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Janet Gaynor
Janet Gaynor
(born Laura Augusta Gainor; October 6, 1906 – September 14, 1984) was an American film, stage and television actress and painter. Gaynor began her career as an extra in shorts and silent films. After signing with Fox Film Corporation
Fox Film Corporation
(later 20th Century-Fox) in 1926, she rose to fame and became one of the biggest box office draws of the era. In 1929, she was the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performances in three films: 7th Heaven (1927), Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927), and Street Angel (1928). This was the only occasion on which an actress has won one Oscar for multiple film roles. Gaynor's career success continued into the sound film era, and she achieved a notable success in the original version of A Star Is Born (1937), for which she received a second Best Actress Academy Award nomination. After retiring from acting in 1939, Gaynor married film costume designer Adrian with whom she had a son. She briefly returned to acting in films and television in the 1950s and later became an accomplished oil painter. In 1980, Gaynor made her Broadway debut in the stage adaptation of the 1971 film Harold and Maude and appeared in the touring production of On Golden Pond in February 1982. In September 1982, she sustained multiple injuries in a serious car accident which contributed to her death in September 1984.


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Later years 4 Personal life

4.1 Marriages and Relationships 4.2 Friendship with Mary Martin

5 Car accident and eventual death 6 Honors 7 Filmography 8 References 9 Further reading 10 External links

Early life[edit] Gaynor was born Laura Augusta Gainor (some sources stated Gainer) in Germantown, Philadelphia.[1] Nicknamed "Lolly" as a child, she was the youngest of two daughters born to Laura (Buhl) and Frank De Witt Gainor.[2] Frank Gainor worked as a theatrical painter and paperhanger. When Gaynor was a toddler, her father began teaching her how to sing, dance, and perform acrobatics.[3] As a child in Philadelphia, she began acting in school plays. After her parents divorced in 1914, Gaynor, her sister, and her mother moved to Chicago. Shortly thereafter, her mother married electrician Harry C. Jones.[4] The family later moved west to San Francisco.[5] After graduating from San Francisco Polytechnic High School
San Francisco Polytechnic High School
in 1923,[4] Gaynor spent the winter vacationing in Melbourne, Florida, where she did stage work. Upon returning to San Francisco, Gaynor, her mother, and stepfather moved to Los Angeles, where she could pursue an acting career. She was initially hesitant to do so, and enrolled at Hollywood Secretarial School. She supported herself by working in a shoe store and later as a theatre usher. Her mother and stepfather continued to encourage her to become an actress and she began making the rounds to the studios (accompanied by her stepfather) to find film work.[6] Gaynor won her first professional acting job on December 26, 1924, as an extra in a Hal Roach
Hal Roach
comedy short.[6] This led to more extra work in feature films and shorts for Film Booking Offices of America
Film Booking Offices of America
and Universal.[4] Universal eventually hired her as a stock player for $50 a week. Six weeks after being hired by Universal, an executive at Fox Film Corporation offered her a screen test for a supporting role in the film The Johnstown Flood (1926).[7] Her performance in the film caught the attention of Fox executives, who signed her to a five-year contract and began to cast her in leading roles.[8][9] Later that year, Gaynor was selected as one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars
WAMPAS Baby Stars
(along with Joan Crawford, Dolores del Río, Mary Astor, and others),[10] Career[edit]

Janet Gaynor
Janet Gaynor
circa 1931

By 1927, Gaynor was one of Hollywood's leading ladies. Her image was that of a sweet, wholesome, and pure young woman who was notable for playing her roles with depth and sensitivity.[11] Her performances in 7th Heaven, the first of 12 films she would make with actor Charles Farrell; Sunrise, directed by F. W. Murnau; and Street Angel, also with Charles Farrell, earned her the first Academy Award for Best Actress in 1929,[12] when for the first and only time the award was granted for multiple roles, on the basis of total recent work rather than for one particular performance. This practice was prohibited three years later by a new Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences rule.[8] Gaynor was not only the first actress to win the award, but at 22, was also the youngest until 1986, when deaf actress Marlee Matlin, 21, won for her role in Children of a Lesser God.[13]

