Oscars: Best Actress Winners

72nd Academy Awards
72nd Academy Awards
387049 10: Recipient of the Best Actress Award, Hilary Swank, poses backstage of the Academy Awards with her Oscar March 26, 2000 in Los Angeles. (Photo HO/AMPAS)
Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
Egyptian-born Italian actress Anna Magnani (1907 - 1973) holding the Oscar she won for her performance in 'Rose Tattoo', presented to her by the US Ambassador Clare Luce at the Villa Taverna in Rome. Original Publication: People Disc - HJ0443 (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Sophia Loren With Best Actress Oscar
Sophia Loren With Best Actress Oscar
Italian actor Sophia Loren reacts after winning her Best Actress Oscar for the film, 'La Ciociara,' after the Academy Awards, April 1962. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Julie And Oscar
Julie And Oscar
22nd April 1966: English actress Julie Christie with her Academy Award for Best Actress , which she won for her role in 'Darling'. (Photo by Harry Benson/Express/Getty Images)
Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
May 1971: British actress Glenda Jackson holding the Oscar which she won for her role as Gudrun in 'Women in Love'. (Photo by Mike Lawn/Fox Photos/Getty Images)
Cycling Miss Brodie
Cycling Miss Brodie
24th February 1969: British stage and screen actress Maggie Smith in 'The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie', in which she played the title role. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)
Jennifer's Oscar
Jennifer's Oscar
3rd August 1944: American actress Jennifer Jones with the Best Actress Oscar she won for her performance in 'Song of Bernadette'. She is with Swedish film star Ingrid Bergman. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Julie And Oscar
Julie And Oscar
1964: British actress Julie Andrews, with the Academy Award she won for 'Mary Poppins', her film debut. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Oscar Winner Halle Berry Winner Accepts The Best Actress Academy Award For Her Performan
Oscar Winner Halle Berry Winner Accepts The Best Actress Academy Award For Her Performan
402720 238: Oscar Winner Halle Berry Winner Accepts The Best Actress Academy Award For Her Performance In The Film "Monster's Ball," While Actor Russell Crowe Applauds Her During The 74Th Annual Academy Awards March 24, 2002 At The Kodak Theater In Hollywood, Ca. (Photo By Getty Images)
Actress Susan Sarandon holds her head after winnin
Actress Susan Sarandon holds her head after winnin
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: Actress Susan Sarandon holds her head after winning the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in "Dead Man Walking" at the 68th Academy Awards 25 March at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Actress Julia Roberts reacts during her speech aft
Actress Julia Roberts reacts during her speech aft
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: Actress Julia Roberts reacts during her speech after receiving the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in "Erin Brokovich" at the 73rd Annual Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles 25 March, 2001. AFP PHOTO Timothy A. CLARY/mn (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Gwyenth Paltrow cries as she receives the Oscar fo
Gwyenth Paltrow cries as she receives the Oscar fo
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: Gwyenth Paltrow cries as she receives the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in "Shakespeare in Love" during the 71st Academy Awards 21 March 1999 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
USA: 78th Annual Academy Awards - Pressroom
USA: 78th Annual Academy Awards - Pressroom
HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 05: Actor Reese Witherspoon poses backstage with her Oscar statuette for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the film "Walk the Line" during the 78th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre on March 5, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
80th Annual Academy Awards - Show
80th Annual Academy Awards - Show
HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 24: ***NO ONLINE, NO INTERNET, EMBARGOED FROM INTERNET AND TELEVISION USAGE UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF THE LIVE OSCARS TELECAST*** Actor Forest Whitaker (R) and Actress Marion Cotillard (L) receives the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in "La Vie en Rose"during the 80th Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 24, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
81st Annual Academy Awards - Show
81st Annual Academy Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 22: (EDITORS NOTE: NO ONLINE, NO INTERNET, EMBARGOED FROM INTERNET AND TELEVISION USAGE UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF THE LIVE OSCARS TELECAST) Actress Kate Winslet speaks on stage after winning the Best Actress award for "The Reader" during the 81st Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on February 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Mummy's Oscar
Mummy's Oscar
American actress Patricia Neal at home in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, with her three children and her Oscar statuette, which she won for her role in 'Hud', October 1964. From left to right, Theo, baby Ophelia, Patricia and Tessa. The children's father is writer Roald Dahl. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
82nd Annual Academy Awards - Press Room
82nd Annual Academy Awards - Press Room
HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 07: (EDITORS NOTE: NO ONLINE, NO INTERNET, EMBARGOED FROM INTERNET AND TELEVISION USAGE UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF THE LIVE OSCARS TELECAST) Actress Sandra Bullock, winner Best Actress award for "The Blind Side," poses in the press room at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
83rd Annual Academy Awards - Governors Ball
83rd Annual Academy Awards - Governors Ball
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Actress Natalie Portman, winner of the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for 'Black Swan', attends the Governors Ball on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
85th Annual Academy Awards - Show
85th Annual Academy Awards - Show
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actress Jennifer Lawrence reacts after winning the Best Actress award for "Silver Linings Playbook" during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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