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Top 10 Winners of Academy Award for Best Actress

Updated on February 27, 2015

List of Actresses

1. Cate Blanchett

2. Jennifer Lawrence

3. Natalie Portman

4. Sandra Bullock

5. Kate Winslet

6. Reese Witherspoon

7. Hilary Swank

8. Halle Berry

9. Julia Roberts

10. Gwyneth Paltrow

Academy Awards are recognized as one of the prestigious awards for movies. This award was started in 1929. Academy Awards has been given in various categories including foreign films. The journey of long 86 years is a matter of much appreciation for all movie lovers. This award is given to the actresses for their outstanding performance in the movie. There are many actresses nominated several times but couldn’t able to win it. The actresses are nominated last year but the award will be given to them next year in the award ceremony. This is the list of lucky winners, who were succeeded to gain the Academy Award.

Facts about Actresses

1. Cate Blanchett was born in Melbourne and she has three children.

2. Jennifer Lawrence was born in Kentucky and she plays guitar.

3. Natalie Portman was born in Jerusalem and graduated in New York.

4. Sandra Bullock was born in Virginia and she knows German language very well.

5. Kate Winslet was born in Berkshire and she married three times.

6. Reese Witherspoon was born in Louisiana and her parents are in medical profession.

7. Hilary Swank was born in Nebraska and her acting career started at the age of 16.

8. Halle Berry was born in Ohio and she is the hightest paid African-American actress in Hollywood.

9. Julia Roberts was born in Georgia and her hobby is knitting.

10. Gwyneth Paltrow was born in Los Angeles and she is a great fan of yoga.

1. Cate Blanchett

Actress Cate Blanchett has been recently won, an Academy Award for Best Actress in a leading role, in 2014.Cate won the award for the movie Blue Jasmine. She performed the role of Jasmine in this film, which received critical appreciation for her role. Cate has been two times winner of the Academy Award including Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Cate Blanchett

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2. Jennifer Lawrence

In 2013, Jennifer won the Academy Award for the movie Silver Linings Playbook. Jennifer Lawrence has been nominated three times for this award but this time she was lucky. Lawrence performed the role of Tiffany Maxwell in this romantic comedy. Lawrence begged this role after many actresses rejected it. She came into limelight with the movie The Hunger Games.

Jennifer Lawrence - Funny Moments

3. Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman is one of the beautiful actresses with plenty of talent in Hollywood film industry. The movie Black Swan bagged her Academy Award in 2011. Portman had been performed the role of a ballet dancer named Nina Sayers in this movie. This role made controversy due to a claim that originally Natalie has not performed the dance sequence.

Natalie Portman

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Sandra Bullock winning Best Actress

4. Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock has been won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2010. Bullock performed the role of Leigh Anne Tuohy, who is an interior designer, in this film The Blind Side. She has also nominated for Best Actress in 2014 award, but missed it. This movie The Blind Side was the highest grossing film that year.

5. Kate Winslet

Kate has been nominated for six times for this award, including four times as Best Actress and two times as Best Supporting Actress. Finally, she won an Academy Award for Best Actress in the movie The Reader in 2009. Winslet performed the lead role of Hanna Schmitz in this romantic movie. Earlier for the film Titanic, she was nominated for the Best Actress Award but missed it.

Kate Winslet

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Reese Witherspoon winning Best Actress

6. Reese Witherspoon

The movie Walk the Line gave her worldwide recognition and the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2006. Reese performed the role of June Carter Cash in this musical film. Earlier, she was seen in a number of well-known movies, including Legally Blonde, where her work had been appreciated.

7. Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank is the winner of Academy Award two times for Best Actress. In 2000, Swank had achieved her first award for the movie Boy’s Don’t Cry. She performed the role of Brandon Teena and second Academy Award came in the movie Million Dollar Baby, in 2005. Hillary performed the role of Margaret Fitzgerald in this sports drama.

Hilary Swank

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The Ellen DeGeneres Show - Interview with Halle Berry

8. Halle Berry

The movie Monster’s Ball begged her one and only Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002. She performed the role of Leticia in this film. Halle is the only woman to win this award for the lead role of African-American origin. Berry came into limelight with the movie X-Men for the first time.

9. Julia Roberts

Julia has been nominated four times for an Academy Award but received only for the movie Erin Brockovich in 2001. She performed the role of Erin Brockovich in this biographical flick. Earlier, she had been nominated twice for Best Supporting Actress and twice Best Actress including this movie.

Julia Roberts

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Gwyneth Paltrow winning an Oscar for "Shakespeare in Love"

10. Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow won the Academy Award for the movie Shakespeare in Love in 2000. It was the first film, which made her famous worldwide. Paltrow performed the role of Viola de Lesseps in this romantic comedy. Recently, she was seen in the movie Iron Man.

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    Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

    You are sure to get some arguments from us old-timers on this one....Hepburn comes to mind immediately...but I do love Julia Roberts, so I'm happy she's on the list. :)