Yikes--I left out 'Ida Lupino' and 'Maggie Smith'--and they ARE two of my favorites!
And I spelled 'Diane Keaton' all wrong!!!
There are many actresses, who I've always enjoyed watching for their own specific characteristics. It's hard paring a list down!! And it's great fun reading all of yours'.
Thanks Trish for reminding me. I listed my ten favorites and of course I should have included Gloria Grahame among my eleven ten favorites!
I knew that paring down a list to only 10 would be difficult to do without leaving out people. In my case I had to leave off Eleanor Parker (a really great favorite of mine), Claire Trevor and Ingrid Bergman. However, I based the 10 on a visceral feeling of how often I watched and was intrigued by their films as opposed to loving maybe one of two of their films or only liking them in mediocre movies. Bette Davis, for example, appeared in so many superior films that I liked, she definitely had to be on my list.
I enjoyed reading all your picks and glad you agree with some of my choices.
Desiree, I suprised myself with Jean Harlow...ha..but I do enjoy her films especially Dinner at Eight, and I haven't seen all of her films. She was from Kansas City, my town, which I thought was kind of interesting.
Jill, I love everything Barbara Stanwyck has done..pretty much. I should have had Ingrid Bergman on my list. She would have been 11 I guess.
Jean was hilarious in Dinner at Eight. She was also very funny in Libeled Lady :)
It has been a long time since I have seen Libeled Lady.. should watch it again.
For your information here is my list:
1. Susan Hayward
2. Susan Hayward
3. Susan Hayward
4. Susan Hayward
5. Susan Hayward
6. Susan Hayward
7. Susan Hayward
8. Susan Hayward
9. Susan Hayward
10. Susan Hayward
Nothing like being original.
RAY - I love your list!!
JILL - Regarding Rita Hayworth, I didn't mean that I didn't appreciate her acting as I have many of her films - especially love SADIE THOMPSON. I love Rita but I just ADORE her dancing. She could certainly move and there are wonderful snippets of her on Youtube.
LOL @ Your list, Ray! Great list! :P
I stopped posting, on here, since I seem to 'annoy' people so much with my posts, but had to get in on this listing. Thanks, for starting this.
Here's my list...(no order except for SUSAN)...
Thanks...for allowing me to 'share'...
Ditto on your selections, #1 through #10. I've enjoyed other actresses
over the years in certain roles but for me there is only one actress
Errol: Welcome Back from your theatrical summer!!
I hope your summer of acting was full of all the fun and mayhem that can come only from the theater world! You will have to tell us about it!
I see that you and I share some special actresses in our lists. Keeping the list down to ten was excrutiating (and in fact, I didn't! I cheated and added more, whom I'd left out!!) And, as you can see from my Elaine Stritch and Betty White--I could barely stick to the topic!!!
Anyway, good to hear from you and hope your summer was everything you antcipated!