Book says Anna Wintour most connected celebrity
November 9th, 2010
02:45 PM ET

Book says Anna Wintour most connected celebrity

If you want to get somewhere in the showbiz industry, you might want to start hanging out with Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

A new book by University of Southern California professor Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, titled “Starstruck,” claims Wintour is  "the ultimate gatekeeper" of celebrity, the New York Daily News reports.

Currid-Halkett analyzed a year's worth of celebrity photos recorded by the Getty Images wire service from 2006-07 as well as Wintour's social network, which revealed the style maven is "more connected than anyone to these major, major stars," the paper said.

So not only is Wintour as famous as some of her famous friends, but she is also pretty intimidating to other famous people, Currid-Halkett said. It helps that the editor made her home in New York City, the professor added, because appearances in the Big Apple are associated with enhanced prestige and star power.

In the world of celebrity, Anna Wintour is literally in vogue.

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  1. eohmjtcpiiy

    AnfTOn anmwqxqeopvr

    August 3, 2011 at 4:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jeslyn

    A few years ago I'd have to pay someone for this ionframtion.

    August 2, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. The Diesel

    all the guys posting haterz! and defending whoever this woman is are obviously whats inside of Toucan Sam's breakfast cereal boxes!!


    November 10, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mok

    I do not like green eggs and ham

    November 10, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  5. jnh

    If you have no idea who Anna Wintour is it's because you are not important enough to know!

    November 10, 2010 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  6. christy lynn

    you people nee to get jobs or do someting. ive been at work since 8 and im glad im not sitting home on my ass like most of you. don't be jealous and say bad things about her she had to work her ass off to get to where she is so leave her alone. the only reason your so extremely jealous of her is because i'm sure Ya'll are broke extremely jealous and wish you had a fantabulous life like hers! get a job and better yourselves. cause you all sound like a bunch of whiney babies!

    November 10, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jerv

    The mind numbing negativity is overwhelming. What ever happened to civility and manners?

    November 10, 2010 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  8. Nick A.

    Haters! you guys need to get a life! Negativity will take you nowhere. she is holding her own and that has made her very successful, you haters should take a cue from her sense of dedication to work.

    November 10, 2010 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  9. MagE

    Never heard of her. Ho hum.

    November 10, 2010 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  10. Jen

    Glad to see I'm not the ONLY one who read her name & thought "Huh... Who the he|| is Anna Wintour?!?"

    November 10, 2010 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  11. KK

    You guys are funny. I've enjoyed reading these comments, especially about washing your hands after you pee. Thanks!!

    November 10, 2010 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  12. BoogieWoogie

    I'm sorry Professor Currid-Halkett, but my Twitter feed says otherwise.

    November 10, 2010 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  13. Lolxz its me duuh

    i think whoever tht is is right yy are u sittin here talkin bout tht poor woman? She didnt do anything to you and u would kill to meet her... Soo yy are u sittin here talkin about somebody when you probably have noo room to talk?!

    November 10, 2010 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  14. Timme62

    She looks like a major sourpuss.

    November 10, 2010 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
  15. Brandon

    Anna who?

    November 10, 2010 at 4:16 am | Report abuse |
  16. cydney

    Umm, she basically chooses what everyone in the United States wears. If a clothing trend is popular, its because she promoted it. If actors land new roles, its because she promoted them. You all know you'd die to have her mention your name.

    November 10, 2010 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
  17. Avon Barksdale

    Who is she? Is she supposed to be important?

    November 9, 2010 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  18. D

    Why y'all hatin on her? Atleast she's doin her thing makin money and being succesful. What are you doing with your life besides spending it writing about her. You think she spends any time writing about you? Hmm

    November 9, 2010 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  19. sfgdd

    she's a ghoul. creepy, mean and self-important. she needs to be replaced by someone new and exciting.

    November 9, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Andi

    Who cares? I didn't even know her name before I read this.

    November 9, 2010 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  21. me

    Is she the one who "The Devil wears Prada" is based on?

    November 9, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  22. danielName*

    And in the real world, nobody knows who Anna wintour is.

    November 9, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Chopin

    useless life spent for worthless purpose such as 'fashion'. Puking.

    November 9, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  24. 8andSkate


    November 9, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Name*JC

    Anna Wintour represents the American Dream. Her passion, work ethic and drive are unmatched by nobody in the world that is being a celebrity. Long live the Queen!

    November 9, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Gwyneth P

    I was at an event, she farted, and she didn't even say "Excuse me." How rude! It smelled like hot dogs mixed with potato chips.
    Besides that, I could see she had earwax all fudgy in her left ear.
    One more thing: just because a professor says she is the most connected celebrity doesn't make it so.

    November 9, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Julius

    Don't understand how she's the editor of Vogue. Everything she wears looks like it's been puked up by a rabid hyena. Yes, I saw The September Issue. Grace > Anna

    November 9, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elle O'Ell

      "Rabid hyena" ...That makes this the best comment on the entire page.

      November 10, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  28. kat swansey

    wow, thank you so much for this info. much needed.

    November 9, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  29. melissa

    She is ugly, with no fashion sense, and, I saw her in the bathroom of an event, and she did not wash her hands after she used the restroom! Ewe!!!!

    November 9, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • T M Lynch

      Maybe she didn't pee on her hands.

      November 9, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      It's so nasty not to wash your hands. It's unlikely you can wipe without touching some part of your anatomy. Plus you've touched the door on your way in and out. People who don't wash their hands, cover their mouth when they cough, stay home when they first get sick, etc. are just nasty and inconsiderate.

      November 9, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yvette

      Probably because she didn't want anyone to recognize her. I don't think it work. LOL Ewe

      November 9, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • VelvetLedbetter

      As if . . . I'm sure you didn't really see her in a restroom somewhere. You may have thoguht it was her, but it wasn't her. She doesn't need to use public facilities anymore, I'm sure. Love her or hate her, she's among the most respected and feared people in the industry. And I'm certain she washes her hands after using the toilet.

      November 9, 2010 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steven Seagal

      Dee, how exactly does washing your hands IN the can make opening the door on your way out healthy?

      November 9, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  30. just me

    She's just riding coat-tails

    November 9, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Kia

    too bad her taste in which celebrities to push sucks.. I mean Jessica Biel and Blake "marblemouth" Lively?

    November 9, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  32. kiki

    The September Issue was a great insight to Anna Wintour's life.

    November 9, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Yugo

    Scary, lonely person.

    November 9, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |

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