Man Stopped by Airport Security Over Mystery Christmas Gift His Grandma Told Him Not to Open

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In a super popular TikTok video, Brett Gaffney, an actor from Los Angeles, tells a funny story. Someone asked him, “Why are you carrying a special case when you don’t even know what’s inside?” Brett’s grandma wanted his Christmas gift to be a big surprise, but it almost caused a problem at the airport.

The Curious Case of the Mysterious Briefcase

Following his grandmother’s strict rule, the TikTok user refrained from opening the mysterious briefcase. However, upon passing through airport security, the agents became intensely curious and questioned him about its contents. Persistently asserting, “I don’t know, I don’t know!” only fueled their surprise, leading them to inspect the briefcase.

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To everyone’s astonishment, the surprise gift was a vintage typewriter. Drawing a humorous parallel with Tom Hanks, the TikTok user quipped about potentially writing a book in the park with the typewriter. Despite the airport security ordeal, viewers found delight in his innocent adherence to the surprise, amassing over 500,000 views and sparking amusing comments.

Post-Airport Adventures With the Gift

Post-incident, Brett continued sharing updates on his typewriter experience, revealing it to be an SCM Smith-Corona 250. In subsequent videos, he candidly admits his unfamiliarity with such devices and attempts to type on journal paper, contemplating the need for typewriter ribbons due to faint ink. In a later video, Gaffney reveals his growing fondness for the vintage typewriter, drawing a charming comparison to the joy he felt as a child with new toys that inspired him to play hooky.

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Playfully acknowledging his transition into “becoming an old man,” he expresses a newfound desire to stay home and indulge in typing on his typewriter. As the week progresses, Gaffney manages to acquire a ribbon and paper for the device. He later joyfully showcases himself typing, accompanied by the caption, “I didn’t think I’d use this, but here we are. It’s so calming.”

40+ Celebrities Who Rocked Outfits on the Red Carpet

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Stars on the red carpet are showing off more than just their outfits, it’s an opportunity for them to express their personalities. For us, it’s a chance to see what’s really going on behind the scenes while also getting a look at some of the newest and hottest trends in fashion. Sometimes though, these stars have a proclivity to push the boundaries just a bit too far. Check out the stars whose fashion choices caused us all to look twice.

Irina Shayk’s Vanity Fair Oscar

We all know that provocativeness and chocolate cake have two things in common, they’re perfect in just the right amounts but too much and you’re going to regret it. But we also know another rule as well, that if you’re a gorgeous celebrity like Irina Shayk then the rules just simply don’t apply to you.

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In 2015, Irina walked down the red carpet with all the confidence of a lioness stalking her prey and we certainly couldn’t help but take notice.

Kate Upton Oscar After Party

Oh Kate, your ability to pull off anything you’re wearing and just ooze confidence while in it will never get old. In 2016 the red carpet probably looked like a lightning storm as photographers were tripping over themselves to get a shot of this fashion queen in her Victoria Beckham classic black dress.

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Combined with some sparkling emerald and diamond earrings and a bold choice of red lipstick, we’re sure she was the queen of that Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

Ashley Graham 2016 GQ Awards

Ashley Graham is the supermodel who looked the patriarchy in the eye and said, ‘Hey! All that stuff you thought was sexy, throw that away! This is how a real woman looks!’

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Okay, we don’t want to be misleading, she never actually said that with her words, but if her body could talk that’s probably exactly what it would say. Graham has got curves and she is proud of it, as can be seen from her choice of fashionable wear.

Sofia Vergara Golden Globe Awards

It’s a bird, it’s a plane! No wait, it’s, it’s… it’s Sofia Vergara, one of the most stunning women to walk down the red carpet with a dress that perfectly matches that title.

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Probably one of the most sought after figures in Hollywood, there’s no doubt that men and women all over the world can’t get enough of this woman’s drop dead good looks or blinding smile. Vergara wore both the night of the 2014 Golden Globe Awards after party.

Miranda Kerr 2016 Vanity Fair

Let’s face it, going to the gym and keeping on a tight dietary regimen isn’t always fun. It’s a lot of work, a lot of dedication, a lot of skipping out on nights with the friends because you told yourself that you would be up at 7 tomorrow for that morning run that you slept through the morning before.

