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Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
(Italian pronunciation: [ˈanna maɲˈɲaːni]; 7 March 1908 – 26 September 1973) was an Italian stage and film actress.[1] She won the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actress, along with four other international awards, for her portrayal of a Sicilian widow in The Rose Tattoo. Born in Rome,[2] she worked her way through Rome's Academy of Dramatic Art by singing at night clubs. During her career, her only child was stricken by polio when he was 18 months old and remained crippled. She was referred to as "La Lupa," the "perennial toast of Rome" and a "living she-wolf symbol" of the cinema. Time magazine
Time magazine
described her personality as "fiery", and drama critic Harold Clurman said her acting was "volcanic". In the realm of Italian cinema she was "passionate, fearless, and exciting," an actress that film historian Barry Monush calls "the volcanic earth mother of all Italian cinema."[3] Director Roberto Rossellini
Roberto Rossellini
called her "the greatest acting genius since Eleonora Duse".[2] Playwright Tennessee Williams became an admirer of her acting and wrote The Rose Tattoo
The Rose Tattoo
specifically for her to star in, a role for which she received an Oscar in 1955. After meeting director Goffredo Alessandrini
Goffredo Alessandrini
she received her first screen role in La cieca di Sorrento (The Blind Woman of Sorrento) (1934) and later achieved international fame in Rossellini's Rome, Open City (1945), considered the first significant movie to launch the Italian neorealism
Italian neorealism
movement in cinema.[3] As an actress she became recognized for her dynamic and forceful portrayals of "earthy lower-class women"[4] in such films as L'Amore (1948), Bellissima (1951), The Rose Tattoo
The Rose Tattoo
(1955), The Fugitive Kind
The Fugitive Kind
(1960) and Mamma Roma (1962). As early as 1950 Life magazine had already stated that Magnani was "one of the most impressive actresses since Garbo".[5]

Contents

1 Early years 2 Acting career

2.1 Rome, Open City
Rome, Open City
(1945) 2.2 L'Amore: The Human Voice and The Miracle (1948) 2.3 Volcano (1950) 2.4 Bellissima (1951) 2.5 The Golden Coach
The Golden Coach
(1953) 2.6 The Rose Tattoo
The Rose Tattoo
(1955) 2.7 The Fugitive Kind
The Fugitive Kind
(1960) 2.8 Mamma Roma
Mamma Roma
(1962) 2.9 The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969) 2.10 Fellini's Roma (1972)

3 Acting style 4 Personal life 5 Death 6 Filmography and awards 7 References 8 Video clips 9 External links

Early years[edit]

Acting on stage as Anna Christie, 1939[6]

Magnani's parentage and birthplace are uncertain. Some sources suggest she was born in Rome, others in Egypt.[7] Her mother was Marina Magnani.[2] The film director, Franco Zeffirelli, who claimed to know Magnani well, states in his autobiography that she was born in Alexandria, Egypt, to an Italian-Jewish mother and Egyptian father, and that "only later did she become Roman when her grandmother brought her over and raised her in one of the Roman slum districts."[8] Magnani herself stated that her mother was married in Egypt but returned to Rome
Rome
before giving birth to her at Porta Pia, and did not know how the rumour of her Egyptian birth got started.[9] She was enrolled in a French convent school in Rome
Rome
where she learned to speak French and play the piano. She also developed a passion for acting from watching the nuns stage their Christmas plays. This period of formal education lasted until the age of fourteen.[5] She was a "plain, frail child with a forlornness of spirit". Her grandparents compensated by pampering her with food and clothes. Yet while growing up, she is said to have felt more at ease around "more earthly" companions, often befriending the "toughest kid on the block".[5] This trait carried over into her adult life when she proclaimed, "I hate respectability. Give me the life of the streets, of common people."[5] At age 17, she went on to study at the Eleonora Duse
Eleonora Duse
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in Rome
Rome
for two years.[5] To support herself, Magnani sang in nightclubs and cabarets; leading to her being dubbed "the Italian Édith Piaf". However, an actor friend Micky Knox, writes that she "never studied acting formally" and started her career in Italian music halls singing traditional Roman Folk songs. "She was instinctive" he writes. "She had the ability to call up emotions at will, to move an audience, to convince them that life on the stage was as real and natural as life in their own kitchen."[10]

Stage

She was considered an "outstanding theatre actress" in Anna Christie and The Petrified Forest
The Petrified Forest
and had a successful career in variety shows.[11]

Early film roles

In 1933 she was acting in experimental plays in Rome
Rome
when she was discovered by Italian filmmaker Goffredo Alessandrini.[5] He had been one of the first Italian filmmakers to make use of sound. The two married the same year, and he subsequently directed her in her first major film role in The Blind Woman of Sorrento (La Cieca di Sorrento) in 1934. In 1941, Magnani starred in Teresa Venerdì
Teresa Venerdì
(Friday Theresa) with the writer and director Vittorio De Sica. He called this Magnani's "first true film". In it she plays Loletta Prima, the girlfriend of De Sica’s character, Pietro Vignali. De Sica described Magnani's laugh as "loud, overwhelming, and tragic".[citation needed] Acting career[edit] During her career Magnani worked alongside a number of the most pre-eminent directors and screenwriters; including Roberto Rossellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini, Jean Renoir, Sidney Lumet, and Tennessee Williams. Rome, Open City
Rome, Open City
(1945)[edit] Her film career had spread over almost 20 years before she gained international renown as Pina in Roberto Rossellini's neorealist milestone Roma, città aperta (Rome, Open City, 1945). Her harrowing death scene remains one of cinema's most devastating moments. The film was about Italy's final days under German occupation during World War II where Magnani gave a "brilliant performance" as a woman who dies fighting to protect her husband, an underground fighter against the Nazis.[12] L'Amore: The Human Voice and The Miracle (1948)[edit] Other collaborations with Rossellini include L'Amore, a two part film from 1948 which includes "The Miracle" and "The Human Voice" ("Il miracolo", and "Una voce umana"). In the former, Magnani, playing a peasant outcast who believes the baby she's carrying is Christ, plumbs both the sorrow and the righteousness of being alone in the world. The latter film, based on Jean Cocteau's play about a woman desperately trying to salvage a relationship over the telephone, is remarkable for the ways in which Magnani's powerful moments of silence segue into cries of despair.[citation needed] Volcano (1950)[edit] After "The Miracle", Rossellini promised to direct Magnani in a film he was preparing which he told her would be "the crowning vehicle of her career". However, when the screenplay was completed, he instead gave the role for Stromboli to the Swedish actress, Ingrid Bergman. The two subsequently began a love affair; and this resulted in Magnani's permanent breakup with Rossellini.[5] As a result, Magnani took on the starring role of Volcano, which was said to have been deliberately produced to invite comparison:[5]:125 both films were shot in similar locales of Aeolian Islands
Aeolian Islands
only 40 kilometres apart; both actresses played independent-minded roles in a neorealist fashion; and both films were shot simultaneously. Life magazine wrote, "... in an atmosphere crackling with rivalry... Reporters were accredited, like war correspondents, to one or the other of the embattled camps.... Partisanship infected the Via Veneto (boulevard in Rome), where Magnaniacs and Bergmaniacs clashed frequently." However, Magnani still considered Rossellini the "greatest director she ever acted for".[5] Bellissima (1951)[edit]

