Janet Gaynor Street Angel 1929

Janet Gaynor as Angela in Street Angel
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 1929

Janet Gaynor in Street Angel 1928
Janet Gaynor in Street Angel 1928


Wins Oscar For Playing A Prostitute

Janet Gaynor in Street Angel 1928
Janet Gaynor in Street Angel 1928

Ironically, the first female recipient of an acting Oscar would win for playing a prostitute. In actuality, those first Oscars awarded a performers yearly body of work. In subsequent years, Oscars would be given out for a single performance. Janet Gaynor won her Oscar for three roles. One of which was playing a hooker in “Street Angel.” In this film, a woman goes on the run from the law. Her past is catching up to her just as she is on the verge of true happiness. The other two movies she won the Oscar for was “Sunrise” and “7th Heaven”.

Watch clip of the film “Street Angel”

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

Oscar Hookers
Oscar Hookers at Amazon.com

If you know of this actress playing more than one prostitute role, please comment below and let me know! I’ll gladly add it to the page here. If the video gets removed, please leave a comment below to let me know.

, ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.