My Alternate Best Supporting Actress Winners

by jmpatison003 | created - 30 Jul 2012 | updated - 04 Aug 2012 | Public

This is a list of alternate nominees for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. The years covered are 1927/28 through the present. None of the nominees that are listed were nominated for Best Supporting Actress in their particular year, but a small number were nominated for Best Actress. I have chosen an alternate winner for each year, while the other 4 alternate nominees are listed in ALPHABETICAL ORDER. I have also included the name of the other 4 alternate nominees's character names.

1. Luise Rainer

Actress | The Great Ziegfeld

Luise Rainer, the first thespian to win back-to-back Oscars, was born on January 12, 1910 in Dusseldorf, Germany, into a prosperous Jewish family. Her parents were Emilie (Königsberger) and Heinrich Rainer, a businessman. She took to the stage, and plied her craft on the boards in Germany. As a ...

Year: 1936 Film: The Great Ziegfeld Role: Anna Held Nominees: Mary Astor (Dodsworth-Mrs. Edith Cortright); Paulette Goddard (Modern Times-A Gamin Girl); Jean Harlow (Libeled Lady-Gladys Benton); Myrna Loy (The Great Ziegfeld-Billie Burke)

2. Ginger Rogers

Actress | The Major and the Minor

Ginger Rogers was born Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence, Missouri on July 16, 1911. Her mother, known as Lelee, went to Independence to have Ginger away from her husband. She had a baby earlier in their marriage and he allowed the doctor to use forceps and the baby died. She was kidnapped ...

Year: 1937 Film: Stage Door Role: Jean Maitland Nominees: Fay Bainter (Make Way for Tomorrow-Anita Cooper); Madeleine Cooper (The Prisoner of Zenda-Princess Flavia); Margaret Dumont (A Day at the Races-Emily Upjohn); Jane Wyatt (Lost Horizon-Sondra Bizet)

3. Dita Parlo

Actress | La grande illusion

Dita Parlo was born on September 4, 1908 in Stettin, Pomerania, Germany as Grethe Gerda Kornstädt. She was an actress, known for La Grande Illusion (1937), Melody of the Heart (1929) and Tropennächte (1931). She was married to Frank Guetal. She died on December 12, 1971 in Paris, France.

Year: 1938 Film: Grand Illusion (La Grande Illusion) Role: Elsa Nominees: Olivia de Havilland (The Adventures of Robin Hood-Maid Marian); Fay Holden (Love Finds Andy Hardy-Mrs. Emily Hardy); May Robson (Bringing Up Baby-Elizabeth Random); May Whitty (The Lady Vanishes-Miss Froy)

4. Jean Arthur

Actress | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

This marvelous screen comedienne's best asset was only muffled during her seven years' stint in silent films. That asset? It was, of course, her squeaky, frog-like voice, which silent-era cinema audiences had simply no way of perceiving, much less appreciating. Jean Arthur, born Gladys Georgianna ...

Year: 1939 Film: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Role: Clarissa Saunders Nominees: Joan Crawford (The Women-Crystal Allen); Margaret Hamilton (The Wizard of Oz-The Wicked Witch of the West/Miss Almira Gulch); Rosalind Russell (The Women-Sylvia Fowler); Claire Trevor (Stagecoach-Dallas)

5. Bonita Granville

Actress | These Three

Daughter of Bernard Granville, Bonita Granville was born into an acting family. It's not surprising that she herself became a child actor, first on the stage and, at the age of 9, debuting in movies in Westward Passage (1932). She was regularly cast as a naughty little girl, as in These Three (1936)...

Year: 1940 Film: Escape Role: Ursula Nominees: Gladys Cooper (Kitty Foyle-Mrs. Strafford); Linda Darnell (The Mark of Zorro-Lolita Quintero); Karen Morley (Pride and Prejudice-Charlotte Lucas); Edna May Oliver (Pride and Prejudice-Lady Catherine de Bourgh)

6. Mary Astor

Actress | The Maltese Falcon

Mary Astor was born, Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke, on May 3, 1906 in Quincy, Illinois to a German immigrant father, Otto Ludwig Langhanke, and an American mother from Illinois, Helen Marie Vasconcellos, of Portuguese and Irish ancestry. Her parents were very ambitious for her as they recognized ...

Year: 1941 Film: The Maltese Falcon Role: Brigid O'Shaughnessy Nominees: Dorothy Comingore (Citizen Kane-Susan Alexander); Judy Garland (Life Begins for Andy Hardy-Miss Betsy Booth); Veronica Lake (Sullivan's Travels-The Girl); Ann Rutherford (Life Begins for Andy Hardy-Polly Benedict)

7. Veronica Lake

Actress | Sullivan's Travels

Veronica Lake was born as Constance Frances Marie Ockleman on November 14, 1922, in Brooklyn, New York. She was the daughter of Constance Charlotta (Trimble) and Harry Eugene Ockelman, who worked for an oil company as a ship employee. Her father was of half German and half Irish descent, and her ...

Year: 1942 Film: This Gun for Hire Role: Ellen Graham Nominees: Mary Astor (The Palm Beach Story-Princess Centimillia); Anne Baxter (The Magnificent Ambersons-Lucy Morgan); Ann Sheridan (Kings Row-Randy Monaghan); Googie Withers (One of Our Aircraft Is Missing-Jo de Vries)

8. Gene Tierney

Actress | Laura

With prominent cheekbones and the most appealing overbite of her day, her striking good looks helped propel her to stardom. Her best known role is the enigmatic murder victim in Laura (1944). She was also Oscar-nominated for Leave Her to Heaven (1945). Her acting performances were few in the 1950s ...

Year: 1943 Film: Heaven Can Wait Role: Martha Nominees: Gladys George (The Hard Way-Lily Emery); Veronica Lake (So Proudly We Hail!-Lieutenant Olivia D'Arcy); Una O'Connor (Holy Matrimony-Sarah Leek); Anna Svierkier (Day of Wrath (Vredens Dag)-Harlof's Marte)

9. Margaret O'Brien

Actress | Meet Me in St. Louis

Born Angela Maxine O'Brien on January 15, 1937 in San Diego, California. Her film debut was one-minute shot in MGM's Babes on Broadway (1941). Her big moment came when she was cast in Journey for Margaret (1942). This film shot her into instant stardom and also resulted in Angela changing her name ...