With director Luchino Visconti
Luchino Visconti
on the terrace of Palazzo Altieri
Palazzo Altieri
where Magnani lived in the fifties.

In Luchino Visconti's Bellissima (1951) she plays Maddalena, a blustery, obstinate stage mother who drags her daughter to Cinecittà for the 'Prettiest Girl in Rome' contest, with dreams that her plain daughter will be a star. Her emotions in the film went from those of rage and humiliation to maternal love.[13] The film was made during the "grim period" of Italy's post- World War II
World War II
recovery. The Golden Coach
The Golden Coach
(1953)[edit] Magnani then went on to star as Camille (stage name: Columbine) in Jean Renoir's film Le Carrosse d'or (also known as The Golden Coach) in 1953. Here she played a woman torn between three men - a soldier, a bullfighter, and a viceroy. Renoir called her "the greatest actress I have ever worked with".[citation needed] The Rose Tattoo
The Rose Tattoo
(1955)[edit] She played the widowed mother of a teenage daughter in Daniel Mann's 1955 film, The Rose Tattoo, based on the play by Tennessee Williams. It co-starred Burt Lancaster, and was Magnani's first English speaking role in a mainstream Hollywood movie, winning her the Academy Award for Best Actress. Lancaster, who played the role of a "lusty truck driver", said that "if she had not found acting as an outlet for her enormous vitality, she would have become 'a great criminal'".[13] Film historian John DiLeo has written that Magnani's acting in the film "displays why she is inarguably one of the half dozen greatest screen actresses of all time", and added:

"Whenever Magnani laughs or cries (which is often), it's as if you've never seen anyone laugh or cry before: has laughter ever been so burstingly joyful or tears so shatteringly sad?[14]:275

Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
wrote the screenplay and based the character of Serafina on Magnani, as Williams was a great admirer of her acting abilities,[3] and he even stipulated that the movie "must star what Time described as 'the most explosive emotional actress of her generation, Anna Magnani."[13] In his Memoirs, Williams described why he insisted on Magnani playing this role:

" Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
was magnificent as Serafina in the movie version of Tattoo.... She was as unconventional a woman as I have known in or out of my professional world, and if you understand me at all, you must know that in this statement I am making my personal estimate of her honesty, which I feel was complete. She never exhibited any lack of self-assurance, any timidity in her relations with that society outside of whose conventions she quite publicly existed.... [s]he looked absolutely straight into the eyes of whomever she confronted and during that golden time in which we were dear friends, I never heard a false word from her mouth."[15]

It was originally staged on Broadway with Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
as Magnani's English was too limited at the time for her to star. Magnani won other Best Actress awards for her role, including the BAFTA
BAFTA
Film Award, Golden Globes
Golden Globes
Award, National Board of Review, USA, and the New York Film Critics Circle Awards.[16] When her name was announced as the Oscar winner, an American journalist called her in Rome
Rome
to tell her the news; his challenge was convincing her he wasn't joking. The Fugitive Kind
The Fugitive Kind
(1960)[edit] Magnani worked with Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
again for the 1960 film, The Fugitive Kind (originally titled, Orpheus Descending) directed by Sidney Lumet, in which she played Lady Torrance and starred with Marlon Brando. The original screenplay Orpheus Descending was another play inspired by Magnani, although she similarly did not feature in the Broadway play. In the film she played a woman "hardened by life's cruelties and a grief that will not fade."[14] It also co-starred a young Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
in one of her early roles. In an article he wrote for Life magazine Williams discussed why he chose her for the part:

"Anna and I had both cherished the dream that her appearance in the part I created for her in The Fugitive Kind
The Fugitive Kind
would be her greatest triumph to date... She is simply a rare being who seems to have about her a little lightning-shot cloud all her own.... In a crowded room she can sit perfectly motionless and silent and still you feel the atmospheric tension of her presence, its quiver and hum in the air like a live wire exposed, and a mood of Anna's is like the presence of royalty."[17]

Scene from The Secret of Santa Vittoria, arguing with husband Anthony Quinn

The Wild, Wild Women (Nella Citta' L'Inferno, 1958) paired Magnani, as an unrepentant streetwalker, with Giulietta Masina
Giulietta Masina
in a women-in-prison film. Mamma Roma
Mamma Roma
(1962)[edit] In Pier Paolo Pasolini's Mamma Roma
Mamma Roma
(1962), Magnani is both the mother and the whore, playing an irrepressible prostitute determined to give her teenage son a respectable middle-class life. Mamma Roma, while one of Magnani's critically acclaimed films, was not released in the United States until 1995, deemed too controversial thirty years earlier. By now she was frustrated at being typecast in the roles of poor women. Magnani in 1963 commented "I’m bored stiff with these everlasting parts as a hysterical, loud, working-class woman".[18] The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)[edit]

Photo signed 1969

In one of her last film roles, The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969), she co-starred with Anthony Quinn, and they played husband and wife in what Life magazine called "perhaps the most memorable fight since Jimmy Cagney
Jimmy Cagney
smashed Mae Clarke
Mae Clarke
in the face with a half a grapefruit." Magnani and Quinn did feud in private outside view of the cameras, however, and their animosity spilled over into their scenes:

