Amy Adams for ELLE UK

Posted on May 28, 2013

We don’t know if it’s a bad angle or bad makeup, but Amy, honey, this is Not Your Cover Shot:



‘Man Of Steel’ star Amy Adams covers the July 2013 issue of ELLE UK magazine in Christian Dior photographed by Jan Welters.

That just … doesn’t look like her. Or it looks like a very tired, ten-years-from-now version of her, which we have to assume was not the goal in mind when putting this cover together.

Credit where it’s due, though; they did a nice job of styling that Dior into something a bit more chic and flattering:

Christian Dior Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Manuela Frey (ELITE)




[Photo Credit: Jan Welters for ELLE UK,]

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  • Jessica Freeman

    Dear PhotoShop,

    Give us back our Amy.

    Bitter Kittens

  • Kiltdntiltd

    Definite combination of odd angle and un-needed photoshop.

  • Violina23

    This cover just makes me feel sad. She’s such a natural beauty & she looks so weighed down and [you nailed it] tired…. I think I need to take a nap.

  • barbarienne

    I would suspect they were going for minimalist photoshop except they made her neck thinner to the point where it couldn’t realistically hold up her head.

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    Are they trying to ‘shop her into Julianne Moore? Not all redheads are the same!

  • SewingSiren

    Floating head syndrome.

  • Ass Kicking Adviser

    I like how they colored her eyebrows in to make them closer together. And by ‘like’ I mean WTF?

    • DeborahJozayt

      Her eyebrows kinda look like different colors throughout. It starts light, then goes dark at the thickest and thinnest part, with a mid color at the arch. They just look so weird!

  • Glam Dixie

    Her eyes look bruised.

    • 3boysful

      That mauve-y/purplish eyeshadow is extremely aging on her.

  • Diego!

    She has blue eyes merged into blue eyelids due to the same color in Photoshop. Who TF did THAT?

  • marlie


  • Jeff Warhurst

    There is absolutely no fantasy left in Dior. So boring.

  • decormaven

    The inhumanity of PhotoShop! Her head looks like a big balloon heading off to space.

  • NMMagpie

    Bad lighting + bad Photoshop = unforgivable for cover art

  • MilaXX

    sheesh, photoshop abuse at it’s worse

  • Dora K.

    Somebody at Elle hates her, right? I mean, it can’t be an accident that they picked the one ugly photo of this extremely lovely woman and then photoshopped it to make her look worse.

  • Pablo Ulloa

    does someone thinks that Amy is so underrated when you compare her with Anne?

    for different reasons (style and acting skills) i prefer Amy

    • drdarke

      I – don’t, @Pablo Ulloa , though I feel Amy Adams has it in her to be the woman you’re talking about, while I think Anne Hathaway kind hit the ceiling of her talent with LES MIS, and will coast for the next few decades until she ends up as the Beloved Middle-Aged Matriarch of Some Long-Running Television Show Nobody You Know Watches….

      I keep waiting for Amy Adams to find the Next Perfect Role that will kick her appeal up past the “Ultimate Disney Princess” that made her a star in the first place. You see her taking parts that should WOW! us – but ultimately don’t, really, and you beg her to Use The Force and Let Go – Trust Her Feelings.

      The way she’s going now, though, she’s going to be The Female Tom Cruise – somebody who keeps thinking they should win an Oscar for a part, but never quite pushing her character places where you know they could go, if they had the actor’s courage to….

  • StrandedFashionista

    It’s all about the eyes. They’re going off in slightly different directions.

  • judybrowni

    Geez louise, that’s an ugly frankendress.

  • Airkisses

    I’m having a hard time telling her apart from Isla Fisher now. Am I the only one?

    • Anniebet

      Nope, you aren’t.

  • BrooklynBomber

    I’m getting a Mary Poppins vibe for some reason.

  • Calinda_L

    If by “styling” you mean “not photographing most of it,” then I wholeheartedly agree.

  • demidaemon

    Personally, I think it was the lighting for the photo shoot. Everything has a weird, unnaturally bluish tint.

  •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    Somebody needs to go behind the woodshed for this. Poor Amy.

  • guest2visits

    Different from her usual self, but not bad, imo. There’s a bit of young Julie Andrews in her face here.

  • oohsparkley!

    Bad photo, bad lighting, bad photoshop of a beautiful woman. I’d be pissed! Why did they use that picture? I’d bet my first born there were better pictures of her (unless they only took the one).

  • librarygrrl64

    I think the makeup is certainly bad. This is a woman who needs warmer and/or more saturated colors, not those washed out lavenders and pale pinks. Leave those to the cool-toned brunettes.