PinkNews takes a look at some the world’s best actresses who have portrayed queer characters onscreen.

1 Cate Blanchett – Carol

2 Rooney Mara – Carol/The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

3 Glen Close – Serving in Silence

4 Kathy Bates – Tammy

5 Alyson Hannigan – Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Click here to find out which of the world’s other leading ladies played lesbians onscreen, including two Oscars winners and a gay icon…