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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

Honored For: Wild Is the Wind, Rome, Open City, Nella città l'inferno, The Rose Tattoo

Anna Maria Magnani (Italian pronunciation: [ˈanna maɲˈɲaːni]; 7 March 1908 – 26 September 1973) was an Italian stage and film actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress, along with four ...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

Honored For: Deep in My Heart, The Turning Point, Two for the Seesaw, 84 Charing Cross Road, The Pumpkin Eater, + more

Anna Maria Louisa Italiano (September 17, 1931 – June 6, 2005), known professionally as Anne Bancroft, was an American actress, director, screenwriter, and singer associated with the method ...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

Honored For: Roman Holiday, Charade, Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn, My Fair Lady, Audrey Hepburn's Enchanted Tales, + more

Audrey Hepburn (born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood's ...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

Honored For: Funny Girl, Guilty (feat. Barry Gibb), The Way We Were, My Name Is Barbra, Tell Him, + more

Barbara Joan "Barbra" Streisand (born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, actress, and filmmaker. In a career spanning six decades, she has achieved success in multiple fields of ...more

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#291 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #7 of 969 The Best Female Vocalists Ever The Best Barbra Streisand Songs

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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

Honored For: Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter, Dangerous, Shoah, All About Eve, Jezebel

Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (; April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television, and theater. With a career spanning 60 years, she is regarded as one of ...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

Honored For: Snow White and the Huntsman, Monster, Aeon Flux

Charlize Theron ( shar-LEEZ THERR-ən; Afrikaans: [ʃarˈlis trɔn]; born 7 August 1975) is a South African and American actress and producer. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an ...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

Honored For: Mask, The Sonny & Cher Show, Silkwood, The Farewell Tour, You Haven't Seen the Last of Me Yet, + more

Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian; May 20, 1946) is an American singer, actress and television host. Commonly referred to by the media as the Goddess of Pop, she has been described as embodying ...more

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#77 of 1,057 The Best Singers of All Time #37 of 969 The Best Female Vocalists Ever The Best Cher Albums of All Time

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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

Honored For: The Two Mrs. Grenvilles, It Happened One Night

Claudette Colbert ( kohl-BAIR; born Émilie Claudette Chauchoin; September 13, 1903 – July 30, 1996) was an American stage and film actress. Colbert began her career in Broadway ...more

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#191 of 2,003 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History #31 of 76 The Best Actresses to Ever Win Oscars for Best Actress

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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

Honored For: Annie Hall, The Goodbye Girl, Something's Gotta Give, Reds

Diane Keaton (née Hall; born January 5, 1946) is an American actress, director, producer, photographer, real estate developer, author, and singer. She has received various accolades, ...more

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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

Honored For: Zee and Co., Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, BUtterfield 8, Suddenly, Last Summer, + more

Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) was a British-American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian. She began her career as a child actress in the early 1940s, ...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

Honored For: The Last Picture Show, Same Time, Next Year, Requiem for a Dream, The Stone Angel, + more

Ellen Burstyn (born Edna Rae Gillooly; December 7, 1932) is an American actress best known for her roles in films of the 1970s, such as The Last Picture Show, The Exorcist, and Alice Doesn't ...more

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#44 of 378 The Best American Actresses Working Today #86 of 942 The Best Actresses in Film History

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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

Honored For: Ellen, Trainspotting, Tutti Frutti, Howards End, Fortunes of War, + more

Dame Emma Thompson (born 15 April 1959) is an English actress, screenwriter, activist, author, and comedian. One of the UK's most acclaimed actresses, she often portrays enigmatic and matronly ...more

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#17 of 942 The Best Actresses in Film History The Best Emma Thompson Movieslisted on Famous Left Handed People

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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

Honored For: The Temp, Hurry Sundown, Gia, The Practice, Columbo, + more

Dorothy Faye Dunaway (born January 14, 1941) is an American actress. She has won an Academy Award, three Golden Globes, a BAFTA, and an Emmy, and was the first recipient of a Leopard Club Award ...more

