With all the talk about Issa Rae redeveloping the cult classic Set It Off, we’re getting excited about the thought of seeing Stony, Cleo, Frankie, and Tisean take what’s theirs and not wait to see if some man will hand it to them. We’re also getting excited about all the red carpet moments where we’ll get to see the original cast and their new counterparts sprinkle Black girl magic all over Hollywood, especially Jada Pinkett Smith. She was the only one of the four heist queens to live at the end of the original movie so we’re expecting a role reprisal.
As she turns 48 today, she reminds us why the phrase ageless beauties was coined. On her social media platforms, we’re used to getting a glimpse at her natural side, with photos featuring a Jada in little to no makeup, her dewy skin showcased. Her skin is worthy of an award, making us ever-aware that makeup is the bonus and the canvas it’s painted on means everything.
But in case anyone ever forgets, the actress, mother, wife, singer, and entrepreneur can set it off on a red carpet at any given moment. In just the past year alone she’s given us hair and makeup looks to further solidify her legacy. Her signature close cut complements any bold or subtle lip, smoky eye, or bronzed cheek. And when she switches it up with braids or a headwrap, she’s still laid and slayed, looking every bit the Stony of 1996.
So in celebration of her big day and our hunger for this remake, we’re taking a look at 10 recent times Jada Pinkett Smith set the red carpet ablaze with her beauty and ever youthful looks.
At The "Angel Has Fallen" Premiere In LA
WESTWOOD, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 20: Jada Pinkett Smith attends the LA Premiere of Lionsgate's "Angel Has Fallen" at Regency Village Theatre on August 20, 2019 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
At The 61st Annual Grammy Awards
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Jada Pinkett Smith attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/Getty Images)
At The MTV Movie & TV Awards
US actress Jada Pinkett Smith arrives for the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on June 15, 2019. - The 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards will air on June 17. (Photo by Jean-Baptiste LACROIX / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)
At The Premiere Of Disney's "Aladdin"
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 21: Actress Jada Pinkett Smith attends the premiere of Disney's "Aladdin" on May 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic )
At The Sundance Film Festival Premiere Of "Hala"
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 26: Executive producer Jada Pinkett Smith attends the "Hala" Premiere during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival at Library Center Theater on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)
At The 2019 MAKERS Conference
DANA POINT, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Jada Pinkett Smith attends The 2019 MAKERS Conference at Monarch Beach Resort on February 7, 2019 in Dana Point, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for MAKERS)
At The Sundance Film Festival Premiere Of "Skate Kitchen"
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Jada Pinkett Smith attends the 'Skate Kitchen' Premiere during 2018 Sundance Film Festival at Egyptian Theatre on January 21, 2018 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
At Alfre Woodard and Morgan Stanley's 9th Annual Oscar's Sistahs Soiree
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Jada Pinkett Smith attends Alfre Woodard and Morgan Stanley present the 9th Annual Oscar's Sistahs Soiree on February 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/WireImage,)
At The MOMS Host Jada Pinkett Smith To Discuss "Red Table Talk"
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: Jada Pinkett Smith on October 23, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Mendez/Getty Images)
At The Build Series To Discuss "Red Table Talk"
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 22: Jada Pinkett Smith visits the Build Series to discuss the web TV talk show 'Red Table Talk' at Build Studio on January 22, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)