Archive: Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen stuns at the NYC Met Gala!

Dove celebrity hair stylist Mark Townsend styled the Olsen sisters (Mary-Kate, Ashley AND Elizabeth!) for Fashion’s biggest night — the 2014 Met Ball.

For Elizabeth’s first trip to the Met Gala, Mark wanted to keep her hair really fresh and sophisticated but with a bit of edge to it.

Mark’s Quick & Easy Step-by-Step Style:

1. We were working on her press junket for Godzilla during the day, so her hair already had lots of texture. To play that up, I used a double-barrel iron to create an uneven bend throughout.
2. Mark then sprayed Dove Oxygen Moisture Root Lift Spray at her roots to give it that added volume and blow dry with your fingers.
3. In order to pull it up, Mark created three large sections from the top, sides and bottom. He pulled the bottom piece into a pony at the nape of the neck, then he took the two sides, pulled them straight back, and secured them with two bobby pins, letting the ends hang over the ponytail.
4. Next, Mark pulled the top section back and pinned it to the same hair from the sides at the back of the head. The result is a modern take of half-up, half-down hair!

Fun Hair Fact:
For an added touch of glamour, Mark sewed a Cartier pin into the hair using only bobby pins as a base.

Marie Claire’s June 2014 Cover Girl Elizabeth Olsen

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An indie girl at heart
Lizzie (as she prefers to be called) first flexed her talents when she captured 2011’s Sundance Film Festival with a haunting portrayal of vulnerable Martha Marcy May Marlene who escaped a disturbing cult and doomed future in the eponymous indie film. Further showcasing her acting credentials, the 25-year-old went on to star in subsequent indies Silent House, Kill Your Darlings and Spike Lee’s rework of the Japanese film Oldboy, proving exactly why she’s hot on Hollywood’s radar right now.

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From cult hits to blockbuster glitz
Landing a major role in new-release Godzilla alongside hunky Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Breaking Bad lead Bryan Cranston, Lizzie made her move into the mainstream. Continuing her commercial journey, she also bagged the part of Wanda the Scarlet Witch in Marvel’s sequel to The Avengers hitting cinemas in 2015.

Lizzie’s laid bare
Not only is the stunning starlet brimming with brains and beauty, she’s not afraid to push boundaries and acting taboos, all which make her a force to be reckoned with. Stripping off for numerous art house and film projects, Lizzie has appeared totally nude in everything from Martha Marcy May Marlene to her forthcoming release In Secret. Talk about a bold, sassy move.

Her heart-throb is a female screen siren
Could she be any cooler? Lizzie told Marie Claire: ‘I never had a heart-throb or a band I loved, but I had Michelle Pfeiffer, so I tried to copy what my friends would do and had magazine pictures cut out in frames.’ Besides gazing at her idol’s beauty, she used Michelle as inspiration. ‘She was the reason I wanted to be an actor.’

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She’s a down-to-earth dreamer
Living alongside her sisters in US fashion capital New York, a super-stylish Lizzie revealed she still rides the subway and enjoys being totally unrecognisable. ‘I hope that never changes,’ she confessed. ‘I’m never bothered anywhere. Only occasionally someone will say, “Have we met before? You look so familiar.”‘

Her fiancé’s a total hunk (naturally)
She got engaged to American actor, and soon-to-be star of Gone Girl, Boyd Holbrook in March 2014 after almost two years together. His blue eyes, dirty blonde hair and to-die-for body make the perfect companion for lovely Lizzie. With sister Mary-Kate also set to wed, could there be a joint Olsen wedding on the horizon?

Want to know more about this mesmerising darling? Elizabeth Olsen talks family, feminism and breaking out of typecasts in this month’s issue of Marie Claire. For the full interview and a look at all her gorgeous shoot pictures for Marie Claire, photographed by David Roemer, pick up a copy of the magazine, on newsstands now.

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Elizabeth Olsen goes pink!

Elizabeth Olsen, 23, got a dramatic makeover for the Fall 2012 issue of Bullett magazine. Mary-Kate and Ashley’s sister sports a pink wig for the magazine’s “romance” theme.

We already knew that Lizzy could pull off the no-makeup look flawlessly, so it’s nice to see her dolled up in fantastical hair and makeup. Strangely enough, she’s not even the first Olsen to go pink — Mary-Kate’s been known to let her locks enter magenta territory a few times.

But don’t think the New York University student was looking to play off her sister’s success in any way. Elizabeth has established herself as a fashion figure in her own right with some pretty edgy red carpet style. And anyone who’s seen her eerie performance in “Martha Marcy May Marlene” can agree that she’s applied this same fervor to her acting. Elizabeth talked to Bullett during the filming of “Very Good Girls” about her diligence:

“There’s definitely a reason why I went to so many acting conservatories. The more I trained, the less people could say, ‘Oh, she’s just so-and-so’s sister.’ They can still say that, sure — I have no control over that — but at least I know I’ve worked hard. There was definitely a time when I overcompensated, but I’m kind of over that.”
Even though we can’t help but associate her with Mary-Kate and Ashley (owning every VHS they ever made pretty much signs you up for a lifetime of devotion), we think Elizabeth is well on her way to establishing quite the acting — and style — career for herself. Check out her cover and a couple more shots of her with pink hair below. Do you think Elizabeth will continue to set trends like her older sisters?

I love her. I think she’s incredibly talented, and she’s beautiful to boot!

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