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December 09, 2008

20 Favorite Actresses

Just when I thought I was safe from memes and blog-a-thons, Nathaniel R. drags me back in. Here are a twenty actresses I will see in virtually anything they're in. Several are Thai actresses that aren't well known outside of Thailand, at least for now. Nathaniel wants me to tag five people so I hereby name The Self-Styled Siren (when she regains her health), Filmbrain, Flickhead, CineBeats, and CelineJulie to contribute if they are too busy saving the world, catching up with the Murnau-Borzage box, or something of greater value.

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Maggie Chueng

Charlotte Gainsbourg

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Anita Mui

Miss Barbara Stanwyck


Natalie Wood

Ayako Wakao

Halle Berry

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Ava Gardner

Brigitte Lin

Shu Qi

Julie Christie

Nong Toom

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Lena Christensen

Tuesday Weld

Moon Sori

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Rita Moreno

Marsha Wattanapanich

Romy Schneider

Janet Leigh

Posted by Peter Nellhaus at December 9, 2008 12:45 AM


Love this list! Especially the addition of "Miss" onto Stanwyck's name.

Posted by: Catherine at December 9, 2008 05:41 AM

Thanks for the invitation, Peter. My 20 are up:


Posted by: Flickhead at December 9, 2008 06:52 AM

I love Maggie Cheung, Anita Mui, Halle Berry, Brigitte Lin, and Moon Sori very much. I’m glad you like them, too. I will try to do my own list soon.

I hadn’t heard the name “Ayako Wakao” before. So I checked her profile and found that I saw only one of her films—GION FESTIVAL MUSIC (1953, Kenji Mizoguchi).

Posted by: Celinejulie at December 9, 2008 08:56 AM

My top 20 actresses are up, though some images in my post don't show properly. You may need to click some links in my post to see some images. I had a great fun doing this list. Thank you very much.


Posted by: Celinejulie at December 9, 2008 12:08 PM

Peter, thanks for including the Thai actresses. This is an area I'm wholly unfamiliar with. And double thanks for remembering Rita Moreno!!

Posted by: Flickhead at December 9, 2008 01:51 PM

Curse you Peter! These damn meme things are going to be the death of me. Only twenty?!?! Good grief... I'm giving myself a headache already.

I think we might have some crossovers here since I can't imagine leaving Natalie, Julie or Ava off my own list. I love Rita and Maggie too. I'm not very familiar with some of the Thai actresses you posted, but you've got me curious about them now and may I be the first one to say that the pic of Janet Leigh you posted is incredible!!

Posted by: Kimberly at December 9, 2008 02:34 PM

That picture of Anita Mui makes my heart feel heavy.

Posted by: ARBOGAST at December 9, 2008 03:30 PM

Great list! Especially the many Thai names.

Posted by: Lefty at December 16, 2008 05:05 AM

wow, natalie wood had such a fine ass!

Posted by: pete krohn at March 31, 2009 10:37 PM