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Jean Merilyn Simmons, OBE (31 January 1929 – 22 January 2010) was an English actress and singer.[1][2] One of J. Arthur Rank's "well-spoken young starlets", she appeared predominantly in films, beginning with those made in Great Britain during and after the Second World War, followed mainly by Hollywood films from 1950 onwards.[3] Simmons was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Hamlet (1948), and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for Guys and Dolls (1955). Other notable film appearances included Young Bess
Young Bess
(1953), The Robe (1953), Elmer Gantry (1960), Spartacus (1960), and the 1969 film The Happy Ending, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She also won an Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for the 1983 miniseries The Thorn Birds.

Contents

1 Early life and career 2 Personal life 3 Death 4 Release 5 Filmography 6 Box office ranking 7 Awards and nominations 8 References 9 Bibliography 10 External links

Early life and career[edit] Simmons was born in Islington, London,[4] to Charles Simmons, a bronze medallist in gymnastics at the 1912 Summer Olympics
1912 Summer Olympics
and his wife, Winifred (née Loveland) Simmons. Jean was the youngest of four children, with siblings Lorna, Harold and Edna. She began acting at the age of 14.[5] During the Second World War, the Simmons family was evacuated to Winscombe, Somerset.[6] Her father, a physical education teacher,[7] taught briefly at Sidcot School, and some time during this period, Simmons followed her eldest sister onto the village stage and sang songs such as "Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow Wow". At this point her ambition was to be an acrobatic dancer. [8]On her return to London Jean enrolled at the Aida Foster School of Dance. Simmons was spotted by the director Val Guest, who cast her in the Margaret Lockwood vehicle Give Us the Moon.[9] Small roles in several other films followed, including the high-profile Caesar and Cleopatra, produced by Gabriel Pascal. Pascal saw potential in Simmons, and in 1945, he signed her to a seven-year contract. Prior to moving to Hollywood, she played the young Estella in David Lean's version of Great Expectations (1946) and Ophelia
Ophelia
in Laurence Olivier's Hamlet (1948), for which she received her first Oscar nomination. She played an Indian girl in the Powell-Pressburger film Black Narcissus
Black Narcissus
(1947).[10] The experience of working on Great Expectations caused her to pursue an acting career more seriously:

I thought acting was just a lark, meeting all those exciting movie stars, and getting £5 a day which was lovely because we needed the money. But I figured I'd just go off and get married and have children like my mother. It was working with David Lean
David Lean
that convinced me to go on.[11]

Simmons with Victor Mature
Victor Mature
in Androcles and the Lion (1952)

