CAROLE LOMBARD - My Favorite Actress

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My Top 20 Favorite Actresses

Last month I did my favorite actors of all time, so now it's the ladies turn. The trouble is I couldn't narrow it down to just 20, so I had to expand it to 25. Even then, I could have named a few more, but I had to draw the line somewhere. So here goes, starting at number 25 and working my way up to my favorite actress of all time. And I  have just made a change to include Joan Blondell.

25. Joan Blondell
Favorite Role: Rosie Sturges (Kansas City Princess)

24. Debbie Reynolds
Favorite Role: Kathy Selden (Singin' in the Rain)

23.  Lee Remick
Favorite Role: Laura Manion (Anatomy Of A Murder)

22. Natalie Wood
Favorite Role: Maggie Dubois (The Great Race)

21. Jane Wyman
Favorite Role: Emmadel Jones (Here Comes The Groom)

20. Paulette Goddard
Favorite Role: Gwen Saunders (Nothing But The Truth)

19. Marilyn Monroe
Favorite Role: Lorelei Lee (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)

18. Hope Lange
Favorite Role: Selena Cross (Peyton Place)

17. Deborah Kerr
Favorite Role: Sister Clodagh (Black Narcissus)

16. Olivia de Havilland
Favorite Role: Maid Marian (Robin Hood)

15. Ginger Rogers
Favorite Role: Jean Maitland (Stage Door)

14. Barbara Stanwyck
Favorite Role: Elizabeth Lane (Christmas In Connecticut)

13. Teresa Wright
Favorite Role: Charlie Newton (Shadow Of A Doubt)

12. Grace Kelly
Favorite Role: Lisa Fremont (Rear Window)

11. Doris Day 
Favorite Role: Judy (Send Me No Flowers)

10. Bette Davis
Favorite Role: Margo Channing (All About Eve)


9. Lana Turner
Favorite Role: Sheila Regan (Ziegfeld Girl)

8. Donna Reed
Favorite Role: Alma Burke (From Here To Eternity)

7. Shirley Jones
Favorite Role: Marian Paroo (The Music Man)

6. Gail Patrick
Favorite Role: Bianca Bates (My Favorite Wife)

5. Elizabeth Taylor
Favorite Role: Maggie (Cat On A Hot Tin Roof)

4. Ann Sheridan
Favorite Role: Catherine Gates (I Was A Male War Bride)

3. Myrna Loy
Favorite Role: Nora Charles (The Thin Man)

2. Irene Dunne
Favorite Role: Ellen Arden (My Favorite Wife)

And finally my favorite actress of all time at No. 1
Carole Lombard
Favorite Role: Ann (Mr. and Mrs.Smith)

So there you have it, my list of my favorite actresses of all time.
And I could have gone on and on but decided to stop at 25.


Blondie said...

It's nice to see that Sandra Bullock made the list along with all those classics. I'm partial to MM myself lol. Kori xoxo

Tom said...

Nice list!

Monica said...

Excellent list! Glad to see that my fave got in the top ten - Bette Davis. ;)

But.... Sandra Bullock??!!


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