Katherine Hepburn Is the Only Actress With the Most Oscars

Eliza | 10 - 06 - 2021
Katherine Hepburn

Katherine Hepburn was born on May 12, 1907, in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. Hepburn was celebrated as a Hollywood icon and she is one of America’s great film and stage actresses. Through her marvelous acting skills, she ruled Hollywood for almost seventy years. Hepburn holds the record for the most Academy Awards for Best Actress. During the beginning of her acting career, she was named as “box office poison” because of unsuccessful films she made under some studio contract.

Apart from her Oscars, Hepburn is best known for her independence, intelligence, and naughty behavior. Hepburn was not a usual type of actress, she wore men’s clothing during the period when women wore only skirts. She was always seen wearing slacks and was in a no-makeup look. Hepburn refused to pose for a picture and interviews. The audience was shocked by her unconventional attitude and personality.

Katherine Hepburn- Actress with Most Oscars

Over her acting career, Hepburn won four Oscars. She got her first Oscar in 1934 and the other three awards later in her 66-year movie career. Hepburn won or was nominated for the Oscars“ Best Actress in a Leading Role” for the following films.

Who Was the First Woman To Win an Oscar for Best Actress? Janet Gaynor
  • A. Janet Gaynor
  • B. Katherine Hepburn
  • C. Mary Pickford
  • D. Noema Shearer

Most Academy Award for Best Actress

1934 Winner Morning Glory (1933)
1936 Nominee Alice Adams (1935)
1941 Nominee The Philadelphia Story (1940)
1943 Nominee Women of the year (1942)
1952 Nominee The African Queen (1951)
1956 Nominee Summer time (1955)
1957 Nominee The Rainmaker (1956)
1960 Nominee Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
1963 Nominee Long Day’s journey into night (1962)
1968 Winner Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
1969 Winner The Lion in Winter (1968)
1982 Winner On Golden Pond (1981)

It is said that Katharine Hepburn never came to any Oscar ceremony to receive them. Katherine used to say “As for me prizes are nothing” and “My prize is my work.” Katherine faced several criticisms for her attitude and character. She was called “Hollywood’s most baffling question mark” because of her harsh behavior with the press. When she took control over her career she was called bossy. Hepburn was also called “Katherine of Arrogance” in a famous 1940 magazine. Hepburn was judged so harshly for not settling down and having kids. But till now, after many decades, no one has beaten the historic record of the “Most Oscar-winning actress” Katharine Hepburn. The legendary actress died in 2003 at the age of 96.  

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