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The 100+ Greatest Film Actresses Of The 2010s

Updated January 2, 2020 15.0k votes 865 voters 12.6k views100 items

List RulesVote up the actresses whose 2010s film performances deserve to be celebrated.

The 2010s provided some of the best films of all time. That wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn't for the amazing work of incredibly talented 2010s actresses. From names who have been around forever to fresh faces, the best 2010s actresses run the gambit. 

Who have you enjoyed seeing the most at the theater recently? Now is your chance to vote for the greatest actresses of the 2010s, and you have quite a selection to choose from. Brie Larson and Amy Adams are some of the top actresses of 2010s.

Meryl Streep is, of course, one of the best actresses of the decade. She has been an acting force to be reckoned with for years now. But, plenty of newcomers have entered the fray and can now be considered some of the 2010s best actresses. Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, and Emma Stone are just a few of the most famous actresses of 2010s.  

The best actresses of the 2010s are right here. Who do you think are the top 10 actresses of 2010s? Make your voice heard, and vote up your favorites now. 

To make things easier, we'll include when someone was nominated for a Best Actress or Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards. 

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    Saoirse Ronan

    2019: Jo March in Little Women

    2018: Mary Stuart in Mary Queen of Scots

    2017: Lady Bird McPherson in Lady Bird (Nominated for Best Actress)

    2015: Eilis Lacey in Brooklyn (Nominated for Best Actress)

    2011: Hanna in Hanna

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    Anne Hathaway

    2019: Josephine Chesterfield in The Hustle

    2018: Daphne Kluger in Ocean's 8

    2016: Gloria in Colossal

    2014: Brand in Interstellar

    2012: Fantine in Les Misérables (WON for Best Supporting Actress)

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    Charlize Theron

    2019: Megyn Kelly in Bombshell

    2018: Marlo in Tully

    2017: Lorraine Broughton in Atomic Blonde

    2015: Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road

    2011: Mavis Gary in Young Adult

  • 4
    Scarlett Johansson

    2019 - 2010: Natasha Romanoff in Marvel Cinematic Universe

    2019: Rosie in Jojo Rabbit

    2019: Nicole in Marriage Story

    2014: Lucy in Lucy

    2013: The Female in Under the Skin

  • 5
    Rachel McAdams

    2018: Annie in Game Night

    2016: Dr. Christine Palmer in Doctor Strange

    2015: Sacha Pfeiffer in Spotlight (Nominated for Best Supporting Actress)

    2015: Maureen Hope in Southpaw

    2013: Mary in About Time

  • 6
    Reese Witherspoon

    2018: Mrs. Whatsit in A Wrinkle in Time

    2017: Alice in Home Again

    2015: Cooper in Hot Pursuit

    2014: Cheryl Strayed in Wild (Nominated for Best Actress)

    2012: Juniper in Mud

  • 7
    Emily Blunt

    2018: Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins Returns

    2018: Evelyn Abbott in A Quiet Place

    2016: Rachel in The Girl on the Train

    2015: Kate Macer in Sicario

    2014: Rita in Edge of Tomorrow

  • 8
    Margot Robbie

    2019: Sharon Tate in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    2018: Queen Elizabeth I in Mary Queen of Scots

    2017: Tonya Harding in I, Tonya (Nominated for Best Actress)

    2016: Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad

    2013: Naomi Lapaglia in The Wolf of Wall Street

  • 9
    Kate Winslet

    2019: Jennifer in Blackbird

    2016: Claire in Collateral Beauty

    2016: Irina Vlaslov in Triple 9

    2015: Joanna Hoffman in Steve Jobs (Nominated for Best Supporting Actress)

    2011: Dr. Erin Mears in Contagion

  • 10
    Cate Blanchett

    2019: Bernadette Fox in Where'd You Go, Bernadette

    2018: Lou in Ocean's 8

    2017: Hela in Thor: Ragnarok

    2015: Carol Aird in Carol (Nominated for Best Actress)

    2013: Jasmine in Blue Jasmine (WON for Best Actress)

  • 11
    Natalie Portman

    2019 - 2011: Jane Foster in Marvel Cinematic Universe

    2018: Lena in Annihilation

    2016: Jackie Kennedy in Jackie (Nominated for Best Actress)

    2011: Emma in No Strings Attached

    2010: Nina Sayers in Black Swan (WON for Best Actress)

