My Top 100 Film Actress Performances

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Changes from my initial list: Shelley Duvall – The Shining (1980) omitted, Rooney Mara – Carol (2015) entered

1. Bette Davis – All About Eve (1950)
2. Kathy Bates – Misery (1990)
3. Jodie Foster – The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
4. Piper Laurie – Carrie (1976)
5. Meryl Streep – The Deer Hunter (1978)
6. Kim Novak – Vertigo (1958)
7. Grace Kelly – Rear Window (1954)
8. Louise Fletcher – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
9. Vivien Leigh – Gone with the Wind (1939)
10. Hilary Swank – Boys Don’t Cry (1999)
11. Barbara Stanwyck – Double Indemnity (1944)
12. Faye Dunaway – Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
13. Kristin Scott Thomas – The English Patient (1996)
14. Diane Keaton – Annie Hall (1977)
15. Elisabeth Shue – Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
16. Gloria Swanson – Sunset Boulevard (1950)
17. Eva Marie Saint – On the Waterfront (1954)
18. Juliette Binoche – The English Patient (1996)
19. Nicole Kidman – The Hours (2002)
20. Charlize Theron – Monster (2003)
21. Ingrid Bergman – Casablanca (1942)
22. Angelina Jolie – Changeling (2008)
23. Natalie Portman – Black Swan (2010)
24. Kate Winslet – The Reader (2008)
25. Judy Garland – The Wizard of Oz (1939)
26. Julianne Moore – Boogie Nights (1997)
27. Jodie Foster – The Accused (1988)
28. Annette Benning – American Beauty (1999)
29. Cate Blanchett – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
30. Helen Hunt – As Good as It Gets (1997)
31. Faye Dunaway – Network (1976)
32. Marion Cottilard – Rust and Bone (2012)
33. Cate Blanchett – Elizabeth (1998)
34. Sissy Spacek – Carrie (1976)
35. Rooney Mara – Carol (2015)
36. Chloe Sevigny – Boys Don’t Cry (1999)
37. Jane Fonda – Coming Home (1978)
38. Uma Thurman – Kill Bill (2003)
39. Glenn Close – 101 Dalmatians (1996)
40. Amy Adams – Enchanted (2007)
41. Kate Winslet – Revolutionary Road (2008)
42. Anne Bancroft – The Graduate (1967)
43. Susan Sarandon – Dead Man Walking (1995)
44. Donna Reed – It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
45. Cate Blanchett – The Aviator (2004)
46. Frances McDormand – Fargo (1996)
47. Naomi Watts – The Impossible (2012)
48. Grace Kelly – To Catch a Thief (1955)
49. Melissa Leo – The Fighter (2010)
50. Sigourney Weaver – Aliens (1986)
51. Talia Shire – Rocky (1976)
52. Susan Sarandon – Thelma & Louise (1991)
53. Scarlett Johansson – Lost in Translation (2003)
54. Rooney Mara – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
55. Kim Basinger – L.A. Confidential (1997)
56. Julianne Moore – Far from Heaven (2002)
57. Kate Hudson – Almost Famous (2000)
58. Angelina Jolie – Girl, Interrupted (1999)
59. Mélanie Laurent – Inglorious Basterds (2009)
60. Marilyn Monroe – Some Like It Hot (1959)
61. Uma Thurman – Pulp Fiction (1994)
62. Amy Adams – The Fighter (2010)
63. Gwyneth Paltrow – Shakespeare in Love (1998)
64. Keira Knightley – Atonement (2007)
65. Kate Winslet – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
66. Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine (2010)
67. Jennifer Connelly – A Beautiful Mind (2001)
68. Elizabeth Olsen – Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
69. Anne Baxter – All About Eve (1950)
70. Rachel Weisz – Agora (2009)
71. Elizabeth Taylor – Cleopatra (1963)
72. Holly Hunter – O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
73. Jamie Lee Curtis – A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
74. Robin Wright – Forrest Gump (1994)
75. Sally Field – Lincoln (2012)
76. Eva Green – Casino Royale (2006)
77. Marion Cottilard – Inception (2010)
78. Michelle Pfeiffer – Batman Returns (1992)
79. Anjelica Huston – The Witches (1990)
80. Geena Davis – Thelma & Louise (1991)
81. Zooey Deschanel – (500) Days of Summer (2009)
82. Cameron Diaz – There’s Something About Mary (1998)
83. Mia Farrow – Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
84. Vivien Leigh – A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
85. Margaret Hamilton – The Wizard of Oz (1939)
86. Lorraine Bracco – Goodfellas (1990)
87. Joan Allen – Pleasantville (1998)
88. Ingrid Bergman – Joan of Arc (1948)
89. Sigourney Weaver – The Ice Storm (1998)
90. Laura Linney – Mystic River (2003)
91. Meryl Streep – Doubt (2008)
92. Julie Christie – Doctor Zhivago (1965)
93. Lisa Kudrow – The Opposite of Sex (1998)
94. Cloris Leachman – The Last Picture Show (1971)
95. Emma Stone – Easy A (2010)
96. Reese Witherspoon – Election (1999)
97. Heather Graham – Boogie Nights (1997)
98. Olivia Coleman – Tyrannosaur (2011)
99. Brittany Murphy – Girl, Interrupted (1999)
100. Kirsten Dunst – Melancholia (2011)

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