By Grace Gavilanes
Updated Nov 19, 2014 @ 6:30 am
Credit: Everett Collection; Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Happy birthday, Jodie Foster! The actress turns 52 today. It's hard to imagine that Foster has been starring films for well over four decades, first making rounds in the TV circuit before making a leap to the big screen with roles in Taxi Driver, The Accused, and Silence of the Lambs--the last two earned Foster two Academy Awards. In honor of Jodie Foster's birthday, we're taking a look back at her transformation, starting with this gem from 1973.