Judi Dench, 87
Early in her career, Dame Judi Dench established herself as a brilliant Shakespearean actress in theatre. Although she was already famous in England, she gained international recognition for her role as M GoldenEye (1995). Since then, she has cemented her place as one of the best actresses not just of her generation but of all time.
Dench, who is nearly 88 years old, shows no signs of slowing down and has several projects in the works. With one Oscar win and seven other nominations to her name, she is widely considered to be one of the world’s greatest actresses.