Cover Girl: Amy Adams for Vanity Fair Magazine

Posted on December 03, 2013

Miss Amy would like to wish you a Very Booby Christmas and a SexyGlam New Year.


Amy Adams covers the January 2014 issue of Vanity Fair magazine photographed by Norman Jean Roy and styled by Jessica Diehl.


We wholeheartedly approve.  We wish she’d work her glam side on the red carpet instead of that Nicole Kidman-lite shtick she seems to be stuck in.





[Photo Credit: Norman Jean Roy for Vanity Fair Magazine]

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  • sugarkane105

    Dat second shot. Love. Always knew she had it in her!

    • Kathy_Marlow

      Me too! I think she needs to dress in a modern disco glam for the pole dance for this movie.

  • International Model

    That’s the Marvel-Anne I know!

  • Kate Andrews

    Gorge! Yay, redheads!

  • paginatrix

    Wholesome crossed with siren! She’s one of my favorites anyhow, but I do love this.

  • Jessica Pippin

    The girls look amazing!

  • gabbilevy

    Yes… BUT. Her teeth in that cover are giving me the willies. WTF did they do to her mouth?!

    • alyce1213

      I don’t think they did anything. I think it’s that we’re unaccustomed to seeing magazine covers with giant, wide smiles these days.
      Folks in show bidness tend to have a lot of very big, very white teeth.

      • Mary229

        Honestly? I LOVE the big, toothy grin. What a huge improvement from the usual male gaze vacant face doll covers that are designed to make women look like inanimate sex toys for straight men. She’s clearly sexy here but she looks ::gasp:: HAPPY and owning it and she’s beautiful but not on display for male gaze? It works for me. I love it.

        • alyce1213

          Don’t get me wrong — I agree with everything you said and I love it too!! (See my original comment)

        • filmcricket

          I don’t see how the fact that her teeth are showing makes the rest of it any less male-gaze-worthy. I’m with gabbilevy, the creepily fake smile is giving me the willies. Not that any straight men are going to be looking at her face.

          • Mary229

            Eh…I’m more coming from the perspective that it’s very rare that we let women smile openly. We often ask them to be sultry bc there is this pox on female enjoyment or women actually enjoying their own beauty or sexual appeal. I don’t know. Just how I usually see it with ads.

          • filmcricket

            You’re absolutely right, and a smile is a nice change from the pouty-lipped open-mouth vacant stare look. But the rest of it is still classic magazine cover pin-up. Her mouth is still open, for one thing. She’s doing that ridiculous pose that so many women have to do some version of: head back, T&A out-thrust, spine twisted. And showing plenty of (very lovely) cleavage. Not that I blame her at all – this is what the photographer asked for and the magazine picked. I just don’t see the smile as enough of a difference to declare this a victory over the sexpot look, especially when it looks far from genuine to me. YMMV.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            VF’s editors and photographers like working that T&A pose with almost every female celeb that they feature-on the cover and/or in the feature articles. I suppose that it’s fun for the women to do that, but it’s also rather dated.

      • gabbilevy

        It’s not that, it’s the sides, like there’s no shading or shadow, so rather than looking like teeth normally do (perspective, going back into her mouth), her molars look enormous. It’s not natural.

    • colleenjanel

      It’s like they over-photoshopped the left side of her mouth. Took away too much upper lip. It almost looks like shes got a wad of cotton up under her lip.

    • marlie


    • Fordzo

      All that’s missing is a set of fangs. That is vampire chic if ever I saw it.

    • melisaurus

      It looks weird to me because it is nigh impossible to smile that big and not crease your eyes.

    • YoungSally

      They spent all the photoshop budget on creating that cravass between her boobs.

  • Verascity

    The lighting in the last shot sort of makes it look like she’s wearing a full-body fishnet but other than that… damn, girl.

    • kimmeister

      That last shot is HAWT.

  • tereliz

    Sultry. I knew American Hustle would be good for her.

  • alyce1213

    What I love most about the cover is her enormous, beautiful smile. The dress is okay — I don’t love the shiny fabric, but the color is nice and Christmas-y.
    The second shot is perfection.
    In the the third, she looks a bit uncomfortable and wooden.

    • NinaBoo

      I thought it had a little rigor mortis vibe to it. It’s like the crime scene photos the police take before the coroner can move the body.

  • Clueless_Jock

    Rita Hayworth

    • Mary229

      I’d say cross between Hayworth and Ann-Margret.

