Alicia, Chanel, Hayden, Lindsay As American Icons, Glamour Magazine

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Glamour Magazine’s 70th Anniversary Issue is surely a royal one! Not necessarily on the fashion-extreme side of things, Glamour is not that kind of magazine, but more on the Vanity Fair-side of publishing.

One of the subjects revolving around this anniversary is American Icons. Seven decades of courageous, boundaries-crashing women (from TV series characters to the First Lady) impersonated by glamorous Hollywood-ers and more (so much more!): Alicia Keys is Michelle Obama, the First Lady.(don’t miss the rest of the pictures right after the jump!)

Alicia Keys Michelle Obama Glamour American Icons

Hayden Panettiere (the Heroes cheerleader sensation) is Amelia Earhart (the first female transatlantic aviator tragically disappeared in 1937).

Hayden Panettiere Amelia Earhart American Icons Glamour

Chanel Iman is Althea Gibson (at 23 years old, in 1950, she became the first African American to breaktrough in an U.S tennis championship; seven years later she became the first African American to win the Wimbledon).

Chanel Iman Althea Gibson American Icons Glamour

America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) is Dolores Huerta (United Farm Workers of America cofounder, with César Chávez, 1975). Lindsay Lohan is Madonna (from her Like A Virgin time).

America Ferrera Dolores Huerta American Icons Glamour

Lindsay Lohan Madonna American Icons Glamour

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Paula Patton
(recently saw in Mirrors) is Billie Holiday (one of the first African American singers to have performed with an all-white orchestra, regardless of her Summertime – the living is easy song, Bilie had quite a struggle in her life, fighting with abuses, racism, illegal substances addictions but oh, what a voice she had!)

Paula Patton Billie Holiday American Icons Glamour

Emma Roberts (Eric Robert’s daughter, among others starring in Nancy Drew) is Audrey Hepburn, the all-time style icon. Emma Stone (Superbad, The House Bunny) is Carrie Bradshaw (SATC).

Emma Roberts Audrey Hepburn American Icons Glamour

Emma Stone Carrie Bradshaw American Icons Glamour

Odette Yustman (Cloverfield, October Road), Spencer Grammer (Greek), Rumer Willis (daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, The House Bunny) are the Women of Woodstock.

O Yustman S Grammer R Willis Woodstock Women American Icons

Alexis Bledel (one of the Gilmore Girls) is Rosie the Riveter (“We Can Do It!” 1942 campaign biceps girl calling out to the American women to replace the men who were enrolled in the WW II).

Alexis Bledel Rosie The Riveter Americans Icons Glamour

Camilla Belle (Rip Girls) is Mary Tyler Moore (the independent Mary Richards character from The Mary Tyler Moore TV show, 1970 who was more focused on the good side of life and work more than on husband hunting).

Camilla Belle Mary Tyler Moore American Icons Glamour

Elisha Cuthbert (24) is Brandi Chastain (she scored the decisive penalty kick in the first World Cup soccer finale against China, 1999).
Which one is your favorite? Who would you have rather see impersonated and by whom? (via)

Elisha Cuthbert Brandi Chastain American Icons Glamour


#1 Ellington on 03.10.09 at 4:09 pm

I have to say that I love most of them except: Madonna shot (I would have chosen Kate Hudson for Madonna), The Women of Woodstock ( ???), The Sex and the City( She needed Carrie’s iconic large corsage), and the Mary Tyler Moore
( I would have liked to see her recreate the beret toss, if you did not tell me that she was suppose to be MTM I would have thought that maybe she was Jackie O.)
The ones I liked are well shot and posed and you know and understand who they are trying to emulate.
My favourites are the Althea Gibson shot, Billie Holliday, Audrey Hepburn and Amelia Earhart. They captured the women posing and being portrayed nicely.

#2 Belle on 03.16.09 at 2:55 pm

I love the Madonna shot. Lindsay’s poses are great and the good art hlywd jewelry is so amazing.

#3 Alex Burg on 08.05.10 at 5:28 am

Dude, Hayden Panettiere looks amazing as the headstrong Amelia Earhart!!

Alica Keys could be a good decoy for Michelle Obama.

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