara ( one of the biggest stars of early cinema, again nobody here has mentioned her :o )

Hazel Brooks ( she was awesome as the femme fatale in Body & Soul)

Halle Berry ( :hearts:) she is a modern day cinema legend

Yeah Theda Bara was a big star in the silent era, but if you read about early cinamatic history, she is not considered to have been the greatest of actresses along the line of Lillian Gish, Helen Hayes or Mary Pickford, who where by far superior actresses to Bara..

The saddest part about Theda Bara is that the majority of her films are gone and less than a handful of her movies actually still exist.

Perhaps she is underrated because we can't see the the volume of work she actually had.

But she was a star in her day and lived a great life even after she retired.

Smeagol
Mar 25th, 2005, 11:13 AM
Natalia Ramírez :hearts:

switz
Mar 25th, 2005, 12:01 PM
1. Denzell Washington
2. Ceciely Tyson
3. Halle Berry
4. Morgan Freeman
5. Angela Bassett

i can't get over how underrated as actresses denzel and morgan are

switz
Mar 25th, 2005, 12:12 PM
don't watch old movies so much so i'm not in a position to say really.

modernish actors i'll say (no order)

helena bonham carter (always loved her. she's unique)
prunella scales (very underrated dramatic actress. of course best known for fawlty towers)
cate blanchett (never an average performer - should become a genuine legend)
susan saradon (before late 90s - lost the plot a bit i think - bit too commercial)
kate winslet (i hated her in titanic put have fallen in love with her since then)

going to sound awfully dumb but i do think reese witherspoon is a very good performer. i know she's done some stupid movies but i think she has hidden depths and is eventually going to get a dramatic role that she will nail ala her comedic role in legal blonde (2nd one was awful but she was very good in this unfairly dismissed as "stupid" film)

Billy Moonshine
Mar 26th, 2005, 03:54 AM
Meryl streep
Shirley Maclaine
Debra winger
Glen Close
Holly Hunter

Brooks.
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:06 AM
if helen hunt would do more movies, she definitely could become a legend...........i was just blown away by her performance in As Good As It Gets

sixfeetfree
Mar 26th, 2005, 06:55 AM
Meryl Streep
Shirley McClain
Natalie Wood
Julie Christie...

B. Davis, A. Hepburn, G. Rowlands, A. Dickenson and so on... too many to list.

VeeReeFan, I agree, Helen Hunt was superb opposite Jack Nicholson and Greg Kinnear in As Good As It Gets.

Jakeev
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:50 PM
don't watch old movies so much so i'm not in a position to say really.

modernish actors i'll say (no order)

helena bonham carter (always loved her. she's unique)
prunella scales (very underrated dramatic actress. of course best known for fawlty towers)
cate blanchett (never an average performer - should become a genuine legend)
susan saradon (before late 90s - lost the plot a bit i think - bit too commercial)
kate winslet (i hated her in titanic put have fallen in love with her since then)

going to sound awfully dumb but i do think reese witherspoon is a very good performer. i know she's done some stupid movies but i think she has hidden depths and is eventually going to get a dramatic role that she will nail ala her comedic role in legal blonde (2nd one was awful but she was very good in this unfairly dismissed as "stupid" film)

Isn't Scales primarily known for her stage work? I mean I don't think this thread is just mentioning film actresses, but it's so hard to call someone underrated when perhaps one has not seen her work.

wta whore 79
Mar 27th, 2005, 12:02 AM
Personally, I like:
Meryl Streep
Emily Watson
Julianne Moore
Cate Blanchett
Nicole Kidman

And I just saw Something's Gotta Give the other night and Diane Keaton was AMAZING!!

JenFan75
Mar 27th, 2005, 12:06 AM
Jodi Foster
Meryl Streep
Julia Roberts
Angelica Houston ^_^''