Dates from a Different Era: 13 Awesome Yet Impossible Celeb Power Couples (PHOTOS)

George Clooney and Marilyn Monroe Photo Illustration; Photos Provided by Getty

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

She loves blue eyes. He appreciates younger blondes with short haircuts. The romance between The Voice and Hollywood’s new “It” girl writes itself.

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.

Audrey Hepburn and Leonardo DiCaprio

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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