"The celebrations have just begun #21," the actress wrote on Instagram

By Alexia Fernandez
April 09, 2019 08:23 PM

Elle Fanning’s birthday celebrations are just getting started!

The Maleficent actress turned 21 on Tuesday and celebrated with a glass of champagne, which she documented in a series of photos she shared on Instagram.

“Look who is legal! 🥂 The celebrations have just begun #21,” she wrote in the caption referring to the fact that she can now legally drink alcohol.

Fanning also shared a photo of herself enjoying lunch with her older sister Dakota, 25, and friends on her Instagram Stories.

For her part, Dakota celebrated her sister’s birthday with a sweet tribute on her Instagram account in which she shared a photo of herself zipping up Elle’s dress.

“21 TODAY @ellefanning ! Hard for me to believe,” Dakota wrote in the caption. “It feels like yesterday that I woke up in the little cot next to Mom in the hospital, and asked “What is it?” Meaning did I have a new baby brother or sister?”

She continued, “As we know, I had a sister, and my life got better in that instant. I will always be there to zip up your dress (and maybe hold your hair back tonight 😉 just kidding!!) and help you in every way I can. I LOVE YOU!”

Elle commented on her sister’s post, writing, “I LOVE YOU! 🥂❤️❤️❤️❤️ so excited to party with you tonight!!!!! Sisters hitting the town right!”

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Elle Fanning
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Dakota Fanning celebrating sister Elle’s birthday
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The two sisters are exceptionally close, frequently supporting each other at their respective premieres and red carpets. Dakota stepped out earlier this month at the premiere of Elle’s Teen Spirit where the two posed together for photographs.

“[We] would play these elaborate scenes around the house,” Elle told PorterEdit last month. “Like birthing scenes… I would be the baby coming out. Crazy stuff like that. We were doing it for ourselves; we weren’t, like, ‘Oh, Mom and Dad, sit down and we’re gonna perform for you.’ That was how we played.”

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Elle will reprise her role as Aurora in the upcoming Maleficent: Mistress of Evil alongside Angelina Jolie. She is also starring in film Teen Spirit in which she portrays a shy teenager who sets out to win a local singing competition as a way out of her small town.

“I wasn’t on anybody’s radar about getting this part [in Teen Spirit],” she said. “I’m always looking for movies where I’d be able to sing, because people don’t really know that I can. But I always loved singing growing up. It was either, be a pop star or an actress.”

Teen Spirit hits theaters April 12.