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It was just revealed that actress Zoe Saldana considered quitting Hollywood after making the 2003 blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Saldana appeared in the hugely successful action-adventure flick as a female pirate named Anamaria and had a small role compared to the movie’s stars Orlando BloomJohnny Depp, and Keira Knightley. The now pregnant 36-year old said that the political issues that went on behind the scenes almost led her to quit the business because due to feeling disrespected and underappreciated.

In addition to starring in Avatar (one of the most exciting, creative, and imaginative films of the last ten years and definitely the best 3D flick I’ve ever seen in theaters), Star Trek, and Guardians of the Galaxy (giving fan boys and girls a reason to go to the movies), Saldana is a bonafide fashion icon. She is absolutely one of the best-dressed actresses living today, always looking stunning on the red carpet. Zoe genuinely loves fashion, looks good in everything, and is a muse to numerous designers and fashion houses, including Prabal Gurung, Balmain, and Calvin Klein. If she had quit acting, we wouldn’t get to be inspired by her style and we would not have gotten to see some of her gorgeous looks.

The girl can do no wrong in the getting-dressed department because, even in her choices that lead to mixed opinions, she looks flawless. And she has those moments because she takes fashion risks.

Here are some of her best fashion moments.

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Green dress – Elie Saab

Black long sleeve dress with cut outs – Prabal Gurung

Green, brown and yellow patterned two piece dress by Jonathan Saunders

White belted Oscar dress with grey bottom – Alexis Mabille Couture

Gold 3/4 sleeve dress with low back – Elie Saab

Orange dress –  Lanvin dress and Christian Louboutin belt

Black long sleeve Stark Trek premiere dress – Emilio Pucci

Black one shoulder/sleeve dress 2010 MET Costume Gala  – Calvin Klein

Black leather pants and a camel coat – Miu Miu

Black and white gown – Vionnet

Silver gown with shoulders – RM by Roland Mouret

Long sleeve top and rose printed skirt – Givenchy 

Teal and white pants suit – Prabal Gurung

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