Here’s a First Look at Penélope Cruz as Donatella Versace

Paparazzi shots are trickling in from the Miami set of Ryan Murphy’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, but our first glimpse of chocolate-haired Penélope Cruz as Versace’s bleach blonde younger sister came courtesy of an Instagram selfie posted yesterday afternoon. Anticipation was high — easy as it was for us to picture Lady Gaga’s Donatella Versace impersonation (because the two are essentially twins), aesthetically speaking, the Spanish actress and Italian designer share little aside from an affinity for smoky eyeliner. That said, thanks to a faux blonde mane and some well-arched, chemically lightened brows, Cruz makes a pretty convincing Versace. 

We look forward to seeing more of Cruz’s onyx-lidded, nude-lipped look when the series airs next year.

@penelopecruzoficial as @donatella_versace

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[ via Vogue UK ]