Unlike the actor category, this group had a very stiff competition. The given list included the likes of Waheeda Rehman, Madhubala, Nargis, Sabitri Chatterjee, Meena Kumari, Nutan, Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil, Deepti Naval, Madhuri Dixit, Madhabi Mukherjee, Sharada, B Saroja Devi, Rakhee Gulzar, Kommareddy Savitri, Suraiya, Suchitra Sen, Sridevi, Devika Rani and Aishwarya Rai.
It was an interesting list covering different eras and heroines with different USPs, and this confused the voters. Sridevi's return to films with 'English Vinglish' appears to have helped her immensely. Her popularity across different age groups is not questionable; she got 39% of the total votes. Madhuri Dixit and Kommareddy Savitri came second and third respectively with 16% and 12% vote shares. Telugu language dominated the scenario even in this section. Sridevi and Savitri are cemented their place in the hearts of millions via some Telugu films. Aishwarya and B Saroja Devi wrestled against each other to get 8% and 6% votes. Madhubala found support from 4% voters while Smita Patil enjoyed the company of 3% voters. Waheeda Rehman, Shabana Azmi, Nargis and Sharada received 2% votes each. This is a unique feat to achieve for Malayam actress Sharada and it should be seen as an acknowledgement of her scintillating performances. Meena Kumari, Nutan and Suchitra Sen are adjudged at par with each other with 1% vote sharing. Deepti Naval, Suraiya, Savitri Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Rakhee and Devika Rani surprisingly failed to control even 1% of the total vote.