Amber Valletta for Harper’s Bazaar, April 1997
"The Master looked down at me, studied my upturned face in the glare of the arc, and shook his eagle head. Eyes no good, he said. A cast in one and far too blue; blue eyes always looked blank in close-up. You’ll never make it, he declared, and turned solemnly away.”
…seven years later…
By 1927, Norma Shearer had made a total of thirteen silent films for MGM. Each had been produced for under $200,000 and had, without fail, been a substantial box office hit, often making a $200,000+ profit for the studio.
…and it gets better…
Shearer was also one of the many actresses considered for the role of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With The Wind (1939). However, Shearer expressed no interest, joking, "Scarlett is a thankless role. The one I’d really like to play is Rhett!"
Yup. Canadian women.
Grace Coddington by Arthur Elgort
for i-D magazine