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The greatest female performances of the '40s

by jsaez
The greatest female performances of the '40s by jsaez
alphabetically and chronologically by actress: Judith Anderson (Rebecca) Jean Arthur (The More the Merrier) Mary Astor (The Palm Beach Story) Laureen Bacall (To Have and Have Not) Tallulah Bankhead (Lifeboat) Joan Bennett (Scarlet Street) Ingrid Bergman (Casablanca) Ingrid Bergman (Gaslight) Ingrid Bergman (Notorious) Joan Blondell (Nightmare Alley) Kathleen Byron (Black Narcissus) María Casares (Les dames du Bois de Boulogne) Valentina Cortese (Thieves’ Highway) Joan Crawford (Mildred Pierce) Peggy Cummins (Gun Crazy) Jane Darwell (The Grapes of Wrath) Bette Davis (The Letter) Bette Davis (The Little Foxes) Bette Davis (Now, Voyager) Yvonne… Read more

alphabetically and chronologically by actress:

Judith Anderson (Rebecca)
Jean Arthur (The More the Merrier)
Mary Astor (The Palm Beach Story)
Laureen Bacall (To Have and Have Not)
Tallulah Bankhead (Lifeboat)
Joan Bennett (Scarlet Street)
Ingrid Bergman (Casablanca)
Ingrid Bergman (Gaslight)
Ingrid Bergman (Notorious)
Joan Blondell (Nightmare Alley)
Kathleen Byron (Black Narcissus)
María Casares (Les dames du Bois de Boulogne)
Valentina Cortese (Thieves’ Highway)
Joan Crawford (Mildred Pierce)
Peggy Cummins (Gun Crazy)
Jane Darwell (The Grapes of Wrath)
Bette Davis (The Letter)
Bette Davis (The Little Foxes)
Bette Davis (Now, Voyager)
Yvonne de Bray (Les Parents Terribles)
Olivia de Havilland (The Snake Pit)
Olivia de Havilland (The Heiress)
Joan Fontaine (Rebecca)
Joan Fontaine (Letter from an Unknown Woman)
Judy Garland (Meet Me In St. Louis)
Peggy Ann Garner (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)
Jane Greer (Out of the Past)
Susan Hayward (Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman)
Katharine Hepburn (The Philadelphia Story)
Wendy Hiller (I Know Where I’m Going!)
Celia Johnson (This Happy Breed)
Celia Johnson (Brief Encounter)
Deborah Kerr (Black Narcissus)
Angela Lansbury (The Picture of Dorian Gray)
Vivien Leigh (That Hamilton Woman)
Carole Lombard (To Be or Not to Be)
Myrna Loy (The Best Years of Our Lives)
Ida Lupino (The Hard Way)
Anna Magnani (Rome, Open City)
Anna Magnani (L’amore)
Agnes Moorehead (The Magnificent Ambersons)
Agnes Moorehead (Dark Passage)
Martha Raye (Monsieur Verdoux)
Rosalind Russell (His Girl Friday)
Margaret Rutherford (Blithe Spirit)
Ann Savage (Detour)
Barbara Stanwyck (Ball of Fire)
Barbara Stanwyck (The Lady Eve)
Barbara Stanwyck (Double Indemnity)
Margaret Sullavan (The Shop Around the Corner)
Claire Trevor (Murder, My Sweet)
Claire Trevor (Key Largo)
Teresa Wright (Shadow of a Doubt)

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