5 Celebrities Who Went Goth - Part II

by Anna Stirling on March 20, 2019

Gothic outfits, when talked about in reference to Gothic Glam Fashion Style, usually feature laced dresses of a darker shade, bondage platform boots and matching accessories like a scarf, laced gloves, meticulously crafted necklaces and typically a darker shade of makeup. A more aggressive Gothic Look may feature tattoos, piercings, earrings, and other accessories depicting the symbols of the dark world. Whatever you wear, it takes a lot of heart and a bit of creativity to perfect the art of dressing up like a Goth! Here are 5 celebrities, in addition to 5 we published last week, who have mastered that very art, and the Gothic world newbies and pros alike, could learn a thing or two from their fashion style. These people are legends in the world of Gothic Fashion and are always a source of immense inspiration.

Rose McGowan

Rose McGowan, an American actress and director born on September 5, 1973  in Florence, Tuscany, Italy, is known for her contribution to independent film. Since the age of nineteen, she has appeared in acclaimed films by Gregg Araki, Wes Craven, Brian De Palma, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. She is considered by many as the ‘ultimate goth pinup’, packing the undesirable combo of a gory/witchy discography and a real life on the dark side. The innovative career of McGowan was overshadowed throughout much of the 1990s by her high-profile relationship with Marilyn Manson.

Helena Bonham Carter

This English actress has played a wide variety of roles and is one of the UK's finest and most successful actresses. Born on May 26, 1966 in Golders Green, London, England, Carter has appeared in many high profile films like Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Les Misérables (2012), Fight Club (1999) and The King's Speech(2010), but it was her role in Harry Potter Series (1991), where she played the character of Bellatrix Lestrange, a dangerous witch, skilled duelist and one of Voldemort’s most loyal Death Eaters, which still reverberates with many Gothic Fans

Fairuza Balk

Fairuzza is one of the true born goths (visibly apparent from her eyes – turquoise in color). Born on May 21, 1974 in Point Reyes, California, Fairuzza is known for her roles in the witch-flick The Craft where she played the character of Nancy Downs, as well as for American History X.


This Bajan Beauty is no stranger to stirring up the sex-appeal every now and then. In 2013, Rihanna took the world by surprise with her Gothic, black and white photoshoot for biannual fashion based magazine where she wore outfits from punk to glam goth. Last year, she started “Tutorial Tuesdays”, a how-to video series, where she showed how to pull off black lipstick for a gothic chic look!

Anne Hathaway

Anne may not have appeared in Gothic outfits a lot, and may not be considered a true gothic actress, but her Gothic photoshoot for the September cover of Interview Magazine in 2011, showed the world what she is capable of. As Alyssa Anda puts it - “...usually depicted as a modern fairy tale princess, Hathaway shows her incredible versatility through these dramatic black and white photos”. Even in 2013, at the premiere of Les Miserable, she wore a black dress with ultra-sexy bondage boots, showing glimpses of her love for Gothic Outfits.

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