Charlize Theron & Sean Penn get cozy at Paris Dior show: lovely or unsettling?


Sean Penn and Charlize Theron’s romance – which is now past the half-year mark – has had the oddest effect on both parties. On one side, every time Charlize stands or sits next to Sean Penn, she looks drop-dead gorgeous by comparison. But she also looks progressively bitchier too. Like, Charlize’s resting bitchface was in full effect in these photos from the Paris Fashion Week Dior show yesterday. She looked pissed off… at the clothes. Beautiful but ANGRY. Meanwhile, on the other side, Sean Penn seems to have chilled out considerably. He used to be the angry one. Now he’s the chilled one, happy to fly to Paris to sit next to his lady at the Dior show. What’s up, Sean? You changed, bro.

Obviously, Charlize is wearing Dior. I wonder if Sean got some Dior Homme for his trouble? Robert Pattinson is the current face of Dior Homme, so maybe Sean didn’t go there. Out of all the women at this runway show (Bedhead is covering some of them in a separate post!), I think Charlize looked the best. Her hair is killing me these days, it looks so good. Her skin looks gorgeous and overall… she just seems to be glowing these days.

I’m also including pics of Zhang Ziyi, who had my second favorite look (minus those shoes), and Marion Cotillard. I’m sorry, but Marion needs to stop wearing Dior. It never agrees with her. I don’t know if she’s just getting Charlize’s second choices or what, but it feels like Marion is getting the worst of Raf Simons’ designs.




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  1. Abbott says:

    I do love the Maya Rudolph look-a-like side eyeing Marion (who looks beautiful, IMO).

    • mimif says:

      That side eye is everything (and I think Marion looks smashing as well).

      • Liz says:

        I agree on both points, epic side eye and cute dress.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Marion looks amazing. She’s had a lot of fashion mishaps lately so this is nice to see.
        Glad to see she’s not rocking the fug booties she favors.

      • Chris says:

        The side eye was the first thing I saw.

    • Tanguerita says:

      first thing I noticed as well 🙂 Charlize scares the shit out of me, she seems to be permanently angry.

      • Lady Macbeth (ex HiddlesF) says:

        Lol Sean transferred the virus to her ha ha

      • Nicolette says:

        If rumors and blinds are to be believed, she has a reputation for being one of the meanest in Hollywood. That explains these two being together, birds of a feather.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        OMG! She does. Beyond serious, like surly, loaded and cocked. And can’t she please just sit or walk w/out posing and trying to be all “red carpet?” She looks obvious try and uber unnatural.

      • Shazz says:

        Actually Lady Macbeth, while funny as hell, I think you are right. Angry people do spread it around.

    • ClaireB says:

      She’s Louise Bourgoin, a french actress, more on a comic-side. That is a weird side eye indeed..but not necessary bad side-eying..just funny angle.

    • Couiny says:

      Perfect first comment! That’s the first thing I saw too, and I was going to comment on it in a separate post.

      It’s actually a French actress called Louise Bourgoin. She was Adele Blanc Sec in Luc Besson’s movie. I’m Belgian and live in France, and she is (semi) famous here. She worked on the French tv show “Grand journal de Canal plus”, she did comedy sketches and since then she has been in a couple of movies.
      When I see her, I always think about the time she flirted with Jude Law when he came on the show (at canal plus) and the second time she saw him, she pretended to be pregnant with his child. It was back in 2007 and two years later he got a random woman pregnant so it’s kind of funny (but I feel bad for little Sophia).

      If some people actually care…..

    • Nev says:


    • Dena says:

      I like the sly peeking look on the face of the lady sitting next to Maya. It’s so HS Beta B*tch.

    • Kate2 says:

      I was JUST coming here to type the same thing. Wow, what a bitchface that girl is throwing out. MC is GORGEOUS, girlfriend wishes she could look half that good.

    • JC says:

      That’s Louise Bourgoin, a French try way too hard wannabe actress.

  2. Lizzie K says:

    Charlize used to be one of my girl crushes, but the bloom is off the rose for me since she hooked up with Sean Penn. He is so nasty and disgusting to me, that he has tainted her by association. I’ve also been seeing a lot of blinds about what a bitch she is — don’t know if that’s true, but I can’t help but find it more likely that SHE is an unpleasant person because HE is so unpleasant. The old maxim is that you’re known by the company you keep, and she is keeping very nasty company indeed.

    • Faye says:

      Indeed. He’s a ragemonster who I believe also beat up Madonna at one point, and I think was violent with Robin Wright as well. Why would Charlize want her young child around that kind of male example?

