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The 2010s provided some of the best films of all time. That wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn't for the amazing work of incredibly talented 2010s actresses. From names who have been around forever to fresh faces, the best 2010s actresses run the gambit. 

Who have you enjoyed seeing the most at the theater recently? Now is your chance to vote for the greatest actresses of the 2010s, and you have quite a selection to choose from. Brie Larson and Amy Adams are some of the top actresses of 2010s.

Meryl Streep is, of course, one of the best actresses of the decade. She has been an acting force to be reckoned with for years now. But, plenty of newcomers have entered the fray and can now be considered some of the 2010s best actresses. Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, and Emma Stone are just a few of the most famous actresses of 2010s.  

The best actresses of the 2010s are right here. Who do you think are the top 10 actresses of 2010s? Make your voice heard, and vote up your favorites now. 

To make things easier, we'll include when someone was nominated for a Best Actress or Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards. 


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The following list of the best actresses of the 2010s was always going to be a subjective choice on my part. That said, I’ve taken into account a variety of factors and chosen the actresses I thought had the biggest influence throughout the decade. While critical acclaim or Oscar wins and other awards helped shape the following list, I’ve also taken into account things like box office success, the versatility of the roles actresses played, how consistently they worked throughout the decade and last but not least what cultural impact they had, if any.

But first while the likes of Meryl Streep still proved that she was a force to be reckoned with, the 2010s was unfortunately never going to be her decade. Sure Meryl Streep has been consistently active during the decade but with one major Oscar win for The Iron Lady (2011) its a little unfair to think that the 2010s was her decade. After all she has run riot accumulating acclaim and awards all her working life.

Frances McDormand, Judy Dench and Helen Mirren also fall into that same category as Streep, as honest hard working women who turned in some respectable performances, but with one of the dominant narratives of the 2010s in my opinion being the emergence of a crop of brilliant young actresses, who went toe to toe with these great actresses, I honestly don’t see how they deserve top honours of being in the top 10 best actresses of the decade.

But first here are some of the honourable mentions for those actresses I wish I honestly had the room to squeeze into the following list.

You could honestly argued that Cate Blanchett’s deserves her place amongst the 10 best actresses of the decade of the back of two stunning performances. The first was her Oscar winning performance as socialite Jasmine Francis in Woody Allen’s black comedy-drama Blue Jasmine (2013), in which Blanchett’s extraordinary moving performance reminds us what pain and loss feels like in a world crashing down around us. Interestingly, Blanchett’s other Oscar-worthy performance saw her playing another unhappy socialite this time around embarking on an affair with a younger woman (Rooney Mara) in Carol (2015). Moreover while she managed to have her name associated with some of the biggest grossing films of the decade, in particularly, Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, great roles were honestly few and far between for Blanchett. 

Big shoutout also to Nicole Kidman, who just missed the cut. It truly pains me that I couldn’t find a spot for this Oscar winning actress, but despite some solid performances in The Paperboy (2012) and The Beguiled (2017) and her Emmy winning performance in HBO’s Big Little Lies, it just wasn’t enough to get her across the line.

Marion Cotillard, who also gave one of the performances of the decade in Rust and Bone (2012), unfortunately misses out because other than The Immigrant (2013) and Two Days, One Night (2014) she has for the most part flown under the radar during the decade.

My commiserations also to Michelle Williams, Margot Robbie, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Davis, Scarlett Johanson, Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt whom I all seriously considered as well.

Anyway, without further ado, here are the pick of the bunch  of ‘The 10 Best Actresses of the 2010s’.

10. Saoirse Ronan.

Notable Performances: Hanna (2011), Byzantium (2012), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Brooklyn (2015) and Lady Bird (2017).

Where do we even begin with our praise for Saoirse Ronan, who has already three Oscar nominations to her credit at the age of twenty-five? How about her portrayal of a teenage girl on the cusp of adulthood caught between her final year in high school and college in Lady Bird (2017). Her performance as Lady Bird McPherson is so compelling that it ranks up there with some of the best coming-of-age films of all time. Moreover, Ronan’s radiant portrayal of an Irish immigrant in the Oscar-nominated romance Brooklyn (2015) had everyone talking how she’s matured into a steely performer.

Interestingly, Ronan has never been one of those child-actors who suffered the indignity of doing what Ronan once referred to as that ‘kiddie-acting thing’ i.e Macauly Culkin in Home Alone (1990). Instead, somewhat like her peer Dakota Fanning, Ronan has excelled at choosing challenging roles, such as a teenager assassin in Hanna (2011), or a two hundred year old vampire in Neil Jordan’s acclaimed thriller Byzantium (2012), or even a kidnapped victim suffering from Stockholm Syndrome in Stockholm, Pennsylvania (2015).

With a curious appetite for seeking out an array of different roles, even her muted talked about incarnation as Mary Stuart in Mary, Queen of Scots (2018), acts as a wonderful example of of her desire to challenge herself as an actress. I have no doubt we will be seeing more of Ronan into the next decade and hopefully with an Oscar to her name.

9. Viola Davis.

Notable Performances: The Help (2011), Fences (2016), Widows (2018) and How to Get Away with Murder (2014- ).

While most of Viola Davis’ roles in her three-decade career have been supporting in nature, you can’t help but be impressed by her hunger to be one of the hardest working actresses going around. In that time she has seen and felt how hard it is for a black performer to succeed in an industry dominated by white actors. Even when she earned critical appraise for her breakout role in The Help (2011) it did not afford her the range of roles she had hoped. Little did she know she was well on the way in turning into one of the most influential actresses of the decade; in the process becoming the first black actress to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting, a term used to describe actors who have won Academy Award, Emmy Award and Tony Award during their acting career.

Interestingly, Davis achieved this feat during the 2010s, winning a Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in Fences (2016) as the heartbroken wife of troubled husband Troy Maxson, played by Denzel Washington. In the same role, previously in 2010 on a Broadway stage, she also earned a Tony Award for the stage version of Fences. But importantly away from the stage and big screen, Davis is arguably most recognised by television fans in the critically acclaimed series How To Get Away With Murder. It’s fair to say Davis’ role as the self-destructive Professor Keating made her a household name, keeping her consistently on our radar. It also earned her an Emmy for best leading actress, which helped opened the door to a variety of opportunities for Davis, among them her first recognised film lead role in 2018’s acclaimed heist film Widows.

8. Rooney Mara.

Notable Performances: A Girl With A Dragon Tattoo (2011), Side Effects (2013), Carol (2015) and Mary Magdalene (2018).

Many of us still remember Rooney Mara’s kick ass introduction as Mark Zuckerberg’s (played by Jesse Eisenberg) girlfriend and how she ceremoniously puts him back in his place after breaking up with him. Mara as Erica Albright in that moment, illustrated why David Fincher, who directed The Social Network (2010) had so much faith in Mara, when he next directed Rooney in her breakout role as Elizabeth Salander in A Girl With A Dragon Tattoo (2011). As a relative unknown actress, her amazing interpretation of Salander won her acclaim and an Oscar nomination, despite at the time Sony fighting hard against her casting by Fincher.