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So can anyone really blame supermodel Miranda Kerr for picking out a dress that would show off those rock hard abs?

Rita Ora MTV Music Awards

Rita Ora isn’t just one of the biggest singers in the world right now, she is also both stunning and has the confidence of a puppy chasing after the tail of a much bigger dog. For those who aren’t dog owners, it means that she has a lot of confidence and it’s kind of unnerving.

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This confident British star picked out a beautiful red dress which, combined with her blond hair, gave her the appearance of a modern Marilyn Monroe.

Kim Kardashian 2014 MTV VMA’s

If there’s one woman who knows how to make sure the spotlight is always on her it’s Kim Kardashian. Possibly one of the most underrated businesswomen in the world, Kardashian has turned her family’s last name into a brand and has left for her children one of the greatest legacies in history, with many becoming billionaires before they even reach 30.

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On the red carpet for the MTV VMA’s Kim’s dress showed her ability to look both cool and alluring.

Amber Rose MTV Movie Awards

If there’s one celebrity who looks like she could knock out any hater in just one punch it’s Amber Rose. Luckily for those who missed the Amber Rose train and aren’t big fans of this fashion model, she’s too busy raking in the big bucks to care too much about how others think of her.

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Rose’s broad shoulders and tattooed arms are something she is clearly proud of, based on this red dress which wasn’t trying to hide a thing.

Chrissy Teigen American Music Awards

Chrissy Teigen is one of those women who seems to have it all: stunning good looks, a sparkling clean reputation in Hollywood, and an unbelievably successful career as a professional model. On top of all that she had to go and marry singing superstar John Legend.

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C’mon Chrissy, can’t you leave just a little something for the rest of us? Well there’s no doubt that Chrissy was going to wear something stunning on the red carpet and she didn’t disappoint.

c 2015 amfAR Gala

Move over everyone else! Gigi Hadid is coming through and she looks like she just dropped through a cloud and landed gracefully on the runway. This supermodel is currently one of the biggest names in fashion so you better believe that she’d be looking the part at the amfAr Gala.

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Her dress – a stunning white Tom Ford gown with a deeply revealing neckline and thigh-high split. Her date, sadly not one of us but we’re working on making that happen.

Madonna 2015 Grammys Red Carpet

When fashion meets both fierce and sexy you better believe that Madonna’s got her name on it somewhere. Wearing a dress that looks like a combination of sexy French lingerie and medieval body armor there’s only one message this woman was trying to send that night on the red carpet: stay out of my way, or else.

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But that wasn’t the best part though. After parting the seas with her dress, fans were stunned to see the backside completely bare.

Lady Gaga 2015 Grammy Awards

Lady Gaga is like that girl in high school who, after your parents got you a new car that you’re so excited to show off to your friends, pulls up in a red Ferrari which puts your stupid car to shame.

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Alright it’s kind of a weird metaphor but essentially we’re saying that this superstar always manages to steal the show with her fashion attire when she’s on the red carpet. While not quite as extravagant here, it’s still stunning.

Gabrielle Union 2017 Vanity Fair

Having begun her acting career back in the 1990s Gabrielle Union is no stranger to fashion shows and certainly knows how to stand out in a crowd. Just take a look at her stunning red carpet dress here from a couple of years ago.

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Geometrically shaped, the blue and black gowns contrast with each other which seems to pull the eye downward making looking at her stunning figure completely unavoidable. Of course, why would anyone not want to look anyways?

Kendall Jenner Met Gala 2017

Never afraid to show off her looks or to be a bit provocative, fans and fashion lovers alike always enjoy looking to Kendall Jenner to see what the world’s highest paid model is going to be wearing that night. Jenner certainly didn’t leave her fans feeling disappointed.

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Strutting her style in a glittering La Perla dress, it looks like it was made specifically for her to wear. Which, in reality, it probably was, having been tailored to her incredible proportions.

