60 Seconds With: Emmy Rossum, Actress

I first met Emmy Rossum on a Vanity Fair shoot when she was just a teenager: She was having her portrait taken for the magazine after making waves in Mystic River with Sean Penn. Since that first meeting, we’ve worked together closely and I’ve been fortunate to travel the world with her. We’ve experienced a lot together and Emmy has been a loyal friend—and much like a little sister to me.

Emmy Rossum Christy Coleman

I’ve admired her ability to thrive in an industry despite having started out at such a young age. She’s also one of the smartest people I’ve ever met: I love doing her makeup for a press junket and watching her give interviews because she’s so eloquent and never misses a beat. Plus, she has gorgeous skin and can pull off so many different looks—creatively, she’s been an inspiration for me whether she’s in a red lip or a smoky eye. In short, she’s a total dream to work with.

xo, Christy Coleman

Name: Emmanuelle “Emmy” Rossum

Morning or Night? Morning

What song is on repeat? “Strange and Beautiful” by Aqualung

Heels or flats? Flats for day, everyday. I love a good sneaker.

What is your ultimate comfort food? Risotto and burrata

The motto you live by? To stay focused and have fun.

What’s been a major career highlight? I hope it is yet to come.

Can’t-live-without beauty product? Beautycounter Lustro Oil 3—Ylang Ylang and Wild Chamomile

Your Beauty Icon? Catherine Deneuve

Your best beauty secret that no one else knows about? When washing your face, splash with clean water thirty times to ensure properly cleansed and hydrated skin.

Your mom’s best beauty tip? A red lip and a clean, bright bare face.

Favorite scent? Vaniglia de Madgascar from Italy

Best life advice you’ve ever received? “Tomorrow is another day.” – Vivien Leigh