Angeleno January, 2014

Date released: January, 2014
Photographer: Brian Bowen Smith
Promoting: The Wolf of Wall Street
Styling by: James Aguiar (styling), Jake Bailey (Makeup), John D. for TRESemme (hair), Yuko Wada (Manicure)

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It doesn’t get any better for a working actress than playing the paramour of Leonardo DiCaprio in a Martin Scorsese film. Just ask Margot Robbie. At 23, she’s one such lucky girl, a virtual overnight sensation whose breakout turn comes opposite the Oscar-nominated actor in the Golden Globe-nominated The Wolf of Wall Street, helmed by the legendary auteur.

Scorsese goes full throttle into unexpurgated immorality with Wolf, at times “hilarious, shocking and brilliant,” as Robbie, the petite blonde beauty who looms large throughout the film, calls it. The biopic tells the true story of Jordan Belfort, a fast-talking, drug-addled, sex-addicted stockbroker from Queens who, by his 30s in the early ’90s, became a multimillionaire inflating the prices of penny stocks and then dropping them via his “pump and dump” shop in New York. Belfort is brought down by the FBI, then incarcerated for nearly two years, yet remains “unapologetic about his lust for wealth and his mad consumption,” observes DiCaprio, who portrays him perfectly. Scorsese, on the other hand, captures—as perhaps only he can—the financial ecstasy, madness and disaster of the American economy during the booming late ’80s and early ’90s. “[Belfort’s] story falls squarely into American fascination with the rise and fall—the gangster tradition,” explains the film’s producer Emma Tillinger Koskoff, who likens Scorsese’s fearless direction of the film to that of his 1995 crime drama Casino, starring Robert De Niro and Sharon Stone, and says that Wolf is told with “classic Scorsese staccato pacing.”

Meanwhile, the Australian-born Robbie delivers a thick, sultry Bay Ridge accent as Belfort’s trophy wife, Naomi, whom her husband dubs The Duchess of Bay Ridge. “Playing a girl from [New York] when you’re all the way from Australia, and understanding the mannerisms and the hand movements and the culture, is a difficult undertaking,” says DiCaprio of his co-star. “But Margot worked so diligently creating character; she’s incredibly believable.”
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  • In her spread, Margot wore Silk woven bodysuit, $1,850, by Vionnet at Saks Fifth Avenue; Iriza printed canvas d’Orsay pumps, $625, at Christian Louboutin; Nero Intrecciato silver bracelet, $1,970, and wide sterling silver bracelet, $3,300, both at Bottega Veneta.