Danielle Emig
Mar 01, 2015 @ 8:00 am

Happy 32nd birthday, Lupita Nyong'o! The Mexican-born, Kenyan-raised actress landed her first major role in 12 Years a Slave after receiving her Master's degree from Yale University. Easily one of the most talked about stars of 2013, she went from unknown to Oscar winner and continued to wow us on the red carpet -- and her pearl-and-ivory beaded gown at this year's Academy Awards was no exception. It was no surprise when PEOPLE named her Most Beautiful in 2014— she's stunning with or without makeup, as spotted on Instagram and in her new Lancôme campaign, where she sported bold purple eye shadow. Next up for the rising star is a part in Star Wars: Episode VII and The Jungle Book. In honor of her birthday, we're taking a look at her best hair moments.

PHOTOS: Lupita Nyongo's Best Hairstyles

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