Natalie Portman was just 11 when she was cast in The Professional. Her Mathilda was gorgeous, troubled, moving, convincing… walking a line between necessary toughness and childlike vulnerability. She was also an epitome of ’90s cool with her cigarette and black ribbon choker and burning desire to become the apprentice of a trained hitman.
With long hair replacing Portman’s bob and more adultish clothing awesomely styled by Fleur d’ Hondt to include cut-off crop tops, fishnets and army gear, the heroine of Liselotte Fleur’s latest shoot – The Professional – could be Mathilda grown up. Make that Mathilda via Lara Croft.
Model Daphne plays it well, losing the vulnerability in favour of pure attitude, still with a girlish undertone shining through. Bold makeup – including the kind of strong brows you can’t miss – by Bjorn Kraakman completes the character transformation.
Check out Liselotte Fleur’s (liselottefleur.com) full shoot by clicking on the thumbnails.