06/08/2012 04:11 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Elizabeth Hurley's Style Evolution: From Hugh Grant's Girl To Leading Lady (PHOTOS)

Hollywood loves seeing a gorgeous girl on the arm of a dapper man, and this picture-perfect connection can certainly skyrocket one's star appeal. Just look at what it did for Elizabeth Hurley when she hooked up with Hugh Grant in the late '80s. Then a struggling dancer trying to break into acting, she stole the spotlight from the British heartthrob by wearing sexy LBDs and voluminous hair. Surely you remember the Versace dress held together by large gold safety pins.

Suddenly a household name, Hurley became a spokesmodel for cosmetics and skin care giant Estée Lauder in 1995 and went on to rack up numerous TV and film roles, like secret agent Vanessa Kensington in the 1997 action-comedy "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery." While she's been linked to a few rich hunks since ending her relationship with Grant in 2000, Hurley proves she's still a red carpet stunner in plunging necklines, sheer bodices and thigh-high splits.

In celebration of Hurley's 47th birthday on June 10th, we're taking a look back at the star's revealing style over the years. Vote on all her looks in the slideshow below.

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Elizabeth Hurley's Style Evolution