02 October 2010

Style Icon of the month #3

Style Icon of this month: Tilda Swinton.
British Actress, model and artists' muse.
Katherine Mathilda was the daughter of the British upper class' family and after graduating at
West Heath Girls' School (the same class as Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales), she graduated in political and social sciences at the University of Cambridge.
She started her career in theater acting in the Royal Shakespeare Company and worked with Traverse Theatre of Edinburgh.
Between 1985 and 1994 she started her career in cinema with a long collaboration with director, set designer and painter Derek Jarman who makes her his muse and his actress-model, bringing it closer to the GLBT filmography. With her ethereal beauty and her particular androgynous physicality, Tilda carves out a role of élites in historical and ambiguous productions, giving evidence of skill and expertise unmatched.
In 1995, with producer and friend Joanna Scanlan, Swinton developed a performance/installation art piece in which as a live exhibit in the
Serpentine Gallery of London she was on display to the public for a week, asleep or apparently so, in a glass case, as a piece of performance art. The piece is sometimes credited to Cornelia Parker, whom Swinton invited to collaborate for the installation in London. The following year, the performance, entitled The Maybe, was repeated at the Museo Barracco in Rome.
In 1991 she won the Coppa Volpi for Best Actress at the 48th
Venice International Film Festival for the interpretation of Queen Isabella of France in Derek Jarman's Edward II.
In 1998 she's a member of the jury of the Venice Film Festival, and she's in a jury of
Cannes International Film Festival also, in 2004. In 2009 she was president of the jury at the Berlinale, Berlin Film Festival.
In 2008 he won the Oscar as Best Supporting Actress for Michael Clayton.
"My life is happier every day. And I feel better and better over time. I would never go back, not even a month" TS.

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