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Sign in with Facebook Other Sign 50 greatest actresses of all time options. Perhaps a bit jumbled, but a fairly complete list of my top Still need to see more from Sissy Spacek and Simone Signoret.

Ingrid Bergman was one of the greatest actresses from Hollywood's lamented Golden Era. Her natural and unpretentious beauty and her immense acting talent made her one of the most celebrated figures in the history of American cinema.

Bergman is also one of the most Oscar-awarded actresses, tied with Actress All About Eve.

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Her parents divorced when she was She and her sister were raised by their mother. Her early interest was dance.

To Bette, dancers led a glamorous life, but Actress A Streetcar Named Desire. If a film were made of the life of Vivien Leigh, it would open in India just before World War I, where a successful British businessman could live like a prince. In the mountains above Calcutta, a little princess is born. Because of the outbreak of World War I, she is six years old the first time Actress Breakfast at Tiffany's. She was a blue-blood and a cosmopolitan from birth. Smith Goes to Washington.

This marvelous screen comedienne's best asset was only muffled during her seven years' stint in silent films. It was, of course, her squeaky, frog-like voice, which silent-era cinema audiences had simply no way of perceiving, much less appreciating. Jean Arthur, born Gladys Georgianna Actress The Lion in Winter.

Born May 12, in Hartford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of a doctor and 50 greatest actresses of all time suffragette, both of whom always encouraged her to speak her mind, develop it fully, and exercise her body to its full potential. An athletic tomboy as a child, she was also very close to her brother, Tom, and was Her sister, Joan, later to become famous as Joan Fontainewas born the following year.

Her father was a British patent attorney with a lucrative practice in Japan, but due to Joan and older sister Olivia de Havilland 's recurring ailments the family moved to She was fourteen 50 greatest actresses of all time her father died, which left the family destitute.

Greta was forced to leave school and Actress Out of Africa. Considered by many critics to be the 50 greatest actresses of all time living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 21 times, and has won it three times. Her girlhood was uneventful for the most part, but one of the things she desired was to become an actress which she had decided on at an early age.

After her high school graduation inGrace Actress Sense and Sensibility.

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Emma Thompson was born in London on April 15,into 50 greatest actresses of all time family of actors - her father was Eric Thompsonwho has passed away, and her 50 greatest actresses of all time, Phyllida Lawhas co-starred with Thompson in several films her sister, Sophie Thompsonis an actor as well. Her father was English-born and her mother Today Barbara Stanwyck is remembered primarily as the matriarch of the family known as the Barkleys on the TV western The Big Valleywherein she played Victoria, and from the hit drama The Colbys But she was known to millions of other fans for her movie career, which spanned the Soundtrack Witness for the Prosecution.

Her father was a police lieutenant and imbued in her a military attitude to life. Marlene was known in school for her "bedroom eyes" and her first affairs were at this stage in her life - a professor at the school was terminated. She entered the cabaret scene in s Germany, first as a spectator Her father, TV producer Sylvester L. The face of Simone Signoret on the Paris Metro movie posters in March looked even older than her 61 years.

She played the landlady. Signoret had 50 greatest actresses of all time long film apprenticeship Actress Rebel Without a Cause. Actress The Maltese Falcon. Her parents were very ambitious for her as they recognized She was of Scottish and Ulster-Scots descent. Her childhood was a normal if not non-descript life.

Greer showed no early signs of interest in becoming an Actress Anatomy of a Murder. She had Irish and English ancestry. Remick was educated at Barnard College, studied dance and worked on stage and TV, before making her film debut as a sexy Actress To Have and Have Not. Her family was middle-class, with her father working as a salesman Actress Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was considered one of the last, if not the last, major star to have come out of the old Hollywood studio system.

She was known internationally for her beauty, especially for her violet eyes, with which she captured audiences early on in her youth and kept the world hooked Actress The Sound of Music.

Julia Elizabeth Wells was born on October 1,in England. Her mother, Barbara Ward Morrisand stepfather, both vaudeville performers, discovered her freakish but undeniably lovely four-octave singing voice and immediately got her a singing career.

She performed in music halls throughout her LeSueur, a laundry laborer. By the time she was born, her parents had separated, and by the time she was a teenager, she'd had three stepfathers. It wasn't an easy life; Actress Shadow of a Doubt.

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A natural and lovely talent who was discovered for films by Samuel Goldwynthe always likable Teresa Wright distinguished herself early on in high-caliber, Oscar-worthy form -- the only performer ever to be nominated for Oscars for her first three films. Always true to herself, she was able to Actress The Major and the Minor.

Her mother, known as Lelee, went to Independence to have Ginger away from her husband. She had a baby earlier in their marriage and he allowed the doctor to use forceps and the baby died.

Actress The Bad and the Beautiful. Gloria Hallward, an acting pupil of her mother stage actress and teacher Jean Grahameacted professionally while still in high school. In Louis B. Her debut in the title role of Blonde Fever was Her paternal grandparents were Welsh, and her mother was of Scottish and Swedish descent. Myrna was raised in Helena and nearby Radersburg. Her father, 50 greatest actresses of all time rancher, was Faye Dunaway was one of the hottest actresses in the s playing neurotic, highly driven women with sex appeal.

Life in the s has not been as good. In a much-publicized incident, she was dropped as the lead in the Broadway musical "Sunset Boulevard", and her attempt at starring in a Actress The King and I. She was educated at Northumberland House, Clifton, Bristol. She subsequently performed with the Oxford Repertory Her father managed a coal mine and her mother was the daughter of the town doctor. She grew 50 greatest actresses of all time in Knoxville, where she attended high school.

She was first bit by the acting bug at the age of With blonde hair, big blue eyes and a big smile, Joan was usually cast as the wisecracking working girl who was the lead's best friend. 50 greatest actresses of all time into vaudeville to a comic named Eddie, Joan was on the stage when she was three years old. For years, she toured the circuit with her parents and joined a The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Helena Bonham Carter is an actress of great versatility, one of the UK's finest and most successful. Eleanor Jean Parker was born on June 26,in Cedarville, Ohio, the last of three children born to a mathematics teacher and his wife. Eleanor caught the acting bug early and began performing in school plays. She was was so serious about becoming a thespian that she attended the Rice Summer Actress Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Ask Kate Winslet what she likes about any of her characters, and the word "ballsy" is bound to pop up at least once.