Judi Dench (English, b.1934)

Dench is an actress with a career spanning over six decades. Born in York, England, Dench began her acting career in theater, specifically Shakespeare plays, before transitioning to film and television. Regarded as one of the greatest actresses of her generation, Judi Dench has won multiple awards for her performances in television, theater, and film. She has won an Oscar, a Tony, two Golden Globes, and six British Academy Film Awards. Dench was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1970 and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 1988. In Joyce Tenneson’s painterly Dame Judi Dench, 67, Dench stands in partial profile wearing all black and radiating a contrasting white glow that marks her as one-of-a-kind.