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My favorite actress. I think it’s her talent, her underrated beauty, her vicious vitality. No one came close to her accomplishments when it came to actors’ rights. To me, she is the best, hands down. I have scoured the library, eBay, cable/TCM, etc. to find as many of her films as possible. See my ranked list below. For a complete list of my favorite actors, click here. 1. 10 for Dangerous!!!!! (1935) 2. 9.5 for All About Eve (1950) (a close second, because I love this one muchly too) 3. 9 for Now, Voyager (1942) 4. 8 for Star, The (1952) 5. 8 for Marked Woman (1937) 6. 8 for La Noia/Empty Canvas (1963) 7. 7.5 for… Read more

My favorite actress. I think it’s her talent, her underrated beauty, her vicious vitality. No one came close to her accomplishments when it came to actors’ rights. To me, she is the best, hands down. I have scoured the library, eBay, cable/TCM, etc. to find as many of her films as possible. See my ranked list below.

For a complete list of my favorite actors, click here.

1. 10 for Dangerous!!!!! (1935)

2. 9.5 for All About Eve (1950) (a close second, because I love this one muchly too)
3. 9 for Now, Voyager (1942)
4. 8 for Star, The (1952)
5. 8 for Marked Woman (1937)
6. 8 for La Noia/Empty Canvas (1963)
7. 7.5 for Letter, The (1940)
8. 7 for Bordertown (1935)
9. 7 for Little Foxes, The (1941)
10. 7 For The Nanny (1965)
11. 7 for Another Man’s Poison (1951)
12. 7 for Of Human Bondage (1934)
13. 7 for Three on a Match (1932)
14. 7 for Bride Came C.O.D., The (1941)
15. 7 for Corn Is Green, The (1945)
16. 7 for Dead Ringer (1964)
17. 7 for Bureau of Missing Persons (1933)
18. 7 for The Scapegoat (1959) (Bette’s role was small but the movie was good)
19. 7 for Payment on Demand (1951)
20. 7 for The Big Shakedown (1934)
21. 7 for As Summers Die (1986) (TV) not in the database
22. 7 for The Disappearance of Aimee (#26.1) (1976) Hallmark Hall of Fame (TV series 1951– )
23. 7 for “Wagon Train: The Elizabeth McQueeney Story (#3.5)” (1959) not in the database
24. 6.5 for Cabin in the Cotton, The (1932)
25. 6.5 for Jezebel (1938)
26. 6.5 for The Working Man (1933)
27. 6 for Man Who Came to Dinner, The (1942)
28. 6 for Sisters, The (1938)
29. 6 for Housewife (1934)
30. 6 for Little Gloria…Happy at Last (1982) (TV) (she was hardly in it, but her performance was like an 8!) not in the database
31. 6 for A Piano for Mrs. Cimino (1982)
32. 6 for Deception (1946)
33. 6 for Petrified Forest, The (1936)
34. 6 for June Bride (1948)
35. 6 for Golden Arrow, The (1936)
36. 6 for Beyond the Forest (1949)
37. 6 for Right of Way (1983) (TV)
38. 6 for Fog Over Frisco (1934)
39. 6 for That Certain Woman (1937)
40. 6 for In This Our Life (1942)
41. 6 for It’s Love I’m After (1937)
42. 6 for Jimmy the Gent (1934)
43. 6 for Girl from 10th Avenue, The (1935)
44. 6 for Great Lie, The (1941)
45. 6 for Virgin Queen, The (1955)
46. 6 for Way Back Home (1931)
47. 6 for Kid Galahad (1937)
48. 6 for So Big! (1932)
49. 6 for Murder with Mirrors (1985)
50. 6 for Hollywood Canteen (1944) (as herself)
51. The Present with a Future (1943)
52. 6 for Winter Meeting (1948)
53. 5.5 for All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
54. 5.5 for Hell’s House (1932) (she was hardly in it!)
55. 5 for Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, The (1939)
56. 5 for Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
57. 5 for Satan Met a Lady (1936)
58. 5 for The Watcher in the Woods (1980)
59. 5 for Death on the Nile (1978)
60. 5 for Anniversary, The (1968)
61. 5 for Return from Witch Mountain (1978)
62. 5 for Stolen Life, A (1946)
63. 5 for Ex-Lady (1933)
64. 5 for Man Who Played God, The (1932)
65. 5 for Phone Call from a Stranger (1952)
66. 5 for 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932)
67. 5 for Front Page Woman (1935)
68. 5 for Family Reunion (1981)
69. 5 for Parachute Jumper (1933)
70. 5 for What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
71. 5 for The Watcher in the Woods (1980)
72. 4 for Watch on the Rhine (1943)
73. 4 for Whales of August, The (1987)
74. 4 for Catered Affair, The (1956)
75. 4 for Dark Victory (1939) *NEEDS A REWATCH
76. 4 for Mr. Skeffington (1944)
77. 4 for Dark Horse, The (1932)
78. 4 for Fashions of 1934 (1934)
79. 4 for Madame Sin (1972)
80. 3 for Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
81. 3 for Where Love Has Gone (1964)
82. 3 for Rich Are Always with Us, The (1932)
83. 3 for Juarez (1939)

Special appearances:
8 for Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (1982)

“The greatest actress of all time.” -James Mason [on Bette Davis]

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