For the better part of the decade, a lot like Michelle Williams, Rooney Mara flew under the public radar, choosing screen roles simply on merit. The big difference though between Williams and herself I believe was that many of us actually got see these lesser projects Mara appeared in like Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013), Side Effects (2013), Her (2013) and Lion (2016)The pick of the bunch is arguably Side Effects, a menacing noir psychological thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh. Moreover, when you are also able to go toe to toe with a great actress like Cate Blanchett in Carol (2015) as her onscreen love interest and in the process pick up a second Oscar nomination for your efforts, I believe its fair to say Mara is deserving of being considered one of the best actresses of the decade. And if that isn’t enough to convince you, check out her emotionally exhausting performance as a grieving widow in A Ghost Story (2017) which is nothing short of brilliant.

7. Natalie Portman.

Notable Performances: Black Swan (2010), Jackie (2016), Annihilation (2018) and Vox Lux (2018).

There are some that argue that Natalie Portman has been far from influential as an actress in the 2010s. Sure she won the Oscar for Best Actress for her haunting performance as Nina Sayers in Darren Aronfsky’s Black Swan (2010), and even earned herself an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe win for her intelligent and poised performance as Jackie Kennedy in Jackie (2016); but other than that what has she really done that sees her so highly position (even ahead of Cate Blanchett) as one of the decades best actresses?

To answer that question we need not look no further than her directorial debut in A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015), Terrence Malick’s Song To Song (2017), Annihilation (2018), or even Vox Lux (2018) with Portman playing a mass shooting survivor who becomes a messed-up mother and star; as all rare examples of Portman’s ability to inhabit the characters that she plays. With the horror sci-fi Annihilation arguably the pick of the litter, which sees Portman play a biologist sent on a mission to investigate a disturbing phenomenon inside a mysterious zone called “the shimmer”, it’s the type of emotionally terrifying role that we hope she continues to pursue in the years to come.

6. Brie Larson.

Notable Performance: Short Term 12 (2013), Room (2015), The Glass Castle (2017), Unicorn Store (2017) and Captain Marvel (2019). 

Movie fans and critics alike were absolutely stunned by Brie Larson’s riveting performance as a young woman held prisoner in a garden shed for seven years in the bleak drama Room (2015). It’s fair to say Larson had truly arrived as someone we should all be paying attention to. And just when things couldn’t get any better, in 2016, up against a stellar field of leading lady nominees, which included Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlotte Rampling and Saoirse Ronan, Larson won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for performance for Room.

Following on from her Oscar win, Larson was touted as ‘the next Jennifer Lawrence’. But as flattering as the comparison was, Larson was humble enough on just being her own woman. With success came a variety of role opportunities, including her first big-budget film  Kong: Skull Island (2017)

In recent years, Larson has also become a champion of gender equality, inclusivity and women’s rights within her industry. Not only has her involvement in activism off screen helped propel change but it has also helped knock down doors and stereotypes onscreen. As Captain Marvel (2019), the second major Hollywood movie to feature a female-led superhero, Larson put in a game-changing performance, worthy of anything her male counterpart has to offer.

5. Emma Stone.

Notable Performances: Easy A (2010), The Help (2011), Birdman (2014), La La Land (2016), Battle of the Sexes(2017) and The Favourite (2018).

Emma Stone’s meteoric rise seemingly came out of nowhere beginning with her charismatic screen debut in the coming-of-age teen comedy Superbad (2007). Soon thereafter, proving that she was capable of holding her own in Hollywood, she next landed the lead role in Easy A (2010) as Olive Penderghast, a witty unpopular young woman who pretends to be the school tramp to bolster her reputation. It earned her first Golden Globe nomination.

While Stone’s career could have easily gone down the teen comedy trajectory, she was clever enough to instead mix it up, appearing in films like Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), The Help (2011) and Amazing Spider-Man (2014). Occasionally though she missed the mark and starred in some duds. But the occasional flop didn’t deter Stone from bouncing back as she did in her first Oscar nominated supporting role for Birdman (2014). Two years later she won an Oscar for her leading role in the musical La La Land (2016). A Golden Globe nomination the following year for her portrayal of Billie Jean King in Battle of the Sexes (2017) and another Globe and Oscar nominations in The Favourite (2018) pretty much rounded out her phenomenal decade. 

4. Jennifer Lawrence.

Notable Performances: Silver Lining Playbook (2012), Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), American Hustle (2013), Joy (2015), Mother! (2017) and Red Sparrow (2018). 

There is no ceiling on what Jennifer Lawrence can hope to achieve next. She is one of the best actresses going around nowadays who has successfully balanced a career with leading roles in dramas and huge blockbusters. Interestingly, at the midway point of 2010s she was the highest-paid actress in Hollywood thanks to her final Hunger Games instalment.

Whilst we could easily talk all day about Lawrence as Mystique from the X-Men series or Kathniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games, it is her acting prowess several steps away from her blockbuster roles in films like Silver Lining Playbook (2012), American Hustle (2013),Joy (2015) and Mother! (2017) that cemented her place as one of the decades best actresses. Her stunning performance in 2012’s romantic comedy-drama Silver Lining Playbook in particular caught an entire industry by surprise, including her veteran co-star Robert De Niro, who was absolutely mesmerised by her energy. So good was her performance as Tiffany Maxwell, a grieving young widow with depression, that Lawrence walked away with an Oscar for Best Actress for her role.

Lawrence who is never one to rest on her laurels, rounded out the decade in controversy with performances in the nightmarish Mother! and the ‘skin-crawling’ violent and sexually-charged Russian spy thriller Red Sparrow. The latter in particular saw Lawrence for the first time consent to nudity onscreen, something that went against her better judgement, after being the victim of a 2014 nude-photo hack. But Red Sparrow’s script was too irresistible to pass on for the aspiring actress. “I realized there’s a difference between consent and not. I showed up for the first day and I did it and I felt empowered,” Lawrence said in 2018. “I feel like something that was taken from me, I got back…It’s my body, it’s my art, and it’s my choice. And if you don’t like boobs, you should not go see Red Sparrow.”

3. Rachel Weisz.

Notable Performances:The Whistleblower (2010), The Deep Blue Sea (2011), The Lobster (2015), Denial (2016), My Cousin Rachel (2017), Disobedience (2017) and The Favourite (2018).

To put it simply veteran Oscar winning actress Weisz has admitted that she was often guilty of taking whatever role comes her way so as to pay the rent. But that seemingly defeatist mentality changed when she accepted the lead role in The Whistleblower (2010), playing real life heroine Kathryn Bolkovac, a former Nebraska policewoman who served as an International Police Task Force human rights investigator, who found herself in the middle of a gross human trafficking web in Bosnia.

For Weisz,The Whistleblower was the beginning of a successful run of standout films in the 2010s that showcased her growing confidence and credentials in playing female-centric roles. For instance, her performance as the wife of a prominent judge who embarks on a romantic affair in Terence Davies’ The Deep Blue Sea (2012) was so well received that it earned her a Golden Globe nomination. Other notably films she anchored in which her character work also excelled includes Denial (2016), The Light Between Oceans (2016) and My Cousin Rachel (2017).

