Being beautiful is sheer luck. Being your own kind of beautiful is a combination of luck and skill: Anjelica Huston is, and has always been, one the the most strikingly beautiful women alive, where “alive” is the key to understanding her charm. Her penetrating gaze and her slight sardonic smile – coupled with her impressive height, which she inherited from both parents, director John Huston and dancer Enrica Soma – are part of what made her a star, along with her superhuman talent and ability to make any role her own, whether she's playing Morticia Addams or Etheline Tenenbaum. She can do evil, damaged and funny with the same ease, a talent that not many actresses possess. And she looks good in Missoni, as evidenced by these images from our archives.
Tonight, she will be celebrating her uniqueness in New York: the occasion is the launch of her autobiography, "A Story Lately Told", published by Simon & Schuster (you can read an excerpt here), which tells the tale of her enchanted childhood, wild years, tumultuous romance and great career. Make sure not to miss it.