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Charlize Theron could make any mundane activity look glamorous, with her perfectly groomed blond mane and enviably long legs. Case in point: the South African-born beauty's many red-carpet hits over the past several years, while celebrating roles in films such as Monster, for which she won an Oscar.

In honor of the Dior devotee's 36th birthday today, we've rounded up some of her most memorable looks. And expect to see plenty more of Theron on the awards show circuit: Her upcoming film Young Adult, which premieres at the Toronto Film Festival next month, has already been deemed Oscar bait by The Hollywood Reporter.