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Irish-Ethiopian ‘Loving’ Actress Ruth Negga Scores her First Vogue Cover for January 2017

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After her mesmerizing performance in Jeff Nichols‘s film ‘Loving,’ the Irish-Ethiopian actress Ruth Negga has been called “a star for our time” but American Vogue as she lands her first cover of the prestigious fashion magazine.

Shot by Mario Testino, the cover features the gorgeous actress in an Alexander Wang rose-covered crop top with a Rodarte ear cuff.

According to E!, the film ‘Loving’ tells the story of Mildred and Richard Loving, the real-life interracial couple whose mission to be considered legally married became a landmark civil rights case in the Supreme Court. Negga’s biracial background and upbringing has made her very passionate about her culture, and she tells Vogue that the lack of diversity in Hollywood is only just now “becoming an embarrassment” despite being “unacceptable for a long time.”

That’s why she’s grateful for Loving. “The film is reminding us that there’s a conversation that we need to be having still,” she tells the publication.

See the stunning editorial photos below

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For more, visit Vogue.com

4 Comments

  1. Ec

    December 11, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Yes! Very beautiful and good actress in the Loving story

  2. bruno

    December 11, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    I have seen loving and its a great movie. she’s going to get nominated for a golden globe award, I’m not sure about an oscar. competition is strong this year amongst the women.

    she is so pretty tho. Josephine baker kind of beauty. olden days beauty. mad men boardwalk empire kind of beauty.

    she’s one of many break out stars of 2016. I’m happy for her.

  3. EE

    December 11, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Negga, interesting, not pronounced as looks I’m guessing.

    Remember her from Misfits and Agents of Shield.

  4. Abominable snow girl

    December 12, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Belly button on a Vogue cover??

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