Best Supporting Actress (Nominees And Winners 1979-1960)

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1. Jane Alexander

Actress | Kramer vs. Kramer

Angular in features, reserved in demeanor and more-or-less plaintive in appearance, actress Jane Alexander has played down the glamor card for the most part. Her true brilliance has come from the remarkable range and depth of her talent. Heralded as one of the finest 70s actresses to arrive in ...

1979 Nominee- "Kramer Vs. Kramer"

2. Barbara Barrie

Actress | Breaking Away

After endless stage and television work, Barrie received a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her performance in One Potato, Two Potato (1964), in the film she acted as Julie, a young, single parent for four years, after her husband abandoned her and their daughter. The following ...

1979 Nominee- "Breaking Away"

3. Candice Bergen

Actress | Murphy Brown

One cool, eternally classy lady, Candice Bergen was elegantly poised for trendy "ice princess" stardom when she first arrived on the '60s screen, but she gradually reshaped that débutante image in the '70s, both on- and off-camera. A staunch, outspoken feminist with a decisive edge, she went on to ...

1979 Nominee- "Starting Over"

4. Stephanie Faracy

Actress | Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Stephanie Faracy was born on January 1, 1952 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016), Temple Grandin (2010) and Sideways (2004).

1979 Nominee- "When You Comin Back, Red Ryder"

5. Louise Fletcher

Actress | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, to Episcopal minister Robert Fletcher and his wife Estelle, both of whom were deaf, Louise Fletcher was introduced to performing at a young age by the aunt who taught her to speak. After graduating from the University of North Carolina, she took a trip out west with her...

1979 Nominee- "Natural Enemies"

6. Mariel Hemingway

Actress | Manhattan

Mariel Hemingway was born on November 22, 1961 in Mill Valley, California, USA as Mariel Hadley Hemingway. She is an actress, known for Manhattan (1979), Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) and The Sex Monster (1999). She was previously married to Stephen Crisman.

1979 Nominee- "Manhattan" (RU)

7. Linda Manz

Actress | Days of Heaven

Linda Manz was born on August 20, 1961 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Days of Heaven (1978), The Game (1997) and The Wanderers (1979). She has been married to Robert L. Guthrie since 1985. They have three children.

1979 Nominee- "The Wanderers"

8. Annie Potts

Actress | Ghostbusters

Annie Potts is an American film, television, and stage actress. She is known for her roles in popular 1980s films such as Ghostbusters (1984) and Pretty in Pink (1986). She made her debut on the big screen in 1978 in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer comedy film Corvette Summer, with Mark Hamill, for which ...

1979 Nominee- "Corvette Summer"

9. Meryl Streep

Actress | August: Osage County

Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 21 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 ...

**WINNER- 1979- "Kramer Vs. Kramer"**

10. Meryl Streep

Actress | August: Osage County

Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 21 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 ...

1979 Nominee- "Manhattan"

11. Franca Stoppi

Actress | L'altro inferno

Franca Stoppi was born on July 19, 1946 in Fiorenzuola d'Arda, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. She was an actress, known for The Other Hell (1981), Violence in a Women's Prison (1982) and Women's Prison Massacre (1983). She was married to Simone Mattioli. She died on July 9, 2011 in Foligno, Umbria, Italy.

1979 Nominee- "Beyond The Darkness"

12. Carol Burnett

Actress | The Carol Burnett Show

The entertainment world has enjoyed a five-decade love affair with comedienne/singer Carol Burnett. A peerless sketch performer and delightful, self-effacing personality who rightfully succeeded Lucille Ball as the carrot-topped "Queen of Television Comedy," it was Burnett's traumatic childhood ...

1978 Nominee- "A Wedding"

13. Dyan Cannon

Actress | Heaven Can Wait

Perhaps best known for her trademark curly blond tresses and her faithful appearances at L.A. Lakers basketball games, Dyan Cannon has enjoyed nearly fifty years in the entertainment industry. Born Samille Diane Friesen in Tacoma, Washington, Cannon had early dreams of becoming an actress. She made...

1978 Nominee- "Heaven Can Wait"

14. Stockard Channing

Actress | Grease

One of Broadway and Hollywood's cleverer talents who tends to shine a smart, cynical light on her surroundings, Stockard Channing was born Susan Williams Antonia Stockard on February 13, 1944, in New York City, to a Catholic family, with English and Irish ancestry. The daughter of Lester Napier ...

