05/08/2012 03:12 pm ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Candice Bergen's Style Evolution: From Model To Murphy Brown (PHOTOS)

Candice Bergen has always been one of my style icons. Maybe I am biased (the husky-voiced model-turned-actress got her big break into Hollywood with an adaptation of Mary McCarthy's "The Group" in 1965 which was based on my alma mater Vassar), but she just has this effortless tomboy-meets-intellectual-girl thing going on with all those blazers, pantsuits and oversized coats. Although she is best known for her role on "Murphy Brown," Bergen also appropriately (and unforgettably) played Carrie Bradshaw's stern Vogue editor on "Sex and The City." If that isn't proof of her her style pedigree, I don't know what is.

Throughout her career, Bergen's style has evolved from that of Homecoming Queen at the University of Pennsylvania to a young starlet to a successful actress, mother and political activist. To celebrate Bergen's 66th birthday on May 9th, take a look back at some of her amazing outfits from the past. Which look is your favorite? Personally, I am a fan of her head-to-toe lime green look from 1991.

Meanwhile, take a look at this adorable photo of Bergen at 4-years-old wearing pigtails. Looks like she was born stunning.

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Candice Bergen's Style Evolution