1214_HSM_launch From a high school darling to a spring breakers wild woman! 

Vanessa Hudgens celebrates her 25th birthday today -- and she's definitely matured since her "High School Musical" days!

Since finding fame in the popular Disney musical, Hudgens has gone on to star in a slew of dramas over the last few years.

From her role in "Spring Breakers" as a gun-wielding college student, to "Gimme Shelter" where Vanessa plays a street teen on a mission to find her father -- the brunette beauty's been building her career towards a very bright future.  

Aside from starring on the silver screen these days, Vanessa also likes to hang out on the beach ... and flaunt her amazing bikini bod!


She's also dating "The Carrie Diaries" hottie Austin Bulter -- yeah Vanessa's been doing just fine since "HSM."

But how have the rest of her former costars fared? Click "Launch Gallery" above to see the entire cast of "High School Musical" then and now!

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