1978 Nominee- "Grease" (RU)

15. Angela Lansbury

Actress | The Manchurian Candidate

The daughter of an actress and the granddaughter of a high-ranking politician, Angela Brigid Lansbury studied acting from her youth, departing for the United States in 1940 during the Battle of Britain. She was contracted by MGM while still a teenager and nominated for an Academy Award for her ...

1978 Nominee- "Death On The Nile"

16. 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 half a 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 ...

1978 Nominee- "A Wedding"

17. Maggie Smith

Actress | Gosford Park

One of the world's most famous and distinguished actresses, Dame Maggie Smith was born Margaret Natalie Smith in Essex. Her Scottish mother, Margaret (Hutton), worked as a secretary, and her English father, Nathaniel Smith, was a teacher at Oxford University. Smith has been married twice: to actor ...

**WINNER- 1978- "California Suite"**

18. Wendie Jo Sperber

Actress | Back to the Future

Though she was known best for drawing laughs as whiny, excitable characters throughout her raucous film and TV career, actress/comedienne Wendie Jo Sperber showed a brave, compassionate and humane side in the last years of her life. The Los Angeles-born performer developed a driving passion for ...

1978 Nominee- "I Wanna Hold Your Hand"

19. Maureen Stapleton

Actress | Reds

Academy Award-winner Maureen Stapleton was born June 21, 1925 in Troy, New York, to Irene (née Walsh) and John P. Stapleton. Her family was of Irish descent. Maureen moved to New York City at the age of eighteen and did modeling to pay the bills. Already a Tony Award-winner, she made her Academy ...

1978 Nominee- "Interiors"

20. Meryl Streep

Actress | August: Osage County

Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 21 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 ...

1978 Nominee- "The Deer Hunter"

21. Mona Washbourne

Actress | My Fair Lady

British character player Mona Washbourne was a natural symbol for the working-class as much of her early career was in playing midwives, barmaids, nannies, landladies and factory workers. Born November 27, 1903, in Birmingham, England, where she attended Yardley Secondary School. The daughter of ...

1978 Nominee- "Stevie"

22. Joan Blondell

Actress | Grease

With blonde hair, big blue eyes and a big smile, Joan was usually cast as the wisecracking working girl who was the lead's best friend. Born into vaudeville to a comic named Eddie, Joan was on the stage when she was three years old. For years, she toured the circuit with her parents and joined a ...

1977 Nominee- "Opening Night"

23. Melinda Dillon

Actress | Magnolia

Melinda Dillon came to prominence with the role of Jillian Guiler, a mother whose child is abducted by aliens in Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). Dillon's performance in the film earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. A few years later, Dillon ...

1977 Nominee- "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind"

24. Jean Hill

Actress | Desperate Living

Jean Hill was born on November 15, 1946 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She was an actress, known for Desperate Living (1977), Polyester (1981) and A Dirty Shame (2004). She was married to Ronnie Walker. She died on August 21, 2013 in Baltimore.

1977 Nominee- "Desperate Living"

25. Edith Massey

Actress | Polyester

The wonderfully eccentric, snaggle-toothed Edith Massey was born in New York City and raised in an orphanage in Denver, Colorado, before running away to Hollywood as a teenager. She met director John Waters while working as a barmaid and as the owner of a thrift shop, Edith's Shopping Bag at Fells ...

1977 Nominee- "Desperate Living"

26. Sheryl Lee Ralph

Actress | Oliver & Company

Sheryl Lee Ralph was born December 30, 1956 in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA. She is known for her roles in Moesha (1996), Its A Living (1980), and Instant Mom (2013). Her Career Began in the late 1970s. She has been Married to Vincent Hughes since July 30, 2005 a Pennsylvania state senator. She was ...

1977 Nominee- "A Piece Of The Action"

27. Vanessa Redgrave

Actress | Atonement

On January 30, 1937, renowned theatre actor Michael Redgrave was performing in a production of Hamlet in London. During the curtain call, the show's lead, Laurence Olivier, announced to the audience: "tonight a great actress was born". This was in reference to his co-star's newborn daughter, ...

1977 Nominee- "Julia"

28. Sissy Spacek

Actress | In the Bedroom

As a kid, Sissy Spacek climbed trees, rode horses, swam, and played in the woods. She was born Mary Elizabeth Spacek on December 25, 1949, in Quitman, Texas, to Virginia Frances (Spilman) and Edwin Arnold Spacek, Sr., a county agricultural agent. Her father's family was of Czech and German origin.

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1977 Nominee- "Three Women"

29. Susan Tyrrell

Actress | Cry-Baby

A bizarre, gloriously one-of-a-kind Hollywood gypsy and self-affirmed outcast, San Francisco-born actress Susan Tyrrell (born Susan Jillian Creamer) was a teenager when she made her stage debut in "Time Out for Ginger" in 1962. A product of the entertainment industry, her father was a top agent at ...

**WINNER- 1977- "Bad"**

30. Ann Wedgeworth

Actress | Sweet Dreams

Ann Wedgeworth was born January 21, 1934 in Abilene, Texas to Cortus and Elizabeth Wedgeworth, she graduated from from Highland Park High School in University Park, and later graduated from the University of Texas in 1957. After graduation, Ann moved to New York City and auditioned several times ...

1977 Nominee- "Citizen's Band" (Formerly "Handle With Care") (RU)

31. Tuesday Weld

Actress | Once Upon a Time in America

Susan Ker Weld was born on August 27, 1943 (Friday), in New York City. When her father, Lathrop Motley Weld, died three years later at the age of 49, the young girl, whose name by then had somehow been transmogrified into "Tuesday", took over the role of the family breadwinner, which included her ...

1977 Nominee- "Looking For Mr. Goodbar"

32. Nancy Allen

Actress | Dressed to Kill

Nancy Anne Allen was the daughter of a police lieutenant from Yonkers, New York. At a young age, she trained for a dancing career at the High School of Performing Arts, and then attended Jose Quintano's School for Young Professionals. In dozens of television commercials from the age of 15, Nancy ...

1976 Nominee- "Carrie"

33. Mary Alice

Actress | The Matrix Revolutions

Mary Alice was born on December 3, 1941 in Indianola, Mississippi, USA as Mary Alice Smith. She is an actress, known for The Matrix Revolutions (2003), Awakenings (1990) and I'll Fly Away (1991).

1976 Nominee- "Sparkle"

34. Betty Buckley

Actress | Split

Betty Buckley, who has been called "The Voice of Broadway," is one of theater's most respected and legendary leading ladies. She is an actress/singer whose career spans theater, film, television and concert halls around the world. She is a 2012 Theatre Hall of Fame inductee and the 2017 recipient ...

1976 Nominee- "Carrie"

35. Jodie Foster

Actress | The Silence of the Lambs

Jodie Foster started her career at the age of two. For four years she made commercials and finally gave her debut as an actress in the TV series Mayberry R.F.D. (1968). In 1975 Jodie was offered the role of prostitute Iris Steensma in the movie Taxi Driver (1976). This role, for which she received ...

1976 Nominee- "Taxi Driver" (RU)

36. Piper Laurie

Actress | The Hustler

Piper Laurie is a three-time Oscar nominee, nominated by BAFTA as well as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for best performance by an actress in 'The Hustler' with Paul Newman.

Laurie was born Rosetta Jacobs in Detroit, Michigan, to Charlotte Sadie (Alperin) and Alfred Jacobs, a ...

**WINNER- 1976- "Carrie"**

37. Lonette McKee

Actress | Brewster's Millions

Lonette McKee's career began in the music industry in hometown Detroit, Michigan as a child prodigy, where she began playing keyboards composing music and lyrics, singing and performing professionally at a young age. At fourteen she recorded her first record, "Stop Don't Worry 'Bout It" which ...

1976 Nominee- "Sparkle"

38. Miou-Miou

Actress | Nettoyage à sec

Miou-Miou was born Sylvette Herry on February 22, 1950, in Paris, France. Her father was a gendarme, her mother was a sales-woman. Young Miou-Miou was selling strawberries helping out at her mother's fruit and vegetable stand at a street market. There she was spotted by actor-director Romain ...

