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Actresses The Best European Actresses Of All Time  

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List Rules Female film actresses only.

The best european actresses ever are ranked here in this list of the best european actresses in film history. These are the greatest actresses ever from the "Old Continent" to appear on the silver screen - female only (to vote on both genders, check out this list of the greatest film actors and actresses). These women were part of some of the greatest movies of all time (or were perhaps the reason they were the best movies ever), with countless Academy Awards between them.What are the qualities of the best actresses of all time? Is it the raw emotion they show, the parts they choose, their acting methods, or simply their effortless charm and charisma? There's no denying some of these amazing actresses belong on the list of the hottest celebrities of all time, but behind the 1000 watt smiles lies the talent that defines generations of actresses.
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Brigitte Bardot is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best European Actresses Of All Time
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Credits (Film): Cinema Paradiso, Contempt, Shalako, Spirits of the Dead, Doctor at Sea, + more

Birthplace: Paris, France

Nationality: France

Age: 84

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Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best European Actresses Of All Time
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Credits (Film): Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady, Roman Holiday, Charade, Wait Until Dark, + more

Birthplace: Brussels, Ixelles, Belgium

Nationality: United Kingdom

Age: Dec. at 64 (1929-1993)

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#12 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

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Ingrid Bergman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best European Actresses Of All Time
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Credits (Film): Casablanca, Notorious, Cinema Paradiso, Murder on the Orient Express, Spellbound, + more

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Nationality: United States of America, Sweden

Age: Dec. at 67 (1915-1982)

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#37 on The Most Beautiful Women of All Time

#11 on The Best Actresses in Film History

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#7 on The Best Actresses to Ever Win Oscars for Best Actress

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Romy Schneider is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best European Actresses Of All Time
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Credits (Film): The Trial, What's New Pussycat?, Bloodline, Boccaccio '70, Purple Noon, + more

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Nationality: France, Germany, Austria

Age: Dec. at 44 (1938-1982)

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