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Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress

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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 films in competition at the festival. It was first awarded in 1946. The ceremony was cancelled in 1948, 1950, and 1968. No awards were given to actresses in 1947. On four occasions, the jury has awarded multiple women (more than 2) the prize from one film. The four films were A World Apart, Brink of Life, A Big Family, and Volver. The jury also on occasion cites actresses with a special citation that is separate from the main award. From 1979 to 1981 the festival also awarded a Best Supporting Actress prize, which is included below. Isabelle Adjani is the only actress to ever win the award for two films in one festival, which she did in 1981. The award can be for lead or supporting roles. Barbara Hershey won the award consecutively in 1987 and 1988.

‡ - indicates the performance was also nominated for an Academy Award

† - indicates the performance was also an Academy Award winner


Award WinnersEdit

Year Actress Film Character
1946   Michèle Morgan Pastoral Symphony Gertrude
1947 No Award
1948 Festival Not Held
1949   Isa Miranda The Walls of Malapaga Marta Manfredini
1950 Festival Not Held
1951   Bette Davis All About Eve Margo Channing ‡
1952   Lee Grant Detective Story The Shoplifter ‡
1953   Shirley Booth[1] Come Back, Little Sheba Lola Delaney ‡
1954   Maria Schell Special Award The Last Bridge Helga Reinbeck
1955   Whole cast Bolshaya semya
1956   Susan Hayward[2] I'll Cry Tomorrow Lillian Roth
1957   Giulietta Masina Nights of Cabiria Maria "Cabiria" Ceccarelli
1958   Female Cast (Eva, Barbro, Bibi, Ingrid)
  Tatiana Samoilova Special Award
Brink of Life
The Cranes Are Flying
Stina / Brita / Hjördis / Cecilia
1959   Simone Signoret Room at the Top Alice Aisgill †
  Jeanne Moreau
  Melina Mercouri
Seven Days... Seven Nights
Never on Sunday
Anne Desbarèdes
Ilya ‡
1961   Sophia Loren Two Women Cesira †
  Katharine Hepburn
  Rita Tushingham
Long Day's Journey into Night
A Taste of Honey
Mary Cavan Tyrone ‡
1963   Marina Vlady The Conjugal Bed Regina
  Barbara Barrie
  Anne Bancroft
One Potato, Two Potato
The Pumpkin Eater
Julie Cullen Richards
Jo Armitage ‡
1965   Samantha Eggar
  Vera Kuznetsova - Special Award
The Collector
There Was an Old Couple
Miranda Grey ‡
1966   Vanessa Redgrave Morgan! Leonie Delt ‡
1967   Pia Degermark Elvira Madigan Elvira Madigan
1968 No Award
1969   Vanessa Redgrave Isadora Isadora Duncan
1970   Ottavia Piccolo Metello Ersilia
1971   Kitty Winn
  Mari Törőcsik and Lili Darvas - Special Awards
The Panic in Needle Park
Helen Reeves
Luca / Az öregasszony
1972   Susannah York Images Cathryn
1973   Joanne Woodward The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds Beatrice Hunsdorfer
1974   Marie-José Nat Violins at the Ball Elle
1975   Valérie Perrine Lenny Honey Bruce
  Dominique Sanda
  Mari Törőcsik
The Inheritance
Mrs. Dery Where Are You?
Irene Carelli Ferramonti
  Shelley Duvall
  Monique Mercure
3 Women
J.A. Martin Photographer
Mildred "Millie" Lammoreaux
Rose-Aimee Martin
  Jill Clayburgh
  Isabelle Huppert
An Unmarried Woman
Violette Nozière
Erica Benton ‡
Violette Nozière
1979   Sally Field
Supporting   Eva Mattes
Norma Rae
Norma Rae Webster
1980   Anouk Aimée
Supporting   Milena Dravić
Supporting   Carla Gravina
A Leap in the Dark
Special Treatment
The Terrace
Marta Ponticelli
1981   Isabelle Adjani
Supporting   Yelena Solovey
Quartet / Possession

