Oscars: 11 Past Best Actress winners

Slideshow posted in Photos | Thursday, January 27, 2011

11 of 11: Julia Roberts earned her first Academy Award in 2001 for her performance in the title role for Steven Sodenbergh's film 'Erin Brockovich.' Roberts portrayed a single mother who stood up against corporate environmental offenders. Roberts made a staggering 20 million dollars, claiming the top spot as Hollywood's highest paid actress that year. (A.M.P.A.S.)

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