Kirsten Dunst: “I love my snaggle fangs, they give me character”


Kirsten Dunst is the cover girl for the September issue of Elle UK, and these are several pics from the cover shoot. I’m not a huge fan… I’ve grown tired of this airy-fairy, washed-out photography style, especially when the subject is herself airy-fairy and washed-out. Kiki can be photographed to look stunning and beautiful, but you have to take the time to light her properly, get her hair done, put her in good clothes, etc. You can’t just mess up her bangs trauma and shoot her through a hipster mist. That’s fashion, and it’s not a good editorial style. Just my opinion. Anyway, in the Elle piece, there are some half decent quotes from Kiki – I especially like the ones about her too-girly style and her “snaggle fangs”.


On her style: “I’m 29. I keep thinking, ‘Stop with the cutesy dresses.’ I’m trying to, I honestly am. I have things in my wardrobe that are too girlie for my age. But I like simple, feminine, casual. I don’t like overdone.”

On her happiness: “I’m much happier, more sure, more definite. Who you are at 25 and who you are at 29 is a very different thing. For me, it feels like a 20-year age gap. You live, you learn, and you come through the drama to a more easy, relaxed perspective.”

On her teeth: “I love my snaggle fangs. They give me character and character is sexy. People comment, but the only person who ever told me to fix them was my mom…. I just went my own way, like daughters do.”

Kiki on her split with Razorlight frontman, Johnny Borrell: “We all want the bad guy who doesn’t give you what you want. I did a lot of sitting in my car, listening to sad music, crying over boys.”

Now she’s with Jason Boesel: “[Jason’s] not into partying and it works. We have similar schedules: long periods of time off and periods of mad work. When I’ve finished work, I travel to be with him. It’s special.”

Working on On the Road: “I know how big it is. Every time I’ve been on the set, I’ve thought, ‘This is On the Road.’”

[Elle UK excerpts courtesy of The Mail, transcript of interview]

I have to agree with Kiki about her snaggle fangs, honestly. I don’t like talking about teeth very often because I know I’m in the minority – most people prefer teeth that super-human white and straight as can be. That’s fine, but I won’t hate on someone for having weird teeth. As for Kiki on her ripe old age of 29… Meh. If she wants to think the difference between 25 and 29 is huge, more power to her. But I suspect she doesn’t even remember 25. Bitch was hammered for nearly the entire year.



Elle UK photos courtesy of The Fashion Spot.

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  1. brin says:

    I like her for her indidviduality. I may not like a lot of her outfits, but at least she doesn’t look like every other actress. Love her snaggle teeth!

  2. the original bellaluna says:

    I also love her snaggle teeth! If she was a guy and had those same teeth, people would be all “Oh, he’s sexy. He’s different. He looks hot.”

    I think she’s got some serious mother-issues going on though.

  3. Krista says:

    I have always disliked her and called her the snaggle tooth dragon. She has always come off as snobby and pretentious. Kirsten reminds me of Gwyneth Paltrow.

  4. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    I like Kirsten’s airy-fairy pictures. So pretty and soft. I like her teeth too. Its not like they are stained or overly crooked. They do give her character.

  5. gee says:

    I don’t usually understand the hate with her. She seems WAYY better than half the people out there, and she can act. As for the snaggle teef, I can live without, but I think it’s great she likes them. Self acceptance is a lacking trait amongst most.

  6. Maritza says:

    Unless you have rotten teeth or really jacked up teeth then it’s necessary to get them fixed but hers are not bad.

  7. keeks says:

    agree – love her teeth, always have.

  8. KJ says:

    I absolutely hate her snaggle teeth. I think capped, clipped, veneered and overly white teeth are creepy and unsettling, but I hate when people have really distracting teeth and refuse to fix it because it “adds character.” I personally think it just takes away from what they’re saying because I’m too busy focusing on her mouth, just like I would be if they were uncomfortably straight and white. It’s like the difference between Anna Paquin’s small gap and Vanessa Paradis’. There’s character and then there’s that. A few millimeters can make a world of difference, and dental work doesn’t necessarily mean “looking like everyone else.”

  9. mystified says:

    I’m not her biggest fan. IMO she’s an O.K. actress but she doesn’t have much star presence — which I guess can be good or bad.

    I do like her snaggle fangs though, since I have snaggle fangs as well. People who comment on them have always tell me that they’re endearing. I guess those I know who don’t like them are polite enough to keep their mouths shut.

  10. Fabianne says:

    Absolute love this cover. The colors, the flowers. Very soft and feminine. Very Kiki. It’s interesting how the very first person that she has to fight about her teeth is her own mother. And I think she’s grown up a lot in four years so it’s natural to feel like it’s been a lifetime for her. Re her snaggle teeth, they show up when she’s photographed from a certain angle.

  11. Ruby Red Lips says:

    I absolutely love her snaggle fangs, I’ve always wished I’d had some. My sister who has the very same snaggle fangs thinks I’m mad, she hates them! But they do add character and quirkiness 🙂 100 times better than the horrible and far too common perfect veneers!

  12. Eve says:

    I love her snaggle teeth too (kinda like Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen). They’re super cute.

    It’s the mega-white veneers many actors sport that freak me out.

  13. Samihami says:

    Snagglepuss is unattractive to begin with. She really should get those fangs fixed. On someone else they may be endearing, but not her.