      • fairy godmother says:

        IIRC Sean & Madonna had a volatile relationship to the point during one argument Sean held Madonna’s head in an oven and turned it on. Who knows if they brought the worst out in one another, but it does show to what extreme his rage level goes to.

        I would have thought given Charlize past she would avoid any man with such rage tendencies.

    • FingerBinger says:

      I’ve said this before. Robin Wright was with him for the longest and you all trip over yourselves to say how wonderful she is. Charlize is with him for a few months and she’s “tainted” after only a few months. Doesn’t make sense to me.

      • Kayl says:

        Robin Wright was with him along enough that she was in an abusive relationship and likely had the mentality one forms from that. Getting away from him was probably very difficult for her. Charlize knows what he is and she’s entering anyway.

      • Lizzie K says:

        It’s been a long time since I commented much, but I don’t think I’ve ever expressed any opinion at all of any sort about Robin Wright. I don’t, in fact, HAVE an opinion about Robin Wright, except that I loved her in “The Princess Bride.”

        OTOH, I have disliked Sean Penn for years and admired the beauty of Charlize Theron. I don’t like them as a couple, and, yes, he makes her seem less beautiful to me. She now has an association that gives her a bad connotation in my mind. Does that make more sense?

    • Bingo says:

      I am totally with Lizzie, I just cannot comprehend what they are doing together. Is it to boost her already high profile?? Is there a commercial and interest reason behind this relationship? I just dont get it.

  3. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Zhang Ziyi looks adorable, minus the heels on those shoes. Very retro. I’ve always sort of wished I lived in an era when women dressed that way, except I wouldn’t want the societal constraints of the time.

    Don’t know what to say about CharHam. The rape comment threw me off of my fluffy little cloud of denial.

    • Original Tessa says:

      I always think it would be nice if our society classed it up a bit and dressed better, but then I would like to reserve the option to show up at the grocery store in yoga pants and a sweatshirt. I would want it both ways.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      The rape comment sucked but Young Adult is one of my favorite movies of all time so I’ll forever be a fan of Theron.

      One question though: why is Charlize so crucified for the rape comment yet everyone gives Sofia Vergara a free pass?
      Let’s at least remain consistent here, people.

      I honestly think Sofia’s comment was worse because she made a JOKE about getting raped as a 13-year-old.
      Both are idiots but at least Theron was using rape to emphasize her disgust and not to get a laugh.

  4. D says:

    Everything about Sean Penn is a bit unsettling, but Charlize looks amazing.

  5. Audrey says:

    Wow she looks gorgeous. Like really beautiful but definitely cold.

    Zhang looks awesome too

  6. GlimmerBunny says:

    “She looked pissed off… at the clothes.”

    Can you blame her? Dior has been a horrible mess ever since Galliano was fired, and the clothes at this show was no exception.

    • Nev says:


    • Ronia says:

      + 100 How I miss Galliano… 🙁 I had such a long history with this brand, my most favorite one, an escape, a dream come true, a story told, a reflection of a beautiful memory, Galliano created stories for me not clothes… and now it’s just pathetic.

      • GlimmerBunny says:

        Dior used to be my favorite brand too, when Galliano was in charge. I know what he did was horrible, but I also think he’s apologized and I think he should be allowed to come back. His collections (especially couture ones) was more than fashion, more than art – they were pure magic.

  7. minime says:

    Charlize is perfection…yes, even her bitch one can make it better.
    I think Cotillard also looks gorgeous, as usual, although more in that frenchie-classy way (is that a thing that i can say, no native speaker here).

  8. Barrett says:

    How high are Sean’s lifts? He doesn’t look as short?

  9. SpookySpooks says:

    I think she looks horrible from the neck down. That dress makes her look boxy and her legs look somehow too thin.
    Zhang Ziyi looks like a communist secretary.
    Marion looks good.

  10. Pri says:

    Resting bitchface or she began using the ‘tox. I feel like its the latter. Cause Sean obviously uses it and by now it must have become their coupley thing to do….

  11. enastein says:

    They both look mean and constipated, is it the Ego pills overdose symptoms.

  12. MaddieH says:

    Marion looks gorgeous. Charlize’s dress looks like a Christmas decoration and it does not fit her well.

    • ds says:

      Agree. I don’t really see the supposed “Marion getting the worst design”. I actually think she gets the more daring ones and can pull everything off. She always looks great to me. Whereas Charlize; sure she’s a bomb, but this look does not say Dior to me.

  13. Jenns says:

    Sean looks much better without the fake orange tan.

  14. Nanea says:

    I like Charlize’s hair, the gilded fish-scales not so much.

