By Anna Hecht
Updated Nov 10, 2015 @ 7:15 am
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Brittany Murphy had the ability to make us laugh and cry at the drop of a hat. On screen, her sweet, bubbly personality was just one of the reasons we couldn't get enough of the actress, who tragically passed away at age 32 in 2009. Remembered for her outstanding performances in films like 8 Mile, Uptown Girls, and Sin City, Murphy's natural ability and genuine demeanor in front of the camera made her an instant fan favorite.

Today, the starlet would have been 38. Starting when she was a teenager, Murphy pursued acting and ended up landing her breakout role in the 1995 mega-hit movie, Clueless. Not long after, the budding actress landed supporting roles in several independent films, such as Freeway (1996) and Bongwater (1998).

While Murphy's acting career continued to gain momentum in the 2000s, the actress also pursued other avenues. In 1997, she made her theater debut in a Broadway production of Arthur Miller's A View from a Bridge and she also proved that she was musically inclined as a singer. In 2006, she and English record producer Paul Oakenfold released the single "Faster Kill Pussycat," which reached No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play Chart.

And so, it is with heavy hearts that we remember the multi-talented actress who acted her way into our hearts and left us re-watching her heartfelt films time and time again.