At number three, Weisz is probably the most underrated actress on this list. But is she deserving of her spot here? You bet! Whether she is pulling out all the stops with dramatic heartache in Disobedience (2017) or getting her claws stuck into actress Emma Stone as Lady Sarah in her Oscar nominated supporting role in the period black comedy The Favourite (2018), Weisz has truly proven to be one of the best at what she does.

2. Jessica Chastain.

Notable Performance: The Help (2011), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2013), Interstellar (2014), A Most Violent Year (2014), Miss Sloane (2016), The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017), Woman Walks Ahead (2017) and Molly’s Game (2018).

It is no secret that I love Jessica Chastain and everything that she stands for, not only as a warm attentive modern woman, but also as a successful actress who uses her position in Hollywood to shine a light on other actresses. 

To Chastain every single line in a script related to the characters she is going to play before coming anywhere near a camera is questioned and interpreted. It helps her draw on her own conclusions about how to tackle a role. Moreover, this clever foresight together with her transformative qualities allows her to handle films of a variety of tones and genres, and that is why she repeatedly produces amazing polished performances. It is fair to say Chastain is one of the best actresses of the last five years or so which is particularly evident in the amazing choice of strong female characters that she seems to deliberately seek out.

In short, of those strong female characters she deliberately seeks out, I definitely recommend you check out her performances in A Most Violent Year (2015) Miss Sloane (2016) and Molly’s Game (2017) as a starting point. Next circle back and immerse yourself in her extraordinary Golden Globe winning and Oscar nomination performance as CIA agent Maya in Kathryn Bigelow’s thriller Zero Dark Thirty (2012). Of course, don’t forget her acclaimed supporting role of an aspiring socialite in The Help (2011) which incidentally landed Chastain her first Oscar and Golden Globe nominations. Finally, don’t miss her spellbinding performances in the American gothic romance Crimson Peak (2015) and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2013).

1. Amy Adams.

Notable performances: The Fighter (2010), The Master (2012), American Hustle (2013), Big Eyes (2014), Arrival (2016), Nocturnal Animals (2016), Sharp Objects (2018 TV mini-series), and Vice (2018).

It has been picked up on many time through interviews that Amy Adams desire to rise above her insecurities has made her a better actress. Interestingly despite all the acclaim, with two Golden Globe wins and five Oscar nominations, Adams is best known for picking roles that don’t scream ‘look at me’. So how do you know Amy Adams is one of the best contemporary actresses going around? Well, from her film debut in Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999) to Vice (2018), Adams has bewitched us for two decades now, but importantly the last ten years has been a master class in method acting. Her ability to ‘climb inside a character’ has helped audiences to easily relate to the roles Adams brings to the screen.

I have to say it’s hard to believe Adams has yet to pick up an Oscar win. It’s the one glaring thing from her diverse and engaging career. While awards speak volumes of success, praise from her peers is seemingly better, particularly when it come from those who know what they are talking about, especially from the likes of Meryl Streep. Interestingly, Streep’s praise of Adams a few years back illustrates what many of us have come to recognise about Adams and that is her humility, drive and conviction.

Whether she is playing a con-artist in American Hustle (2013) or a religious scheming wife in The Master (2012); or saving the world from an alien invasion in Arrival (2018) to a reporter who must confront the psychological trauma of her past in the TV mini-series Sharp Objects (2018), I guess that is why Adams is above all others the best actress of the 2010s.

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Nicole Kidman

Actress | Moulin Rouge!

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Helen Mirren

Actress | RED

Dame Helen Mirren was born in Queen Charlotte's Hospital in West London. Her mother, Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda (Rogers), was from a working-class English family, and her father, Vasiliy Petrovich Mironov, was a Russian-born civil servant, from Kuryanovo, whose own father was a diplomat. ...

There is something about this lady I can't explain, but I don't think I have seen anything bad yet. Maybe sometimes picking the wrong movie, but whoever she's playing she's doing it perfect

Julie Andrews

Actress | The Sound of Music

Julia Elizabeth Wells was born on October 1, 1935, in England. Her mother, Barbara Ward (Morris), and stepfather, both vaudeville performers, discovered her freakish but undeniably lovely four-octave singing voice and immediately got her a singing career. She performed in music halls throughout her...

Yes, still in love with the Sound of Music, Victor Victoria, but the movie I loved most is Thoroughly Modern Millie

Judi Dench

Actress | Skyfall

Dame Judi Dench was born Judith Olivia Dench in York, England, to Eleanora Olive (Jones), who was from Dublin, Ireland, and Reginald Arthur Dench, a doctor from Dorset, England. She attended Mount School in York, and studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has performed with the ...

Remarkable woman, even as M in the James Bond movies she is doing a great job. She has authority for sure

Judy Garland

Actress | The Wizard of Oz

One of the brightest, most tragic movie stars of Hollywood's Golden Era, Judy Garland was a much-loved character whose warmth and spirit, along with her rich and exuberant voice, kept theatre-goers entertained with an array of delightful musicals.

She was born Frances Ethel Gumm on 10 June 1922 in ...

Always loved her Oz, but since I have been watching some of her other movies lately, like The Harvey Girl, I came to appreceate her even more

Glenn Close

Actress | Fatal Attraction

Eight time Academy Award-nominated actress Glenn Close was born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. She is the daughter of Bettine (Moore) and William Taliaferro Close (William Close), a prominent doctor. Both of her parents were from upper-class northeastern families.

Glenn was a noted Broadway ...

Never ever again I forget that moment she stumbled at the balcony in Dangerous Liasions....

Romy Schneider

Actress | L'important c'est d'aimer

Romy Schneider was born on 23 September 1938 in Vienna, Austria into a family of actors. Making her film debut at the age of 15, her breakthrough came two years later in the very popular trilogy Sissi (1955). Her mother, supervising her daughter's career, immediately approved Romy's participation ...

Most likely still in the top due to my love for the Sissi trilogy

Rachel Weisz

Actress | The Constant Gardener

Rachel Hannah Weisz was born on 7 March, 1970, in London, U.K., to Edith Ruth (Teich), a psychoanalyst, and George Weisz, an inventor. Her parents both came to England around 1938. Her father is a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and her mother, from Vienna, was of Italian and Austrian Jewish heritage. ...

It has taken a while for me to apreceate what she's doing, but I think she's one of the best that modern Hollywood has to offer right now.

Cate Blanchett

Actress | Carol

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Lord of the Rings, sure. Elizabeth and Elizabeth the golden age. Am looking forward to the Hobbit

Bette Davis

Actress | All About Eve

Ruth Elizabeth Davis was born April 5, 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Ruth Augusta (Favor) and Harlow Morrell Davis, a patent attorney. Her parents divorced when she was 10. She and her sister were raised by their mother. Her early interest was dance. To Bette, dancers led a glamorous life, but...