1927 studio portrait

Gaynor was one of only a handful of established lead actresses who made a successful transition to sound films. In 1929, she was reteamed with Charles Farrell
Charles Farrell
(the pair was known as "America's favorite love birds") for the musical film Sunny Side Up. During the early 1930s, Gaynor was one of Fox's most popular actresses and one of Hollywood's biggest box office draws; in 1931 and 1932, she and Marie Dressler were tied as the number-one draw. After Dressler's death in 1934, Gaynor held the top spot alone.[9] She was often cited as a successor to Mary Pickford, and was cast in remakes of two Pickford films, Daddy Long Legs (1931) and Tess of the Storm Country (1932). Gaynor drew the line at a proposed remake of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, which she considered "too juvenile".[14] Gaynor continued with roles in State Fair (1933) with Will Rogers
Will Rogers
and The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935), which introduced Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
to the screen as Gaynor's leading man. However, when Darryl F. Zanuck
Darryl F. Zanuck
merged his fledgling studio, Twentieth Century Pictures, with Fox Film Corporation to form 20th Century-Fox, her status became precarious and even tertiary to those of burgeoning actresses Loretta Young
Loretta Young
and Shirley Temple. According to press reports at the time, Gaynor held out on signing with the new 20th Century-Fox
20th Century-Fox
until her salary was raised from $1,000 a week to $3,000. The studio quickly issued a statement denying that Gaynor was holding out for more money. She quietly signed a new contract, the terms of which were never made public.[15]

With James Dunn in Change of Heart (1934)

Gaynor co-starred in Ladies in Love
Ladies in Love
(1937) with Constance Bennett, Loretta Young, and Tyrone Power, but her box office appeal had already begun to wane: once ranked number one, she had dropped to number 24. She considered retiring due to her frustration with studio executives, who continued to cast her in the same type of role that brought her fame while audiences' tastes were changing.[11] After 20th Century-Fox executives proposed that her contract be renegotiated and she be demoted to featured player status, Gaynor left the studio, but her retirement plans were quashed when David O. Selznick
David O. Selznick
offered her the leading role in a new film to be produced by his company, Selznick International.[16] Selznick, who was friendly with Gaynor off-screen, was convinced that audiences would enjoy seeing her portray a character closer to her true personality. He believed that she possessed the perfect combination of humor, charm, vulnerability, and innocence for the role of aspiring actress Esther Blodgett (later "Vicki Lester") in A Star Is Born.[11] Gaynor accepted the role. The romantic drama was filmed in Technicolor
and co-starred Fredric March. Released in 1937, it was an enormous hit and earned Gaynor her second Academy Award nomination for Best Actress; she lost to Luise Rainer for The Good Earth.[8][11] A Star Is Born revitalized Gaynor's career, and she was cast in the screwball comedy The Young in Heart with Paulette Goddard. That film was a modest hit, but by then Gaynor had definitely decided to retire.[8] She later explained, "I had been working steadily for 17 long years, making movies was really all I knew of life. I just wanted to have time to know other things. Most of all I wanted to fall in love. I wanted to get married. I wanted a child. And I knew that in order to have these things one had to make time for them. So I simply stopped making movies. Then as if by a miracle, everything I really wanted happened."[12] At the top of the industry, she retired at age 33. Later years[edit]

Gaynor plays the titular role in A Star Is Born (1937)

