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Favorite Actresses

by DawnM74 created on Feb 18, 2018 (a list of 35 people )
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My favorite actresses in no particular order
1. Jean Harlow
June 7, 1937(1937-06-07) (aged 26) Los Angeles, California, U.S.Jean Harlow (March 3, 1911 - June 7, 1937) was an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s. Known as the "Blonde Bombshell" and the "Platinum Blonde" (due to her platinum blonde hair), Harlow was ranked as one of the ... read more...
2. Marie Dressler
Marie Dressler (November 9, 1868 - July 28, 1934) was a Canadian actress and Depression-era film star. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1930-31 in Min and Bill.Born Leila Marie Koerber in Cobourg, Ontario, to parents Alexander Rudolph Koerber (who was Austrian) and Anna Henderson, ... read more...
3. Lillian Gish
Lillian Diana Gish (October 14, 1893 - February 27, 1993) was an American stage, screen and television actress whose film acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912 to 1987.She was a prominent film star of the 1910s and 1920s, particularly associated with the films of director D.W. Griffith, inc... read more...
4. Hedy Lamarr
Hedy Lamarr ( /ˈhɛdi/; November 9, 1913 - January 19, 2000) was an Austrian-American actress who was a major contract star of MGM's "Golden Age".Lamarr also co-invented - with composer George Antheil - an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping, necessary to w... read more...
5. Barbara La Marr
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6. Bette Davis
Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (April 5, 1908 - October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television and theater. Noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic characters, she was highly regarded for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to historical... read more...
7. Dorothy Lamour
Dorothy Lamour (December 10, 1914 - September 22, 1996) was an American film actress. She is best remembered for appearing in the Road to... movies, a series of successful comedies starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope (see Timeline of major beauty pageants) .Lamour was born Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton in ... read more...
8. Betty Grable
Elizabeth Ruth "Betty" Grable (December 18, 1916 - July 2, 1973) was an American actress, dancer and singer.Her iconic bathing suit photo made her the number-one pin-up girl of the World War II era. It was later included in the LIFE magazine project "100 Photos that Changed the World". Grable was pa... read more...
9. Alice Faye
Alice Faye (May 5, 1915 - May 9, 1998) was an American actress and singer, called by The New York Times "one of the few movie stars to walk away from stardom at the peak of her career." She is remembered first for her stardom at 20th Century Fox and, later, as the radio comedy partner of her husband... read more...
10. Judy Garland
Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969) was an American actress and singer. Through a career that spanned 45 of her 47 years and for her renowned contralto vocal range, she attained international stardom as an actress in musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist... read more...
11. Bebe Daniels
Bebe Daniels (January 14, 1901 - March 16, 1971) was an American actress, singer, dancer, writer and producer. She began her career in Hollywood during the silent movie era as a child actress, became a star in musicals like 42nd Street, and later gained further fame on radio and television in the UK... read more...
12. Joan Crawford
Joan Crawford (March 23, 1905 - May 10, 1977), born Lucille Fay LeSueur, was an American actress in film, television and theatre.Starting as a dancer in travelling theatrical companies before debuting on Broadway, Crawford was signed to a motion picture contract by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1925. Initi... read more...
13. Joan Blondell
Rose Joan Blondell (August 30, 1906 - December 25, 1979) was an American actress.After winning a beauty pageant, Blondell embarked upon a film career. Establishing herself as a sexy wisecracking blonde, she was a pre-Code staple of Warner Brothers and appeared in more than 100 movies and television ... read more...
14. Joan Bennett
Joan Geraldine Bennett (February 27, 1910 - December 7, 1990) was an American stage, film and television actress. Besides acting on the stage, Bennett appeared in more than 70 motion pictures from the era of silent movies well into the sound era. She is possibly best-remembered for her film noir fem... read more...
15. Constance Bennett
Constance Campbell Bennett (October 22, 1904 - July 24, 1965) was an American actress.She was born in New York City, the daughter of actor Richard Bennett and actress Adrienne Morrison, whose father was the stage actor Lewis Morrison (Morris W. Morris), a wealthy performer of English and Spanish anc... read more...
16. Clara Bow
Clara Gordon Bow (July 29, 1905 - September 27, 1965) was an American actress who rose to stardom in the silent film era of the 1920s. It was her appearance as a quintessential flapper in the film It that brought her global fame and the nickname "The It Girl." Bow came to personify the roaring ... read more...
17. Carole Lombard
Carole Lombard (October 6, 1908 - January 16, 1942) was an American actress. She was particularly noted for her comedic roles in the screwball comedies of the 1930s. She is listed as one of the American Film Institute's greatest stars of all time and was the highest-paid star in Hollywood in th... read more...
18. Helen Twelvetrees
Helen Twelvetrees (December 25, 1908 - February 13, 1958) was an American stage and screen performer, considered a top female star in the early days of sound films.Born Helen Marie Jurgens in Brooklyn, New York, a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she met her first husband, ac... read more...
