Putting On More Style

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Robert Lindsay presents an affectionate but in-depth look at the Hollywood stars who managed to rise above their contemporaries simply by the style they exuded.

1/4. Katherine Hepburn

Oscar winner The Aviator has of course recently introduced a whole new audience to the poise and style of Katharine Hepburn as portrayed by Cate Blanchett. Equally at home on the Broadway stage and the screen, Katharine received twelve Academy Award nominations, and won four Oscars for Best Actress, for Morning Glory, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Lion in Winter and On Golden Pond. However, The Philadelphia Story is possibly her most famous picture, a hit on the Broadway stage and a hit on film with Cary Grant and James Stewart. An incredibly feisty and fascinating lady, she often made headlines with her choice of partner, Howard Hughes, in the early days and a love affair with Spencer Tracy that lasted for 27 years.