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10 Actresses From My Favorite Films

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I was going over my lists of my favorite films and I noticed that most were "guy" movies with male leads though some of those had great actresses in good roles. Below are 10 actresses which are not necessarily my favorite ones (though some are) but appeared in my favorite films. I included my favorite film in which they appeared. Does anyone have a list like this, or what are your favorite films by these actresses?

1. Teresa Wright - Shadow Of A Doubt

2. Eleanor Parker- Detective Story

3. Deborah Kerr-From Here To Eternity

4. Eva Marie Saint-On The Waterfront

5. Maureen O'Hara-Miracle On 34th Street

6. Shelley Winters-Night Of The Hunter

7. Mia Farrow-Rosemary's Baby

8. Natalie Wood-West Side Story

9. Bette Davis-What Ever Happened To Baby Jane

10. Doris Day-Lover Come Back


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My favorite Doris film is Move Over, Darling and I may be alone in that choice. I love her in that green suit outfit. The recognition scene was pretty well done. And I liked Polly too.  Doris is more appreciated with Rock but less so by me. My second favorite film is another one with James Garner The Thrill of it All which, curiously, in not mentioned in her filmography on IMDB. Great TV commercial she did in that one.

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10 Favorite Actresses from my favorite films:


1) Lucille Ball- The Long, Long Trailer

2) Bette Davis- All About Eve

3) Rita Hayworth- Gilda

4) Judy Garland- Meet Me in St. Louis

5) Ingrid Bergman- Casablanca

6) Jean Arthur- The More the Merrier

7) Kim Novak- Picnic

8 ) Grace Kelly- Rear Window

9) Eleanor Parker- Caged

10)  Barbara Stanwyck- The Lady Eve


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Just going by your list, the changes I'd make would be...

TERESA WRIGHT--"The Best Years Of Our Lives".


MAUREEN O'HARA--"How Green Was My Valley"

DEBORAH KERR--"Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison"

SHELLY WINTERS--"Let No Man Write My Epithet"

NATALIE WOOD--"Inside Daisy Clover"

BETTE DAVIS--"Juarez"(and a toss-up with "The Petrified Forest")

DORIS DAY--"The Tunnel Of Love"

I'll be thinking of others.....



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My list of 10 Classic Actresses in my favorite (Noir) films:


Gloria Grahame in The Naked Alibi

Marie Windsor in The Narrow Margin

Ann Sheridan in Nora Prentiss

Yvonne De Carlo in Criss Cross

Rita Hayworth in Gilda

Susan Hayward in Deadline At Dawn

Lizbeth Scott in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers 

Evelyn Keyes in Hell's Half Acre

Audrey Totter in The Sellout

Marilyn Monroe in Niagara


Eleven post 1960s actresses in my (some) favorite (Neo Noir) films:


Rita Moreno in Marlowe

Britt Ekland in Get Carter

Isela Vega in Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia

Kathleen Turner in Body Heat

Isabella Rossellini in Blue Velvet

Lena Olin in Romeo Is Bleeding

Rosanna Arquette in The Wrong Man

Patricia Arquette in Lost Highway

Linda Fiorentino in The Last Seduction

Gina Gershon in This World Then The Fireworks

Marisa Tomei in Before The Devil Knows You're Dead  


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Another 10 of mine(and in no particular order of appreciation...)

LEE REMICK--("Days Of Wine And Roses")

KATY JURADO (yum!* "Man From Del Rio")

LUCILLE BALL("The Dark Corner")

SUSAN KOHNER ("The Gene Krupa Story")


JOANNE WOODWARD( "The Long, Hot Summer")

JANET LEIGH( "Holiday Affair")

MYRNA LOY("The Best Years Of Our Lives")

CATHY O'DONNELL("Side Street")





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