The Kentucky Derby has always had a special appeal to the celebrity set. The rich and famous that mingle among the Derby Day crowd add a unique dimension to the spectacle of the "Run for the Roses." One of the first celebrity sightings dates to 1877 when famed Polish actress Helena Modjeska attended the third running of the Kentucky Derby. Since then, a stream of celebrities from film, television, music, sports, politics, publishing, fashion and corporate America have been drawn to the race. Click through the gallery to see who graced the carpet this year!

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