A lot of women actors I know prefer “actor” to “actress” thus…
Anyway, before I get to the list(s) I mentioned might be next (work that you dug as a kid and don’t now, or didn’t get as a kid and do now) I realized in my “women artists” alphabet lists I hadn’t included actors, so here ‘tis, with the usual caveats, including the fact that some letters brought up several equally favorite actors, like “R” where my first thought was Vanessa Redgrave, but my second and third thoughts were Jamie Rose and Gina Rowlands, Or “W” I thought immediately of Alfre Woodard, but almost as immediately of Theresa Wright, and Kate Winslett. Or “M” Marilyn Monroe, Helen Mirren, Jeanne Moreau, Hayley Mills, etc. There’s many parallel alphabet universes.
LEIGH, JENNIFER JASON
PENN, ROBIN WRIGHT