Olivia Wilde’s single-lady bangs trauma covers Glamour: cute or fug?


Olivia Wilde is the June cover girl for Glamour Magazine, likely to promote her part as an old-timey hooker (not confirmed!) in Cowboys & Aliens. I have to admit, aside from briefly riding the Gosdong and that unfortunate “honeybadger” incident, Olivia hasn’t been grating so much lately. I kind of like the transformed, ex-con Thirteen on House, and basically Olivia hasn’t been showing her I’M A PRINCESS in my face so much. Of course, that may be because she is no longer a princess, since she dumped her Italian prince for greener pastures (re: random dongs). You can see the Glamour slideshow here, and here are some highlights:

On marriage: “The mark of a good marriage is partnership and continuing to feel inspired by your spouse. I had that with Tao. But the end is not necessarily the tragedy. Staying in a relationship that is no longer working is the tragedy. Living unhappily—that’s the tragedy.”

On dating again: “I’m opening up my heart to the idea of dating. It’s funny—my friends would always come to me for romantic advice, [but] I know nothing, and things have changed since I was dating in high school! I’m really trying hard to spend this time working on myself.”

What Olivia learned from her mom: “She’s gorgeous and she taught me that a real feminist doesn’t apologize for her beauty. You can be a sexy, beautiful woman and be the smartest person in the room.”

Name-dropping: “I remember Mick Jagger [talking] politics with my parents…At 13 I came to L.A. for a press junket, and it was this magical land of palm trees and George Clooney. But [then] I saw George talking to my dad about politics, and I thought what makes these people special is that they’re not just actors…I saw people being valued for their intelligence and their interests as opposed to their stardom. It instilled in us that stardom is meaningless.”

On conventions: “We got engaged at Burning Man and married on a school bus. We were not conventional.”

On being married so young: “Everyone said it to me—and I had to figure it out for myself—but you change so much. I’ve learned it’s important to spend time in a relationship with yourself and not being defined by your partner.”

On dating: “I wish I could play the field. But it’s so not me. I go 100 percent into everything. And I’m a really good girlfriend.”

[From Glamour]

Okay, so she was kind of plucking my nerves with some of those quotes. I buy that she’s out there, sowing her wild(e) oats (sowing her Cockburn oats?), and she has probably boned Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling, and God knows who else since she split with her husband. I think she wouldn’t have split from Tao unless she thought she could trade up, and all of the quotes about how she’s a good girlfriend, blah, blah, blah… well, whatever. I mean, God bless her, I guess. If I was in her shoes, I would be rubbing on Gosling too (but not JT).




Glamour photos courtesy of HuffPo.

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  1. lisa says:

    i get a good vibe from her. she looks awake. not sleepy and vain like some others.

  2. Kelly says:

    The bangs trauma doesn’t bother me, but that jaw…hello Stanley Smith!

  3. Marjalane says:

    Grrrrrrrrr. I hate being reminded that she rubbed on the Gosdong.

  4. The_Porscha says:

    I like her, think she’s pretty, and appreciate her character (then and now) on “House.” *shrug*

  5. liz says:

    “I remember Mick Jagger [talking] politics with my parents…At 13 I came to L.A. for a press junket, and it was this magical land of palm trees and George Clooney. But [then] I saw George ”

    –ugh, enough…

  6. Laura says:

    I like her. I love her bangs, and think she looks fantastic in those pics!

  7. Jo says:

    I hate the bangs, but I love the crap out of this girl and think she’s awesome and gorgeous and generally love her attitude in this. And the name-dropping seems more like a great way to make a point than… actual namedropping. God, I’m such a stan for her.

  8. benny says:

    She was NEVER a princess because her husband was never a prince.

    First, Italy hasn’t recognized royal titles for decades. But more importantly, even IF they still did (and they don’t), illigitimate children were not allowed to inherit titles, and her husband was illigitimate. So even IF they still recognized those titles (and they don’t), he was never eligible to receive one. Bottom line: he was never a prince, and she was never a princess. I suppose they just call themselves that, and hope people in America are too ignorant to know the truth.

  9. Macheath says:

    Whoa! Spoonface extraodinaire!

    I do like her though.

  10. KateNonymous says:

    She’s got a high enough forehead for bangs, but I do think they accentuate her strong jaw, particularly when her hair is pulled back like in that braid.

  11. lucy2 says:

    Something about her just bugs me, not sure why.

  12. Heatherrr says:

    She is hot and remarkably down to earth. I like!

  13. Camille says:

    Yes, fug.

    That fringe (what we call ‘bangs’ in New Zealand) just emphasises her huge jaw. I don’t find her pretty in the slightest and after seeing her in Tron recently I don’t find her to be that great of an actress either. Milla Jovovich did it better in The Fifth Element.

  14. Becky says:

    I think she’s strikingly beautiful although I’m not a fan of the bangs or the cover pic. I can’t comment on her acting as I’ve never seen her in anything but I’m sure looking like she does opened alot of doors-I doubt talent was what got her noticed(: It’s amazing how some people are so fortunate-growing up privileged and gorgeous as well. Still, I can’t fault her for hooking up with various guys and having a good time. If I got married at 19 and was a recently divorced 27 year old I’d do the same thing.

  15. Dhavy says:

    I don’t know what men (and women) find so hot about this woman. She’s a bag of bones with pretty eyes. That’s it

  16. Kimberly says:

    Dhavy- I agree, just because your eyes aren’t brown- it doesn’t automatically make you beautiful. Sorry, but I’m not impressed with her eyes or acting skills. Blue eyes are the new brown I guess.

    Bangs are Fugging over! Sorry kids.

    1. how can bangs be cool? They are soooo outdated!!!! I mean if you’re one of those people that can’t give up your look, or just don’t know any better, then keep the bang look by all means.

    2. Why would you like to look like an 8 year old girl Olivia?? Bad stylist!!!

  17. annie says:

    She dumped her husband because he was getting in the way of her career. What a great person.

  18. bre says:

    First off, she DOES have beautiful eyes. Secondly, she CAN act. Thirdly, why does anyone feel the need to bash her? Are you that insecure and bored with how your own life has turned out?! Lol it seems that way to me. Ultimately she has the talent, beauty, and balls to be in the public eye, do you?