Katharine Hepburn was an esteemed American actress, known for her fierce and independent persona which she proudly displayed both off-screen and on-screen. She started her acting career in the early 30s with the film ‘A Bill of Divorcement’ and she later complemented the success of her first film with some further notable titles such as ‘Christopher Storm’, ‘Little Women’, ‘The Lake’ and ‘Spit Fire’. After starring in two back-to-back unsuccessful films - ‘The Little Minister’ and ‘Break of Hearts’ - she regained success with ‘Alice Adams’. After that, her film career got a boost with feature films such as ‘Mary of Scotland’, ‘Quality Street’, ‘A Woman Rebels’ and ‘The Stage Doors’.
She had mixed success with her films, but she was also known for her off screen attitude, which apparently wasn’t setting well with the filmmakers. Due to her off screen behaviour, she lost a role in the film ‘Gone with the Wind’, which could have taken her career to unprecedented heights.
In the last days of her career, she appeared in films such as ‘On Golden Pond’ and ‘Love Among the Ruins’. Some of the worst Katharine Hepburn films are ‘Morning Glory’, ‘Love Affair’ and ‘The Trojan Woman’.
Katharine Hepburn Awards
|Morning Glory||Best Actress in a Leading Role||1934|
|On Golden Pond||Best Actress in a Leading Role||1982|
|The Lion in Winter||Best Actress in a Leading Role||1969|
|Guess Who's Coming to Dinner||Best Actress in a Leading Role||1968|
|Love Among the Ruins||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Special Program - Drama or Comedy||1975|
|Winner||Favorite Motion Picture Actress||1983|
|Winner||Favorite Motion Picture Actress||1976|
|On Golden Pond||Best Actress||1983|
|Guess Who's Coming to Dinner||Best Actress||1969|
|The Lion in Winter||Best Actress||1969|