By Grace Gavilanes
Sep 27, 2014 @ 8:28 am
Getty Images (2)

Happy birthday, Gwyneth Paltrow! The actress rings in her 42nd year today. The Los Angeles native is best known for her roles in The Royal Tenenbaums, the Iron Man franchise, and for her unforgettable Emmy-winning guest appearance on Glee. Paltrow's acting efforts became widely recognized in 1999 when she won the Oscar for her leading role in Shakespeare in Love. The actress has since explored other realms including writing and lifestyle--she is the best-selling author of two cookbooks and founder of lifestyle website Goop. Is there anything this mother of two can't do? We think not!

In honor of Gwyneth Paltrow's birthday, we're taking a look back at her best beauty moments, starting with this high school gem from 1990.