Top 10 Best Actresses to Ever Win Oscars


10. Sally Field
Norma Rae (1979), Places in the Heart (1984)
Sally Margaret Field is an American film and television actress and director. Throughout her career that has totaled more than five decades, she has won two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, among numerous other accolades.
9. Vivien Leigh

Gone with the Wind (1939), A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Vivian Mary Hartley, later known as Vivien Leigh, was an English stage and film actress. She won two Academy Awards for Best Actress for her performances as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind and Blanche DuBois in the film version of A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), a role she had also played on stage in London's West End in 1949. She also won a Tony Award for her work in the Broadway version of Tovarich (1963).
8. Kate Winslet

Kate Elizabeth Winslet, CBE, is an English actress and singer. She is the recipient of an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, four Golden Globe Awards, a Grammy Award and three BAFTA Awards.
The Reader (2008)
7. Helen Mirren

The Queen (2006)
Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, DBE, is an English actor. Mirren began her acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1967, and is one of the few performers who have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting, having won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2007, after two previous nominations, for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen.
6. Cate Blanchett

Blue Jasmine (2013)
Catherine √Člise "Cate" Blanchett is an Australian actress and theatre director. She has received international acclaim and many accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three British Academy Awards.
5. Audrey Hepburn

Roman Holiday (1953)
Audrey Hepburn was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood's Golden Age.
4. Jodie Foster

The Accused (1988), Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster is an American actress, director, and producer who has worked in films and on television. She has often been cited as one of the best actresses of her generation.
3. Bette Davis

Dangerous (1935), Jezebel (1938)
Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis was an American actress of film, television and theater. Regarded as one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history, she was noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic, sardonic characters and was reputed for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period films and occasional comedies, although her greatest successes were her roles in romantic dramas.
2. Katharine Hepburn

Morning Glory (1932), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968), On Golden Pond (1984)
Katharine Houghton Hepburn was an American actress. Known for her fierce independence and spirited personality, Hepburn was a leading lady in Hollywood for more than 60 years.
1. Meryl Streep

Sophie's Choice (1982), The Iron Lady (2011)
Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep is an American actress. A three-time Academy Award winner, she has repeatedly been called the "best actress of her generation".