Today we watch the red carpet for the Brads and Angelinas of Hollywood, but who were the A-Listers of the past?

We go back in time to the vaults of our archives and dig out the big names of time gone by.

1. Edith Head was one of the most successful costume designers of all time winning a total of eight Academy Awards, a record that has not been broken since.

circa 1955: Portrait of Hollywood fashion designer Edith Head (1897 - 1981) posing with six of her Oscars for Costume Design. Head was Fashion Chief at Paramount Pictures. She wears her trademark dark, round-rimmed sunglasses. 

2. Sidney Poitier was the first African American to win the Best Actor Academy Award for his role in 'Lillies of the Field'.

13th April 1964: EXCLUSIVE American actor Sidney Poitier looks into a mirror and smiles while holding his Best Actor Oscar for director Ralph Nelson's film, 'Lilies of the Field,' backstage at the Academy Awards, Santa Monica, California.

3. Shirley Temple was one of the world's first and most well-known child stars. She was the first to receive the Juvenile Academy Award, a mark of recognition which stopped in 1961.

1935: American child actor Shirley Temple receives a special Oscar from American screenwriter Irwin S Cobb (1876 - 1944) at the Academy Awards ceremony, Biltmore Bowl, Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, California. 

4. Julie Andrews won this, her only Academy Award for her film debut in 'Mary Poppins'. She went on to win a BAFTA, five Golden Globes, three Grammys, two Emmys throughout her career.

1964: British actress Julie Andrews, with the Academy Award she won for 'Mary Poppins', her film debut.

5. Jayne Mansfield (right) pictured with fellow actor Cleo Moore, was one of the first playmates and was a major sex symbol in Hollywood during the 1950's and 60's.

21st March 1956: American actors Cleo Moore (1928-1973, left) and Jayne Mansfield (1933-1967) display their cleavage while posing in front of an Oscar likeness at the Academy Awards, RKO Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, California. 

6. Animator Walt Disney won more Academy Awards and nominations than any other person in history notching up four honarary Academy Awards, winning 22 and being nominated a total of 59 times. 

Movie producer Walt Disney holding four Oscar awards he won for best feature-length documentary, short documentary, cartoon & two-reeler at Academy Awards ceremony. (Photo by George Silk//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

7. Grace Kelly was one of the most famous actors of her time, winning an Oscar for her role in The Country Girl. She retired aged just 26 to become Princess of Monaco

30th March 1955: American actor Grace Kelly (1929 - 1982) poses in front of a curtain with her Best Actress Oscar for director George Seaton's film, 'The Country Girl,' at the Academy Awards, Los Angeles, California. She wears an evening gown with long white gloves. 

8. Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart met as co-stars of the movie 'To Have and Have Not' and Bacall became Bogart's fourth marriage. They were married until Bogart's death in 1957.

20th March 1952: EXCLUSIVE Married American actors Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart (1899 - 1957) wear formal evening clothes while seated at the Academy Awards, RKO Pantages Theater, Los Angeles, California. Bogart won for Best Actor in director John Huston's film, 'The African Queen.'

9. Hattie McDaniel was the first ever black person to win an Academy Award, this was for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mammy in 'Gone With The Wind'.

 

American actress Hattie McDaniel (1895 - 1952) with her Academy Award of Merit for Outstanding Achievement, circa 1945. McDaniel won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Mammy in 'Gone With The Wind', making her the first African-American to win an Academy Award.

10. Natalie Wood and Robet Wagner married twice and were still married when Wood died in 1981 by a death which is still declared "undetermined".

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LOS ANGELES - MARCH 27: Actors Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner attend the Academy Awards on March 27, 1957 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Leaf/ Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

11. Marlon Brando, most well known for his role as Don Corleone in The Godfather, is known as an American cultural icon.

 

30th March 1955: EXCLUSIVE American actor Marlon Brando holds his Best Actor Oscar statue while standing behind a microphone backstage at the Academy Awards, RKO Pantages Theater, Los Angeles, California. Brando won the Oscar for his role in director Elia Kazan's film 'On the Waterfront.'

12. Elizabeth Taylor was part of Hollywood's Golden Age and started out as a child star with MGM. She is also well known for having eight marriages during her lifetime.

Actress Elizabeth Taylor wearing a beautiful frothy white strapless gown smiles on her way into the 25th Annual Academy Awards at the RKO Pantages Theatre. (Photo by Loomis Dean//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

13. The movie 'From Here to Eternity' starring Frank Sinatra and Donna Reed is considered a Hollywood classic and won eight Academy Awards out of 13 nominations.

HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 25: Actors Frank Sinatra and Donna Reed pose for a portrait after winning best supporting actor and best supporting actress Oscars on for their roles in the film 'From Here To Eternity' at the Academy Awards ceremony on March 25, 1954 in Hollywood, California.

14. Audrey Hepburn is one of film and fashion's best known icons. She won two Academy Awards in her lifetime - one as Best Actress for Roman Holiday and another honarary award for her humanitarian work. 

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - MARCH 26: Actress Audrey Hepburn affectionately holding Oscar award she won for her performance in the movie 'Roman Holiday' at the Academy Awards ceremony. (Photo by Ralph Morse/Life Magazine/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

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