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Directress Ava DuVernay is gracing the cover of ELLE magazine’s Women In Hollywood issue. And she’s absolutely stunning. More inside…

She’s half woman, half amazing. And she’s finally getting the props she so rightfully deserves in Hollywood.

Few knew who YBF chick Ava DuVernay was a few years ago. But once her Oscar nominated civil rights film SELMA was released, everyone was itching to know the woman behind the inspirational film.

The Compton native, who is the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award, is gracing 1 of the 8 covers for ELLE magazine’s annual Women In Hollywood issue. Of course, he’s looking effortlessly fab in a silk white Calvin Klein dress and Balmain jewels.

Inside the issue, the famous directress chops it up about her documentary chronicling tennis champion Venus Williams fighting for equal pay and her critically acclaimed film SELMA.

Below are the highlights:

On her film, Venus vs. Venus: “It was fascinating to really explore Venus Williams as the first of her kind, the first to break down the wall—so young, so graceful, so gracious, so at the top of her game.”

On the process of creating the Oscar winning Selma: “It was important to me when I took over the film and rewrote the script that there were those silences and spaces where these icons are being people.”

Selma star and rapper Common on working with DuVernay: “[She] created an environment where we felt like we were doing something with a higher purpose.”

Fab! You can catch up on all things Ava once her issue hits newsstands nationwide October 20th.

Photo: Photo: Paola Kudacki/ELLE

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