Elle US has chosen Greta Lee, the breakout star of “Past Lives,” for a cover feature in their December 2023/January 2024 “Women in Hollywood” issue. Captured by photographer Zoey Grossman, Greta Lee exudes sophistication and style in an exquisite Ralph Lauren Collection jacket and bodysuit.
The cover story, styled by Alex White, features Lee in an array of high-fashion ensembles by top designers including Celine by Hedi Slimane, Agent Provocateur, Prada, Louis Vuitton and Chanel. Jenny Cho’s expertise in hairstyling adds a touch of elegance, complemented by Kara Yoshimoto Bua’s make-up artistry and Ashlie Johnson’s expert manicures. The entire project is seamlessly pulled together by LOLA Production.
Greta Lee reflects on her journey in Hollywood as a woman of color, a story of resilience and breakthroughs. At 40, she has gone from being sidelined in supporting roles to starring in major projects. Her portrayal of Nora in “Past Lives” resonates deeply, reflecting her own professional struggles and aspirations. Lee emphasizes the importance of fair pay and transparency in the industry, especially for women of color, and advocates for pay equity.
She expresses gratitude to influential female mentors such as Lena Dunham and Amy Schumer, who recognized her talent beyond ethnic stereotypes. Lee is vocal about the lack of diverse roles for actresses like her and is determined to change that narrative. Looking ahead, she dreams of a long-lasting career and collaborations with notable figures in the industry.