The actresses on this list are ranked according to their acting abilities, their success, their versatility, and the difficulty of the roles they've played through out their careers. To me, accuracy when making a Top 10/Top 100 all time list is extremely important.
- Meryl Streep. Iconic American actress Meryl Streep’s career is one of the most awarded, prolific and multifaceted trajectories in the history of acting.
- Setsuko Hara. Appearing in almost 100 films, Japanese actress Setsuko Hara has starred in some of the finest films from great Japanese masters such Yasujirō Ozu and Mikio Naruse, and even Akira Kurosawa.
- Giulietta Masina. Giulietta Masina was born in Italy and became one of the most revered actresses, not only in Italy but in Europe overall.
- Anna Karina. The iconic actress who became face of the Nouvelle Vague may not as awarded as the other actresses in this list, but she indeed has an outstanding career.
100 Best Actresses of all Time. 1. Meryl Streep. Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 21 times, and has won it three times.
Top 25 Current Actresses in Hollywood. 1. Jessica Chastain. Jessica Michelle Chastain was born in Sacramento, California, and was raised in a middle-class household in a Northern California suburb. Her mother, Jerri Chastain, is a vegan chef whose family is originally from Kansas, and her stepfather is a fireman.
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- Nicole Kidman. An Australian-born actress who at one time seemed to be famous due to her engagement to Tom Cruise and not her profession, Nicole Kidman has gone forth to earn a spot among the elites when it comes to the cream of actresses.
- Jennifer Lawrence. The lead actress in Hunger Games and the latest performer to feature in X-Men movies, Jennifer Lawrence has proven to be a very capable action lead for several times.
- Halle Berry. A great actress who at times doesn’t get the respect and recognition she deserves, Halle Berry came to prominence when she played a supporting role in many memorable movies of the 90’s including Last Boy Scout, Bulworth, Boomerang and Executive Decision.
- Scarlett Johansson. This New York- born girl has been a star ever since she was 14 when Scarlett Johansson scored a splendid performance in The Horse Whisperer by Robert Redford.