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In Eat Pray Love, Julia Roberts plays Liz, a globe-trotting, soul-searching writer who spends the better part of a year living out of her suitcase (and who looks good nevertheless). It's the latest in a long line of memorableand stylishroles for the star. But twenty-plus years in the spotlight have proved that she's no slouch on the red carpet, either: Her simple, classic aesthetic consistently scores high marks. Read on, as In Style pays tribute to her most memorable looks ever, on-screen and off-.
Roberts left Smyrna, Georgia, when she was still in her teens; as she said, back in 1989, "I didn't want to stay [there] and be a dental hygienist." She played a similarly restless small-town girla waitressin her second film, 1988's well-regarded independent Mystic Pizza. While her black t-shirt (decorated with the jokey printed slogan, "A Slice of Heaven") didn't set any trends, it did provide the perfect simple showcase for her lanky frame and super-wide smile.