An actress who holds the record for the most Academy Award Nominations for Best Actress without a win, Deborah Kerr impressed not only critics but also audiences with her alternating portrayals of proper English ladies, survivors and, famously, adulteress. Kerr’s career started overseas starring in adaptations of classic works, and she used her move to Hollywood to shed her cool exterior and play the sensual but frustrated military wife in From Here to Eternity. After a string of memorable successes such as The King and I and An Affair to Remember, Kerr unexpectedly quit the movie business, turning her back on what she felt was increasing sex and violence on screen. She would return to entertainment briefly in the 1980s for a series of high profile TV movies before retiring for good. In 1994, the Academy made good on her six nominations and awarded her an Honorary Oscar for her screen achievements, recognizing her as "an artist of impeccable grace and beauty, a dedicated actress whose motion picture career has always stood for perfection, discipline and elegance".