Diane Kruger for Marie Claire Magazine

Posted on July 15, 2013

Every ladystar gets the Bardot spread at some point in her career. And this probably won’t be the last time we see Diane in one, since she’s got the Euro-blonde thing nailed down at the moment. So yeah, maybe it’s a little expected and done, but we like to be charitable and call it a long tradition.

Besides, some gals are just born to sport the heavy eye makeup and JBF hair. Might as well give into it now and then, amirite?


Diane Kruger covers the August 2013 issue of Marie Claire magazine photographed by David Roemer.

On longtime love Joshua Jackson: “All relationships are hard. It doesn’t matter what job you have, or how famous or miserable or poor you are. It’s about commitment. The hard part is the timing. When you meet someone, are you ready to make them your number-one priority? I’m grateful that I met a person who feels the same not just about me, but about our relationship.”

On her transition to fame: “For a long time I felt that I was so accomplished, ‘Oh I speak three languages, I travel the world, I’ve seen so many things.’ But when I turned 30 I realized I was an idiot. I didn’t know shit about anything.”

Chanel Spring 2013 Couture Collection/Model: Juliana Schurig (ELITE)

Chanel Spring 2013 Couture Collection/Model: Ming Xi (ELITE)



[Photo Credit: Marie Claire, style.com]

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  • Deb_Lynn

    Looks great. That eye makeup on her is transformative. ETA: I’m a little disappointed her expression is unchanged in all photos though.

    • Tatiana Luján

      I think her facial expression is different in the 3 pictures. The change is subtle, but exists, unlike, for example, Marion Cotillard’s Dior campaign photos.

    • drdarke

      Think she left the makeup and hair as is when she went home, and jumped Peter’s Joshua Jackson’s bones…?

      • http://myriameron.blogspot.com/ Heron

        Watching Fringe right now – did you catch her cameo in the episode about the contagious cancer? She was the first victim. I was like – Peter! You’re sampling pus from your partner!!

        • drdarke

          I didn’t know they were a couple when I saw that episode, @herong:disqus – adds a certain something, doesn’t it?

          • http://myriameron.blogspot.com/ Heron

            Now I have to find out if they were. Maybe they had some hot Walter’s-lab nookie.

    • Perigee

      I am also disappointed, because I think she is a very good actor. The only expression changes I see are, for each picture starting with the cover, her mouth is slightly more open and her eyes are slightly harder. Although, it is impossible to say whether the fault is with DK or with the editor who chose the pics.

      • Deb_Lynn

        Precisely! She cannot control which pics are chosen. But her smile is absolutely gorgeous, and Marie Claire missed the boat on showcasing it.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    And missy makes these two insane Chanel dresses look far less insane: a serious achievement, that.

    • ceceliadid

      That white one is batsh*t crazy. Couture meets roadkill.

    • drdarke

      I was going to say, @kiltdntiltd:disqus !

      Her version of both dresses – smashing. The original model’s? Bat-Crap Cray-Cray….

  • Tatiana Luján

    She looks great. I love the third picture.

  • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

    LOVE. Of course. But more importantly, did anyone else watch The Bridge premiere on Wednesday? I liked it, very much. I hope it does well.

    • MilaXX

      I watched. I like the show but she’s awful in it. Trying to hard to play austitic

      • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

        I’m hoping she improves. I read that the pilot was shot before the consultant was hired.

      • Rand Ortega

        Stay for Demian Bichir. He’s electric. He makes her wooden character bearable. I’m intrigued by the show’s potential & DC & the potential of their chemistry. Avoid “Ray Donovan” like the plague. I’ve never seen so many racial stereotypes since the Steppin Fetchit marathon on Fox News.

        • MilaXX

          I like the show other wise so I’m willing to stick with it. I watched a few eps of Ray Donovan, wasn’t impressed.

          • mshesterp

            That’s too bad, because I think Liev totally has the ability to carry a show.

          • Rand Ortega

            & he definitely does. Love LS. He’s been a major crush since he played Orson Welles in “RKO 281”. The RD character is intriguing in that “quiet badass w/ underlying vulnerabilities” kind of way. But everyone else is pretty cookie cutter. But the stereotypes are too much for me. They’re right out of a ’70’s blaxploitation movie in the worst possible way. Nothing but thug rappers, crackheads & hookers. Which is unfortunate because 1 of the few female showrunners w/ a male lead series is the creator & main writer.

          • MilaXX

            All of this. ^^^^ Plus the show has one of my favorite girl crushes, Katherine Moennig. But yeah, I just can’t with this show right now.

          • MilaXX

            When I watched the pilot I enjoyed it. It was violent and gritty but good. But as mentioned the racial stereotypes were just too much for me and I just can’t take it.

      • mshesterp

        I thought the same thing–enjoyed what I saw of the characters/plot, but she was trying to be “actor-y”, and I wasn’t feeling it. Talk to Miss Danes about how to honestly portray a challenging disorder convincingly, lady.

