Fame10 Fashion Evolution: Amber Heard

There is no denying it – Amber Heard is gorgeous. She has one of the most beautiful faces that we have ever seen on a starlet with a figure that most women would die for. She hasn’t yet proven that she has the acting chops to balance everything out; however, based on looks alone, we think she has what it takes to make it in Hollywood. On the red carpet, she has shown that she knows a thing or two about a fashion. She does old Hollywood glam one minute and then throws together a contemporary look the next. Because Heard is reportedly set to walk down the aisle this coming weekend, let’s take a look at her fashion evolution!

Premiere of North Country – 2005

Amber Heard looked red hot at the premiere of “North Country.” She rocked this red knee-length cocktail dress with a pair of silver strappy sandals. To complete her look, she styled her blond hair in loose curls. For an up and coming star, we think she looked pretty ravishing.

“North Country” was definitely the biggest movie that Heard had signed onto in 2005. She played the younger version of Charlize Theron’s character. That same year, she also starred in the independent horror flick “Side FX,” had a supporting role in the movie “Drop Dead Sexy” and made a brief cameo on “The O.C.” The year before, she had a supporting role in the film “Friday Night Lights,” which was both a commercial and critical success. None of these roles were the big break that Heard needed though. She’s obviously really easy on the eyes, but something tells us that she needs a little more than that to make it as an actress.

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Premiere of Beowulf – 2007

The “Side FX” star attended the premiere of “Beowulf” in this strapless charcoal-colored dress. She accessorized with a chunky necklace, a beige clutch and some strappy heals. We think she looked quite lovely in this ensemble. It shows off her assets without giving too much away.

Amber Heard was still struggling to make it as an actress in 2007. She was cast as Greta Matthews on the television show “Hidden Palms.” To get this part, she actually had to lose a considerable amount of weight – 25 pounds to be exact. She gave up alcohol, increased her workouts and followed a macrobiotic diet to lose the weight. The show premiered during the spring/summer of 2007 and was met with mixed reviews. It was canceled after the first season. That same year, she had the title role in “All The Boys Love Mandy Lane.” She received positive reviews for her performance; however, it wasn’t enough to turn her into an A-list star.

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Premiere of Pineapple Express – 2008

Amber Heard looked all kinds of glam at the premiere of “Pineapple Express.” She donned this black knee-length asymmetrical Georgio Armani dress with black peep-toe pumps and a big chunky bangle. She is definitely starting to dress the part of the stylish young starlet. She rocked this fabulous dress like it was nobody’s business.

2008 was a fairly productive year professionally for Heard. She had roles in two independent films, “The River Why” and “The Joneses.” Critics praised her performance in the latter. According to Variety, she actually gave a better performance than the film’s leading star, Demi Moore. She also had a supporting role in the comedy “Pineapple Express,” which turned out to be a box office success. Through this film she actually got the mainstream recognition that she was looking for. Film critic Richard Roeper praised Heard’s performance and she won the Breakthrough Award at the Hollywood Film Festival.

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Premiere of Public Enemies – 2009

“The Joneses” star wore this tight little number to the premiere of “Public Enemies.” She styled it with a belt, some bangles and some black peep-toe pumps. She didn’t have a role in the film that was being premiered, so someone with some clout probably put her on the guest list. Johnny Depp was one of the big stars in the film and some think that he invited her. She reportedly brought her girlfriend at the time, photographer Tasya van Ree, as her date.

These two dated for a few years. Heard was her muse. “There was something about her that I couldn’t quite understand. It was beyond her physical beauty, she captured something inside of me artistically. We instantaneously formed a connection and the documenting then began. I think there is a degree of trust that anyone must have with you when you ‘intrude’ into their life with a lens,” van Ree told the Huffington Post.

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Premiere of Salt – 2010

Amber Heard looked romantic yet sexy at the premiere of “Salt.” She rocked this nude-colored strapless Marchesa dress with matching Brian Atwood peep-toe pumps and a gold Jimmy Choo ‘Lisa’ clutch. The dress hassome interesting lace details. This is one of our favorite looks on her. Her beauty and style seem so effortless.