1976 Nominee- "Jonah Who Will Be 25 In The Year 2000"

39. Talia Shire

Actress | Rocky

Talia Shire was born on April 25, 1946 in Lake Success, Long Island, New York, USA as Talia Rose Coppola. She is an actress, known for Rocky (1976), The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974). She was previously married to Jack Schwartzman and David Shire.

1976 Nominee- "Rocky"

40. Lois Smith

Actress | Minority Report

Lois Smith was born on November 3, 1930 in Topeka, Kansas, USA as Lois Arlene Humbert. She is an actress, known for Minority Report (2002), Lady Bird (2017) and Twister (1996). She was previously married to Wesley Dale Smith.

1976 Nominee- "Next Stop, Greenwich Village"

41. Beatrice Straight

Actress | Network

In her long career, Beatrice Straight actually did very little work in the movies, plying her trade mostly onstage. But when she did grace the silver screen, she did it with great skill. Her first love was theater, having debuted on Broadway in the 1935 "Bitter Oleander". Her work garnered her much...

1976 Nominee- "Network"

42. Shelley Winters

Actress | The Poseidon Adventure

Shelley Winters was born Shirley Schrift of very humble beginnings on August 18, 1920 (some sources list 1922) in East St. Louis, Illinois. Her mother, Rose Winter, was born in Missouri, to Austrian Jewish parents, and her father, Jonas Schrift, was an Austrian Jewish immigrant. She had one sibling...

1976 Nominee- "The Tenant"

43. Ronee Blakley

Actress | Nashville

Ronee Blakley came to prominence as the fictional country superstar Barbara Jean (a role that was originally offered to Susan Anspach), in Robert Altman's Nashville (1975). Her performance in the film won her a National Board of Review for Best Supporting Actress, and garnered Academy Award, BAFTA,...

1975 Nominee- "Nashville"

44. Nell Campbell

Actress | The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Nell Campbell (aka Little Nell) was born May 24, 1953 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is the daughter of Ross, humorist and editor of the Daily Telegraph, and Ruth Campbell. She made her "debut" tap dancing for an exhibition for Martin Sharp in 1970. When she turned 18 her father moved ...

1975 Nominee- (as Little Nell)- "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"

45. Rosalind Cash

Actress | The Omega Man

Rosalind Cash was an actress whose career endured and flourished on stage, screen, and television, despite her staunch refusal to portray stereotypical Black roles. Ms. Cash was nominated for an Emmy for her work on the Public Broadcasting Service production of American Playhouse: Go Tell It on the...

1975 Nominee- "Cornbread, Earl And Me" (RU)

46. Lee Grant

Actress | In the Heat of the Night

Academy Award-winner Lee Grant was born Lyova Haskell Rosenthal on October 31, 1925 in Manhattan, New York City, to Witia (Haskell), a teacher and actress, and Abraham Rosenthal, an educator and realtor. Her father was of Romanian Jewish descent, and her mother was a Russian Jewish immigrant. Lee ...

1975 Nominee- "Shampoo"

47. Sheila Keith

Actress | Ballet Shoes

Character actress Sheila Keith was born to Scottish parents in London, England on June 9, 1920. Keith was raised since the age of two by an aunt in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Sheila trained to be an actress at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England. Keith began her ...

1975 Nominee- "Cover-Up" (Formerly Frightmare)"

48. Sylvia Miles

Actress | Midnight Cowboy

Sylvia Miles was an American actress, born and raised in Greenwich Village, New York City. She was twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, without ever winning the Award.

Miles was born under the name "Sylvia Scheinwald". Her parents were furniture maker Reuben Scheinwald ...

1975 Nominee- "Farewell, My Lovely"

49. Paula Prentiss

Actress | The Stepford Wives

Discovered by a talent scout at Northwestern University in 1958, Paula Prentiss was signed by Metro Goldwyn Mayer and teamed with Jim Hutton in a string of comedies. She rapidly became one of the best American comediennes of the 1960s. Her funny voice inflexions, free acting style and brunette good...

1975 Nominee- "The Stepford Wives"

50. Lily Tomlin

Actress | Nashville

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 ...

**WINNER- 1975- "Nashville"**

51. Brenda Vaccaro

Actress | Midnight Cowboy

A leading lady on screen, stage and sometimes television, Brenda Vaccaro, was born in Brooklyn but was actually raised in Dallas, Texas.

Her appetite for acting increased following several appearances in high school productions, and she finally started a professional career in the 1960s. Memorable ...

