The curse of the Academy Awards: actresses who were casualties of the Oscars jinx

Over the years, a startling number of actresses have ended their romances within a year or two of taking home an Academy Award, in what has become known as the 'Oscars curse'.

While there are of course a number of exceptions — including 2011 Oscar-winner Natalie Portman, who is blissfully happy with husband Benjamin Millepied — there is nevertheless a superstition that the woman who walk away with the best actress or best supporting actress trophy often suffer heartache.

HELLO! Online takes a look at some of the leading ladies hit by the 'curse'…