Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 1937
Plays Character That Is Related To The Sex Trade Industry
O-Lan in The Good Earth 1938
Wins Oscar For Playing Character Sold Into Slavery
Luise Rainer won her second Oscar playing O-Lan in “The Good Earth.” She played a Chinese farm woman sold into slavery by her parents to a farmer. Some would argue that the character in this film is a prostitute as a slave puts out for sex when her husband is frisky. On top of all, her wifely duties. She is bearing his children, working the fields and doing all the housekeeping. No surprise she won her second Oscar for this performance.
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