Happy Birthday To OUAT’s Evil Queen, Lana Parrilla!

With five seasons, Once Upon A Time has built up a huge fanbase. The show is unique because it puts a modern twist to classic fairy tales. Season six will air in the fall and fans can’t contain their excitement.

One of the show’s most loved characters is Regina Mills, otherwise known as the Evil Queen. The beauty behind Regina is none other than Lana Parrilla, who turns 39 today!

We at CelebMix would like to pay tribute to Lana by listing our top ten favorite reasons why we love her character on the show!

10.) Her style

The Evil Queen’s style is unforgettably fierce. With her dark lipstick and elegant gowns, the Evil Queen always makes a grand entrance.

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9.) Her Beauty

Whether she is the Evil Queen or Regina Mills, she is absolutely stunning.

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8.) She’s very powerful

Regina proves that she’s equally as powerful as the Savior. Now that she’s one of the good guys, her power is even greater.

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7.) She’s honest

Sometimes Snow’s optimism can get to Regina. Regina always tell the truth even when other people don’t want to hear it. She’s a realist.

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6.) Her back story

In the beginning of the show, no knew why the Evil Queen was so angry. Once the episode with Regina’s backstory aired, everyone sympathized with her. Nothing is worse than losing your true love.

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5.) Her determination to find a happy ending

Although Regina lost Daniel, she had hope that one day she will find her happy ending.

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4.) Her relationship with her mother and sister

Regina has a unconventional relationship with her family. In the end, she forgives them for what they did because she knows that they’ve changed.

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3.) Her relationship with Robin

It took a lot for Regina to finally open up to someone. Once she opened her heart to Robin, it was super obvious that Regina found love again.

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2.) Her love for Henry

Regina continuously shows her love for Henry by sacrificing her life for him. Thanks to Henry, Regina went from evil to good.

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1.) Her character development

Fans have seen Regina grow and prosper as a character. Her enemies are now her best friends. She gives second chances, believes in love again, and sacrifices everything for her friends and family.

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Regina Mills/The Evil Queen is truly one of the most iconic characters of the show. Her character has come a long way since season one. We can’t wait to see both Regina and the Evil Queen next season!

Season six of Once Upon A Time is set to premiere on September 25, 2016.

Thank you Lana Parrilla for bringing both characters to life! Happy Birthday!

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Written by Michele Mendez

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