1975 Nominee- "Once Is Not Enough"

52. Gwen Welles

Actress | Nashville

Gwen Welles was born on March 4, 1951 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA as Gwen Goldberg. She is known for her work on Nashville (1975), Desert Hearts (1985) and Hellé (1972). She was married to Harris Yulin. She died on October 13, 1993 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

1975 Nominee- "Nashville"

53. Ingrid Bergman

Actress | Notorious

Ingrid Bergman was one of the greatest actresses from Hollywood's lamented Golden Era. Her natural and unpretentious beauty and her immense acting talent made her one of the most celebrated figures in the history of American cinema. Bergman is also one of the most Oscar-awarded actresses, tied with ...

1974 Nominee- "Murder On The Orient Express"

54. Karen Black

Actress | Five Easy Pieces

Karen Black was born Karen Blanche Ziegler in Park Ridge, Illinois, to Elsie Mary (Reif), who wrote high school textbooks, and Norman Arthur Ziegler, an engineer and businessman. She was of Norwegian (from her paternal grandmother), German, and Bohemian (Czech) descent. Karen entered Northwestern ...

1974 Nominee- "Law And Disorder"

55. Valentina Cortese

Actress | La nuit américaine

Valentina Cortese was born in Milan on New Year's Day of 1923. She made her movie debut in 1940 and played many "ingenue" parts in Italian films of that period, before making a real sensation in Les Misérables (1948) and Tempesta su Parigi (1948), playing both female leads, Fantine and ...

1974 Nominee- "Day For Night" (RU)

56. Madeline Kahn

Actress | Paper Moon

Madeline Kahn was born Madeline Gail Wolfson on September 29, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Freda (Goldberg) (later known as Paula Kahn) 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 ...

**WINNER- 1974- "Blazing Saddles"**

57. Diane Keaton

Actress | Annie Hall

Diane Keaton was born Diane Hall in Los Angeles, California, to Dorothy Deanne (Keaton), an amateur photographer, and John Newton Ignatius "Jack" Hall, a civil engineer and real estate broker. She studied Drama at Santa Ana College, before dropping out in favor of the Neighborhood Playhouse in New ...

1974 Nominee- "The Godfather Pt. 2"

58. Paula Kelly

Actress | The Andromeda Strain

Tall, graceful, supremely accomplished American actress, singer, dancer and choreographer Paula Kelly was born in Jacksonville, Florida, one of three daughters, to Ruth and Lehman Kelly. The family moved to Harlem in New York when she was six years old. Unlike her siblings, she had strong musical ...

1974 Nominee- "Uptown Saturday Night"

59. Diane Ladd

Actress | Wild at Heart

Ladd earned recognition for her role as Florence Jean Castleberry, the hardened, sharp-tongued waitress in Martin Scorsese's Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974); her performance earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role but she lost to Ingrid Bergman in Murder on the ...

1974 Nominee- "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore"

60. Valerie Perrine

Actress | Superman

Valerie Perrine was born on September 3, 1943 in Galveston, Texas, USA as Valerie Ritchie Perrine. She is an actress, known for Superman (1978), Lenny (1974) and Superman II (1980).

1974 Nominee- "Lenny"

61. Anna Prucnal

Actress | Smarkula

Anna Prucnal was born on December 17, 1940 in Warsaw, Poland. She is a Polish actress in both cinema and theatre, as well as a singer. After her father, a surgeon, was killed by the Nazis during World War II, Anna and her sister were raised by their mother, who was of noble descent and related to ...

1974 Nominee- "Sweet Movie"

62. Mink Stole

Actress | Serial Mom

Part of the original motley crew of cast players in underground shock master John Waters' bare-bones 8mm, 16mm and 35mm cult perversions during the late 60s and early 70s, Mink Stole was born Nancy Stoll in the late 1940s in Baltimore, Maryland. Waters took her under his wing in 1966 wherein she ...

1974 Nominee- "Female Trouble"

63. Susan Anspach

Actress | Five Easy Pieces

Susan Anspach was born on November 23, 1942 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Susan Florence Anspach. She was an actress, known for Five Easy Pieces (1970), Play It Again, Sam (1972) and Blume in Love (1973). She was married to Sherwood Ball and Mark Goddard. She died on April 2, 2018 in ...

