Bruna Marquezine remembers the first Tiffany & Co. piece she ever bought. “On the very last day of a trip to New York, I really wanted diamond earrings before going home,” says the actress on the rise from Brazil. “I don’t come from a wealthy family—my mom never owned diamonds—so it was a proud moment for me where I could afford to buy myself something that I knew I’d keep forever. The woman helping me was so excited, she announced it to the whole store.”
It’s fitting, then, that years later Marquezine would return to the very same location to attend the reopening of the jeweler’s iconic Fifth Avenue flagship, now known as “The Landmark,” dripping in Tiffany & Co. diamonds. Specifically, she selected starburst earrings, necklaces, and bracelets, which she paired with a classic vintage YSL gown.
Next up, Marquezine will appear on the big screen in the upcoming DC and Warner Bros. live-action film Blue Beetle, in theaters August 18, making her the first Brazilian to ever have a leading role in a superhero movie. “I am so honored and excited and proud,” she says. “I grew up watching DC movies and it was so distant from my reality. I never thought in my entire life I’d be the first anything. To be part of this universe is so special and surreal. Not only is it such a big moment for me, but for my country, and all the girls that share the same dream that I dream.” In particular, she relished getting the chance to work with Susan Sarandon. “It was totally surreal,” Marquezine says. “I’ll never forget the day that I saw her chair next to mine on set and my legs literally stopped working. Having the opportunity to act with her, learn from her, and observe her was beyond. I am 100 percent a better actor now because of her.”
Below, click through our gallery to see how Marquezine got ready for the Tiffany & Co. party:
Claire Stern is the Deputy Editor of ELLE.com. Previously, she served as Editor at Bergdorf Goodman. Her interests include fashion, food, travel, music, Peloton, and The Hills—not necessarily in that order. She used to have a Harriet the Spy notebook and isn’t ashamed to admit it.