"By the time the movie makers were ready to shoot the fight scene, the stars were ready too. Magnani not only went for Quinn with the pasta and with a rolling pin, but with her foot; she kicked so hard she broke a bone in her right foot. She also bit him in the neck. 'That's not in the script', Quinn protested. Magnani snarled, 'I'm supposed to win this fight, remember?"[19]

Fellini's Roma (1972)[edit] She later played herself (within a dramatic context) in Federico Fellini's Roma (1972). Towards the end of her career, Magnani was quoted as having said, "The day has gone when I deluded myself that making movies was art. Movies today are made up of…intellectuals who always make out that they’re teaching something".[citation needed] Acting style[edit] According to film critic Robin Wood Magnani's "persona as a great actress is built, not on transformation, but on emotional authenticity... [she] doesn't portray characters but expresses 'genuine' emotions."[7] Her style is notable by not displaying the more obvious attributes of the female star, with neither her face or physical makeup being considered "beautiful". However, she possesses a "remarkably expressive face," and for American audiences, at least, she represents "what Hollywood had consistently failed to produce: 'reality'". She was the atypical star, the "nonglamorous human being", as her genuine style of acting became a "rejection of glamour".[7] Her most distinguished work in Hollywood is in Wild is the Wind, according to Wood. Directed by George Cukor, "the American cinema's greatest director of actresses," he was able to draw out the "individual essence" of Magnani's "sensitive and inward performance."[7] Her other well-known Hollywood films were The Rose Tattoo, which she won the best actress Oscar for in 1955, and The Fugitive Kind. Personal life[edit] During Benito Mussolini's rule, Magnani was known to make rude jokes about the Italian Fascist Party.[8]

Visiting her polio-stricken son at a sanatorium, circa 1947

She married her first film director, Goffredo Alessandrini, in 1935, two years after he discovered her on stage. After they married, she retired from full-time acting to "devote herself exclusively to her husband", although she continued to play smaller film parts.[5] They separated in 1942. Magnani had a love affair with the actor Massimo Serato, by whom she had her only child, a son named Luca,[8] who was born on October 29, 1942 in Rome, after her separation from Alessandrini. Magnani's life was struck by tragedy when Luca came down with crippling polio at only 18 months of age. He never regained use of his legs. As a result, she spent most of her early earnings for specialists and hospitals. After once seeing a legless war veteran drag himself along the sidewalk, she said, "I realize now that it's worse when they grow up", and resolved to earn enough to "shield him forever from want".[5] In 1945 she fell in love with director Roberto Rossellini
Roberto Rossellini
while working on Roma, Città Aperta aka Rome, Open City
Rome, Open City
(1945). "I thought at last I had found the ideal man... [He] had lost a son of his own and I felt we understood each other. Above all, we had the same artistic conceptions." Rossellini had become violent, volatile and possessive, and they argued constantly about films or out of jealousy. "In fits of rage they threw crockery at each other."[5] As artists, however, they complemented each other well while working on neorealist films. The two finally split apart when Rossellini fell in love with and married, Ingrid Bergman. Magnani was mystically inclined and consulted astrologers, as well as believing in numerology. She also claimed to be clairvoyant.[5] She ate and drank very little and could subsist for long periods on nothing more than black coffee and cigarettes. However, these habits often affected her sleep: "My nights are appalling," she said. "I wake up in a state of nerves and it takes me hours to get back in touch with reality."[5] Perhaps her strangest quirk was her love of defleaing street kittens with her thumbnails.[8] Death[edit] Magnani died at the age of 65 in Rome
Rome
from pancreatic cancer in 1973. Huge crowds gathered for the funeral. She was provisionally laid to rest in the family mausoleum of Roberto Rossellini; but then subsequently interred in the Cimitero Comunale of San Felice Circeo
San Felice Circeo
in southern Lazio. Filmography and awards[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1928 Scampolo

1934 La cieca di Sorrento (The Blind Woman of Sorrento) Anna, la sua amante

1934 Tempo massimo Emilia

1935 Quei due (Those Two)

1936 Cavalleria (Cavalry) Fanny

1936 Trenta secondi d'amore (Thirty Seconds of Love)

1938 La principessa Tarakanova (Princess Tarakanova) Marietta, la cameriera

1940 Una lampada all finestra Ivana, l'amante di Max

1941 Teresa Venerdì Maddalena Tentini/Loretta Prima

1941 La fuggitiva Wanda Reni

1942 La fortuna viene dal cielo Zizì

1942 Finalmente soli Ninetta alias "Lulù"

1943 L'ultima carrozzella (The Last Wagon) Mary Dunchetti, la canzonettista

1943 Gli assi della risata

segment "Il mio pallone"

1943 Campo de' fiori (The Peddler and the Lady) Elide

1943 La vita è bella Virginia

1943 L'avventura di Annabella (Annabella's Adventure) La mondana

1944 Il fiore sotto gli occhi Maria Comasco, l'attrice

1945 Abbasso la miseria! (Down with Misery) Nannina Straselli

1945 Roma città aperta (Rome, Open City) Pina

National Board of Review
National Board of Review
Award for Best Actress Nastro d'Argento for Best Supporting Actress

1945 Quartetto pazzo Elena

1946 Abbasso la ricchezza! (Peddlin' in Society) Gioconda Perfetti

1946 Il bandito (The Bandit) Lidia

1946 Avanti a lui tremava tutta Roma (Before Him All Rome
Rome
Trembled) Ada

1946 Lo sconosciuto di San Marino (Unknown Men of San Marino) Liana, the prostitute

1946 Un uomo ritorna Adele

1947 L'onorevole Angelina Angelina Bianchi

Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress Volpi Cup

1948 Assunta Spina Assunta Spina

1948 L'amore Woman, TheThe Woman*/Nanni**

* in segment "Una voce umana"/** in segment "Il miracolo" Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress

1948 Molti sogni per le strade Linda

1950 Volcano Maddalena Natoli

1951 Bellissima Maddalena Cecconi Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress

1952 Camicie rosse (Red Shirts) Anita Garibaldi

1953 Le Carrosse d'or (The Golden Coach) Camilla

1955 The Rose Tattoo Serafina Delle Rose

Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actress BAFTA
BAFTA
Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama National Board of Review
National Board of Review
Award for Best Actress New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress

1955 Carosello del varietà (Carousel of Variety)

1957 Wild Is the Wind Gioia

Silver Bear for Best Actress[20] David di Donatello
David di Donatello
for Best Actress Nominated — Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actress Nominated — BAFTA
BAFTA
Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama

