Katherine Hepburn was an American actress, who had a 73-year long career. She won 4 Academy Awards and 8 Golden Globes. She had a very athletic upbringing, competing in figure skating and golf, and was able to use this physical strength in her acting, often performing her own stunts and physical comedy. For a major Hollywood actress, she was very unconventional: she often wore trousers, did not like makeup, and was outspoken. She was definitely not the 'Blonde Bombshell' type.