Emily Ratajowski Cannes in 2017

Emily Ratajowski, oh there’s so much we’d like to say about you. With a last name that would likely leave us stuttering, especially if we were saying it while looking into her deep brown eyes, there’s no doubt that this queen is a site at any red carpet event.

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For this particular Cannes event in 2017, Emily Rat-a-jow-ski (see, we got it) decided to stun the crowd by wearing a phenomenal Peter Dundas lace gown perfect for the prestigious event.

Jennifer Lopez Latin Music Awards

How anyone can look the same at ages 50 and 20 is beyond us but not so for Jennifer Lopez. She’s been topping Billboard charts and starring in incredible films for over three decades now, so watching eyes pop out of their heads at the sight of her incredibly evening gowns is probably just business as usual for her.

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Well we would’ve been passed out on the floor had we been there at this awards show seeing Lopez in that.

Nicki Minaj 2016 Met Gala

There’s no doubt that Nicki Minaj is proud of her curvy and voluptuous figure. Anyone who has seen one of her provocative and risque music videos can testify to that account.

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Well Nicki wanted to translate that music video wardrobe into real life and we think it’s pretty safe to say that she succeeded. Looking like she was poured into the Jeremy Scott dress, she walked with confidence at the 2016 Met Gala, no doubt turning heads on that year.

Penelope Cruz Cannes Red Carpet

Never failing to steal the show, Penelope Cruz has been putting the world ‘more’ in “star-studded gla-more-ous award shows” since the day she first stepped out of the stretched limo and onto her first red carpet.

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Well 2011 was no different, appearing arm in arm with her co-star, mega superstar actor Johnny Depp, looking like she belonged on top of a cake. How someone doesn’t get dizzy with all those flashing cameras is beyond us but Penelope is a pro.

Ciara 2016 Grammy Awards Show

Texas has given the world many wonderful things: oversized belt buckles, the image of the cowboy on the horse taming the wild herd, delicious Texas BBQ and many, many more. But all those things pale in comparison to the real jewel of Texas – singer, songwriter, dancer, and model Ciara.

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Able to effortlessly pull off a gorgeous gown, Ciara strutted the red carpet in her Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture silk chiffon slip dress. For some extra pizazz, she also added diamonds.

Stella Maxwell Vanity Fair Party

Who is Stella Maxwell? Well not only is she a Victoria’s Secret model, her desirable figure has left countries like the United Kingdom, North Ireland, and New Zealand all fighting to give her citizenship so that she can represent their countries on the red carpet.

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In reality though, Maxwell was born in Brussels, Belgium and walked her first Victoria Secret Fashion Show back in 2014. Here we can see that she took a classy approach with a simple black dress.

Bella Hadid 2016 Cannes Festival

Back in 2012, Bella Hadid was already making headlines when she stepped into the glowing light of the runway stage for the very first time. Although she had her own style, she was very much overshadowed by her sister Gigi.

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This has changed in more recent years, with Bella no longer being known as ‘Gigi Hadid’s baby sister’ and instead creating her own look and brand. Based on this gorgeous red gown it seems that hard work does pay off.

Beyonce the 2015 Met Gala

You know that when the Queen B herself steps onto the illustrious red carpet that it’s going to be memorable. Beyonce is so captivating that for a brief moment it was practically a sin for someone to say that they didn’t like her music.

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Well on the red carpet it seems as though the Queen herself decided that, rather than wear a crown on her head, she would prefer to just wrap it around her body. A rightfully made decision.

Eva Longoria 2019 Cannes Film

Not just the popular actress who has been gracing screens both big and small with her presence, Eva Longoria is also a vocal activist, model, and even restaurant owner.

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With so much success going on in her life we wouldn’t have been surprised if she had decided to just go ahead and wear a full on crown on her head while walking down the red carpet. Instead she elected to wear a simple yet lovely, dusty pink dress that day.

Irina Shayk Cannes Film Festival

We know we already listed Irina Shayk at the beginning of this list but can we really be blamed for writing about her again? This Russian supermodel just has a way of pulling off dresses that most could only dream of being able to wear.

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Here’s something interesting about her, in this 2017 photo at the Cannes Film Festival she slipped into this yellow gown and walked the red carpet only two months after having given birth to her daughter!

