Evan Rachel Wood has grown into red carpet fashion.

The actress - who is nominated for an Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy for her role as Veda Pierce in 'Mildred Pierce' - has come a long way from the half-gothic styled girlfriend of shock rocker Marilyn Manson to become a red carpet beauty, and says it's all part of growing up.

She told People.com: "I think when I started getting older and started feeling like I wanted to express myself as a woman and to do what made me feel beautiful."

"I was just having fun really. I wasn't feeling pressured to do certain things. I just felt like I was expressing myself. I think it just happens naturally."

She also admitted she has been looking for a red carpet dress for the Emmy Awards, which take place on Sunday (18.09.11), since August.

She added: "I've started looking. I've gotten some offers, and I don't know. Right now I'm just looking for what feels like me.

"[I've seen] some really beautiful dresses, they're just not me. So, I don't know. I'm keeping my eye out. I'll see it and that'll be it."