You Won't Believe How Much Anne Hathaway Has Changed

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You can always depend on Anne Hathaway for a number of things. Her consistently woke and charming Instagram posts, for one. Her deeply thoughtful interviews, for another. And, of course, a memorable beauty look on every red carpet she walks.
For the past 20 years, we've been able to watch Hathaway evolve from a teen starlet to a regular red carpet highlight, with iconic hair and makeup styles that include sleek pixies and wavy lobs. While she's had her beauty constants, like luminescent skin and rosy blush, she's been able to have some more fun recently with her look, including dramatic yellow-blonde hair in her upcoming film Serenity and now a honey-blonde bob for a Netflix movie.
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With nearly two decades to parse through, it's clear that Hathaway remains unafraid of trying something new, while also knowing that glowing skin never goes out of style. Check out her best looks, ahead.
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1999

In her first-ever red carpet appearance when she was just 16 years old, Hathaway looked, well, like a 16-year-old, with freshly-scrubbed skin and stick-straight hair. But oh, look at that part in the hair. Think she used one of those iconic zig-zag part stylers?
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1999

Months later at the 10th annual Billboard Music Awards, Anne (now 17 years old) leaned fully into her glam side, including crimson red lips, glossy spirals, and one hell of a choker.
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2001

Here, in a picture that makes us feel truly ancient, is Anne Hathaway at the premiere of The Princess Diaries. The film cemented Hathaway as "it"-girl of the early aughts, which was clear from her mauve lipgloss and extremely 2001 updo. If you went to prom that year, there a 90% chance this was on your vision board.
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2002

At the 2002 MTV Movie Awards, Hathaway debuted slightly redder hair and a loose updo that graduated out of prom territory. With skin as luminescent as ever, she wore rosy blush, pink lipgloss, and a hint of gold shimmer on her eyelids to match those elaborate earrings.
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2004

Now here's where the transformation really begins. Consider this Hathaway's first big cut, which included shoulder-grazing crimson highlights and flipped face-framing layers. (Clearly, the 2000s are still going strong.)
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2005

Take one look at this hair and one thing probably comes to mind: Andy. You know, like The Devil Wears Prada's Andy. The 2005 Venice Film Festival, where Hathaway was promoting Brokeback Mountain, landed right in the middle of filming Prada, so you can thank the production team for these unforgettable bangs. Frankly, we love this look, and wish these bangs lasted a lot longer than they ultimately did.
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2006

For the 2006 Golden Globes, Hathaway found the perfect balance of Hollywood glamour with a bright red lip and shimmery eye. Rather than wearing her hair in a typical bun, her stylist wrapped it into a braided updo, and accessorized with a chic little black headband that left her flawless skin on full display.
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2007

Big award shows seem to be where Hathaway likes to experiment with her beauty the most. To the 2007 Oscars, she rocked heavy black eyeliner all around her eyes, which is a trend that she still loves to wear to this day. While still showing off that glowing skin, she kept the rest of her look rather minimal, wearing a pink glossy lip, flushed cheeks, and her hair up in a Old Hollywood-inspired updo.
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2008

By the next year, Hathaway still deeply dug a dramatic eye and keeping the rest of her face more natural. She did switch up her hair this year though, debuting a similar bob to the one she had in 2004, but now worn in loose L.A. waves.
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2009

Thanks to a good straightener, that bob transformed from hair fit for a Hollywood actress to hair fit for a '60s bombshell at a Valentino event in L.A.
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2012

Let 2012 be the year that Anne Hathaway realized just how good she looks with super-short hair. Of course, for her emotional role as Fantine in Les Misérables, Hathaway had to shave her head, with this short pixie being the result of a few months of growth. Very Winona Ryder in Girl, Interrupted, right?
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2013

By the time she was winning all the awards for her take on Fantine, like here at the 2013 Golden Globes, Hathaway's hair had grown out into a rather perfect, Audrey Hepburn-esque pixie with long, side-swept bangs.
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2014

Even two years after filming Les Mis, that short hair was still a big influence, with Hathaway now rocking a longer pixie cut with a heavy bang in front. For this red carpet appearance at the 2014 Met Gala, she amped up her regular makeup routine, with bright fuchsia lip gloss and shimmery eyeshadow.
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2016

Unlike many a Hollywood star today, it actually took a while for Hathaway to experiment with being blonde, but in 2016 her time had come. Here at the premiere for her film Alice Through The Looking Glass, she debuted golden highlights.
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2018

For her role in the film Serenity, Hathaway is at her most unrecognizable, with long yellow-blonde hair that's very likely a wig.
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2018

Fake or not, it seems Hathaway's not all that eager to ditch the blonde just yet, now rocking a lob of honey-colored hair for her role in the upcoming Netflix film The Last Thing He Wanted.

Just recently, she went back to her favorite early 2000s makeup look, with heavily lined eyes and peachy-pink lips. Like many a red carpet beauty icon, when she finds a look that works this well on her, she keeps it.
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