The Princess Diaries was only the beginning of a series of heart-warming and endearing films and musicals we saw Anne Hathaway in and thus began our affair with the actress/singer extraordinaire and all-round sweetheart.

It’s Anne’s birthday today and on this very special day, we’ve put together a list of reasons that make the stunning 33 year-old beauty an absolute star.

1. The classic Hathaway smile puts her right up there with the queens of million dollar smiles. If ever there was a mesmerising smile, it was hers.

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2. And yet, those eyes speak volumes of sensual intrigue.

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3. This radiant beauty was actually named after William Shakespeare’s wife: Anne Hathaway.

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4. If not an actress and singer, Anne would’ve liked to be either an English teacher or a psychologist.

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5. She became the first and only teenager to be accepted into the Barrow Group, a theatre company and acting school in New York City.


6. She has the sexiness of a born diva and yet somehow all that effortless and disarming charm.

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7. And let’s face it, not many can rock the pixie cut quite like she did.

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8. Or any short-haired look for that matter!

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9. She made us believe in real-life princesses and fairytales with The Princess Diaries .


10. And told us a story Jane Austen never revealed in her books – one of her own love – as Austen herself in Becoming Jane .


11. The Devil Wears Prada was yet another massive win. After all, standing out while standing next to Meryl Streep is no easy ask – but Anne simply nailed it.

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12. It wasn’t just these sexy curls she rocked in Love And Other Drugs . She also rocked the love, the drugs and Parkinson’s Disease awareness.

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13. A talented soprano singer, Anne’s unquestionable musical prowess glowed on the big screen in Les Miserables and she made us weep and smile all at once.

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14. And most recently, she was seen kicking it with Robert De Niro himself in The Intern and we unreservedly loved it.

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15. Forget rom-coms, Hathaway is rather popular in the comic book fan fraternity as well, owing to her role as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises .

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16. Anne was raised Catholic, but left the church after her brother came out as gay.


17. She’s a passionate LGBT activist and a supporter of organizations such as The Creative Coalition, The Human Rights Campaign and The Step Up Women’s Network.


18. While she’s gone in and out of veganism, Anne remains a devoted vegetarian IRL.

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19. Looking at her, it’s hardly a surprise that she became the youngest person ever to host the Academy Awards at 27 years of age in 2011.

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20. All said and done, I think it’s safe to say that she’s not just one of the most talented young actresses in Hollywood, but also one of the most stylish people in the industry.


A very happy birthday to you, Anne. May there be no bounds to your talent and beauty ever, Princess Mia!