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There’s nothing magazines love to do more than dress up a modern day beauty as an old school icon, though it’s almost invariably Marilyn Monroe. For W’s June issue, photographer Tim Walker styled one of Hollywood’s most beautiful faces as everyone from Buster Keaton to Marlene Dietrich to Elvis — with nary a Monroe-esque pout to be seen. How refreshing!
The actress in question is, if you didn’t figure it out on your own, Scarlett Johansson. Marlene seems like an almost obvious homage, but the Buster Keaton transformation is pretty mindblowing. These images show the power of makeup at its finest. There’s more at Wmagazine.com though, sadly, Elvis didn’t make the cut: “It just didn’t look appealing.”