When you think of great actresses Americans Meryl Streep and Sally Fields may come to mind. But we can’t forget all the talented actresses from other countries. Here are the 10 best actresses from a foreign country.
This English actress begin acting on British television and her first major film role was in Heavenly Creatures. Kate is probably most well known for her role as Rose in the Titanic movie. She has been nominated for 6 Oscars and won for best actress in a leading role for her portrayal of Hanna Schmitz in The Reader. She is one of my favorites because of her range. Kate has played everything from a crazed teen to a war criminal.
Best know for her performance in Elizabeth, Cate is regarded as one of the best actresses from a foreign country. This Australian actresses credits include Babel and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. She won an Oscar for her performance in The Aviator, also starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
A dancer turned actress Charlize is originally from South Africa. This beautiful actress won an Oscar for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster. This role really showed her depth as an actress because it was shockingly different from any role she has ever played.
English actress Helen Mirren has appeared in many great movies and television productions. My favorite role for her is Jane Tennison, the brilliant alcoholic police detective from the Prime Suspect series. She won an Oscar in 2006 for her performance in The Queen.
This Oscar winning English actress has a firm place on the top 10 best actresses from a foreign country list. She is probably most known from her role as M in several James Bond movies. Judi’s talent has been recognized by her many Oscar nominations including for her supporting roles in Shakespeare in Love and Chocolat.
A French actress, Juliette won an Oscar for her leading role in The English patient. She is a passionate actress who has wowed audience in movies like Chocolat and The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
This English actress makes the list of the top 10 actresses from a foreign country because of her versatility. She is not only great at the super serious roles, but also in the comedic roles such as Nanny McPhee. Emma also won an Oscar for best screenplay adaptation for Sense and Sensibility.
Another one of my favorites is Australian actress Nicole Kidman. She won an Oscar for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in The Hours. Once married to Tom Cruise, Nicole has been in many noteworthy films including The Golden Compass and Cold Mountain. She is excellent at playing a strong female lead.
Yet another English actress makes my top 10 best female actresses from a foreign country list. Kate has played everything from a werewolf killing vampire in Underworld, to the title character in Emma, based on the novel by Jane Austen. I love that she can pull off the lead role in an action adventure and a more serious role in a period movie.
My favorite film which starred Australian actress Toni Collette is Muriel’s Wedding. She portrays an Abba loving, lonely, young women who struggles to find herself and true love. Another great movie that she was in is The Sixth Sense. Toni was nominated for an Oscar for her performance as the mother of a little boy who can see dead people. She always gives a solid performance and I look forward to seeing her in more films.
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