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Most Mentioned Actresses

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Born in 1945





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I never felt like I completely, 100% understood something so well as acting.

In Hollywood, I'm obese. I'm considered a fat actress. I eat like a caveman. I'll be the only actress that doesn't have anorexia rumors! I'm never going to starve myself for a part. I'm invincible. I don't want little girls to be like, "Oh, I want to look like Katniss, so I'm going to skip dinner!"

I am just a normal girl and a human being, and I haven't been in this long enough to feel like this is my new normal.

The Hunger Games (2012)


Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
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Born in 1981





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Often portrays characters that are rather smart, mature and grown up for their age
Brown eyes
Lisp sweet voice
Petite figure

V for Vendetta (2005)


Black Swan (2010)
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Born in 1975





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Blonde hair and green eyes
Statuesque, model-like figure

Monster (2003)


Prometheus (2012)
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Born in 1975





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I don't know if it's a skill, but I have been really lucky. I've always got on with every actor I've had to work opposite. I just always try and be as accepting of that person as I possibly can, and remain non-judgmental about their process, because every actor works in a different way.
I was a wayward child, very passionate and very determined. If I made up my mind to do something, there was no stopping me.

Titanic (1997)


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
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Born in 1975





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Husky voice
Full lips
Brown hair, blue-green eyes and pale skin
Mole above right eyebrow
Curvaceous, buxom figure
Tattoos

Girl, Interrupted (1999)


Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
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Average listal rating (646 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
Born in 1974





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I don't say to my agent 'Find me powerhouse roles.' But I like to dive into things that scare the crap out of me. I'm completely drawn to those people who, against all odds, persevere. And when you don't have fictional licence it's an added challenge, because you've got this enormous responsibility to portray someone's life in a way that does them justice.

I've realized that as an actor you have to just keep working really hard and studying your craft. I think I thought maybe things would be easier after the first Academy Award, that I would get better job opportunities, but then you really realize that there's not a whole lot of great quality out there, for women especially. It's not just something that women say; it's the truth.

My most annoying question is 'Hilary, are you ever going to play a pretty girl?'

Boys Don't Cry (1999)


Million Dollary Baby (2004)
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Born in 1969





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Known for playing many different roles with multifarious personalities, such as the young sensible English queen Elizabeth in Elizabeth (1998), the rude, hustling wife in The Shipping News (2001), and the dangerous Russian villain in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008).
Husky voice
Highly defined cheekbones

Elizabeth (1998)


The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King (2003)
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Born in 1967





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Often plays cold, emotionally vacant characters
Red hair and blue eyes

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)


Moulin Rouge! (2001)
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Born in 1967





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Smile
Red hair and brown eyes

Pretty Woman (1990)


Notting Hill (1999)
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Average listal rating (1196 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
Born in 1966





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There's art and there's commerce. You have to find a way to mesh the two. It's important to do the little movies just for the love of the art. But it's those big movies that take you around the world and make you globally famous.

Blackness is a state of mind and I identify with the black community. Mainly, because I realized, early on, when I walk into a room, people see a black woman, they don't see a white woman. So out of that reason alone, I identify more with the black community.

I'm embracing the fact that with each new year comes a new line on my face, and that just makes me more of who I'm evolving into.

Monster's Ball (2001)


X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
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Born in 1964





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Why do you need one? I don't understand why there needs to be a love interest to make women go see a film. I think society sort of makes us feel that way - that if you don't have a guy, you're worthless.

I'd rather take risks than make something that's cookie cutter.

I have no desire to maintain a lifestyle. I am a horrible celebrity. If I am out in public I dress like a pig.

The Blind Side (2009)


Gravity (2013)
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Born in 1962





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Husky voice
Athletic figure

Taxi Driver (1976)


The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
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Born in 1949





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Known for being a perfectionist when preparing for roles
Known for her ability to master almost any accent
She frequently plays real-life characters: Julia Child, Ethel Rosenberg, Karen Silkwood, Karen Blixen, Roberta Guasppari, Lindy Chamberlain, Susan Orlean and Margaret Thatcher.

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)


The Devil Wears Prada (2000)
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Average listal rating (489 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
Born in 1945





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Actors are rogues and vagabonds. Or they ought to be. I can't stand it when they behave like solicitors from Penge. I'm a would-be rebel. The good girl who'd like to be a bad one.

