Five most famous American actresses of all time

Many great American actresses have stolen our hearts with their beauty, grace, and incredible acting ability. Some actresses have shown consistent outstanding performance over the years. We remember them for their talent. Here is the list of the five most famous American actresses of all times.

Meryl Streep


She is a three-times Academy Award winner American actress. She is known to be the greatest film actors of all time. She made her stage debut in 1971 in The Playboy of Seville. In 1977 she made her screen debut in the television film The Deadliest Season. She received Emmy Awards for ‘Holocaust’ in1978. The same year, she received Academy Award nomination for ‘The Deer Hunter’. She was nominated for 19 Academic Awards and won three of them. She won the Best Supporting Actress award for ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ (1979); Best Actress award for ‘Sophie’s Choice’ (1982) and for ‘The Iron Lady’ (2011).She received some other awards including Golden Globe Awards, BAFTA Award, AFI Life Achievement Award, etc. She was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2010 by President Barack Obama. In 2014, she also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Audrey Hepburn


She was a British actress. She is known as one of the greatest fashion icons of all times. She was the third greatest female screen legend in the history of American cinema. She is also listed in the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. She is known as the most naturally beautiful woman of all time. She became a mega star after her film ‘Roman Holiday’ released in 1953. For this film, she received the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award. Her other notable films include The Nun’s Story (1959), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), My Fair Lady (1964), etc. She received Lifetime Achievement Award from BAFTA. She devoted a significant part of her later life to UNICEF. Since 1954, she has worked in the poorest communities of Africa, Asia, and South America. In 1992, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She died at the age of 63 in 1992.

Katharine Hepburn


She was an American actress and was well known for her spirited personality and independence. She was assertive and outspoken. She was a leading Hollywood actress for more than 60 years. She was a versatile artist and appeared in all kinds of films from comedy to drama. She received Academy Awards four times for Best Actress. In 1999, the Americal Film Institute named her as the greatest female star in Hollywood history.

Bette Davis


She is an American actress who acted in film, theater, and television. She was well known for playing unsympathetic and sardonic characters. She worked in a range of film genres including melodramas, historical, comedy, romantic dramas, etc. She made her Hollywood debut in 1930. She was the female president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She won the Academy Award twice for Best Actress. She was the first woman to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute. She suffered from long illness later in her life and died of breast cancer.

Ingrid Bergman


She was a Swedish actress who acted in some European and American films. She won the Academy Awards three times. She also received Golden Globe Awards, Emmy Awards, etc. She will always be remembered for her roles in Casablanca and Notorious. She always brought freshness to the screen and entertained audiences with her beauty and intelligence. She is ranked the fourth greatest female legend of classic American cinema by the American Film Institute in 2007.

All these legendary actresses have dominated the silver screen for many years with their beauty and talent. They will be known for their great contribution to American cinemas.

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