When Keri Russell chopped off her trademark curly strands while filming the second season of the WB's "Felicity," it sent the fledgling network into a tailspin. Ratings plummeted and TV execs blamed the vanishing audience on Russell's diminished tresses.

Not one to let others dictate her style, the actress continues to evolve her beauty look and seemingly refuses to hide behind those signature spirals that first made her famous. As Russell celebrates her 35th birthday today (March 23), StyleList takes a look back at her beauty evolution.