Tatum O’Neal’s Oscar night outfit was symbolic of the adult she was forced to become

Tatum O’Neal (center) stands with Jill Ireland (left) and Charles Bronson (right) for ‘Paper Moon’ at the 46th Annual Academy Awards. Photo by Julian Wasser/Liaison via Getty Images

“I had this exterior life in Hollywood that looked great. Little girls wanted to be me, boys wanted to date me. But I was being treated like the most terrible daughter that ever lived. All I wanted was my mom, and she wasn’t there.

By wearing the same dress 56 years apart, Moreno showed how little things have changed

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“There are all kinds of Latins. Anita in ‘West Side Story’ was a Latin, and she had a temper. But she also had depth of character. The roles I am offered don’t.

Today, the ‘Juno’ writer would have been lauded for staying true to herself on the red carpet. Not in 2008.

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Despite Hollywood’s reluctance to accept her, the ‘Precious’ star still marched triumphantly down the red carpet

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A new understanding of the actress’s notorious red carpet dress

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“For the entire evening, big-jawed Paltrow, with her nasal, teeth-clenching Lisa Kudrow style, looks like a Green Bay Packers cheesehead tottering atop a mushy pink Hostess cupcake.”

The story behind her lace Givenchy gown revealed the actress was more than an ingénue

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“I want to say thank you to everybody who in these past months and years have helped, guided, and given me so much. I’m truly, truly grateful and terribly happy.”

Esther Zuckerman

Esther Zuckerman is a freelance writer in New York. She’s been published online in Vanity Fair, GQ, Marie Claire, and Vulture. She loves dogs and movies.

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