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Addie Loggins in the Film Paper Moon (1973)
   is played by   
Tatum O'Neal
At age 10, Tatum was the youngest person to win an Academy Award - it was for Best Supporting Actress in Paper Moon. She still holds the record.
Ada Munroe in the Film Cold Mountain (2003)
   is played by   
Nicole Kidman
Starred with Jude Law. One of Nicole’s finest roles. Nominated for an Oscar for this role.
Aileen in the Film Monster (2003)
   is played by   
Charlize Theron
Starred with Christina Ricci .Won an Oscar for this leading role.
Alex Forrest in the Film Fatal Attraction (1987)
   is played by   
Glenn Close
Starred with Michael Douglas. Received an Oscar nomination for leading role in this film.
Alicia Huberman in the Film Notorious (1946)
   is played by   
Ingrid Bergman
Alma in the Film Hud (1963)
   is played by   
Patricia Neal
Starred with Paul Newman. Patricia won an Oscar for female lead in this film.
Anita in the Film West Side Story (1961)
   is played by   
Rita Moreno
Rita won an oscar for her performance in a supporting role for this film.
Anne Sullivan in the Film The Miracle Worker (1962)
   is played by   
Anne Bancroft
Annie Hall in the Film Annie Hall (1977)
   is played by   
Diane Keaton
Annie Laurie Starr in the Film Gun Crazy (1950)
   is played by   
Peggy Cummins
Annie Wilkes in the Film Misery (1990)
   is played by   
Kathy Bates
Starred with James Cann. Won an Oscar for best actress in this leading role.
Anna in the Film The King and I (1956)
   is played by   
Deborah Kerr
Starred with Yul Brynner. Deborah won an Oscar for the leading role in this film.
Aurora Greenway in the Film Terms of Endearment (1983)
   is played by   
Shirley MacLaine
Starred with Jack Nicholson. Won Best actress for this leading role.
Bernice Sadie Brown in the Film The Member of The Wedding (1952)
   is played by   
Ethel Waters
Bille Dawn in the Film Born Yesterday (1950)
   is played by   
Judy Holliday
Blanche DuBois in the Film A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
   is played by   
Vivian Leigh
Bree Daniels in the Film Klute (1971)
   is played by   
Jane Fonda
The Bride in the Film Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
   is played by   
Elsa Lanchester
Bridget Jones in the Film Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
   is played by   
Renée Zellweger
Starred with Hugh Grant. Showed Renee’s comedy acting at it’s best.
Carrie in the Film Carrie (1976)
   is played by   
Sissy Spacek
Also Starred john Travolta. Was nominated for best actress Oscar for this leading role.
Catherine Sloper in the Film The Heiress (1949)
   is played by   
Olivia De Havilland
Catherine Tramell in the Film Basic Instinct (1992)
   is played by   
Sharon Stone
Catwoman in the Film Batman Returns (1992)
   is played by   
Michelle Pfeiffer
Charlie in the Film Shadow Of A Doubt (1943)
   is played by   
Teresa Wright
Charlotte Haze in the Film Lolita (1962)
   is played by   
Shelly Winters
Chris in the Film Point Blank (1967)
   is played by   
Angie Dickinson
Clarice Starling in the Film The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
   is played by   
Jodie Foster
Starred with Anthony Hopkins. Won Best actress for this leading role.
Cora Smith in the Film The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
   is played by   
Lana Turner
Daisy Clover in the Film Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
   is played by   
Natalie Wood
Dorothy Boyd in the Film Jerry Maguire (1996)
   is played by   
Renée Zellweger
The role that launched her career.
Dorothy Gale in the Film The Wizard of OZ (1939)
   is played by   
Judy Garland
Starred with Frank Morgan. One of the most loved classic family movies of all time.
Elizabeth I in the Film Elizabeth (1998)
   is played by   
Cate Blanchett
Starred with Geoffrey Rush. Received an Oscar nomination for this leading role.
Ellen Berent in the Film Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
   is played by   
Gene Tierney
Ellen Ripley in the Film Alien (1979)
   is played by   
Sigourney Weaver
Starred with John Hurt. One of Sigourney's most notable early leading roles.
Ellie Andrews in the Film It Happened One Night (1934)
   is played by   
Claudette Colbert
Starred with Clark Gable. Claudette won an Oscar for leading female in this film.
Erin Brockovich in the Film Erin Brockovich (2000)
   is played by   
Julia Roberts
Starred with Albert Finney. Won an Oscar for this leading role.
Evelyn Mulwray in the Film Chinatown (1974)
   is played by   
Faye Dunaway
Fanny Brice in the Film Funny Girl (1968)
   is played by   
Barbra Streisand
Starred with Omar Shariff. Won an Oscar for best actress for this film.
