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Which actresses have won the most Oscars ever?

Ahead of the 95th Academy Awards ceremony, we look back at some of the big screen’s most famous actresses and winners of the Oscar statue.

Katharine Hepburn es reconocida como la mayor estrella femenina de la historia de Hollywood. Te compartimos cuántos Oscars tiene y cuántas veces fue nominada.
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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 cinema.

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 Pond’.

Frances McDormand has secured three Best Actress awards while also being nominated just three times; a 100 percent success rate.

A total of 13 actresses have won the award more than once: The following is a list of actresses with at least two wins:

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

Other actresses record at the Oscars

Meryl Streep has been nominated most times for the Oscars with 17, 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. The oldest is Jessica Tandy at age 80 for ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ in 1990.

Halle Berry in 2001 became the first, and so far only, African-American actress to win the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in ‘Monster’s Ball’.

Sophia Loren was the first winner in a non-English language film in 1961.

Best Actress nominees photo reel

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