The Style Files of Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson

From the original The X-Files to The Fall, the television star has enjoyed a long career in the spotlight. Here, her best looks from 1986 till today.


At the New York Film Festival in 1995, newcomer Gillian Anderson seemed to intuit that someday orange would be the new black.

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In 1996, Anderson—still a freshman on the red carpet— was nominated for her first Emmy award.

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At the Golden Globe Awards in 1997, Anderson hit the carpet in a plunging nude number accessorized with arm-candy and boyfriend David Duchovny. The combo was as winning as her performance—she left with her first Golden Globe.

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Later that year, Anderson swept her second win at the Emmy Awards—her train growing with her star status.

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Anderson vamped it up in 1998—hoping to snatch her second win in a row at the Golden Globes. While she didn’t go home with the prize, her pointed neckline left a lasting impression.

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Her structured neckline made a comeback at the 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards—where the actress hoped to pick up an award for The X Files. Her matching jewelry was a refined addition to the look.

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After almost a decade on the air, Anderson switched up her hair 2003—opting for a golden hue. In this chocolate turtleneck she looked decidedly more Annie Hall than Rita Hayworth.

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By 2008, the red head was back to her natural color. A mother-to-be, Anderson sheathed her baby bump in a capped navy dress that set off her fiery locks.

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Refining her style with age—Anderson opted for some show-stopping earrings when dressing up a simple black gown in 2011.

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With three shows on air, Anderson has returned to center stage as a platinum bombshell—arriving at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards earlier this summer in a caped gown. Can you says modern day superwoman?

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