Ah, I love Angela Bassett. Upon receiving her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday, the actress said, "Who would have thought that a little girl in pigtails from St. Petersburg, Florida, would grow up to find herself gazing at a star with her name on it, on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? This day is so, so special to me." So sweet.

Not only is she getting recognition for her talent, she's also come a long way from wearing those pigtails. This sophisticated hairstyle has a slight nod to the early '60s, but it isn't overtly retro. And can we talk about her beautiful skin for a moment? When I saw this picture, I thought, "Wow, she looks amazing — she must be close to 40." Wrong — Angela turns 50 this year. Can you believe it?!