      • 3boysful

        I’m getting a sex-ed up Princess Grace (oxymoron, I know) vibe from the last shot.

  • Rand Ortega

    Go get it, Gurl! Finally!

  • annabelle archer

    The first thing I ever saw her in was Drop Dead Gorgeous and I’ve been a fan ever since. That said, I can never make peace with that frosty, good girl, vibe she brings to the RC. I am extremely excited for American Hustle and I hope it bumps her up a little higher on the ladder. (Hate the cover.)

    • sojourneryouth

      She does default to that prissy-preppie look a bit too much, I agree. I am so happy she is embracing her inner vixen here. What a babe! She looks like she’s really feeling herself, as my grandmother would say.

    • Mary229

      Honestly, I don’t think she’s a frosty good girl. Let’s put aside the fact that our cultural definitions of how women define as “good” or “bad” girls are riddled with sexism and problems. But to me…she just always comes across like someone who is kind of shy. She didn’t hit the big time until she was 30. Which means, as she has admitted, she’s had people telling her for years that her “clock is ticking” and telling her she has to fight against her age since she was never a 22 year old in movies. Not all of these artists and actors are as comfortable being models on the red carpet but some of them—like Amy—are magic when they can escape into actual characters. Also, she’s a former Hoosters waitress who has been living with her partner (and their child) for years with seemingly no intention of getting married. Not really the Princess people assume she is.

      • Sarah

        Yow. That’s…a lot of analysis. But for reals, I don’t see anything really shy about these pics, so I think she’s probably doing okay in the “I’m famous now” department. (This being an assumption, since I am guessing none of us know her personally.)

        • Mary229

          No, none of us know them personally. None of us know Clooney either but plenty of us have opinions on why he’s lonely too. :) I like her so I follow her career. I’ve watched her in enough interviews over the years to think that she’s kind of soft spoken at times. And as a performer myself I can assure you….there is a difference between what some of us “bring” on-stage and who we are in real life. ::shrugs::

          • Sarah

            Fair enough.

        • filmcricket

          I don’t know her personally, but I’ve worked with people who’ve worked with her and describe her as quite a bitch. Granted, these were at film festivals, which are frazzling, to say the least. No idea what she’s like on set or in person.

          • Mary229

            And there are people who would say that I’m a bitch on a bad day. Especially when I’m stressed. And there are people who would say i’m wonderful. It’s all hear say. I’m sure we could all say that. I only met her once after a performance of “into the woods” in NYC last year. She was exhausted from doing the show but was really nice to everyone who waited at the stage door. Took time with everyone who wanted to see her and was very friendly. I’ve liked her ever since. (Off-topic but I met Zoe Saldana years ago in Vegas. She was a bit more standoffish but overall friendly to my sister and I once we brought up Center Stage.)

          • foodycatAlicia

            You are lucky. I have people who say I’m a bitch on a good day.

            Diffidence can certainly read as being aloof and unpleasant, sometimes.

          • Mary229

            In general I think almost every woman has been labeled a bitch by someone. You lose your cool for 5 seconds and someone calls you a bitch. It’s why I’m always hesitant to believe hear say about other women. We tend to be pretty unfair in that respect to women vs. men.

          • filmcricket

            So, you have a personal experience with her, and my friend has (several) personal experience(s) with her. Both of you are biased by how she treated you. I don’t personally think people who treat behind-the-scenes folks at junkets worse than their fans are to be commended, since those folks are usually just doing their jobs.

          • Mary229

            Of course not. But you’re still presenting a 3rd party story of something you heard w/o context. It’s not that I don’t believe that was your friend’s POV but I also think that very often women are mistaken as bitches when they are stressed or nervous. Not everyone deals with stress the same way and none of us are always our “best” selves. We all have bad days. My best friend is a top correspondent for CBS. She’s one of the most caring people in the world and I’ve seen people on message boards call her a raging bitch. I’ve overheard people call my friend a bitch in front of me not realizing that we are close based on some experience they had. Maybe that was really their POV. Doesn’t mean my friend is a bitch. I’m just very hesitant to play this game where we call women bitches from 3rd party sources. All people have bad days and most of us live somewhere between “great” and “bitch” depending on the other person’s POV. I know I do. It’s rarely, if ever, a measure of the woman. Just my opinion as a professional myself and food for thought.

