Halle Berry turned 45 yesterday (and celebrated how most middle-aged women don’t – by frolicking on the beach in a bikini) and proved to the rest of the sagging and wrinkling world that her best days are ahead of her. Whatever Berry’s doing (Antioxidants? Yoga? Cryogenically freezing herself at night?!) is working and she should be required to share her miracle anti-aging solution with the rest of us. From her time as a thong-flaunting emerging actress to the days of embracing her new mom curves to her recently-revived tummy-baring looks, Halle’s never been afraid to show some skin.
Let us salute this beautiful freak of nature by reminiscing over some of her hottest looks. Don’t worry, we’ve provided dates in the captions of the otherwise-ageless photos.