Types of roles that have earned actresses an Academy Award 1929-2013

Distribution of roles that have earned actresses an Academy Award from 1929 to 2013, by type

by Statista Research Department, last edited Jan 16, 2014
Types of roles that have earned actresses an Academy Award 1929-2013 This statistic illustrates the distribution of roles that have earned actresses an Academy Award, broken down by type. From 1929 to 2013, 3.5 percent of actresses who have won an Academy Award played the role of villain.
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Distribution of roles that have earned actresses an Academy Award from 1929 to 2013, by type

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Share of winning actresses
Wife, mother, sister, daughter, girlfriend30.2%
Historical20.9%
Other14%
Ill, disabled or challenged9.4%
Fictional performer8.1%
Housekeeper of maid4.7%
Prostitute or mistress4.7%
Villain3.5%
Fictional character in historical event2.3%
Career achievement2.3%
Share of winning actresses
Wife, mother, sister, daughter, girlfriend30.2%
Historical20.9%
Other14%
Ill, disabled or challenged9.4%
Fictional performer8.1%
Housekeeper of maid4.7%
Prostitute or mistress4.7%
Villain3.5%
Fictional character in historical event2.3%
Career achievement2.3%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Jan 16, 2014
This statistic illustrates the distribution of roles that have earned actresses an Academy Award, broken down by type. From 1929 to 2013, 3.5 percent of actresses who have won an Academy Award played the role of villain.
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