She gave me the creeps sometimes, especially in Whatever happened to Baby Jane, loved her in The private lives of Elizabeth and Essex

Meryl Streep

Actress | Out of Africa

Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 21 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William ...

Somehow I have a relationship with her that doesn't always like her facial expressions, still she is doing a marvelous job. The Devil Wears Prada is one of the best, Lemony Snicket and the Hours: love them too

Gwyneth Paltrow

Actress | Shakespeare in Love

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Stepped into view for me with Shakespeare in Love, and so I fell in love with her :-)

Audrey Hepburn

Actress | Breakfast at Tiffany's

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Okay, she's partly Dutch, but that has nothing to do with the fact that I put her in the top 15. She's a great actress, love the way any kind of dress looked great on her, should be in anyone's toplist.

Michelle Pfeiffer

Actress | What Lies Beneath

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From Grease to Stardust, can't get enough of her

Fanny Ardant

Actress | 8 femmes

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From all the French actresses, I like her most, and she get some nice things to play in. 8 Femmes was hilarious, Paris Je T'aime great.

Ziyi Zhang

Actress | Yi dai zong shi

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Lucille Ball

Actress | I Love Lucy

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Ellen Vogel

Actress | Zonder ernst

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Dutch Queen of theatre. She is one of the best Dutch actresses I have ever seen on screen, television or stage

Elizabeth Taylor

Actress | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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Love her, hate her, love her, hate her and then I love her.

Natalie Portman

Actress | Black Swan

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Penélope Cruz

Actress | Vicky Cristina Barcelona

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Susan Sarandon

Actress | Thelma & Louise

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Lauren Bacall

Actress | To Have and Have Not

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Shirley Temple

Actress | The Little Colonel

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Little Princess. Wonder why after her childhood carriere she didn't go on


Actress | Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Kajol was born on August 5, 1974 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India as Kajol Mukherjee. She is an actress, known for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Fanaa (2006) and My Name Is Khan (2010). She has been married to Ajay Devgn since February 24, 1999. They have two children.

Pure pleasure to see this Indian actress in any Bollywood movie. Could be a great commedienne like Lucille Ball

Jodie Foster

Actress | The Silence of the Lambs

Jodie Foster started her career at the age of two. For four years she made commercials and finally gave her debut as an actress in the TV series Mayberry R.F.D. (1968). In 1975 Jodie was offered the role of prostitute Iris Steensma in the movie Taxi Driver (1976). This role, for which she received ...

I don't like to many of her movies, but I do like her acting

Drew Barrymore

Producer | Never Been Kissed

Since melting audiences' hearts - at the age of six - in Steven Spielberg's beloved sci-fi blockbuster, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Drew Barrymore has emerged as one of the most endearing and talented actresses of her generation.

Drew Blyth Barrymore was born in Culver City, California, to ...

Firestarter was terrible, Scream was great, 50 First Dates is what made me like her

Julianne Moore

Actress | The Kids Are All Right

Julianne Moore was born Julie Anne Smith in Fort Bragg, North Carolina on December 3, 1960, the daughter of Anne (Love), a social worker, and Peter Moore Smith, a paratrooper, colonel, and later military judge. Her mother moved to the U.S. in 1951, from Greenock, Scotland. Her father, from ...

It's the invasion from the UK.... I think most of my favorite actresses are born there. Noticed her first in An Ideal Husband, then loved her in Far From Heaven and The Hours. Going much unnoticed for me after that, and then just stepped in again with A Single Man

Maggie Smith

Actress | Gosford Park

One of the world's most famous and distinguished actresses, Dame Maggie Smith was born Margaret Natalie Smith in Essex. Her Scottish mother, Margaret (Hutton), worked as a secretary, and her English father, Nathaniel Smith, was a teacher at Oxford University. Smith has been married twice: to actor ...

No, not because of Harry Potter, although I have watched them all. Gosford Park, Hook, California Suite, Nowhere to go say it all

Miranda Richardson

Actress | The Crying Game

Miranda Richardson was born in Southport, Lancashire, England on March 3, 1958, to Marian Georgina (Townsend) and William Alan Richardson, a marketing executive. She has one sister, eight years her senior. Her parents and sister are not involved in the performing arts. At an early age she performed...

Off with her head!!!! She screamed in 1999 for Alice in Wonderland as the red queen, marvellous! As Queen Elisabeth in Black Adder I loved her too, in The Hours and Young Victoria she also did a great job. Rule Brittannia!

Patricia Clarkson

Actress | The Station Agent

This remarkable, one-of-a-kind actress has, since the early 1990s, intrigued film and TV audiences with her glowing, yet careworn eccentricity and old world-styled glamour. Very much in demand these days as a character player, Patricia Clarkson nevertheless continues to avoid the temptation of ...

Murder One, a series I will never forget. Pieces of April and Far from Heaven

Bernadette Peters

Actress | The Jerk

Throughout her illustrious career, Bernadette Peters has dazzled audiences and critics with her performances on stage and television, in concert, and on recordings. She is one of the most critically-acclaimed Broadway performers, having received nominations for seven Tony Awards, winning two, and ...

Pennies from heaven, Silent Movie

Mae West

Actress | She Done Him Wrong

Mae West was born August 17, 1893 in Brooklyn, New York, to "Battling Jack" West and Matilda Doelger. She began her career as a child star in vaudeville, and later went on to write her own plays, including "SEX", for which she was arrested. Though her first movie role, at age 40, was a small part ...

Even if you don't remember her movies, you will remember her dresses, her voice

Queen Latifah

Actress | Chicago

Often considered hip-hop's first lady, the woman behind the moniker Queen Latifah was born Dana Elaine Owens on March 18, 1970, in East Orange, New Jersey. She is the daughter of Rita (Bray), a teacher, and Lancelot Owens Sr. She came from a police family-both her father and her older brother were ...

Chicago! Bring it on!

Joanna Lumley

Actress | Absolutely Fabulous

Joanna Lumley was born on 1 May, 1946 in Kashmir, India, to British parents, Thya Beatrice Rose (Weir) and James Rutherford Lumley. Her father was a major in the Gurkha Rifles, and she spent most of her early childhood in the Far East where her father was posted.

An aspiring actress, she first came ...

Mainly due to her television series

Josephine Baker

Soundtrack | Zouzou

Josephine Baker was born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, MO, in 1906 to Carrie McDonald, a laundress, and Eddie Carson, a musician. Her early life hinted at her future career. She first danced for the public on the streets of St. Louis for nickels and dimes. Later she became a chorus girl on...

Though partly due to her music, Moulin Rouge, Zouzou, La Folie du Jour, La revue des revues are classics

Tilda Swinton

Actress | We Need to Talk About Kevin

The iconoclastic gifts of the highly striking and ferociously talented actress Tilda Swinton have been appreciated by art house crowds and international audiences alike. After her stunning Oscar-winning turn as a high-powered corporate attorney in the George Clooney starring and critically-lauded ...

