Your Spin: The Most Memorable Cinematic Performance by an Actress

It’s time to put The Spin in your hands!

This is the first round of a new recurring feature where you, the reader, get to vote.

Your first decision point:  The Most Memorable Cinematic Performance by an Actress…EVER.  Yup, ever.

Actress - Greek Mask

And the nominees are:

  • For becoming the saint Reincarnate – Maria Falconetti – The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Because, frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn – Vivien Leigh – Gone with the Wind
  • For suposin’ we should get out but quick – Barbara Stanwyck – Double Indemnity
  • For knowing when to walk away – Alida Valli – The Third Man
  • For becoming One – Bibi Andersson & Liv Ullmann – Persona
  • For being television incarnate and madness, Diana, virulent madness – Faye Dunaway – Network
  • Because you told me every man’s voice you hear is mine – Nastassja Kinski – Paris, Texas
  • For showing us hard work pays off – Linda Fiorentino – The Last Seduction
  • For being Good – Emily Watson – Breaking the Waves
  • For knowing that killing people is the one thing you’re not about to stop – Charlize Theron – Monster
  • For making me fall in love with you and the city of dreams – Naomi Watts – Mulholland Drive

Think we left someone out?  Start the debate in the comments form and then vote!