    • nannypoo

      I liked it a lot, but I think her psychological/emotional issues will wear thin very soon. The cop from Mexico sure is hot, so I hope the show lasts a long time.

    • Folk Devil

      Uh, another adaptation of a Danish show… Hopefully they’ll do better with this than The Killing.

    • drdarke

      It was slow out the gate, @annabelle_archer:disqus – but it sort of sucked us all in by the end of the episode, so I think we’ll be sticking with it.

  • Anniebet

    Wow… they gave her some hair (or wig) and turned her into a sex kitten a la Bardot (lol, I wrote this before I read TLo’s comment). She seriously is gorgeous here. I just wish she’d find some way to zhoosh up her thin, limp hair all the time.

    • zenobar

      Take it from a woman who’s been trying to zhoosh up her own thin, baby-fine hair since her teenage years: some hair types just have zero zhooshability. Product weighs it down, humidity frizzes it out, and you can curl, blow, or even cut it to achieve the desired effect, but it inevitably deflates within an hour or two. The only thing that ever “worked” were the spiral perms I subjected myself to in the late 80s/early 90s. And really, nobody wins the perm game.

      • Anniebet

        Oh god… I had the same perm – until my hairdresser allowed the chemicals to remove 3 rollers worth of hair from the top of my head. Reverse mohawk, I guess.

        • majorbedhead

          Oh, the 90s spiral perms. I thought I looked aMAZing with one. When I see pictures of myself from back then, I just shudder. Fortunately (kind of), my hair suddenly got curly after I had my last child, so it’s a bit better, although on humid days, I kind of resemble Medusa.

          • zenobar

            Ha – Medusa!!! That’s quite fabulous, actually. Uma Thurman played Medusa!

            Childbearing left me with spider veins, stretch marks and a permanent C-section overhang that will never, ever be flat again, but by God it changed my hair from pin-straight to naturally wavy.

            “So I’ve got that going for me. Which is nice.” – Caddyshack

        • zenobar

          OH! that is one of my worst nightmares!!!!!

      • Fordzo

        I feel your pain. My hair looks ah-MAZ-ing…for about 3 minutes after I’ve finished ‘doing’ it. Then it just gets tired and lies down.

        I used to get spiral perms, too, and I always ended up looking like I had on one of those wigs that Irish dancers wear. There was a point (OMG, I can’t believe I’m going to admit this) when I convinced my stylist to NOT curl my bangs. So I had these super straint, blunt bangs and FREAKY, CRAZY, WHITE GIRL AFRO curls everywhere else. I blame it on the fact that I was young and from a small town where I did not have access to recreational drugs so I experimented with other forms of self-torture. (What’s even sadder is that I thought I looked hot – oh, god, I’m PIMP just thinking about it.)

        • zenobar

          NICE – I feel your pain! My last spiral perm was in 1993, and it looked pretty cute UNTIL I went and home-dyed it (with a bottle of Clairol Jazzing from Sally Beauty Supply) a bright, riot-grrrrl tomato red. And then it looked cute for about a day and a half, and then I tried to wash it and then the whole thing – it just – seized up. Turned into dreadlocks, basically, and not in a good way. I ended up having to cut it all off into a sassy hi-lo bob, which was cute, but definitely not voluminous.

          Now that I’m in my 40s and my hair is not getting any thicker, I just focus on keeping my hair as shiny as possible. I figure, if it won’t be as luscious and full and bouncy as I’d like, I may as well spring for a great cut and the glossiest color formula the salon has to offer. I don’t pay for manis/pedis/facials/waxing etc etc, and most of my clothes come off the clearance rack, but dammit, I have got the Hi-Pro Glow.

          • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

            That’s how I feel about my WEN products. The daughters and I do our own at home spa times for mani/pedi/face, I even do my own color at home to balance out the cost when times are tight, but I will not go without my WEN. My hair is ridiculously healthy, shiny, and frizz free. Even though it is baby fine and naturally wavy/spiral curly. Loves!

          • zenobar

            Normally I just “co-poo” with a minty conditioner and use a sulfate-free shampoo only a couple times a week to conserve my (very expensive) color job. I buy a bottle of Pureology Color Conditioner, like, 3x/year and only use it once a week, and I’ve had great results. But I’m still so fascinated by those damn WEN infomercials.

            I’ve come so close to buying this so many times but just couldn’t justify the price. So you say it’s really that fabulous…which formula do you use?

          • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

            I used to use the sulfate free stuff too, they didn’t help to hold my color nearly as well as WEN does. And my hair was so dry yet oily at the scalp. Also, my hair is not only frizzy but was oily and I could never do a day two, no wash unless a bun was involved. Now I have more options for the second day look. I have only used the Sweet Almond Mint, but mostly because I forget I want to try something new until my box arrives. I still color fairly frequently (4-6 weeks) but that’s because of my much lighter natural hair and silver (never grey) roots. The all-over color holds very, very nicely. For me, I knew it was a keeper when I stopped putting my hair up in sloppy top knots before the mornings were over. I like it long and curly so once it looked droopy and sad up top, up it went. Now I can give a little flip over, wet my fingers and get my curls back in a flash.

        • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

          As a fellow lady with fine, tends to frizz, looks great for 5 minutes or until actual air pressure and temp changes touch it, I have found my salvation. The WEN hair products. I swear, they do everything the infomercial claims. I will never, ever go back to regular products again. I haven’t had hair like this since I was a teen. I get compliments nearly every day.

          • Fordzo

            I tried them a few years ago and I had two issues. When you start using them, do you need to go through a period of yucky feeling hair before you hair gets used to the products. I only used it for week, and my hair felt awful so I stopped. Then, about a year later, I got sucked into another infomercial about WEN right before I was diagnosed with cancer and lost my hair. I called them to cancel the automatic delivery and explained that I’d lost my hair due to my treatments. The man on the phone said “Well, when do you think you’ll get it back?” Like I’d just sent it out to be dry cleaned or something.

          • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

            Huh. My hair only needed a couple of washings. Once I got my system down, I was good to go. But the other? That is bullshit and beyond clueless. Sorry someone was that thoughtless with you. I don’t blame you for having a bad taste in your mouth!

          • mixedupfiles

            Oh man, that’s awful.

            Just as a PSA, some people apparently have hair that WEN just doesn’t suit. I tried it for about 3 months, and my hair became horribly frizzed and coarse and awful. Maybe it takes more than 3 months, but I couldn’t take how awful my hair looked and felt. I looked around online, and others have had the same experience — it just doesn’t suit some hair, I guess. So I went back to Paul Brown and got my soft, smooth hair back after a month or two.

  • plinkiedoodle

    S’okay. She just doesn’t twist my knobs.

  • decormaven

    Love that last dress, but that is one strange camera filter. Dagnabit, it’s a fashion magazine. We want to see the clothes!

  • alyce1213

    I’m dying to know her thoughts on skinny dipping.

    • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

      I love the “is a commitment enough” tag. Under the woman who has publicly stated she has no desire to marry her long time love. Keeping it classy Marie Claire.

  • msdamselfly

    so boring

  • MilaXX

    Pretty spread. I love the cover

  • nannypoo

    I’m glad they didn’t make her wear those stupid boots. She looks good.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    It works for her. Would have loved to see them really go for it and give her the Chanel makeup.

  • conniemd

    What is JBF hair?

    • Adriana_Paula

      Just Been F***ked.

  • makeityourself

    No emotion in her face whatsoever. Reminds me of Claudia Schiffer.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      I think she looks more like Claudia Schiffer than herself in these pix, and that ain’t a compliment.

  • Glam Dixie

    That cover photo is really giving me Nicole Kidman vibes, I would have thought it was her if it hadn’t had Diane’s name right up top.

    • mshesterp

      Thought the EXACT same thing.

  • YoungSally

    I’d say the models look way more JBF’d UP than Ms. Kruger.

  • PeaceBang

    The half-open mouth, big messy hair, heavy eye-make-up. Damsel in glamorous distress poses. Clothes meh. Not inspired.

  • pookiesmom

    I find her interview kind of refreshingly honest. The cover looks great, too.

  • bertkeeter

    Not exactly the most exciting location shots!

  • jmorino08

    That is some epic face right there! Brava!

  • veleri

    I don’t know, the pic in the cover reminds me of zoe deschanel. I KNOW I’M SO SORRY!

    btw: love diane, forever and ever, and beyond.

  • Rebecca Clifford

    She pulled it off by making it her own. A lot of the BB impersonations by stars look just that – impersonations. She got it though.

  • queen b*tch

    Love her sound bites.

  • Diego!

    She is rocking this look!!! She should adpot it for a while. I love her, and I love the fact that despise the fact she speaks three languages, she considers herself an idiot. Ha! That was fun! Ich liebe dich Diane! <3

  • carnush

    Love it. She is one of the few actresses that looks like she was born to wear Chanel. And yes, she does remind me of Claudia Schiffer here a little, who I think is fabulous.

  • Lesley

    this may be predictable but she looks smokin’. suits her so well

  • Candigirl1968

    Love everything from the neck down.

  • teensmom99

    Not a lot of people could make that last dress work so well.

  • Danielle L

    Love that last Chanel. Took it to an entirely different level.

  • sagecreek

    Anyone else catch The Bridge last week? I like the show, but she’s getting pretty widely panned for her performance.

  • jen

    C’est magnifique! I love the Bardot look when it’s done right. It is just so damn sexy!

  • NoveltyRocker

    She looks pretty here but her essence is lost to me, not heightened, re-imagined, parodied or twisted. It just looks like she has a successful parallel career going as a supermodel.

  • Shawn EH

    Bardot she isn’t it (it’s like trying to do the same thing to Nicole Kidman), but she’s working that Chanel dress, for sure.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Elie May Lester in Tobacco Road.