Elizabeth Taylor won the Oscar for Best Actress in 1960 for her role in "Butterfield 8," in which she played a call girl for actor Laurence Harvey.
Her Dior gown was comprised of a full, ivory skirt and a bright yellow silk top. Around her waist, she wore a hunter-green sash and red silk rose. The screen siren completed her look with elbow-length silk gloves.
A few weeks before the Oscars, Taylor came down with a severe case of pneumonia and underwent a tracheotomy. Surgery didn't keep her from attending the Academy Awards. She showed up in her darling Dior -- tracheotomy scar in plain view -- and accepted her award with her husband at her side.
Rumor has it that right after she walked backstage, she went straight into a bathroom and fainted.