Frances Stevens in the Film To Catch A Thief (1955)
   is played by   
Grace Kelly
Frenchie in the Film Destry Rides Again (1939)
   is played by   
Marlene Dietrich
Holly Golightly in the Film Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
   is played by   
Audrey Hepburn
Starred with George Peppard. Received an Oscar nomination for this leading role.
Ilsa Lund in the Film Casablanca (1942)
   is played by   
Ingrid Bergman
Starred with Humphrey Bogart. One of Ingrid’s most memorable movies.
Irene Bullock in the Film My Man Godfrey (1936)
   is played by   
Carole Lombard
Iris Steensma in the Film Taxi Driver (1976)
   is played by   
Jodie Foster
Jodie's sister Connie Foster was her body double in the more explicit scenes. Jodie was too young at the time and couldn't do them herself.
Isadora Duncan in the Film Isadora (1968)
   is played by   
Vanessa Redgrave
Jane Craig in the Film Broadcast News (1987)
   is played by   
Holly Hunter
Starred with William Hurt. Holly received an Oscar nomination for this leading role.
Jane Hudson in the Film Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962)
   is played by   
Bette Davis
Janet in the Film The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
   is played by   
Susan Sarandon
Starred with Barry Bostwick. This Film is considered one of the biggest cult movies ever.
Jean Louise "Scout" Finch in the Film To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
   is played by   
Mary Badham
Jody in the Film Men Don't Leave (1990)
   is played by   
Joan Cusack
Josey James in the Film North Country (2005)
   is played by   
Charlize Theron
Starred with Frances McDormand. Received an Oscar nomination for this leading role.
Judith Traherne in the Film Dark Victory (1939)
   is played by   
Bette Davis
Judy Barton in the Film Vertigo (1958)
   is played by   
Kim Novak
Judy Benjamin in the Film Private Benjamin (1980)
   is played by   
Goldie Hawn
Starred with Eileen Brennan. Received and Oscar nomination for this leading role.
Karen Blixen in the Film Out of Africa (1985)
   is played by   
Meryl Streep
Starred with Robert Redford. Won an Oscar for this leading role.
Karen Holmes in the Film From Here To Eternity (1953)
   is played by   
Deborah Kerr
Katherine Hepburn in the Film The Aviator (2004)
   is played by   
Cate Blanchett
Starred with Leonardo DiCaprio. Won an Oscar for Best Supporting Role in this film.
Kirsten in the Film The Days Of Wine And Roses (1962)
   is played by   
Lee Remick
Kitty Packard in the Film Dinner at Eight (1933)
   is played by   
Jean Harlow
Lara in the Film Doctor Zhivago (1965)
   is played by   
Julie Christie
Laurel Gray in the Film In A Lonely Place (1950)
   is played by   
Gloria Grahame
Lena Younger in the Film A Raisin In The Sun (1961)
   is played by   
Claudia McNeil
Leticia Musgrove in the Film Monsters Ball (2001)
   is played by   
Halle Berry
Starred with Billy Bob Thornton. Won an Oscar for this leading role.
Lily Garland in the Film Twentieth Centry (1934)
   is played by   
Carole Lombard
Lisa Carol Fremont in the Film Rear Window (1954)
   is played by   
Grace Kelly
Starred with James Stewart. Won The New York Film Critic Award for this role.
Lisa Rowe in the Film Girl Interrupted (1999)
   is played by   
Angelina Jolie
Starred with Winona Ryder. Won an Oscar for this Best Supporting role
Louise in the Film Thelma and Louise (1991)
   is played by   
Susan Sarandon
Lucy Burrows in the Film Broken Blossoms (1919)
   is played by   
Lillian Gish
Lynn Sear in the Film The Sixth Sense (1999)
   is played by   
Toni Collette
Starred with Bruce Willis. Received an Oscar nomination for this leading role.
Mama in the Film I Remember Mama (1948)
   is played by   
Irene Dunne
Marge in the Film Fargo (1996)
   is played by   
Frances McDormand
Starred with William. H. Macy. Won an Oscar for this leading role.
Margo Channing in the Film All About Eve (1950)
   is played by   
Bette Davis
This film had many one liners come out of it including one by Bette " Fasten your seatbelts it's going to be a bumpy ride!"
Martha in the Film Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966)
   is played by   
Elizabeth Taylor
Starred with Richard Burton. Won an Oscar for this leading role.
Mary Hatch Bailey in the Film A Wonderful Life (1946)
   is played by   
Donna Reed
Marylee Hadley in the Film Written On The Wind (1956)
   is played by   
Dorothy Malone
Mary Poppins in the Film Mary Poppins (1964)
   is played by   
Julie Andrews
Starred with Dick Van Dyke. Won an Oscar for this leading role.
