Rachel McAdams for Glamour Magazine

Posted on January 04, 2012

We’re Rachel McAdams fanboys. We’re not sure why, but we’re always singing her praises, even if we can only name a few projects of hers that we really liked. We saw that Midnight in Paris movie she did and while the story was really charming, we couldn’t help thinking she was in over her head.  She’s a very appealing actress in a lot of ways, but this was not the role for her and we suspect Woody Allen is not the director for her. Throughout the entire movie she looked like she was waiting for a cue.

Anyway, enough talk of her talents. Let’s discuss how she looks.

Rachel McAdams for Glamour MagazineDolce & Gabbana

Rachel McAdams featured in the February 2012 issue of Glamour magazine photographed by Alexei Hay.

On playing silly characters: “I like playing silly. I’m very silly as a person, but quality silliness on-screen has more of an art to it. Harrison Ford, whom I was in Morning Glory with, has mastered that dry funny better than anyone.”

On falling in love on a movie set: “A set may seem like a good place for romance, but I don’t think it’s very conducive; it’s too distracting. Every relationship I’ve had with a coworker has come after the fact, because you wind up actually spending a lot of time with those people promoting the movie.”

Rachel McAdams for Glamour MagazineDress, Dior; pearl hairpin, Chanel; diamond and platinum bracelet, Stephen Russell.

Rachel McAdams for Glamour MagazineTop, skirt, Dolce & Gabbana; diamond and platinum necklace, Tiffany & Co.; shoes, Giuseppe Zanotti Design.

Rachel McAdams for Glamour MagazineBodysuit, Prada; bracelets, Tiffany & Co.

Rachel McAdams for Glamour MagazineSweater, briefs, Louis Vuitton.


These are kind of fun. They play on her image of a smart, pretty girl without lapsing into too much sultriness. Not everything here suits her, though.  We have never seen anyone wear that Prada bodysuit without making her look wider and the granny panties in the cover are pretty silly-looking.

[Photo Credit: glamour.com]

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  • Anonymous

    If you like Rachel, check her out in the awesomeness that is Slings & Arrows. It’s an older Canadian series.

    • Judy_J

      Loved Slings & Arrows!  Great concept, brilliantly acted.  I watched 3 seasons in two days.  Couldn’t get enough of it.

    • margaret meyers

      A really fun series… and I had forgotten all about her being in it!

    • http://www.facebook.com/vsticker Vera E Sticker

       I’m so glad this is the first reply! I LOVE Slings & Arrows. TLo, you boys would love it too.

    • http://twitter.com/BootLadyTeri23 Teri Horne

      The Ovation channel has been rerunning S&A pretty regularly over the past few months. Look for it very, very late night.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=506473106 Mori Clark

    that dolce and gabbana outfit is kind of hideous. 

    also how hilariously bad is that magazine cover? “Men, men, men!” yes, because all women are obsessed over what men think of them. 

    • Anonymous

      It was awful on Dakota Fanning, too. No idea why it keeps popping up in shoots; it’s heavy-looking and boring as hell.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1334814616 Jennifer Kellum

      I thought it was Cosmopolitan at first, but then I realized it didn’t mention sex enough to rate as a Cosmo cover (or have a hiddy background color).

      • Anonymous

        YES. I thought it was Cosmo as well.

  • aimee_parrott

    The pictures are cute, but she looks so much better as a brunette.  Unbleach, Rachel!

    • Anonymous

      I’ve always thought this about her, too. She did not need to go blond – she looked a lot better as a brunette. 

      • Anonymous

        Me three.

        • Judy_J

          I’m with you guys.  She does look better as a brunette.  Blonde does not suit her coloring.

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      Indeed.  She’s still cute, but is so much lovelier as a brunette.

  • Anonymous

    I like the curvaceousness of the bodysuit…I think it looks great.   However I guess I would like it better if it were a bathing suit and not a body suit…I’m not quite sure where/how you wear this.

    • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

      She can afford to wear something that makes her “look wider.” She looks good in it, I agree.

