Winona Ryder Is New Marc Jacobs Beauty Face, Looks Like Audrey Hepburn — PHOTO
Winona Forever! A beloved '80s and '90s "It" girl continues her comeback, as Winona Ryder is the new face of Marc Jacobs Beauty. The doe-eyed actress shot to fame with star-making roles in Beetlejuice , Edward Scissorhands, and Reality Bites and then hit a career slide after she was arrested for shoplifting high-end goods, among them a Marc Jacobs sweater, according to PEOPLE. Ryder enjoyed a much quieter professional existence in the late '00s, but has been steadily mounting her comeback with carefully measured moves.
Watch her gnaw the scenery as a disgraced ballerina in Black Swan. Fronting campaigns for the Marc Jacobs beauty brand will hurl her into the spotlight even further!
This is actually Ryder's first-ever beauty endorsement, which is totally shocking when you consider how A-list, on the scene, and utterly beautiful Ryder was in the early '90s. That said, Jacobs' chic and edgy range is best represented by the still-stunning Ryder, so it was worth the wait.
In Ryder's first ad for the brand, the chocolate-haired beauty with delicate features reminds me of a modern day Audrey Hepburn. She is also somewhat unrecognizable, with extreme winged liner, thick and boldly shaped brows, and nude lips.
The shoot and overall look were inspired by 1961-released and Jacobs-adored film The Last Year at Marienbad and actress Delphine Seyrig.
Jacobs is gushing over his longtime friend and muse in the caption. He was aiming to capture timeless, elegant chic and, well, mission accomplished! I love the juxtaposition of the cat eye flick and the pop of white shadow. The image exudes a vintage vibe; it's as though we unearthed a long-lost photo of Audrey Hepburn or from the '60s.
Ryder is stoked about her new gig and working with Jacobs on this level, understandably so. She told Allure, "I also love the people he chooses [to work with], because they're so unique and so cool. And the fact that he’s included me in that group is just an enormous compliment, and it means a lot to me personally. He doesn’t go for the cookie-cutter woman, for lack of a better expression. To me, all of his muses are gorgeous but in a very unique and ageless way. It’s people from all different walks of this industry, whether it’s music or acting or people like Sofia [Coppola], who to me is just stunning."
Jacobs added some throwback pics of himself and Ryder, as well as images of his inspo for this campaign on his Instagram. So peep it for a frame of reference.
Clearly, there is lots of love between Ryder and Jacobs, most evidenced by this bearhug photo of the duo.
Ryder just turned 44, but she retains her signature adorable pixie vibe. Her skin is fantastic condition, and her huge, demonstrative eyes and delicate cheekbones remain her most breathtaking features.
Once again, I have to offer a digital fist bump to Jacobs for choosing unexpected beauty icons to front his campaigns. Actress Jessica Lange was appointed the face of the brand back in 2014 when she was 64!
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