The June 2023 issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK is embellished by the radiant Vanessa Kirby, the starlet from “Mission: Impossible 7 – Dead Reckoning Part One“. The magazine’s cover features a stunning photograph by Betina du Toit, presenting Kirby elegantly adorned in a Ralph Lauren Collection dress, supplemented by Cartier jewelry.
Delving into the cover story, stylist Miranda Almond has meticulously crafted outfits for Kirby from a plethora of top fashion houses. She’s seen sporting pieces from Alexander McQueen, Emilia Wickstead, Givenchy, Alessandra Rich, Carolina Herrera and Victoria Beckham, bringing an intriguing mix of style and sophistication. The overall look is perfected by the artistic touch of hairstylist Dayaruci, make-up artist Alex Babsky and manicurist Jessica Thompson.
Vanessa Kirby, the Oscar-nominated actress, is renowned for her immersive approach to her roles, diving deep into the psyche of her characters. From portraying empresses to grieving mothers, Kirby’s performances are a testament to her versatility and dedication. Her passion for portraying complex, contradictory women is evident in her work, including her roles in Hollywood blockbusters like the “Mission: Impossible” series and intense arthouse films like “Pieces of a Woman“.
Kirby’s commitment extends beyond acting, as she co-founded Aluna Entertainment, a production company dedicated to creating films about powerful, contradictory women. The company currently has 14 projects in development, each with unique teams and innovative filmmakers. Kirby’s roles and her production company reflect her desire to see “raw, fierce, vulnerable women” on screen.
Despite her success, Kirby admits to having self-doubt, a sentiment she has learned to manage rather than eliminate. She credits her experience working with Tom Cruise, who she describes as the “most passionate actor“, for boosting her confidence.
Kirby’s dedication to her craft is evident in her preparation for roles. For “Pieces of a Woman“, she observed a six-hour birth to authentically portray a mother of a stillborn child. This transformative experience led to an Oscar nomination in 2021.