Kim Hunter (November 12, 1922 – September 11, 2002) was an American film, theatre and television actress. She is an Academy and Golden Globe award winning american actress both of which are for best supporting actress.
Hunter was born Janet Cole in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Donald Cole and Grace Lind. She attended Miami Beach High School.
Hunter's first film role was in the film noir The Seventh Victim in 1943. She performed in the original Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), playing the role of Stella Kowalski. She appeared in the 1951 film version, for which she won both the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture.