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Most Memorable Oscar Looks

The best and worst from the Academy Awards red carpet

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    The Oscars may be about our favorite movies, but let's be honest ... the red carpet is everything! Check out the most memorable ensembles from over the years:

    Grace Kelly - 1956

    What a classic beauty in her formal ball gown.

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    Barbara Streisand - 1969

    For the 1960s - this is pretty risque Barbara!

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    Farrah Fawcett - 1978

    Beautiful Farrah in a gorgeous sequin dress - so with the times!

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    Cher - 1986

    Cher going for the gothic show girl look here.

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    Demi Moore - 1989

    Demi Moore rocking a little peacock-style dress!

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    Whoopi Goldberg - 1993

    All hail Queen Whoopi!

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    Elizabeth Hurley - 1995

    That hair screams 1990s!

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    Lizzy Gardiner - 1995

    Amex anyone? Lizzy's got you covered with this dress!

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    Nicole Kidman - 1997

    The era of Nicole and Tom. She always looks amazing on the red carpet.

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    Sharon Stone - 1998

    This is what you would call "The Risky Mermaid" - half Risky Business-inspired, half mermaid-inspired.

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    Celine Dion - 1999

    Fashion forward or fashion backward?

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    Gwyneth Paltrow - 1999

    Gwyneth and her pretty pink princess gown!

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    Nicole Kidman - 2000

    All that glitters is gold.

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    Charlize Theron - 2000

    Charlize brought sexy back with this one!

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    Bjork - 2001

    One of the most outrageous dresses in Oscar history - the swan dress disaster.

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    Julia Roberts - 2001

    She sure is a pretty woman.

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    Renee Zellweger - 2001

    She is so bright and cheery!

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    Halle Berry - 2002

    This dress may be revealing, but it shows off Halle's perfect figure. You go girl!

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    Kate Hudson - 2003

    Kate so lovely in lace!

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    Angelina Jolie - 2004

    This could have translated well into a wedding dress...

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    Renee Zellweger - 2004

    Have you ever seen a bow that big before? At least we knew that dress wouldn't be falling down!

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    Penelope Cruz - 2004

    Penelope keeping it neutral in this feathered gown. Classy!

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    Diane Keaton - 2004

    All she's missing is some tap shoes!

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    Melanie Griffith - 2005

    A broken foot didn't stop Melanie from looking fabulous on the red carpet.

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    Cate Blanchett - 2005

    A little bridsmaid-y, but still timeless!

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    Hillary Swank - 2005

    Swanky! This dress is everything!

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    Charlize Theron - 2006

    Maybe she thought she was at an '80s prom?

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    Jessica Alba - 2006

    Sweet as honey.

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    Michelle Williams - 2006

    The detail on this dress is beautiful.

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    Heidi Klum - 2008

    Heidi showing she is red hot!

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    Sally Kirkland - 2007

    Well, hello! Who says you need a bra on the red carpet...

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    Anne Hathaway - 2009

    We think the devil who wheres Prada would approve of this!

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    Sophia Loren - 2009

    Nothing says Oscars quite like some big ruffles.

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    Beyonce - 2009

    When does Beyonce not look gorgeous?! She's our dream girl!

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    Marion Cotillard - 2009

    This dress looks like one a mermaid would wear on her wedding day. Prince Eric around?

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    Zoe Saldana - 2010

    Two words: Ombre Purple! So ahead of its time.

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    Sandra Bullock - 2010

    A classic beauty in a classic dress.

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    Cameron Diaz - 2010

    What a glittering goddess!

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    Gwyneth Paltrow - 2011

    Her middle name should be Golden. Gyneth Golden Paltrow.

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    Anne Hathaway - 2011

    Smooth in the front, party in the back!

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    Mila Kunis - 2011

    Sexy but classy!

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    Angelina Jolie - 2012

    THE LEG.

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    Viola Davis - 2012

    Green is definitely her color!

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    Jennifer Lopez - 2012

    Jenny from the block has come a long way!

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    Gwyneth Paltrow - 2012

    Gwyneth really has the best red carpet looks. 2012's cape.

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    Nicole Kidman - 2013

    Nicole sparkling on the red carpet.

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    Renee Zellweger - 2013

    Baby got back! And a gorgeous dress!

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