By Meghan Blalock
Updated Sep 18, 2012 @ 9:51 am
Jada Pinkett Smith
Credit: Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library; Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Paramount

Jada Pinkett Smith turns 41 today! While we're sure the whole Smith clan—Will, Jaden, and mini-crooner Willoware already busy with party preparations (perhaps they will involve whipping their hair back and forth?), we're taking a moment to look back at how the actress has evolved over the years. Click through the gallery to see her transformation from Baltimore-born beauty to designer-dressed actress all the way. Happy birthday, Jada—may it be as stylish as ever!