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on 15 Oct 2009 09:42

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Best Female Performances - 1940s

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Average listal rating (161 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
1. Gene Tierney

#1

as Laura Hunt in "Laura" (1944)

#30

as Martha in "Heaven Can Wait" (1943)

#55

as Isabel Bradley in "The Razor's Edge" (1946)

#73

as Ellen Berent Harland in "Leave Her to Heaven" (1945)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (45 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
2. Greer Garson

#2

as Mrs. Miniver in "Mrs. Miniver" (1942)

#11

as Marie Curie in "Madame Curie" (1943)

#59

as Elizabeth Bennet in "Pride and Prejudice" (1940)

#82

as Paula in "Random Harvest" (1942)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (156 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
3. Barbara Stanwyck

#3

as Jean Harrington in "The Lady Eve" (1941)

#14

as Phyllis Dietrichson in "Double Indemnity" (1944)

#21

as Dr. Helen Hunt in "You Belong to Me" (1941)

#42

as Sugarpuss O'Shea in "Ball of Fire" (1941)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (387 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
4. Ingrid Bergman

#4

as Alice Huberman in "Notorious" (1946)

#7

as Ilsa Lund in "Casablanca" (1943)

#19

as Sister Mary Benedict in "The Bells of St. Mary's" (1945)

#35

as Joan of Arc in "Joan of Arc" (1948)

#48

as Dr. Constance Peterson in "Spellbound" (1945)

#60

as Paula Alquist in "Gaslight" (1944)

#75

as Maria in "For Whom the Bell Tolls" (1943)

Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (364 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
5. Katharine Hepburn

#5

as Tracy Lord in "The Philadelphia Story" (1940)

#28

as Tess Harding in "Woman of the Year" (1942)

#36

as Amanda Bonner in "Adam's Rib" (1949)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (88 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
6. Joan Fontaine

#6

as The Second Mrs. de Winter in "Rebecca" (1940)

#15

as Jane Eyre in "Jane Eyre" (1944)

#52

as Lina in "Suspicion" (1941)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (287 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
7. Judy Garland

#8

as Esther Smith in "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1944)

#25

as Hannah Brown in "Easter Parade" (1948)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (77 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
8. Anne Baxter

#9

as Lucy in "The Magnificent Ambersons" (1942)

#40

as Sophie MacDonald in "The Razor's Edge" (1946)

#62

as Nora in "The Luck of the Irish" (1948)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (253 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
9. Ava Gardner

#10

as Kitty Collins in "The Killers" (1946)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (64 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
10. Loretta Young

#12

as Julia Brougham in "The Bishop's Wife" (1947)

#44

as Mary Longstreet in "The Stranger" (1946)

#71

as Katrin Holstrom in "The Farmer's Daughter" (1947)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (132 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
11. Lana Turner

#13

as Cora Smith in "The Postman Always Rings Twice" (1946)

#26

as Bunny Smith in "Week-End at the Waldorf" (1945)

#38

as Lady de Winter/Charlotte in "The Three Musketeers" (1948)

#53

as Beatrix Emery in "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" (1941)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (496 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
12. Elizabeth Taylor

#16

as Velvet Brown in "National Velvet" (1945)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (146 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
13. Ginger Rogers

#17

as Irene Malvern in "Week-End at the Waldorf" (1945)

#39

as Dinah Barkley in "The Barkleys of Broadway" (1949)

#61

as Susu Applegate in "The Major and the Minor" (1942)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (300 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
14. Lauren Bacall

#18

as Nora Temple in "Key Largo" (1948)

#33

as Vivian Rutledge in "The Big Sleep" (1946)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (295 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
15. Bette Davis

#20

as Leslie Crosbie in "The Letter" (1940)

#37

as Charlotte Vale in "Now, Voyager" (1942)

#77

as Regina Giddens in "The Little Foxes" (1941)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (38 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
16. Teresa Wright

#22

as Peggy Stephenson in "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946)

#31

as Charlie Newton in "Shadow of a Doubt" (1943)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (53 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
17. Mary Astor

#23

as Brigid O'Shaughnessy in "Maltese Falcon" (1941)

#64

as Mrs. Anna Smith in "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1944)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (92 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
18. Claudette Colbert

#24

as Elizabeth Bartlett McMasters in "Boom Town" (1940)

#80

as Mrs. Anne Hilton in "Since You Went Away" (1944)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (75 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
19. Jean Arthur

#27

as Congresswoman Phoebe Frost in "A Foreign Affair" (1948)

#45

as Miss Nora Shelley in "The Talk of the Town" (1942)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (37 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
20. Irene Dunne

#29

as Julie Gardiner Adams in "Penny Serenade" (1941)

#46

as Ellen Arden in "My Favorite Wife (1940)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (132 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
21. Jane Russell

#32

as Calamity Jane in "The Paleface" (1948)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (13 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
22. Celeste Holm

#34

as Anne Dettrey in "Gentelman's Agreement" (1947)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (31 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
23. Lena Horne

#41

as Selina Rogers in "Stormy Weather" (1943)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (91 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
24. Myrna Loy

#43

as Milly Stephenson in "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (145 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
25. Veronica Lake

#47

as The Girl in "Sullivan's Travels" (1941)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (41 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
26. Priscilla Lane

#49

as Pat Martin in "Saboteur" (1942)

#76

as Elaine Harper in "Arsenic and Old Lace" (1944)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (37 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
27. Virginia Mayo

#50

as Marie Derry in "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946)

#66

as Verna Jarrett in "White Heat" (1949)

#79

as Rosalind van Hoorn in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (1947)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (61 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
28. Donna Reed

#51

as Mary Hatch in "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (245 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
29. Natalie Wood

#54

as Susan Walker in "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (31 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
30. Joan Leslie

#56

as Mary in "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (174 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
31. Joan Crawford

#57

as Mildred Pierce Beragon in "Mildred Pierce" (1945)

#81

as Julie in "Strange Cargo" (1940)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (12 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
32. Margaret Sullavan

#58

as Klara Novak in "The Shop Around the Corner" (1940)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (38 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
33. Rosalind Russell

#63

as Hildy Johnson in "His Girl Friday" (1940)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (206 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
34. Marlene Dietrich

#65

as Jamilla in "Kismet" (1944)

#72

as Erika Von Schluetow in "A Foreign Affair" (1948)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (8 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
35. Celia Johnson

#67

as Laura Jesson in "Brief Encounter" (1946)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (103 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
36. Hedy Lamarr

#68

as Karen Vanmeer in "Boom Town" (1940)

#84

as Delilah in "Samson and Delilah" (1949)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (127 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
37. Olivia de Havilland

#69

as Catherine Sloper in "The Heiress" (1949)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (100 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
38. Deborah Kerr

#70

as Evelyn Boult in "Edward, My Son" (1949)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (98 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
39. Angela Lansbury

#74

as Queen Anne in "The Three Musketeers" (1948)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (127 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
40. Doris Day

#78

as Miss Georgia Garrett in "Romance on the High Seas" (1948)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (48 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
41. Ann Miller

#83

as Claire Huddesen in "On the Town" (1949)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (9 ratings) 8.9  IMDB Rating
42. Martha Scott

#85

as Emily Webb in "Our Town" (1940)
Stehako's rating:


 

Beautiful women in some powerful roles, starring or supporting. This is classic Hollywood at its best!

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