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


Ever the awards-show stunner, Lopez glitters at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards in a sparkling Biba minidress – with a matching turban. When asked to defend the outfit – which some said looked like she had raided Gloria Swanson's closet – Lopez told MTV: "I don't defend my outfits. Are you kidding me? I don't need to defend it. You can kiss my ass."