Oscar: Physical Transformation–Shelley Winters Oscar Roles

Shelley Winters

Shelley Winters’ Oscar history (one Best Actress and three Best Supporting Actress nominations) is a testament to the importance of physical transformation.

In 1951, Winters received her first lead nomination for playing a dejected, unappealing working-class girl in Stevens’ A Place in the Sun.

She won her first Best Supporting Oscar in 1959 for The Diary of Anne Frank, as Mrs. Van Daan, for which she gained considerable weight and excessive mannerisms.