In August 1939, Gaynor married Hollywood costume designer Adrian with whom she had a son in 1940. The couple divided their time between their 250-acre cattle ranch in Anapolis, Brazil, and their homes in New York and California. Both were also heavily involved in the fashion and arts community.[7][17][18] Gaynor returned to acting in the early 1950s with appearances in live television anthology series including Medallion Theatre, Lux Video Theatre, and General Electric Theater.[8] In 1957, she appeared in her final film role as Dick Sargent's mother in the musical comedy Bernardine, starring Pat Boone and Terry Moore.[18] In November 1959, she made her stage debut in the play The Midnight Sun, in New Haven, Connecticut.[19] The play, which Gaynor later called "a disaster", was not well received and closed shortly after its debut.[12] Gaynor also became an accomplished oil painter of vegetable and flower still lifes.[20] She sold over 200 paintings and had four showings under the Wally Findlay Galleries banner in New York, Chicago, and Palm Beach from 1975 to February 1982.[20][21] In 1980, Gaynor made her Broadway debut as "Maude" in the stage adaptation of the 1971 film Harold and Maude. She received good reviews for her performance, but the play was panned by critics and closed after 21 performances.[12] Later that year, she reunited with her Servants' Entrance
Servants' Entrance
co-star Lew Ayres
Lew Ayres
to film an episode of the anthology series The Love Boat.[22] It was the first television appearance Gaynor had made since the 1950s and was her last screen role. In February 1982, she starred in the touring production of On Golden Pond.[23] This was her final acting role.[12] Personal life[edit] Marriages and Relationships[edit] Gaynor was romantically involved with her friend and frequent co-star, Charles Farrell, during the time of their work together in silent film, until she married her first husband. Choosing to keep their relationship out of the public eye, Gaynor and Farrell were often assisted by mutual friend Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
in maintaining the ruse. Looking back, Fairbanks would later recall, "We three were so chummy that I became their 'beard,' the cover-up for their secret romance. I would drive them out to a little rundown, wooden house well south of Los Angeles, near the sea. I'd leave them there and go sailing or swimming until [it was] time to collect them and then we'd all have a bit of dinner."[24] According to Gaynor's biographer Sarah Baker, Farrell proposed marriage during the filming of Lucky Star (1929 film), but the two never followed through with it. In her later years, Gaynor would hold their different personalities accountable for their eventual separation. Gaynor was married three times and had one child. Her first marriage was to lawyer Jesse Lydell Peck, whom she married on September 11, 1929. Gaynor's attorney announced the couple's separation in late December 1932.[25] She was granted a divorce on April 7, 1933.[26] On August 14, 1939, she married MGM costume designer Gilbert Adrian in Yuma, Arizona.[27] This relationship has been called a lavender marriage, since Adrian was openly gay within the film community while Gaynor was rumored to be gay or bisexual.[28][29][30][31] The couple had one son, Robin Gaynor Adrian, born in 1940.[18] Those rumors were never hinted at in newspapers or magazines. Gaynor and Adrian remained married until Adrian's death from a stroke on September 13, 1959.[32] On December 24, 1964, Gaynor married her longtime friend, stage producer Paul Gregory, to whom she remained married until her death.[7] The two maintained a home in Desert Hot Springs, California and also owned 3,000 acres of land near Brasília.[7][33] Friendship with Mary Martin[edit] Gaynor and her husband traveled frequently with her close friend Mary Martin and her husband.[34][35][36] Actor Bob Cummings allegedly once quipped: "Janet Gaynor's husband was Adrian, but her wife was Mary Martin".[37] A Brazilian press report noted that Gaynor and Martin briefly lived with their respective husbands in Anapolis, state of Goiás
at a ranch (fazenda in Portuguese) in the 1950s and 1960s – both houses are still there nowadays. There is a project by the Jan Magalinski Institute to restore their houses to create a Cinema Museum of Goiás[38]. Car accident and eventual death[edit]

