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UNE FEMME EST UNE FEMME: Lead Actress, 1940's

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UNE FEMME EST UNE FEMME: Lead Actress, 1940's by Owen Sound
UNE FEMME EST UNE FEMME a continuing series charting my favourite female performances. 1940 His Girl Friday Rosalind Russell The Letter Bette Davis Rebecca Joan Fontaine Remember The Night Barbara Stanwyck The Shop Around the Corner Margaret Sullavan 1941 Back Street Margaret Sullavan Ladies in Retirement Ida Lupino The Lady Eve Barbara Stanwyck The Little Foxes Bette Davis That Hamilton Woman Vivien Leigh 1942 Casablanca Ingrid Bergman Cat People Simone Simon My Sister Eileen Rosalind Russell Now, Voyager Bette Davis To Be or Not To Be Carole Lombard 1943 The Constant Nymph Joan Fontaine The Hard Way Ida Lupino The More the Merrier Jean… Read more

UNE FEMME EST UNE FEMME a continuing series charting my favourite female performances.

1940

His Girl Friday Rosalind Russell
The Letter Bette Davis
Rebecca Joan Fontaine
Remember The Night Barbara Stanwyck
The Shop Around the Corner Margaret Sullavan

1941

Back Street Margaret Sullavan
Ladies in Retirement Ida Lupino
The Lady Eve Barbara Stanwyck
The Little Foxes Bette Davis
That Hamilton Woman Vivien Leigh

1942

Casablanca Ingrid Bergman
Cat People Simone Simon
My Sister Eileen Rosalind Russell
Now, Voyager Bette Davis
To Be or Not To Be Carole Lombard

1943

The Constant Nymph Joan Fontaine
The Hard Way Ida Lupino
The More the Merrier Jean Arthur
Shadow of a Doubt Teresa Wright
The Song of Bernadette Jennifer Jones

1944

Double Indemnity Barbara Stanwyck
Gaslight Ingrid Bergman
Lifeboat Tallulah Bankhead
Meet Me in St. Louis Judy Garland
The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek Betty Hutton

1945

Brief Encounter Celia Johnson
Detour Ann Savage
Leave Her to Heaven Gene Tierney
Mildred Pierce Joan Crawford
Saratoga Trunk Ingrid Bergman

1946

The Dark Mirror Olivia de Havilland
Duel in the Sun Jennifer Jones
Gilda Rita Hayworth
Humoresque Joan Crawford
Notorious Ingrid Bergman

1947

Black Narcissus Deborah Kerr
Born to Kill Claire Trevor
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Gene Tierney
Out of the Past Jane Greer
Possessed Joan Crawford

1948

Johnny Belinda Jane Wyman
Letter from an Unknown Woman Joan Fontaine
Portrait of Jennie Jennifer Jones
Raw Deal Claire Trevor
The Snake Pit Olivia de Havilland

1949

The Heiress Olivia de Havilland
The Lady Gambles Barbara Stanwyck
A Letter to Three Wives Linda Darnell
Madame Bovary Jennifer Jones
The Passionate Friends Ann Todd

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