Jenna Dewan Tatum’s Red Dress

Alright let’s just slow down for a second so we can fully appreciate what we’re seeing here. Not only is professional actress and singer Jenna Dewan Tatum sporting one of the best red dresses in the history of all red carpet red dresses, but she also matched it to her lipstick and, for good measure, threw on some golden high heels so that nobody could possibly miss her.

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Hopefully nobody needed an ambulance after catching an eye full of this.

Nicole Kidman at the Cannes Award Show

One of the most popular actresses in Hollywood, Nicole Kidman has won numerous awards including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and four Golden Globes. Holy smokes!

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So it’s no wonder she looks so good on the red carpet for award shows, she’s spent so much of her career walking down them. This photo is from a few years ago, 2014 to be exact, and showcases just how well this actress knows how to pick out a great wardrobe.

Angelina Jolie 2009 Cannes Festival

Many people probably lament at the fact that they didn’t get to turn on their televisions or go to the movies and see Marilyn Monroe brightening up their screens. Well there’s a modern-day Marilyn Monroe, and while she doesn’t have the blond hair or the same tumultuous history that the original has, she is arguably the shining jewel of modern-day Hollywood.

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Something about this photo, with her in the Atelier Versace gown just perfectly encapsulates the essence of Hollywood stardom.

Lupita Nyong’o 2015 Cannes Festival

Lupita Nyong’o is a relative newcomer to the celebrity life that only Hollywood can provide but she seems to have accepted her new role with elegance and grace.

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A recent breakout star, Lupita has gotten experience on set both in the United States and in her father’s home country of Kenya where she worked for several years. When she walked down the red carpet in 2015, one might have thought that Lupita had been doing this since the day she was born.

Freida Pinto 2014 Cannes Festival

Born in Mumbai, Freida Pinto is a trailblazer in her own right. She is most commonly known for appearing in primarily British and American films where she is credited with busting through the stereotypical image of an Indian woman with her powerful and memorable performances.

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Her walks down the red carpet have been no different, where she donned a blush dress adorned with feathers and a plunging top. Combine that with the red lipstick and she certainly turned some heads.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley 2016 Cannes Festival

Considered to be one of her best looks, British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s pale complexion and blonde hair worked perfectly in contrast to the striking red dress and fiery lipstick.

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But Rosie is a professional, she knows that you need more than a dress to be memorable, so she adorned herself with long sparkling diamond earrings and a diamond bracelet to match. Seems that she really has a good eye for red carpet fashion because her walk here was truly unforgettable.

Mindy Kaling 2015 Cannes Festival

Hilarious, with a sharp wit and excellent delivery, Mindy Kaling is one funny woman. She’s also not afraid to embrace her feminine side, appearing at the Cannes festival with a custom chic gown.

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Apparently she had contacted her friend and famous designer Salvador Perez to help her find the perfect dress. Although the dress is simple, it is perfectly complemented by that lovely skirt train which transforms into a thigh-high split. Apparently it was adorned with 3,000 hand-sewn crystals!

Naomi Watts 2012 Cannes Festival

This famous actress is another emblem of Hollywood grace and elegance. Originally from Australia, Naomi Watts has since become the all-American actress with her role in numerous acclaimed films (not to mention her ability to sound more American than most of us).

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Showing up to a red carpet event Watts wore the stunning nude Marchesa dress with a fishtail to finish. Top it off with diamond accessories and she certainly plays the part of Hollywood royalty.

Lea Seydoux 2014 Cannes Festival

Being delivered to us in the United States from her previous role in French cinema, Lea Seydoux has been a bright light in American theaters. In addition to her talent and remarkable stage presence, Lea also brings a little French and European style which she happily shows off on her red carpet walks.

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In this photo she wore a beautiful emerald green dress which perfectly contrasted her bright red hair and topped it all off with diamond and emerald earrings.

Paz Vega 2013 Cannes Festival

Another foreign beauty who knows how to dress for success on the red carpet, Paz Vega is originally from Spain and became big in American films after starring next to Adam Sandler of all people.

