Tomorrow is Women’s Day. Let’s remember some of the best actresses ever.
It is not easy to pick just 6 of them, and we are sure you would have your own list, but let us try. These are our best actresses’ choice, and it is ranked by their number of Oscars won.
She won 4 Oscar awards and it is one of the actresses with more nominations, only behind Meryl Streep. She was named by the American Film Institute as the greatest female start of Classic Hollywood Cinema. She won the Oscars for these movies: Morning Glory, Guess who’s coming to dinner, The Lion Winter and On Golden Pond. She brought to the screen her unconventional lifestyle and the independent character. Hepburn epitomized the “modern woman” in the 20th-century United States and is remembered as an important cultural figure.
19 nominations… Not bad, isn’t it? Three Oscars is quite good too (Kramer vs Kramer, Sophie’s Choice and The Iron Lady). She was born Mary Louise Streep and it is known as the best actress of her generation. Meryl Streep is one the most versatile actresses of all times. 85 movies since her debut and we hope many more are coming next.
She was a Swedish actress born in 1915. Her roles as Ilsa in Casablanca, Alicia Huberman in Notorious are remembered for all the movie fans. One of her Oscars was won in the category of Best Supporting roles for Murder of the Orient Express. Ingrid Bergman worked in 52 films.
103 movies, 2 Oscars, and 11 nominations. Bette Davis is one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history. The two Oscars were awarded for Dangerous and Jezabel. You’d probably watched her in All about Eve and What ever happened to Baby Jane. Davis was the co-founder of the Hollywood Canteen, and was the first female president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress twice and was the first person to accrue ten Academy Award nominations for acting, and the first woman to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute.
Olivia de Havilland
Olivia Mary de Havilland was born in Tokyo, Japan, to British parents Lilian Augusta (Ruse), a former actress, and Walter Augustus de Havilland, an English professor and patent attorney. She won two Oscars in the Best actress leading role category for The Heiress, and To each his own. She was born in 1916, so she will be 102 this July. Her career spanned for 1935 to 1988 and is best known for her early screen performances in The Adventures of Robin Hood and Gone with the wind.
She won two Academy Awards for Best actress for Gone with the Wind and A streetcar Named Desire. Also known as Lady Olivier after she got married Laurence Olivier, one of the best actors of all times. She only performed in 15 movies in her 30-year career.
We know, we left some great actresses out of this list, such as Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Emma Thompson, Judi Dench, Julie Andrews, Diane Keaton… but it will be a good excuse to write a new post :-).
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