Well, this is kind of a bummer! Over the years, lots of super-talented ladies have taken home
the coveted Best Actress Oscar at the Academy Awards — but after they’ve won, their love lives sadly went sour! From and Sandra Bullock to Reese Witherspoon and Halle Berry , we’ve rounded up 12 actresses who’ve been affected by the Best Actress Oscars curse and gotten divorced shortly after they Hilary Swank won their Academy Award.
Scroll down to see the Best Actress recipients whose marriages ended after their big Oscars win!
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Less than a year after winning an Oscar in 2006 for
Walk the Line, Reese split with husband Ryan Phillippe after seven years of marriage.
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The actress won an Oscar in 1946 for
Mildred Pierce. She divorced third husband Phillip Terry later that year.
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Julie won in 1965 for her role in
Mary Poppins. She divorced then-husband Tony Walton in 1967.
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After Barbra won in 1969 for
Funny Girl, she and husband Elliott Gould split later that year and officially divorced in 1971.
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She won for
Klute in 1972 and later divorced first husband Roger Vadim in 1973.
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She won for
Cabaret in 1973 and divorced first husband Peter Allen in 1974 after he came out as gay. "I married Peter and he didn't tell me he was gay," Liza said at the time. "Everyone knew but me."
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After her 1977 win for the film
Network, she divorced first husband Peter Wolf in 1979.
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The actress won in 1993 for
Howards End and divorced then-husband Kenneth Branagh in 1995 after she discovered he was having an affair with her costar Helena Bonham Carter.
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She became the first African-American woman to be named Best Actress when she won in 2002 for
Monster’s Ball, but Halle soon after split from second husband Eric Benét in late 2003 and their divorce was finalized in 2005.
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Hilary's marriage to actor
Chad Lowe survived her first Oscar win in 2000 for Boys Don't Cry, but the couple divorced in 2007 after the star's 2005 win for Million Dollar Baby.
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Kate won an Oscar in 2009 for her role in
The Reader and separated from husband Sam Mendes in early 2010. The couple officially divorced in 2011.
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Two months after Sandra won in 2010 for
The Blind Side, the star filed for divorce from husband Jesse James after reports of his infidelity surfaced. Their divorce was finalized in June 2010.