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In addition to her acting, Vega is also a successful model, she was able to take over the role of the face of Spanish L’Oreal from none other than Penelope Cruz. Safe to say that you know you make it if you can do that.

Elizabeth Banks 2010 Cannes Festival

Elizabeth Banks is one of those actresses who can just do it all. Whether it’s making us laugh in the number of comedic roles that she has thrived in or by holding us in suspense with her various dramatic characters it’s safe to say that Banks has more than earned her spot amongst the Hollywood greats.

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Her glamorous dress is the reflection of her practically Hollywood royalty, a Georges Chakra Couture with a blend of colors and gorgeous long train.

Uma Thurman 2014 Cannes Festival

Yellow is a tricky color to pull off, there’s a reason why it’s one of the least commonly seen colors on red carpet events and award shows. But Uma Thurman has a way of being able to handle difficult tasks.

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It doesn’t matter to her if it’s a yellow dress or one of the many complicated and emotionally charged characters she’s used to playing on screen, when it comes to pulling off difficult tasks, Uma Thurman has got it covered.

Zhang Ziyi 2014 Cannes Festival

Many people in the United States have no doubt heard of Zhang Ziyi even if they can’t remember her. A familiar face at red carpet events, Ziyi has a keen eye for fashion, choosing to appear here in this Stephane Rolland Couture dress.

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The dress was meant to be somewhat of a futuristic design and, as can be seen from the many cameras behind her, was clearly well received. She is also one of the most famous actresses in China.

Cara Delevingne 2013 Cannes Festival

Rocking more than just style, model and actress Cara Delevingne has a ferocious attitude to match her powerful runway walk and her unforgettable appearances on screen. Her piercing eyes can be seen just underneath the angry dark makeup, which is made all the more effective by her popping red lips.

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Beyond that she went with a simple yet elegant Burberry black dress and diamond earrings having the effect of making her look like a beautiful, yet quite thorny, black rose.

Cheryl Cole 2012 Cannes Festival

Cheryl Cole has been delighting fans with her voice for years now, but in 2012 they were applauding for another reason. Appearing at the Cannes Film Festival in this white and scarlet dress was absolutely breathtaking.

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She didn’t seem bothered by the rain too (judging by how everyone else has an umbrella). While we might have expected a gentleman to offer her his umbrella while she walks down the red carpet she’s able to pull off fashion rain or shine.

Michelle Williams 2010 Cannes Festival

Wearing a pink and flowing shoulder free gown, actress Michelle Williams appeared at that year’s Cannes Film Festival with all the confidence of a peacock in a sea of hens.

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The dress was apparently graciously donated by none other than Chanel, popular in both the United States and around the world. It would seem as though being famous has its perks, award shows and fame aside you also get internationally renowned fashion companies just handing over their wares for free.

Camilla Belle 2010 Cannes Festival

Showing up in a midnight blue Gucci Premiere dress, Camilla Blue likely left fans and photographers drooling after her as they tried to get yet another look at the glamorous actress.

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She got her start in the film industry at a very young age meaning this Hollywood starlet has had more than enough time to get used to the flashing lights and attention lavished on stars at events like these. Based on her posture and poise, she’s used to it.

Kristen Stewart 2012 Cannes Festival

While Kristen Stewart has been known for having a resting facial expression that says, ‘I don’t want to be here right now,’ we’ve heard she’s actually a really nice lady.

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That being said her face, with her hair tied back and her red lipstick on, looked perfect on the red carpet that night. An image of perfection which was made all the more memorable by the hot red Reem Acra dress that she had chosen to wear for the occasion.

Julia Roberts 2016 Cannes Festival

Another of the Hollywood greats, no list of famous actresses looking their best would be complete without the incredibly talented Julia Roberts. Whether blonde, brunette, or really any other hair color she chooses, Roberts is always able to delight fans by looking absolutely stunning.

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For this particular evening the actress went ahead and chose a black Armani Prive dress giving her a chic look. Top that off with a diamond and emerald necklace and it looks like she already won.

