Olivia Wilde poses in a tight catsuit
– Reported – September, 18 2013
Olivia Wilde looks absolutely hot in a tight catsuit.
Olivia Wilde was born to live life in the fast lane, if her latest sexy photo shoot is anything to go by. The 29-year-old actress squeezed into a skintight catsuit to recreate scenes from her latest film, Rush, for the October issue of Allure magazine, where she revealed that she believes she was born in the wrong era. ‘I’ve thought for a long time that my body type would have worked well in the ’70s. The idea that you could be a broad-shouldered, small-breasted woman and still wear really great outfits,’ the 5’7″ Tron star told Allure.
While she is just as sexy in modern times as in the period action film, ‘I dont think I would have done well in the ’50s,’ Wilde admitted. Olivia showed off her retro figure to the maximum in a leather jumpsuit by 3.1 Phillip Lim with the zipper pulled daringly low almost to her navel. With a leather duffel bag over her shoulder and a racing helmet in her hand, the ravishing brunette looked ready to burn some rubber in the classic sports car parked beside her.
‘I’m not an exhibitionist, but I’m not shy. Our fear of nudity in this country is bizarre,’ the Tron star revealed to the magazine. As for her to-die for body, she said it is not created by restricting herself like some Hollywood actresses. ‘Fear of carbs, of gluten, of everything – we’ve distanced ourselves from the beauty of food, the art of it,’ said Wilde.
‘It makes me sad when people say “Oh, I dont eat gluten. I dont eat cheese. I don’t eat this. So I eat cardboard.”‘
The high octane theme of the photo shoot in California’s Santa Susana Mountains was inspired by Ron Howard’s action biopic Rush, which tells the story of Formula 1 driver James Hunt, played by Chris Hemsworth, and his rivalry with fellow driver Nikki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl). Wilde plays Hunt’s wife, Suzy Miller, who eventually grew tired of the dashing driver’s partying ways and left him to marry legendary actor – and Elizabeth Taylor’s ex-husband – Richard Burton. In real life, Olivia is getting ready to wed for the second time to Saturday Night Live cast member, fiance Jason Sudeikis.
Olivia Jane Cockburn known professionally as Olivia Wilde, is an American actress. She has appeared in a number of television and film productions such as The O.C., The Black Donnellys, House, Tron: Legacy, Cowboys & Aliens, In Time & most recently The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.
Wilde was born in New York City. Her mother, Leslie Cockburn, is an American-born 60 Minutes producer and journalist. Her father, Andrew Myles Cockburn, a journalist, was born in London to British parents, and raised in Ireland; her uncles, Alexander Cockburn and Patrick Cockburn, also worked as journalists. Wilde’s older sister, Chloe Cockburn, is a civil rights attorney in New York; her aunt, Sarah Caudwell, was a writer, and her paternal grandfather, Claud Cockburn, was a novelist and journalist.
Wilde’s father’s upper-class British ancestors lived in several countries during the height of colonialism and the British Empire, including Beijing (where her paternal grandfather was born), Kolkata, Mumbai, Cairo, and Tasmania (one of her paternal great-great-grandfathers, Henry Arthur Blake, was Governor of Hong Kong). Wilde’s father’s ancestors include abolitionist and Anglican minister James Ramsay, politician George Arbuthnot, lawyer, judge, and literary figure Henry Cockburn, Lord Cockburn, Lord Provost of Edinburgh Sir William Arbuthnot, 1st Baronet, and Sir Thomas Osborne, 9th Baronet (and therefore current Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne). Wilde’s ancestry includes English, Irish, Scottish, Manx, and German; she is also of more distant Sephardi Jewish descent from a paternal ancestor, Ralph Bernal a British Whig politician and actor.
Wilde has said that as a result of her parents’ occupations, she has a “strong journalistic streak”, being “really critical and analytical”. Both her parents were prominent in the Washington social scene, hosting dinner parties. Her mother once recounted a story of a four-year-old Wilde eavesdropping one night on a conversation between diplomat Richard Holbrooke and singer Mick Jagger, until Jagger noticed her and shooed her to bed. She has wanted to become an actress since the age of two. For a short time, Wilde’s family had a house in Guilford, Vermont. She attended Georgetown Day School in Washington, D.C., as well as Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, graduating in 2002. She also studied acting at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland. Wilde had writer Christopher Hitchens as a babysitter.
‘I met Jason, and I thought he was so charming. He’s a great dancer and I’m a sucker for great dancers. But he didnt even get my number,’ she dished about their first meeting.
‘Over the next six months we kept running into each other. (One night) my best guy friend walked up to him and said, “This is Olivia’s number. Use it.” That was the beginning,’ she revealed. The October issue of Allure magazine is on sale in the US on September 24, and for behind-the-scene photos from the shoot, visit Allure.com. Go on set with Olivia at her Allure cover shoot and watch an exclusive on-camera interview with the star.