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First woman to win Best Actress for a film produced by her husband.
First Italian Best Actress winner.
A few years after her Oscar win, she played another Oscar winner in a biopic - and won a Razzie for the performance.
Youngest Best Actress winner at the time of ceremony.
Primarily a stage actress, she won an Oscar for her film debut at age 54.
Most recent Best Actress winner to win for playing a singer and singing herself (rather than just moving her lips to pre-recorded songs).
Only person to win a Best Actress Oscar and a Worst Actress Razzie on the same weekend.
Only Best Actress winner with a Best Actress nominee for a mother and an Oscar winner for a father.
Holds the record for most Oscar wins for acting.
This Best Actress winner was, decades later, played by another Best Actress winner in a biopic - earning her a Razzie.
First woman to win Best Actress for a horror/thriller film.
Won her Oscar pretty much for playing herself: Her part was written for her, based on her and even named after her by her former boyfriend.
With one win out of four nominations for Best Actress in the 1990s, she is arguably the Academy's favorite lead actress of the decade.
Only Best Actress winner with a Best Actor winner as a father and a Best Actor nominee as a brother.
First actress winner to win an Oscar for Best Actress for playing a real person who was still alive at the time of the ceremony.
Holds the Record for most nominations in any acting category.
Finally won an Oscar for her 8th overall nomination, 32 years after being nominated for the first time.
First Best Actress winner for a performance in a non-English language film.
The most recent actress to follow up a Best Supporting Actress Oscar with a Best Actress Oscar a few years later.
The only actress to win two Best Actress Oscars before the age of 30 in two non-consecutive years.
Shortest-named Best Actress winner.
First Best Actress winner whose performance included a nude scene.
First Actress nominated for and winning an Oscar under Martin Scorsese's direction.
Much to the chagrin of fellow nominee Bette Davis, this Best Actress winner, who couldn't attend the ceremony, had her award accepted by Davis' arch-nemesis Joan Crawford.
Was directed to her Oscar win by her husband.
The first Best Actress winner to win for its year's Best Picture winner.
The only Best Actress Oscar winner who won the Best Actress award at the Cannes film festival twice.
This Best Actress winner famously forgot her Oscar in the ladies' room minutes after receiving it.
The only Best Actress winner to be nominated for Best Supporting Actress for another film in year of her Oscar win.
Only Swedish Best Actress winner.
Had to tie her Best Actress award with a fellow nominee who didn't attend the ceremony.
Most recent Best Actress winner whose co-star won Best Actor for the same film.
Her Best Actress film also won one of the two screenplay categories, while the other screenplay Oscar was won by another film she starred in.
When she beat Judy Garland's performance in 'A Star is Born', Groucho Marx called it 'the greatest robbery since Brinks'.
This Best Actress winner won the award for a performance in a film that was shelved for four years before it was finally released.
Second (and most recent) Best Actress winner for a performance in a non-English language film.
The only Best Actress winner to follow up a Best Actress Award in Cannes with a Best Actress Oscar for a different film nine months later.
It took this Oscar winner's husband almost three decades to finally match his wife and win his own Best Actor Oscar.
Only Best Actress winner to hold Israeli citizenship.
The first winner of two back-to-back Oscars for Best Actress.
A few years before her Oscar win, this actress guest-starred on the British sit-com 'Extras', claiming that movies about the Holocaust are one of the best ways to win an Oscar.
In what may be the biggest upset in the history of the Best Actress category, this actress beat the heavily favoured Rosalind Russell for 'Mourning Becomes Electra'.
First Best Actress winner to win for a performance in a musical.
Inbetween her two Best Actress Oscar wins, her husband won an Oscar for Best Actor.
Is infamous for delivering the longest acceptance speech in Academy history, which lasted, depending on sources between 5 1/2 and 7 minutes.
Upon her first Best Actress nomination, this later two-time Oscar winner lost against her own sister.
First French Best Actress winner.
The first time she didn't feel it. But the second time she felt it. And she couldn't deny the fact that they liked her.
This actress became an Oscar winner and the first actress to break the $20m salary barrier with the same film.
Only Best Actress winner who's also an Oscar winner for screenwriting.
Oldest Best Actress winner at the time of the ceremony.
When this Best Actress winner presented the Best Actor award one year later, she referred to her tearful acceptance speech by saying 'You probably all remember how wimpy I was.'
Among the fellow nominees she had to beat for the Oscar was her own sister.
Only wife of a later U.S. president to win an Oscar.
She owes part of her Oscar to Katharine Hepburn, who heavily campaigned for her to reprise her celebrated stage role in the film adaptation.
The first ever Oscar winner for Best Actress.
Currently (as opposed to: at the time of the ceremony) the youngest of all living Best Actress winners.
The only Best Actress winner who had to beat a fellow nominee from the same film for the Oscar.
First Best Actress winner for a performance in a talkie.
Won two Best Actress Oscars out of five nominations in the category in five consecutive years.
Won her Oscar for the shortest-titled film with a Best Actress winning performance.
Won her Best Actress Oscar for her first Oscar nomination, and returned 39 years later with her second and last career Oscar nomination and win, this time for Supporting Actress.
Only African-American Best Actress winner.
This Actress won her Oscar on the evening of her 25th birthday.
The first of (to date) two actresses to win an Oscar for playing a murderer convicted to capital punishment in a biographical film .
Most recent Best Actress winner to win for her year's Best Picture winner.
Co-starred in one of her Best Actress winning performances with her then-husband, who was Oscar-nominated for the same film.
The first Best Actress winner to die.
Since both her parents were deaf, this actress delivered the part of her acceptance speech directed at them in sign language.
Only South African Best Actress winner.
Besides being a two-time Oscar winner, this actress is also a Queen of the BAFTAs, with 17 BAFTA nominatons (TV and film), 5 wins and 2 honarary awards from the 1950s to the 2010s.
Is on-screen for only 28 minutes in her Best Actress film, whereas a Best Supporting Actress nominee from the same film is onscreen for 33 minutes.
Katharine Hepburn, who lost against this Best Actress winner, called the film she won for 'a soap opera about a shopgirl.'

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