Blake Lively 2014 Cannes Festival

Alright Blake Lively we get it, you’re tall, beautiful, an accomplished actress and your husband happens to be arguably one of the funniest people in Hollywood – so why do you have to look so darn good in every red carpet dress you wear?

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At the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Lively walked in front of dozens of eager photographers wearing a chic Gucci Premiere dress which she accessorized with both diamond and ruby jewels. Proof that moms can still be glamorous.

Samara Weaving Floor Length Gown

This 28-year-old Australian actress has had a lot more work in her native country than she’s had while working in the United States, but she still makes appearances next to the Hollywood elite while walking down the red carpet.

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In this particular appearance, Samara Weaving went with a floor-length dress that crisscrossed at the waist to showcase her modelesque physique. Combined with her smokey and bold makeup, it is hard to look away from her.

Nicole Kidman Oscars Award Show

We know, we know, we’re repeating some of the actresses on our list but c’mon, it’s Nicole Kidman, how could we not? Not only one of the best on the screen, this famous Australian actress knows how to dress and accessorize as well.

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Wearing a blue Armani Prive dress with a blue bow just above a center leg split, it’s fair to say that Nicole Kidman likely stole the show the night she wore that dress to the Oscars award show.

Eliza Gonzalez 2018 Oscars Awards

Having won the consensus as having the red carpet’s best look at the 2018 Oscars is no small feat, especially while competing with the numerous glamorous models and actresses all walking next to one another.

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But Eliza Gonzalez was able to stand out wearing the color that many are afraid to, yellow. This Ralph Lauren bright yellow dress had a simple yet catchy appeal and wasn’t overly flashy as well. Sometimes it’s true that keeping things simple is much better.

Charlize Theron 2015 Cannes Festival

Charlize Theron was turning heads when she walked down the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. It’s clear to see that her dress was getting lots of attention, with Theron indifferent to the multitudes of photographers eager to get a snapshot of the gorgeous Christian Dior dress which looked as if it was painted on her body.

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There’s no doubt that Theron knows what she’s doing on the red carpet, she’s an Academy Award winner, it’s what she does.

Gal Gadot Academy Award Show

Coming to the United States from Israel, Gal Gadot has put her experience in the Israeli Army to the ultimate test, kicking the butts of super villains while playing the iconic role of Wonder Woman.

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All the while she’s able to look absolutely fabulous while doing it, making her the ultimate real-life superhero. Appearing at the Oscars in this 1920s style Givenchy gown, Gadot’s sleeveless dress and low cut neckline showed just what a feminine beauty she really is.

Jennifer Lawrence Academy Award Show

One of the coolest girls in Hollywood, Jennifer Lawrence is able to handle any situation with humor and a laid back grace that can only come naturally.

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Appearing at the Oscars in her glowing gunmetal gown designed by Dior she looked like she was ready to overcome any bullet whether it be verbal or physical. Even though she most likely spent hours getting her outfit and make up on her hair and makeup gives her a casual and effortless appearance.

Priyanka Chopra 2017 Academy Awards

One of India’s highest paid and most popular entertainers, Priyanka Chopra appeared at the 2017 Academy Award ceremonies looking like she was worth every penny she got. In a dress that has been described as a cross between elegant and sensual, Chopra decided she would allow Ralph & Russo to take care of the attire while accessorizing herself.

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Reportedly, the diamonds she wore to the Oscar awards show that night were worth an estimated combined total of around $5 million!

Kendall Jenner 2017 Cannes Festival

Kendall Jenner has accomplished a lot at such a young age. She is reportedly leading the world in young fashion and has modeling contracts with some of the biggest names in the fashion industry including Chanel, Balmain, Givenchy, and Tom Ford.

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All of them have put their stamp of approval on allowing Jenner to be the spokeswoman for their clothing line. With such a huge wardrobe how does one choose what to wear? Jenner went with the Giambattista Valli gown.

Aishwarya Rai 2017 Cannes Festival

Being one of the most famous actresses in India is no easy feat. In a country that is three times the population of the United States, and who is also a big fan of cinema, there is a lot of competition to be the best.

