7 Fashionistas Disguised as Actresses
Jan 11, 2011 - by Lester Brathwaite
Now that awards season has descended upon us all like a blizzard of sequins and tulle, the nation's red carpets will be crowded with starlets jockeying for attention. Some of them will be there with acceptance speeches in tow, and others will just be happy to be nominated. Then there are those so-called actresses who barely go to the movies let alone star in them, yet are there because they love wearing gowns, heels and chandelier earrings. Their presence is not offensive, rather, they are often among the best dressed...but I defy you to name one movie you've seen them in within the last year.
1. Kate Bosworth - She's a red carpet staple, but if you tell me Kate's been in anything since 2002's Blue Crush I'll laugh in your face. You could argue that she was Superman Returns but Lois Lane disappears from view as soon as she turns sideways.
IMDb says: The Warrior's Way (2010), A warrior-assassin (yes, Kate) is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands after refusing a mission.
2. Camilla Belle - She of the strong brow and even stronger fashion instincts, Camilla was in 2006's When a Stranger Calls, but she could easily have been the stranger as I had never seen her before (or since) then.
IMDb says: From Prada to Nada (2011), A Latin spin on Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility, due out at the end of the month. Keep ringing, Belle.
3. Kerry Washington - Stunning Washington has been in critically-acclaimed fare such as Ray, The Last King of Scotland and Save the Last Dance (speaking of which, the last thing I saw Julia Stiles in was a commercial touting her as an original; I must have been mistaken), but if you add up her screen time from all of her films, she's easily logged more exposure strolling the red carpet.
IMDb says: For Colored Girls (2010), Kerry is one of 10 women striving to survive through Tyler Perry's muddled direction and clunky adaptation of the Tony-winning play.
4. Vanessa Hudgens - Hudgens recently completed her most challenging role to date as Zac Efron's "girlfriend," a part in which she was never truly convincing. Though known for not wearing clothes, she's still one of Teen Vogue's Best Dressed Celebs of 2010.
IMDb says: Bandslam (2009) also known as High School Musical 12: Our Careers are in Freefall.
5. Rachel Bilson - Ever since The O.C. ended, Bilson has emerged as a style icon for young girls who see her engaging performances every week in the pages of Us Weekly and In Touch.
IMDb says: Bilson will star in rom com Waiting for Forever out in February -- just in time for me to slit my wrists on Valentine's Day!
6. Emma Roberts - The extent of my knowledge regarding Emma Roberts: she's Julia Roberts' niece. Oh, and she's Eric Roberts' daughter. Though she's making a name for herself as a legitimate actress, for now her last name and her emerging glamor are her only defining characteristics.
IMDb says: It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010) I've actually heard good things about this dramedy about a clinically depressed teenager in an adult psych ward, but I, like everyone, haven't seen it.
7. Demi Moore - Despite not having been in a movie since husband Ashton Kutcher was in diapers (and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle doesn't count so don't even try it), stylist Rachel Zoe is always on the verge of a heart attack clamoring to dress her. For what, the supermarket? Demi always looks great, but a movie star of her stature should have at least one more good movie in her.
IMDb says: Bunraku (2010) And this is not it. Demi co-stars with Josh Hartnett and Woody Harrelson in a drama/fantasy about a drifter who blah-blah-blah, who cares? Striptease 2: From the Stripper Pole to the Nursing Home!