Oscar-Winning Women Through The Years (31 images)

A look through the UPI archive at all of the women that have won the coveted Academy Award for Best Actress.
Updated: March 5, 2014 at 3:51 PM
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1956: Grace Kelly
1956: Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly arrives at the 28th Academy Awards on March 22, 1956. (Creative Commons)
1941: Ginger Rogers
1941: Ginger Rogers
Actor Jimmy Stewart in a 1941 photo, seen here with Ginger Rogers holding their Oscars. Stewart won his Oscar for "The Philadelphia Story" and Rogers for "Kitty Foyle." UPI
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1983: Meryl Streep
Jessica Lange and Meryl Streep showing off their Oscar statuettes.
1983: Meryl Streep
Actor Dustin Hoffman and actress Meryl Streep smile happily after winning their respective Oscars at the 52nd Annual Academy Award presentations at the Music Center on April 14, 1980 in Hollywood. Hofmann won his Oscar for being Best Actor in his role in the film “Kramer vs. Kramer”, while Streep won hers for her role as Best Actress in a Supporting Role in the same movie. (UPI Photo/Bob Flora/Files)
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1984: Shirley MacLaine
1984: Shirley MacLaine
Actress Shirley MacLaine cries on stage as she thanks the audience and public on receiving an Acaemy Award for Best Actress for her role in "Terms of Endearment" at the 56th Annual Academy Award presentations at the Music Center in Hollywood on April 9, 1984. (UPI Photo/Mike Hill/Files)
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1989: Jessica Tandy
1989: Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy is overcome with emotions at the 1989 Academy Awards ceremony, where she won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role in the movie Driving Miss Daisy. (UPI Photo/Files)
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1997: Frances McDormand
1997: Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand poses with the Oscar she garnered for her role in "Fargo" at the 69th annual Academy Awards March 24 in Los Angeles. UPI jr/Jim Ruymen
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2000: Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank wins oscar for best actress
2000: Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank holds up her Oscar Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in "Boys Don't Cry" on March 26 at the 72.Academy Award ceremonies at the Shrine Auditorium. jr/lc/Laura Cavanaugh UPI.
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