Narnia: she's the perfect villan. Adaption, Burnt After Reading, Orlando, Edward II

Angela Lansbury

Actress | The Manchurian Candidate

In 1925, Angela Lansbury was born in Regent's Park, one of the Royal Parks of London. The park was developed by John Nash (1752-1835), James Burton (1761-1837), and Decimus Burton (1800-1881), with construction starting c. 1818. It was first opened to the general public in 1835. It was named after ...

The Manchurian Candidate, or singing in The Harvey Girls (what a green dress!), Death on the Nile and Gaslight. She's been around for some time, and most will think of her in Murder She Wrote, but she deserves more than just credit for that!

Kathy Bates

Actress | Misery

Multi-talented, multi-award-winning actress Kathleen (Doyle) Bates was born on June 28, 1948, and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She is the youngest of three girls born to Bertye Kathleen (Talbot), a homemaker, and Langdon Doyle Bates, a mechanical engineer. Her grandfather was author Finis L. Bates...

Kathy Bates and big hats.... Love that! :-) Titanic, Chéri

Gong Li

Actress | Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia

Born in Shenyang, grew up in Jinan, the daughter of an economics professor. Loved music from childhood, and dreamed of a singing career. After failing to gain entrance to China's top music school in 1985, applied for and was admitted to the Central Drama Academy in Beijing, from which she graduated...

Jing Ke ci Qin Wang being one of her best

Barbra Streisand

Soundtrack | Funny Girl

Barbra Streisand is an American singer, actress, director and producer and one of the most successful personalities in show business. She is the only person ever to receive all of the following: Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Cable Ace, National Endowment for the Arts, and Peabody awards,...

Funny... funny girl, funny lady, hello dolly.

Renée Zellweger

Actress | Chicago

Renée Kathleen Zellweger was born on April 25, 1969, in Katy, Texas, Her mother, Kjellfrid Irene (Andreassen), is a Norwegian-born former nurse and midwife, of Norwegian, Kven (Finnish), and Swedish descent. Her father, Emil Erich Zellweger, is a Swiss-born engineer. The two married in 1963. Renée ...

I hate the expressions with her mouth..... but she DID it in Chicago, Bridget Jones and I loved her in Down with love.

Famke Janssen

Actress | X-Men: The Last Stand

Famke Janssen was born November 5, 1964, in Amstelveen, the Netherlands, and has two other siblings. Moving to America in the 1980s, she modeled for Chanel in New York. Later, taking a break from modeling, she attended Columbia University, majoring in literature.

This model-turned-actress broke into...

Though my homecountry, the Dutch actresses are but a few in my top 100, let allone in my top 50. Ellen Vogel at 19, Famke is next, specially after she entered X-Men. Golden Eye, The Faculty to watch

Joan Crawford

Actress | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Joan Crawford was born Lucille Fay LeSueur on March 23, 1904, in San Antonio, Texas, to Anna Belle (Johnson) and Thomas E. LeSueur, a laundry laborer. By the time she was born, her parents had separated, and by the time she was a teenager, she'd had three stepfathers. It wasn't an easy life; ...

The perfect duo with Bette Davis in What happened to Baby Jane?

Doris Day

Soundtrack | Love Me or Leave Me

One of America's most loved actresses was born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff on April 3, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Alma Sophia (Welz), a housewife, and William Joseph Kappelhoff, a music teacher and choir master. Her grandparents were all German immigrants. She had two brothers, Richard, who died ...

The Man who knew to much, and ofcourse, Pillow Talk.

Diane Keaton

Actress | Annie Hall

Diane Keaton was born Diane Hall in Los Angeles, California, to Dorothy Deanne (Keaton), an amateur photographer, and John Newton Ignatius "Jack" Hall, a civil engineer and real estate broker. She studied Drama at Santa Ana College, before dropping out in favor of the Neighborhood Playhouse in New ...

The first wives club and Marvin's Room. Actually can't think of much else for her to be in this top 50

Hanna Schygulla

Actress | Die Ehe der Maria Braun

Lead icon of the influential New German Cinema of the 70's & 80's, Schygulla's natural blonde beauty and amazing versatility keep her among the world's top actresses. She won best actress at Cannes in 1983 for The Story of Piera (1983) (aka "The Story of Piera"), an Italian/German co-production. The...

Lili Marleen, Die ehe der Maria Braun, are at least two movies with Hanna you HAVE to watch

Anjelica Huston

Actress | The Grifters

Anjelica Huston was born on July 8, 1951 to director and actor John Huston and Russian prima ballerina Enrica 'Ricki' Soma. Huston spent most of her childhood overseas, in Ireland and England, and in 1968 first dipped her toe into the world of show business, taking on the lead role of her father's ...

I guess it's The Witches only...

Monique van de Ven

Actress | Romeo

Monique van de Ven was born on July 28, 1952 in Zeeland, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands as Monica Maria Theresia van de Ven. She is an actress and director, known for Romeo (1990), Ademloos (1982) and De schorpioen (1984). She has been married to Edwin de Vries since 1991. They have two children. She ...

The 3rd Dutch actress in the list. Her big successes are NOT my favorites, like Turks Fruit. I prefer her role in Leve de Koningin, a movie for children about a girl playing chess.

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Most fashionable Actress of 2010 !!
Natalie Portman

Actress | Black Swan

Natalie Portman is the first person born in the 1980s to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan (2010)).

Natalie was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, a Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born...

For "Black Swan"

Annette Bening

Actress | American Beauty

Annette Bening was born on May 29, 1958 in Topeka, Kansas, the youngest of four children. Her family moved to California when she was young, and she grew up there. She graduated from San Francisco State University and began her acting career with the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, ...

For "The Kids Are All Right"

Anne Hathaway

Actress | Les Misérables

Anne Jacqueline Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Kate McCauley Hathaway, an actress, and Gerald T. Hathaway, a lawyer, both originally from Philadelphia. She is of mostly Irish descent, along with English, German, and French. Her first major role came in the short-lived television series ...

For "Love and Other Drugs"

Helena Bonham Carter

Actress | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Helena Bonham Carter is an actress of great versatility, one of the UK's finest and most successful.

Bonham Carter was born May 26, 1966 in Golders Green, London, England, the youngest of three children of Elena (née Propper de Callejón), a psychotherapist, and Raymond Bonham Carter, a merchant ...

For "The King's Speech"

Juliette Binoche

Actress | The English Patient

Juliette Binoche was born in Paris, France, to Monique Yvette Stalens, a director, teacher, and actress, and Jean-Marie Binoche, a sculptor, director, and actor. Her mother was born in Czestochowa, Poland, of French, Walloon Belgian, and Polish descent, while her father is French. Juliette was only...

For "Certified Copy"

Nicole Kidman

Actress | Moulin Rouge!

Elegant Nicole Kidman, known as one of Hollywood's top Australian imports, was actually born in Honolulu, Hawaii, while her Australian parents were there on educational visas.

Kidman is the daughter of Janelle Ann (Glenny), a nursing instructor, and Antony David Kidman, a biochemist and clinical ...

