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March 24, 2017 11:32 AM EDT

While Ryan Murphy’s new series Feud may posit that Bette Davis and Joan Crawford’s decades-long catfight is the quintessential feud of our time, pop culture has supplied plenty of other bitter disputes to rival it.

Take, for example, the competition between actresses—and sisters—Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine, who proved that a casual sibling rivalry in Hollywood could actually be the biggest drama of all. Or consider the multiple beefs that pop star Taylor Swift has had in her relatively short tenure in the spotlight, with antagonists ranging from contemporary Katy Perry to Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West. In short, it’s not always easy to play nice with others—and celebrities are certainly no exception.

As Bette and Joan’s story gets its own dramatic retelling, here’s a look back at the most memorable celebrity feuds of all time.

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