As we approach the 79th Annual Academy Awards, I thought it may be a fun idea to take a step back in time for a glance at what some of Hollywood's silver screen beauties looked like when they picked up their gold statuettes. As Gemma kindly informed me, this was back in the day when starlets often had to borrow their gowns from their prospective film studios. Hard to imagine in today's fashion-focused celebrity climate. From the first Academy Awards ceremony held in 1929, which made eligible all films made between 1927 and 1928, the Oscars have become synonymous with glitz and glamour, bringing together some of the most talented and well-respected individuals of all time. Continue reading to see what some previous Oscar winners were wearing over half a century ago...
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L-R: 1. Marilyn Monroe presenting Oscar in 1950 for All About Eve. 2. **Vivien Leigh (1939) wins 'Best Actress' for Gone With The Wind. **3. Audrey Hepburn wins Oscar in 1953 for her performance in Roman Holiday. 4. Julie Andrews scoops 'Best Actress' award for Mary Poppins in 1964. 5. **Grace Kelly (1954) awarded Oscar for The Country Girl. **6. Elizabeth Taylor awarded 'Best Actress' Oscar for 1966's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 7. Sophia Loren (1961) delighted over winning Oscar for her performance in Two Women.
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