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Salma stunned in Gucci couture at this year's Golden Globes. We loved her dress' intricate beadwork and gilded accents. Who needs a statuette?

You need major personality to pull off one of Alexander McQueen's printed cocktail dresses—and at Elton John's Oscars afterparty in 2010, Salma proved she has what it takes.

Looking red hot in cherry YSL Edition Soir at a 2012 Oscars party.

Salma embraced her Latin American roots in this flamenco-inspired custom Prada at the 2005 Academy Awards.

Looking supremely Old Hollywood in teal Versace at a 2006 Oscars party.

Salma usually picks strong colors for the red carpet, but this blush Gucci Premiere dress, which she wore at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010, suited her perfectly. Love the gold halter detail.

The actress stepped out at the 2011 Met Gala in peach-colored, curve-hugging Alexander McQueen. The rosette at her hip was an ideal finishing touch.

In early 2010, Gucci announced it would be adding couture to its label—and chose none other than Salma to debut the collection on the red carpet. How beautiful is this embellished cranberry gown?

Nobody (but nobody) does a plunging neckline like Salma, here at the L.A. premiere of her film Frida in 2002.

At the 2003 Golden Globes in a simple, sleek and perfectly-fitted Narciso Rodriguez gown.

Pregnant and glowing in black Balenciaga at the 2007 Met Gala.

Salma made the most of her enviable tan in this ivory Grecian-style Bottega Veneta at the 2009 Golden Globes.

Once again, Salma scored in Gucci Premiere, choosing a beaded, strapless gown for the 2011 Cannes Film Festival's opening ceremony.