Year: 1944 Film: Meet Me in St. Louis Role: "Tootsie" Smith Nominees: Mary Anderson (Lifeboat-Alice MacKenzie); Tallulah Bankhead (Lifeboat-Constance "Connie" Porter); Diana Lynn (The Miracle of Morgan's Creek-Emmy Kockenlocker); Ella Raines (Hail the Conquering Hero-Libby)

10. Jane Wyman

Actress | Falcon Crest

Jane Wyman was born Sarah Jane Mayfield on January 5, 1917, in St. Joseph, Missouri (she was also known later as Sarah Jane Fulks). When she was only eight years old, and after her parents filed for divorce, she lost her father prematurely. After graduating high school she attempted, with the help ...

Year: 1945 Film: The Lost Weekend Role: Helen St. James Nominees: Joan Blondell (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn-Sissy Edwards); Beulah Bondi (The Southerner-Granny Tucker); Alice Faye (Fallen Angel-June Mills Stanton); Margaret Rutherford (Blithe Spirit-Madame Arcati)

11. Lauren Bacall

Actress | To Have and Have Not

Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in New York City. She is the daughter of Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, a Romanian Jewish immigrant, and William Perske, who was born in New Jersey, to Polish Jewish parents. Her family was middle-class, with her father working as a salesman...

Year: 1946 Film: The Big Sleep Role: Vivian Sternwood Rutledge Nominees: Beulah Bondi (It's a Wonderful Life-Ma Bailey); Ava Gardner (The Killers-Kitty Collins); Myrna Loy (The Best Years of Our Lives-Milly Stephenson); Jane Wyman (The Yearling-Ora Baxter)

12. Jane Greer

Actress | Out of the Past

As a baby, she was winning beauty contests; as a teenager, with good looks and an attractive contralto voice, she was singing with big bands (most notably Enric Madriguera's orchestra in Latin Club Del Rio in Washington, D.C.. She met Rudy Vallee, her first husband, on the radio where she also ...

Year: 1947 Film: Out of the Past Role: Kathie Moffat Nominees: Hermione Baddeley (Brighton Rock-Ida Arnold); Martita Hunt (Great Expectations-Miss Havisham); Virginia Mayo (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty-Rosalind van Hoorn); Martha Raye (Monsieur Verdoux-Annabella Bonheur)

13. Ann Miller

Actress | Mulholland Dr.

Ann Miller was born Johnnie Lucille Ann Collier on April 12, 1923 in Chireno, Texas. She lived there until she was nine, when her mother left her philandering father and moved with Ann to Los Angeles, California. Even at that young age, she had to support her mother, who was hearing-impaired and ...

Year: 1948 Film: Easter Parade Role: Nadine Hale Nominees: Lauren Bacall (Key Largo-Nora Temple); Dorothy Hart (The Naked City-Ruth Morrison); Jeanette Nolan (Macbeth-Lady Macbeth); Kay Walsh (Oliver Twist-Nancy)

14. Linda Darnell

Actress | No Way Out

Linda Darnell, one of five children of a postal clerk, grew up fast. At 11, she was modeling clothes, giving her age as 16. At 13, she was appearing on the stage with little theater groups. Her mother encouraged her to audition when Hollywood talent scouts came to Dallas. She went to California and...

Year: 1949 Film: A Letter to Three Wives Role: Lora Mae Hollingsway Nominees: Mary Astor (Little Women-Marmee March); Thelma Ritter (A Letter to Three Wives-Sadie); Elizabeth Taylor (Little Women-Amy March); Lucile Watson (Little Women-Aunt March)

15. María Casares

Actress | Les enfants du paradis

María Casares was born on November 21, 1922 in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain as María Victoria Casares Pérez. She was an actress, known for Children of Paradise (1945), La Chartreuse de Parme (1948) and La revanche de Roger la Honte (1946). She was married to André Schlesser. She died on November 22, ...

Year: 1950 Film: Orphee (Orpheus) Role: The Princess - Death Nominees: Danielle Darrieux (La Ronda-Emma Breitkopf); Simone Simon (La Ronde-Marie); Elizabeth Taylor (Father of the Bride-Kay Banks); Shelley Winters (Winchester '73-Lola Manners)

16. Leslie Caron

Actress | Gigi

Born in the suburbs of Paris, France, Leslie Caron is an actress and dancer. Gene Kelly got her into the movies for the film An American in Paris (1951). Got a world-wide reputation for her roles in Lili (1953) and Gigi (1958). Most recently Caron has appeared in British TV series The Durrells in ...

Year: 1951 Film: An American in Paris Role: Lise Bouvier Nominees: Chikage Awashima (Early Summer (Bakushu)-Aya Tamura); Hildegard Knef (Decision Before Dawn-Hilde); Patricia Neal (The Day the Earth Stood Still-Helen Benson); Ruth Roman (Strangers on a Train-Anne Morton)

17. Katy Jurado

Actress | High Noon

Katy Jurado was born María Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado García into a wealthy family on January 16, 1924, in Guadalajara, Mexico. Her early years were spent amid luxury until her family's lands were confiscated by the federal government for redistribution to the landless peasantry. Despite the ...

Year: 1952 Film: High Noon Role: Helen Ramirez Nominees: Edith Evans (The Importance of Being Earnest-Lady Bracknell); Joan Greenwood (The Importance of Being Earnest-Gwendolyn Fairfax); Grace Kelly (High Noon-Amy Fowler Kane); Gina Lollobrigida (Les belles de nuit (Beauties of the Night)-Leila/Cashier)

18. Anne Baxter

Actress | All About Eve

Anne Baxter was born in Michigan City, Indiana, on May 7, 1923. She was the daughter of a salesman and his wife, Catherine, who herself was the daughter of Frank Lloyd Wright, the world-renowned architect. Anne was a young girl of 11 when her parents moved to New York City, which at that time was ...

Year: 1953 Film: I Confess Role: Ruth Grandfort Nominees: Jean Arthur (Shane-Marian Starrett); Nanette Fabray (The Band Wagon-Lily Marton); Gloria Grahame (The Big Heat-Debby Marsh); Setsuko Hara (Tokyo Story (Monogatari)-Noriko Hirayama)

19. Grace Kelly

Actress | Rear Window

On November 12, 1929, Grace Patricia Kelly was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to wealthy parents. Her girlhood was uneventful for the most part, but one of the things she desired was to become an actress which she had decided on at an early age. After her high school graduation in 1947, Grace ...

