By Gwendolyn Rahn
May 28, 2014 @ 8:30 am
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Happy 29th birthday, Carey Mulligan! The English beauty and famed actress, who left us breathless as Daisy Buchanan in the international blockbuster The Great Gatsby, has an exciting year ahead of her.

The indie-film darling recently returned to her homeland to perform in the British play Skylight, alongside Bill Nighy, which is scheduled to open in London in June. We’re also anxiously awaiting the release of Suffragette, a drama featuring Mulligan and Meryl Streep, that's set to hit theaters in early 2015.

As if starring alongside heartthrobs such as Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, and Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t already make us envious enough, the Acadamy Award–nominated actress is also married to the lead singer of folk-rock band Mumford & Sons, Marcus Mumford. How’s that for a power couple?

To celebrate the actress’s birthday, take a look at her transformation from breakout artist to style icon.