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.
I still cannot believe the snarkiness directed towards Kim Novak last night. Apparently folks have forgotten she is a REAL movie star.—
Terry Towles Canote (@mercurie80) March 03, 2014
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.