Rooney Mara, Jennifer Lawrence on cover of Vanity Fair’s Hollywood issue

January 31, 2012

(Mario TestinoVanity Fair)

The Oscar-nominated “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” star and the “Hunger Games” actress are joined by Mia Wasikowska, Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain, Elizabeth Olsen, Adepero Oduye, Shailene Woodley, Paula Patton, Felicity Jones, Lily Collins and Brit Marling. The women are styled in slinky, shiny dresses meant to evoke “a 20s and 30s boudoir feel” on the multi-panel cover, shot for the first time by Mario Testino.

The full cover image can be seen here.

As it has in years past, the Vanity Fair cover has been criticized, most notably by feminist Web site Jezebel, for not including actresses of color on the first panel. Oduye, who stars in the Oscar-nominated film “Pariah,” and Patton are in the second and third panels, respectively. The 2010 cover, which featured only white women, was harshly received.

Chicology writer Lauren Caruso noted how thin the featured actresses are and questioned whether Octavia Spencer, who will likely win an Oscar for her role in “The Help,” was left out because of her weight.

What do you think of the cover? Is it a good representation of up-and-coming women in Hollywood? If not, which actresses are left out? Sound off in the comments.

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