Lest we forget, these stars pulled a golden statue at some point
in their careers
By Glenn Kenny
They're beautiful, they're hot, they're studly. In some cases they're screen
icons. The following stars are known by many as cosmetics-and-fashion-promoting
beauties, barrier-breaking cable stars or top liners in big-ticket (and
sometimes cheeseball) action movies. Their current (or remembered) on-screen
incarnations sometimes lead us to forget — they're also Oscar winners!
Anna Paquin (1993)
You may know her as Sookie Stackhouse, the feisty, and frequently unclothed,
Southern telepath vampire-battler in the HBO series "True Blood." Paquin
is, in real life, from a different southern region — while born in Canada, she
was largely raised in New Zealand, and it was there, at around the age of ten,
that she was cast in the role of Holly Hunter's young daughter in the Jane Campion
movie "The Piano." She won a Best Supporting Actress
award for her work in that movie. She was the second-youngest winner of an Oscar
(the youngest was Tatum O'Neal for "Paper Moon"). She resisted acting for a bit
after that, but then capitulated, and wound up in a couple of X-Men movies and
more before "True Blood" came along.
Bing: Watch a trailer for 'The Piano' | See photos of Anna Paquin
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