In 1929, the New York Daily News published the results of their ‘annual movie popularity contest’ for actresses of that year.  The results were published midway through 1929, and a reproduced in this article.

Below are the top ten

1/ Clara Bow (18,063 votes)
(three films released that year: The Wild Party, Dangerous Curves, The Saturday Night Kid)
 
2/ Greta Garbo (14,552 votes)
 (three films released that year: Wild Orchids, The Single Standard, The Kiss)
 
3/  Joan Crawford (5,757 votes)
(four films released that year:  The Duke Steps Out, Our Modern Maidens,  The Hollywood Revue of 1929, Untamed)
 
4/ Vilma Banksy (3,553 votes)
(one film released that year: This is Heaven)
 
5/ Nancy Carroll (3,486 votes)
(six films released that year: The Wolf of Wall Street,  Sin Sister, Close Harmony,  The Dance of Life, Illusion, Sweetie)
 
6/ Mary Pickford (3,168 votes)
(two films released that year: Coquette, The Taming of the Shrew)
 
7/ Dolores Del Rio (3,031 votes)
(one film released that year: Evangeline.)
 
8/ Dolores Costello (3,011 votes)
(starred in five films during the year – all of except one are now lost: The Redeeming Sin, Glad Rag Doll, Madonna of Avenue A, Hearts in Exile, The Show of Shows (partially survived)
 
9/ Janet Gaynor (2,893 votes)
(four films released that year: Lucky Star, Happy Days, Christina, Sunny Side Up)
 
10/ Colleen Moore (2,892 votes)
(four films released that year: Smiling Irish Eyes, Why Be Good?, Footlights and Fools, Synthetic Sin)
 
– @dialmformovies
Rhett Bartlett.  
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