Comedy: a cinematographic genre were you rarely see Hollywood actresses in a leading role, especially considering that the writer’s guild is dominated by men. So here’s a top female stars of movies from the past decade who had the courage and the ability to attract attention not only through sexy appearances, but also through the ability to arouse laughter.
1. Anna Faris
The 36-year old blonde became a household name in American comedy with the release of the first Scary Movie. Her roles make you think of blonde jokes, but her ability is a smart one, brave, practiced and undoubtedly reaching its goal. With spicy appearances in Lost in Translation, The House Bunny and The Dictator, Anna is also the focus of Mom, a new comedy.
2. Julia Louis- Dreyfus
She brought a smile on Seinfeld and then successfully returned to TV productions in The New Adventures of Old Christine and Veep. Unlike Tina Fey, for example, she did not jump to motion pictures, but remained as energetic and full of life as before.
3. Sandra Bullock
A versatile and energetic actress like Sandra Bullock could only be the star of romantic comedies in which she excelled recently. Bullock is an ideal combination of beauty and artistic intelligence, with big chance to remain in the attention of producers for a long time to come.
4. Jennifer Aniston
The former “girl next door” of Friends has maintained a romantic comedy stardom and after a series of films such as Office Space, Picture Perfect and Bruce Almighty, she gave us perhaps the most compelling performance of her career as the sexy and evil girl in Horrible Bosses. She is not utterly amusing, but she has a certain something located between seriousness and ability to let herself surprised in fun situations.
5. Kristen Wiig
Bridesmaids assured an even greater popularity in Hollywood – especially since she contributed to the script, and was nominated for an Oscar – but the star of Saturday Night Live was born to do comedy. Her expressiveness and energy are evident in the longtime series Arrested Development, where she plays the leader of a dysfunctional family, Lucille Bluth.
6. Amy Poehler
Her humor surpasses the small and big screen – a line of hers at the Golden Globe became viral: “When it comes to torture, I trust the woman who spent three years married to James Cameron [Kathryn Biggelow]”. She is one of the stars of Saturday Night Show and the delicious role of Leslie Hope in Parks and Recreation brought her the most notable recognitions of her talent in comedy (three Emmy Award nominations, two Golden Globes).
7. Tina Fey
Like her colleague, Amy Poehler, she has repeatedly proven her talent for comedy in the Saturday Night Show. If you have not seen her yet in 30 Rock, you better start looking for this show: her character, Liz Lemon, also works in television and everything in the field of comedy, but the challenges in professional and personal life do not deplete her of optimism and energy. In real, she is a smart and resourceful writer (see Mean Girls, 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live) and has numerous major awards and nominations.
8. Rebel Wilson
She is the young hope of American comedy. Her name (Rebel), physical appearance and nonchalant attitude are her business cards and her acid lines, apparently ingenuous seem to be tailored specifically for the 27-year old little lady. You can see her in movies like A Few Best Men, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Bachelorette and Pitch Perfect. She even wrote a sitcom for ABC, Super Fun Night.
9. Emma Stone
She was noticed in Zombieland, but conquered audiences and critics in Easy A, where the inclination to comedy came out in full. Pretty Emma also checks in terms of attitude and she remains a viable choice for the kind of comedy without the cheesy touch of American romance (the appearance in Crazy, Stupid, Love was a good example). The star of Easy A turned out to be able to successfully cope with more complex roles (see The Help or Gangster Squad).
10. Melissa McCarthy
Fans of the show Gilmore Girls know the role of Lorelai Gilmore’s sympathetic friend, but after four years of less known production, the role in Bridesmaides made her a revelation in comedy films.
The actress bluntly addressed embarrassing situations, roles that not many actors would dare to address. Her boldness is charming and assures her that she deserves to be in this top.