08/25/2012 02:41 pm ET | Updated Oct 25, 2012

Blake Lively, Birthday: 'Gossip Girl' Actress Turns 25

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Before she was the siren known as Serena van der Woodsen, Blake Lively was just an adorable girl with a goofy smile, clad in overalls and bequeathed with that trademark generous, dazzling hair. The "Gossip Girl" actress, who was born in an entertainment industry family and got her first big break in 2005's coming-of-age flick "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," turns 25 today.

And whether the birthday girl is celebrating the day in New York or upstate with serious boyfriend (and rumored home co-owner) Ryan Reynolds, we can be sure she looks pretty good doing so. These 11 photos of Lively over the years from Snakkle.com show that the photogenically charmed actress just can't take a bad photo.


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