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But Aishwarya Rai knows how to steal the show, like she did at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Showing up in a large, flowing, and almost Cinderella-esque gown, Rai certainly had all eyes on her.

Taraji P. Henson 2018 Oscars

Leaving audiences speechless at the 2018 Oscars Awards Ceremony was all in a day’s work for celebrity actress Taraji P. Henson. Unfortunately, the dress is a little too risque to show here but let’s just say that Henson was not afraid to push the limits of acceptable public attire.

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In fact in a later interview Henson commented, “I’m not afraid. Vera was like, ‘Let’s take it there!’ Wangy bangy, baby.” Looks like both Vera Wang and Taraji outdid themselves again.

Gal Gadot 2018 Vanity Fair

Flying out of the sky for more, Wonder Woman isn’t afraid to show a little skin, particularly at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party (it is, after all, one of the hottest parties for celebrities).

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This time Gal Gadot decided to go with the Armani Prive gown which surely turned more than a few heads at the glamorous event. Not only that, but she did it all with a simple look, going with very little makeup, accessories, and no big embellishments.

Emma Stone 2015 Cannes Festival

Emma Stone has quite the resume in terms of projects she’s worked on. She’s been in Marvel films and Oscar award-winning productions, yet this down to Earth actress lets nothing get to her head.

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Walking down the red carpet, Stone has gone for a simple yet gorgeous look in the pale blue, open back, laced Christian Dior Couture dress which was considered by many to be the best dress of the night. She even had a small diamond choker.

Jessica Chastain 2011 Cannes Festival

Even for someone who has been living under a rock for the past 20 years and somehow missed the meteoric rise of Jessica Chastain, it’s obvious this actress is one of the most respected stars in Hollywood.

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They say you can judge someone by the company they keep and well, Chastain is being flanked by Sean Penn and Brad Pitt so what does that say about her? Topping it off in the custom Zac Posen gown she is a star.

Victoria Beckham 2016 Cannes Festival

Many would think that becoming an internationally famous pop star would be the peak of someone’s career, but for Victoria Beckham it was just the beginning.

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She has made her mark on the world as a fashion designer, and through her design of high-end fashionable wear she has managed to create an empire which has delivered dresses and other accessories around the world. With all that to her name she doesn’t need to dress outrageously, going for simple instead.

Eva Longoria Gabriela Cadena Gown

Looking like she jumped from the top of some perfect person’s wedding cake and plopped herself down on the red carpet, Eva Longoria makes showing off in style seem like something that could be done in her sleep.

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On this particular occasion she was strutting her style in the custom Gabriela Cadena gown which was adorned with white pearl and Swarovski detailing. While the world is clambering for more, Longoria has pulled back from the public eye in recent years.

Diane Kruger 2015 Cannes Festival

Having worked on some seriously impressive projects, including ones directed by Hollywood legend himself Quentin Tarantino, Diane Kruger has no qualms with letting the world know just what an impressive force she is.

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Baring her back in this incredible Prada gown, Kruger looks like she just stepped out of some magical spring and has deigned to bless us mortals with her looks and talent. The only thing we can hope for is she never stops getting work.

Salma Hayek 2011 Cannes Festival

Representing both fashion and her home country of Mexico, Salma Hayek is one of the most stunning and recognizable faces on the big screen today.

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That same homage ran true even nine years ago when she walked down the red carpet during the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and wowed the world with her champagne silk Gucci Premiere gown. The gown itself showed off Hayek’s stunning figure and was embroidered with silver beads, sequins, and crystals, giving her a glowing finish.

Rachel McAdams 2011 Cannes Festival

Even though Rachel McAdams got her claim to fame playing some truly mean girls on various movies, the truth is that everyone who has worked with her has gone on record saying that she is one of the nicest actresses that they have ever worked with.

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Well McAdams decided to trade in that nice, sweet personality with a dress that was both fiery and fierce. Rather than go with diamonds or rubies, McAdams decided to let the dress talk instead.

Rachel Weisz 2015 Cannes Festival

Rachel Weisz started off as popular in Great Britain, and since making her way across the Atlantic Ocean to the good ‘ol U. S. of A. her popularity has only increased exponentially. She has earned critical acclaim along with the most prestigious of awards including the coveted Academy Award.

