Best Leading Actress. Personal Winners

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1. Sissy Spacek

Actress | In the Bedroom

As a kid, Sissy Spacek climbed trees, rode horses, swam, and played in the woods. She was born Mary Elizabeth Spacek on December 25, 1949, in Quitman, Texas, to Virginia Frances (Spilman) and Edwin Arnold Spacek, Sr., a county agricultural agent. Her father's family was of Czech and German origin.

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1977.

"3 Women"

Runner-ups: Shelley Duvall, 3 Women Sophia Loren, A Special Day Jane Fonda, Julia Diane Keaton, Annie Hall Gena Rowlands, Opening Night

2. Liv Ullmann

Actress | Viskningar och rop

Liv Ullmann's father was a Norwegian engineer who used to work abroad, so as a child she lived in Tokyo, Canada, New York and Oslo. In the mid-'50s she made her stage debut and in 1957 made her film debut. She really became successful, however, when she began to work for Swedish director Ingmar ...

1978.

"Autumn Sonata"

Runner-ups: Ingrid Bergman, Autumn Sonata Isabelle Huppert, Violette Jane Fonda, Coming Home

3. Sally Field

Actress | Forrest Gump

Sally Margaret Field was born in 1946 in Pasadena, California, to actress Margaret Field (née Morlan) and salesman Richard Dryden Field. Her parents divorced in 1950 and her mother then married stuntman Jock Mahoney, and they had a daughter, Princess O'Mahoney. She also has a brother, Richard Field...

1979.

"Norma Rae"

Runner-ups: Hanna Schygulla, The Marriage of Maria Braun Diane Keaton, Manhattan Bette Midler, The Rose Judy Davis, My Brillant Career Nastassja Kinski, Tess

4. Gena Rowlands

Actress | The Notebook

Virginia Cathryn "Gena" Rowlands is an American film, stage, and television actress, whose career in the entertainment industry has spanned over six decades. A four-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winner, she is known for her collaborations with her late actor-director husband John Cassavetes ...

1980.

"Gloria"

Runner-ups: Isabelle Huppert, Loulou Isabelle Huppert, Heaven's Gate Susan Sarandon, Atlantic City Sissy Spacek, Coal Miner's Daughter

5. Isabelle Adjani

Actress | Possession

Isabelle Yasmine Adjani was born in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, a suburb of Paris, to Emma Augusta "Gusti" (Schweinberger) and Mohammed Adjani. Her father was a Kabyle Algerian, from Iferhounène, and her mother was a Bavarian German. She grew up speaking German fluently. After winning a school ...

1981.

"Possession"

Runner-ups: Fanny Ardant, The Woman Next Door Isabelle Adjani, Quartet Barbara Sukowa, Lola Meryl Streep, The French Lieutenant's Woman

6. Barbara Hershey

Actress | Black Swan

Barbara Hershey was born Barbara Lynn Herzstein in Hollywood, California, to Melrose (Moore) and Arnold Nathan Herzstein, a horse racing columnist. Her father, born in Manhattan, was from a Jewish family (from Hungary and Russia), and her mother, originally from Arkansas, had English and ...

1982.

"The Entity"

Runner-ups: Rosel Zech, Veronika Voss Sissy Spacek, Missing Nathalie Baye, The Return of Martin Guerre Julie Andrews, Victor Victoria

7. Sandrine Bonnaire

Actress | Sans toit ni loi

Sandrine Bonnaire was born on May 31, 1967 in Gannat, Allier, France. She is an actress and director, known for Vagabond (1985), À Nos Amours (1983) and La Cérémonie (1995). She was previously married to Guillaume Laurant.

1983.

"À Nos Amours"

Runner-ups: Julie Walters, Educating Rita Isabelle Adjani, One Deadly Summer Meryl Streep, Silkwood Debra Winger, Terms of Endearment

8. Mia Farrow

Actress | Rosemary's Baby

Mia Farrow is the daughter of the director John Farrow and the actress and Tarzan-girl Maureen O'Sullivan. She debuted at the movies in 1959 in very small roles. She was noticed for the first time in the film Rosemary's Baby (1968) by Roman Polanski. She showed her talent also on TV and at the ...

1984.

"Broadway Danny Rose"

Runner-ups: Gena Rowlands, Love Streams Eszter Balint, Stranger than Paradise Molly Ringwald, Sixteen Candles Judy Davis, A Passage to India

9. Sandrine Bonnaire

Actress | Sans toit ni loi

Sandrine Bonnaire was born on May 31, 1967 in Gannat, Allier, France. She is an actress and director, known for Vagabond (1985), À Nos Amours (1983) and La Cérémonie (1995). She was previously married to Guillaume Laurant.

