Best Actresses Who Won For Playing Empowering Women

Sissy Spacek as Loretta Lynn-
Born to a coal miner in Kentucky, Loretta Lynn went on to become a country music icon, songwriter, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist. Sissy Spacek won an Oscar for... more 
Sissy Spacek as Loretta Lynn-
Born to a coal miner in Kentucky, Loretta Lynn went on to become a country music icon, songwriter, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist. Sissy Spacek won an Oscar for portraying her in the 1980 film Coal Miner's Daughter, written by Loretta Lynn herself. Loretta broke many barriers, especially with her songs about the pill, childbirth, and gender inequalities. less 
1 / 5
Thu, Oct 6, 2011 2:45 PM EDT
Turning in a moving depiction of a real person is a great way to win an Oscar. But I'm especially interested in the handful of actresses declared best for playing empowering women. So let's take a look at some of the impressive women - including a country music star, a Catholic nun, and a single mom - who inspired award-winning performances.




Related Content:


5 Lovable Couples From Oscar-Nominated Movies


Check Out all Our Pop Culture Coverage Here


Check Out All Our 2011 Oscar Coverage Here




Follow TresSugar on Twitter


Become a Fan of TresSugar on Facebook



Source: TresSugar