See Natalie Portman In A Backless Gown

Natalie Portman models a white, flowing, backless gown to promote Dior's Blooming Bouquet fragrances.

By Jonathan Klotz | Published

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Star Wars star and Harvard University Graduate Natalie Portman was photographed wearing a white, flowing, backless gown for the Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet. Shared on Instagram, the latest model shot of Portman continues to celebrate her eleven years with Dior, with the star expanding on her relationship with the fragrance company in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar. The multi-talented actress has starred in thrillers, romantic comedies, period pieces, and most recently, the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Photo Credit: Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman first joined the MCU back in 2011, as astrophysicist Dr. Jane Foster in the first Thor movie. After reprising the role for the sequel, Thor: The Dark World, Portman stayed away from the MCU for nearly a decade, not appearing again until Thor: Love and Thunder at the urging of director Taika Waititi. This time around, Jane Foster was not just the interest, but instead one of the newest heroes, gaining the powers of Thor in-character, while the actress showcased incredible gains in the gym.

Just before Natalie Portman crossed paths with the Gods of Asgard, she earned one of the highest acting awards, winning the Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Actress thanks to her leading role in Black Swan. The Darren Aronofsky psychological drama was the big winner during the 2011 awards season, winning 61 major awards out of nearly 100 nominations. It just after the history-setting awards season that the Israeli-born actress became the official face of Dior, a position she still holds to this day.

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Natalie Portman in Thor: Love and Thunder

Natalie Portman, explaining what being Miss Dior means to her, draws a parallel from the French Resistance Fighter, Catherine Dior, to post-Covid lockdown life, “I think that the easy thing to do when the world gets dark is to see the world as dark, and what’s much more challenging is to seek beauty and really insist on joy and light, even in the face of darkness.” The star, and the fragrance company, both hope to represent optimism and hope moving forwards, specifically as a tool of self-expression for women that might wear makeup just for themselves, and not to impress anyone.

During lockdown, Natalie Portman started doing makeup just for herself, not for a red carpet event, not for a movie shoot, just to make herself feel better. The act of doing so was, as she says, “That was a really nice change to have.” Today, she applauds the mainstream fashion community for embracing individualism and what makes women unique, a line of thought she wants to expand to her own daughters.

Mother, model, actress, and now superhero, Natalie Portman has also been behind the camera as a director and producer. Portman directed A Tale of Love and Darkness, based off of the novel by the same time, along with a segment of the romantic a