Angelina Jolie's Oscar Gown Swiped
Jolie's dress -- along with eight others by British designer Scott Henshall -- was stolen from the designer's car in an upscale London neighborhood Wednesday evening, Reuters reports.
The outfit, which has been described as "a 3,000 lb. body-hugging corset dress decorated with cherubs," was one of 20 in a collection designed by Henshall. "There were 20 outfits in the collection and now the nine most glamorous have gone, " the designer told reporters.
Also stolen from the car, which was parked in London's Knightsbridge area, were jewelry and other clothing accessories, a police spokesman said.
With three days left until the ceremony, Henshall said replacing the gown was out. "There is no way I can remake Angelina's or any other dresses in time (for the show)," he said.
It was a relatively quiet year professionally for the 27-year-old Jolie, who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for 1999's "Girl, Interrupted." Personally, however, she was quite busy: Jolie filed for divorce from her husband of two years, actor Billy Bob Thorton, 47.
While she did appear in one film, "Life or Something Like It," Jolie was more focused on her role as mother to adopted Cambodian son Maddox, and as goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
She'll be back on the big screen this year, reprising her role as video-game hero Lara Croft for "Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life," due out July 25.