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During the 2015 Cannes Festival Weisz was likely more than comfortable to display the turquoise Prada gown, made exclusively for her. Judging by her cool smile this is business as usual.

Kerry Washington 2009 Cannes Festival

Sporting a dress that perfectly emphasized all of Kerry Washington’s natural curves, this Hollywood actress looked like she was born to walk the red carpet.

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The dress was designed by Zuhair Murad and was given a beautiful pattern of blue embroidered roses making the rest of the ivory fishtail dress really pop, especially against the deep, dark red of the carpet that she was standing on. Quite an impressive actress, there’s no doubt that she was the center of attention.

Bella Hadid Cavalli Couture Dress

Being one of the leaders for the new generation of supermodels Bella Hadid is always wearing the newest fashion trends. For this particular event she partnered up with Cavalli Couture to design this beautiful peach colored dress which she elegantly displayed on the red carpet.

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She tied the whole picture together by putting her hair back and wearing some de Grisogono jewelry. Having become one of the prominent faces of high fashion she also models for Tom Ford and Dior.

Naomi Campbell 2010 Cannes Festival

Widely considered to be one of the top supermodels in the world, Naomi Campbell is arguably one of those once-in-a-generation models that is able to pull off any outfit, no matter what.

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Here, at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, it is an excellent example of how good she is at her profession as she wears a glittering gold Roberto Cavalli dress. In addition to modeling she also works as a judge on various British reality shows about modeling.

Margot Robbie 90th Academy Awards

Margot Robbie’s meteoric rise is almost as stunning as the actress herself, especially when she’s walking the red carpet dressed in her Hollywood best. As anyone who has seen one of her movies will likely attest, her on screen talent is almost unrivaled in today’s day and age.

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Wearing the Chanel Fall 2015 white gown she looks every inch the Hollywood superstar that she is. She also wore the Roger Vivier Essensual Satin Sandals during this particular event.

Emily Ratajkowski Golden Globe Awards

Emily Ratajkowski, is there anything else we could possibly say about her that hasn’t already been said one hundred times over?

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This stunning model isn’t known for her conservative wear, she’s worked hard to be one of the most attractive and alluring models of the day and the attire she chooses certainly highlights it. Even walking down the red carpet during the Golden Globe Awards there’s no doubt that Emily was able to stand out in this lovely, flowing, yellow dress.

Fan Bingbing Sheer Floral Dress

Another of the most popular actresses in China, with its population of over a billion people, her ability to stand out is no small feat.

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Her red carpet dress here was a lovely and sheer, floral Marchesa gown, which was made all the more perfect by the flower tiara which tied the whole look together. While she is a major superstar in China, her rise in the United States is only just beginning, but many think it’s far from over.

Penelope Cruz 2008 Cannes Festival

Penelope Cruz has been lighting up the red carpet with her gorgeous good looks and stunning smile for decades now. This particular outfit is over 12 years old, having been worn back in 2008, but it still looks as incredible as ever.

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The dress was a regal Marchesa gown, having been inspired by the Grecian togas from back in the day. In addition, Cruz chose some Chopard diamond earrings, a bracelet, and a ring as her personal red carpet accessories.

Alessandra Ambrosio Zuhair Murad Couture

Alessandra Ambrosio isn’t just another one of your run of the mill models. This stunning woman is actually a part of that exclusive club known as the Victoria Secret angels, models who walk for some of the biggest companies and during the biggest events.

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So it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that Ambrosio knows how to walk the red carpet in style. Wearing the Zuhair Murad Couture ball gown with a Bulgari Serpenti necklace, Ambrosio likely stole the show.

Audrey Tautou 2013 Cannes Festival

Before she became one of France’s favorite actresses, Audrey Tautou was a model, so for her sporting the most popular trends of the day and walking the red carpet was nothing out of the ordinary.

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Her calmness in front of adoring crowds is easily visible in this photo, as is her vibrant pink Prada dress. Other than that both her hair and makeup are relaxed, making sure that all eyes would be looking at that absolutely stunning dress on her.