It’s a special day for Cate Blanchett! The beloved Australian actress turns 50 today, May 14.

Born Catherine Elise Blanchett in the Melbourne suburb of Ivanhoe back in 1969, she is the middle of three children. Her parents are an Australian mom named June Blanchett (née Gamble) and an American dad named Robert DeWitt Blanchett Jr., who was originally from Texas.

Having studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, she got her start on the stage. That said, Cate is best known for her roles in movies like 1999’s The Talented Mr. Ripley, 2006’s Notes on a Scandal and 2013’s Blue Jasmine as well as both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies — just to name a few. Throughout her epic career, she has won two Academy Awards, three Golden Globes and three BAFTAs. Cate even snagged a Tony Award nomination in 2017.

While all these parts — especially that of Galadriel in the film adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s books — are great, they aren’t our top picks. Here are our five favorite Cate Blanchett roles:

Bob Dylan (I’m Not There)

An ambitious biopic, 2007’s I’m Not There declares itself “inspired by the music and the many lives of Bob Dylan.” Six different actors depict six different aspects of the famed American singer-songwriter’s life and music: Christian Bale, Cate, Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere, the late Heath Ledger and Ben Whishaw. Cate plays Jude Quinn in the Todd Haynes film, who is meant to be a version of the “Like a Rolling Stone” singer during the mid 1960s. She earned nominations from the Oscars and the BAFTAs, ultimately winning a Golden Globe for her performance.

You can rent it on Amazon or iTunes.

Carol Aird (Carol)

Perhaps our favorite of all her roles, she played the titular role of Carol Aird in 2015’s Carol, also directed by Haynes. The movie, based on the 1952 novel The Price of Salt (republished as Carol in 1990) by Patricia Highsmith, is set in the ’50s and tells the story of a forbidden affair between an aspiring female photographer (Rooney Mara) and an older woman going through a difficult divorce (Cate). It was the best-reviewed movie of 2015, per Metacritic, and snagged the Aussie star nominations at the Oscars, the BAFTAs, and the Golden Globes.

You can watch it on Netflix!

Hela (Thor: Ragnarok)

Cate joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, playing Hela, the Goddess of Death. Directed by Taika Waititi, this superhero adventure follows Thor (Chris Hemsworth) as he must save Asgard from Hela — his long-lost sister — from the impending Ragnarök. Alongside him are Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). Cate steps into the role of villainess quite well and really puts our hero, the God of Thunder, to the test. Its’ one of the best MCU movies and you can tell Cate had lots of fun with it.

You can watch it on Netflix!

Katharine Hepburn (The Aviator)

Directed by Martin Scorsese, 2004’s The Aviator is an epic biographical drama based on the life of Howard Hughes (Leonardo DiCaprio) and includes Cate as Katharine Hepburn and Kate Beckinsale as Ava Gardner. It’s based on the 1993 book Howard Hughes: The Secret Life by Charles Higham, following the life of the aviation pioneer and Hell’s Angels director. Cate and Kate both play legendary actresses, both of whom were romantically involved with Howard. For this project, the mom-of-four — who has been married to Andrew Upton since 1997 — won an Oscar and a BAFTA as well as garnered a Golden Globe nomination.

You can watch it on Netflix!

Queen Elizabeth (Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age)

Cate has beautifully played Queen Elizabeth not once but twice — first in 1999’s Elizabeth and then in 2008’s Elizabeth: The Golden Age. (Clearly someonne likes playing real people, huh?) Elizabeth, directed by Shekhar Kapur, shows the early years of the queen’s reign and features a cast made up of Geoffrey Rush and Joseph Fiennes. For this, she was nominated for an Oscar and won both a BAFTA and Golden Globe. For Elizabeth: The Golden Age, also directed by Kapur and also starring Geoffrey, we see her playing the latter years of the queen’s reign. The upcoming Lucy and Desi star was nominated for an Oscar, a BAFTA, and a Golden Globe.

Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age are available to watch on Starz, here and here.

Happy 50th, Cate! We hope you have a lovely birthday.