At 80, she's showing no signs of stopping.
The English actress's professional career started early — at just 14, she starred on popular ventriloquist Peter Brough's radio show Educating Archie. But like all stars' early roles, this was a weird one: Andrews actually played the puppet's girlfriend. Yikes!
Before My Fair Lady was (it won eight Academy Awards including Best Picture!) starring Audrey Hepburn, Andrews had the honor of bringing Eliza Doolittle to life in the hit musical.
After the pair met while they both were filming Humpty Dumpty, she married set designer Tony Walton on May 10, 1959 in Weybridge, Surrey, wearing a stunning lace wedding gown.
Though Andrews' marriage to Walton ended after eight years, the pair welcomed a beautiful daughter, Emma Walton. These days, little Emma, now 52, is an accomplished actress in her own right — but we can't help but say, "awwww!," after seeing this photo of her as a tiny baby.
In one of her most iconic roles, Andrews played the mysteriously charming and witty nanny Mary Poppins, making every kid in America wish they could have her as their babysitter faster than you could say "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."
This scene in The Sound of Music may have seemed effortlessly breathtaking, but get this: Andrews says while shooting it as a result of being circled by the helicopter filming her. "I really tried. I mean, I braced myself, I thought, 'It's not going to get me this time.' And every single time, I bit the dust." We have an all-new appreciation for this movie moment now!
The Sound of Music went on to be the highest-grossing film of 1965, boosting Andrews even further into Hollywood stardom. And audiences didn't just love it — critics were wowed, too. Andrews earned herself a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. Two years later, she starred in the critically acclaimed (read: seven Oscar and five Academy Award noms!) musical film, Thoroughly Modern Millie.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame wouldn't be complete without Andrews' name in a star.
Going back to her stage roots, Andrews starred as a penniless opera singer who disguises herself as a man. While her role was critically lauded, she famously refused her Tony nomination, stating that the awards show had "egregiously overlooked" the musical's cast and crew.
After getting a divorce from her first husband in 1967, Julie met the love of her life: director Blake Edwards, whom she was married to from 1969 until his death in 2010. Edwards directed iconic films like Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Pink Panther, and 10, making him almost as legendary as his wife. Oh, and did we mention he directed Andrews in Victor/Victoria, the film from the previous slide? Talk about a power couple!
In the '90s, Andrews was forced to take a pause in her career after a supposedly "corrective" surgery left her hoarse and raspy. "I can sing the hell out of 'Old Man River,'" she's after the incident.
Fortunately (for both Andrews and the rest of the world), she made a career comeback in 2001 with The Princess Diaries costarring alongside Anne Hathaway. Andrews also branched out into the literary sphere, authoring a beautifully illustrated children's book called about — you probably could've guessed it — a musician.
Now celebrating her 80th birthday, this grandmother of nine (and great-grandmother of three!) is showing no signs of stopping. In August, it was announced that she would direct My Fair Lady for Opera Australia in 2016 — a beautiful production brought full circle by a musical legend.