She may have been fired from "Beverly Hills, 90210," but two Oscars later, Hilary Swank is most certainly having the last laugh. And with her new film "Conviction" opening in theaters on Oct. 15, the actress's star continues to rise.

Read on as we trace the Elle November cover girl's journey from fresh-faced teen queen to androgynous "Boys Don't Cry" breakout star to bona fide Hollywood leading lady -- with a wardrobe to match!

And click here to check out Hilary's 10 best looks.

Plus, check out Diane Lane's style evolution.