Updated: Tue, 13 May 2014 10:45:00 GMT | By Francis Whittaker
Cannes: Best Actress winners

We look at the performers who have been handed this prestigious award in recent years



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  • Bérénice Bejo (© Rex Features)
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  • Juliette Binoche (2010) (© Wireimage.com)
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg (2009) (© Wireimage.com)
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Since the first Cannes Film Festival in 1946, the most talented female performer in the 'official selection' of movies has been awarded the Prix d'interprétation féminine, or Best Actress Award.

Unlike many of its Hollywood counterparts, the Cannes prize has been won by an astonishingly diverse array of actresses. The winners' list spans each corner of the globe and encompasses everyone from multi-award winning international stars to quirky arthouse newcomers. It includes photogenic young starlets, experienced character actresses and even an eccentric, well-known Icelandic musician.

Join us as we look at the performers who have been handed this prestigious award in recent years.

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