For "Rabbit Hole"

Melissa Leo

Actress | The Fighter

Melissa Leo is an American actress. She is known for her Academy Award-winning performance in the 2010 film The Fighter (2010). She was born on September 14, 1960, in New York City. Leo starred as the mother of boxer Micky Ward in the 2010 film The Fighter, also starring Mark Wahlberg. The role ...

For "The Fighter"

Julianne Moore

Actress | The Kids Are All Right

Julianne Moore was born Julie Anne Smith in Fort Bragg, North Carolina on December 3, 1960, the daughter of Anne (Love), a social worker, and Peter Moore Smith, a paratrooper, colonel, and later military judge. Her mother moved to the U.S. in 1951, from Greenock, Scotland. Her father, from ...

For "The Kids Are All Right"

Hailee Steinfeld

Actress | True Grit

Hailee Steinfeld was born on December 11, 1996 in Tarzana, California, to Cheri (Domasin), an interior designer, and Peter Steinfeld, a personal fitness trainer. She has a brother, Griffin. Her uncle is Jake Steinfeld, a fitness trainer, and her great-uncle is actor Larry Domasin. Her father is of ...

For "True Grit"

Jennifer Lawrence

Actress | The Hunger Games

As the highest-paid actress in the world in 2015 and 2016, and with her films grossing over $5.5 billion worldwide, Jennifer Lawrence is often cited as the most successful actress of her generation. She is also thus far the only person born in the 1990s to have won an acting Oscar.

Jennifer Shrader ...

For "Winter's Bone"

Rachel McAdams

Actress | The Notebook

Rachel Anne McAdams was born on November 17, 1978 in London, Ontario, Canada, to Sandra Kay (Gale), a nurse, and Lance Frederick McAdams, a truck driver and furniture mover. She is of English, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish descent. Rachel became involved with acting as a teenager and by the age of 13 ...

For "Morning Glory"

Hilary Swank

Actress | Million Dollar Baby

Hilary was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Judith Kay (Clough), a secretary, and Stephen Michael Swank, who served in the National Guard and was also a traveling salesman. Her maternal grandmother, Frances Martha Dominguez, was of Mexican descent, and her other roots include German, English, and ...

For "Conviction"

Carey Mulligan

Actress | Never Let Me Go

Carey Hannah Mulligan is a British actress. She was born May 28, 1985, in Westminster, London, England, to Nano (Booth), a university lecturer, and Stephen Mulligan, a hotel manager. Her mother is from Llandeilo, Wales, and Carey also has Irish and English ancestry.

Her first major appearance was ...

For "Never Let Me Go"

Tilda Swinton

Actress | We Need to Talk About Kevin

The iconoclastic gifts of the highly striking and ferociously talented actress Tilda Swinton have been appreciated by art house crowds and international audiences alike. After her stunning Oscar-winning turn as a high-powered corporate attorney in the George Clooney starring and critically-lauded ...

For "I Am Love"

Michelle Williams

Actress | My Week with Marilyn

A small-town girl born and raised in rural Kalispell, Montana, Michelle Ingrid Williams is the daughter of Carla Ingrid (Swenson), a homemaker, and Larry Richard Williams, a commodity trader and author. Her ancestry is Norwegian, as well as German, British Isles, and other Scandinavian. She was ...

For "Blue Valentine"

Dianne Wiest

Actress | The Birdcage

One of three children (she has two brothers, Greg and Don), Dianne Wiest was born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA on 28 March 1946. Her original ambition was to be a ballerina, but she was bitten by acting bug after some stage work, most notably playing Desdemona to James Earl Jones' Othello on ...

For "Rabbit Hole"

Amy Adams

Actress | Arrival

Amy Lou Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents, Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, a U.S. serviceman who was stationed at Caserma Ederle in Italy at the time. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado, and has English, as well as ...

For "The Fighter"

Saoirse Ronan

Actress | Hanna

Saoirse Una Ronan was born in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, to Irish parents, Monica Ronan (née Brennan) and Paul Ronan, an actor. When Saoirse was three, the family moved back to Dublin, Ireland. Saoirse grew up in Dublin and briefly in Co. Carlow before moving back to Dublin ...

For "The Way Back"

Rooney Mara

Actress | Carol

Actress and philanthropist Rooney Mara was born on April 17, 1985 in Bedford, New York. She made her screen debut in the slasher film Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005), went on to have a supporting role in the independent coming-of-age drama Tanner Hall (2009), and has since starred in the horror ...

For "The Social Network"

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Actresses 2010

From Jennifer Lawrence to Sandra Bullock: Oscar-Winning Actresses of the 2010s

Sandra Bullock, Natalie Portman, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and Cate Blanchett led the first half of the 2010s as the top actresses in Hollywood to bring home the highest acting honor of the Academy Award for best actress. Bullock, Portman and Lawrence each won their first Oscars, while Streep won her third (she has two for best actress and one for best supporting) and Blanchett won her second (she has one for best actress and one for best supporting).

Julianne Moore, Brie Larson, Emma Stone, Frances McDormand and Olivia Colman rounded out the decade with their best actress wins (McDormand won her second best actress honor), making the claim of #OscarsSoWhite highly relevant for the lead category.

Only five actresses of color were recognized in the lead actress category over the decade, with nominations for Gabourey Sidibee, Viola Davis, Quvenzhané Wallis, Ruth Negga and Yalitza Aparicio.

The supporting actress category fared much better in terms of representation, with five wins for black actresses including Mo'Nique, Octavia Spencer, Lupita Nyong'o, Davis and Regina King. Other supporting actress Oscar-winners from the decade were Melissa Leo, Anne Hathaway, Patricia Arquette, Alicia Vikander and Allison Janney.

See all 20 Oscar-winning actresses from the 2010s below.

[Please note all years reference the year the award was presented during the annual ceremony.]

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Sandra Bullock Wins Best Actress: 2010 Oscars

Best Actresses of the 2010s – Top 10

The 2010s saw great actresses rise & shine through their spectacular performances, many of whom will pass the test of time and be remembered by many, as some of the best performances in movies ever.

Top 10 Best Directors of the Decade (2010)

Top 10 Best Actors of the Decade (2010)

We wanted to recognize the most notable and constant actresses of the decade with this list. We took a look at a whole bunch of movies and searched for different variables, whether it was the number of movies they were in (especially big or memorable ones), the quality of performance, the cultural impact they generated, and many more things.

Cutting many great actresses from the list was a choice we had to make, but we tried to be as objective as possible. We will now proceed to our list for the top 10 actresses of the 2010s:

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1. Amy Adams

Best Actresses of the Decade: Amy Adams

There are way-too-many positive qualities that define Amy Adams as an actress. She has become the high standard for acting in Hollywood by delivering outstanding performances in every movie or TV show she is in, whether it is in lead or a supporting role.

With almost every role, she has become a big contender for awards (Oscar’s, Golden Globes, Emmies, etc.). She racks 6 Oscar nominations, 4 of them being from this decade, and is on pace for becoming the next veteran actress that every other actor or actress look up to.