Year: 1954 Film: Rear Window Role: Lisa Fremont Nominees: Rosemary Clooney (White Christmas-Betty Haynes); Vera-Ellen (White Christmas-Judy Haynes); Nancy Gates (Suddenly-Ellen Benson); Mercedes McCambridge (Johnny Guitar-Emma Small)

20. Simone Signoret

Actress | Les diaboliques

The face of Simone Signoret on the Paris Metro movie posters in March 1982 looked even older than her 61 years. She was still a box office draw, but the film, L'étoile du Nord (1982), would be her last theatrical release. She played the landlady. Signoret had a long film apprenticeship ...

Year: 1955 Film: Les Diaboliques (The Devils) Role: Nicole Horner Nominees: Maria-Pia Casilio (Umberto D.-Maria); Kim Novak (Picnic-Madge Owens); Miroslava Sternova (The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (Ensayo de un crimen)-Lavinia); Shelley Winters (The Night of the Hunter-Willa Harper)

21. Joanne Woodward

Actress | The Three Faces of Eve

Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward was born on February 27, 1930, in Thomasville, Georgia, to Wade Woodward and Elinor Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward in a modest household. Her one older brother, Wade Jr., who was the favorite of her father, eventually became an architect. Elinor Woodward was a ...

Year: 1956 Film: A Kiss Before Dying Role: Dorothy "Dorie" Kingship Nominees: Karuna Banerjee (Aparajito (The Unvanquished)-Sarbajaya);Coleen Gray (The Killing-Fay); Carolyn Jones (Invasion of the Body Snatchers-Theodora "Teddy" Belicec); Natalie Wood (The Searchers-Debbie Edwards (older))

22. Marlene Dietrich

Soundtrack | Witness for the Prosecution

Her father was a police lieutenant and imbued in her a military attitude to life. Marlene was known in school for her "bedroom eyes" and her first affairs were at this stage in her life - a professor at the school was terminated. She entered the cabaret scene in 1920s Germany, first as a spectator ...

Year: 1957 Film: Witness for the Prosecution Role: Christine Helm Vole Nominees: Joan Blondell (Desk Set-Peg Costello); Joan Crawford (The Story of Esther Costello-Margaret Landi); Franca Marzi (Nights of Cabiria (Le notti di Cabiria)-Wanda); Isuzu Yamada (Throne of Blood (Kumonosu-jo)-Asaji)

23. Kim Novak

Actress | Vertigo

Kim Novak was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 13, 1933 with the birth name of Marilyn Pauline Novak. She was the daughter of Joseph Novak, a former teacher turned transit clerk and his wife, Blanche Kral Novak, also a former teacher. Throughout elementary and high school, Kim did not get ...

Year: 1958 Film: Vertigo Role: Judy Barton/Madeleine Elster Nominees: Rae Allen (Damn Yankees-Gloria Thorpe); Judith Anderson (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof-Ida "Big Momma" Pollitt); Hermione Gingold (Gigi-Madame Alvarez); Janet Leigh (Touch of Evil-Susan "Susie" Vargas)

24. Lee Remick

Actress | Anatomy of a Murder

Lee Remick was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, to Gertrude Margaret (Waldo), an actress, and Francis Edwin Remick, a department store owner. She had Irish and English ancestry. Remick was educated at Barnard College, studied dance and worked on stage and TV, before making her film debut as a sexy ...

Year: 1959 Film: Anatomy of a Murder Role: Laura Manion Nominees: Bibi Andersson (Wild Strawberries (Smultronstallet)-Sara); Edith Evans (The Nun's Story-Rev. Mother Emmanuel); Kathryn Grant (Anatomy of a Murder-Mary Pilant); Eva Marie Saint (North by Northwest-Eve Kendall)

25. Sharmila Tagore

Actress | Abar Aranye

A Bengali actress who achieved success young, Sharmila appeared in numerous Bengali classics before making the jump to Hindi cinema, which first made her a romantic actress and later a legendary actress thanks to her intense films opposite Superstar Rajesh Khanna. A distant relative of poet ...

Year: 1960 Film: The World of Apu (Apur Sansar) Role: Aparna Nominees: Marie Dubois (Shoot the Pianist (Tirez sur le pianiste)-Lena); Mariko Okada (Late Autumn (Akibiyori)-Yuriko Sasaki); Jean Simmons (Spartacus-Varinia); Jo Van Fleet (Wild River-Ella Garth)

26. Piper Laurie

Actress | Carrie

Piper Laurie was born Rosetta Jacobs in Detroit, Michigan, on January 22, 1932, to Charlotte Sadie (Alperin) and Alfred Jacobs, a furniture dealer. Her father was a Polish Jewish immigrant and her mother was of Russian Jewish descent. Her father moved the family to Los Angeles, California, when she...

Year: 1961 Film: The Hustler Role: Sarah Packard Nominees: Ruby Dee (A Raisin in the Sun-Ruth Younger); Marlene Dietrich (Judgment at Nuremberg-Mrs. Bertholt); Anita Ekberg (La Dolce Vita-Sylvia); Pamela Tiffin (One, Two, Three-Scarlett Hazeltine)

27. Janet Leigh

Actress | Psycho

Janet Leigh was the only child of a couple who often moved from town to town. Living in apartments, Janet was a bright child who skipped several grades and finished high school when she was 15. A lonely child, she would spend much of her time at movie theaters. She was a student, studying music and...

Year: 1962 Film: The Manchurian Candidate Role: Eugenie Rose Chaney Nominees: Ursula Andress (Dr. No-Honey Ryder); Dora Bryan (A Taste of Honey-Helen); Gunnel Lindblom (Winter Light (Nattvardsgasterna)-Karin Persson); Jeanne Moreau (The Trial-Marika Burstner)

28. Patricia Neal

Actress | Hud

Patricia Neal, the Oscar- and Tony Award-winning actress, was born Patricia Louise Neal in Packard, Kentucky. Her father managed a coal mine and her mother was the daughter of the town doctor. She grew up in Knoxville, where she attended high school.

