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Favorite Actresses of the 1970's

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01. Madeline Kahn

02. Diane Keaton

03. Jill Clayburgh

04. Marsha Mason

05. Goldie Hawn

06. Jane Fonda

07. Karen Black

08. Teri Garr

09. Sally Field

10. Ann-Margret

11. Faye Dunaway

12. Barbra Streisand

13. Liza Minelli

14. Jacqueline Bisset

15. Katherine Ross

16. Mia Farrow

17. Jessica Lange

18. Carrie Fisher

19. Bernadette Peters

20. Cybill Shepherd

21. Ellen Burstyn

22. Eileen Brennan

24. Julie Christie

25. Sissy Spacek

26. Cloris Leachman

27. Sandy Dennis

28. Shirley MacLaine

29. Anne Bancroft

30. Meryl Streep

31. Susan Anspach

32. Carol Kane

33. Anne Jackson

34. Lynn Redgrave

35. Maggie Smith

36. Vanessa Redgrave

37. Glenda Jackson

38. Louise Fletcher

39. Diane Ladd

40. Talia Shire

41. Suzanne Pleshette

42. Nancy Allen

43.Angie Dickinson

44. Amy Irving

45. Stockard Channing

46. Joanne Woodward

47. Candice Bergen

48. Sigourney Weaver

49. Brooke Adams

50. Bette Midler

 

Most of them made their movie debuts in  the 70's some were still going strong from the last 2 decades and some made their debuts at the very end of the decade.

 

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Nice list,  but Jane Fonda made her first film in 1960 and in the 60s was 17 films.    Similar with Ann-Margret;  first film in 1961 and also 17 films in the 60s.

Ann Bancroft made 15 films in the 50s.    

Anyhow,  from the list above of actress that started their career in the 70s I would select Diane Keaton.

 

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Goldie Hawn

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Suzy Kendall 

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Seems like a good place to list the Oscar-winning females of the '70s! Glenda Jackson, barely remembered today, was an Academy darling, taking home Best Actress twice. In the supporting category, there are several older actresses that probably won't be thought of as '70s actresses, but I listed them anyway.Here's the complete list:

Best Actress:
1970 Glenda Jackson, Women in Love
1971 Jane Fonda, Klute
1972 Liza Minelli, Cabaret
1973 Glenda Jackson, A Touch of Class
1974 Ellen Burstyn, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
1975 Louise Fletcher, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
1976 Faye Dunnaway, Network
1977 Diane Keaton, Annie Hall
1978 Jane Fonda, Coming Home
1979 Sally Field, Norma Rae

Best Supporting Actress:
1970 Helen Hayes, Airport 
1971 Chloris Leachman, The Last Picture Show
1972 Eileen Heckart, Butterflies are Free
1973 Tatum O'Neal, Paper Moon
1974 Ingrid Bergman, Murder on the Orient Express
1975 Lee Grant, Shampoo
1976 Beatrice Straight, Network
1977 Vanessa Redgrave, Julia
1978 Maggie Smith, California Suite
1979 Meryl Streep, Kramer vs. Kramer
 

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6 hours ago, Dommy said:

01. Madeline Kahn

02. Diane Keaton

03. Jill Clayburgh

04. Marsha Mason

05. Goldie Hawn

06. Jane Fonda

07. Karen Black

08. Teri Garr

09. Sally Field

10. Ann-Margret

11. Faye Dunaway

12. Barbra Streisand

13. Liza Minelli

14. Jacqueline Bisset

15. Katherine Ross

16. Mia Farrow

17. Jessica Lange

18. Carrie Fisher

19. Bernadette Peters

20. Cybill Shepherd

21. Ellen Burstyn

22. Eileen Brennan

24. Julie Christie

25. Sissy Spacek

26. Cloris Leachman

27. Sandy Dennis

28. Shirley MacLaine

29. Anne Bancroft

30. Meryl Streep

31. Susan Anspach

32. Carol Kane

33. Anne Jackson

34. Lynn Redgrave

35. Maggie Smith

36. Vanessa Redgrave

37. Glenda Jackson

38. Louise Fletcher

39. Diane Ladd

40. Talia Shire

41. Suzanne Pleshette

42. Nancy Allen

43.Angie Dickinson

44. Amy Irving

45. Stockard Channing

46. Joanne Woodward

47. Candice Bergen

48. Sigourney Weaver

49. Brooke Adams

50. Bette Midler

Most of them made their movie debuts in  the 70's some were still going strong from the last 2 decades and some made their debuts at the very end of the decade.

All of them are your favorites, huh?

Very selective.

 

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Okay, I'm gonna go off the reservation here and say mine would probably be Catherine Deneuve here...

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(...okay sure, could never really understand very much of what she was sayin' in her movies, but HEY, who CARES?!!!)

;)

 

 

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Well, OP aside, this thread should probably be retitled "Hottest Actress of the '70s!" Not that this can't be a criterion for determining one's favorite, of course ...

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11 minutes ago, sewhite2000 said:

Well, OP aside, this thread should probably be retitled "Hottest Actress of the '70s!" Not that this can't be a criterion for determining one's favorite, of course ...

The title is "favorite actresses". I listed some favorite actresses, while avoiding those that had already been named, which narrowed the field as the OP named a lot of the usual choices.

