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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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Kristen Stewart lands the March cover of Marie Claire!

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Kristen Stewart lands the March cover of Marie Claire, and she looks really beautiful, doesn’t she? I’ve always thought if this acting thing didn’t work out for her, she could definitely be a model. I think I like her more when she’s NOT talking, actually.

Anyway, the interview is now out, and  you can read it here. She opens up a bit more than she normally does about herself, and talks some about the mistakes she’s made. She talks about doing another “Snow White and the Huntsman” movie, and admits to writing poetry.

Here are some highlights.

How she picks the roles she plays: “Dude, I have no idea what I’m doing, and that’s kind of how I love it. I had no idea Twilight was going to be huge. Certain movies I’ve done I thought were going to be amazing did nothing. So it’s fun not having so much control. It’s kind of a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants lifestyle – it’s fun, but it’s scary as f–k. If it’s not scary, it’s usually – you kind of have to step back and go, ‘You’re probably making this decision because it’s right on paper.’ But unless you get that irking fear, it’s not right.”

On her M.O: “I’m kind of, like, an extremist. I really don’t want to be working unless I’m bleeding it. And if I’m not working, then don’t ever try to make a plan with me.”

On being judged: “I stand by every mistake I’ve ever made, so judge away.”

On Drugs: “I’m such a control freak. I’m glad I grew up in this era because I think if I grew up in my parents’ age of drugs and discovery and crazy sh-t, I don’t think I would do drugs well.”

The ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ sequel: While a Snow White & the Huntsman sequel is far-off, “it’s not where I thrive,” she says. “I really like being thrown into the unknown and then finding my way. I don’t want to show someone something. I want people to watch me find something.”

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Natalie Portman stuns on the November cover of Marie Claire!

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Natalie Portman is all grown up! I guess I should stop saying that, considering she’s a 32-year-old married woman. I just always think of her as a child actress-grown up for some reason. She certainly doesn’t look 32, does she? She has some great jeans! Maybe it’s because she’s vegan.

Here are the photos from the November issue of Marie Claire. The only movie Natalie Portman has coming out soon is ‘Thor: The Dark Loki’ which I guess she might be promoting. I saw a trailer for this movie (after the jump) and it looks HORRIFIC. I mean really, really bad. I’m wondering why on earth Natalie would have done such a crappy movie. (And then I remembered she did ‘Your Highness’).

In other Natalie news, she and her family are moving to Paris! Natalie’s husband Benjamin Millepied accepted a job as the “director of dance” at the Paris Opera Ballet. She’s super excited to move, because Paris is a great place to be a vegan. “I’ve been vegetarian since I was nine and vegan on and off. At the moment we live in Los Angeles near Thai Town so we eat a lot of good vegan Thai food and there are also great pasta places nearby – a good pasta is probably my favorite dish. Paris is getting better for vegans – you can get anything there if you know where to look.”

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Lena Dunham scores her first-ever fashion magazine cover!

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Lena Dunham lands her first-ever fashion magazine cover on this month’s Marie Claire UK. In landing the cover, Lena gets a chance to show off her curves, which she is completely happy with – even proud of.

“My parents [painter Carroll Dunham and photographer Laurie Simmons] both have really healthy attitudes about their own bodies but also about the range of things that can be beautiful,” the 27-year-old Girls creator explains. “But they also just always made me feel pretty and cool and smart, even in the moments when I have known — and still know — that my body wasn’t fitting into a traditional Hollywood idea of the female body.”

Dunham continues that she learned to love her body from a very early age. “This could very easily be taken out of context, and I think it’s funny now, but I remember looking in the mirror as a kid and it would be like for an hour at a time, and I’d be like: ‘I’m just so beautiful. Everybody is so lucky that they get to look at me,’” she said. “And of course that changes as you get older, but I may have held on to that little-kid feeling that was me alone in my bathroom.”

Even though Lena spends much of her time on GIRLS naked, she says she does have an appreciation for fashion. “I’m not saying I am a great candidate for the cover of a fashion magazine,” she admits. “But I do love clothes. People are always surprised to hear that — they think I walk around in a washcloth or something.”

I love me some GIRLS…. I can’t wait for the new season to start!

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