She was first bit by the acting bug at the age of...

Year: 1963 Film: Hud Role: Alma Brown Nominees: Anouk Aimee (8 1/2-Luisa Anselmi); Joan Greenwood (Tom Jones-Lady Bellaston); Ann-Margret (Bye Bye Birdie-Kim MacAfee); Jessica Tandy (The Birds-Lydia Brenner)

29. Ann Sothern

Actress | The Whales of August

Ann Sothern's film career started as an extra in 1927. Originally a redhead, for the comedy roles she began to get she bleached her hair blond. After working at MGM and on Broadway, Ann was signed by Columbia Pictures for Let's Fall in Love (1933). The next year she would work with Eddie Cantor in ...

Year: 1964 Film: The Best Man Role: Sue Ellen Gamadge Nominees: Angie Dickinson (The Killers-Sheila Farr); Ava Gardner (Seven Days in May-Eleanor Holbrook); Angela Lansbury (The World of Henry Orient-Isabel Boyd); Lynn Redgrave (Girl with Green Eyes-Baba Brennan)

30. Julie Christie

Actress | Doctor Zhivago

Julie Christie, the British movie legend whom Al Pacino called "the most poetic of all actresses", was born in Chukua, Assam, India, on April 14, 1941, the daughter of a tea planter, Frank St. John Christie, and his wife, Rosemary (Ramsden), who was a painter. Her family was of English, and some ...

Year: 1965 Film: Doctor Zhivago Role: Lara Antipova Nominees: Joan Blondell (The Cincinnati Kid-Lady Fingers); Geraldine Chaplin (Doctor Zhivago-Tonya Gromeko); Vivien Leigh (Ship of Fools-Mary Treadwell); Eleanor Parker (The Sound of Music-Baroness Elsa Schroeder)

31. Ida Kaminska

Actress | Obchod na korze

Began her stage career at age five an later played leading roles on stage. Appeared in a handful of films and is better now for her support of the Jewish people. She later moved to Israel.

Year: 1966 Film: The Shop on Main Street (Obchod na korze) Role: Rozalie Lautmann Nominees: Claudia Cardinale (The Professionals-Maria Grant); Betty Field (7 Women-Mrs. Florrie Pether); Sue Lyon (7 Women-Emma Clark); Margaret Leighton (7 Women-Agatha Andrews)

32. Jo Van Fleet

Actress | East of Eden

Jo Van Fleet was born on December 30, 1914 in Oakland, California. She established herself as a notable dramatic actress on Broadway over several years, winning a Tony Award in 1954 for her skill in a difficult role, playing an unsympathetic, even abusive character, in Horton Foote's "The Trip to ...

Year: 1967 Film: Cool Hand Luke Role: Arletta Jackson Nominees: Quentin Dean (In the Heat of the Night-Mrs. Leslie Colbert); Lee Grant (In the Heat of the Night-Delores Purdy); Vivien Merchant (Accident-Rosalind); Marjorie Rhodes (The Family Way-Lucy Fitton)

33. Billie Whitelaw

Actress | The Omen

Billie Whitelaw first appeared on the radio aged 11. She made her theatrical debut in 1950 and in films from 1953. She has made a speciality of playing intense, single-purposed women. Also, (on stage), she has appeared in many of the stranger plays by Samuel Beckett.

Year: 1968 Film: Charlie Bubbles Role: Lottie Bubbles Nominees: Ava Gardner (Mayerling-Empress Elisabeth of Austria); Beverly Garland (Pretty Poison-Mrs. Stepanik); Judith O'Dea (Night of the Living Dead-Barbra); Anastasiya Vertinskaya (War and Peace (Voyna i mir)-Princess Lisa Bolkonskaya)

34. Françoise Fabian

Actress | Ma nuit chez Maud

Françoise Fabian was born on May 10, 1933 in Algiers, Alger, France as Michele Cortes De Leon y Fabianera. She is an actress, known for My Night at Maud's (1969), Les garçons et Guillaume, à table! (2013) and Happy New Year (1973). She was previously married to Marcel Bozzuffi and ...

Year: 1969 Film: My Night at Maud's (Ma nuit chez Maud) Role: Maud Nominees: Verna Bloom (Medium Cool-Eileen); Pamela Franklin (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie-Sandy); Celia Johnson (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie-Miss Mackay); Delphine Seyrig (Stolen Kisses (Baisers voles)-Fabienne Tabard)

35. Susan Anspach

Actress | Five Easy Pieces

Susan Anspach was born on November 23, 1942 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Five Easy Pieces (1970), Play It Again, Sam (1972) and Montenegro (1981). She was previously married to Sherwood Ball and Mark Goddard.

Year: 1970 Film: Five Easy Pieces Role: Catherine Van Oost Nominees: Ellen Burstyn (Alex in Wonderland-Beth Morrison); Faye Dunaway (Little Big Man-Mrs. Louise Pendrake); Claude Jade (Bed and Board (Domicile Conjugal)-Christine Doinel); Lois Smith (Five Easy Pieces-Partitia Dupea)

36. Cybill Shepherd

Actress | Cybill

Cybill Lynne Shepherd was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to Patty, a homemaker, and William Shepherd, a small business owner. Named after her grandfather, Cy, and her father, Bill, Shepherd's career began at a young age in modeling, when she won the "Miss Teenage Memphis" contest in 1966 and the "...

Year: 1971 Film: The Last Picture Show Role: Jacy Farrow Nominees: Eileen Brennan (The Last Picture Show-Genevieve); Susan George (Straw Dogs-Amy Sumner); Laurence de Monaghan (Claire's Knee (Le genou de Claire)-Claire); Jennifer O'Neill (Summer of '42-Dorothy)

37. Marisa Berenson

Actress | Cabaret

Marisa Berenson was born on February 15, 1947 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Cabaret (1972), Barry Lyndon (1975) and Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo and Juliet (2016). She was previously married to Aaron Richard Golub and Jim Randall.

