Celebrity portraits

Look closely at these pictures and you will see that each photograph captures the personality and essence of the star.

The trick is in the small details such as lighting, posture, clothing as well as the make-up (or lack of). What is included in the shoot give us clues to the reason for their fame.

For example, Tina Fey's goofy yet sensual pose communicates the fact that she became famous as a female comedian in an industry filled with mostly male funnymen.

Quentin Tarantino's scar gives us a clue into the violent films he makes which end up becoming cult classics like Pulp Fiction.

Click through and see what personality traits you can guess just by looking at pictures of Kanye West or Helen Mirren.