Celebrity Transformations Meg Ryan's Changing Looks By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Instagram Twitter InStyle's mantra is "Everybody's in," and that means anyone who finds their way to our stories should find themselves reflected in them. We prioritize bringing the right writer to every story and sometimes collaborate as a team to ensure we're including points of view across race, gender expression, body size, skin and hair type, and more. Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. For more about our team, click here. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on July 25, 2017 @ 12:29PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images Meg Ryan's Changing Looks 01 of 12 1983 . The former NYU journalism major made her debut on the daytime soap As the World Turns. 02 of 12 1986 Time Life Pictures/DMI/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images The Top Gun actress posed in her signature loose curls. 03 of 12 1989 Bill Davila/Retna Ryan sported highlighted waves for her starring role in When Harry Met Sally.... 04 of 12 1997 Dave Lewis/Rex The Addicted to Love star set the trends with a choppy shag stylist Sally Hershberger called "a punk rock thing." 05 of 12 2001 Tammie Arroyo/AFF/Retna "Natural makeup works best for Meg," said makeup artist Karen Kawahara of the Kate & Leopold lead. Ryan proved her point with a soft peach palette. 06 of 12 2003 Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Ryan got edgy in the daring thriller In the Cut, but stayed consistent follicle-wise with her honey-hued shag. 07 of 12 2008 Jason Merritt/FilmMagic For the premiere of The Women, Ryan added dazzle to her baby blues with subtle lavender liner. 08 of 12 2009 Jim Spellman/WireImage Ryan starred in Serious Moonlight and sported a face-framing curly cut. 09 of 12 2012 Venturelli/WireImage Ryan sported major ringlets at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of Countdown to Zero. 10 of 12 2013 Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic The 51-year-old donned natural curls and minimal makeup at an NYC premiere. 11 of 12 2014 Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images Ryan was all smiles as she attended the 41st Annual Chaplin Award Gala in New York City. 12 of 12 2015 Cindy Ord/Getty Images Finishing her look with delicate diamond earrings and perfectly tousled hair, the actress exuded elegance upon arriving at the 18th Annual Savannah Film Festival in Savannah, Georgia.