The “New Hollywood” era in the film industry came right after the “Golden Age.” This period is known to be from the mid 60’s to the mid 80’s so I went with 1965-1985. The legends of the Golden age include Kate Hepburn, Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn, and many more. These are the actresses that dominated the world of cinema in my opinion, but it is possible that I missed out on someone. Who is your favorite actress of this period? If not listed, you can obviously select other.
Edited, I had ‘Other’ as an option, as well as Liv Ullman and Gena Rowlands.
Maybe not the very best, but Diane Keaton is important enough for that era to really be on the poll. Sissy Spacek should be there. And Jessica Lange came up at exactly the same time as Streep, and the were near equals in career terms up until the early 90’s, when Streep really streaked and ahead and stayed relevant in movies.
And the best actress of that era isn’t even on the poll:
Where are Cicely Tyson, Jessica Lange, and Sissy Spacek?
Best: Meryl Streep
Favorite: Dame Maggie Smith