The 29 year old Danes was chosen by Gucci for these reasons, "Claire Danes is a modern icon. For me she is one of the most interesting young actresses on the international scene. She is very natural, fresh and has a carefree attitude that is reflected in the roles she has chosen" as said by Gucci creative director Frida Giannini.
I can't wait to see the ads for this campaign. I will add that Barrymore looked amazing in the Gucci 2007-2008 campaign. She's also one of the faces of CoverGirl, promoting their new LashBlast mascara and TruBlend foundation. On CoverGirl's part I think she was a great choice. She's in her 30's and looks better than ever.
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(Above Claire Danes photo by Venturelli/WireImage)