Actresses who have won the Academy Award for Best Actress the most times in history

The Academy Award for Best Actress is an award given to actresses who have performed the best in leading roles in films released each year. The award ceremony, which started in 1929, has now completed 94 years. This article talks about the actresses who have won the Academy Award for Best Actress the most out of these 94 times and the actresses who have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress the most times.

American actress Katharine Hepburn, who was born in 1907 and died in 2003, has won the Academy Award for Best Actress the most times in history. Katharine Hepburn has won the Academy Award for Best Actress 4 times. Katharine Hepburn won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1934, 1968, 1969 and 1982 respectively for her roles in Morning Glory, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, The Lion in Winter, and On Golden Pond.

American actress Frances McDormand, who has won the 3-time Academy Award for Best Actress, is second in this list. Frances McDormand has won the Academy Award for Best Actress in the years 1997, 2018 and 2021 respectively for her roles in ‘Fargo’, ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ and Nomadland. Frances McDormand has been nominated for this award only 3 times. It is noteworthy that Frances McDormand has won the Academy Award for Best Actress in all the times she has been nominated.

Meryl Streep is the actress who has received the most nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress 17 times. However, this American actress was able to win the Academy Award for Best Actress only in 1982 and 2011. Next on the list are Katharine Hepburn with 12 nominations and Bette Davis with 10 nominations.

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