09/27/2011 10:03 am ET | Updated Nov 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Gwyneth Paltrow! (PHOTOS)

From the iconic bubble-gum pink dress she wore when she nabbed Best Actress for "Shakespeare in Love" in 1999 to the metallic Calvin Klein sheath she donned at this year's Academy Awards, from beaus Brad Pitt to Ben Affleck to Chris Martin, plus who remembered she once was a brunette? -- one thing is clear: Gwyneth Paltrow has always loved her dresses. Born into Hollywood with an actress mother and producer father, Gwyneth has been hobnobbing with the industry elite since her breakout role as Brad Pitt's suffering wife in 1995's "Se7en." Sixteen years later, she's still hobnobbing with the best -- albeit with two children in tow and while maintaining her lifestyle site GOOP and working on her burgeoning music career on "Glee."

Here, we take a look at her style evolution throughout the years to ring in the megastar's 39th birthday.


Happy Birthday Gwyneth!