20 Favorite Actresses

14Dec08

Criterion 1: I must have seen a significant amount of the actress’ oeuvre.
Criterion 2: The actress should demonstrate some range by having acted in more than just one genre. (Sorry, Tina.)
Criterion 3: I have watched films that I’m embarrassed to admit just to see the actress.

In alphabetical order:

Julie Andrews
(The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Victor Victoria, Princess Diaries)
Julie Andrews in 'Mary Poppins'

Juliette Binoche
(Bleu, Caché, Bee Season)
Photobucket

Cate Blanchett
(The Missing, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Heaven, Notes on a Scandal)
Cate Blanchett

Holly Marie Combs
(Charmed, Picket Fences)
Holly Marie Combs

Holly Hunter
(Living Out Loud, Thirteen, The Piano)
Holly Hunter

Diane Keaton
(Annie Hall, Manhattan, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Something’s Gotta Give)
Dianne Keaton

Frances McDormand
(Fargo, Friends With Money, Laurel Canyon, Wonder Boys)
Frances McDormand in 'Laurel Canyon'

Julianne Moore
(Children of Men, Far From Heaven, An Ideal Husband, The Hours)
Julianne Moore

Mary Tyler Moore
(The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Ordinary People)
Mary Tyler Moore

Catherine O’Hara
(Beetlejuice, A Nightmare Before Christmas, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration)
Catherine O'Hara

Natalie Portman
(V for Vendetta, Closer, The Other Boleyn Girl, Star Wars: Episodes I-III)
Natalie Portman

Vanessa Redgrave
(Isadora, Julia, Atonement, Mrs Dalloway)
Vanessa Redgrave

Susan Sarandon
(Igby Goes Down, Little Women, Thelma & Louise)
Susan Sarandon

Barbra Streisand
(On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, What’s Up, Doc?, Nuts, The Way We Were)
Barbra Streisand

Tilda Swinton
(Stephanie Daley, The Deep End, Constantine, Thumbsucker)
Tilda Swinton

Amber Tamblyn
(Joan of Arcadia, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Stephanie Daley)
Amber Tamblyn

Audrey Tautou
(Amèlie, Dirty Pretty Things, He Loves Me He Loves Me Not, Venus Beauty Institute)
Audrey Tautou

Sigourney Weaver
(Aliens, The Ice Storm, Dave, The Village)
Sigourney Weaver

Kate Winslet
(Heavenly Creatures, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Finding Neverland)
Kate Winslet

Evan Rachel Wood
(Once and Again, Thirteen, The Missing)
Evan Rachel Wood

Edited 1/19/09 to include Frances McDormand and Julianne Moore, who were grossly overlooked during the composition of the first list.

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2 Responses to “20 Favorite Actresses”

  1. 1 Hazel

    I thought I had left a comment.

    Anyway, that is a bizarre portrait of Barbra Streisand.

  2. 2 stephanie b

    Yeah. Isn’t it awesome?


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