This 17-Year-Old's Makeup Transformations into Iconic Female Characters Are Actually Mind-Blowing

Sabrina, Belle, Snow White....how does she pull this off?!

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(Image credit: ANNELIES MARIA FRANCINE)

If you take a close look at this photo, you'd be completely justified in thinking you're looking at Vivien Leigh in her iconic role as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind. But, in actuality, it's  Annelies Maria Francine, a 17-year-old girl in Belgium with a vivid imagination. Francine is currently in her first year of studying History at the university of Leuven, but dreams of a world in fashion or modeling. To satisfy that passion, she started an Instagram account (opens in new tab), in which she transforms into famous Hollywood starlets by choosing the right vintage garments and nailing the hair and makeup. 

"I have always loved using makeup and hair to transform myself into other people and movie characters," Francine says. "A year ago I cut my hair into a pixie cut and people started telling me I looked like Audrey Hepburn. I wasn't very familiar with anything old Hollywood related at all, but when I looked her up I fell in love with the elegance of vintage silver-screen glamour!"

While Francine doesn't have any makeup tutorials yet, she is planning on starting a Youtube channel shortly where she will describe how to recreate these vintage looks. Until then, here are some of her stunning photos for inspiration! 

Audrey Hepburn as Jo Stockton in Funny Face.

Audrey Hepburn as Princess Ann in Roman Holiday. 

Audrey Hepburn as Sabrina in Sabrina. 

Audrey Hepburn as Ariane in Love in the Afternoon. 

Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind

In addition to these classic characters, Francine can pull off a great Edwardian look, as well as...

Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby

Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice

Snow White. 

Belle. 

Vermeer's Girl With a Pearl Earring

A free-wheeling flapper 

A '50s schoolgirl. 

And more (opens in new tab)!

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Diana Bruk
Diana Bruk

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