Helen Hayes The Sin of Madelon Claudet 1933

Helen Hayes as Madelon Claudet in The Sin of Madelon Claudet
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 1933

Helen Hayes in The Sin of Madelon Claudet 1933
Helen Hayes in The Sin of Madelon Claudet 1933

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Wins Oscar For Playing A Prostitute

Helen Hayes in The Sin of Madelon Claudet 1933
Helen Hayes in The Sin of Madelon Claudet 1933

In the film “The Sin of Madelon Claudet,” Helen became the second actress to win an Academy Award for playing a prostitute. Adapted from the play “The Lullaby,” it tells the story of a woman wrongly accused of a crime. She is sent to prison to serve her time. Upon her release, she must resort to theft and prostitution to support not only herself but her son as well. Helen not only walked off with the Oscar but Venice Film Festival Best Actress Award as well to make it a double win.


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