Oscars 2012: Viola Davis stuns in Vera Wang, leaves her wig at home

viola-davis-oscars-gi.jpgViola Davis looked stunning in an emerald Vera Wang gown and perfect makeup as she walked the red carpet for the 84th Academy Awards.

But our favorite part of the "Help" star's look was the decision to eschew her usual wig and wear her hair natural. Her mom even did the styling!

The Best Actress nominee was grinning ear to ear as she spoke to interviewer after interviewer, proving once and for all that there's nothing more gorgeous than confidence in yourself (and fortunate genetics, but that's beside the point). 

Davis' husband encouraged her to skip the wig, the actress tells InStyle. "My husband wanted me to take the wig off. He said, 'If you want to wear it for your career, that's fine, but in your life wear your hair. Step into who you are!' It's a powerful statement."

She's not giving up wigs for good, though. "We'll see. I think I'll change it up every once in a while," she says. "It gives me flavor. It makes me feel like I'm spicing my life up a bit."
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