- Overacting to a maximum and looking like a lost extra on-screen, Deborah Kerr is pretty terrible in Separate Tables.
4. Rosalind Russell in "Auntie Mame"
- She is a bit boring and always stagy in a celebrated role that shows not a bit of humor for me. A nice effort, nothing more.
3. Shirley MacLaine in "Some Came Running"
- She makes Deborah Kerr's overacting look like amateur, but MacLaine has the advantage of actually making some of her schtick work.
2. Elizabeth Taylor in "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof"
- Always up for the challenge, Elizabeth Taylor delivers a real tour-de-force, showing how much talent she actually had and how it was growing. She is a bundle of emotions on screen and is absolutely powerful.
1. Susan Hayward in "I Want To Live!"
- This is my kind of overacting; in many ways, I wouldn't even say she is overacting and disagree with all of her detractors. She delivers one magnificent performance that doesn't fail to amaze me.
Honorable Omissions: None.