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Expert AFI's Top 25 Hollywood Actresses Ever  

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This is a list of the Top 25 Greatest Hollywood actresses ever. Only some Hollywood actress with superb acting skills have made it to this list. These female artists are considered as the most talented actresses and wonderful Hollywood heroines. You can copy this Hollywood actress list to make a list of your favorite movie stars. They may also the be richest actresses in Hollywood. Source: AFI
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Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list AFI's Top 25 Hollywood Actresses Ever
Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, The African Queen

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Bette Davis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list AFI's Top 25 Hollywood Actresses Ever
All About Eve, P.S. I Love You, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

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Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list AFI's Top 25 Hollywood Actresses Ever
Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady, Roman Holiday

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Ingrid Bergman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list AFI's Top 25 Hollywood Actresses Ever
Casablanca, Notorious, Cinema Paradiso

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Greta Garbo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list AFI's Top 25 Hollywood Actresses Ever
Annie, Cinema Paradiso, Grand Hotel

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Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list AFI's Top 25 Hollywood Actresses Ever
Some Like It Hot, All About Eve, The Misfits

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Elizabeth Taylor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list AFI's Top 25 Hollywood Actresses Ever
Cleopatra, National Velvet, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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Judy Garland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list AFI's Top 25 Hollywood Actresses Ever
The Wizard of Oz, P.S. I Love You, Judgment at Nuremberg

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Marlene Dietrich is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list AFI's Top 25 Hollywood Actresses Ever
Touch of Evil, Get Shorty, Judgment at Nuremberg

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Joan Crawford is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list AFI's Top 25 Hollywood Actresses Ever
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Grand Hotel, Mildred Pierce

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Barbara Stanwyck is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list AFI's Top 25 Hollywood Actresses Ever
Double Indemnity, The Lady Eve, Forty Guns

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Claudette Colbert is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list AFI's Top 25 Hollywood Actresses Ever
It Happened One Night, The Palm Beach Story, It's a Wonderful World

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Grace Kelly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list AFI's Top 25 Hollywood Actresses Ever
Rear Window, High Noon, Dial M for Murder

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Ginger Rogers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list AFI's Top 25 Hollywood Actresses Ever
Top Hat, Swing Time, The Gay Divorcee

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Mae West is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list AFI's Top 25 Hollywood Actresses Ever
She Done Him Wrong, Myra Breckinridge, Sextette

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Vivien Leigh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list AFI's Top 25 Hollywood Actresses Ever
Gone with the Wind, A Streetcar Named Desire, Ship of Fools

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Lillian Gish is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list AFI's Top 25 Hollywood Actresses Ever
The Night of the Hunter, The Birth of a Nation, Intolerance

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Shirley Temple is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list AFI's Top 25 Hollywood Actresses Ever
Fort Apache, Heidi, The Little Colonel

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Rita Hayworth is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list AFI's Top 25 Hollywood Actresses Ever
The Shawshank Redemption, Gilda, The Lady from Shanghai

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Lauren Bacall is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list AFI's Top 25 Hollywood Actresses Ever
Misery, The Big Sleep, Murder on the Orient Express

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Sophia Loren is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list AFI's Top 25 Hollywood Actresses Ever
El Cid, The Fall of the Roman Empire, The Cassandra Crossing

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Jean Harlow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list AFI's Top 25 Hollywood Actresses Ever
City Lights, Scarface, The Public Enemy

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Carole Lombard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list AFI's Top 25 Hollywood Actresses Ever
My Man Godfrey, To Be or Not to Be, Ben-Hur

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Mary Pickford is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list AFI's Top 25 Hollywood Actresses Ever
Little Lord Fauntleroy, Ben-Hur, The Little Princess

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Ava Gardner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list AFI's Top 25 Hollywood Actresses Ever
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, The Sentinel, The Killers