Over at MoominLight, a continuation of a fun meme: your 20 all-time favorite movie actresses.
This seems to be a movie buff's meme rather than a mythologist's. I don't really follow actresses for themselves. I usually remember an actress based on a movie I love in which they star. I haven't seen Scarlett Johansson in anything since Lost in Translation, for example, but she will always be a favorite for me based on that movie.
This quirk also means that some of the more obvious names, such as Lauren Bacall, Katherine Hepburn, and Marilyn Monroe get left out because there isn't a movie that I liked that much with them in it. (And no, I never really got into Casablanca, The African Queen, or Some Like It Hot). I did like The Big Sleep, but for me, Bacall's little sister (naturally, the sexy, unstable one, played by Martha Vickers) was the attraction there.
Forthwith, the list, in basic order, though there's no way to go strictly 1-20:
Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's
Grace Kelly in Rear Window
Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally
Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis in Thelma and Louise