If you wanted to teach someone who knew absolutely nothing about the British people, it would be very good to guide them to Shakespeare. You could see the foolishness, the humour, the brutality - it's all in almost every play.

You can't ask people: "Did you cast me in this because I won an Oscar?" They'd always deny it: "No! No! We would've had you anyway!" Liars!

The Madness of King George (1994)


The Queen (2007)
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Average listal rating (343 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0
Born in 1937





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Frequently plays single women, often due to problematic relationships
Blonde hair and blue eyes
Voluptuous figure
Deep sultry voice

Barbarella (1968)


Klute (1971)
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Average listal rating (578 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
Born in 1934





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Known for often playing dignified, strong willed women in positions of authority who are sometimes opposed or criticised by those under her.

Shakespeare in Love (1998)


Skyfall (2012)
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Average listal rating (650 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
Born in 1934





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Has often played grumpy, acid-witted ladies in the second half of her career.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1959)


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
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Born in 1934





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Her trademark theme song, taken from the movie, Sweet Charity (1969), is "If My Friends Could See Me Now". It is usually the music that accompanies her when she makes entrances on talk shows.
Strong-willed characters who fluctuate between endearing and abrasive
Eternally red hair

The Apartmente (1960)


Terms of Endearment (1983)
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1932 - 2011





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Dark hair
Light complexion
Love affair with beautiful jewelry
Her multiple marriages and divorces.
Violet eyes

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)


Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
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1929 - 1993





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Elegant beauty.
Often cast opposite leading men who were considerably older than she was.
Often played classy High Society women.
Wide, brown eyes.
Charming characters who try to wear their troubles lightly
Delicate, thin frame

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)


My Fair Lady (1964)
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1929 - 1982





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Poised, calm, cool and collected demeanor
Blond hair often coiffed in a bun
Often cast as the love interest of the leading man who is over 20 years older.

Rear Window (1954)


Dial M for Murder (1954)
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1926 - 1962





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Lisp, breathless voice
Platinum blonde hair
Sparkling blue eyes
Beauty mark on cheek
Voluptuous figure

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)


Some Like It Hot (1959)
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Average listal rating (432 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
Born in 1924





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Sex appeal is 50% what you've got and 50% what people think you've got.
A woman's dress should be like a barbed wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.
Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.

Two Women (La Ciociara) (1960)


El Cid (1961)
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Average listal rating (352 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
1913 - 1967





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Cat like smile
Raised right eyebrow

Gone with the Wind (1939)


A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
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1915 - 1982





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Tall, naturally-curvy frame
Performances in dramas where her characters were put through harrowing emotional ringers

Casablanca (1942)


Notorious (1946)
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1907 - 1990





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Husky voice
Frequently was casted as women who must deal with their low class standing
Shapely legs

The Lady Eve (1941)


Double Indemnity(1944)
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Average listal rating (334 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
1908 - 1989





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Often played assertive, uncompromising, aggressive and even ruthless women, though never less than compelling
Large, distinctive eyes

All About Eve (1950)


What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
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1907 - 2003





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Playing strong independent women with minds of their own
Often wore slacks instead of dresses, decades before it became fashionable for women to do so
Distinctive way of speaking, with what many say is a "Bryn Mawr" accent
Frequently worked with Cary Grant, 'Spencer Tracy', and George Cukor
Recognizable angular features
Strong outspoken personality

Bringing Up Baby (1938)


The Philadelphia Story (1940)
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1905 - 1990





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Being a movie star, and this applies to all of them, means being looked at from every possible direction. You are never left at peace, you're just fair game.

Life would be so wonderful if we only knew what to do with it.

I don't want to be a silly temptress. I cannot see any sense in getting dressed up and doing nothing but tempting men in pictures.

Ninotchka (1936)


Camille (1939)
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1904 - 1977





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Glamorous sense of fashion
Frequently played women put through an extensive amount of suffering

Mildred Pierce (1945)


What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
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Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Mar 5 0:50
Great list with great choices but i think Julia Roberts should be out of here. She did Nothing.
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Mar 5 10:34
Actually, it's just what google says are the most mentioned actresses

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