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The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked 

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Updated November 5, 2019 7.4k votes 933 voters 11.9k views 36 items

List Rules Vote up the actresses based only on their 2018 film performances.

Every year, we all wish to have our "best year ever", and while it doesn't always work out that way, some actresses have truly been doing so in 2018. From leading reboots to stealing the show in the year's biggest blockbusters, some actresses completely stepped their game up and made 2018 a year for the books. Regardless of their stature in years past, these ladies rose to the top and became some of the top actresses of 2018. How do these actresses compare to the 2018's biggest actors

What's so great about these actresses is it's really a diverse group of women—in multiple aspects. From those who typically star in dramas to the more funny females, the most popular actresses in 2018 feature quite the array of women. Some of the most popular actresses right now in 2018 include Zazie Beetz, Tessa Thompson, Cate Blanchett, Letitia Wright, Anne Hathaway, and Dakota Johnson.

In short, there were quite a few actresses to watch in 2018, but it's up to you as fans to decide just who had the best year. Check out the list below and vote up the actresses you were most impressed with. 

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Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Age: 36

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Hot Blonde, Meghan Green

Ocean's 8

Serenity

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2
Emily Blunt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Age: 35

Birthplace: Roehampton, London, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

Characters: Lucy Markham

A Quiet Place

Sherlock Gnomes

Mary Poppins Returns

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3
Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Age: 49

Birthplace: Ivanhoe, Australia

Nationality: Australia

Characters: Elizabeth Ashton, Bianca, Vivian, Janie Morris

Ocean's 8

The House with a Clock in Its Walls

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4
Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Age: 37

Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

Nationality: United States of America, Israel

Characters: Alicia, Emilia Greenleaf, Anne Boleyn, Nina Sayers, Nina, + more

Annihilation

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

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5
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Age: 32

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Girl at Swimming Pool #2

A Star Is Born

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6
Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Age: 54

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Amy, Stacy, Tess McGill, Maria Santangelo

Ocean's 8

Bird Box

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7
Rachel McAdams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Age: 40

Birthplace: London, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Characters: Mary, Patsy, Allie Hamilton, Becky Fuller, Sally Garfield, + more

Disobedience

Game Night

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8
Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
RPDouglass added Age: 34

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Amy, Dolores, Lisa, Tooth fairy, Veronica Lodge

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9
Karen Gillan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
GekYen Lim added Age: 31

Birthplace: Inverness, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Characters: Amy Pond

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Avengers: Infinity War

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10
Amanda Seyfried is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Age: 33

Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Pam, Lilly Kane

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Anon

Gringo

First Reformed

The Clapper

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11
Letitia Wright is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Age: 25

Birthplace: Georgetown, Guyana

Nationality: Guyana

Characters: Girl 3, Aisha, Nyla

Black Panther

Avengers: Infinity War

The Commuter

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12
Saoirse Ronan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Age: 24

Birthplace: Woodlawn, New York City, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America, Republic of Ireland

Characters: Rhiannon Geraghty, Presenter, Orla Boland

Mary Queen of Scots

The Seagull

On Chesil Beach

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13
Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Lucy Lewin added Age: 28

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Abby Bradford, Claire Chase, Mascot, Allison Dubois

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14
Evangeline Lilly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Age: 39

Birthplace: Fort Saskatchewan, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Characters: Kate Austen

Ant-Man and the Wasp

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15
Melissa McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Michelle Souleyret Perkins added Age: 48

Birthplace: Plainfield, Illinois, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Molly Flynn, Dena, Rose Benson, Sookie St. James

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16
Tessa Thompson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Age: 35

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Nikki Barnes, Camille, Nikki Barnes, Billie Ducette, Liza, + more

Westworld

Sorry to Bother You

Annihilation

Creed II

Furlough

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17
Hailee Steinfeld is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Age: 22

Birthplace: Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Juliet, Mattie Ross, Shayna Matson, Petra Arkanian

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Bumblebee

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18
Julianne Moore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
marajanerogers added Age: 55

Birthplace: Fort Bragg, North Carolina, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America, United Kingdom

Characters: Frannie Hughes, Nancy Donovan, Frannie Hughes Crawford

Bel Canto

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19
Toni Collette is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Age: 46

Birthplace: Blacktown, Australia

Nationality: Australia

Characters: Buck, Tara Gregson

Please Stand By

Hereditary

Hearts Beat Loud

Velvet Buzzsaw

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20
Taraji P. Henson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Age: 48

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Leslie, Kim, Briana, Moira, Monique, + more

Proud Mary

Acrimony

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It-Ralph 2

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21
Claire Foy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Age: 34

Birthplace: Stockport, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Characters: Chloe Webster, Julia

Unsane

First Man

The Girl in the Spider's Web

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22
Zoë Kravitz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Age: 30

Birthplace: Venice, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Pearl

Kin

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23
Melissa Fumero is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
tristiannnn added Age: 36

Birthplace: Lyndhurst, USA, New Jersey

Nationality: United States of America

24
Millie Bobby Brown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
25
Lily Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
marajanerogers added Age: 79

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Characters: Lydia, Marilyn Tobin

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