Brilliant is the actress who can play both the girlfriend, who in real life you would never marry but make passionate love to in all places imaginable, or play the potential wife where you not only fall in love with her, but in your dreams also place a halo over her head and take her shopping for a Princess Gown at the finest retail outlets.

Dakota Johnson is a brilliant actress. article, photo

She can play the girlfriend who you’ll absolutely never marry as she did in the enthralling and sometimes confusing think piece A Bigger Splash.

A Bigger Splash is a 2015 English-language Italian-French film directed by Luca Guadagnino and written by Alain Page and David Kajganich, based on the film La Piscine.

The film stars also stars Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts and Ralph Fiennes.

She plays the daughter of a disgruntled Record Producer (Fiennes) who feels he had his love taken away from him by a younger man, who then proceeds to border on insane behavior, including talking more than the yappiest magpie ever born, and when he is murdered (mercifully, finally we can get some sleep), she knows who his murderer is because after all, she slept with him outdoors, and yet fails to identify her father’s killer to the police.

Definitely girlfriend only material.

Dakota’s stellar acting is demonstrated on the opposite end of the spectrum in the increasingly popular Fifty Shades of Grey movie trilogy. article, universal pictures, focus features photo credit

Fifty Shades of Grey is a 2015 American erotic romantic drama film directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, with a screenplay by Kelly Marcel.

The film is based on the eponymous 2011 novel by British author E. L. James and stars Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, a college graduate who begins a sadomasochistic relationship with young business magnate Christian Grey, played by Jamie Dornan.

Is Anastasia Steele really from today’s time period?

She plays a girl so pristine that even if she took a bath in the purest of Washington State’s creeks, no dirt, physical or moral, would come off.

Still, she’s gorgeous, elegant, intelligent and a girl with self-control and as the ending so forcefully displays, a person with strength of conviction.

The final marker in any potential bride film is that this marriage material girl must always have a roommate more promiscuous than she, who keeps admonishing her to have more sex with different guys and she keeps saying No! No! No!

Definitely wife material.

Dakota Johnson is an American actress and fashion model. She was born in Austin, Texas, and is the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. Her maternal grandmother is actress Tippi Hedren (The Birds).

As soon as we knew that she was Don Johnson’s daughter, given how innovative and mesmerizing Miami Vice was, we knew that the Sonny Crocket part of his personality still lives on. article, photo

You see, he could have named her Florida Johnson, Miami Johnson, Jeremiaha Johnson, due to his television friendship with Ricardo Tubbs, Tuba Johnson, out of respect to the Hurricanes and the former Hall Of Fame Coach Jimmy Johnson, name her Jimi Johnson, but instead, rumor has it, he didn’t want to offend North or South Dakota and start another Civil War, so to be diplomatic, he simply named her Dakota.

Let’s face it. He could have gone down to the courthouse and changed his last name to Fanning, but then her name wouldn’t be so unique.

That’s the rumor that you heard too? Right?

In 1999, she made her film debut in Crazy in Alabama (1999), where she and her half-sister, Stella Banderas, played the daughters to their real-life mother, Melanie Griffith.

In 2006, she was voted Miss Golden Globe, a launching pad bestowed upon the off-spring of famous parents.

She had her first box office hit in 2010 with David Fincher‘s film, The Social Network (2010), in which she had a scene with Justin Timberlake.

She beat out many young actresses for the coveted role of Anastasia, and the film became a worldwide hit, making her a star. She won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress for “Fifty Shades of Grey”.

Dakota mentioned in the Autumm/Winter 2015 issue of AnOther Magazine, that she is already deep in ballet training to prepare for Luca Guadagnino‘s remake of Suspiria.

Very exciting news.

In real life, so many want to partner and marry her. Even global companies. article, OPI photo credit

OPI has launched six new limited-edition nail lacquers inspired by Universal Pictures and Focus Features’ Fifty Shades of Grey, the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the worldwide bestselling book by E L James. The collection includes five grey nail lacquers in varying shades and textures, along with one rich red hue.

Dakota looks so alluring in the ads.

Let’s meet her suitor.

At they broadly smile, “Welcome to OPI!

A family-owned company committed to the highest quality products and to our customers’ well-being, OPI has long been a leader in the community and within the Professional Beauty Industry. Quite simply, we are dedicated to excellence.

OPI was founded in 1981 by President & CEO George Schaeffer, who immigrated to the U.S. as a child from post-World War II Eastern Europe. OPI continues to be family-owned, with Schaeffer at the helm, and has grown to become the world leader in professional nail care.

Probably more than any other professional nail care product it produces, OPI is renowned globally for its Nail Lacquers – a brilliant, chip-resistant, professional formula available in over 200 fashion-forward colors. With clever names that customers look forward to with each new Collection, OPI Nail Lacquers are beloved around the world, and trusted by professionals. Neither OPI Nail Lacquers nor any other OPI product or service is subject to animal testing.

OPI’s reputation is built on its commitment to quality, safety, innovation and excellence – a commitment it honors with every product, every day.”

That is very impressive and brilliant as well. Seems like an ideal fit partnering with sensuous Dakota.

So much about Dakota is unforgettable including when she acts, she is actually capable of making you forget her mesmerizing characters of past films and focus only on the present one in front of you.


That is no easy task.

North Dakota or South Dakota. How do you choose? Girlfriend material or wife material, how in the world do you choose?

Here is a suggestion.

Go back and look at Dakota’s films over and over as she brilliantly plays both. Study her character’s traits in great detail. article, photo

Then make a decision. 

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Thank you Wikipedia and IMDB for biographical information.