Berlin: Best Actress

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“ 2016: Kollektivet ” - KSTLeo
Charlotte Rampling
Actress, Swimming Pool
Tessa Charlotte Rampling was born 5 February 1946 in Sturmer, England, to Isabel Anne (Gurteen), a painter, and Godfrey Lionel Rampling, an Olympic gold medalist, army officer, and colonel, who became a NATO commander. She was educated at Jeanne d'Arc Académie pour Jeunes Filles in Versailles, France and at the exclusive St...
“ 2015: 45 years ” - KSTLeo
“ 2014: Chiisai ouchi (The little house) ” - KSTLeo
Paulina García
Actress, Gloria
The Great Lady of Chilean theater, TV and cinema, Paulina García has garnered an impressive number of awards, among which the APES Award, the Altazor Award as well as the prestigious Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival. Paulina García studied drama at the Catholic University of Chile where she debuted in the play 'Donde estara la Jeanette?'...
“ 2013: Gloria ” - KSTLeo
“ 2012: Rebelle (War witch) ” - KSTLeo
Sareh Bayat
Sareh Bayat was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. She majored in Theater at university and received a Diploma of Honor for Best Actress from Tehran's Police Theatre Festival in 2001. She furthered her acting training at Karnameh Institute of Arts and Culture's School of Cinematic Arts where she received lessons by renowned actor...
“ 2011: A separation ” - KSTLeo
Leila Hatami
Award-winning actress, Leila Hatami, was born on October 1, 1972 in Tehran, Iran, to legendary Iranian Director, Ali Hatami, and actress mother, Zari Khoshkam (Zahra Hatami). During her childhood, she appeared in several of her father's films including the historical TV series, Hezardastan...
“ 2011: A separation ” - KSTLeo
“ 2010: Caterpillar ” - KSTLeo
“ 2009: Everyone else ” - KSTLeo
Sally Hawkins
Sally Hawkins was born in 1976 in Lewisham hospital, London, England, to Jacqui and Colin Hawkins, authors and illustrators of children's books. She is of English and Irish descent. Hawkins was brought up in Greenwich, in southeast London. She attended James Allen's Girls' School in Dulwich. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1998...
“ 2008: Happy-Go-Lucky ” - KSTLeo
Nina Hoss
Actress, Phoenix
“ 2007: Yella ” - KSTLeo
“ 2006: Requiem ” - KSTLeo
“ 2005: Sophie Scholl - The last days ” - KSTLeo
“ 2004: Maria full of grace ” - KSTLeo
Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron was born in Benoni, a city in the greater Johannesburg-area, in South Africa, the only child of Gerda Theron (née Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz) and Charles Jacobus Theron. She was raised on a farm outside the city. Theron is of Afrikaner (Dutch, with some French Huguenot and German) descent, and Afrikaner military figure Danie Theron was her great-great-uncle...
“ 2004: Monster ” - KSTLeo
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 clinical psychologist...
“ 2003: The hours ” - KSTLeo
Julianne Moore
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 Burlington, New Jersey, has German, Irish, German-Jewish, and English ancestry...
“ 2003: The hours ” - KSTLeo
Meryl Streep
Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 19 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William Streep...
“ 2003: The hours ” - KSTLeo
Halle Berry
Halle Berry was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Her father, Jerome Jesse Berry, was African-American, and worked as a hospital attendant. Her mother, Judith Ann (Hawkins), who is Caucasian, has English and German ancestry, and is a retired psychiatric nurse. Halle has an older sister named Heidi Berry...
“ 2002: Monster's ball ” - KSTLeo
“ 2001: Intimacy ” - KSTLeo
“ 2000: The legend of Rita ” - KSTLeo
“ 2000: The legend of Rita ” - KSTLeo
“ 1999: Aimée & Jaguar ” - KSTLeo
“ 1999: Aimée & Jaguar ” - KSTLeo
Fernanda Montenegro
Arlette Pinheiro Esteves da Silva was born on 16th October 1929 in Rio de Janeiro. She adopted the name "Fernanda" because she thought it sounded good. "Montenegro" came after her family doctor. In late 40s she was translating and adapting famous theater plays to radio. She begun her artistic life in the theater with the play "Alegres Canções nas Montanhas" in 1950...
“ 1998: Central do Brasil (Central Station) ” - KSTLeo
Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche was born in Paris, France, to Monique Yvette Stalens, a director, teacher, and actress, and Jean-Marie Binoche, a sculptor, director, and actor. Her mother was born in Czestochowa, Poland, of French, Walloon Belgian, and Polish descent, while her father is French. Juliette was only 23 when she first attracted the attention of international film critics with The Unbearable Lightness of Being...
