It might not be Thursday but Rita Moreno knows how to get everyone talking with a good #throwbackthursday. The actress hit the Oscars red carpet on Sunday night while rocking the same gown she wore in 1962, where she took home the trophy for her role in West Side Story.
Long live Rita Moreno. pic.twitter.com/RCT7cZL9t1
— A.B. (@AlannaBennett) March 4, 2018
“The fabric is made out of obi, which is the sash that Japanese women use on their kimonos. They’re usually folded over and over and over, this is one piece of fabric,” the Puerto Rican born star told E! News correspondent Ryan Seacrest. “I would think it would tarnish, it’s been hanging in my closet.”
While dishing on her Oscars win, Moreno, who was joined by daughter Fernanda Luisa Fisher, told the television host she kept her acceptance speech super short because she didn't think she was going to win. “I was sure it was going to be Judy Garland,” she said.
The 86-year-old made history by becoming the first Latina to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her show-stopping performance as Anita on the 1961 film. She is also one of twelve people and the only Latin artist who has won all four major annual entertainment awards, an Emmy, Grammy, Oscars, and Tony award.
Just in case you forgot the day Moreno paved the way for Latinas in entertainment, let's take a trip down to memory lane and watch her quick and hilarious acceptance speech.