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Rachel McAdams Brings an Ethereal Touch to August's Covers

Jul 22 2014 - 7:35am

Rachel McAdams [1] is one of the most naturally beautiful actresses we've ever seen, so we couldn't be more captivated by her latest Allure cover [2], shot by Carter Smith. The August issue, which hits stands on July 29, features the star wearing minimal makeup and a romantic Valentino gown in a very relaxed environment — a meadow with a nearby creek in Harriman, NY. Fittingly, Rachel seems to be enjoying a moment of peace in her life. The actress stars in A Most Wanted Man, one of Philip Seymour Hoffman [3]'s final films [4]. "I learned so much from him. He really takes you under — he really took me under his wing," she says of Hoffman.

Meanwhile, Rachel's looking back on her past and anticipating the future at once. Reminiscing about her early roles in The Hot Chick and Mean Girls, Rachel has an idea of how she'd like her career to be remembered: "I'm hoping it's going to be complicated and have lots of dead ends and corners and sharp turns. I hope it can't be summed up too easily when I'm done." When asked whether she still believes in true love, Rachel remains optimistic: "Oh yeah, for sure. Absolutely." And, from the romantic vibes she's giving off in her shoot, we totally believe her.

But, she's not the only star opening up in the pages of the August issues. Blake Lively [5]'s featured on her third cover of Vogue, and the star's dishing out details about her wedding [6] dress and her newly launched website, Preserve. Scroll down to see Rachel's and Blake's covers, along with the rest of the August lineup.

— Additional reporting by Randy Miller

Source: Allure [7]

Allure August 2014

Rachel McAdams [8] photographed by Carter Smith.

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Vogue August 2014

Blake Lively [9] photographed by Mario Testino.

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Glamour August 2014

Katie Holmes [10] photographed by Tom Munro.

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W August 2014

Mila Kunis [11] photographed by Michael Thompson.

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InStyle August 2014

Zooey Deschanel [12] photographed by Raf Stahelin.

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Lucky August 2014

Solange Knowles photographed by Todd Cole.

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Vogue UK August 2014

Victoria Beckham [13] photographed by Patrick Demarchelier.

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Vanity Fair August 2014

Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Prince George photographed by Mark Stewart.

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Fashion Magazine August 2014

Zoe Saldana [14] photographed by Chris Nicholls.

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Harper's Bazaar August 2014

Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, and Lily James photographed by Alexi Lubomirski.

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Marie Claire Australia August 2014

Keira Knightley [15] photographed by Nathaniel Goldberg.

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Glamour UK August 2014

Ellie Goulding photographed by Micaela Rossato.

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Teen Vogue August 2014

Kesha photographed by Giampaolo Sgura.

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Elle UK August 2014

Cheryl Cole photographed by Ben Morris.

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Cosmopolitan UK August 2014

Nicole Scherzinger photographed by James White.

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Nylon August 2014

Nina Dobrev [16] photographed by Silja Magg.

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Elle August 2014

Kristen Wiig photographed by Carter Smith.

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Marie Claire August 2014

Zoe Saldana [17] photographed by Boe Marion.

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LOVE Magazine August 2014

Kendall Jenner photographed by David Sims.

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