A true movie star and fashion icon, Lupita Nyong'o burst onto the scene soon after earning a degree from the Yale School of Drama, snagging a major role in the film 12 Years a Slave. Her appearances during the 2013-2014 awards season solidified her title as a red carpet heavyweight, and after her major Oscar win, she's only gotten chicer. In honor of the Black Panther star's 35th birthday, we've rounded up a few of our favorite Lupita looks.

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