Top Ten Magnificently Pale Movie Characters
In my never-ending efforts to get my translucent skin looking perfectly iconic, I got to thinking of a few movie characters that I and fellow pale-skinned readers might aspire to imitate. Here are our Top Ten Magnificently Pale Movie Characters and some tips on to emulate their ghostly gorgeous looks, without painful facial surgery or spending a fortune in Boots.
11. The Mad Hatter (Alice in Wonderland)
For the artistic pale aesthetic, no one does it like Tim Burton, and the Mad Hatter is his archetypical pasty hero. Underneath all this complex, Scottish accented madness is one seriously white-faced guy. Much love to Johnny Depp for the character creation.
How to emulate the look: Let your imagination run wild and go for a mad look to match. Make up, wigs or mad clothes, the choice is yours.
10. Casper the Ghost (Casper)
He’s just your friendly neighbourhood ghost and that makes him translucent and, well, as pale as you’re going to get.
How to emulate the look: As we are not ghosts, its back to basics here. Remember your first Halloween? Yep that’s right, a sheet with two holes for eyes will do the trick (no pun intended).
9. Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
She’s the fairest one of all with lips as red as roses and skin as white as snow and well, you know the rest, right? The original Disney princess and as gorgeous as they come, she remains a fictitious character which means the pressure is off us. She’s a cartoon, people!
How to emulate the look: This will prove difficult so stick on the DVD instead.
8. Mrs. Lovett (Sweeney Todd)
Mrs Lovett’s parlour is unnaturally fair, but then again, so is everyone else’s. This is a Tim Burton film. With Sweeney, she makes up one half of a very evil pairing (killing and eating people is gonna give you a bad rep, no matter how well you sing), but she makes the list nonetheless.
How to emulate the look: Dark eyes and the palest foundation you can find is a must, however, eating people in pies is absolutely not on.
7. Queen Elizabeth I (Elizabeth)
No one does ‘pale’ like one of the most famous English monarchs. The Virgin Queen sets out to be as ethereal as possible for her marriage to England and has an enviably porcelain look throughout. We don’t recommend using actual paste as Cate B. does in the film to get the look right, however.
How to emulate the look: A wig and over-sized dress should do it. Not even I have make up as white as we see in the final scene, so you’ll have to use some artistic license to get it right.
6. Rose (Titanic)
Kate Winslet’s look in this film is one of perfection. Her skin is flawlessly pale and she looks like an actual china doll. Sickeningly, her skin stays perfect even when she’s soaked to the skin or gets to do that scene with Leo. Even though it’s an ultimately tragic tale, we’re still a little jealous.
How to emulate the look: Get yourself a nice, sopping wet flowing dress and some waterproof mascara.
5. Seline (Underworld)
She kicks serious vampire and lycon ass and looks amazing in that outfit. I know that she is supposed to be pale, being a vampire and all, but she carries it off so well and makes use of some great coloured contact lenses.
How to emulate the look: Get a similar outfit and false fangs. ‘Nuff said.
4. Edward Scissorhands (You guessed it, from Edward Scissorhands)
We couldn’t leave Edward off this list. He’s all pale in the face with scissors for hands, but is beloved for this very reason. One of the few characters on this list we can actually identify with (not because we have scissors for hands) and taken from what is Tim Burton’s most personal film, he even has help getting his look just right early on in the film. Aw.
How to emulate the look: Get yourself a mad wig and if you insist on using scissors, get help from an adult. Safety first.
3. Bella Swan (Twilight)
Yes, we’re all super jealous that she gets to date Edward and that he finds her equally irresistible. She carries off a subtle pale look throughout the films and doesn’t even look out of place next to the vamps in the camp. She can’t sparkle like her beau can, or match his powers, but who said life was fair?
How to emulate the look: Stick to the naturally pale look and if you’ve dark hair, all the better. Now go find yourself an Edward (no one said this part would be easy).
2. Satine (Moulin Rouge)
The Sparkling Diamond of the Moulin Rouge carries off the pale look to perfection. Complete with some gorgeous costumes, she wanders around looking pale and interesting, whilst singing and dancing the nights away. Oh, and she gets to duet with Ewan McGregor. Lucky thing.
How to emulate the look: A corset, dash of red lipstick and karaoke machine and that’s you sorted.
1. Morticia Addams (The Addams Family)
Most would agree that Morticia is the undisputed queen of gothic glamour. Never with a hair out of place and always ready for that midnight stroll around the graveyard, she has quite the following around Halloween.
How to emulate the look: Black hair dye/wig, the palest foundation you can get (and hold the blusher) with red lips and matching nails an you’re good to go.