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Cate Blanchett's reputation as possibly the greatest actresses of her generation is being further cemented at Cannes, where the premiere of her latest movie "Carol" has won rave reviews.Born in Melbourne on May 14, 1969, Blanchett began her career on the Australian stage, building up a string of acclaimed theater performances in the early 1990s before working her way into increasingly high-profile film roles.Variety magazine says Blanchett is "incandescent" in "Carol," playing a socialite who begins a sexual relationship with a shopgirl (Rooney Mara) despite the personal and societal hazards that poses.Her performance in "Carol" comes at a time when women are increasingly pushing back against the male-dominated film industry.Blanchett has been nominated for six Academy Awards, winning the supporting actress statuette for another pitch-perfect impression, as Katherine Hepburn in "The Aviator" in 2004 .
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