If you haven't heard the name Jessica Chastain, make a note because you will, and soon. The Juilliard-educated actress has seven movies expected to release in 2011, including one where she plays Brad Pitt's wife in the upcoming Tree of Life. Not bad for an unknown, eh? While we can't wait for this promising young thing to hit every big screen, we're already falling for her clean, ladylike style in real life. She sticks to a neutral color palette — all the better to highlight those red locks — and fitted, classic silhouettes that emphasize her gorgeous looks. Check out our fab slideshow of Jessica's best looks so far.
In honor of her recent Golden Globe win, we wanted to take a look back through Natalie Portman's amazing career. From The Professional to the upcoming Thor, Natalie's played it all: career woman, unemployed Walmart squatter, queen (what an overachiever!), the list goes on. So how big of a fan of the mama-to-be are you? What jobs has she held on the big screen?
Ok ok, I know this is a pretty broad question, but I'm a 29 year old female (and I'm not getting any younger) who lives in Boston and has an office job. Needless to say... I hate it! I know I should be grateful for what I have and I definitely am, but I'm way too creative and passionate for this!!! I also don't have a degree either so it makes it even harder to search for a good job.
However I've always wanted to get into acting, I absolutely love it... I love the movies, I love the way they make me laugh and cry, especially because the actresses are truly amazing. I know this sounds crazy but I feel like given the right opportunity I'd be the right person for the job! (given the right job, ha) I know crazy right? But I wake up every morning and think about it. I watch commercials and movies and reenact them, and I feel this strange feeling in my heart and soul when I just think about the possibility of having a career that I love. I by no means want to be a Hollywood "starlet." I just want to contribute something and get something back in return. Am I wishing on a falling star? Could this really happen?
--The Girl Who's Asking For Too Much?
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I'm delighted to introduce a new feature called Bella Donna, where we pay tribute to beauty icons through the ages. A Bella Donna could be an actress, a model, or another prominent historical or modern figure. The only requirement is that she have a distinct and influential look. (Got an idea for a Bella Donna post? Tell me below.)
Since bob haircuts are back in full force, I thought we should take a moment to admire Louise Brooks, the silent film actress who put severe short haircuts on the map. Best known for her breakthrough role in 1929's Pandora's Box, Brooks' blunt-cut bangs and high-shine dark hair set off a nationwide trend. Perfectly manicured brows, pale skin, and dark velvety lips finished off her stunning look. In 1938, Brooks retired from Hollywood at a young age, and it's said that she was later discovered working at a sales clerk at Saks.
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