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. Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth (1998)
14. Bette Davis in The Little Foxes (1941)
15. Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music (1965)
16. Rosalind Russell in Auntie Mame (1958)
17. Glenda Jackson in Women in Love (1970)
18. Elizabeth Taylor in Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
19. Barbara Stanwyck in Ball of Fire (1941)
20. Julie Christie in Away from Her (2007)

21. Shelley Winters in A Place in the Sun (1951)
22. Audrey Hepburn in Wait until Dark (1967)
23. Ingrid Bergman in The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945)
24. Greer Garson in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
25. Doris Day in Pillow Talk (1959)
26. Meryl Streep in One True Thing (1998)
27. Deborah Kerr in From Here to Eternity (1953)
28. Katharine Hepburn in Guess who’s coming to dinner (1967)
29. Teresa Wright in The Pride of the Yankees (1942) 
30. Jennifer Jones in Love Letters (1945)

31. Ellen Burstyn in Same Time, Next Year (1978)
32. Susan Hayward in My Foolish Heart (1949)
33. Diane Keaton in Marvin's Room (1996)
34. Loretta Young in Come to the Stable (1949)  
35. Mary Pickford in Coquette (1928-29)
36. Sissy Spacek in The River (1984)
37. Shirley MacLaine in The Turning Point (1977)
38. Irene Dunne in Cimarron (1930-1931)
39. Diana Wynyard in Cavalcade (1932-1933)

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


ruthiehenshallfan99 said...

I believe that is Jane Fonda. I have not seen any of her performances that won her the Oscar, let alone nominated for, but that could be Coming Home.

Giuseppe Fadda said...

I think it's Fonda in Coming Home and I guess she's not going to be very high on your list.

Allen said...

Hmm - I normally love Cate, but oddly my first viewing of Elizabeth some time ago left me cold. I'm thinking it'll approve on rewatch, but for the most part I am perplexed by the positive raves I've seen this one get.

Fritz said...

My opinion on her is actually also not as strong as it used to be (she used to be an easy 5 for me) but my appreciation only went down a Little bit. I still consider it a tremendous Performance, a real star-making turn.