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. 

Winning performances are higlighted in red.

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. Geraldine Page in The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
9. Edith Evans in The Whisperers (1967)
10. Norma Shearer in Marie Antoinette (1938)

11. Greta Garbo in Ninotchka (1939)
12. Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
13. Bette Davis in The Little Foxes (1941)
14. Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music (1965)
15. Rosalind Russell in Auntie Mame (1958)
16. Glenda Jackson in Women in Love (1970)
17. Elizabeth Taylor in Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
18. Barbara Stanwyck in Ball of Fire (1941)
19. Julie Christie in Away from Her (2007)
20. Shelley Winters in A Place in the Sun (1951)

21. Audrey Hepburn in Wait until Dark (1967)
22. Ingrid Bergman in The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945)
23. Greer Garson in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
24. Doris Day in Pillow Talk (1959)
25. Meryl Streep in One True Thing (1998)
26. Deborah Kerr in From Here to Eternity (1953)
27. Katharine Hepburn in Guess who’s coming to dinner (1967)
28. Teresa Wright in The Pride of the Yankees (1942) 
29. Jennifer Jones in Love Letters (1945)
30. Ellen Burstyn in Same Time, Next Year (1978)

31. Susan Hayward in My Foolish Heart (1949)
32. Diane Keaton in Marvin's Room (1996)
33. Loretta Young in Come to the Stable (1949)  
34. Mary Pickford in Coquette (1928-29)
35. Sissy Spacek in The River (1984)
36. Shirley MacLaine in The Turning Point (1977)
37. Irene Dunne in Cimarron (1930-1931)
38. Diana Wynyard in Cavalcade (1932-1933)

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


Anonymous said...

Catre Blanchett in Elisabeth? I'm not a huge fan of that performance.

Anonymous said...


Giuseppe Fadda said...

I'm not sure whether it's Blanchett in Elizabeth (great) or in Elizabeth: the Golden Age (not so much).

Allen said...

God, I haven't seen this film in years. When I saw it (I think I was in high school?) I much preferred Taylor to Hepburn. Whether or not this opinion changed I'll find out in due time.

Curious though, if you've ranked Taylor, why not Hepburn right after as well?

Fritz said...

@Allen: Well, my plan is to spread the multiple nominees out :)

ruthiehenshallfan99 said...

For a second, I thought the hint was for Audrey Hepburn, but then I remembered that the Mouth of Truth looks nothing like that. Anyways, I am pleased with Elizabeth Taylor's placement.