Best Actresses by Description

Can you name the Best Actresses by Description?

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DescriptionActor, Movie
The niece of a murdered opera singer who is being driven mad by her husband, who may be her aunt's murderer.
A single mother with a menial job at a law firm who organizes a class action lawsuit against a water company.
A strong-willed conservative British Prime Minister.
A woman who engages in a series of affairs when she learns of her husband's infidelity.
An aging Southern belle who stays with her sister and brother-in-law as she loses her mind.
A nun who befriends and becomes and advocate for a murderer on death row.
A mute woman in Australia finds solace from her miserable life through a musical instrument.
The Queen of England, who clashes with her husband over which of their sons will ascend to the throne.
A woman who becomes one of the first documented sufferers of multiple personality disorder
A down-on-her-luck stage actress who causes trouble for several men
An elderly woman, fed up with her boring life, who resolves to travel to the town in which she grew up.
A singer who marries very young, and then enjoys success in the country music world.
A poor woman who falls in love with the street cleaner who saves her life.
An English noblewoman who engages in an affair with the most famous author of her time, though she is engaged to another.
A teenager in France who sees the Virgin Mary eighteen times.
A mother who attempts to protect her daughter in war-torn Italy.
A former guard in a concentration camp who has an affair with a young student.
A restaurant owner whose husband is killed by her promiscuous daughter.
A street-wise prostitute who helps a detective solve the disappearance of a businessman.
A Chinese farmer's wife who has to deal with a slew of hardships.
A middle-class English woman who inherits a piece of property from a rich woman, then marries the woman's widower.
An obsessed fan of an author who keeps that author captive when his car crashes near her house.
A fascist teacher in a school for girls who gets involved with her students' affairs.
A woman who engages in an affair with a death row guard after her husband is executed.
A nurse at a mental hospital who is more interested in controlling her patients than healing them.
The wife of an alcoholic stage performer who tries to get her husband's career back on track.
A brash woman who tries to prove her innocence when she is wrongly sentenced to death.
A student at a school for the deaf who has an affair with one of her teachers.
The alcoholic wife of a professor who causes trouble when one of her husband's young colleagues visits with his wife.
DescriptionActor, Movie
A modern-day monarch who must deal with the death of her former daughter-in-law, both privately and publicly.
A Holocaust survivor in New York who must relive a horrifying decision.
The main attraction in a Berlin nightclub during the rise of the Nazis.
An aging daughter of a wealthy man who accepts the affections of gold digger.
A woman who has affairs with several prominent men in New York City
An unattractive prostitute that kills her 'johns' to steal their money.
An heiress who ran away from her father who travels back to him with a wise-cracking reporter.
A transgender teenager who poses as a boy, fooling those around her with tragic results.
An unsuccessful singer and single mother who works as a waitress to support her son, and has several unsuccessful relationships.
A suburban housewife who must deal with her husband's attraction to their young boarder.
An artist in 1910s England who, with her sister, have tumultuous relationships with two friends.
A free-living wife of a career soldier that shakes up the base she lives on with her family.
A wrongly imprisoned woman who turns to a life of crime to support her son.
An elderly Jewish woman who develops a friendship with her chauffeur over several decades.
The daughter of a saloonkeeper who becomes one of the most famous stars of the early days of Broadway.
A Southern belle who has several marriages and relationships before, during, and after the Civil War.
A middle-aged housekeeper for a rancher and his womanizing son.
The supportive wife and collaborator of a self-destructive country music star.
A housewife who keeps her family together as Britain is bombed during World War II.
A rookie FBI agent who seeks the help of a brilliant cannibal in catching a serial killer.
The girlfriend of a corrupt businessman who reveals she is not as stupid as everyone makes her out to be.
A timid ballet dancer who loses her mind when she gets a challenging role.
A woman who gives up the illegitimate child she concieves with a World War I flyer, then achieves success in business.
A widow who does all she can to keep her Texas farm financially viable.
A Southern housewife who helps a simple-minded homeless boy become a football star.
A deaf-mute who befriends a doctor and is raped by a farmhand.
A troubled author whose book inspires different generations of women.
The helpful wife of a soldier who has an affair with a paralyzed veteran while her husband is in Vietnam.
The first wife of one of the most successful theatrical producers of all time.
DescriptionActor, Movie
An Italian widow who seems to be attracted to a particular design of body art.
A promiscuous woman who is gang raped in a bar, and later sues the onlookers who encouraged the attack.
A married woman who has an affair with a young man, despite the fact that the man is pursuing the daughter of an industrialist.
A housewife whose liberal worldview is put to the test when her daughter brings home an African-American fiance.
A waitress and single mother who deals with a cantankarous author who frequents her restaurant.
A girl who comes from humble beginnings in Philadelphia to become an executive in New York City
The supporting and loving wife of a retired professor who spends another summer with him in the house they love.
A woman who lives a tough life on the street until she joins a travelling circus.
A teacher who is hired to educate the blind, deaf, and dumb daughter of wealthy Southerners.
A boxer eager, with the help of an aging trainer, to overcome her advanced age and poverty to succeed.
A factory employee who is vital in organizing her co-workers into a union.
A newlywed who believes her new husband may be a murderer.
A woman who has tumultuous relationships with both her daughter and her astronaut neighbor over the course of several years.
A beautiful, but immoral model who sleeps her way to the top of the fashion industry.
The proprietor of a seaside inn who fights with a fisherman and protects her adopted daughter.
A famous French singer with a destructive lifestyle.
A poor woman who may be the presumed-dead heir to the Russian throne.
An actress who tries to cultivate relationships that will help her career.
A widowed Brooklyn accountant who begins an affair with her fiance's brother.
A lousy lounge singer who has an eventful relationship with a neurotic comedian.
A European princess who runs away from her royal life and falls in love with an American reporter.
An English woman who has an affair with a married American, and reluctantly falls in love with him.
A flirtatious young girl who falls in love with a man her father does not approve of.
A pregnant police officer investigating a series of murders in Minnesota.
A Scandanavian-American who works as a maid for a political family, and eventually enters politics herself.
A hard-headed Southern belle who isolates herself from the man she loves (and isn't Scarlett O'Hara).
A ruthless television executive who would stop at nothing to improve her station's ratings.
A magical nanny who improves the lives of a British family.
A woman whose husband is influenced by a sinister woman from the big city.

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