updated 08/25/2015 AT 8:16 PM ET
•originally published 01/15/2014 AT 2:00 PM ET
After, “Who are you wearing?,” the most important question on the Oscars’ red carpet is “Who are you here with?”
Celebrity couples are always alluring. Drench them in tulle, tuxes and accolades, and they become nearly irresistible. But it’s a shame that today’s biggest stars can’t hob knob with the glamorous old guard of Tinseltown … or can they?
Thanks to the magic of Photoshop, it is possible to have love connections between celebrities of every era – and the results are what Hollywood dreams are made of.
Frank Sinatra and Jennifer Lawrence
Amy Adams and Clark Gable
Out of all the starlets on the carpet, Adams is the only one that can make Gable give a damn.
Marlon Brando and Halle Berry
Brando easily could’ve been a contender for Berry’s heart.
Natalie Wood and Grumpy Cat
They went to an imaginary award show once. It was awful.
Sofia Vergara and Paul Newman
Newman’s famous quip about fidelity, “Why go out for a hamburger when you have steak at home?,” seems especially poignant with Vergara by his side.
Bradley Cooper and Elizabeth Taylor
Imagine the hours this pair could spend staring into each other’s eyes.
Don’t worry Leo, Hepburn is happy to share her Oscar with you.
George Clooney and Marilyn Monroe
If anyone can make Clooney settle down, it’s another stunning serial monogamist.
Christian Bale and Bette Davis
Bale has been skinny and stout, but Davis thinks his current size is just right.
Sandra Bullock and Humphrey Bogart
Blondes may have more fun, but brunettes rule awards season.
Joaquin Phoenix and Sophia Loren
After mastering the future of dating in Her, Phoenix is ready to go old school again.
Matthew McConaughey and Grace Kelly
Alright, alright, alright, McConaughey landed himself a Princess – and Bette Davis to boot!
Shirley Temple and Rico Rodriguez
Puppy love has never been so tap-dancingly talented.
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