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These headturners sure knew how to bring their A-game to the prestigious red carpet back then, too, didn't they?

With the annual Cannes film festival around the corner, speculations are rife on which desi divas will make an appearance on the revered red carpet, who will wear what and the kind of bizz they'll generate.

The news of Katrina Kaif being signed on by cosmetic giant L'Oreal as yet another brand ambassador got us doing a quick recap of how her predecessors have fared in previous Cannes editions.

Here then, is a look at the debut appearances of all the Bollywood actresses who've graced the Cannes red carpet over the years.

From Aishwarya's relatively demure look, to the dazzling Deepika and the pitch perfect Sonam -- who did you like the most?

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya, Sonam, Deepika: Hottest desi debut at Cannes?

A year before designer Neeta Lulla's ill-advised saris made an appearance and spawned widespread criticism, the actress made her Cannes debut in this rather demure sequined blue number in 2002.

She had accompanied Devdas director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and her costar Shah Rukh Khan for the film's Cannes premiere.

Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters