In which I gush about Anjelica

the first time i saw Anjelica Huston in a film was when she played Morticia in Addams Family. i was probably around 9 or 10 years old and just fell completely in love with her. she was the first woman in whom i recognised what sex appeal was – in a cool, understated, knowing way that wasn’t garish. which i suppose is a pretty significant moment for a kid on the cusp of learning about all that stuff and would become my benchmark of what sex appeal should be. some say she has a femme fatale quality about her but personally i think the term gentlewoman applies perfectly to Anjelica (that might be the influence of all those Wes Anderson characters talking). a gentlewoman femme fatale… perhaps.

another film that she was in that i loved as a kid (and still do) was The Witches. i am of course a massive Roald Dahl fan, and so had read & loved the book as a youngster… i kind of wanted the grand high witch to win in the end just because she was so cool in her portrayal.

my image sources here are pretty shit, i do apologise. most of these pics were saved to my computer anyway (…) – some of them are from youthquakers (specifically the old vogue shoots) and a few are from this great article.

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  • Reply Sandi Tuesday 7 June, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Such a classy babe! Loved The Witches when I was a kid. Maybe it’s time for a nostalgia viewing…

  • Reply Lauren Tuesday 7 June, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Love her! She is a wonderful actress and such a great inspiration.

  • Reply Megu Tuesday 7 June, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    ooh!! I love your blog and thank you so much for this post!!!!

  • Reply S Tuesday 7 June, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    WOW that sixth-from-the-bottom photo of her green eyes is electrifying. Also gotta have that stars sweater.

    I was introduced to her by Ever After, love her!

  • Reply Mariah Tuesday 7 June, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Holy Hell, the Witches?!? One of my complete favorite films growing up!

    I adore the image of her with the bob on the train/subway in the plaid coat. Perfection.

  • Reply Edelweissnyc Tuesday 7 June, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    I agree with Mariah, I loved her in Witches but she also scared the crap out of me!

  • Reply andrea Tuesday 7 June, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    the first thing i can remember seeing her in was “ever after” as the evil stepmother. i absolutely hated her for the longest time, but then i realized that it was only because she was such a great actress – and i’ve loved her ever since. i also think she’s absolutely stunning – was and still is!

  • Reply Den Tuesday 7 June, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    she’s the greatest!

  • Reply Vanessa, Take only Memories Tuesday 7 June, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Amaing photos! Thanks for sharing! She is such an unusual beauty…

  • Reply Anne Tuesday 7 June, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Such an awesome lady, great post, love the photos (and your blog)!

  • Reply Sarah Tuesday 7 June, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Holy wow. She has aged so, so well.

  • Reply Meagan DeMenna Tuesday 7 June, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    I could not agree more! She ages so gracefully and she’s such an inspiration! I LOVE her! Thank you for posting :)

  • Reply Ismay Tuesday 7 June, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    I love The Witches, she is perfect and terrifying in it.

  • Reply pamela Tuesday 7 June, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Jack was soooo dumb.
    She’s amazing.

  • Reply The Pessimiss Tuesday 7 June, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    The best thing about Anjelica is that she is simultaneously completely normal and supernatural.

  • Reply Caitlin Rose Tuesday 7 June, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    uhh, these are amazing, she is amazing.

  • Reply Sammy Tuesday 7 June, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Anjelica Huston is sooo amazing, she is a true beauty and icon. The Addams Family was the first film i saw of her and thats how i became a fan. She is a very special person and such a wonderful actress :)

  • Reply nicole b. Tuesday 7 June, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    I, too, loved the Witches, ha. Great post. She’s a classic beauty. xo.

  • Reply DABITO Wednesday 8 June, 2011 at 2:39 am

    I can stare at her face for hours…Anjelica is amazing. The first time I saw her was from Addams Family too. I so wanted Morticia to be my mother and of course, I wanted to be Wednesday :)

  • Reply eva Wednesday 8 June, 2011 at 3:54 am

    She’s beautiful! I just watched the Darjeeling Limited last night and I didn’t know she stars in that film! Grey-haired and all but still lovely!

  • Reply HuntGatherFashion Wednesday 8 June, 2011 at 6:49 am

    This is such an incredible collection of photos. I am taken with the idea of gentlewoman femme fatale. I love it!

  • Reply hila Wednesday 8 June, 2011 at 9:41 am

    there are no words to describe how much I love this post. I’ve always thought sexiness had more to do with attitude than physical assets, and damn, she has attitude.

  • Reply nina Wednesday 8 June, 2011 at 11:26 am

    total fox!
    Personal favourite moment is life aquatic. x

  • Reply Molly Cooper Wednesday 8 June, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    What a stunning, stunning woman. These photos and descriptions are just perfect! I love the confidence behind her subtle smile— so sexy, you’re right. The Witches scaaaaared me when I was little but I was absolutely mesmerized by it.

  • Reply ANDREA Thursday 9 June, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    I LOVE Anjelica Huston. That’s a great collection of photographs. I recently posted about her, and only out up four, you put me to shame! Your blog is wonderful, I check it every day!

  • Reply Avant Gardeniste Friday 24 June, 2011 at 7:45 am

    First time I saw Anjelica was in a photo shoot in Vogue or Bazaar, when she was 17, I think. I still have those pages somewhere. She was photographed in Ireland with a gypsy wagon. I didn’t think she was beautiful, but I still remember them, you know? Now you must see this:

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    She’s such an incredible actress. Have you seen her in her latest role, in the series Smash? She plays such a dynamic character.

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