Lupita Nyong'o has proved she is more than just an A-list actress.  

Aside from starring in blockbuster hits like Black Panther, Lupita has become one of the most recognizable fashion icons in the world. 

Having been named the "Most Beautiful" by People magazine in 2014, the actress became the first black spokesperson for Lancôme and has graced the covers of Vogue, Allure and Elle magazine.

She is also known for her signature afro, walking the red carpets of the Met Gala to Cannes Film Festival in looks which embrace her natural beauty and African roots.

"My hair is something that, historically, has been shunned," she said in an interview with Porter Magazine. "Being featured on the cover of a magazine fulfills me as it is an opportunity to show other dark, kinky-haired people…that they are beautiful just the way they are."

Stating Eartha Kitt and Katherine Hepburn as style inspirations, the Star Wars actress has given us many memorable looks over the past few years.

And, with the Oscars right around the corner, everyone will be waiting to see if she tops the stunning light blue custom-made Prada gown she wore to the ceremony in 2014, the same year she won Best Supporting Actress for her role in 12 Years a Slave. 

But until then, check out our gallery above to see some of the her best looks!

With Black Panther up for several nominations including Best Picture, it may just be a big night for Lupita and her co-workers.

We can't wait to see what happens Sunday night on ABC. 

Don't miss a moment when E! goes Live From the Red Carpet at the 2019 Academy Awards, Monday 25 February 9am AEDT on E!

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