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3. Elizabeth Taylor

Two-time Best Actress: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” 1967; “Butterfield 8,” 1961

Elizabeth Taylor is one of the few Hollywood actors to have been nominated for an Academy Award an astounding four years in a row.

J-Connection: Elizabeth Taylor converted to Judaism at the age of 27, and spent years campaigning for Jewish causes. She was even barred entering Egypt to complete the filming of “Cleopatra” for being a Jewess.