1973 Nominee- "Blume In Love"

64. Linda Blair

Actress | The Exorcist

From the age of five, Linda Blair had to get used to the spotlight, first as a child model and then as an actress, when out of 600 applicants she was picked for the role of Regan, the possessed child, in The Exorcist (1973). Linda quickly rose to international fame, won the Golden Globe, and seemed...

1973 Nominee- "The Exorcist" (RU)

65. Candy Clark

Actress | American Graffiti

Candy Clark was born on June 20, 1947 in Norman, Oklahoma, USA as Candace June Clark. She is an actress, known for American Graffiti (1973), The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) and Blue Thunder (1983). She was previously married to Jeff Wald and Marjoe Gortner.

1973 Nominee- "American Graffiti"

66. Marlene Clark

Actress | Enter the Dragon

Lovely, sultry and charismatic Marlene Clark was born December 19, 1949, in Los Angeles, California. Her father was a bus driver and her mother worked in a factory. Marlene grew up in New York City's Harlem area, and went to junior college in Tennessee. She was a speech major at the City College of...

1973 Nominee- "Ganja And Hess"

67. P.J. Johnson

Actress | Paper Moon

P.J. Johnson is an actress and assistant director, known for Paper Moon (1973), Texasville (1990) and Paper Moon (1974).

**WINNER- 1973- "Paper Moon"**

68. Madeline Kahn

Actress | Paper Moon

Madeline Kahn was born Madeline Gail Wolfson on September 29, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Freda (Goldberg) (later known as Paula Kahn) 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 ...

1973 Nominee- "Paper Moon"

69. Françoise Lebrun

Actress | La maman et la putain

Françoise Lebrun is an actress and writer, known for The Mother and the Whore (1973), Julie & Julia (2009) and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007).

1973 Nominee- "The Mother And The Whore"

70. Pupella Maggio

Actress | Amarcord

Pupella Maggio was born on April 24, 1910 in Naples, Campania, Italy as Giustina Maggio. She was an actress, known for Amarcord (1973), Cinema Paradiso (1988) and Be Sick... It's Free (1968). She was married to Luigi Dell'Isola. She died on December 8, 1999 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

1973 Nominee- "Amarcord"

71. Mackenzie Phillips

Actress | American Graffiti

Mackenzie Phillips was known for her role in the 1973 hit movie American Graffiti (1973). Two years later, she got the role that changed her life in the 1975 sitcom One Day at a Time (1975). The show was an instant success, and everything was going well until the third season was launched, when she...

1973 Nominee- "American Graffiti"

72. Sylvia Sidney

Actress | Beetlejuice

Sylvia Sidney was born in New York City, in the Bronx borough, on August 8, 1910 with the birth name of Sophia Kosow. Her father was Russian born and her mother was born in Romania. They divorced not long after her birth. Her mother subsequently remarried and Sylvia was adopted by her stepfather, ...

1973 Nominee- "Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams"

73. Cindy Williams

Actress | American Graffiti

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...

1973 Nominee- "American Graffiti"

74. Harriet Andersson

Actress | Viskningar och rop

Discovered at age 20 by celebrated director Ingmar Bergman, she became part of Bergman's regular stable of performers; in fact, he wrote Summer with Monika (1953) especially for her breakthrough. Extraordinary and versatile as an actress, her roles have ranged from the naive young wife in Sawdust ...

1972 Nominee- "Cries And Whispers"

75. Pat Ast

Actress | Reform School Girls

Pat was a native New Yorker who worked as a receptionist and clerk in a box factory. She met Andy Warhol later and starred in his film "Heat" with Joe Dallesandro and Sylvia Miles. Later she met a fashion designer, Roy Halston and worked in his Madison Avenue store. From there, she decided to move ...

1972 Nominee- "Heat"

76. Jeannie Berlin

Actress | The Heartbreak Kid

Jeannie Berlin was born on November 1, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jeannie Brette May. She is an actress and writer, known for The Heartbreak Kid (1972), Margaret (2011) and Inherent Vice (2014).

1972 Nominee- "The Heartbreak Kid"

77. Eileen Heckart

Actress | The Bad Seed

Versatile, award-winning character actress Eileen Heckart, with the lean, horsey face and assured, fervent gait, was born Anna Eileen Herbert on March 29, 1919, in Columbus, Ohio. An only child, she lived with her mother after her parents separated at age 2, and was eventually adopted by her ...

