About 15 years ago, Gwyneth Paltrow rocketed to Hollywood stardom with lead roles in Emma and an Oscar-winning turn in Shakespeare In Love; simultaneously, Gwyneth's upward trajectory to style icon status was solidified by her red carpet looks that wowed. Who can forget the young actress in a soft pink Ralph Lauren princess gown at the 1999 Oscars, or the way she could transform a simple Calvin Klein tank dress into something dramatic, or her gothic turn in Alexander McQueen? Since making her mark as an actress, Gwyneth has gone on to add mom, singer, cookbook author, and yes, style icon to her resume, and her classic, less-is-more style has become a source of inspiration for many. Today marks Gwyneth's 39th birthday, so we thought it only fitting to pay the all-around wonder woman a proper tribute with a look back at her most memorable looks. Here are 40 of her best looks so far — Gwyneth, may you give us at least 40 more.
Happy Birthday, Gwyneth Paltrow!