Headline image: Deniz Baysal in Mrs. Fazilet and Her Daughters (Fazilet Hanim ve Kizlari)
Front page teaser image: Suzanna Love in The Boogey Man (1980)
So...thinking about these birthday lists lately, we noticed some problems. For instance: to keep the list of names manageable, we'd been focusing almost exclusively on actresses who appear in the IMDb "top 5000." But that wasn't always producing the best playlists, because there are plenty of actresses who aren't well-known but who have given us fantastic scenes (and vice versa).
With that in mind, we wanted to expand the list, but we also felt as though we were already spending too much time writing these weekly summaries—time that could be better spent on other aspects of the site.
So here's the new plan: while we'll no longer be writing about them individually, we'll be providing a complete list of actresses who were born during the week and are featured in one or more scenes on ScreenTies. Meanwhile, the playlist itself will grow in terms of both quantity and quality (up to our platform limit of 20 clips), with our editorial selections now based entirely on the quality of the scene rather than the "popularity" of the actress.
Apologies to anyone who will miss my famous, Pulitzer-nominated prose, but looking at the consistent quality of the scenes below, we're confident that it's a win/win. What do you think? Let us know in the comments!
One last note: we're strongly considering linking each of the names in the list to that actress's page on the site, so that our subscribers will have easy access to all of her scenes. At the same time, we'd prefer that those links not show up for non-subscribers who won't be able to access them. This would require some development on our end, so in the meantime, we encourage subscribers to hit up the search bar.
And now, on to the birthdays! Boldface indicates that we've included a scene featuring that actress in the playlist below.
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Ana de la Reguera
Lene Maria Christensen