By Grace Gavilanes
Updated May 14, 2014 @ 7:22 am
Cate Blanchett Birthday
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Happy 45th birthday, Cate Blanchett! The Oscar-winning actress has awed us with unapologetic performances in her many award-winning roles—and Women in Film has taken notice. They're honoring the actress in June at its annual benefit gala for her excellence in film. The star has come a long way since 1994, the year she graduated from Australia's prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art, and won the Newcomer Award from the Sydney Theatre Critics Circle. Since then, the actress has become the proud owner of two Academy Awards (for her acting in The Aviator and Blue Jasmine), three Golden Globes, and countless other accolades. Acting chops aside, the once redheaded Blanchett is the epitome of red carpet glamour; she consistently blows us away with her flawless style during awards season.