Monday, October 18

Cannes – Best Actress

Click through each award to see the full list of nominees and winners!

2019 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Little Joe Emily Beecham

Little Joe

Emily Beecham

2018 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Ayka Samal Yeslyamova

Ayka

Samal Yeslyamova

2017 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

In the Fade Diane Kruger

In the Fade

Diane Kruger

2016 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Ma' Rosa Jaclyn Jose

Ma’ Rosa

Jaclyn Jose

2015 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Carol Rooney Mara

Carol

Rooney Mara

2015 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

My King Emmanuelle Bercot

My King

Emmanuelle Bercot

2014 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Maps to the Stars Julianne Moore

Maps to the Stars

Julianne Moore

2013 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

The Past Bérénice Bejo

The Past

Bérénice Bejo

2012 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Beyond the Hills Cristina Flutur

Beyond the Hills

Cristina Flutur

2011 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Melancholia Kirsten Dunst

Melancholia

Kirsten Dunst

2010 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Certified Copy Juliette Binoche

Certified Copy

Juliette Binoche

2009 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Antichrist Charlotte Gainsbourg

Antichrist

Charlotte Gainsbourg

2008 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Linha de Passe Sandra Corveloni

Linha de Passe

Sandra Corveloni

2007 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Secret Sunshine Do-yeon Jeon

Secret Sunshine

Do-yeon Jeon

2006 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Volver Penélope Cruz

Volver

Penélope Cruz

2005 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Free Zone Hana Laslo

Free Zone

Hana Laslo

2004 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Clean Maggie Cheung

Clean

Maggie Cheung

2003 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

The Barbarian Invasions Marie-Josée Croze

The Barbarian Invasions

Marie-Josée Croze

2002 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

The Man Without a Past Kati Outinen

The Man Without a Past

Kati Outinen

2001 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

The Piano Teacher Isabelle Huppert

The Piano Teacher

Isabelle Huppert

2000 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Dancer in the Dark Björk

Dancer in the Dark

Björk

1999 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

L'humanité Séverine Caneele

L’humanité

Séverine Caneele

1999 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Rosetta Émilie Dequenne

Rosetta

Émilie Dequenne

1998 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

The Dreamlife of Angels Élodie Bouchez

The Dreamlife of Angels

Élodie Bouchez

1997 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Nil by Mouth Kathy Burke

Nil by Mouth

Kathy Burke

1996 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Secrets & Lies Brenda Blethyn

Secrets & Lies

Brenda Blethyn

1995 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

The Madness of King George Helen Mirren

The Madness of King George

Helen Mirren

1994 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Queen Margot Virna Lisi

Queen Margot

Virna Lisi

1993 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

The Piano Holly Hunter

The Piano

Holly Hunter

1992 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

The Best Intentions Pernilla August

The Best Intentions

Pernilla August

1991 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

The Double Life of Véronique Irène Jacob

The Double Life of Véronique

Irène Jacob

1990 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Interrogation Krystyna Janda

Interrogation

Krystyna Janda

1989 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

A Cry in the Dark Meryl Streep

A Cry in the Dark

Meryl Streep

1988 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

A World Apart Barbara Hershey

A World Apart

Barbara Hershey

1987 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Shy People Barbara Hershey

Shy People

Barbara Hershey

1986 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Love Me Forever or Never Fernanda Torres

Love Me Forever or Never

Fernanda Torres

1986 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Rosa Luxemburg Barbara Sukowa

Rosa Luxemburg

Barbara Sukowa

1985 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Mask Cher

Mask

Cher

1985 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

The Official Story Norma Aleandro

The Official Story

Norma Aleandro

1984 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Cal Helen Mirren

Cal

Helen Mirren

1983 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

The Story of Piera Hanna Schygulla

The Story of Piera

Hanna Schygulla

1982 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Another Way Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieslak

Another Way

Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieslak

1981 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Quartet Isabelle Adjani

Quartet

Isabelle Adjani

1980 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

A Leap in the Dark Anouk Aimée

A Leap in the Dark

Anouk Aimée

1979 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Norma Rae Sally Field

Norma Rae

Sally Field

1978 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

An Unmarried Woman Jill Clayburgh

An Unmarried Woman

Jill Clayburgh

1978 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Violette Isabelle Huppert

Violette

Isabelle Huppert

1977 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

3 Women Shelley Duvall

3 Women

Shelley Duvall

1977 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

J.A. Martin photographe Monique Mercure

J.A. Martin photographe

Monique Mercure

1976 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

A löcsei fehér asszony Mari Töröcsik

A löcsei fehér asszony

Mari Töröcsik

1976 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

The Inheritance Dominique Sanda

The Inheritance

Dominique Sanda

1975 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Lenny Valerie Perrine

Lenny

Valerie Perrine

1974 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Les violons du bal Marie-José Nat

Les violons du bal

Marie-José Nat

1973 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds Joanne Woodward

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

Joanne Woodward

1972 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Images Susannah York

Images

Susannah York

1971 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

The Panic in Needle Park Kitty Winn

The Panic in Needle Park

Kitty Winn

1970 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Metello Ottavia Piccolo

Metello

Ottavia Piccolo

1969 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Isadora Vanessa Redgrave

Isadora

Vanessa Redgrave

1967 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Elvira Madigan Pia Degermark

Elvira Madigan

Pia Degermark

1966 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Morgan! Vanessa Redgrave

Morgan!

Vanessa Redgrave

1965 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

The Collector Samantha Eggar

The Collector

Samantha Eggar

1964 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

One Potato, Two Potato Barbara Barrie

One Potato, Two Potato

Barbara Barrie

1964 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

The Pumpkin Eater Anne Bancroft

The Pumpkin Eater

Anne Bancroft

1963 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

The Conjugal Bed Marina Vlady

The Conjugal Bed

Marina Vlady

1962 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

A Taste of Honey Rita Tushingham

A Taste of Honey

Rita Tushingham

1962 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Long Day's Journey Into Night Katharine Hepburn

Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Katharine Hepburn

1961 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Two Women Sophia Loren

Two Women

Sophia Loren

1960 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Never on Sunday Melina Mercouri

Never on Sunday

Melina Mercouri

1960 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Seven Days... Seven Nights Jeanne Moreau

Seven Days… Seven Nights

Jeanne Moreau

1959 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Room at the Top Simone Signoret

Room at the Top

Simone Signoret

1958 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Brink of Life Bibi Andersson

Brink of Life

Bibi Andersson

1957 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Nights of Cabiria Giulietta Masina

Nights of Cabiria

Giulietta Masina

1956 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

I'll Cry Tomorrow Susan Hayward

I’ll Cry Tomorrow

Susan Hayward

1955 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Bolshaya semya Elena Dobronravova

Bolshaya semya

Elena Dobronravova

1952 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Detective Story Lee Grant

Detective Story

Lee Grant

1951 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

All About Eve Bette Davis

All About Eve

Bette Davis

1949 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

The Walls of Malapaga Isa Miranda

The Walls of Malapaga

Isa Miranda

1946 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress

Pastoral Symphony Michèle Morgan

Pastoral Symphony

Michèle Morgan