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These Old Hollywood Oscar Dresses Will Make You Yearn For The Past

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22. 1963: Sophia Loren
In 1963, Sophia Loren presented Gregory Peck with a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, but her dress stole the show thanks to its unusual design. The white, knee-length dress had a relatively simple silhouette, save for the feathered neckline. The neckline was decorated in a boa of shaggy feathers that brought a great deal of drama and movement to the cocktail dress. On top of the feathers sat a wreath of white chiffon flowers, turning the frock into a work of art.

It was an honor for Loren to present the Best Actor award in '63, because just a year prior she herself won her first Academy Award at age 27. She received the Best Actress accolade for her role in Two Women, which made it the first Oscar won by a foreign actor in that category. 

When asked about her movie idol status after winning her Oscar, Loren was very humble. "I'm very young. I love my business, I'm very passionate about it and I want to go on acting till I'm 90. Acting for me is getting rid of some of my inhibitions that I would never be able to do in life, so acting is for me, yes, a vacation," she tole The Times in 1963.