  • Anonymous

    can we PLEASE get some sort of a best friend comedy/road trip romp with her and Elizabeth Banks?  I think it’s high time.  I’ll admit I’m also a fangirl.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      They could play sisters.

      • Anonymous

        Until they were both relatively famous, I couldn’t tell them apart.  But I enjoy both of them as actresses and find them both pretty charming.

      • Anonymous

        If I’d been passing by this quickly on a newsstand, I’d have said the cover pic was Elizabeth Banks. I agree with those who’ve said she looks better as a brunette.

    • MilaXX

      I still get them confused.

  • Anonymous

    I’m sortof liking those weird granny panties.  But of course, everyone knows how I feel about granny panties…

  • Anonymous

    The finger in the mouth pose is so irritating to me. I don’t know why, but it produces a visceral reaction. Otherwise, she is cute here. Nothing earth-shaking.

  • foodycat

    Don’t like the cover at all – she looks like Cat Deeley (who is a beautiful woman, but not as attractive as Rachel). The rest of it is nice though, I like the playfulness of it.

    • Anonymous

      I never thought of it before but now that you have said it I agree.

  • Anonymous

    I love the Prada bodysuit!  Gives her a very 50’s body.  And the setting, styling and flash makes it look like an 80’s snapshot of a girl trying on her swap meet vintage finds for her boyfriend in the kitchen.  Great photo.

    • Anonymous

      I wish it were a little more fitted up top–it looks like it bags.  But I think it’s quite cute as well, and since she’s so little, a little extra curve here or there is always a good thing.

  • Anonymous

    Wait, what about these pictures portrays her as smart? The fact that every one of them features a garment that resembles underwear, or the fact that she keeps sticking things in her mouth?

    • Anonymous

      THANK YOU! These pictures make her look like she’s trying to hard to be a vamp. I expect this kind of vapid nonsense from Courtney Stodden, not Rachel McAdams. I thought she was better than this.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t necessarily think she’s better than this (I don’t have strong feelings about her one way or the other), I just can’t figure out what it is about an oral fixation and underwear-as-clothes that screams intellectual prowess.

    • Aly Light

      It’s clearly the one where she’s about the make out with her hair brush.

      • Anonymous

        I guess that is smart. That hairbrush sure isn’t going to give her mouth herpes, amirite?

    • Anonymous

      I think the smart part is that she’s not staring past the camera with a blank look in her eyes and her mouth hanging open. We’re grading on a sexy editorial curve.

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  • Anonymous

    Eeek, I don’t think her face looks good in any of these photos, especially the cover. The lighting, the hair with the bad roots, the make-up – all way too harsh. The clothes are quite cute but I’m too distracted to enjoy them properly.

  • Anonymous

    I like Rachel McAdams for the most part, but her accent in Sherlock Holmes was absolutely atrocious. Swinging from Irish to fake-British to southern, I couldn’t get a grasp on where she was trying to act from. She made RDJ sound glorious by comparison. It kind of ruined the movie for me, honestly.
    She looks drunk in a lot of these pictures.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6RS6NLL44AED3E4QWIYTDQGU6I Psy_Chick

      I thought she was American in those movies.

    • Toto Maya

      Her character is American (and that’s how it was written in the books), if it makes you feel any better. Something about the accent bothered me too, but the fact that it’s American in itself is accurate.

  • Anonymous

    Also, “the guys and sex issue”? When is any women’s magazine NOT  “the guys and sex issue”?! Sigh.

  • Anonymous

    The cover’s a bit Ellie Mae Clampett. I like her too, although I can never remember anything I’ve seen her in.

    Next time I make pasta, I am going to wear a bodysuit. Obviously, I haven’t been doing it right.

    • Anonymous

      I like Ellie Mae Campett!

  • Anonymous

    Love her smile

    That Dolce and Gabbana dress doesn’t look any better on her than it did on ScarJo.  Cute pictorial though, it’s nice not to see a starlet all sexed up and overly dramatic.