Marya 'Mado' Zelli / Anna/Helen

1982   Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieślak Another Way Eva Szalanczky
1983   Hanna Schygulla The Story of Piera Eugenia
1984   Helen Mirren Cal Marcella
  Norma Aleandro
The Official Story
Florence "Rusty" Dennis
Alicia Marnet de Ibáñez
  Barbara Sukowa
  Fernanda Torres
Rosa Luxemburg
Love Me Forever or Never
Rosa Luxemburg
The Woman
1987   Barbara Hershey Shy People Ruth
1988  Barbara Hershey
 Jodhi May
 Linda Mvusi
A World Apart Diana Roth
Molly Roth
1989   Meryl Streep A Cry in the Dark Lindy Chamberlain
1990   Krystyna Janda Interrogation Antonina “Tonia” Dziwisz
1991   Irène Jacob The Double Life of Véronique Weronika / Véronique
1992   Pernilla August The Best Intentions Anna Åkerblom Bergman
1993   Holly Hunter The Piano Ada McGrath †
1994   Virna Lisi Queen Margot Catherine de' Medici
1995   Helen Mirren The Madness of King George Queen Charlotte
1996   Brenda Blethyn Secrets & Lies Cynthia Rose Purley ‡
1997   Kathy Burke Nil by Mouth Valerie
  Élodie Bouchez
  Natacha Régnier
The Dreamlife of Angels
The Dreamlife of Angels
Isabelle 'Isa' Tostin
Marie Thomas
  Séverine Caneele
  Émilie Dequenne
2000   Björk Dancer in the Dark Selma Ježková
2001   Isabelle Huppert The Piano Teacher Erika Kohut
2002   Kati Outinen The Man Without a Past Irma
2003   Marie-Josée Croze The Barbarian Invasions Nathalie
2004   Maggie Cheung Clean Emily Wang
2005   Hanna Laslo Free Zone Hanna
2006   Female Cast (6) Volver Penélope Cruz as Raimunda ‡
Carmen Maura as Irene
Lola Dueñas as Soledad ("Sole")
Blanca Portillo as Agustina
Yohana Cobo as Paula
Chus Lampreave as Tía Paula
2007   Jeon Do-yeon Secret Sunshine Lee Shin-ae
2008   Sandra Corveloni Linha de Passe Cleuza
2009   Charlotte Gainsbourg Antichrist She
2010   Juliette Binoche Certified Copy The Woman
2011[3]  /  Kirsten Dunst Melancholia Justine
  Cristina Flutur
  Cosmina Stratan
Beyond the Hills
Beyond the Hills
2013[5]  /  Bérénice Bejo[6] The Past Marie Brisson
2014[7]   Julianne Moore Maps to the Stars Havana Segrand
  Rooney Mara
  Emmanuelle Bercot
Mon roi
Therese Belivet ‡
Marie-Antoinette Jézéquel
2016   Jaclyn Jose Ma' Rosa Rosa

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  1. ^ "The Day - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 15 August 2015. 
  2. ^ This year the award name was changed to Prix d'Interprétation (Acting Award), without gender differentiation, and it was Susan who won the only award that year.
  3. ^ Gregg Kilday. "Best Actress Kirsten Dunst Thanks Cannes for Allowing Lars von Trier's 'Melancholia' 'To Still Be in Competition' (Cannes 2011)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 15 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Eric Mattina (14 March 2013). "Futures: Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur Discuss Thei - Indiewire". Indiewire. Retrieved 15 August 2015. 
  5. ^ Nigel M Smith (16 December 2013). "'The Past' Star Bérénice Bejo on Her Cannes Award Winning - Indiewire". Indiewire. Retrieved 15 August 2015. 
  6. ^ Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux were also awarded an Honorary Palme d'Or for Blue Is the Warmest Colour
  7. ^ "Winter Sleep wins Palme dOr at Cannes, Julianne Moore and Timothy Spall take acting prizes". HitFix. Retrieved 15 August 2015. 
  8. ^ Justin Chang. "Cannes Awards: Jacques Audiard's 'Dheepan' Wins Palme d'Or - Variety". Variety. Retrieved 15 August 2015.