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Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Halle Berry, and Marion Cotillard are a few of the talented leading ladies who have won the Best Actress Oscar since the ceremony began in 1929. All of the wins were memorable, no doubt, as well as the gown each actress wore for her big moment.

Since the beginning of the elite awards show, iconic designers such as Christian Dior and Valentino have dressed the famous nominees. From Grace Kelly's mint green confection in 1955 to Gwyneth Paltrow's pink Ralph Lauren dress in 1999, stars have continued to take our breath away on Hollywood's biggest night. 

Even if you were born long after stars such as Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor won the coveted award, it's still fascinating to see how much red carpet fashion has changed over the years. From simple silhouettes to metallic golds and billowing ballgowns, these celebs brought the drama and elegance with their stunning looks. Click through to see who the award-winning actress was — and what they wore — the year you were born.