Mae West. Made too few movies, and always played the same type - herself. While she was major theater innovator, taboo breaker and a force to be reckoned with, I would never call her a top actress.
Ava Gardner. Had a (relatively) good filmography and was a beauty for sure, but not a great actress, especially in her earlier years. While I cannot fault her in some of her roles, she was types to early and never expanded her repertoire enough to be considered a top thespian.
FAVORITE MOVIE: The heiress. She was pure gold in it!
FAVORITE ROLE: Macomber Affair (1947). A less know movie, but she was perfect in it.
FAVORITE ROLE: The Journey (1959)
FAVORITE MOVIE: Gone to Earth (1950). Underrated classic!
FAVORITE ROLE: My favorite wife (1940). Funny, funny, funny!
Published by Stela Zoric