Playing Ophelia
Ophelia
to Olivier's Hamlet made her a star while still in her teens, although she was already well known for her work in other British films, including her first starring role in the film adaptation of Uncle Silas, and Black Narcissus
Black Narcissus
(both 1947). Olivier offered her the chance to work and study at the Bristol Old Vic, advising her to play anything they threw at her to get experience; she was under contract to the Rank Organisation, who vetoed the idea.[12] In 1949, Simmons starred with Stewart Granger
Stewart Granger
in Adam and Evelyne. In 1950, she was voted the fourth-most popular star in Britain.[13] In 1951, Rank sold her contract to Howard Hughes,[14] who then owned the RKO Pictures.[15] In 1950, she married Stewart Granger, with whom she appeared in several films, and the transition to an American career began. Hughes was eager to start a sexual relationship with Simmons, but Granger put a stop to his advances by angrily telling Hughes over the phone: "Mr Howard bloody Hughes, you'll be sorry if you don't leave my wife alone."[16] She made four films for Hughes, including Angel Face, directed by Otto Preminger. According to David Thomson, "if she had made only one film – Angel Face – she might now be spoken of with the awe given to Louise Brooks."[17] Smarting over his rebuff, Hughes instructed Preminger to treat Simmons as roughly as possible, leading the director to demand that co-star Robert Mitchum
Robert Mitchum
repeatedly slap the actress harder and harder, until Mitchum turned and punched Preminger, asking if that was how he wanted it.[18] To further punish Simmons and Granger, Hughes refused to lend her to director William Wyler
William Wyler
who wanted her for his film Roman Holiday, thereby depriving her of the career-making role that made a star of Audrey Hepburn.[16] A court case freed her from the contract with Hughes in 1952.[17] In 1953, she starred alongside Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
in The Actress, a film that was one of her personal favourites. Among the many films in which she appeared during this period were The Robe (1953), Young Bess (1953), Désirée (1954), The Egyptian (1954), Guys and Dolls (1955), The Big Country
The Big Country
(1958), Elmer Gantry (1960), (directed by her second husband, Richard Brooks), Spartacus (1960), All the Way Home (1963), and The Happy Ending
The Happy Ending
(1969), for which she received her second Oscar nomination. In the opinion of film critic Philip French, Home Before Dark (1958) was "perhaps her finest performance as a housewife driven into a breakdown in Mervyn LeRoy's psychodrama".[19] By the 1970s, Simmons turned her focus to stage and television acting. She toured the United States in Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music, then took the show to London, and thus originated the role of Desirée Armfeldt in the West End. Performing in the show for three years, she said she never tired of Sondheim's music; "No matter how tired or 'off' you felt, the music would just pick you up."[20] She portrayed Fiona "Fee" Cleary, the Cleary family matriarch, in the 1983 miniseries The Thorn Birds; she won an Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for her role. In 1985-86, she appeared in North and South, again playing the role of the family matriarch as Clarissa Main. In 1988, she starred in The Dawning with Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
and Hugh Grant, and in 1989, she appeared in a remake of Great Expectations, in which she played the role of Miss Havisham, Estella's adoptive mother.[10] She made a late career appearance in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Drumhead" (1991) as a retired Starfleet admiral and hardened legal investigator who conducts a witch hunt. In 1991, she appeared as matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard and her ancestor Naomi Collins in the short-lived revival of the 1960s daytime series Dark Shadows, in roles originally played by Joan Bennett. From 1994 until 1998, Simmons narrated the A&E documentary television series, Mysteries of the Bible. In 2004, Simmons voiced the lead role of Sophie in the English dub of Howl's Moving Castle.[10] Personal life[edit] Simmons was married and divorced twice. She married Stewart Granger
Stewart Granger
in Tucson, Arizona, on 20 December 1950.[21] In 1956, Granger and she became U.S. citizens;[22] in the same year, their daughter, Tracy Granger, was born. The couple divorced in 1960.[23] On 1 November 1960, Simmons married director Richard Brooks;[24] their daughter, Kate Brooks, was born a year later in 1961. Simmons and Brooks divorced in 1980.[25] Although both men were significantly older than Simmons, she denied she was looking for a father figure. Her father had died when she was just 16, but she said: "They were really nothing like my father at all. My father was a gentle, softly spoken man. My husbands were much noisier and much more opinionated ... it's really nothing to do with age ... it's to do with what's there – the twinkle and sense of humour."[11] And in a 1984 interview, given in Copenhagen
Copenhagen
at the time she was shooting the film Yellow Pages, she elaborated slightly on her marriages, stating,

It may be simplistic, but you could sum up my two marriages by saying that, when I wanted to be a wife, Jimmy (Stewart Granger) would say: "I just want you to be pretty." And when I wanted to cook, Richard would say: "Forget the cooking. You've been trained to act – so act!" Most people thought I was helpless – a clinger and a butterfly – during my first marriage. It was Richard Brooks
Richard Brooks
who saw what was wrong and tried to make me stand on my own two feet. I'd whine: 'I'm afraid.' And he'd say: 'Never be afraid to fail. Every time you get up in the morning, you are ahead.'

She had two daughters, Tracy Granger (who has worked as a film editor since 1990),[26] and Kate Brooks (a TV production assistant and producer),[27] one by each marriage – their names bearing witness to Simmons' friendship with Spencer Tracy[28] and Katharine Hepburn. Simmons moved to the East Coast of the US in the late 1970s, briefly owning a home in New Milford, Connecticut. Later, she returned to California, settling in Santa Monica, where she lived until her death. Death[edit] She died from lung cancer at her home on 22 January 2010, nine days before her 81st birthday, surrounded by her family.[29][30][31] Release[edit] Throughout her life, Simmons spoke out publicly about her struggle with addiction, and in 2003 became the patron of the British drugs and human rights charity Release. In 2005, she signed a petition to the British Prime Minister
British Prime Minister
Tony Blair
Tony Blair
asking him not to upgrade cannabis from a class C drug to a class B.[32] Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes