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#165 of 2,003 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History #51 of 76 The Best Actresses to Ever Win Oscars for Best Actress The Best Faye Dunaway Movies

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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

Honored For: Fargo, Almost Famous, Wonder Boys, Good People, Friends with Money

Frances Louise McDormand (born Cynthia Ann Smith, June 23, 1957) is an American actress. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and ...more

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#31 of 942 The Best Actresses in Film History #245 of 2,003 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History Things You Didn't Know About Frances McDormand

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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

Honored For: A Christmas Memory, Trilogy, The Thanksgiving Visitor, Sweet Bird of Youth, Summer and Smoke, + more

Geraldine Sue Page (November 22, 1924 – June 13, 1987) was an American actress. She earned acclaim for her work on Broadway as well as in major Hollywood films and television productions, ...more

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#180 of 942 The Best Actresses in Film History #996 of 2,003 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History #51 of 76 The Best Actresses to Ever Win Oscars for Best Actress

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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

Honored For: Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman

Ginger Rogers (born Virginia Katherine McMath; July 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995) was an American actress, dancer, and singer. She is known for her starring role in Kitty Foyle (1940), but is best ...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

Honored For: Hedda, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Stevie, A Touch of Class, The Snow Goose, + more

Glenda May Jackson (born 9 May 1936) is an English actress and former Labour Party politician. A professional actress from the late 1950s onwards, Jackson spent four years as a member of the ...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

Honored For: Mogambo, The Country Girl, Dial M for Murder, Rear Window

Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) was an American film actress who became Princess of Monaco after marrying Prince Rainier III in April 1956. After embarking on an ...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

Honored For: Mrs. Miniver, Sunrise at Campobello

Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson, (29 September 1904 – 6 April 1996) was a British-American actress popular during the Second World War, being listed by the Motion Picture Herald as one of America's ...more

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#433 of 2,003 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History #53 of 76 The Best Actresses to Ever Win Oscars for Best Actress #47 of 232 The Greatest American Actresses Of All Time

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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

Honored For: Sliding Doors, Glee, Shakespeare in Love, Emma

Gwyneth Kate Paltrow () (born September 27, 1972) is an American actress, singer, author, and businesswoman. She has won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Primetime Emmy Award and two ...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

Honored For: Monster's Ball, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, Catwoman

Halle Maria Berry (born Maria Halle Berry; August 14, 1966) is an American actress. Berry won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the romantic drama film Monster's Ball ...more

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#76 of 275 The Most Beautiful Women Of 2020, Ranked #52 of 586 The Most Beautiful Women Of 2019, Ranked The Best Halle Berry Movies of All Time, Ranked

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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

Honored For: Happy Birthday, Airport, Time Remembered, The Sin of Madelon Claudet, Joan of Lorraine, + more

Helen Hayes MacArthur (née Brown; October 10, 1900 – March 17, 1993) was an American actress whose career spanned 80 years. She eventually received the nickname "First Lady of ...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. She was ...more

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#38 of 378 The Best American Actresses Working Today #106 of 942 The Best Actresses in Film History #81 of 329 The Best Actresses Working Today

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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

Honored For: The Madness of King George, The Queen, Elizabeth I, Prime Suspect - Series 5, The Passion of Ayn Rand, + more

Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, (born 26 July 1945) is an English actor. Mirren began her acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1967 and is one of the few performers who have achieved the ...more

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#8 of 942 The Best Actresses in Film History #83 of 470 Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With The Best Helen Mirren Movies

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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

Honored For: Million Dollar Baby, Boys Don't Cry

Hilary Ann Swank (born July 30, 1974) is an American actress and film producer. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards. Swank made her ...more

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#19 of 378 The Best American Actresses Working Today #67 of 942 The Best Actresses in Film History The Best Hilary Swank Movies