TEN GREATEST LIVING ACTRESSES

Last week, I posted my top ten greatest movie actors of today, and it generated forty responses many of whom presented their own suggestions. Now it’s time for the female side.

 

Coming up with the greatest living actresses was a tough one, because I tried to focus mainly on pure acting skills, body of work, power in performance and versatility, though I’ll be the first to admit…as a red-blooded male animal…the influence of beauty was hard to overlook.

In the case of Halle Berry, who I consider among the most gorgeous creatures in the film business, one only has to look at her numerous and varied roles in which her dedication and skills shine through, far and above many in the field today. And, just like Charlize Theron, Berry has plunged herself into several roles where her character was far less than beautiful.

Here’s my list. Remember, these actresses are still living, and active in the world of movies. There are many more…it was tough to confine to ten names only:

 

Meryl Streep

 

Jody Foster

 

Glenn Close

 

Renee Zellweger

 

Hillary Swank

 

Halle Berry

 

Shirley McClain

 

Sigourney Weaver

 

Mary McDonnell

 

Judi Dench

 

 

Your vote?Next week, the ten greatest movies.