Zadora won the New Star of the Year Golden Globe Award, beating out Elizabeth McGovern for the film Ragtime, and Kathleen Turner for the film Body Heat.
Zadora won for her performance in the film Butterfly, a little-known movie.
No one could understand how Zadora could win this award, as no one even knew who she was.
After Zadora's Golden Globe win, it was revealed that her husband, the very wealthy Meshulam Riklis who was thirty years older than Zadora, had appeared to buy the votes from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
The film hadn't even been released in the United States at the time, meaning Zadora shouldn't have been eligible for the win.
The Golden Globes have surpassed that controversial reputation they received after Pia Zadora's win and are now seen as a precursor to the Oscars, even after Heath Ledger's win.
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