Kathrine Hepburn 1907-2003 An iconic figure of twentieth Century film Katharine Hepburn won 4 Oscars and received over 12 Oscar nominations. Her lifestyle was unconventional for the time and through her acting and life she helped redefine traditional views of women’s role in society.
The anti-communist hysteria in 1940s Hollywood prompted her to political activity, and she made a speech against censorship in May 1947 that shocked the public. Targeted by right-wing activists as a supposed communist sympathizer, she was mentioned at the hearings of the House Un-American Activities Committee. She insisted that the claims made about her were untrue. She was an outspoken supporter of birth control and abortion rights.
Katharine Hepburn - If there is one knock on her is that she always seemed to play herself in the roles she chose, but that goes to show she was an interesting human being as she won two oscars our of it.