  14. Nymeria says:

    This reminds me of Jennifer Aniston’s idiotic statement, “I took a HUGE risk by putting on a brunette wig!” Kirsten Dunst can’t act; the only thing interesting about her onscreen is, well, her crop of snags.

  15. Twez says:

    She has the exact same dead fish expression in all those photos.

  16. anneesezz says:

    Her teeth are why I can’t watch any movie she stars in. They are distracting, not cute.

  17. Linner says:

    Her teeth are not attractive. Neither are Jewel’s. Not that I think they should get them changed. You should love yourself no matter what but some crooked teeth are kind of cute and some simply are not. Theirs are not.

  18. aenflex says:

    I love her teeth.

  19. Hollowdoll says:

    I think her teeth are cute and give her a more interesting and saucy smile.

  20. kieslwoski says:

    I don’t understand why so many people hate her, I really love her style, I think she is a great actress, I cannot wait for “Melancholia” it’s noce to see that she has hopefully cleaned up and is enjoying her work more.

  21. Hautie says:

    Braces, they are not your enemy.

    And the older you get those slightly snaggle teeth start to get really harsh looking.

    Look at Julia Roberts. Her teeth are really harsh looking now. Not a big deal in her 20’s. Now she needs to get those jokers floated. (ha! horse term!)

    Anywho. It is time for Kirsten to suck it up and spend the cash for a set of braces. Of all things one should put money into is great dental care.

    She does photograph well. And looks really great when she puts an effort into it.

  22. womanfromthenorth says:

    She’s been working since she was a kid, we watched her grow up and without most of the drama other young stars have. I give her an A+ for the good job of turning out semi-normal!

  23. Whatamess! says:

    Aww..she’s keeping in character as Claudia..too cute

  24. Runs with Scissors says:

    I like her snaggle fangs but I LOVE the snaggle fangs on Patricia Arquette.

    I think it does add character. For films where she needs chicklet teeth, she can wear falsies – best of both worlds.

  25. photo jojo says:

    I have clothes in my closet that are ‘too young’ too and I just don’t care. If she thinks 29 is a milestone give it 5 more years, Kiki, you’ll be amazed at what you can do!

  26. Onyx XV says:

    Um, no they don’t, hon. They make you look like a feral cat. And no, that’s not a good thing.

  27. Ari says:

    She has always reminded me of Maggie Gyllenhaall which is awkward to say the least.

  28. Jaxx says:

    If she loves her teeth so much why aren’t they showing in any of these photos?

  29. Kim says:

    Thats what ugly girls always say about their bad features. She looks like Snaggletooth. Not a pretty or talented girl.

  30. The Original Ashley says:

    I’m on both sides when it comes to teeth. I like a good smile and I have been put off when a guy has whack knashers but there are some people (Thom Yorke for instance) I don’t have a problem with. Kiki’s snaggle teefs don’t bother me. They are uniquely her own.

    And I have to say I’ve actually warmed to her. I’ve always liked the movies she’s been in (except Spiderman and that Cameron Crowe suck fest), but have never been like “oh my god she’s so brilliant”. She just happened to be in a movie I enjoyed. But then I saw that movie with her and Gosling and I absolutely loved her in it. Maybe she’s growing as an actress or it had been a long time since she was in anything but I came out of it for the first time thinking ‘wow she was great in that’.

  31. stella says:

    Her snaggles worked really well in Interview With A Vampire. I’m glad she never fixed them. My dentist has been after me for years to fix mine and I keep saying no. Jewel’s snaggles aren’t quiet as pretty and probably should be fixed.

  32. Camille says:

    I too like her ‘snaggle teeth’. Good on her for not bowing in to any pressure to get them fixed.

  33. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Jewel did fix her teeth

    I think diastemas grow with age–like ears and noses–not the stuff you want.

    I think Aniston was being facetious in that comment.

  34. LuckyLilGem says:

    First pic is horrible. She looks like a middle aged woman who was stranded nude and found some clothes in a trash can. The wispy hippie chick thing has run its course on her. There comes a time when that dewy innocence has to be retired.

  35. jemshoes says:

    LOL @ “hipster mist”! I kind of love this special effect in iPhoto. 😉 As for Kiki, I like the way she looks. When she was dating Jake G. and hanging out with Maggie G. I always did like seeing the 2 of them together. Such normal-looking girls at parties and on the red carpet – it was refreshing to see. And her snaggle fangs are cute and quirky.

  36. Isa says:

    I don’t like fake looking perfect teeth and I don’t like messed up looking ones either. There’s a balance that can be struck.
    Anna Paquin’s teeth bother me too. That gap is big enough for another tooth!

  37. NicoleAM says:

    She looks great in these pics and there’s nothing wrong with her teeth. Have always been a fan of hers 🙂

  38. Venefica Delirium says:

    I hate the giant paper-white teeth, not just a nice white, straight smile, but the obviously artificial ones that seldomly fit people’s faces and/or mouths.

    I don’t care for Kirsten Dunst’s acting and I don’t think she’s pretty but I don’t mind her teeth. They don’t really look crooked to me, though, just really tiny.

  39. JulieM says:

    I can understand why people don’t like the Chicklet teeth look; very fake. But Kirsten’s snaggles bother me; I find them very distracting. They do not add character, in my opinion. They add distraction. And she needs to stop talking about them. It seems she was asked about them in this interview and she answered, fair enough. Do they keep asking about her teeth because she keeps talking about it?

  40. john thing says:

    Too bad they don’t give her any talent.