Year: 1972 Film: Cabaret Role: Natalia Landauer Nominees: Natalya Bondarchuk (Solaris (Solyaris)-Hary Kelvin); Ida Lupino (Junior Bonner-Elvira Bonner); Talia Shire (The Godfather-Connie Corleone); Monica Zetterlund (The Emigrants (Utvandrarna)-Ulrika)

38. Cindy Williams

Actress | Laverne & Shirley

Cindy Williams was born Cynthia Williams in Van Nuys, California on August 22, 1947. The Leo is 5'4" and, during her first years on Laverne & Shirley (1976), weighed a dainty 105 lbs. The brown haired, blue-eyed female was born the daughter of Francesca Bellini and Beachard Williams. Her family...

Year: 1973 Film: American Graffiti Role: Laurie Henderson Nominees: Mackenzie Phillips (American Graffiti-Carol Morrison); Delphine Seyrig (The Day of the Jackal-Colette de Montpellier); Kary Sylwan (Cries and Whispers (Viskningar och rop)-Anna); Ingrid Thulin (Cries and Whispers (Viskningar och rop)-Karin)

39. Madeline Kahn

Actress | Paper Moon

Madeline Kahn was born Madeline Gail Wolfson on September 29, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Freda (Goldberg) and Bernard B. Wolfson, a garment manufacturer. She was of Russian Jewish descent. Madeline began her acting career in high school and went on to university where she trained as an opera...

Year: 1974 Film: Young Frankenstein Role: Elizabeth Nominees: Bibi Andersson (Scenes from a Marriage (Scener ur et aktenskap)-Katarina); Teri Garr (Young Frankenstein-Inga); Diane Keaton (The Godfather Part II-Kay Adams-Corleone); Cloris Leachman (Young Frankenstein-Frau Blucher)

40. Geraldine Chaplin

Actress | Hable con ella

Geraldine Leigh Chaplin was born in Santa Monica, California, to Oona Chaplin (née O'Neill) and legendary entertainer Charles Chaplin (A.K.A. Charlie Chaplin). She is a granddaughter of playwright Eugene O'Neill and a great-granddaughter of stage actor James O'Neill. She attended the Royal Ballet ...

Year: 1975 Film: Nashville Role: Opal Nominees: Maria Berenson (Barry Lyndon-Countess of Lyndon); Barbara Harris (Nashville-Winifred); Patricia Quinn (The Rocky Horror Picture Show-Magenta); Gwen Welles (Nashville-Sueleen Gay)

41. Marie-France Pisier

Actress | Chanel Solitaire

Marie-France first came to the fore as an actress of the Nouvelle Vague movement in the 1960's. She had spent her early childhood in French Indochina, where her father was employed as colonial governor, but the family moved to Paris when she was twelve. Just five years later, she was spotted by a ...

Year: 1976 Film: Cousin, cousine Role: Karine Nominees: Elsa Lanchester (Murder by Death-Jessica Marbles); Bernadette Peters (Silent Movie-Vilma Kaplan); Maggie Smith (Murder by Death-Dora Charleston); Aino Taube (Face to Face (Ansikte mot ansikte)-The Grandmother)

42. Janice Rule

Actress | 3 Women

One of the most versatile actresses, Janice Rule was born in Norwood, Ohio, on August 15, 1931. Janice made her screen debut in the star-studded movie Goodbye, My Fancy (1951). She played the rival for James Stewart's affections, and was driven away by witch Kim Novak, in Bell Book and Candle (1958)...

Year: 1977 Film: 3 Women Role: Willie Hart Nominees: Carrie Fisher (Star Wars-Princess Leia Organa); Karen Lynn Gorney (Saturday Night Fever-Stephanie Mangano); Donna Pescow (Saturday Night Fever-Annette); Diana Rigg (A Little Night Music-Charlotte Mittelheim)

43. Angela Lansbury

Actress | The Manchurian Candidate

British character actress, long in the United States. The daughter of an actress and the granddaughter of a high-ranking politician, Lansbury studied acting from her youth, departing for the United States as the Second World War began. She was contracted by MGM while still a teenager and nominated ...

Year: 1978 Film: Death on the Nile Role: Salome Otterbourne Nominees: Brooks Adams (Days of Heaven-Abby); Stockard Channing (Grease-Betty Rizzo); Lisa Lucas (An Unmarried Woman-Patti); Linda Manz (Days of Heaven-Linda)

44. Veronica Cartwright

Actress | Alien

Born in Bristol, England, Veronica is the older sister of the popular child actress Angela Cartwright. In her early career, Veronica was cast in a number of popular movies such as The Children's Hour (1961), Spencer's Mountain (1963) and Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963). As such, she was cast as...

Year: 1979 Film: Alien Role: Navigator Lambert Nominees: Bo Derek (10-Jenny Hanley); Barbara Harris (The Seducton of Joe Tynan-Ellie Tynan); Sally Kellerman (A Little Romance-Kay King); Persis Khambatta (Star Trek: The Motion Picture-Ilia)

45. Mary Tyler Moore

Actress | Ordinary People

Mary Tyler Moore was born on December 29, 1936 in Flatbush, Brooklyn, to Marjorie (Hackett) and George Tyler Moore, a clerk. Her maternal grandparents were English immigrants, and her father was of English, Irish, and German descent. Moore's family relocated to California when she was eight. Her ...

Year: 1980 Film: Ordinary People Role: Beth Jarrett Nominees: Beverly D'Angelo (Coal Miner's Daughter-Patsy Cline); Julie Hagerty (Airplane!-Elaine Dickinson); Jessica Harper (Stardust Memories-Daisy); Dolly Parton (9 to 5-Doralee Rhodes)

46. Karen Allen

Actress | Raiders of the Lost Ark

Karen Jane Allen was born in Carrollton, rural southern Illinois, to Patricia (Howell), a teacher, and Carroll Thompson Allen, an FBI agent. Karen spent her first 10 years traveling around the country with her parents and two sisters. She was always "the new girl in school". Acting did not really ...

Year: 1981 Film: Raiders of the Lost Ark Role: Marion Ravenwood Nominees: Shelley Duvall (Time Bandits-Pansy); Jill Eikenberry (Arthur-Susan Johnson); Katherine Helmond (Time Bandits-Mrs. Ogre); Madeline Kahn (History of the World, Part I-Empress Nympho)

47. Daryl Hannah

Actress | Kill Bill: Vol. 2

Daryl Christine Hannah was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of Susan Jeanne (Metzger), a schoolteacher and later a producer, and Donald Christian Hannah, who owned a tugboat/barge company. Her stepfather was music journalist/promoter Jerrold Wexler. Her siblings are Page ...

