09/01/2012 08:39 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Salma Hayek Beauty Evolution: From 'Desperado' Damsel To Knockout 'Savages' Star (PHOTOS)

Salma Hayek's name has certainly remained on our lips thanks to leading roles in movies like "Desperado," "Fools Rush In" and "Frida;" starring on TV series such as "Ugly Betty" and "30 Rock," and of course, her marriage to French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault. But while the Mexican film star's talents (and no doubt curvaceous body) continue to attract the paparazzi's cameras like moths to a flame, we'd like to direct your attention to Hayek's hair and makeup.

The Nuance cosmetics
creator's early red carpet photos may show signs of a non-existent beauty team (read: dark lips, heavy makeup and really big hair); however, she redeemed herself in the early 2000s with luminous skin and lust-worthy locks. And Hayek sure isn't afraid to mix things up a bit with masculine-inspired hats and turbans -- proving she's got a lock on hat hair.

So, in celebration of Hayek's 46th birthday on Sunday (September 2nd), we're taking a look back at the actress' beauty transformation over the years. Vote on her makeup and hairstyles in the slideshow below.

Meanwhile, read Salma Hayek's response to her controversial Vogue Germany interview.

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Salma Hayek Beauty Evolution