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Edith Head, legendary Hollywood costume designer and winner of 8 Oscars for her work, in a 1949 photo by Bud Fraker

A favorite among actresses, Edith Head dressed everyone from Mae West and Dorothy Lamour in the 1930′s to Marlene Dietrich (Witness for the Prosecution, 1957) and Tippi Hedrin (The Birds, 1963). She was at Paramount Pictures for 43 years before moving to Universal in 1967. Her first Oscar was for The Heiress in 1950, and her last was for The Sting in 1974