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 ten1/ 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