(PCM) Marc Jacobs International announced yesterday through a Tweet that actress Jessica Lange will be the new face of the brand’s beauty line.
In an industry that is centered around and obsessed with the idea of youth and all of its trappings, a 64-years-young woman as the face of a beauty line is a breath of fresh air if you’ll excuse the cheesy play on words.
Marc Jacob’s move is a smart one; Lange is already well known and renowned not only for her beauty but also for her acting. The blonde bombshell has six Academy Award nominations and two wins; one Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role her role as a manic depressive housewife in Blue Sky (1994) and another for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in Tootsie (1982).
Younger audiences recognize Jessica Lange from her fiercely entertaining and Primtime Emmy winning performances in FX’s anthology horror show American Horror Story. Other notable performances include her role as the damsel in distress Dwan in the 1975 remake of King Kong, her role as Jackie O’s famed aunt Big Edie in HBO’s Grey Gardens (2009), and her Academy Award nominated role as the troubled musician Frances Farmer in Frances (1982).
Lange started in the business as a model for Wilhelmina modelling agency where she was discovered by producer Dino De Laurentiis (King Kong, Blue Velvet). With her background in the beauty industry as well as her well tailored sultry/sophisticated image, Lange ought to shine as the new face for March Jacobs Beauty.
Jessica Lange is also a photographer with two published works, 50 Photographs and En México, and a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF specializing in the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo and spreading awareness of the disease in Russia.