Jaime Lee Curtis, 63, has paid a special tribute to the late Betty White as she donned a dazzling Oscars dress designed by famous clothing designer, Stella McCartney.
The Halloween actress wore a stunning long-sleeved, navy, turtle-neck dress embellished with subtle silver sparkles and accompanied by a flattering pinched waist. The actress paired her outfit with elegant drop earrings and understated makeup.
The 63 year-old actress embraced her short, silver hair, looking the picture of graceful ageing as she smiled brightly for the cameras.
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In an interview with Access Hollywood, Curtis revealed the dress was a direct tribute to Betty White’s legacy and her fierce dedication to animal rights.
“Betty White was an animal rights activist and when I knew I was going to make a statement about her I went to Stella McCartney, who is an animal rights activist,” Curtis explained, defending McCartney’s use of solely sustainable and non-animal materials.
“I went to her and said, ‘Hey is it possible you might have something for me to wear to the Oscars?’ And they made me this dress,” said Curtis.
“I feel like it’s telling Betty’s story.”
Betty White was well-known for her dedication to animal rights and in 2006, was named as the City of Los Angeles’ Ambassador to the Animals for her long-lived efforts to create better outcomes for animals.
Upon White’s unexpected death, Matt Bershadker, president of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, commended White for her “lifelong commitment” to assisting and adopting endangered animals.
“Betty White demonstrated a lifelong commitment to helping animals in need, including dedicated support for local shelters and animal welfare endeavours, fiercely promoting and protecting animal interests in her entertainment projects and personally adopting many rescued animals,” said Bershadker.
Curtis and White starred in the 2010 Disney comedy, You Again, where White played Grandma Bunny, mother to Curtis’s character, Gail.
Last year, Curtis paid homage to her late mother, Janet Leigh at the Halloween Kills red carpet premiere on October 12, 2021 in Los Angeles.
The actress donned a light blue, buttoned-up dress and a blonde bob with a bloodied shower curtain draped over her arm to complete the look in honour of her later mother who played Marion Crane in the iconic 1960 film Psycho.