Tonight Claire Danes returns to the small screen in her much acclaimed role as Carrie Mathison in Homeland, which garnered her an Emmy Award just last weekend. From her early start on My So-Called Life to blockbuster roles we have practically watched Claire Danes grow up on screen. We wanted to chart Claire transformation from a young teen to the beautiful expecting mother of today.
Angela Chase in My So-Called Life (1994 – 1995)
When we first met Claire she was playing an angst ridden teen opposite Jared Leto. We fell in love with her dark red locks and perfectly pale skin. Her makeup was often sparse giving us a natural look at her young beauty.
Beth March in Little Women (1994)
Claire used her youthful face to embody the doomed middle sister in this classic tale. With sweet pigtails and long natural locks it was easy to believe the budding starlet was the sick little sister.
Juliet in Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Claire was absolutely stunning and captivating in this updated version of the Shakespeare story opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. Her long flowing locks, big eyes, wide smile and pale complexion helped her embody the charm and innocence of the young lover.
Julie in The Mod Squad (1999)
Claire finally brought out her edgy side as this young crime fighter. With a sexy sleek blonde bob hair style, dark rimmed eyes and glossy lips, Claire showed us how sexy she could be. This is a side we don’t often see from her as she usually plays the innocent good girl, so it was nice to see this at least once.
Yvaine in Stardust (2007)
Claire was stunning and glamourous as the fallen star Yvaine in this family fantasy. With long flowing blonde waves and her trademark innocent face you couldn’t take your eyes off of her. With all of the natural beauty we had seen up to this point, it’s no wonder they chose Claire to play this character who actually shines.
Sonja Jones in Me And Orson Wells (2008)
We got some retro glamour from Claire when she was swept back to the 30’s for this film. Retro curls, rosy cheeks and glossy lips gave Claire her throwback feel.
Temple Grandin in Temple Grandin (2010)
For her biggest transformation, Claire was nearly unrecognizable playing the pioneering autistic scientist. The short brown curls were the most dramatic change to Claire’s look. Her innocent face was put to good use for this role.