  • Tatiana Luján

    I want a dress with the exact shape and color of the dress she’s wearing in the cover, but made of matte fabric.

  • ballerinawithagun

    Wow, no wonder Jennifer Lawrence enjoyed kissing her!

  • Janice Bartels

    Love her and she looks great here… but isn’t that Miss Scarlet’s dress?

  • Qitkat

    Goodness, I decorate just like this. Lamp on the floor, combination toilet paper holder/ towel bar on the fireplace hearth. Self artfully arranged with my coochie playing peek-a-boo in my satin shower curtain…

    • Kathy

      As do I.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      But how do you dress for laundry day?

      • Qitkat

        George loans me his polka-dot jacket.

    • Kathy


    • Danielle

      A very booby Christmas for us all!

  • annabelle archer

    You guys, I know this isn’t the right place, but I had to tell someone before it disappears for being a hoax. I just saw a new pic of Zosia Mamet. In a pretty cute LBD and her hair is brushed and she is HUGELY SMILING. I feel like I’m in an alternate universe. I may need to rest my head on my desk. (sorry for the hijack)

    • alyce1213

      I saw that too! My reaction was HOLY SHIT! (The opposite of “Of course.”)
      Freaked me out.

    • Fordzo

      Whoa, whoa, whoa. Have you been drinking in the middle of the day without me? What did I say about that? Now, pass me the crack pipe, because I want some of whatever you’re having.

      • alyce1213

        Really. It’s twue. At the Gotham Independent Film Awards. It’s posted on GoFugYourself.

        • Fordzo

          I looked at it. And now I feel confused. I almost feel like *I* am having an identity crisis because Zosia looks put together AND SHE IS SMILING. Did someone just trip and fall flat on their face in front of her? I’m most befuddled by the look of happiness on her face.

    • MilaXX

      Since she stopped trolling the internet she’s be popping up looking cute all over the place.

    • Fordzo

      Are you talking about the ASOS cover? (What does ASOS stand for? Because in my world, that’s code for A Sack Of Sh!t)

      • KinoEye

        I just saw that cover! I didn’t even know she was capable of such a smile. Makes her look like a million bucks.

      • annabelle archer

        No, at the Gotham Independent Film Awards.

      • foodycatAlicia

        It was originally As Seen On Screen, when they first kicked off it was all horrible knockoffs of stuff the celebs had been wearing. I think your definition is equally apt.

  • hughman

    What happens at the office Christmas Party stays at the office Christmas Party.

    • annabelle archer

      let’s hope!!

    • Darcy H

      Except herpes.

  • zenobar

    Judging from this post and pants featured in the previous post, I guess you could say that palazzos are having A Moment.

    • alyce1213

      ?? Where are palazzos in this post? Am I missing something? I see legs and legs.

      • zenobar

        “Palazzo Intrigue” on this VF cover; Lady Edith’s Unfortunate Pants in the previous post :)

        • Sarah

          Well, I agree with BC being the killer inside you. If they mean libido, that is. I just quit that stuff, for the sake of the nookie level in my household. Thank goodness.

          • kimmeister

            I’ve tried several kinds of birth control, and they all have side effects of course, but guess which one they have all had in common? *sigh*

          • Sarah

            Well, it works for other stuff. I am not enjoying the drug free roller coaster that is unfettered Lady Time but I’m trying to be a mom soon so it had to be done.

          • kimmeister

            The last one made my hair fall out, gave me acne, erased the libido, and started giving me irregular periods (which freaked me out). It’s a wonder the hubby wanted to touch me at all! So I switched back to the first one that just gives me a 3-day headache during that time of the month (plus the libido erasure).

          • Sarah

            See, withOUT it I get acne at ladytime, heinous pain, and totally irregular appearances of Aunt Flo. Coupled with moderate insanity, and an urge to flee buildings on or before the first day of onset. But, I clearly am willing to deal with all of that for the sake of being shagadelic.

          • kimmeister

            That’s why I was so ticked! BC is supposed to help with acne, not cause it! Oh, and that one also gave me severe itchiness all over my body constantly. Sucked. But at least none of them ever affected my moods. (I’m not a moody person anyway.)

          • Fordzo

            I made my husband get his pockets picked. After everything I went through to give him an heir, it was the least he could do.

          • kimmeister

            I’ve never heard that particular euphemism before!

          • foodycatAlicia

            Neither have I – it’s a good one!