1957 Suor Letizia Sister Letizia

Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress

1957 Nella città l'inferno Egle

David di Donatello
David di Donatello
for Best Actress Grolla d'Oro Best Actress Sant Jordi Award for Best Performance in a Foreign Film Nominated — Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress

1960 The Fugitive Kind Lady Torrance

1960 The Passionate Thief Gioia Fabbricott

1962 Mamma Roma Mamma Roma

1966 Made in Italy Adelina

In segment "La famiglia" Nominated — Nastro d'Argento for Best Supporting Actress

1969 The Secret of Santa Vittoria Rosa Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

1971 Tre donne La sciantosa - Flora Bertucciolli; 1943: Un incontro - Jolanda Morigi; L'automobile - Anna Mastronardi 3-part TV miniseries

1971 Correva l'anno di grazia 1870 (1870) Teresa Parenti Italian Golden Globe Award for Best Actress

1972 Roma Herself

References[edit]

^ Obituary Variety, 3 October 1973, pg. 47 ^ a b c Johnson, Bruce. Miracles and Sacrilege: Roberto Rossellini, the Church, and Film Censorship, University of Toronto Press (2008) pg. 194 ^ a b c Monush, Barry. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood Film Actors, Hal Leonard Corp. (2003) ^ Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Encyclopedia, Merriam-Webster, (2000) ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Kobler, John."Tempest on the Tiber" Life, 13 February 1950 ^ Hochkofler, Matilde. Anna Magnani, Gremese Editore (2001) ^ a b c d International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers - 3: Actors and Actresses, St. James Press (1997) ^ a b c d Zeffirelli: An Autobiography, Weidenfeld & Nicolson (1986) p. 78 ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enAD3zolFxk ; see the 2:00 minute mark ^ Knox, Mickey. The Good, the Bad, and the Dolce Vita, Nation Books (2004), pg. 126 ^ Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, Alfred A. Knopf (2002) ^ Mancel, Frank. Film Study: An Analytical Bibliography, Vol. I, Fairleigh Dickinson University: 1990; pg. 378 ^ a b c Buford, Kate. Burt Lancaster: An American Life, Da Capo Press (2000), pg. 142 ^ a b DiLeo, John. One Hundred Great Film Performances You Should Remember, but Probably Don't, Hal Leonard Corp. (2002) ^ Williams, Tennessee. Memoirs, New Directions Publ./University of the South (1972), pg. 162 ^ IMDb
IMDb
profile of The Rose Tattoo
The Rose Tattoo
(film) ^ Williams, Tennessee. Life Magazine, 3 February 1961 ^ "Biography of Anna Magnani" Archived September 23, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. Italiamai.com ^ Hamblin, Dora Jane. Life magazine, 6 December 1968 ^ "Berlinale 1958: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 

Video clips[edit]

various movie clips on YouTube scene from Rome, Open City
Rome, Open City
on YouTube scene from The Fugitive Kind
The Fugitive Kind
on YouTube
YouTube
with Marlon Brando "A Tribute slide show" on YouTube scene from Wild is the Wind
Wild is the Wind
on YouTube
YouTube
with Anthony Quinn scene from Correva l'anno di grazia' on YouTube
YouTube
with Marcello Mastroianni

External links[edit]

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Awards for Anna Magnani

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Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actress

1928–1950

Janet Gaynor
Janet Gaynor
(1928) Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford
(1929) Norma Shearer
Norma Shearer
(1930) Marie Dressler
Marie Dressler
(1931) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1932) Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
(1933) Claudette Colbert
Claudette Colbert
(1934) Bette Davis
Bette Davis
(1935) Luise Rainer
Luise Rainer
(1936) Luise Rainer
Luise Rainer
(1937) Bette Davis
Bette Davis
(1938) Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh
(1939) Ginger Rogers
Ginger Rogers
(1940) Joan Fontaine
Joan Fontaine
(1941) Greer Garson
Greer Garson
(1942) Jennifer Jones
Jennifer Jones
(1943) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1944) Joan Crawford
Joan Crawford
(1945) Olivia de Havilland
Olivia de Havilland
(1946) Loretta Young
Loretta Young
(1947) Jane Wyman
Jane Wyman
(1948) Olivia de Havilland
Olivia de Havilland
(1949) Judy Holliday
Judy Holliday
(1950)

1951–1975

Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh
(1951) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1952) Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
(1953) Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
(1954) Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
(1955) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1956) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
(1957) Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward
(1958) Simone Signoret
Simone Signoret
(1959) Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
(1960) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1961) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
(1962) Patricia Neal
Patricia Neal
(1963) Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
(1964) Julie Christie
Julie Christie
(1965) Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
(1966) Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
(1967) Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
/ Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1968) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1969) Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
(1970) Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
(1971) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1972) Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
(1973) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(1974) Louise Fletcher
Louise Fletcher
(1975)

1976–2000

Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway
(1976) Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
(1977) Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
(1978) Sally Field
Sally Field
(1979) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(1980) Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
(1981) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1982) Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1983) Sally Field
Sally Field
(1984) Geraldine Page
Geraldine Page
(1985) Marlee Matlin
Marlee Matlin
(1986) Cher
Cher
(1987) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(1988) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1989) Kathy Bates
Kathy Bates
(1990) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(1991) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1992) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1993) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(1994) Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon
(1995) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(1996) Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt
(1997) Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow
(1998) Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank
(1999) Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
(2000)

2001–present

Halle Berry
Halle Berry
(2001) Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
(2002) Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron
(2003) Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank
(2004) Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon
(2005) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2006) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2007) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2008) Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock
(2009) Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman
(2010) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2011) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
(2012) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2013) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2014) Brie Larson
Brie Larson
(2015) Emma Stone
Emma Stone
(2016) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(2017)

v t e

BAFTA
BAFTA
Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

1952–1967

Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh
British, Simone Signoret
Simone Signoret
Foreign (1952) Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
British, Leslie Caron
Leslie Caron
Foreign (1953) Yvonne Mitchell
Yvonne Mitchell
British, Cornell Borchers
Cornell Borchers
Foreign (1954) Katie Johnson British, Betsy Blair
Betsy Blair
Foreign (1955) Virginia McKenna
Virginia McKenna
British, Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
Foreign (1956) Heather Sears
Heather Sears
British, Simone Signoret
Simone Signoret
Foreign (1957) Irene Worth
Irene Worth
British, Simone Signoret
Simone Signoret
Foreign (1958) Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
British, Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
Foreign (1959) Rachel Roberts British, Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
Foreign (1960) Dora Bryan
Dora Bryan
British, Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
Foreign (1961) Leslie Caron
Leslie Caron
British, Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
Foreign (1962) Rachel Roberts British, Patricia Neal
Patricia Neal
Foreign (1963) Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
British, Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
Foreign (1964) Julie Christie
Julie Christie
British, Patricia Neal
Patricia Neal
Foreign (1965) Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
British, Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
Foreign (1966) Edith Evans
Edith Evans
British, Anouk Aimée
Anouk Aimée
Foreign (1967)

