Elle Fanning and 23 More Stars' First Vogue Covers

Selena Gomez made her magazine debut just a few months ago

By Zach Johnson May 10, 2017 2:45 PMTags

Welcome to the big leagues, Elle Fanning.

Though she's been working in Hollywood since childhood, the 19-year-old actress just scored her first Vogue cover. But Elle doesn't consider herself famous—even when the paparazzi snap her picture. "The rest of the world is like, 'Who is that person?'" Elle says. "I'm like, 'I'm sorry!'"

In the magazine's June 2017 issue (on newsstands May 23), director Sofia Coppola raves about how Fanning unveils a new side of herself in the movie The Beguiled, co-starring Kirsten Dunst, Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman and in theaters June 23. "Elle is so sweet, and a kid, and to have her play this role where she's kind of like the slutty, mischievous one, very vain and kind of a bad girl—that's the opposite of her personality," Sofia gushes. "I thought that was really fun."

"Sofia was so excited about making me the bad girl!" Elle laughs.

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"She just had a really fun, sparkling personality," Sofia explains. "It's that rare combination of being sophisticated but a kid at the same time—she's not a mini-adult like a lot of kid actors."

Kirsten notes that Elle uses "old-lady phrases," while Nicole says her work "feels effortless." The teen actress doesn't use emojis and only recently subscribed to Netflix—making her a little different than many girls her age. In fact, she only recently joined Instagram. "Before you share, you get nervous: You can't help but have those flashes," Elle says. "My sister [Dakota Fanning] has a million followers—which is nothing compared with Selena Gomez, who has the world."

Like Elle, Selena scored her first Vogue cover earlier this year.

Here, E! News looks back at 24 different stars' first Vogue covers:


Claire Foy

The November 2018 issue is dedicated to the First Man actress (modeling a Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello dress).

Saoirse Ronan

The Lady Bird star is dressed in Prada for the August 2018 issue.

Amal Clooney

The barrister wears an Alexander McQueen top on the May 2018 issue.

Daisy Ridley

The star of Star Wars: Last Jedi looks out of this world in the November 2017 issue.


The Disney Channel and Spider-Man: Homecoming star graced the cover of the magazine's July 2017 issue.

Elle Fanning

For the June 2017 issue, Anne Leibovitz photographed the Beguiled actress—who admitted to having quite a temper. "My mom and my sister are always like, 'That's not something you brag about," Fanning laughed. "But I tell strangers—I'm also very trusting of people—like, 'I get so mad!'"

Selena Gomez

The magazine dedicated its April 2017 issue to the pop star, who opened up about her time in treatment.

Ruth Negga

The Loving star appeared on Vogue's January 2017 issue after appearing in the Oscar-buzzy film.

Gigi Hadid

After gracing various covers of Vogue's international editions, Gigi finally landed the cover of the U.S. version alongside Ashton Eaton.

Margot Robbie

Two years after her breakthrough performance in The Wolf of Wall Street, the Legend of Tarzan star earned Anna Wintour's approval.

Alicia Vikander

After scoring Golden Globe nominations for Ex Machina and The Danish Girl, the Swedish star scored the magazine's January 2016 cover.

Amanda Seyfried

Ahead of Ted 2's summer debut, the actress was featured in the magazine's June 2015 issue.

Dakota Johnson

Ahead of her big 50 Shades of Grey release, the actress nabbed the February 2015 cover of the mag.

Lupita Nyong'o

In her first Vogue cover story interview, the Oscar-winning beauty opened up about her breathtaking Oscar de la Renta gown from the awards show, saying: "The dress let me know it was going to be worn. It's quite scary when you fall in love with a dress, because it's nothing to do with your brain. It's like a gut reaction."

Taylor Swift

Just look at those piecing blue eyes—how enchanting! It's no wonder the pop star scored the magazine's February 2012 cover.

Halle Berry

For the December 2002 issue, the always-radiant actress showcased her décolletage in a masterfully draped gown.

Kate Upton

Ow ow! The June 2013 cover girl puts her sultry figure on display for her debut cover of U.S. Vogue.  

Katy Perry

The singer looked naturally beautiful for her first time fronting Vogue, sporting a floral dress, crimson lips and soft, ravenesque locks.

Jessica Chastain

Chastain first graced Vogue's cover in Dec. 2013, wearing an airy, marigold-hued Theory by Olivier Theyskens gown and channeling the "Flaming June," a painting by artist Frederic Leighton.

Lena Dunham

The Girls actress' first cover with the mag showcased her strong facial features—namely those large brown eyes.

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

Mr. and Mrs. West made their Vogue debut as a duo (naturally). Within the pages of the April 2014 issue, the so-in-love pair posed with baby daughter North West.

Rooney Mara

The actress' November 2011 cover coincided with her whirlwind press tour for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.


The songstress' inaugural cover with U.S. Vogue showcased her beautiful facial features and sexy décolletage.

Kate Moss

The supermodel's 1995 cover would be her first of many, many times fronting the magazine.

Lady Gaga

Gaga made her Vogue debut in Mother Monster style, sporting a pink wig, vampy lips and bright white brows.

Meryl Streep

We can't believe that Meryl covered Vogue for the very first time in 2011! Belated or not, the then 62-year-old looked incredible in a belted dress and oceanside setting.

Emma Stone

Stone looked lovely in lace for her Vogue cover photo.


The star made her Vogue debut with a plunging Chanel gown, fiery red locks and lips to match back in 2011.

Blake Lively

Lively's retro-inspired 2009 cover for the mag marked the beginning of her ascent in the world of high fashion.