Liza Minnelli, the daughter of actress Judy Garland and film director Vincente Minnelli had already made a name for herself in 1965 for being the youngest actress to have ever won a Tony Award in the show, Flora, the Red Menace.
When coming to the big screen critics were ready to pounce, but Liza suprised them all. Her role as Sally Bowles in Cabaret, as an American singer in 1930s Berlin. She falls in love with a bi-sexual man and the story goes on. (Sounds very famillar to her life story)
Liza wooed audiences and critics alike with her raw performance, dance and song. She also went on to win the Oscar for Best Actress that year.