My current Top 5

My current Top 5


Best Actress Ranking - Update

Here is a new update. The newly added performance is highlighted in bold. 

1. Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind (1939)
2. Jessica Lange in Frances (1982)
3. Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard (1950)
4. Olivia de Havilland in The Heiress (1949)
5. Anne Bancroft in The Graduate (1967)
6. Janet Gaynor in Seventh Heaven (1927-1928)   
7. Glenn Close in Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
8. Edith Evans in The Whisperers (1967)
9. Norma Shearer in Marie Antoinette (1938)
10. Greta Garbo in Ninotchka (1939)

11. Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
12. Bette Davis in The Little Foxes (1941)
13. Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music (1965)
14. Rosalind Russell in Auntie Mame (1958)
15. Glenda Jackson in Women in Love (1970)
16. Barbara Stanwyck in Ball of Fire (1941)
17. Julie Christie in Away from Her (2007)
18. Shelley Winters in A Place in the Sun (1951)
19. Ingrid Bergman in The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945)
20. Greer Garson in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

21. Doris Day in Pillow Talk (1959)
22. Meryl Streep in One True Thing (1998)
23. Deborah Kerr in From Here to Eternity (1953)
24. Katharine Hepburn in Guess who’s coming to dinner (1967)
25. Teresa Wright in The Pride of the Yankees (1942) 
26. Jennifer Jones in Love Letters (1945)
27. Ellen Burstyn in Same Time, Next Year (1978)
28. Susan Hayward in My Foolish Heart (1949)
29. Diane Keaton in Marvin's Room (1996)
30. Loretta Young in Come to the Stable (1949)  

31. Mary Pickford in Coquette (1928-29)
32. Shirley MacLaine in The Turning Point (1977)
33. Irene Dunne in Cimarron (1930-1931)
34. Diana Wynyard in Cavalcade (1932-1933)

And a hint to the next performance that will be ranked:


Giuseppe Fadda said...

Geraldine! I bet she'll be ranked very high. Thoughts on Rosalind Russell's performance? You put her in a rather good position.

GM said...

Good and unique performance, but I admire it more than I like it.

Allen said...

I'm sure Geraldine will do quite well :) Am looking forward to seeing Roz in Auntie Mame, as I'm curious how she'll fare within musical medium (I've seen clips thus far and have been indifferent towards them, but have otherwise heard good things)