20 Favorite Actresses: Part 2

If I had to choose, here are my favorite performances of my 20 choices – the performance may not be what they are most famous for, but that’s no matter.

Gena Rowlands: Opening Night
Barbara Stanwyck: Ball of Fire
Sissy Spacek: Badlands
Isabelle Adjani: Camille Claudel
Catherine O’Hara: Waiting for Guffman
Rosalind Russell: His Girl Friday
Hedye Tehrani: Half Moon
Marilyn Monroe: Don’t Bother To Knock
Madeline Kahn: What’s Up, Doc?
Ingrid Bergman: Notorious
Diane Keaton: Something’s Gotta Give
Carole Lombard: My Man Godfrey
Sanaa Lathan: Love and Basketball
Joanne Woodward: Sybil
Julie Christie: Shampoo
Charlotte Rampling: Night Porter
Kate Winslet: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Meryl Streep: Postcards From the Edge
Maggie Cheung: Actress

and the 21st:

Jean Arthur: Only Angels Have Wings

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8 Responses to 20 Favorite Actresses: Part 2

  1. Catherine says:

    Would you ever consider doing a post on Badlands? I’d be ETERNALLY grateful.

  2. red says:

    Absolutely – I have no idea why I have not written on that movie before. It’s one of my all-time faves!!

  3. Emily says:

    “Corky, we love you and we want you to live!”

  4. red says:


    “He’s teaching me to change my instincts. Or at least ignore them.”

  5. george says:

    Isabelle Adjani was wonderful in “Camille Claudel”. Saw her also many years ago in “L’Histoire d’Adèle H.”, also an exceptional performance. Cannot explain having never seen “Ishtar” since she’s at least good to look at.

  6. red says:

    So sue me but I loved Ishtar. I thought it was hysterical.

    I loved L’Histoire d’Adele H – I think that was my first encounter with her, and then I just went nuts for Camille Claudel. I wish she acted more.

  7. Kerry says:

    And #22: Michael in “Giving up Sheila, aka my jackass decision”

  8. Alexandra says:

    “Don’t you know the meaning of propriety?”

    Is there anything better? I don’t think so.

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