Joanne Woodward: 'Three Faces Of Eve' And Mrs. Paul Newman, Then And Now

By | February 26, 2021

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Joanne Woodward wearing an outfit by Travilla with a straw hat by Yorn, circa 1965. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Joanne Woodward, winner of an Oscar for The Three Faces Of Eve (1957), has nearly 80 movie and TV credits to her name, and by any account has had a stellar career pursuing her true love -- acting. She wanted to be a movie star from a young age, and made that dream a reality with acclaimed performances in not only Eve, but The Long, Hot Summer (1958), The Sound And The Fury (1959), and From The Terrace (1960), all released by the time she'd turned 30. She is, of course, famous for another love of her life: Paul Newman, her husband of 50 years and a frequent co-star.

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The regal Joanne Woodward. (picclick)

For the famous, sometimes a singular relationship can overshadow the other notable aspects of their lives. Even if the others include four Academy Award nominations. For Joanne Woodward, that was precisely the case; although it’s highly unlikely that you’ll ever hear her complain. Woodward enjoyed an incredibly fruitful career that included an Oscar, three primetime Emmys, and three Golden Globe Awards. She also mothered three successful daughters.

Nevertheless, most people know her as the wife of acting legend Paul Newman. Naturally, it’s difficult to eclipse a headlining Hollywood marriage that lasted 50 years. After all, most Tinsel town couples don’t last the length of feature films. Here’s to Hollywood's original “golden couple."