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It was a Marilyn Moment, and no, we're not talking about a wardrobe malfunction. In continuation of Max Factor's 100 Years of Glamour photo series, Gwyneth Paltrow received a glam makeover to channel Marilyn Monroe's sultry elegance. Sporting an unbuttoned peach cardigan sweater over a skimpy plaid top, Paltrow, 42, brought the 1950s screen siren's pristine style to life. The Glee guest star nailed the blonde bombshell's seductive glare, while sporting a rich pink lip, tousled hair, and full-on voluminous lashes. Photos: Gwyneth's bikini body Prior to this spread, [...] »
In this new Max Factor video, Gwyneth transforms into the sexy icon in order to represent the "Femme Fatale 40's," right down to the tousled short blonde hair and the retro peddle-pushers and cropped cardigan combo.
"It's fun to dress up for work," she says about her eyebrow-raising transformation. "You know, it's always nice to be in New York, in a little convertible Mercedes, and it's good."
Photos: See Gwyneth Paltrow Channel Fashion Icons Madonna, Audrey, Brigitte and Farrah
Gwyneth also rocks dramatic lashes and a bright statement lip a la Marilyn.
"I think I like the lipstick the best," she says. "I think it's my favorite of the look."
But Marilyn is not the only beauty icon Gwyneth has transformed into as the face of Max Factor. In July, she recreated the famous looks of Madonna (representing the 80s), Audrey Hepburn (the 50s), Brigitte Bardot »
Get ready, folks: You're about to do a major double take. Gwyneth Paltrow has gone retro—again!—for the latest installment of her Max Factor campaign, a promotion in which she has channeled icons Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Farrah Fawcett and Madonna as recently as July. The campaign offers a modern take on beauty throughout the decades, although the Marilyn ads feature Gwyneth with the same coy, come-hither expression that made Monroe the iconic image of the '50s—and one of the most memorable and venerated faces in beauty of all time. Photos show Paltrow with tousled platinum waves, a sultry red lip and eye-widening mascara. She sports a peach cardigan and skin-tight, polka »
Polly Bergen: Actress on Richard Nixon's 'enemies list' (image: Polly Bergen publicity shot ca. late 1950s) (See previous article: "Polly Bergen Movies: First U.S. Woman President.") As discussed in the previous post, despite its deceptively progressive premise — the first United States woman president as a palpable reality — Kisses for My President, written by veteran Paramount screenwriter Claude Binyon (Search for Beauty, The Gilded Lily) and newcomer Robert G. Kane (whose sole other movie credit was the poorly received Arnold Schwarzenegger comedy Western Villain), was an unabashedly reactionary, "traditional family values" effort. Ironically, Polly Bergen, for her part, was a liberal-minded, politically active Democrat. At around the time Kisses for My President was released, Bergen, along with Gregory Peck, James Garner, and other Hollywood personalities, publicly came out against California's Proposition 14, a 1964 ballot initiative that would have nullified the Rumford Fair Housing Act, thus paving the way for »
- Andre Soares
It's been a big week for compelling ad campaigns—and it's only Tuesday! First Gisele Bündchen's Balenciaga buzz cut (say that three times fast), then Gwyneth Paltrow's retro-inspired Max Factor campaign, and now Game of Thrones star Kit Harington is steaming up the joint with his latest Jimmy Choo ads. If he hadn't achieved stud status already, the 27-year-old actor makes it official with his new Jimmy Choo gig. Sorry, he's not shirtless in the ads—but Kit still looks off-the-charts hot in a suit. In the photos (which will start popping up in September issues), Kit smolders so hard we're surprised the camera didn't burst into flames. Thankfully, the »
She's a movie star. He's a rock star. And while Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin employed an untraditional term, "conscious uncoupling," in announcing their separation, they will now face the traditional task of dividing their considerable assets. Just how big is their fortune? Estimates vary widely, but Britain's Sunday Times pegged their combined net worth at nearly $120 million in 2012. Both stars made Forbes magazine's most recent Celebrity 100 list: Paltrow, 41, is ranked No. 71, while Martin's band Coldplay landed at No. 14. The hugely popular British rock band has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, and their last tour, promoting 2012's Mylo Xyloto, »
- Michelle Tauber
6 items from 2014
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