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Bette Midler's Most Memorable Hairstyles (PHOTOS)

12/01/2014 01:48 EST | Updated 12/01/2014 01:59 EST

Bette Midler is one of those rare actresses who everyone loves so much that even when you're not sure about her hairstyle, you say, "Oh, well that's just Better Midler being Better Midler." ('Cause she's a boss.)

She's gone curly (and then some); dark red; light blond; and frizzy. But no matter what kind of 'do she's rocking, we'll always adore her 'cause how can we not? Girl sported this hair for her turn as a bad-ass witch in "Hocus Pocus" and made it her own.

So, to celebrate Bette's 69th birthday, which falls on Dec. 1, we take a look at all of Bette's most memorable hairstyles, and in turn, bow down to her hair creativity. (We should all be so bold.)

  • 1970
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    A hairstyle was born...
  • 1970
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    High fashion frizz.
  • 1974
    Ron Galella via Getty Images
    Brunette babe (with a kick-ass record hat).
  • 1980
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    Rocking messy curls like a true '80s diva.
  • 1980s
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    When a more mature Bette emerged.
  • 1985
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    Thankfully, this was just a phase.
  • 1986
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    Working highlights before there ever was such a thing.
  • 1986
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    Rockin' the granny look before Tavi Genvinson brought it back in fashion.
  • 1988
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    Gorgeous red locks.
  • 1990
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    Strawberry blond curls for a fiery lady.
  • 1991
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    A beehive with attitude!
  • 1992
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    This was the '90s, folks.
  • 1993
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    Big hair, don't care.
  • 2004
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    She's barely recognizable with straight tresses.
  • 2006
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    We're all over that chapeau.
  • 2008
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    A simple yet beautiful updo.
  • 2003
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    A modern take on the Farrah Fawcett hairdo.
  • 1996
    Ron Galella via Getty Images
    Her signature 'do.
  • "First Wives Club"
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    At some point in their lives, every woman gets this haircut.