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9 Most Iconic Women in Film Who Inspire Us


A classic movie by the fireside is the perfect way to spend a winter night. After all the excitement of reliving old times, we felt it was the perfect occasion to take a trip down memory lane and celebrate those heroines who’ve shone on the silver screen and starred in the most memorable movies of all time. 

1. ‘Gone With The Wind’ — Vivian Lee

Vivian earned her title by playing two famous southern belles: Sarah O’Hara in Gone With The Wind and Blanche DuBois in A Street Car Named Desire. Her performance in Gone With The Wind earned her two Academy Awards.

2. ‘Citizen Kane’ — Dorothy Comingore

Discovered by Charlie Chaplin, Dorothy Comingore was given her big break by Orson Wells who cast her as Susan Alexander in Citizen Kane. She received five star reviews for her amazing performance and was classed as an icon from then on.

Debbie Reynolds in Singing in the Rain.

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3. ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ — Debbie Reynolds

Debbie Reynolds is best known for her iconic breakout role as Kathy Selden in Singin’ In The Rain, which was made during the transition from silent films to the “talkies.” She was mother to another iconic actress, Carrie Fisher.

4. ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ — Faye Dunaway

One of the most iconic women making her mark in film, Faye Dunaway has won an Academy Award, three Golden Globes, a BAFTA, and an Emmy. Dunaway made her debut in The Happening but rose to fame for her role as Bonnie Parker in Bonnie and Clyde.

5. ‘Bullitt’ — Jacqueline Bisset

Jacqueline Bisset has been an international film star since the 1960’s. She first received recognition for her role in The Detective opposite Frank Sinatra. Then, she starred in the box office smash Bullitt as Cathy. She was declared by Newsdesk magazine as “the most beautiful film actress of all time.”

6. ‘All About Eve’ — Bette Davis

Bette Davis shot to stardom after her role in The Silent Voice, and received her first Oscar for her performance in Dangerous. Starring in many successful films like Jezebel, Claudette Colbert, and All About Eve, she went from strength to strength. The Saturday Evening Post wrote “she is not only beautiful, but she bubbles with charm.”

Judy Garland in the Wizard of Oz.

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7. ‘The Wizard Of Oz’ — Judy Garland

Judy Garland is an icon to this day for her stellar performances in The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St.Louis, Easter Parade, and A Star Was Born. Garland entered into showbiz at such a young age and was signed by MGM in 1939. Her rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow will be forever remembered.

8. ‘Casablanca’ — Ingrid Bergman

One of the greatest actresses from the Golden Era of Hollywood, Ingrid Bergman is one of the most Oscar-awarded actresses of all time. She’s best remembered for her iconic roles in Casablanca, Notorious, and Claude Rains.

Audrey Hpeburn posing for a photo.

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9. ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ — Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn is renowned for her protagonist role in some of the most memorable movies of all time, including Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Charade, Sabrina, and Roman Holiday. She won an Academy Award, a BAFTA, an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and a Grammy during her lifetime. 

This article was originally written by Yours editors. For more, check out our sister site, Yours.

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