Greatest Actresses ranked

  1. 1.
    Meryl Streep
    Sophie's Choice, Devil Wears Prada
  2. 2.
    Vivien Leigh
    Gone with the wind, A Streetcar Named Desire
  3. 3.
    Maggie Smith
    Downton Abbey, Harry Potter
  4. 4.
    Audrey Hepburn
    My Fair Lady, Breakfast at Tiffany's
  5. 5.
    Judi Dench
    Sky fall, Pride & Predjudice
  6. 6.
    Elizabeth Taylor
    Giant, Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf
  7. 7.
    Hillary Swank
    Boys Don't Cry, Million Dollar Baby
  8. 8.
    Marion Cotillard
    La Vie en Rose, Inception
  9. 9.
    Natalie Portman
    The Professional, Beautiful Girls
  10. 10.
    Viola Davis
    The Help, Prisoners
  11. 11.
    Ingrid Bergman
    Cassablanca, Notorious
  12. 12.
    Frances McDormand
    Fargo, Mississippi Burning
  13. 13.
    Helena Bonham Carter
    Fight Club, Les Miserables
  14. 14.
    Kathryn Hepburn
    African Queen, The Philadelphia Story
  15. 15.
    Julie Andrews
    Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music
  16. 16.
    Emma Thompson
    Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility
  17. 17.
    Tilda Swinton
    We need to talk about Kevin, Michael Clayton
  18. 18.
    Jessica Lange
    Cape Fear, Tootsie
  19. 19.
    Glenn Close
    Fatal Attraction, Dangerous Liasons
  20. 20.
    Sissy Spacek
    Carrie, The Help
  21. 21.
    Diane Keaton
    The Godfather, Annie Hall
  22. 22.
    Kathy Bates
    Misery, About Schmidt
  23. 23.
    Helen Mirren
    The Queen, Red
  24. 24.
    Sally Field
    Forest Gump, Lincoln
  25. 25.
    Jodie Foster
    Taxi Driver, Contact
  26. 26.
    Grace Kelly
    Rear Window, To Catch a Thief
  27. 27.
    Cate Blanchett
    Lord of the Rings, the Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  28. 28.
    Faye Dunnaway
    Chinatown, Bonnie & Clyde
  29. 29.
    Keira Knightly
    Pride and Prejudice, Attonement
  30. 30.
    Octavia Spencer
    The Help, Fruitville Station