One of my favorite things about Whitney is how she embraced and encouraged other women, urging us to love one another, appreciate one another, and see each other as reflections of ourselves.
One example of this is her music video for the song “I’m Every Woman”. In the movie “Whitney”, I perform this song , and without giving too much away, it was the scene I had the most fun shooting, and it included multiple wardrobe changes.
We thought it would be fitting to pay homage to some of the great women of the world, past and present, by literally becoming “every woman” even if just for a moment.
We teamed up with celebrity photographer, Jonathan Mannion, to capture 8 of these moments in pictures, which will be released each day leading up to the release of the movie (Saturday, January 17th).
To include all of the amazing women who have influenced and inspired me…would take a lifetime (no pun intended). The images to come are only a few of these women, alongside my copycat version of them.
A group photograph of MGM’s stars and starlets under contract, taken for the studio’s 20th anniversary in 1943.
James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, Lucille Ball, Hedy Lamarr, Katharine Hepburn, Harry James, Brian Donlevy, Red Skelton, Mickey Rooney, William Powell, Wallace Beery, Tommy Dorsey, George Murphy, Jean Rogers, James Craig, Donna Reed, Dame May Whitty, Reginald Owen, Keenan Wynn, Diana Lewis, Marilyn Maxwell, Esther Williams, Blanche Ring, Sara Haden, Fay Holden, Bert Lahr, Frances Gifford, Ben Blue, Chill Wills, Keye Luke, Barry Nelson, Desi Arnaz; Louis B Mayer, Greer Garson, Irene Dunne, Susan Peters, Ginny Simms, Lionel Barrymore, Spencer Tracy, Walter Pidgeon, Robert Taylor, Pierre Aumont, Lewis Stone, Gene Kelly, Jackie Jenkins, Van Johnson, Fay Bainter, Marsha Hunt, Ruth Hussey, Marjorie Main, Robert Benchley, Ann Richards, Marta Linden, Lee Bowman, Richard Carlson, Mary Astor, June Allyson, Richard Whorf, Frances Rafferty, Spring Byington, Connie Gilchrist, Gladys Cooper, Henry O’Neill, Bob Crosby, Rags Ragland.