Some might contend that most of the top 10 best Hollywood actresses 2009 are talentless – though they’ll be quick to defend how pretty, charming or even eccentric they are. But those qualities – not just talent – are what make an actress a “best” actress – even if she can’t actually act if it saved her life. So here’s some of the best Hollywood actresses of 2009. You can decide if their talents really weigh in once you’re past the wow factor.

  1. Marion Cotillard. This little Frenchie became a “blackbird” with Johnny Depp in "Public Enemies" and bared (almost) all in the musical flop Nine. Not that you would have noticed anyway. Her accent coupled with her rare and almost haunting beauty put her top on the list of 2009 Hollywood actresses.

  2. Rachel McAdams. You liked her in "Red Eye," and you probably adored her in "Sherlock Holmes," one of 2009’s best Hollywood movies. Her perky attitude and petite frame make her not only charming but also a little dangerous. It’s the little ones you have to watch out for.

  3. Tina Fey. Tina Fey is always in style – whether she’s mouthing off on "SNL" or playing a wearied co-worker on "30 Rock." Now if she could just keep herself from flip-flopping between herself and her Sarah Palin alter ego.

  4.  Helena Bonham Carter. Helena  Bonham Carter never fails to fall into the “eccentric” category. Whether she’s playing a witch, a queen, a bloody chef or a doctor, as she did in 2009’s "Terminator Salvation," she has a sort of captivating attitude that’s almost crush-worthy.

  5. Sandra Bullock. 2009 must have been Sandra Bullock’s magic year. Between "The Blind Side" and "The Proposal," you can’t go wrong with the ever-svelte Sandra and her witty dry humor and deadpan expressions.

  6. Ashley Greene. Admit it. You secretly watched "Twilight: New Moon" to see Ashley Greene in action. She qualifies as either one of the worst or one of the best Hollywood actresses 2009, but you probably don’t care – if you even noticed.

  7. Megan Fox. Megan Fox is such a brat it’s almost funny. You might think her figure is phenomenal on-screen, but you’re probably glad you didn’t ask her to make you a sandwich while you watched 2009’s "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" for the third time.

  8. Carey Mulligan. You probably didn’t even notice the pixie-haired 2009 Hollywood actress in "The Education" until you saw her in "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps." Now you’re probably going to go rent the 2009 film just to get one more look at one of the best Hollywood actresses of 2009.

  9. Isabel Lucas: She rivaled Megan Fox’s character for the big screen – and Shia LaBoeuf’s feelings – in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." She just about had you going until she pulled out her robotic tail.

  10. Zoe Saldana. Zoe Saldana hit the big screen once again as the voice of a blue character in "Avatar" and in the 2009 reboot of "Star Trek." As hands-down one of the best Hollywood actresses 2009, she’s making you look forward to her next releases.