(RNN) – One of the most iconic designers has been honored in one of the most iconic designs.
Google's logo was changed this morning to honor Edith Head, who won eight Oscars for her costume designs in movies such as Roman Holiday, All About Eve and The Sting. She was nominated 35 times.
Her credits also include The Ten Commandments, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and Airport, but she is perhaps best known for her work on the Alfred Hitchcock films The Birds, Vertigo and Rear Window.
Among her 438 credits were multiple John Wayne movies, including Donovan's Reef, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, El Dorado and Rooster Cogburn. She also worked on several Elvis Presley movies, including King Creole and Blue Hawaii.
Her 116th birthday would have been today. She died Oct. 24, 1981, and has remained the only costume designer with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Head holds the record for most Academy Awards won by a woman, and in 1951 won in both the color and black and white categories for All About Eve and Samson and Delilah. She was nominated in both categories in the same year 10 times, including 1964 when she had three total nominations but didn't win. The Academy no longer splits the category.
Head was nominated for an Oscar every year between 1949 and 1967. Her last win was for The Sting in 1974.
Among the many actresses she designed for were Grace Kelly, Rita Hayworth, Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn, Katherine Hepburn, Mae West, Elizabeth Taylor and Natalie Wood.
The Google doodle contains a cartoon image of Head in front of six of her designs.
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