Liza Minnelli, who rings in her 69th birthday today, is nothing short of a legend in the entertainment industry. It's in her genes, since Minnelli is daughter to Hollywood icon Judy Garland, whom the raven-haired star credits for her love of singing and dancing. "Mama belted out 'Swannee,' and I danced my little heart out," she told InStyle previously. We love the star for her Oscar-winning performance in Cabaret (above), and she undoubtedly set a very high bar for future actresses endeavoring portray the role of Sally Bowles on Broadway. Don't get us wrong, Emma Stone and Sienna Miller, among others, nailed the role of the Berlin nightclub singer, but there's no one quite like Liza.
The same could be said for the legend's signature looks. With her jet black short hair and trademark lashes, the lively star has served as the ultimate makeup inspiration since the start of her career, and continues to do so at 69. Whether she's mingling at a star-studded event or sporting more of a dressed down look, it's rare to spot the icon sans her glamorous add-ons. Want statement-making lashes like Liza's? Click through out gallery to get started.