Jessica Lange has been around for decades. She co-starred with a giant ape in her first film, 1976’s remake of King Kong and she has subsequently won 2 Oscars (Best Supporting Actress in 1983 for Tootsie & Best Actress in 1995 for Blue Sky).
To says that she is a style Icon would be selling her short. Last year, at the age of 64, she posed for a Marc Jacobs Beauty campaign (photographed by David Sims). She’s always been one of those actresses that’s able to completely transform her style and mannerisms and become unrecognisable in a role. Whether it’s playing country legend Patsy Cline in 1985’s Sweet Dreams or Jacqueline Kennedy’s legendary aunt Big Edie in the HBO film Grey Gardens (based on the Maysles Brothers 1975 documentary).
Her Icon Status has grown even more in the last four years since she’s been starring in Ryan Murphy’ anthology series American Horror Story. Lange has said herself that she’s never been as recognized in real life as much as in the past few years. Which made her an obvious choice for the Marc Jacobs campaign.
American Horror Story has made Jessica relevant to a whole new generation and we couldn’t be happier. Personally, we think Lange should have played the Meryl Streep role in August: Osage County, but that’s just our opinion.
If you want to check out some of Lange’s best film work, look for these titles; The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), Tootsie (1982), Frances (1982) & Cape Fear (1991).
The entire Télio team would like to wish Jessica Lange an amazing birthday and we thank her for continuously inspiring us!