In Photos: Drew Barrymore through the years

From child star to troubled adolescent – and later, glamorous film actress – Drew Barrymore’s journey has been nothing short of extraordinary.

Following her big-screen breakout role in godfather Stephen Spielberg’s E.T., the bubbly blond went through a difficult transitional period as a teenager, dabbling in drugs and entering rehab at age 14.

Determined to turn her life around, Drew founded her own production company, Flower Films, at age 20. She went on to star in blockbuster movies like The Wedding Singer, Never Been Kissed and the Charlie’s Angels franchise.

Through it all, the actress has emerged unscathed. She’s reuniting with Adam Sandler for the 2014 comedy Blended, and her cruelty-free beauty line, Flower, is sold through Walmart. Now happily married to husband Will Kopelman, with whom she is expecting a second daughter, Drew says she’s “overjoyed” about this new stage in her life.

“Will is just thrilled – we both are,” she said in an interview last year. “I’m feeling very blessed.”

To celebrate her 39th birthday, HELLO! Online looks back at Drew’s life through the years.

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