The magazine, which often creates covers of up and coming Hollywood starlets, has come under fire in the past for what has been perceived as a lack of diversity in showcasing rising talent. The magazine's 2010 Hollywood issue, which featured nine actresses, including Anna Kendrick and Emma Stone, was one example.
This year's fold features 11 actresses, most of whom show enduring star power promise and are worth watching. They were photographed by Mario Testino.
Jessica Chastain, Lily Collins, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, Rooney Mara, Brit Marling, Adepero Oduye, Elizabeth Olsen, Paula Patton, Mia Wasikowska, and Shailene Woodley look as if they stepped out of a scene of 1920s glamour.
Chastain has received rave reviews for her performances in The Tree of Life and The Help. She is set to play the late Diana of Wales in the 2013 film Caught in Flight.
Collins will play Snow White in the upcoming film Mirror Mirror, which offers a comedic take on the fairy tale and has Julia Roberts in the Evil Queen role. She starred alongside Twilight hunk Taylor Lautner in the action flick Abduction.
Jones received rave reviews for her performance in the film Like Crazy. The English beauty also became a new face for Burberry in 2011. She has several movies lined up, including Cheerful Weather for the Wedding.
Lawrence, who was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her role in the 2010 film Winter's Bone, will star at Katniss Everdeen in the highly anticipated movie adaptation of The Hunger Games. She had a small role in the film Like Crazy.
Mara has been getting major props for her role as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. She will star in the 2013 flick Lawless with Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Ryan Gosling.
Marling's film Another Earth, in which she starred and co-wrote, was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film prize at the Sundance Film Festival. She has a couple of movies set for a release this year, including The East, for which she co-wrote the screenplay.
Up-and-comer Oduye starred in Pariah, a film that premiered at Sundance in 2011 and garnered critical acclaim.
Olsen plays a college student in the hit Sundance film Liberal Arts. Her co-star was the film's writer and director, Josh Radnor.
Patton was in the latest Mission: Impossible movie, Ghost Protocol.
Wasikowska, a VF cover veteran from that controversial 2010 issue, starred in Restless and Albert Nobbs. Her upcoming films include Wettest County, which also stars Chastain and British hunk Tom Hardy.
Woodley starred in The Descendants, playing George Clooney's troubled daughter.