Anne Hathaway celebrates her 31st birthday today and it’s hard to believe that the young girl who featured as Meghan Green in Get Real has had such an illustrious film career. The gorgeous actress has been charming us on the silver screen for over 16 years now. She has come a long way since her remarkable film debut in The Princess Diaries and has featured in highly acclaimed films like Brokeback Mountain, Les Miserables, Rachel Getting Married and The Devil Wears Prada. The actress with the million dollar smile has also graced the covers of various fashion magazines. On her birthday, I have charted her evolution from a teen princess to A-list heartthrob. Keep reading to see the full transformation.
1. Year 1999
2. Year 2001
In the year 2001, she made her film debut with Disney’s The Princess Diaries. She played the clumsy and awkward Mia Thermopolis who is a heir to the fictional kingdom of Genovia. The film became a commercial success and Anne became an instant hit with the audience. The critics lauded her performance.
2. Year 2002
In 2002, she appeared in Douglas McGraths comedy-drama Nicholas Nickleby opposite Charlie Hunman and Jamie Bell. The film opened to positive reviews. Anne Hathaway continued to appear in family-oriented films over the next three years, subsequently becoming known in mainstream media as a children’s role model.
4. Year 2005
In 2005 she made a career transition in the crime-drama film Havoc. She played a spoilt and wealthy California teenager, influenced by the hip-hop culture.The film was not released in theaters in the United States because of its weak critical reception.
In the same year she featured in Ang Lee’s romantic drama Brokeback Mountain as Lureen Newsome Twist with Jake Gyllenhal and Heath Ledger. The film traced the complex romantic and sexual relationship between two men in the American West from 1963 to 1983. The film became a huge commercial and crictical success and took away trophies at the 78th Academy Awards.
5. Year 2006
In 2006, she played the lead in the iconic film The Devil Wears Prada with Meryl Streep. The film established her as a fashion icon. The film brilliantly depicted the fashion industry and Anne became a heartthrob.
6. Year 2008
7. Years 2009 & 2010
8. Year 2012
In 2012, she appeared as Catwoman in Christopher Nolan’s final installment of the Batman Trilogy- The Dark Knight Rises. In the same year she bagged the Academy Award for her performance in the musical drama- Les Miserables.
9. Year 2014
Here’s wishing the talented actress a very happy birthday and successful ventures ahead!!