Year: 1982 Film: Blade Runner Role: Pris Nominees: Ellen Barkin (Diner-Beth Schreiber); Drew Barrymore (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial-Gertie); Phoebe Cates (Fast Times at Ridgemont High-Linda Barrett); Sean Young (Blade Runner-Rachael)

48. Rebecca De Mornay

Actress | The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

Rebecca De Mornay was born 1959 as Rebecca Jane Pearch in Santa Rosa, California. She is the daughter of Julie (Eagar) and Wally George (born George Walter Pearch), a television and radio commentator. Her paternal grandmother was child actress Eugenia Clinchard. Her parents divorced when she was ...

Year: 1983 Film: Risky Business Role: Lana Nominees: Tess Harper (Tender Mercies-Rosa Lee); Mary Kay Place (The Big Chill-Meg Jones); Ally Sheedy (WarGames-Jennifer Mack); JoBeth Williams (The Big Chill-Karen Bowens)

49. Elizabeth Berridge

Actress | Amadeus

Elizabeth Berridge was born on May 2, 1962 in Westchester, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Amadeus (1984), Hidalgo (2004) and The Funhouse (1981). She has been married to Kevin Corrigan since March 2001. They have one child.

Year: 1984 Film: Amadeus Role: Constanze Mozart Nominees: Kim Basinger (The Natural-Memo Paris); Linda Hamilton (THe Terminator-Sarah Connor); Diane Lane (The Cotton Club-Vera Cicero); Elizabeth McGovern (Once Upon a Time in America-Deborah Gelly)

50. Sonia Braga

Actress | Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos

Born June 8, 1950, in Maringá, Paraná State, Brazil to a seamstress mother and a Realtor father. Made a notable appearance in the film adaptation of Jorge Amado's Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976). Played the central role of Dona Flor. Earned American recognition and a Golden Globe nomination ...

Year: 1985 Film: Kiss of the Spider Woman Role: Leni Lamaison/Marta/Spider Woman Nominees: Eileen Brennan (Clue-Mrs. Peacock); Madeline Kahn (Clue-Mrs. White); Kelly McGillis (Witness-Rachel Lapp); Lea Thompson (Back to the Future-Lorraine McFly)

51. Kelly McGillis

Actress | Witness

Kelly Ann McGillis was born in Newport Beach, California, to Virginia Joan (Snell), a homemaker, and Donald Manson McGillis, a general practitioner of medicine. She has English, Welsh, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. McGillis dropped out of high school to pursue a career as an actress, and ...

Year: 1986 Film: Top Gun Role: Charlotte "Charlie" Blackwood Nominees: Jenette Goldstein (Aliens-Private Vasquez); Ellen Greene (Little Shop of Horrors-Audrey); Jennifer Grey (Ferris Bueller's Day Off-Jeanie Bueller); Cathy Tyson (Mona Lisa-Simone)

52. Emmanuelle Béart

Actress | 8 femmes

Emmanuelle Béart was born August 14, 1963, in Gassin, France. She lived with her mother, brothers, and sister on a farm not far from Saint-Tropez in Provence (southern France), because her father, singer and poet Guy Béart, did not want his children to be affected by the glamour world of Paris. ...

Year: 1987 Film: Manon des Sources (Manon of the Spring) Role: Manon Cadoret Nominees: Joan Chen (The Last Emperor-Wan Jung); Joan Cusack (Broadcast News-Blair Litton); Melinda Kinnaman (My Life as a Dog (Mitt liv som hund)-Saga); Francine Racette (Au revoir, les enfants (Goodbye, Children)-Madame Quentin)

53. María Barranco

Actress | Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios

María Barranco was born on June 11, 1961 in Málaga, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain as María de los Remedios Barranco García. She is an actress, known for Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), Don Juan, mi querido fantasma (1990) and Las edades de Lulú (1990).

Year: 1988 Film: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios) Role: Candela Nominees: Lena Olin (The Unbearable Lightness of Being-Sabina); Elizabeth Perkins (Big-Susan Lawrence); Julieta Serrano (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios)-Lucia); Kathleen Turner (Who Framed Roger Rabbit-Jessica Rabbit)

54. Carrie Fisher

Actress | Star Wars

Carrie Frances Fisher was born on October 21, 1956 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, to singers/actors Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. She was an actress and writer known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: ...

Year: 1989 Film: When Harry Met Sally... Role: Marie Nominees: Kim Basinger (Batman-Vicki Vale); Ruby Dee (Do the Right Thing-Mother Sister); Amy Madigan (Field of Dreams-Annie Kinsella); Laura San Giacomo (sex, lies, and videotape-Cynthia Patrice Bishop)

55. Glenn Close

Actress | Fatal Attraction

Six time Academy Award-nominated actress Glenn Close was born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. She is the daughter of Bettine (Moore) and William Taliaferro Close (William Close), a prominent doctor. Both of her parents were from upper-class northeastern families.

Glenn was often seen on ...

Year: 1990 Film: Reversal of Fortune Role: Sunny von Bulow Nominees: Marcia Gay Harden (Miller's Crossing-Verna Bernbaum); Shirley MacLaine (Postcards from the Edge-Doris Mann); Winona Ryder (Edward Scissorhands-Kim Boggs); Greta Scacchi (Presumed Innocent-Carolyn Polhemus)

56. Annette Bening

Actress | American Beauty

Annette Carol Bening was born on May 29, 1958 in Topeka, Kansas, the youngest of four children of Shirley (Ashley), a soloist and church singer, and Arnett Grant Bening, an insurance salesman. She is of German and British Isles ancestry. Her family moved to California when she was young, and she ...

Year: 1991 Film: Bugsy Role: Virginia Hill Nominees: Judy Davis (Barton Fink-Audrey Taylor); Jane Horrocks (Life Is Sweet-Nicola); Kate Nelligan (Frankie and Johnny-Cora); Meryl Streep (Defending Your Life-Julia)

57. Alfre Woodard

Actress | Star Trek: First Contact

Alfre Woodard was born on November 8, 1952 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the youngest of three children of Constance, a homemaker, and Marion H. Woodard, an interior designer. She was named by her godmother, who claimed she saw a vision of Alfre's name written out in gold letters. A former high school ...