1968–present

Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
(1968) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1969) Katharine Ross
Katharine Ross
(1970) Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
(1971) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1972) Stéphane Audran (1973) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
(1974) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(1975) Louise Fletcher
Louise Fletcher
(1976) Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
(1977) Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
(1978) Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
(1979) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1980) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1981) Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
(1982) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(1983) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1984) Peggy Ashcroft
Peggy Ashcroft
(1985) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1986) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
(1987) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1988) Pauline Collins
Pauline Collins
(1989) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1990) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(1991) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1992) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1993) Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon
(1994) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1995) Brenda Blethyn
Brenda Blethyn
(1996) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1997) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(1998) Annette Bening
Annette Bening
(1999) Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
(2000) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2001) Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
(2002) Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson
(2003) Imelda Staunton
Imelda Staunton
(2004) Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon
(2005) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2006) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2007) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2008) Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan
(2009) Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman
(2010) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2011) Emmanuelle Riva
Emmanuelle Riva
(2012) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2013) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2014) Brie Larson
Brie Larson
(2015) Emma Stone
Emma Stone
(2016) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(2017)

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David di Donatello
David di Donatello
Award for Best Actress

1956–1980

Gina Lollobrigida
Gina Lollobrigida
(1956) Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
(1958) Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
(1959) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1961) Gina Lollobrigida
Gina Lollobrigida
/ Silvana Mangano
Silvana Mangano
(1963) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1964) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1965) Giulietta Masina
Giulietta Masina
(1966) Silvana Mangano
Silvana Mangano
(1967) Claudia Cardinale
Claudia Cardinale
(1968) Gina Lollobrigida
Gina Lollobrigida
/ Monica Vitti
Monica Vitti
(1969) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1970) Florinda Bolkan
Florinda Bolkan
/ Monica Vitti
Monica Vitti
(1971) Claudia Cardinale
Claudia Cardinale
(1972) Florinda Bolkan
Florinda Bolkan
/ Silvana Mangano
Silvana Mangano
(1973) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
/ Monica Vitti
Monica Vitti
(1974) Mariangela Melato
Mariangela Melato
(1975) Monica Vitti
Monica Vitti
(1976) Mariangela Melato
Mariangela Melato
(1977) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
/ Mariangela Melato
Mariangela Melato
(1978) Monica Vitti
Monica Vitti
(1979) Virna Lisi
Virna Lisi
(1980)

1981–2000

Valeria D'Obici
Valeria D'Obici
/ Mariangela Melato
Mariangela Melato
(1981) Eleonora Giorgi
Eleonora Giorgi
(1982) Giuliana De Sio
Giuliana De Sio
(1983) Lina Sastri
Lina Sastri
(1984) Lina Sastri
Lina Sastri
(1985) Ángela Molina
Ángela Molina
(1986) Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(1987) Yelena Safonova (1988) Stefania Sandrelli
Stefania Sandrelli
(1989) Elena Sofia Ricci
Elena Sofia Ricci
(1990) Margherita Buy
Margherita Buy
(1991) Giuliana De Sio
Giuliana De Sio
(1992) Antonella Ponziani
Antonella Ponziani
(1993) Asia Argento
Asia Argento
(1994) Anna Bonaiuto
Anna Bonaiuto
(1995) Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (1996) Asia Argento
Asia Argento
(1997) Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (1998) Margherita Buy
Margherita Buy
(1999) Licia Maglietta
Licia Maglietta
(2000)

2001–present

Laura Morante
Laura Morante
(2001) Marina Confalone (2002) Giovanna Mezzogiorno
Giovanna Mezzogiorno
(2003) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
(2004) Barbora Bobuľová
Barbora Bobuľová
(2005) Valeria Golino
Valeria Golino
(2006) Kseniya Rappoport
Kseniya Rappoport
(2007) Margherita Buy
Margherita Buy
(2008) Alba Rohrwacher
Alba Rohrwacher
(2009) Micaela Ramazzotti
Micaela Ramazzotti
(2010) Paola Cortellesi
Paola Cortellesi
(2011) Zhao Tao
Zhao Tao
(2012) Margherita Buy
Margherita Buy
(2013) Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (2014) Margherita Buy
Margherita Buy
(2015) Ilenia Pastorelli
Ilenia Pastorelli
(2016) Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (2017)

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Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Jennifer Jones
Jennifer Jones
(1943) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1944) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1945) Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell
(1946) Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell
(1947) Jane Wyman
Jane Wyman
(1948) Olivia de Havilland
Olivia de Havilland
(1949) Gloria Swanson
Gloria Swanson
(1950) Jane Wyman
Jane Wyman
(1951) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1952) Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
(1953) Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
(1954) Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
(1955) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1956) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
(1957) Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward
(1958) Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
(1959) Greer Garson
Greer Garson
(1960) Geraldine Page
Geraldine Page
(1961) Geraldine Page
Geraldine Page
(1962) Leslie Caron
Leslie Caron
(1963) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
(1964) Samantha Eggar
Samantha Eggar
(1965) Anouk Aimée
Anouk Aimée
(1966) Edith Evans
Edith Evans
(1967) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
(1968) Geneviève Bujold
Geneviève Bujold
(1969) Ali MacGraw
Ali MacGraw
(1970) Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
(1971) Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(1972) Marsha Mason
Marsha Mason
(1973) Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
(1974) Louise Fletcher
Louise Fletcher
(1975) Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway
(1976) Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
(1977) Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
(1978) Sally Field
Sally Field
(1979) Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
(1980) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1981) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1982) Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1983) Sally Field
Sally Field
(1984) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1985) Marlee Matlin
Marlee Matlin
(1986) Sally Kirkland
Sally Kirkland
(1987) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
/ Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
/ Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver
(1988) Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer
(1989) Kathy Bates
Kathy Bates
(1990) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(1991) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1992) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1993) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(1994) Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone
(1995) Brenda Blethyn
Brenda Blethyn
(1996) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1997) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(1998) Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank
(1999) Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
(2000) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(2001) Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
(2002) Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron
(2003) Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank
(2004) Felicity Huffman
Felicity Huffman
(2005) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2006) Julie Christie
Julie Christie
(2007) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2008) Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock
(2009) Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman
(2010) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2011) Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain
(2012) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2013) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2014) Brie Larson
Brie Larson
(2015) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2016) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(2017)