Gaynor's gravestone at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

On the evening of September 5, 1982, Gaynor, her husband Paul Gregory, actress Mary Martin, and Martin's manager Ben Washer were involved in a serious car accident in San Francisco. A van ran a red light at the corner of California
and Franklin Streets and crashed into the Luxor taxicab in which the group was riding, knocking it into a tree.[39] Ben Washer was killed, Mary Martin
Mary Martin
sustained two broken ribs and a broken pelvis, and Gaynor's husband suffered two broken legs.[40] Gaynor sustained several serious injuries, including 11 broken ribs, a fractured collarbone, pelvic fractures, a punctured lung, and injuries to her bladder and kidney.[41] The driver of the van, Robert Cato, was arrested on two counts of felony drunk driving, reckless driving, speeding, running a red light, and vehicular homicide.[39][40] Cato pleaded not guilty and was later released on $10,000 bail.[40] On March 15, 1983, he was found guilty of drunk driving and vehicular homicide and was sentenced to three years in prison.[42] As a result of her injuries, Gaynor was hospitalized for four months and underwent two surgeries to repair a perforated bladder and internal bleeding.[40][43] She recovered sufficiently to return to her home in Desert Hot Springs, but continued to experience health issues due to the injuries and required frequent hospitalizations. Shortly before her death, she was hospitalized for pneumonia and other ailments. On September 14, 1984, Gaynor died at Desert Hospital in Palm Springs at the age of 77. Her doctor, Bart Apfelbaum, attributed her death to the 1982 car accident and stated that Gaynor "...never recovered" from her injuries.[44] Gaynor is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
next to her second husband Adrian. Her headstone reads " Janet Gaynor
Janet Gaynor
Gregory", her legal name after her marriage to her third husband, producer and director Paul Gregory.[45] Honors[edit] For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Janet Gaynor
Janet Gaynor
has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6284 Hollywood Blvd.[46] On March 1, 1978, Howard W. Koch, then the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, presented Gaynor with a citation for her "truly immeasurable contribution to the art of motion pictures".[47] In 1979, Gaynor was awarded the Order of the Southern Cross for her cultural contributions to Brazil.[7] Filmography[edit]