**WINNER- 1972- "Butterflies Are Free"**

78. Madeline Kahn

Actress | Paper Moon

Madeline Kahn was born Madeline Gail Wolfson on September 29, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Freda (Goldberg) (later known as Paula Kahn) 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 ...

1972 Nominee- "What's Up Doc?"

79. Eva Mattes

Actress | Enemy at the Gates

Versatile stage and screen actress best known for Werner Herzog films (Best Supporting winner at Cannes for "Woyzeck"). Possibly her most acclaimed starring role is as her mentor 'Rainer Werner Fassbinder' in "A Man Called EVA" (Fassbinder, who treated Eva Mattes kindly, was sometimes referred to ...

1972 Nominee- "The Bitter Tears Of Petra von Kant"

80. Sally Struthers

Actress | All in the Family

Cute as a button and with a petite, porcelain prettiness and vulnerability that endeared her to the American public, Sally Struthers nabbed a series role in the early 1970s and became a solid part of TV history as a member of a dysfunctional family quartet in the milestone sitcom, All in the Family...

1972 Nominee- "The Getaway"

81. Susan Tyrrell

Actress | Cry-Baby

A bizarre, gloriously one-of-a-kind Hollywood gypsy and self-affirmed outcast, San Francisco-born actress Susan Tyrrell (born Susan Jillian Creamer) was a teenager when she made her stage debut in "Time Out for Ginger" in 1962. A product of the entertainment industry, her father was a top agent at ...

1972 Nominee- "Fat City" (RU)

82. Shelley Winters

Actress | The Poseidon Adventure

Shelley Winters was born Shirley Schrift of very humble beginnings on August 18, 1920 (some sources list 1922) in East St. Louis, Illinois. Her mother, Rose Winter, was born in Missouri, to Austrian Jewish parents, and her father, Jonas Schrift, was an Austrian Jewish immigrant. She had one sibling...

1972 Nominee- "The Poseidon Adventure"

83. Zouzou

Actress | L'amour l'après-midi

Danièle Ciarlet, AKA Zouzou, is today one of the most revered - even though quite obscure for most - icons of the 60s Parisian scene. Discovered at age 16 by then young design artist Jean-Paul Goude, she briefly modelled for Yves Saint Laurent, and, as a tireless night-clubber, is better known, in ...

1972 Nominee- "Chloe In The Afternoon"

84. Eileen Brennan

Actress | Clue

A supremely gifted, versatile player who could reach dramatic depths, as exemplified in her weary-eyed, good-hearted waitress in The Last Picture Show (1971), or comedy heights, as in her sadistic drill captain in Private Benjamin (1980), Eileen Brennan managed to transition from lovely Broadway ...

1971 Nominee- "The Last Picture Show"

85. Ellen Burstyn

Actress | Requiem for a Dream

Ellen Burstyn was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Correine Marie (Hamel) and John Austin Gillooly. She is of Irish, French/French-Canadian, Pennsylvania Dutch (German), and Native American ancestry.. She worked a number of jobs before she became an actress. At 14, she was a short-order cook at a ...

(TIE) **WINNER- 1971- "The Last Picture Show"**

86. Julie Dawn Cole

Actress | Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Julie Dawn Cole was born on October 26, 1957 in Guildford, Surrey, England. She is an actress, known for Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), Poldark (1975) and And Mother Makes Three (1971). She was previously married to Nick Wilton.

1971 Nominee- "Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory"

87. Barbara Harris

Actress | Freaky Friday

Barbara Harris began acting while still a teenager in Chicago, playing small parts in the Playwrights Theatre Club (whose other players included such youngsters as Edward Asner, Mike Nichols and Elaine May). She was also in "The Compass Players", the first ongoing improvisational theater troupe in ...

1971 Nominee- "Who Is Harry Kellerman And Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?"

88. Cloris Leachman

Actress | The Last Picture Show

The legendary actress set a record when at age 82, she appeared on Dancing with the Stars (2005). Cloris Leachman was born on April 30, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa to Berkeley Claiborne "Buck" Leachman and the former Cloris Wallace. Her father's family owned a lumber company, Leachman Lumber Co. She ...

