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Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy: Does She Even Look Like Jackie?

Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy in Jackie. Natalie Portman is the latest actress to take on America’s most stylish First Lady. Many famous brunettes including Jaclyn Smith, Roma Downey, Jacqueline Bisset, Jeanne Tripplehorn, and Katie Holmes have tried on iconic Kennedy pillbox hat or oversize Onassis shades at some point in their careers. But here’s how that classic Kennedy style looks on Portman in the first official photo from Pablo Larraín’s Jackie..Featuring: Natalie Portman. Where: United States. When: 17 Dec 2015.

Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy in Jackie.

Natalie Portman is playing First Lady Jackie Kennedy in the new biopic Jackie. The film just premiered at the Venice Film Festival and it’s a “brilliantly constructed, diamond-hard character study,” according to Variety.

But does Natalie Portman really look like Jackie Kennedy? Not much, at least not in this one PR shot that Fox Searchlight is sharing.

Photo of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Photo by Cecil Stoughton, via the JFK Presidential Library and Museum.

Here’s the real Jackie Kennedy with the family in 1962. I just don’t think Portman is catching the look. Here they are side by side:

side-by-sideOne thing makeup artists can’t do well is put more width between your eyes. They can make your ears look bigger, your nose look smaller, give you a different chin… but nobody had eyes quite as wide apart as Jackie Kennedy.

JFK, on the other hand, is being played by Caspar Phillipson.


Photo by Ninna Flor

Now we’re getting somewhere. He’s practically a dead ringer without even being in makeup.

Jackie is also showing this weekend at the Toronto Film Festival, but there doesn’t seem to be a release date set. Fox Searchlight doesn’t even have an official site up yet.

Now see more photos of the real Jackie Kennedy »


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