Top Twenty: Favourite Actresses

Here are a twenty actresses of whom I will watch practically anything they’re in. But once again, as I mentioned in my Favourite Actors list, this is highly subject to change the more films I see in my life.

Honourable Mentions include Octavia Spencer, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain. Without further ado, here is my list of favourite women in the movies…Enjoy!

20. Emma Stone – Favourite Performances: The Help, The Amazing Spider-Man 1&2, Easy A, Birdman, Crazy,Stupid Love, Superbad, House Bunny and The Croods.

19. Celia Imrie – Favourite Performances: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Second best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Imagine me and You, Calender Girls and Nanny Mcphee.

18. Leighton Meester – Favourite Performances: Gossip Girl, The Room-Mate, Monte Carlo, Like Sunday Like Rain, Meet the Oranges.

17. Frances De la Tour – Favourite Performances: The Lady in the Van, Harry Potter…everything, especially television!

16.  Felicity Jones – Favourite Performances: Chalet Girl, The Theory of Everything, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Breathe In.

15. Julianne Moore – Favourite Performances: Still Alice, Non-Stop,The Hours, A Single Man, Carrie and Crazy Stupid Love.

14. Carey Mulligan – Favourite Performances: The Great Gatsby, An Education, Never Let Me Go, Far From The Madding Crowd and Inside Llewyn Davis.


13. Cate Blanchett – Favourite Performances: Carol, Notes From a Scandal, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Blue Jasmine


12. Kate Winslet – Favourite Performances: Steve Jobs, Titanic, Finding Neverland, A Little Chaos, Sense and Sensibility and Hamlet.


11. Dame Judi Dench – Favourite Performances: Philomena, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.


10. Alicia Vikander  Favourite performances: Ex Machina, The Man From U.N.C.L.E, The Danish Girl.


9. Rosamund Pike – Favourite Performances: Gone Girl, An Education, Pride and Prejudice, What We Did On Our Holiday, Johnny English Reborn.

8. Maggie Smith – Favourite Performances: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Lady in the Van, Harry Potter franchise, The Secret Garden and Quartet.


7. Julie Andrews – Favourite Performances: Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, The Princess Diaries and Shrek.

6. Ruth Wilson – Favourite Performances: Jane Eyre, The Affair, Saving Mr Banks, The Lone Ranger, Suite Française and Capturing Mary.

5. Grace Kelly – Favourite Performances: Rear Window, Dial M for Murder!, To Catch a Thief, High Society, High Noon.


4. Scarlett Johansson – Favourite Performances: The PrestigeUnder the Skin, Lucy, Match Point, Chef, We Bought a Zoo.

3. Helena Bonham Carter – Favourite Performances: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter franchise, Wallace & Gromit, Corpse Bride, The King’s Speech and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

2. Audrey Hepburn – Favourite Performances: Breakfast at Tiffany’s, My Fair Lady, Roman Holiday and Monte Carlo Baby.

1. Emma Thompson – Favourite Performances: Saving Mr Banks, Nanny Mcphee, Much Ado About Nothing, Love Actually, Sense and Sensibility, Brave, Harry Potter franchise and An Education.

Who are your favourite actresses? Do you agree with my choices? Is anyone else a huge fan of any of the above?? Let me know in the comments section below!

14 thoughts on “Top Twenty: Favourite Actresses

  1. Awesome list! Emma Stone, Rosamund Pike, Scarlett Johansson, Carey Mulligan, and Felicity Jones are among my favorites as well! You should check out Felicity Jones in Like Crazy. She’s fantastic in it!

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  2. Of course a list of favourite actresses wouldn’t be complete without Meryl Streep making an appearance somewhere, and like you I’m also a huge fan of Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone.

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  3. Great list. Emma Thompson is such a wonderfully weird actress. I love seeing her interviews and her on the red carpet – she’s a real hoot. Was just watching The Prisoner of Azkaban and her little cameo is fantastic.

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