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All-Time Favorite Movie Actresses Meme

The Film Experience Blog started the Twenty Favorite Actresses meme, which has spread all over (see the blog for links). 

I couldn't quite stick to twenty - even when I limited the actresses in three ways:

  1. Actresses I know through movies (rather than TV or theater (I might do a separate list of those, later)).
  2. Actresses that I've seen in more than one movie (which leaves out Claudette Colbert, regardless of how much I enjoyed her performance in "It Happened One Night).
  3. Actresses that I not only enjoy their performances, but actresses that will get me to see a movie just because they're in it - even if the movie is one I wouldn't usually care for.  

I highlighted the movie the photo comes from (unless I couldn't find a good movie photo).

Julie Andrews
(Sound of Music, Victor/Victoria, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Mary Poppins):

Andrews  


Lauren Bacall
(To Have and Have Not, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Murder on the Orient Express, The Big Sleep):

Bacall  


Sandra Bullock
(Miss Congeniality, The Lake House, While You Were Sleeping):


Bullock  


Leslie Caron
(Lili, American in Paris, Father Goose, Gigi, Daddy Long Legs):

Caron
 


Cyd Charisse
(Silk Stockings, Bandwagon, Brigadoon, The Harvey Girls):

Charisse
 


Jamie Lee Curtis
(A Fish Called Wanda, Freaky Friday):

Curtis
 


Janeane Garofalo
(The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Ratatouille, The Matchmaker):

Garofalo
 


Whoopi Goldberg
(Ghost, Sister Act, Alice in Wonderland, The Lion King, Soapdish):

Goldberg

 

Anne Hathaway
(The Devil Wears Prada, Get Smart, Becoming Jane, The Princess Diaries):

Hathaway

 

Audrey Hepburn
(Charade, My Fair Lady, Robin and Marian, How to Steal a Million, Funny Face, Sabrina, Roman Holiday):

Hepburn

 

Katherine Hepburn
(African Queen, Bringing Up Baby, Love Among the Ruins, The Lion in Winter, Suddenly, Last Summer, Desk Set, Adam's Rib, Woman of the Year, The Philadelphia Story, Holiday, Little Women):

KHepburn

 

Amy Irving
(Yentl, The Competition, Crossing Delancey, An American Tale:  Fievel Goes West):

Irving

 

Madeline Kahn
(Young Frankenstein, What's Up Doc, Blazing Saddles, A Bug's Life, The Muppet Movie, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother):

Kahn

 

Bette Midler
(The First Wives Club, Oliver and Company, The Stepford Wives, The Rose):

Midler  

 

Anne Miller
(Kiss Me, Kate, On the Town, Easter Parade):

Miller

 

Kate Nelligan
(Dracula, Eye of the Needle):

Nelligan

 

Queen Latifah
(Chicago, Stranger Than Fiction):

Latifah

 

Julia Roberts
(Pretty Woman, Notting Hill, Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve, The Ant Bully, My Best Friend's Wedding):

Roberts

 

Maggie Smith
(Harry Potter movies, Becoming Jane, The First Wives Club, Sister Act, Murder by Death):

Smith

 

Barbra Streisand
(Yentl, Funny Girl, Hello Dolly, What's Up, Doc?, On a Clear Day, You Can See Forever, The Mirror Has Two Faces):

Streisand


Emma Thompson
(Sense and Sensibility, Much Ado About Nothing, Remains of the Day, Love, Actually, Harry Potter movies, Treasure Planet, Impromptu, Nanny McPhee):

Thompson

 

Alfre Woodard
(Take the Lead, Heart and Souls, Star Trek:  First Contact):

Woodard

 

Catherine Zeta-Jones
(The Mask of Zorro, Chicago, The Legend of Zorro, Ocean's Twelve)  Okay, I couldn't choose so you get two photos:

ZetaJones  

ZetaJones2

There are a number of actresses who weren't quite on the list, but very close:  Sophia Loren, Judy Garland, Ingrid Bergman, Kate Winslet, Dame Judi Dench, Goldie Hawn, Gwyneth Paltrow, Michelle Pfeiffer, Suzanne Pleshette, Angelina Jolie, Lesley Anne Warren, and Miranda Richardson. 

You can tell which are my "favorite favorites" by how many of their movies I've seen.  Of the three most favorite, two have the same last name (but are unrelated).

Other favorite blogs which have done this meme.  If you do the meme, please leave a comment, and I'll add you to the list:

And Your Little Blog, Too - of all the blogs I looked at, the choices were the most similar.

Self-Styled Siren

The Sheila Variations

my new plaid pants

Breakfast with Pandora


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