Many pop divas have starred in movies, but which ones have truly shone? We rank these singers’ film performances to see who are red-hot, and who have fizzled out
Jennifer Hudson in Dreamgirls
The American Idol contestant stunned everyone with her performance as Effie White in Dreamgirls, which won her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2007. It’s no easy feat eclipsing co-star Beyoncé – but her rendition of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” is considered one of the movie’s highlights.
Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born
In this remake of 1976’s A Star Is Born, Gaga plays a singer-songwriter getting her big break. Like Barbra Streisand in the original, the quirky Gaga doesn’t have the looks of a typical pop star, but shows off her immense talent and her big voice.
Björk in Dancer In The Dark
The Icelandic pop queen with a love for swan dresses won Best Actress at Cannes in 2000 playing immigrant worker Selma. It’s a depressing film, but Björk, who played a daydreaming immigrant factory worker, belted out those tunes with usual aplomb.
Christina Aguilera in Burlesque
For someone who sings and dances like Christina, you would expect her turn as a rising burlesque star to be a hit. Alas, this lukewarm effort turned out more ho-hum than hot. Even co-star Cher admitted it was not a good move.
Britney Spears in Crossroads
This road trip movie about three childhood friends was so cheesy, it made us cringe. So, it’s no wonder Britney has wisely stuck to singing and dancing.
Mariah Carey in Glitter
The acting was not so good but the diva got to sing. She redeemed some acting cred, however, in Precious.