19. Mabel Normand
Mabel Normand (November 9, 1892 - February 23, 1930) was an American silent film comedienne and actress. She was a popular star of Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios and is noted as one of the film industry's first female screenwriters, producers and directors. Onscreen she co-starred in commercia... read more...
20. Olivia de Havilland
Olivia Mary de Havilland (born July 1, 1916) is a British American film and stage actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1946 and 1949. She is the elder sister of actress Joan Fontaine. The sisters are among the last surviving leading ladies from Hollywood of the 1930s.Olivia de Havi... read more...
21. Myrna Loy
Myrna Loy (August 2, 1905 - December 14, 1993) was an American actress. Trained as a dancer, she devoted herself fully to an acting career following a few minor roles in silent films. Originally typecast in exotic roles, often as a vamp or a woman of Asian descent, her career prospects improved foll... read more...
22. Norma Shearer
Edith Norma Shearer (August 10, 1902 - June 12, 1983) was a Canadian-American actress. Shearer was one of the most popular actresses in North America from the mid-1920s through the 1930s. Her early films cast her as the girl-next-door but for most of the Pre-Code film era beginning with the 193... read more...
23. Rita Hayworth
Rita Hayworth (October 17, 1918 - May 14, 1987) was an American film actress and dancer who attained fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars. She appeared in 61 films over 37 years and is listed as one of the American Film Institute's Greatest Stars of All Time.Born as Margarita Car... read more...
24. Theda Bara
Theda Bara ( /ˈθiːdə ˈbærə/ thee-də bar-ə; July 29, 1885 - April 13, 1955), born Theodosia Burr Goodman, was an American silent film actress - one of the most popular of her era, and one of cinema's earliest sex symbols. Her femme fatale roles earned her the nickname "The Vamp" (s... read more...
25. Veronica Lake
Veronica Lake (November 14, 1922 - July 7, 1973) was an American film actress and pin-up model. She received both popular and critical acclaim, most notably for her role in Sullivan's Travels and her femme fatale roles in film noir with Alan Ladd during the 1940s, and was well-known for her peek-a-b... read more...
26. Thelma Todd
Thelma Alice Todd (July 29, 1906 - December 16, 1935) was an American actress. Appearing in about 120 pictures between 1926 and 1935, she is best remembered for her comedic roles in films like Marx Brothers' Monkey Business and Horse Feathers, a number of Charley Chase's short comedies, and co-... read more...
27. ZaSu Pitts
ZaSu Pitts ( /ˈseɪzuː ˈpɪts/; January 3, 1894- June 7, 1963) was an American actress who starred in many silent dramas and comedies, although later, her career digressed to comedy sound films. She overcame her looks and voice, which had served her in silent films to play dramatic roles, us... read more...
28. Pola Negri
Pola Negri (3 January 1897 - 1 August 1987) was a Polish stage and film actress who achieved worldwide fame for her tragedienne and femme fatale roles from the 1910s through the 1940s during the Golden Era of Hollywood film. She was the first European film star to be invited to Hollywood, and became... read more...
29. Nita Naldi
Nita Naldi (November 13, 1894 - February 17, 1961) was an American silent film actress. She was usually cast in the role of the "femme fatale"/"vamp", a persona first popularized by actress Theda Bara.Born Mary Dooley in New York City into a working class Irish family in 1894. She was named for her ... read more...
30. Anita Page
Anita Evelyn Pomares (August 4, 1910 - September 6, 2008), better known as Anita Page, was an American film actress who reached stardom in the last years of the silent film era. She became a highly popular young star, reportedly at one point receiving the most fan mail of anyone on the MGM lot. When... read more...
31. Mae Murray
Mae Murray (May 10, 1889 - March 23, 1965) was an American actress, dancer, film producer, and screenwriter. Murray rose to fame during the silent film era and was known as "The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips" and "The Gardenia of the Screen".Born Marie Adrienne Koenig in Portsmouth, Virginia, she fir... read more...
32. Carmen Miranda
Carmen Miranda, GCIH (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈkaɾmẽȷ̃ miˈɾɐ̃dɐ] 9 February 1909 - 5 August 1955) was a Portuguese-born Brazilian samba singer, Broadway actress and Hollywood film star popular in the 1940s and 1950s. She was, by some accounts, the highest-earning woman in the Unit... read more...
33. Lana Turner
Lana Turner (February 8, 1921 - June 29, 1995) was an American actress.Discovered and signed to a film contract by MGM at the age of sixteen, Turner first attracted attention in They Won't Forget (1937). She played featured roles, often as the ingenue, in such films as Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938). ... read more...
34. Joan Fontaine
Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland known by acting name Joan Fontaine (born October 22, 1917) is a British American actress. She and her elder sister Olivia de Havilland are two of the last surviving leading ladies from Hollywood of the 1930s. Fontaine is the only actor to have won an Academy Award for a... read more...
35. Anna May Wong
Anna May Wong (January 3, 1905 - February 3, 1961) was an American actress, the first Chinese American movie star, and the first Asian American to become an international star. Her long and varied career spanned both silent and sound film, television, stage, and radio.Born near the Chinatown neighbo... read more...