As beauty editors, we're in the business of keeping tabs on the next industry It girls and reporting on what makes their styles so iconic. What is Gigi Hadid's secret for the perfect brow? How does Lily Collins get her rosebud pout so enviably pretty? What is Kylie Jenner's latest beauty endeavor? And whose rituals will we be jonesing for next year?
But the HadidsВ and the Jenners weren't always the world's foremost beauty icons, and their no-makeup makeup looks and liquid lipsВ weren't always the most coveted trends. Remember when Winona Ryder's pixie cut was everything? What about Kate Winslet's porcelain complexion? Or Brooke Shields's legendary brows?В
To remind ourselves of the decades' greatest beauty icons, we put together this list of the girls who ruled the beauty scene every year since 1975.
Which celebrity was the beauty It girl the year you were born? Keep scrolling to find out!
A year after Foxy Brown premiered, the film's star,В Pam Grier, was the girl about town. Her stunning Afro and eyeliner flick were as alluring and bold as her character.ABC Photo Archives / Getty Images
Yes, 1976 was a big year for Farrah Fawcett. Charlie's Angels premiered, her iconic pinup image was printed, and her feathered blowout became world-famous.Ron Galella / Getty images
English actress Jacqueline Bisset made every girl in 1977 want to dye her hair chocolate brown and coat her eyes in a pouty charcoal liner.Images Press / Getty Images
The year that GreaseВ hit theaters,В Olivia Newton-John's bright blond hair and colorful eye makeup made peopleВ around the world swoon.Pinterest
After Christie Brinkley debuted her first Sports IllustratedВ swimsuit cover in 1979, women raced to hairstylists and makeup counters to re-create her bombshell look.Terry O'Neill / Getty Images
This year sawВ Brooke Shields the youngest model to grace theВ cover of Vogue. It also began her controversial campaign with Calvin Klein. Through it all, her brows killed.Pinterest
Grace Jones'sВ avant-garde hair and makeup were everything in theВ early '80s.
A fresh-faced Meryl Streep won her first Academy AwardВ this year forВ Sophie's Choice.Aaron Rapoport / Getty Images
The year Return of the JediВ premiered, Princess Leia's iconic braid, sultry makeup, and gold bikini made Carrie Fisher aВ beauty superstar.Ron Galella / WireImage
Sixteen Candles, the first of John Hughes's power trilogy of Molly Ringwald films, earned the star's pouty lips and shock of red hair icon status.Maureen Donaldson / Getty Images
With her stunning blond layers and big blue eyes, Heather Locklear was the '80s incarnation of Farrah Fawcett.Patrick Riviere / Getty Images
The first of five Sports IllustratedВ swimsuit covers featuring Elle MacphersonВ launched this year. That hair! That smile! Those legs!Pinterest
I think we can all agree The Bangles' lead singerВ Susanna Hoffs had the coolest curls in Hollywood.Pinterest
In 1988, Cindy Crawford and her unmistakable beauty mark graced major magazine covers like from Vogue to Playboy to Cosmopolitan.The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images
Winona Ryder's androgynous pixie continues to inspire us 27 years later.Pinterest
Madonna's legendary "Vogue" music video made women everywhere want to look like a '90s pinup.SGranitz / WireImage
Gracing every major magazine cover in the industry, Naomi Campbell was the model to be in 1991.Rob Verhorst / Redferns
Tori Amos's fiery red curls were the coolest thing about 1992.Steve Granitz / WireImage
Whitney Houston's star status exploded in 1993 ("I Will Always Love You" was the #1 song by far). Her stunning curls and million-dollar smile didn't hurt.
Kate Moss pioneered the grunge-chic look of the '90s.Pinterest
A year after FriendsВ premiered, every woman in the world either had or wanted "the Rachel," thanks to Jennifer Aniston's iconic tresses.SGranitz / WireImage
Mariah Carey's brows and 90s brown lip liner, though. Classic.ВPinterest
Titanic premiered, and suddenly women everywhere wantedВ Kate Winslet's mahogany hair and porcelain skin.
City of Angels,В You've Got Mail, and that one-of-a-kind haircut made Meg Ryan 1998's muse.Steve Granitz / WireImage
Who could forget this Oscar look fromВ when Gwyneth Paltrow won forВ Shakespeare in Love? Breathtaking.George De Sota / Newsmakers
Who didn't want to be Charlie's AngelsВ star, Cameron Diaz?James Devaney / WireImage
Jennifer Lopez is a beauty icon every year, but 2001 marked her "I'm Real" video, where her beauty look was #goals before #goals was even a thing.
Avril Lavigne'sВ "Complicated"В dropped in 2002, instantly driving black eyeliner sales way up.ВSGranitz / WireImage
Back in 2003, How to Lose a Guy in 10 DaysВ made every girl want long blond waves and glowy skin likeВ Kate Hudson.Giulio Marcocchi / Getty Images
The year of Meal GirlsвЂ¦ В Who wasn't obsessed with Lindsay Lohan's voluminous hair, freckles, and super bronzy skin?Evan Agostini / Getty Images
Keira Knightley's mid-2000s smoky eye game wasВ soВ strong.
The dazzlingly romantic makeup and hair from the 2006 OscarsВ made the world fall in love with Michelle Williams.Sylvain Gaboury / FilmMagic
Ever since the release of her third album,В Good Girl Gone Bad, we've counted on Rihanna for unexpected beauty inspiration.ВJason Kempin / WireImage
For Lauren Conrad, 2008 was the year of transitions, as she chose to leave the drama ofВ The HillsВ to pursue other ventures (like her flawless cat-eye technique).Frazer Harrison / Getty Images
Zooey Deschanel's lead role in (500) Days of Summer thoroughly convinced us of two things: One, it was time to bring out the false lashes again. Two, bangs were back.Victor Virgile / Getty Images
Gisele BГјndchen was not only the highest-paid supermodel in the world in 2010, but she was also the woman who single-handedly inspired us to head straight to the salon and ask for beachy blond highlights.Lester Cohen / WireImage
Emma Stone, the funny girl close to our hearts, had a breakout year in 2011. We're still captivated by her talent, poise, and ability to pull off any hair color flawlessly.Steve Granitz / WireImage
Jennifer Lawrence won an Academy Award this year for her work in Silver Linings Playbook. This was the same year she made her debut as badass Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games. These films are as amazing as her red carpet beauty game. Braids and smoked-out eye shadow FTW!Victor Virgile / Getty images
Yes, 2013 will go down in history as the year the world became obsessed with Cara Delevingne's eyebrows.ВKevin Mazur / WireImage
In 2014, Ariana Grande gifted the world with her album My EverythingВ (and her equally dreamy signature ponytail).Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images
Can this girl get any cooler? The year 2015 introduced us to ZoГ« Kravitz through her roles in the Divergent series and Mad Max: Fury Road. We can't notВ praise her edgy-yet-glamorous hair and makeup.ВSteve Granitz / WireImage
The reign of this It girl isn't over yet: This year, Bella Hadid accepted a Model of the Year Award, appeared on a slew of high-profile magazine covers, and convinced us of the powers of a slick center part and a heavy lid.