Actress Cate Blanchett has successfully portrayed characters on film ranging from Elizabeth I to elfin Galadriel to Katherine Hepburn. She even played a pretty dead-on Bob Dylan?(though that movie didn’t work for me at all). With her grace and self-possession, the 43-year old Australian native?is easily one of today’s classiest actresses: gorgeous without?the obvious vanity, and strong without seeming dykey.
Earlier this year, Cate graced the cover of The Economist’s Intelligent Life magazine with minimal makeup and no photoshopping. Though prominent public figures have posed without makeup before, this?photo was pulled in tightly and left nothing to the imagination. For an aging actress, even one who is aging well,?that takes extreme balls. Cate Blanchett without makeup looks incredible.
The first photo of Cate without makeup, she looks Clark Kent-y, but amazing. I’m pretty sick of the horn-rimmed glasses that everyone on earth wears these days, but they work for her. Her skin glows and she looks fantastic.
In the next photo, Cate was shopping in Paris. She?is very pale but not ghostly, and the angle of this shot really catches her cheekbones. She is very simple and elegant and very beautiful.