Dakota Fanning turns 18 today. The young star is now all grown up, and we have watched her blossom from a a mere starlet into a seasoned A-List actress on screen and a young woman on the red carpet.

The Hollywood star has blown us away since her perfomance in 2001 in the movie I Am Sam, onto other films such as Man on Fire and Charlotte's Web.

She transitioned from child star into more adult roles through The Secret life of Bees, The Runaways and the Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn.