If, like us, you were worried that Megan Fox may not be getting enough gigs - having been recently replaced as the female lead in the Terminator films by Brit model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, then you can relax. This morning the actress has been named as the new face of Giorgio Armani Cosmetics and the 24-year-old actress is understandably thrilled. “Mr. Armani is an iconic visionary for all things fashion,” Fox said. “I’m honored to be associated with him and part of this campaign.”
The brunette bombshell had previously pouted her way through ads for Emporio Armani lingerie and Armani Jeans, but landing a major beauty campaign such as this rockets her into the big league alongside supermodels and A-list movie stars, and also confirms, once again, that lingerie models are here to stay in the world of the luxury labels.
In many ways the appointment mirrors Dolce & Gabbana's casting choice for its own cosmetics line - the equally pouty and curvaceous movie star Scarlett Johansson, and both girls have a distinctively-retro sex appeal, resembling movie stars from a bygone era (is it just us, or does Megan Fox look like the Ava Gardner to Johansson's Marilyn Monroe?)
A spokeswoman for the designer told WWD that Mr Armani chose the actress for the beauty campaign, because “she embodies the spirit of the women of today: free, confident and seductive. Her beautiful features reveal femininity, sensuality and strength.” The images for the campaign were shot by photographer Craig McDean, with makeup by Linda Cantello, and will debut in October.
Fox's year keeps getting better. She recently married her long term boyfriend,“Beverly Hills, 90210” actor Brian Austin Green, in beachside ceremony in Hawaii; has just finished starring in Passion Play, a period drama alongside Mickey Rourke and Bill Murray; and has been named as the superheroine star of a forthcoming comic book adaptation, Fathom.