After Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest ad campaign for Max Factor cosmetics made the rounds online, critics blasted the 41-year-old for trying to emulate style icon Audrey Hepburn.
The image shows the mother-of-two posing in a black dress and pearl necklace, with her hair tied up in a sleek chignon, much like Audrey’s character in the 1961 classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
When the photo was released on July 2, fans, especially on Twitter, were notably harsh, calling the actress “not pretty enough” to portray the Oscar winner.
One user called it the “Worst casting ever! Gwyneth could never play Audrey,” while another suggested, “She’s not even half the woman Audrey Hepburn was.”
For the brand’s 100 Years of Glamour, the Iron Man star channeled four icons from different eras. Along with Audrey, who represents the 1950s, Gwyneth dressed as Brigitte Bardot (1960s), Farrah Fawcett (1970s) and Madonna (1980s).