J.Lo at 40: How a Diva Was Made!

In 40 photos, see how the birthday girl (on July 24) went from Jenny from the Block to superstar


It just wouldn't be an awards show without a dramatic statement from Lopez! Only at the 2002 Academy Awards, her pale-pink Versace gown wasn't raising eyebrows – it was her super-high bouffant hairdo that got people talking. "I loved it, I wanted to do my hair like that," Lopez told TV Guide Online. "I always do what I feel. I can't get wrapped up in what everybody thinks all the time."