Year Title Role Notes

1924 Cupid's Rustler


1924 Young Ideas


1925 Dangerous Innocence


1925 The Burning Trail


1925 The Teaser


1925 The Plastic Age


1926 A Punch in the Nose Bathing Beauty Uncredited

1926 The Beautiful Cheat


1926 The Johnstown Flood Anna Burger

1926 Oh What a Nurse!


1926 Skinner's Dress Suit


1926 The Shamrock Handicap Lady Sheila O'Hara

1926 The Galloping Cowboy


1926 The Man in the Saddle


1926 The Blue Eagle Rose Kelly

1926 The Midnight Kiss Mildred Hastings

1926 The Return of Peter Grimm Catherine

1926 Lazy Lightning


1926 The Stolen Ranch


1927 Two Girls Wanted Marianna Wright

1927 7th Heaven Diane Academy Award for Best Actress

1927 Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans The Wife - Indre

1928 Street Angel Angela

1928 4 Devils Marion Lost film

1929 Lucky Star Mary Tucker

1929 Happy Days Herself

1929 Christina Christina

1929 Sunny Side Up Mary Carr

1930 High Society Blues Eleanor Divine

1931 The Man Who Came Back Angie Randolph

1931 Daddy Long Legs Judy Abbott

1931 Merely Mary Ann Mary Ann

1931 Delicious Heather Gordon

1932 The First Year Grace Livingston

1932 Tess of the Storm Country Tess Howland

1933 State Fair Margy Frake

1933 Adorable Princess Marie Christine, aka Mitzi

1933 Paddy the Next Best Thing Paddy Adair

1934 Carolina Joanna Tate

1934 The Cardboard City Herself Cameo

1934 Change of Heart Catherine Furness

1934 Servants' Entrance Hedda Nilsson aka Helga Brand

1935 One More Spring Elizabeth Cheney

1935 The Farmer Takes a Wife Molly Larkins

1936 Small Town Girl Katherine 'Kay' Brannan

1936 Ladies in Love Martha Kerenye

1937 A Star Is Born Esther Victoria Blodgett, aka Vicki Lester Nominated - Academy Award for Best Actress

1938 Three Loves Has Nancy Nancy Briggs

1938 The Young in Heart George-Anne Carleton

1957 Bernardine Mrs. Ruth Wilson

Short subject

Year Title Role Notes

1924 All Wet


1925 The Haunted Honeymoon


1925 The Crook Buster


1926 WAMPAS Baby Stars
WAMPAS Baby Stars
of 1926 Herself

1926 Ridin' for Love


1926 Fade Away Foster


1926 The Fire Barrier


1926 Don't Shoot


1926 Pep of the Lazy J June Adams Uncredited

1926 Martin of the Mounted


1926 45 Minutes from Hollywood


1927 The Horse Trader


1941 Meet the Stars #2: Baby Stars Herself


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Further reading[edit]

Baker, Sarah J. (2009). Lucky Stars: Janet Gaynor
Janet Gaynor
and Charles Farrell. Anders, Allison (foreword). Albany, Georgia: Bean Manor Media. ISBN 978-1-59393-468-2. OCLC 503442323. 

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(1929) Norma Shearer
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(1930) Marie Dressler
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(1931) Helen Hayes
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(1932) Katharine Hepburn
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(1933) Claudette Colbert
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(1934) Bette Davis
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(1935) Luise Rainer
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(1936) Luise Rainer
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(1937) Bette Davis
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(1938) Vivien Leigh
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(1939) Ginger Rogers
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(1940) Joan Fontaine
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(1941) Greer Garson
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(1942) Jennifer Jones
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(1943) Ingrid Bergman
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(1944) Joan Crawford
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(1945) Olivia de Havilland
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(1946) Loretta Young
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(1947) Jane Wyman
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(1948) Olivia de Havilland
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(1949) Judy Holliday
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(1951) Shirley Booth
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(1952) Audrey Hepburn
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(1953) Grace Kelly
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(1954) Anna Magnani
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(1955) Ingrid Bergman
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(1956) Joanne Woodward
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(1957) Susan Hayward
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(1958) Simone Signoret
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(1959) Elizabeth Taylor
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(1960) Sophia Loren
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(1961) Anne Bancroft
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(1962) Patricia Neal
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(1963) Julie Andrews
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(1964) Julie Christie
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(1965) Elizabeth Taylor
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(1966) Katharine Hepburn
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(1967) Katharine Hepburn
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(1968) Maggie Smith
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(1969) Glenda Jackson
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(1970) Jane Fonda
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(1971) Liza Minnelli
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(1972) Glenda Jackson
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(1973) Ellen Burstyn
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(1974) Louise Fletcher
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(1976) Diane Keaton
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(1977) Jane Fonda
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(1978) Sally Field
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(1979) Sissy Spacek
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(1980) Katharine Hepburn
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(1981) Meryl Streep
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(1982) Shirley MacLaine
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(1983) Sally Field
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(1984) Geraldine Page
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(1985) Marlee Matlin
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(1986) Cher
(1987) Jodie Foster
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(1988) Jessica Tandy
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(1989) Kathy Bates
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(1990) Jodie Foster
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(1991) Emma Thompson
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(1992) Holly Hunter
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(1993) Jessica Lange
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(1994) Susan Sarandon
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(1995) Frances McDormand
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(1996) Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt
(1997) Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow
(1998) Hilary Swank
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(1999) Julia Roberts
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Halle Berry
(2001) Nicole Kidman
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(2002) Charlize Theron
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(2003) Hilary Swank
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(2004) Reese Witherspoon
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(2005) Helen Mirren
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(2006) Marion Cotillard
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(2007) Kate Winslet
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(2008) Sandra Bullock
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(2009) Natalie Portman
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(2010) Meryl Streep
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(2011) Jennifer Lawrence
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(2012) Cate Blanchett
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