1985.

"Vagabond"

Runner-ups: Alexandra Pigg, Letter to Brezhnev Whoppi Goldberg, The Color Purple Meryl Streep, Out of Africa Theresa Russell, Insignificance

10. Marie Rivière

Actress | Le rayon vert

Marie Rivière was born on December 22, 1956 in Montreuil, Seine [now Seine-Saint-Denis], France. She is an actress and director, known for Summer (1986), Autumn Tale (1998) and Memory Lane (2010).

1986.

"The Green Ray"

Runner-ups: Assumpta Serna, Matador Kathleen Turner, Peggy Sue Got Married Patricia Charbonneaun, Desert Hearts Helen Shaverm Desert Hearts

11. Maggie Smith

Actress | Gosford Park

One of the world's most famous and distinguished actresses, Dame Maggie Smith was born Margaret Natalie Smith in Essex. Her Scottish mother, Margaret (Hutton), worked as a secretary, and her English father, Nathaniel Smith, was a teacher at Oxford University. Smith has been married twice: to actor ...

1987.

"The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne"

Runner-ups: Holly Hunter, Raising Arizona Stéphane Audran, Babette's Feast Holly Hunter, Broadcast News

12. Isabelle Huppert

Actress | Elle

Isabelle Huppert was born March 16, 1953, in Paris, France, but spent her childhood in Ville d'Avray. Encouraged by her mother Annick Huppert (who was a teacher of English), she followed the Conservatory of Versailles and won an acting prize for her work in Alfred de Musset's "Un caprice". She then...

1988.

"Story of Women"

Runner-ups: Gena Rowlands, Another Woman Glenn Close, Dangerous Liaisons Meryl Streep, A Cry in the Dark Carmen Maura, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Juliette Binoche, The Unbearable Lightness of Being Isabelle Adjani, Camille Claudel

13. Kathleen Turner

Actress | Romancing the Stone

Kathleen Turner was born June 19, 1954 in Springfield, Missouri, to Patsy (Magee) and Allen Richard Turner, a U.S. Foreign Service officer. She graduated from American School in London in 1972. After the death of her father, the Turner family moved back to the United States where Kathleen later ...

1989.

"The War of the Roses"

Runner-ups: Andie MacDowell, Se, Lies and Videotape Meg Ryan, When Harry Met Sally Meryl Streep, She-Devil

14. Anjelica Huston

Actress | The Witches

Anjelica Huston was born on July 8, 1951 in Santa Monica, California, to prima ballerina Enrica "Ricki" (Soma) and director and actor John Huston. Her mother, who was from New York, was of Italian descent, and her father had English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish ancestry. Huston spent most of her ...

1990.

"The Grifters"

Runner-ups: Juliet Stevenson, Truly Madly Deeply Glenn Close, Reversal of Fortune Mia Farrow, Alice

15. Jodie Foster

Actress | The Silence of the Lambs

Jodie Foster was born Alicia Christian Foster on November 19, 1962 in Los Angeles. She is the daughter of Evelyn Ella "Brandy" (Almond), a producer, and Lucius Fisher Foster III, an Air Force lieutenant colonel and real estate broker. Brandy had filed for divorce in 1959 after having three children...

1991.

"The Silence of the Lambs"

Runner-ups: Alison Steadman, Life is Sweet Tilda Swinton, Edward II Gong Li, Raise the Red Lantern Irère Jacob, The Double Life of Veronique

16. Li Gong

Actress | Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia

Born in Shenyang, grew up in Jinan, the daughter of an economics professor. Loved music from childhood, and dreamed of a singing career. After failing to gain entrance to China's top music school in 1985, applied for and was admitted to the Central Drama Academy in Beijing, from which she graduated...

1992.

"The Story of Qiu Ju"

Runner-ups: Tilda Swinton, Orlando Emmanuelle Béart, Un Coeur en Hiver Emma Thomspon, Howards End Mia Farrow, Husbands and Wives Whoopi Goldberg, Sister Act

17. Holly Hunter

Actress | The Piano

Holly Hunter was born in Conyers, Georgia, to Opal Marguerite (Catledge), a homemaker, and Charles Edwin Hunter, a part-time sporting goods company representative and farmer with a 250 acre farm. She is the youngest of seven children. Her parents encouraged her talent at an early age, and her first...

1993.