If I include those already named, and if I judge the actresses based solely on their films of the 1970's, then my top choices would be:

  1. Diane Keaton
  2. Jane Fonda
  3. Glenda Jackson
  4. Sissy Spacek
  5. Vanessa Redgrave
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Madeline Kahn made 4 classic movies in the 70's.  2 are actually masterpieces and she 2 got Academy Award nominations and 2 Golden Globe nominations.  Her first 4 films they were What's Up, Doc? 1972, Paper Moon 1973< Blazing Saddles 1974 and Young Frankestein 1974.

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4 hours ago, sewhite2000 said:

Well, OP aside, this thread should probably be retitled "Hottest Actress of the '70s!" Not that this can't be a criterion for determining one's favorite, of course ...

yea he said favorite.

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4 hours ago, LawrenceA said:

The title is "favorite actresses". I listed some favorite actresses, while avoiding those that had already been named, which narrowed the field as the OP named a lot of the usual choices.

If I include those already named, and if I judge the actresses based solely on their films of the 1970's, then my top choices would be:

  1. Diane Keaton
  2. Jane Fonda
  3. Glenda Jackson
  4. Sissy Spacek
  5. Vanessa Redgrave

Out of the above I'd winnow it down to Fonda as a favorite (but from her 60s films).

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12 hours ago, TopBilled said:

Karen Black is at the top of my list for the 70s.

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Never cared much for Karen.  I keep looking for the MARIONETTE strings, and could never tell if she was lookin' at ME, or who might be BEHIND me!  ;)  

And even though she's been making films since the late '50's (and mostly in Scandinavia) she came to prominence in the U.S. in the '70's.   WHOM am I talkin' about?----

LIV ULLMAN of course!  Surprised due to the amount of "so-called" foreign film aficionados there are claimed to be here, that she wasn't mentioned earlier (and instead of not at ALL) kinda surprised me. 

And just WHY----

did SALLY KELLERMAN and JANE ALEXANDER get overlooked?  :angry: Two of MY favorites, anyway....

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8 minutes ago, Sepiatone said:

Never cared much for Karen.  I keep looking for the MARIONETTE strings, and could never tell if she was lookin' at ME, or who might be BEHIND me!  ;)  

Not sure why you had to be the first one to come along and make a negative comment in this thread and use my earlier post to do it. 

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2 hours ago, Dommy said:

Madeeline Kahn made 4 classic movies in the 70's.  2 are actually masterpieces and she 2 got Academy Award nominations and 2 Golden Globe nominations.  Her first 4 films they were What's Up, Doc? 1972, Paper Moon 1973< Blazing Saddles 1974 and Young Frankestein 1974.

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So this is really a Madeline Kahn appreciation thread. :) 

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I'm now gonna go off the reservation here again a bit, BUT because the topic heading does NOT say anything about our favorite actresses from 1970s having to be "MOVIE" actresses, I'm going to add a couple of names whose careers were primarily on television during that decade and who were favorites of mine during that time:

Mary Tyler Moore

Suzanne Pleshette

(...and no, this is not just because both of these ladies were very attractive, but also because I thought their work itself in their two sitcoms was very good)

 

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4 hours ago, TopBilled said:

Not sure why you had to be the first one to come along and make a negative comment in this thread and use my earlier post to do it. 

Somebody's got to be first to do something,  and since this isn't FaceBook,  not too big a deal should be made of it anyway.  And besides.....

It STILL doesn't explain the oversight about SALLY KELLERMAN  and JANE ALEXANDER, does it?   Now, if you don't like them, feel free to rag.  Last I looked, this IS still America.  ;) 

Sepiatone

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13 hours ago, sewhite2000 said:

Seems like a good place to list the Oscar-winning females of the '70s! Glenda Jackson, barely remembered today, was an Academy darling, taking home Best Actress twice. In the supporting category, there are several older actresses that probably won't be thought of as '70s actresses, but I listed them anyway.Here's the complete list:

Best Actress:
1970 Glenda Jackson, Women in Love
1971 Jane Fonda, Klute
1972 Liza Minelli, Cabaret
1973 Glenda Jackson, A Touch of Class
1974 Ellen Burstyn, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
1975 Louise Fletcher, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
1976 Faye Dunnaway, Network
1977 Diane Keaton, Annie Hall
1978 Jill Clayburgh, An Unmarried Woman
1979 Sally Field, Norma Rae

Best Supporting Actress:
1970 Helen Hayes, Airport 
1971 Chloris Leachman, The Last Picture Show
1972 Eileen Heckart, Butterflies are Free
1973 Tatum O'Neal, Paper Moon
1974 Ingrid Bergman, Murder on the Orient Express
1975 Lee Grant, Shampoo
1976 Beatrice Straight, Network
1977 Vanessa Redgrave, Julia
1978 Maggie Smith, California Suite
1979 Meryl Streep, Kramer vs. Kramer
 

The 1978 Best Actress Oscar actually went to Jane Fonda for Coming Home, though many would have liked for Jill Clayburgh to win.

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53 minutes ago, kingrat said:

The 1978 Best Actress Oscar actually went to Jane Fonda for Coming Home, though many would have liked for Jill Clayburgh to win.

Well, that's what I get for trying to start a list that detailed at midnight! I will edit above.

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14 hours ago, Gershwin fan said:

Helen Mirren

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Agree I should have mentioned Helen too (although her career does stretch over the decades), but I would have chose a frame from Age Of Consent for screen cap :D and BTW it has been on TCM.

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