By CHRIS JOHNSON, ANDREA MAGRATH and ELEANOR GOWER
Looks familiar: Angelina Jolie's famous right leg pose from Sunday's Oscars... but it was love rival Jennifer Aniston who got in on the act first, pictured right at the Golden Globes in January 2010
It seems Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston have more in common than the same taste in men.
As this picture from January 2010 shows, it was actually Angelina's love rival Jen who blazed the trail as she flashed a lot of leg at the Golden Globes in a black gown split to the thigh.
The ensemble is very similar to the one worn by Jolie at Sunday's Oscars and begs the question - was Angie trying to outdo Aniston once again?
Seeing double: A mirror-image mock-up was one of the first parodies to hit the net poking fun at Angelina's leggy pose, while partner Brad Pitt in Interview with the Vampire was given the photoshop treatment
Angelina's unruly right leg has now made headlines over the world while hilarious spoof images of her limb have gone viral on the web, with bloggers and artists having fun with photoshop.
Jennifer - who was married to Brad Pitt for five years before Angelina swooped in - failed to create the same stir when she strutted onto the red carpet at the Golden Globes two years ago.
Where they met: Angelina, this time with her left leg on show in a scene still from Mr & Mrs Smith
While she looked incredible with her tanned legs on parade, Jennifer breezed into the ceremony in girl-next-door-style, rather than posing in diva fashion with her leg on show as deliberately as spotlight-stealing Angelina.
But side by side, the two images certainly make for an interesting comparison.
The two women have both been inevitably compared to each other following Jennifer's split from Brad seven years ago, with intense speculation that he and Angelina became an item on the set of their film Mr & Mrs Smith, while he and Jen were still together.
As they were: Aniston and Pitt were married for five years, splitting in 2005
In October 2008, Angelina told The New York Times that her children loved Mr & Mrs Smith because: 'Not a lot of people get to see a movie where their parents fell in love.' However, the actress has maintained that she and the heartthrob remained nothing more than friends until after Pitt and Aniston announced they were divorcing in early 2005.
She once said: 'To be intimate with a married man, when my own father cheated on my mother, is not something I could forgive. I could not look at myself in the morning if I did that. I wouldn't be attracted to a man who would cheat on his wife.'
Keeping THAT leg covered: Angelina put THAT very slim pin into a pair of trousers and a knee-high boot yesterday after it's attention-seeking turn on the red-carpet at the Oscars on Sunday
According to the interview, Jennifer shook her head in disbelief as she then added: 'That stuff about how she couldn't wait to get to work every day? That was really uncool.'
And then last year, Brad unintentionally thrust his relationship with Jennifer back into the spotlight during an interview with Parade magazine when he made reference to his first marriage.
'It became very clear to me that I was intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn’t living an interesting life myself,' he said.
'I think that my marriage [to Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t.'
Mocking: The fun started early, with screenwriter Jim Rash copying the hilarious pose shortly after the actress presented him with an award onstage
The original: Angelina's overexposed leg on Oscars night has been the cause of much ridicule
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