    • Anonymous

      The D&G certainly looks better on Rachel than it did on Dakota Fanning. I can’t even remember it on ScarJo.  Ugh, looks like we have a contender for the look that is going to appear EVERYWHERE.

      • Anonymous

        Ooohhh I totally forgot about Dakota Fanning.  ScarJo’s was worse, because I think she wore it on the red carpet.

        Dear Editors…that look doesn’t work..please stop using it

  • Anonymous

    I think the Prada body suit looks terrific on her.

  • Anna Maria Diamanti

    Hate the cover outfit, love everything else. That first dress should have been the cover.

  • Anonymous

    Funny – I thought, gee she looks fabulous in all of the pics except the Prada bodysuit.  That was the only time I really even noticed the clothes.  This girl has a face that grabs you & makes you smile.  Love Huh

  • Sara__B

    I would never have guessed from this very girlish spread that she’s 34. It is playful, but very one note, with similar facial expressions, poses, and underwear as outerwear though out.

  • R. L.

    She’s a pretty girl but these photos don’t reflect how pretty she really is.  I don’t like the overly-bright lips without some blush.  And her skin has a dull pasty look.  Worst of all I hate the granny panties. 

  • Anonymous

    I kind of get most of the pictures (wearing a sheer, nighty-style dress and brushing hair; reading on the couch in a sweater and panties; standing in front of mantle in dressy clothes…) but wearing a body suit and cooking pasta is not really a familiar or iconic image (also, the pot she is using is far too small–that pasta is just going to stick together and get gummy).

    • Anonymous

      Not if she’s only cooking what she has there in her right hand… ;-D

  • Anonymous

    I’m always a little puzzled when female celebs in women’s mags are posed in ways that seem more appropriate for men’s magazines.  I am not turned on. And the clothes…meh. 

  • Ericka Smith-Schubart

    I love the bodysuit on her… she looks so hourglass-y to me. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

    I’m with you guys on Rachel McAdams — I love her.  I think she has the same quality as Anne Hathaway, where she just draws the eye whenever she’s onscreen. 

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    I dunno, that last shot is a bit to “Daddy sez I’m the best kisser in the trailerpark” for me

    • Anonymous

      Oh my god. My first belly laugh of the day. Thanks.

    • Anonymous

      awesome :)

  • Anonymous

    It’s not working for me. I think it crosses the line into cheesiness.

  • http://twitter.com/rgmx Mercy

    It’s winter fer crissakes.  Can’t she be fully dressed in any frame?

  • Emily Johnson

    is it odd that she’s looking to the left in every photo except the cover?

  • Anonymous

    i must be outta the loop on this one.

  • http://twitter.com/Deac82 Mike M.

    The only person I’ve seen pull off that Prada bodysuit is Lana Del Ray: http://newsroom.mtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/lana-2.jpg

    • Anonymous

      On top of a background that color that created a tightlaced corset freaky image that kind of caused me to gasp like WHUT? when I looked at the picture. After my eyes adjusted I noted that she does have a good fit going, but the creepy skeleton thing was scarring enough at first glance I can’t call that pulling it off.

  • Anonymous

    That D&G with the cool retro fabric is getting a lot of work, eh?  I love it.  It’s Dita-riffic.

  • Anonymous

    Adorable.  I love my Regina George!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

    Love her. 

  • Anonymous

    A little Vargas for my tastes, but she does a good job with it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

    She’s one of my favorites, but this just doesn’t suit her.

  • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

    I love her and think she is really talented but she makes the worst choices for movies: Family Stone, Morning Glory, the Time Travelers Wife. Ugh. I hope she stumbles upon something good and soon. Meanwhile, these pics are cute – better than your average Glamour fare.

  • http://twitter.com/anacedillo Ana Cedillo

    i love rachel mcadams too, even though she doesnt tend to ever look as gorgeous as she actually is when she is on the red carpet, i tend to root for her. 

