11/07/2013 16:08 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Oscar Winners Through The Ages: 25 Years Of Best Actress

The Oscars are almost upon us and while Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Emmanuelle Riva, Quvenzhance Wallis and Naomi Watts battle it out for Best Leading Actress we're looking back at all the winning ladies from the past 25 years. Remember when Cher won an Academy Award?

best actress winners

From Jodie Foster and Kate Winslet to Halle Berry and Meryl Streep take a flick through the gallery below and refresh your Oscars knowledge with every Best Actress since 1988...

Oh, and a quick note to all the nominees, if you're set on scooping the prize don't wear gold. Matching your dress to your award = fashion fail.