See Every Gown Worn by (Almost) Every Best Actress Oscar Winner Ever

From Bette Davis to Jennifer Lawrence, see Hollywood's leading ladies in their awards-show finest.

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The Academy Awards are a time-honored tradition where hardworking directors, actors, sound engineers, etc. get rewarded for all they've accomplished in the past year. And that's why we watch it, right? Wrong. We watch it for the dresses. So we dug up photos of all the dresses worn by the best actress winners from the 1930s up until last year. Just to get you excited for what Jennifer, Brie, Saoirse, Cate, and Charlotte will be wearing tonight. 

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Norma Shearer, 1930

For The Divorcee

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Bette Davis, 1939

For Jezebel

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Vivien Leigh, 1940

For Gone With the Wind

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Ingrid Bergman and Jennifer Jones, 1944

Jones for The Song of Bernadette (1944). Bergman won for Gaslight in 1945.

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Jane Wyman, 1949

For Johnny Belinda

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Judy Holliday, 1951

For Born Yesterday

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Shirley Booth, 1953

For Come Back, Little Sheba

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Audrey Hepburn, 1954

For Roman Holiday

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Grace Kelly, 1955

For The Country Girl

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Dorothy Malone, Mike Todd, and Elizabeth Taylor, 1957
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Simone Signoret (pictured with Rock Hudson), 1960

For Room at the Top

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Sophia Loren, 1962

For Two Women

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Julie Christie, 1966

For Darling

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Barbra Streisand (pictured with Elliott Gould), 1969

For Funny Girl. Streisand tied with Katharine Hepburn, who won for The Lion in Winter.

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Liza Minnelli (pictured with Vincente Minnelli), 1973

For Cabaret

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Louise Fletcher (pictured with Jack Nicholson), 1976

For One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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Faye Dunaway, 1977

For Network

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Diane Keaton, 1978

For Annie Hall

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Jane Fonda (pictured with Tom Hayden), 1979

For Coming Home

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Sally Field, 1980

For Norma Rae

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Sissy Spacek, 1981

For Coal Miner's Daughter

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Meryl Streep, 1983

For Sophie's Choice

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Shirley MacLaine, 1984

For Terms of Endearment

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Sally Field, 1985

For Places in the Heart

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Geraldine Page, 1986

For The Trip to Bountiful

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Marlee Matlin, 1987

For Children of a Lesser God

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Cher, 1988

For Moonstruck

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Jodie Foster, 1989

For The Accused

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Jessica Tandy, 1990

For Driving Miss Daisy

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Kathy Bates (with Daniel Day-Lewis), 1991

For Misery

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