Behind Mayrl Streep, she is the default standard for excellence in acting. It may sometimes appear injust that she has no Oscar wins, but Adams’s well-deserved Oscar will come in time, as was with DiCaprio. Demeriting her quality as an actress for her lack of awards is a big understatement; remaining on the elite of acting at her level is no easy task.

Her most notable performances of the decade:

  • The Fighter (2010)
  • The Master (2012)
  • American Hustle (2013)
  • Arrival (2016) (Read more on Arrival’s thematic relevance here)
  • Vice (2018)

2. Scarlett Johansson

Best Actresses of the Decade: Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson became a global icon in the 2010s. She got the world to know her and her talent in the 2000s, but it was the 2010s that skyrocketed her to the very top of Hollywood.

She became one of the faces of the most successful movie franchise of all time (MCU), while at the same time acting as a lead or support in some other great films (animated and live).

The last of the decade was only a glimpse of the range she can give with Jojo & Marriage Story, which also showcased how mature of an actor she has become (She also became part of an elite group of both, Lead and Supporting Oscar Nominee in the same year for both those movies). She is young, so her best work is ahead of us.

Her most notable work in the 2010s:

3. Emma Stone

Best Actresses of the Decade: Emma Stone

You can’t get enough of Emma Stone. Funny and quick-witted; she has proven herself to be one damn amazing actress.

Her monologue/song scene in La La Land is raw, pure emotion that left audiences around the globe in awe, and got her her first (and hopefully far from the last) Academy Award.

She can act, sing, dance, and make you cry and laugh so hopefully she will be around for many years to come.

Her best performances of the decade:

  • Crazy Stupid Love (2011)
  • The Amazing Spiderman (2012)
  • The Help (2011)
  • Birdman (2014)
  • La La Land (2016)

4. Anne Hathaway

Best Actresses of the Decade: Anne Hathaway

Classy and professional are just some of the words to describe this wonderful actress. She has been around for many years and doesn’t seem to have aged a bit… but that is the least of her accomplishments.

Her heartbreaking performance in Les Miserables got her the Academy Award she definitely deserved, while still giving us plenty of other great films. She is a face to be reckoned with, that will keep mesmerizing her fans for years to come.

Her 2010s in Film:

  • Love & Other Drugs (2010)
  • Dark Knight Rises (2011)
  • Les Miserables (2011)
  • Interestellar (2014)
  • Dark Waters (2019)

5. Emily Blunt

Best Actresses of the Decade: Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt is just one of those people that were born with natural talent. She has a great ability to be able to snap in or out of a performance in seconds, and still deliver the same emotional impact as many other method actors.

This decade was the one were she started solidifying herself as a serious actress and quickly started landing better and better roles in quality pictures, ranging from, horror, dramas, thrillers, and comedies.

Her most important performances of the decade:

  • Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
  • Sicario (2015)
  • The Girl On The Train (2016)
  • A Quiet Place (2018)
  • Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

6. Margot Robbie

Best Actresses of the Decade: Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie had some acting jobs before the 2010s, but she was soon discovered by her great talent and landed some serious major roles over the course of the years, quickly becoming one of the most popular and casted stars.

A beautiful and very versatile actress, she already has a handful of projects to come in the next couple of years, where she will show that she is more than just a pretty face, but someone to look up to in many years to come.

Some of her best performances of the decade were:

  • The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)
  • Suicide Squad (2016)
  • I, Tonya (2017)
  • Mary Queen Of Scots (2018)
  • Bombshell (2019)

7. Jennifer Lawrence

Best Actresses of the Decade: Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence may have been one of the actresses who skyrocketed the most this decade, to become not only one of the best paid, surpassing very big stars, but also winning 1 Oscar, and being nominated for three aditional ones. All in this decade.

She hopped on a wide variety of films in the 2010s, ranging from superhero, blockbuster, dramas, SciFi, comedies and more.

Her most notable performances of the 2010s:

  • X-Men Series (2011-2019)
  • Hunger Games Series (2012-2015)
  • Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
  • American Hustle (2013)
  • mother! (2017)

8. Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams has been out of the spotlight in the last couple of years, but make no mistake, with Marvel having her in the rooster for upcoming heroines, there is still probably much to see from her on the upcoming years.

She can play either the meanest of bullies or a golden-hearted sweetheart, and there isn’t a role where she does not ace it. Hopefully, she will continue to be cast in several projects.

Her most notable work the last decade was:

  • Midnight In Paris (2011)
  • About Time (2013)
  • Southpaw (2015)
  • Spotlight (2015)
  • Dr. Strange (2016)

9. Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan

In the 2010s, Saoirse Ronan became a guarantee for superb execution in her performances. Her second half of the decade included three Oscar nominations for films that tackled very relatable themes.

Saoirse is young but very mature in her acting. With only 25 years, this past decade is just a taste of what the 2020s and 2030s will be for her. So we’ll sit back and enjoy.

Her films during the decade:

10. Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried rejected her admission for a university to land a role in the movie Mean Girls, and thank God she did because that skyrocketed her career and gave us some amazing performances.

She was also a model and a quite talented singer as we’ve seen on her musical films, which help cement her reputation as one of Hollywood’s finest.

These are some of the films you’ve seen her this last decade:

  • Letters To Juliet (2010)
  • In Time (2011)
  • Les Miserables (2012)
  • Fathers And Daughters (2015)
  • Mama Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)
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Jennifer Lawrence


Lawrence got her first critical love in 2010 when she was nominated for an Oscar for the little-seen drama “Winter’s Bone." A few years later, she was the second-youngest person to win the Best Actress Oscar. Oh, also she starred in the “Hunger Games” movies and played Mystique in the “X-Men” while generally being famous and beloved.

Chris Pratt


If you saw Pratt in the first season of “Parks and Recreation,” you probably didn’t think, “there’s a future superhero!” You would have been wrong! He became Star-Lord in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He starred in two “Jurassic World” films. And of course, he continued to be a key part of the “Parks and Rec” ensemble until the show came to a close. That’s dedication.

Brie Larson

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It’s always fun when you see somebody in a small role on a TV show, like them, and then see them blow up. Maybe you first saw Larson in her couple of episodes on “Community,” or as the daughter on “United States of Tara.” You definitely know her now, though, either from her Oscar-winning turn in “Room” or for the fact that she’s Captain Marvel now.


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Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch


A lot of celebrities changed their names to make them easier to write or pronounce. Benedict Cumberbatch did not make that choice. He first began to emerge as a star thanks to playing the titular character on BBC’s “Sherlock.” Then came “Doctor Strange,” and once you star in a Marvel movie, there’s no going back.


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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

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Waller-Bridge had appeared in some small roles and done some short films and recurring TV work for the first half of the decade. Then came “Fleabag.” Suddenly, Waller-Bridge was the next big thing. Now she has the Emmys to show off her new-found stardom.

Oscar Isaac

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“Inside Llewyn Davis” is not generally one of the most-beloved Coen Brothers film — it’s no “The Big Lebowski” for example — but it is still quite good. That’s mostly thanks to the performance at the center from a then-unknown actor named Oscar Isaac. While he was also great in “Ex Machina,” the stardom came when Isaac was cast as Poe Dameron in the new “Star Wars” trilogy. On top of that, he played the titular Apocalypse in “X-Men: Apocalypse” and will surely do more great things in the future.

