Kim Novak almost unrecognizable at Oscars

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Many were shocked at Kim Novak’s appearance at the Oscars. (Photos: Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (PIX11) – “Vertigo” star Kim Novak shocked many with her appearance at the Oscars Sunday night.

The 81-year-old actress stumbled over her words as she presented Disney’s “Frozen” with the Oscar for Best Animated Feature alongside Matthew McConaughey.

While many social media users made jokes about Novak’s apparent plastic surgery, others tweeted to her defense.

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Novak seemed to struggle as she presented the award for Best Animated Feature. (Getty Images)

Novak left the spotlight in 1965 to focus more on her passion for art. “I left Hollywood and the life of a movie star to make a path for my artistic desires without the handicap of false expectations. I am content,” she told LIFE.com.

5 comments

  • tucaronick

    I must have been 6 or 7 yrs old when the "man appetitte" became part of me. KIM NOVACK was the woman i set my standards to. The most beautifull sensual of all stars. She, no matter what ,will always be my "bell, book and candle".

    • Kankou

      rabbit, I don’t bvileee Raja ever had mono. I bvileee he had food poisoning as was originally reported and that was that. I will always maintain that the mono reporting struck me as false from the get go.Raja hasn’t been out of the sport with any injuries for any considerable length of time. Raja only lost the No. 1 ranking a few weeks ago. He fell to No. 2.Raja has faced a crisis of confidence in the face of the rise of Rafael Nadal on the tour.That’s all.No surgeries, no tragedies, no extended slump, no fall from grace. He hasn’t been vilified by the press for having interests outside of tennis.There have been allusion to personal problems, but I haven’t a clue what they might be.Raja is in his 5th consecutive US Open final and third Slam final of the year.He recently lost by a smidgen the best Wimbledon final in the Open Era.His troubles have been overstated.He’s still at the top of the sport and hasn’t fallen out of the spotlight.He hasn’t gone anywhere.Raja is gifted. And very, very lucky. The weather always seems to work to his advantage in the late stages of Slams. And the scheduling.His semifinal had no business being scheduled first. Period.I’m not feeling a comeback from anything deep when he capitalizes on his luck and displays his gifts and wins tomorrow.So the short answer is no.

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