Year: 1992 Film: Passion Fish Role: Chantelle Nominees: Helena Bonham Carter (Howards End-Helen Schlegel); Sherilynn Fenn (Of Mice and Men-Curley's Wife); Greta Scacchi (The Player-June Gudmundsdottir); Madeleine Stowe (The Last of the Mohicans-Cora Munro)

58. Andie MacDowell

Actress | Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Andie MacDowell was born Rosalie Anderson MacDowell on April 21, 1958 in Gaffney, South Carolina, to Pauline Johnston (Oswald), a music teacher, and Marion St. Pierre MacDowell, a lumber executive. She was enrolled at Winthrop College located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Initially discovered by a ...

Year: 1993 Film: Groundhog Day Role: Rita Nominees: Jennifer Jason Leigh (Short Cuts-Lois Kaiser); Gong Li (Farewell My Concubine (Bawang bie ji)-Juxian); Julianne Moore (Short Cuts-Marian Wyman); Madeleine Stowe (Short Cuts-Sherri Shepard)

59. Andie MacDowell

Actress | Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Andie MacDowell was born Rosalie Anderson MacDowell on April 21, 1958 in Gaffney, South Carolina, to Pauline Johnston (Oswald), a music teacher, and Marion St. Pierre MacDowell, a lumber executive. She was enrolled at Winthrop College located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Initially discovered by a ...

Year: 1994 Film: Four Weddings and a Funeral Role: Carrie Nominees: Kirsten Dunst (Interview with the Vampire-Claudia); Julia Ormond (Legends of the Fall-Susannah Fincannon Ludlow); Kristin Scott Thomas (Four Weddings and a Funeral-Fiona); Robin Wright (Forrest Gump-Jenny Curran)

60. Angela Bassett

Actress | Strange Days

Captivating, gifted, and sensational, Angela Bassett's presence has been felt in theaters, stages, and television screens throughout the world. Angela Evelyn Bassett was born on August 16, 1958 in New York City, to Betty Jane (Gilbert), a social worker, and Daniel Benjamin Bassett, a preacher's son...

Year: 1995 Film: Strange Days Role: Lornette "Mace" Mason Nominees: Stacey Dash (Clueless-Dionne Davenport); Illeana Douglas (To Die For-Janice Maretto); Anjelica Huston (The Crossing Guard-Mary); Gwyneth Paltrow (Se7en-Theresa "Tracy" Mills)

61. Renée Zellweger

Actress | Chicago

Renée Kathleen Zellweger was born on April 25, 1969, in Katy, Texas, USA. Her mother, Kjellfrid Irene (Andreassen), is a Norwegian-born former nurse and midwife, of Norwegian, Kven (Finnish), and Swedish descent. Her father, Emil Erich Zellweger, is a Swiss-born engineer. The two married in 1963. ...

Year: 1996 Film: Jerry Maguire Role: Dorothy Boyd Nominees: Julie Christie (Hamlet-Gerturde, Queen of Denmark); Gina Gershon (Bound-Corky); Meg Ryan (Courage Under Fire-Captain Karen Emma Walden); Kate Winslet (Hamlet-Ophelia)

62. Sigourney Weaver

Actress | Avatar

Sigourney Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver in Leroy Hospital in Manhattan, New York City. Her father, TV producer Sylvester L. Weaver Jr., originally wanted to name her Flavia, because of his passion for Roman history (he had already named her elder brother Trajan). Her mother, Elizabeth ...

Year: 1997 Film: The Ice Storm Role: Janey Carver Nominees: Alison Elliott (The Wings of the Dove-Millie Theale); Anne Heche (Donnie Brasco-Maggie Pistone); Sarah Polley (The Sweet Hereafter-Nicole Burnell); Christina Ricci (The Ice Storm-Wendy Hood)

63. Joan Allen

Actress | Room

Joan Allen was born on August 20, 1956 in Rochelle, Illinois, the youngest of four children. She is the daughter of homemaker Dorothea Marie (Wirth) and gas station owner James Jefferson Allen. Her mother's family was German, and her father had English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. She ...

Year: 1998 Film: Pleasantville Role: Betty Parker Nominees: Patricia Clarkson (High Art-Greta); Lisa Kudrow (The Opposite of Sex-Lucia De Lury); Laura Linney (The Truman Show-Meryl Burbank/Hannah Gill); Radha Mitchell (High Art-Syd)

64. Julianne Moore

Actress | The Kids Are All Right

Julianne Moore was born Julie Anne Smith in Fort Bragg, North Carolina on December 3, 1960, the daughter of Anne (Love), a social worker, and Peter Moore Smith, a paratrooper, colonel, and later military judge. Her mother moved to the U.S. in 1951, from Greenock, Scotland. Her father, from ...

Year: 1999 Film: Magnolia Role: Linda Patridge Nominees: Thora Birch (American Beauty-Jane Burnham); Helena Bonham Carter (Fight Club-Marla Singer); Maggie Smith (Tea with Mussolini-Lady Hester Random); Mena Suvari (American Beauty-Angela Hayes)

65. Erika Christensen

Actress | Traffic

Erika Jane Christensen was born in 1982 in Seattle, Washington, to Kathy (Hendricks), a construction manager, and Steven Christensen, a human resources executive and insurance worker. She was raised in the suburban outskirts of Los Angeles, California. At age 12, Erika knew that she was going to be...

Year: 2000 Film: Traffic Role: Caroline Wakefield Nominees: Jennifer Ehle (Sunshine-Valerie Sonnenschein); Kate Winslet (Quills-Madeleine "Maddy" LeClerc); Catherine Zeta-Jones (Traffic-Helen Ayala); Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon-Jen Yu)

66. Carrie-Anne Moss

Actress | The Matrix

Carrie-Anne Moss was born on August 21, 1967, in Vancouver, British Columbia, the youngest of two children of Barbara and Melvyn Moss. At age 20, she moved to Europe to pursue a career in modeling; in Spain she was cast in a regular role in the TV show Dark Justice (1991), which was produced in ...

Year: 2001 Film: Memento Role: Natalie Nominees: Cate Blanchett (Bandits-Kate Wheeler); Judi Dench (The Shipping News-Agnis Hamm); Cameron Diaz (Vanilla Sky-Julianna "Julie" Gianni); Dakota Fanning (I Am Sam-Lucy Dawson)

67. Nicole Kidman

Actress | Moulin Rouge!

