10/18/2011 03:31 pm ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Freida Pinto: Style Evolution (PHOTOS)

Models who branch out into acting don’t always make it to the big screen, but Freida Pinto smashed the box offices in 2008 when she starred in "Slumdog Millionaire." The Indian-born actress modeled for Wrigley’s Chewing Gum, Vodafone and DeBeers before making the move to acting. Since her award-winning performance in the Oscar winning flick, Pinto has sat front row at fashion shows such as Chanel and Burberry, became a spokesperson for L'Oréal Paris and has starred in other films like Woody Allen’s “You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger” and the recent summer blockbuster ““Rise of Planet of the Apes.”

While her on-screen characters are far from glamorous, Pinto favors feminine frocks with ruffles, full skirts and pastel colors, but she occasionally shows off her pins with short and body-conscious dresses numbers. Natural, wavy tresses and light makeup complete her effortless looks. While she celebrates her 27th birthday today with her longtime boyfriend Dev Patel, check out the gallery below as we celebrate her best red carpet looks.

To get a closer look at Pinto’s makeup, check out her red carpet beauty.

Meanwhile, what do you think of Pinto's eye-catching accessories?

Freida Pinto's Style