Happy Birthday, Vanessa Hudgens! Watch Her Grow Up, And Strip Down, Before Your Eyes

  • Vanessa Hudgens High School Musical

    [Photo: Salty Pictures/ First Street Films]
  • Vanessa Hudgens High School Musical 3

    [Photo: Borden and Rosenbush Entertainment]
  • Vanessa Hudgens Neutrogena

    [Photo: Neutrogena]
  • Vanessa Hudgens Bandslam

    [Photo: Walden Media]
  • Vanessa Hudgens VH1 Save the Music

    [Photo: Getty]
  • Vanessa Hudgens Ecko

    [Photo: EckoRed]
  • Vanessa Hudgens Candies

    [Photo: Candies]
  • Vanessa Hudgens Shape

    [Photo: Shape]
  • Vanessa Hudgens Details Magazine

    [Photo: Details Magazine]
  • Vanessa Hudgens Sucker Punch

    [Photo: Legendary Pictures/ Cruel and Unusual Films]
  • Vanessa Hudgens Charity Meets Fashion

    [Photo: Getty]
  • Vanessa Hudgens Frozen Ground

    [Photo: Grindstone Entertainment Group Cheetah Vision Court Five Emmett/Furla Films]
  • Vanessa Hudgens Frozen Ground

    [Photo: Grindstone Entertainment Group Cheetah Vision Court Five Emmett/Furla Films]
  • Vanessa Hudgens Gimme Shelter

    [Photo: Day Twenty Eight Films]
  • Vanessa Hudgens Journey Two

    [Photo: Getty Images]
  • project-mermaids copy

    [Photo: Project Mermaids]
  • Vanessa Hudgens YLA Bootsy Bellows

    [Photo: Splash]
  • Vanessa Hudgens Rent

    [Photo: Splash]
  • Vanessa Hudgens Electric Run

    [Photo: Splash]
  • Vanessa Hudgens Spring Breakers

    [Photo: Annapurna Pictures, Muse Productions, Division Films]
  • Vanessa Hudgens Stand Up to Cancer

    [Photo: Getty]
  • Vanessa Hudgens UNICEF Supporter

    [Photo: UNICEF]
  • Vanessa Hudgens

    [Photo: Vanessa Hudgens’ Twitter]
  • Vanessa Hudgens Ulta Charity

    [Photo: Getty]
  • Vanessa Hudgens Glamour

    [Photo: Glamour
  • Vanessa Hudgens Marie

    [Photo: Marie Claire]

Vanessa Hudgens turns 25 years old today, and instead of having a quarter life crisis — or a public meltdown like other young Hollywood starlets these days — the High School Musical alumna is throwing herself into her work, somewhat responsibly. Not only has she continued departing from her Disney days by assuming adult roles in films like Spring Breakers and Gimme Shelter (January 2014), but she’s also becoming the face  — ahem, and body — of charitable organizations the world over.

It’s been fun watching Vanessa grow up since she first sang her way into our hearts. But one thing we’ve noticed is that she’s become increasingly comfortable shedding clothing along the way. That’s why we created a playful little (not necessarily chronological) striptease in the gallery above.

Happy Birthday, V! Here’s to three more quarters of a century.