Sunday, March 8, 2015

Top 5 Classic Movie Leading Ladies

We had the gents, now let`s compare our top five favorite classic leading ladies! After glancing over my picks, please do share yours. 

1-Katherine Hepburn

I absolutely adore Kate, in any role that she ever played in. Her beauty, wit, and uncompromising attitude were evident in all her characters. Who couldn`t love and admire a woman who, upon discovering that the costume department at RKO had stolen her slacks because they were too boyish and uncouth, paraded around in her underwear, flatly refusing to put her clothes back on until her pants were returned. From The African Queen to On Golden Pond, Kate Hepburn is a true legend that left us a stunning legacy of films to enjoy forever.

2-Judy Garland

Few stars are as charming and exude the talent and warm-hearted appeal of Judy Garland. Her talents ranged from belting out a song to singing and dancing. As a child, I adored Judy in The Wizard of Oz as well as all the Andy Hardy movies. Her exuberant voice and personality won over millions of hearts during, and after, Hollywood`s Golden era.

3-Audrey Hepburn

Style, grace, and beauty are synonymous with Audrey Hepburn. She had amazing talent and could act, sing and dance. Audrey possessed incredible poise and compassion, and her off-screen humanitarian efforts showed what a truly wonderful woman she was. Any film she was she enhanced tremendously with her classic femininity and disarming allure to men and women alike. Paired with Rex Harrison, Gregory Peck, or any of the other top actors of the day, Audrey wowed and wooed them all.

4-Elizabeth Taylor

A stunning beauty with an inner fire, Elizabeth Taylor starting winning hearts at a young age when at 11 she starred in National Velvet. From then on Liz went on to star in roles that showcased her amazing talent such as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Who`s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe, and Cleopatra. Her love affair and turbulent marriage with Richard Burton was the stuff of Hollywood legend.

5-Lauren Bacall

Was there a woman who looked sultrier when she lowered her chin and raised her eyes? And that sinful smoky voice of hers was to die for. Bacall was pure glamour and seduction, winning the heart of Humphrey Bogart, a man more than twice her age. During her time with Bogie they filmed several movies together among them To Have and Have Not, Key Largo, and The Big Sleep. She also joined other actors in forming a committee to resist the anti-Communist investigations of the House Un-American Activities Committee.


Jean Joachim said...

I agree with all your choices except one. I think Katharine Hepburn played the same character all the time. My number one all time actress would be Bette Davis who was chameleon enough and actress enough to play a variety of roles well. She disappeared into her character, where Hepburn bent her character to conform to who she was. Just my opinion. Great blog and I learned a bunch about these actresses who are favorites of mine.

Angie Malone said...

I love the classics! My favorite leading lady is Judy Garland, followed by Ginger Rogers, Debra Kerr, Katherine Hepburn and Audrey Hepburn.

Cathy Brockman said...

I agree with your choices All fabulous ladies!

V.L. Locey said...

Bette Davis was a great actress as well, as was Ginger Rogers and Debra Kerr. It`s hard to just pick 5!