By Grace Gavilanes
Updated Feb 14, 2015 @ 7:14 am
danai gurira
Credit: David Livingston/Getty Images

Michonne who? Danai Gurira, who portrays the fierce zombie slayer on The Walking Dead, celebrates her 37th birthday today—and has never looked better. Back in 2013, Gurira posed for InStyle’s October issue, adopting an entirely different aesthetic to the one we're used to watching on the small screen. In our exclusive photo shoot, the star dons famous designer pieces by the likes of Valentino, Stella McCartney, and Burberry. "Clothes manifest confidence. I'd never go out in sweats, for example," she told us.

But the clothes one wears isn't the sole indicator of one's confidence, according to the star. "Have a coherent vision of yourself and your mission in life, and truly believe that you can conquer anything you face," Gurira said. "That sentiment will translate in your walk and become your swagger." Hear, hear! Ahead, see her high-fashion shots fromInStyle’s shoot with the Walking Dead actress.