Sandra Bullock may not feel like the first person named as a longtime Vogue cover girl, but this October, the Oscar winner will make her fifth appearance on the mag's front. (Her first appearance was in 1998.) For her current cover, Sandy looks just as radiant as ever, with her closely cropped hair beginning to grow out after shooting the intense (and already buzzed about) film, Gravity. However, a testament to the fact that everyone is privvy to those awkward growing out stages, Bullock's hair is veering into some major soccer-mom territory — part mullet, part Lois from Malcolm In The Middle. Which is fine, because she offsets the whole vibe with a steady gaze and a slinky, backless Marc Jacobs dress.
Bullock has come a long way in her public perception, from bucking her rep as a one-note action star (Demolition Man, anyone?), to the go-to for goofy comedy, to a respected actress who is very likely staring her second Oscar right in its golden face. Get ready for an autumnal Bullock blitz — this Vogue cover is just the start of it. (Fashion Gone Rogue/Vogue)