Star Trek’s new Uhura Zoe Saldana’s star continues to rise. Today the actress was named the newest face of Avon. Zoe will be featured in upcoming promotions for Avon cosmetics and a new fragrance debuting in June. Zoe has also picked up a nomination for her acting work in the mega-hit, Avatar.
Zoe is the new Avon Lady
News of Saldana being the new face of Avon comes from People Magazine, which reports that she will be appearing in the campaign for the new Avon fragrance, Eternal Magic, debuting in April. Saldana will also be featured in the company’s brochure as a face of Avon’s color cosmetics collection. Saldana said in a statement:
It means so much to me to be associated with a company that shares my values and believes in empowering women
Avon promotional image with Saldana
More on Saldana and Avon at peoplestylewatch.com
Zoe nominated for IMAGE Award – could she get Oscar nod?
Last week Zoe also picked up a nomination for the NAACP Image Awards. The actress was nominated in the Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture category for her work in Avatar, and she is going up against another Star Trek vet Alfre Woodard (First Contact). See naacpimageawards.net for the full list.
There is also some buzz about Zoe going all the way to the Oscars, even though she never actually appears on screen as her performance was done with James Cameron’s new motion capture technology. Last week the respected Awards Daily website devoted an article to the notion titled "Precedent for Zoe Saldana" which noted:
Not only did Zoe Saldana place rather high in our Best Actress poll, but several of you have pointed out to me that she really should be considered seriously for an acting nod. Lead or supporting, what Saldana does in Avatar IS acting. The closes to a breakthrough with motion capture, and/or animation being added to an actor’s performance would be Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
More Avon photos
here are a few more shots of Zoe from her Avon shoot.