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Nastro d'Argento Award for Best Actress

Clara Calamai
Clara Calamai
(1946) Alida Valli
Alida Valli
(1947) Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
(1948) Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
(1949) Pier Angeli
Pier Angeli
(1951) Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
(1952) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1953) Gina Lollobrigida
Gina Lollobrigida
(1954) Silvana Mangano
Silvana Mangano
(1955) Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
(1957) Giulietta Masina
Giulietta Masina
(1958) Eleonora Rossi Drago
Eleonora Rossi Drago
(1960) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1961) Gina Lollobrigida
Gina Lollobrigida
(1963) Silvana Mangano
Silvana Mangano
(1964) Claudia Cardinale
Claudia Cardinale
(1965) Giovanna Ralli
Giovanna Ralli
(1966) Lisa Gastoni
Lisa Gastoni
(1967) Monica Vitti
Monica Vitti
(1969) Paola Pitagora
Paola Pitagora
(1970) Ottavia Piccolo
Ottavia Piccolo
(1971) Mariangela Melato
Mariangela Melato
(1972) Mariangela Melato
Mariangela Melato
(1973) Laura Antonelli
Laura Antonelli
(1974) Lisa Gastoni
Lisa Gastoni
(1975) Monica Vitti
Monica Vitti
(1976) Mariangela Melato
Mariangela Melato
(1977) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1978) Mariangela Melato
Mariangela Melato
(1979) Ida Di Benedetto
Ida Di Benedetto
(1980) Mariangela Melato
Mariangela Melato
(1981) Eleonora Giorgi
Eleonora Giorgi
(1982) Giuliana De Sio
Giuliana De Sio
(1983) Lina Sastri
Lina Sastri
(1984) Claudia Cardinale
Claudia Cardinale
(1985) Giulietta Masina
Giulietta Masina
(1986) Valeria Golino
Valeria Golino
(1987) Ornella Muti
Ornella Muti
(1988) Ornella Muti
Ornella Muti
(1989) Virna Lisi
Virna Lisi
(1990) Margherita Buy
Margherita Buy
(1991) Francesca Neri
Francesca Neri
(1992) Antonella Ponziani
Antonella Ponziani
(1993) Chiara Caselli
Chiara Caselli
(1994) Sabrina Ferilli
Sabrina Ferilli
(1995) Anna Bonaiuto
Anna Bonaiuto
(1996) Iaia Forte
Iaia Forte
/ Virna Lisi
Virna Lisi
(1997) Francesca Neri
Francesca Neri
(1998) Giovanna Mezzogiorno
Giovanna Mezzogiorno
(1999) Licia Maglietta
Licia Maglietta
(2000) Margherita Buy
Margherita Buy
(2001) Valeria Golino
Valeria Golino
(2002) Giovanna Mezzogiorno
Giovanna Mezzogiorno
(2003) Jasmine Trinca
Jasmine Trinca
/ Adriana Asti
Adriana Asti
/ Sonia Bergamasco
Sonia Bergamasco
/ Maya Sansa (2004) Laura Morante
Laura Morante
(2005) Katia Ricciarelli
Katia Ricciarelli
(2006) Margherita Buy
Margherita Buy
(2007) Margherita Buy
Margherita Buy
(2008) Giovanna Mezzogiorno
Giovanna Mezzogiorno
(2009) Stefania Sandrelli
Stefania Sandrelli
/ Micaela Ramazzotti
Micaela Ramazzotti
(2010) Alba Rohrwacher
Alba Rohrwacher
(2011) Micaela Ramazzotti
Micaela Ramazzotti
(2012) Jasmine Trinca
Jasmine Trinca
(2013) Kasia Smutniak
Kasia Smutniak
(2014) Margherita Buy
Margherita Buy
(2015) Valeria Bruni Tedeschi / Micaela Ramazzotti
Micaela Ramazzotti
(2016) Jasmine Trinca
Jasmine Trinca
(2017)

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Nastro d'Argento Award for Best Supporting Actress

1946–1960

Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
(1946) Ave Ninchi
Ave Ninchi
(1947) Vivi Gioi
Vivi Gioi
(1948) Giulietta Masina
Giulietta Masina
(1949) Giulietta Masina
Giulietta Masina
(1951) Elisa Cegani
Elisa Cegani
(1954) Tina Pica
Tina Pica
(1955) Valentina Cortese
Valentina Cortese
(1956) Marisa Merlini
Marisa Merlini
(1957) Franca Marzi
Franca Marzi
(1958) Dorian Gray (1959) Cristina Gaioni
Cristina Gaioni
(1960)

1961–1980

Didi Perego
Didi Perego
(1961) Monica Vitti
Monica Vitti
(1962) Regina Bianchi
Regina Bianchi
(1963) Sandra Milo
Sandra Milo
(1964) Tecla Scarano (1965) Sandra Milo
Sandra Milo
(1966) Olga Villi
Olga Villi
(1967) Maria Grazia Buccella
Maria Grazia Buccella
(1968) Pupella Maggio
Pupella Maggio
(1969) Francesca Romana Coluzzi
Francesca Romana Coluzzi
(1971) Marina Berti
Marina Berti
/ Silvana Mangano
Silvana Mangano
(1972) Lea Massari
Lea Massari
(1973) Adriana Asti
Adriana Asti
(1974) Giovanna Ralli
Giovanna Ralli
(1975) Maria Teresa Albani (1976) Adriana Asti
Adriana Asti
(1977) Virna Lisi
Virna Lisi
(1978) Lea Massari
Lea Massari
(1979) Stefania Sandrelli
Stefania Sandrelli
(1980)