"The Piano"

Runner-ups: Emma Thompson, The Remains of the Day Verónica Forque, Kika Juliette Binoche, Three Colors: Blue Victoria Abril, Kika

18. Kate Winslet

Actress | Titanic

Ask Kate Winslet what she likes about any of her characters, and the word "ballsy" is bound to pop up at least once. The British actress has made a point of eschewing straightforward pretty-girl parts in favor of more devilish damsels; as a result, she's built an eclectic resume that runs the gamut...

1994.

"Heavenly Creatures"

Runner-ups: Toni Collette, Muriel's Wedding Julianne Moore, Vanya on 42nd Street Brooke Smith, Vanya on 42nd Street Elda Harris, Crooklyn Melanie Lynskey, Heavenly Creatures

19. Isabelle Huppert

Actress | Elle

Isabelle Huppert was born March 16, 1953, in Paris, France, but spent her childhood in Ville d'Avray. Encouraged by her mother Annick Huppert (who was a teacher of English), she followed the Conservatory of Versailles and won an acting prize for her work in Alfred de Musset's "Un caprice". She then...

1995.

"La cérémonie"

Runner-ups: Sandrine Bonnaire, La cérémonie Susan Sarandon, Dead Man Walking Emma Thompson, Sense & Sensibility Meryl Streep, The Bridges of Madison County Kate Winslet, Sense & Sensibility Nicole Kidman, To Die For

20. Emily Watson

Actress | Breaking the Waves

Emily Watson was born and raised in London, the daughter of Katharine (Venables), an English teacher, and Richard Watson, an architect. After a self-described sheltered upbringing, Watson attended university for three years in Bristol, studying English literature. She applied to drama school and ...

1996.

"Breaking the Waves"

Runner-ups: Kate Winslet, Jude Frances McDormand, Fargo Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Secrets & lies Brenda Blethyn, Secrets & Lies Maggie Cheung, Irma Vep Nicole Kidman, The Portrait of a Lady

21. Helena Bonham Carter

Actress | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Helena Bonham Carter is an actress of great versatility, one of the UK's finest and most successful.

Bonham Carter was born May 26, 1966 in Golders Green, London, England, the youngest of three children of Elena (née Propper de Callejón), a psychotherapist, and Raymond Bonham Carter, a merchant ...

1997.

"The Wings of the Dove"

Runner-ups: Judi Dench, Mrs Brown Joan Allen, The Ice Storm Kate Winslet, Titanic Pam Grier, Jackie Brown

22. Cate Blanchett

Actress | Carol

Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to June (Gamble), an Australian teacher and property developer, and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., an American advertising executive, originally from Texas. She has an older brother and a younger sister. When she was ten ...

1998.

"Elizabeth"

Runner-ups: Emily Watson, Hilary and Jackie Rachel Griffiths, Hilary and Jackie Christina Ricci, Buffalo '66

23. Cecilia Roth

Actress | Todo sobre mi madre

She moved to Spain with her father and her brother, Ariel Rot, in 1976 and started acting. Her first major role was in Iván Zulueta's Rapture (1979). After appearing in Pedro Almodóvar's debut feature _Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón (1980)_ she kept working with him in Labyrinth of ...

1999.

"All About My Mother"

Runner-ups: Hilary Swank, Boys Don't Cry Kate Winslet, Holy Smoke Reese Witherspoon, Election Rachel Weisz, The Mummy Vanessa Paradis, The Girl on the Bridge

24. Björk

Soundtrack | Dancer in the Dark

Born in 1965 in the Icelandic capital city of Reykjavik, the daughter of Gudmundur Gunnarsson (an electrician) and Hildur Hauksdóttir who divorced before her second birthday, Björk grew up in a hippie-type community with her mother and her seven siblings. She started to study classical music at the...

2000.

"Dancer in the Dark"

Runner-ups: Gillian Anderson, The House of Mirth Zhang Ziyi, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Maggie Cheung, In the Mood for Love Julia Roberts, Erin Brokovich Joan Allen, The Contender Laura Linney, You Can Count on Me

25. Isabelle Huppert

Actress | Elle

Isabelle Huppert was born March 16, 1953, in Paris, France, but spent her childhood in Ville d'Avray. Encouraged by her mother Annick Huppert (who was a teacher of English), she followed the Conservatory of Versailles and won an acting prize for her work in Alfred de Musset's "Un caprice". She then...

2001.

