Bold Face: Trophy Wives?

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The three ladies featured in this week's Bold Face could easily have taken their places as "trophy wives," both real and fictional, once they married but they are bucking convention to prove they are powerful in their own right...

Malin Akerman, star of the sitcom Trophy Wife, plays Kate, a reformed party girl who becomes the third wife of an older man, Pete. Kate finds herself in the middle of a family of three stepchildren and two ex-wives but she is determined to prove that she's not just a "trophy wife." In real life, Akerman is hardly just a showpiece, in fact, the single mother has gone on record stating "I tend to get a lot of scripts in which people want me to play the trophy wife, which is frustrating because I want the interesting, meaty roles." Although, apparently you can play an "interesting, meaty" Trophy Wife; the season finale of which airs on April 8 at 9:30 pm EST on ABC. Akerman wears the Chloé CE109SL sunglasses from Marchon...


Generally, when a model marries a professional athlete she's done pretty well for herself. But it's hard say who's got the better deal when it comes to supermodel Gisele Bündchen and NFL superstar Tom Brady. Is there such a thing as a trophy husband? Regardless, they are a genetically blessed couple and people can wait to see how their two children will turn out. Here the lovely Bündchen wears the Tom Ford Raquel (FT0076) sunglasses from Marcolin on Feb. 3, 2014 while out and about in Los Angeles looking effortlessly chic...


Salma Hayek is a powerhouse in her own right and yet still manages to be a trophy wife! An actress, director and producer, as well as a nominee for an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award, she went on to marry French billionaire and PPR CEO François-Henri Pinault. The two have a young daughter and there isn't a person alive who would blame the gorgeous Mexican beauty from retiring from the limelight. That however is not the case, she was recently snapped wearing the Gucci Black Bamboo (GG 2235/S) sunglasses from Safilo to the La Belle & la Bete film premiere in Paris on Feb. 9, 2014.