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.

Catherine Deneuve
Also Known As: Catherine Fabienne Dorléac
Birthday: 22 October 1943
Born In: Paris, France
Sun Sign: Libra
Century: 20th Century, 21st Century

French actress Catherine Deneuve is considered one of the greatest European actresses. Beginning her career at the age of 12, she gained international prominence with her role in the movie The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. She is a 14-time César Award nominee and the recipient of a David di Donatello award. She is multilingual and speaks fluent French, Italian, and English.

3. Julie Christie

Julie Christie
Also Known As: Julie Frances Christie
Birthday: 14 April 1940
Born In: Chabua, Assam, India
Sun Sign: Aries
Century: 20th Century, 21st Century

British actress Julie Christie, considered one of the icons of the Swinging Sixties, has performed in several notable films of which six found place in the list of BFI Top 100 British films of 20th century. Recipient of BAFTA Fellowship, Christie gained international fame performing in films like Doctor Zhivago and Darling, of which the latter won her an Oscar

Audrey Hepburn
Also Known As: Audrey Kathleen Ruston
Nickname: Audrey
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.

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.