Bold Face: Curves Ahead

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Bold Face explores the cult of celebrity and the styles, trends and brands that stars show off in movies, at events and living their daily lives. To be considered for inclusion please contact senior editor, Deirdre Carroll.


We often hear unfortunate stories about actresses being told to lose weight to make it in the biz. In this week's edition of Bold Face we feature three starlets who have bucked that trend and found success, even sex symbol status, because of, not despite, their curves...

Kat Dennings is reprising her role as Darcy Lewis in the superhero film, Thor: The Dark World, the sequel to 2011's Thor. In the film, being released on Nov. 8, Lewis is a political science major who is interning for Jane Foster, played by Natalie Portman, Thor's love interest, and the character provides much of the comic relief in the film. Dennings also lends her comic chops to her role as Max in CBS' 2 Broke Girls. Often cast in rebellious roles, the shapely Dennings defies a couple Hollywood conventions resulting in an unconventional sexiness that makes her a fan boy fantasy. Here Dennings shows off a little of that rebellion in the studded Valentino V112S sun style from Marchon...


Scarlett Johansson is considered one of Hollywood's modern female sex symbols and has frequently appeared in published lists of the sexiest women in the world, most notably when she was named the "Sexiest Woman Alive" by Esquire magazine in both 2006 and 2013, and the "Sexiest Celebrity," by Playboy Magazine in 2007. In fact, her most recent movie role was as the love interest of a porn-addicted Joseph Gordon-Levitt in his directorial debut, Don Jon, which went into wide release in September. That same month she was snapped at the Venice Film Festival with fiancé, Frenchman Romain Dauriac, in the Miu Miu MU 08 sunglasses from Luxottica...


Anyone who saw Salma Hayek's table dance scene from Dusk Till Dawn or her and Antonio Banderas love scene from Desperado aren't going to wonder why she is in a roundup of curvaceous starlets who wear great glasses. As the first lady of Kering (formerly PPR), owner of luxury brands Gucci, Saint Laurent Paris and Bottega Veneta, among others, thanks to her marriage to CEO François-Henri Pinault, Hayek has her pick of amazing clothes and stylish specs. Here the gorgeous, mother, actress, director and producer was snapped wearing the Balenciaga BA0009 sunglasses from Marcolin on Sept. 26 to the brand's Spring 2014 RTW show in Paris. Next up for the petite star is the action/thriller, Everly, out next year, where we will see her as we've never seen before, as a desperate woman forced to do battle against an army of Japanese gangsters.

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