Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Diane Kruger beauty

rexfeatures_1185578e.jpg
rexfeatures_1137372b.jpg
rexfeatures_1185176ee.jpg
rexfeatures_1137476bg.jpg

The German model-turned-actress has a house in Paris, Joshua Jackson as a partner and some very sane advice. It seems some women do have it all

Do you find you have more freedom to be yourself as an actress than a model?

Being an actor makes it easier to show your vulnerabilities and imperfections - that’s what people can relate to, that’s what I think when I look at women. I’m ok having dark eye circles and not looking my best sometimes in movies I make. It’s liberating.

Do you think that confidence comes with age?

I think so. I don’t want to be 16 anymore. I still have doubts and fears and all of that. I just don’t try to hide them as much anymore. In fact I think the one really big thing acting has taught me is to take fears and turn them into strengths.

What does beauty mean to you?

I think it’s an attitude in life. I used to think it’s what we all think is beautiful – the perfect body, the perfect face, hair... but I think that’s negative and impossible to reach. I truly believe that every single person has something beautiful about them, externally or internally.

How do you stay in shape?

When you’re really busy you tend to lose a lot of weight. You don’t eat properly, you don’t eat at the right times. But I try to eat organic; no burritos more than once every couple of weeks or so. I don’t like to go the gym: I like to go hiking. I sold my car in Paris, I like riding my bike.

Do you have a fitness goal?

I used to be a ballet dancer so sometimes I go overboard. I once signed up to the gym and got a trainer - he was an ex-Olympic ice-skater. All of a sudden I went from doing no sport to doing two hours of exercise every day. I’ve always dreamt of having the bubble butt – the Beyonce butt. I’m a white girl, it’s just not gonna happen. I tried really hard. We always want what we can’t have.

How do you like to wind down?

A glass of wine, make some food. I love cooking. Last night in Paris I had a big dinner party at my house. I don’t like to be in the kitchen for hours so I asked all my friends to come at seven and we all cooked together and talk. It’s my favourite way to spend an evening.

Do you believe you are what you eat?

Yes I do. Even though I’m certainly not the vegan/vegetarian crazy person – I don’t believe in any of those silly diets where you cut out something for six months and you lose 30lbs. I really believe your body needs everything. Some people are really skinny but they’re also gaunt – they gotta eat a yoghurt or something, there’s something missing in their diet.

Does the way you look on the outside affect how you feel on the inside?

When I wake up with pimples all over my face it doesn’t make me feel great that day. I still think it’s important to put on some make-up and a nice dress for my boyfriend. I’m not one of those girls who stops working and just throws on sweat pants. At night it’s nice to wear makeup; I tend to do my own makeup for red carpet events and I have an obscene amount of makeup. My girlfriends are like, really? I have so much stuff.

Do you think that the way you look is an expression of who you are?

Yes, I think so more than ever. Especially when I’m out on the red carpet – it’s important for me to choose my own dresses, choose my own make up. So often in Hollywood all these women have stylists and they all look the same. I’m not saying it’s good or bad, and I understand that some women aren’t sure, or they don’t like fashion and don’t give a shit what they wear. Maybe it’s my modelling background but I like what will make me look different or most make me look like myself.

Do you have any favourite beauty products?

I just signed with L’Oreal and got to choose the products I represent. Elnette’s my favourite product hands down. Then there’s the foundation I do, Matt Morphose - they sent it to me when I first signed with the movie I just finished. It’s amazing – it’s like a water-based mousse and you don’t need powder. I begged them,” I want to do this mascara” – extreme lash or whatever – I love it. I think Penelope Cruz is doing it at the moment.

Words: Diana Best

Related

15402 DFA 01o MS SUPER_LOW.JPG

Stylist's 8 minutes with Jen

DF-06596_r.JPG

Eat Pray Love arrives in cinemas

rexfeatures_1185438lcrpped.jpg

"I want other women to feel good"

Comments

More

GBBO’s Selasi takes Piers Morgan to task over Mary Berry’s spag bol

Nobody insults our Bezza and gets away with it

by Kayleigh Dray
29 Mar 2017

Teacher supports bullied schoolgirl by styling her hair the same way

Be the change you wish to see.

by Moya Crockett
29 Mar 2017

Tell me more: Olivia Newton-John teases Grease reunion plans

Are you ready for the Grease reunion?

by Hayley Spencer
29 Mar 2017

Chrissy Teigen absolutely annihilated Fox News on Twitter

“Words cannot explain how much I detest you”

by Kayleigh Dray
29 Mar 2017

The best A-list Instagrams from the week so far

From a Fresh Prince reunion to Lady Gaga's new look

by Nicola Colyer
29 Mar 2017

Alec Baldwin “fell in love” with Tina Fey the first time they met

Well, wouldn't you?

by Moya Crockett
29 Mar 2017

Mary Berry reminds us why we must never ask people about their weight

When asked how she stays in shape, the Bake Off star’s response was heart-breaking

by Kayleigh Dray
28 Mar 2017

This is what Courteney Cox really thinks about her time on Friends

“It was such an intense time”

by Kayleigh Dray
28 Mar 2017

Woman almost killed by abusive ex marries paramedic who saved her life

“Today I just feel very blessed to be here.”

by Sarah Biddlecombe
28 Mar 2017

Cuba Gooding Jr branded a “creep” after lifting Sarah Paulson’s dress

The incident has sparked outrage and disgust

by Kayleigh Dray
28 Mar 2017