Friday, December 12, 2008

20 Favourite Actresses

Meme from: House of Mirth and Movies
Also see my: 20 Favourite Actors
01. Bette Davis (Key role: Dangerous)
02. Isabelle Huppert (Key role: La Cérémonie)
03. Sandrine Bonnaire (Key role: Jeanne la Pucelle II - Les prisons)
04. Faye Dunaway (Key role: Bonnie and Clyde)
05. Isabelle Adjani (Key role: Camille Claudel)
06. Gloria Swanson (Key role: Sunset Blvd.)
07. Janet Gaynor (Key role: A Star Is Born)
08. Audrey Hepburn (Key role: Roman Holiday)
09. Naomi Watts (Key role: Mulholland Dr.)
10. Rita Hayworth (Key role: Gilda)

11. Irène Jacob (Key role: La Double vie de Véronique)
12. Jean Seberg (Key role: À bout de souffle)
13. Monica Vitti (Key role: Il Deserto rosso)
14. Margit Carstensen (Key role: Angst vor der Angst)
15. Ludivine Sagnier (Key role: La Fille coupée en deux)
16. Mia Farrow (Key role: Crimes and Misdemeanors)
17. Brigitte Bardot (Key role: Viva Maria!)
18. Natalie Wood (Key role: Inside Daisy Clover)
19. Barbara Stanwyck (Key role: The Lady Eve)
20. Catherine Deneuve (Key role: Les Demoiselles de Rochefort)


sandyquill said...

Isabelle Adjani has the eyes of a heroine I created without even knowing of Adjani's existence. Beautiful!

Outstanding choices, Allison. Even if I don't know half of them as they are primarily European ladies. Those I do know I heartily applaud. And lovely, lovely shot of Stanwyck!

Lauren said...

I am really convinced now that you can tell someone's personality through this meme.

We will share Bette, Isabelle, Barbara and Catherine. I've got mine narrowed down to 22 & will post tonight. :)

I'm glad you selected Margit. She would make a slightly longer list of mine!

Allison said...

Thank you for the comment Sandy. Adjani always looks 10-20 years younger than she is; that's a nice trait to have.

And glad you liked the shot of Stanwyck. I had another picture, but it wasn't working well so I chose that one instead.

Allison said...

Thank you, Lauren. I've been looking forward to seeing your list since I looked at Justine's last night and saw your comments. Couldn't narrow it down? I look forward to the 22 elite then! Should be a good one. I expect to see Irene Dunne on it.

I originally had Diane Keaton on my top 20, but I rearranged things, as I have no idea how she snuck so high on the list. There were a few others I had to rearrange due to my liking some ppl more than others.

Allison said...

Pic of Irène Jacob changed by special request from Dave and Jos. Thanks you guys, and thank you Dave for the pic.

Andreux said...

I agree. Good pic, Dave & Jos =) And I find it funny that Diane Keaton somehow made it up there, but good thinking to take her off lol

These choices make my heart happy =) I did not know that you enjoyed Isabelle Huppert so much though! Or are these listed in no particular order? Also, Brigitte Bardot -- I tend to shy away from her just 'cause she is so controversial, but hey, Andreux, this is about acting talent here, not about lives outside of cinema =)

Allison said...

Mais oui! They're in order. I love Isabelle Huppert so much.

Yeah, here is the old Irene pic. I thought it was kind of cute, but the guys disagreed, so I had to listen to the male perspective.

I am watching Diane Keaton in Mrs. Soffel right now, it's funny, but she just doesn't quite make the cut.