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20 Times Judi Dench Was A Total Knockout (PHOTOS)

12/09/2014 10:51 EST | Updated 12/09/2014 10:59 EST

Here's a fact: Judi Dench is the best.

Not only does the British actress kick butt as M in the James Bond flicks (RIP M!) and play uptight aristocracy like it's NBD, but the "Philomena" star also looks gorgeous, and get this—she just turned 80!

That's right: our favourite Dame (sorry, Angelina Jolie) turned the big 8-0 on Tuesday, Dec. 9, and she doesn't look a day over 60.

The Oscar winner is also fond of taking risks on the red carpet (as she should be!). From gorgeous caftans and sleek New York garb to velvet jackets and glamourous gowns; the stunning actress has never failed to excite us with her style.

So, in honour of her birthday, we take a look at the 20 times Judi Dench was a total knockout.

  • 2013
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    Working her inner goddess in a gorgeous black-and-gold caftan at the gala screening of "Philomena."
  • 2013
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    Another gorgeous cream caftan at the Venice Film Festival.
  • 2013
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    Really, she belongs in Marrakesh, sporting yet another cool print caftan over a linen suit at the BFI London Film Festival.
  • 2013
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    Sleek and sexy in a leather jacket and print scarf at a London Stella McCartney store.
  • 2013
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    Only this Dame could get away with wearing a grey velvet jacket.
  • 2013
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    At the EE British Academy Film Awards, Dame Dench looks stunning in a plunging black gown.
  • 2014
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    Now that's a jumpsuit!
  • 1957
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    Judi was stunning when she played Ophelia in Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in 1957.
  • 2014
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    Another hit in a stunning black gown. And how about that diamond necklace??
  • 2014
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    That scarf, though.
  • 2012
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    At the 58th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards, the Dame stood out in a glorious off-white caftan.
  • 2012
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    But how cute is she??
  • 2009
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    Looking glamourous (and Christmasy) in a black gown paired with a red print scarf at the "Nine" premiere.
  • 2009
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    A vision in yellow at the "Nine" London premiere.
  • 2014
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    Looking like a boss in a cream suit paired with a fine wine.
  • 2012
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    Sorry Gillian Anderson, you're gorgeous and all but not even you can compare to the radiant Dame to your left.
  • 2011
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    Bad. Ass.
  • 2011
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    A lace LBD? Yes, please!
  • 2010
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    Platinum blond pixie and a sequin button-up? We're all for it.
  • 1988
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    That face will forever be beautiful.