A Look Back at Birthday Girl Gwen Stefani’s Badass Style

If you grew up in the 90s and early 2000s as a girl who liked to think of herself as “cool” and “alternative,” Gwen Stefani’s name was practically synonymous with being a badass.

Unlike most other female pop icons TRL was parading around in front of my face at the time, with the exception of Pink who’s always been a totally batshit crazy original, Gwen seemed different.

She was sexy without shoving her sexuality down your throat, she was one of the boys instead of just a flirty force amongst them, she was cool but she made songs with hooks from dorky musicals, and she wasn’t afraid to go wild onstage.

Plus she had killer abs and the confidence to dye her hair wild colors, which if I’m being honest, were the things that impressed me the most about her when I was a teenager.

Fast forward 20-something years and not much has changed. Even though I may cringe in embarrassment whenever Gwen talks about how in love with her corny new boyfriend she is, she’s still a badass where it counts. 

Or at least she plays one onstage, which is all you can realistically ask from famous people as they age.

In honor of her 47th birthday, here are 27 Gwen pics that’ll take you back to a simpler kind of life when you were just a girl and Gwen was just a badass.

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happy birthday to the best women ever, Gwen <3 #gwenstefani

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HPPY BDAY BAE 👽👾 #gwenstefani #90s

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Happy birthday queen ❤☝👽 #GwenStefani #90svibes #happy47thbirthday #iloveher #pastel

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#RockSteady

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#90s

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Happy birthday to Adrian Young!

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#throwbackgwenstefani

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#nodoubt

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#thesweetescape

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Ah ha this my shit! #hollabackgirl

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I knew it #cool .

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gx with @xtina .

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Everyone’s favorite #chola #gwenstefani #bananas #hot #beautiful #gorgeous

A photo posted by Gwen Stefani (@gwenstefanilovers) on

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#gwenstefani #nd #nodoubt #pinkhairdontcare

A photo posted by Gwen Stefani (@gwenstefanilovers) on

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@GwenStefani #GwenStefani

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Happy birthday Gwen 🎈#gwenstefani #nodoubt

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LET ME BLOW YOUR MIND #eve #gwenstefani #cateyeliner #red #letmeblowyourmind #heymarycherry

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@gwenstefani #gwenstefani @sam_nicole1030

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