In 2010, Heard came out as bisexual at GLAAD’s 25th anniversary event. “I don’t label myself one way or another –I have had successful relationships with men and now a woman. I love who I love; it’s the person that matters,” she said. “I think when I became aware of my role in the media, I had to ask myself an important question ‘Am I part of the problem?’ And I think that when millions and millions of hard-working, tax paying Americans are denied their rights and denied their equality you have to ask yourself what are the factors that are an epidemic problem and that’s what this is.”

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Premiere of The Run Diary – 2011

The stunning starlet brought her “A” game to “The Rum Diary” premiere. She donned this shimmering Alessandra Rich Spring 2012 dress with nude patent Louboutin peep-toes. The dress is so tight, but it works on her. She has one of the best figures in Hollywood, but she probably doesn’t want to hear about it!

At the premiere of “The Rum Diary,” she said that her looks were not one of the most interesting things about her. “I am constantly struggling to show people that there is more to me than my appearance,” she said. “You do have to try and overcome those hurdles. Female actresses need to be given the chance to be more than how they look. There’s two categories for women in Hollywood; you’re either sexy and that’s it, or you’re not and because of that you often get given better opportunities. You can’t be sexy and get as many good roles, fact.”

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18th Annual Screen Actors Guild – 2012

Amber Heard attended the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards wearing this black figure-hugging Zac Posen gown, which featured cut-outs at the waist, sleeves and cleavage. It was definitely a bold move wearing this dress but, as always, she rocked it. Any other star who wore this dress would probably end up looking like Morticia Addams, but not Heard.

It was around this time that she broke up with Tasya van Ree and officially hooked up with Johnny Depp. Rumors had been circulating for at least a year that Depp was stepping out on his longtime girlfriend Vanessa Paradis with Heard. To make matters worse, she wasn’t the only mistress that he had while he was with Paradis. He reportedly had affairs with Eva Green, Ashley Olsen and his publicist Robin Baum. Heard is the only one that really stuck though. Many were predicting that this would be just a rebound; however, they are proving us all wrong.

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Foreign Press Association Annual Luncheon – 2013

“The Rum Diary” star looked absolutely lovely at the Foreign Press Association’s 2013 Annual Luncheon. She wore this white Osman Resort 2014 outfit, which featured a curved-hem crop top with an open back and a matching asymmetric skirt with nude Casadei ‘Blade’ pumps. One of our favorite parts of this look is that amazing braid she has in her hair – so stylish!

While Amber Heard has definitely made a name for herself on the red carpet, she hasn’t quite made the same kind of name for herself on the big screen. After hooking up with Johnny Depp, many wondered if she was with the A-list actor so that he could help turn her into the next Angelina Jolie. Heard told Vanity Fair that she is a big fan of the Oscar-winning actress. “I can’t think of anyone who’s better accomplished, [with] the kind of trajectory I admire, than Angelina Jolie,” she said. These two definitely have very different careers. They only thing they have in common is that they are both considered bombshells.

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Premiere of Two Days, One Night – 2014

Amber Heard attended the premiere of “Two Days, One Night” wearing this Vionnet Spring 2014 ensemble, which featured a white bodysuit and a metallic gold gazar high-waist maxi skirt. She accessorized with a Zagliani ‘Faye’ clutch, de Grisogono jewels and nude Casadei pumps. This is definitely a different look than what she usually goes for, but it works on her – she looks gorgeous.

Heard had a pretty exciting year in 2014. She and Johnny Depp announced their engagement and she continued to work on furthering her career. So far, it has been the same old for her. In late 2014, there were rumors that she and Depp were on the brink of a breakup. Rumor has it that she wasn’t quite ready to settle down. It certainly doesn’t help that her career is still in the same place it was before they hooked up. People definitely know her by name now, but not because of anything she has done professionally. Only time will tell if she can become an A-list actress.

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Cate has a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature and has been the Managing Editor of Fame10 for more than 6 years. Despite having a love for the works of Thomas Hardy, Leo Tolstoy and Lord Byron, she also has an intense fascination with pop culture. When she isn’t writing for Fame10, she’s planning her next big adventure in Southeast Asia.