1944 Give Us the Moon Heidi[33]

Mr. Emmanuel Sally Cooper[34] Billed as Jean Simmonds

Sports Day Peggy[35]

1945 Kiss the Bride Goodbye Molly Dodd[36]

Meet Sexton Blake Eva Watkins[37]

The Way to the Stars A singer

Caesar and Cleopatra Harpist Uncredited

1946 Great Expectations Estella as a girl

1947 Hungry Hill Jane Brodrick

Black Narcissus Kanchi

Uncle Silas Caroline Ruthyn[38]

The Woman in the Hall Jay Blake

1948 Hamlet Ophelia Volpi Cup Nominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

1949 The Blue Lagoon Emmeline Foster

Adam and Evelyne Evelyne Kirby

1950 So Long at the Fair Vicky Barton Bambi Award
Bambi Award
for Best Actress – International (2nd place)

Trio Evie Bishop (in segment Sanatorium), Bambi Award
Bambi Award
for Best Actress – International (2nd place)

Cage of Gold Judith Moray[39]

The Clouded Yellow Sophie Malraux

1952 Androcles and the Lion Lavinia

1953 Angel Face Diane Tremayne Jessup

Young Bess Princess Elizabeth National Board of Review Award for Best Actress (also for The Robe (film) and The Actress)

Affair with a Stranger Carolyn Parker[40]

The Robe Diana National Board of Review Award for Best Actress (also for Young Bess and The Actress)

The Actress Ruth Gordon Jones National Board of Review Award for Best Actress (also for Young Bess and The Robe (film))

1954 She Couldn't Say No (AKA Beautiful but Dangerous ) Corby Lane

The Egyptian Meryt

A Bullet Is Waiting Cally Canham[41]

Désirée Désirée Clary

Demetrius and the Gladiators Diana Appeared in a clip from The Robe

1955 Footsteps in the Fog Lily Watkins

Guys and Dolls Sergeant Sarah Brown Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Nominated-BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress

1956 Hilda Crane Hilda Crane
Hilda Crane
Burns

1957 This Could Be the Night Anne Leeds Nominated-Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

Until They Sail Barbara Leslie Forbes

1958 The Big Country Julie Maragon

Home Before Dark Charlotte Bronn[42] Laurel Award for Top Female Dramatic Performance (4th place) Nominated-Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama

1959 This Earth Is Mine Elizabeth Rambeau[43]

1960 Elmer Gantry Sharon Falconer Laurel Award for Top Female Dramatic Performance (3rd place) Nominated-BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress Nominated-Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama

Spartacus Varinia

The Grass Is Greener Hattie Durant Laurel Award for Top Female Comedy Performance (5th place)

1963 All the Way Home Mary Follett

1965 Life at the Top Susan Lampton[44]

1966 Mister Buddwing The Blonde

1967 Divorce American Style Nancy Downes

Rough Night in Jericho Molly Lang

1968 Heidi Fräulein Rottenmeier TV

1969 The Happy Ending Mary Wilson Nominated-Academy Award for Best Actress Nominated-Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama

1971 Say Hello to Yesterday Woman

1975 Mr. Sycamore Estelle Benbow

The Easter Promise Constance Payne [45] TV

1977 Hawaii Five-O Terri O'Brien TV

1978 The Dain Curse Aaronia Haldorn TV

Dominique Dominique Ballard

1979 Beggarman, Thief Gretchen Jordache Burke[46] TV

1981 A Small Killing Margaret Lawrence[47] TV

Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls Helen Lawson TV

1983 The Thorn Birds Fee Cleary TV, Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries
Miniseries
or a Movie Nominated-Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries
Miniseries
or Television Film

1984 December Flower Etta Marsh[48] TV

1985 Midas Valley Molly Hammond[49] TV

North and South Clarissa Gault Main TV

Yellow Pages Maxine de la Hunt[50]

1986 North and South Book II Clarissa Gault Main TV

1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love Laura Robertson [51] TV

