Happy Birthday, Lady Gaga! The singer-turned-actress turns 33 on Thursday, March 28, and we’re celebrating by paying homage to her unapologetically unique approach to style.
Sure, she may have won her Oscar for A Star Is Born in 2019, but the songstress’ star was actually born back in 2008 when her single “Just Dance” debuted and took the world by storm. Since then, she’s been on a meteoric rise — both artistically and sartorially speaking. While her music and acting work have won her countless awards, we’d be lying if we said we weren’t always equally excited to see what kind of statement Gaga would be making on the red carpet with her beauty and fashion choices.
The New York native (born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) is certainly known for her epic outfits (think: rocking meat dress at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, arriving in an egg at the 2011 Grammys or mesmerizing Us all with her instantly iconic Tiffany & Co. yellow diamond necklace at the 2019 Oscars), but she takes a similarly avant-garde approach with her beauty looks. In addition to experimenting with just about every hair color (red, yellow, green, blue … the list goes on) and style (bangs, bobs, curls and more) under the sun, the “Born This Way” singer also takes risks with her makeup — sporting everything from glitter brows to pop art-inspired eye looks with aplomb.
Oh, and she inspires her “little monsters” to do the same. “You define beauty for yourself. Society doesn’t define your beauty,” she has said. “Your spirit and your faith defines your beauty.”
In honor of Mother Monster’s 33rd birthday, we’re taking a look a back at some of her most memorable hair and makeup moments. Keep scrolling to see Lady Gaga’s fierce beauty evolution!