  • Call me Bee

    I’m not familiar with Ms McAdams’ work, but she does look cute in some of these outfits.  And yes–those pants on the cover are just awful.  I won’t read Glamour anymore, however.  I stopped buying and reading back in the 80s when I picked up a copy and every single blurb on the front had the word “sex” in it.  Now–I’m not  prude (I read Cosmo as a high schooler…) and I like sex as much as anyone, but Iliked Glamour so much better when it was just a fashion rag and not a sex how-to manual. 

  • Anonymous

    The inside the magazine pics are great, but the cover is so mediocre. LOVE the first and last pics.

  • Anonymous

    I love the bodysuit, she looks great!

  • Anonymous

    She’s almost too sweet. Those dimples! That smile! The constant cheerleader look! I sometimes long for the days she was in “Red Eye” and you actually remembered she has depth too.

  • Anonymous

    I think she looks better as a brunette.

  • Anonymous

    Also, the costumer for Midnight in Paris made her wear low-slung belts with EVERYTHING, and they made her look thick around the middle. Poor thing.

  • Anonymous

    Lawd have mercy, what an awful cover. The rest of the shots are decent enough.

  • http://twitter.com/mellafe natalia h

    I feel the exact same way about her.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Stone/100001328135240 Mary Stone

    I think the “skirt and bra” combination from D&G is ridiculous, quite frankly.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HBS4KWJ6XTPDEL2JMD37ZS5YHA Ben

    she’s forever Regina George to me. That is a legendary character. 

  • margaret meyers

    That Prada bodysuit could maybe be recsued by the right pair of pants.

  • Alloy Jane

    GET YOUR ROOTS DONE WOMAN! I work across from a video game company and saw one of their female workers with a SPECTACULAR bleach job.  Now, if gamer girls can put that much effort into their hair, where their skull short shaved sides can show no roots, then so can Rachel McAdams.

  • Renee Thomas

    I like her a lot but these pics aren’t doing anything for me. I dont’ like the overexposed lighting and the red lips, and I think she looks way prettier with dark hair (see: Wedding Crashers).

  • Anonymous

    I hate granny panties…

  • Anonymous

    I wish the pink fireside outfit was a dress. J’adoreable if it was!

  • Anonymous

    I really like Rachel McAdams onscreen–she gives a nice spin to anything she does–stood out in that mess that was The Family Stone.  Liked her in the schmaltzfest that was The Notebook. She’s made some mediocre movies bearable–that’s star quality.  Plus, I always liked her for thumbing her nose at Tom Ford and Vanity Ford and refusing to pose nude with ScarJo and Keira Knightley for the cover.  She didn’t want to do it, so she didn’t.  

    Not wild about the pix, but whatever.

  • Anonymous

    She’s winsome as hell. I love the D & G outfit (I seem to be way in the minority here) and the pink heels are adorbs. I like the Prada, too, even if it’s not as fitted in the bosom as it ought to be. The final shot was just one too many finger-in-the-mouth-lounging-in-my-panties for me, though. Enough. Change it up, and give the girl another angle, for God’s sake. 

  • Toto Maya

    She is so gorgeous. I can’t get over it.

  • Anonymous

    That movie Morning Glory is worth a look-see – one of the better light romantic comedies I’ve seen in a while.

  • Anonymous

    These are horribly shot photographs. 

  • Anonymous

    i love that first photo in a sexy-pin-up-cheap sort of way.  but couldn’t they find a pretty hairbrush?  that one looks like 3.99 at walgreens.

  • Anonymous

    Harrison Ford has mastered the dry funny better than anyone…okay

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=167100010 Meghan Young

    Is she cooking spaghetti in a Prada bodysuit? Seriously? I’m all for the suspension of disbelief in fashion shoots, but… ridiculous.

  • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

    I agree about the body suit, it makes her look bottom heavy. I love that last photo of her, she looks adorable.

  • Anonymous

    She’s wonderful in Slings and Arrows –now from reading you all I realize she was in Mean Girls right before that!

  • http://twitter.com/SparklyCasanova UglyCasanova

    Ha, I agree with you guys that she seemed out of place in Midnight in Paris.  Woody Allen idiosyncrasies did not permeate her performance.