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The Jean Genie

Gwen Stefani morphs into a movie icon

Gwen Stefani is putting a new twist on her status as a platinum artist. The Grammy-winning singer has been tapped by director Martin Scorsese to play one of the original blond bombshells, Jean Harlow, in his Howard Hughes biopic, The Aviator (filming is set to begin in July). So, did swapping her bindis, punky pink 'do, and braces for retro duds and coifs yield believable results? No doubt!

Originally posted Jun 20, 2003 Published in issue #715 Jun 20, 2003 Order article reprints