Shelley Winters The Diary of Anne Frank 1960

Shelley Winters as Petronella Van Daan in The Diary of Anne Frank
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 1960

Shelley Winters The Diary of Anne Frank 1960 Shelley Winters The Diary of Anne Frank 1960

Played Two Characters That Are Related To The Sex Trade Industry

Madame Irma in The Balcony 1963

Polly Adler in House Is Not A Home 1964

Both Characters Are Madams

Shelley Winters in The Balcony 1963 and House Is Not A Home 1964
Shelley Winters in The Balcony 1963 and House Is Not A Home 1964

Quite fitting Simone Signoret and Shelley both won their first Oscars in the same year. They are among the Oscar winners you have played the most prostitutes. Simone Signoret and Sophia Loren are tied for playing the most hooker roles, that being six. Shelley is tied with Anne Baxter for second place. Both of those ladies have played a prostitute five times.

One of her prostitute roles include The Balcony, where Shelley plays Madame Irma. Her character runs a bordello that offers men a chance to act out their S&M fantasies.


Watch clip of the film “The Balcony” with fellow Oscar Winner Lee Grant

The following year Shelley played yet another brothel madam. In House Is Not A Home, Shelley plays the real-life Polly Adler who ran the most successful brothel in New York City’s history.


Watch clip of the film “House Is Not A Home”

Shelley Winters also won a second Oscar for playing a hooker on film.

Go to Shelley Winters A Patch of Blue 1966 to read about her Oscar winning prostitute role.

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