There's A Good Reason Kirsten Dunst Never Fixed Her Teeth

Kirsten Dunst has been delighting audiences for decades, from her role in 1994's "Interview with the Vampire" to a cheerleader in the now-cult classic "Bring It On" to her current starring role in the Showtime series "On Becoming a God in Central Florida." A part of her trademark look are her dimples and her crooked teeth. While many celebrities head to a dentist to get perfectly straight and even teeth, Dunst is not one of them, nor will she ever be. And it's Sofia Coppola who we can thank for that.

Coppola directed the 1998 film "The Virgin Suicides" starring Dunst, and Dunst told Variety that the director wanted her to keep her natural smile. "She said to me, 'I love your teeth; don't ever fix your teeth.'" Dunst is thankful for the support from Coppola, saying, "She gave me confidence in little things that I wouldn't necessarily have had."

A few years later, Dunst was set to star as Mary Jane in the Spider-Man movies when the subject of her teeth came up with the producers, and she stood her ground. Dunst told W, "One of the producers tried to subtly coerce me into changing my teeth into those perfect Barbie doll teeth. I was like, 'Nope, not doing that.'"

Kirsten Dunst loves her 'snaggle fangs'

Dunst elaborated to Net-a-Porter on Coppola's influence for that decision to stand up for keeping her teeth the way they were. "Well, Sofia likes my teeth. She's so natural, so chic and feminine, and she's directing movies. If she thinks I'm pretty, I'm pretty." She also told Variety that even after she said no to the Spider-Man producer who'd said, "'I need to take you to the dentist!'" they went ahead and fixed her teeth in the movie poster for the film.

The Spider-Man producers weren't the only ones to bring it up. Apparently Dunst's mother has told her in the past to get her smile "fixed," but the star isn't bothered by what others want her to do. While some may see a problem with her teeth, Dunst told Elle UK that "I love my snaggle fangs. They give me character and character is sexy. People comment, but the only person who ever told me to fix them was my mom" (via StyleCaster).