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Pix: Fashionably pregnant at the Oscars

Last updated on: February 9, 2011 14:17 IST

Pix: Fashionably pregnant at the Oscars

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There have been a number of pregnant actresses spotted at the Oscar red carpet in recent years.

The latest to join the brigade is Natalie Portman, whose baby is due this summer. The actress has been nominated in the Best Actress category for her role in Black Swan.

While we wait to see how she chooses to showcase her baby bump, here's a look at others before her who dazzled the red carpet.


Image: Natalie Portman arrives at the nominees luncheon for the 83rd annual Academy Awards in Beverly Hills
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
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Jessica Alba

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Though she wasn't nominated, Alba, who was seven months pregnant at the time, looked like a winner clad as she was in this wine-coloured, feathered Marchesa gown and Cartier diamonds.


Image: Jessica Alba arrives at the 80th annual Academy Awards
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
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Naomi Watts

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Naomi Watts didn't tell anyone she was five months pregnant when she walked the red carpet in a yellow drop-sleeved Escada gown.

 

However, speculation about her trying to conceal her baby bump was rife after seeing her in the loose fit and empire waist gown.


Image: Naomi Watts at the Oscars, 2007

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Catherine Zeta-Jones

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Almost nine months into her pregnancy, Catherine Zeta-Jones -- who won Best Supporting Actress (for Chicago) -- chose a low-cut black gown with beaded straps and pink coral Fred Leighton earrings to attend the show.


Image: Catherine Zeta-Jones walks off with her Oscar statuette after the 75th annual Academy Awards
Photographs: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters
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Cate Blanchett

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Cate Blanchett didn't let her pregnancy come in the way of choosing her outfit for the 2008 Academy Awards.

 

The actress, who was nominated in two categories (Best Actress for Elizabeth: The Golden Age and Best Supporting Actress for I'm Not There), looked resplendent in a blue satin Dries Van Noten gown, stilettos, Lorraine Schwartz jewels and a Roger Vivier clutch.


Image: Cate Blanchett arrives at the 80th annual Academy Awards
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters
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Vanessa Williams

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It was a basic black Carmen Marc Valvo gown for Best Original Song presenter Vanessa Williams.


Image: Vanessa Williams poses for photographers as she arrives at the 72nd Annual Academy Awards
Photographs: Jeff Christensen/Reuters
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Rachel Weisz

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Out of the three dresses designed by Narcisco Rodriguez, the Best Supporting Actress winner (for The Constant Gardener) chose this black outfit.


Image: Rachel Weisz arrives at the 78th annual Academy Awards
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
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Nicole Kidman

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Five-months-pregnant Nicole Kidman kept it plain and simple by choosing this black Balenciaga gown. There was nothing plain about the L'Wren Scott diamond necklace, though.


Image: Nicole Kidman arrives with her husband, musician Keith Urban, at the 80th annual Academy Awards
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters
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Marcia Gay Harden

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The only one pregnant with twins in the list, Marcia (nominated for Mystic River) glowed in this royal blue Badgley Mischka gown.


Image: Marcia Gay Harden arrives for the 76th annual Academy Awards
Photographs: Mike Blake/Reuters
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