4. Elizabeth Taylor (R 2, 132 844.50)

Elizabeth Taylor remains one of the modern cinema’s greatest beauties. The dress she wore to the 1970 Oscars is held in high regard. The periwinkle and violet chiffon dress designed by Edith Head was ranked as one of the most expensive Oscar dresses of all time. In 1999, it was auctioned and sold for $167 500.

British-born actor Elizabeth Taylor attends an Oscar Ball on the night of the Academy Awards, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, April 1970. She wears a blue evening dress and a jewelled necklace. (Photo by Frank Edwards/Fotos International/Getty Images)
British-born actor Elizabeth Taylor attends an Oscar Ball on the night of the Academy Awards, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, April 1970. She wears a blue evening dress and a jewelled necklace. (Photo by Frank Edwards/Fotos International/Getty Images)