Who is the best “Best Actress”? This is the list of Best Actresses to Win Oscars for Best Actress. These are the leading women who have won Best Actress, it is the most nominated women of all time Meryl Streep, with 15 nominations.
Best Actresses to Win Oscars
1. Meryl Streep
Movies: Sophie’s Choice (1982), The Iron Lady (2011)
Mary Louise Streep, known professionally as Meryl Streep, is an American actress. Cited in the media as the “best actress of her generation”, Streep is particularly known for her versatility and accent adaptation.
2. Katharine Hepburn
Movies: Morning Glory (1932), Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968), On Golden Pond (1984)
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.
3. Joan Crawford
Movies: Mildred Pierce (1945)
Joan Crawford was an American film and television actress who began her career as a dancer and stage showgirl. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Crawford tenth on its list of the greatest female stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema.
4. Jodie Foster
Movies: The Accused (1988), Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Alicia Christian “Jodie” Foster is an American actress, director, and producer. Foster began her professional career as a child model when she was three years old in 1965
5. Audrey Hepburn
Movies: Roman Holiday (1953)
Audrey Hepburn was a British actress, model, dancer and humanitarian. Recognised as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood’s Golden Age.
6. Kate Winslet
Movies: The Reader (2008)
Kate Elizabeth Winslet, CBE is an English actress. She is known for her portrayals of angst-ridden women, typically in period dramas and tragedies.
7. Sally Field
Movies: Norma Rae (1979), Places in the Heart (1984)
Sally Margaret Field is an American actress and director. Field began her career on television, starring on the sitcoms Gidget, The Flying Nun, and The Girl with Something Extra.
8. Helen Mirren
Movies: The Queen (2006)
Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, DBE is an English actor. Mirren began her acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1967 and is one of the few performers who has achieved the Triple Crown of Acting.
9. Julie Andrews
Movies: Mary Poppins (1964)
Dame Julia Elizabeth Andrews, DBE, known professionally as Julie Andrews, is an English actress, singer, and author. Andrews, a child actress, and singer appeared on the West End in 1948 and made her Broadway debut in The Boy Friend.
10. Cate Blanchett
Movies: Blue Jasmine (2013)
Catherine Elise Blanchett, AC is an Australian actress and theatre director. She has received international acclaim and many accolades for her work, including two Academy Awards
11. Julia Roberts
Movies: Erin Brockovich (2000)
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.
12. Kathy Bates
Movies: Misery (1990)
Kathleen Doyle Bates is an American actress and director. Bates began her career on the stage and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play in 1983 for her performance in ‘night, Mother.
13. Julianne Moore
Movies: Still Alice (2014)
Julianne Moore is an American actress, prolific in films since the early 1990s. She is particularly known for her portrayals of emotionally troubled women in both independent and Hollywood films
14. Vivien Leigh
Movies: Gone with the Wind (1939), A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Vivien Leigh was an English stage and film actress. She won two Academy Awards for Best Actress, for her iconic performances as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind and Blanche DuBois in the film
15. Bette Davis
Movies: Dangerous (1935), Jezebel (1938)
Ruth Elizabeth “Bette” Davis was an American actress of film, television, and theater. Regarded as one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history