Best Actress Oscar Winners

About

Annual award presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and given to the actress who delivers an outstanding performance in a leading role while working within the film industry. All Oscar awards celebrate the prior year in film as Frances McDormand won in 2018 for her work in 2017's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Trivia

The award is traditionally presented by the previous year's Best Actor Oscar WinnerKatharine Hepburn won 4 times while Meryl Streep has 21 total Oscar nominations (including supporting actress) and 2 wins in this category.

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Winners

1
Jennifer Lawrence, 30
2012
2
Emma Stone, 32
2016
3
Reese Witherspoon, 44
2005
4
Julia Roberts, 53
2000
5
Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993)
1953
6
Natalie Portman, 39
2010
7
Kate Winslet, 45
2008
8
Sandra Bullock, 56
2009
9
Meryl Streep, 71
1982, 2011
10
Halle Berry, 54
2001
11
Julie Andrews, 85
1964
12
Brie Larson, 31
2015
13
Maggie Smith, 86
1969
14
Nicole Kidman, 53
2002
15
Cher, 74
1987
16
Gwyneth Paltrow, 48
1998
17
Barbra Streisand, 78
1968 (tie)
18
Charlize Theron, 45
2003
19
Cate Blanchett, 51
2013
20
Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011)
1960, 1966
21
Grace Kelly (1929-1982)
1954
22
Jessica Lange, 71
1994
23
Emma Thompson, 61
1992
24
Jodie Foster, 58
1988, 1991
25
Kathy Bates, 72
1990
26
Renée Zellweger, 51
2019
27
Jane Fonda, 83
1971
28
Hilary Swank, 46
1999, 2004
29
Julianne Moore, 60
2014
30
Sally Field, 74
1979, 1984
31
Diane Keaton, 75
1977
32
Sophia Loren, 86
1961
33
Helen Mirren, 75
2006
34
Susan Sarandon, 74
1995
35
Liza Minnelli, 74
1972
36
Olivia de Havilland (1916-2020)
1946, 1949
37
Sissy Spacek, 71
1980
38
Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003)
1932/33, 1967, 1968 (tie), 1981
39
Olivia Colman, 46
2018
40
Bette Davis (1908-1989)
1935, 1938
41
Joan Crawford (1908-1977)
1945
42
Vivien Leigh (1913-1967)
1939, 1951
43
Helen Hunt, 57
1997
44
Marion Cotillard, 45
2007
45
Marlee Matlin, 55
1986
46
Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982)
1944, 1956
47
Holly Hunter, 62
1993
48
Faye Dunaway, 80
1976

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