"The Piano Teacher"

Runner-ups: Charlotte Rampling, Under the Sand Nicole Kidman, The Others Naomi Watts, Mullholand Dr. Emmanuelle Devos, Read My Lips Renne Zellweger, Bridget Jones's Diary Thora Birch, Ghost World

26. Julianne Moore

Actress | The Hours

Julianne Moore was born Julie Anne Smith in Fort Bragg, North Carolina on December 3, 1960, the daughter of Anne (Love), a social worker, and Peter Moore Smith, a paratrooper, colonel, and later military judge. Her mother moved to the U.S. in 1951, from Greenock, Scotland. Her father, from ...

2002.

"Far from Heaven"

Runner-ups: Lesley Manville, All or Nothing Meryl Streep, The Hours Samantha Morton, Morvern Callar Maggie Gyllenhaal, Secretary

27. Naomi Watts

Actress | Mulholland Dr.

Naomi Ellen Watts was born on September 28, 1968 in Shoreham, England, to Myfanwy Edwards "Miv" (Roberts), an antiques dealer and costume/set designer, and Peter Watts (Peter Anthony Watts), the road manager to Pink Floyd. Her maternal grandfather was Welsh. Her father died when Naomi was seven and...

2003.

"21 Grams"

Runner-ups: Toni Collette, Japanese Story Nicole Kidman, Dogville Scarlett Johansson, Girl with a Pear Earring Scarlett Johansson, Lost in Translation

28. Kate Winslet

Actress | Titanic

Ask Kate Winslet what she likes about any of her characters, and the word "ballsy" is bound to pop up at least once. The British actress has made a point of eschewing straightforward pretty-girl parts in favor of more devilish damsels; as a result, she's built an eclectic resume that runs the gamut...

2004.

"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"

Runner-ups: Imelda Stauton, Vera Drake Nicole Kidman, Birth Catalina Sandino Moreno, Maria Full of Grace Emmanuelle Devos, Kings & Queen

29. Rachel Weisz

Actress | The Constant Gardener

Rachel Hannah Weisz was born on 7 March, 1970, in London, U.K., to Edith Ruth (Teich), a psychoanalyst, and George Weisz, an inventor. Her parents both came to England around 1938. Her father is a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and her mother, from Vienna, was of Italian and Austrian Jewish heritage. ...

2005.

"The Constant Gardener"

Runner-ups: Sarah Polley, The Secret Life of Words Q'orianka Kilcher, The New World Julianne Moore, The Prize Winner of Defience, Ohio Vera Farmiga, Down to the Bone

30. Penélope Cruz

Actress | Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Known outside her native country as the "Spanish enchantress", Penélope Cruz Sánchez was born in Madrid to Eduardo Cruz, a retailer, and Encarna Sánchez, a hairdresser. As a toddler, she was already a compulsive performer, re-enacting TV commercials for her family's amusement, but she decided to ...

2006.

"Volver"

Runner-ups: Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal Helen Mirren, The Queen Naomi Watts, The Painted Veil Carice van Houten, Black Book

31. Julie Christie

Actress | Doctor Zhivago

Julie Christie, the British movie legend whom Al Pacino called "the most poetic of all actresses," was born in Chabua, Assam, India, on April 14, 1940, the daughter of Rosemary (Ramsden), a painter, and Francis St. John "Frank" Christie, a tea planter. The young Christie grew up on her father's ...

2007.

"Away from Her"

Runner-ups: Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose Tang Wei, Lust, Caution Amy Adams, Enchanted Keri Russell, Waitress

32. Sally Hawkins

Actress | The Shape of Water

Sally Cecilia Hawkins was born in 1976 in Lewisham hospital, London, England, to Jacqui and Colin Hawkins, authors and illustrators of children's books. She is of English and Irish descent. Hawkins was brought up in Greenwich, in southeast London. She attended James Allen's Girls' School in Dulwich...

2008.

"Happy-Go-Lucky"

Runner-ups: Kristin Scott Thomas, I've Loved You So Long Kate Winslet, The Reader Rebecca Hall, Vicky Cristina Barcelona Michelle Williams, Wendy and Lucy

33. Hye-ja Kim

Actress | Madeo

Hye-ja Kim is an actress, known for Mother (2009), How to Steal a Dog (2014) and Late Autumn (1982).

2009.

"Mother"

Runner-ups: Drew Barrymore, Grey Gardens Jessica Lange, Grey Gardens Audrey Tautou, Coco Before Chanel Birgit Minichmayr, Everyone Else

34. Juliette Binoche

Actress | The English Patient

Juliette Binoche was born in Paris, France, to Monique Yvette Stalens, a director, teacher, and actress, and Jean-Marie Binoche, a sculptor, director, and actor. Her mother was born in Czestochowa, Poland, of French, Walloon Belgian, and Polish descent, while her father is French. Juliette was only...

