I may not have ever dreamed of being a cheerleader, but I definitely wanted to be Bring It On‘s Torrance Shipman anyway. Why? Because Kirsten Dunst is the cutest, funniest and yet fiercest gal. That’s why she’s my girl crush.
Bring It On was far from Kristen’s first film. In 1989, she voiced my favorite tiny witch in Kiki’s Delivery Service and went on to hit it big in 1994′s Interview with a Vampire, across from Brad Pitt. She also appeared in Little Women at the young age of four. Luckily, K. Dunst’s career lasted long after her child star days.
One of my favorite Kirsten flicks is Elizabethtown where she played Claire Colburn, who will be forever remembered as the original manic pixie dream girl, a term coined by film critic Nathan Rabin about the character. He described a MPDG, and therefore Dunst’s Claire, as
…that bubbly, shallow cinematic creature that exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures.
In and out of her films, Kirsten is a style idol. From her extravagant Marie Antoinette costumes to her classic Mona Lisa Smile style to her consistently fun red carpet looks, I can always count on Kirsten to wear something I would kill to have in my own closet.
Whether I’m feeling awkward about my crooked teeth, dance moves or stringy blonde hair, Kirsten is always there to make me feel better about myself. I can’t remember a haircut I’ve gotten without taking a picture of Miss Dunst along as an example. Essentially, Kirsten is perfect. (Not to mention she sings with Jason Schwartzman in his music side-project Coconut Records. If you haven’t heard it, definitely check it out.) I leave you with this amazing video of Kirsten dancing. I hope this solidifies her as your girl crush.
Is Kirsten Dunst your girl crush? What’s your favorite Kirsten film?