In 1927, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences created the Oscars to celebrate world cinema as a whole. Special categories such as Best Film, Direction, Photography and Best Actor make up the annual awards in the United States. In nearly a century of history, actresses like Frances McDormand and Renée Zellweger have already taken home the dreamy gold statue. See who won the Best Actress Oscar the most times, according to award history.
Katharine Hepburn – Oscar winner for Best Actress
The actress, who died in 2003 at the age of 96, is the largest record holder for Oscar statuettes in the history of the largest awards in world cinema. For her performances in films such as Morning Glory, released in 1933, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, 1968’s The Lion in Winter, and In a Golden Lake, Katharine Hepburn has won at least four awards, all for Best Actress, Which premiered in theaters in 1981.
Considered an icon of world cinema to this day, Catherine has also won BAFTA awards in the Best Actress category for her performances in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner/The Lion in Winter (1969) and On Golden Pond (1982); and the 1975 Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Telefilm for Love Among the Ruins.
- 4 Oscars / 12 Nominated for Best Actress
Considered the ‘Best Actress of All Time’ by the international press, Meryl Streep has received at least 21 Oscar nominations. Despite attending the grand awards ceremony for more than two decades, the star went on to win 3 times. Being one of the Best Supporting Actress category for her performance in Kramer Vs. Kramer, released in 1979, and two best actress for work in Sophia’s Choice (1982) and The Iron Lady (2011).
Critical success, Merrill has also won important awards such as Golden Globe, BAFTA, Emmy, Cannes Festival and Berlin Festival.
- 3 Oscars – 1 Best Supporting Actress and 2 Best Actress/Nominated 21 times
The Swede ranks third among professionals who won the most Oscars for Best Actress with a total of three statues, losing only to Meryl Streep in a tie-breaker in the number of nominations. Ingrid Bergman, who died in 1982 at the age of 67, won the Best Actress Oscar for her performances in the films Half-Light (1944) and Anastasia (1956) and Best Supporting Actress for a Crime on the Orient Express (1974) The actress won the Oscar.
Throughout his career, Bergman has won a total of 30 such as Emmy, Globe, BAFTA, César Award, Davy Di Donatello and Tony Awards.
- 3 Oscars – 1 Best Supporting Actress and 2 Best Actress / Nominated 7 times
The actress, who died in 1989 at the age of 81, won two Oscar statuettes for Best Actress for her performance in Dangerous and Jezebel, released in 1935. Throughout his career, the star has received 10 nominations and won major awards such as the Emmy Award, the Kennedy Award, and the Donostia Award.
- 2 Oscars – Best Actress / Nominated 10 times
Jane Fonda – Who Won the Most Oscars for Best Actress?
At 82 years old, the actress is one of the most respected film professionals in the world. Jane won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Pasado Condena (1971) and repeated the feat in Amargo e Regreso (1978). At the awards, she has already been nominated 7 times.
Currently, Fonda is one of the protagonists of the Netflix series, Grace and Frankie, which already has 6 seasons in the streaming service.
- 2 Oscars – Best Actress / Nominated 7 times
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