Elegant blonde Nicole Kidman, known as one of Hollywood's top Australian imports, was actually born in Honolulu, Hawaii, while her Australian parents were there on educational visas.

Kidman is the daughter of Janelle Ann (Glenny), a nursing instructor, and Antony David Kidman, a biochemist and ...

Year: 2002 Film: The Hours Role: Virginia Woolf Nominees: Patricia Clarkson (Far from Heaven-Eleanor Fine); Connie Nielsen (One Hour Photo-Nina Yorkin); Michelle Pfeiffer (White Oleander-Ingrid Magnussen); Maggie Smith (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets-Minerva McGonagall)

68. Patricia Clarkson

Actress | The Green Mile

This remarkable, one-of-a-kind actress has, since the early 1990s, intrigued film and TV audiences with her glowing, yet careworn eccentricity and old world-styled glamour. Very much in demand these days as a character player, Patricia Clarkson nevertheless continues to avoid the temptation of ...

Year: 2003 Film: The Station Agent Role: Olivia Harris Nominees: Maria Bello (The Cooler-Natalie Belisario); Hope Davis (American Splendor-Joyce Brabner); Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation-Charlotte); Emma Thompson (Love Actually-Karen)

69. Kate Winslet

Actress | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Ask Kate Winslet what she likes about any of her characters, and the word "ballsy" is bound to pop up at least once. The British actress has made a point of eschewing straightforward pretty-girl parts in favor of more devilish damsels; as a result, she's built an eclectic resume that runs the gamut...

Year: 2004 Film: Finding Neverland Role: Sylvia Llewelyn Davies Nominees: Sally Hawkins (Vera Drake-Susan); Lucy Liu (Kill Bill, Vol. 2-O-Ren Ishii/"Cottonmouth"); Rachel McAdams (Mean Girls-Regina George); Meryl Streep (The Manchurian Candidate-Eleanor Prentiss Shaw)

70. Summer Glau

Actress | Serenity

Summer is a native of San Antonio, Texas. She's been a ballerina most of her life. Her debut was in various commercials and a guest appearance on the WB's Angel (1999). She has gone on to star on the TV series Firefly (2002) as well as its follow-up movie Serenity (2005) and the TV series ...

Year: 2005 Film: Serenity Role: River Tam Nominees: Maria Bello (A History of Violence-Edie Stall); Anne Hathaway (Brokeback Mountain-Lureen Newsome-Twist); Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire-Rita Skeeter); Penelope Wilton (Match Point-Eleanor Hewitt)

71. Vera Farmiga

Actress | Up in the Air

Vera Farmiga is an American actress who received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Up in the Air (2009) and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role in Bates Motel (2013).

She was born Vera Ann Farmiga, the ...

Year: 2006 Film: The Departed Role: Madolyn Madden Nominees: Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada-Emily Charlton); Shareeka Epps (Half Nelson-Drey); Diane Lane (Hollywoodland-Toni Mannix); Catherine O'Hara (For Your Consideration-Marilyn Hack)

72. Kelly Macdonald

Actress | No Country for Old Men

Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald was born and raised in Glasgow. Her parents divorced when she was young, and she was raised by her mother, a sales executive in the garment industry. She has one brother, David. As a hobby, she acted in an amateur theatrical club, which she enjoyed a great deal. ...

Year: 2007 Film: No Country for Old Men Role: Carla Jean Moss Nominees: Helena Bonham Carter (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix-Bellatrix Lestrange); Catherine Keener (Into the Wild-Jan Burres); Samantha Morton (Control-Deborah "Debbie" Woodruff Curtis); Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix-Dolores Umbridge)

73. Kate Winslet

Actress | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Ask Kate Winslet what she likes about any of her characters, and the word "ballsy" is bound to pop up at least once. The British actress has made a point of eschewing straightforward pretty-girl parts in favor of more devilish damsels; as a result, she's built an eclectic resume that runs the gamut...

Year: 2008 Film: The Reader Role: Hanna Schmitz Nominees: Rosemarie DeWitt (Rachel Getting Maried-Rachel); Frances McDormand (Burn After Reading-Linda Litzke); Samantha Morton (Synecdoche, New York-Adele Lack); Debra Winger (Rachel Getting Married-Abby)

74. Mélanie Laurent

Actress | Inglourious Basterds

Mélanie Laurent was born in Paris, France. She is the daughter of Annick, a ballet teacher, and Pierre, a voice actor, who is most recognized for the French version of The Simpsons (1989). She has a younger brother, Mathieu, and has both Sephardi Jewish (from Tunisia) and Ashkenazi Jewish (from ...

Year: 2009 Film: Inglourious Basterds Role: Shosanna Dreyfus Nominees: Roxane Duran (The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band)-Anna); Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds-Bridget von Hammersmark); Julianne Moore (A Single Man-Charley); Rosamund Pike (An Education-Helen)

75. Mila Kunis

Actress | Black Swan

Mila Kunis was born Milena Markovna Kunis to a Jewish family in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, USSR (now independent Ukraine). Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher, her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer, and she has an older brother named Michael. Her family moved to Los Angeles, California, ...

Year: 2010 Film: Black Swan Role: Lily/The Black Swan Nominees: Barbara Hershey (Black Swan-Erica Sayers/The Queen); Keira Knightley (Never Let Me Go-Ruth); Lesley Manville (Another Year-Mary); Olivia Williams (The Ghost Writer-Ruth Lang)

76. Carey Mulligan

Actress | Never Let Me Go

Carey Hannah Mulligan is a British actress. She was born May 28, 1985, in Westminster, London, England, to Nano (Booth), a university lecturer, and Stephen Mulligan, a hotel manager. Her mother is from Llandeilo, Wales, and Carey also has Irish and English ancestry.

Her first major appearance was ...

Year: 2011 Film: Shame Role: Sissy Sullivan Nominees: Jeannie Berling (Margaret-Emily); Marion Cotillard (Midnight in Paris-Adriana); Vanessa Redgrave (Coriolanus-Volumnia); Shailene Woodley (The Descendants-Alexandra "Alex" King)