Natalie Portman for ELLE UK Magazine

Posted on September 30, 2013

Natalie Portman has a splitting headache. Apparently.


Natalie Portman covers the November 2013 issue of ELLE UK magazine in Versace photographed by Kai Z Feng.

Versace Resort 2014 Collection/Model: Stephanie Hall

Rodarte Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Irina Kravchenko


She’s really not in the mood for this right now, you guys.



[Photo Credit: Kai Z Feng for ELLE UK,]

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  • foodycatAlicia

    I wish they’d taken the final step with the cover and done the Adam Ant makeup.

    • Imasewsure

      Or just hired Adam Ant!

  • Kiltdntiltd

    Wow, that second cover is curiously unflattering. Far too much manipulation, really. The first cover seems to be trying to turn her into Keira Knightly.

    • sagecreek

      God forgive me, I usually have to pause a minute and think to remember which is which, anyway.

    • filmcricket

      They really can look an awful lot alike. There was a period there when they both had pixie cuts and I couldn’t tell them apart.

      • charlotte

        The creators of Star Wars thought so, too.

        • filmcricket

          Oh right! I always forget that – I think I’ve blocked everything I can about that film out of my mind.

          • charlotte

            I can’t blame you for that…

    • Sobaika

      I hate the first cover. The wan ‘I’m so delicate and hunched over’ look does not serve her one bit.

    • Janet B

      Odd photos. I couldn’t remember what she really looks like for a moment.

    • Tapetum

      Weird, because I initially thought I was seeing an over-photoshopped Julia Roberts.

      • kimmeister

        That appears to be the look they were going for with her lips.

      • NoveltyRocker

        I think she looks more and more like her as her skull ages.

    • formerlyAnon

      Thank-you. It was driving me crazy trying to think of which actress other than herself she was looking like.

    • Andrea

      I saw shades of late 80s Julia Roberts, sans big hair.

  • Karen Belgrad

    Happy early Halloween. She’s dressed as M’Lynn, right?
    “Shelby was right. My hair does look like a brown football helmet”

  • leahpapa

    I assume this was before she got personal with Tom Hiddleston and that the after pictures were deemed inappropriate.

  • RussellH88

    She looks like the least enthusiastic drag queen ever on the first cover.

  • DTLAFamilies

    Irrationally hate this girl.

    • Jessica Freeman

      I liked her until she went all ‘serious actress’. Now she bugs.

    • GorgeousThings

      She really grates, doesn’t she?

  • decormaven

    With the strange ring in the cover shot, when I first scrolled down, I thought she was giving some type of gang sign. I’m not loving either of these looks.

  • hughman

    “Yes, I see the wings. But if you bring up Black Swan one more time, I will scratch your fucking eyes out. Got it?”

  • Imasewsure

    Natalie Portman is D’Artagman… and an angel with weird legs…. not working – but kind of love the angel top

    • Rhonda Shore

      Her butt looks amazing in that second shot though…as for the first, thank goodness she didn’t wear Salma Hayek’s sunglasses!!!

  • SewingSiren

    Channeling Madeline Kahn as ” Elizabeth” in Young Frankenstein.

    • Sunraya

      She wishes she could channel Kahn!! One of my favorite characters ever!!! Loved her to pieces!!!

  • foodycatAlicia

    The top pair of wings are back to front. It upsets me.

  • julnyes

    What odd pictures, but I like the Versace.

  • amanda siegelson

    all i can think of when i look at the first cover is: shut your mouth – you look like an idiot with it just hanging open like that.

  • Blair Sylvester

    I dont think the editorial team is that into either. either they hadn’t slept for two days and reached a point where they were like sequins, pajamas, angel wings, illusion netting or they just phoned this one in

  • Fisher&SonsFuneralHome

    Love the clothes, but holy crap does that first cover look like Julia Roberts.

  • Erica_Vuitton

    I thought this was Kira Knightly. Totally unrecognizable.

  • wisenhar

    Putting a leotard under that second garment totally ruined the effect the designer was going for. If that was the only way to make it suitable for publication, they just shouldn’t have used it.

  • jilly_d

    That Rodarte winged…..object is aggressively ugly.

  • MilaXX

    Awful pictures, not so flattering clothes and the makeup in the cover shot makes it look like she has competing zits on both sides of her face.

    • alyce1213

      The makeup on cover shot 1 is really unfortunate. The overly-rouged cheeks look like a major breakout instead of birthmarks (ok, moles).

  • kimmeister

    Picture 1: Of course she has to pose with her hand like that, the ring prevents her from bending her fingers.
    Picture 2: I’m jealous of anyone with cellulite-free legs who can pull off wearing pants like that.

  • sk8tfan

    The rings make it look like her finger’s in a splint. Not a look that will catch on, I’m thinking.

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  • International Model

    I’d rather be Natalie Portman with a headache than me with a smile. If only because that headache will be pampered by Dior. My smile has maybe gotten me a free ride on the bus.

  • quiltrx

    The second cover is kind of fabulous. The first looks like they just woke her up.

  • Trisha26

    Simply can’t stand her on screen or off (or K Knightly either) – despite both being pretty & occasionally fine actresses they seem perpetually irate/pouty-mouthed. Ugh.

  • Fannie Wolston

    Which dumbass model will now get a full back tat of angel wings?

  • crash1212

    A splitting headache…and evidently a broken finger in photo one…that’s a very stylish splint she’s sporting.

  • MannahattaMamma

    oooohhhh she’s soooo EDGY.

    as effing if.

  • Lower L

    Is it just me, or is the model’s right leg doing something weird?

  • Lilak

    The posing and expressions are SO Bosworth . . . and that’s beneath even Natalie Portman (certainly beneath her ostensible brand).

  • Jacquelyn

    Anyone else wish Hiddleston had been on the cover instead?

  • Little_Olive

    Again with the wings? Ugh, please let that Swan thing be over.

  • H2olovngrl

    Her hair looks like caca. Dang, I must be grumpy today.

  • Trickytrisha

    The pants on the “angel” outfit… yeah, every girl wants one side of her butt to look like it droops off onto the floor. These are about the worst magazine covers in a long time. The stylists must have been on sick leave and the janitor took over.

  • mhleta

    Love the styling in the first shot and all the pieces. Her expression does look a tad crampy and a little blase in the eyes, but still pretty freaking gorgeous. The Rodarte outfit from the front on the model is heinous, (does anyone really think a pigeon chest is attractive?) so I’m glad they showed it from the back. Her body looks very sexy in it, but the wing motif is kind of bordering on Ed Hardy for me. She’s just absurdly beautiful, though.

  • jmorino08

    What. The. Hell. is that second thing she’s wearing? Tank jumpsuit with slits? NO!