Happy 40th Birthday, Elizabeth Banks! See How Her Style Has Changed

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Happy 40th Birthday, Elizabeth Banks! See How Her Style Has Changed

Happy 40th Birthday, Elizabeth Banks! See How Her Style Has Changed
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Happy 40th birthday, Elizabeth Banks. The versatile actress is celebrating her milestone birthday today. Though she was barely recognizable with her wild meringue wig, powder-white makeup and eccentric fashion as Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games films (next up is The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, due out in November), her onscreen style was one of the inspirations for costume designer Trish Summerville’s Capitol Couture fashion line. Besides voicing a role in the animated The Lego Movie and starring in the comedy Walk of Shame (out in April) and a host of other films, Banks -- who’s mom to sons Felix and Magnus (born via gestational surrogate with her college-sweetheart husband Max Handelman) -- will make her feature directorial debut when she gets behind the camera for Pitch Perfect 2, the sequel to the hit 2012 musical comedy. She’ll also co-star in the film, due out in 2015. Celebrate Elizabeth’s 40th birthday by taking a look at how her style has changed over the years!

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