    Looks like Bianca Jagger is averting her eyes instead of having to look at the awful dress Marion is wearing.

  15. Faye says:

    Love Zhang Ziyi’s outfit -so demure and cute. It would be great with red shoes.

    (small voice – I don’t think Marion Cotillard’s dress is bad)

    • kri says:

      I also kind of like Marion’s dress, but maybe I’m a bit biased, as I love her. It just needed to be scaled down a bit at the top, I think. Ziyi is always gorgeous, but no on the shoes. I still cannot comprehend Theron. I just cannot. Unless that was a semi-autobiographical turn in”Snow White”.

    • Ag says:

      I know, that dress/coat is amazing. It would look awesome with red shoes.

  16. Dany says:

    Charlize´s dress is a little bit to short but she looks beautiful. Very golden… golden goddess.
    Zhang looks very chic!

    Someone seen Jennifer Lawrence? The worst she ever looked! Just terrible… tanning mom with tiny eyes (horrible eyeliner)! And facepalming another person for the cameras is just unprofessional.

  17. Gia says:

    Can we talk about how bitchy-loved-up they look? “They sat, hands intertwined, glaring out at the world that dared to judge them.” Anyway. Charlize looks stunning as per usual.

    That side eye is making my day though.

  18. jj says:

    Lovely?? Unsettling?? No, just gross!!! I think Marion looks stunning.

  19. Jen says:

    I don’t think Charlize is necessarily angry or mean; she’s just boring. I have never actually felt bored or tired by just looking at someone’s face, but she does that to me. It’s strange. Zzzzzzzz snore.

  20. Peppa says:

    Add me to the list of people who think Marion looks great. I would wear that dress, and I think she looks fab most of the time.

  21. BooBooLaRue says:

    Charlize looks separated at birth from Charlene Wittstock.

  22. FingerBinger says:

    Charlize looks lovely and Sean looks good too.

  23. Tori Smelling says:

    Sean Penn is getting that creepy old man that lives down the block look.

  24. mkyarwood says:

    Maybe Charlize has always wanted to let her resting bitch shine through. Now she can.

  25. Lana says:

    Nah, NEVER!

  26. Ciri says:

    Ice Queen – Charlize
    Classic Pretty – Marion
    Business chic – Xiyi

    They are look great.

  27. break says:

    Despite his rage issues, I liked Sean Penn better when he was helping to rebuild Haiti; making amazing movies (have you seen 2013’s “this must be the place”? – it’s fantastic)… and not giving a fuck about high-end luxury clothing.

    • Santolina says:

      Yeah, come to think of it, what’s he doing there? He was never into fashion shows. *eyeroll* I think it’s all about parading around with his latest, leggy blonde and sticking it to Robin.

  28. Hissyfit says:

    Charlize looks great but she also looks very uncomfortable around Penn.

  29. MinnFinn says:

    That there demeanor of Ms. Charlize is seriously heady defiance. And she’s bitchin’ boss of that dress which would subsume just about any other woman who puts it on. But then isn’t she always gorgeous? I don’t think I’ve ever seen her looking ragged.

    Wonder what her mom thinks of her daughter being with Penn.

    C & P together is troubling for me but it doesn’t get me squirmy unsettled like the Olsen twin and Sarkhozy.

  30. TheRealMaya says:

    Marion looks stunning as usual while Charlize does not.

    Charlize looks butch since she started canoodling with Sean Waste. She is loosing her looks day by day. Or maybe I think she is becoming uglier because her true bitchy, stuck up personality is finally showing.
    I used to like and respect Charlize but now – waste of space and well done for managing to maintain the nice girl image for all those years.

  31. Ice Queen says:

    Charlize Theron looks like one fierce bitch. And Zhang Ziyi is stunning in every respect!

  32. moo says:

    Coke heads to lots of crazy things……………… they deserve each other.

  33. may234 says:

    Charlize is a goddess. I have no idea about whether she’s mean or not in real life, but looks wise, she is absolutely one of the most beautiful women.

  34. Lucy2 says:

    Three truly beautiful women. I don’t get the Sean thing but Charlize’s face is perfection.

  35. Francis says:

    Charlize is stunning, absolutely gorgeous,,blonde beauty. One of the most gorgeous woman in Hollywood. She seems pretty nice, from what I’ve seen. She’s a sweetheart with her little son, just so sweet.

  36. jasmine says:

    Charlize looks exactly like Princess Charlene here!! its soo creepy!

  37. lola says:

    My best friend worked for him in Haiti. He is a decent guy whose douche moments are magnified by the press, something combined with giving zero fucks about public opinion. Seems to me she is gonna be fine.