Barbra Streisand Funny Girl 1969

Barbra Streisand as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 1969

Barbra Streisand Funny Girl 1969
Barbra Streisand Funny Girl 1969

Tied With

Katharine Hepburn as Eleanor of Aquitaine in The Lion in Winter

Plays Three Characters That Are Related To The Sex Trade Industry
(for Barbra Streisand)

Doris in The Owl and the Pussycat 1970

Henrietta Robbins in For Pete’s Sake 1974

Claudia Draper in Nuts 1987

All Three Characters Are Prostitutes

Barbra Striesand in in The Owl and the Pussycat 1970 and For Pete's Sake 1974 and Nuts 1987
Barbra Striesand in The Owl and the Pussycat 1970, For Pete’s Sake 1974 and Nuts 1987

For Katharine Hepburn’s four Oscar wins go here. For Barbra Streisand, she has made 19 feature films. Three of which were roles as a prostitute.

As Doris the hooker in “The Owl and the Pussycat,” her character is thrown together with George Segal’s character. As a mismatched pair, this duo finds themselves homeless forced to share an apartment. As expected, sparks fly and love blossoms.

Watch clip of the film “The Owl and the Pussycat”

“For Pete’s Sake” finds Barbra as a supportive housewife. Her husband needs $3,000 for a stock market tip that is a sure bet. She borrows money from a loan shark. When her character is unable to pay back the money, the loan gets sold to a white slavery ring. Thus Barbra’s character is forced to turn tricks to pay off the debt one John at a time.

Watch the trailer of the film “For Pete’s Sake”

While both those films were comedies, Barbra took a dramatic turn as Claudia Draper in “Nuts.” She plays a $500 an hour high-class call girl. She kills one of her johns in self-defense. Was she Nuts, as the title suggests? Or is this a calculated attempt to escape a murder rap?

Watch the trailer of the film “Nuts”

To read more about this prostitute role & other Oscar actresses playing a hooker pick up

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