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Added by Stehako

on 8 Oct 2009 01:32

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Best Female Performances (1900-1929)

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Average listal rating (219 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
1. Greta Garbo

#1

as Felicitas in "Flesh and the Devil" (1926)

#9

as Tania Fedorova in "The Mysterious Lady" (1927)

#15

as Elena in "The Temptress" (1926)

#23

as Marianne in "The Divine Woman" (1928)
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Average listal rating (33 ratings) 9.2  IMDB Rating
2. Maria Falconetti

#2

as Joan of Arc in "The Passion of Joan of Arc" (1928)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (88 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
3. Lillian Gish

#3

as Anna Moore in "Way Down East" (1920)

#11

as Else Stoneman in "The Birth of a Nation" (1915)

#16

as Lucy Burrows in "Broken Blossoms" (1919)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (37 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
4. Edna Purviance

#4

as Marie St. Clair in "A Woman of Paris" (1923)
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Average listal rating (48 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
5. Mary Pickford

#5

as Gwendolyn in "Poor Little Rich Girl" (1917)

#8

as Cedric/Widow Errol in "Little Lord Fauntleroy" (1921)

#18

as Norma Besant in "Coquette" (1929)

#21

as Maggie Johnson in "My Best Girl" (1927)
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Average listal rating (13 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
6. Mary Philbin

#6

as Christine Daae in "The Phantom of the Opera" (1925)
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Average listal rating (73 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
7. Clara Bow

#7

as Mary Preston in "Wings" (1927)
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Average listal rating (15 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
8. Anita Page

#10

as Queenie Mahoney in "The Broadway Melody" (1929)
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Average listal rating (76 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
9. Gloria Swanson

#12

as Theodora Fitzgerald in "Beyond the Rocks" (1922)
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Average listal rating (175 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
10. Joan Crawford

#13

as Betty Channing in "West Point" (1928)

#20

as Mrs. Fay Cheyney in "The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1929)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (54 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
11. Norma Shearer

#14

as Kathleen in "Smilin' Through" (1922)
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Average listal rating (7 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
12. Patsy Ruth Miller

#17

as Esmeralda in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1923)
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Average listal rating (10 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
13. Mae Murray

#19

as Sally O'Hara in "The Merry Widow" (1925)
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Average listal rating (10 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
14. Marie Prevost

#22

as Charlotte Braun in "The Marriage Circle" (1924)
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Average listal rating (4 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
15. Dorothy Cumming

#24

as Mary, The Mother in "The King of Kings" (1927)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (19 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
16. Brigitte Helm

#25

as Maria/The Robot in "Metropolis" (1927)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (11 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating
17. Renée Adorée

#26

as Melisande in "The Big Parade" (1925)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (8 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
18. Laura La Plante

#27

as Annabelle West in "The Cat and the Canary" (1927)
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My favorite female performances from the first 30 years of film.

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Comments

Posted: 1 month, 1 week ago at Oct 21 9:52
First 34 years of cinema, or 41 years of film. How about Louise Brooks in Pandora's Box, or Janet Gaynor in Street Angel?
Posted: 1 month, 1 week ago at Oct 21 10:50
I don't think I have seen those films, thanks for the recommendation!
Edit: 1 month, 1 week ago
Posted: 1 month, 1 week ago at Oct 21 12:59
Another: The River (1929): only part of it remains, but in her scenes Mary Duncan is very erotic

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