Matty Walker in the Film Body Heat (1981)
   is played by   
Kathleen Turner
Maude in the Film Harold and Maude (1971)
   is played by   
Ruth Gordon
Mildred Pierce in the Film Mildred Pierce (1945)
   is played by   
Joan Crawford
Millie Stephenson in the Film The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946)
   is played by   
Myrna Loy
Miss Giddens in the Film The Innocents (1961)
   is played by   
Deborah Kerr
Mrs. De Winter in the Film Rebecca (1940)
   is played by   
Joan Fontaine
Mrs Robinson in the Film The Graduate (1967)
   is played by   
Anne Bancroft
Starred with Dustin Hoffman. Won an Oscar for this leading role.
Ninotchka in the Film Ninotchka (1939)
   is played by   
Greta Garbo
Nora Charles in the Film The Thin Man (1934)
   is played by   
Myrna Loy
Norma Desmond in the Film Sunset Boulevard (1950)
   is played by   
Gloria Swanson
Norma Rae in the Film Norma Rae (1979)
   is played by   
Sally Field
Starred with Beau Bridges. Won an Oscar for this leading role.
Nurse Ratched in the Film One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
   is played by   
Louise Fletcher
Phyllis Dietrichson in the Film Double Indemnity(1944)
   is played by   
Barbara Stanwyck
Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars Franchise
   is played by   
Carrie Fisher
She's about a foot shorter than Harrison Ford and had to stand on a box for quite a few scenes.
Queen Christina in the Film Queen Christina (1933)
   is played by   
Greta Garbo
Rachael in the Film Witness (1985)
   is played by   
Kelly McGillis
Rae Ingram in the Film Dead Calm (1989)
   is played by   
Nicole Kidman
Starred with Sam Neil. Nicole was recognised for her brilliant acting in this movie and was snapped up by Hollywood.
Rose in the Film In Her Shoes (2005)
   is played by   
Toni Collette
Starred with Cameron Diaz. Received an AFI nomination for Best Actress, for this role.
Rosemary in the Film Rosemary's Baby (1968)
   is played by   
Mia Farrow
Rose Sayer in the Film The African Queen (1951)
   is played by   
Katherine Hepburn
Ruby Thewes in the Film Cold Mountain (2003)
   is played by   
Renée Zellweger
Starred with Nicole Kidman. This film won her an Oscar for Best Supporting Role.
Sandra Kovak in the Film The Great Lie (1941)
   is played by   
Mary Astor
Sandy Olsen in the Film Grease (1978)
   is played by   
Olivia Newton John
Starred with John Travolta. Olivia’s most popular role.
Sarah Packard in the Film The Hustler (1961)
   is played by   
Piper Laurie
Satine in the Film Moulin Rouge (2001)
   is played by   
Nicole Kidman
Starred with Ewen McGregor. Nicole received an Oscar nomination for this leading role.
Scarlet O'Hara in the Film Gone With The Wind (1939)
   is played by   
Vivian Leigh
Starred with Clark Gable. Won an Oscar for this leading role.
Sera in the Film Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
   is played by   
Elizabeth Shue
Sheba Heart in the Film Notes on a Scandal (2006)
   is played by   
Cate Blanchett
Starred with Judi Dench. Received an Oscar Nomination for this supporting role.
Sister Clodah in the Film Black Narcissus (1947)
   is played by   
Deborah Kerr
Sophie Zawistowska in the Film Sophie's Choice (1982)
   is played by   
Meryl Streep
Stella Dallas in the Film Stella Dallas (1937)
   is played by   
Barbara Stanwyck
Sue Ann Stepanek in the Film Pretty Poison (1968)
   is played by   
Tuesday Weld
Sugarpuss O'Shea in the Film Ball Of Fire (1941)
   is played by   
Barbara Stanwyck
Terry McKay in the Film Love Affair (1939)
   is played by   
Irene Dunne
Thelma in the Film Thelma and Louise (1991)
   is played by   
Geena Davis
Trixie Delight in the Film Paper Moon (1976)
   is played by   
Madeline Kahn
Nominated for Best Supporting Actress Oscar, but was beaten out by 10-year-old Tatum O'Neal - her co-star in Paper Moon.
Veronica in Veronica Guerin (2003)
   is played by   
Cate Blanchett
Vivian in the Film The Big Sleep (1946)
   is played by   
Lauren Bacall
Vivian Ward in the Film Pretty Woman (1990)
   is played by   
Julia Roberts
Starred with Richard Gere. Received an Oscar nomination for this leading role.


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