Top 25

Top 25 Actresses

There has been many actresses to grace the screen from the silent films to today’s million-dollar CGI blockbusters.

Given that timeframe to draw from here are my 25 favourite actresses.

25. Who: Diane Kruger
Born: July 15, 1976, Algermissen, Lower Saxony, Germany
Favourite movies: National Treasure, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Inglourious Basterds
Favourite quote:

“I know this is a silly question before I ask it, but can you Americans speak any other language besides English?” – Inglorious Basterds

24. Who: Gabrielle Union
Born: October 29, 1972, Omaha, Nebraska
Favourite movies: Breakin’ All The Rules, Cadillac Records, Running With Scissors
Favourite quote:

“Women who aspire to culture and men who aspire to scratch themselves. Women who bear the burdens in life and men who create those burdens. Women who uplift humanity and men who uplift lap dances. If society was left to the whims of men we’d still be in caves carving pictures with our non-opposable thumbs.” – Deliver Us From Eva

23. BB-T25-Actress-23 Who: Diane Lane
Born: January 22, 1965, New York City, New York
Favourite movies: The Glass House, Unfaithful, Killshot
Favourite quote:

“Well, there’s a little saying that we teach the patients in the pain ward: ‘This too shall pass’.” – The Glass House

22. Who: Karen Allen
Born: October 5, 1951, Carrollton, Illinois
Favourite movies: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Scrooged, The Sandlot
Favourite quote:

“Listen, Herr Mac, I don’t know what kind of people you’re used to dealing with, but nobody tells me what to do in my place.” – Raiders of the Lost Ark

21. Who: Natasha Henstridge
Born: August 15, 1974, Springdale, Newfoundland, Canada
Favourite movies: Species, The Whole Nine Yards, Species II
Favourite quote:

“Jesus, Oz! What the hell are you doing? She’s a Buttercup Scout.” – The Whole Ten Yards

20. Who: Angelina Jolie
Born: June , 1975, Los Angeles, California
Favourite movies: Pushing Tin, The Bone Collector, Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Favourite quote:

“Happy endings are just stories that haven’t finished yet.” – Mr. & Mrs. Smith

19. Who: Halle Berry
Born: August 14, 1966, Cleveland, Ohio
Favourite movies: X-Men, X-Men 2, Gothika
Favourite quote:

“Logic is overrated.” – Gothika

18. Who: Gene Tierney
Born: November 19, 1920, Brooklyn, New York
Favourite movies: Laura, Leave Her To Heaven, Where The Sidewalk Ends
Favourite quote:

“You forced me to give you my word. I never have been and I never will be bound by anything I don’t do of my own free will.” – Laura

17. Who: Eva Mendes
Born: March 5, 1974, Houston, Texas
Favourite movies: Ghost Rider, Hitch, Out of Time
Favourite quote:

“The way I see it is I’ve got a couple of choices: I could either accept that you really believe what you’re telling me is true and take you to the nearest psychiatric hospital … Or, I realize that you’d rather make up ridiculous stories than be honest with me and I walk out of that door.” – Ghost Rider

16. Who: Anne Hathaway
Born: November 12, 1982, Brooklyn, New York
Favourite movies: Love and Other Drugs, Passengers, The Devil Wears Prada
Favourite quote:

“I am Shiva the destroyer, your harbinger of doom this evening.” – Rachel Getting Married

15. Who: Sandra Bullock
Born: July 26, 1964, Arlington, Virginia
Favourite movies: Speed, A Time To Kill, The Blind Side
Favourite quote:

“If you so much as set foot downtown, you will be sorry. I’m in a prayer group with the D.A., I’m a member of the NRA and I’m always packing.” – The Blind Side

14. Who: Amanda Peet
Born: January 11, 1962, New York City, New York
Favourite movies: Saving Silverman, Identity, 2012
Favourite quote:

“There is no right girl for you! And if you’ve already met her she’s probably either killed herself or become a lesbian.” – Saving Silverman

13. Who: Naomi Watts
Born: September 28, 1968, Shoreham, Kent, England
Favourite movies: 21 Grams, King Kong, The International
Favourite quote:

“Hey Noah, can you pretend for a second that I don’t read Video Geek Magazine?” – The Ring

12. Who: Julia Roberts
Born: March 17, 1951, Springfield, Massachusetts
Favourite movies: Ocean’s Eleven, Flatliners, Larry Crowne
Favourite quote:

“That’s all you got, lady. Two wrong feet in fucking ugly shoes.” – Erin Brockovich

11. Who: Julianne Moore
Born: December 3, 1960, Fayetteville, North Carolina
Favourite movies: The Big Lebowski, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Evolution
Favourite quote:

“In a sense, yes. My art has been commended as being strongly vaginal which bothers some men. The word itself makes some men uncomfortable. Vagina … Yes, they don’t like hearing it and find it difficult to say whereas without batting an eye a man will refer to his dick or his rod or his Johnson.” – The Big Lebowski

10. Who: Scarlett Johansson
Born: November 22, 1984, New York City, New York
Favourite movies: Iron Man 2, The Island, The Nanny Diaries
Favourite quote:

“My desire to be an observer of life was actually keeping me from having one.” – The Nanny Diaries

9. Who: Katharine Hepburn
Born: May 12, 1907, Hartford, Connecticut
Favourite movies: Bringing Up Baby, The African Queen, Adam’s Rib
Favourite quote:

“Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above.” – The African Queen

8. Who: Charlize Theron
Born: August 7, 1975, Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
Favourite movies: 15 Minutes, The Cider House Rules, The Italian Job
Favourite quote:

“I trust everyone. It’s the devil inside them I don’t trust.” – The Italian Job

7. Who: Nicole Kidman
Born: June 20, 1967, Honolulu, Hawaii
Favourite movies: The Others, The Interpreter, Dead Calm
Favourite quote:

“This house is ours. This house is ours.” – The Others

6. Who: Famke Janssen
Born: November 5, 1964, Amstelveen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Favourite movies: Golden Eye, X-Men, House on Haunted Hill
Favourite quote:

“It’s clean. I had to ventilate someone.” – Golden Eye

5. Who: Kate Beckinsale
Born: July 26, 1973, Finnsbury Park, London, England
Favourite movies: Vacancy, Underworld, Whiteout
Favourite quote:

“A most successful campaign. Perhaps too successful. For those like me, a Death Dealer, this signaled the end of an era. Like the weapons of the previous century, we, too, would become obsolete. Pity, because I lived for it.” – Underworld

4. Who: Rita Hayworth
Born: October 17, 1918, Brooklyn, New York
Favourite movies: Gilda, The Lady from Shanghai, Salome
Favourite quote:

“Sure, I’m decent.” – Gilda

3. Who: Lauren Bacall
Born: September 16, 1924, New York City, New York
Favourite movies: Key Largo, The Big Sleep, To Have and Have Not
Favourite quote:

“You know you don’t have to act with me, Steve. You don’t have to say anything, and you don’t have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.” – To Have and Have Not

2. Who: Penélope Cruz
Born: Dec. 28, 1954, Mount Vernon, New York
Favourite movies: Bandidas, Blow, Sahara
Favourite quote:

“How is it we can never meet without you pointing something at me?” – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

1. Who: Ashley Judd
Born: April 19, 1968, Granada Hills, California
Favourite movies: Kiss The Girls, Double Jeopardy, A Time To Kill
Favourite quote:

“I could shoot you in the middle of Mardi Gras, and they can’t touch me.” – Double Jeopardy

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