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Oscars 2017: 10 most iconic beauty looks in recent memory

Days before the big night of Oscars 2017, we look at the 10 most memorable red carpet appearances at the Academy Awards through the years.

oscars 2017 Updated: Feb 25, 2017 15:22 IST
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From Alicia Vikander’s 2016 look to Kate Winslet in 2009, we bring you the best Oscar appearances in the last few years.(AFP)

Hollywood’s most famous actresses will be primped and primed to perfection when they tread the red carpet on Sunday night for the 89th Academy Awards. We take the opportunity to look back on some of the most stunning Oscar beauty looks in recent history.

2016: Alicia Vikander

Alicia Vikander, Oscars 2016. (Shutterstock)

2016 was a great year for Alicia Vikander, but the Best Supporting Actress winner kept her cool at the Oscars with a funky half-up-half-down topknot and neutral makeup.

2015: Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow, Oscars 2015. (AFP)

Gwyneth Paltrow usually plays it safe when it comes to red carpet beauty, but the star added a contemporary twist to her 2015 look with this sleek underpinned hairstyle.

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson, Oscars 2015. (AFP)

Scarlett Johansson shook off her traditional pin-up image in 2015 when she showed the world how to rock a ball gown and a buzz cut on the red carpet. A taupe eye and a mid-pink lip kept things edgy but beautifully polished.

2014: Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong’o, Oscars 2014. (AFP)

Lupita Nyong’o’s 2014 Oscars look is nothing short of iconic. The Best Supporting Actress winner teamed her edgy crew cut with a bejeweled headband, a soft indigo eyeshadow and a hot pink lip.

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett, Oscars 2014. (Youtube)

Cate Blanchett let her hair down in 2014, and a signature style was born: the Best Actress winner’s sleek shoulder-length waves were a throwback to the golden age of Hollywood glamour.

2012: Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams, Oscars 2012.

Michelle Williams’s breathtaking 2012 look hinged on simplicity; the actress sported a gamine blonde pixie crop, dewy skin and a magenta lip that clashed beautifully with her scarlet dress.

2011: Halle Berry

Halle Berry, Oscars 2011.

Halle Berry dazzled on the Oscars red carpet in 2011, adding a punkish edge to her otherwise smoky, neutral beauty look by adding a few spikes to her pixie crop.

2009: Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet during 2009 Oscars.

Kate Winslet’s 2009 wavy chignon brought to mind the fingerwave hairstyles of the 1920s, as well as showing off her one-shouldered gown to perfection.

2007: Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman at the red carpet of Oscars 2007. (Pinterest)

We love Nicole Kidman’s natural curls, but there’s no denying that her ultra-sleek, ultra-blonde 2007 approach was an eye-opener. Barely-there eye makeup and a flash of crimson lipstick was all it took to seal her femme fatale status.

2004: Angelia Jolie

Angelina Jolie at Oscars 2004.

2004 was the year that Angelina Jolie nailed her quintessential beauty look and the actress has remained faithful to it ever since. Here she is seen sporting a flawless complexion, a shimmery nude lip and a precise hint of a feline flick.

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First Published: Feb 25, 2017 15:16 IST