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Best Actress Award (Cannes Film Festival)

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 section' of films at the festival. It was first awarded in 1946.

Award Winners

Year Film Actress
1946 La Symphonie Pastorale 23x15px Michèle Morgan
1947 no award this year
1948 festival not held
1949 The Walls of Malapaga 23x15px Isa Miranda
1950 festival not held
1951 All About Eve 23x15px Bette Davis
1952 Detective Story 23x15px Lee Grant
1953 no award this year
1954 no award this year
1955 Bolshaya Semya 23x15px whole cast (Haya Harareet was also given a special prize for Hill 24 Doesn't Answer).[1]
1956 I'll Cry Tomorrow 23x15px Susan Hayward[2]
1957 Nights of Cabiria 23x15px Giulietta Masina
1958 Brink of Life 23x15px Bibi Andersson
23x15px Eva Dahlbeck
23x15px Barbro Hiort af Ornäs
23x15px Ingrid Thulin
1959 Room at the Top 23x15px Simone Signoret
1960 Never on Sunday 23x15px Melina Mercouri
Moderato Cantabile 23x15px Jeanne Moreau
1961 Two Women 23x15px Sophia Loren
1962 Long Day's Journey into Night 23x15px Katharine Hepburn
A Taste of Honey 23x15px Rita Tushingham
1963 The Conjugal Bed (L'Ape Regina) 23x15px Marina Vlady
1964 The Pumpkin Eater 23x15px Anne Bancroft
One Potato, Two Potato 23x15px Barbara Barrie
1965 The Collector 23x15px Samantha Eggar
1966 Morgan! 23x15px Vanessa Redgrave
1967 Elvira Madigan 23x15px Pia Degermark
1968 festival not held
1969 Isadora 23x15px Vanessa Redgrave
1970 Metello 23x15px Ottavia Piccolo
1971 The Panic in Needle Park 23x15px Kitty Winn
1972 Images 23x15px Susannah York
1973 The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds 23x15px Joanne Woodward
1974 Les violons du bal 23x15px Marie-José Nat
1975 Lenny 23x15px Valérie Perrine
1976 L'eredità Ferramonti 23x15px Dominique Sanda
Déryné hol van? 23x15px Mari Törőcsik
1977 3 Women 23x15px Shelley Duvall
J.A. Martin Photographe 23x15px Monique Mercure
1978 An Unmarried Woman 23x15px Jill Clayburgh
Violette Nozière 23x15px Isabelle Huppert
1979 Norma Rae 23x15px Sally Field
1980 A Leap in the Dark 23x15px Anouk Aimée
1981 Quartet 23x15px Isabelle Adjani
1982 Another Way 23x15px Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieślak
1983 Storia di Piera 23x15px Hanna Schygulla
1984 Cal 23x15px Helen Mirren
1985 The Official Story 23x15px Norma Aleandro
Mask 23x15px Cher
1986 Rosa Luxemburg 23x15px Barbara Sukowa
Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar 23x15px Fernanda Torres
1987 Shy People 23x15px Barbara Hershey
1988 A World Apart 23x15px Barbara Hershey
23x15px Jodhi May
23x15px Linda Mvusi
1989 A Cry in the Dark 23x15px Meryl Streep
1990 Przesłuchanie 23x15px Krystyna Janda
1991 The Double Life of Véronique 23x16px Irène Jacob
1992 The Best Intentions 23x15px Pernilla August
1993 The Piano 23x15px Holly Hunter
1994 La Reine Margot 23x15px Virna Lisi
1995 The Madness of King George 23x15px Helen Mirren
1996 Secrets & Lies 23x15px Brenda Blethyn
1997 Nil by Mouth 23x15px Kathy Burke
1998 The Dreamlife of Angels 23x15px Élodie Bouchez
23x15px Natacha Régnier
1999 Humanité 23x15px Séverine Caneele
Rosetta 23x15px Émilie Dequenne
2000 Dancer in the Dark Template:Country data Iceland Björk
2001 The Piano Teacher 23x15px Isabelle Huppert
2002 The Man Without a Past 23x15px Kati Outinen
2003 The Barbarian Invasions 23x15px Marie-Josée Croze
2004 Clean Template:Country data Hong Kong Maggie Cheung
2005 Free Zone Template:Country data Israel Hanna Laslo
2006 Volver 23x15px Penélope Cruz
23x15px Carmen Maura
23x15px Lola Dueñas
23x15px Chus Lampreave
23x15px Blanca Portillo
23x15px Yohana Cobo
2007 Secret Sunshine Template:Country data South Korea Jeon Do-yeon
2008 Linha de Passe 23x15px Sandra Corveloni
2009 Antichrist 23x15px Charlotte Gainsbourg
2010 Certified Copy 23x15px Juliette Binoche
2011 Melancholia 23x15px Kirsten Dunst
2012 Beyond the Hills 23x15px Cristina Flutur
23x15px Cosmina Stratan
2013 The Past 23x15px23x15px Bérénice Bejo
2014 Maps to the Stars 23x15px Julianne Moore
2015 Carol 23x15px Rooney Mara
Mon roi 23x15px Emmanuelle Bercot

Multiple award winners


  1. ^ This year the award was changed to Prix d'Interprétation (Acting Award), without gender differentiation. The entire cast of Bolshaya Semya received this award (as well as Spencer Tracy for Bad Day at Black Rock).
  2. ^ This year the award was changed to Prix d'Interprétation (Acting Award), without gender differentiation.

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