Happy 44th Birthday, Jada Pinkett Smith: See Her Stunning Red Carpet Style Evolution, Starring Her Epic Body

Whether she was doing braids and bikini tops in the 1990s or a strapless column that fit like a glove at the 2015 Golden Globes, the actress has always flaunted what she's got

By Natalie Finn Sep 18, 2015 12:00 PMTags
Jada Pinkett Smith, Magic Mike XXL Red Carpet, 2015Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images

Jada Pinkett Smith's red carpet style always brings at least one of two things—if not both—to mind without fail: legs for days and power.

And we don't just mean physical strength, though she's obviously got that, her arms having been some of the best in the biz for 20 years. Moreover, since she's only about 5 feet tall, it's how she's standing on those stems that projects height.

Jada, who turns 44 today, has always packed a fierce punch in a small package, her style radiating a confidence and self-awareness that doesn't automatically come with slipping on a designer dress and some heels.

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Ever since she hit the Hollywood scene in the 1990s, when even some of the most then-ubiquitous red carpet looks have turned into cringe-inducing #FBFs in hindsight, the Gotham and Magic Mike XXL star has been a presence.

Jada's ensembles aren't necessarily the ones that everybody remembers, but that's also probably because she doesn't get dressed intent on making a list. She has a strong, kickass bod, she knows how to accentuate her assets and she likes to have fun with fashion.

Those are the themes we're picking up on from her past 24 years of stardom, anyway.

So know that Jada's having her cake and eating it too—and do enjoy these 33 times she was a force to be reckoned with on the red carpet: