At the top of the ten most famous Hollywood actresses is icon Marilyn Monroe. Born Norma Jean Mortensen, she changed her name and her image and rocketed to stardom. Monroe starred in over 30 films before her death in 1962. Known around the world and still a beloved figure, the blonde bombshell remains a leading lady even in death.
Greta Garbo. Born in Sweden, Greta Garbo did several films before earning an Academy Award nomination for "Anna Christie" (1930). Garbo was a puzzle to her fans, who knew Garbo only through movie roles. Beautiful and eccentric, she left her mark upon the movie industry as one of the first to move from silent films to "talkies." She did a total of 32 movies from 1920 to 1941 and is considered one of the most famous Hollywood actresses of all time .
Sandra Bullock. Sandra Bullock began acting in 1987, but did not reach super stardom until the movie "Speed" (1994). Bullock has been mentioned as one of the most beautiful actresses in the world and won an Oscar for her performance in "The Blind Side" (2009). She has donated millions of dollars to the Red Cross and other charities.
Angelina Jolie. A modern actress, Angelina Jolie is a brand. She's known around the world for her films but her private life is subject to much speculation. When Jolie and Brad Pitt fell in love during the filming of "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" (2005), Jolie combined acting with motherhood, adopting three children and giving birth to three others.