There are thousands of actresses in Hollywood and choosing the best among them is really kind of difficult job. However, there are stars like Marilyn Monroe and Angelina Jolie who are everyone’s favourite and have starred in iconic roles in the biggest movies ever. Check out the best Hollywood actresses who are known for their acting abilities, versatility, and the difficulty of the roles they’ve played throughout their careers.
If we talk about the legendary actress, Marilyn Monroe will always be in the number one spot! She was not only an iconic actress, but she was also a great model, comedian, and singer. Monroe got fame as an extensive s*x symbol in Hollywood in the year the 1950s and early 1960s. The actress was also an emblem of the era’s s*xual revolution. She was one of the most famous and successful actresses of her era and remains a major icon of pop culture even after her death. However, fans can know about her life, success and struggles in detail as her biopic, Blonde, is set to release on September 23, 2022, on Netflix.
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was considered one of the major stars to have come out of the old Hollywood studio system, according to IMDb. Elizabeth Taylor was known internationally for her beauty, especially for her beautiful eyes. The actress began her career as a child actress in the early 1940s and became one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s. Taylor was also the world’s highest-paid movie star in the 1960s. Moreover, the American Film Institute named her the seventh-greatest female screen legend of Classic Hollywood cinema in 1999.
Meryl Streep is the greatest living actress and has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 21 times, and has won it three times. Streep made her film debut with Julia in 1977. Since then, she has built an unwavering reputation by portraying challenging characters and roles in several dramatic films. Meryl Streep is mostly known for her versatility and accent adaptability.
We are talking about the best Hollywood actress and we didn’t count Kate Winslet, that’s next to impossible. The British actress is an International name thanks to Titanic. She made her film debut playing a teenage murderess in Heavenly Creatures (1994) and got into International stardom followed by her leading role in the epic romance Titanic (1997), which was the highest-grossing film at the time.
Since then, she has received numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, three BAFTA Awards, and five Golden Globe Awards. Moreover, Time magazine named Winslet one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2009 and 2021.
Angelina Jolie made her acting debut as a child alongside her father, Jon Voight, in Lookin’ to Get Out (1982). However, her film career began a decade later with the low-budget production Cyborg 2 (1993). Jolie rose to stardom with her first leading role in a major film, Hackers in 1995. Now, she is not just an acclaimed actress, she is also a filmmaker, humanitarian, fashion icon, and a special representative for the UNHCR. She has numerous accolades for her acting as well as her humanitarian efforts.
Scarlett Johansson is one of the most popular, beautiful, award-winning, and highest-paid actresses in the world. Johansson made her acting debut in films at the young age of eight. She then bagged major roles in several critically acclaimed films like Lost in Translation, The Avengers, Marriage Story, and Hitchcock. Scarlett has not just played the most iconic roles in Hollywood movies, she has also worked on TV and released her album.
Jennifer Lawrence is one of the incredibly talented actresses in Hollywood history. She made her debut as a teenage actor on television and gained tremendous recognition with The Bill Engvall Show, a TV series, and The Poker House, a movie. Lawrence is known for her excellent performances in movies like Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook, and Joy.
Reese Witherspoon, who gained massive fame and recognition with her film Legally Blonde is also an acclaimed actress. She has worked in numerous movies and television shows like Wild, Walk the Line, and Big Little Lies. Additionally, she is also one of the highest-paid Hollywood actresses in the world. Reese Witherspoon has also her own production company.