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What OUR Vanity Fair Cover Looks Like

Submitted by on April 15, 2010 – 4:37 pmOne Comment

Something’s been bugging us since last month and it just won’t go away. When Vanity Fair released their latest “Young Hollywood” issue in March, an annual special where the esteemed magazine pegs the newest crop of film stars, there was a stir regarding just how “fair” the actresses all were.

While the young ladies featured—Abbie Cornish, Kristen Stewart, Carey Mulligan, Amanda Seyfried, Rebecca Hall, Mia Wasikowska, Emma Stone, Evan Rachel Wood and Anna Kendrick—are talented and working their way to success with quality film work, there are numerous other actresses lighting up our screens we feel could and should have been granted some cover shine.

As Joanna Douglas from Yahoo’s Shine notes, the cover story’s writer calls out the cover stars by their best attributes: “downy-soft cheeks,” “button nose,” “patrician looks and celebrated pedigree,” “dewy, wide-eyed loveliness,” “Ivory-soap-girl features.” We’ve decided to highlight the best attributes of the overlooked young stars we believe are doing more than just blazing a trail in Hollywood—they’re paving the way for generations to come.

Aside from our picks of the current crop (Amanda Seyfried, Kristen Stewart and Anna Kendrick) this is DrJays.com Live’s amended “Young Hollywood 2010″ list.

Zoe Saldana
Including the Dominican-Puerto Rican beauty on Vanity Fair‘s cover should have been a no-brainer. With roles in blockbusters like Avatar and Star Trek, Saldana has proven her box office worth. See her next in upcoming action film The Losers.

Jessica Lucas
This multiracial Canadian beauty (her mother is reportedly Pakistani; her father Haitian-French) has starred in films like She’s The Man and The Covenant, with a leading role in Cloverfield. She can currently be seen on the CW’s Melrose Place.

Gabourey Sidibe
Twenty-six-year-old Sidibe is an American actress who made her acting debut in the 2009 film Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire, a role that garnered her a Best Actress Academy Award nomination. She recently finished shooting her second film, Yelling To The Sky, and is currently working on a television series for the Showtime network.

Freida Pinto
Capturing hearts with her breakout role as Latika in Slumdog Millionaire (for which she was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress) Pinto is an Indian actress/model who’s currently the face of L’Oréal. She made the top ten of VOGUE’s 2009 annual list of the most stylish women, stars in Woody Allen‘s upcoming You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger and is rumored to be involved in the next James Bond flick.

Naomie Harris
English-born Harris has been making waves in the U.S. since starring in supporting roles in big films like Miami Vice and Pirates Of The Caribbean. Last seen in 2009′s Ninja Assassin, Harris is the eldest of our new picks at 33, but she’s still a newbie in terms of Hollywood exposure.

Jessica Szohr
Best known for playing Jessica Abrams on Gossip Girl, Szohr (pronounced “Soar”) is of Hungarian and African-American descent. While her first major film role comes in the form of Piranha 3D, which drops in August this year, there’s no doubt Szohr will be a more regular feature on the big screen in years to come.

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