07/03/2012 05:43 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Katherine Helmond's Style Evolution: From 'Who's The Boss' To 'True Blood', Always A Head-Turner (PHOTOS)

Most teenage girls tuned in to the popular '80s TV show "Who's The Boss?" to see what Alyssa Milano's character was wearing, however, I was captivated by Katherine Helmond's character. As the family matriarch Mona Robinson, Helmond ingested a fiery spirit into the sitcom that carried over into her scene-stealing outfits. From bright jumpsuits to luxurious furs and hats to a red bikini, she was nothing like my modest grandmother.

While the Texas-born actress has continued to bring us good laughs with roles on "Coach," "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "True Blood," her off-camera flair has maintained consistently bold as well, thanks to wildly patterned overcoats and scarves and ravishing red carpet numbers.

In celebration of Helmond's 84th birthday on Thursday (July 5th), we're taking a look back at her zaniest outfits over the years. Vote on all her looks in the slideshow below.

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Katherine Helmond's Style Evolution