6 of Our Favorite Anne Hathaway Movie Roles!

Happy Birthday, Anne Hathaway! To celebrate this star’s special day, let’s take a look back at Hathaway’s most iconic roles through film.

If you didn’t know that November 12th was a special day … well now you do! The Queen of Genovia turns forty today as she enters this next milestone in her life and career. To celebrate Anne Hathaway, scroll down for some of her most iconic film roles from over the years.

Mia Thermopolis: The Princess Diaries


Mia Thermopolis has lived in our heads for years rent-free by becoming the class nerd to leading a life of beauty and grace. The role sparked Hathaway’s career and led to the duo of herself and Julie Andrews that everyone in the world has come to love. Ever since 2016, there have been rumors that a third film was going to be made in the franchise with Hathaway even confirming in 2019, “there is a script for the third movie…” on Watch What Happens Live. Mia has touched the hearts of many around the world at all ages and we can’t wait to see her next journey!

Andrea Sachs: The Devil Wears Prada


This Hathaway starring role landed her in the middle of the city working for a fashion magazine publication. Hathaway played the role of Andrea Sachs who was seen as the “new girl” in the office. Sachs has resonated with young graduates around the world when it comes to juggling views between your personal life and career choices you make along the way.

Maggie Murdock: Love & Other Drugs


Instead of focusing on her career path as Sachs, Love & Other Drugs brought Hathaway into the role of Maggie Murdock. In the film, Hathaway takes a leap by portraying a patient who has the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. Throughout the film, Hathaway brings awareness to the disease as the character develops throughout the entirety of the film; when it comes to being in denial to acceptance of her condition.

Emma Allen: Bride Wars


Hathaway portrays Emma Allen in this romantic comedy focusing on two best friends that end up going to “war” when a clerical error causes a clash with wedding dates. Throughout the film Hathaway’s inner demons come to play, questioning her morals. This star seems to always surprise us, especially in this film that will make you laugh until your stomach hurts.

Fantine: Les Misérables


In Les Miserables, Hathaway made a complete breakthrough playing the role of Fantine and singing the acclaimed hit “I Dreamed A Dream”. In the film, her character is a prostitute dying of tuberculosis. When it comes to Hathaway, she knows how to put her heart and soul into her roles.

Selina Kyle: The Dark Knight Rises


Hathway took her career to the DC comic universe when portraying Catwoman/Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises. In the film, she proves that women can become the anti-hero while also being a total badass!

Anne Hathaway has proven to everyone throughout the industry that she is able to take on any role that comes her way. When reaching this next milestone in her life, she was asked in an interview about one personal goal and one professional goal she has for the next decade. Hathaway responded by saying surfing more and to surprise herself in her career goals. Make sure today to honor this star whether that means by surfing, surprising yourself, or lastly watching one of her iconic roles. We can’t wait to see what she will conquer next!

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Kate O’Brien is an aspiring producer and intern for AfterBuzzTV & Podcast Better Together with Maria Menounos along with Beyond Productions. She is currently completing her last semester of graduate school abroad in Los Angeles loving all pop culture and anything reality TV.