Most Oscar Winning Actors/Actresses

Katharine Hepburn

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Katharine Hepburn is at the top of our list with her record of most Academy Award winning performer (actor or actress). She won 4 Academy Awards in her very long career of over 60 years. She was born in 1907. She first appeared on scenes in 1928. The last appearance on scenes was in 1994 at the age of 87. She died in 2003 at the age of 97. Besides being having the most Oscar winning performer record, she also named as the Greatest Female Star of Classic Hollywood Cinema. Although the record of most nominated performer belongs to Meryl Steep with 20 nominations, Katharine Hepburn has the second place with 12 nominations. She won first Oscar in her early career for Morning Glory in 1933. She won another three Oscars for Guess Who is Coming for Dinner (1968), The Lion in Winter 1969, and on Golden Pond-1982. She always opposed to role of women in society and resisted to expectations from a woman in society. For example, she regularly wore trousers at the times when wearing trousers for women was unusual. She tried to seize the day and to make the most of her time. She appeared in over 50 movies including TV movies and 33 plays.

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