Oscar love curse

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The Oscar love curse or Oscar curse is a superstition that the woman who wins the Academy Award for Best Actress will have her boyfriend or husband cheat on her or divorce her soon after.[1][2][3][4] It has also been applied to the Best Supporting Actress.


Best Actress[edit]

Best Supporting Actress[edit]


Some actresses have managed to "break" the curse. On even rarer occasions, actresses (e.g., Maggie Smith) both experience and break the curse.

Best Actress[edit]

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

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  1. ^ The 30th Academy Awards were held on March 26, 1958.
  2. ^ The 1962 annulment of Loren and Ponti's marriage was for legal, rather than personal reasons. Loren and Ponti were later legitimately married on April 9, 1966.