07/09/2012 03:48 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Sofia Vergara: From Midriff-Baring Tops To Curve-Hugging Gowns (PHOTOS)

Two years ago, I spent the majority of a scorching summer weekend glued to my couch watching the first season of 'Modern Family,' straight through from start to finish. While I was captivated by the humor and corny family lessons entangled in each episode, Sofia Vergara's portrayal of the boisterous-but-lovable Gloria had me in absolute fits. The comedically-adept actress kickstarted her career co-hosting two Univisión shows in the '90s, and her on-screen appearances range from an "Entourage" cameo to a Smurfs role, in addition to her place in the multi-season sitcom.

While her attention-grabbing personality is enough to please an audience, the stunning brunette's wardrobe certainly doesn't lack appeal. While she used to wear busty midriff-baring tops and flared jeans, these days she expresses her feminine physique primarily in strapless gowns and curve-hugging mini dresses. But rest assured, her wardrobe is anything but boring -- each looks involves combinations of bright colors, printed pumps and chunky jewelry.

To celebrate Sofia Vergara's 40th birthday on Tuesday (and we're sure she's doing it big, Gloria-style) we're taking a look back at her style transformation. Which of Vergara's many incredible gowns is your favorite?

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