Happy Birthday, Cate Blanchett! A Look Back At Her Style

To celebrate the Australian actress' birthday today, check out a style retrospective of her most show-stopping looks.
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  • From her undeniable talent to her incredible sense of style, there’s much to appreciate about Cate Blanchett. The Australian actress celebrates her birthday today, so we’re paying homage to the latter, especially as Blanchett’s become known for her risk-taking, directional looks over the years. She cemented her fashion icon status at the 1999 Academy Awards in a custom-made backless gown--and she’s continued to stun us ever since. From a figure-defining, shimmery red number to a metallic silver pantsuit, Blanchett’s style is anything but conventional. Click through our slideshow to celebrate some of the actress’ best looks!

  • Cate Blanchett White Trench 1990
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    1990

  • Cate Blanchett Black Strapless 1998
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    1998

    Attending the Elizabeth premiere in Hollywood.

  • Cate Blanchett Backless Dress 1999
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    1999

    At the 71st Annual Academy Awards in a custom-made John Galliano gown.

  • Cate Blanchett Gold Bracelet 2000
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    2000

    Walking the red carpet at the 72nd Annual Academy Awards in a Jean-Paul Gaultier dress and Cynthia Bach jewels.

  • Cate Blanchett Black Suit 2001
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    2001

    Attending a dinner for Hedi Slimane's men's collection for Christian Dior at Caviar Kaspia in Paris, wearing a John Galliano for Christian Dior suit.

  • Cate Blanchett Floral Dress 2003
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    2003

    Photographed at the annual Jameson Empire Awards in London.

  • Cate Blanchett Polka Dots 2004
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    2004

    Walking the red carpet at The Aviator premiere in London wearing a polka-dot dress from Yves Saint Laurent's S/S 05 collection.

  • Cate Blanchett Gold Neck 2006
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    2006

    Arriving at the London Volver premiere in a Chanel dress from the F/W 06 Couture collection.

  • Cate Blanchett Striped Blazer 2008
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    2008

    Wearing Armani Prive's striped blazer and trousers while receiving a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame.

  • Cate Blanchett Off The Shoulder Dress 2007
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    2007

    Showing up in an Alexander McQueen lace dress at the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

  • Cate Blanchett Gold Sequins 2008
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    2008

    Making a statement in Alexander McQueen at the Los Angeles premiere of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

  • Cate Blanchett Floral Midi Dress 2009
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    2009

    Attending the Giorgio Armani F/W 09 Couture show in Paris wearing the label's dress from the S/S 09 collection.

  • Cate Blanchett Silver Suit 2010
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    2010

    Seen here at the 64th Annual Tony Awards in New York in an Armani Prive silver suit and Van Cleef & Arpels jewels.

  • Cate Blanchett Lavender Gown 2011
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    2011

    Standing out at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in an embellished Givenchy dress.

  • Cate Blanchett Scarf Print Dress 2012
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    2012

    At a Gotham Magazine party feting her cover, wearing a Givenchy dress and Roger Vivier pumps.

  • Cate Blanchett Red Sequin Gown 2013
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    2013

    Arrivint at the 2nd Annual AACTA Awards in Sydney in an Armani Prive gown from the S/S 09 collection and vintage jewelry.

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