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Oprah Winfrey, Kate Winslet, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts & More go Makeup-Free for Vanity Fair Magazine’s 20th Hollywood Issue



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For the 20th Hollywood issue for Vanity Fair Magazine, renowned American Artist Chuck Close took raw portraits of 20 of your favourite Hollywood stars. The list included Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Scarlet Johansson, Sean Penn, George Clooney, Kate Winslet, Bruce Willis, Julia Roberts, Forest Whitaker and more.

For the shoot, Chuck had strict rules under which the session was to be carried out. They included:

1) Arrive alone or with one close friend or associate
2) Be available for three (3) hours
3) Be responsible for your own look – no professional styling or hair or makeup
4) Be content with coffee and deli sandwiches or salads – nothing fancy will be served
5) Get to the studio under your own steam.

Well, he definitely wanted the shoot to be as ‘laid back’ as possible and did his part by chilling in an ankara inspired hoodie and trousers.

Check out a selection of photos of Oprah, Scarlet and Brad from the shoot as well as behind-the-scenes images of all the other stars.

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Did you know that Brad Pitt has 45 movies to his name? 

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…And Scarlet has 39. 

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To see all the images, download the Issue here:

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  1. dr. lash

    February 10, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Whaoo! Looking forward to this kinda shoot for our Nigerian celebs

  2. Amiphat

    February 10, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Always love Bette Midler. They all look great!!! Scar Jo looks like a teenager here – really nice pictures.

  3. FAR

    February 10, 2014 at 11:18 am

    No Make up, Hair or Fashion Stylists??? Hmmmmmmmmm!!!!!

  4. Xtsy

    February 10, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Lol at the artist rocking ankara on the regular
    Oprah looks comfy in her own skin. Doesnt look like she has had any work done viz botox, fillers, lift’s etc. Blessed and graceful……….

    • Nonso

      February 11, 2014 at 12:36 pm

      Oprah looks best.

  5. Chu-Chu

    February 10, 2014 at 11:28 am

    George clooney tho..*faints*

    • Adeola

      February 10, 2014 at 12:37 pm

      jumps over your fainting self to grab Clooney’s shokoto ” cmi amor”!!

    • memebaby

      February 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm just read my mind..just too fine.

  6. koko

    February 10, 2014 at 12:12 pm


  7. hey

    February 10, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    wow brilliant!

  8. Aibee

    February 10, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    When you’ve lived life to the hilt, you have no need to fear seeing your face without makeup in public. Why? Becaus e you’ve earned every wrinkle, crows feet, frown/smile lines etc. Every single one of those lines contributed into making you the person you are today.

  9. c'est moi

    February 10, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Scarlet though! and my sesky George… *wink* 🙂


    February 10, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Damn you Scarlet! You fine o! Loving the Chuck Close’S Ankara ensembles I wonder who his tailor is.

  11. GladiatorInASuit

    February 10, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Please they still have foundation on! Tambout no make up

    • Sandi

      February 23, 2014 at 11:23 pm

      Are you trying to say ‘Talking about?’

  12. OmoMakun

    February 10, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    I like the photographers ankara outfits!

  13. 0lukayode

    February 10, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Ok I am not the only person seeing Ankara

  14. keele

    February 10, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    bella needs to have the thumbs up and down button

  15. Love me Love me

    February 10, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    I love the ankara wearing dud. Having fun with his clothes, nice

  16. itsjustme

    February 10, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Oprah IS wearing makeup

    • aj

      February 10, 2014 at 11:27 pm

      how would you know? they said MAKE-UP FREE!!!!

    • Strawberrycandy

      February 14, 2014 at 4:46 pm

      that the only justification? cuz “they said it”?

    • Eve82

      February 11, 2014 at 5:28 pm

      Girl Oprah lined those lips for sure. I don’t know what else she got on, but I’m not buying the no make up. I have seen a picture of O without make up, and I will not speak bad of the elderly.

    • who said

      February 12, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      Erm, Aunty Eve82, my lips look almost exactly like hers (a bit pinker on the bottom lip but that might be because I’m 30years younger). Don’t be saying things you can’t substantiate

  17. funmi

    February 10, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Brillliant Idea

  18. Stephanie

    February 11, 2014 at 6:45 am

    Brad is old now sha…lovely pics

  19. Riri-Rose

    February 11, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Love u Oprah. Brad keeps getting better with age

  20. damepenelope

    February 11, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    so true!


    February 12, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    love this! I need to start rocking my bare face again

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