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(67 Items) Complete list of Academy Award for Best Actress winners since its inception. Photos are included for almost every Academy Award for Best Actress winner. Winners of the Academy Award for Best Actress in every year are listed here alphabetically, but you can sort this Academy Award for Best Actress list by any column. This list contains items like Charlize Theron,  Diane Keaton, and Susan Sarandon.(67 Items)You may copy this fact-based list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your views, then publish it to share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you use on a regular basis.

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Anna Magnani is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Nastro d'Argento Best Supporting Actress, BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress, David di Donatello for Best Actress Anna Magnani was an Italian stage and film actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress, along with four other international awards, for her portrayal of a Sicilian widow in The Rose ...more

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Anne Bancroft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play, Cannes Best Actress Award, BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress Anna Maria Louisa Italiano, known professionally as Anne Bancroft, was an American actress associated with the Method acting school, which she had studied under Lee Strasberg. Respected for her ...more

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Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Drama Film Audrey Hepburn was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood's Golden Age. She was ranked by the American Film Institute as ...more

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Barbra Streisand is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Golden Globe Award for Best Film - Musical or Comedy, Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal Barbra Joan Streisand is an American singer, songwrighter, actress, director, writer, composer, producer, designer, author, photographer, and activist. During a career spanning six decades, she ...more

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Bette Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, Cannes Best Actress Award, Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year Ruth Elizabeth Davis, known as Bette Davis, was an American actress of film, television and theater. Regarded as one of the greatest actors in cinema history, she was noted for her willingness ...more

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Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Silver Bear for Best Actress, Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Charlize Theron is a South African and American actress, producer, and fashion model. She starred in early films in the late 1990s, such as The Devil's Advocate, Mighty Joe Young and The Cider ...more

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Cher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Film, Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Cher is an American singer, songwriter, actress, model, fashion designer, television host, comedian, dancer, businesswoman, philanthropist, author, film producer, director, and record producer. ...more

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Claudette Colbert is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Series, Miniseries or Television Film, Academy Award for Actress in a Leading Role Claudette Colbert was a French-born American actress, and a leading lady for two decades. Colbert began her career in Broadway productions during the 1920s, progressing to film with the advent ...more

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Diane Keaton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress, Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical Diane Keaton is an actress, television director and producer and screenwriter.

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Elizabeth Taylor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, Golden Globe Special Achievement Award, AFI Life Achievement Award Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor, DBE was a British-born American actress. From her early years as a child star with MGM, she became one of the great screen actresses of ...more

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Ellen Burstyn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress Ellen Burstyn is an American actress. Her career began in theatre during the late 1950s, and over the next decade included several films and television series. Burstyn's performance in the ...more

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Emma Thompson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
BFCA Critics' Choice Award for Best Original Screenplay, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture, British Academy Television Award for Best Leading Actress Emma Thompson is a British actress, comedienne, screenwriter and author. Cited as one of the greatest British actresses of her generation, she is known for her portrayals of reticent women in ...more

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Faye Dunaway is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Series, Miniseries or Television Film, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress - Drama Series Dorothy Faye Dunaway is an Academy Award-winning American actress who rose to prominence in the late 1960s with the films Bonnie and Clyde and The Thomas Crown Affair. She began her acting ...more

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Frances McDormand is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
London Film Critics Circle Award for Actress of the Year, Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play, Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead Frances Louise McDormand is an American actress. She married director and writer Joel Coen in 1984 and has starred in several of the Coen brothers' films, including Blood Simple, Raising ...more

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Geraldine Page is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actress Geraldine Sue Page was an American actress best known for her work in the American theater. She was nominated for an Academy Award eight times before winning the Academy Award for Best Actress ...more

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Ginger Rogers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Academy Award for Actress in a Leading Role, Kennedy Center Honor Ginger Rogers was an American actress, dancer and singer who appeared in films, and on stage, radio, and television throughout much of the 20th century. During her long career, she made 73 ...more

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Glenda Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress, David di Donatello Special Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress - Drama Series Glenda May Jackson, CBE is a British Labour Party politician and former actress. She first became a Member of Parliament in 1992, and represented Hampstead and Kilburn until 2015. As a ...more

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Grace Kelly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Film, Academy Award for Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Drama Film Grace Patricia Kelly was an American actress who, after marrying Prince Rainier III, became Princess of Monaco. After embarking on an acting career in 1950, at the age of 20, Kelly appeared in ...more

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Greer Garson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Academy Award for Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Drama Film, National Board of Review Award for Best Actress Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson Fogelson, CBE, was a English-American actress who was very popular during World War II, being listed by the Motion Picture Herald as one of America's top ten box ...more

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Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical Gwyneth Kate Paltrow is an American actress, singer, and food writer. Paltrow gained early notice for her work in films such as the psychological thriller Seven, opposite Brad Pitt and the ...more

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Halle Berry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Halle Maria Berry is an American actress and former fashion model. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 for her performance in the romantic drama Monster's Ball, becoming the first ...more

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Helen Hayes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play, Primetime Emmy Award For Best Actress, Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Helen Hayes MacArthur was an American actress whose career spanned almost 80 years. She eventually garnered the nickname "First Lady of the American Theatre" and was one of twelve ...more

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Helen Hunt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Helen Hunt was a hair stylist in Hollywood movies from the 1930s up to 1967, when she worked on Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. She was the chief hair stylist for Columbia Pictures. Hunt fell into ...more

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Helen Mirren is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Volpi Cup for Best Actress, Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress, Bodil Award for Best Non-American Film Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, DBE, is an English actor. Mirren has won an Academy Award for Best Actress, four BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, four Emmy Awards, and two Cannes Film Festival Best Actress ...more

