Female figures like Hollywood hitmaker Kathleen Kennedy and the “Iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher have dominated the pages of Vanity Fair throughout the years—and now game changers like Lena Waithe are paving the way for the next generation.
A selection of our favorite cover stories and juiciest celebrity profiles, featuring revelatory, all-access accounts of heartbreak (Jennifer Aniston), misbehavior (Charlie Sheen), and stranger-than-fiction romance (Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes).
Romance! Lust! Divorce! Affairs! From the tender meet-cute of Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian to the woman who catfished dozens of Hollywood high rollers over the phone, these are the stories of people risking anything, and sometimes losing everything, for love.
The most powerful families and institutions come with drama in spades. Just ask the Bettencourts, the Kennedys, the Picassos, or any member of the royal family, whose histories are full of estate battles, personal rifts, and riches lost and found.