If you weren’t dancing around in your room in a belly shirt to the “Baby One More Time” video in the ‘90s, were you even alive? Today we celebrate the 34th birthday of Britney Spears, the world’s original Princess of Pop. Seriously: we’re talking about the woman who turned schoolgirl pigtails and knee high socks into a sex symbol, rocked a live Burmese python as a fashion accessory, and became the envy of women everywhere when she sported matching Canadian tuxedos with JT to the 2001 American Music Awards.
From pop princess to crazy bald lady, Spears, like any successful human being, has had her fair share of set backs, but always manages to win back our hearts time and time again. I suppose it’s safe to say we R slaves 4U, Brit.
So, to commemorate such an auspicious occasion, we’ve rounded up 10 of Britney Spears’ most iconic moments, from the midriff-bearing tops we tried to duplicate as impressionable 90s kids, to her infamous kiss with Madonna at the MTV VMA’s, see her 10 most iconic moments below.
When she re-defined the meaning of “school-girl” for the “Baby One More Time” video:
When she made us all want to go out and buy a red latex body suit:
When she proved she was “not that innocent” with her 1999 Rolling Stone cover:
When she made her acting debut in the Crossroads movie:
When she joined forces with Pink and Beyonce for Pepsi’s half-time commercial:
When she locked lips with Madonna at the 2003 MTV VMAs:
When she rocked a python as a fashion accessory for her “Im A Slave 4U video”:
This show-stealing Dolce & Gabanna Bodysuit:
And who could forget….