Mention Kirsten Dunst, and you’ll probably think of Mary Jane, Spiderman’s love interest. The prolific actress has starred in memorable films, but she stands out for another reason – her teeth.
We explore the changes in the star’s teeth and share how they’ve helped her acting career. Of course, we’ll tell you what she’s done to them.
What happened to Kirsten’s teeth?
Kirsten Dunst at the premiere of Woodstock Photo by Jason Verdis
Dunst is beautiful, without a doubt. She began her entertainment career at the tender age of three as a child model.
She had crooked teeth that made her look adorable then. They became the star’s outstanding feature as she grew up. The media has given her the moniker, ‘Snaggletooth.’ The unevenness is evident when viewed from certain angles.
But they’ve become straighter of late. Dunst now has an even, white smile. So has she altered them?
Kirsten’s career: Did her crooked teeth help?
Kirsten Dunst on the red carpet ahead of the screening of Wooshock Photo by Elizabeth A Villa
Dunst has had an illustrious career, which she began at a young age. She made her film debut as a three-year-old in Woody Allen’s short film, Oedipus Wrecks. It was part of the anthology, New York Stories. Her crooked teeth added to her childlike charm.
She gained acclaim for her role as Claudia in Interview With A Vampire. Her acting skills and beauty stood out: her teeth,jagged or not, didn’t affect her looks or performance. The then twelve-year-old secured a Golden Globe Nomination as Best Supporting Actress. Another testament to Dunst’s appeal is that she appeared in Little Women that year.
The actress secured a role as Carmen Chemingo between 1996 and 1997. Her teeth didn’t hinder her progress because casting directors picked her for roles in Wag the Dog, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Bring It On, and Get Over It.
She gained fame for her role as Mary Jane Watson in the Spiderman Trilogy. Dunst has also starred in Wimbledon, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Elizabethtown. She appeared in Sophia Copolla’s biography, Marie Antoinette and formed a camaraderie with the director.
Her less than perfect teeth have not sullied her career. If anything, it has blossomed. She has won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Lars Von Triers’ Melancholia and continues to helm the second season of Fargo.
That’s not to say that no one noticed them. ‘Snaggletooth’ has been the subject of media speculation. She has received multiple criticisms for her crooked teeth, including suggestions for having them fixed.
Kirsten Dunst’s teeth through the years
The actress’ teeth made her loveable. Her she is as an infant, with hem slightly misaligned.
12-year-old Dunst at the premiere of Interview With A Vampire Photo by Ron Galella
She dazzled as a telve-year-oldin Interview With A Vampire. Her teeth didn’t seem so crooked in her photos.
Dunst at the premiere of Little Women Photo By Jim Smeal
The little celebrity looked precociously beautiful at the premiere of Little Women, in which she had had a minor role.. Her crooked teeth didn’t show, at least not from the angle the photographer took the picture.
Thirteen-year-old Dunst in Jumanji.
Dunst had the appeal of the girl next door in Jumanji. She showed no jagged teeth in this photo.
Dunst in Small Soldiers. She wasn’t ‘Snaggletooth yet but her uneven teeth were already obvious.
Dunst stained her teeth for her role in Small Soldiers. The film was a 1990s production and showed that her teeth weren’t as even as thought.
15-year-old Kirsten Dunst at the premiere of Wag the Dog Photo by Ron Galella
The star of Wag the Dog bewitched in a picture taken at the movie’s premiere. Her teeth looked even.
Kirsten Dunst with perfect teeth in 1999’s The Virgin Suicides.
The actress looked sweet in The Virgin Suicides. She still wasn’t Snaggletooth yet, and her teeth were even.
Kirsten Dunst at the Premiere of Drop Dead Gorgeous in 1999. Photo By Ron Galella
The actress turned heads, as expected, at the premiere of Drop Dead Gorgeous. She was an ideal fit for the film and still wasn’t Snaggletooth.
Kirsten Dunst at the premiere of Bring It On. Photo by J Veepa
She still had even teeth in 2000. She put on her best smile (and teeth) at the premiere of Bring It On.
Dunst carried off the Grunge Look at the premiere of Get Over It. Photo By Ron Galella
Dunst still had the perfect smile in 2001. She stunned onlookers at the premiere of Get Over It.
Dunst’s jagged teeth start to show at the premiere of Porn in a Chicken. Photo by James Davaney/Wireimage
Dunst started to become Snaggletooth in 2002. Here she is at the premiere of Porn in a Chicken. Her teeth are a little jagged at the side.
Kirsten Dunst at the 2003 premiere of New York Arrivals. Photo by Gregory Pace /Filmnagic
Dunst looked fetching in a Pixie cut at the New York premiere of New Arrivals. Fans believe that it’s a shame that her teeth spoiled her look.
Kirsten Dunst at the Getty Center in 2005. Photo by SGrantz/Wireimage
She (except for her teeth) blew minds at the launch of the Dior Christal at the Getty Center in 2005.
At the opening of store in Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills.
Dunst has straighter teeth again at the opening of a store at Rodeo Drive, in Beverly Hills. She might have had them fixed. Photo by JB Laorola/Wireimage
Kirsten Dunst at the 18 Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in 2016. Photo by Griffin/Filmmagic
She has remarkably straight teeth in this picture taken at the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2016,
Kirsten Dunst at the photocall for the film, Woodstock Photo by Matteo Chinellato/Getty Images
She smiles freely, showing straight teeth at the Woodstock photocall.
What did Kirsten Do To Her Teeth?
The star denies that she had her teeth fixed. Her mentor, Sophia Coppola, mentioned that overlapping teeth made her special.
Still, they look considerably straighter than before. If she fixed them, she would have used orthodontics.
Reactions to Kirsten Dunst’s teeth
Fans reacted positively to the change. They feel that her new teeth have taken her from girl-next-door to sophisticate.
All said, crooked teeth or not, Dunst is one of the most sought after actresses in Hollywood.