The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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List Criteria: Living actresses born in or before 1933

The best living actresses over 80 (or close to it) include the classic beauties who headlined films and television shows of yesterday and those older female actresses we love today. These women might not all be the fresh faces in Hollywood they once were but their legacy and contributions to the entertainment world are timeless.

For classic movie fans, these actresses born before 1935 include many familiar names from some of the best movies of all time. Who can forget Lauren Bacall starring alongside Humphrey Bogart in several movies in the 1940s or Maureen O'Hara appearing in westerns with the great John Wayne? What about the long and successful careers of Sophia Loren, Shirley MacLaine and Zsa Zsa Gabor? They might not be the leading ladies of today but in their time, they were among the best in the business.

Despite their age, which all deal with gracefully, many of these best living actresses 80 or older are still active today. Betty White might be the best example of that as the Golden Girl continues to entertain audiences with her television shows and books.

Which actress over 80 is the absolute best when comparing them at the peak of their careers? That's your vote and you can exercise it below by voting, adding to or re-ranking this list of the best living actresses over 80! Want to rank the top older male actors next? Head over to add your selections to the best living actors in their 80s too!
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    Died at 95 (1920-2015)

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    Angela Lansbury is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

    Angela Lansbury age 90

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    Carol Burnett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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    Betty White is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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    Sophia Loren is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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    Shirley MacLaine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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    Olivia de Havilland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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    Ellen Burstyn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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    Joanne Woodward is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

    Joanne Woodward age 85

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    Rita Moreno is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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    Rita Moreno 84 1931

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    Ann B. Davis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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    Ann B. Davis Died at 88 (1926-2014)

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    Gena Rowlands is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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    Maggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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    Eva Marie Saint is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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    Doris Roberts is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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    Doris Roberts age 90

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    Julie Andrews is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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    Julie Andrews age 80

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    Carol Channing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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    Gina Lollobrigida is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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    Gina Lollobrigida age 88 1927

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    Judi Dench is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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    Judi Dench age 81

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    Barbara Hale is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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    Barbara Hale age 93 1922

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    Julie Adams is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

    Julie Adams age 89

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    Gloria DeHaven is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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    Gloria DeHaven age 90 Died at 91 (1925-2016)

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    Janis Paige is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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    Janis Paige age 93 1922

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    Joan Leslie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

    Joan Leslie age 90

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