1981–2000

Ida Di Benedetto
Ida Di Benedetto
(1981) Claudia Cardinale
Claudia Cardinale
(1982) Virna Lisi
Virna Lisi
(1983) Monica Scattini
Monica Scattini
(1984) Marina Confalone (1985) Isa Danieli
Isa Danieli
(1986) Ottavia Piccolo
Ottavia Piccolo
(1987) Elena Sofia Ricci
Elena Sofia Ricci
(1988) Stefania Sandrelli
Stefania Sandrelli
(1989) Nancy Brilli
Nancy Brilli
(1990) Zoe Incrocci
Zoe Incrocci
(1991) Ilaria Occhini
Ilaria Occhini
(1992) Paola Quattrini
Paola Quattrini
(1993) Milena Vukotic
Milena Vukotic
(1994) Virna Lisi
Virna Lisi
(1995) Regina Bianchi
Regina Bianchi
(1996) Lucia Poli
Lucia Poli
(1997) Mimma De Rosalia
Mimma De Rosalia
/ Maria Aliotta
Maria Aliotta
/ Annamaria Confalone
Annamaria Confalone
/ Adele Aliotta / Francesca Di Cesare
Francesca Di Cesare
/ Eleonora Teriaca
Eleonora Teriaca
/ Concetta Alfano
Concetta Alfano
/ Antonia Uzzo (1998) Stefania Sandrelli
Stefania Sandrelli
(1999) Marina Massironi (2000)

2001–present

Stefania Sandrelli
Stefania Sandrelli
(2001) Margherita Buy
Margherita Buy
/ Virna Lisi
Virna Lisi
/ Sandra Ceccarelli (2002) Monica Bellucci
Monica Bellucci
(2003) Margherita Buy
Margherita Buy
(2004) Giovanna Mezzogiorno
Giovanna Mezzogiorno
(2005) Angela Finocchiaro (2006) Ambra Angiolini
Ambra Angiolini
(2007) Sabrina Ferilli
Sabrina Ferilli
(2008) Francesca Neri
Francesca Neri
(2009) Isabella Ragonese
Isabella Ragonese
/ Elena Sofia Ricci
Elena Sofia Ricci
/ Lunetta Savino
Lunetta Savino
(2010) Carolina Crescentini
Carolina Crescentini
(2011) Michela Cescon (2012) Sabrina Ferilli
Sabrina Ferilli
(2013) Paola Minaccioni (2014) Micaela Ramazzotti
Micaela Ramazzotti
(2015) Greta Scarano (2016) Sabrina Ferilli
Sabrina Ferilli
/ Carla Signoris (2017)

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National Board of Review
National Board of Review
Award for Best Actress

Joan Crawford
Joan Crawford
(1945) Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
(1946) Celia Johnson
Celia Johnson
(1947) Olivia de Havilland
Olivia de Havilland
(1948) Gloria Swanson
Gloria Swanson
(1950) Jan Sterling
Jan Sterling
(1951) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1952) Jean Simmons
Jean Simmons
(1953) Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
(1954) Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
(1955) Dorothy McGuire
Dorothy McGuire
(1956) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
(1957) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1958) Simone Signoret
Simone Signoret
(1959) Greer Garson
Greer Garson
(1960) Geraldine Page
Geraldine Page
(1961) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
(1962) Patricia Neal
Patricia Neal
(1963) Kim Stanley
Kim Stanley
(1964) Julie Christie
Julie Christie
(1965) Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
(1966) Edith Evans
Edith Evans
(1967) Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(1968) Geraldine Page
Geraldine Page
(1969) Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
(1970) Irene Papas
Irene Papas
(1971) Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson
(1972) Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(1973) Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
(1974) Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
(1975) Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(1976) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
(1977) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1978) Sally Field
Sally Field
(1979) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(1980) Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
(1981) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1982) Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1983) Peggy Ashcroft
Peggy Ashcroft
(1984) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1985) Kathleen Turner
Kathleen Turner
(1986) Lillian Gish
Lillian Gish
/ Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1987) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(1988) Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer
(1989) Mia Farrow
Mia Farrow
(1990) Geena Davis
Geena Davis
/ Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon
(1991) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1992) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1993) Miranda Richardson
Miranda Richardson
(1994) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1995) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(1996) Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
(1997) Fernanda Montenegro
Fernanda Montenegro
(1998) Janet McTeer
Janet McTeer
(1999) Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
(2000) Halle Berry
Halle Berry
(2001) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2002) Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
(2003) Annette Bening
Annette Bening
(2004) Felicity Huffman
Felicity Huffman
(2005) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2006) Julie Christie
Julie Christie
(2007) Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
(2008) Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan
(2009) Lesley Manville
Lesley Manville
(2010) Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
(2011) Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain
(2012) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(2013) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2014) Brie Larson
Brie Larson
(2015) Amy Adams
Amy Adams
(2016) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2017)

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New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress

Greta Garbo
Greta Garbo
(1935) Luise Rainer
Luise Rainer
(1936) Greta Garbo
Greta Garbo
(1937) Margaret Sullavan
Margaret Sullavan
(1938) Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh
(1939) Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
(1940) Joan Fontaine
Joan Fontaine
(1941) Agnes Moorehead
Agnes Moorehead
(1942) Ida Lupino
Ida Lupino
(1943) Tallulah Bankhead
Tallulah Bankhead
(1944) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1945) Celia Johnson
Celia Johnson
(1946) Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
(1947) Olivia de Havilland
Olivia de Havilland
(1948) Olivia de Havilland
Olivia de Havilland
(1949) Bette Davis
Bette Davis
(1950) Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh
(1951) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1952) Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
(1953) Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
(1954) Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
(1955) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1956) Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
(1957) Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward
(1958) Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
(1959) Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
(1960) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1961) No Award (1962) Patricia Neal
Patricia Neal
(1963) Kim Stanley
Kim Stanley
(1964) Julie Christie
Julie Christie
(1965) Elizabeth Taylor/ Lynn Redgrave
Lynn Redgrave
(1966) Edith Evans
Edith Evans
(1967) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
(1968) Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
(1969) Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
(1970) Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
(1971) Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(1972) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
(1973) Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(1974) Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
(1975) Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(1976) Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
(1977) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1978) Sally Field
Sally Field
(1979) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(1980) Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
(1981) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1982) Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1983) Peggy Ashcroft
Peggy Ashcroft
(1984) Norma Aleandro
Norma Aleandro
(1985) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(1986) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1987) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1988) Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer
(1989) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
(1990) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(1991) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1992) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1993) Linda Fiorentino (1994) Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Jason Leigh
(1995) Emily Watson
Emily Watson
(1996) Julie Christie
Julie Christie
(1997) Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz
(1998) Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank
(1999) Laura Linney
Laura Linney
(2000) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(2001) Diane Lane
Diane Lane
(2002) Hope Davis
Hope Davis
(2003) Imelda Staunton
Imelda Staunton
(2004) Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon
(2005) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2006) Julie Christie
Julie Christie
(2007) Sally Hawkins
Sally Hawkins
(2008) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2009) Annette Bening
Annette Bening
(2010) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2011) Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
(2012) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2013) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2014) Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan
(2015) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2016) Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan
(2017)

