Top Actresses of the 1960s

Much like the 1950s, the 1960s was also ruled by blonde bombshells and sex symbols like Brigitte Bardot and Ursula Andress. However, the decade also witnessed the advent of powerful performers and top actresses like Catherine Deneuve, who went on to win several prestigious awards. The 1960s was also an important decade for some of the already established actresses like Natalie Wood, who further proved her acting prowess by receiving several nominations for prestigious awards throughout the decade. Here is a list of the top actresses who dominated the Hollywood in the 1960s.
Marilyn Monroe
Also Known As: Norma Jeane Mortenson
Birthday: 01 June 1926
Born In: Los Angeles, California, United States
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died On: 04 August 1962
Century: 20th Century

A legendary American actress, model, comedienne and singer, Marilyn Monroe emerged as a major sex symbol in Hollywood in the 1950s and early 1960s. Amongst the most successful actresses of her time, she also won critical acclaim for her acting in movies like Some Like It Hot. Her personal and professional life, though from the beginning, were marked by hardships, struggles and controversies.

Audrey Hepburn
Also Known As: Audrey Kathleen Ruston
Birthday: 04 May 1929
Born In: Ixelles, Belgium
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died On: 20 January 1993
Century: 20th Century

British actress Audrey Hepburn is counted among the greatest female screen legends in Golden Age Hollywood. Rising to prominence in the 1950s, she became one of the few people to win Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards. She devoted much of her time in her later life to UNICEF and was actively involved in humanitarian work.

Sophia Loren
Also Known As: Sofia Costanza Brigida Villani Scicolone, Sofia Lazzaro
Birthday: 20 September 1934
Born In: Rome, Italy
Sun Sign: Virgo
Century: 20th Century, 21st Century

Known as the quintessential “femme fatale” of the "Golden Age of Hollywood," Sophia Loren rose from participating in a beauty pageant as a teenager, to being the first actor to win the Academy Award for a foreign-language movie. The Italian bombshell is also known for her affair with Cary Grant.

Claudia Cardinale
Also Known As: Claude Jos├ęphine Rose Cardinale
Birthday: 15 April 1938
Born In: La Goulette, Tunisia
Sun Sign: Aries
Century: 20th Century, 21st Century

Claudia Cardinale is a Tunisian-born Italian actress who played important roles in some of the most popular Italian and French movies of the 1960s and 1970s. After achieving immense popularity as an actress in Italy, Cardinale starred in the 1963 American comedy film The Pink Panther, which increased her popularity. Claudia Cardinale was also renowned for her beauty.

Katharine Ross
Also Known As: Katharine Juliet Ross
Birthday: 29 January 1940
Born In: Los Angeles, California, United States
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Century: 20th Century, 21st Century

Katharine Ross is an American actress who became a prominent Hollywood personality in the late-1960s and early-1970s. She is known for her performance in popular films, such as The Graduate and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Much of her acting career was overshadowed by her highly publicized personal life and five marriages to popular personalities.