In Pictures: Jennifer Lopez's 50 Sexiest Looks

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Photo of Jennifer Lopez performing. Mike Coppola/Getty Images

You know how you can tell if somebody has reached superstar status? When they’re better known for their nickname. Sure, everyone knows Jennifer Lopez’s name is Jennifer, but does anyone actually refer to her as that? No (except maybe her accountant, who probably calls her Miss Lopez). We call her J.Lo. She’s our J.Lo, and will forever be J.Lo.

From her early days as an In Living Color Fly Girl dancer to Selena to her wildly successful music career, J.Lo has worked for all the rocks that she’s got, but she’s still Jenny from the block—see what we did there?

She broke through in 1997 with her portrayal of Selena, the brilliant, young Tejano singer murdered before her prime, and went on to appear in a number of both critically acclaimed and commercially successful films including Out of Sight (1998), The Wedding Planner (2001) and Maid in Manhattan (2002) - we’ve conveniently ignored (but will never forget) 2003’s excruciating flop Gigi. In 1999 she shifted her focus to music with her release of On the 6 which featured Billboard Hot 100 top-ten hits “If You Had My Love” and “Waiting for Tonight.”

In 2001 she polished her public profile again as an American Idol judge. Currently, she stars in the NBC police drama Shades of Blue, has a Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood and produces and judges the NBC dance competition show World of Dance. So yeah, our J.Lo is still a busy lady.

But it is her sensual, sultry beauty that she’s bedazzled us with countless performances, music videos and on the red carpet that is really where J.Lo is at. Her looks have become iconic (that Grammy dress!), and she’s become a style-setter for many, from Latinas to top fashion designers to Hollywood.

Let’s go back and enjoy some of J.Lo’s most iconic moments and recall our girl from the block made good. Slide through to check out J.Lo at her most stunning.

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Lopez, who plays Selena in the movie 'Selena,' performs with her band in one of the scenes from the movie. Selena is about the tejano singer who is murdered by her fan club president. RICCO TORRES/AFP/Getty Images
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Lopez and her then husband Ojana Non arrive for the 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 18, 1997 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Lopez was nominated for a Best Actress award in the Comedy or Musical category for her role as Selena in the movie Selena. HAL GARB/AFP/Getty Images
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Lopez performs at the 1999 VH1-Vogue Fashion Awards on December 5, 1999 in New York. Lopez won the Most Fashionable Artist-Female award. TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
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Lopez in Versace at the 42nd Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles, CA on February 23, 2000. Scott Gries/ImageDirect
Lopez holds her MTV Video Music Award on September 7, 2000 in New York. Lopez won the award for Best Dance Video. HENNY RAY ABRAMS/AFP/Getty Images
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Lopez performs during the 28th Annual American Music Awards January 8, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. Newsmakers
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Lopez during a TRL taping at the MTV Studios in New York City on May 22, 2002. Scott Gries/Getty Images
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Lopez poses for photographers during the 73rd Annual Academy Awards March 25, 2001 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Lopez is wearing a Chanel dress with hair by Oribe and makeup by Scott Barnes. JLo 8 - David McNew/Getty Images
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Lopez and Ja Rule onstage at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards held at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in New York City on September 6, 2001. JLo 9 - Scott Gries/ImageDirect
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Lopez dances with Spanish dancer Joquin Cortes September 22, 2001 during a performance in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Andre Kang/Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II meets Lopez backstage at the Dominion Theatre in London on November 26, 2001, after the Royal Variety Performance. REUTERS
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Lopez poses backstage during the 74th Annual Academy Awards on March 24, 2002 at The Kodak Theater in Hollywood, CA. Frederick M Brown/Getty Images
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Lopez waves to fans on the set of a music video on November 20, 2002 in New York City. Mark Mainz/Getty Images