Tastes differ, but one cannot ignore genuine talents and their hard work; that’s what ratings are for. The popular movie source IMDb offers a list of the greatest actresses whose contribution to cinematography is difficult to overestimate.
5. Olivia de Havilland
The 102-year-old actress is one of the few “Golden Age” of Classical Hollywood living actresses. Her incredible appearance in The Snake Pit (1948), The Heiress (1949), To Each His Own (1946), and other pictures brought two Oscars, two Golden Globes, NBR Award, and other honorary achievements. Olivia has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and international recognition from sophisticated movie experts and ordinary viewers.
4. Bette Davis
Throughout her 60-year career, Bette Davis earned her acknowledgment for movie, theater, and television projects. While her early roles were unnoticed and the legal suit against Warner Bros. brought a failure, the woman got recognition and turned into one of the most powerful figures in cinematography. She gained two Academy Awards for Dangerous (1935) and Jezebel (1938) as well as numerous nominations for Golden Globe and BAFTA.
3. Ingrid Bergman
The Swedish actress is one of the Oscar leaders who came up with three precious statuettes for Gaslight (1944), Anastasia (1956), and Murder on the Orient Express (1974); her other accomplishments included four Golden Globes, two Emmys, and BAFTA. As she made the American debut in Intermezzo (1939), the woman proved to be one of the most miscellaneous artists. Ingrid devoted half a century to movies and became one of the cultural symbols of the epoch.
2. Katharine Hepburn
The greatest AFI actress of Classic Hollywood Cinematography and the record-breaker with four Academy Awards, the artist was displaying her talent for more than 65 years. Katharine's most popular pictures are: Morning Glory (1933), The African Queen (1952), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968), On Golden Pond (1981).
1. Meryl Streep
Streep’s sparkling, multi-layered talent gives her the chance to participate in diverse movies, from dramas and biopics to romcoms and animated movies. Meryl has gained three Academy Awards for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Sophie's Choice (1982), and The Iron Lady (2011); her achievements include eight Golden Globes, two BAFTAs, and other prizes.