“ 1997: The English patient ” - KSTLeo
“ 1996: Mon homme (My man) ” - KSTLeo
Josephine Siao
Actress, The Legend
One of the best-loved and respected members of the Hong Kong film community, for her long acting career, her stable family life and her devotion to charities, Siao successfully managed successive transitions from child star (she made her film debut at age 7) to leading lady, and then to distinguished character actress...
“ 1995: Nu ren si shi (Summer Snow) ” - KSTLeo
“ 1994: Ladybird Ladybird ” - KSTLeo
Michelle Pfeiffer
Actress, Scarface
Michelle Pfeiffer was born in Santa Ana, California, to Donna Jean (Taverna) and Richard Pfeiffer, a heating and air-conditioning contractor. She has an older brother and two younger sisters - Dedee Pfeiffer and Lori Pfeiffer, who both dabbled in acting and modeling but decided against making it their life's work...
“ 1993: Love Field ” - KSTLeo
Maggie Cheung
Maggie Cheung was born on September 20, 1964, in Hong Kong, and moved at the age of eight with her family to England. After finishing secondary school, she returned to Hong Kong, where she began modeling and appearing in commercials. In 1983 she participated in the Ms. Hong Kong pageant, winning first runner-up...
“ 1992: The Actress ” - KSTLeo
Victoria Abril
Victoria Abril (born Victoria Mérida Rojas; 4 July 1959) is a Spanish film actress and singer. She is best known to international audiences for her performance in the movie "¡Átame! (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!)" by director Pedro Almodóvar. Born in Madrid, Abril became widely known in Spain in 1976 when she appeared for two years in the show "Un, dos, tres...
“ 1991: Lovers ” - KSTLeo
Jessica Tandy
A beloved, twinkly blue-eyed doyenne of stage and screen, actress Jessica Tandy's career spanned nearly six and a half decades. In that course of time, she enjoyed an amazing film renaissance at age 80, something unheard of in a town that worships youth and nubile beauty. She was born Jessie Alice Tandy in London in 1909...
“ 1990: Driving Miss Daisy ” - KSTLeo
Isabelle Adjani
Actress, Queen Margot
Isabelle Yasmine Adjani was born in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, a suburb of Paris, to Emma Augusta "Gusti" (Schweinberger) and Mohammed Adjani. Her father was a Kabyle Algerian, from Iferhounène, and her mother was a Bavarian German. She grew up speaking German fluently. After winning a school recitation contest...
“ 1989: Camille Claudel ” - KSTLeo
Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter was born in Conyers, Georgia, to Opal Marguerite (Catledge), a homemaker, and Charles Edwin Hunter, a part-time sporting goods company representative and farmer with a 250 acre farm. She is the youngest of seven children. Her parents encouraged her talent at an early age, and her first acting part was as Helen Keller in a fifth-grade play...
“ 1988: Broadcast News ” - KSTLeo
“ 1987: Vera ” - KSTLeo
“ 1986: Hour of the star ” - KSTLeo
“ 1986: Red kiss ” - KSTLeo
“ 1985: Wrong world ” - KSTLeo
Inna Churikova
Actress, Mat
Inna Mikhailovna Churikova was born on October 5, 1943, in Belebey, near Ufa, Bashkiria Republic, Russia (at that time USSR). Her parents were from peasant families. Her father, Mikhail Kuzmich Churikov, was a veteran of the Second World War, he worked at Academy of Agriculture. Her mother, Elisaveta Zakharovna (nee Mantrova)...
“ 1984: War-Time romance ” - KSTLeo
“ 1984: Flirt ” - KSTLeo
“ 1983: Love by request ” - KSTLeo
“ 1982: Bürgschaft für ein Jahr ” - KSTLeo
“ 1981: Fever ” - KSTLeo
“ 1980: Solo Sunny ” - KSTLeo
Hanna Schygulla
Lead icon of the influential New German Cinema of the 70's & 80's, Schygulla's natural blonde beauty and amazing versatility keep her among the world's top actresses. She won best actress at Cannes in 1983 for The Story of Piera (aka "The Story of Piera"), an Italian/German co-production. The Turkish/German co-production...