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Silver Bear for Best Actress

Elsa Martinelli
Elsa Martinelli
(1956) Yvonne Mitchell
Yvonne Mitchell
(1957) Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
(1958) Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1959) Juliette Mayniel (1960) Anna Karina
Anna Karina
(1961) Rita Gam
Rita Gam
/ Viveca Lindfors
Viveca Lindfors
(1962) Bibi Andersson
Bibi Andersson
(1963) Sachiko Hidari
Sachiko Hidari
(1964) Madhur Jaffrey
Madhur Jaffrey
(1965) Lola Albright
Lola Albright
(1966) Edith Evans
Edith Evans
(1967) Stéphane Audran (1968) Simone Signoret
Simone Signoret
/ Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1971) Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
(1972) Kinuyo Tanaka (1975) Jadwiga Barańska
Jadwiga Barańska
(1976) Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin
(1977) Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
(1978) Hanna Schygulla
Hanna Schygulla
(1979) Renate Krößner (1980) Barbara Grabowska (1981) Katrin Sass
Katrin Sass
(1982) Yevgeniya Glushenko (1983) Inna Churikova
Inna Churikova
(1984) Jo Kennedy (1985) Charlotte Valandrey
Charlotte Valandrey
/ Marcélia Cartaxo (1986) Ana Beatriz Nogueira (1987) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1988) Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
(1989) Victoria Abril
Victoria Abril
(1991) Maggie Cheung
Maggie Cheung
(1992) Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer
(1993) Crissy Rock (1994) Josephine Siao (1995) Anouk Grinberg
Anouk Grinberg
(1996) Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
(1997) Fernanda Montenegro
Fernanda Montenegro
(1998) Juliane Köhler
Juliane Köhler
(1999) Bibiana Beglau
Bibiana Beglau
(2000) Kerry Fox
Kerry Fox
(2001) Halle Berry
Halle Berry
(2002) Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
/ Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
/ Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2003) Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron
/ Catalina Sandino Moreno
Catalina Sandino Moreno
(2004) Julia Jentsch
Julia Jentsch
(2005) Sandra Hüller
Sandra Hüller
(2006) Nina Hoss
Nina Hoss
(2007) Sally Hawkins
Sally Hawkins
(2008) Birgit Minichmayr
Birgit Minichmayr
(2009) Shinobu Terajima
Shinobu Terajima
(2010) Sareh Bayat
Sareh Bayat
/ Sarina Farhadi / Leila Hatami
Leila Hatami
/ Kimia Hosseini (2011) Rachel Mwanza
Rachel Mwanza
(2012) Paulina García
Paulina García
(2013) Haru Kuroki
Haru Kuroki
(2014) Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling
(2015) Trine Dyrholm
Trine Dyrholm
(2016) Kim Min-hee (2017)

v t e

Volpi Cup
Volpi Cup
for Best Actress

1934–1968

Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
(1934) Paula Wessely
Paula Wessely
(1935) Annabella (1936) Bette Davis
Bette Davis
(1937) Norma Shearer
Norma Shearer
(1938) Luise Ullrich
Luise Ullrich
(1941) Kristina Söderbaum
Kristina Söderbaum
(1942) Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
(1947) Jean Simmons
Jean Simmons
(1948) Olivia de Havilland
Olivia de Havilland
(1949) Eleanor Parker
Eleanor Parker
(1950) Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh
(1951) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1952) Lilli Palmer
Lilli Palmer
(1953) Maria Schell
Maria Schell
(1956) Dzidra Ritenberga (1957) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1958) Madeleine Robinson (1959) Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1960) Suzanne Flon
Suzanne Flon
(1961) Emmanuelle Riva
Emmanuelle Riva
(1962) Delphine Seyrig
Delphine Seyrig
(1963) Harriet Andersson
Harriet Andersson
(1964) Annie Girardot
Annie Girardot
(1965) Natalya Arinbasarova
Natalya Arinbasarova
(1966) Shirley Knight
Shirley Knight
(1967) Laura Betti
Laura Betti
(1968)

1983–present

Darling Légitimus
Darling Légitimus
(1983) Pascale Ogier
Pascale Ogier
(1984) Valeria Golino
Valeria Golino
(1986) Kang Soo-yeon (1987) Isabelle Huppert/ Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1988) Peggy Ashcroft/ Geraldine James (1989) Gloria Münchmeyer
Gloria Münchmeyer
(1990) Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
(1991) Gong Li
Gong Li
(1992) Juliette Binoche/ Anna Bonaiuto
Anna Bonaiuto
(1993) Maria de Medeiros/ Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1994) Sandrine Bonnaire/Isabelle Huppert/ Isabella Ferrari
Isabella Ferrari
(1995) Victoire Thivisol (1996) Robin Tunney
Robin Tunney
(1997) Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve
(1998) Nathalie Baye
Nathalie Baye
(1999) Rose Byrne
Rose Byrne
(2000) Sandra Ceccarelli (2001) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2002) Katja Riemann
Katja Riemann
(2003) Imelda Staunton
Imelda Staunton
(2004) Giovanna Mezzogiorno
Giovanna Mezzogiorno
(2005) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2006) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2007) Dominique Blanc
Dominique Blanc
(2008) Kseniya Rappoport
Kseniya Rappoport
(2009) Ariane Labed
Ariane Labed
(2010) Deanie Ip (2011) Hadas Yaron
Hadas Yaron
(2012) Elena Cotta
Elena Cotta
(2013) Alba Rohrwacher
Alba Rohrwacher
(2014) Valeria Golino
Valeria Golino
(2015) Emma Stone
Emma Stone
(2016) Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling
(2017)

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