(TIE) **WINNER- 1971- "The Last Picture Show"**

89. Audra Lindley

Actress | Three's Company

Audra Lindley was born in Los Angeles, California, to a show-business family--her father, Bert Lindley, was a stage and film actor. She got her early start in Hollywood by being a stand-in, which eventually progressed to stunt work. After a while, however, she found stunt work not to her liking and...

1971 Nominee- "Taking Off"

90. Ann-Margret

Actress | Bye Bye Birdie

Actress and singer Ann-Margret is one of the most famous sex symbols and actresses of the 1960s and beyond. She continued her career through the following decades and into the 21st century.

Ann-Margret was born Ann-Margret Olsson in Valsjöbyn, Jämtland County, Sweden, to Anna Regina (Aronsson) and ...

1971 Nominee- "Carnal Knowledge"

91. Diana Rigg

Actress | On Her Majesty's Secret Service

British actress Dame Diana Rigg was born on July 20, 1938 in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England. She has had an extensive career in film and theatre, including playing the title role in "Medea", both in London and New York, for which she won the 1994 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.

Rigg made her ...

1971 Nominee- "The Hospital"

92. Delphine Seyrig

Actress | The Day of the Jackal

Delphine was born in Beirut on the 10th April 1932 into an intellectual Protestant family. Her Alsatian father, Henri Seyrig, was the director of the Archaeological Institute and later France's cultural attaché in New York during World War Two. Her Swiss mother, Hermine De Saussure, was an adept of...

1971 Nominee- "Daughters Of Darkness" (RU)

93. 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 "...

1971 Nominee- "The Last Picture Show"

94. Bea Arthur

Actress | The Golden Girls

Actress-comedienne Bea Arthur was born Bernice Frankel on May 13, 1922 in New York City to a Jewish family. She grew up in Maryland, where her parents ran a dress shop. At 12 years old, she was the tallest girl in her school at 5'9".

She earned the title of "Wittiest Girl" in her school, and her ...

1970 Nominee- "Lovers And Other Strangers"

95. Karen Black

Actress | Five Easy Pieces

Karen Black was born Karen Blanche Ziegler in Park Ridge, Illinois, to Elsie Mary (Reif), who wrote high school textbooks, and Norman Arthur Ziegler, an engineer and businessman. She was of Norwegian (from her paternal grandmother), German, and Bohemian (Czech) descent. Karen entered Northwestern ...

1970 Nominee- "Five Easy Pieces" (RU)

96. Cass Elliot

Soundtrack | Repo Men

Cass Elliot was born Ellen Naomi Cohen on September 19, 1941, in Baltimore, Maryland. She grew up in the Washington D.C. environs and in her senior year of high school, performed in a summer stock production of "The Boyfriend" at the Owings Mills Playhouse, where she played the French nurse who ...

1970 Nominee- "Pufnstuf"

97. Helen Hayes

Actress | Airport

Known as "The First lady of the American Theater", Helen Hayes had a legendary career on stage and in films and television that spanned over eighty years. Hayes was born in Washington, D.C., to Catherine Estelle "Essie" Hayes, an actress who worked in touring companies, and Francis van Arnum Brown,...

1970 Nominee- "Airport"

98. Sally Kellerman

Actress | MASH

Kellerman arrived quite young on the late 1950s film and television scene with a fresh and distinctively weird, misfit presence. It is this same uniqueness that continues to makes her such an attractively offbeat performer today. The willowy, swan-necked, flaxen-haired actress shot to film comedy ...

1970 Nominee- "Brewster McCloud"

99. Sally Kellerman

Actress | MASH

Kellerman arrived quite young on the late 1950s film and television scene with a fresh and distinctively weird, misfit presence. It is this same uniqueness that continues to makes her such an attractively offbeat performer today. The willowy, swan-necked, flaxen-haired actress shot to film comedy ...

(TIE)**WINNER- Best Supporting Actress- 1970- "M*A*S*H"**

100. Lucille Rogers

Actress | The Goldbergs

Lucille Rogers was born on April 18, 1890. She was an actress, known for The Goldbergs (1949) and Pound (1970). She was married to Stewart Malcolmson. She died on March 30, 1971 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA.

1970 Nominee- "Pound"



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