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The Silver Bear for Best Actress (German: Silberner Bär/Beste Darstellerin) is the Berlin International Film Festival's award for achievement in performance by an actress. It is selected by the jury of the festival for films in the official competition slate.

The award was first presented in 1956, and can be for lead or supporting roles. The award was not presented in 1969, 1970, 1973, and 1974. Sachiko Hidari won the award for two films in the 1964 competition. In 2011, the award was given to the entire female cast of A Separation. Shirley MacLaine is the only actress that has won the award more than once.

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Award winnersEdit

 
Elsa Martinelli, the first winner of the Berlin Film Festival Award for Best Actress.
 
Elizabeth Taylor, recipient of the 1972 Berlin Film Festival Award for Best Actress.
Table key
Indicates the performance was also an Academy Award winner
Indicates the performance was also nominated for an Academy Award
Year Actress Role Film Original title Nationality of actress Ref.
1950s
1956 Elsa Martinelli Donatella Donatella   Italy [1]
1957 Yvonne Mitchell Amy Preston Woman in a Dressing Gown   United Kingdom [2]
1958 Anna Magnani Gioia ‡ Wild Is the Wind   Italy [3]
1959 Shirley MacLaine Meg Wheeler Ask Any Girl   United States [4]
1960s
1960 Juliette Mayniel Annette The Fair Kirmes   France [5]
1961 Anna Karina Angela Récamier A Woman Is a Woman Une femme est une femme   France [6]
1962 Rita Gam (Tie) Estelle Rigault No Exit   United States [7]
Viveca Lindfors (Tie) Inès Serrano   Sweden
1963 Bibi Andersson The Girl The Mistress Älskarinnan   Sweden [8]
1964 Sachiko Hidari Tome Matsuki The Insect Woman にっぽん昆虫記   Japan [9]
Naoko Ishikawa She and He 彼女と彼
1965 Madhur Jaffrey Manjula Shakespeare Wallah   India [10]
1966 Lola Albright Marie Greene Lord Love a Duck   United States [11]
1967 Edith Evans Maggie Ross ‡ The Whisperers   United Kingdom [12]
1968 Stéphane Audran Frédérique The Does Les Biches   France [13]
1969 No Award
1970s
1970 No Award
1971 Simone Signoret (Tie) Clémence Bouin The Cat Le Chat   France [14]
Shirley MacLaine (Tie) Sophie Bentwood Desperate Characters   United States
1972 Elizabeth Taylor Jimmie Jean Jackson Hammersmith Is Out   United States [15]
1973 No Award
1974 No Award
1975 Kinuyo Tanaka Osaki Yamakawa Sandakan No. 8 サンダカン八番娼館 望郷   Japan [16]
1976 Jadwiga Barańska Barbara Niechcic Nights and Days Noce i dnie   Poland [17]
1977 Lily Tomlin Margo Sperling The Late Show   United States [18]
1978 Gena Rowlands Myrtle Gordon Opening Night   United States [19]
1979 Hanna Schygulla Maria Braun The Marriage of Maria Braun Die Ehe der Maria Braun   West Germany [20]
1980s
1980 Renate Krößner Ingrid “Sunny” Sommer Solo Sunny   East Germany [21]
1981 Barbara Grabowska Kama Fever Gorączka   Poland [22]
1982 Katrin Saß Nina Kern Bürgschaft für ein Jahr (Warranty for One Year)   East Germany [23]
1983 Yevgeniya Glushenko Vera Silkova Love by Request Влюблён по собственному желанию   Soviet Union [24]
1984 Inna Churikova Vera Wartime Romance Военно-полевой роман   Soviet Union [25]
1985 Jo Kennedy Mary Wrong World   Australia [26]
1986 Charlotte Valandrey (Tie) Nadia Red Kiss Rouge Baiser   France [27]
Marcélia Cartaxo (Tie) Macabéa Hour of the Star A Hora da Estrela   Brazil
1987 Ana Beatriz Nogueira Anderson / Vera Bauer Vera   Brazil [28]
1988 Holly Hunter Jane Craig ‡ Broadcast News   United States [29]
1989 Isabelle Adjani Camille Claudel Camille Claudel   France [30]
1990s
1990 No Award
1991 Victoria Abril Luisa Lovers Amantes   Spain [31]
1992 Maggie Cheung Ruan Lingyu Center Stage 阮玲玉   Hong Kong [32]
1993 Michelle Pfeiffer Lurene Hallett ‡ Love Field   United States [33]
1994 Crissy Rock Maggie Conlan Ladybird, Ladybird   United Kingdom [34]
1995 Josephine Siao May Sun Summer Snow 女人四十   Hong Kong [35]
1996 Anouk Grinberg Marie Abarth My Man Mon Homme   France [36]
1997 Juliette Binoche Hana † The English Patient   France [37]
1998 Fernanda Montenegro Isadora Teixeira ‡ Central Station Central do Brasil   Brazil [38]
1999 Maria Schrader (Tie) Jaguar Aimée & Jaguar   Germany [39]
Juliane Köhler (Tie) Aimée   Germany
2000s
2000 Bibiana Beglau (Tie) Rita Vogt The Legend of Rita Die Stille nach dem Schuß   Germany [40]
Nadja Uhl (Tie) Tatjana   Germany
2001 Kerry Fox Claire Intimacy   New Zealand [41]
2002 Halle Berry Leticia Musgrove † Monster's Ball   United States [42]
2003 Meryl Streep (Tie) Clarissa Vaughn The Hours   United States [43]
Nicole Kidman (Tie) Virginia Woolf   Australia /   US
Julianne Moore (Tie) Laura Brown ‡   United States
2004 Catalina Sandino Moreno (Tie) María Álvarez ‡ Maria Full of Grace María, llena eres de gracia   Colombia [44]
Charlize Theron (Tie) Aileen Wournos Monster   South Africa
2005 Julia Jentsch Sophie Scholl Sophie Scholl – The Final Days Sophie Scholl — Die letzten Tage   Germany [45]
2006 Sandra Hüller Michaela Klingler Requiem   Germany [46]
2007 Nina Hoss Yella Fichte Yella   Germany [47]
2008 Sally Hawkins Pauline "Poppy" Cross Happy-Go-Lucky   United Kingdom [48]
2009 Birgit Minichmayr Gitti Everyone Else Alle Anderen   Austria [49]
2010s
2010 Shinobu Terajima Shigeko Kurokawa Caterpillar キャタピラ   Japan [50]
2011 Leila Hatami (Tie) Simin A Separation جدایی نادر از سیمین   Iran [51]
Sareh Bayat (Tie) Razieh   Iran
Sarina Farhadi (Tie) Termeh   Iran
Kimia Hosseini (Tie) Somayeh   Iran
Shirin Yazdanbakhsh (Tie) Simin's mother   Iran
2012 Rachel Mwanza Komona War Witch Rebelle   Democratic Republic of the Congo [52]
2013 Paulina García Gloria Cumplido Gloria   Chile [53]
2014 Haru Kuroki Taki Nunomiya The Little House 小さいおうち   Japan [54]
2015 Charlotte Rampling Kate Mercer ‡ 45 Years   UK /   France [55]
2016 Trine Dyrholm Anna The Commune Kollektivet   Denmark [56]
2017 Kim Min-hee Young-hee On the Beach at Night Alone 밤의 해변에서 혼자   South Korea [57]
2018 Ana Brun Chela The Heiresses Las herederas   Paraguay [58]
2019 Yong Mei Wang Liyun So Long, My Son 地久天长   China [59]

Multiple award winnersEdit

2 awards

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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