2010.

"Certified Copy"

Runner-ups: Claire Danes, Temple Grandin Lesley Manville, Another Year Ruth Sheen, Another Year Isabelle Huppert, White Material Annette Bening, Mother and Child Naomi Watts, Mother and Child

35. Mia Wasikowska

Actress | Alice in Wonderland

Mia is an Australian actress, born and raised in the country's capital, Canberra. She is the daughter of photographers Marzena Wasikowska and John Reid. Her mother is Polish and her father is an Australian of British ancestry. She has an older sister, Jess, and a younger brother, Kai. At age eight,...

2011.

"Jane Eyre"

Runner-ups: Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids Charlize Theron, Young Adult Anna Paquin, Margaret Aggeliki Papoulia, Alps Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea

36. Suzanne Clément

Actress | Mommy

Suzanne Clément was born on May 12, 1969 in Montreal, Canada. She is an actress and director, known for Mommy (2014), Laurence Anyways (2012) and Les hauts et les bas de Sophie Paquin (2006).

2012.

"Laurence Anyways"

Runner-ups: Émilie Dequenne, Our Children Emmanuelle Riva, Amour Michelle Williams, Take this Waltz Julianne Moore, Game Change Leslie Mann, This is 40

37. Cate Blanchett

Actress | Carol

Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to June (Gamble), an Australian teacher and property developer, and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., an American advertising executive, originally from Texas. She has an older brother and a younger sister. When she was ten ...

2013.

"Blue Jasmine"

Runner-ups: Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha Tilda Swinton, Only Lovers Left Alive Marion Cotillard, The Immigrant Juliette Binoche, Camille Claudel 1915 Emmanuelle Seigner, Venus in Fur Adèle Exarchopoulos, Blue is the Warmest Color Melissa McCarthy, The Heat

38. Anne Dorval

Actress | Mommy

Anne Dorval was born in Noranda, Quebec on November 8th, 1960. Since appearing in her first professional theatre role in 1985, she has acted in numerous theatre productions, films, and television series'. Anne has won multiple awards for her work in theatre, film, and television. Anne is also a ...

2014.

"Mommy"

Runner-ups: Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars Juliette Binoche, Clouds of Sils Maria Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night

39. Carey Mulligan

Actress | Never Let Me Go

Carey Hannah Mulligan is a British actress. She was born May 28, 1985, in Westminster, London, England, to Nano (Booth), a university lecturer, and Stephen Mulligan, a hotel manager. Her mother is from Llandeilo, Wales, and Carey also has Irish and English ancestry.

Her first major appearance was ...

2015.

"Far from the Madding Crowd"

Runner-ups: Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn Carey Mulligan, Suffragette Melissa McCarthy, Spy Naomi Watts, While We're Young Mia Wasikowska, Crimson Peak Cobie Smulders, Results Margherita Buy, Mia Madre Zhao Tao, Mountains May Depart

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40. Sandra Hüller

Actress | Toni Erdmann

Sandra Hüller was born in Suhl. She studied acting at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin. For her performance of Anneliese Michel in Hans-Christian Schmid's drama Requiem she won The Silver Bear for Best Actress. She is internationally known for her starring role in Maren Ade's Toni...

2016.

"Toni Erdmann"

Runner-ups: Isabelle Huppert, Elle Isabelle Huppert, Things to Come Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper Kim Min-hee, The Handmaiden

41. Juliette Binoche

Actress | The English Patient

Juliette Binoche was born in Paris, France, to Monique Yvette Stalens, a director, teacher, and actress, and Jean-Marie Binoche, a sculptor, director, and actor. Her mother was born in Czestochowa, Poland, of French, Walloon Belgian, and Polish descent, while her father is French. Juliette was only...

2017.

"Let the Sunshine In"

Runner-ups: Kate Winslet, Wonder Wheel Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread Florence Pugh, Lady Macbeth Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

42. Emma Stone

Actress | La La Land

Emily Jean "Emma" Stone was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, to Krista (Yeager), a homemaker, and Jeffrey Charles Stone, a contracting company founder and CEO. She is of Swedish, German, and British Isles descent. Stone began acting as a child as a member of the Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona...

2018.

"The Favourite"

Runner-ups: Olivia Colman, The Favourite Rachel Weisz, The Favourite Joanna Kulig, Cold War Charlize Theron, Tully



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