And the winner is....
COMPETITION NOW CLOSED.
WINNER is DANA. Well done!!!!
With The Oscars just around the corner, we take a look back at some of the decades stand out performances and Oscar style from Best Actress.
How things have changed from the early silent films of the 1920's to today's block busters. Each decade has celebrated strong women who confidently held there own next to their male counterparts and sometimes took the lead role in hugely successful and memorable films. We salute you and we applaud you for paving the way for new generations and what women can achieve with grace, authenticity and strength.
NORMA SHEARER - The Divorcee 1930/31
Norma Shearer's character is beautifully written. Originally she was not meant for the part as she was not considered sexy enough but she carries her role with real spunk and tease and she portrays a woman of her time, coming from the hedonistic 20's and a time for liberation for many women.
For her Oscar acceptance she wore a stunning embroidered dress with matching fur cuffed jacket, rows of simple pearls and standout cuff bracelets.
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VIVIENNE LEIGH - Gone with the Wind 1940
What a performance in what was really the earliest block buster made. The film lasts 221 minutes and follows the life of Scarlett O'Hara, played by Vivienne Leigh. It is epic in every sense of the word from the sets to the costumes to the incredible performances. Scarlett's character shows true strength in the face of adversity and she is a true feminist who can do just as well on her own, in fact this is how she thrives.
For the Oscar acceptance Vivienne Leigh wore a beautiful floral dress with a simple pendant necklace, fresh and fabulous!
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AUDREY HEPBURN - Roman Holiday 1954
A truly romantic film about two people bought together. Audrey Hepburn always brings such warmth and sincerity to her roles and this is no exception. Starring alongside the rather handsome Gregory Peck this is a film to fall in love with.
For Audreys acceptance she wore a fabulous fit and flare 50's dress in lace that perfectly showed off her petite figure and being the classic lady she is she teamed it with a pair of simple chic pearl earrings - total class!
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ELIZABETH TAYLOR - Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf 1967
Elizabeth Taylor was a force of nature and womankind both on an off screen. One half (yet not the meeker half) of the original power couple Burton and Taylor, Elizabeth was a strong woman who was not afraid in the slightest.
Her role in 'Who's afraid..' was perhaps a reflection in part of the turbulent relationship she has with Richard Burton who played her husband ironically.
Elizabeth's love of jewels was legendary and she was the forgoer of bling. The brighter the better and it was no different as she accepted her Oscar.
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WINNER ANNOUNCED 10TH FEBRUARY 2020