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2 The Greatest Female Stars of All Time Katharine Hepburn Greta Garbo VIVIEN LEIGH Audrey Hepburn Ingrid Bergman Grace Kelly Marilyn Monroe Elizabeth Taylor Sophia Loren Jean Simmons LANA TURNER GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA By yy 23/02/2007

3 1988 Katharine was ranked as the number one female star in their Greatest American Screen Legends list (AFI's 100 Years Stars.She was an iconic four-time Academy Award-winning American star of film, television and stage, widely recognized for her sharp wit, New England gentility and fierce independence.A screen legend, Hepburn holds the record for the most Best Actress Oscar wins with four, from twelve nominations. Hepburn won an Emmy Award in 1975 for her lead role in Love Among the Ruins, and was nominated for four other Emmys and two Tony Awards during the course of her more than 70-year acting career. Hepburn had a famous and longtime romance with Spencer Tracy, both on- and off-screen. Katharine Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003)

4 On Golden Pond (1981)Katharine Hepburn 1942On Golden Pond (1981)Katharine Hepburn 1942

5 With Spencer Tracy (1942)

6 Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart in The Philadelphia story THE AFRICAN QUEEN The Lion in Winter.

7 Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn the African Queen SUMMER TIME Hepburn and Brazzi Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

8 Greta Garbo, ranked as the fifth greatest female star of all time by the AFI's 100 Years Stars. was a Swedish actress. Regarded as one of the greatest and most inscrutable movie stars ever produced by Metro-Goldwyn- Mayer and the Hollywood studio system, Garbo recieved a 1955 Honorary Oscar "for her unforgettable screen In addition, she was named "the most beautiful woman who ever lived" by the The Guinness Book of World Records. Greta Garbo September 18, 1905, died April 15, 1990)

9 Romance (1930) - Greta Garbo Flesh and the Devil (1926) - John Gilbert The Single Standard (1929) Inspiration (1931)

10 Vivien Leigh was an English actress. She won two Academy Awards playing in Gone with the Wind (1939) and in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), a role she had also played in London's West End. She was a prolific stage performer, frequently in collaboration with her husband, Laurence Olivier, who directed her in several of her roles. During her thirty-year stage career, she played parts that ranged from the heroines of Noël Coward and George Bernard Shaw comedies to classic Shakespearean characters such as Ophelia, Cleopatra, Juliet and Lady Macbeth. Lauded for her beauty, Leigh felt that it sometimes prevented her from being taken seriously as an actress, but ill health proved to be her greatest obstacle. she gained a reputation for being a difficult person to work with, and her career went through periods of decline. She and Olivier divorced in 1960, and Leigh worked sporadically in film and theatre until her death from tuberculosis. Vivien Leigh (November 5, 1913 – July 8, 1967)

11 Gone with the Wind (1939) - Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh

12 Hepburn ranked as the third greatest female star of all time by the AFI's 100 Years Stars. Hepburn was an Academy Award-winning Belgian-born British actress of film and theatre, Broadway stage performer, ballerina, fashion model, and humanitarian. Hepburn trained extensively to become a ballerina, before deciding to pursue acting. She first gained notice for her starring role in the Broadway production of Gigi (1951). She was then cast in Roman Holiday (1953) as Princess Ann, the role for which she won an Academy Award. She was one of the leading Hollywood actresses during the 1950s and 1960s and received four more Academy Award nominations, including one for her iconic performance as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961). In 1964, she played Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, the critically acclaimed film adaptation of the play. From 1988 until her death in 1993, she served as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work. Audrey Hepburn (May 4, 1929 – January 20, 1993)

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14 Audrey Hepburn ROMAN HOLIDAY WAR AND PEACE THE NUN'S STORY

15 Charade (1963). at age fifty-nine in Always Breakfast at Tiffanys

16 Love in the afternoon Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper

17 Ingrid Bergman is ranked as the fourth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute.She was a three-time Academy Award-winning and two-time Emmy Award-winning Swedish actress. She also won one of the original Tony Awards. Ingrid Bergman (August 29, 1915 – August 29, 1982)

18 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Trailer

19 Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman in Notorious For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) - Ingrid Bergman, Gary Cooper

