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March 25, 2015 06:30 AM

Hard to believe, but the ever youthful and sprightly Sarah Jessica Parker has been a huge star for over three decades now. The beloved actress turns 50 on March 25, and to celebrate the occasion, she’s been living it up in the Caribbean with husband Matthew Broderick, their kids, a rainbow and some dolphins.

Parker’s Sex and the City days are over (or maybe not?), and her priorities have shifted to family and the fashion business, but the actress also has a new HBO pilot in the works.

Obviously we’d be thrilled to see SJP back on TV, but in the words of Carrie Bradshaw, “We couldn’t help but wonder ” can audiences accept the star as anything other than her iconic Sex and the City character? Ah, the good old days. Or maybe not:

Warning: Brief NSFW language

For now, we’ll just have to wait and see if her Divorce pilot gets picked up to series. In the meantime, let’s look back to a younger, more innocent time when Mr. Big, Manolo Blahniks, Magnolia cupcakes and Post-it breakups were the main things on the actress’s mind. Relive the glory of June 3, 2001’s “The Agony and the Exstasy” episode (above), in which Carrie Bradshaw turns 35 years old and – the horror! – nobody shows up to her birthday dinner.

Happy 50th Birthday, SJP!

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