“ 1979: The marriage of Maria Braun ” - KSTLeo
“ 1978: Opening night ” - KSTLeo
Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin was born September 1, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, to Lillie Mae (Ford) and Guy Tomlin, who moved to Michigan from Paducah, Kentucky, during the Great Depression. Her mother was a nurse's aide and her father was a factory worker. She graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1957, and later enrolled at Wayne State University...
“ 1977: The late show ” - KSTLeo
“ 1976: Noce i dnie (Nights and days) ” - KSTLeo
“ 1975: Brothel 8 ” - KSTLeo
Elizabeth Taylor
Actress, Giant
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was considered one of the last, if not the last, major star to have come out of the old Hollywood studio system. She was known internationally for her beauty, especially for her violet eyes, with which she captured audiences early on in her youth and kept the world hooked on with since...
“ 1972: Hammersmith is out ” - KSTLeo
Shirley MacLaine
Actress, The Apartment
Shirley MacLaine was born Shirley MacLean Beaty in Richmond, Virginia. Her mother, Kathlyn Corinne (MacLean), was a drama teacher from Nova Scotia, Canada, and her father, Ira Owens Beaty, a professor of psychology and real estate agent, was from Virginia. Her brother, Warren Beatty, was born on March 30, 1937. Her ancestry includes English and Scottish...
“ X2
1971: Desperate characters
1959: Ask any girl ” - KSTLeo
Simone Signoret
Actress, Diabolique
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, would be her last theatrical release. She played the landlady. Signoret had a long film apprenticeship during World War II, mostly as an extra and occasionally getting to speak a single line...
“ 1971: Le chat ” - KSTLeo
“ 1968: Les biches ” - KSTLeo
Edith Evans
Edith Evans was the greatest actress on the English stage in the 20th century, treading the boards for over half-a-century. She made her professional stage debut in 1912 and excelled in both classic and modern roles in the West End of London and on Broadway, as well as the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon and the Old Vic...
“ 1967: The whisperers ” - KSTLeo
Lola Albright
Actress, Champion
After modeling and working for a radio station in Akron, Ohio, Lola Albright moved to Hollywood in the mid-1940s. Considered one of the most stylish, sultriest and beautiful actresses in Hollywood, with one of the throatiest, smokiest and most distinctive voices in the business, she starred with Kirk Douglas in the 1949 hit Champion...
“ 1966: Lord love a duck ” - KSTLeo
Madhur Jaffrey
Actress, Wolf
“ 1965: Shakespeare Wallah ” - KSTLeo
“ 1964: The insect woman and She and he ” - KSTLeo
Bibi Andersson
Actress, Persona
Her artistic dreams came early in life and were further supported by her older sister Gerd Andersson who became a ballet dancer at the Royal Opera and made her acting debut in 1951. Bibi, on the other side, had to make do with bit parts and commercials. She debuted in Dum-Bom, playing against Nils Poppe...
“ 1963: The Swedish mistress ” - KSTLeo
Rita Gam
Actress, Klute
“ 1962: No exit ” - KSTLeo
Viveca Lindfors
Actress, Stargate
Ms. Lindfors was a Swedish born actress whose stage and screen career in the U.S. and Sweden spanned more than a half century. She was brought to Hollywood in 1946 by Warner Brothers in the hope that she would be a new Greta Garbo or Ingrid Bergman. She appeared with Ronald Reagan in her first Hollywood film...
“ 1962: No exit ” - KSTLeo
Anna Karina
Born in Denmark, she came to Paris at 18. She met Coco Chanel and Pierre Cardin and started as a top model. She met Jean-Luc Godard about a cameo in Breathless, but she had to be naked and she refused to play in the movie. One year later, they got married and she became famous with the "Nouvelle vague" movies directed by him, Jacques Rivette or Agnès Varda...
“ 1961: A woman is a woman ” - KSTLeo
“ 1960: Kirmes (The fair) ” - KSTLeo
Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani was born in Rome, Italy (not in Egypt, as some biographies claim), on March 7, 1908. She was the illegitimate child of Marina Magnani and an unknown father, often said to be from Alexandria, Egypt, but whom Anna herself claimed was from the Calabria region of Italy although she never knew his name...
“ 1958: Wild is the wind ” - KSTLeo
Yvonne Mitchell
Britisher Yvonne Mitchell was first and foremost a stage actress who began her career quite early as a teen. By the time of her death, she had performed under the theatre lights for over four decades. Her output in films and TV paled in comparison, but the work she put out in those mediums were of unusually high quality with mature themes...
“ 1957: Woman in a dressing gown ” - KSTLeo
“ 1956: Donatella ” - KSTLeo