05/24/2012 04:14 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Annette Bening's Enduring Style Throughout The Years (PHOTOS)

Annette Bening is one of those Hollywood actresses whose on-screen charm and red carpet style we'll never tire of. Which is lucky for us, because she isn't going anywhere soon. As she turns 54 on May 29th, Bening remains an in-demand talent and was recently nominated for an Oscar (for the fourth time) for her role in "The Kids Are All Right." Career aside, her personal life is something we can all be a little jealous of -- Benning has been married to the legendary (and very handsome) actor Warren Beatty since 1992 and they have four children together.

On top of this Kansas-born star having it all in work and in life, she's got a cool and effortless beauty too. Her unique look is one that's hard to ignore, favoring a choppy, short haircut and tailored, menswear-inspired ensembles. There's not doubt that she is distinct, and while she usually does favor a sharp suit, she's not one to shy away from a form-fitting cocktail dress or gown when it comes to stepping out on the red carpet.

To celebrate her birthday, we're taking a look back at some of Annette Bening's most memorable looks and her enduring style.

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Annette Bening Style Evolution