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OSCARS 2022

Which actresses have won the most Oscars Awards ever?

Ahead of the 94th Academy Awards ceremony, we look back at some of the big screen's most famous actresses and winners of the famous Oscar statue.

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Ahead of the 94th Academy Awards ceremony, we look back at some of the big screen's most famous actresses and winners of the famous Oscar statue.
MARK RALSTONAFP

The 94th edition of the Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday 27 March 2022 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles. The Oscars awards ceremony brings together the biggest names in show business and after the two previous editions were disrupted by the covid-19 pandemic it will be able to return to a full in-person spectacle.

One of the most high-profile awards at the Oscars is that of Best Actress. Over time, several actresses have been lucky enough to secure the highest prize from the Academy on a more than one occasion. We look back at past winners revealing a veritable 'who's who' in the history of celluloid.

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Best Actress / Supporting Actress Oscar winners

The Oscar for the best actress has been awarded since 1928 and a total of 13 actresses have won the award more than once: The following is a list of actresses with at least two wins:

Actresses to have won two Best Actress Oscars

  • Luise Rainer
  • Bette Davis
  • Olivia de Havilland
  • Vivien Leigh
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Glenda Jackson
  • Jane Fonda
  • Sally Field
  • Jodie Foster
  • Hilary Swank
  • Meryl Streep
  • Ingrid Bergman

The actress with most Best Actress Oscars is Katharine Hepburn, who scooped her awards in 1933, 1967, 1968, and 1981 for Morning Glory, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Lion in Winter, and On Golden PondFrances McDormand has secured three Best Actress awards while Ingrid Bergman and Meryl Streep are among those with three wins across both categories. 

Other actresses record at the Oscars

Meryl Streep has been nominated most times for the Oscars with 21, the American actress holding the record in this category.

The youngest winner was Marlee Matlin as a 21-year-old, thanks to her performance in the movie Children of a Lesser God in 1986.

Halle Berry in 2001 became the first African-American actress to win the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Monster's Ball.

Nominated for Best Actress in 2022

In this edition of the Oscars 2022, the actresses nominated for best performance are the following:

  • Jessica Chastain "The Eyes of Tammy Faye"
  • Olivia Coleman - "The Lost Daughter"
  • Penelope Cruz - "Parallel Mothers"
  • Nicole Kidman - "Being the Ricardos"
  • Kristen Stewart - "Spencer"

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