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Greatest Performances by a Leading Actress

Constantly updating and changing - no more than two performances per actor. Fraud has been (mostly) removed for my upcoming supporting list.

  • Way Down East
  • Sparrows
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • Hands Across the Table
  • Make Way for Tomorrow
  • Stage Door
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • The Lady Eve
  • The Constant Nymph
  • Lifeboat
  • Brief Encounter
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice
  • No Regrets for Our Youth
  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
  • The Snake Pit
  • The Fountainhead
  • In a Lonely Place
  • Caged
  • All About Eve
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Mother
  • Come Back, Little Sheba
  • The Earrings of Madame de...
  • It Should Happen to You
  • Johnny Guitar
  • All That Heaven Allows
  • I'll Cry Tomorrow
  • Vertigo
  • Home Before Dark
  • The Apartment
  • Two Women
  • A Wife Confesses
  • The Innocents
  • The Miracle Worker
  • Long Day's Journey Into Night
  • Yearning
  • The Pumpkin Eater
  • Doctor Zhivago
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Persona
  • Wait Until Dark
  • They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
  • The Devils
  • Cabaret
  • Cries and Whispers
  • The Exorcist
  • Scenes from a Marriage
  • The Story of Adele H.
  • Carrie
  • Autumn Sonata
  • Alien
  • Airplane!
  • Playing for Time
  • Nine to Five
  • Mommie Dearest
  • Frances
  • The Color Purple
  • Fatal Attraction
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Raise the Red Lantern
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • The Piano
  • Chungking Express
  • 101 Dalmatians
  • The Wings of the Dove
  • The Parent Trap
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Moulin Rouge!
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Far from Heaven
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Black Swan
  • Bridesmaids
  • Amour
  • Under the Skin
  • Two Days, One Night
  • Carol
  • mother!
  • The Favourite
  • A Star Is Born
  • Us
  • Spencer
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once