Winning an Oscar is the pinnacle of any actresses’ career, even more so than starring alongside Eddie Murphy or Jim Carrey. They are immediately thrust in front of the greatest directors, actors and actresses on the planet, as well as the billions of people watching from their homes, and if that doesn’t scare them, to within an inch of urinating in their elegant attire then the fact that they have to be witty, engaging and emotional in their speech probably will.
Many Oscar winners become overwhelmed with the mixture of emotions they are faced with and burst into tears upon receiving the little golden statue, causing them to look at little bit ridiculous and a tad unattractive. However, over the years there have been some sexy actresses who have overcome these embarrassing moments to compose themselves when they win this award.
Katharine Hepburn, “Morning Glory” (1933), “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner” (1967), “The Lion in Winter” (1968), “On Golden Pond” (1981)
Katharine Hepburn is the most successful actress, ever. That is a fact. She won the coveted statuette on four separate occasions and due to her strong willed and sophisticated characters, which brought her to the forefront of 1930s culture and endeared her to millions of viewers.
Audrey Hepburn, “Roman Holiday” (1954)
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Like her namesake, Hepburn has become synonymous with Hollywood but only won the Academy Award on just the one occasion, much to the chagrin of film historians the world over. The British born actress was classically beautiful and brightened up every picture that she starred in, and she could hold a tune too.
Elizabeth Taylor, “Butterfield 8” (1960) and “Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Wolf” (1966)
Taylor is often regarded as the most attractive actress to grace the Silver Screen and won an Oscar on two separate occasions. But her acting skills were often overshadowed by her eccentric lifestyle that saw her marry seven different people, spend millions of dollars on flowers and even befriend Michael Jackson. That last fact really drives home her eccentricity, doesn’t it?
Halle Berry, “Monsters Ball” (2001)
Berry had been a seasoned beauty pageant contestant before she became an actress, and her strikingly pretty face instantly garnered her fans and acclaim once she started to act on the big screen. Her now infamous Oscar acceptance speech, which probably ended up doing more harm than good to not only her career but the movie industry in general, saw her manage to maintain her good looks whilst crying, an act that is almost impossible to achieve. Just ask Sally Field.
Charlize Theron, “Monster” (2003)
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If you are as impossibly beautiful as Charlize Theron, then even though you are awarded every bimbo role you audition for, it’s sometimes hard to be taken seriously as an actor. However, Theron managed to get past this by de-beautifying herself for her portrayal of Aileen Wuornos in 2003’s “Monster” to the point where she looked like a cross between a burn victim and a horse, which resulted in her winning the Oscar that year. Well played Theron, very well played.
Natalie Portman, “Black Swan” (2011)
The most recent Oscar winner has it all. She’s drop dead gorgeous, went to Harvard and has starred in the “Star Wars” films. It’s enough to make you hate her, but then all you need to do is take one look at her pretty little face and you suddenly find yourself immediately falling in love again. She probably hated Jar Jar too.