STYLE EVOLUTION

Power Rangers Actress Elizabeth Banks Has the Best Intergalactic Style

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Elizabeth Banks got her start with Wet Hot American Summer and Spider-Man, meaning her early days on the red carpet had all the low-waisted trappings of the early 2000s. Over the course of the next decade, though, as Banks went on to play everyone from a bookstore clerk in The 40-Year-Old Virgin to Laura Bush in W., she broadened not just her cinematic range, but also her sartorial one, even as she began stepping behind the camera as a director and producer as well. Once a self-proclaimed “reluctant fashionista,” Banks has since developed a style that’s only matured as she joined the cast of The Hunger Games as Effie, who also favored bold looks. As she moved on to play the supervillainess Rita Repulsa in the Power Rangers reboot, out this weekend, her style has only gotten more daring and intergalactic in recent months. (Think sparkling jumpsuits, statement heels, and three-dimensional embellishments.) On the occasion of her latest film premiere, here, we look back on a few of Elizabeth Banks’s best style moments.

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Elizabeth Banks at the Spider-Man premiere in April, 2002.

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Elizabeth Banks at AMC & Movieline’s Hollywood Life Magazine’s Young Hollywood Awards in 2003.

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Elizabeth Banks at the U.K. premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire at Odeon Leicester Square in London in November, 2013.

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Elizabeth Banks at the 2014 American Music Awards in Los Angeles in November, 2014.

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Elizabeth Banks at the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival for Love & Mercy in February, 2015.

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Elizabeth Banks at the CinemaCon 2015 Gala Opening in Las Vegas, Nevada in April, 2015.

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Elizabeth Banks at the CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards during CinemaCon in April, 2015.

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Elizabeth Banks at a London screening of Pitch Perfect 2 in April, 2015.

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Elizabeth Banks at the “China: Through The Looking Glass” Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in May, 2015.

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Elizabeth Banks at the Magic Mike XXL L.A. premiere in June, 2015.

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Elizabeth Banks at the Everest premiere during the 72nd Venice Film Festival in September, 2015.

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Elizabeth Banks at a premiere of Beasts of No Nation during the 72nd Venice Film Festival in September, 2015.

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Elizabeth Banks at the premiere of Black Mass during the 72nd Venice Film Festival in September, 2015.

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Elizabeth Banks at the premiere of Lao Pao Er during the 72nd Venice Film Festival in September, 2015.

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Elizabeth Banks at the Berlin premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 in November, 2015.

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Elizabeth Banks at the London premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 in November, 2015.

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Elizabeth Banks at the L.A. premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 in November, 2015.

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Elizabeth Banks at the Virtuosos Award at the 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival in February, 2016.

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Elizabeth Banks at the Vanity Fair and Stuart Weitzman Luncheon to celebrate Elizabeth Banks in February, 2016.

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Elizabeth Banks at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted by Graydon Carter in February, 2016.

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Elizabeth Banks at the 2016 March of Dimes Celebration of Babies in December, 2016.

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Elizabeth Banks in Elie Saab Couture at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California, February 2017.

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Elizabeth Banks in a cobalt blue Zuhair Murad jumpsuit at the premiere of Power Rangers in Los Angeles, California, March 2017.