Nina Dobrev's 26th birthday is on Friday, and to celebrate, we're saluting the Vampire Diaries star's onscreen transformation. Elena started off as an innocent Mystic Falls high schooler, and over time, she's become a bloodsucking force to be reckoned with. Take a look at how the beauty has changed over the seasons, going from damsel in distress to a fierce vampire to a confident young woman. The show won't return from hiatus until Jan. 22, but this should tide you over for a while.
How The Vampire Diaries' Elena Went From Good Girl to Badass Vampire