Get ready to dial up that Netflix and pick one of the movies starring the ten best actresses of all time. There are many, many actresses in the chronicles of time but the below top ten best actresses of all time are truly winners. Find them starring in any movie, and you can rest assured that you're in for a good viewing.

  1. Add Katharine Hepburn to the list of best actresses of all time with her four Academy Awards. From her portrayal of the mother of a woman who married a black man in "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" to one of her last roles in "On Golden Pond," Katharine Hepburn was the epitome of cool in her time and one of the first actresses to adopt the wearing of pants in her daily life. And, as she aged and fought essentials tremors disease, Kathryn Hepburn only became more popular.

  2. Audrey Hepburn has to be added to the list. Audrey Hepburn is still the role model for the new generation of B rated actresses in Hollywood. Carrying herself with grace and aplomb, Audrey Hepburn was one to be reckoned with back in the day.

  3. Another wonderful actress is Meryl Streep. With thirteen Academy Awards nominations for Best Actress, Meryl Streep rocks an accented role such as when she played in "Out of Africa." And, who can forget her role as the illicit lover to Clint Eastwood in "The Bridges of Madison County."

  4. Of the newer best actresses of all time is Nicole Kidman. Playing opposite her then husband Tom Cruise only seemed to have held Nicole back as her fame has increased manyfold with her newer movies. Nicole Kidman was superb in "Moulin Rouge" and is versatile enough to hold her own with singing and dancing roles.

  5. "Titanic"set Kate Winslet's star a rising. Kate Winslet has played a multitude of roles, but her acting skills were never better than when playing a lover in the blockbuster movie, "Titanic."

  6. No list of the ten best actresses of all time would be complete without mention of Elizabeth Taylor. Her list of husbands is almost as long as her list of winning movie, starting very early with her role in "National Velvet." And, when she played the role of a prostitute in "Butterfield 8," she hit the ball out of the park!

  7. Marlee Matlin has overcome deafness and still catapulted to the top of her acting field. As the deaf lover of William Hurt in Children of a Lesser God, Marlee Matlin allowed her voice to be heard and is one of the few actresses who has gone from being successful in movies to continued success in TV roles.

  8. Bette Davis must be included in a list of the best actresses of all time, although she might be thought of as an 'over actress' by some. However, in the genre of movies wherein Bette Davis was acting, such as "Whatever happened to Baby Jane," Bette Davis was the queen of the queens. And, who can forget Bette Davis' eyes?

  9. Specializing in playing the quintessential southern belle, Vivien Leigh must also be included as a great actress for her roles in both "Gone With The Wind" and "A Streetcar Named Desire," both of which she won the Best Actress Oscars. 

  10. But, depending on your tastes, perhaps the best actress of all time is Julia Roberts. Julia Roberts selects only the choicest movie roles and is quite selective at that. Anyone who has seen Julia Robert's portrayal of a call girl turned classy lady in "Pretty Woman" with Richard Gere will be amazed at not only her acting skills but her beauty also.