Ranking in a top-ten list turned out to be not only impossible, but also impractical, since there are just too many actresses I love. Therefore, I have decided to simply list and categorize into three different levels:
[all-time favorites; the actresses I never tire of]
Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, Kate Winslet, Judy Garland, Jean Arthur, Natalie Wood, Ginger Rogers, Ingrid Bergman, Laura Linney, Barbara Stanwyck.
[I love ’em, but I don’t bend my back to see every film they’ve ever starred in]
Bette Davis, Myrna Loy, Jean Harlow, Greta Garbo, Claudette Colbert, Lauren Bacall, Debbie Reynolds, Julie Andrews, Olivia Hussey, Barbra Streisand, Joan Allen, Emma Thompson, Winona Ryder, Michelle Yeoh.
[those that I’ve fallen in love with recently, but still aren’t worthy of levels 1 or 2]
Eve Arden, Carole Lombard, Joan Crawford, June Allyson, Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, Helena Bonham-Carter, Amy Adams, Grace Kelly.