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Cate Blanchett, Sans Photoshopping

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Shocker! Cate Blanchett has fine lines. She even has slight bags under her eyes. Big, huge gasp!

Blanchett bravely posed for the March/April cover of Intelligent Life magazine without the assistance of makeup, retouching, or a wardrobe stylist. The magazine’s editor-in-chief says that they wanted to capture  Blanchett in her natural habitat, as “a woman of 42, spending her days in an office, her evenings on stage and the rest of her time looking after three young children.” 

“When other magazines photograph actresses, they routinely end up running heavily Photoshopped images, with every last wrinkle expunged. Their skin is rendered so improbably smooth that, with the biggest stars, you wonder why the photographer didn’t just do a shoot with their waxwork,” editor Tim de Lisle told The Telegraph. “We can’t be too self-righteous about it, because, like anyone else who puts her on a cover, we are benefiting from her beauty and distinction. But the shot is at least trying to reflect real life.”

The biggest surprise of this cover to me? That Cate Blanchett isn’t wearing her signature color: gold.

Otherwise, I am sure the rest of the Kate anti-airbrushing and plastic surgery league is pleased.

This post was originally published on Kate-Book.com, the website by, for and about Kates. More from Kate-Book.com:

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