By Paola Vasquez
Updated Jan 27, 2015 @ 7:14 am
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Happy birthday, Rosamund Pike! The blonde beauty, who took Hollywood by storm, celebrates her 36th birthday today. Born into an English performing family, Pike knew from an early age she wanted to act. Following her thespian roots, she appeared in numerous of British films before being casted as the coveted "Bond Girl" opposite Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry in Die Another Day.

Since then, Pike has appeared in films such as Pride & Prejudice, Jack Reacher, and most recently as "Amazing" Amy Dunne in Gone Girl—which brought her career to new heights. The red-carpet darling emerged during this year’s award season kick off in a cream Vera Wang piece showing off her post-baby body at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards. (You go, Amazing Amy!)