Legends of the Fall

Check out Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and 10 other dazzling leading ladies lighting up movie screens this season. By Emily Fromm with KC Baker, Kimberly Lansing and Jenny Sundel


Thurman, 35, recently admitted to Oprah Winfrey that her 2003 split from husband Ethan Hawke (dad to her kids Maya, 7, and Levon, 3) left her "pretty mangled." That vulnerability drew her to her role as a recently divorced woman in Prime. "I understood exactly what this character was going through," she says. "I know what it's like to wake up a decade later and be single again and thinking you had a plan and the plan got derailed."