1954: in an age when stars understood that Hollywood expected style rather than emotion at the Oscars, a sophisticated Grace Kelly shows why she would soon fit so readily into royal life in Monaco. Here she has just won Best Actress for her role as the feminine but strong wife to Bing Crosby's alcoholic singer in The Country Girl

1999: something of Grace Kelly in the appearance, yes, but what has happened to cool reserve? Gwyneth Paltrow's blubbing speech - tears astonishing even by today's standards - is what happens when Hollywood demands emotion on and off screen. She's just won Best Actress for Shakespeare in Love, but everyone knows that