Vienna's Life Ball red carpet through the years: From Charlize Theron to Bill Clinton

The Life Ball has become known as Europe's biggest charity event thanks to the slew of A-list stars and celebrities  that arrive in Vienna, Austria each year rocking next-level ensembles. And with the last and final ball right around the corner, we are counting down to see which stars return to Vienna’s City Hall on June 8.

The weekend-long event, which raises money for HIV/AIDS charities, is rumored to come to an end in 2019. While last year's theme of "The Sound of Music" brought out the likes of Paris Jackson, Caitlyn Jenner and more, this year's 26th anniversary pays homage to the "The Wizard of Oz," with Life Ball's new motto -- “United in Diversity. Walking on the yellow brick road towards an end to AIDS.”

Harper's Bazaar has dubbed the event "Europe's answer to the Met Ball, which makes sense why Naomi Campbell and Katy Perry have made their marks. However, unlike the Met Gala, anyone can buy tickets to the Life Ball but they don't come cheap!

From Bill Clinton and Elton John's 2013 appearance to former couple Sean Penn and Charlize Theron's in 2015 and Paula Abdul's 2015 unforgettable gold shimmering see-through number, take a look back at all of the epic celebrities at the Life Ball through the years in the gallery below.

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VIENNA, AUSTRIA - MAY 16: Paula Abdul attends the Life Ball 2015 after show party at City Hall on May 16, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Life Ball 2015/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - MAY 25: Sir Elton John (L) and Bill Clinton during the 'Life Ball 2013 - Show' at City Hall on May 25, 2013 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Life Ball 2013/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JUNE 02: Paris Jackson, daughter of Michael Jackson, during the Life Ball 2018 at City Hall on June 2, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. The Life Ball, an annual charity event raising funds for HIV & AIDS projects, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year at Vienna's City Hall. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JUNE 10: Naomi Campbell during the Life Ball 2017 at City Hall on June 10, 2017 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - MAY 25: Sir Elton John speaks during the 'Life Ball 2013 - Show' at City Hall on May 25, 2013 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Life Ball 2013/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - MAY 15: Katy Perry attends LIFE BALL 2009 Cocktail Reception at Hotel Le Meridien on May 15, 2009 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by NICK HUNT /Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - MAY 25: Bill Clinton speaks during the 'Life Ball 2013 - Show' at City Hall on May 25, 2013 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Life Ball 2013/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - MAY 16: Charlize Theron and Sean Penn attend the Life Ball 2015 at City Hall on May 16, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Nigel Treblin/Life Ball 2015/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - MAY 16: Sean Penn and Charlize Theron attend the AIDS Solidarity Gala at Hofburg Vienna on May 16, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Life Ball 2015/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JUNE 02: Caitlyn Jenner attends the Life Ball 2018 at City Hall on June 2, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. The Life Ball, an annual charity event raising funds for HIV & AIDS projects, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year at Vienna's City Hall. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - MAY 31: Kesha attends the Life Ball 2014 at City Hall on May 31, 2014 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JUNE 02: Kelly Osbourne during the Life Ball 2018 at City Hall on June 2, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. The Life Ball, an annual charity event raising funds for HIV & AIDS projects, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year at Vienna's City Hall. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - MAY 16: Carmen Electra attends the Life Ball 2015 at City Hall on May 16, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Life Ball 2015/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - MAY 16: Mary J. Blige performs live on stage during the Life Ball 2015 show at City Hall on May 16, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Nigel Treblin/Life Ball 2015/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - MAY 25: Adam Lambert attends the 'Life Ball 2013 - Magenta Carpet Arrivals' at City Hall on May 25, 2013 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Life Ball 2013/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JUNE 09: Pat Cleveland arrives on the Life Ball plane on June 9, 2017 in Vienna, Austria. The Life Ball, an annual charity ball raising funds for HIV & AIDS projects, will take place on June 10, 2017 at the city hall in Vienna. (Photo by Christian Hofer/Life Ball 2017/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - MAY 31: Ricky Martin attends the Life Ball 2014 at City Hall on May 31, 2014 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - MAY 16: Paula Abdul and Frankie Grande attend the Life Ball 2015 after show party at City Hall on May 16, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Life Ball 2015/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - MAY 16: Paula Abdul and Frankie Grande attend the Life Ball 2015 after show party at City Hall on May 16, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Life Ball 2015/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - MAY 31: Marcia Cross attends the Life Ball 2014 at City Hall on May 31, 2014 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - MAY 31: Designer Jean Paul Gaultier and Archie Drury ( husband of Karolina Kurkova) attend the Life Ball 2014 after show party at City Hall on May 31, 2014 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - MAY 31: Leona Lewis and Archrie Drury (husband of Karolina Kurkova) attend the Life Ball 2014 after show party at City Hall on May 31, 2014 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - MAY 25: Karolina Kurkova attends the 'Life Ball 2013 - Magenta Carpet Arrivals' at City Hall on May 25, 2013 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Life Ball 2013/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - MAY 19: Actress Milla Jovovich attends the Life Ball 2012 AIDS charity fundraiser at City Hall on May 19, 2012 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Life Ball 2012/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - MAY 25: Fergie attends the 'Life Ball 2013 - Magenta Carpet Arrivals' at City Hall on May 25, 2013 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Life Ball 2013/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - MAY 25: Roberto Cavalli poses with a special MINI designed by Cavalli after the 'Life Ball 2013 - Press Conference' at Hotel Imperial Vienna on May 25, 2013 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Life Ball 2013/Getty Images)
US singer-songwriter Katy Perry performs during the 17th Life Ball in Vienna late on May 16, 2009. Life Ball is Europe's largest annual AIDS charity and the organizers hoped to raise more than 1 million euros (about 1.6 million US dollars) to help people living with HIV-AIDS. AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - MAY 17: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Sharon Stone arrives at the Life Ball 2008, Europe's largest Gala againts HIV and aids held at the Town Hall Square on May 17, 2008 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
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