2008: Marion Cotillard
French star Marion Cotillard is the embodiment of femme fatale. She has been widely regarded as one of France’s most famous actresses. Many people got to know her for the first time when she graced the red carpet during the 2008 Oscars ceremony. During that time, Cotillard wore a form-fitting fishtail white dress designed by Jean Paul Gaultier. The gown became noted for its intricate scallop detail. To top it off, she wore a golden necklace as an accessory.
Her presence during that time drew a lot of eyes. This is added to the fact that she won that year’s Oscar for Best Actress for her portrayal of Edith Pilaf in La Vie en Rose. Both her win and her red carpet appearance led to Cotillard’s rise in fame. It seemed her investment in the dress paid off very well.