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Jessica Chastain, Vogue

VOGUE/Annie Leibovitz

Can you believe it's taken this long for Jessica Chastain to grace the cover of Vogue magazine?!

The two-time Oscar nominated actress stuns on the fashion bible's December cover, looking absolutely gorgeous in a vibrant yellow Theory by Olivier Theyskens dress.

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, the red-headed beauty flashes a subtle smile while wearing minimal makeup as she lounges on a red cushion in the cover art, which is intended to evoke the image of Frederic Leighton's famous "Flaming June" painting.

Flaming June, Frederic Leighton

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Jessica Chastain, Vogue

VOGUE/Annie Leibovitz

The editorial shoot also recreates classic paintings and sees the 36-year-old star wearing a variety of high-fashion looks, including an Alexander Wang cerulean-blue twill dress with oversize draped sleeves that brings out her bright green eyes in a shot that pays homage to Félix Vallotton's 1924 painting Le Retour de la Mer.

Jessica Chastain, Vogue

VOGUE/Annie Leibovitz

In another stunning image, the Zero Dark Thirty actress takes on the role of Ria Munk in a pic meant to depict a portrait by Gustav Klimt, wearing a Vera Wang Collection hand-painted silk chiffon dress and Manolo Blahnik heels.

Despite her gorgeous appearance in the flawless pics, The Help star confessed to Vogue that she doesn't put herself on a Hollywood pedestal.

"I did not feel like a beautiful woman that people would kill each other for," she admitted, referring to her role in the 2006 theatrical production of Oscar Wilde's Salomé. "Jessica—who I am in my personal life—I'm very shy, I feel very awkward, I don't feel like a femme fatale at all."

Still, the successful star is incredibly grateful for the opportunities that have come her way.

"My life has gone, you know, a little wonderful and crazy," she said.

Vogue's December issue hits newsstands Nov. 19.

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