On last year’s cover of Vanity Fair’s Hollywood issue—that annual Annie Leibovitz photo in which the country’s hottest actors use each other as sexy, well-dressed furniture—20 percent of those photographed were people of color, 100 percent were under 50, 60 percent were men, and 33 percent of the men were Miles Teller and Benedict Cumberbatch.
What I’m saying is, this year’s issue had nowhere to go but up.
And up it did. This year’s photo is all women, and Vanity Fair is calling them “Hollywood’s fiercest.”
From left-ish to right-ish, there’s Jane Fonda, Cate Blanchett, Viola Davis, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlotte Rampling (who presumably posed for this before her controversial comments last month), Brie Larson, Rachel Weisz, Lupita Nyong’o, Alicia Vikander, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Helen Mirren, Saoirse Ronan, and—way at the end, where it must be significantly colder—Diane Keaton.
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Image via Annie Leibovitz exclusively for Vanity Fair.