By Gwendolyn Rahn
Updated Oct 08, 2014 @ 11:02 am
Sigourney Weaver Birthday
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Nicknamed “The Sci-Fi Queen” for her role in pioneering the recognition of the science fiction genre, three-time Academy-award nominee Sigourney Weaver celebrates her 65th birthday! The celebrated star of the classic Alien films, the Manhattan-born actress recently reprised her role as the famous female protagonist Ellen Ripley to lend her voice to the 2014 video game adaptation of the horror film series.

In 2009, Weaver stared alongside Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana in James Cameron’s epic cinematic breakthrough film Avatar, now the highest-grossing film of all time. Lucky for us, we will be seeing much more of Weaver as Avatar 2, 3 and 4 are released between now and 2018. Celebrate Sigourney's birthday by taking a look at her transformation from 1967 to now!