1988 Inherit the Wind Lucy Brady TV

The Dawning Aunt Mary

1989 Great Expectations Miss Havisham TV

Murder, She Wrote Episode: "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall"

Nominated-Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

1991 Star Trek: The Next Generation Episode: "The Drumhead" Rear Admiral Norah Satie

Dark Shadows Elizabeth Collins Stoddard/Naomi Collins

They Do It with Mirrors Carrie-Louise Serrocold TV

1994 In the Heat of the Night Episode: "Chez and the Grand Lady" Miss Cordelia TV

1995 How to Make an American Quilt Em Reed Nominated-Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Daisies in December Katherine Palmer[52]

2001 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Council Member 2 Voice

2003 Winter Solstice Countess Lucinda Rhives[53] Released in Germany as Wintersonne

2004 Jean Simmons: Rose of England Herself

Howl's Moving Castle Grandma Sophie Voice

2005 Thru the Moebius Strip Shepway[54] Voice

2009 Shadows in the Sun Hannah [55] (final film role)

Box office ranking[edit] For a number of years, British film exhibitors voted her among the top ten British stars at the box office via an annual poll in the Motion Picture Herald.

1949 – 4th[56] (9th most popular overall)[57] 1950 – 2nd (4th most popular overall)[58] 1951 – 3rd[59]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result

1949 Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress Hamlet Nominated

1953 National Board of Review Best Actress The Actress
The Actress
/ The Robe / Young Bess Won

1956 Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Guys and Dolls Won

1957 BAFTA Awards Best Foreign Actress Guys and Dolls Nominated

1958 Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy This Could Be the Night Nominated

1959 Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama Home Before Dark Nominated

1961 BAFTA Awards Best Foreign Actress Elmer Gantry Nominated

1961 Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama Elmer Gantry Nominated

1970 Academy Awards Best Actress The Happy Ending Nominated

1970 Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama The Happy Ending Nominated

1983 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries
Miniseries
or a Movie The Thorn Birds Won

1984 Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries
Miniseries
or Television The Thorn Birds Nominated

1989 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Murder, She Wrote Nominated

1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture How to Make an American Quilt Nominated

References[edit]

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Richard Burton
and Marlon Brando, often playing their demure helpmates, died on Friday at her home in Santa Monica, California. She was 80. The cause was lung cancer, according to Judy Page, her agent.  ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Jean Simmons, (Brian McFarlane) [2] ^ "Jean Simmons' Age Is Exposed". The Salina Journal. 116 (96). 26 April 1967. p. 20. Retrieved 14 March 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  ^ "Are They Being Fair To Jean Simmons?", Picturegoer, 2 August 1947. ^ Per Gloria Hunniford in Sunday, Sunday television interview LWT, Autumn 1985 ^ TV Times, March22-28 1975, p.4 ^ So You Want to be in Pictures? by Val Guest, p. 58; ISBN 1-90311-115-3 ^ a b c Biography, reelclassics.com; accessed 24 April 2014. ^ a b Woman's Weekly, Christmas 1989 ^ French, Philip (24 January 2010). "Jean Simmons: an unforgettable English rose". The Observer.  ^ "Critics Praise Drama: Comedians Win Profits". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 29 December 1950. p. 3. Retrieved 24 April 2012.  ^ Howard Hughes, The Untold story, Peter Brown, Pat Broeske, p.241 Sphere 2005 ^ The Guardian, interview with Peter Lennon, November 1999 [3] ^ a b Norman, Barry (25 January 2010). "Jean Simmons: The beauty who said no to Howard Hughes
Howard Hughes
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Jean Simmons
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Jean Simmons
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Jean Simmons
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Spencer Tracy
in interview, but adds, "Jimmy (Granger) says he got the name from the role Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
played in The Philadelphia Story." ^ "British-born Hollywood actress Jean Simmons
Jean Simmons
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Jean Simmons
obituary, BBC.co.uk; accessed 24 April 2014. ^ Jean Simmons
Jean Simmons
obituary, The Telegraph; accessed 24 April 2014. ^ Goodchild, Sophie (2005-12-18). "Sting leads campaign against Blair's plan to reclassify cannabis". The Independent. London, UK. Retrieved 17 March 2010.  ^ " Give Us the Moon
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Meet Sexton Blake
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Uncle Silas
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Cage of Gold
(1950))". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-01-19.  ^ " Affair with a Stranger
Affair with a Stranger
(1953)". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-01-19.  ^ " A Bullet Is Waiting (1954)". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-01-19.  ^ "Home Before Dark (1958)". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-01-19.  ^ "This Earth is Mine (1959)". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-01-19.  ^ "Life at the Top (1965)". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-01-19.  ^ "The Easter Promise (1975)". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-01-19.  ^ " Beggarman, Thief
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Bibliography[edit]