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Hilary Swank is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Hilary Ann Swank is an American actress and producer. She has won two Academy Awards for Best Actress and has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007. Swank made her film debut in ...more

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Holly Hunter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
London Film Critics Circle Award for Actress of the Year, Cannes Best Actress Award, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress Holly Hunter is an American actress. For her performance as Ada McGrath in The Piano, Hunter received the Academy Award for Best Actress, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Golden ...more

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Ingrid Bergman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television Ingrid Bergman was a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films. She won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards and the Tony Award for Best ...more

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Jane Fonda is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Female, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress Jane Fonda is an American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model and fitness guru. She is a two-time Academy Award winner. In 2014, she was the recipient of the American Film ...more

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Jane Wyman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama, Academy Award for Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Drama Film Jane Wyman was an American singer, dancer, and film/television actress. She began her film career in 1932 and her work in television lasted into 1993. She was considered a prolific performer for ...more

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Janet Gaynor is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Academy Award for Actress in a Leading Role Janet Gaynor was an American film, stage and television actress and painter. Gaynor began her career as an extra in shorts and silent films. After signing with Fox Film Corporation in 1926, she ...more

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Jennifer Jones is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
David di Donatello Special Award, Academy Award for Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Drama Film Jennifer Jones, also known as Jennifer Jones Simon, was an American Oscar-winning actress during the Hollywood golden years. Jones, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance ...more

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Jessica Lange is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Series, Miniseries or Television Film, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Film Jessica Phyllis Lange is an American actress who has worked in film, theater and television. She has won several awards, including two Oscars, three Emmys, five Golden Globes, one SAG Award and ...more

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Jessica Tandy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actress, Special Tony Award Jessica Alice Tandy was a British-American stage and film actress, who spent most of her 67-year career in the United States. She appeared in over 100 stage productions and had more than 60 ...more

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Joan Crawford is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, Academy Award for Actress in a Leading Role, National Board of Review Award for Best Actress Joan Crawford was an American film and television actress who started as a dancer and stage chorine. Beginning her career as a dancer in traveling theatrical companies before debuting as a ...more

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Joan Fontaine is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Academy Award for Actress in a Leading Role Joan Fontaine was an actress.

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Joanne Woodward is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward is an American actress and producer. She is perhaps best known for her Academy Award-winning role in The Three Faces of Eve.

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Jodie Foster is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, David di Donatello Special Award, BAFTA Film Award for Newcomer to Leading Film Roles Alicia Christian Foster, known professionally as Jodie Foster, is an American actress, film director, and producer. Foster began acting in commercials at the age of three, and her first ...more

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Judy Holliday is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, Academy Award for Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Musical or Comedy Film Judy Holliday was an American actress, comedian and singer. She began her career as part of a nightclub act before working in Broadway plays and musicals. Her success in the 1946 stage ...more

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Julia Roberts is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
London Film Critics Circle Award for Actress of the Year, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Film, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress Julia Fiona Roberts is an American actress and producer. She became a Hollywood star after headlining the romantic comedy Pretty Woman, which grossed $464 million worldwide. After winning two ...more

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Julie Andrews is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Non-fiction Series, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, BAFTA Film Award for Newcomer to Leading Film Roles Dame Julia "Julie" Elizabeth Andrews, DBE, is an English film and stage actress, singer, author, theatre director and dancer. Andrews, a former child actress and singer, appeared on ...more

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Julie Christie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress Julie Frances Christie is a British actress. A pop icon of the "swinging London" era of the 1960s, she has won the Academy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild Awards. ...more

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Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress, Cannes Best Actress Award, People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actress Katharine Houghton Hepburn was an American actress. Known for her fierce independence and spirited personality, Hepburn was a leading lady in Hollywood for more than 60 years. She appeared in a ...more

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Kathy Bates is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Series Kathleen Doyle "Kathy" Bates is an American actress and film director. After appearing in several minor roles in film and television during the 1970s and the 1980s, Bates rose to ...more

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Liza Minnelli is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event, Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical Liza May Minnelli is an American actress and singer best known for her portrayal of Sally Bowles in the 1972 musical film Cabaret which won her an Academy Award for Best Actress. Born to film ...more

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Loretta Young is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Golden Globe Award for Best TV Show, Academy Award for Actress in a Leading Role Loretta Young was an American actress. Starting as a child actress, she had a long and varied career in film from 1917 to 1953. She won the 1948 best actress Academy Award for her role in the ...more

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Louise Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Academy Award for Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Drama Film, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role Estelle Louise Fletcher is an American film and television actress. She initially debuted in television series such as Maverick in 1959 before being cast in Robert Altman's Thieves Like Us. The ...more

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Luise Rainer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Academy Award for Actress in a Leading Role Luise Rainer was a German and American film actress. She was the first actor to win multiple Academy Awards and the first person to win them consecutively. At the time of her death, she was the ...more

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Maggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Satellite Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Motion Picture Ensemble, BFCA Critics' Choice Award for Best Acting Ensemble, Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Cast in a Motion Picture Dame Margaret Natalie Smith, CH, DBE is an English actress. She made her stage debut in 1952 and has had an extensive, varied career in stage, film and television spanning over sixty years. ...more

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Marie Dressler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
Academy Award for Actress in a Leading Role Marie Dressler was a Canadian American stage and screen actress and early silent film and Depression-era film star. Successful on stage in vaudeville and comic operas, she was also successful in ...more

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Marion Cotillard is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners
London Film Critics Circle Award for Actress of the Year, Golden Space Needle Audience Award for Best Actress, Czech Lion Award for Best Actress Marion Cotillard is a French actress and singer-songwriter. She is also an environmentalist and spokesperson for Greenpeace. She has garnered worldwide acclaim and awards for her performances in ...more