The 31 Most Memorable Oscars Glory Looks Of All Time

These Old Hollywood stars and modern-day icons won in the beauty category.

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These Old Hollywood stars and modern-day icons won in the beauty category.

Lauren Bacall, 1952

The '50s-era actress was known for her provocative glamour, and she didn't disappoint at the 24th annual Academy Awards, with her short, soft waves and dewy complexion as the backdrop for extravagant jewels and fur.

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Audrey Hepburn, 1954

Hepburn may have won Best Actress for her role in the film Roman Holiday, but we can't help but think that the flashbulbs went off to capture her iconic thick brows flawlessly framed by short, piece-y bangs.

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Grace Kelly, 1955

Princess Grace of Monaco added an extra layer of femininity to her simple bun by weaving in small yellow roses. And her makeup was similarly subtle and soft, with a flick of eyeliner and a swipe of coral lipstick.

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Barbra Streisand, 1969

The movie icon won her Academy Award for Funny Girl wearing fluffy bangs and a bob teased high at the crown. Cut crease eye makeup finished the glamorous look.

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Elizabeth Taylor, 1970

Elizabeth Taylor wasn't famous just for her diamonds. Her violet eyes were truly captivating, and she enhanced their hue by applying periwinkle eye shadow, as pictured here.

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Lauren Hutton, 1975

Before the lob was the haircut du jour, Hutton wore the blunt style effortlessly, curling her locks so they would just barely skim her shoulders.

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Cher, 1986

The singer tried her hand at acting but didn't let go of her showmanship, wearing a beautiful Bob Mackie headpiece that matched her smoky eyes.

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Winona Ryder, 1996

Short finger waves combined with art deco–inspired earrings and a flapper-like dress made Ryder the epitome of 1920s chic.

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Nicole Kidman, 1997

Kidman's relaxed French twist paired well with her Dior gown's high neckline, and her dark berry lip added an unexpected edge to an otherwise buttoned-up look.

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Gwyneth Paltrow, 1999

Paltrow showed us color coordinating done right. From her Ralph Lauren dress to her rosy cheeks, the actress wore several shades of pink.

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Julia Roberts, 2001

Now, this is a winner's updo. Roberts stunned on the red carpet with a two-tiered, voluminous beehive.

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Halle Berry, 2002

The actress proved that a textured pixie cut and barely-there makeup is all you need to accompany a showstopping dress like her see-through Elie Saab number.

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Jennifer Lopez, 2003

J.Lo opted for a middle-parted tight, low "donut" bun. What really stood out about this look, however, was the mint green eyeshadow matching with her dress.

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Charlize Theron, 2004

Charlize Theron went all out with a 1920s-inspired wavy bob, smoldering eyes, and sun-kissed skin.

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Penélope Cruz, 2005

Cruz pulled back her brunette strands into a pompadour with tons of volume, letting her sideswept bangs glide just above her charcoal-smudged eyes.

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Michelle Williams, 2006

Williams balanced the romantic vibes of her low chignon and canary yellow Vera Wang gown with glossy red lips and a pop of bright pink on her cheeks.

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Reese Witherspoon, 2007

Witherspoon looked golden with her super shiny, straight strands and eyebrow-grazing bangs.

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Beyoncé, 2009

The singer, who opened the show in a musical number that year, opted for a classic cat eye and a tight, slicked-back low ponytail with curls let out.

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Zoë Saldana, 2010

The Avatar star paired extra glowy, rosy skin with a classic, romantic updo with plenty of volume up top.

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Hailee Steinfeld, 2011

The Best Supporting Actress nominee—then only 14 years old—kept her look youthful and fun with an artful updo, wispy lashes, and a bejeweled headband.

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Rooney Mara, 2012

Short, blunt bangs enhanced Mara's high cheekbones and perfectly groomed brows.

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Naomie Harris, 2013

The actress's tumbling curls, feline-flicked eyes, and glowing skin embodied movie star glamour.

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Anne Hathaway, 2013

For the film Les Misérables, Hathaway had to shave her hair. Months later, she arrived at the Oscars with a long pixie cut that showed off the cut of her pale pink Prada dress.

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Kerry Washington, 2014

We love how Washington mirrored the purple tones of her Jason Wu dress with a wine lip. Her side-parted, tousled half updo was also a winner.

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Lupita Nyong'o, 2014

Who could forget Nyong'o's first Academy Awards red carpet appearance in 2014? The actress's luminous skin and Fred Leighton headband made her powder blue Prada gown pop.

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Emma Stone, 2015

Stone modernized the standard Old Hollywood look with loose, auburn ringlets and a matte coral lip.

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Viola Davis, 2015

Davis looked sultry with a glossy bordeaux-colored lip, long lashes, and her natural Afro in all its glory.

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Jennifer Lawrence, 2016

Lawrence was spot-on with her subdued sexy look. Smoky eyes and an angled bob—teased in the back—exemplified boudoir beauty at its best.

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Janelle Monáe, 2017

The Hidden Figures star adorned her textured pixie cut with a crown-like, golden Jennifer Behr headband for extra glamour.

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Ruth Negga

Ruth Negga also opted for a headband, and hers was bejeweled with ruby-colored stones. Her makeup had hues of scarlet and blush on her lids, cheeks, and lips to match her dress.

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