Most Memorable Golden Globes Gowns Ever
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By Natasha Burton
Over the years, the Golden Globes have earned a reputation as Hollywood's more raucous awards show. This notoriety is reflected in what the stars wear to the event, with celebrities taking fashion risks they likely wouldn't dare at the Oscars. In anticipation of the 2014 show (when does it air?), see if you can guess who wore these incredible—and sometimes shocking—outfits on the red carpet at Golden Globes past.
Red Hot2 of 31
This beloved '90s actress has made a striking comeback on a hit drama, for which she won a Globe in 2013. The exquisite Versace gown in which she accepted the award was a win as well.
Heavy Metal3 of 31
A skintight Marchesa creation was a surprising choice for this wholesome actress in 2012.
Sky High4 of 31
In 2012, this actress commanded attention in a periwinkle Haider Ackermann suit—and accompanying bouffant.
Green Dream5 of 31
A glistening Versace creation perfectly suited this actress in 2011, adding another on-point gown to her red carpet reputation.
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Golden Girl6 of 31
While her 2009 Globes gown didn't get as much attention as another skimpy number that this singer-actress wore years earlier to another awards show, her backless Marchesa dress certainly suited the evening.
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Canary Story7 of 31
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Scarlet Fever8 of 31
Proving that a classic red dress never gets old, this actress turned heads in 2006.
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Gold Standard9 of 31
Bronze Beauty10 of 31
This actress won a Best Actress statue at the 2005 awards amid much acclaim for her sleek Calvin Klein dress.
Basic Black11 of 31
A low-cut Valentino dress helped this actress convince fashion critics in 2004 that black need not be boring.
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Mellow Yellow12 of 31
This actress's feminine butter-colored Christian Dior gown got mixed reviews in 2004, but her incredible performance in a disturbing movie was a winner—she took home the award for Best Actress that night.
What a Bombshell13 of 31
This stunning actress flaunted her curves in a crimson Narciso Rodriguez dress in 2003.
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Not on Pointe14 of 31
Fashion critics were a bit confused over this actress's ballet-inspired getup in 2003.
Big Reveal15 of 31
This actress managed to look sexy and comfortable in Versace at the 2002 awards.
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All That Shimmers16 of 31
In 2000, this actress did her TV character proud by wearing a magnificent Richard Tyler gown and winning the Globe for Best Actress.
Bead It17 of 31
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Under the Sea18 of 31
In a mermaid-style Givenchy gown, this actress seemingly floated onto the red carpet in 1998.
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Strike a Pose19 of 31
In a dress supposedly commissioned by her then bad-boy boyfriend, this model certainly looked chic in 1995.
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Honor Roll20 of 31
In 1990, this iconic actress wore white to accept the Cecil B. DeMille Award, which honors its recipient's "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment."
Suit Yourself21 of 31
In 1990, this actress chose oversize menswear over the archetypal red-carpet gown, but this didn't stop her from taking home a Best Actress trophy.
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Lady in Red22 of 31
Not only did this actress accept two awards in 1989, one for Best Supporting Actress and the other for Best Actress, she also won praise for her standout dress.
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Out to Win23 of 31
Wearing a gold getup in 1989 was a fitting choice for this actress—she's gone on to become the most nominated actress in Golden Globes history with 27 noms under her belt.
National Velvet24 of 31
This actress won a trophy in 1986 while wearing a bedazzled, navy, off-shoulder gown.
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Putting on the Glitz25 of 31
In 1985, this beloved actress and AIDS activist was honored with a Cecil B. DeMille Award and wore a sparkling gown that perfectly suited her.
Ethereal Beauty26 of 31
Looking angelic in 1984, this actress shined in a floaty white dress.
Little Princess27 of 31
Just 7 years old, this actress was hands down the most adorably dressed at the 1983 Globes.
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Leg Up28 of 31
In a gown that was a bit tropical, a bit flamenco, this actress dazzled on the 1979 red carpet.
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Dare to Bare29 of 31
Known for her risqué fashion sense, this singer-actress displayed her toned tummy in 1973.
A Bit Ruffled30 of 31
In 1970, this actress's feather-festooned gown was downright fabulous.
Blond Ambition31 of 31
A glimmering black gown was the ideal choice for this cherished actress when she accepted her award in 1962.
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