Every year when award season starts, all eyes are on the dramatic actress. Who will win the Best Actress Academy Award, a new fresh face or an experienced audience favorite? Here is our list of the top 40 best dramatic actresses of all time!
Helen Mirren won the best actress Academy Award in 2006 for playing Queen Elizabeth II in the film The Queen. Mirren’s physical transformation into the famous Queen was mesmerizing to watch on screen as was her intense, stoic facade. This film role also reinvigorated the actresses career and led to many more big parts for her.