  • 12
    Emma Stone

    2018: Abigail in The Favourite (Nominated for Best Supporting Actress)

    2017: Billie Jean King in Battle of the Sexes

    2016: Mia in La La Land (WON for Best Actress)

    2014: Sam in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (Nominated for Best Supporting Actress)

    2014-2012: Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man series

  • 13
    Amy Adams
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    2018: Lynne Cheney in Vice (Nominated for Best Supporting Actress)

    2016: Louise Banks in Arrival 

    2013: Sydney Prosser in American Hustle (Nomainted for Best Actress)

    2012: Peggy Dodd in The Master (Nomainted for Best Supporting Actress)

    2010: Charlene Fleming in The Fighter (Nomainted for Best Supporting Actress)

  • 14
    Helena Bonham Carter

    2018: Rose Weil in Ocean's 8

    2015: Fairy Godmother in Cinderella

    2012: Madame Thénardier in Les Misérables

    2011 - 2010: Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter series

    2010: Queen Elizabeth in The King's Speech (Nominated for Best Supporting Actress)

  • 15
    Jennifer Lawrence

    2019 - 2011: Raven/Mystique in the X-Men series

    2017: Mother in Mother!

    2015: Joy in Joy (Nominated for Best Actress)

    2012: Tiffany in Silver Linings Playbook (WON for Best Actress)

    2010: Ree Dolly in Winter's Bone (Nominated for Best Actress)

  • 16
    Helen Mirren

    2019: Queenie in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

    2019: Betty McLeish in The Good Liar

    2018: Mother Ginger in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

    2015: Hedda Hopper in Trumbo

    2014: Madame Mallory in The Hundred-Foot Journey

  • 17
    Zoe Saldana

    2019-2014: Gamora in Marvel Cinematic Universe

    2017: Mrs. Mollé in I Kill Giants

    2016: Graciela in Live By Night

    2016-2013: Lieutenant Uhura in the Star Trek series

    2013: Lena Taylor in Out of the Furnace

  • 18
    Meryl Streep

    2017: Katharine Graham in The Post (Nominated for Best Actress)

    2016: Florence Foster Jenkins in Florence Foster Jenkins (Nominated for Best Actress)

    2014: The Witch in Into the Woods (Nominated for Best Supporting Actress)

    2013: Violet Weston in August: Osage County (Nominated for Best Actress)

    2011: Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady (WON for Best Actress)

  • 19
    Emma Watson

    2019: Meg March in Little Women

    2014: Ila in Noah

    2013: Emma Watson in This is the End

    2013: Nicki in The Bling Ring

    2011-2010: Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series

  • 20
    Sandra Bullock

    2018: Malorie in Bird Box

    2018: Debbie Ocean in Ocean's 8

    2013: Ryan Stone in Gravity (Nominated for Best Actress)

    2013: Ashburn in The Heat

    2011: Linda Schell in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

  • 21
    Rosamund Pike

    2019: Marie Curie in Radioactive

    2019: Wilcox in The Informer

    2018: Marie Colvin in A Private War

    2017: Rosalee Quaid in Hostiles

    2014: Amy Dunne in Gone Girl (Nominated for Best Actress)

  • 22
    Julia Roberts

    2018: Holly Burns in Ben Is Back

    2017: Isabel in Wonder

    2016: Patty Fenn in Money Monster

    2016: Miranda Collins in Mother's Day

    2013: Barbara Weston in August: Osage County (Nominated for Best Supporting Actress)

  • 23
    Rachel Weisz

    2018: Lady Sarah in The Favourite (Nominated for Best Supporting Actress)

    2017: Ronit Krushka in Disobedience

    2017: Rachel Ashley in My Cousin Rachel

    2015: Short Sighted Woman in The Lobster

    2013: Evanora in Oz the Great and Powerful

  • 24
    Emma Thompson

    2019: Petra in Last Christmas

    2019: Katherine Newbury in Late Night

    2017: Maureen in The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    2013: P.L. Travers in Saving Mr. Banks

    2010: Nanny McPhee in Nanny McPhee Returns

  • 25
    Nicole Kidman

    2019: Gretchen Carlson in Bombshell

    2019: Mrs. Barbour in The Goldfinch

    2018: Erin Bell in Destroyer

    2016: Sue Brierley in Lion (Nominated for Best Supporting Actress)

    2010: Becca Corbett in Rabbit Hole (Nominated for Best Actress)