Happy 40th, Drew

 

Back in the 1980s, it was no guarantee that Drew Barrymore would reach her 21st birthday, let alone her 40th. The Hollywood wild child was living life in the fast lane at an alarmingly early age. Thankfully she turned things around and has a successful career, a production company in Flower Films and is now a wife and mother of two. The sky’s the limit with this entertainment icon.

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Today, by the way, is birthday number 40. You sure wouldn’t know it. The bubbly, intelligent, thoughtful soul has always been young at heart and we think this entrance into a new decade will bring her best yet. In fact, she told Elle back in 2010 about getting older, “I don’t want to be vain or fearful, and I don’t think I’ll do anything [in terms of plastic surgery], but if I want to do something, I will. From my perspective, there’s no reason to be afraid of aging, because if you age, you’re lucky! The alternative is death.”

In honor of today’s birthday girl, here’s a look throughout the years at a one-of-a-kind spirit who’s as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside.

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1982’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial saw Barrymore burst onto the scene and into America’s heart as the adorable Gertie in Steven Spielberg’s classic

 

Drew Barrymore, Birthday, Movies, Reign Magazine, Entertainment, Celebrity

1992 saw Barrymore all grown up while seducing a much older man in Tom Skerritt in the steamy thriller Poison Ivy.

 

Drew Barrymore, Birthday, Movies, Reign Magazine, Entertainment, Celebrity

On an appearance with David Letterman in 1995, Barrymore once again knows how to get the attention of her seniors when she famously danced on the desk and flashed the late night host.

 

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This phone call did not go well for Drew’s character in the first installment of the Scream series in 1996.

 

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Opposite Adam Sandler in 1998’s The Wedding Singer, the ode to the 80s proved to be a wonderful romantic comedy.

 

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Drew’s sexuality was in overdrive once again as one of the three lovely ladies who made up Charlie’s Angels in 2000.

 

Drew Barrymore, Birthday, Movies, Reign Magazine, Entertainment, Celebrity

Teaming up with Sandler again in 2004, 50 First Dates shows just how tough the dating world can be.

 

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Her unquestioned beauty has made her a regular on every magazine cover imaginable.

If it seems like Drew Barrymore has been in the public eye forever, it’s because she has. She’s still the youngest person to ever host Saturday Night Live when she did it back in 1982 at age 7. We’ve seen her grow and mature through all of her ups and downs while becoming the actress, model, producer, director, author, philanthropist, wife and mother that she is today.

Enjoy your special day, Drew. No doubt it is one of many.

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– Kevin Marr