Emma Stone

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Stone started catching people’s eye in supporting roles in movies like “The House Bunny” and “Zombieland” before the turn of the decade. Then in 2010, Stone took a big leap by starring in “Easy A.” It didn’t make her a huge, household name, but that Oscar for Best Actress in “La La Land” definitely did.

Adam Driver

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The TV show “Girls” was our first time seeing a lot of people who have now became known, if not stars. It was none of the women who emerged as the brightest star, though. That would be Driver, who shines in just about everything he does. That includes, of course, in his role as Kylo Ren in the “Star Wars” films.

Sophie Turner

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Turner was only a teenager when she began acting in “Game of Thrones.” She wasn’t the biggest name on the show then, but she may very well be the biggest name from the show as it ends. Peter Dinklage has the Emmys, but Turner has the fame and renown. Marrying a Jonas Brother helped, of course.

Donald Glover

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“Community” starred Joel McHale, who was already kind of a known quantity, and it got pitched as Chevy Chase’s return to TV. That ensemble was quite talented, but the name that has really leaped out from the cast is a guy who was a total unknown at the time, and that’s Glover. Or perhaps you know him better under his musical alter ego Childish Gambino. Glover also got a ton of attention from “Atlanta,” the hit FX show built around his personal ethos.


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Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy

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A lot of people on this list are on the younger side. That makes sense. They became stars in the 2010s because they were kids before that. McCarthy is a slightly different story. She turned 40 in 2010, the year her sitcom “Mike and Molly” started. The next year, McCarthy stole the show in “Bridesmaids,” and now she’s a straight-up movie star.

Eddie Redmayne

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Maybe the “Fantastic Beasts” movies aren’t quite as popular as the “Harry Potter” films, but they still bring in a ton of cash. Redmayne is at the center of those films. Plus, he won an Oscar for playing Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything” and was nominated again for “The Danish Girl.” Let’s maybe try and forget “Jupiter Ascending,” though.

Amy Schumer

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Schumer was a standup in the early part of the decade, but the biggest things she had done was pop up on a couple of Comedy Central roasts. Apparently something about her barbs for Charlie Sheen got the network’s attention, because they gave her a sketch show, “Inside Amy Schumer.” So began her rise to stardom, which included her own Judd Apatow vehicle, “Trainwreck.”

Rami Malek

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Malek’s name was unknown when he got the starring role in “Mr. Robot” on USA (though he was good in a small supporting role in “The Master”). Then he won an Emmy. The next thing we knew, he was playing Freddie Mercury in a biopic and was winning an Oscar. He’s only just gotten started, but he’s already won two huge awards. We don’t know if he can sing, but he’s got a nice head start on an EGOT.

Margot Robbie

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Robbie was a regular on the Australian soap “Neighbours” when the decade began. Eventually she decided to come to the United States to try and make it here, and it has turned out quite well. After breaking out in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” she’s made acclaimed turns in films like “I, Tonya” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood…” Also, she’s Harley Quinn. That didn’t turn out great in “Suicide Squad,” but we have cautious optimism for the “Birds of Prey” movie.

Andrew Garfield

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Jesse Eisenberg was the star of “The Social Network,” but he was already en route to stardom by that point. Garfield was drawing eyes for the first time, though. While his two “Spider-Man” films are kind of looked back on with skepticism now, they were both extremely financially successful. Recently, he’s been making more awards bait-type films like “Hacksaw Ridge” and “Silence.” He’s still a star, though.

Karen Gillan


“Doctor Who” is huge in Britain, and it’s pretty big now as well. In 2010, Gillan was cast in the role of the Doctor’s “companion,” a role that helped bring her to stardom. Her Scottish brogue probably helped a bit as well. You don’t hear her native accent in her two biggest roles, though, as Nebula in the MCU and her role in the surprise blockbuster “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.”

Chris Hemsworth

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We didn’t want to flood this list with Marvel actors, but let’s face it: Marvel rules the movie landscape. Hemsworth played Thor for the first time in 2011 and since then has ensconced himself in the MCU, which has guaranteed him movie stardom —o much so, he’s gotten the chance to star in other, non-Marvel films, though none has had quite the same success.


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Millie Bobbie Brown

Millie Bobbie Brown

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She’s not even old enough to drive yet, but Brown is already a star. The runaway cult adoration that “Stranger Things” has had since it debuted is responsible for that. Brown had the showy role as Eleven, the supernatural child at the center of the mystery. She’s started to dip her toe into other projects, including “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” an expected blockbuster that didn’t quite hit.

Finn Wolfhard

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We’re going to allow ourselves one more kid from “Stranger Things,” because it has made a lot of names. However, in addition to playing Mike in the hit Netflix show, he also had a key role in “IT,” which actually was a blockbuster movie.

Cardi B

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Cardi B didn’t even release her first single until 2016. She didn’t have her first hit until “Bodak Yellow” in 2017, but oh what a hit it was. It became the No. 1 song in the United States, and a new star was born. She’s released only one album, but we can already safely call her a superstar.

Justin Bieber

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What a wild ride it has been for Bieber in this decade. When it started, he was in his early teens and had gotten his first bit of traction in 2009. Then in 2010, he released his first album, and the rest is history. Of course, it’s insane history. There have been ups and downs and all sort of weird stories. Also, he released a 3-D concert movie in 2011, which means the phrase “Justin Bieber’s 3-D concert movie” is the most beginning-of-the-decade sentence phrase you can say.

Nicki Minaj


In 2010, Kanye West released the song “Monster.” It featured himself, Jay-Z, Rick Ross and an unknown rapper named Nicki Minaj, who blew them all out of the water. After hearing that song, all anybody could talk about was Minaj. She released her own first songs in 2010, but in 2011 she dropped “Superbass,” which started her rise to being one of the biggest musical artists in the world. Minaj has talked about retiring to raise a family, which means the 2010s could go down as the decade of Nicki Minaj.

Bruno Mars

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Bruno Mars had been working as a musician here and there before the turn of the decade, but 2010 saw him release his first album that inclued the single “Just the Way You Are,” which was a massive hit that topped the Billboard charts. He actually had two No. 1 singles from his debut album and then came his second album “Unorthodox Jukebox” and the song “Locked Out of Heaven.” Soon enough, he’d be performing on the halftime show.

Lana Del Rey

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We will end with a controversial name. A lot of people don’t like Lana Del Rey for whatever reason. Some consider her a phony, given that she stopped performing under her given name, Lizzie Grant, to create her Lana Del Rey persona. Others note her father has some connections in the music business. We don’t care about any of that. People know her and have opinions because she’s a star. She ended the decade releasing a new album whose title we shant include here, but it’s one last bit of controversy to end the 2010s with a bang.

Chris Morgan is a sports and pop culture writer and the author of the books The Comic Galaxy of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and The Ash Heap of History. You can follow him on Twitter @ChrisXMorgan.

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