Everyone remembers their first time... at the Oscars, that is.

Angelina Jolie stepped onto her first Academy Awards red carpet decked out in a pouffy white lace '80s gown as her dad's date in 1986. Before that, bonafide Hollywood heavyweight Meryl Streep made her Oscars debut as a bright-eyed novice in the '70s. Anne Hathaway doesn't have to think too far back to remember her first time -- the actress presented an award in a glittery Valentino gown in 2007.

Each lady that attends her first Oscars is faced with a daunting task: What does one wear to the film industry's most glam evening of the year? The results are sometimes fashionable, sometimes cringe-worthy and most of the time adorable.

In honor of tonight's big show, we've rounded up stars' first or early appearances at the Oscars. Scroll through, wax nostalgic and get pumped for the 2013 red carpet!


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  • Angelina Jolia, 1986

  • Meryl Streep, 1979

  • Jennifer Lopez, 1997

  • Drew Barrymore, 1983

  • Sandra Bullock, 1997

  • Charlize Theron, 2000

  • Hilary Swank, 2000

  • Scarlett Johansson, 2004

  • Sarah Jessica Parker, 1989

  • Kate Hudson, 2001

  • Renee Zellweger, 1999

  • Halle Berry, 1998

  • Reese Witherspoon, 2002

  • Julianne Moore, 1998

  • Keira Knightley, 2006

  • Anne Hathaway, 2007

  • Penelope Cruz, 2000

  • Jennifer Aniston, 2000

  • Cameron Diaz, 1998

  • Kate Winslet, 1996

  • Uma Thurman, 1995

  • Cate Blanchett, 1999

  • Salma Hayek, 1996

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 1994

  • Glenn Close, 1984

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