Photo Essays

Here Are 13 of Helen Mirren’s Best Roles

Few actors can boast a resume as impressive as Helen Mirren’s. The London-born dame has played a detective (Prime Suspect, two Emmy awards), Ayn Rand (Emmy win),...

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2014

There are more people than ever on Earth, but never have we been this connected with each other. Photography plays a large role, with the still image continuing...

Hollywood’s Most Famous Sibling Rivalry

For three quarters of a century, the supposed feud between sisters Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine was the stuff of tabloid dreams. Only 15 months apart,...

Ralph Morse: Photographer Spotlight

[Note: Ralph Morse died on Dec. 7, 2014, at his home in Florida. He was 97. No photographer in the history of LIFE magazine had a more varied, thrilling and...

Top 10 Post-Oscar Busts

You've won an Oscar! Now what? For these 10 Academy Award winners ... nothing. A look at the worst post-Oscar careers in movie history

The Best Oscar Dresses

No low-key Oscars for these glamorous actresses. Despite rumors that this year's ceremony would be toned down, the red-carpet regulars turned up the fashion...