Beauty
Feb 24, 2016

36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

By: Carli Whitwell

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Beauty
Feb 24, 2016

36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

By: Carli Whitwell
 

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Vivien Leigh

Gone with the Wind’s Vivien Leigh in 1940. READ MORE: How to pull off red-carpet-worthy makeup on the daily

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Audrey Hepburn

Sixty-two years later, we’re still coveting Audrey’s brows. READ MORE: The definitive guide to spring/summer 2016 beauty trends

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Grace Kelly

A chignon and simple makeup was all Grace (here in 1955) needed. READ MORE: 11 beauty products you don't know you want yet

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Ava Gardner

A tiara and red lips? Why not, it’s the Oscars. Ava Gardner in 1960. READ MORE: All the need-to-see beauty looks from NYFW Fall 2016

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Natalie Wood

Natalie Wood in 1962. READ MORE: All the red carpet beauty looks at the 2016 Grammy Awards

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Barbra Streisand

A teased bob and lots of liner was Barbra Streisand’s mantra at the 41st annual ceremony in 1969. READ MORE: The Kylie Jenner beauty empire expands to include nail polish

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Ali McGraw

We have a love story with the boho crocheted hat Ali McGraw wore over her signature straight locks in 1971. READ MORE: The Kylie Jenner beauty empire expands to include nail polish

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Goldie Hawn

Flower child Goldie Hawn rocked spider lashes at the 1971 Governors’ Ball. READ MORE: The 10 best beauty looks at the 2016 BAFTA Awards

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Elizabeth Taylor

Matching your eyeshadow to your dress: if you’re Elizabeth Taylor in 1974, it’s a total do. READ MORE: The 24 most memorable beauty looks in Grammys history

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Lauren Hutton

Bronzed Lauren Hutton in 1975. READ MORE: The best beauty looks from the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Meryl Streep

No contouring required for Meryl Streep in 1979. READ MORE: The best beauty looks from the Sundance Film Festival

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Jane Fonda

So much volume for Jane Fonda at the 51st annual awards in 1979. READ MORE: Best beauty looks from the 2016 Critics' Choice Awards

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Diana Ross

When Diana Ross performed at the 1985 awards all eyes were on her gorgeous ringlets. READ MORE: ELLE Canada editors pick names for Kylie Jenner's new Lip Kit

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Cher

Love those curls, Cher (in 1988).   READ MORE: The best beauty looks from the 2016 Golden Globes

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Angelina Jolie

Even as a kid Angelina Jolie, here with her dad Jon Voight in 1986, had a great hair. READ MORE: 21 throwback beauty looks from the Golden Globes

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Julia Roberts

Blond Julia Roberts in 1991. READ MORE: Taylor Swift's hair evolution

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg the year she won best supporting actress for Ghost, 1991. READ MORE: The 10 best red-carpet beauty looks at the British Fashion Awards

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Madonna

Madonna in her Marilyn phase in 1991. READ MORE: 8 celebrity hairstyles the ELLE Canada editors are obsessed with

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Cindy Crawford

Matte lip and voluminious hair: Cindy Crawford’s look in 1991 is just as coveted today. READ MORE: The best nude lipsticks to try in lieu of Kylie Jenner's lip kits

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Demi Moore

The hair looks a bit dated now, but women everywhere wanted Demi Moore’s teased short cut in 1992. READ MORE: 5 beauty tips from Beyoncé's makeup artist

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Sarah Jessica Parker

A pre-Sex and the City SJP in 1995. READ MORE: Kate Moss' beauty evolution

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Drew Barrymore

So ‘90s Drew Barrymore in 1998.   READ MORE: The best beauty looks from the 2016 Golden Globes

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Kim Basinger

Kim Basinger channels her inner Grace Kelly in 1998. READ MORE: Best red-carpet beauty looks at the 2016 People's Choice Awards

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Halle Berry

It’s not fair: Halle Berry looks the same now as she did in 2002 when she won her Oscar for Monster’s Ball. READ MORE: Gisele talks fragrance, shows off her gorgeous East Coast home

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Gwyneth Paltrow

In 2002, Gwyneth Paltrow’s dress was received mixed reviews, but her edgy smoky eyes and braid won hearts. READ MORE: Whitney Port shares her 2016 hair resolutions

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Diane Keaton

Individuality is key to a winning beauty look. Ask Diane Keaton, here at the 76th awards ceremony in 2004. READ MORE: 8 ways to channel Kate Middleton’s beauty routine

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Charlize Theron

Not everyone loved Charlize Theron’s tan in 2004. What’s your take? READ MORE: Kate Moss' beauty evolution

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Gisele

Gisele’s Oscars hair in 2005 introduced "beach waves" into the lexicon. READ MORE: Best beauty looks from the 2016 Critics' Choice Awards

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams in 2006 is still beauty goals. READ MORE: 8 times Jessica Alba wore little-to-no-makeup and looked amazing

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Tilda Swinton

Beauty trailblazer Tilda Swinton takes a turn as a redhead in 2008. READ MORE: The Kylie Jenner beauty empire expands to include nail polish

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Kate Winslet

One of our favourite looks on Kate Winslet ever in 2010.   READ MORE: The 24 most memorable beauty looks in Grammys history

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty:

The 2014 Oscars was one of Lupita Nyong'o’s first red carpets. She wore a pretty headband and pink lip and was named the face of Lancôme a few months later. Coincidence? We think not! READ MORE: The best beauty looks from the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Penélope Cruz

In 2014, Penélope Cruz opted for old Hollywood glamour. READ MORE: Zendaya just did something celebs basically never do

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Scarlett Johansson

We love this edgy buzzed look (paired with pretty pink lip) on Scarlett Johansson in 2015. READ MORE: Rihanna makes the case for purple makeup in "Work" music video

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Viola Davis

Gorgeous Viola Davis in 2015. READ MORE: 5 beauty tips from Beyoncé's makeup artist

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36 of the most memorable beauty looks in Oscars history

Oscars beauty: Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett in 2015. READ MORE: 8 celebrity hairstyles the ELLE Canada editors are obsessed with

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