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'The marriage didn't last but the dress did' - Alex Borstein wore her wedding dress to the Emmys

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Alex Borstein accepts the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series award for 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' onstage during the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Alex Borstein accepts the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series award for 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' onstage during the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Alex Borstein (L) and Will Sasso attend the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Alex Borstein (L) and Will Sasso attend the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Alex Borstein attends the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Alex Borstein attends the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Laurie Metcalf (L) and Alex Borstein attend the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Laurie Metcalf (L) and Alex Borstein attend the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

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Alex Borstein accepts the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series award for 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' onstage during the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Alex Borstein wore her wedding dress to the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday.

The 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' star - who won the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - turned heads in a plunging silver gown with flared sleeves as she walked the red carpet and she admitted she was pleased to give the gown a "new life" because it had lasted longer than her marriage to Jackson Douglas.

Alex - who split from the 'Gilmore Girls' actor in 2014 after 15 years of marriage - told Glamour magazine: "This is actually my wedding dress. This was from 20 years ago.

"The marriage didn't last but the dress did and I wanted to give it new life so now it's my Emmys dress. That's the truth."

When Alex got on stage at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theatre to accept her award, she shed her matching jacket and revealed that wasn't all she'd taken off. She began her speech by saying: "I went without the bra." Alex also paid tribute to her father, in a snub to her ex-husband.

She said: "You are the only man who's truly loved or taken care of me. Thank you for that." The 'Family Guy' actress also made a promise to her and Jackson's children, Barnaby, 10, and five-year-old Henrietta.

"Thank you for giving me a life and I'm gonna try to be there for more of it."

Alex has previously admitted divorce had taught her "don't get married" and she insisted it was just part of the "highs and lows" of life.

She said: "If you believe in romance and if you believe in marriage, you also have to believe in divorce.

"You can't just want to go to weddings and children's birthday parties. You've got to witness it all. We're just here to witness and believe in both.

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Alex Borstein (L) and Will Sasso attend the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Alex Borstein (L) and Will Sasso attend the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Alex Borstein (L) and Will Sasso attend the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

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