History Proves It – There’s A Best Actress Oscar Curse

Now this is just freaky.

Ever since Sandra Bullock won her Oscar for Best Actress and days later left her cheating husband Jesse James, people have been throwing around the possibility of a “Best Actress Oscar Curse”

I didn’t pay much attention until I came across the following list of 21 actresses who have won a Best Actress Oscar and then watched their relationships crash and burn. But it’s sort of hard not to think there might be something to this rumored curse after checking out this list.

1. Sandra Bullock (2009)
Wins Best Actress Oscar for The Blind Side, then is blindsided herself when rumors of her husband Jesse James banging a tattooed whore hit the airwaves.

2. Kate Winslet (2008)
It took about a year for the curse to hit Kate Winslet. She won her Oscar for 2008’s The Reader and just last week announced her split from her director husband Sam Mendes.

3. Reese Witherspoon (2005)
In October of 2006 Reese Witherspoon and husband Ryan Phillippe announced their separation. That previous February, Reese won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in Walk the Line.

4. Hilary Swank (1999 & 2004)
In 1999 Hilary Swank won the Oscar for Boys Don’t Cry and forgot to mention her husband Chad Lowe in her acceptance speech. In 2004 she won the Oscar for Million Dollar Baby and made sure to mention her husband in her speech. Must have been too little too late, because they couple broke up less than a year later.

5. Charlize Theron (2003)
I guess there’s no statute of limitations on the curse because it took six years for it to find Charlize Theron. When she won her Oscar for Monster, her long-time boyfriend, Stuart Townsend, was by her side. Now, not so much – the “we won’t get married until gay people can” couple parted ways earlier this year.

6. Halle Berry (2001)
Seven months before philandering Eric Benét and actress Halle Berry separated, she became the first African American woman to win the Oscar for Best Actress, for her dramatic roll in Monster’s Ball.

7. Julia Roberts (2000)
Erin Brockovich earned Julia Roberts a Best Actress Oscar, but the happiness didn’t last very long. Three months after her win, Julia Roberts and her boyfriend of three years, Benjamin Bratt, called it quits.

The list continues at Girls Talkin’ Smack.

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