And the winner is....

And the winner is....

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED.

WINNER is DANA. Well done!!!!

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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.
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The 1930's

Norma The Oscars
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.

The 1940's

Vivienne Leigh Gone with the Wind The Oscars
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!

The 1950's

Audrey Hepburn Roman Holiday 1954
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!

The 1960's

Elizabeth Taylor Who's afraid of Virginia Wolf 1967
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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8 comments

  • Maïté Lombard: February 05, 2020

    For Lovett and Co’s Oscars, I would like to nominate Myrna Loy, as Nora Charles in The Thin Man, 1934, for her successful change from drama to comedy. She dared to stray away from the icon image she had built, and instead dazzled us by her wit and fantastic sense of humour. This showed not only great acting, but also humility and strength of character. It is hard to make people cry, but it is harder to make them laugh — and she makes me laugh every single time.

  • Dana: January 16, 2020

    Lauren Bacall in To Have & To Have Not. Such a suave character with lots of personality. And the chemistry between her and Bogie was on point!

  • Carly Rumbol: January 16, 2020
    Best actress for me has to be Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman
  • Lucilla Pugh: January 16, 2020

    My favourite is Elizabeth Taylor love her portrayal of Maggie in a cat
    On a hot tin roof
    Beautiful actress.

  • Lesley Pritchard: January 16, 2020

    Helen Mirren in anything she does, she is amazing and so talented!

  • Dawn Middleton: January 13, 2020

    Greta Garbo in Anna Karenina her acting was so intense and unforgettable.

  • Giuliana Britti: January 07, 2020

    Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine. She gave an astounding performance

  • Louisa Hadlow: January 06, 2020

    Best actress for me is Katherine Hepburn in Bringing up baby – she was so funny and cool.

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