MARTHA

A Visual History of Martha Stewart Having a Ball

Martha Stewart
Terry O’Neill

When it comes to the domestic realm, Martha Stewart famously insists upon perfection. And over the past decade, Stewart, who turns 78 on Saturday, has brought those same high standards to the world of social media, flawlessly mastering instagram to a degree that even most millennials could only dream of. Maybe that’s because Stewart, unlike plenty of other celebrities, has always allowed herself to let loose in front of the camera, whether cozying up with several generations of chickens or suiting up in her Halloween best. Indeed, even in the midst of her (arguably too) self-aware Snoop Dogg days, Stewart still seems to delight in posing as candidly as possible. In celebration of her birthday, see Martha at her best over the years, laughing it up with everyone from Justin Bieber to Oprah Winfrey, here.

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Martha Stewart in her backyard with her pet Persian cat perched on her shoulder, March 1980. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Martha Stewart attends Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project Annual Hulaween at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, October 2009. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Martha Stewart attends Martha Stewart’s American Made Program at Grand Central Station in New York City, October 2012. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Martha Stewart poses for a portrait, 1990. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Martha Stewart posing on a large motorbike, circa 1990. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Martha Stewart and Sophia Loren attend the Russian National Orchestra’s 15th Anniversary at St. Regis Hotel in New York City, Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Martha Stewart plays with a camel at Baikonur Cosmodrome, April 2007. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Martha Stewart during Bette Midler’s 2nd Annual Halloween Ball for New York Restoration Project at Waldorf Astoria in New York City, circa 1990. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Martha Stewart sating her thirst at an AOL Build Speaker Series with Geoffrey Zakarian in New York City, July 2016. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Martha Stewart at the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber in Los Angeles, California, March 2015. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Martha Stewart attends Bette Midler’s 12th Annual NYRP “Hulaween” Ball on October 31, 2007 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Martha Stewart and Conan O’Brien, February 18, 2009. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Martha Stewart, 1990. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Martha Stewart drilling a hole into a pumpkin, under the supervision of Ann Curry, on NBC News’s Today Show, October 2011. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Martha Stewart and Ellen Degeneres on “Salad Days,” November 15, 1995. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Martha Stewart attends FIU Teaching Restaurant Inaugural Dinner during the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival in Miami, Florida, February 2014. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Nick Voulgaris III, Martha Stewart and Douglas Friedman attend the release of “The Seaside House: Living On The Water” in Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City, March 2017. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart pose in the press room during the 2017 MTV Movie And TV Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, May 2017. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Martha Stewart holds a chicken during an interview with host Jay Leno on May 9, 1997. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Oprah Winfrey and Martha Stewart attend the O, The Oprah Magazine Launch Party at The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Martha Stewart carries a net as she herds geese on the grounds of her home, Westport, Connecticut, August 1976. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Martha Stewart attends the FIT Couture Council’s Annual Luncheon at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, September 2010. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Martha Stewart is the guest on “The View” on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Martha Stewart attends the Ralph Rucci show during Spring 2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theatre at Lincoln Center in New York City, September 2013. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Martha Stewart pours wine for Jean-Georges Vongerichten during an interview for Sirius Satellite Radio at Sirius Satellite Radio in New York City, May 2007. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Martha Stewart holds a guitar signed by Justin Bieber for her silent auction during The Martha Stewart Center for Living 2015 Gala at Starrett-Lehigh Building in New York City, April 2015. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Martha Stewart and Justin Bieber attend the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber at Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, California, March 2015. Courtesy of Getty Images.