          • zenobar

            I agree too. Although I decidedly do NOT want a third little heathen, there’s some life in the ole girl yet, so I still have to take precautions.

            Related, this bitter little observation: Apparently the Pill For Men is right up there with flying cars, as far as scientific progress is concerned.

          • Mary229

            I wish I had known the damage BC can do when a Doctor gave it to me at age 17 for heavy periods. I was on it for 10 years. It masks problems without fixing them. It screws up your hormones so that your body then can’t self-regulate and self-balance. It caused me so many problems and I’m so glad to finally be off of it.

        • alyce1213

          Oh gosh, I didn’t read the article titles. (‘Though I don’t think the article is about pants, lol.)

  • Sarah

    She is pretty. And I am looking forward to a Very Booby Christmas, if at all possible, so I thank her for the felicitations.

  • MilaXX

    That red is everything. It really suits her much better.

  • Tracy_Flick

    I love everything about this, except her smile on the cover. Something in the mouth region looks terribly over-photoshopped, and the effect is that she got those chompers in the gag gift aisle of the party store.

  • marlie

    I’m not loving her face on the cover (her smile seems a little too forced and artificial), but all of the clothes look fabulous on her, and I love her in the inside photos.

    • Fordzo

      She looks a little manic on the cover, no?

      • decormaven

        It’s almost a 3D mouth they’ve Shopped. “Amy Adams in….THE MOUTH! During the last 30 minutes of the film, audience members should abstain from eating popcorn, chewing gum, and ingesting Milk Duds.”

  • hillmad

    She is SO gorgeous! But why did they have to do that to her on the cover?

  • filmcricket

    The cover is just … stupid on multiple levels (although I like her in red), but the inside shots are va-voom. Her legs are great. She looks amazing in the American Hustle ads, too. I hope her stylist takes some inspiration from it.

  • Imasewsure

    I like the red chair and the boobs but that’s about it… horrible horrible cover. Photos are ok

  • ashtangajunkie

    Her face in the last shot is a bit “sexy corpse,” but I LOVE the second shot and the cover is hilariously exuberant.

  • Qitkat

    The magazine title links to more photographs. Number four is really stunning, a back shot of her looking pensive in a shimmery silver gown with blue reflections. It’s my favorite of all the pictures.

    • filmcricket

      Ooh, you’re right, that is a great shot.

  • jen


  • KT

    Those are some sweet New York boobs! And along with everyone else, I’m loving how sassy she looks in all of these. Let your freak flag fly, girl.

  • Trickytrisha

    Wow, that’s a lotta teeth on the cover shot. The other two pics are nicely atmospheric, but don’t really do justice to her extraordinary beauty.

  • nannypoo

    Years from now she’ll gaze lovingly at that cover and think “Who is that woman? Oh, it’s me, but it looks nothing like me now or ever” and therein lies the problem with that cover.

  • Jacob Bowen

    WERQ! My only issue is the second photo you can’t tell it is her!

    • conniemd

      Her feet looked deformed in that shot.

  • Lori

    I hate the pose on the cover so very, very much. She looks demented. I can’t believe they couldn’t find one shot in that dress where she didn’t look like a crazy person. WTH, VF?

  • Pennymac

    Shopped. To. Death.

  • DominoEstella

    I just don’t consider her sexy and after seeing her in Man of Steel I can barely stand to look at her..

  • Sunraya

    Too much boob, and too close to a groin shot. I don’t like it.

  • LaSylphide

    Somebody needs to un-invent Photoshop.

  • Sonja Brisson

    She looks like so many other people that I mix her up with Isla Fisher and a host others.

  • Sonja Brisson

    I meant a host of others! Long day…

  • lifeisastory

    That looks like an uncomfortable squat in that first shot. I can’t help but wonder how long she had to hold that.

  •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    See, now I feel terrible because I’m just not buying it. I think she just reads ‘cute’ no matter how she’s styled.

    • Shawn EH

      Agreed, I think they should actually just stop trying to sex her up. She’s so much more the frumpy office temp who creates a food blog than a modern day Rita Hayworth. But maybe this new 1970s movie will show a different side.

  • foodycatAlicia

    I keep thinking the bauble in her hand is an apple.

  • tintashoopa

    I would love to see the before and after of that photoshopped Vanity Fair cover. it looks creepy and completely surreal!

    • LJCdoc

      I know – Did they HAVE to do that to her teeth???!!!