the gentlewoman

Kirsten Dunst

Not many actors work consistently from the age of seven, but Kirsten Dunst is nothing if not special. From superhero blockbusters to dreamy independent cinema via screwball mockumentaries, there seems to be no genre she cannot undertake, and no role she can’t make entirely her own. Her career positively glitters with starry encounters, both on and off screen ­– from driving lessons with George Clooney on the set of ER, to borrowing Sofia Coppolla’s Galliano gown to wear to her high-school prom. It wasn’t all plain sailing though: her now-famous first kiss with Brad Pitt (in the 1994 film Interview with the Vampire) was not nearly as pleasant as fans might imagine – according to Kirsten, he had “exceedingly dry lips.”