Vanity Fair’s March 2012 issue, which is the annual Hollywood Issue, features eleven of the most up-and-coming actresses who were shot by Mario Testino.
The main cover features Rooney Mara, Jennifer Lawrence, Mia Wasikowska and Jessica Chastain.
After the fold we have Elizabeth Olsen, Adepero Oduye, Shailene Woodley, Paula Patton, Felicity Jones, Lily Collins and Brit Marling.
There are always great debates that go on with regards to this cover every year.
I would’ve swapped Mia with Elizabeth and had her on the main cover, and I’m not sure Paula should be considered up-and-coming as she’s been around for a while. Also Shailene is totally unrecognisable.
Each actress wore a pastel-coloured satin dress for the 20s boudoir-themed shoot with screen-siren hairstyles and bold lip colours.
They all look great, but Jennifer steals the cover for me as she’s in full-on bombshell mode. Very Jessica Rabbit.
Here are some extracts from their interviews:
Jessica on her superstar crush:The English Patient. Of course. Those love scenes!”
Jennifer on who else she’s like to work with: “I’d love to work with the Cohen brothers. Tommy Lee Jones. Jack Nicholson. And I’d love to work with Renee Zellweger. I’m a huge Renee Zellweger fan.”
Rooney on her crush growing up: “Thom Yorke.”
Jennifer on her childhood crush: “When I was little, like 90s, era, I had such a big crush on Justin Timberlake from *NSYNC that I almost thew up.”
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Rooney Mara in Ralph Lauren, Jennifer Lawrence in custom Donna Karan, Mia Wasikowska in Ralph Lauren, Jessica Chastain in Giorgio Armani, Elizabeth Olsen in Salvatore Ferragamo, Adepero Oduye in Carolina Herrera, Shailene Woodley in Ralph Lauren, Paula Patton in L’Wren Scott, Felicity Jones in Burberry, Lily Collins in Calvin Klein and Brit Marling in Tommy Hilfiger.