While most actresses stick to the traditional LBD or shiny metallic on the red carpet, Viola Davis can always be counted on to brighten up any awards show with a bright, notice-me dress in a bold color. Yellow, blue, green, red–you name it, Davis has worn it. This year, Davis was a constant highlight on the red carpet scene thanks to her role in Fences, which garnered her a Supporting Actress statue at the 2017 Academy Awards. Since her early days on the fashion scene, Davis has embraced a bold hue, culminating on the bright crimson off-the-shoulder floor-length design by Armani Prive to collect her Oscar statuette, which also made her the first black actor to win an Oscar, Emmy and a Tony Award. In honor of her birthday, at look back at some of the actresses best looks over the course of her illustrious career.