actresses The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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List Rules 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 Brigitte Bardot? 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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Brigitte Bardot is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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Betty White is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Betty White age 93

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

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Ellen Burstyn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Ellen Burstyn age 83

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Carol Burnett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Carol Burnett age 82 - 1933

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

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Joanne Woodward is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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Cloris Leachman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Cloris Leachman age 89 - 1926

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Gena Rowlands is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Gena Rowlands age 85

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Sophia Loren is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Sophia Loren age 81

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Doris Day is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Doris Day age 91

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Rita Moreno is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Rita Moreno age 84 - 1931

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Olivia de Havilland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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Julie Andrews is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Julie Andrews age 80

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Judi Dench is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Judi Dench age 81

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Eva Marie Saint is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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June Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
June Lockhart age 90 - 1925

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Gina Lollobrigida is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Gina Lollobrigida age 88 - 1927

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Maggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Maggie Smith age 82

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

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Jane Powell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Jane Powell age 86 - 1929

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Petula Clark is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Petula Clark age 83 - 1932

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Rose Marie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Rose Marie age 92 - 1923

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Nanette Fabray is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Nanette Fabray age 95 - 1920

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Leslie Caron is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Leslie Caron age 84 - 1931

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Louise Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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Mitzi Gaynor is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Mitzi Gaynor age 84 - 1931

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Dorothy Malone is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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Barbara Hale is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Barbara Hale age 93 - 1922

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Lee Grant is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Lee Grant age 89 - 1925

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Julie Adams is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Julie Adams age 89

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Angie Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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Joan Collins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Joan Collins age 82

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Shirley Jones is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Shirley Jones age 81

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Anne Jeffreys is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Anne Jeffreys age 92 - 1923

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Charlotte Rae is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Charlotte Rae age 89

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Marion Ross is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Marion Ross age 87

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Arlene Dahl is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Arlene Dahl age 90 - 1925

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Kaye Ballard is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Kaye Ballard age 90 - 1925

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Pat Carroll is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Pat Carroll age 88 - 1927

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Kim Novak is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Kim Novak age 82

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Constance Towers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Constance Towers age 82 - 1933

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Barbara Eden is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Barbara Eden age 84

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Janis Paige is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Janis Paige age 93 - 1922

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Elaine May is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Elaine May age 83 - 1932

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Katherine Helmond is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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Diahann Carroll is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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Cicely Tyson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Cicely Tyson age 91

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Honor Blackman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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Renée Taylor is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Living Actresses Over 80
Renée Taylor age 82 - 1933