Anne Hathaway On Her "Weird Features" and Surprising Style Icons

02/09/2010 at 12:21 PM ET

Courtesy InStyle

Anne Hathaway looks as unequivocally gorgeous and radiant as ever on the March cover of InStyle—though she’s probably the only person out there who doesn’t see it: “I think I’ve got really weird features. I have very large features on a very small head,” she tells the magazine. “But, you know, I’m not going to beat myself up. It’s my face. I’m not very pretty. But that’s OK because I do know that I look like myself, and I think at the end of the day, as nice as pretty is, authenticity is more important.” The self-effacing actress continues: “If I don’t work out at all, I have too much curve and no tone—which is not OK. It’s about finding balance.” Hathaway strives for equilibrium in the way she dresses too, with her tomboy-by-day, glamazon-by-night approach: “In the evening it would never occur to me to go out in motorcycle boots like this,” she says, referring to the black Burberry pair she wore to her interview. “I love going out in high heels and dressing up and glamming it up, and having there be a distinction between what happened throughout the day and the evening.” As to where she finds style inspiration, the 27 year-old, who calls out Marc Jacobs as one of her “all-time favorite designers,” has a long list of Hollywood peers who demonstrate “innovation and originality,” including Tilda Swinton, Gwen Stefani, Lady Gaga, Selma Blair, and Natalie Portman, and says: “I like people who are true to themselves.” The March issue of InStyle hits stands this Friday, and for more on Anne in the meantime, visit instyle.com. – Emily Hsieh

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Trish on

*Gasps* She’s very beautiful!

alexis on

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I am not conventionally pretty, either. But my look is my own. I think I have too many strong features on a heart-shaped face. My eyes are green, I have heavy eyebrows, a prominent nose and big lips. I think Anne is beautiful in her own way. If we were all the same type of “pretty” then no would be interesting or special.

Melissa on

I think she looks stunning…that color looks great on her.

Kristen on

Does she really think she’s “not very pretty” or is this just a tactic to elicit more compliments or make her seem humble? I don’t buy it…!

Suzanne on

haha well I never thought she was that pretty either…..now I don’t feel bad for thinking it.

Kelly on

She is so beautiful…but isn’t the people who do not see themselves as beautiful the ones who are usually TRULY beautiful inside and out.

Vik on

I agree with her. She is not pretty. I am not sure how she makes it in this industry because she is not that great an actress either.

Delana on

Oh please, Anne Hathaway, you know you are gorgeous! People pay to have full lips and women wear tons of makeup to make their eyes look bigger. In all seriousness, beauty come from within, and I think Anne captures that effortlessly.

abby on

Oh my gosh!!! she is one of the most beautiful intelligent actors in hollywood..”girl you’r rockin'” xoxo-loving fan.

Lizza on

Well it had to said. At least she was the one to say it. This girl is not pretty at all. But thumbs up for loving yourself sweetie. Can’t beat that.

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