20 Grace Kelly November 12, September 14, 1982 Grace Patricia Kelly is ranked as the No.13 greatest female star of all time by the AFI's 100 Years Stars, was born in Philadelphia, to wealthy parents. Her girlhood was uneventful for the most part, but one of the things she desired was to become an actress which she had decided on at an early age. After her high school graduation in 1947, Grace struck out on her own, heading to New York's bright lights to try her luck there. Grace had met and married Prince Rainier of Monaco. By becoming a princess, she gave up her career. For the rest of her life, she was to remain in the news with her marriage and her three children. In 1982, Grace was killed in an automobile accident in her adoptive home country. She was just 52 years old

21 Grace Kelly is one of the most admired women in the world. Even today, she is upheld as a standard of beauty, grace, and style. "Academy Awards: 27th Annual," Grace Kelly, William Holden

22 "To Catch A Thief," Cary Grant and Grace Kelly Rear Window (1954) - Grace Kelly, James Stewart

23 The Swan (1956) - Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness Dial M for Murder (1954) - Grace Kelly, Ray Milland, Robert Cummings

24 Marilyn Monroe is ranked as the No.6 greatest female star of all time by the AFI's 100 Years Stars. was an American Golden Globe Award winning actress, singer, model and pop icon. She became known for her comedic skills and screen presence, going on to become one of the most popular movie stars of the 1950s. Later in her career, she worked towards serious roles with a measure of success. However, long- standing problems were exacerbated by disappointments in both her career and personal life during her later years. Her death has been subject to speculation and conspiracy theories. Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962),

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26 Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe in a scene from River of No Return Marilyn Monroe and Casey Adams in a scene from Niagara Bus Stop (1956) How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) Niagara (1953)

27 Elizabeth Taylor is ranked as No.7 greatest female star of all time by the AFI's 100 Years Stars. She is an iconic two-time Academy Award-winning British-American actress. Her trademark is her violet eyes framed by a double row of eyelashes Known for her acting skills and the depth of her personality along with her beauty, she is considered one of the great actresses of Hollywoods golden years, as well as a larger-than-life celebrity. Elizabeth Taylor (born February 27, 1932)

28 Taylor at age

29 The Sandpiper (1965) - Richard Burton Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) - Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman Ivanhoe (1952) The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954) - Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson

30 Where Eagles Dare (1968) -Richard Burton Giant (1956) - James Dean Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967) - Marlon Brando Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton Where Eagles Dare (1968) -Richard Burton Giant (1956) - James Dean Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967) - Marlon Brando Where Eagles Dare (1968) -Richard Burton Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967) - Marlon Brando Where Eagles Dare (1968) -Richard Burton

31 Sophia Loren is ranked as the 23rd greatest female star of all time by the AFI's 100 Years Stars. She is a motion picture and stage, Academy Award-winning actress, widely considered to be the most popular Italian performer. In 1960, her acclaimed performance in Vittorio De Sica's Two Women earned many awards including the Cannes, Venice, Berlin Film Festivals' best performance prizes and an Academy Award for Best Actress, the first major Academy Award for a non-English language performance. In 1991, Loren received an honorary Academy Award for her contribution to world cinema and was declared "one of the world cinema's treasures Sophia Loren (born September 20, 1934)

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33 Receives the the Premio Bianchi Award 2002

34 Loren in Two Women, 1960 Sophia Loren in Arabesque, Legend of the Lost (1957) Between Strangers (2002) - Edoardo Ponti, Sophia Loren

35 Jean Simmons (1929) earned a well-deserved reputation as a strikingly beautiful, and more importantly, reliable leading lady, playing opposite established stars like Brando, Newman, Peck and Douglas. ELMER GANTRY, GUYS AND DOLLS, THE ROBE, THE BIG COUNTRY, = The Thorn Bird

36 Lana Turner (February 8, 1921 – June 29, 1995) was an Academy award- nominated American film actress. On-screen, she was well-known for the glamor and sensuality she brought to almost all her movie roles. Off-screen, she led a stormy and colorful private life which included seven husbands, numerous lovers, and a famous murder scandal.

37 Gina Lollobrigida ( July 4, 1927) is an Italian actress


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