Where does my heart lie? The meme going around now is 20 favorite actresses. Please go here to see the compilation of links as well as Nathaniel’s choices.
I had a hard time with the “all time” part of things because I am obviously not an “all-time” kind of girl … However, it was fun (and difficult) to narrow the list down. Surprisingly difficult. I didn’t worry about the count, just went about choosing my girls and finding photos and when I went to tally up I had over 30.
Regardless. Here is where it stands, at this moment in time.
20 of my favorite actresses in no particular order:
Love these women:
Gena Rowlands, Barbara Stanwyck, Sissy Spacek, Isabelle Adjani, Catherine O’Hara, Rosalind Russell, Hedye Tehrani, Marilyn Monroe, Madeline Kahn, Ingrid Bergman, Diane Keaton, Carole Lombard, Sanaa Lathan, Joanne Woodward, Julie Christie, Charlotte Rampling, Kate Winslet, Meryl Streep and Maggie Cheung.
And can’t I please add just one more??
But what about Bette and Joan and Agnes Moorehead and Christine Lahti? What about Patricia Arquette and Lili Taylor? What about Katharine Hepburn? What about Judy Davis?
Let it be, Sheila, let it be.
My New Plaid Pants Emma Thompson – argh – how could I forget her??
El Gringo Argh – Holly Hunter!!
Nick’s Picks some of my favorites there too
Peter Lovin’ the love for Maggie.
Flickhead’s most awesome list leading off with Adjani
Jeremy’s list – great images
Ivan’s list – I am in love with his. Let’s hear it for Jean Arthur
Ed’s list makes me wish I could add to mine, although we do have a lot of overlap
Ted’s list – some of my favorites there too! That picture of Maggie Smith and Emma Thompson made my day.
Cullen’s list He has included Jennifer Coolidge which is enough to make me love him forever
Here is Alex’s awesome list
I love Tommy’s list – lots of funny ladies, who I think sometimes get short shrift, totally unfairly!
Here is Jonathan’s list – he focuses on character actors. Great stuff.