Rebecca Alie Romijn, popularly known as Rebecca Romijn, is an American actress and is best known for her roles as Mystique in the "X-Men" movies and as Joan in "The Punisher," both based on Marvel Comics characters of the same name.

Formerly a fashion model, Romijn worked with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Victoria's Secret and bebe. She has worked along with other prominent models like Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford.

As the model-turned-actress celebrates her 43rd birthday today, here are some famous quotes by her:

"I've become really good at turning down the boring, pretty girl roles, the trophy wife, supermodel, beautiful girlfriend roles. I mean, playing somebody who's perfect holds no allure for me, whatsoever. It's just boring."

"I was never a girl who dreamt about what her wedding day would be like, but I've always dreamt about decorating my baby's nursery."

"That's true, you don't want to let anybody down and here are millions of people who've been waiting for their favourite characters to be brought to life and you don't want to disappoint."

"I think to make any relationship work it just takes a tremendous amount of effort and accepting of one another."

"I think life throws enough curve-balls that you shouldn't make such a big deal out of everything."

"I've always said that sexy is having a really strong sense of yourself and never taking yourself too seriously."

"I'd have to say that, in general, models take themselves too seriously. Basically, they are genetic freaks who spend a couple of hours in hair and makeup."

"Hour-long TV is no joke. It tests you as a human being. It makes you a stronger person, but it's really crazy."

"I think when you start messing with your own hormones, it's crazy-making."

"Ageing has never been scary to me. I've always admired my mom's lines - she has a beautiful, laughter filled face. I've always thought that was attractive."

Source: Brainy Quote, IMDb