Liza May Minnelli is an American actress, singer and dancer. She is best known for her Academy Award-winning performance in the 1972 musical film Cabaret, the 1981 comedy film Arthur, several hit albums, and many other film and television appearances. She is famous for her stage presence and her powerful alto singing voice. She is the daughter of actress and singer Judy Garland and director Vincente Minnelli. Liza Minnelli is a Knight of the French Legion of Honour.