Best Actress Oscar Winners

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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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Best Actress Oscar Winners Winners

1
Jennifer Lawrence, 32
2012
2
Emma Stone, 33
2016
3
Reese Witherspoon, 46
2005
4
Natalie Portman, 41
2010
5
Sandra Bullock, 58
2009
6
Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993)
1953
7
Julia Roberts, 54
2000
8
Kate Winslet, 46
2008
9
Meryl Streep, 73
1982, 2011
10
Halle Berry, 56
2001
11
Brie Larson, 32
2015
12
Julie Andrews, 86
1964
13
Nicole Kidman, 55
2002
14
Gwyneth Paltrow, 49
1998
15
Cher, 76
1987
16
Maggie Smith, 87
1969
17
Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011)
1960, 1966
18
Barbra Streisand, 80
1968 (tie)
19
Cate Blanchett, 53
2013
20
Charlize Theron, 47
2003
21
Grace Kelly (1929-1982)
1954
22
Emma Thompson, 63
1992
23
Julianne Moore, 61
2014
24
Jodie Foster, 59
1988, 1991
25
Jane Fonda, 84
1971
26
Jessica Lange, 73
1994
27
Renée Zellweger, 53
2019
28
Kathy Bates, 74
1990
29
Sophia Loren, 87
1961
30
Susan Sarandon, 75
1995
31
Diane Keaton, 76
1977
32
Liza Minnelli, 76
1972
33
Olivia Colman, 48
2018
34
Hilary Swank, 48
1999, 2004
35
Helen Mirren, 77
2006
36
Sally Field, 75
1979, 1984
37
Olivia de Havilland (1916-2020)
1946, 1949
38
Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003)
1932/33, 1967, 1968 (tie), 1981
39
Joan Crawford (1904-1977)
1945
40
Bette Davis (1908-1989)
1935, 1938
41
Sissy Spacek, 72
1980
42
Vivien Leigh (1913-1967)
1939, 1951
43
Helen Hunt, 59
1997
44
Marlee Matlin, 56
1986
45
Marion Cotillard, 46
2007
46
Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982)
1944, 1956
47
Holly Hunter, 64
1993
48
Shirley MacLaine, 88
1983

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