Sienna Miller is too ‘toothy’, claims Vogue editor

Last week, we covered the new documentary about Vogue’s Anna Wintour, premiering at Sundance, called The September Issue. As more people see the film, funny parts of the true story of putting together Vogue’s biggest issue, the September issue, come out. The documentary was filmed in 2007, and the September cover girl was Sienna Miller, pre-Balthazar Getty, aka when she was hot stuff, and people still wanted to work with her.

According to reports, the documentary features scenes where Anna Wintour and her staff repeatedly complaining about how “toothy” Sienna Miller is. So “toothy” they have to retouch her smile. Tabloid reports are making this into some kind of scandal, but I just don’t see any “there” there. It’s not exactly breaking news that women get epically retouched on or in magazines. But here’s the dirt, from the Telegraph:

The revelation was contained in a fly-on-the-wall documentary about the magazine, The September Issue, which was screened for the first time at the Sundance Film Festival.

The documentary, put together by veteran producer and director RJ Cutler, lifts the curtain on Vogue’s production process for the most important issue of the year.

In it, staff are seen despairing over the state of their cover star in pictures taken by the world-renowned Italian photographer Mario Testino.

Wintour, 58, who is said to have been the inspiration for the boss from hell in The Devil Wears Prada, memorably played on screen by Meryl Streep, is shown complaining about her being “toothy” while other staff are concerned by the number of fillings she has.

At the last minute, staff are reduced to superimposing one picture of her face onto another of her body. One viewer who watched the documentary told arts news website The List: “It must be awful for Sienna to see. Anna keeps complaining she is too ‘toothy’ and the other staff are worried she has too many fillings. The editors hint at Sienna to cut her hair and she ignores them, which worried them even more.

“It was funny, but probably not for her.”

However, Vogue’s head of publicity insisted the retouching was not personal. Head of communications Patrick O’Connell told the Daily Mirror: “While some retouching is a fact for any cover, no one is more convinced of Ms Miller’s beauty than Vogue. The fact she appeared on the magazine’s September cover, our most important issue of the year, is a testimony to this truth.”

Miss Miller’s US publicist Leslie Sloan told the paper: “Sienna Miller is the first person to admit that her photos are always retouched – no one is ever that perfect.”

From Telegraph

What’s funny is that I remember this Vogue cover, I might even still have it somewhere. Sienna’s smile isn’t the problem, it’s her little rooster-tail hairstyle that sucks. For some reason, Vogue stylists thought it would be fashionable to pull Sienna’s hair into an extremely high ponytail – I just didn’t get it.

Reports are flying back and forth that Sienna is coming to New York to do a play, but it’s still up in the air. One thing is for sure, she won’t be getting another Vogue cover any time soon.

Here are the photos of Sienna in the September, 2007 issue of Vogue, via Stylecrunch.

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  1. Baholicious says:

    Excuse me? Hello Vogue – you’ve shot Julia Roberts, Christy Turlington, Jerry Hall, Lauren Hutton etc. etc…

  2. Lydia says:

    Funny, when I saw the magazine editorial with Sienna, I had the same impression! I thought she looked toothy as hell. And, as we know, the pictures were already retouched…
    Well, I also never understood why they chose this harlot to be the covergirl of the September issue, obviously the most important issue of the year. What is she famous for? Ah, yeah, sleeping with Jude Law. And now, her fame is even worse. We know she has a thing for married men. And she can’t stay with a guy for more than 2 weeks…

  3. rules says:

    what is it about her face that is just so….blah. even though I know who she is, whenever I see her face I never really recogonzie her as being famous…

  4. barneslr says:

    Toothy? Don’t they mean trashy?

  5. doodahs says:

    I’m usually the lone dissenter in the Sienna Miller threads. I always thought she was really purrty and I enjoy watching her on screen.

    ‘Tis a shame her private life has already eclipsed her career. I don’t think she is any worse an actress than some of her other 20-something counterparts and I always liked her quirkiness.

  6. Mairead says:

    I don’t mind her either.

    But I thought the hAhmericans liked lots and lots and lots of shiny-shiny white teeth? You learn something new, etc.

  7. Amy says:

    I don’t get her at all. Nothing special, IMO!

  8. gg says:

    I think her teeth are her only redeeming feature.

  9. huh says:

    I am American and I thought it was common knowledge that we (most of us?) (at least in CA) love perfectly straight white teeth….go figure.

  10. Keekee says:

    Vogue covers Julia Roberts and Angelina Jolie, two of THE all-time toothiest women on this planet. Sienna pales in comparison, so what exactly is Vogue’s problem? Anna Wintour, if you want to pick the woman apart for other reasons, fine – but calling her too “toothy” is bizarre. You’re just reaching for straws here. Call her a maneater or something, at least! heh heh

  11. RRT says:

    She is common-looking white bread. You can pick any number of young women off the street, give them the air-brush treatment and they’d look just like Siena Miller on the Vogue cover. Actually, I daresay many would look a darn sight more interesting.

  12. Jenny says:


    its so ugly these eyebrowns dark with blond hair , i agree RRT “You can pick any number of young women off the street, give them the air-brush treatment and they’d look just like Siena Miller on the Vogue cover.”

  13. Jennifer says:

    ^Jenny, you must lead such a sad, depressing life! Sienna miller is gorgeous and good actress. Your attack on her is personal and I’m afraid that you are simply jealous! I happen to think dark brows with dark blonde hair is a nice look, it goes well. At least she pulls it off. ;O