SCENESTEALER

In "The Other Boleyn Girl," Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson play sisters vying for the affections of Eric Bana's King Henry VIII, so costume designer Sandy Powell wanted to make the heavy Tudor garments sexy. "I didn't do anything special to make [Portman and Johansson] look beautiful -- they just do," says Powell, who fought for the elaborate headdresses the actresses wear. "They're very flattering because they focus all the attention on the face." For Henry, Powell resisted frilly colors and fanciful textures and transformed Bana into a glam rock king with fur culled from old coats. "I try to get the silhouette that sums up the period, then do what I think looks best."

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