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In Pictures: Gwyneth Paltrow

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From Oscar-winning actress to country music singer, busy mother of two, exercise fanatic, creator of GOOP and cookery book writer -- it seems there's nothing the unstoppable Ms Paltrow can't do. From her famous friendships to fashion and career choices, we chart her journey from a young actress to lifestyle guru. Come take a look at her life so far in photos, below...

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 1992

    The daughter of Blythe Danner, an American actress, and Bruce Paltrow, a film and television producer, acting is in Gwyneth's blood. One of her first television roles was with her mother in the television drama Cruel Doubt.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 1993

    Another of Gwyneth's early roles saw her appear in the made-for-TV thriller Deadly Relations, which also starred Matthew Perry.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 1995

    Gwyneth starred as the daughter of Thomas Jefferson in the film Jefferson in Paris. A young Thandie Newton is the slave girl tightening her corset.

  • Gwyneth Platrow, 1995

    Gwyneth made headlines (and broke teenage hearts the world over) when she started dating Brad Pitt. She is pictured here with Pitt at the Legends of the Fall premiere in London.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 1996

    Gwyneth's breakout film role was the title role in Emma, for which she gained critical acclaim - no easy feat for an American actress playing a British literary heroine.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 1996

    Gwyneth in the film Duets in which she plays Liv, the daughter of professional karaoke hustler Ricky Dean, who was played by Huey Lewis.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 1996

    Gwyneth works her own distinct brand of minimalism (note the simple black gown and pale-skinned make-up) at the film premiere of Emma in New York.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 1997

    Gwyenth Paltrow with her former fiancé Brad Pitt at his birthday party at the Saint Bar Restaurant in London, complete with matching haircuts.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 1998

    Gwyenth Paltrow as "Helen" in the 1998 film Sliding Doors, which was set in London.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 1998

    Gwyneth Paltrow as Thomas Kent, otherwise known as Viola De Lesseps, in the film Shakespeare in Love - a role that would earn her a best actress Oscar.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 1999

    Gwyenth wearing a black crop top and skirt at the 1999 BAFTA awards in London.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 1999

    Gwynetth starred as Marge Sherwood alongside Matt Damon and Jude Law in The Talented Mr. Ripley, which saw the actress showcase some amazing 1950s outfits.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 1999

    Gwyneth won the Oscar for Best Actress at the 75th Oscar ceremony for her performance in Shakespeare in Love, an evening made memorable by her sweeping pink Ralph Lauren gown and her tearful acceptance speech.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 2000

    Gwyneth starred with her boyfriend at the time Ben Affleck in the 2000 film "'Bounce."

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 2001

    Gwyneth in plenty of fur and eyeliner as Margot Tenenbaum in the 2001 film The Royal Tenenbaums.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 2001

    Gwyneth donned a fat suit for her role as Rosemary in Shallow Hal, which co-starred Jack Black.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 2002

    An avid follower of fashion, Gwyenth attended the Calvin Klein Spring/Summer 2003 show at New York Fashion Week.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 2002

    Gwyneth on the set of the BBC film based on the life of Sylvia Plath and her husband Ted Hughes, Ted and Sylvia, at Cambridge University.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 2004

    Gwyenth takes her daughter - the uniquely named Apple - out for a Spring walk.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 2005

    With Vogue editor Anna Wintour at the Chanel Autumn/Winter Chanel Haute Couture show.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 2006

    Pregnant with her son Moses at the 63rd annual Golden Globe Awards in LA.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 2008

    Gwyneth leaving a London gym with celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson, with whom she has worked with closely to maintain her enviable figure.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 2008

    A red-haired Gwyneth stars with Roberty Downey Jr as Pepper Pots in the cult comic book film Iron Man.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 2008

    On the promotional tour for Iron Man, Gwyneth unveiled a sexy new look that consisted of very short skirts and sky-high heels.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 2008

    Gwyneth appeared as a guest on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, enjoying a pint of Guinness during her interview after admitting that following her pregnancy with Apple she "couldn’t go near anything healthy" and that she loved "anything fried!"

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 2010

    Gwyneth with her friend Madonna at the 2nd Annual Bent on Learning yoga benefit in New York. Their friendship seemed to be rekindled after a rough patch when Gwyenth admitted that Madonna "keeps people waiting - it takes up your whole day... It was too much."

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 2010

    Gwyneth reprised her role as Pepper Potts in Iron Man 2.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 2010

    In 2010, Gwyneth put her music talent to the test by starring as fallen country music star Kelly Canter along side real life country star Tim McGraw in Country Strong.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 2010

    Gwyneth shows off her vocal and musical skills live at the 44th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 2010

    Gwyneth is honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 2010

    Famously good friends with Jay-Z and Beyonce, Gwyneth took on hip-hop during a sketch on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 2011

    Following her cover of Cee Lo Green's Forget You on Glee, Green asked her to perform with him on stage at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 2011

    Gwyneth Paltrow appears as herself in the reality documentary series Who Do You Think You Are, in which she discovered her relation to a Polish rabbi and travelled to Barbados to explore her great grandmother's life.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 2011

    After her wildly popular first guest appearance on the hit musical TV show Glee, Paltrow made her second appearance on the show in March of 2011, covering both Adele's Turning Tables and the classic Over the Rainbow.

  • Gwyneth and Chris Martin, date unknown

    Gwyneth announced she was seperating from husband Chris Martin after 10 years of marriage in March 2014.