05/14/2014 10:41 am ET Updated May 14, 2014

45 Times Cate Blanchett Proved She Rules The Red Carpet

Cate Blanchett is always at the top of our list of celebrities to look out for on the red carpet. The Australian actress commands our attention both on and off screen with her powerful presence and confident strut. Plus, it doesn't hurt that Blanchett is usually wearing Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Armani, Gucci and Prada, just to namedrop a few fashion houses.

While the "Blue Jasmine" star doesn't always end up on the best-dressed list, we have to give her props for taking huge risks and choosing designs with sexy silhouettes, abstract prints and shiny finishes. You gotta keep things interesting (and people talking), right?

So in celebration of Cate Blanchett's 45th birthday today (May 14), we are taking a look back at her red carpet style.

Cate Blanchett's Red Carpet Style