The Top Ten Actresses
|| ||Katharine Hepburn's remarkable career spanned seven decades, over fifty quality films, and twelve Oscar nominations (a record) and four Oscars, three of them after the age of sixty. She reached sublime heights as an actress and is a worthy number one.
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|| ||Bette Davis, whose career spanned almost 50 years and covered theatre, radio, TV as well as movies, was one of the original first ladies of Hollywood. Her personal life was littered with broken marriages, affairs, and feuds but she provided some of the most memorable performances in movie history.
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|| || Audrey Hepburn breathed new life into movies and redefined notions of Hollywood elegance and sophistication. From her early dance performances for the Dutch resistance during World War II to her London cabaret days and her breakthrough roles in Gigi and Roman Holiday, audiences worldwide have long been enchanted by her charm and grace.
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|| ||Ingrid Bergman's natural beauty, kindly, unpretentious personality and massive talent made her a major star in such films as "Casablanca," "For Whom the Bell Tolls" and "Gaslight,"and she became a top box office draw, winning three Academy Awards.
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|| ||Greta Garbo radiated a unique quality behind her great beauty and enigmatic persona. She became the ultimate Hollywood icon and had great talent as an actress as her performances in "Queen Christina" and "Camille" prove.
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|| ||Marilyn Monroe was much more than a '50s sex goddess. She was a very clever actress and comedienne and she left an enduring legacy. Although she died young she had already become the most famous woman of the twentieth century.
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|| || Elizabeth Taylor started her remarkaable career as a child star in National Valvet. She successfully made the transition to adult film star and received 2 Best Actress Oscars. Her off-screen life was as eventful as her on-screen one and she remains an object of public fascination.
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|| ||Judy Garland is one of the greatest female stars of all time, and the best-remembered singing star of Hollywood's Golden Era. She will be forever associated with the role of Dorothy in the film The Wizard of Oz and her fame and popularity have long outlasted her early death at only 47.
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|| || Marlene Dietrich symbolizes glamour and mystery. She was a perfectionist with an incredible ego and her beauty, her style, and her talent made her a major star in the theater, musical comedy, radio and television as well as becoming a Hollywood icon.
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|| ||She reigned as one of the great stars of the silver screen and she epitomised the Golden Age. In an astonishing 45-year film career she worked her way up from a silent screen dancing girl and turned herself into a glamorous academy award-winning legend.
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