05/11/2012 04:29 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Cate Blanchett's Fashion-Forward Style Evolution (PHOTOS)

Can you believe Cate Blanchett is turning 43 on May 14th? With the skin of a 20-something (or the skin a 20-something would kill for), the Australian actress is one of the most beautiful and well-dressed stars of our time.

Even with her porcelain complexion, Blanchett does not shy away from wild, over-the-top fashions (like her quilt dress from 2009 and her gown from the 2012 Met Gala). In the past few years, Blanchett has landed leading roles in "Hanna," "Robin Hood," "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button" and is currently filming the upcoming film prequel to "The Lord Of The Rings" series, "The Hobbit." And yes, she walked the red carpet to promote each film in fabulous, envelope-pushing designs by Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton and more.

To celebrate Blanchett's 43rd birthday, take a look at our gallery below for some photographs of her most stunning outfits, perfect skin and ever-changing hair. Which is your favorite?

In related news, you probably won't believe this, but Blanchett claims she was a goth back in high school.

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Cate Blanchett's Style Evolution