Daniel, Douglass K. (2011). Tough as Nails: The Life and Films of Richard Brooks. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin
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Press. ISBN 0299251241. 

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Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical

Judy Holliday
Judy Holliday
(1950) June Allyson
June Allyson
(1951) Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward
(1952) Ethel Merman
Ethel Merman
(1953) Judy Garland
Judy Garland
(1954) Jean Simmons
Jean Simmons
(1955) Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
(1956) Kay Kendall
Kay Kendall
/ Taina Elg
Taina Elg
(1957) Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell
(1958) Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
(1959) Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1960) Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell
(1961) Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell
(1962) Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1963) Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
(1964) Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
(1965) Lynn Redgrave
Lynn Redgrave
(1966) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
(1967) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1968) Patty Duke
Patty Duke
(1969) Carrie Snodgress (1970) Twiggy
Twiggy
(1971) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1972) Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
(1973) Raquel Welch
Raquel Welch
(1974) Ann-Margret
Ann-Margret
(1975) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1976) Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
/ Marsha Mason
Marsha Mason
(1977) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
/ Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1978) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1979) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(1980) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1981) Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
(1982) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(1983) Kathleen Turner
Kathleen Turner
(1984) Kathleen Turner
Kathleen Turner
(1985) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(1986) Cher
Cher
(1987) Melanie Griffith
Melanie Griffith
(1988) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1989) Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
(1990) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1991) Miranda Richardson
Miranda Richardson
(1992) Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett
(1993) Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis
(1994) Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
(1995) Madonna (1996) Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt
(1997) Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow
(1998) Janet McTeer
Janet McTeer
(1999) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(2000) Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
(2001) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(2002) Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
(2003) Annette Bening
Annette Bening
(2004) Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon
(2005) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2006) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2007) Sally Hawkins
Sally Hawkins
(2008) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2009) Annette Bening
Annette Bening
(2010) Michelle Williams (2011) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
(2012) Amy Adams
Amy Adams
(2013) Amy Adams
Amy Adams
(2014) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
(2015) Emma Stone
Emma Stone
(2016) Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan
(2017)

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Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Olivia Cole (1977) Blanche Baker (1978) Esther Rolle
Esther Rolle
(1979) Mare Winningham
Mare Winningham
(1980) Jane Alexander
Jane Alexander
(1981) Penny Fuller
Penny Fuller
(1982) Jean Simmons
Jean Simmons
(1983) Roxana Zal (1984) Kim Stanley
Kim Stanley
(1985) Colleen Dewhurst
Colleen Dewhurst
(1986) Piper Laurie
Piper Laurie
(1987) Jane Seymour (1988) Colleen Dewhurst
Colleen Dewhurst
(1989) Eva Marie Saint
Eva Marie Saint
(1990) Ruby Dee
Ruby Dee
(1991) Amanda Plummer
Amanda Plummer
(1992) Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
(1993) Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson
(1994) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
/ Shirley Knight
Shirley Knight
(1995) Greta Scacchi
Greta Scacchi
(1996) Diana Rigg
Diana Rigg
(1997) Mare Winningham
Mare Winningham
(1998) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
(1999) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(2000) Tammy Blanchard (2001) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(2002) Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
(2003) Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
(2004) Jane Alexander
Jane Alexander
(2005) Kelly Macdonald
Kelly Macdonald
(2006) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(2007) Eileen Atkins (2008) Shohreh Aghdashloo
Shohreh Aghdashloo
(2009) Julia Ormond
Julia Ormond
(2010) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(2011) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(2012) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(2013) Kathy Bates
Kathy Bates
(2014) Regina King
Regina King
(2015) Regina King
Regina King
(2016) Laura Dern
Laura Dern
(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)

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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