Ruth Elizabeth “Bette” Davis was an American actress with a career spanning more than 50 years and 100 acting credits.
Bette Davis was a renowned American actress who starred in over 100 films from 1930 to 1989. She was known for her distinctive voice, expressive eyes, and unsympathetic, sardonic characters. She won two Academy Awards for Best Actress, for Dangerous (1935) and Jezebel (1938), and was nominated eight more times. She also received accolades from the Cannes Film Festival, the American Film Institute, and the Hollywood Canteen, which she co-founded during World War II. She was a pioneer in challenging the studio system and fighting for better roles and creative control. She had a tumultuous personal life, with four marriages, three divorces, and a controversial memoir by her daughter B. D. Hyman.