Winning an Oscar should be a time of sheer joy for any movie actor. And at the time of the award, it generally is. However, there’s a dark shadow that seems to plague women who win one of the coveted gold statuettes. For some Oscar-winning actresses, the all-too frequent aftermath of the accolade is a broken heart. Since the first Oscars in 1936, of the 266 married women who were nominated for the Best Actress award, no fewer than 159 have ended up divorced.
4. Sandra Bullock
With a box office gross of $300 million, the 2009 movie The Blind Side was a massive popular success. And the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the folks who hand out the Oscars, took particular note of Sandra Bullock’s performance. She won the Best Actress Oscar. However, just four months after that triumph Bullock was headed for the divorce courts with her two-timing husband Jesse James.