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Favorite Actresses

by FrecklesInOregon created on Apr 29, 2018 (a list of 26 people )
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These women just can't be ignored.
1. 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...
2. 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...
3. 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...
4. Lucille Ball
Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 - April 26, 1989) was an American comedienne, film, television, stage and radio actress, model, film and television executive, and star of the sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy and Life With Lucy. One of the most po... read more...
5. 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...
6. Linda Darnell
Linda Darnell (October 16, 1923 - April 10, 1965) was an American film actress.Darnell was a model as a child, and progressed to theater and film acting as an adolescent. At the encouragement of her mother, she made her first film in 1939, and appeared in supporting roles in big budget films fo... read more...
7. Jeanne Crain
Jeanne Elizabeth Crain (May 25, 1925 - December 14, 2003) was an American actress.Crain was born in Barstow, California, to George A. Crain, a school teacher, and Loretta Carr; she was of Irish heritage on her mother's side, and of English and distant French descent on her father's. She moved to Los... read more...
8. 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...
9. Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh, Lady Olivier (5 November 1913 - 7 July 1967) was an English actress. She won two Best Actress Academy Awards for playing "southern belles": Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939) and Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), a role she also played on stage in London's We... read more...
10. Louise Brooks
Mary Louise Brooks (November 14, 1906 - August 8, 1985), generally known by her stage name Louise Brooks, was an American dancer, model, showgirl and silent film actress, noted for popularizing the bobbed haircut. Brooks is best known for her three feature roles including two G. W. Pabst films: in P... read more...
11. 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...
12. 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...
13. Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck (July 16, 1907 - January 20, 1990) was an American actress. A film and television star, known during her 60-year career as a consummate and versatile professional with a strong screen presence, and a favorite of directors including Cecil B. DeMille, Fritz Lang and Frank Capra. After... read more...
14. Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman (29 August 1915 - 29 August 1982) was a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films. She won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, and the Tony Award for Best Actress. She is ranked as the fourth greatest female star of American cinema of all time by the A... read more...
15. Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall ( /ˌlɔːrən bəˈkɔːl/; born Betty Joan Perske, September 16, 1924) is an American film and stage actress and model, known for her distinctive husky voice and sultry looks.She first emerged as leading lady in the film noir genre, including appearances in The Big Sleep (1946) ... read more...
16. Agnes Moorehead
Agnes Robertson Moorehead (December 6, 1900 - April 30, 1974) was an American actress. Although she began with the Mercury Theatre, appeared in more than seventy films beginning with Citizen Kane and on dozens of television shows during a career that spanned more than thirty years, Moorehead is most... read more...
17. Gene Tierney
Gene Eliza Tierney (November 19, 1920 - November 6, 1991) was an American film and stage actress. Acclaimed as one of the great beauties of her day, she is best remembered for her performance in the title role of Laura (1944) and her Academy Award-nominated performance for Best Actress in Leave Her ... read more...
18. Mary Astor
Mary Astor (May 3, 1906 - September 25, 1987) was an American actress. Most remembered for her role as Brigid O'Shaughnessy in The Maltese Falcon (1941) with Humphrey Bogart, Astor began her long motion picture career as a teenager in the silent movies of the early 1920s.She eventually made a succes... read more...
19. Pamela Britton
Pamela Britton (March 19, 1923 June 17, 1974) was an American actress best known for appearing as Lorelei Brown in the television series My Favorite Martian (19631966). She also starred in the film noir classic D.O.A. (1950). After a stint touring with bandleader Don McGuire, her big break came ... read more...
20. Claire Trevor
Claire Trevor (March 8, 1910 - April 8, 2000) was an American actress. She was nicknamed the "Queen of Film Noir" because of her many appearances in "bad girl” roles in film noir and other black-and-white thrillers. She appeared in over 60 films.Trevor was born as Claire Wemlinger in Bensonhurst, ... read more...
21. Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell (June 4, 1907 - November 28, 1976) was an American actress of stage and screen, perhaps best known for her role as a fast-talking newspaper reporter in the Howard Hawks screwball comedy His Girl Friday, as well as the role of Mame Dennis in the film Auntie Mame. She won all 5 Golden... read more...
22. Laraine Day
Laraine Day (October 13, 1920 - November 10, 2007) was an American actress and a former MGM contract star.Born La Raine Johnson in Roosevelt, Utah, to an affluent Mormon family, she later moved to California where she began her acting career with the Long Beach Players. She was a 1938 graduate of Po... read more...
23. Coleen Gray
Coleen Gray (born October 23, 1922) is an American movie and television actress born in Staplehurst, Nebraska. She is known for her roles in the films Nightmare Alley (1947), Red River (1948), in which she played John Wayne's fiancée, and Stanley Kubrick's The Killing (1956).Born Doris Jensen, Gray... read more...
24. Grace Kelly
Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 - September 14, 1982) was an American actress who, in April 1956, married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, to become Princess consort of Monaco, styled as Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco, and commonly referred to as Princess Grace.After embarking... read more...
25. Greer Garson
Greer Garson, CBE (29 September 1904 - 6 April 1996) was a British-born actress who was very popular during World War II, being listed by the Motion Picture Herald as one of America's top ten box office draws in 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, and 1946. As one of MGM's major stars of the 1940s, Garson recei... read more...
26. Jean Peters
Jean Peters (October 15, 1926 - October 13, 2000) was an American actress, known as a star of 20th Century Fox in the late 1940s and early 1950s and as the second (or possibly third) wife of Howard Hughes. Although possibly best remembered for her siren role in Pickup on South Street (1953), Peters ... read more...