Best Actress Award (Cannes Film Festival)

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The Best Actress Award (French: Prix d'interprétation féminine) is an award presented at the Cannes Film Festival. It is chosen by the jury from the 'official section' of films at the festival. It was first awarded in 1946.

Award Winners[edit]

Year Film Actress
1946 La Symphonie Pastorale France Michèle Morgan
1947 no award this year
1948 festival not held
1949 The Walls of Malapaga Italy Isa Miranda
1950 festival not held
1951 All About Eve United States Bette Davis
1952 Detective Story United States Lee Grant
1953 no award this year
1954 no award this year
1955 Bolshaya Semya Soviet Union whole cast (Haya Harareet was also given a special prize for Hill 24 Doesn't Answer).[1]
1956 I'll Cry Tomorrow United States Susan Hayward[2]
1957 Nights of Cabiria Italy Giulietta Masina
1958 Brink of Life Sweden Bibi Andersson
Sweden Eva Dahlbeck
Sweden Barbro Hiort af Ornäs
Sweden Ingrid Thulin
1959 Room at the Top France Simone Signoret
1960 Never on Sunday Greece Melina Mercouri
Moderato Cantabile France Jeanne Moreau
1961 Two Women Italy Sophia Loren
1962 Long Day's Journey into Night United States Katharine Hepburn
A Taste of Honey United Kingdom Rita Tushingham
1963 The Conjugal Bed (L'Ape Regina) France Marina Vlady
1964 The Pumpkin Eater United States Anne Bancroft
One Potato, Two Potato United States Barbara Barrie
1965 The Collector United Kingdom Samantha Eggar
1966 Morgan! United Kingdom Vanessa Redgrave
1967 Elvira Madigan Sweden Pia Degermark
1968 festival not held
1969 Isadora United Kingdom Vanessa Redgrave
1970 Metello Italy Ottavia Piccolo
1971 The Panic in Needle Park United States Kitty Winn
1972 Images United Kingdom Susannah York
1973 The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds United States Joanne Woodward
1974 Les violons du bal France Marie-José Nat
1975 Lenny United States Valérie Perrine
1976 L'eredità Ferramonti France Dominique Sanda
Déryné hol van? Hungary Mari Törőcsik
1977 3 Women United States Shelley Duvall
J.A. Martin Photographe Canada Monique Mercure
1978 An Unmarried Woman United States Jill Clayburgh
Violette Nozière France Isabelle Huppert
1979 Norma Rae United States Sally Field
1980 A Leap in the Dark France Anouk Aimée
1981 Quartet France Isabelle Adjani
Possession
1982 Another Way Poland Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieślak
1983 Storia di Piera West Germany Hanna Schygulla
1984 Cal United Kingdom Helen Mirren
1985 The Official Story Argentina Norma Aleandro
Mask United States Cher
1986 Rosa Luxemburg West Germany Barbara Sukowa
Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar Brazil Fernanda Torres
1987 Shy People United States Barbara Hershey
1988 A World Apart United States Barbara Hershey
United Kingdom Jodhi May
South Africa Linda Mvusi
1989 A Cry in the Dark United States Meryl Streep
1990 Przesłuchanie Poland Krystyna Janda
1991 The Double Life of Véronique Switzerland Irène Jacob
1992 The Best Intentions Sweden Pernilla August
1993 The Piano United States Holly Hunter
1994 La Reine Margot Italy Virna Lisi
1995 The Madness of King George United Kingdom Helen Mirren
1996 Secrets & Lies United Kingdom Brenda Blethyn
1997 Nil by Mouth United Kingdom Kathy Burke
1998 The Dreamlife of Angels France Élodie Bouchez
Belgium Natacha Régnier
1999 Humanité Belgium Séverine Caneele
Rosetta Belgium Émilie Dequenne
2000 Dancer in the Dark Iceland Björk
2001 The Piano Teacher France Isabelle Huppert
2002 The Man Without a Past Finland Kati Outinen
2003 The Barbarian Invasions Canada Marie-Josée Croze
2004 Clean Hong Kong Maggie Cheung
2005 Free Zone Israel Hanna Laslo
2006 Volver Spain Penélope Cruz
Spain Carmen Maura
Spain Lola Dueñas
Spain Chus Lampreave
Spain Blanca Portillo
Spain Yohana Cobo
2007 Secret Sunshine South Korea Jeon Do-yeon
2008 Linha de Passe Brazil Sandra Corveloni
2009 Antichrist France Charlotte Gainsbourg
2010 Certified Copy France Juliette Binoche
2011 Melancholia United States Kirsten Dunst
2012 Beyond the Hills Romania Cristina Flutur
Romania Cosmina Stratan
2013 The Past France Bérénice Bejo
2014 Maps to the Stars United States Julianne Moore

Multiple award winners[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This year the award was changed to Prix d'Interprétation (Acting Award), without gender differentiation. The entire male and female cast of Bolshaya Semya was recipient of this award (As well as Spencer Tracy for Bad Day at Bad Rock).
  2. ^ This year the award was changed to Prix d'Interprétation (Acting Award), without gender differentiation.

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