In no particular order, here's a list of my favorite fashionable actresses in Hollywood. They are able to transform themselves into character with the help of convincing clothes and a new hairdo. I like taking mental notes in my head of what the actresses wore and try to adapt it into my wardrobe. The keyword is try; I am rarely successful in channeling stylish actresses. :O
1. Audrey Hepburn
In high school, I was a big fan of Audrey Hepburn, and watched about half of her movies (and this lady is in a lot of films). From rags-to-riches and charming socialite, she played them all. I admire her ability to get into character while still knowing who she is. That's why her natural charm makes me adore her in every film even when the screenplay is not so charming. Yes, although I'd like to think that all movies stand the test of time, that is not always the case. My movie recommendations: My Fair Lady, Sabrina, Roman Holiday, and Breakfast at Tiffany's.
2. Audrey Tatou
Another actress by the name of Audrey, but she carries her name all on her own. She is well known for her part in Amelie, a light-hearted and uplifting film about a woman set out to simply help others while finding love. She's also in the thrilling The Da Vinci Code and Priceless. In Priceless, she plays a modern-day Holly Golightly. Although the movie is a bit lackluster, I liked Audrey Tatou's I'll-do-whatever-I-want-and-when-I-want-to-attitude. Charming.
3. Carey Mulligan
In An Education, Carey Mulligan plays a mature high school student who questions whether college is essential or not. The movie is set in the 1960s in London. I love all the dresses and coats she wears; they give off a vintage vibe. I can't wait to see more of her movies.
"I feel very old, but not very wise" - Mulligan
4. Renee Zellweger
Renee Zellweger has allure and charm. When she plays various characters, she brings her mannerisms with her in every film and she's very likable. It's hard to describe it. In Down with Love, she plays a successful career woman in New York City in the 1960s.
5. Sarah Jessica Parker
Best known for her sassy role in Sex and the City, Sarah Jessica Parker can pull off any outfit. But her beauty is skin deep and her talent is beyond the ability to wear high heel shoes. She is a mother, wife, and an ambassador to UNICEF.
Stay tuned for Part Two!
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